Holiday Gifts

Little Ones

My Snow Globe: A Sparkly Peek-Through Story

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By Megan E. Bryant' Illustrated by Melissa Iwai
Cartwheel Books

  • September 27, 2016
  • $7.99
  • All Ages

Journey through glittery snowscapes in this magical snow globe story full of beautiful wintertime scenes and surprising animal friends!

A charming new snow globe-inspired board book just in time for the holidays! This shaped board book looks just like a snow globe with a clear acetate window and shimmery glitter on every die-cut layered page. Kids won't be able to resist turning the pages, reading the lyrical story, and watching the colorful illustrations by Melissa Iwai come to life. With adorable forest animals hidden on every spread, here's a glorious gift book to treasure all throughout the snowy season.

 



You Are My Cupcake: A Cloth Book

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By Joyce Wan
Cartwheel Books

  • August 30, 2016
  • $12.99
  • Ages 3 and Under

An irresistible crinkly cupcake cloth book to cuddle up with and love!

You Are My Cucpake is the story that started it all -- now in a touchable, huggable, squeezable cloth book format that babies will cherish. With Joyce Wan's appealing cheerful plush cupcake on the crinkly cover and more chubby, happy, smiling objects on the inside, babies and parents alike will delight in this colorful, soft storybook all about sweet, delicious love!

 



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I Love Music: My First Sound Book

By Marion Billet
Cartwheel Books

  • October 25, 2016
  • $9.99
  • Ages 2-4

What magical sounds do a guitar, violin, piano, and other instruments make? Find out in this exciting interactive introduction to music that's just right for curious little ones!

Readers of every age will be enchanted by this charming board book, which is distinguished by the exceptional quality of the musical sounds that bring every picture to life. I Love Music has a button on every spread, which triggers one of six captivating sounds that introduces a familiar instrument to the reader. An incredibly simple but utterly fascinating interactive book with sounds bound to enchant young readers and ignite an early love of music!

A delightful and compelling first book in the My First Sound Book series that everyone in the family will enjoy reading again and again.

 



Giraffes Can't Dance: Book and Plush Toy

By Giles Andreae; Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
Cartwheel Books

  • September 2015
  • $14.99
  • Ages 2–4

"Giraffes Can't Dance" now comes with an adorable plush doll of Gerald the giraffe. This bestselling classic is a touching tale of Gerald, who wants nothing more than to dance. Together with a soft, snuggly giraffe for readers to hug and hold, this sweet set is the perfect gift that offers gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

 



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Clifford's Good Deeds (Vintage Hardcover Edition)

By Norman Bridwell
Scholastic Inc.

  • December 27, 2014
  • $8.99
  • Ages 3–5

Revisit one of Clifford's most popular stories as it was first imagined in 1975!

Good deeds never go out of style, and neither does a timeless character like Clifford! This beautiful hardcover edition of Clifford's Good Deeds features the original two-color artwork and same landscape trim size as the first edition published in 1975, and is sure to inspire just as many good deeds -- and laughs -- as it did four decades ago.

Clifford has a big heart, but whenever he tries to do good deeds for others, his big size and personality always seem to get in the way. A sneeze sends just-raked leaves flying and a simple tail wag splatters paint all over the neighbor's house! But when a family is in danger, Clifford is the only one who can rescue them, and this time, Clifford's BIG heart makes him a BIG hero.

 



The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation's Home: A Pop-Up of Our Nation's Home

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By Robert Sabuda
Orchard Books

  • December 29, 2015
  • $29.99
  • Ages 6 and Up

Go on a pop-up tour of the White House with bestselling paper engineer Robert Sabuda!

In this spectacular pop-up guide to the White House by bestselling paper engineer Robert Sabuda, readers can take a tour behind the scenes of the office of the executive branch and the residence of the president and his family.

Travel through time as you open each spread and discover the North Face of the White House, the East Room, the Lincoln Bedroom, the Rose Garden, the Oval Office, and the South Lawn of the White House. The text includes the poem "Inauguration Day" by Richard Watson Gilder, adapted by Robert Sabuda.

Every American president since John Adams has lived in the White House. More than 1.5 million people visit the White House every year. According to First Lady Michelle Obama, "It's the 'People's House.' It's a place that is steeped in history, but it's also a place where everyone should feel welcome."

The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation's Home is perfect for Presidents' Day and the upcoming election.

 



Middle Grade

LEGO Pop-Up

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By Scholastic
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 27, 2016
  • $29.99
  • Ages 7-10

 

The first-EVER pop-up book from LEGO(R), by New York Times bestselling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart! Part book, part comic strip, all fun, this is the ultimate collector's item for LEGO(R) fans.

The first-ever LEGO(R) pop-up book! Matthew Reinhart creates another spectacular pop-up book, this time telling the LEGO(R) story with equal amounts facts, fun, and adventure! Packed with a variety of features -- pop-ups, pull tabs, turning wheels, and more -- this "fun-formative" book will be a delight for both LEGO(R) and pop-up fans alike.

