Despite the press about the potential demise of the printed book and the electronic takeover of our reading habits, its wonderful to hold and read these stunning titles.
Dancing Feet, by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown; Random House Childrens Books, 2010; $16.99.
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 Pups Up, by Marsha Wilson Chall, illustrated by Henry Cole; Simon &Schuster Childrens, 2010; $16.99.
Beautiful Oops!, by Barney Saltzberg; Workman Publishing, 2010; $11.95.
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: Song for Little Folks, by Peter Yarrow, illustrated by Terry Widener; Sterling Children’s Books, 2010; $16.95.
Swim! Swim!, by Lerch; Scholastic, 2010; $16.99.
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, by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin; Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2010; $16.99.
Who Will Plant a Tree?, by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Tom Leonard; Sleeping Bear Press, 2010; $15.95.
American Girl Magazine, American Girl; $22.96 for one-year subscription (six issues).
Birmingham Sunday, by Larry Dane Brimner; Boyds Mills Press, 2010; $17.95.
Do Something!, by Nancy Lublin, Manessa Martir and Julia Steers; Workman Publishing, 2010; $13.95.
The Dreamer, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Peter Sis; Scholastic, 2010; $17.99.
The Popularity Papers, by Amy Ignatow; Abrams/Amulet Books, 2010; $15.99.
The Social Times Magazine, Autism Asperger Publishing Company; $51 per subscription (nine issues with 10 student copies of each).
The Cardturner, by Louis Sachar; Random House Childrens Books, 2010; $17.99.
Fat Boy Chronicles, by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan; Sleeping Bear Press, 2010; $9.95.
A Girl Named Mister, by Nikki Grimes; Zondervan, 2010; $15.99.
Poetry Speaks Who I Am, edited by Elise Paschen; Sourcebooks, 2010; $19.99.
Up, Up, Up!, by Susan Reed and Rachel Oldfield; Barefoot Books, 2010; $16.99.
For more on the season’s must-haves, return to our 2010 Toy Guide or check out the following “best-of” lists:
- Best DVDs
- Best music
- Best video games and software
- Best books and magazines
- Best toys for infants and toddlers
- Best toys for preschoolers
- Best toys for ages 5+
- Best toys for ages 8+