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By Jackie Burrell
Monday, January 14th, 2008 at 1:13 pm in Books, Contest.

Mia, American Girl We had big fun last week contemplating kiddie tunes that get stuck in our heads -and giving away a copy of the Sippy Cups’ new DVD (congrats, Rachelle and your Smurf Toothbrush song!). Now we’ve got some hot-off-the-press tween books to give away, including the unauthorized “Fan’s Guide to the Spiderwick Chronicles” and the newest American Girl tome, “Mia,” by the Bay Area’s own Laurence Yep, about a young ice skater torn between playing ice hockey with her brothers and figure skating for herself. So this week, we’re looking for great book recommendations for tots, tweens, teens, you name it. Want to win those books? Click “comments” – we’ll draw a winner’s name Friday night – and tell us, what’s your favorite kid lit in the post-Potter age?

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  1. Rachelle Goldenberg Says:

    Our favorite books to read to my son (who is almost 3) are Dr. Seuss books, whether it is “One Fish, Two Fish…” or “The Cat in the Hat”…he loves the rhythm of the rhyme.

    We also enjoy cultural books from the NW Coast Indians, such as “Frog Girl” and “Storm Boy” by Paul Owen. They have amazing artwork, and have very unique/cultural stories.

  2. Cathy Says:

    Much to my chagrin, my boys (ages 9 and 6) are into Captain Underpants. I love the classics like Ginger Pye, Charlotte’s Web and Sarah, Plain and Tall.

  3. Megan Says:

    My daughter (4) loves the David Shannon books like Alice the Fairy, No David.

  4. Mama Zen Says:

    My daughter and I are huge fans of David Shannon, as well. Our favorite is “No, David!”

  5. Michele Says:

    My nephews love the Percy Jackson series.

  6. Stacey Moore Says:

    my kids love the richard scary collection!!
    thanks so much!!

  7. Cindi Hoppes Says:

    Hello, Thanks for the fun contest! The “Gallagher Girls”
    are a big hit in our home!!!!! Cindi

  8. Angela Says:

    I really love the new wilderking series

    I blogged you too

  9. Vicki Wurgler Says:

    my grandsons love the Goosebumps books and Captain underpants

  10. Paige Says:

    Oh, we LOVE the American girl books. And I’ve enjoyed reading Shannon Hale’s books. My son is reading “I love Rocks” right now, and we love “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus.”

  11. taryn Says:

    *I* loved reading Eragon and Eldest. Can’t wait for book 3! :)

  12. Sarah M Says:

    Ditto on the David Shannon (helps that hubby’s name is Dave) – and we love Dumb Bunnies.

  13. Katie M Says:

    Some of our favorite books are the “Alice” series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

  14. Deborah Says:

    I guess I had some old fashion girls – they loved Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  15. Patrice Says:

    My daughter is reading all the American Girl historical books and their mysteries. She picks up Shel Silverstein books at the library all the time too (Runny Babbitt, Where the Sidewalk Ends). She just finished reading Mary Poppins Comes Back.

    Favorite book post Harry Potter would probably be books by Andrew Clements. I loved Frindle.

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