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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Books for birthdays

A year or two ago I decided that since I love books, and I especially love kid and young adult books, from now on, we'd buy books for our nieces and nephews for their birthdays. Luckily, most of our nieces and nephews love to read so it isn't so horrible of a present. I try to spend under $10, (we have 16.5 nieces and nephews now!!) so I buy a lot of the books from Half.com, library book sales, wait until they are out in paperback, etc. You get the point. Plus with books, I feel like it's a bit more personal of a gift. I don't just get them any book, I try to find them a book they'll totally fall in love with. So, that being said, here are some of the books I've bought for birthdays over the last bit.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Leventhumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye

My Fun Picture Dictionary by Roger Priddy

Argyle by Barbara Brooks Wallace

Magic Treehouse by Mary Pope Osborne

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child

1 comment:

Rae said...

Love your book choices. I haven't started the Fablehaven series yet. Maybe this summer. I also have Princess Academy sitting here to read. Sigh. Not enough time in the day....

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