Sunday, November 11, 2007

Children's Book Recommendations for Holiday Gift-Giving, Part 2

Hey there, Blog Buds! This is the second Sunday of children's book recommendations whilst I fill in for Lady Bronco who is taking November off book reviewing for a myriad of real life reasons. First up, we have a fabulous book for the babies and toddlers you know. Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle team up for POLOR BEAR, POLAR BEAR,WHAT DO YOU HEAR? They've teamed up for several children's books, but really you can go into any bookstore and find a book by Eric Carle and know you have a winner without even cracking it open.
For the preschool through about third grade children in your life, pick up BARN DANCE by Bill Martin Jr and John Archanbault. It's a rythmic story you can almost sing to.
To expand the horizons of the little girls with too many Disney princess dolls, get MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS by John Steptoe. The Cinderella story can be found in many cultures throughout the world. This one is from Africa.

For children starting to read chapter books or seven to 10 year olds, try the MAGIC TREEHOUSE series by Mary Pope Osborne.

My children gobble them up! She sends two beloved characters through a new adventure each book. These adventures cover topics from history and science, everything from the Titanic to gorillas.


One word of advice, you might want to ask the parents if the children you're giving books to already owns them. These are all popular children's books. The Magic Treehouse books are a series with new ones coming out all the time. It's a good idea to find out which ones the child might already own.


Happy Sunday and Happy Shopping, All. Pop over to if you can't wait.

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