The perfect presents for fans of authors Sophie Kinsella, J.K. Rowling, Cormac McCarthy, and more

By EW Staff
Updated December 07, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST

A holiday gift guide for books

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Game
Readers of The Dangerous Book for Boys can test their know-how at, say, crossing a piranha-infested river. $22

World Without End E-Book
If you’re going to cough up $399 for a Kindle (or $299 for the Sony Reader), you should take advantage of its size by downloading the new 1,024-page historical saga by Oprah-approved author Ken Follett. $10-13

Maclaren Lulu Guinness Quest Stroller
Brand-obsessed Becky Brandon hunts down this pricey pram in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic & Baby. $300

’60s Retro Candy Gift Box
Hello, Wax Lips and Jujubes! Fans of Tom Brokaw’s reflection on the 1960s, Boom!, may enjoy this box of vintage (but fresh) sweets. ( $25

BoGo Solar Flashlight
The heroes of Cormac McCarthy’s postapocalyptic novel The Road sure could have used one of these. ( $25

Two Fisted Tales
A topical gift for your fave comics geek: EC Archives’ reissue of a classic ’50s antiwar comic, in two volumes (so far). $50

Berkshire Chase Frames
What better way to read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows than with a pair of specs like the ones Daniel Radcliffe sports in the films? ( $109

Titanic Pop-Up
This interactive book about the famously doomed ocean liner even includes a replica of a first-class dinner menu. All that’s missing: Leo at the bow and a Celine Dion song. $30

Beetle Stunt Kite
Line-cutting fighter kites like the one Amir flies in Khaled Hosseini’s best-seller The Kite Runner are discouraged in the U.S., but beginners can pull some impressive aerial maneuvers with this stunt model. ( $49

The August Wilson Century Cycle
Boxed set of the Pulitzer winner’s 10-play masterpiece, each marking one decade of the 20th century. $200