Tag Archives: Activities & Toys

Teddy’s Christmas: A Pop-Up Book With Mini Christmas Cards

Author: Pete Bowman Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children Product Description On Christmas Day, Teddy sets out to deliver homemade Christmas cards to his woodland pals, but none of them is home. Sadly, Teddy trudges back to his own house, only to be surprised by his friends with an extra special Christmas card they’ve made just […]

Twinkle, Twinkle, Panda Bear: A Hand-Puppet Board Book (Little Scholastic)

Author: Jill Ackerman Publisher: Cartwheel Books Product Description Designed for an adult hand, this book comes to life as the fingers move to tempt interaction and stimulation. Black and white animal finger puppets focus babies’ attention, and the sweet twist on familiar lyrics will comfort and soothe. Introducing Little Scholastic, a developmental publishing program of […]

Sesame Street Guess Who? Elmo

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Reader’s Digest Product Description Young children love guessing games and they love the characters on Sesame Street. Rhymes on each spread prompt kids to guess who is hiding behind the big flap on each spread. Includes favorite Sesame Street friends. My feathers are yellow. My beak?s yellow, too. . . Can […]

Funny Hunny Christmas (Pictureback(R))

Author: RH Disney Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description “Think, think, think!” Pooh does not know what to give his friends for Christmas. Will pots of honey do? Find out in this festive, full-color storybook.

Emily’s Balloon

Author: Komako Sakai Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story […]

Little Red’s Christmas Story

Author: Sarah The Duchess of York Ferguson Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books Product Description Dear boys and girls, Here is another story about Little Red and her friends — Little Blue, Roany, and Gino. This one takes place on Christmas Eve and is full of magical fun and excitement. The merry gang meets Father […]

LEGO Brickmaster: Star Wars

Author: DK Publishing Publisher: DK Publishing Product Description Books and building bricks come together like never before! Dynamic full-color photos combine with clearly labeled instructions, trivia, and a compelling story to make the Brickmaster kits perfect for all LEGO fans! With this kit, kids can create incredible spacecraft from the world of Star Wars, or […]

Sesame Street Music Player and Storybook (Reader’s Digest Innovative Book and Player)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Farrah McDoogle Publisher: Reader’s Digest Product Description Every episode of Sesame Street is full of contagious, toe-tapping music that kids love. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, and all their friends in this delightful book that illustrates four favorite songs from the TV show (“Rubber Duckie,” “C is for Cookie,” “Sesame Street […]

The Little Engine That Could

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Watty Piper Publisher: Philomel Product Description Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain. Now the great Loren Long (Mr. Peabody’s Apples) […]

My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas Reusable Sticker Book

Author: Jenny Bak Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Six Christmas scenes in Ponyville with reusable sticker ponies.

Little Puppy Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Brd Bks)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Chronicle Books Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description With a plush finger puppet permanently attached to the book and peek-a-boo holes in every page, this charming board book is a fun way for parents and children to play and read together.

Bear’s Christmas Surprise (Picture Yearling Book)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Winthrop Publisher: Yearling Product Description It’s one week before Christmas! When Nora leaves Bear home with Mrs. Duck so that she can do some last-minute shopping, he promises not to hunt for presents. Bear tries to be good, but he happens upon his gifts during a game of hide-and-seek. All […]

Spot’s Christmas Book & Toy Package

Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description This brand new holiday plush package with an adorable Spot plush and a Christmas board book make an irresistable combination.Toddlers can celebrate the holiday with Spot as he and his family sing carols, decorate the tree, and put out a special treat for Santa Claus.

Christmas Trucks (Tonka Power Reading)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Scholastic Inc. Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Product Description All about the trucks that work hard at the Christmas tree farm! Spot art throughout the text illustrates key words to help young readers.

