Waltz of the Snowflakes By Elly MacKay 9780762453382, $16.99

This stunning wordless picture book depicts a girl attending The Nutcracker for the first time. It is a cold and rainy evening and she doesn’t want to wear a dress, but when the curtain rises, the stage bursts into technicolor. Illustrated using paper-cut artwork, this tribute to the power of the theater has already earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: A Light-Up Bedtime Book Illustrated by Florence Weiser
9780762461820, $10.99

This board book adapted from the classic lullaby features real lights that twinkle through Florence Weisner’s soft, calming illustrations. Babies and young children will be mesmerized by the lights and soothed by the melody.

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas, by Geri Cole and Robin Newman, Illustrated by Tom Brannon 9780762461622, $14.99 

The official tie-in to the new Sesame Christmas Special (airing on HBO in 2016 and PBS in 2017), this book tells the story of how Santa first came to Sesame Street. Elmo’s dad spins him a bedtime story about his great-great-grandmonster, back when everyone on Sesame Street was so grouchy that Santa didn’t even visit! With help from his friends, Elmo brings kindness, holiday cheer, and the spirit of Christmas to Sesame Street. 

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
by L. Frank Baum, Illustrated by Charles Santore 9780762463138, $16.99

In 1902, the author of The Wizard of Oz wrote a fantastical fairy tale story of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. This classic Christmas story has been updated with a more timeless feel and illustrated by an award-winning illustrator.

The Story of Christmas Illustrated by Helen Dardik 9780762462421, $9.95

Every year, children of all ages revisit this nativity tale of baby Jesus in the manger. With its padded cover, thick, durable pages, and simple text, this book is perfect for introducing the timeless story to the littlest book lovers.

A Charlie Brown Christmas Wrapping Paper Activity Book Art by Charles M. Schulz
9780762463206, $9.99

In this activity kit, A Charlie Brown Christmas meets holiday fun. Included: color-your-own Peanuts wrapping paper, an advent calendar, a cut-out ornament activity, and much more. Kids will actually be excited to wrap a gift with paper they colored themselves!


Fun with Pokemon,
9780762462940, $9.99, Ages 6 – 9
If you have a Pokemon-lover in your house, you need this book! Featuring four fold-out posters to color and dozens of colorful, engaging activities such as mazes, word searches, and decoding messages, Fun with Pokemon is a must-have for Pokémon Trainers of all ages.

My emoji Journal
9780762462926, $12.99, Ages 8 – 12
This activity book is filled with creative prompts surrounding kids’ favorite medium of communication: emoji! Whether they’re drawing a bad hairdo on the shocked emoji, writing what love means to them above the heart emoji, or using the 300 included emoji stickers to decorate, kids will give this one-of-a-kind journal a thumbs up and jazz hands. 

Mini-kits are miniature toys and booklets. They come in tiny boxes and make excellent stocking stuffers. 

The Elf on the Shelf Snow Globe
9780762462889, $9.95

Let the elf perch on your shelf in his very own snow globe! Also includes a sticker book. 

Sesame Street: Cookie Monster Cookie Cutter Kit, 9780762462414, $9.95
Includes cookie cutters in the shape of the letters A, B, and C (plus a bonus Cookie Monster cookie cutter!), Cookie Monster’s classic cookie recipe, and a mini book of The ABCs of Cookies


Running Press Kids is a place where books come to play. Our close-knit, collaborative team aims to spark curiosity and creativity and to meet readers where they are with each book we create. We focus on design-driven, high-quality, fresh books for children and young adults that encourage engaged reading and exploration. We publish fun, playful, and inspirational board books; heartfelt, humorous, and diverse picture books; nonfiction that drives inquiry and wonder, along with a healthy dose of fun; and middle grade and young adult fiction that focuses on character-driven, relatable stories with real growth and self-discovery. Additionally, we are adept at working with licensors to create imaginative, fresh, and enduring books in novelty, activity, storybook, and other formats.


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