Up to Date
7:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Best Children & Youth Books Of 2012

One of (retired) Johnson County Librarian Debbie McLeod's picks for best children and youth books of 2012
One of (retired) Johnson County Librarian Debbie McLeod's picks for best children and youth books of 2012

It’s hard enough to keep your kids away from the Xbox on a normal weekday… it must be even tougher when they’re home for winter vacation.  But technology might just help this time around: perhaps you can even convince your child to turn off the video game and pick up a Kindle...or a Nook… an iPad or even (yes!) paper…and dig deep into a great story.

If you're looking for a really good present for your son, daughter, or other kid in your life, consider the gift of reading.

You’ve probably heard by now that reading is good for your kids…and the winter break might just be great excuse to reinforce studies of the same sort.  Thursday on Up to Date, three Johnson County Librarians back us up on this theory… and share some of their favorite reads of 2012 for kids of all ages.

We want to hear your kids' favorites, too. Call us at 816 235 2888, email us your title and a one line description, Tweet us @KCURUptoDate, post below, or on KCUR's Facebook page.

Kate McNair's Recommendations for Teens

Dennis Ross's Recommendations for Kids

Debbie McLeod's Recommendations for Kids

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