The Little Engine That Could mini

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Watty Piper Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description “A good example of pioneer feminist lore, with girl engine as ‘hero’”.–Publishers Weekly. The classic story of optimistic thinking that has delighted generations of children. Full-color illustrations. Amazon.com Review The unknowing progenitor of a whole generation of self-help books, Wally Piper’s The Little […]

Merry Christmas, A Hand Puppet Board Book

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Scholastic Publisher: Cartwheel Books Product Description Parents can sing the classic Christmas song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” while they manipulate five adorable finger puppets: an elf, a reindeer, a fir tree, Santa Claus, and a snowman. Using the soft, colorful glove, parents and children can make the fingertip critters […]

Rocking Horse Christmas (bkshelf) (Bookshelf)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Category: HolidayOne Christmas morning, a boy finds a rocking horse under his tree. When he climbs on his back, they ride off on the most wondrous adventures–jousting with knights and capturing outlaws. But as the years go by & the boy outgrows his […]

Bear’s Berry Christmas (Bear in the Big Blue House)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Kitty Richards Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description Discover all the little things that make the holidays so berry special! Everyone at the Big Blue House has the holiday spirit and is having a lot of fun decorating and baking. But when Jack, a lonely stray dog, shows up, how can Bear […]

Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Naomi Kleinberg Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description ELMO AND SANTA Grover are getting ready for the Sesame Street Christmas block party, with lots of laughs along the way. Hand in hand with other beloved Sesame Street characters, they gently teach young children a heartfelt message about the […]

The Monster at the End of This Book (Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books)

Rating: (196 reviews) Author: Jon Stone Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there’s a monster at the end of this book! He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves. […]

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: A. A. Milne Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Product Description Presents a comprehensive, unabridged collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, accompanied by Shepard’s original full-color illustrations, as well as headbands and ribbon markers, colorful bookplate, and biographies of the author and illustrator. Amazon.com Review When Christopher Robin asks Pooh what he likes doing best in […]

Elmo’s ABC Book (Sesame Street)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Sarah Albee Publisher: Dalmatian Press Product Description Elmo the little monster cannot decide which is his favorite letter of the alphabet, because he has favorite things for almost every letter.

Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas (Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Sarah Albee Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description What does a Sesame Street Christmas celebrate? How about: Three French friends, two yummy cookies, a red monster up in a tree, and lots more! Sing and laugh along with this hilarious Sesame Street version of the favorite Christmas carol.

The Classic Tale of the Velveteen Rabbit: Or, How Toys Became Real(Christmas Edition)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Don Daily Publisher: Running Press Kids Product Description Courage picture books combine top-of-the-line illustrators with classic tales all at an unbelievable retail value. And now, Margery Williams beloved children’s classic, The Velveteen Rabbit, is getting a makeover for the holiday season with a beautiful new festive cover for Christmastime. This edition […]

The Enchanted World of Winnie the Pooh

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: A. A. Milne Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Product Description This ultimate gift package will delight Pooh fans young and old. Chock-full of moving parts and interactive features, this distinctive collection bursts at the seams with playful surprises. An exquisite full-color map of Christopher Robin’s Hundred Acre Wood with hide-and-seek flaps, parties and […]

Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Don Freeman Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description Christmas is coming, and Corduroy has a list of gifts he’d like from Santa-until he discovers the true meaning of Christmas is not about train sets and ice skates, but about good friends. Celebrate the season with Corduroy in this Christmas story that […]

Fancy Nancy’s Fashion Parade!

Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Springtime for Fancy Nancy means flowers, butterflies, sunshine, and most of all . . . a chance to show off her fabulous spring fashions!

The Doll People

Rating: (70 reviews) Author: Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin, HPFC Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Annabelle Doll is eight years old-she has been for more than a hundred years. Not a lot has happened to her, cooped up in the dollhouse, with the same doll family, day after day, year after year. . . […]

Felicity Mini Doll (American Girl Collections)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Max’s Toys (Max Board Books)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Rosemary Wells Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com Max is an irresistibly cute but persistent little bunny who wants what he wants when he wants it–any parent with an active toddler will relate. And like most little kids, Max thinks the grass is always greener on the other side; to be more precise, […]

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Rating: (204 reviews) Author: Kate Dicamillo Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. […]

You Are Special

Rating: (169 reviews) Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Crossway Books Product Description Every day the small wooden people called Wemmicks do the same thing: stick either gold stars or gray dots on one another. The pretty ones–those with smooth wood and fine paint–always get stars. The talented ones do, too. Others, though, who can do little […]

The Golden Egg Book (Big Little Golden Book)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: Golden Books Book Description Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it? So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny—and a little duck that is about to […]

