Gift ideas: Children's book recommendations

Hoping to get good ideas for some of the young readers on your gift list? It shouldn't be hard – there are so many great choices out there. But if you don't follow children's books regularly enough to know much about the wealth of options that exist beyond Harry Potter and "Twilight," here are a few "best of" lists that might be helpful:

The Christian Science Monitor's "best of 2008" children's book list

Barnes & Noble Review children's book list by Lisa Von Drasek

Bloomberg list of children's holiday books 

Seattle Times children's book gift guide

The Kansas City Star young readers gift guide

The New York Daily News "best books to buy for kids" guide

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