The Best Books to Give this Holiday

 

 

 

Books for Adults

From the armchair traveler to the eternal super fan, gift these beautiful books as unique and wonderful as the people in your lives this holiday season. 

1. Remarkable Books

Remarkable Books

Remarkable Books is a beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators.

2. Natural Wonders of the World

Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks in Natural Wonders of the World. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures.

3. Journey

Journey

Journey is an illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery-from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.

4. Bollywood

Bollywood

Bollywood is a visual tour of the glamour and color of Indian cinema in the only comprehensive illustrated guide to the world of Bollywood movies.

5. Artists

Artists

Artists is a visual celebration of more than 80 great masters, from the Early Renaissance to the present day.

6. The Science of Cooking

Science of Cookin

The Science of Cooking answers to all your cooking science questions. Cook tastier, more nutritious food using fundamental principles, practical advice, and step-by-step techniques.

7. Animal

Animal

With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of Animal features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats.

8. The Astronomy Book

Astronomy Book

The Astronomy Book is the newest in the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series. It is an essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day.

9. DC Comics Justice League: The Ultimate Guide

A must-have for fans, DC Comics Justic League: The Ultimate Guide showcases major in-world events in the Justice League's pulsating story, spanning nearly 60 years of comic book history, and is packed with info on the team's allies, enemies, bases, origins, and more.

10. Star Wars™ Made Easy

Star Wars Made Easy

Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy.

11. Ultimate Marvel

Ultimate Marvel is the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company's illustrious history.

 


 

Books for Kids

Looking for the perfect holiday gifts for the kids in your life? Look no further! From slime to dinosaurs and more, we've got just the right stuff for curious kids. Browse our picks below.

1. Explanatorium of Nature

From fish to forests, mammals to mountains, and seeds to salamanders, this extraordinary new encyclopedia is the perfect tool for curious minds to find out how things work and why they exist.

2. 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything

This myth-busting visual encyclopedia will amaze kids with 13 things they need to know about every topic they love, plus one "half fact" that dispels a common misconception or half-truth.

3. DK Children's Encyclopedia

This new reference book for kids encompasses all that DK is about: age-appropriate, jargon-free text accompanied by detailed images on a variety of topics, all in one place.

4. Star Wars™ Coding Projects

Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch, and the setting is as big as a kid's imagination! Their favorite Star Wars characters will guide them through fun projects, animations, and games as they learn how to create and code.

5. Optical Illusions 2

With the dynamic, interactive Optical Illusions, each time readers turn the page, lift the flaps, or pull the tabs, they'll be confronted with an even more amazing optical illusion!

6. Maker Lab

Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

7. 3D Printing Projects

This user-friendly family guide to 3D printing is packed with exciting ideas for how to design and print your own toys, gadgets, and models, and doesn't require any specialist software.

8. Virtual Reality

This action-packed book explores virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works. It also includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own!

9. Dinosaur A to Z

This catalog of more than 150 dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, from the Abelisaurus to the Zizhongosaurus, perfect for children as young as five.

10. The Slime Book

Kids will be mesmerized by more than thirty simple, safe, homemade slime recipes, from basic slime to edible, textured, glow-in-the-dark, and color-changing slime.

11. The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia

This visual and comprehensive encyclopedia lets kids trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more.

12. Coding Games in Scratch

Written for children ages 8–12 with little to no coding experience, this straightforward visual guide teaches kids how to build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more.

13. Raspberry Pi Workbook

Perfect for kids who are new to programming, this highly visual workbook is a fun introduction to Raspberry Pi, an affordable credit-card-sized computer that can help boost kids' computer skills in a new and innovative way, will teach them how to code using Scratch, Python, and Sonic Pi.

14. Coding Projects in Scratch

This straightforward, visual guide shows young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch. Kids can animate their favorite characters, build games to play with friends, create silly sound effects, and more.

15. Coding Projects in Python

Perfect for kids ages 10 and over who are ready to take a second step after Scratch, Coding Projects in Python teaches kids how to build amazing graphics, fun games, and useful apps using Python, an easy yet powerful free programming language available for download.

 


 

Books for Baby

Bring a bit of holiday magic to the littlest ones on your list! Discover adorable baby gift books to delight and entertain, from bedtime to Christmastime. Browse our top picks below.

1. Good Night, Baby Moon

This special bedtime story follows a family of curious rabbits on their nighttime walks to explain the phases of the moon, and includes a charming design that includes a light-up LED moon.

2. Follow the Trail Winter Wonderland

Tiny readers can trace bumpy, shiny, glittery trails in this board book perfect for little hands, with activities that teach them about shapes, matching, and sorting.

3. Baby Touch and Feel Christmas

This jolly treat will get your baby excited for the holiday season as he or she feels Santa's velvety hat, the christmas decorations, a red-nosed reindeer, and much more!

4. Touch and Feel Christmas

With shiny presents, ornaments, a Christmas tree, and other festive items, this adorable holiday book will delight any little one.

 

5. Pop Up Peekaboo Christmas

Who will come out of the chimney? What's hiding behind the Christmas tree? Babies and toddlers will delight in the surprises in this Christmas-themed pop-up book.


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