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2018 Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are coming up faster than we can imagine and we want you to be prepared for everyone on your holiday gift list. Check out all these great products and companies that will delight you with a variety of gift ideas for family, friends, and co-workers. Start shopping now and be prepared to give the best gifts this Holiday Season.
Fashion & Beauty Gift Ideas
Go Girl Designs – For years, women and girls have suffered with trying to keep their hair ties close at hand and often times leave marks on their wrists so they will always have one nearby. The founders of Go Girl Designs have put an end to the search for a hair tie with these beautiful chic accessories that keep your hair tie convenient but sparkle like a bangle in your jewelry box. These bangles come in several varieties and colors so you will always have one that matches whatever outfit you are wearing. Plus when you shop them for your beauty needs, you are supporting a local Tennessee business, something that I strongly encourage this holiday season. Check out all the different designs and don’t worry about ever being caught without a hair tie again or having indents on your wrists at the end of the day.
Art 4 All – Discover the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your live with this unique collection of hats, pins, and stickers made by Wyoming artist Abby Paffrath. Each piece is created using the ancient Indonesian art form known as Batik;a wax resist dye technique used to create images and patterns on fabrics. Inspired by the western landscape she saw outside her front door, she applied this technique to hats creating these unique gifts for every outdoor enthusiast and fashionista. Art 4 All offers products for both men and women and you can shop the whole line of products online at www.art4allbyabby.com.
Baby Starters Sleep & Play Line – The first year with baby goes by fast from celebrating every milestone to capturing the moments during each of their “1st” holiday experiences. Dress them in fashion that is perfect for sleep or play with the complete line from Baby Starters. Baby Starters is just one of the amazing brands in the family of brands from Rashti & Rashti. The little one in your life will capture hearts and smiles when they show up in their adorable and functional pieces. Plus you can let the older siblings enjoy the quality you have come to expect with the Night Life pajamas line. Visit https://www.rashtiandrashti.
Puppies Make Me Happy – Everyone loves puppies and if they don’t it is because they have never felt a puppies love. The folks over at Puppies Make Me Happy want to help dog lovers share their love up pups with quirky and fun designs perfect for the men, women, and pups on your list this holiday season. Not only can you find unique designs designed already for you but you can take advantage of their customizable options with plenty of activewear pieces that make the perfect gift for the special someone and their pup. Plus you can help give back this holiday season everytime you shop because Puppies Make Me Happy donate a portion of their proceeds towards dog-related charities and shelters. Check out all the great options and start shopping at Puppies Make Me Happy.
LipSense– I have been hooked on LipSense for over a year and don’t leave home without it. It is one of my staples even when I am in ahurry. With a wide variety of colors and glosses, there is a shade or 2 for everyone looking for long lasting lip color coverage. Thanks to their unique formula, LipSense will stay on your lips for up to 18 hours. There is no wax in the product so when applied with the gloss you moisture your lips while sporting fabulous colors all day. The makers of LipSense also have a full line of beauty products including makeup and skin care. Discover the lip color you have been looking for all your life.
Kiss My Lash Mirror – GoodJanes has released a new innovative three angle eyelash mirror that will make applying false lashes and eye makeup easier. This base mirror is constructed with side mirrors extending at obtuse angles to allow the user to view the upper and lower eyelashes at the same time. This allows for flawless makeup and lash application thanks to a close and clear view. This mirror is the newest product in the GoodJanes beauty line which includes mink fur lashes in 18 styles and 2 exclusive mascaras. Order a Kiss My Lash mirror, lashes, and mascara and hit the holiday parties in style or pick them up for the women on your holiday list.
AU Customs – These hand-made bracelet and necklace charms make the perfect accessory for back to school season. Show your special student or teacher that you care with a hand-stamped charm. They are versatile and the perfect accessory for every outfit. Choose the words and images that best represent you and the message you want to carry with yourself daily. Several styles are available and she will work with you to create your custom piece.
Premier Designs Jewelry- Whether you are a teacher or a student the the versatile and stylish jewelry from Premier Designs will take your wardrobe to a whole new level. Discover how easy it is to change up your wardrobe with a just a few pieces. Plus, Premier Designs stand behind every piece of jewelry sold and will replace it if there is a manufacturing defect. Shop with confidence and expand your jewelry box.Looking for extra style tips, sales and more – Join Shelly’s Sparkling VIP Group.
The InfinityBelt – This belt is like none other, It is made from stretchy colored elastic that closes with hook and eyes … the same fasteners your bra has. Because there’s no buckle, the InfinityBelt™ lies perfectly flat under your clothes, so whatever you’re wearing has a perfect shape. What’s more, because it’s made from stretchy elastic, it’s a must for maternity mamas and when you’ve gained or lost some weight. This belt stows easily in a suitcase and helps insure your clothes stay put without the bulk of a traditional belt.
Men’s & Women’s Fashion Watches – Dress up their wrist this holiday season with a wide assortment of high quality fashion watches at amazing prices. Choose from brands such as Burgi, Joshua and Sons, Akribos, Disney, and more. All watches are sold by Time World Inc and are shipped directly to you. There are many watch styles available including a wide variety of band options and face designs. There is a watch that is perfect for everyone on your list when you shop these high-quality fashion watches now.
DAZI – Dress up your guy for the holidays with the fashion and elegance found in the selection of ties at DAZI. Just in time for the holidays, they recently introduced their Desert Collection. This unique collection is inspired by the flora of the Utah desert and features beautiful succulents, desert wildflowers, cacti and the occasional steer skull. Each DAZI design is handcrafted to keep their wearers above average in fashion and elegance. Each tie is approximately 2.5″ wide at the tip and 58″ in length. This makes them perfect for any man of every height. You can also find a variety of bowties that are fashionable for every man, regardless of the occasion. DAZI also offers a line of accessories including socks, pocket squares, tie bars, phone cases, and hats. Shop all the elegant fashion that DAZI has to offer today.
The Paisley Hanger – Treat everyone on your list to the custom designed clothing pieces from The Paisley Hanger. Shop from their carefully designed items or opt for a custom creation. Designs are available (but not limited to) t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, onesies and more. Plus, for the first time, they are offering Custom Christmas Ornaments for those on your list who have everything else. Shop early and often for amazing designs from this small business.
Lone Tree Soap Company – Pamper your skin and theirs with this assortment of homemade soaps and more. Lone Tree Soap Company offers a wide variety of bath-related products including Lush Like Shampoo Bars, Activated Charcoal Facial Soap, Goat Milk Sugar Scrub (available in 9 scents), Goat Milk Lotion (available in 8 scents), Bubbling Bath Bombs, Soy Blend Wax Melts (available in 19 scents), Men’s Shaving Soap, Lip Scrub, and more. Shop the entire line of products and give your family and friends the gift of pampering this holiday season.
Holiday Personalized Gifts
Canvas Factory – Take your favorite photo or photos and turn them into works of art perfect for gift giving. Whether you are shopping for a gift for yourself or someone else on your list create a gift that they will see every day to remind them of the special moment you captured on film. Available in multiple shapes and sizes, you can choose from canvas prints, metal photos,or acrylic glass images. Shop Canvas Factory for the perfect photo gift today.
Sporticulture – Surprise your sport’s fan with these beautiful flowers from Sporticulture. Each plant arrives in a custom printed, licensed pot bearing their favorite team’s logo and is filled with themed flowers. Like gorgeous red chrysanthemums, that let them represent for Alabama’s Crimson Tide. Or choose the beautiful red and white pansies for your Tennessee Titans’ fan. Help them take their team spirit to another level with these colorful blooms. Shop their complete line of NCAA and NFL themed plants today.
Unique Holiday Gifts
Precious Moments Gifts From Girlfriend Giving – The Girlfriend Giving Gifts got their name because they are the perfect items for a thoughtful present for fall pals, BFF”s, and our “we may live miles apart, we’re always friends” special people. They are perfect for birthday, holiday, or “thinking of you” gifts. Whether for a special occasion or encouragement, these items are sure to please and look great with any home decor. We received the “Let Our Light Shine” Resin Snow Globe which stands 5.5″ high and encourages girls and women to let their unique light shine with an inspirational message of strength and hope. Shop this beautiful snow globe and other Girlfriend Giving items at Hallmark.
The Fishing Caddy – Surprise the fishermen or fisherwomen on your list this holiday season with this functional but affordable option for their fishing needs. The Fishing Caddy is an all in one system that provides them with a place to sit, a place for their poles, LED lights for night fishing, a well for the fish they have caught, and even a place for their drinks.It comes with seat options including a tackle box seat, plush padded seat, or a 360 degree padded swivel seat. This one of a kind fishing must-have is made entirely in the United States and got its start last year through a Kickstarter campaign. The Fishing Caddy is now sold online at Amazon, in select Scheels locations, on Etsy, and online at The Fishing Caddy. The Fishing Caddy comes in several different colors which makes it a great for families with multiple fishermen/women. Make sure to order one of these for those on your list who love fishing.
SmartControl™ Gas Containers – These newly designed gas containers are a must-have for the men & women on your list who rely on gas cans to fuel their lawn mowers, snow blowers, generators, ATVs, and more. The innovative spout design helps to eliminate spills and provide a hassle-free pour. In a single motion, the user simply presses the lever up to unlock the child safety feature with the palm o f their hand, and then squeezes the large button. This first squeeze is done when upright to vent the container and then the nozzle is placed over the tank and a simple squeeze allows the user to pour just the right amount of fuel. The SmartControl™ is available in one, two, or five gallon sizes and can be purchased at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Auto Zone, Pep Boys, Target, and Northern Tool + Equipment Stores in the US.
Swagskate Spectra Mini (A.I. Electric Penny Board – Give them a futuristic ride with the world’s smartest skateboard. Featuring advanced artificial intelligence, the Swagskate Spectra Mini uses a 3D posture control system to learn and adjust to an individual’s riding style, and allows you to accelerate and brake simply by sensing your shift in body weight—no remote required. Download the app to unlock more features, adjust speed (up to 9.3 mph) and input sensitivity or even use your smartphone as a remote until you get the hang of hands-free riding. It holds a charge for up to 5.6 miles so users will enjoy getting out and discovering the wondrous outdoors. The Spectra Mini can be used by individuals up to 180 pounds so it is a perfect gift for the young and old this holiday season.
Kit-Kat Klock – Cute and Quirky, the Kit-Cat Klock® is the same classy cat that’s been bringing time to life with its wagging tail, rolling eyes, and contagious smile since 1932. Its unique look has survived intact since the top paws and bow tie were added in the fifties, and is now available custom-made, on demand so you can get the perfect look for everyone on your gift list.ErgoErgo – The ErgoErgo was invented after a an inventor saw how active sitting helped relieve her backache but traditional exercise balls are not stable, deflate, take up space, and are not attractive to look at. After several years of experimenting he found the perfect solution in this unique design. Using an ErgoErgo helps to improve posture through proper sitting and is available for children and adults. They are available in multiple colors and can be purchased online at Amazon, Wayfair, Play With a Purpose, Room & Board, etc. Discover how ErgoErgo can help you and your family by visiting them online.BLU Notebooks – The first ever journaling notebook made with pages that have the look and feel of traditional blueprint paper. It comes with a white gel pen to make your journaling stand out on the blue pages. This unique notebook and pen set bring back creativity and offer an endless array of options no matter how you journal. The journal comes in two sizes (8.25″ x 11″ and 5″ x 7″) and contains 50 pages with a flexible cardboard cover and spiral binding for flat lay, and easy tear sheets. Shop for your BLU Notebooks today. Scratch & Create Books – These unique scratch books make a perfect holiday gift for children and adults alike. Each book is 20 pages and includes designs like fun flowers, botanicals, enchanted forests, hand lettering, and more. The designs are created with simple lines and shapes so you can copy the pattern on the facing page by using the special scratch tool to reveal a contrasting background. Create a simple but beautiful piece of art as you scratch away the metallic coating. Designs are easily removed from the book with perforated pages so you can display them for all to see. Shop the whole line of Scratch and Create Books. Cozy Phones – Help your kids listen to their music, watch videos, and engage with their electronics without ill-fitting ear buds or bulky head phones. Cozy Phones feature a soft headband. 1/8″ ultra-thin speakers, and adorable designs that make these the answer for kids of all ages. The speakers are also completely removable so that parents can wash the headband as needed. Cozy Phones also can be used as a sleep mask and/or a headband. Cozy Phones for kids are available in many designs including Fox, Frog, Panda, Bunny, Unicorn, and new styles including Pirate, Kitty and Lion. You can also choose from Nickelodeon themed designs which include JoJo Siwa CozyPhones Headphones featuring her signature bow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol Designs that include Chase, Marshall and Skye.Cozy Wings – Your kid will love the Soft and comfy Cozy Wings. The wrap-around wearable wings keep kids warm as they lounge and play. Their imagination is their only limitation when they slip on Cozy Wings. Cozy Wings are available in popular themed styles like Elsa/Frozen, JoJo Siwa, Marvel Superheroes or Buzz Lightyear. Plus the original designs of Cozy Wings are still available and include characters like colorful butterflies, fairies, spider wings, spaceship, and dragon. They are made of a durable fabric that is also machine washable so keeping them clean is a breeze. Cozy Wings are available at Target.com and CozyWings.com. Wrap Around, Flap Around, Nap Around – Cozy Wings!
Children’s Holiday Gifts
The Field – This unique toy was created in Ireland and is the perfect toy to inspire real-world, screen-free, and imaginative play. There are no batteries just a lush green grass playscape with hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, a tractor, and more! This toy is a great way to encourage children from 3+ to step away from the screens and develop a farm of their own. It is available in the original Field (26″ x 17″) as well as a Half Acre Field (12″x 17″). Combine two or more of these sets to let their imagination grow even bigger and/or let them use their other favorite imaginative toys for a more engaging experience.Power Action Pikachu – Pokemon fans of all ages will love this huggable, lovable Pikachu from Wicked Cool Toys. This product is officially licensed and is the most advanced Pikachu toy released yet. It has 360 degree movement sensors which allows users to shake him to power him up and interact with him. He has 15+ talking voice and light responses. He speaks numerous phrases including the popular “Pika, Pika.” Fun effects also include a light-up tail and cheeks. Squeeze his hand to hear him talk and share the Pikachu joy with all the Pokemon fans in your life. Shop for this toy online at Amazon or in-store at Walmart and Target. Pokémon Pop Action Poké Ball – No matter where you go, take the Pokémon battle with you! The Pokémon Pop Action Poké Ball and Figure sets include one Pop Action Poké Ball and one super soft, 3-inch Pokémon plush. Place the plush inside the Poké Ball, slip the rubber ring over a finger, then toss it! The Poké Ball opens and automatically launches the plush into fierce battle! Up your Pokémon training skills to battle alone or against your friends! No matter which one you choose–Electric-Type Pikachu, Grass-Type Rowlet, Fire-Type Litten, or Water-Type Popplio, you’re destined for a whole new level of fun! Gotta Catch ‘Em All™! Suitable for ages 4 years and up.An Extensive Range of Pokémon Figures – The new scaled figure line from Wicked Cool Toys offers an extensive range of Pokémon that will have kids and fans around the world wanting them all! The line includes 2” figures, 3” articulated figures, 4.5” articulated feature figures and 12”
articulated Legendary Pokémon figures. A series number on the figure and packaging will help fans track their Pokemon figures.4.5” Battle Feature Figures – Engage with these exciting figures! The 4.5” figures feature articulation with character-inspired mechanisms that include
launching, gripping, rolling, and more! You can squeeze Bewear’s legs to make its arms move and grab opponents! The 4.5” figures includes 3 waves per year of 4 great Pokémon figures, and are all trackable by a numbered series on the figures and packaging12” Legendary Pokémon Figures – Fans love these large Pokémon! The biggest figures in the Pokémon toy range, these articulated large-scale Pokémon will thrill fans of all ages. The assortment will include 1 wave of 3 great 12” Legendary Pokémon figures – Solgaleo, Lunala, and
Necrozma – each with a series number on the figure and packaging for easy tracking.
K2 Convertible Balance Trike & Kick Scooter – This toddler-sized balanced trike is the perfect way to get little ones comfortable and provide the practice needed in order to learn to balance. It grows them and easily adjusts to a three-wheeled scooter for years of fun outdoors. It features a durable frame, adjustable stem, and a three wheel design that provides the perfect amount of balance while helping them learn to ride a bike or scooter. The K2 supports up to 44 pounds so it is the perfect gift for 2 and up. Switch up playtime by going back and forth between a scooter & trike with the simple twist of the handle. Get ready for hours of outdoor or indoor fun (if room allows) when you get them the K2 Convertible Balance Trike & Kick Scooter.
My First Flybar Pogo Pals – This new line from Flybar® was just released and offers an adorable and unique way or children to learn how to “Pogo.” The Pogo Pals, come in five designs so you can choose your little ones favorite animal. Choose Frida the Fox, Patterson the Panda, Ursula the Unicorn, Frankie the Frog, or Manny the Monkey. The foam base provides an area big enough for both feet without requiring them to balance and it squeaks each time they hop. The foam handles are easy to hold onto and the bungee cord stretches for children of all heights. This pogo can be used indoors or outdoors and can hold up to 250 pounds so mom and dad can take a turn also. Pogo Trick Boards – This trick board is a twist on an old classic. Fill the pogo with air, using the included pump, and let them start mastering the art of balancing and jumping. It is made of a sturdy plastic that holds up but is also flexible enough not to break with the bouncing. The High Grit Tape provides a non-slip foot deck for better balancing. It can be carried easily thanks to the handles on both sizes. Kids of all ages will love the trick board as it supports up to 160 pounds. Flybar iPogo Jr. – This is the world’s first interactive counting pogo stick and is designed for kids ages 5-9. It is available in Blue and Pink and helps kids keep track of their jumps. The interactive counting feature helps them to compete for the most jumps and to attempt to beat their best jump count. It even offers encouragement like “Keep Going” and “Your’e a Flybar Champion” to motivate kids not to give up. This is a wonderful way to get them off the couch and outside. Aero Flybar – This outdoor staple is new to the Flybar line and was released this summer. This two-wheel scooter features light up wheels, three color designs, and smooth-riding wheels for amazing rides every time. Made with a durable steel frame this scooter will last many years and thanks to the adjustable handlebars, it can grow with them. Colorful grip tape, provides a non-slip deck to help keep them riding without slipping off. Riders can easily stop with the large, steel rear brake.Swurfer Kick – Flybar has expanded the Swurfer line with the new Kick, designed to let younger kids get in on the “swurfing” fun. The Kick is made to surf the air just like the original but its bright colors appeal to younger kids. It is made of a durable plastic and has a weight limit of 150 pounds. It is designed to provide more power, stability, and range of motion. It can be hung on a tree or on a swingset (with an optional swingset conversion bracket.) Kids of all ages will enjoy the Swurfer Kick. Bilibo – The multi-award winning Bilibo is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and versatile openended toys. Bilibo’s iconic shell shape and bright colors immediately appeal to children. Bilibo arouses curiosity, engages the imagination and playfully trains basic motor skills and balance.
