Great 8th Birthday Gifts under $30

    13th September, 2019

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More than ever we are going out of our way to spend wisely and save money where we can. Your 8 year old's birthday gift should be no exception. You don't have to spend a small fortune to get them something useful and meaningful. This list of fun gifts for kids do not have a single item over $30.


Good fun for my 8 year old, he was very excited to fun actual fossils in the kit. I had hoped it would take him more than an hour to deal with it, but money well spent nevertheless.

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards

A useful product for learning basic sight words in French. Because pronunciation is so important in any language, especially in French, Berlitz should have a site where a person who buys this set of words can go to hear the French pronunciation done by a native French speaker.

Do you have a friend who would love to speak French? The Berlitz Language: French Flash Cards are a great gift, especially for kids. Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Duck Shape Snowball Maker

My neighbors never suspected it was me! Works fantastic. 10/10 will buy again.

A great gift for kids, and snowball fight lovers, the Duck Shape Snowball Maker is a fun toy to use in the snow! This lovely duck shape comes in random bright colors and turns any handful of snow into a beautiful small duck.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

Super fun, high quality product and great company. High quality set that saves you time!

The GoTrovo Treasure Hunt Game makes a fantastic birthday gift for a kid ages 3 to 8! It means that your present for a toddler may last for years: no two trails are ever the same. This highly entertaining toy is an action-packed pirate scavenger hunt game for the whole family.

Tell-a-Tale Pre-School Farmyard Edition

Tell-a-Tale is a super storytelling game that’s suitable for children as young as three years old but can be played by the whole family. It can be given as a birthday present to any kid up to 10-years-old! Set up the stage by choosing from one of the images on the double-sided backdrop and then select a couple of the more massive props and a couple of characters and you’re ready to begin.

Rubik's Cube

Great beginner cube! Solid turning speeds, durability, and overall feel. The weight of this cube is perfect too. Not too heavy but at the same time not too light. As well, the colors on this cube are not stickers, so they are very durable and your cube will look nice and clean after many uses.

One of the most classic games of all, the Rubik’s Cube never loses its majesty. This fantastic 8th birthday gift option comes in its original form 3x3. The Rubik’s Cube is one of the bestselling toys of the world: it’s colorful, challenging, and never gets old!

Craftster's Woodland Animals Sewing Kit

Wonderful starting sewing kit for kids who love crafting on their own. This is such a cute set. Perfect way to learn to sew. Great quality. It's such a great idea for gift-giving.

The Woodland Animals Craft Educational Sewing Kit features 5 pre-cut animal sewing projects, 5 sewing needles, 6 colors of embroidery thread, 40 straight pins, easy-to-follow instructions, and more! All contained in a portable carry case for travel and playdates. Kids can develop fine motor skills in a screen-free fun, and have a blast at the same time!

Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons

Kids loved it, fantastic to teach words and communication. Lots of giggles lots of questions about meaning perfect exactly what I wanted. Great board game, fast delivery and easy communication, thank you, my newphew will love his Christmas present.

The fantastic comparison game, the Apples to Apples Junior features 576 cards for endless hours of fun. The junior set has no duplicate cards, which means that it may be combined a thousand more times. An excellent idea for an 8th birthday gift, the crazy comparisons are delightful and, at the same time, educational: they expand vocabulary and thinking skills.

Lego Gel Pen Set - Multi-colour

Easy to attach together and writes well. Great present for anyone who loves LEGO. Lego awesomeness - nice color gel pens.

The Lego Gel Pen Set - Multi-colour is a fantastic eighth birthday gift for LEGO lovers. This pen set writes in nine colors and looks super cool. The pens connect like LEGO blocks and stay together and organized. Besides that, kids can have fun by joining their favorite LEGO minifigures to the building bricks!

Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad

The Crayola Trolls Light-Up Tracing Pad is fantastic for a budding art lover. This coloring board lights up to help kids with tracing their favorite characters from the movie Trolls - children eventually find out they can print many other designs to trace too! This fantastic 6th birthday gift option features 12 short-colored pencils, 10 blank sheets, 10 trolls tracing worksheets, and a graphite pencil.

Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Series is the best. You can't go wrong. My 5 year old loves it. We read these books every night. Each book teaches that they were just ordinary people who had different struggles in life but they persevere by being courageous and by not giving up.

Ordinary people change the world, you know. Who was Amelia Earhart? Or Rosa Parks? Or Abraham Lincoln? They were ordinary people! That’s what the Ordinary People Change the World is about. Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer what makes a hero in this 4-books set. This amazing 6th birthday gift shows kids they can be heroes too. The collection features the books, a beautifully designed slipcase, and an autographed print, that looks great on a frame.

