Little Bee Books’ Official Holiday Gift Guide

It’s here, it’s here! The official Little Bee Books 2019 Gift Guide, just in time for the holiday season. And this year, we’ve made it easy, with selections for every kid on your list! Yes, even the ones who are a bit more reading-averse.

From board books for toddlers, to chapter books for early readers, to novels and history for tweens and teens, this is the definitive guide for all of your bookish shopping. Scroll on to find out what’s on our list this year, and don’t forget to check it twice…


Fearless Females

by Marta Breen, illustrated by Jenny Jordahl
$12.99, ages 14+

This strikingly-illustrated graphic novel tells the stories of fearless females who have fought, and continue to fight, for the rights of women today.

Anthology of Amazing Women

by Sandra Lawrence, illustrated by Nathan Collins
$17.99, ages 8 to 12

This comprehensive collection of stories tells the awe-inspiring tales of 50 women who have pushed the boundaries of human excellence and endeavor.

Mighty Meg series

by Sammy Griffin, illustrated by Micah Player
$6.99, ages 6 to 8

Meg’s life is turned upside down when a magical ring gives her superpowers! But Meg isn’t the only one who changes. Strange things start happening in her once-normal town, and now Meg must use her brand-new superpowers to keep everyone safe.



Midsummer’s Mayhem

by Rajani LaRocca
$16.99, ages 8 to 12

Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemporary-fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Smooshy Mushy: Food Friends coloring and activity book

by BuzzPop
$8.99, ages 4 to 8

This is a brand-new Smooshy Mushy activity book adventure with sweet-scented stickers for kids who love adorable animals, fabulous food, and other cute characters.

Jughead’s Food Hunt

by BuzzPop
$8.99, ages 2 to 5

The classic character Jughead from Archie Comics is a hungry guide through Riverdale as he looks for different kinds of food to eat. Readers will lift the flaps to find out where the next dish is hidden!


Crayola Friends Furever

by BuzzPop
$9.99, ages 3 to 7

Enjoy this hilarious complete-the-scenes coloring book full of butterfly kisses and pug hugs! Adorable animals cuddle together in 96 pages of chunky, black-and-white line art.

Operation Rescue Dog

by Maria Gianferrari, illustrated by Luisa Uribe
$17.99, ages 4 to 8

This sweet story about a girl named Alma and a stray dog named Lulu shows how a girl and a dog can rescue each other.

Jane Foster’s Pets

by Jane Foster
$8.99, ages 0 to 3

Introduce little ones to pets in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster.




by Lisa Harkrader
$17.99, ages 7 to 10

An Indie Next pick, this hilarious middle grade series with color illustrations throughout is The Sisters Grimm meets Shrek!

Isle of Misfits series

by Jamie Mae, illustrated by Freya Harris
$5.99, ages 6 to 8

The Isle of Misfits series follows a gargoyle that can’t sit still at his post, and is invited to live on an island full of other restless magical creatures!

The Gemini Mysteries Book 1: The North Star

by Kat Shepherd
$16.99, ages 8 to 12

Join the Gemini Detective Agency and help the teenage sleuths solve the theft of a priceless necklace!



Skylark and Wallcreeper

by Anne O’Brien Carelli
$17.99, ages 8 to 12

While helping her granny Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during Superstorm Sandy, Lily uncovers secrets of her grandmother’s past as a member of the French Resistance during WWII.

Myth Atlas

by Thiago de Moraes
$26.99, ages 7 to 10

Prepare to enter twelve magical, mythological worlds full of an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes, tricksters, and fantastical beasts with this oversized atlas.

Blast Back! series

by Nancy Ohlin, illustrated by Roger Simo
$5.99, ages 7 to 10

Blast back to the past and learn all about historical events that changed the world, from the Salem Witch Trials, to the women’s suffrage movement, even to the first moon landing.



JoJo Siwa: Oh, You Fancy coloring and activity book

by BuzzPop
$9.99, ages 5 to 7

Shine bright with this oh, so fabulous coloring and activity book with shiny foil stickers and show the world how, in the words of JoJo Siwa, “oh, you fancy!”

The Roots of Rap

by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison
$18.99, ages 4+

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today.

The Major Eights series

by Melody Reed, illustrated by Emilie Pepin
$5.99, ages 6 to 8

Jasmine, Maggie, Becca, and Scarlet love jamming together, but are they ready to perform in front of a real audience in a Battle of the Bands competition? Find out in this early chapter book series!


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