Tuesday, October 1, 2013

HARPER COLLINS CHILDREN'S BOOKS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013

I love this time of year. Fall is in the air, the holidays are fast approaching, and there's a ton of fabulous books that have either already hit shelves, or will be hitting them just in time for the holidays. You can never go wrong with the giving gift of a book. To help you find that perfect book for your little reader, check out Harper Collins Children's Books 2013 Holiday Gift Guide


PICTURE BOOKS

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Reason for the Season
Alvin and the Chipmunks are looking forward to Christmas this year! Alvin especially - he can’t wait to open his presents on Christmas morning and see what Santa brought him. But with all the talk of gifts, sometimes it can be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. Can Alvin and the gang keep holiday tradition and remember the reason for the season?
Written by Jodi Huelin, illustrated by Artful Doodlers, LTD – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 – $4.99

The Berenstain Bears’ Night Before Christmas
It’s the night before Christmas, and all through the tree house - the Berenstain Bears are ready to celebrate the holiday! The tree is decorated, the milk and cookies are set out for Santa, and the Bears are cozying up to read their favorite Christmas tale. Join the Bears as they celebrate the most magical night of the year.
Written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $3.99

Biscuit's Christmas Storybook Collection
Merry Christmas, Biscuit! Celebrate the holidays, wintery weather, and more in this heartwarming storybook collection. Join Biscuit as he takes a trip to the big city, goes to school, gives a gift, and more. 
Written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories – 10/1/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $11.99

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s Snow Day
The world is covered in white, and Charlie can’t wait to get outside and see what’s going on around the ranch in this I Can Read book.
Written by Ree Drummond, illustrated by Diane deGroat – 10/8/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $16.99

Christmas Mouse
It’s Christmas time and Mouse has lots to do! The tree needs decorating, lights need hanging, and carols must be sung. There are presents to leave for special friends, treats to nibble on, and stockings to hang by the fire.  When everything is ready, Mouse makes a Christmas wish before snuggling down to sleep. Will Mouse’s wish come true? Anne Mortimer’s cozy story celebrates the little things we do that make Christmas a magical time for all.
Written and illustrated by Anne Mortimer – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $12.99

Dot.
Dot knows a lot.
She knows how to tap…to swipe…to share…
And she pays little attention to anything else, until one day Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world surrounding her. Dot’s tech -avvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know lots and lots.
Written by Randi Zuckerberg, illustrated by Joe Berger – 11/5/2013 – Ages 4-8 – $17.99

Everything Goes: Santa Goes Everywhere!
It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa’s doing something a little different this year. Instead of by sleigh, he and a reindeer pal travel by boat, plane, truck, train and more, delivering presents to children around the world.
Written and illustrated by Brian Biggs – 9/24/2013 – Ages Nwbrn-4 -- $7.99

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Extra Sweet Edition
A special edition of the classic picture book IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, featuring stickers and gift tags.
Written by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond – 10/15/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $16.99

Marley’s Christmas Pageant
Every year Marley’s family goes to see the Christmas pageant, and this year is going to be extra special. Cassie will be part of the show! Can Marley find himself a role, too? No matter what, Marley is sure to be a star…
Written by John Grogan, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $6.99

Merry Christmas, Splat
It’s the night before Christmas and Splat wonders if he’s been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, Splat offers some last-minute help to his mom but messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus only to miss him. Splat is sure his Christmas is ruined along with his hopes for a really big present… but it turns out that Splat may have been a good enough cat after all!
Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $9.99

Mia’s Nutcracker Ballet
Sashe, Plie, Nutcracker Ballet! Mia the ballerina kitten stars in the whimsical retelling The Nutcracker, putting her own endearing twist on the dance classic. 
Written by Robin Farley, illustrated by Olga Ivanov – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $9.99

Pete and His Magic Sunglasses
Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy-nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some ROCKIN’ magic sunglasses from Grumpy Toad, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Groove and move with Pete as he helps Squirrel, Turtle, and Alligator discover that the sun is shining and everything’s ALRIGHT!
Written and illustrated by James Dean – 10/1/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99

Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook
Cupcakes galore! Pinkalicious loves pinkatastic cupcakes - and now you can make all your cupcakes Pinkalicious cupcakes. The PINKALICIOUS CUPCAKE COOKBOOK features more than 20 cupcakes straight from Pinkalicious’s world. Bake everything from a classic Pinkalicious cupcake with a cherry on top, to a Princess cupcake and castle, a snowman cupcake, or a cake pop flower! There are cupcakes for every occasion - birthday parties, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and more!
Written and illustrated by Victoria Kann – 10/22/2013 – Ages 6-10 -- $14.99

Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!
Pinkalicious stars in a Christmas 8x8 deluxe with perf-out holiday greeting cards, a sticker sheet, and a poster.
Written and illustrated by Victoria Kann – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $6.99

Santa Claus and the Three Bears
The classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears gets a Christmas twist when Santa Claus becomes the cheery intruder in this funny holiday picture book.
Written by Maria Modugno, illustrated by Jane Dyer – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99

