Holiday Book Recommendations for Kids!

Tis the season to buy books (or giftcards to bookstores, right?). So while you're out there either before or after the holidays, keep an eye out for these awesome titles for the kiddos in your life:

Picture Books:

Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoomaker
(Aladdin, Jan 2011 - a post-holiday buy!)

Eula, the square cat, even has a blog!

Dinotrux by Chris Gall

Revenge of the Dinotrux was just announced to pub Spring 2012!

A Cold Winter's Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas

There are 4 other Good Knight titles to choose from, and another one coming out this summer!

Chapter Books:

Frankly Frannie by AJ Stern

The 4th title in this series pubs in June 2011!

Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger

The illustrator for this series, Aaron Blecha, also illustrates Nancy Coffey Lit's very own Zachary Ruthless series!

Middle Grade:

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley

Also be sure to check out Buckley's more boy-centric series, N.E.R.D.S. !

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Okay, seriously...I don't meant o have 2 Grimm related stories, they're both just SOOO good!

The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler

Zahler's second fairy-tale reimagining comes out Feb 2011, A True Princess!

Milo by Alan Silberberg

The Storm Before Atlanta by Karen Schwabach

Schwabach's other historical titles include The Hope Chest and A Pickpocket's Tale!

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Becky said...

Cute books! I love giving books to my kids for Christmas. In fact, I picked up a really cute one today for them titled, "The Thanksgiving Coat: Illustrated by Kailee" written by Elizabeth A. Hoadley. I was really impressed by the beautiful illustrations, which were done by the author's six-year old daughter Kailee. I think I may add a few more to the list- thanks for the great book tips!

Karen Baldwin said...

Thanks for the tips. I was in Borders yesterday to buy books for my grandson, but left when the line wrapped around the isles. I didn't even take the time to check out the kids section because the people were elbow to elbow. I'll go back early tomorrow with your list in my hand.

m. christine weber said...

Ooooh, it's an entire collection of pretties all in one place! I see at least four I shall promptly add to my, my kids' bookshelf, I mean. Ahem. Thanks for the recommends. ;-)

Hardygirl said...

Such great picks!!! My daughter just got Frankly Frannie for her birthday today. Woo hoo!!


Jon Paul said...

Some great recommendations! Happy Holidays!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

We checked Dinotrux out from the library and my son loved it so much he slept with it every night. Obviously, we bought him a copy. :)