Just a few newer suggestions:
Merriam Webster 79 Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Dictionary
Merriam Webster; Reissue edition (April 2008)
Gift to keep forever. Perfect for any to-be nonfiction writer.
First Human Body Encyclopedia (Dk First Reference Series)
DK CHILDREN (February 2005)
One of several kid versions of Gray's Anatomy.
Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses
Patti Polk (author)
Krause Publications (May 2010)
What child wouldn't be interested in rocks?
Betty Crocker's Kids Cook!
Betty Crocker July 2007
The classic cookbook that can be used forever.
Perfect activity to keep kids busy and creative.
The Art Book for Children, Book Two
Phaidon Press Inc. (October 2007)
Had to add a classic art reference book.
Not just for budding artists, every child needs art!
Until next year, Happy Holidays, everyone!