Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further! BCPL staff members are here to help with a list of great books to gift. From local history to murder mysteries, there’s something for everyone!

Christmas in Cincinnati 
by Wendy Hart Beckman 

Holly Hall, Digital Librarian, recommends this title for friends and family interested in the history of Cincinnati celebrating the holiday season. The 176-page paperback book contains 75 beautiful images of the Queen City. 

How-to Cookbook for College: Easy Recipes and Simple Techniques for Healthy Eating 
by Christina Hitchcock 

Carrie Herrmann, Executive Director, recommends this title for college students trying to eat healthy in the dorms. 

Roaming America: Exploring All the National Parks 
by Renee and Matthew Hahnel 

Jennifer Cheek, Public Relations and Marketing Director, recommends a coffee table book with amazing pictures of many national parks across our beautiful country. 

The Mousetrap and Other Plays 
by Agatha Christie 

Emily Sexton, Public Relations Specialist, recommends a cozy mystery must. Taking place in a remote cabin during a blizzard, this play is full of twists and turns as the characters try to solve (and survive) a classic whodunnit. And in addition to The Mousetrap, you get seven other stories!

Colorful Celia: The DaVinci of Appalachia 
by Sarah Lewis 

Tracey Howerton, Local History Librarian, recommends this new children’s book which tells the story of the author’s Appalachian great-grandmother, an artist, and activist in her time. Lewis, a Northern Kentucky teacher, artist, and mother, pays homage to her family’s East Kentucky roots, while also celebrating her great-grandmother’s creativity, persistence, and resilience. 

Knight Owl 
by Christopher Denise 

Cara Frank, Early Literacy Librarian, recommends this title for our younger readers. A tiny owl achieves his dream of becoming a knight, but will he be clever enough to escape the dragon? This sweet story can be enjoyed by everyone! 

The Babies and Doggies Book 
by John Schindel 

Cindy Yeager, Youth Collection Development Librarian, recommends this title for families with a little one in the house. Full of photographs of, you guessed it, babies and doggies, it is appealing because babies love photos and babies love babies! And doggies, too! (There is a kitten edition for our cat lovers!)