The Never Girls Collection #1

My daughter absolutely loves this series. Exactly what I expect. Four books perfectly tailored to a young girl who loves Disney and all things fairy. The text is large enough to help a beginner keep his/her place when reading. They are large enough books to give the reader a sense of accomplishment, but not so large they become discouraged

Packed in the cutest little box, The Never Girls Collection #1, by Disney, makes a lovely 7th birthday gift. The collection features the first four Never Girls adventures, which are: In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist. Four best friends go in an adventure off to Never Land, a great story any kid will love to read!

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

My son wanted a sewing kit and this was one that looked more for boys and girls. Has everything needed for a child's first attempt at sewing.

The cutest starter sewing kit ever, ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit makes a fantastic seventh birthday gift. This kit fosters art and helps kids to learn an exciting new ability, that can become their hobby or even a future career! This set makes a fantastic activity for traveling or rainy days: it features material and instructions to sew fun things like stuffed animals.

Melissa & Doug Smart y Pants 1st Grade Card Set

These cards are great for car rides or the dreaded 'I'm bored' exits your kids mouths. They are challenging and a fun activity. I ordered these cards for Kindergarten last year and will continue to order these cards for each grade level.

This pants-shaped case must be the funniest thing ever. With the Melissa & Doug Smart y Pants Card Set, kids can test their smarts together or with someone else, at the same time they have a blast and load up on funny trivia and brand new facts. This fantastic toy is a great 6th birthday gift idea. It features 120 cards in each set, and the cards have multiple questions and funny activities.

Monopoly Junior Board Game

My little ones always want to join in on the real monopoly but it’s not possible. This ONE is great! Short and easy game. Still helps with counting and buying land doubling rent etc... kids can play alone without adult help! Promotes team work and problem solving.

Who has never played some Monopoly with their family? This classic game comes in simplified gameplay for budding Monopoly lovers. The Monopoly Junior Board Game makes a great 6th birthday gift to kids who want to spend some quality time playing with their family. It features kid-friendly properties such as the zoo, a video game arcade, and the movie theater.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

Awesome action cam, great price, good quality, bought as a birthday gift, son loves it so much, even I myself want to attach it to the car. Good job, vtech!

This durable and versatile camera allows a kid to capture the most memorable moments of their lives. This VTech Kidizoom Action Cam makes a fantastic sixth birthday gift: it is waterproof and kid-friendly. This 1.4-inch color video camera takes pictures, makes videos, time-lapse photos, and stop-motion videos.

Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit

Pre-K Kids should have this in school I bought this little set to see if my class could handle it or even wanted to try it out. The response was overwhelming. They were begging me to have a turn building the projects.

The Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit is the first step you’ll take to turn a kid into a scientist. This fantastic birthday gift for any child between 4 and 8-years-old is a wonderful introduction to problem-solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done. It features an easy-to-follow color manual diagrammed like no other snap circuit kit. A thoughtful and incredibly fun gift.

The Book with No Pictures Hardcover

My kids tricked me into reading it to them at bedtime - TWICE - and they had so much fun and laughed so hard that I have no idea how I will ever get them to fall asleep. Well played, Mr. Novak. I think this is a great book to read to get a child interested in books who is not showing much interest on his/her own. It is also great to encourage your child to branch out and give different types of books a try.

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak makes a lovely birthday gift to turn any 4 year old reader into a comedian. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will love to hear again and again.

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Janod Ukulele Music Set

Super cute for a child's toy! Perfect size for a toddler. It was super cute and quality looked good. Have other products from Janod and their stuff is great!

The Janod Ukulele Music Set makes a fantastic 4th to 8th birthday gift. It is excellent fun for any budding musician. Brightly colored confetti polka dots adorn this beautifully crafted wooden toy ukulele that makes lovely music when you play it.

Green Toys Meal Maker Dough Set Activity

This is the cutest set!! The play dough is really soft and pliable and nicely pigmented. This was a hit! Kids loved it. Played with this one non stop while all the other more expensive (chinese made) toys sat idle. THANX Green Toys for making high quality, non toxic, affordable toys in the USA!

Green Toys Dough Sets are a safe and simple way for toddlers and kids to enjoy the creative benefits of dough play. The Meal Maker set features a non-toxic dough bundled with quality tools and fun role play accessories. This toy makes a great birthday gift to kids age 2+. The 18-piece Meal Maker Dough Set Activity will inspire the youngest cooks to create delicious meals in minutes.

Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

I have several from Tuttle, they are terrific. The graphics are large and colorful, and the cards themselves are oversized, laminated, quite sturdy.

If you want a kid (or adult) in your life to learn Japanese, the Tuttle More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards Kit might be one of the best birthday gifts available. With this kit, children from preschool through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Japanese kanji, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards

These worked very well for my child to practice his German spelling and the articles. He already knew the words but stressed that he liked these because of the pictures - so I figure if he likes them, that's a five star rating for us.

Got a friend who woul love to speak German? The Berlitz Language: German Flash Cards are a great birthday gift idea, especially for kids! Each card features engaging illustrations, the words in the foreign language plus their pronunciation and translation.

Bilingual Spanish/English Flash Cards

Cards are good for basic words, colors, numbers etc. they are colorful and the pictures are versatile enough for my 2,3 and 7 year olds. They are all enjoying their Spanish lessons and learning quickly!

The School Zone - Bilingual Spanish to English Flash Cards 4-Pack is a 4-pack flashcard set for children age 4 and above that includes enough information to learn the alphabet, essential sight words, colors, shapes, numbers 1 to 100, and more.

Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit

This is a great resource for bilingual homes. I love that the cd has nursery rhymes on it in addition to the vocabulary, it really helps keep learning fun in the car. I love the flascards so much I laminated them to protect them for years to come.

Someone in your life want to get started with Chinese? The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit is a great gift option. With this kit, children from preschool, and early adult learners, through the early elementary level will be able to learn essential words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in a fun and easy way. This kit includes an audio CD, that provides the native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences.

Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish

First of all the delivery was super fast! The flash cards are obviously for kids and this is good because they are big with big letters and images , which makes the words really catchy

A fantastic language learning tool, the Carson Dellosa - Everyday Words in Spanish is a great gift idea, especially for children who need some help studying Spanish. The two-sided cards have rounded corners for easy sorting and help Spanish students to review the language and memorize some words.

SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception

Set deserves the awards it has won. Always popular with my family. VERY EASY TO LEARN. It takes 2-3 minutes to explain to someone and then they're ready to play! I feel like it sharpens your brain. Obviously I don't have any tests to support this, but it makes you think without being too complex.

This amazingly fun game is great for some family fun! SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception is a board game where any table becomes a board. A great 8th birthday gift idea, SET is an easy-to-learn game, it's fast-paced, and with immense replay value. This award-winning fun can be played in only 20 minutes - great for some after dinner entertainment.

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Suspend is just such a quirky but fun game, and we've gotten hours of enjoyment out of it. And it's good for all ages.A fun game, with the added benefit of having sturdy pieces that will ensure this game lasts for years. If you like Jenga or Kerplunk, give this game a try

Another Melissa & Doug delight, the Suspend Family Game is a fantastic eighth birthday gift option! This excellent activity game aims that kids play with their families. It's an award-winning game that features 24 game rods, 4 frame rods, a wooden base, wooden connector, and a colored die. The Suspend Family Game develops hand-eye coordination, interpersonal skills, and cognitive skills.

Osmo Numbers Game

Makes math fun. I have never had to set a timer for a learning game before. But, I have to make him stop playing this. This is an amazing game for kids to learning about numbers. You need to have an iPad and an Osmo base before you can use

The Osmo Numbers Game makes kids play with numbers, and turns diving into math intuitive and funny. The sea creatures and the sea world create a ludic environment so that children feel comfortable playing the game. This fantastic 8th birthday gift choice features tiles with which kids can add, subtract, and multiply.

Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit

Products like this allow children to be creative which is really important and also allows them to have a lot of fun at the same time. Highly recommended and great quality product.

The Spirograph has been around since 1965 and is still an excellent way for kids to have fun. This Super Spirograph Jumbo Kit comes with twice as many gears as the original one - 75 pieces in total. This fantastic 8th birthday gift option comes with some unique arcs - they snap together and for a variety of curves that produces more spiro-tastic designs.

Jenga Classic Game

The bricks are smooth and equally sized which means building tower is easier. Product is of good quality. It comes with a cardboard guide to help build the tower straight. The game itself is fun and a must have in any collection

The classic Jenga game stands the test of time. This fantastic eight birthday gift can be played either solo or with a crowd. This game is beloved by kids who like challenges - it features 54 Jenga hardwood blocks, the stacking sleeve, and instructions. Kids will keep the tower from crashing down by using some motor skill, a planned strategy, and luck!

