Story Books

Who doesn't love a great story? Give these execellent and (in many cases) award winning story books to spark the imagination and give a little escapism to your favorite people.

The Giver (Giver Quartet)

The Giver (Giver Quartet) Hardback makes a meaningful birthday gift for dystopia lovers. This award-winning story was written by Lois Lowry, it was made into a film and translated into more than forty languages. The Giver is about a perfect society that chooses a twelve-year-old boy to be the “Receiver of Memories.” He then finds that the ideal world isn’t that good after all.

The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection

The Maze Runner Series is a must-have in every book collection. The blockbuster movie franchise is probably well known by them, but this collection features all 5 bestselling books: The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure, The Kill Order, and The Fever Code.

The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition Paperback

The Hunger Games Box Set: Foil Edition features the 3 Hunger Games Paperback books in a gorgeous package. The groundbreaking New York Times bestselling books, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay make a fantastic 13th birthday gift choice for a kid who loves to read - or who would love to discover the adventure of Katniss and her friends.

Puffin Hardcover Classics Box Set

Puffin Hardcover Classics Box Set contains six classic children’s novels together. This fantastic 13th birthday gift is a book collection kids will treasure - they are timeless, come in a gorgeously illustrated box, and each book is designed with a textured hardcover binding. The box includes Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, and Peter Pan.

John Green Box Set Paperback

Kids who love reading will love the John Green Box Set. These bestselling paperbacks makes an excellent 12th birthday gift and include 4 critically acclaimed, modern classics - Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. If they like the movies, they will love the books that they are based on.

The Cardboard Kingdom Hardcover

“The Cardboard Kingdom” is a hardcover graphic novel that depicts a neighborhood full of kids who turn regular boxes into colorful outfits and their regular block into a cardboard kingdom. This fantastic 11th birthday gift discusses the incredible power of play and imagination during the early years of adolescence. Emotional growth and identity-searching are some of the powerful themes tackled by this book.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

This beautiful book encourages the love of reading and learning in children! The “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift. The story presents Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse that has four small children. She must move her family to their summer quarters quickly, or else, they will face almost certain death.

Front Desk Hardcover

An adventure book about real issues, “Front Desk” was written by Kelly Yang in 2018. This fantastic novel makes for a thoughtful 10th birthday gift for a young reader. The main character, Mia Tang, has secrets and struggles. She is a brave and hard-working girl that lives in a motel, her parents hide immigrants, and she wants to be a writer - although her mom says she should stick to math since English isn’t her first language.

Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Hardcover

A combination between a graphic novel, chapter book, and picture book, “Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths” tells the story of two friends who grow closer in separation. This thoughtful hardcover book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift option, and helps kids to learn the value of separation through beautiful art, and a fun and simple text.

Be Prepared Paperback

The illustrated paperback book “Be Prepared” tells the story of Vera, a Russian girl who lives in the suburbs, and can’t seem to fit anywhere. This lovely book makes a fantastic 10th birthday gift for a kid at an age when they and their peers are finding their place in the world. This book can bring feelings of empathy for kids who get to know Vera, her struggles, and her joys!

Making Friends Paperback

A fabulous 10th birthday gift, “Making Friends” is a paperback book that is full of thoughtful characters that represent what a child feels near adolescence. Danny is searching for a best friend - when she inherits a sketchbook that gives life to anything she sketches, she draws Madison, her new best friend, who is the most perfect best friend ever.

Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Paperback

Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set Paperback features the complete set of the bestselling author Judy Blume. The collection includes Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Double Fudge, Fudge-a-Mania, and Superfudge. It makes a fantastic, thoughtful 9th birthday gift that will entice the birthday girl to be part of the new generation of Blume readers.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books

This collection can already be considered a classic in children’s literature. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books is a must on any kid’s bookshelf. This box makes a fabulous 9th birthday gift for a child that doesn’t have them yet. It features the first 10 books in the series, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, and more! The box was specially designed to look good and store these diaries safely.

