Monday, December 12, 2016

Book Themed Holiday Gifts, Part 3 ($35 and under!)

For Parts 1 and 2 of the Picture Book Themed Holiday Gift Guide, click here and here! Without further ado, here is Part 3: the $35 and under list (and 4 out of 5 are under $25)!

Collection 11: Diggin' for Diamonds
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Girls Triangle Heart Cotton Pajama Set by Cat & Jack for Target
Total: approx. $23

Collection 12: "Yahoopy! I got a spossip!"
Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis
Total: approx. $25

Collection 13: Baking (...the biggest cake, EVER)
Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson
Total: approx. $33

Collection 14: This gift is on fire!
I'm Brave! by Kate and Jim McMullan
Green Toys Fire Truck (*there is an Amazon Deal of the Day, today only, that makes this $9.99)
Total: approx. $23

Collection 15: It's Toadally Froggy
Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum and Keika Yamaguchi
Total: approx. $20

I have really loved putting together all of these gift ideas for some of our favorite picture books. If you have an ideas for a gift+picture book combo that you'd like to share, feel free to leave me a comment here, or on my Facebook or Instagram pages! 

Happy Reading! Happy Holidays!


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Book Themed Holiday Gifts, Part 2

Need more ideas for kiddo holiday gifts? Look no further! (and be sure to check out Book Themed Holiday Gifts, Part 1, here!)

Collection #6: Because Jet Packs Are Awesome
Fox and the Jumping Contest by Corey R. Tabor +
Fox Hoodie by Boden +
Fox Mask by BabyWhatKnots for Etsy +
2 Two Liter Bottles, Silver Spray Paint, Felt, Cardboard, Webbing, 
Hot Glue Gun and THIS tutorial by Doodlecraft
Total: approx. $75

Collection #7: Dragons...and Tacos
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
Taco and Burrito Felt Food Set by Melissa and Doug
Dragons Love Tacos Plush by Merry Makers, Inc.
Total: approx. $45

Collection #8: Let's Get Feasting!
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
The Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson
Birch Tree Wall Decal by RoomMates
Log Seat by Land of Nod
Total: approx. $150

Collection #9: Outer Space Exploration
The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and The Fan Bros.
Astronaut Role Play Costume by Melissa and Doug
Total: approx. $60

Collection #10: Fun in the DARK!
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett
Night Animals by Gianna Marino
Making Shadow Puppets by Catherine Heard, Jill Bryant, Laura Watson
Mini LED Headlamp by Coleman Kids
Total: approx. $65

And a bonus...
Collection #11: A Combo Gift
For the Littles:
Through the Forest by Steffie Brocoli and Catherine Bidet
And for the Bigs:
Choose Your Own Adventure T-Shirt by Out of Print Clothing

Happy Holidays! Happy Reading!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Themed Holiday Gifts

Giving books is one of our favorite things to do. And since pairing books with a fun toy or item that can be enjoyed along with the books is a great way to encourage literacy and a love of reading, I've put together a few collections of great picture books, with ideas of items to include with them! Each collection could be infinitely tailored to meet different budgets (the average cost of collections below is $75 based on new books and toys), older/younger age groups, etc., but hopefully these collections get you started! 

Collection #1: A Bug's World
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis + 
Total: approx. $70

Collection #2: Art Lovers
Ages 6+
The Noisy Paintbox by Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPre + 
Total: approx. $85

Ages 3+
Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light + 
Total: approx. $50

Collection #3: Pajama Party
Mother Goose's Pajama Party by Danna Smith and Virginia Allyn + 
Kid's DIY Pajama Set by Target + 
Turquoise Stars Sleeping Bag by Pillowfort for Target + 
Total: approx. $60

Collection #4: Science Sensations
Bright Sky, Starry City by Uma Krishnaswami and Aimee Sicuro + 
Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton + 
Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau and Meilo So + 
Total: approx. $95

Collection #5: Engineering Architects
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires + 
Sky High by Germano Zullo +
Total: approx. $85

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading, Y'all!


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