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Beautiful Gifts for Book Lovers: Boxed Sets

The Children’s Book Review | November 26, 2019

It brings us so much delight to share some of our absolute favorite collectible books!

There is something so insanely special about receiving a beautiful boxed set of books. Receiving one book is fantastic, but receiving a set (or a book with a unique plush) is like wow! Not to mention that they are super easy to gift wrap with their already sturdy and straight edges. Be sure to check out the rare edition books from Folio Society that feature original illustrations and specially designed hardback covers. We know you are going to love these treasures just as much as we do!

What Do You Do With an Idea? Gift Set

Written by Kobi Yamada

Illustrated by Mae Besom

Publisher’s Synopsis: What do ideas become? Big things, brave things, smart things, good things. Things like stories, artwork, journeys, inventions, communities, products, and cures. Everything you see around you was once an idea. Inside this charming keepsake box you’ll find the New York Times best-selling book What Do You Do With an Idea? and a miniature companion Idea plush. Let this enchanting gift set encourage anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea to embrace big thinking and bright dreams. A perfect gift for kids and adults alike. An uplifting gift for birthdays, graduations, new jobs, retirement, or just because.

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Ages 5-8 | Publisher: Compendium Inc | June 1, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1946873149

Jon Klassen’s Hat Box

Written and Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Publisher’s Synopsis: Hold on to all of your hats at once for this special collection of Jon Klassen’s celebrated hat trilogy.

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. A fish has stolen a hat; will he get away with it? Two turtles have found one hat, but the hat looks good on both of them. . . . Jon Klassen’s deliciously deadpan hat tales continue to surprise and delight readers of all ages, and they are all now available in one impeccably designed boxed set along with a free frameable print. Included are:

I Want My Hat Back
This Is Not My Hat
We Found a Hat

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Candlewick | October 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0763666972

Little People, BIG DREAMS: Inspiring Writers

Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by Lisbeth Kaiser

Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet three inspirational people from the world of literature: Maya Angelou, Anne Frank, and Jane Austen! This boxed gift set of three hardcover books from the internationally best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series introduces little dreamers to the lives of these incredible authors who changed the world.

In these remarkable true stories, learn how three women dealt with hardship and achieved great success in writing. Maya—despite being mute as a child, she went on to find her voice and become one of the most beloved writers and speakers of the twentieth century. Anne—whose famous diary captured the hearts and minds of the public after World War Two. Jane—after growing up with low expectations, went on to write timeless novels about brave women who made their own choices and never gave up. Each of these moving books features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the woman’s life.

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Ages 4-7 | Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books | October 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0711243217

Little People, BIG DREAMS: Music Stars

Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by Lisbeth Kaiser

Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet three inspirational women from the world of music: Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Parton, and Josephine Baker! This boxed gift set of three hardcover books from the internationally best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series introduces little dreamers to the lives of these incredible women who worked in music and changed the world.

In these remarkable true stories, learn how three women overcame hardship to achieve great success in music. Ella spent her early years singing and dancing on the streets of Harlem. She went on to become one of the most famous jazz singers of the twentieth century. Dolly grew up poor in money but rich in love. She followed her musical passion to make her name as a world-famous singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Josephine was born for the stage. She moved to Paris and found her audience, working as a dancer, and actor—and even a French Resistance agent. Each of these moving books features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the woman’s life.

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Ages 4-7 | Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books | October 1, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0711243231

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels

Adapted by Gale Galligan and Raina Telgemeier

Written by Ann M. Martin 

Publisher’s Synopsis: A box set of the bestselling Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, adapted by Raina Telgemeier and Gale Galligan!

Join Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory on their baby-sitting adventures! No matter what comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on the BSC to save the day.

Bestselling cartoonists Raina Telgemeier (Books #1-4) and Gale Galligan (Books #5-7) perfectly capture all the drama and humor of the original novels by Ann M. Martin. This box set is perfect for both newcomers and longtime fans!

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Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Graphix | November 5, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1338603637

The Raymie Nightingale Three-Book Collection

Written by Kate DiCamillo

Publisher’s Synopsis: Kate DiCamillo’s sequence of novels about the Three Rancheros is now complete — and with this beautiful hardcover boxed set, readers can savor all three.

First came Raymie Nightingale, the “triumphant and necessary book”* that would become a National Book Award Finalist. Then followed the tender Louisiana’s Way Home, featuring “one of DiCamillo’s most singular and arresting creations” (The New York Times Book Review) and marking the first time the two-time Newbery Medalist had revisited the world of one of her novels. And finally, the much-hoped-for third novel, Beverly, Right Here, awaits its rapt audience. Here, the entire trilogy of novels — the perfect gift for both longtime fans and new devotees — is available in a beautifully designed set. Included are hardcover editions of:

Raymie Nightingale
Louisiana’s Way Home
Beverly, Right Here

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Ages 10+ | Publisher: Candlewick | October 22, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1536210385

The Little Prince

Written and Illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Introduced by Stacy Schiff

Translated by Richard Howard

Commentary Volume by Christine Nelson

Publisher’s Synopsis: A definitive two-volume edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince featuring his original and unforgettable illustrations.

All grown-ups were children first. (But few of them remember it)

The little prince lived on a very small planet, hardly any bigger than a house. Lonely on his tiny world, one day the prince, catching hold of a migration of wild birds, left on a journey across the stars to learn life’s mysteries of love, loss and beauty in a universe corrupted by grown-up logic. First published in 1943, and since translated into 270 languages and 26 different alphabets, few books have touched the world like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s modern fable The Little Prince. In its first Folio edition, this definitive two-volume production includes a new introduction by Saint-Exupéry’s biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, as well as restored versions of Saint-Exupéry’s unforgettable illustrations, as inseparable from the story as the words themselves.

This edition won the Literature category at the British Book Design and Production Awards 2018.

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Ages 10+ | Publisher: The Folio Society

His Dark Materials

Written by Phillip Pullman

Illustrated by Peter Bailey

Publisher’s Synopsis: A magnificent Folio Society edition of a worldwide phenomenon. The award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials in a stunning fully-illustrated hardback edition.

Since the publication of the first volume of His Dark Materials in 1995, Philip Pullman’s trilogy has won millions of  readers, garnered countless awards and accolades and been adapted for stage and screen. The Amber Spyglass, the third volume, was the first ever children’s book to be awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, confirming the trilogy as a work that demands to be read by all. The Folio Society’s incredible hardback edition is illustrated by Peter Bailey with black and white chapter openings by the author.

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Ages 10+ | Publisher: The Folio Society

The Lord of the Rings

Written by J. R. R. Tolkien

Illustrated by Eric Fraser and Ingahild Grathmer

Publisher’s Synopsis: Successive generations have been spellbound by the exploits of Frodo, Gandalf and their comrades as they journey towards Mordor to do battle with the Dark Lord Sauron.

The original ‘fantasy’ series, and still the greatest, The Lord of the Rings has sold over 100 million copies, been translated into more than 40 languages, and has been voted the best book of the 20th century. If there is any work of fiction that deserves to be owned in a magnificent edition – this is surely it.

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Ages 12+ | Publisher: The Folio Society

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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