Winter library must-haves from Raincoast Books #BCMOMHGG {Giveaway Closed}

Raincoast Books Winter Library

When it comes to Christmas, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you can find me consistently inside some sort of a book store for gift ideas. There’s something to be said about choosing a gift that keeps on giving through a book, series, or matching friend to go alongside a fun story. When it comes to my nieces and nephews, books have always been my go-to, and we’re sharing 5 of our favourite books of 2016 and some fun games and accessories from Raincoast Books!

A has a pretty substantial book collection, some might even say I have a problem (I deny that) – I grew up surrounded by books and can devour a good book in an evening without stopping. I know that by having great books around me growing up, they definitely helped to build my passion for reading into adulthood.

A definitely has her favourites- as evidenced by this furry little friend who has made his way into our home. Scaredy Squirrel – written by Melanie Watt – has always been her favourite stories. From a little OCD, slightly anxious little squirrel that overcomes his challenges in every book, all while making A laugh so hard her sides hurt – they are definitely high on my list as well!

Raincoast Books Winter Library

Our favourite 2016 winter gift ideas;

  1. The Wish Tree – by Kyo Maclear – have you ever wished with all your might that your wishes might come true? Charles wants to find the tree that is going to help him do just that. With his trusty friend Boggan, they embark on a journey that teaches them that wishes can come true – in the most unexpected ways. – Ages 3-5
  2. Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda – Time to tackle the bunny slope! This fun, interactive, story pits the reader against obstacle after obstacle, tilt to help Bunny ski down the slope, and turn to help bunny escape a cliff in his path – hole? No problem! This book was very reminiscent of the interactive “Press Here” series and had A laughing and mesmerized with every page turn! Ages 3-5
  3. How to catch an elf – by Adam Wallace – with sneaky elves on a shelf a plenty during the holidays, this book is sure to quickly become a favourite! Is this the year you’ll finally catch an elf? Start a fun new Christmas tradition with this hilarious children’s book, created by the same team behind the New York Times best-seller How to catch a Leprechaun. Ages 4-8
  4. You and Me and the Wishing Tree – by Nancy Tillman – Can you see a theme? We love books that encourage imagination, big dreams and big wishes and You and Me and the Wishing Tree does not disappoint. Whether we wish on stars or blow out candles on a cake, our dreams matter. With beautiful whimsical artwork and a story sure to pull even the tiniest readers in, Nancy Tillman captures the wonders of wishes with this book. Ages 4-8
  5. The Storybook Knight – by Helen Docherty – Can a book be as mighty as a sword? Leo’s mom want to see him become a brave knight – but all he wants to do is read! On his journeys he discovers the kingdom’s most fearsome dragon and discovers… even Dragon’s like to read! This sweet story truly makes A laugh out loud, and we love that little Leo follows his dreams, and never leaves his books behind. Ages 4-8

Raincoast Books Bunny Slopes

Those are just our favourite winter favourites so far, Raincoast Books carries an amazing array of books for all ages, and their selection is always growing!

Looking for something a bit more than books, or maybe even something to accompany a book or author you already love? We’ve got you covered there as well! With the fun Bunny Slopes and Scaredy Squirrel puppet being only a couple of the adorable little companions they offer, they also have some of the most fun board games and puzzles we have ever seen!

Raincoast Books Alain Gee

A is currently in love with her new Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle – this beautiful puzzle is double sided for twice the fun and features vintage art from a rollicking winter wonderland, while the other side reveals a bustling, sunny landscape where boats sail, a hot air balloon soars and the road trip is in full swing! These pieces are not only perfect for small hands, they easily fit together and the oversized scenes are fun to discover together.

Now, it wouldn’t be a games night without a little bit of sillies and Cat Bingo – illustrated by Marcel George is a beautifully designed bingo game featuring 64 breeds of cat from around the world. Spot all different kinds of cats – from Tonkinese to Siamese, and from Bengals to Birmans, mark them off your bingo card and go for BINGO! I really thought this game was a fun twist on traditional bingo with a fun educational twist –  you can play this game as a letter hunt, a colour hunt or photo hunt and is perfect for the cat lover on your gift list!

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Raincoast Books wants to help fill up your winter family collections and is generously giving one lucky fan any THREE of the books or games we have listed. Enter below!



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61 Comments


  1. I think my son would love the “how to catch an elf”.

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  2. The Wish Tree and Bunny Slopes look like sweet books. My girl would love to read them all!