 



Deluxe Essential Handbook (Pokémon)

By Scholastic
Scholastic Inc.

  • August 2015
  • $11.99
  • Ages 7–10

Gotta read about 'em all! This revised and updated edition of the mega-bestselling "Pokémon Essential Handbook" includes stats and facts on over seven hundred Pokémon.

It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokémon—all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2012 bestseller has stats and facts on over 700 Pokémon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the new Kalos characters that just debuted in the Pokémon X & Y video games, plus inside info on the new Mega Evolved Pokémon.

 



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Factastic: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World (LEGO Nonfiction)

By Scholastic
Scholastic Inc

  • September 27, 2016
  • $19.99
  • Ages 8–12

Two powerhouse brands, LEGO and Scholastic, come together to reinvent children's nonfiction publishing.

The newest book in the LEGO Nonfiction line, Factastic, takes on the biggest subject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO scene to facilitate the learning journey: a vignette, mini story, or icon featuring LEGO models, characters, and sensibility. Graphic design combines the LEGO illustration with real-world photography and facts for an immersive experience.

Factastic arrives just in time for the holiday season, and makes a fantastic gift for boys and girls of all ages!

 



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition

By J.K. Rowling; Illustrated by Jim Kay
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • October 6, 2015
  • $39.99
  • Ages 8 and Up

For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

 



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2)

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By J.K. Rowling; Illustrated by Jim Kay
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • 0ctober 04, 2016
  • $39.99
  • Ages 8 and Up

Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry's adventures at Hogwarts, in the same beautiful, gift-ready format as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone -- or something -- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?

Jacket art by Jim Kay © 2016 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

 



Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)

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By J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • July 31, 2016
  • $29.99
  • Ages 8 and Up

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son, Albus, must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

 



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Hogwarts Classics

By J.K. Rowling
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • June 28, 2016
  • $19.99
  • Ages 8 and Up

Two wizarding classics no Harry Potter fan should be without, now presented in an elegant boxed set.

Inside the Hogwarts Classics boxed set, readers will find a pair of books treasured by students at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules (just try to ignore the doodles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and other Hogwarts students who couldn't resist); and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger, with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

From every sale of Hogwarts Classics, Scholastic will donate a total of twenty percent of the suggested retail sales price of this boxed set to two charities selected by the author J.K. Rowling: Lumos, a charity founded by J.K. Rowling that works to end the institutionalization of children (wearelumos.org), and Comic Relief, a UK-based charity that strives to create a just world free from poverty (comicrelief.com).

 



Harry Potter: Coloring Book

By Scholastic
Scholastic Inc.

  • December 2015
  • $15.99
  • Ages 8 and Up

Packed with stunning pieces of artwork from the Warner Bros. archive, this deluxe coloring book gives fans the chance to color in the vivid settings and beloved characters of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. Containing intricate line drawings used in the making of the Harry Potter films, this coloring book includes fan-favorite scenes, creatures, and characters: from Dobby and baby Norbert to Quidditch games and the unforgettable final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort.

 



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Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition

By Ann M. Martin, Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Scholastic Inc.

  • September 2015
  • $43.96
  • Ages 8–12

The baby-sitters are back in this collectible box set of the bestselling graphic novels by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier!

Includes paperback copies of these FULL COLOR Baby-Sitter's Club Graphix titles:

Kristy's Great Idea
The Truth About Stacey
Mary Anne Saves the Day
Claudia and Mean Janine

 



Amulet #1-7 Box Set

By Kazu Kibuishi
Scholastic Inc.

  • October 25, 2016
  • $90.93
  • Ages 8-12

A collection of the first seven books in Kazu Kibuishi's #1 New York Times bestselling series!

After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin move with their mother into the old, mysterious home of their great-grandfather. On their first night in the strange house, Emily and Navin's mom is kidnapped by a tentacled creature. Determined to rescue her, Emily and Navin are led into a world of robots, talking animals, flying ships, new friends . . . and enemies. Emily learns that she is a Stonekeeper and essential to the survival of this world, and that her incredible story is only just beginning.

 



The Singing Bones

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By Shaun Tan
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • October 11, 2016
  • $24.99
  • Ages 12 and Up

 

From the brilliant mind of Shaun Tan, Grimms' fairy tales as they've never been seen before!

Wicked stepmothers, traitorous brothers, cunning foxes, lonely princesses: There is no mistaking the world of the Brothers Grimm and the beloved fairy tales that have captured generations of readers. Now internationally acclaimed artist Shaun Tan shows us the beautiful, terrifying, amusing, and downright peculiar heart of these tales as never before seen.

With a foreword by Neil Gaiman and an introduction by renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes, this stunning gallery of sculptural works will thrill and delight art lovers and fairy-tale aficionados alike.