IndigoKids is poised to please this holiday season with thrilling reads,
exciting new toys and best-in-class brands.
TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Indigo (TSX: IDG), Canada's leading
retailer of books, edutainment, toys, lifestyle, ideas, and
inspiration, is delighted to announce its top 10 list of children's
books and toys for the 2015 holiday season. Whether the child on your
list is inspired by classic literature or the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid, robotics and technology, or design and creative play, our IndigoKids
team is proud to carry the very best selection of books and toys in
"IndigoKids truly comes alive during the holidays. Our shelves are
stocked with the most wow-worthy gifts, our space is warm and inviting,
and our staff are absolute experts," said Lesley Nightingale, Vice
President, IndigoKids. "Our top 10 picks for books and toys reflect our
continued commitment to deliver the best of the best to Canadian
children and their families from coast-to-coast."
IndigoKids delivers a dynamic retail environment that makes it easy to
find an unforgettable gift that will make play-time imaginative,
rewarding and fun. IndigoKids offers stress free services such as free
gift wrap in stores and free shipping with a minimum spend of $25
online. Customers can also visit our online shop to easily find the
latest Heather's Kids Picks and shop by age, brand, price or new arrivals.
TOP 10 MOST WANTED BOOKS
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, $21.99 (Ages 3-6)
Duncan's crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed
the hurt feelings of one group of crayons who threatened to quit,
Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued.
Each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be
brought home to the crayon box. Already a customer favourite, The Day the Crayons Came Home is the companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit.
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, $21.99 (Ages 9-12)
Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve
puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy
the world in this suspenseful debut novel. Look forward to
heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable
characters. This is an incredible novel for the teen reader on your
list whose favourite books are full of fantasy, mystery and magic.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jay Kim, $49.99 (Ages 9+)
A must for any Harry Potter fan or collector, this full-colour
illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with breathtaking illustrations by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway
medal, is guaranteed to thrill and delight. Prepare to be spellbound by
Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved
characters in this illustrated hardback edition of the nation's
favourite children's book.
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, $19.99 (Ages
A New York Times bestseller and Heather's Pick! Some books are about a
single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their
extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good
wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength,
laughter and peace. This sweet and uplifting book is perfect for
wishers of every age.
Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard: Book 1 The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan, $19.99 (Ages 9-12)
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's
mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving
by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant
officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - a man
his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible
secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. To prevent doomsday, Magnus
must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for
thousands of years, and must make fatal decisions along the way. A
great pick for fans of Percy Jackson.
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton, $19.99 (Ages 3-5)
Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this
year: a horse! A big horse, a strong horse, a horse fit for a warrior
princess! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of
her dreams. For anyone who's ever been saddled with a truly terrible
present, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of overcoming first impressions and falling in
love with one unforgettable roly-poly pony. From Kate Beaton, a major
new picture book talent, and author-illustrator of #1 New York Times
bestseller Hark! A Vagrant!
Dinoblock by Christopher Franceschelli, illustrated by Peskimo, $20.95 (Ages 1-3)
Following in the footsteps of Alphablock and Countablock, Dinoblock features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs! Readers will be
introduced to more than 20 different kinds of dinos via die-cuts of
their unique silhouettes. As children touch the pages, they can guess
the dinosaur on the page and appreciate the uniqueness of its
silhouette. A final gatefold delivers a roundup of all the dinosaurs
included. This hands-on approach, delivered in colorful pages by hip
British design team Peskimo, makes for an immersive, age-appropriate
introduction to a favorite topic of childhood, and a favourite holiday
The Princess in Black and The Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, $14.99 (Ages
Today is Princess Magnolia's birthday party, and she wants everything to
be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring!
Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet,
ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in
Black! Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests,
and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate
and love to read as a family. This is a perfect first chapter book for
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson, $14.99 (Ages 9-12)
For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything with her best
friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and
signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead.
And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she
struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the
friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new
friendship. In her graphic novel debut, real-life derby girl Victoria
Jamieson creates an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship,
perseverance, and girl power!
How to Tell a Story by Daniel Nayeri, illustrated by Brian Won, $26.95 (Ages 4+)
Introducing an incredible storytelling package — a full-color, 144-page
book paired with a collection of 20 six-sided, beautifully illustrated
storytelling cubes that make it easy for any imaginative child (and
that is every child) to start creating wonderful stories. How to Tell a Story combines the surprising whimsy of Mad Libs with the compelling fun of
colour-coded storytelling cubes. Its exercises and games will have
readers mastering the basics of storytelling while exercising their
creative muscles. And who knows where that journey will end? This book
makes a great pick for interactive family time.
