Well it is that time of year again. I am in need of ideas for gifts for the young ones. I do not want to get them toys. They have more than enough toys already and I am certain that they will get a ton more. I would like to get books for them. Preferably books that will encourage them to learn more about the world around them and how things work. I was thinking of getting Thing Explainer for the 8 year old. Does hubski have suggestions? These boys are between 6 and 8, but they are somewhat mature for their age.