Gift Guide: Best Books for Kids

The best gift is the gift of reading! We’ve complied a list of some of our favorite children’s books to gift your little one this holiday season.

STORY BOOKS

The Nutcracker Press the Note to Hear Tchaikovsky's Music

THE NUTCRACKER

Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await…Including music from: ‘The Dance of the Reed Flutes’, ‘The Waltz of Flowers’ and ‘The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’.

GOA Kids - Goats of Anarchy: Polly and Her Duck Costume

GOATS OF ANARCHY KIDS SERIES

From the Goats of Anarchy farmyard comes Polly and Her Duck Costume and The Goat with Many Coats! Children and parents will fall in love with these adorable goats and have their hearts warmed by their true stories of finding a home.

The Wizard of Oz

THE WIZARD OF OZ

A stylish new edition of the classic children’s story is brought to live by incredible new illustrations which introduce you to familiar and lovable characters such as Lion and Tin Man as you join Dorothy and Toto on their journey to visit The Wizard of Oz. Available in Europe.

All Aboard The Discovery Express

ALL ABOARD THE DISCOVERY EXPRESS

Welcome on board the Discovery Express! The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.

The Bear and the Piano Sound Book

THE BEAR AND THE PIANO SOUND BOOK

Hear the best-selling book The Bear and the Piano come to life with this special gift-edition sound book. Available in Europe.

The Snowbear

THE SNOWBEAR

A spellbinding story about friendship, loyalty, bravery and the magic of snow that will be a winter family favorite to enjoy each year when the temperature drops. Available in Europe.

I Love a Book

I LOVE A BOOK

This is a celebration of books, reading, and our imaginations, I Love a Book opens with a list of types of books and where to find them. The simple, lyrical prose then becomes more frantic as a young reader encounters pirates sailing the sea, a classroom of monsters “learning math with their paws,” and even an animal doctor making house calls in a helicopter.

Traveling the Blue Road

TRAVELING THE BLUE ROAD

Traveling the Blue Road is a carefully curated collection of kid-friendly poetry about the ever inspiring subject of the ocean. Themes include pilgrimages, migration, culture, and more.

HISTORY

Marie Curie

LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS

In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.

30 People Who Changed the World

30 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

What do Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, and Vincent van Gogh all have in common? They’re all fascinating figures who shaped our world! Learn about these and so many more historical VIPs in 30 People Who Changed the World, brought to you by today’s award-winning and best-known children’s authors.

SCIENCE & NATURE

Seagrass Dreams A Counting Book

SEAGRASS DREAMS

Introduce your future marine biologist to all of the creatures who live in underwater foliage, and how to count from 1 to 11 in Seagrass Dreams.

Illumanatomy See inside the human body with your magic viewing lens

ILLUMANATOMY

An anatomy lesson like no other! Look inside the human body with the magic three-color lens and x-ray from head to toe to discover how your body works.

We Travel So Far

WE TRAVEL SO FAR

From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal’s migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. Available in the UK and Australia.

Inside Out Human Body

INSIDE OUT HUMAN BODY

Discover the amazing human body, system by system and layer by layer, and the incredible things it is capable of with Inside Out Human Body. Comes with a real, 3-D model to help you learn.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Christmas Paper Play

CHRISTMAS PAPER PLAY

This beautiful papercraft title is packed with fun and festive things to make and do. Every page can be used as the basis of an activity, craft, or game, and all you need is a pair of scissors, some colored pencils, and the occasional dab of glue. Illustrated with artist and paper engineer Lydia Crook’s delightful artwork, Christmas Paper Play is a perfect present to keep kids entertained over winter break.

Ultimate Slime DIY Tutorials for Crunchy Slime, Fluffy Slime, Fishbowl Slime, and More Than 100 Other Oddly Satisfying Recipes and Projects--Totally Borax Free!

ULTIMATE SLIME

Who knows what makes playing with slime so tactually satisfying. Whatever the reason, Ultimate Slime is here with over 100 borax-free recipes invented by the CraftySlimeCreator, Alyssa Jagan.

Happy Mail Keep in touch with cool & stylish handmade snail mail!

HAPPY MAIL

It’s more than just writing, it’s an art! Hand-lettering with Happy Mail is just the thing for even beginning artists to blast-off their DIY projects.

Etchart: Secret Sea

ETCHART SERIES

Embark on a journey through nature with these stylish folk-art inspired activity books. With your stylus, etch away at nine beautiful scenes to discover sea creatures and forest animals hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink.

ACTIVITY BOOKS

Pirates Magnified With a 3x Magnifying Glass

PIRATES MAGNIFIED

Ahoy shipmate! Grab your magnifying glass and seek out history’s most notorious pirates in this swashbuckling search-and-find adventure, packed with over 200 things to spot!

Little Concepts: ABC Color

LITTLE CONCEPTS: ABC COLOR

ABC Color combines learning the alphabet with colors for an educational and fun board book for young children. Each page of this beautifully illustrated book features a different letter and little-known color, so children can learn about both topics at one time! Parents will love spending time with their kids as they learn, and kids will learn the fundamentals of letters and colors.

50 Cities of the U.S.A.

50 CITIES OF THE U.S.A.

Explore skyscraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks of the United States of America and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today.

Look for Ladybird in Plant City

LOOK FOR LADYBIRD IN PLANT CITY

This stylish search and find picture book is full of witty, colorful illustrations packed with visual jokes and all sorts of things to spot to delight children for hours.

A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep)

A THOUSAND BILLION THINGS (AND SOME SHEEP)

This fantastically fun activity book takes us through all the choices in a typical child’s busy day and presents the reader with a puzzle. On every scene there’s something specific to find amongst the thousand billion (well, almost) things in the bright and busy artwork. Available in Europe.

Labyrinth Find your way through 14 magical mazes

LABYRINTH

The biggest maze book to hit shelves this year! Explore worlds made of plants, giant skyscrapers, wild habitats, and futuristic cities, in this book that asks you to trace your way through 14 magical mazes. With things to spot along the way, each maze grows in complexity with every turn of the page.

Animosaics: Can You Find Me?

ANAMOSIACS: CAN YOU FIND ME?

An attractive and artistic ‘search and find’ board book from the creator of the Wee Gallery that introduces children to animal habitats and encourages them to count from one to ten. Large-format pages make this a great book for grown-ups and toddlers to explore together.

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