Best books and magazines

Despite the press about the potential demise of the printed book and the electronic takeover of our reading habits, it’s wonderful to hold and read these stunning titles.

Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet, by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown; Random House Children’s Books, 2010; $16.99.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald Had a Farm, adapted by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand, illustrated by Patrick Girouard; Twin Sisters Productions, 2010; $10.99.

One Pup’s Up

One Pup’s Up, by Marsha Wilson Chall, illustrated by Henry Cole; Simon & Schuster Children’s, 2010; $16.99.

Up, Up, Up!

Up, Up, Up!, by Susan Reed and Rachel Oldfield; Barefoot Books, 2010; $16.99.

Beautiful Oops!

Beautiful Oops!, by Barney Saltzberg; Workman Publishing, 2010; $11.95.

Chirp Magazine

Owl Kids; $29.99 for one-year subscription; $45 for two-year subscription.


Heads, by Matthew van Fleet; Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2010; $16.99.

The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs for Little Folks

The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Song for Little Folks, by Peter Yarrow, illustrated by Terry Widener; Sterling Children's Books, 2010; $16.95.

Swim! Swim!

Swim! Swim!, by Lerch; Scholastic, 2010; $16.99.

Amazing Airplanes

Amazing Airplanes, by Gaby Goldsack, illustrated by Lee Montgomery and Anthony Williams; Silver Dolphin Books, 2010; $14.95.


Farm, by Elisha Cooper; Orchard Books, 2010; $17.99.

My Name is Not Isabella

My Name is Not Isabella, by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin; Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2010; $16.99.

Who Will Plant a Tree?

Who Will Plant a Tree?, by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Tom Leonard; Sleeping Bear Press, 2010; $15.95.

American Girl Magazine

American Girl Magazine, American Girl; $22.96 for one-year subscription (six issues).

Birmingham Sunday

Birmingham Sunday, by Larry Dane Brimner; Boyds Mills Press, 2010; $17.95.

Do Something!

Do Something!, by Nancy Lublin, Manessa Martir and Julia Steers; Workman Publishing, 2010; $13.95.

The Dreamer

The Dreamer, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sis; Scholastic, 2010; $17.99.

The Popularity Papers

The Popularity Papers, by Amy Ignatow; Abrams/Amulet Books, 2010; $15.99.

The Social Times Magazine

The Social Times Magazine, Autism Asperger Publishing Company; $51 per subscription (nine issues with 10 student copies of each).

The Cardturner

The Cardturner, by Louis Sachar; Random House Children’s Books, 2010; $17.99.

Fat Boy Chronicles

Fat Boy Chronicles, by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan; Sleeping Bear Press, 2010; $9.95.

A Girl Named Mister

A Girl Named Mister, by Nikki Grimes; Zondervan, 2010; $15.99.

Poetry Speaks Who I Am

Poetry Speaks Who I Am, edited by Elise Paschen; Sourcebooks, 2010; $19.99.

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