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

Dancing Feet

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

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

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

One Pup’s Up

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

Beautiful Oops!

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

Chirp Magazine

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.

The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs for Little Folks

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

Swim! Swim!

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

Amazing Airplanes

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.

My Name is Not Isabella

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

Who Will Plant a Tree?

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

American Girl Magazine

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

Birmingham Sunday

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

Do Something!

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

The Dreamer

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

The Popularity Papers

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

The Social Times Magazine

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

The Cardturner

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

Fat Boy Chronicles

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

A Girl Named Mister

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

Poetry Speaks Who I Am

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

Up, Up, Up!

For more on the season’s must-haves, return to our 2010 Toy Guide or check out the following “best-of” lists:

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