TOP 10 TOYS OF THE SEASON
BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero, $189.95 (Ages 8+)
Meet BB-8™ - the app-enabled Droid™ that's as authentic to Star Wars as
it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive
personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8
will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice
commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously,
make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view
StarLily, My Magical Unicorn, $149.95 (Ages 4+)
You'll have a "magical" walking buddy with this adorable, snuggly
StarLily, My Magical Unicorn pet! She's a friendly unicorn with an
amazing horn that lights up in different colours! The more you play
with her, the stronger her powers become and the more she responds to
you. She needs tender loving care, so you'll love to feed her
Sugarberry treat and then braid and style her hair. Your adventures
will always be spectacular with your StarLily, My Magical Unicorn pet!
Interactive Jedi Master Yoda, $199.95 (Ages 4+)
Small in size but wise and powerful, Yoda has trained Jedis like Luke
Skywalker for over 800 years. Now it's your turn as Interactive Jedi
Master Yoda guides you on the path to becoming a Jedi Master. Standing
an impressive 16 inches tall, Yoda's dynamic motorized body movement
and full voice recognition make him the most realistic Star Wars toy
ever. He speaks 115 phrases that will lead you to Jedi Wisdom and
Lightsaber mastery. And with dynamic 360-degree movement, Yoda comes to
life with never-before-seen Lightsaber action!
Shopkins Supermarket Scramble, $19.95 (Ages 5+)
In the new Shopkins Supermarket Scramble board game, race your Shopkins
around the supermarket visiting Fruits and Veggies, Dairy and the
Frozen Foods section. Collect a token at each of these locations before
braving the Sundae Summits as you move toward the Bakery for one more
Shopkins token! Be the first player to collect one of each kind of
Shipkins tokens and to reach the Finish space to claim victory. Watch
out for Runaway Cart spaces that scoot you to different departments in
the supermarket! Includes four collectable Shopkins characters, two of
which are exclusive to this game.
Playmobil NHL Arena, $69.95 (Ages 5+)
Jump into the action with the Playmobil NHL Hockey Rink! Take control of
an Eastern or Western All-Star Player and skate around the rink! Skate
and deke your opponent to get the perfect shot on net. Recreate classic
games to win the Stanley Cup. Set comes with 2 Skaters, 2 Goaltenders,
4 Pucks & 2 Nets. Also includes graphics for the boards as well as
logos of the 30 NHL teams. Interactive play includes puck shooting
action and puck stopping Goalie action.
American Girl Grace Thomas - Doll and Book, $164.00 (Ages 8+)
The 2015 Girl of the Year Grace Thomas has sparkling blue eyes that open
and close, a sprinkling of freckles on her nose, and long dark brown
hair with side-swept bangs and a tiny accent braid. She comes in a
white top with a sparkly Paris graphic and a pink skirt with a black
bow on the front. She wears a charm bracelet that Mom gave her. Also
included are her gray ankle boots with gathered straps and bows on the
sides, plus the Grace paperback book.
Bruder John Deere Log Hauler, $99.95 (Ages 3+)
The John Deere Log Hauler is a four-axle forwarder can transport felled
tree trunks through impassable terrain and load and unload its freight
autonomously. It uses a revolving and swiveling loading crane with an
automatically closing grabber for this. The already very good off-road
capability of the John Deere forwarder is improved even further by the
four oscillating axles. The John Deere forwarder is the ideal vehicle
for hours of forestry fun.
GoldieBlox Ruby Rails, $26.95 (Ages 4+)
Goldie's tech-savvy and stylish BFF Ruby Rails is ready to head out on a
skydiving adventure. She has fully-articulated joints, hands that grip,
and a kit to build her coder backpack and working fabric parachute -
all she needs is you. Ruby helps teach engineering principles
(aerodynamics), build spatial skills and boost confidence in
problem-solving. An absolute must for kids who love to design, and a
perfect family project for parents and kids!
Paw Patrol Vehicle, $69.95 (Ages 3+)
All paws on deck! The Paw Patroller is the ultimate rescue vehicle and
is perfect for making sure that the Paw Patrol team can get to new
exotic adventure locations. The Paw Patroller comes with Ryder and his
ATV vehicle, can hold 3 Paw Patrol vehicles inside and can display 6
vehicles when open. Your patrolling will be just like the show when you
hear the Paw Patroller's authentic Paw Patrol sound effects. Inside
you'll discover a real working elevator to take the pup vehicles up to
Ryder's Command Center!
Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot, $209.95 (Ages 10+)
When you build a Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot, you're building a friend.
It's easy to assemble, just use the real tools included. When you're
all done building Meccanoid's frame and have plugged in the batteries,
it will use its Meccabrain to guide you through connecting its motors.
As with any Meccano product, you can take the pieces apart and
re-create. Rebuild Meccanoid as a dinosaur, or anything else you can
dream up. With your imagination and 600 parts to play with, there's no
limit to the fun you can have!
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