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Last Minute Gifts: Books for tots to teens

Posted December 13, 2010

Looking for last minute Christmas gifts for your kids, nieces, nephews and other children in your life? We'll have some ideas for you over the next week or so.

First up: Quail Ridge Books & Music recently came out with its Top 10s of 2010 and shared the list with me.

Favorite Picture Books

  • Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker, for ages 3 and up
  • Blue House Dog by Deborah Blumenthal, for ages 5 and up
  • City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, for ages 5 and up
  • How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills, for ages 4 and up
  • Max & Ruby's Bedtime Book by Rosemary Wells, for ages 3 and up
  • Miss Lina's Ballerinas by Grace Maccarone, for ages 4 and up
  • Mouse & Mole: Winter Wonderland by Herbert Yee, for ages 4 and up
  • Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin, for ages 3 and up
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, for ages 4 and up
  • The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, for ages for 3 and up

Favorite Fiction For Young Readers

  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Bob Buyea, for ages 10 and up
  • Clementine: Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker, for ages 8 and up
  • Countdown by Deborah Wiles, for 10 and up
  • Dreamer by Pam Ryan & Peter Sis, for ages 10 and up
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Candlewick edition illustrated by Nicola Bayley, for ages 10 and up
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, for ages 10 and up
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, for ages 10 and up
  • The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud, for ages 10 and up
  • The Shadows: Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West, for ages 9 and up
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, for ages 10 and up
  • Zora & Me by Victoria Bond, for ages 11 and up

Favorite Fiction For Teens

  • After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick, for ages 12 and up
  • Beat the Band by Don Calame, for ages 14 and up
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld, for ages for 14 and up
  • I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett, for ages 12 and up
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine, for ages 12 and up
  • Numbers by Rachel Ward, for ages 14 and up
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, for ages 12 and up
  • Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, for ages 14 and up
  • Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper, for ages 14 and up
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupe, for ages 15 and up

For more holiday and gift ideas, check Go Ask Mom's Holiday Central.

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