Saturday, November 29, 2008

Buying Books for the Holidays

I was so busy cooking, baking, and preparing for Thanksgiving, visiting with relatives, and then cleaning up after the holiday feast at my house that I never got around to writing up a post for Poetry Friday this week at Wild Rose Reader or Blue Rose Girls. I'll be back with an original poem or poetry recommendations next Friday.

I still hope to encourage blog readers to consider buying books for the holidays--especially for children!'s another "I'm Buying Books for the Holidays" post.

What's a better holiday gift for a child than a fine book? This year do consider buying books for a special child or the special children in your life. Why not join those of us who are making a commitment to purchase books this holiday season? Do check out the Buy Books for the Holidays site to find out more about this initiative.

This is my third post of lists of notable and best books for children in case some of you might like suggestions for excellent kids' books that will make the perfect present for a child you know. You might also consider buying books to donate to a school classroom, school library, shelter, hospital, or to a charitable organization that helps out families in need.

Books Lists

From the National Council of Teachers of English: 2008 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts

From School Library Journal: Best Books of 2008

From Booklist: 2008 Children’s Notable Books (March 1, 2008)

From Kirkus Reviews: Best Children’s Books of 2008

From The New York Times Sunday Book Review: Notable Children’s Books of 2008

My Previous Wild Rose Reader Posts with Lists & Reviews of Recommended Children’s Books

Buy Books for the Holidays: Book Lists

Christmas & Hanukkah: Book Lists & Book Reviews

Edited to Add:

From the Banbury Cross Children’s Bookshop in Wenham, Massachusetts (my favorite place to shop for children’s books): Book Recommendations from the Holiday 2008 Newsletter


Unknown said...

Thank you for compiling all these wonderful lists.
Your blog is a fantastic resource.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Jill, for your kind words. I do hope these lists will provide good recommendations to people planning to purchase children's books for the holidays.