by Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Charles Vess
A "New York Times"-bestselling author, Newbery Medalist, and an award-winning illustrator of lushly imagined fairy-tale landscapes offer instructions for traveling through lands unknown and yet strangely familiar. An ideal gift for graduates of any age. Full color. -From the Publisher's website.
By Stephen Michael King
As a little boy runs in a panic from a haircut, a bird drops a single seed right on top of the boy's head. Time passes and a leaf soon grows. Instead of trying to rid himself of his new living hairstyle, the boy learns how to make the leaf grow and winds up growing himself. Full color. -From the Publisher's website.
By Susam V. Bosak
Bosak's (Something to Remember Me By) inspirational gift book urges children to go ahead and dream, and tells them how. The narrator says that dreams are living things-"Dreams grow like seeds./ They need to take root, / then stretch toward the sun./ They grow slowly./ They must be tended to"-and details the strength that each stage of human life brings to bear on the process. "To grow a dream/ .../ You need/ the Believe of childhood, / the Do of youth, / and the Think of experience."-From Publisher's Weekly
And of course there is the classic Dr. Seuss book Oh the Places You'll Go!
By Dr. Seuss
Best luck to all Grads!