Princeton Public Library's Staff Picks

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The Princeton Public Library has selected and recommends these wonderful books for your holiday gift giving.

The Princeton Public Library has selected and recommends these wonderful books for your holiday gift giving.

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  • 1. Staff Picks
    Holiday gift suggestions from
    the Princeton Public Library Staff
  • 2. Picture Books
    A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee
    Chicken Little
    by Ed and Rebecca Emberley
  • 3. Dog and Bear series
    by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
    Everywhere Babies
    by Susan Perkins
  • 4. Fancy Nancy series
    by Jane O’Connell
    Fox Walked Alone
    by Barbara Reid
  • 5. The House in the Night
    by Susan Marie Swanson
    Great Joy
    by Kate DiCamillo
  • 6. Jungle Grapevine
    by Alex Beard
    The Winter Visitors
    by Karel Hayes
    Owl Moon
    by Jane Yolen
  • 7. Easy Reader’s Chapter Books
    Ballet Sisters series
    by Jan Ormerod
    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series by Erica Silverman
  • 8. Fancy Nancy Chapter Books
    by Jane O’Connell
    Elephant and Piggie series
    by Mo Willems
  • 9. Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
    by Al Perkins
    Fly Guy series
    by Tedd Arnold
  • 10. Pop-Up Books
    ABC-3D
    by Marion Bataille
    Big Frog Can’t Fit In: A Pop Out Book by Mo Willems
  • 11. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up
    by Robert Sabuda
    How to Find Flower Fairies
    by Cicely Mary Barker
  • 12. Children’s Fiction Books
    The 39 Clues
    by a variety of authors
    A Crooked Kind of Perfect
    by Linda Urban
  • 13. The Chronicles of Narnia
    by C.S.Lewis
  • 14. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
    Everything for a Dog
    by Ann M. Martin
  • 15. The Mysterious Benedict Society series
    by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • 16. The Percy Jackson series
    by Rick Riordan
  • 17. Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
  • 18. The Graveyard Book
    by Neil Gaiman
    The Magician’s Elephant
    by Kate DiCamillo
    When You Reach Me
    by Rebecca Stead
  • 19. Children’s Non-Fiction
    Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith
    by Deborah Heiligman
    Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
    by James Swanson
  • 20. One Million Things: A Visual Dictionary DK Publishing
    Science on the Loose-Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Believe by Helaine Becker
  • 21. The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West
    by Sid Fleischman
    Future Tech : from personal robots to motorized monocycles by Charles Piddock
    Why Pi? How Math
    Applies to Everyday Life
    by Johnny Ball
  • 22. The NEW Way Things Work
    by David Macaulay
    The Way We Work
    by David Macaulay
  • 23. Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
    by David West, James Luceno
    Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Daniel Wallace and Ryder Windham
  • 24. Young Adult Fiction
    The Hunger Games and Catching Fire
    by Suzanne Collins
  • 25. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks
    by E. Lockhart
    Impossible
    by Nancy Werlin
  • 26. The Possibilities of Sainthood
    by Donna Freitas
    Rapunzel’s Revenge
    by Shannon and Dean Hale
    Shiver
    by Maggie Stiefvater
  • 27. Airborne, Skybreaker and Starclimber
    by Kenneth Oppel
  • 28. Young Adult Non-Fiction
    Show Me How-500 Things You Should Know
    by Derek Fagerstrom
    Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
    by Elizabeth Royte
  • 29. Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt
    by Megan Nicolay
    Do Not Open
    by John Farndon
  • 30. Fiction
    Little Bee
    By Chris Cleave
    The Help
    by Kathryn Stockett
  • 31. Juliet, Naked
    by Nick Hornby
    Manhood for Amateurs
    by Michael Chabon
  • 32. The Kurt Wallander Stories by Henning Mankell
    The Lineup: the World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives edited by Otto Penzler
    Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    by Stieg Larsson
  • 33. Olive Kitteridge
    by Elizabeth Strout
    Too Much Happiness
    by Alice Munro
  • 34. Books For Foodies
    Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500
    Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe
    National Geographic
  • 35. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl
    by Ree Drummond
  • 36. Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide
    to New York City
    by Mike Colameco
  • 37. Non-Fiction
    Zeitoun
    by Dave Eggers
    Outliers: The Story of Success
    by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 38. The World According to Twitter by David Pogue
    When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  • 39. Coffee Table Books
    The Power of Art
    by Simon Schama
    Who Shot Rock & Roll : a photographic history, 1955 to the present by Gail Buckland
  • 40. The Oxford Companion to Wine edited by Jancis Robinson ; assistant editor, Julia Harding
    The World's Greatest Wine Estates : a modern perspective
    by Robert M. Parker, Jr
  • 41. Architecture Now! : Houses by Philip Jodidio
    Architecture Now! : Restaurants & bars by Philip Jodidio
  • 42. Heavenly Vaults : from Romanesque to Gothic in European architecture
    by David Stephenson
    Railroads Across North America : an illustrated history
    by Claude Wiatrowski
  • 43. Thank you and Happy Holidays from the Princeton Public Library Staff