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Top Gifts for Kids at Barnes & Noble - #BNGiftGoals



Growing up in New York City and having kids, one of the things that we always looked forward to in the summer was the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program. Every summer the kids would read their favorite books, list it on the form and then take the form in to get a new book. Every year we did the program and every year our book collection grew. Barnes & Noble was also my quiet place, the place I felt most comfortable. I have always been an avid book reader and I have written numerous blog posts about the importance of reading to your kids. I started reading to my youngest, now age 4 from the moment she was born, and even before then, believe it or not and she also enjoys going to Barnes & Noble with me for special events, and even to spruce up our now extensive book collection. Barnes & Noble has grown since the days of my own children and I know when you think of them, you think just about books, but they now have even more than books, and you'll be surprised at what you can get for your own kids there this holidays. That's why I want to share my favorite gifts for kids that you can get at your own Barnes & Noble, both in stores and online. From educational toys to music and incredible books, Barnes & Noble has gifts for kids that create precious family experiences and memories.

Top Gifts for Kids

Fun & Imaginative Stories for Kids

1.     Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling
2.     Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
3.     Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #11) by Jeff Kinney
4.     Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
5.     The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales written by Chris Colfer and illustrated by Brandon Dorman
6.     Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean and Kimberly Dean
7.     If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Extra Sweet Edition written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond
8.     Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
9.     Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends) by Tui T. Sutherland
10.  Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Alex Hirsch, Rob Renzetti, Andy Gonsalves, Stephanie Ramirez


This Season’s Top Toys

1.     Barnes Exclusive 20th Anniversary Pikachu 8" Plush
2.     Pie Face Showdown
3.     Hot Wheels AI Starter Kit
4.     Sky Rover Voice Control Drone
5.     10698 LEGO Classic LEGO Large Creative Brick Box
6.     Sesame Street Elmo 13 inch doll
7.     My First Bananagrams


Top Tech Toys

Design, Make, Create & Build

1.     Dash Robot
2.     Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Games
3.     Magformers Walking Robot Set 45pc
4.     littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets 2.0
5.     Sphero Star Wars Special Edition BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with Force Band
6.     Make: Spinbots Kit
7.     Vex Robotics Pick & Drop
8.     Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™


Top Tech Tools

Coding, Robotics, Programming & More

1.     CreoPop 3D Printing Pen - Starter Kit
2.     Makeblock mBot
3.     Utopia 360° 3D Virtual Reality Headset
4.     Kano Computer Kit
5.     XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Wifi 3D Printer
6.     WEmake FM Radio Soldering Kit with Tools


Special Polar Express Pajama Storytime

In addition to great holiday gifts, Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host a special in-store Polar Express storytime event packed with tons of hot cocoa, coloring, writing letters to Santa and more. Come in your pajamas and join us as we get in the holiday spirit! Find your local Polar Express Pajama Storytime date online here.


For more gift ideas, check out Barnes & Noble’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide featuring great gift ideas for everyone on your list.


Tis the season of giving and this season, Barnes & Noble would love to give one my readers the chance to win a $50 gift card to their store. You can even use it online. Winner will be randomly selected by PromoSimple and will have 48hrs to respond to the winning email. Failure to do so will mean forfeiting your prize and a new winner will be chosen. Good luck.


Annmarie John
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