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Good children’s books for gifts

I’ve been posting some chidren’s book recommendations on Twitter, so I’ll try to keep track of all of them here:

Rules, by Cynthia Lord, for young teenagers. Rules is about a 12-year-old girl with an autistic younger brother, and it’s funny, poignant and true. (Scholastic, 2007)

The Daddy Longlegs Blues, a picture book by Mike Ornstein, illustrated by Lisa Kopelke. I’m recommending this mostly for the delightfully quirky illustrations of a whole band of bugs, although the verse is also terrific. (Sterling, 2009)

And, if you’re into creepy creatures, get the real story on Daddy Longlegs in A Daddy Longlegs Isn’t a Spider, by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by John Himmelman (Windward Publishing, 2009)

I’ll try to post lots more recommendations in the next two weeks.


November 29, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment