A Mighty Girl's top picks of deals on girl-empowering toys and book box sets!
In our final gift round-up of the holiday season, we're helping out the last-minute shoppers: all of the girl-empowering toys and book box sets featured in this blog post are currently on sale and still available in time for Christmas. From science sets and craft kits to book series starring Mighty Girl characters, we've included a range of options to appeal to Mighty Girls' diverse interests. And, best of all, with free two-day shipping for Prime members, you still have time to have it under the tree on Christmas morning!
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Last-Minute Gifts For Mighty Girls
Introduce the littlest Mighty Girls to feminist heroes and icons with these colorful board books! Each of the books in this set feature illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman, providing a short introduction to each woman alongside a vibrant portrait. The set includes four books — Artists, featuring Maya Angelou, Lucille Ball, Frida Kahlo and Ella Fitzgerald; Leaders, featuring Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi and Hillary Clinton; Activists, featuring Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem and Malala Yousafzai; and Pioneers, featuring Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart and Billie Jean King — providing plenty of inspiration for your little one.
The Skwish wood toy is sophisticated and fascinating to babies: squish and squash it, but it returns to its original shape, and beads rattle and slide as you turn it. Easy to hold and with lots of play potential, it's sure to be a favorite.
Sort bottles, cans, and paper or just have a blast. Your little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck that has a movable recycling bed and open/shut rear door. The awesome design has no metal axles. And follow up on the environmental message: all Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.
Build your own animal train with LEGO DUPLO's My First Animal Brick Box! 34 brightly colored pieces in this set allow you to build a selection of animals with fun features, including an elephant with a slide for a trunk, a crocodile with hinged jaws, a lion with an opening mouth, and a giraffe with a bendy neck. A white bird soars above the train! Parents will love these safe and easy to manipulate blocks that offer plenty of learning and play potential. For another DUPLO set for animal lovers, check out the DUPLO Puzzle Pets set.
When toddlers are dying for their older siblings' LEGO, give them DUPLO! These chunky-sized blocks are safe and easy to manipulate for toddlers and preschoolers, but come in the same bright colors and size ratios as regular LEGO blocks. This 80-piece set of basic rectangular and square bricks is the perfect starting point for your DUPLO collection — or, use it to expand the sets you already have.
Join all your favorite characters from Frozen with this slipcase library of Little Golden Books! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, and more are all here, in the traditional Little Golden Book format that's perfect for reading aloud or for newly independent readers. Kids will love the simple stories and the colorful illustrations. This set includes the official Little Golden Book retelling of the movie Frozen, plus A New Reindeer Friend, Olaf's Perfect Day, The Best Birthday Ever, and Olaf Waits for Spring.
Let's have a fun day on the DUPLO playground! This set of 71 colorful bricks lets kids build a windmill, a working swing, slides, a bouncy car ride, and more. Two DUPLO figures, a girl and a boy, can have loads of fun, however she sets up her playground! Then, when play time is done, the packaging doubles as a handy storage box.
Stack lilies, petunias, and daisies to create your own colorful floral arrangement with this inventive building toy from Green Toys! With 44 brightly colored pieces to play with, there are a vast number of combinations to create. Sort by size, color, and shape, or just have fun creating a nice display. Parents will love Green Toys' commitment to the environment: all Green Toy products are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Fans of the Doc will love getting to read her adventures in the classic Little Golden Book format! Join Doc, Lambie, Stuffie, and more in five stories illustrated in the distinctive Little Golden Book style. Well-written to be engaging but just the right length for preschoolers, these are sure to be a favorite! This set includes the stories As Big as a Whale, Snowman Surprise, Bubble-rific!, Boomer Gets His Bounce Back, and A Knight in Sticky Armor. For more products featuring this beloved Disney Junior character, visit our Doc McStuffins Collection.
It's a busy day on the Green Toys farm! With a barn, a pickup truck, two farmer cows, sheep, pigs, and fences to work with, there's plenty of opportunity for pretend play. All the pieces fit inside the barn, making it perfect for easy storage or on-the-go fun. And, like all Green Toys, this set is made from 100% recycled plastic -- no BPA, phthalates, or PVC -- and comes packaged in recycled and recyclable materials.
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! In this game from Educational Insights, you spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your stump. Be the first to your stump with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin "pick an acorn," "steal an acorn," or "lose an acorn," so be strategic, little squirrel! While kids enjoy the fun gameplay, they'll also develop matching skills, strategic thinking, and pre-writing skills.
Get ready to rock and learn with this musical octopus from Fisher Price! The Rocktopus comes with 15 different musical instruments that kids can add or remove, changing the sound quality until it's just right for their creation. Kids can experiment with patterning in the Math play mode, play a musical game in Game mode, or compose their own masterpiece in Music mode. Then, download the free Rocktopus app so your little maestro can create their own music video!
From determined politician Padme Amidala to the original rebel princess, Leia Organa, to Rey, this Little Golden Book treasury has them all! Little Golden Book adaptations of seven Star Wars films — the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens — are included, complete with fun retro-style illustrations and text that's suitable for reading aloud or for newly independent readers. May the Force be with you!
For a more expansive kit, this Deluxe Lab Set has everything to keep budding scientists busy experimenting! This fun kit from Learning Resources' Primary Science line line provides kids with step-by-step instructions on 20 double-sided activity cards. Young scientists can then record their results in the write-and-wipe journal. With 45 pieces in all, including funnels, test tubes, twisty connector tubes, a sensory tube, a ViewScope, and more, there's plenty to spark her scientific curiosity!
This doctor kit features enough medical tools for a whole team of young doctors to play at the same time. The sturdy plastic 19-piece set includes stethoscope and pager with realistic sounds, battery operated cell phone, forceps, bandages, thermometer and more. Everything fits into a handy 12" x 14" x 3 ½ " plastic clamp-tight case.
No campfire is complete without s'mores — and now you can enjoy them in your own living room with the S'More Fun playset from Fisher-Price! "Chop" some wood, then create the crinkly campfire on the mat, which reverses to show a picnic scene. Roast your marshmallows on a stick, then make your s'mores and enjoy... Just watch out for bears! This 18-piece play set comes in a gift box that can also be used to store the set.
This fruity pie teaches early number skills and attributes (colors and fruit shapes). Place the sorting cards into the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support student success. The top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters, and jumbo tweezers reinforce fine motor skills. 7 fruits in 5 different colors mean kids can build something delicious, all while learning great skills!
Uni the unicorn believes that little girls are real — and somewhere not too far away, a little girl believes in Uni, too! Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True are best-sellers and modern classics, and now these gorgeous board book editions are available in this beautiful gift box set. With both books tucked into an elegant slip case, this set is the perfect gift for any young unicorn lover!
With her special rock hammer and backpack full of useful gear, Lottie is ready for an adventure at the cliffs by the sea. It is so exciting to think that she might make her own scientific discovery! Like all Lottie Dolls, this 7.5" doll is based on the real body proportions of a 9-year-old girl, and features a variety of accessories that encourage an adventurous, active life, including a backpack, fossil hunting tools, four ammonite fossils, and collector cards about the famous paleontologist Mary Anning.
