Good Books for the Young and Old(er)

Best of 2009

If reading more is part of your family's resolutions this new year, we looked back on the past year and found suggestions for kids and parents that will inform and delight. Jump below to find the links to the original posts.


1 Hansel and Gretel by Cynthia Rylant, Pictures By Jen Corace

2 Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs

3 The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson

4 Crafting Fun & Cooking Fun by Rae Grant

5 Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater by Matthew Amster-Burton


6 Photojojo: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen

7 Bossy Bear By David Horvath

8 In My Nest by Sara Gillingham and illustrated by Lorena Siminovich

9 Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials Into New Family Treasures by Amanda Blake Soule

10 Stuart Little by E. B. White

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.