Both boys and girls find unlimited ways to play with Bilibo – using it to rock and spin in, hide under, sit on, tote with and peek through. Bilibo provides hours of fun, indoors and outdoors – all year round. Measures 15″. Available in blue, green, orange, pink, red, yellow and light blue).Myland Fire Truck – Our friendly firefighter turns on the siren lights when placed in the driver’s seat, while the black and white dog activates playful sound effects. Children discover that by color matching the characters with their seats, the firefighter and dog transform into on/off
switches that control the truck’s actions. A movable ladder makes saving the day as easy as 1, 2, 3! Check out the fire truck and other great Myland toys. Hudson Glow Rattle– Meet Hudson, our adorable motion–activated rattle that responds to the way your baby shakes it. Lean the 4″ puppy’s
green legs down to see him glow green; lean his red legs down and watch the spots glow red! Hudson’s textured legs are just right for teething babies, and the soft rattling sound will both entertain and stimulate the senses.MagnaTab – Let the magnetic stylus be your pen and the beadboard be your paper. Use your imagination to draw shapes, letters, and pictures, popping individual beads to the surface for a sensory–based play experience. Erases with the tip of your finger, or by swiping across the beads with the side of the stylus. Available as Free Play and Glow-in-the-Dark Jumbo board.My Fairy Garden – My Fairy Garden is the first of its kind: A toy that’s also a real, live garden! Children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home because it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. My Fairy Garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an entertaining play set! New this year, Unicorn Paradise™ boasts a garden on and around an eye-catching cave where the glittery unicorn, Celeste, can rest and hang out with her fairy friend Dahlia and Dahlia’s pet turtle
Pebbles! Like the rest of the My Fairy Garden line, this set includes soil and seeds to grow real plants and flowers! Windmill Terrace™ goes above and beyond by bringing solar energy to My Fairy Garden! The garden’s main structure is an eye-catching gourd that boasts a moving windmill that is powered by the sun! When the windmill rotates, it also activates a water wheel below that scoops and circulates water in the pond! It’s the first My Fairy Garden to feature powered movement and adds a bigger STEM component to the brand. This set includes the fairy Saffron and her swans Grace and Beau, along with seeds and soil for the garden. Check out all the My Fairy Garden playsets and see what’s new. Marbelocity – Marbleocity is a line of laser-cut wooden STEM kits, and the intricate and beautiful designs of each module fit together to form a weaving and winding marble machine. Marbleocity was designed to be a satisfying building experience, and the included graphic novel teaches each kit’s STEM lesson through a cast of characters called the Tinkineers, who help children and parents understand the concepts and feel connected
to the lessons. The new Triple Play™ series features smaller models and an added plastic components that give the wood model a pop of color! The first two models in the series, Chaos and Archimedes Screw, feature fun elements like a helix and funnel. Like all other Marbleocity kits, Triple Play models also include a full color comic story, to teach important STEM lessons and relate physics and engineering principles to real life. Chaos and Archimedes Screw can be easily connected so marbles run through both models, and motors can be connected. Shop all the Marbleocity kits and learn more about these fun STEM kits. Walkie Chalkie– Walkie Chalk is an easy-to-assemble, three-piece writing wand that provides a totally new experience with sidewalk chalk for kids
and adults of all ages. The patented design, made with child-safe materials, holds any standard-sized chalk, round or square, allowing chalk artists to let their creativity shine by being able to move around while they draw. Walkie Chalk helps outdoor imagination flow from a different perspective while also saving parents and grandparents sore knees and backs, and the innovative sidewalk chalk empowers kids and adults to “Stand Up
& Draw!” Available in four colors, the Walkie Chalk sidewalk chalk holders are adjustable in length from 24 to 36 inches long and hold most standard sidewalk chalk round or square. each package includes two chalk pieces.Lots-of-Licks Adoptimals – Party Theme! – Adoptimals: A Pet Collectors’ Dream Come True – Adorable, cute and looking for their forever home, the Adoptimals are Cabbage Patch Kids’ best friends! Loaded with cuteness, these precious pets come with a delicious ice cream cone that your
Adoptimal really licks! Pair the Lots-of-Licks Adoptimals with any brand new 14” Cabbage Patch Kid’s lollipop for even more sweet interaction. Adopt an adorable new furry friend today!Cabbage Patch – Kids “Our Individuality Makes Us Special” – The newest Cabbage Patch Kids collection is as special as ever. The
tradition continues with more fabulous one-of-a-kind Kids available in a diverse variety of skin tones, hair colors and themes to mirror a
wide cross section of the world’s population! Each 14” Cabbage Patch Kid features new fashions and accessories with fun themes such as slumber party, luau, picnic, tea party and more, plus a sweet lollipop accessory to interact with Lots-of-Licks Adoptimal pets! Watch as the adorable Adoptimal really licks the lollipop! Each Kid is special and unique – coming with their very own name, birth date, official birth certificate and adoption papers from BabyLand General® Hospital. Make the promise to love and care for your Kid and take the Oath of Adoption to join the Cabbage Patch Kids family today!Cabbage Patch Kids 35 th Anniversary Edition Vintage Kids – Where It All Began! – As we celebrate 35 years of one of the most iconic brands of today, the adorable 16” Vintage Cabbage Patch Kids feature the style and lovability that started it all! The Vintage CP K Collection features adorable retro dress fashions and the original Cabbage Patch Kids yarn hairstyles made famous over 3 decades ago! Open your heart and take the Oath of Adoption with a ‘Kid of your own!Hug ‘N Sing – Teddy Ruxpin and Grabby Collection – Your Musical Friends Put a little song and a lot of love in any child’s heart with a
cuddly Hug ‘N Sing Teddy Ruxpin or with his best friend Hug ‘N Sing Grubby. With each hug they sing a whimsical song included that can be played in three, thirty second clips. These adorable musical friends come in four collectible styles including Adventure Teddy Ruxpin, Friendship Teddy Ruxpin, Lullaby Teddy Ruxpin or Teddy Ruxpin’s best friend Hug ‘N Sing Grubby. Terrasect – Roll, Flip, Attack! – Experience truly innovative radio control action with the TerraSect by Alpha Toys! Making Walmart’s Top Toys for Holiday 2018 chosen by kids, this green, insect-like design and glowing, red eyes the TerraSect strikes fear into the hearts of its prey. The
TerraSect’s RELENTLESS ROLLING ATTACK will give even the most advanced drivers hours of play, indoor or outdoor! Once you reach
top-speed, simply hit the trigger button to initiate the roll! If the TerraSect flips over, it can flip itself back over; No need to right by hand! Its tough build allows it to jump, tumble and roll over most terrain. How can you time your rolling attacks just right to create awesome stunts? 2.4 GHZ Control. TerraSect runs on 4xAA Batteries and 3xAAA for controller (not included). Measures 13.8” long. Games for All AgesHarry Potter Magical Beasts Game – Magical beasts have broken loose at HOGWARTS and it’s up to your favorite wizards to capture them in this interactive Harry Potter game. Players can play as Harry Potter™, Hermione Granger™, Ron Weasley™ or Ginny Weasley™ as you collect clues and track down creatures. The dynamic swinging game board adds excitement as you travel in and out of HOGWARTS. The first player to collect a magical beast wins. This game is for 2-4 players and every Harry Potter fan will want to discover this under the tree. Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze – Muggles and wizards alike will be enchanted by this new game that features fast-action Pop ‘n’ Race play as you race around the Tri-Wizard Maze competing to capture the Tri-Wizard Cup! Beware – there are traps along the way that may hurt or help your journey throughout the maze. This is the perfect game for a family Harry Potter game night and can be played with 2-4 players. LEGO The Incredibles – This extraordinary fun-filled adventure lets players control their favorite Incredibles characters and team up as a family to conquer crime and family life. Reimagined in LEGO form and featuring TT Games’ signature LEGO humor, the game recreates unforgettable scenes and breathtaking action sequences from both Incredibles movies. With Mr. Incredible’s unparalleled super strength, Elastigirl’s flexible transformations and the rest of the gang’s awe-inspiring gifts, teamwork has never been so much fun. This is rated E10+ & is available for XBOX ONE, PlayStation4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Scribblenauts Showdown – A new video game based on the inventive franchise, featuring two party game modes, Showdown and Versus, designed for one to four players. Players can also join forces in the popular Scribblenauts Sandbox to complete achievements and watch their objects come to life in unpredictable ways. Competitors can conjure objects from the vast dictionary of over 35,000 words to outsmart their opponents or simply let their imaginations run wild. Players can even customize their own unique Scribblenaut, drawn in the