It’s that time of year to shop for the season’s top toys and games! Wondering what to get your niece, nephew or grandchild? We’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for kids at Barnes & Noble. Shop online or in-store for these great finds!
Top Toys and Games
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For the mini crafter:
Barnes & Noble offers many creativity and craft kits, like the Grow N’ Glow Terrarium. The box is filled with everything you need to make this fun mason jar craft. Your child will love watching their seeds grow into lively plants! It even has a night feature with glow in the dark stars. Find many other fun craft kits like the Spirograph classic set, jewelry making and sewing crafts too.
Geared towards children 8-11 the Rock and Gem Dig is the perfect starter kit for your child’s rock collection. The kit includes everything you need to discover and learn about rocks and gemstones – including a color poster.
For the master builder:
Lego’s and Star Wars – need I say more? These two popular companies offer your kids an adventure to a galaxy far, far away in these fun building kits! The Lego Star Wars kits allow children to build fun models they can see in the films. Choose from the Resistance X-Wing Fighter, Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor, a Wookiee Gunship and so many more creative building kits!
The Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams puzzles allow children to grow and learn while seeing their favorite characters in memorable scenes. Afterwards consider framing the puzzles and hanging them in your child’s bedroom. Either way, these Disney inspired puzzles are entertaining and fun for children.
For your little techy:
STEM toys are all the rage and for good reason. They inspire and educate kids on a whole new level! Kids as young as preschoolers can get in on the STEM toy action with Fisher Price’s Codeapillar. Preschoolers can arrange (and rearrange) the easy-to-connect segments in endless combinations to send Code-a-pillar™ on his path. It’s a great beginner toy for your budding tech lover.
Dash is a robot that is controlled by your tablet or smartphone. This robot toy combines interactive experiences with a foundation in computer programming. It’s perfect for kids ages 8 and up. Our boys love their Dash Robot!
For your active child:
Chrono Bomb is a super secret spy mission where kids create a “laser” field to crawl through. Your child will enjoy playing this game with friends and family. Build new courses and try to beat your best time!
Popular games for the whole family:
Pie Face by Hasbro is one of the hottest games around! See who wins the Pie Face showdown in this battling game! Other popular family games include: Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Edition, Bananagrams, Apples to Apples (a personal favorite of ours), Jenga and so many more favorites!
For the child who loves creative play:
Find character favorites like Paw Patrol, Thomas, and Minecraft in a huge selection of toys at Barnes & Noble! Your child will love creating an imaginative world with their favorite toys!
Barnes & Noble has a top 10 books list including:
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
Being super fans of comics and superheroes, we had to add a superhero book to the list, so we chose this collection of 5 Minute Stories featuring DC Super Friends!
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, 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.
Find other Top Toys and Games for kids in the Barnes & Noble 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
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