The gift of reading is timeless!

Giving the gift of reading to a child is extra special at Christmas. Along with getting children excited about reading in general, children feel extra special when the books they receive come wrapped in love and beautiful paper! Plus, the Christmas holidays are a wonderful time for kids to snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy their new books, experiencing thrilling adventures while discovering new things to learn during the holiday season.

Start a New Tradition: The Gift of Reading

Giving the gift of reading to your children and grandchildren is truly special. Over the holidays, why not read with them and start some enlightening conversations where you can create memories and traditions for the holiday season?

These three favorite youth mystery novels from our popular book collections take the Hollister family to Europe and are all great gift-of-reading options sure to be appreciated by any child!

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Little Mermaid

On their vacation flight to Denmark, the Hollisters befriend a member of the Danish Queen’s staff who is carrying a valuable reproduction of “The Little Mermaid” statue that overlooks Copenhagen’s harbor. Upon landing, the figurine is found to be missing, and the Hollisters decide to track a mysterious man they saw eyeing the treasure on the plane. In this exciting tale, the children learn the history of Danish model ships and work to outwit an international ring of thieves.

The Happy Hollisters and the Cuckoo-Clock Mystery

Pete Hollister finds a small note written in German in the door of a broken cuckoo clock. The translation reveals an exciting clue, and the Hollisters are off on another adventure, this time traveling to Germany, where they’ll meet the woodcarver of the clock. But along the way, the clock is snatched from Ricky. A wild chase, a thrilling boat ride down the Rhine, and the methods the children use to solve the mystery of the valuable cuckoo clock make this a particularly fascinating escapade for the family.

The Happy Hollisters and the Swiss Echo Mystery

High in the Swiss Alps, the Hollisters find a black key in which a mysterious stranger has dropped. They soon meet investigator Johann Meyer, who is hot on the trail of an international jewel thief. Could the two events be connected? The search for a valuable stolen diamond takes the family from a small village in the valley to a ruined chalet high on the mountainside, where they try to keep up with the clues that seem to pile up like so much Swiss snow.

The Gift of Reading Lasts a Lifetime

If you like the idea of giving the gift of reading at Christmas, the Happy Hollister book collections are a wonderful way to get started! First published over 60 years ago, these wholesome books have been reissued in paperback and audio formats and feature great fun with an accent on humor that’s still relevant and relatable today.
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