classic Scribblenauts art style, to use throughout the game. This is rated E10+ & is available for XBOX ONE, PlayStation4, and Nintendo Switch. LEGO DC Super Villians Deluxe Edition – Become the best villain the universe has seen in this all-new LEGO adventure! For the first time, a LEGO game is giving players the ability to play as a super-villain throughout the game, unleashing mischievous antics and wreaking havoc in an action-packed, hilarious story written in collaboration with DC Comics. Joined by renowned DC Super-Villains: The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Killer Frost, Sinestro, and countless others from the Legion of Doom, players will set out on an epic adventure to ensure their villainy remains unrivaled. This is rated E10+ & is available for XBOX ONE, PlayStation4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. LEGO Harry Potter Collection – This new compilation brings LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One with both top-selling videogames remastered in one package! The collection unites the creative prowess of LEGO, and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players young and old to enjoy. This is rated E10+ & is available for XBOX ONE, PlayStation4, and Nintendo Switch. Scribblenauts MegaPack – A new two-game collection featuring full versions of Scribblenauts Unlimited and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure along with bonus content for both games. Scribblenauts Unlimited takes players through an open world solving robust puzzles and challenges by summoning any object they can imagine, and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure combines the boundless creativity of Scribblenauts with the powers of thousands of DC characters and objects. This is rated E10+ & is available for XBOX ONE, PlayStation4, and Nintendo Switch. Yeti, Set, Go! – Yeti, Set, Go! is a follow-up to PlayMonster’s Toy of the Year award-winning game, Yeti in My Spaghetti®, taking the mythical
yeti theme to a whole new level! It’s fast-paced, with kids bopping yeti heads to make the yetis kick meatballs—but it requires skill and practice of coordination to aim the yetis and know how much force to use to launch the meatballs where they need to go! Until kids have the hang of it, meatballs may fly everywhere—but that’s part of the fun! Just chase them down and relaunch! It’s an entertaining game that helps kids with hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness. Shop both Yeti games here! Chrono Bomb® Night Vision– Kids get up-and-moving with Chrono Bomb® Night Vision. The Mission: Cross the Laser Field Before It’s Too Late. Kids turn off the lights for a thrilling nighttime mission! Using the clamps and 37-foot string to create a “laser” field to crawl through, kids wear UV light goggles to illuminate the string, and carefully make your way through the laser field. Chrono Bomb Night Vision can still be played during the day with the lights on, just like the original… and as always, the game can be played over and over again, building new courses each time or trying to beat your time and master your favorite setup! Shop all Chrono Bomb games here. Don’t Rock the Boat™ – In Don’t Rock the Boat, you better Balance Yer Mateys, or Overboard Ye Go! Players take turns setting pirate pieces on the teetering pirate ship, trying not to upset the balance. The player who makes the boat tip and pieces fall off is a landlubber! It’s a fun, but challenging, kids’ game about balance! The boat rocks and tips—but it’s supposed to!—it’s not easy to just set pieces on the boat. Kids have to think and practice with the best place to set a piece to keep the boat “afloat”! If you make the boat tip, try a different way next time! It’s an entertaining game that helps kids with problem- solving skills and spatial awareness.Pass the Pup™ – Pass the Pup™ is an adorable and musical game! Children begin by sitting in a circle, squeezing the pup’s paw, and then passing him around as the music plays. When the music stops, the dog will howl, and the person holding him then has to draw one of the cards. The card will tell the player to act like a dog in some way, like bark, scratch or roll over. This way, it’s fun to be the one holding the pup when the music stops, instead of being “out.” Designed for 2 or more players.
Cinco Linko – This fun, super-simple five-in-a-row tile game is easy to clip on your bag and play on the go, no matter where you’re headed. No game board is required to play. All you need is a flat service and a desire to have fun. Learning how to play is easy. Just choose a color, grab your stack and take turns laying down tiles side-by-side until someone manages to get five-in-a-row of their color, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. You’ll have to keep your eyes peeled and choose your placements carefully if you want to walk off with the win. Run out of tiles? Well, that just means you’ll have to pick up the ones you’ve already placed and reposition them one by one until you manage to sneak your line of five past the other players. Cinco Linko comes with 60 tiles (15 pink, 15 yellow, 15 green, 15 orange). The tiles stack easily onto four included racks that clip together with a connector to keep everything together on the go. Just use the included carabiner clip to hook Cinco Linko to your bag and you’re ready to play anyone, anywhere. Purchase Cinco Linko at Walmart stores everywhere.
Holiday Eats & Treats
MOORE’S Marinades and Sauces – Skip hours in the kitchen creating a variety of flavors for your dishes this holiday season and make the switch to Moore’s Marinades and Sauces. Moore’s makes cooking easy – their sauces are so versatile and full of flavor, that the cook just needs to add a few basic ingredients to make delicious recipes – from appetizers to the main course. Moore’s has three lines of sauces which include the following: Hot Sauces, Wing Sauces, and Marinades. These sauces and marinades come in a variety of flavors and range from mild to hot so you can satisfy every taste bud this holiday season. Discover a variety of recipes from Moore’s that will be perfect for any holiday party HERE! Learn more about each of the sauces and marinades that Moore’s offers along with where to buy them in your area by visiting Mooresmarinade.Com. Pereg Natural Foods & Spices – Pereg has been selling the pure spices and spice blends for over 60 years and have added an array of all-natural products that includes ancient grains and ancient grain blends, gluten free pasta, couscous, rice, gluten-free cereal and much more. Pereg Natural Foods products are available at select retailers throughout the US and Canada, and on their website, . Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese – Give the gift of cheese this holiday season with gourmet holiday cheese gift boxes. Crave Brothers makes their cheese from the milk of the Crave family’s own dairy herd. Their farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling. All three gift box choices this year feature a taste of what sets Crave Brothers Cheese apart. Choose from The Crave Sampler which includes Farmers Rope String Cheese, sweet Marscarpone, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, and Cheddar Cheese Curds; Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit which includes one Oreo Pie Crust, one bag of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate (12 ounces), and 2 containers of Mascarpone Cheese (1 pound), plus a recipe card; and/or the Crave Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans which comes with Mascarpone Cheese,Candied Pecans, and recipe card to create a decadent but simple sauce perfect for all your holiday desserts. Shop all the Crave Brothers products online. Just The Cheese – These delicious cheese snacks are crunchy like cheese and crackers without the crackers. Made with 100% Wisconsin cheese toasted for maximum flavor and crunchiness. They are available as bars or minis and in a wide assortment of flavors. Choose from Aged Cheddar, Grilled Cheese, Jalepeno Cheese, White Cheddar, Wisconsin Cheddar, and Garlic & Chive. Just the Cheese snacks contain only 1 gram of Carb per serving, are gluten free, RGBH free, and a great source of protein and calcium. These snacks will help you say no to holiday cravings and are perfect for anyone following a low-carb, keto, or gluten-free diet. Learn more about these cheesy snacks and find out how to buy them here. Reveri Frozen Desserts -This delicious frozen dessert was created to show that a tasty dessert does not need the addition of added sugars, sweeteners, fat, animal products, and excessive calories. Reveri wanted to prove that desserts can be tasty without having all the things we are trying to avoid, so they started with the natural sweetness of fruit, added some vegetables for more flavor, and churned it into a versatile, plant-based dessert that will revolutionize how you think about dessert. Reveri is available in four flavors currently and new flavors are sure to come in the future. For now you can choose from Vanilla Almond Blossom, Purple Mint Chip, Chocolate Forest, and Strawberry Patch. You can find more information about each product along with the nutritional information and ingredients in each dessert here. RawSpiceBar – Discover amazing spices from around the world with a subscription to RawSpiceBar. They have recently reworked their subscriptions so there are more options available, including the option to pick your own spices. Don’t want to get a subscription but would love to purchase spices individually, don’t worry you can know purchase their entire line of spices and spice blends direct from their online shop. Check out all the great spices & bring amazing flavors to your kitchen.