Fancy Nancy Loves! Loves!! Loves!!! (Fancy Nancy)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane O’Connor Publisher: HarperFestival Book Description Meet Nancy, who believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy. From the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy is determined to make everything she and her family do as fancy as possible. With this sticker […]

My Fuzzy Valentine

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Naomi Kleinberg Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description It’s Valentine’s Day and Elmo’s received an anonymous valentine. Who could have sent it? He checks with all of his friends and finds the answer right back where he started looking—at home! Kids will love touching the fuzzy flocking on […]

Night Before Christmas (Littlest Pet Shop)

Author: D. Jakobs Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Book Description It was the night before Christmas, and all through the shop, the pets did not stir, or scamper, or hop. This Level 2 reader is a retelling of the famous poem, “The Night Before Christmas,” but with a new twist–all of the characters are Littlest Pet Shop […]

Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Publisher: Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books Amazon.com Olivia, like many young pigs, experiences life very intensely. She is utterly obsessed with having her mother make her a red soccer shirt (even though the team color is green), until, of course, she discovers that her favorite toy, her very best toy, is missing, at […]

Corduroy’s Merry Christmas Shaped Board Book

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Don Freeman Publisher: Viking Juvenile Book Description ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Corduroy and his friends were trimming the tree, singing carols, munching cookies, and waiting for Santa. Join in the festivities with Corduroy as he helps make the holiday jolly. With its appealing die-cut shape […]

Corduroy’s Christmas (Lift-the-Flap)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Don Freeman, B. G. Hennessy Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Where’s Elmo’s Blanket? (Nifty Lift-and-Look)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Uh-oh! Elmo has lost his blanket! Young readers can help Elmo in his search by lifting over 30 flaps to reveal dozens of super Sesame Street surprises.

Sesame Street Guess Who, Abby! (Sesame Street)

Author: Constance Allen Publisher: Reader’s Digest Book Description Five favorite nursery rhyme charactes are waiting for kids to “guess who” in this fun engaging book. Kids will love helping Abby Cadabby figure out who is hiding behind each of the flaps using the clues in the story. Little Bo-Peep, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet, […]

Elmo’s World: Animals! (Sesame Street® Elmos World(TM))

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Random House Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Elmo loves animals! Toddlers will love lifting the flaps and discovering all different kinds of animals and the things they do.

Winnie the Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: A.A. Milne Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Book Description Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This deluxe anniversary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring […]

Transformers: Optimus Prime Versus Megatron (Transformers)

Author: Sadie Chesterfield Publisher: HarperEntertainment Book Description Two brothers turned enemies, Optimus Prime and Megatron, bring their battle to Earth. A lot is at stake in the race for the Allspark. Join Optimus Prime as he struggles to gain control of the Allspark and defeat Megatron once and for all!

Dream Snow

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Amazon.com It’s almost Christmas and it hasn’t snowed yet. As the farmer naps on his small farm, he dreams of being covered in a gentle blanket of new snow. Then, one by one, he dreams of each of his five animals (aptly named One, Two, Three, Four, and Five) […]

Kit Mini Doll (American Girl)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Na Publisher: American Girl

The Crayon Box that Talked

Rating: (14 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description “While walking through a toy store, the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say…” Once upon a time, Shane DeRolf wrote a poem. It was a deceptively simple poem, a charming little piece that celebrates the […]

I Love You Through And Through

Rating: (38 reviews) Author: Bernadette Rossetti Shustak Publisher: Cartwheel Book Description I love your hair and eyes,Your giggles and cries…A toddler and his teddy bear illustrate a young child’s happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Babies and toddlers will feel loved all over when they hear this declaration of adoration and […]

Transformers: Meet the Decepticons (I Can Read Book 2)

Author: Jennifer Frantz Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The Decepticons have arrived on Earth ready to fight! With Megatron as their leader, these evil alien robots battle for control of the universe. Learn cool facts and stats about all the Decepticons!

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

Rating: (52 reviews) Author: Publisher: Greenwillow Product Description Lilly, the star of Chester’s Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. This time she has her name in the title which is something she’s wanted all along. If you thought Lilly was funny before, you are in for a treat. Lilly can’t wait […]