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Metro Parent's Holiday 'It' List Gift Guide 2013

S.T.E.M. – science, technology, engineering and math – is the focus of this year's toy selection for kids of all ages. Plus, you'll find holiday 'hot toys,' books, music and more.

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Books and Music

This year, give the gifts that keep giving – media! Pick from music that will get kids boogying down all year 'round and books sure to become faves.

Music

Are We There Yet? by The Verve Pipe

Rock out to "When Grandma Says No" and other silly songs that speak to kid experiences by this East Lansing band. $12.99. All ages. LMNO Pop.

Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Michael Jackson

Don't be surprised if you find your baby moonwalking after his nap. Hee-hee! $16.98/CD, $11.99/MP3. Ages 0+. Rockabye Baby.

Blink of an Eye by Frances England

This poppy, acoustic kindie music will have even you swaying along. $12. Ages 5-12. Frances England Music.

Frog Trouble songbook by Sandra Boynton

If your kids are a bit country, this book/music duo is for them, pard'ner. CD features Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams and more. $16.95. Ages 1-plus. Workman Publishing.

Books

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

How will Kyle get home after a lock-in at this wacky library? $16.99/hardcover, $10.99/e-book. Ages 8-12. Random House Books for Young Readers.

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld

This punctuation mark learns to embrace his differences after meeting a new friend. (From the best-selling creators of Duck! Rabbit!). $17.99. Ages 4-8. Scholastic.

How Not to be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide by Meghan Doherty

For teens (and parents) who appreciate manners – or could use a few tips on the subject. $16.99. Ages 18+. Zest Books.

Spineless Classics

Full-text books on posters, including Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone and others. $41.99-$236.99 (Harry Potter is $66.99, ages 10-16). Spineless Classics.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Why are you afraid of it? Little Laszlo finds out the dark doesn't mind him so much – or you, either. $16.99/hardcover, $9.99/e-book. Ages 3-6. Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

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