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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in which you make a list of ten to do with a certain topic. This week’s topic is “Holiday Gift Guide freebie (ten books to buy the YA lover in your life, 10 books to buy for your dad, etc.).”
Curly Carla’s Top Ten:
I’m gonna go with ten books to buy your girl child, since I have one. Just a heads up, most of these will probably be Usborne books (so titles will link to Usborne), I love them for my kids.
- Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer by Ironpower Publishing. Appropriate for Christmas, and its free right now!
- Jessica’s Box by Peter Carnavas. A great diverse read about a girl in a wheelchair trying to make friends.
- Be the Change, Make it Happen by Bernadette Russell. This book has loads of ideas for kids to make an impact on their community and showing them they are a part of something bigger than themselves.
- The Wizard of OZ by L. Frank Baum. I put this movie on for my daughter and she loved it. When I told her it was a book she wanted it immediately. So, I bought it. Everyone knows this story right?
- What’s Happening to Me? By Susan Meredith. My daughter was so enthralled with this book. I actually learned some things myself. It deals with puberty, peer pressure and stranger danger. They have a boy’s edition as well. By far one of the best books I have ever purchased for my child. It helped to open the dialogue and make an otherwise awkward conversation way less so.
- A journal, ok this one isn’t really a book per say. But I believe everyone needs to keep a journal as they grow up. You can find these almost anywhere but my favorite one is A Year in my Life by Lucy Menzies. It has lots of prompts to get their minds thinking and it has something for every day of the year so they will always have something to write about.
- A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton. My daughter loves this book! It shows there are two sides to every story.
- Goosebumps by R.L. Stine. My daughter recently discovered these books and she has been eating them up.
- The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss. Or really anything written by him. My daughter loves the rhythmic tone I use and the rhymes when I read it to her. She has most of it memorized. And of course Dr. Seuss always teaches a great lesson in most of his books. See my review here.
- Last but not least…..Rainbow Magic: The Ultimate Fairy Guide by Daisy Meadows. I am constantly listening to my daughter recite the different fairies and what they do. She takes this book almost everywhere with her. There’s even a fairy named after her!