E. B. White Box Set

This lovely box set contains 3 paperback editions of the award-winning books "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little," and "The Trumpet of the Swan." These three books by E. B. White make a fantastic 8th birthday gift to any child who likes to read beloved, timeless classics. The books are illustrated in black-and-white by Garth Williams and Fred Marcellino.

ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game

Fun game that really makes you focus. This gets your brain working to see which cards complete each other. It's truly exercise for your brain, I would recommend to ANY and ALL!!

A transparent card game, Swish comes with 60 challenges, from beginner to experts. An amazing 8th birthday gift for kids who like challenges and smart games, Swish is fun and very clear and easy to play. The game develops spatial recognition skill - the colored hoops and balls that are printed on the transparent cards need to be stacked to form multiple matches in a single turn.

Harry Potter - Hedwig Plush Collectible

Can’t get enough of this Hedwig plushie. The size is pretty big, so soft, and the face is really cute. Big thanks, Funko. Well done. Good quality and soft

Teddies are old news. The Harry Potter - Hedwig Plush Collectible is a fantastic plush, super cute and adorable! Young Harry Potter fans will love to start their collection. The stylized Hedwig plush stands 8 inches tall, it makes a lovely 8th birthday gift for Harry Potter readers or movie-watchers.

Totally Gross: The Game of Science

I bought this game for my eight year old grandson and we had so much fun playing it! The questions and actions were wonderfully gross for boys without being inappropriate. Even his older siblings got a kick out of playing it. I would highly recommend it!

It’s so fun to learn about science by answering some silly science questions with your family! The Totally Gross: The Game of Science has questions that cover chemistry, geology, biology, zoology, astronomy and more areas of knowledge. This super fun game makes a fantastic eighth birthday gift to children who like science and playing with their parents - they will also love the waves of laughter this game encourages.

Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

I have to admit - it's better than I expected. These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . Fantastic gift for kids

With the Snap Circuits Jr., children will play for hours, building working circuits with the game’s over 100 different projects. This fantastic game makes a thoughtful 8th birthday gift, it’s educational and develops strong STEM/STEAM abilities. The safe circuit technology allows kids to explore through different, exciting projects, gaining knowledge through fun!

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Monopoly Deal Card Game

No words can describe how grateful I am to have bought this game. The best part is that there are only a few rules to play the game. You don't have to spend 20 minutes reading a 4 page manual and setting up a million pieces to play this fun, fast paced, family friendly game. It's a lot of fun and very, very addictive. You can start doing variations after a year of playing it to mix it up but it's still fun. I've had to but multiple packs because I either end up giving it away or wearing out my deck!

The Monopoly Deal Card Game is a must in every child’s game drawer. It is a handy way to play the classic property trading game - the winner is the first who collects 3 full property sets of different colors. The Monopoly Deal Card Game makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift that takes a lot of strategy and planning - but provides a lot of fun!

Mini Basketball Hoop Backboard Set

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the basketball and ring. Great alternative for those of us who don't want to spend on a large bulky set yet still want to shoot a few every now and then

This set must be one of the best 8th birthday gifts for children who like basketball fun! The Mini Basketball Hoop Backboard Set is made of high-quality steel, sized 18" x 10.5", and features a 5" rubber mini ball and the assembly tool. This great toy was designed for indoor play, which means kids can enjoy basketball even on rainy days.

LEGO Speed Champions Ferrari Building Kit

As a LEGO LOVER, I try to gift Lego to my nephew during the holidays. He LOVES cars. And this Lego set, was PERFECT for him. and He loved it when he opened the wrapping and saw it. Thank you for prompt shipping, fair prices and this Lego set

Kids will love to create the buildable LEGO version of the car that won the 2016 IMSA SportsCar series. This super fast car is the Ferrari “Scuderia Corsa,” that features authentic design details, a removable windshield, and a minifigure cockpit. This fabulous 8th birthday gift for a car and LEGO lover allows kids to play out race scenarios and have a blast.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game

Gravity Maze is GREAT. Many levels of difficulty. Quite quick to grasp concept/instructions & totally absorbing solitaire game to play. The graphic instructions are easy to follow.

Another great STEM toy, the ThinkFun Gravity Maze takes marble run playing to a whole other level. This fantastic 8th birthday gift idea contains 60 challenges from beginner to expert, 9 towers, a game grid, 3 marbles, and a target piece. This toy develops planning and reasoning skills for kids who love learning while playing.


