Gift Guide 2015 Day 3: Olivia

We are back with Day 3 of our Book-Inspired Gift Guide, today with the marvelous Olivia! If your young readers enjoyed the Olivia and Olivia Helps with Christmas recipes and activities we have featured on Off the Shelf, you might like to bring the book alive even more with some of the following ideas.  Also, check out Day 1 for holiday books and Day 2 for Peter Rabbit-inspired ideas

Olivia Gift Guide

Start with the original Olivia, then add to your collection with... 

...Olivia Goes to Venice...


...Olivia and the Fairy Princesses...


...or Olivia Saves the Circus!



Who better to share the stories with than Olivia herself? This Olivia plush doll is ready to accompany your young readers on the fabulous adventures only Olivia can have! Also available in 20" size for even more Olivia pizazz. 



There are few picture book characters who have a better sense of style than Olivia. These Olivia pajamas from Books to Bed feature just a few of her favorite looks from Olivia and the Fairy Princess, and will inspire young readers own imaginations! Also available to purchase with a copy of Olivia and the Fairy Princess. I wish they came in adult sizes!



Finally, Olivia's iconic stripes and red hue will add special flair to your Christmas tree with this set of 2 Olivia Ornaments


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Gift Guide 2015 Day 2: Peter Rabbit

In our humble opinion, it doesn't get more classic than Beatrix Potter's "little books," and no young reader's book collection is complete without The Tale of Peter Rabbit. For over 110 years, the mischievous bunny has been delighting readers of all ages, and has come to life in countless ways. Delight the young readers in your life with their own ways to play with Peter!

Peter Rabbit Gift Guide

Begin with the original The Tale of Peter Rabbit...


...or a set of four classic Beatrix Potter stories, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Tom Kitten, and The Tale of Jemima Puddle- Duck. 



Etsy shop Storybook Blocks features blocks inspired by so many wonderful books! The Peter Rabbit blocks are a lovely way to bring the story to life and an opportunity to play games based on the book. 



This Peter Rabbit toy set (also included a pumpkin from Mr. McGregor's garden) is handmade from poplar wood and decorated with wood burned details and non-toxic paint, and finally hand rubbed with natural beeswax polish and jojoba oil. The shop MomNmee also has toys featuring Mrs. Tiggywinkle and LucieSquirrel Nutkin, and Benjamin Bunny.



Young readers can cuddle with their own Peter Rabbit Plush by Gund. Isn't he adorable?



Play with Peter and all of Beatrix Potter's characters in the Peter Rabbit's Garden game app. Available for iOS or Android.


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Gift Guide 2015 Day 1: Holiday Books

Hello friends! Are you getting into the holiday spirit? This can be such a magical time of year with young readers scampering around the house; their excitement is truly infectious! And, of course, be sure to include special Christmas books for extra holiday spirit and fun! 

One of our goals on Off the Shelf is to bring picture books alive for young readers, so that they inspire children’s love of reading and also spark their imaginations, nurture their creativity, and so much more. Just in time for Christmas, this year we're bringing you 12 days of book-inspired gift ideas for meaningful gift-giving to the young readers in your life. 

To start things off today, we have a collection of Christmas books featuring some of our favorite picture book characters, perfect for early gift giving so they can be enjoyed this holiday season, or for under the tree for the years to come. In the next 11 days you will find more books, toys, and more to inspire reading all year!


Olivia Helps with Christmas

Check out Olivia and Olivia Helps with Christmas recipes and activities on Off the Shelf!


The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit recipe and activities


Madeline's Christmas

Madeline on Off the Shelf


The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Christmas 123

The Very Hungry Caterpillar recipes and activities on Off the Shelf


Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bear Says Thanks on Off the Shelf


If You Take a Mouse to the Movies

Try the If You Take  a Mouse to the Movies recipe and activities from Off the Shelf!n


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