Barnes & Noble offers the best in class educational toys and games selection for the 2016 holiday season

New York, NY, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today (December 13, 2016) released its top educational toys and games list for the 2016 holiday season ( Barnes & Noble has all the hottest, must-have, high-quality toys and games of the season, along with a best in class educational toys and games selection arranged by age and interest, making it an unmatched resource for gifts to help children learn and grow.

“At Barnes & Noble, we know what toys and games are at the top of every child’s wish list, and that’s why we are delighted to be featuring the hottest toys of the season.  We also recognize that play is not only fun but an essential part of a child’s development” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games. “That is why we have created an expansive, curated selection of educational toys and games, reaching a broad range of ages, interests and play patterns.”

For the 2016 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends the following Top Toys of the Season from its leading selection:

Ages 0-2

Ages 3-5

 Ages 6-8

Ages 9-12

 Ages 13 and up

These toys, along with many other great gift ideas, can be found in the Barnes & Noble 2016 Holiday Gift Guide online at and at Barnes & Noble stores across the country.

About Barnes & Noble

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 638 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 4.5 million digital books in the US (, plus periodicals and comics, 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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All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communication
(212) 633-3323

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-3379

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

PBS KIDS, Whole Foods Market to offer new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys

PlanToys® to be sold in all Whole Foods Market stores; proceeds will benefit PBS KIDS

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, PBS KIDS has partnered with Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) to offer PlanToys®, a new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys.  Beginning this week, shoppers can find the PBS KIDS holiday toy collection, including PlanToys®, at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. All toys cost less than $30.

PlanToys® uses every piece of wood—down to the shavings on the factory floor—from rubber trees that are felled past their prime. These wooden toys are assembled using certified formaldehyde-free E-zero glue in place of traditional wood glue, and do not use chemical dyes containing lead or other heavy metals. Additionally, PlanToys® sources all materials within a 40-mile radius of its factory, which runs on bioenergy.

One-hundred percent of net proceeds from the purchase of the toys in this holiday partnership will support PBS KIDS’ mission to empower children to succeed in school and in life. Additionally, Whole Foods Market will donate 1 percent of total sales, up to $25,000, to Whole Kids Foundation®, an organization dedicated to improving children’s wellness and nutrition.

“Our partnership with Whole Foods Market allows us to provide families a diverse array of resources that foster play, which is essential to a child’s learning and healthy development,” said Lesli Rotenberg, general manager of Children’s Media at PBS. “Along with PlanToys®, PBS KIDS is proud to offer holiday gift-givers a meaningful toy option that is safe, educational and fun.”

Appropriate for children ages 1 to 5, this year’s collection features a variety of classic wooden toys that encourage active play, including a camera with a kaleidoscope lens, colorful bath and water-play boats, fruit-shaped musical instruments, moving animal pull-toys and mini golf and ring toss game sets.

“Working with PBS KIDS allows us to focus on our shared brand values of supporting education and child development,” said Jeanne Tamayo, global lifestyle buyer at Whole Foods Market. “We’re so proud to carry PlanToys® this holiday season—their modern-classic designs are unique and beautiful. Most important, their production standards are incredible. These toys are made in a way that is good for the environment – that’s great for the kids who get to play with them and for the people making them.”

In addition to finding the new line of PBS KIDS toys at Whole Foods Markets nationwide, holiday shoppers can purchase products online at

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market


PBS KIDS, Whole Foods Market to offer new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys

PBS KIDS, Whole Foods Market to offer new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys

Create the Perfect Family Home with House of Sixty

Introducing a new name in children’s furniture, educational toys, creative storage and much more.

The House of Sixty online store is the place to find a wide variety of great looking and affordable solutions for transforming your house into the perfect family home. Our range includes learning games, arts and crafts, garden play products, playroom accessories, childrens furniture and a choice of home office and storage solutions. All of the high quality educational toys, furnishings and other products have been manufactured and supplied by the biggest and best brands in the market including Winther, Gonge, Jolly Kidz and much more;

House of Sixty children’s furniture, toys and educational items are ideal for your family home because children don’t simply stop learning once they arrive home from school. Their young bodies and minds are constantly developing, learning and soaking up information. House of Sixty believes that children should be able to have fun whilst they learn. Kick start their early education with some of the fantastic, inventive learning activities available from House of Sixty. Our fun and interesting educational toys, learning games and activity products for home and garden provide your children with the perfect foundation for learning and a range of useful skills that they can develop whilst at play with young family or friends.

You’ll find a large and diverse range of toy ideas within the pages of our online store, from building blocks, scooters, bikes and tricycles, to trampolines, climbing frames, seesaws and even a play gym. Some allow creativity to flourish, such as the Gonge range of learning products while our puppet theatre and market stall allow budding performers to role play and truly shine.

But that’s not all because House of Sixty know that our children’s education is what matters most, but we also know that keeping a tidy household isn’t far behind. For this reasons, you’ll also find a fantastic selection of attractive and affordable children’s furniture, playroom furniture, garden furniture and storage ideas.

We will be adding many more exciting quality products to our ranges over the coming months, so why not pay a visit to House of Sixty today, browse our simple and great looking selection of educational toys, children’s furniture and more; perfect for creating a happy family home, not to mention a very happy family. For more details please visit their store on

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