The gift of a room of one’s own ... sort of.
Savvy by Ingrid Law (Penguin, $7.99)
The gift of figuring out one’s new gift.
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli (HarperCollins, $6.99)
The gift of facing dread ... and resisting.
Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce (Houghton, $7.95)
The gift of unplanned opportunities to find one’s own way.
I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems (HarperCollins, $8.99)
The gift of knowing parties.
November 2010, Jennifer Sheffield