The joys of compilations, compendiums and collections

It seems that gift books, collections of stories and poetry compilations are being published in the run up to…dare I say it? Christmas! I have been saving these new arrivals for the weekend as I knew time was needed to read them, enjoy them and share them. I am becoming more appreciative of poetry and the collections from today’s poets are wonderful, diverse and thoughtful.

Thinking of these gift books, I can imagine them being gifted with the intent of being perfect for bedtime stories, ones that take just the right amount of time for younger readers. Check out my reviews for these delightful books that are ideal for gifting, whether it be for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah or just because it’s a Tuesday!

The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions by Isabel Thomas and Aaron Cushley, Published by Bloomsbury
Joyful Joyful, Stories celebrating Black Voices, Curated by Dapo Adeola, Published by Two Hoots
Let’s Chase Stars Together, Poems to lose yourself in by Matt Goodfellow, Published by Bloomsbury
A Fairytale for Everyone, Edited by Boldizsár M. Nagy, translated by Anna Bentley, illustrated by Lilla Bölecz, Published by FarShore
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Retold by Elli Woollard, Illustrated by Marta Altés, Published by Macmillan
And Everything Will be Glad to See You, Poems by women and girls, selected by Ella Risbridger, Illustrated by Anna Shepeta, Published by Nosy Crow

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