Barnes & Noble Announces Top Educational Toys & Games for This Holiday Season

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The toy and game experts at Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS),
the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of
content, digital media and educational products, today announced its
list (
of the top educational toys and games for the 2015 holiday season,
making Barnes & Noble the premiere destination for creative gift-giving
for the children and teens on everyone’s holiday list.

Barnes & Noble has curated the hottest, must-have, high-quality
educational toys and games of the season and arranged its list by age
and interest, making it an unmatched resource for gifts to help children
learn and grow.

“Play is not only fun, it’s essential to a child’s development and a
critical component in grasping key educational concepts as kids get
older,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games.

For the 2015 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends the following Top
Toys of the Season:

Ages 0-2

  • For the early learner: Stretchy Giraffe A to Z Abacus from Hape
  • For Inquisitive Babies: Tree Top Adventure from Manhattan Toy
  • For Strengthening Motor Skills: Explore & More Rolling Owl Push Toy
    from Skip Hop
  • For the Beginning Builder: DUPLO Baby Zoo from LEGO®
  • For Pull-along Puzzlers: Animal Train Puzzle from Orange Tree Toys

Ages 3-5

  • For Grand Dinosaur Adventures: Imaginext Big Dino from Fisher-Price
  • For the Little Videographer: Kidizoom Action Cam from VTech
  • For Big Imaginations: Smart Toy Bear from Fisher-Price
  • For Pup-Inspired Rescue Missions: Paw Patrol Mission Chase from
  • For Blossoming Musicians: B. Ribbit-tat-tat Frog Drum from Battat

Ages 6-8

  • For the Virtual Reality Generation: View Master VR from Mattel
  • For Creative Joy: Play-Doh DohVinci Spotlight Spin Studio from
  • For Curious Minds: Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone from
  • For Interactive Pretend Play: Zoomer Zuppies Barnes & Noble
    Exclusive from SpinMaster
  • For Aspiring Inventors: Roominate Townhouse from Maykay

Ages 9-12

  • For Celestial Explorers: TK1 Telescope & Astronomy Kit from Thames
    & Kosmos
  • For Tech Lovers: MiP Gold from Wow Wee
  • For Harry Potter Enthusiasts: Harry Potter
    Chess from The Noble Collections
  • For Aspiring Engineers: Meccanoid G15 from Meccano
  • For Master Builders: Star Wars First Order Special
    Forces TIE Fighter from LEGO

Ages 13 and up

  • For Star Wars Fanatics: BB-8 App-Enabled Droid from Sphero
  • For Strategy Gamers: Betrayal at House on the Hill from Wizards of
    the Coast
  • For Celebrating the World of Architecture: LEGO Architecture Louvre
    from LEGO
  • For Discrimination Collectors: S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Gohan
    ”Dragon Ball Z” from Bandai Tamashii Nations
  • For Purveyors of Pop Culture: Funko Vinyl POPs from Funko

Additionally, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at (,
customers can find great values on toys and games from the hottest
brands and film and television properties, including Espari Dolls, LEGO,
Zoomer, Magformers, Mindstream, Make, Star Wars, Disney’s Frozen,
Hot Wheels, Marvel, Ninjago, Harry Potter and Thomas the Tank
. These toys and more hand-picked gift ideas can also be found
in the Barnes & Noble 2015 Holiday Gift Guide at

Customers should consult a bookseller for help finding the perfect
educational toy or game to meet their gift-giving list needs. Online
customers receive free shipping on orders of $25 or more at

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (
The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

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the Company’s corporate website at

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Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
Vice President
Corporate Communications
McNamara, 212-633-4062
Corporate Communications