The KIWI Holiday Book Guide

Explore new and exciting reads for every little one on your shopping list.

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Count to Love By Andrea Pinkney (Cartwheel Books, Ages 1–3)

Snuggle up with your toddler as you read this adorable board book with rhythmic text and captivating illustrations by award-winning duo, author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney. 

How Are You Feeling? By Mudpuppy (Mudpuppy, Ages Baby to 5 years)

This colorful board book introduces emotion words, self-awareness, and empathy to babies and toddlers in a completely engaging and interactive way. With flaps to lift and a mirror on the last page, your little one will love discovering facial expressions to match their feelings.

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem By Amanda Gorman (Viking Books for Young Readers, Ages 4–8)

A new lyrical picture book written by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman and beautifully illustrated by Loren Long (a New York Times bestselling illustrator), this book teaches children that change is possible when our voices join together.

Remember to Dream, Ebere By Cynthia Erivo (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Ages 4–8)

From Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo comes an inspiring and heartwarming tale of parent-child relationships and dreaming big! Each night, Ebere’s mother encourages her to let her imagination soar—offering a message of hope for all who read this book.

The Disney Princess Cookbook By Disney Books (Disney Press, Ages 5–8)

Inspired by your favorite Disney princesses, this cookbook includes 50 beginner-friendly recipes such as Rapunzel-inspired Frying Pan Eggs, Tiana-inspired Bayou Meatloaf, and Moana-inspired Te Fiti Tropical Punch. Your budding chefs will love creating their own magical feasts! 

The Christmas Pig By J.K. Rowling (Scholastic Inc., Ages 8+)

Beloved author J.K. Rowling debuts this Christmas adventure about a boy who loses his favorite toy on Christmas Eve. The story follows Jack and his new toy, The Christmas Pig, on a magical journey to find what’s lost. 

Big Shot Diary of a Wimpy Kid By Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books, Ages 8+)

The highly anticipated 16th book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling series, Big Shot follows Greg Heffley as he tries out—and unexpectedly earns a spot—on the worst basketball team. Full of hilarious moments, find out if Greg rises to the challenge or blows his big shot.