Kids Grades 3 & Up (2010 Gift Guide)

The staff of the Everett Public Library has put together a fabulous gift guide of books and music in a variety of subjects. You’re sure to find something to please every reader on your list. Why not give yourself a gift and check one out today?

Click here to read or print the complete list. Read on for our guide to books for older kids.

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Older kids enjoy discovering facts about the world through non-fiction books, and they love to laugh along with humorous books and to explore the world of fantasy.

Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
For the legions of boys who loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate will get them laughing again as he groans through this goofy look at school and friendships. Nate survives by drawing his own “true life comix,” that just may inspire boys to draw their own too!

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Four kids compete in a candy-making contest. This is a delightful adventure and mystery story, with cool candy-making details and a group of kids who are all very different in how they compete and work together. How about some chocolate pizza for lunch?

The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein
For kids who enjoy animal stories and magical fantasy, this book begins a series about “familiars,” the animal assistants to young wizards-in-training. A stray cat who longs for magical powers joins up with a boy wizard and his other magical animals—a blue jay and a tree frog. Soon the animals must confront an evil sorceress and the adventure begins.

Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book by Ruth Wickings
This easy guide and kit includes the makings to create a pop-up dragon, castle, jungle scene, monster and robot. Kids do not need scissors or glue since all the pieces are press-out and pre-scored with peel-off sticky backs.

That’s Awesome!: the World’s Most Amazing Facts and Records! by Time for Kids Magazine
A wonder-filled trip through our “awesome” world, with hundreds of photos, charts and unusual records that will fascinate kids.

For more gift book ideas and reading lists, see this page in our Readers’ Corner.