The Silver Moon
Twenty lullabies by poet Jack Prelutsky are paired with lush watercolor illustrations by Jui Ishida. A great gift for families with young children. Includes the music to four of the lullabies.
Written by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Jui Ishida – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99

Snow Queen
Bagram Ibatoulline illustrates a storybook version of the classic tale about an evil queen and the ordinary girl who triumphs over her.
Written by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline – 10/8/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99

The Twelve Days of Christmas
This holiday season, let Susan Jeffers’s vision of THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS wisk you away on an enchanting sleigh ride with Santa and young Emma. There will be all of the traditional gifts--from Santa--and, at the North Pole, the best gift of all.
Written and illustrated by Susan Jeffers – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99

Zoomer’s Out-of-This-World Christmas
Zoomer, the little dog with a BIG imagination, celebrates a Christmas that is out of this world, complete with a hi-tech spaceship and aliens.
Written and illustrated by Ned Young – 9/24/2013 – Ages 4-8 -- $17.99


MIDDLE GRADE
Cody Simpson: Welcome to Paradise: My Journey
Filled with exclusive interviews, never-before-seen photos, and behind-the-scenes stories, Cody Simpson’s official autobiography is tailor-made for both Cody’s Angels and anyone who loves pop music.
Written by Cody Simpson – 10/22/2013 – Ages 8-12-- $21.99

Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #10: Showdown at the Alamo
Yee-haw! Stanley and his friends are headed to Texas to see the sights-but what they find when they get there might surprise them!
Written by Jeff Brown, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan – 12/23/2013 – Ages 6-10 -- $15.99

My Weird School Special: Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls
With tons of bonus content and a holiday-themed story centered on A.J. and his friends instead of the teachers, the My Weird School Specials bring the beloved My Weird School brand to a whole new level of weird. This time, it’s Christmas, and A.J. squares off with a mall Santa and a kid rapper!
Written by Dan Gutman, illustrated by Jim Paillot – 9/24/2013 – Ages 6-10 -- $4.99

Fortunately, the Milk
There’s no milk for cereal. No matter—Dad will run down to the store to pick some up. The children wait. And wait. And wait. Dad better have a pretty good excuse for taking so long…
In a delightful reversal of how things usually go, the father is the one making up wild, impossible stories, and the child is the rational listener who isn’t buying a word of it.
Written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young, 9/17/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $14.99

One Direction: Where We Are
This is the only official book from 1D charting their journey over the last year and a half-from the places they’ve visited and fans they’ve met, to their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, highs and lows. It has been a phenomenal year-and this is a phenomenal story.  Packed with exclusive beautiful photos, backstage snapshots, hand-written annotations, and brand-new insights into the boys’ world, WHERE WE ARE is a unique book that no fan’s life is complete without-bringing the 1D story right up to date.This Christmas, there will be no other book that true One Direction fans will want!
Written by One Direction – 8/27/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $21.99

School for Good and Evil
The School for Good and Evil series unleashes a dazzling new fantasy world, one in which ordinary boys and girls are trained to be perfect heroes or perfect villains. Book One subverts the assumed roles of our indelible heroines, when witch-girl Agatha is “mistakenly” sent to the School for Good, and wannabe-princess Sophie to the School for Evil. As rivalries bloom and jealousy sets in, Agatha and Sophie discover that these fates may not be a mistake, after all...
Wirrten by Soman Chainan – 4/24/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $16.99

The Spindlers
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver follows twelve-year-old Liza as she braves the fantastical underworld and its many unusual creatures to rescue her younger brother, who has been stolen by the evil, fearsome spindlers.
Written by Lauren Oliver – 8/27/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $8.99

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog
Stick Dog returns with the same crew of friends and they’re hungry again. In this hilarious sequel, Stick Dog’s met his match. As the dogs embark on their quest for hot dogs, they learn they’re not the only ones on a mission, a band of raccoons are following close behind-and they’re ravenous, too!
Written by Tom Watson – 10/8/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $12.99

Under Wildwood
The second book in the New York Times bestselling fantasy/adventure series from Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, the acclaimed author of The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Written by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis – 9/4/2013 – Ages 8 and Up -- $9.99

 Warriors: Omen of the Stars Box Set
All six volumes in the nationally bestselling Warriors: Omen of the Stars story arc, now packaged together in a beautiful box set!
Written by Erin Hunter – 9/24/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $36.99

Warriors: The Ultimate Guide
This is the ULTIMATE gift for Warriors fans who have followed the series for years and those who are just getting to know the cats. Chock full of never-before-seen information about the cats , and featuring gorgeous full-color interior art as well as a fold-out poster (on the first printing only), this is a must-have companion book.
Written by Erin Hunter – 11/5/2013 – Ages 8-12 -- $19.99

TEEN
Divergent Series Complete Box Set
The DIVERGENT Series Complete Box Set contains hardcover editions of DIVERGENT, INSURGENT, and ROTH TEEN #3, plus “The World of Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT Series,” a booklet of bonus content.
Written by Veronica Roth – 10/22/2013 – Ages 14 and Up - $55.97

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