Boing Boing's Holiday Gift Guide part one: Kids

Well, it's coming up to the holidays and I've started to make my list and fill it in. As a starting point, I went through all the books and DVDs and gadgets I'd reviewed on Boing Boing since last November and looked at what had been the best-sellers among BB's readership, figuring you folks have pretty good taste! As I was taking a walk down old review lane, I realized that many of you would probably be interested in seeing these lists too, so I've turned them into a series of blog-posts that I'll be sticking up, one per day, for the next week or so. Today I'm starting with kids' media and media about kids and child-rearing. Later this week, I'll do fiction, nonfiction, comics and graphic novels, CDs and DVDs and gadgets and everything else, one a day. Hope this helps you with your holiday shopping as much as it's helped me with mine!

Baby's First Mythos
(C.J. Henderson)
Cthluhoid picture book
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Invention of Hugo Cabret
(Brian Selznik)
Award-winning steampunk graphic novel for kids
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Good as Lily
(Derek Kirk Kim)
Ass-kicking girl-positive graphic novel for young readers
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The Plain Janes
(Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg)
Funny, spirited little story about a gang of girls named Jane at a strait-laced high-school, rejected by the mainstream, and their art adventures.
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Little Brother
(Cory Doctorow)
My bestselling young adult novel about kids who hack for freedom
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The Starry Rift
(Jonathan Strahan)
Science fiction anthology for teens
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St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business
(Ronald Searle)
Ronald Searle's original dark, weird and hilarious St Trinian's comics
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The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
(Daniel H. Pink)
Optimistic and iconoclastic career guide in manga form
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Alice in Wonderland Tattoos

Alice in Wonderland temporary tatts
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Freakazoid - The Complete First Season

The best TV cartoon since the Max Fleischer era, on DVD
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Boy Proof
(Cecil Castellucci)
A compassionate young adult novel about a weird, smart, angry girl
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Cycler
(Lauren McLaughlin)
Smart YA novel about sex and sexuality
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My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
(Jessica Mills)
Kick-ass punk-parenting book
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How to Ditch Your Fairy
(Justine Larbalestier)
Hilarious kids book about the problems with fairies
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Nation
(Terry Pratchett)
Moving and sweet young adult novel about science, superstition and decency
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ABC3D
(Marion Bataille)
The best pop-up book in the world
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The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours a Night
(Suzy Giordano)
The best parenting book I've read
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How Children Learn
(John Holt)
Cllassic of human, kid-centered learning
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The Graveyard Book
(Neil Gaiman)
Spooky, magical retelling of The Jungle Book in a graveyard
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How Children Fail
(John Holt)
Angry lessons from failures to teach
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Pop-Up Book
(Sam Ita)
The paper kraken wakes
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Alphabutt
(Kimya Dawson)
Weird, jangly, hilarious awesome music for kids
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Zoe's Tale
(John Scalzi)
Scalzi's smart-ass young-adult sf thriller
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Free to Be...You and Me (The 35th Anniversary Edition, Hardcover)
(Marlo Thomas and Friends)
The book every kid needs
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