Better Body Foods Organic Coconut Flour – This holiday season, ditch the empty carbs and reach for organic coconut flour instead. This coconut flour is gluten free, low-glycemic and lightly textured, making it an appetizing alternative to standard grain-based flours. Since it’s made from ground coconut, coconut flour retains some benefits of coconut oil. And you get 23% dietary fiber in every 16g serving. This makes it a perfect option for low carb and paleo diets. The light coconut aroma and flavor is ideal for baking moist and delicious muffins, quick breads and brownies. Learn more about Better Body Foods Organic Coconut Flour and check out all the great products they have to offer here.
Shaker33 – Mocktails have never been easier to make with this newly designed shaker. Made of lightweight acrylic and finished in stainless steel, this shaker is shatterproof so you don’t have to worry about drink mishaps. The large 24 oz. design helps you create more than one drink at a time if needed as well as provide room for shaking and mixing. The lockable lid, prevents spills and includes a double flow strainer. Keep your hands warm and your drinks cold thanks to the low condensation from the materials it is made of. Plus clean-up is a breeze since it is top-rack dishwasher safe. Shop this shaker, available in different colors, online today.
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Take the stress out of cooking for the holidays with these incredible cookbooks full of recipes perfect for a quick family dinner, holiday entertaining, cooking in small spaces, and more. You can also find more delicious recipes over in our Recipe Section.
Cookbooks & Recipe Books.
150 Best Toaster Oven Recipes – Whether you are living in a dorm or just want to cook a nice meal without turning on the oven, this cookbook is full of simple recipes that you can prepare in your toaster oven. People have relied on toaster ovens for years to help them cook their food but often end of eating the same boring meals but with this new cookbook, they no longer have to. The cookbook by Linda Stephen is easy to follow and includes a “Basics” section for those looking to learn more about cooking in a toaster oven. Find recipes from tasty appetizers to delicious desserts and everything in between.
Best of Bridge: Weekday Suppers – These recipes are not just for bridge night but perfect for holiday gatherings. Inside this cookbook discover 175 all-new recipes delivered with signature Bridge humor and style. The recipes include international flavors and twists on classic favorite recipes. Along with the recipes you will find shortcut tips to help speed up prep and cooking times. There are also sheet pan suppers and one pot meals that help keep clean-up to a minimum. With these great recipes there is no reason to rely on take-out when you canprepare these dishes with familiar ingredients efficiently.
The Cheesecake Bible – This book is a must have for cheesecake lovers and is filled with 300 sweet and savory recipes. These recipes have been written by Master Chef and Baker, George Geary, who is known for his work on delicious cheesecakes and pastries for shows such as Golden Girls (where cheesecake became popular). He later became the first award winning pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company at Disneyland. This second edition cookbook has 90 new recipes including vegan, gluten-free, and additional savory cheesecake options. Home cooks will tackle these recipes with ease thanks to the extensive how-to instructions, tips and techniques to make the perfect cheesecakes.
The Fondue Bible – Fondue is ever popular and is the perfect choice to create a memorable meal with family and friends. There is so much more to fondue than just cheese cans you can discover 200 best recipes from Ilana Simon in her second edition cookbook. Ilana treats home cooks to easy to follow recipes for hot oil fondues such as Ginger Beef Fondue, Tempura Vegetables, and savory broth fondues such as Mongolian Hot Pot, and Honey Garlic Chicken Fondue. Traditional recipes get a twist and decadent desserts get sweeter with recipes like Cherries Jubilee Fondue and Bittersweet Chocolate Fondue. Plus discover 10 new recipes in an entire section devoted to throwing the perfect fondue parties.
Unicorn Food – Everywhere you look the term”Unicorn Food” is used to described food that is vibrant and colorful However, this new book by Kat Odell, food journalist, takes a look at natural ingredient “Unicorn Food” recipes. Inside you will find 75 gluten-free recipes made with all-natural ingredients like bee pollen, hibiscus, and goji berries to provide the brilliant colors and create clean, flavorful dishes. The book also includes tips to help you unicorn your own food by following Kat’s philosophy to #EatColor by relying on natural foods to brighten up your plates and leaving the food coloring and additives out of your cooking.
Instant Loss Cookbook – After Brittany Williams discovered that her daughter’s autoimmune disease was eliminated by eating a whole food diet, she realized it might help her and followed it to help herself lose 125 pounds. She has taken the information & recipes she used and compiled it into this new cookbook which contains 125 gluten-free and low-dairy recipes. These recipes are made using the Instant Pot®, Pressure Cooker, and other simple kitchen appliances. Check out some of her favorites like Lemon Basil Salmon, Eggplant Parmesan, and BBQ Chicken Sliders when you get a copy of this fabulous cookbook for yourself.
5 Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook – Get delicious, nutritious meals on the table fast with this Instant Pot® Cookbook that is perfect for novice cooks or experienced home chefs. This cookbook contains 150 recipes designed specifically for the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker and contain the minimum amount of ingredients so that they require little effort in preparation. There are recipes for every occasion and season and some of our favorites include Ham and Cheddar Egg Muffins, Pepperoncini Beef Roast, and Chocolate Peanut Clusters. Written by Marilyn Haugen, author of 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes and 175 Best Instant Pot Recipes, this cookbook will make very user a fan of the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker.
Breakfast (The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day) – Check out this fabulous guide to the vast work of breakfast and brunch. Brought to you by the editors of Extra Crispy, this book celebrates the most popular meal of the day and offers engaging essays, essential how-tos, and killer breakfast recipes. Recipes include Biscuits and Gravy and Eggs-in-a-Doughnut. The book has more than 100 photos, illustrations, infographics, cooking tips, and delicious crave-able food. This is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to eat breakfast any time of the day. Discover teh secret behind popular breakfast foods and more in this new book celebrating all things Breakfast.
Salonpas Pain Relief Patch – Meet the aches and pains that come with the busy holiday schedules with these Over The Counter (OTC) pain relief patch. The new patch is available in a double-size as many people suffer back pain and need a patch that will cover the whole area. Each patch works up to 12 hours on mild to moderate pain and is good for relief of backache, sore muscle, sprains, and bruises. Don’t let back-pain stop you or those you love from enjoying the holidays, pick up a box of Salonpas Pain Relief Patches today. Seat Sitters – As a mother of two, Gina Hoenshied was tired of someone getting sick every time that they traveled. She knew there had to be a better way to travel and set to work creating an eco-friendly product that people could use to avoid the germs associated with travel. Seat Sitters was created and provide users with a complete kit that includes a disposable, reusable seat cover, two sanitary wipes, an allergy mask, and a peanut sticker to bring awareness to those around you (for those with peanut allergies). The kit is also available in a kid’s option that includes the same items as the adult kit along with a tray table cover and crayons to keep them entertained. Travel with a little less stress this holiday season when you protect yourself and your family from the germs around you. .
