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The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____

ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to share their favorite books.

Courtesy of the ReadKiddoRead Foundation

Are you giving books to your kids as gifts? Which ones are you picking out for friends and family?

ReadKiddoRead asked authors, athletes and celebrities to finish this sentence: The Best Gift I Ever Got Was a Book, and That Book Was _____. Pick up some of these favorites for the kids in your life, or browse through ReadKiddoRead.com for books that are sure to please any young person this holiday season.

What's your favorite book?

Mark Teixeira

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris.

The book is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, given to me by my friend and high school principal, Barry Fitzpatrick. While I can't single out any book as my favorite, this book stands out because it sparked my interest in biographies and American history. I almost exclusively read nonfiction now, as I am educated with each book!

Rick Riordan

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was The Lord of the Rings box set by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lois Lowry

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was Humphrey: One Hundred Years Along the Wayside with a Box Turtle by Marjorie Flack.

The best gift I ever got was a book. It was called Humphrey, and it had an unwieldy subtitle: One Hundred Years Along the Wayside with a Box Turtle. I was three and a half. My sister, three years older, was learning to read in first grade, and she came home each day and taught me what she had learned. When I sat down with Humphrey, despite the mystery of the "ph," which, since I had been told the turtle's name, I thought should certainly be an "f", I realized I could read. It was an exhilarating moment, and I have remembered that turtle fondly ever since.

Jamie Lee Curtis

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was Shogun by James Clavell.

Boo the Dog

The best gift I ever got was a book; it was I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert.

Joyce Collins December 24, 2012 at 06:01 PM
The best book I ever got was JohnSteinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" still makes me cry every time I read it
European American. December 24, 2012 at 06:46 PM
The book is called Like any normal day. It's about my uncle who became a quadrapelegic in a high school foot ball game and stayed that way for 23 years until he begged his brother to take him to see kevorkian. Great book and about what true love really is.
Barry Rosenberger December 24, 2012 at 11:13 PM
The best thing I ever read was my first book on Race Suspension Geometry!! Am I a Geek??
The Illuminati December 25, 2012 at 06:18 AM
The Bible.
Tom Sofield December 25, 2012 at 07:46 PM
just ordered it - sounds like an interesting read.

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