With Thanksgiving just around the corner and the December holidays quickly approaching, parents may need some great book recommendations fast. Whether the children are looking for entertainment for a long plane trip or a little something to tide them over until the turkey is ready, the following offer a bounty of ideas. I collect lists, and these are some of my favorites:
The New York Times Book Review's Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009
Outstanding science books of 2008, chosen by the National Science Teachers Association
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Gift Guide 2009. A large, wide-ranging selection of books published in the last few years.
The National Outdoor Book Awards. This roster includes books for children and adults.
Wired Magazine's GeekDad's book picks for 2009. Geektastic titles for kids and grown-ups.