Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Best book gift ideas of 2008

Hello all,

Me again.

My daughter's middle school has a weekly email newsletter. They sent this out this week, and it says feel free to share, post, link etc. So I thought I would! See below.

These are not my picks, and I don't endorse or recommend this list, just sharing what was sent to me.

I would LOVE to hear what everyone else is giving this year, children's book-wise. You already know I recieved Knuckleheads. I'm giving a book by Emily Gravett (Wolves) to my 3 year old nephew.
My middle school daughter has run through all the Warrior cat series and is now onto the "Clique" series. Yikes. My dyslexic 4th grader loves the Animal Ark series and the My Secret Unicorn series. They aren't too hard for her but they are of high interest to animal-crazy kids.
And my 9th grader was just recently complaining that he doesn't have time to read for pleasure during school. He's right, actually, he is a VERY busy kid. But he last enjoyed the last Eragon book, Brisinger, by Christopher Paolini.

Me? I am re-reading one of my favorite historical novels, Dear Companion, by Kelly Joyce Neff. It's a first person narrative of Martha Jefferson that starts the day she met Thomas Jefferson, until her death. And of course Pride and Prejudice is always there on my bookshelf awaiting a comforting re-read as well.

What are you giving? What do your kids enjoy? What are you reading? Do you agree with the list below?



Books, of course, make great gifts. It's just a matter of choosing the right one. Well, we're here to help. After carefully culling through our Best Books 2008 list , we came up with 21 irresistible titles chosen for their sure-fire kid-pleasing appeal. Click here for the list--and feel free to copy, forward, post, link or otherwise pass it along.

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1 comment:

Michelle said...

Let's see...because we met Jane Yolen and Emily Gravett recently, I'm giving the nieces and nephews an assortment of their books, appropriate to ages of the kids: The Devil's Arithmetic for the 12-year old, right on down to Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear for the toddlers. And naturally signed copies of Owl Moon for the preschoolers.

As for me, I'm working my way through the Twilight series, listening to The Book Thief on CD, and reading The Omnivore's Dilemma.

By the way, I read the London Eye Mystery, which was recommended on that list, and I loved it. I wrote a brief synopsis on the library wiki:, under juvenile fiction mysteries.