Five holiday picks for teens

First Posted: 11/14/2014

“Handmade Christmas: Easy Crafts and Creative Ideas for Sew, Stitching, Papercraft, Knitting, and Crochet,” by Editors of Future Publishing

This book is packed with creative ideas to make your home special this Christmas. You’ll discover hundreds of inspiring ideas for creating decorations and gifts for family and friends. This collection of ideas and projects will keep you crafting throughout the festive season and beyond.

“My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories,” edited by Stephanie Perkins

Twelve bestselling young adult writers including Rainbow Rowell (“Eleanor and Park” and “Fangirl”), Jenny Han (“Ashes to Ashes”), David Levithan (“Every You, Every Me” and “Every Day”), Holly Black (“Black Heart” and “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown”), Gayle Forman (“If I Stay”) and more, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins (“Anna and the French Kiss”), bring you holiday cheer, whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years. There’s something here for everyone.

“Hanukkah Sweets and Treats,” by Ronne Randall

Introduces Hannukkah and provides information about and recipes for holiday-themed foods, including latkes, fudgy gelt, a cupcake menorah, and more.

“Songs of Joy and Peace” by Yo-Yo Ma

Spin this CD for some Christmas background music while you snuggle with a book in your favorite bean bag chair.

“Holiday Princess” by Meg Cabot

Princess Mia presents a guide to the winter holidays, including the story behind some traditions, gift suggestions, make-up and fashion tips for seasonal parties, recipes, and craft ideas.

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