Oogi by Moluk – Oogi is an irresistibly tactile and wonderfully expressive new figure toy. This fun, interactive toy has suction cups for its head, hands and feet, and long strechy arms. Oogi leaves room for children’s imagination to run wild and encourages them to experiment while playfully training their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Oogis connect to each other and any smooth surface. The Oogi is available in two sizes The Oogi (13 cm/5″) and Oogi Jr (8 cm/3″) as well as two colors, red and blue. Plus you can purchase Oogi Jr in a glow in the dark version that lets the fun continue at nighttime. Purchase the Oogi individually or purchase a whole Oogi family complete 2 of each size Oogi. You can also get the Oogi Pilla which is an an endearing little creature with five suction cup feet in progressively smaller sizes which will allow kids to experience the distinct suction strength and pitch. Check out all the fun your kids can have with Oogi & put a few in their stocking this holiday season. Hix – Hix is a versatile new construction toy consisting of four convertible cones in elastic silicone rubber. Each cone transforms into four basic shapes which can be stacked and nested in a myriad of different configurations. Hix is a delight to fidget with and make geometry accessible and fun for all ages. Finally you have smart building blocks that don’t create any noise when tumbling down. Measures approximately 5.5″ when stacked. Learn more about Hix and how it helps your child learn here.
Boi – The Boi is new in 2018 and this adorable toy will keep your little one entertained in and out of the bathtub. The Boi floats and dances in and out of the bathtub. Is it a penguin, a duck or some other creature? We let the children decide. No matter how you spin or roll it, Boi always gets back upright again and continues to bravely explore the world! See the Boi in action here! Plui Rain Cloud and Pluii II Blue– Pluï is a charming bath toy that playfully teaches children some basic physical principles. Immerse it in water to fill up and then let it rain. The magic lies in the way you can stop the rain simply by closing the hole on top with a finger. Pluï gently introduces babies and toddlers to water while stimulating their imagination and senses. Easily comes apart for cleaning and drying. Learn more about the Plui here! Go Car Red – The Go Car is the perfect first car for the early vehicle enthusiast! The modern design has no sharp edges, a pleasing feel and
adorable faux headlights. The unique rounded open roof doubles as an easy to grasp handle for superior hold, push and roll control. Measures 6″ and is also available in Green and Glow in the Dark.
Health & Fitness Gift Ideas
SJ Works Smart Phone Solution Bicycle First Aid Kit – Make sure that you are protected while riding your bike with this first aid kit that securely hooks to your bicycle bar while providing a place to safely store your smart phone so you have quick access. Plus thanks to the unique design you can get access to your headphones while keeping your phone stored away. This bicycle first aid kit is one of three designs by SJ Works. Choose the smart phone solution, classic bicycle first aid kit, or saddlebag kit. Check out all the designs and options available HERE!INEVIFIT Kitchen Scale – This digital kitchen scale is a great way to make sure you are eating appropriate serving sizes, portion out dishes while meal planning, measure ingredients while cooking, and can even be used for non-kitchen duties like weighing postage. Discover all the great benefits of the INEVIFIT Digital Kitchen Scale and see how you family can have a healthy school year with these tips.Gixo Fitness App – For those that don’t have time to make it to the gym this app is for you. It has 19 hours of live fitness classes for users daily that allow you to workout anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. Users can choose from a variety of classes including the following: Pilates, Yoga,Cardio, Circuit Training, and more. You can also pick classes based on the amount of time you have. Choose from 11 minute express classes or 60 minute classes. You also gain access to trainer tips, exercise demos, and more. Take advantage of the FREE seven-day trial for new members and see all that Gixo has to offer.INEVIFIT Digital Bathroom Scale – Stay healthy this holiday season and keep track of your weight with a digital bathroom scale from INEVIFIT. This new scale can track the weight of all your family members and provides a clear display for easy tracking. Its slimline appearance helps it blend in to any bathroom decor and slide easily away under a cabinet or next to your bathrooms sink. Stay healthy this holiday season with the great products from INEVIFIT. Check them all out here!
Books for the Art Lover
The Art of Doodle Words: Turn Your Everyday Doodles into Cute Hand Lettering takes a fun and easy approach to lettering by combining it with doodling. This book is written by Sarah Alberto, the artist behind the popular YouTube channel Doodles by Sarah. She takes the stress out of lettering by showing you how transforming your writing into doodles. This adorable word-art that only requires a pen, paper, some basic techniques, and your imagination. Discover all the techniques you need inside this 144-page book and start doodling like the pros.
Kawaii Doodle Cuties: Sketching Super-Cute Stuff from around the World takes you on a journey across the globe. Kawaii means “cute” in Japaneses and thanks to these step-by-step instructions you can start making your own Kawaii doodles.This book by YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle will help you to turn sketches of the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and more into sweet and friendly characters in the kawaii style. Everyone of the 144-pages has inspiration and information to help you Kawaii doodle anything you want.
Pocket Art: Figure Drawing – This compact 112-page book are small enough to carry in a purse or backpack. This lively, graphic approach will get you drawing right away. Look and learn with step by step illustrations and expert tips provided by London-based artist “Miss Led.” It is one of two books in this series, the other is Portrait Drawing. Simple lessons like “Understanding the Figure” and “Tricks for Creating Movement” help you master each technique at your own pace and the end of the book contains a gallery of drawings that demonstrate everything taught in the book.
Folk Art Fusion– This fun book will teach inspiring artists how to paint folk art subjects in distinct style that is vibrant and modern, while also homespun and simple. This edition’s small size makes it perfect for artists on-the-go and as a stocking stuffer. The simple step-by-step instructions make it easy for even new artists to follow along. Subjects included in the book are sugar skulls, flowers, animals, architecture, and more.
Doodled Cats and Doodled Dogs – These fun books use creative prompts, fun canine/feline facts, and step-by-step doodling projects for the dog or cat lover. This fun book is great for new artists as it helps them master the art of doodling their favorite breed of cat or dog with easy to follow instructions. Doodling gets taken to a whole new level with this books perfect for taking on the go.
The Little Book of Manga Drawing – The size of this book make it easy to carry in a purse or backpack for the artist who is on the go. Beginning artists and aspiring illustrators will discover a variety of basic manga drawing techniques taught through easy to follow step-by-step projects, creative prompts, and engaging ideas to ignite creativity. You will also find in the “The Little Book” series two additional books. Choose from The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design or The Little Book of Sketching.
Books for Kids
GODS AND HEROES: Mythology Around the World – Children are drawn to stories of myths and legends and that is what prompted this brand new book, written and illustrated by Korwin Briggs. It presents these mythological stories from around the world in an A to Z anthology of fascinating characters. The colorful drawings capture the kid’s attention and engage them in a big book full of fun facts, entertaining stories, and a healthy dose of humor.
