A BOOK LIST OF GREAT BOOKS TO BUY
FOR BRILLIANT KIDS
(and geek moms and dads)
ON YOUR LIST
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
FROM NOVELIST AND PICTURE BOOK WRITER
For the truck-loving toddler: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld and here's the matching game.
For the young dancer, the striver, the fish-out-of-water: Vampirina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham
For the small child who loves pink/cute/fashion: Annelore Parot's book called Kokeshi: Yumi
And Kokeshi: Aoki
Other great picture-book picks:
A Dog Is a Dog
Good News, Bad News
It's a Tiger
A kid-pleasing graphic novel series:
Zita the Spacegirl and its sequel, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
For the socially conscious teen: Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace-- in which a 1912 high-school graduate reaches out to a community of Syrian immigrants living on the fringes of her small Minnesota town -- and finds herself in the process.
For parents with a sense of fun: Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun
And finally, WE'VE GOT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT NEW BOOKS BY MELISSA WILEY HERSELF!
Inch and Roly Make a Wish
Fox and Crow Are Not Friends
The Prairie Thief a middle-grade novel -- historical setting with a magical twist...