Over the years, my wife and I had amassed a pretty impressive library - one that had at some point grown too impressive, and the lack of space after becoming parents (despite a move to a larger home) forced a major downsizing. Now, as our girls get older, the library is increasing in size once more, and there is not a room in this house that is devoid of books (yes, that includes the bathrooms). Between purchases and review copies, we've had some interesting reads this year, and tonight I'm sharing a few that would make fine gift ideas this holiday season - titles you're unlikely to find front-and-center, but should.

The Secret Mountain has announced an October release for Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from the Maghreb, the latest in their series of International titles which feature a full-length audio CD released alongside a full-color, illustrated book.

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The Rock Father Musicbot 6000 checking in with a Press Release from The Secret Mountain:

The Secret Mountain has announced the release of the second book-CD in their international collection of soothing songs for family listening. Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree: French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes will be available for the first time in North America this summer.

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