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Book + Matching Toy
Gift Ideas

Amazingly thoughtful book oriented gift ideas for the little ones on your holiday list.  




Bring books to life with a matching gift such as a lovey, toy or activity book.  Having a real life item related to a book can heighten reading engagement in three important ways:

Role playing 

to build emotional connective tissue


to anchor memories


to deepen positive associations with reading

Bundles Below $25

Goodnight Moon
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Goodnight Moon Lovey

Goodnight Moon + Lovey

Goodnight Moon has been delighting families for over 70 years with muted art work and soothing text. (Approx $17)

I Am a Big Brother
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I'm The Big Brother Plush

I Am a Big Brother + Lovey

Help a toddler adjust to a new arrival with extra TLC and sympathy about the upcoming changes to their life. (Approx $19)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crinkle
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Very Hungry Caterpillar Teether Rattle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crinkle Book + Teether

An adorable way to start baby's number sense. (Approx $21)

The Pout-Pout Fish
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Pout-Pout Fish Plush Doll

Pout-Pout Fish + Lovey

Swim along with the NY Times bestselling pout-pout fish as he discovers feelings. (Approx $21)

Guess How Much I Love You
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Guess How Much I Love You Blanket

Guess How Much I Love You + Blanket

A cherished tale of boundless affection brought to life with a cozy snuggle blanket. (Approx $21)

Little Blue Truck's Christmas
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Kinsmart 1955 Chevy Step side Pick-Up Die Cast Collectible Toy Truck

Little Blue Truck's Christmas + Chevy Blue Truck

Follow the adventures of the little blue truck. An easy addition for a child that may already have other Little Blue Truck books. (Approx $21)

Llama Llama Red Pajama
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Llama Llama Red Pajama Plush Toy

Llama Llama Red Pajama + Lovey

A charming and reassuring bedtime story made more cozy with a cuddly plush toy. (Approx $21)

I Am A Big Sister
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I'm The Big Sister Plush

I Am a Big Sister + Lovey

Help a toddler adjust to a new arrival with extra TLC and sympathy about the upcoming changes to their life. (Approx $21)

First Big Book of Dinosaurs
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Schleich Velociraptor

Nat Geo Big Book of Dinosaurs + Velociraptor

The ultimate introduction to dinosaurs paired with a realistic Schleich-made Velociraptor. (Approx $23)

P is for Potty
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Take Along Elmo

P is for Potty + Take Along Elmo

Staff favorite! Kind and gentle potty training book paired with a cuddly Elmo that will last and last. (Approx $24)

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus + Activity Book

Insanely clever activity book sure to cultivate creativity and spunk. (Approx $24)

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!
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Elephant & Piggie Finger Puppets

Elephant & Piggie + Finger Puppets

Bring out the giggles as you act out hilarious stories about lovable Elephant and Piggie with finger puppets. (Approx $24)

Dr. Seuss's ABC
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Dr. Seuss Alphabet Seuss Squares Crib Sheet

Dr Seuss' Amazing ABC + Crib Sheet

Crib sheet contains the same characters in the books and makes learning letters fun anytime. Charming and delightful combo. (Approx $25)

8 Little Planets
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Space Felt Story Board

8 Little Planets + Felt Story Board

Create out-of-this-world space stories by placing planets, astroids, astronauts, etc on this hang-or-pack felt board. (Approx $25)

Ada Twist, Scientist
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Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

Ada Twist, Scientist Activity Book

A NY Times best seller, this picture book and activity book pairing is perfect for curious young minds. (Approx $25)

Bundles Above $25

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Very Hungry Caterpillar Stuffed Animal

Very Hungry Caterpillar + Lovey

Introduced in 1969, this baby classic comes alive with snuggly version for baby to enjoy. (Approx $27)

The Snowy Day


Snowy Day Plush Doll

Snowy Day + Lovey

Bring this groundbreaking and award winning book from 1963 to life with this snuggly lovey. (Approx $27)

Love Makes a Family


Play Silk

Love Makes a Family + Play Silk

Celebrate individuality and diversity with this LGBTQ book that became a widespread hit with all families. Rainbow playsilk is a delightful open-ended toy used for all kinds of pretend play. (Approx $30)

The Little Engine That Could


Orbrium Toys 12 Pcs Wooden Engines

Little Engine That Could + Wooden Train Set

A classic book paired with one of the best selling classic wooden train sets by Orbrium. (Approx $33)

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site


Plan City Road Construction Set

Goodnight Construction Site + Wooden Excavators

A popular bedtime book combined with high quality Melissa & Doug wooden construction toys make the story come alive night and day. (Approx $35)

Eating the Alphabet


Learning Resources Fresh Picked Fruit And Veggie Tote, 17 Pieces

Eating the Alphabet + Play Food

Foster a love of fresh food and help build an interest in healthy options. (Approx $36)

Iggy Peck, Architect


Stairway Building Blocks

Iggy Peck Architect + Stairway Building Blocks

A NY Times Best Seller paired with unusual and creative wood building blocks. (Approx $38)

Waiting is not Easy


Elephant & Piggie Plush Toy

Elephant & Piggie + Lovey

Elephant and Piggie are made even more relatable with plush toys. (Approx $41)

Everywhere Babies


Manhattan Toy Baby Stella

Everywhere Babies + Doll

Nurture compassion, caregiving and responsibility with a washable, exceptionally well made doll from Manhattan Toy. (Approx $43)

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Tales


Winnie the Pooh Lovey

Winnie the Pooh + Lovey

Give the gift of nostalgia with this classic book and paired lovey. (Approx $46)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom + Alpha Tree

An immensely popular sing-song alphabet book paired with a felt tree and alphabet pieces. (Approx $63)

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Prices reflect Amazon listings as of Nov 30, 2022.

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