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Giving the gift of a Kindle? Load it with these top reads first.

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories 
Dr. Seuss

For the first time, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s early stories that were published in magazine form are presented in a book. 

Bumble-Ardy 
By Maurice Sendak

Eighty-two-year-old Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) gives us the first book written and illustrated by him in 30 years. 

Queen of America 
By Luis Alberto Urrea

In the sequel to The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Urrea’s revered heroine flees to America at the turn of the century. Along the way, she meets immigrants, Cuban poets, and tycoons. 

Beck 
By Autumn de Wilde

A perfect gift for the alternative music-lover, the book contains a circular fold-out poster jacket, intimate portraits, and photographs chronicling the making of Beck’s seminal album Mutations.

Grantland Issue 1 
Edited by Bill Simmons and Dan Fierman

This quarterly journal, brought to you by the merged minds of Bill Simmons and McSweeney’s has fantastic sports writing, original artwork, and old-school baseball cards. 

Foodie Fight Rematch  
By Joyce Lock

A new batch of trivia questions challenges all the Alice Water devotees in your life. Questions cover kitchen science, food culture, shopping smarts, cooking vocabulary, ingredients, gardening, and more.

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