Holiday Gift Giving Picks from Parragon Books

I try to get my holiday shopping done way in advance. Of course, with all of those last minute sales and deals being posted online and throughout the stores, it's easy to want to pick up a little something extra for the loved ones in your life. If you need some last minute holiday gift giving ideas to complete your Christmas shopping list, why not give a book? Recently, Parragon sent us a few fun holiday picks to read for both little ones and adults!

by Sarah Ward

Snuggle up with polar bear and friends to get ready for Christmas together with Hello Christmas!...

Part of the Little Learners collection, Hello Christmas is a wonderful pick for babies and toddlers who are just starting to grasp the whole idea of playing peek-a-book. A sturdy board book with a die cut handle that's easy enough for little hands to carry around and flip through without parents worrying about tearing the pages, this one is just as practical as it is adorable. With the turn of each page, little ones will delight in precious illustrations of reindeer sharing a snack, Santa Claus on his way to delver presents, and sleepy bunnies as they snuggle up, keeping warm underground. Each page offers peek-a-boo holes that reveal a special object and a sneak peak at what's to come on the next page. This Little Learners book focuses on discovering words, building confidence, and creates a touch and explore experience for young ones, all while celebrating the holiday season. 

by Giles Paley-Phillips and Rowan Martin

Up by the cold North Pole, far, far away from you, Santa Claus is doing things you won't believe are true!..

Things You Never Knew About Santa Claus offers a fun take on the life of that jolly old St. Nick in a way that children may never have seen before. Kids may know that he lives in the North Pole, has eight reindeer, and delivers presents on Christmas Eve, but they may not have known that he also likes to color his beard in crazy colors, or that cold pizza is his favorite midnight treat. There is one spread of Santa riding a dragon, which I was a little on the fence about. If there is a plus, it's that he is a friendly-looking dragon and by no means should come off as scary or frightening to young children. All in all, this is a fun book that shows an out of the ordinary look at the life of Santa that you won't typically find in other books. I can totally appreciate the uniqueness of this one. The colorful illustrations were our absolute favorite attribute of this book. 

by Samantha Meredith

Read and play together with the Friendly Little Snowman! Wiggle the cute plush snowman finger puppet, as you join in the festive fun in the snow...

This little board book was a hit in out home. Although, it's suited for a much younger audience, you're never to old for a good finger puppet show. A little snowman wishes on a star as he watches everyone enjoy the holiday season, listens to birds chirp, and bunnies hop. Will this lonely little snowman get his wish? My son got a kick out of the little fabric snowman puppet in the middle of the book. As you turn each page, the puppet still shows throw. We did something fun where I used my special "snowman voice" to have the puppet tell the story to my son. The small, compact size of this book makes it particularly perfect as a stocking stuffer for the kiddos. 

Do you like to fill your spare time with a puzzle or two? Then stop here for Marvelous Mixed Puzzles with a jumbo collection of both word and number puzzles...

While this is not a Christmas themed book, it's one that would definitely make a fabulous stocking stuffer for those teens and adults in your life who love puzzles. I'm a total fan of puzzles, so I personally enjoyed this one quite a bit! Logic puzzles are my absolute favorite, and I was quite excited to see some included in this. While it's rather small in size (a mini book), there is no shortage of word and number puzzles to solve. From word scrambles to mazes to sudoku to kakuro this one has no shortage of fact there are over 300 to work through. The small size makes it perfect for fitting in my purse when I'm out and about waiting somewhere, or for a quick brain twister right before bed. This is a definite must for word game and puzzle lovers out there!

 These are just a glimpse of what Parragon Books has to offer for the holiday season! For more information, be sure to connect with them on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to also check out my previous post to discover more holiday gift giving ideas from Parragon Books!