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Let's Hear It for the Toys!

When I was growing up, nothing was more exciting than getting my hands on the Sears Wish Book. It was chock full of all the latest and greatest toys. My sister and I would pore over the book, then write our letters to Santa. To this day, I feel the need to swing through the toy aisles during the holiday season, just to see what might crop up on my storytime kids' wish lists. I assume that a lot of you have toys on the brain. So, here's a blog post just for you -- books and movies featuring toys.

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (J CAR)
Babes in Toyland (J BAB DVD)
The Christmas Toy (J CHR DVD)
Corduroy by Don Freeman (E FRE)
The Doll People by Ann M. Martin (J MAR)
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Lawson (J LAW)
Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (J FIE NEWBERY)
The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (J MIL)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (J BAN)
The Indian in the Cupboard (J IND DVD)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (J DIC)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (J MR DVD)
Nutcracker: The Untold Story (J NUT DVD)
Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle (J GRU)
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen (J 398.2 STE)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (J ANG)
Toy Story (J TOY DVD)
Toy Story 2 (J TOY DVD)
Toy Story 3 (J TOY DVD)
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins (J JEN FIRST CHAPTER)
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (E WIL)
The Velveteen Rabbit (J VEL DVD)
The Very Little Princess by Marion Dane Bauer (J BAU FIRST CHAPTER)
Where the Toys Come From (J WHE DVD)
Winnie the Pooh (J WIN DVD)
You Will Call Me Drog by Sue Cowing (J COW)
Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger (J BOL)

IMPORTANT TOY UPDATE: I had already written this post when I read a great article in The Birmingham News about the National Toy Hall of Fame. I didn't even know we had such a fun thing! It is only 14 years old. This year's inductees are Star Wars figures and dominoes. Click on the bold blue words to learn more.

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