The Perennial Question

How do I buy a book for a kid I don’t know well?

It’s a common question and our own Lisa Von Drasek bravely offers answers over at the Barnes and Noble Review. She suggests dozens of kid pleasers for every age range, while avoiding top sellers that kids might already own.

For instance, what kid wouldn’t be fascinated by the following title, written by the executive director of the International Spy Museum?

The Real Spy’s Guide to Becoming a Spy
Peter Earnest, Suzanne Harper
Retail Price: $16.95
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 081098329X / 9780810983298

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