The Kidizoom Camera from VTech allows your child to become an instant photographer and movie director with the press of a button. Take and edit photos with wacky effects, shoot video movies, or play 4 cool games right on the camera. With built in memory, a MicroSD expansion slot and the ability to connect to a computer, your child can easily keep all of their creations so they can be treasured forever.
Learn the basic concepts of coding with this friendly Code-A-Pillar from Fisher-Price! Each body segment has a dial you twist to tell the Code-A-Pillar to take a particular action, from turning and going straight to music and silly sound effects. The motorized head segment with lights, sounds and blinking eyes brings the Code-A-Pillar to life as she plays. Fix permanently attached segments are included, so this Code-A-Pillar can move and groove (and teach) for years to come.
If you loved the irrepressible Madeline growing up, you’ll love this collection. This beautiful volume includes all six of Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline stories, plus an introduction by Anna Quindlen, an essay by Bemelmans about how he created the beloved character, and photographs of Bemelmans’ family. It won’t take much browsing through these beautiful picture books to see why several of the volumes are award winners!
Your budding gardener will love this garden tote with real garden hand tools, properly sized for a child! The set comes with a trowel, rake, and shovel, all with metal blades and wooden handles, as well as a colorful canvas tote with plenty of extra room for other things she needs. They're perfect for working alongside an adult or for cultivating her own little patch.
Gear up for hours of colorful action with this 150-piece set that enables children to create hundreds of three-dimensional construction possibilities. This set features plastic gears, connectors and interlocking bases packaged in a giant storage tub with an Activity Guide. This award-winning kit will keep her building! It's also compatible with additional Gears! Gears! Gears! sets, like this Build and Bloom set, for even more elaborate building fun.
Learn about dinosaurs and fossils while enjoying sandbox play with this fun kit! In addition to two pounds of polymer sand that "flows" in your hand and is easy to mold, this kit includes six dinosaur models, six molds, a sand tray, and a real piece of fossilized dinosaur poop. An included full-color instructional booklet teaches kids plenty of fascinating paleontology facts. Plus, the sand is easy to clean up, so kids can play any time!
What's inside these rocks from Learning Resources? Gorgeous "gems" to count, match, and study! Each of the 8 reusable plastic rocks in this set cracks open to reveal a gem in one of 8 colors and 4 shapes. Use your play hammer and chisel to open them up, then see how you can mix and match the gems. Which gem goes in each rock? Which shapes match up? When you're done, everything stores inside a convenient carry bag.
Magformers are a unique and colorful way to build! They're never frustrating, because they're designed to attract no matter how you line them up, and the plastic-sealed magnets are safe even for young children. Although the shapes are seemingly simple, you can build an amazing variety of 2- and 3-dimensional shapes with ease. The 62-piece set comes with 30 squares, 20 triangles, and 12 pentagons for hours of creative building fun.
Have hours of big musical fun with this giant vinyl keyboard from Alex Toys! This toy features 8 instrument sounds and 4 different play modes including a demo mode. Choose from piano, saxophone, violin, accordion, trumpet, harp, xylophone, and guitar sounds to create your musical masterpiece. Test the sounds in play mode then record your tune and use the playback feature to share it with family and friends.
When Rey made her daring escape from Jakku, she embarked on an incredible adventure that led her to the Resistance — and brought her face to face with the dangerous Kylo Ren. Now kids can play out thrilling duels with this pair of dolls from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny line! These highly poseable 11" figures feature removable outfits, boots, belts, lightsabers, and more. Rey also has rooted hair styled to match her appearance in the film. Kids will love the true-to-movie details on both dolls!
Help Shelby the dog find all her missing bones! Your kids will practice fine motor control and counting skills as they use the Shelby squeezers to pick up bones to drop in their bowls. And be careful -- you could spin a seagull and lose some bones, or even get distracted chewing on a shoe! This fun game will have kids laughing while also learning math and social skills. For more math fun, there's also a Shelby's Snack Shack counting board book for ages 1 to 4.
Explore the details of the natural world hands-free with this set of magnification glasses from Educational Insights! The Mighty Magnifiers quickly flip from 2X to 8X lenses so that kids can examine their discoveries up close. The soft double eye cup is comfortable to wear, and the adjustable head strap ensures it stays put! It's even got built-in LED lights for night-time investigations. Inquisitive kids are sure to love this set.
This box set of popular titles from the best-selling Ordinary People Change the World series features four female heroes: Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Jane Goodall, and Sacagawea. With its first person perspective and fun cartoon illustrations, Meltzer makes history come to life for children while striking a perfect balance between information and inspiration. Each picture book ends with photos, a timeline, a list of additional resources, and an inspiring quote from each groundbreaking woman who changed the world in her own unique way. For another box set from this series featuring books on Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein, check out the Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set.
These sweet treats also teach some sweet science! With the Yumology! Sweets Lab from Learning Resources, kids will use common pantry ingredients to make ice pops, juices, and no-bake treats, while learning the scientific principles that hide in plain sight in our kitchens. Kids will mix colors, learn about changing states from liquid to solid, and more as they follow the seven easy experiments in the guide! Best of all, all the equipment in the set is reusable so kids can make more sweets whenever they please. For two more fun kits from this series, check out the Yuckology Slime Lab and the Splashology Water Lab.
In this suspenseful game from PlayMonster, you'll figure out how much your orangutan can carry before he goes TWAAANG! Set up your game base and string the "vine" between the two palm trees. Each turn, a player rolls a die to find out what they have to add to the orangutan's load. Decide where to put each new item and be gentle when you do, or the orangutan might spring up and send his fruit and friends flying! This hilarious dexterity game is suitable for two or more players, and comes with fourteen colorful hanging game pieces, a game base, the orangutan, and a specialty die.
Show off some flashy science with this fun and accessible kit from Science Explorer! With this set, both adults and kids can learn about solutions, acids and bases, and more — and how you can use them to create truly impressive results in 11 different activities. The detailed instructions ensure that you don't need an extensive background in science to make the experiment work or to understand why they do. From a color-changing volcano to growing jiggly crystals, these experiments will truly blow your mind!
Meet the Coding Critters, adorable pairs of robotic animals that can teach preschoolers coding concepts — screen-free! You can choose Scamper the cat and Squeaker the mouse, Rumble and Bumble the triceratops, or puppies Ranger and Zip. As you follow along with the storybook in this playset from Learning Resources, you'll code a game of hide and seek, teach them to catch a toy, and more. Kids can also create their own coding adventures — or switch their critters to play mode where they act as interactive pets!
Eloise is a classic Mighty Girl character, and now her stories are available in this impressive collection. This set collects The Absolutely Essential Eloise, Eloise in Paris, Eloise at Christmastime, and Eloise in Moscow — so young readers can follow all of the adventures of the irrepressible 6-year-old resident of New York City's Plaza Hotel! And for older Eloise fans, there's now a Ready-to-Read collection, the Eloise Collector's Set, issued for the character's 60th anniversary and suitable for newly independent readers ages 4 to 7.