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  3. I actually bought Bunny Slopes for a Christmas gift and my girls were not impressed we were giving it away!
    Id love Bunny Slopes, The Wish Tree and the Adventure puzzle looks amazing!

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  4. How to catch an elf, Bunny slopes, and the Storybook Knight!

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  5. Bunny Slopes, Scaredy Squirrel and I love Alain Gree, so the Adventure Puzzle would need to be in there.

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  6. I would love the How to catch an elf , Bunny Slopes, and The Wish Tree.

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  7. my grand daughters would like how to catch an elf

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  8. My boys would love to read how to catch an elf.

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  9. I’d love to win Cat Bingo, How to catch an elf and the wish tree.

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  10. my son would love the “how to catch an elf”.

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  11. My daughter would love the Bunny Slopes book. She loves bunnies!

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  12. I would choose Cat Bingo, How to Catch an Elf and You and Me and the Wishing Tree

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  13. Bunny Slopes
    Story Book Knight
    Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas

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  14. Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda
    How to catch an elf – by Adam Wallace
    The Wish Tree – by Kyo Maclear

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  15. You me and the Wishing Tree
    Story Book Knight- My kids would especially like that one.
    And the Cat Bingo.

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  16. My kids would like all of those, but if I had to pick one it would be ‘how to catch an elf’. The kids are obsessed with our house elf every morning.

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  17. The Wish Tree sounds like a lovely book to read with my grandkids !

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  18. I would choose The Wish Tree, Bunny Slopes and You and Me and The Wishing Tree.

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  19. I’D love the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle.

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  20. Cat Bingo – illustrated by Marcel George
    Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle
    Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda

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  21. I would like ‘How to catch an elf’ – by Adam Wallace, the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle, and ‘Bunny Slopes’ – by Claudia Rueda

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  22. I would like How to Catch an Elf

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  23. I would like the You and Me and the Wishing Tree, How to Catch an Elf and Bunny Slopes

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  24. I would love to read The Wish Tree and play the Adventure puzzle with my son!

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  25. I want The Wish Tree and the Adventure puzzle

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  26. I would love to read to my granddaughter The Wish Tree

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  27. I would like How to catch an elf – by Adam Wallace, You and Me and the Wishing Tree – by Nancy Tillman and Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda.

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  28. Cat Bingo
    Adventure Puzzle
    Bunny Slopes

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  29. I would get Scaredy Squirrel with puppet of course, Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle & You Me & the Wishing Tree.

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  30. How to catch an elf sounds like a good one!

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  31. I would like The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear, Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda, and The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty.

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  32. The Wish tree looks like a great story.Thanks for the chance!

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  33. Great giveaway, thanks so much! I’d love to win:

    – Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle

    – The Wish Tree – by Kyo Maclear

    – Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda

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  34. I would love to win Scaredy Squirrels Christmas!!

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  35. Cat Bingo, How to catch an elf and Story Book Knight are the items that I would love to win to enjoy with my grandchildren

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  36. I would like to win Bunny Slopes!

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  37. They all sound lovely. The You and Me and the Wishing Tree – by Nancy Tillman sounds especially wonderful!

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  38. How to catch an elf – by Adam Wallace

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  39. I’d love the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle.

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  40. I’d love Bunny Slopes. How adorable!

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  41. I would love to the Alain Gree Adventure puzzle.

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  42. I would like the Cat Bingo and the Bunny Slopes with puppet.

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  43. I’d go for the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle, Bunny Slopes, and How to Catch an Elf

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  44. I’d love to get the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle, Bunny SLopes, and Cat Bingo!

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  45. My 4yr and 7yr olds would love the storybook knight.

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  46. I would choose the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle, Bunny Slopes – by Claudia Rueda and Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas.

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  47. I’d love to win the books, especially the scaredy squirrel book!

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  48. My little girl is just starting to discover puzzles and is in love with all things winter so the Alain Gree Adventure Puzzle would be right up her alley. I love the other Nancy Tillman books I have seen so would love You Me and the Wishing Tree. And, the Storybook Knight also sounds really fun.

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  49. How to catch an elf, You and Me and the Wishing Tree & The Storybook Knight!

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  50. Books please – How to catch an Elf.

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  51. Cat Bingo would be my first choice…

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  52. I think that I would like the Bunny Slopes and Scaredy Squirrel puppets.

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  53. The how to catch an elf sounds good

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  54. The cat bingo would be really fun for the grandkids.

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