A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles

Children who are close to puberty start experiencing trouble with their relationship with friends. A Smart Girl's Guide: Friendship Troubles is a book and a guide for girls who are dealing with a few friendship problems. It makes a fantastic, thoughtful 9th birthday gift, This useful book helps girls to deal with the possible issues in their interpersonal relationships through practical tips, fun quizzes, and stories from real girls who've been there--and are still friends.

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.

Harry Potter: The Complete Series

This is a must for any kid and one of the best 8th birthday gifts ever. This boxed set of Harry Potter’s complete series features a new design, brilliantly done by Brian Selznick, a Caldecott Medalist. J.K. Rowling’s world shows kids the magic of reading books: they will love to go in adventures with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and will want to travel to Hogwarts castle every day.

The Never Girls Collection #1

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!

Ordinary People Change the World

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.

Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 Paperback

Magic Tree House Boxed Set is a lovely way to foster a love for reading in a child’s heart. This fantastic 6th birthday gift option is now with some new, colorful covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system. A series of fun and exciting adventures, all around the world and throughout history, this bestselling chapter book series all-time features 28 paperback books.

Junie B. Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection

The Junie B. Jones Complete Kindergarten Collection makes a fantastic addition to a child’s bookshelf and a great sixth birthday gift. Give books to a kid! This hilarious bestselling chapter book series has over 65 million copies sold. It features 17 of the Junie B. Jones kindergarten adventures and an exclusive paper-doll bonus.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates Hardcover

This great hardcover book makes a thoughtful 5th birthday gift for kids who are learning about social boundaries. The We Don't Eat Our Classmates presents Penelope Rex, a cute dinosaur that wants to eat all of her friends, to discuss respect and boundaries in a fun, educational way kids understand.

Billionaire Boy Paperback

Through Billionaire Boy, kids can learn how money means nothing if you don't have friends! This book makes a fantastic 5th birthday gift, it is educational and heartwarming. Joe is wealthy, he has his own bowling alley and butler. There's just one thing he actually needs, that can't be bought: a friend.

Princesses Save the World Hardcover

Girls and boys will learn how princesses can save the world with this lovely hardcover book! A fun, educational birthday gift for a 5 year old, this book brings back Princess Penelope Pineapple. She is ready to save the day in the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller "Princesses Wear Pants" by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Kids will love to discover what will happen when Princess Penelope finds out that the Strawberry Kingdom's bees are missing.

When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir

This fun, exciting book - both for adults and kids - makes a wonderful 4th birthday gift. When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth captures a little girl's simple, happy celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. It shows a bubbly view of growing up, amazing to share with any kid going through the same!

The Book with No Pictures Hardcover

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.

Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover

Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration - she dreams of becoming a great engineer. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book about pursuing one’s passion with persistence and learning to celebrate each failure on the road to achieving one’s dreams makes a lovely, inspirational birthday gift to a kid ages 4 to 7.

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book)

Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives. If a kid you know keeps on biting people, this might be an excellent gift for their birthday. Teeth Are Not for Biting is a board book that gives reasons why children might want to bite and how to avoid it.

The Giving Tree Hardcover

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's moving picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. This book brings a loving message and makes an excellent, thoughtful birthday gift, especially for kids 3+.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book) Hardcover

Giving books as birthday gifts for toddlers is a great idea. The Wide-Mouthed Frog is a simplified pop-up version of a traditional American tale. A curious frog goes a bit too far when asking his neighbors about their eating habits. Each spread of this book features a different animal describing its meal of choice, including a blue-feathered bird, a furry mouse, and a green alligator. The creatures are depicted in bright colors and show off large pop-up beaks.

Press Here Baby Board Book

Now even the smallest hands can get in on all the hands-on fun of Hervé Tullet's bestselling Press Here. The longest-running picture book on the New York Times bestseller list, this interactive children's classic is now available as a sturdy, durable board book to share with a whole new generation of fans.