This year, I’ve picked out another miniature book—actually a collection of books—to put in my daughter’s stocking. Barely 4-inches tall, Nutshell Library is a boxed set of four diminutive books by the legendary Maurice Sendak: Alligators All Around, Chicken Soup with Rice, One Was Johnny, and Pierre. They’re all delightful but my favorite is the cautionary tale about Pierre, the boy who wouldn’t stop saying, “I don’t care!” (You can also buy each of these titles separately, in paperback or hardcover format.) Need more stocking stuffer suggestions? While they’re amazing in any size, the following are especially adorable in miniature form. Robert Sabuda’s Christmas: A Pop-Up Stocking Stuffer reprises beautiful pop-ups from an earlier full-size book, The Christmas Alphabet, to spell the word, “Christmas.” At 4½ -inches tall, The Miniature World of Peter Rabbit contains 12 Beatrix Potter tales in paperback format. Thinking ahead to spring: This petite boxed set is also great for Easter baskets.


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Can you think of other small-size books that would make great gifts?

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