Holiday Gift Guide Kids Edition!

 

The holiday season has arrived and we're here to help you track down the just-right book for everyone on your list. From board books to young adult, our Holiday Gift Guide Kids Edition is filled with handpicked books by our Kids Book Buyer Sara and other booksellers and is sure to include something for everyone. Looking for grown up gift ideas? Head over to our main Holiday Gift Guide.

 

 

All Aboard!: Let's Ride a Train Cover Image
By Andrew Kolb (Illustrator), Nichole Mara
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419725678
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 5th, 2017

Ages 1 - 3

This train opens and unfolds so that you can see how the outside and inside of a train full of people would look like! Very interactive with mini quests in each train compartment. -Sara


I Carry Your Heart with Me Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781944903206
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Published: Cameron ] Company - August 22nd, 2017

Ages 1 - 5

Mati Mcdonough’s illustrations bring a sweet level to cummings’ poem, making this a perfect gift for parent or baby! -Sara


Feminist Baby Cover Image
By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781484778586
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 11th, 2017

Ages 2 - 4

Feminism! Babies! Super cute and fun! -Sara


Say Hello! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399256325
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 16th, 2017

Ages 2 - 5

Such a cute story about a little girl walking through her neighborhood, saying hello to all her neighbors in a variety of languages. Beautiful way to portray diversity!  -Sara


Hippos Go Berserk Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689834349
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Published: Little Simon - May 1st, 2000

Ages 2 - 5

Hippos know how to party.


Pup and Bear Cover Image
By Kate Banks, Naoko Stoop (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399554094
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 3rd, 2017

Ages 3 - 7

Amidst its softly-illustrated snowy landscape, the story of Pup and Bear is like a warm, cozy sweater. The unexpected bond between a lost wolf pup and a mother polar bear will inspire a lesson in compassion, and is especially sure to touch the hearts parents and children who have also found each other in non-traditional ways. -Casey


Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763690359
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 17th, 2017

Ages 3 - 7

A story about the simple pleasures of taking a walk and people-watching. E.B. Goodale’s beautiful illustrations will inspire you to imagine more about the many worlds a boy and his dog pass on their nightly walks. -Sara


You Can't Be Too Careful! Cover Image
By Roger Mello, Daniel Hahn (Translator), Roger Mello (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780914671640
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - April 4th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

For anyone with an active imagination, this book will feel all too familiar. You Can't Be Too Careful  (ages 5-8) is a dizzying and captivating trip around the world, through time and space. -Noah


Chirri & Chirra, in the Tall Grass Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781592702251
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - June 20th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

Meditative and magical, the sweet and charming story of Chirri and Chirra allows us to wander the woods with two girls whose awe of the natural world, in all of its surprises and generosities, is as delightful as it is infectious. -Aya


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

Ages 4 -8

What a fun book about doing nothing and letting yourself really experience the world around you! The kid in this book has so much fun rolling around in the grass and catching raindrops on their tongue when their videogame ends up on the bottom of the lake. -Sara


Zog and the Flying Doctors Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338134179
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 31st, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

What a fun, fantastical story with good lessons about feminism and friendship! Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout ride around the kingdom on Zog the dragon, curing various citizens of ailments. When the king finds out Princess Pearl isn’t being a “proper” princess, he bans her from doctoring! But guess who knows exactly how to help when the king comes down with a mysterious illness? You betcha -- it’s Princess Pearl! -Sara


The Fog Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781770494923
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Published: Tundra Books (NY) - May 16th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

Fog is a familiar sight for San Franciscans, but what if it never, ever left? Set on a mysterious northern island, The Fog follows a little yellow warbler and a small human as they set out to find the answers of the fog and discover a different type of friendship along the way. -Emily


Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament Cover Image
By Anne Renaud, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781771386197
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 5th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

The true story of how George Crum, a bi-racial chef in the 1850s, invented the potato chip for a picky customer! The fun, onomatopoetic prose of Anne Renaud will get kids and adults laughing as Mr. Crum tries his best to please his picky diner! -Sara


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
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Published: Northsouth Books - September 5th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

A beautiful biography of the famous painter Frida Kahlo, told with help from her dear pets! John Parra’s illustrations are so colorful and eye-catching! Kahlo and her animalitos show us not only the rich heritage of Mexican culture and how strong women can be, but they help normalize living and working with illness and disability. -Sara


