6 charming picture books for holiday gifts

What do you do when life gives you lemons? Make lemonade, of course! And that’s just what the protagonists do in some of the more-charming children’s picture books of 2012.

1. 'The Insomniacs,' by Karina Wolf, illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

In "The Insomniacs," a family who can’t sleep at night learns to embrace the dark. Karina Wolf’s story, perfectly illustrated by the Addams Family-like pencil-and-charcoal drawings of The Brothers Hilts, works to convince us all that, post-sunset, the world remains full of life.

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