Ara the Star Engineer – This book was written by Google engineering program manager, Komal Singh, after her four-year old daughter proclained, “Engineers are boys.” She and a team of peers and leaders at Google worked together to break that bias for kids everywhere. The result is this visually appealing and timely children’s picture book that follows Ara the Star Engineer. She inspires kids to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics) as it follows her adventures. Ara is a 6 year old girl on a quest to build an algorithm to solve a big problem! On her adventure, she is helped by a diverse set of real-life women engineering leaders of color. The book not only makes STEM interesting but also teaches basic problem solving and computer science concepts in a whimsical way. The book also includes a mini-booklet with a deeper tech dive and parents or teachers can find online activity sheets with hands on tech activities for children who are interested. All profits from the book sales will be donated to charities encouraging women’s and girl’s participation in STEM fields.
Gus’s Fortunate Misfortune – We all have bad days and even the littlest readers can appreciate Gus’s adventures as he embarks on a quest to turn his Very Bad Day into a Hopeful New Beginning. The book helps to share the principles of compassion, patience, kindness, and consideration for others in a fun story that will keep kids amused as they follow along with Gus’s misfortunes and his triumphs. He must use his wits to solve problems and make discoveries on his quest. The author, Susan Pepka, is a Detroit native and currently resides in Atlanta and is the proud mother to three and grandmother to four. This is her first children’s book and her story was illustrated beautifully by Joseph Cown, a writer of children’s stories himself and a high-school teacher from Idaho.
I See the Sun in the USA – This is the newest book in the award-winning, critically-acclaimed “I See the Sun” children’s book series. More than 323 million people of different faiths, cultural, and ethnic groups live in the USA which makes it the most diverse country in the world. This new story tells the story of Stella and the children and families she meets while on a family vacation. The families in the story are comprised of a variety of ethnicities and cultures and each family is presented on a family tree. The family tree creates a visual reference point to help children understand the blending of families. Along with the wonderful story, children will be drawn to the gorgeous illustrations that help to enhance the story being told.Books for Adults & Teens
Maypole – This historical fiction is set in the 1940s England and explores the family dynamics, deception, and one girl’s journey to self-discovery. Blossom Ryecroft shows us how reality is simply our own perception as we see the main character Linda, realize her reality is not what she perceives it to be once she learns about her family’s history. The setting of the story is familiar to the author as she grew up in an English village in the 1950s and joined the British army at the age of 19.
Temptation Rag, A Novel – This historical fiction novel by author, Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard arrives in paperbook and e-book editions at Amazon and other retailers on December 3, 2018. Written the turn-of-the-century ragtime era in New York City, this remarkable story is about the price of freedom, the longing of immorality, and the human need to find forgiveness. It is told over a 30 year span and the saga features an unforgettable cast of real-life characters, from vaudeville’s greatest starts to the geniuses of early African-American musical theater. Follow along as May Covery, an unhappy but privileged young lady, pursues a romantic interest with Mike Bernard, a poor, aspiring concert pianist.
The Enchanted Sonata – Heather Dixon Wallwork brings a new twist to the classic story of The Nutcracker. In her story, 15 year-old Clara Stahlbaum has her future perfectly planned out from whom she will marry to what her life will consist of. All of that changes in an instant when she receives a mysterious and magical nutcracker. She is whisked away to a the nutcracker’s world and she must face a magician who uses music as magic and the future she thought she wanted. The music is the magical force in the story and is something that Dixon Wallwork has always wanted to do. She has worked as a storyboard lead for Disney and published two other novels but beyond her art and written word, she has a deep love for music and this comes out in her latest novel.
Musing Mediterranean – Follow along with Beth Daigle as she experiences the wonders of the Mediterranean and what it has to offer her from family, foibles, discovery, and joy. She is plagued with travel anxieties when her husband announces this multi-generational, two-week Mediterranean cruise but despite her reluctance she can’t help but feel a calling to see her ancestral countries. Author, Beth Daigle uses her warm and approachable writing to share the beauty, history, architecture, and culture of each location their family visits, as well as share the awe and life-altering experience she had during her trip. Her message is inspirational but this book is never heavy but a very light and funny read.
Dragonwatch:Wrath of the Dragon King – This is the second book in the Dragonwatch series and brings readers back to the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wymroost. The dragons have officially declared war on humans, after suffering a defeat at the hands of the series two protagonists. 2 of the dragon sanctuaries have already fallen and they worry that Wyrmroost will become the third sanctuary to fall. Do the heroes have what it takes and enough allies to help them save Wymroost?
Honeymoon in Baghdad – Author Heidi Radkiewicz shares her inspirational and coming of age story, from growing up in rural Iowas to being deployed to Iraq in the same platoon (National Guard) as her new husband, merely weeks after their wedding. During the early days of the Iraq war, the couple faced combat together head-on, tackling the unique challenges and joys of a new marriage beset by the horrors of war. Written with grace and humor, her account of the formative period in her young marriage is a lesson of faith, hope, and finding joy in unexpected place.
STRUCK: A Husband’s Memoir of Trauma and Triumph – Douglas Segal’s life changed dramatically when his wife and daughter were hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Following the accident, he began updating their circle of friends and family via email updates. His circle grew as people heard of the accident and were moved by the emotional and spiritual issues that came from it. This memoir provides an honest and intimate look into these email updates and how tragedy can bring people together. It serves as a reminder that that the human spirit is resilient even when faced with pain and suffering.
All the Women in My Family Sing – This book contains short stories and poetry of female empowerment by 69 diverse women of color from African American, Native American, Asian American, Muslin, Korean, Chinese American,and more. These stories help to build bridges of understanding that our culture needs today. This book has also not only been written, but produced entirely by women of color from the publishing, editing to the design and promotions. Editor Deborah Santana is on a mission to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of publishing in America. Get your copy in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.
Learn From Failure : The Key to Successful Decision Making– This book is designed to help anyone who is looking to improve their decision-making skills. It is written by a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, consultant, and educator who through sharing his own personal failures supports the points he makes in the book. The author Robert V. Sicina does his best to prevent the material in a way that will help readers better their decision-making skills and feel confident in their decisions.
Lessons From the Body: From Physical Wellness to Spiritual Wellness – The authors cover topics such as liver disease, emphysema, broken bones, mental illness, obesity, glaucoma, cataracts, atrial fibrillation, thyroid problems, and diabetes. Using the Bible as their reference point, they show how these conditions can help us grasp spiritual concepts that we may have had difficulty understanding in the past. This book allows you to learn about your physical health and your spiritual health by using comparisons that are easy even for new believers to understand.
When a Child Has Diabetes – Discovering your child has diabetes can be life altering for many parents and more than 15,000 children are diagnosed every year. Management of this disease is crucial and for the very first time, Robert Rose Inc. is offering a completely updated and revised edition of the most highly respected resources on juvenile diabetes, from the incredible diabetes team at the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children. Inside this book caregivers, can find information about causes, treatments, management, meal planning, and much more. Discover all the information you need to make the best decision for your child in one place when you pick up a copy of this newly revised book.
Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs – This book was written by Dr. Judy Morgan for pet lovers that are looking for a better option when it comes to food for their pets. She shows how cooking your own pet food does not have to be costly. As a holistic veterinarian, she is passionate about healing pets with whole foods and minimizing medications and chemicals. This book offers easy, whole food recipes to keep your dog healthy, naturally. She also includes information about the benefits of feeding your pets whole food and other helpful information.