If you'd like to inspire some creativity in your Mighty Girl, check out Peter H. Reynold's Creatrilogy Box Set. After observing how children lose their love of creating visual art, Reynolds wrote this set of books — The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color — to encourage kids to enjoy creativity and artistic expression. Each book urges kids to explore artwork without self-judgement, whether they're making their first mark on the page, struggling with "getting it right," or seeking inspiration beyond the expected. This set will inspire any child who loves art or who worries that her art isn't good enough.
Wonder Woman returns in a new imagining as one of the DC Super Hero Girls! This 12" doll depicts a teenage Wonder Woman just as she appears on the show. Her outfit blends Wonder Woman's iconic colors with modern, action-ready clothing and armor, and kids will love that this doll is poseable and even stands alone. Don't forget to pick up the DC Super Hero Girls Batgirl doll and Bumblebee doll too!
Young readers love the Questioneers from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts! The STEM-loving kids in these stories don't just teach kids about the world around them; they also convey important messages about resilience, persistence, and the power of being yourself. Now, you can get this gift box set including three of the Questioneers picture books: Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist. Whether she's new to the series or a long-time fan, she'll love this set. And for the latest Questioneers book, this one featuring a Mighty Girl who discovers the power of community action, check out Sofia Valdez, Future Prez.
Stack 'em high in this hilarious relay game from Educational Insights! Your customers have very specific tastes, so you've got to stack their pancakes just right. Race to the grill relay-style to get the elements you need for each order. Be the first team to serve up the right pancakes in the right order (with a pat of butter on top) to win! Kids will love racing to get the pancakes to and from the griddle, and carrying the pancakes on a spatula adds a fun dexterity element that is just difficult enough to keep kids challenged.
She's a rebel princess and a masterful commander, and on Endor, her work was key to the success of the Rebellion! This 11", highly poseable doll of Princess Leia from the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny line comes with two outfits from Leia's adventures on Endor, as well as a Wicket Ewok figure with a spear and bow and arrow. It's sure to be a hit with any Star Wars fan! The same toy series also includes this Leia and R2-D2 Adventure Set. For more products featuring the original rebel princess, visit our Leia Organa Collection.
Violet Mackerel is a little girl with big ideas — and a lot of theories! Whether she's knitting an unusual project, digging for fossils, feeding ladybugs, or even getting her tonsils out, she has a theory for everything — and a can-do, empathetic spirit that helps her turn theory into practice. This box set includes four of Violet's outside-the-box stories, which are sure to be a hit with kids who are ready for early, picture-heavy chapter books.
Oh, Mercy! Fans of Kate DiCamillo's irrepressible pig will love this book collection featuring the first six of Mercy's adventures, from foiling a robber to squeezing into a tutu. Mercy loves treats, buttered toast, and fun, and between the three, she has plenty of wacky stories to share with young readers. With large text and lots of pictures, but an early chapter book-style layout, this is the perfect series for young readers who are eager to try their hand at longer books.
Turn up the volume on your Kidnoculars with this set of sound-amplifying binoculars that let you both see and hear! Kidnoculars Extreme offer 3x visual magnification and headset-free audio amplification. To make them easy for kids to use, they have a breakaway strap for safety and extra-large eyepieces on the focus-free binoculars. They're sure to encourage kids to explore the world around them in a whole new way!
Eva Wingdale is a busy little owl who sometimes gets herself in over her head! Whether she's volunteering to plan a spring festival all by herself, founding a Secret Wedding Planners club, or welcoming a new owl at school — and dealing with friendship jealousy along the way — Eva is always ready to learn a bit more about teamwork, perseverance, and hard work. Written as Eva's diary, with owl-dorable illustrations throughout, this series will delight young readers who are ready for their first chapter books. This boxed set includes paperback editions of books 1 to 5 in the Owl Diaries series: Eva's Treetop Festival, Eva Sees a Ghost, A Woodland Wedding, Eva and the New Owl, and Warm Hearts Day.
Heidi Heckelbeck has a special secret: she's a witch! But that doesn't mean she gets to skip school, so during her time at Brewster Elementary, she enjoys perfectly normal, day-to-day activities, just like any kid. Of course, when the occasion calls for it, she sometimes pulls out her Book of Spells to see if she can give things a little nudge... With fun stories, easy-to-read language, and engaging pictures, this early chapter book series is sure to be a hit.
Budding archers can try their hand with this set from Bear Archery! This high quality 33-inch long beginners bow has a 16- to 24-inch draw length and a 8 to 13-pound draw weight — it's a real bow, not a toy. Two blunt-ended arrows allow her to practice her aim safely, and she can stash them in the included quiver. It's a great way to introduce a traditional sport to younger athletes.
The internationally bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series pays tribute to groundbreaking women of science in this hardcover gift set! In this collection, kids will meet Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart and Marie Curie, three very different women whose contributions to science still resonate today. In each title, stylish illustrations and engaging text encourage kids to learn more about these women — and to dream big about their own futures. For more boxed sets from this series, check out these ones focused on Women in Art, Music Stars, and Inspiring Writers.
Learn to code with a friendly face — and without a screen — with Botley from Learning Resources! Botley is an easy-to-use robot: kid can draw a path for Botley to follow with the black-line follow mode, or code in up to 80 steps, as well as looping commands and if/then logic. As kids work with the 77-piece activity set, they'll learn how coding works and even unlock additional features that they can explore. The set includes coding cards, detachable arms, interactive obstacles, and more to ensure kids get years of fun and learning from this set.
Celebrate the beauty and diversity of birds from around the world with this game from Laurence King Publishing! 64 bird species make their appearances on these bingo cards; mark them off as you see them appear so you can win. An included leaflet also provides some information — including a few interesting facts — about each bird species. If she's more a fan of insects than birds, check out Bug Bingo!
Third grader, science lover, and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is determined to solve all the mysteries in her neighborhood! With her quirky (and somewhat credulous) best friend Nina, she is always ready to use her ever-growing collection of gadgets and her knowledge of observation, math, and the scientific method to sort truth from falsehood and fact from fiction. This collection of early chapter books includes Ada Lace, on the Case, Ada Lace Sees Red, Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader, and Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission.
Explore some slimy alien science with this Beaker Creatures Alien Experiment Lab from Learning Resources! Beaker Creatures are funny and friendly alien creatures that come in reactor pods that you open using scientific principles. Then, use the included science tools to conduct experiments from the lab book! From molding your own reactor pod to making slime, you'll have hours of fun with this set. You can also check out the Beaker Creatures Bubbling Volcano Lab, which doubles as a volcano science set!
Kids have giggled at literal-minded Amelia Bedelia's misunderstandings for years! Now, in this 10-book box set, Amelia gets imagined as a young girl whose adventures with family and friends get thrown off by her little slips, whether she's saving money for a bike, going on a road trip, or adding a four-legged furry family member. Fortunately, good-natured Amelia is always able to straighten things out in the end! The end of each book includes a "two ways to say it" section that provides a guide to the idioms in the story, so it's a great option for building kids' repertoire of sayings, too!