Excellent volcano kit -very clear and easy instructions, the kids loved painting it and the volcanic eruption worked! Great kit - although it is small but my son loved doing all of this ... from mixing the clay waiting to it to set, painting it and then doing the experiment. Would definitely recommend great for any boy or girl and bonus is they learn from it

This complete science kit is one of the best hands-on experiments out there. The famous volcano from science fairs is lame compared to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit. It makes a fantastic 8th birthday gift for science lovers, that features literally everything kids need to create a majestic volcano and make it erupt! It teaches kids about geology, earth science, and chemistry, while having a lot of fun.

Brainbox All Around The World

Really like this concept in general and the world one is fun - highly recommend. We use this game in our homeschool and we LOVE it! It's a very fast and fun way to learn and review and it requires almost no set-up or prep time which I love! I highly recommend it!

Brainbox All Around The World is a clever game for clever young players. This memory recall game challenges players to memorize as many details of the picture on the card as they can in only 10 seconds. This game makes an amazing eighth birthday gift to keep a kid's mind engaged and develop concentration. After the player looks at the picture for ten seconds, the other players roll the dice to determine which question will be asked.

Pressman Jumpin' Monkeys

Quick to set up and simple but challenging to play. Company was fantastic when 1 game arrived with a missing part, very friendly and quickly shipping the missing piece. Love this game in speech therapy! Utilize it to help teach turn taking and persistence. Catapults need to be “broken in” so what I did was have student take practice shots into a big box. They still loved it.

The player with the most bananas wins. This is the objective of this incredibly cute game: Pressman Jumpin' Monkeys. The game is made up of a combination of monkeys and catapults - kids need to vault their monkeys into trees and see physics in action. It makes a lovely 8th birthday gift that children can use to play with their friends, siblings or parents.

5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything!

This is my go to gift for children's birthdays. The pictures are colorful and the facts are very interesting and straight forward. Be prepaired to hear lots and lots of random facts all day when your child gets obsessed with this book. No, but seripusly it's a fun book my son really enjoys reading through it and learning something new. We've had this book for a few years now and its still one of his favorites.

The 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) by National Geographic Kids is a fantastic eighth birthday gift for curious children. With extremely organized two-page spreads, this is a fun-filled book that bursts with facts on topics kids love. Peanut butter and sharks are a few subjects that make this book appealing and exciting. Packed with tips about toys and games, 5,000 Awesome Facts is a must for any kid's bookshelf.

Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

This is a stellar book for young readers. The colors and overall presentation are engaging. This is a great way to give kids a taste of science - to peak their initial interest and encourage them to perform additional research.

Children are curious enough to ask the 1,111 questions this book can answer. The "National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything" is an incredible 8th birthday gift option for those who seek reliable information or just want to learn some additional fun facts to share with their friends. This book is jam-packed with info like weird-but-true facts, top ten lists, cool activities, and explorer profiles.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

Laser Maze Logic Game and STEM Toy

My 10 year old son is obsessed with this game. He loves figuring out each maze. It makes him use problem solving skills and logic. This is a great toy for an only child whose parents can't entertain the child every minute. He choses this over video games! Now that is saying something.

This logic game is super easy to learn and poses many challenges for kids. The ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls is a laser maze, that builds reasoning and planning skills with its multilevel challenges, and provides a stealth learning experience for young players. It makes a fantastic science gift for kids who love lasers and problem-solving games.

Kid Athletes: Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends

I bought several copies of this for the young athletes, in our family. They had favorites, in the book, and have enjoyed the read! This was just another way to expose our kids to great athletes and it shows how they, too, have everyday lives and struggles.

Children should read biographies to get inspired by other people’s experiences in life. That’s why the “Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends” makes an excellent 8th birthday gift idea. Kids will find out that Danica Patrick, the race car champion, fended off bullies who told her “girls can’t drive,” that the baseball legend Babe was a troublemaker, and more. The stories are described along with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page.

Wonder Hardcover

It's a great book to raise awareness of people living with craniofacial abnormality. It does portray a very positive view of humanity. The characters in the book are mostly intelligent, well educated, "nice " human beings.

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

Excellent crystal yield and the colors remain vibrant for a longer period than most kits. Materials provided were high quality. Sample stones provided were also really cool and a nice touch.

Did you know crystals can grow? With the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab, kids can watch it happen. This fantastic science gift for kids allows them to grow crystals in 8 different colors in a super easy way - they just need water and the two ingredients included on the lab kit. The kit also features a night light display, where kids can show off their 5 favorite home-grown crystals.