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Top Picks for Kids This Christmas


Snowmen at WorkSnowmen At Work
By Caralyn Buehner and Mark Buehner

Caralyn and Mark Buehner have done it again! Their well-known Snowmen books are a hit with kids and parents. The illustrations alone will convince you, but when you read it with the story, you’ll fall in love as we have.

“Ten years ago, on the publication of Snowmen at Night, we discovered the secret lives of snowmen. While we humans sleep, the snowmen go sledding, play baseball, and drink cocoa. But now it’s revealed that snowmen don’t just play all night–they have jobs to do, just like the parents of human kids. Dentists replace missing coal from snowman smiles while pet store owners help pair snowkids with their very own snowpuppy or snowfish to love. The pizza man delivers frozen pizza, and factory workers make the coolest toys in town.”

Electronic Snap Circuits kit

Electronic Snap Circuit Kit

These are so neat! For the finniky child you don’t know how to shop for, but you know they love seeing how things work. Each kit has many different projects inside, and the snap layout offers various solutions  to encourage creative thinking.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Third Wheel

Diary of A Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel
By Jeff Kinney

Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

Curious Chef 6 Piece Cookie Kit

Curious Chef 6-Piece Cookie Kit

Curious Chef is a fabulous brand that makes cooking tools kids can use in the kitchen right along with their parents. There are several sets, including the 6-piece cookie kit.

You Are My Miracle

You Are My Miracle (board book)
By Maryann Cusimano Love and Satomi Ichikawa

A great stocking stuffer, this book is a great bedtime read to remind your little one of how much you love them. Warning: This book may cause parents to tear up with its cuteness.

Play-Doh Creations Flash Art

Play-doh Creations 3D Flash Art

Your creations are ready for the “spotlight”. This cool set lets you create artwork with any combination you want of paint, Bend and Build sticks and Play-Doh modeling compound. When you’re done, press a button and your art “comes alive” — spinning around with lights to create amazing patterns. Come up with as many amazing designs as you can; they’ll all look different once they’re spinning and this fun set lets you create something new again and again.

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