Meet Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like each other — but sometimes, the people most different from us are the ones we get along with best! Whether it's playing tricks on the babysitter, doing good deeds that turn bad, or scheming to get out of ballet class, their adventures always include plenty of fun and a few surprises. This box set includes paperback editions of the first three books in this popular series, perfect for both old fans and new readers. Plus, there's even a special treasure-hiding box included — with a secret inside!
Keep little brains busy with this innovative building toy from Viahart. Brain Flakes discs snap together and apart quickly and easily, and they can be assembled in so many configurations that nothing limits the imagination of little builders! This set comes with 500 discs in a variety of bright, fun colors that are sure to prompt creativity, and includes a reusable jar for easy storage when building time is done.
Five times the mysteries and five times the fun are here in this collection of Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, the Nancy Drew reimagining for early readers! These early chapter books are perfect for young mystery fans: just exciting and suspenseful enough, and with intriguing scenarios and fun vocabulary. And if she loves these books, you can check out our Nancy Drew Collection for more products featuring the female sleuth, including some of the original volumes.
Grace Stewart is a lovable third grader facing all of the challenges of elementary school, from misguided efforts to help a neighbor to jealousy over friendships to a desperate desire to prove she's responsible enough for a REAL pet. In this boxed set, kids can follow Grace and her friends as she tackles the highs, the lows, and the just plain funny moments of life. For more books in the series, check out the full list of Just Grace books.
Across the world and throughout history, women have been the leaders and dreamers that drove civilization forward! This gift set includes both of Vashti Harrison's best-selling books, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History and Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World, each featuring capsule bios and charming illustrations of 40 trailblazing women, from pilots to inventors, artists to politicians, scientists to actviists. Also included in the set is an exclusive print signed by Harrison, the perfect wall decor for any fan of this inspiring series!
Conjure your own ice magic with this Kano coding set inspired by Frozen! With this kit, kids will build their own Frozen-themed "ice" sensor, which they can use to control challenges and activities in the app. Make fractals, throw snowballs, conjure your own Ice Palace, and more! As kids play, they'll also learn the basics of programming, first with code blocks, and then with more complicated techniques like loops and variables. It's a fun and tactile way to get kids discovering the powers of coding.
A case full of everything you need to learn how to sew and create fantastic art and fashions. This sewing set includes pre-cut patterns for quick and easy projects, eight colors of embroidery floss, stuffing fabric, ric-rac, needles, scissors, a measuring tape, straight pins, thimble, pin cushion, buttons, and a pom-pom strip. For another kit that's perfect for beginner sewers, check out the Sew First Sewing Kit for ages 7 to 12.
Pay tribute to "the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement" Rosa Parks with this doll from Barbie's Inspiring Women line! This articulated doll depicts Parks in period-accurate clothing and accessories that will remind you of pictures of this Civil Rights icon. The set comes with the doll, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity, perfect for display or as an empowering option for the toybox.
With these app-enabled music rings from Sphero, you can play music anywhere by turning colors into sounds! Each of these rings includes an accelerometer, a light sensor, and Bluetooth connectivity, which you can use to connect the Specdrum MIX app or to other music software like GarageBand. Tap your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad to experiment with sounds, beats, and loops! It's a flexible way to explore creativity and music that kids will love.
Generations of women have been inspired Rosie the Riveter, who has been an icon of women's empowerment for over fifty years! This 5 1/4" tall vinyl action figure is based off the famous "We Can Do It!" poster, which was inspired by a photo of Naomi Parker Fraley; it has articulated joints and comes in an illustrated window box. She's great for pretend play or for anyone who appreciates the role Rosie the Riveter has played in women's history.
Combine computers with Star Wars and you've got a project that will keep kids busy for hours! With Kano's The Force coding kit, kids will build a sensor that responds to their hand; then, they'll connect it to their computer or tablet and explore a variety of Star Wars-themed coding adventures, from swinging light sabers to mind tricking Storm Troopers and even piloting a starship! No coding experience is necessary. Harry Potter fans will also love the Kano Wand Coding Kit.
Join Lucy and meet the shape-shifting Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi for the first time with this set from The LEGO Movie 2! With the 115 included pieces, you'll build Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi's horse form, standing on a rotating platform, and her assistant Barnarnar. Mayhem and Susan minidolls stand by their queen, while WyldStyle looks on in disbelief. You can also take Queen Watevra apart and rebuild her into the pile-of-bricks form instead. Bricks with different facial expressions let you play out all sorts of adventures. For even more shape-shifting building, check out Queen Watevra's Build Whatever Box — or, younger fans of the movie can check out the Lego Movie 2: Visitors from the DUPLO Planet set.
If you're going to make it at Hogwarts, you need a good professor! Professor McGonagall looks suitably imposing with this 12" doll wearing her professor's cloak, hat, and broach, just as she appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. And, of course, no wizard would be without her wand. Eleven points of articulation allow you to pose this doll in a variety of dynamic ways, perfect for hours of imaginative play in the Wizarding World!
Clementine is a spunky, unforgettable third grade girl, and the first three books of her “spectacularful” series are now available in this fun box set. And while Clementine can seem irrepressible, sometimes the ideas that "sproing up" in her brain lead to misunderstandings — or outright trouble! With the perfect combination of real-life challenges and just the right amount of humor, Clementine is sure to become a close literary friend.
This young mad scientist is determined to take over the world — but before she does, she'll have to perfect her methods! This imaginative (if a bit maniacal) girl explores areas from cloning to time travel over the course of the seven books collected in this fun box set. Plentiful illustrations make this series a treat for young readers, and they'll giggle to see the predicaments Franny gets herself into! Throughout it all, they'll appreciate that it's Franny's intelligence and ingenuity that saves the day. For one of Franny's adventures with a robotic theme, which is included as part of this set, check out The Fran With Four Brains.
Annabelle Doll is eight years old — and has been for over 100 years! And when she teams up with Tiffany Funcraft from the modern Funcraft family, there are sure to be adventures. Kids will love the excitement and adventure as Annabelle and Tiffany explore the world and solve long-mysterious disappearances... all while avoiding the peril of ending up in Permanent Doll State as regular, non-living dolls. As an added bonus, this box set includes two paper dolls for playtime when reading is done.
Now you can introduce a new generation to Beverly Cleary's classic character Ramona Quimby with this giant set! This box set collects all eight books featuring Ramona, from Beezus and Ramona to Ramona's World. Whether she’s getting into tussles with her older sister Beezus, struggling to find her place at school, or trying — not always successfully — to help out Mom and Dad, these stories will have your kids giggling!
