holiday gift guide: for your elementary school kid who loves his friends, his skateboard, and can play super mario all night

Ever wonder what our favorite super heroes were like in grade school?  This comic book series is so funny! 

This has no words, but the pictures tell a magical tale!  This story doesn't need words to captivate its readers.

Quest
By Aaron Becker

Home is where the heart is, and this book displays homes from around the world, some real and some fantastical.  

Home
By Carson Ellis

You can't deny the fact that kids LOVE this series!  This would make any second grader ecstatic! 

We shared this book earlier this year, and we still love it.  One part sewing lesson, one part fashion lesson, and one part young women manifesto that promotes self-confidence and strength.  I want every girl I know to have a copy of this for the positive image it promotes.

Illustrated maps from around the world.  so amazing I am tempted to keep it for myself!

Maps
By Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

This book turns into a robot world domination manual halfway through the story!  What more do you need to know? 

Robo-Sauce
By Adam Rubin

pure imagination and whimsy!  a beautifully told and illustrated story.

The Whisper
By Pamela Zagarenski

this year's caldecott winner and it deserves it!