The Madeleine Brand Show for December 19, 2011

Christmas book ideas for kids

"Dream Something Big" is one of Mara Alpert's children's book recommendations.

Still looking for gifts for the little ones in your life? Maybe a book? Children's librarian Mara Alpert has suggestions on her favorite books of the year.

Book recommendations:

"Mother Goose Picture Puzzles," by Will Hillenbrand

"11 Experiments That Failed," by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

"The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book," by Rufus Butler Seder

"Press Here," by Hervé Tullet

"The Mostly True Story of Jack," by Kelly Barnhill

"The Penderwicks at Point Mouette," by Jeanne Birdsall

"Wonderstruck," by Brian Selznick

"Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters," by Donna Jo Napoli

"Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers," by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Susan L. Roth

"Frogs Are Funny!" by Brandon T. Snider

"Every Thing On It," by Shel Silverstein

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