PROVO — United Way officials offer the following suggestions for those looking to give Christmas gifts to children in the Sub for Santa program:

This year's most popular brands and characters include: Dora the Explorer/Diego, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers, Star Wars, Bratz, Spider-Man, Batman, Barbie, Polly Pockets, High School Musical, Sesame Street, Hannah Montana, Disney "Cars" and dinosaurs.

BIRTH TO AGE 3

Dolls & doll clothes

Trucks

Musical & talking toys

Blocks

Activity books

Rocking or riding toys

Pretend play toys (farms, strollers, vacuums)

Bath toys

Balls

Interactive toys

Character books & toys, shape sorting toys, teething toys

AGES 4-7

Barbie Dolls & accessories

Action figures

Arts or crafts

Projects & supplies

Sport balls

Legos

Bath toys (bubble bath, shampoo, lotion, etc.)

Character books & toys

Pretend play & dress-up Items (princesses, pirates, etc.)

Cars

Planes

Trains

Blocks & building toys

Games (Memory, Candy Land, Hi Ho Cherry-O!)

Character books & toys

Crayola supplies

Puzzles

Electronic learning toys

AGES 8-11

Barbie or Bratz dolls & accessories

Action figures

Remote control toys

Sport balls or equipment

Legos

Board games & card games (Uno, Monopoly, Scene It, etc.)

Science projects

Arts or crafts projects & supplies

Educational toys

Building sets

Bead kits

Character toys

Tamagotchi virtual pets

Plug N'Play TV games

iDog & other musical interactive toys

Polly Pocket

Littlest Pet Shop toys

AGES 12-17

Gift certificates

Jewelry

CDs

CD player

Board games

Stationary

Sports equipment

Baseball caps

Make-up

Cologne or perfume

Posters

Scented candles

Arts or crafts projects & supplies

Video games

School supplies

Shoes

Hair accessories

Scented lotions

Gloves, scarves & hats

DVDs/videos

Gift cards

BOARD BOOKS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3

• "Ten, Nine, Eight" by Molly Garrett Bang

• "Ten Little Ladybugs" by Melanie Gerth

• "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown

• "The Very Busy Spider" & other books by Eric Carle

• "My First" series by DK Publishers

• "Pat the Bunny" by Dorothy Kunhardt

• "Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill

• "My Piggy Book" & other books by Sandra Boynton

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-4

• "The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

"The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton

"The Story About Ping" by Margorie Flack

"Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag

"Bedtime for Frances" by Russell Hoban

"The Best Word Book Ever" by Richard Scarry

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffee Numeroff

"Dr. Seuss's ABC" by T.S. and A.S. Geisel

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGE 5

"Miss Nelson Is Missing!" by Harry Allard

"Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort

"Alphabet Mystery" by Audrey Wood

"Olivia Saves the Circus" by Ian Falconer

"The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats

"If You Take a Mouse to School" by Laura Numeroff

"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey

"Sheep in a Shop" by Nancy Shaw

"The Monster at the End of This Book" by Jon Stone

"I Like Me!" by Nancy Carlson

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 6-7

• "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs

"Danny and the Dinosaur" by Syd Hoff

"Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa" by Erica Silverman

"Amelia Bedilia" by Peggy Parish

"The Giving Tree" & other books by Shel Silverstein

"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig

"Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg

"Inspector Hopper's Mystery Year" by Doug Cushman

"Little Bear" by Else H. Minarik

"Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 8-9

"Freckle Juice" & other books by Judy Blume

Critter Kids series by Mercer Mayer

"Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" & other books by Roald Dahl

Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald

"The Cricket in Times Square" by George Selden

"Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown

"The Boxcar Children" by Gertrude Warner

"The Chameleon Wore Chartreusse" by Bruce Hale

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 10-11

"Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

"Super Fudge & Tales of 4th Grade Nothing" by Judy Blume

"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

"Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzugh

"Redwall series by Brian Jacques

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle

"The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis

"Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" by Robert O'Brien

"The Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale

"Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine

Any "Harry Potter" book by J.K. Rowling

"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Lemony Snicket

BOOKS FOR ADOLESCENTS & TEENAGERS

"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott

"The Giver" by Lois Lowry

"Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery

"Shiloh" by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

"Holes" by Louis Sachar

"The White Stag" by Kate Seredy

"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkein

"The Contender" by Robert Lipstye

"The Princess Bride" by William Goldman

"The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier

"Fablehaven" by Brandon Mull

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Anne Brashares

"Eragon" by Christopher Paolini