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Give the Best Books! 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Executive Editor Book Buzz, Gift Suggestions

Again, Compass Book Ratings brings you our hand-picked book gifting recommendations broken out by demographic.  We tried to select some of our favorite reads this past year that also happen to be on the lower end of the content scale for that age demographic.  (It was particularly tough to compile our list for young adult guys, but we ended up with a respectable list.  Any authors out there?  More teenage guy books, please–without the love triangles!)  So browse away for that perfect read for your favorite person.  Merry Christmas, happy reading, and delightful gifting!

Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Boys (Ages 9-12)


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The Secrets of Bear Haven

The Inside Job

World of Warcraft: Traveler

The Blood Guard

Liberty

The Bicycle Spy

Lost in the Pacific 1942

Some Kind of Courage

Middle Grade Book Recommendations for Girls (Ages 9-12)


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The Great Shelby Holmes

The Last Cherry Blossom

The Scourge

Of Giants and Ice

Fenway and Hattie

Rain Reign

Furthermore

Journey’s End

Young Adult Recommendations for Boys (Ages 12-18)


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The Eighth Day

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

H.I.V.E.

The Queen’s Poisoner

Earth Unaware

Sabotage

Spy High

Young Adult Recommendations for Girls (Ages 12-18)


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Saint Anything

Vanishing Act

Bionic

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast

Never Ever

Pandemic

Beyond the Rising Tide

Salt to the Sea

Adult Fiction Recommendations (Ages 18+)


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The Invisible Library

The Girl from the Train

The Silent Governess

A Lady’s Favor

Anchor in the Storm

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall

The Last Days of Night

A Worthy Heart

Adult Non-Fiction Recommendations (Ages 18+)


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Dad is Fat

Gandhi the Man

Being Mortal

What the Dog Knows

Still stumped and need more suggestions?  See our previous years’ gift suggestions  and our summer reading guides.  Both are a good places to check for ideas, too.