It’s a rare adult woman today who doesn’t remember reading at least one of the Pippi Longstocking books! Astrid Lindgren’s three books featuring Pippi are now available in this collected volume, with all new artwork by Michael Chesworth. In addition to the beloved stories, Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, and Pippi in the South Seas, there’s also new information about Lindgren’s life and how she created these unique stories.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books have introduced boys and girls to life in the 1800s for years, and now, all nine books are available in one collection. Follow Laura from the Big Woods at five years old, to her marriage and the birth of her daughter, who would later help her mother publish these classic children’s novels. It’s the perfect way to share a remarkable piece of history with a very personal point of view. A set of the first five novels with full-color illustrations is also available.
Join Zita and friends on a wild spacefaring adventure with this box set that collects all three of the Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels! After her best friend is abducted by aliens — and she dives to the rescue — Zita finds herself on a new planet, full of mysterious planets, strange cultures, and plenty of twists and turns. This set collects all three books — Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and The Return of Zita the Spacegirl — plus an exclusive poster by bestselling author-illustrator Ben Hatke. Don't forget to check out Zita's latest adventure in Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl, too!
Create beautiful mini worlds — and learn a little bit about crystals — with this set from Klutz! To make your mini worlds, you'll shape pipe cleaners, then dye crystal solution in different colors and wait for your crystals to grow! Once they're ready, you can add decorative punch outs, air-dry clay accessories, and the three mini figurines and put them on display. You'll make three worlds: a dragon's cave, a unicorn's forest, and a seahorse's coral reef. Please note: distilled water is required for the best crystal growth.
Meet Roz, a most unusual robot, and her animal friends in this bestselling series about what happens when technology and nature collide! In The Wild Robot, when robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is — but she knows she needs to survive. Then, in The Wild Robot Escapes, Roz has been reprogrammed to follow the orders of humans, but desperately misses her animal friends and island home. Fortunately, she has a few human allies who may be able to help her get back to her island home! This gorgeous box set includes hardcover editions of The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes.
With this clever Kamigami robotics kit from Mattel, you can fold and build your own Lina the Ladybug Robot! Fold lightweight, flat sheets of plastic into shape, snap them together with the robot frame, and then program Lina to drive, race, dance, or battle using the easy-to-use interface in the free app. No programming experience is necessary, but the flexible system allows your creativity to take the lead as you build your skills.
History is full of young people who rocked the world! In this box set, you'll learn about dozens of people who made a difference before turning twenty. In Girls Who Rocked the World you'll meet 46 inspiring girls and young women, while More Girls Who Rocked the World introduces 45 more. This box set includes both volumes, plus the companion volume Boys Who Rocked The World. Each book also includes stories of real-life teens in today's world who continue to prove that you don't have to be an adult to change the world!
Turn the whole world into a keyboard! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Use your wildest imagination and turn everyday objects into touch sensitive pads — turning bananas into piano keys, or a drawing on a piece of paper into a joystick! You could even make a keyboard out of alphabet soup. Because the computer treats Makey Makey as a regular input device, you can use it with any program or webpage. It's a simple invention kit for beginners or experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between!
This enchanted unicorn kit has everything you need to create a buildable, codable UnicornBot! The 3D, 360° animated building instructions on the free JIMU app (compatible with devices using iOS 9.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up) will guide you through assembling the 440 parts, including smooth motion servos, a motor, and an RGB light-up horn. Then, you can use the easy-to-learn Blockly coding platform to teach your Unicornbot to move, pick-up objects, recognize colors, and more! It's a fantasy-inspired introduction to the basics of robotics and coding that kids will love.
All three of Grace Lin's spectacular fantasy novels inspired by Chinese folklore are now available in a beautiful gift set! In Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Minli's seeks out her father's folk tales in hopes of changing her family's fortune, only to discover an unexpected answer to her dreams. In Starry River of the Sky, Rendi is the only villager who notices the missing moon — until a mysterious lady arrives with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. Finally, in When the Sea Turned to Silver, soldiers of the Emperor kidnap Pinmei's grandmother, so Pinmei goes on a quest to find the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night and save Pinmei's grandmother — before it's too late.... Stunning full-color illustrations and fascinating characters make this a stand-out trilogy.
Luciana dreams of a future in space — and now you can build her space lab room with this 225-piece building kit from Mega Blox American Girl! Kids will build Luciana a telescope, a model rocket, and even a robot assistant. Once the kit is assembled, you can play out all of Luciana's adventures and discoveries! Future astronauts will love this set, which includes an articulated Luciana miniature figure.
When 12-year-old Devon moves from Connecticut to California, she's horrified to discover that the Kentville Kangaroos, AKA the Kicks, are a disaster. Their coach doesn't care if they win or lose — or even get any better at the game — and the players lack even basic soccer skills. Devon steps up to teach her new friends, but with a game against a powerhouse team coming up, can the Kicks rally together, play well, and still have fun? This charming series, written by US Women's National Team member Alex Morgan, is sure to be a hit with soccer-loving tweens. Fans of the series can check out the six-book box set, plus the newest volumes, Under Pressure, In The Zone, and Choosing Sides.
Join Captain Marvel on her mission in this game from USApoly! In this social deduction game for 4 to 7 players, your goal depends on the role you secretly take on: Captain Marvel wants to eliminate the Skrulls and her Allies want to protect her, while the Skrulls want to eliminate Captain Marvel — except for the Skrull Defector, who just wants to be the last one standing. Play cards and use your character's abilities to figure out other players' identities and eliminate those who might prevent you from reaching your goal. This fast-paced game is a clever reimagining of the popular game Bang! that superhero fans will love.
You can paint beautiful and elaborate mandalas easily with this set of mandala dotting tools! This kit from Augshy includes 8 acrylic dotting rods, 4 rubber handled ball styluses, 5 stainless steel ball pens, a mandala stencil, and a pigment tray. They're perfect for working with paint on rocks, canvas, and more; for modeling with clay; and for embossing patterns. You'll be amazed at how many creative ways you can use this set!
In this game from Blue Orange, the goal is to win the Queen's favor by proving you can add value to the kingdom! Explore the territory and expand your kingdom, finding unique new resources along the way. Taxes will help you construct towns, but don't tax too heavily. And watch out for the Dragon — and your opponents! This game for 2 to 4 players involves more complex strategy and decision-making than its partner game Kingdomino. The two game can also be combined to play either with 6 to 8 players.
No matter what happens, the Penderwicks sisters know they can always count upon each other! In this nostalgic series full of breezy humor, these sisters find adventure wherever they are — whether it's rambling through a large estate in The Penderwicks, rescuing their father from the horrors of dating in The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, running into both welcome and unwelcome surprises in The Penderwicks in Spring, or figuring out how the dynamic shifts when one of them is away in The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. Kids will love this light, fun read featuring a bustling, loving family.
Introduce a new generation to the classic stories of the girl detective with this set! The first four books — The Secret of the Old Clock, The Hidden Staircase, The Bungalow Mystery, and The Mystery at Lilac Inn — are all here in beautiful new paperback reissues with new cover artwork that refers back to the era of the original stories, giving kids a great introduction to Nancy, Bess, and George and their mystery-solving exploits. For a box set that includes the first five books in the series with artwork from the late 1950s and 1960s, check out the Nancy Drew Starter Set. For more Nancy Drew-related items, visit our Nancy Drew Collection.
Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. Players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get! Which pieces you'll use to make your shape depend on the roll of a die, so the gameplay is constantly changing. You can even download a free companion app to help you learn and perfect your game!
From the moment a mysterious woman appears at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane to take a position as a nanny, there's a little magic in the air! Only Mary Poppins can slide up a banister and turn a chalk drawing into a day at the park. This set collects four Mary Poppins adventures, Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park, in paperback editions, perfect for both old and new fans. For more products featuring this popular character, visit our Mary Poppins Collection.
Get into some slimy, fizzy, oozy chemistry with this 57-piece set from Thames & Kosmos! Using this lab station, kids will use non-hazardous chemicals to try a twenty experiments, from making a rainbow in a test tube to creating glowing slime to building an underwater volcano. Along the way, they'll learn the scientific principles behind each of the reactions they produce! With a variety of real scientific equipment including beakers, pipettes, test tubes, and more, this set is sure to inspire any budding chemist.
Kids love the Snap Circuits modular electronics kits, and this set is the one to top them all! Over 80 pieces allow you to build an amazing 750 different projects — and that's just the ones in the guide. Once kids have learned the principles, they can start creating their own circuits with ease, since the snap-together components require no soldering. Any budding electrician or electrical engineer will get hours of fun and experimentation out of this amazing kit.
With this kit from Klutz, you can stitch and stuff a furry friend with a touch of personality! This set includes everything you need to make a personalized llama pillow for your bedroom or other cozy space. Set the pillow out of precut faux fur, then add its expression and accessories by cutting designs out of the included felt and decorating them with pom-poms, sequins, and more. It's a fun project that encourages kids to develop their skills and their creative flair!
Best friends best friends Sophie and Agatha are excited to start at the School for Good and Evil, where they'll learn to be fairy-tale heroes or villains. Sophie is sure her pink ruffles and glass slippers make her a natural choice for Good, while Agatha assumes her taste for black and her wicked cat means she belongs in Evil... but when they're assigned, they are shocked to discover that their fortunes are reversed. The change means re-evaluating who they imagined themselves to be, making new alliances and traveling unexpected paths. Four paperback volumes of this best-selling series with all new covers are collected in this set, and readers will love watching Sophie and Agatha find new definitions of Happily Ever After.
Introduce a new generation to the Baby-Sitters Club with this brand-new retro collection! This set features books 1-6, Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day, all with their original covers. All six books come in a fantastic BSC tin case. It's a great gift option for new — or old — fans of the series! For graphic novel adaptations of some of these popular novels, visit our The Baby-Sitters Club Collection.
Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Kit makes learning about electricity and alternate energy fun! This kit contains over 40 parts which allows budding engineers to build over 125 projects. The kit includes an instruction manual that provides step-by-step instructions for all the cool stuff you can do. Youngsters will have endless hours of fun while learning about circuits, electricity, geothermal power and lots more!
Fans of Victoria Jamieson's graphic novels can now get them packaged together in this slipcase set! In Roller Girl, 12-year-old Astrid begins the most difficult summer of her life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at roller derby camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. Meanwhile, in All's Faire in Middle School, eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy), who has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, discovers it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school — especially after years being homeschooled. She'll need to prove her bravery by doing what's right — and being proud of who she is. These hilarious, authentic, and empowering graphic novels are the perfect gift choice for middle grade readers.
Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit in, and she's always had to conceal a big secret: she's a Telepath. When she meets a mysterious boy named Fitz, she learns that she literally doesn't belong where she is, because she's actually an elf living in the human world. But while returning to the elf world answers some of her questions, others linger...including where she really came from and why she can't remember her past. This box set collects paperbacks of the first five volumes of the series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, Everblaze, Neverseen, and Lodestar. For the remaining books in the series, check out Nightfall and Flashback.
Throw the ultimate bash with this awesome, all-inclusive kit from Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye! This party-sized kit contains 14 vibrant dye colors which activate with water only — no need to presoak fabrics with soda ash before dyeing. The dyes are also safe to machine-wash, so they'll stay bright and colorful, especially if you use them on 100% natural fabrics. With plenty of dye, gloves, rubber bands, and more to do up to 36 projects, it's a great choice for the classroom, summer camp, a party, and more!
When 14-year-old Violet Baudelaire's parents are killed in a fire, she and her younger siblings Klaus and Sunny find themselves on the doorstep of their murderous relative, Count Olaf. Olaf, it turns out, is more interested in Violet's inheritance, the massive Baudelaire fortune, than he is in the children — he even tries to force Violet to marry him so he can claim it! As the Baudelaire children manage to evade Olaf's machinations, they also discover that he — and their parents — were connected to a mysterious organizations called the V.F.D. But can they discover the truth in time to save themselves? This massive box set contains all thirteen books in the series, from The Bad Beginning to The End.
Little people have some big adventures in Mary Norton's classic series The Borrowers! Pod, Homily, and their daughter Arriety are miniature people who "borrow" what they need from the giant "human beans" who live around them — everything from matchboxes for dressers to postage stamps for artwork! These charming stories have been favorites for many, and were even adapted into the Studio Ghibli film The Secret World of Arrietty. This beautiful volume collects all of the Borrowers books and stories, perfect for both old and new fans.
All seven full-color paperback editions of The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels are now available in this great box set from Graphix. Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club! Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. These graphic adaptations by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan are sure to delight both old and new fans of the Baby-Sitters Club.
In One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven, and Gone Crazy in Alabama, middle grade readers fell in love with the Gaither sisters — and now the whole series is available in this box set! Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern are growing up in the one of the most turbulent periods of recent American history, the 1960s. As they grow — and visit family all over the country — they also learn about the power of family and discover the depths of their own strength. This box set is a great addition to any library and the perfect choice for fans of The Gaither Sisters series.
Take an up close look at the world with this high-quality biological microscope from AmScope! This microscope has full optical glass elements that allow five magnification settings, from 40X to 1000X, and a 360 degree rotatable monocular head that lets you look at your specimen from all directions. LED illumination from below ensures that you easily have enough light to see, too! The scope also comes with a dust cover to protect it when it's not in use. All you need is a set of pre-prepared slides — like this set of National Geographic biology slides — to start exploring!
Dive into Raina Telgemeier's three graphic memoirs with this box set! From the moment kids read about her injury to her front teeth — and subsequent dental drama — in Smile, they were hooked. Raina's story continued as she struggled to build a relationship between a much-wanted sister who turned out to be very different from her expectations in Sisters. Finally, in Guts, Raina discovers her stomach troubles have both physical and emotional causes — and learns that there's nothing wrong with drawing on therapy to help you work through the tough times. Perfect for both longtime and new fans, this box set highlights Telgemeier's distinctive art style and pitch-perfect combination of hilarity, middle school drama, and real-life lessons.
