Celebrate the Whole Boy: I love this for my friends with sons. There are so many people (rightfully) working on improving girls' self-esteem, but we need to work on allowing boys to expand their vision of what a man is too.
The Sleeper and the Spindle Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell: A short retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale with some Snow White elements mixed in. The illustrations are lovely and Gaiman's writing is always perfection. I only wished it was longer!
The Ride On Water Shooting Fire Truck - from Hammacher Schlemmer asking price now $349.95 **I like that it has two speed modes, 2.5 or 5 mph. The 5 mph option must be unlocked by a parent. Also the water feature is powered pretty much like a super soaker, so no need to waste battery power on it. Bowen would flip out if he got his very own "wee-you" to drive around in.** @Tori Alcala-Martini
FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE by Time Federle. Now on Broadway as second understudy for E.T., Nate Foster keeps in close contact with his best friend, Libby, as he faces his nemesis, Jordan Rylance, and his own insecurities as the cast member with the least training and experience. (Remember this is book two in a series but you also receive credit for reading book one). *Available as an e-book on Overdrive.