The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

The Antlered Ship is the story of a brave fox in search of answers and adventures. Along with his fellow crewmates (some cowardly deer and pigeons more concerned with playing checkers than sailing) they seek out mythical islands and discover that there will always be so many questions left to answer and so many more to ask. -Emily


We Say No!: A Child's Guide to Resistance Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665066
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Published: Manic D Press - October 31st, 2017

Ages 4 - 8

This book is the perfect primer for the little radical in your life. But more than that, it's a book about being a good friend and neighbor, saying no to the things that harm us, and learning that kindness and understanding are the most important currency that we share. With lessons like "difference is good" and "if someone feels scared, help them feel safe," our little learners will be better equipped against "meanies and bullies." And, maybe most importantly, they'll learn that "resistance shouldn't be boring--have fun!" -Kar


Blob: The Ugliest Animal in the World Cover Image
By Joy Sorman, Olivier Tallec (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592702077
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 31st, 2017

Ages 5 - 9

All Blob wants is to win the Ugliest Animal in the World Competition, to be the ambassador of ugly animals and prove that pandas, kittens and puppies don't have a monopoly on our hearts. Can he do it..? -Emily


Life Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451628
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

Ages 6 - 9

A beautiful existential book with animals celebrating all the different things they love about life! -Sara


Isadora Moon Goes to School Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399558238
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 15th, 2017

Ages 6 - 9

Isadora Moon is half fairy and half vampire. For all those kids out there who like cute and spooky! -Sara


The Bad Guys Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Ages 6 - 9

A really funny new early reader series about a group of bad guys who try to do the right thing, emphasis on try. -Sara


Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Ages 8 - 12

A fun fantasy story about “cursed child” Morrigan and how she finds a better family and life in  Nevermoor, all while trying to get into a very exclusive magical training club. Plus, Morrigan is an undocumented immigrant who has to worry about ICE-like cops trying to deport her. -Sara


The Lotterys Plus One Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545925815
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 28th, 2017

Ages 8 - 12

I used to love reading about big families when I was a kid, so the Lotterys were such a pleasant way for me to time travel. Sumac is such a fun and smart 9 year old narrator and I love how she navigates her relationships with her family. -Sara


Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781101934067
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - September 26th, 2017

Ages 8 - 12

Who wouldn’t want to show a historical figure all the modern day inventions, but especially if that historical figure were such a prolific inventor like Ben Franklin? The book is super funny and a fun adventure, but also sneakily historical. -Sara


Brave Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780316363181
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Published: Jy - May 23rd, 2017

Ages 8 - 12

Jensen is one of the best heroes ever! He’s not “cool” or physically strong, but he stays true to himself while he learns the value of real friendship. -Sara


The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

Ages 12 - 17

Witch Boy is awesome! This book is for anyone who has ever been told they couldn't be something they wanted to be, and for those ready to prove the world wrong. Plus: There are shapeshifters, battles of wits and magic, demons, spells, and special friendships. Witch Boy wants you to remember that you are magic just by being yourself. -Kar


Jane, Unlimited Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803741492
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - September 19th, 2017

Ages 13 - 17

A gothic adventure/mystery with many story lines and characterizations, but at its heart is about a young woman trying to find ways to express herself and grieve her aunt. It’s dark & exciting and hard to put down! -Sara


In Other Lands Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781618731203
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Published: Big Mouth House - August 15th, 2017

Ages 13 - 17

This is my favorite book of 2017! Snarky, awkward, and unloveable Elliot finds himself in a fantasy world, attending military school, and trying to fight against the screwed-up powers that be. Really funny & a fascinating deconstruction of children’s portal fantasy. -Sara


An Enchantment of Ravens Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2017

Ages 14 - 17

A fun and interesting world about fairies with an enticing romance (where the main character is smarter than her prince!). -Sara


Spinning Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729407
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Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

Ages 14 - 18

A beautiful and achingly realistic portrait of how difficult growing up can be. A raw and gripping story about ice skating & coming out, but also about loneliness and how growing up shapes our worlds, even on into adulthood. -Sara


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

Ages 14 - 18

Firmly centered between the #BlackLivesMatter movement and a movement to publish diverse voices, The Hate U Give is as topical as it is engaging. The story of Starr, a black girl coming of age in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of her childhood friend, is deeply-felt, riveting, and deservedly praised as a classic of our time. -Casey