Inside gated woods, the mysterious and magical world of Fablehaven follows its own set of rules — rules which are enforced by Kendra and Seth's grandfather. But when the rules are broken, Kendra and Seth have to learn the ways of this new world quickly and find the courage to step in against powerful, dangerous forces. The box set includes paperback editions of all five of the Fablehaven books, covering Kendra and Seth's story from their first experience of Fablehaven to their desperate quest to prevent the Demon King Gorgrog from escaping his prison. This exciting fantasy series is sure to be a hit.
Go in search of a tessaract with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin — and discover a complex world of folds in time! This groundbreaking quintet of fantasy / science fiction books features new cover artwork by Taeeun Yoo. The combination of intricate fantasy, individual and cosmic drama, and realistic family life is fascinating, and the messages it offers about compassion, courage, and the search for knowledge will leave a deep impression on any young reader.
When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary where Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for other humans; she knows they exist, because of an item she treasures — a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." But when she meets others and is introduced to the community of New Attica, she realizes that all is not as it seems.... An innovative series that combines beloved children's literature with a space adventure, and includes an Augmented Reality component, is now available in a box set that collects The Search for WondLa, A Hero for WondLa, and The Battle for WondLa.
Indomitable redhead Anne Shirley from Green Gables, PEI, Canada, has been a favorite of girls everywhere since its publication in the early 1900s. With this set, you can follow her story from start to finish! From Anne’s time in Avonlea, to her experiences at college, to her married life with children, and finally the story of Anne’s daughter Rilla during World War I, this series is full of books to treasure. NOTE: This recommendation is for the 8-book box set, not the electronic Kindle version by a separate publisher which reportedly has many problems.
After tragedy strikes their family, Emily and Navin’s mother Karen decides to move the family to their great-grandfather’s house in the little town of Norlen. The locals believe the house is haunted, but the family discounts the rumors — until Karen is kidnapped by a monster! Emily and Navin discover they will have to follow her into another world if they want to reunite their family. Along the way, Emily discovers a stone amulet and learns that she has powers she didn’t know she possessed. This box set collects the first eight volumes of this popular and critically-acclaimed graphic novel series.
Four classic Mighty Girl books get a colorful new edition in this boxed set! These new volumes of Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, A Little Princess, and Little Women feature cover design and interior illustrations by artist Anna Bond. The set includes a matching slipcover case, making this set a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
Live the life of espionage with this social word game! Two spymasters know the identities of 25 secret agents, and they have to tip off their teammates using one word clues — clues that could apply to multiple words on the table. Players have to guess their team's names while avoiding agents belonging to the opposite team...and the assassin that could put the whole mission in jeopardy. Fast — and creative — thinking is the name of the game!
For a budding electrician or engineer — or just someone who wants to understand the exciting world of electronics in a new way — Elenco's Learn to Solder Kit is a must! The included instruction manual teaches you soldering techniques while also teaching you about all the components in the kit. Included are solder, a soldering iron, wire cutters and various electronic parts to practice on including a circuit board.
Kate DiCamillo's beloved sequence about the Three Rancheros appears in its own beautiful box set, perfect for gift giving! This box set includes hardcover editions of Raymie Nightingale,, in which Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly met for the first time at an ill-advised but life-changing beauty pageant. Then, in Louisiana's Way Home,, readers follow Louisiana as she finds herself separated from her friends by her erratic Granny. Finally, in Beverly, Right Here, Beverly decides she's leaving, not running away, and tries to find home and security that she can call her own. Together, they're a stunning trilogy that readers young and old will savor.
Outsmart cybercriminals and protect your programs from hackers with this clever logic game from ThinkFun! In 120 challenges that gradually increase in difficulty, kids will play the role of coder, hacker, and security engineer. First, program your Agent pieces to collect data chips and exit safely. Then, take advantage of vulnerabilities in your programs by unleashing Viruses that block them! Finally, secure the program with Alarms that help data stay safe. Kids can play collaboratively or solo as they develop logic skills and learn basic principles of coding and cybersecurity.
When Emma's librarian mother starts a book club dedicated to the classics, she and her friends originally groan. What can old books like Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and Pride and Prejudice teach them? For the five friends, though, the book club — and these classic stories — will help them get through all the drama and adventures of middle school, from crushes to stolen journals to the possibility of a friend moving away. This box set collects all seven books of The Mother-Daughter Book Club in handy paperback editions.
If two wheels don't provide enough of a challenge, why not try one? This 20" unicycle from FUN is the perfect choice for beginners. Cartridge bearings make the pedaling smooth, while the adjustable saddle makes sure it's the right fit. Once you've got your balance, this unicycle is sturdy enough for regular riding! She'll be impressing her friends in no time.
After their mother's tragic death, siblings Sadie and Carter became strangers: Sadie lived with her grandparents in London, while Carter followed their Egyptologist father on excavations and research missions. But when their father's "research experiment" at the British Museum goes horribly wrong, it unleashes the Egyptian god Set — and reveals that Sadie and Carter are inheritors of unexpected powers and the only people who can stop Set from claiming the world. Rick Riordan's signature blending of ancient mythology and modern setting gets a unique twist in this series, which is framed as a mysterious audio recording, features a dual narration by both Sadie and Carter — full of excitement, adventure, and the occasional punch of sibling rivalry.
Explore renewable energy with this set from K'Nex Education. 583 pieces allow kids to build multiple models that teach them out we can generate electrical power from wind, water, and solar energy. The step-by-step instruction manual encourages kids to develop STEM skills and shows them the importance of eco-friendly energy!
For the first time, the first three of Deborah Ellis's The Breadwinner books are available in a single volume! Over the course of the series, 11-year-old Parvana goes disguising herself as a boy to provide for her family in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan to helping other children seek safety to suspicion and imprisonment by American authorities. This groundbreaking series has introduced many tweens and teens to the history of Taliban rule and the effects of the war in Afghanistan. Complete the story with the follow-up title, My Name Is Parvana.
From the moment that children at her home on the Biltmore Estate start disappearing, Serafina begins to realize that she is different than she thought. She forms a friendship with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore's owners, and slowly grows into — and claims — her role as the protector of Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 4-volume box set contains hardcover editions of Serafina and the Black Cloak, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, Serafina and the Splintered Heart, and Serafina and the Seven Stars.
Grab your walking stick, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to explore the nation's natural wonders with this board game from Underdog Games! As 2 to 5 players race across the country, they collect trail stones and compete to claim Park Cards, each of which includes an interesting fact and a gorgeous photo of the park. Each game begins with a unique setup, ensuring endless replayability. By the time you've played it a few times, you'll be itching to get out there and explore the real thing!
It's 1776, and Isabel, Curzon, and Ruth are all slaves. But something new is in the air: a plan to win freedom from England. Freedom, that is, for some... unless the three of them decide to take their freedom themselves. With a war in the background, each must choose sides, figure out who can be trusted as an ally, and decide just how much they are willing to risk to be free. Laurie Halse Anderson's award-winning historical fiction trilogy, including Chains, Forge, and Ashes, is now available in this box set, perfect for tween and teen readers.
Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game for 2 to 4 players! Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This brilliantly designed game is the perfect way to help solidify math concepts while making learning fun for kids and adults alike.
Return to Tamora Pierce's world of Tortall with The Immortals Quartet! A young orphan named Daine possesses a mysterious "wild magic," which sets her on a quest to hone her magical skills As she explores the potential in her powers, she'll also discover the truth of her parentage, the ability to talk to animals, and her duty to protect her kingdom from terrifying creatures. This beautiful new paperback collection comes in a dramatic slipcase and includes original afterwords from Pierce about each book.
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Hunger Games by introducing a Mighty Girl to the series! Follow Katniss Everdeen Character as she struggles to survive — and rebel against — a world where the decadent Capital combines reality television with death sport, forcing tributes from oppressed districts to kill each other for the entertainment of the elite. This beautiful box set features special edition paperbacks with foil covers, plus bonus material including the longest interview Suzanne Collins has given since the books' publication.
See the story of Stargirl in a whole new way with this box set. In Stargirl, Leo faces the choice between his love for the unique, eccentric Stargirl and popularity with the peers who have turned on her; Love, Stargirl is the companion novel from Stargirl's perspective. Together, they provide a fascinating and sometimes painful glimpse into the harsh emotional world of high school — and the joys that being yourself can bring.
When Alanna of Trebond first appeared in the Song of the Lioness series, it established Tamora Pierce as an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy. This box set unites the four books of the quartet into the whole Pierce originally intended, with all volumes featuring new cover art and afterwords by the author. Follow Alanna as she disguises herself as a boy so that she can train as a page, then eventually claims her destiny as a knight — and as the savior of the kingdom of Tortall.
Join Lyra Bellacqua on her quest to save both her own world and its parallel — ours! This bestselling trilogy tackling questions about science, theology, and magic is full of adventure and excitement. This box set includes all three volumes — The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass — as well as bonus material featuring "found papers" from several major characters. Teens will love being able to follow the journey from start to finish with this set. Fans can return to Lyra's world with the new series The Book of Dust.
Read the series that established Garth Nix as a force to be reckoned with in young adult fantasy! In a place where the boundary between life and death is blurred, the Abhorsen must help the uneasy dead rest. As Sabrael finds her destiny as the Abhorsen — and Lirael her own destiny as Sabrael’s successor — they must also find a way to prevent the Destroyer from snuffing out Life itself. Nix’s Old Kingdom provides a darker High Fantasy realm for teen readers to explore. This box set contains the novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen.
Anne McCaffrey's beloved Harper Hall trilogy introduces readers to Menolly — and her nine fire lizards, miniature versions of the dragons that sear Pern's skies of deadly Thread! When Menolly flees a restrictive home and family who refuse to let her pursue her love of music, she stumbles across a clutch of fire lizard eggs, even though the creatures are considered a myth by most people of Pern. When she finds herself bonded to nine of the hatchlings, she has no idea that they will help lead her to a respected place in the Harper Hall as a rare journeywoman! Anyone who has dreamed of a pet dragon of their own will love following Menolly's adventures with her beloved fire lizards.
In Tris’ world, everyone has to choose life in a faction that represents a particular virtue. But a strange result on Tris’ faction testing leads to her discovery that she is Divergent: she has aptitudes for multiple factions, something she is warned to conceal from everyone. But Tris' Divergent status may be the key to overcoming the insidious control the government exerts over the majority of the population — and as war looms between the factions, Tris may discover that it's not possible to save everyone that she loves. This set includes paperback editions of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant, all with evocative new cover art.
She is one of the most influential novelists in the English language, and the woman who changed attitudes about whether female authors — and female characters — were of literary value. Now, you can enjoy all of Austen's works — Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion, plus a volume of early writings and juvenilia — in these beautiful cloth-bound books. It's the perfect gift set for a reader who's discovering the wit, humor, and rich language of one of the world's most esteemed authors. For more resources about this groundbreaking author, visit our Jane Austen Collection.
Lara Jean Song has never actually dated, but she's written letters to all five of her crushes — love letters where she pours out her thoughts and emotions. Then one day, to her horror, all of the letters get mailed! Suddenly, all of the boys know her innermost feelings. In the time that follows, she will pretend to be in love, actually be in love, wonder if she can be in love with two people at once, and question whether love can last through the next big step in her life. This box set collects paperback editions of all three books in this series, To All the Boys I've Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You; and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.
Four of the Brontë Sisters' classic novels get a stunning cloth-bound hardcover edition box set in honor of the bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë's birth! In the Brontë sisters' short lives, they wrote lasting works of literature — in part based on their time as teachers and governesses, and inspired by their home on the Yorkshire moors — that are still hailed today. This beautiful collection, designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, includes Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and Villette.
The war-hungry Republic houses both the extreme elite and the lowest of the low. 15-year-old June is at the top: the scion of a wealthy family being groomed for military greatness. 15-year-old Day is at the bottom: born in a slum and now the most wanted criminal in the nation. But when their paths cross, they will learn truths about themselves and their country and face difficult choices about whether it can be saved... or whether it must be torn down. Told in dual narration, this best-selling series is a thrill ride from start to finish; the box set includes all three books, as well as Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at June and Day's lives before they met.
The once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters... and its savior may be Alina Starkov, a refugee who reveals an unexpected power and gets swept to the royal court to be trained as one of the Grisha, the magical elite. But Alina struggles to fit in, and things are not as they seem. As a new threat to Ravka grows, a frightened girl will become a hardened leader. This trilogy, with its innovative fantasy setting, is sure to be a favorite; the box set comes with paperback editions of all three books.
Discover Holly Black's blood thirsty and bestselling The Folk of the Air series in this gorgeous gift set! 17-year-old Jude and her two sisters were kidnapped by Faeries ten years ago, and she wants nothing more than to join their Courts. Earning a spot, however, is a dangerous game. As she tries to find her place in their world, she'll uncover a web of intrigue, make unlikely alliances, break a dangerous curse — and discover the true meaning of power. This gift set includes hardcover editions of The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing.
A unique mix of fairy tale and futuristic technology have made the Lunar Chronicles a best-selling series! When Prince Kai seeks out the cyborg Linh Cinder, hoping to recruit her for her mechanical skill, she has no idea she'll become central to a movement to topple the tyrannical Queen Levana. Over the course of the series, she'll meet Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), and Winter (Snow White), and they'll race against time to topple the queen before their world tears itself apart. Fans of the series will love getting to read this complex and thrilling story from beginning to end.
Fans of Celaena Sardothien and her epic fantasy series Throne of Glass will be thrilled with this deluxe hardcover box set, which includes the newly released series finale! When Celaena comes to the palace to fight to the death for the right to be the king's champion — and win her freedom — she ends up caught in a battle against dark forces that threaten her entire world. Rich worldbuilding and and epic journey from slave to queen make this series a thrilling ride from start to finish. This set includes paperback editions of all books in the series.