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Holiday Gift Guide

Yikes! This holiday season sure crept up on me! It seems like just yesterday I was taking my kids to the pool and chilling with a good book in the sun -- with full sunscreen, of course! 

Nevertheless, the holidays are upon us! And Blue Baboon Books has so many thoughtful gifts to wrap your children, friends, and family in holiday love this season. And all of it for less than $30! That’s right – everything in Blue Baboon Books is $30 or less (emphasis on the LESS).

Reindeer in Here

Reindeer In Here is a CHRISTMAS FRIEND, sent by Santa -- not an elf to spy on little ones. Each reindeer has been sent to get to know each child. Each day the children and the reindeer go on adventures, as the reindeer learns about their likes, dislikes, friends, family, dreams, desires, and most importantly their true Christmas wishes! Available NOW @ Blue Baboon Books!

Blue Baboon Books branded merch

For our regular customers, give them a gift that shows how much they love Blue Baboon Books! We now sell Peace, Love, Books t-shirts and hoodies. Come into our store to browse the different sizes. We carry both child and adult sizes. T-shirts are $18 each, and hoodies are $30.  

Blue Baboon Boxes

What's better than getting a book in the mail? How about getting TWO books in the mail? And what's even better than that? Getting two brand-new books in the mail EACH MONTH!

Give kids of all ages the gift of great books. Each month s/he will receive two carefully selected and age-appropriate books to add to a home library. We work closely with our publishers and distributors to find the perfect books each month to show up on your child's doorstep. No matter where you live or where you're shipping your Blue Baboon Box subscriptions, shipping is FREE within the continental United States. 

We offer four subscription services: board Books for our littlest readers, picture books for our growing minds, graphic novels for kids who like illustrations in their chapter books, and traditional novels for middle-grade and young-adult readers. Subscription terms are offered for one month, three months, six months, and a year -- with discounts given for longer-term subscriptions. 

12 Books of Christmas

What a wonderful tradition you can start for your family: the 12 Books of Christmas! Bring the family in for some snuggly storytime fun with a different book for each night of Advent. Purchase any combination of 12 books, and you'll get a 20% discount off your total purchase. While we have so many wonderful and unique Christmas books, this offer is not limited to only holiday books. Browse from hundreds and hundreds of titles to fill your holiday heart!

Melissa & Doug Toys

Little ones will love our generous selection of Melissa & Doug toys! From soft books and stuffed animals to race car sets and castles, these sturdy and fun toys will bring so many smiles when they're under your Christmas tree!

Gifty-Gifts

Journals, candles, bookmarks, notepads, and more -- these are items that I call gifty-gifts. It's a very technical term, so take a moment to embrace it. We carry several items that are book-ish, but not quite books. Please come in and browse!

Stocking Stuffers

Blue Baboon Books carries hundreds of items for under $5. Purchase paperback novels, early readers, our ever-so-popular Playfoam, novelty pens, bookmarks, and more -- everything you need to make those stockings memorable!

Book Bundles

Be on the lookout for book bundles this holiday season! Amy has been charged with creating themed bundles to make gift-giving easy. She's creating bundles for dinosaur lovers, Pinkalicious fans, potty training fun, and so much more! 

We've Got Santa!

Yes, that's right: The jolly old elf himself will be here for our Holiday Wishlist Open House event on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on in and create a craft, enjoy some cider and cookies, and create a gift registry! Kids can give their wish lists to Santa, and we'll also keep a copy here at Blue Baboon Books to make shopping easier for friends and family.  

Whatever plans you have for this holiday season, Blue Baboon Books wishes you love and laughter to fill your hearts. We hope we can be part of your holiday tradition, this year and years to come!  

 

 

#readersofwichita: Evie

 

#readersofwichita: Evie, age 8 (about to be 9), attended our Camp that Shall Not Be Named day camp. “It was the best day of my whole life!” She’s read all the Harry Potter books five times. “I’ve always loved magical things,” she said.

#readersofwichita: Weston

#readersofwichita: “I can’t decide what book I’m going to get! It’s so hard to choose just one!” said 8-year-old Weston. Weston is a huge fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: “One of the books has 217 pages,” he told us. His favorite Wimpy Kid book is “Dog Days,” and he’s very much looking forward to the upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid 13: The Meltdown,” which will be released in October.

#readersofwichita: Bella

#readersofwichita: “Reading makes me relaxed, and then the stories also get me excited,” said 10-year-old Bella. As an avid reader who loves the “Wings of Fire” series, she strongly recommends it to other readers: “Once you read the first book, you won’t want to stop.”

#readersofwichita: Luke

#readersofwichita: Luke, age 2, loves anything to do with animals (as you can see). “We’ve read to him pretty much since he was born,” said his mom, Meagan. “We read to his big sisters, and Luke is always there.”

#readersofwichita: Isabelle

#readersofwichita: Isabelle, age 2 (“But I’m going to be 3 soon!”), has been coming to Blue Baboon Books for a year now. We first met her when she and her dad would visit our temporary location in New Market Square, and we’ve loved watching her blossom. Her favorite books are “Pete the Cat” and “Pig the Pug.” Also, “I like cuddling with mom and dad when we read stories,” she said. When pressed for more information during our interview, Ms. Izzy politely said: “I’m trying to build.”

#readersofwichita: Lex

#readersofwichita: “It’s about a world where a tyrant has taken over, and a ship with an all-women crew are battling are battling him,” said 18-year-old Lex, one of our Blue Baboon Books team members, of “Seafire” by Natalie C. Parker. “I really like the strong female characters and the original, fresh storyline. It doesn’t follow the typical hero’s journey monomyth. “Seafire” will be one of the books featured at our Book Tasting Party.