Your Holiday Shopping List – DONE.

Halloween may be just around the corner, but it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays! From gorgeous picture books to adorable board books, find something for every young reader with this guide to some holiday shopping must-have books from HMH Books for Young Readers.

For Book Worms in the Making!


The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski
Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski (Sleep Like a Tiger, Red Sings From Treetops) debuts as an author in this sweet and tender picture book about the joy of reading.

When a little girl receives a curious book filled only with pictures, a whisper urges her to create the words she cannot see. As the pages turn, her imagination takes flight and she discovers that the greatest storyteller of all might come from within.

Praise for The Whisper:
* “A sumptuously illustrated fable about the magic of storytelling and the power of imagination.”
School Library Journal, starred review

* “Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating.”
Kirkus, starred review


Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?

Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature in this sweet collaboration between debut author Beth Ferry and best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site).

Praise for Stick and Stone:
* “Sweetly expresses what it is to be and to have a good friend.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“Preschoolers looking for a model of good friendship need look no further.”
Horn Book Magazine

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Stocking Stuffers for Little Ones!


The Babies and Doggies Book by John Schindel and Molly Woodword
When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of the same things. They squirm, sniff, sit, and splash. They play ball and cuddle. Lots of things babies do, doggies do too!

This board book explores all of the similar actions shared by baby and baby’s best friend with full-color photographs of adorable doggies (and babies too!)


Go to Sleep, Little Farm by Mary Lyn Ray and Christopher S. Neal
With classically styled picture book illustrations and fresh, childlike imagery, this poetic bedtime book is as peaceful as it is warm, and will wrap young ones in the comforts of routine.

With soft covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages, this book is the perfect story to ensure sweet dreams.

Praise for Go to Sleep, Little Farm:
* “Repeated, pleasingly surreal lines of verse convey the sense of drifting into slumber…a keeper.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Classics For Everyone!


Mary Poppins Boxed Set by P. L. Travers and Mary Shepard
Four classic stories about the most famous nanny in the world, all together in a fabulous new boxed set!

This box set features four adventures in paperback: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins in the Park.


Curious George Classic Collection by H.A. Rey
All seven classic Curious George tales in one boxed set!
A classic foundation for building any child’s library, The Adventures of Curious George is a set for all seasons—holidays, baby showers, and birthdays or every day!

Includes Curious George, Curious George Takes a Job, Curious George Rides a Bike, Curious George Gets a Medal, Curious George Flies a Kite, Curious George Learns the Alphabet, and Curious George Goes to the Hospital.