December 10, 2007
Kids' Gift Guide
Here are some other interesting titles for ages 9-12:
"George's Secret Key to the Universe"
By Lucy & Stephen Hawking; read by Hugh DancyAn adventure about a boy who is able to travel through space thanks to his neighbors' supercomputer. You'll learn about science just by listening.
"The Mysterious Benedict Society"
By Trenton Lee Stewart; read by Del RoyFour brainy kids try to thwart an evildoer's plans to take over the world. With a little help from you, the listener, they just might do it.
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
By Brian Selznick; read by Jeff WoodmanA 12-year-old French orphan uncovers a secret while trying to fix a mechanical toy. This mystery was nominated for a 2007 National Book Award.
"A Christmas Carol"
By Charles Dickens; read by Jim DaleWe couldn't resist including this holiday classic. Especially because it's read by Jim Dale, better known for voicing the Harry Potter books on CD.