Well, well, well.
Look at two of the entries in an AP story dated Nov. 8, 2011 about recommended gifts for kids (and dolls) of all ages this Christmas:
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury: The first four books of the Maud Hart Lovelace classic series in highly portable trade paperback. Bonus material at end includes photos of the real people on which the series is based, and details on the life of author and illustrator Lois Lenski. HarperPerennial, ages 4-8.
Steampunk!: Beautiful new anthology from 14 writers in the quirky science fiction-fantasy and very '80s genre of steampunk. Edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant. These are, as the book's subtitle notes, "fantastically rich and strange stories." Candlewick Press, young adult.
The story, Look to kids' passions for perfect gifts by Leanne Italie, is filled with many other fine suggestions as well:
- Harry Potter kids
- Lego kids
- Go-Go kids
- Earthy kids
- Foodie kids
- Bookish kids