Button Books Activity Books (Button Books)

Hello, friends! Time for another BONUS gift guide review. Today, we’re looking at a lineup of activity books from our friends at Button Books: Roman Adventure Activity Book by Jen Alliston, The Magical Underwater Activity Book by Mia Underwood, and Nature Activity Book by Alain Grée!

Activity books make great gifts and stocking stuffers for little bookworms, and these three titles cover a wide range of interests. In Roman Adventure, young historians can learn about Roman art, architecture, and society while completing puzzles, mazes, and wordsearches. Outdoorsy readers can color, connect the dots, and spot the difference in Nature. And fans of undersea adventure can learn about the creatures of the deep (and maybe even spot a mermaid or two) with paper crafts, story prompts, and secret codes in Magical Underwater. All three feature over 100 stickers to play with, and tons of fun to be found.

We’re huge fans of Button Books’ lineup of activity books, and these are no different. Rather than the typical collection of coloring pages and puzzles, these contain tons of educational material in a sturdy, high-quality books that can hold up to the curious and creative. JJ is particularly fond of Underwood’s work – her delightfully quirky illustrations and cheerful color palettes are always a treat. Any of these would make a great gift, and we highly recommend them. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

Wipe-Clean Activities: Spooky Halloween (Priddy Books)

Hello, friends! We have a special bonus review for you today: Priddy Books’s line of Wipe-Clean Activities books, including their newest, Spooky Halloween!

These envelope-sized spiral-bound books are filled with activities that allow kids to express their imagination and challenge their brains. There are puzzles, word searches, and plenty of opportunities for creativity, like designing monsters and Jack-o-lanterns.

These were fun! Each title has dozens of activities to complete, and comes with a little mini dry-erase pen, so kids can doodle and solve to their heart’s content, then wipe it down and start over as many times as they want. The books themselves are sturdy, and a good size for small hands and traveling, though the oblong shape combined with the spiral binding did make it hard to draw on the top of the page at times; the book would either slide a bit on a flat surface, or tip over if held at an angle. Still, JJ and I had a lot of fun; she’s a bit young for some of the puzzles, but loved the creative-drawing aspects and simpler mazes and connect-the-dots-type puzzles. These titles would be great for road trips, plane rides, or rainy-day activities, and we liked them a lot. Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: Copies of these books were provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)