Books-A-Million Announces List of Top Toys for the Holiday Season
October 13, 2017

Check shopping lists off early with gifts every child can enjoy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shopping season is right around the corner, and to help shoppers pick the perfect present for the little elves in their lives, Books-A-Million has released their list of Top Toys curated by the bookseller’s toy industry experts. From Elmo and Paw Patrol, to fairies and unicorns – Books-A-Million offers a selection of the best holiday toys in-stores and online to help customers treat the good boys and girls this year!


These monkeys love life upside down and all around! They are full of love when they hang on to kids’ fingers, blink their eyes and blow kisses.

Hatchimals Surprise

Hidden creatures are inside these speckled eggs! With lots of love and care, these eggs will hatch your very own surprise that is twice the fun.

Of Dragons, Fairies, and Wizards Magical Fairy Wands

Abracadabra! A world of friendship, magic and adventure awaits. ‘Swish’ and ‘flick’ the wand to cast over 16 spells. Little ones will embark on an interactive journey to meet magical creatures.

Make Your Own Slime Set

Mix it all together and there’s slime! This Books-A-Million Exclusive Slime Making Set is complete with over 20 different compound mixtures for hours of endless entertainment.

Crazy Aarons Mixed By Me Glow Kit

Create funky putty that glows in the dark! Three color concentrates, three special effects and an instructional mat allow you to create your own colorful concoctions.

Disney Princess Aurora POP! Figure

They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true. Our own Books-A-Million Exclusive Aurora Funko POP! features a beautiful, fully glittered dress. Dreams really do come true!

CHiPPiES Robot Dog


What’s the next best thing to man’s best friend? CHiPPiE, of course! This playful robotic pup does it all- dance, sing, perform tricks, bark and give puppy kisses.

PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicle

Roll into the night to save the day! Kids can now act as their favorite PJ Masks character with the PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicle. This vehicle features lights, sounds and action.

Tickle Me Elmo

A new take on a popular classic! The magic of Sesame Street is back with a new design geared toward the next generation. Elmo is ready for lots of fun when little ones press his tummy or squeeze his feet. Plenty of giggles are sure to ensue as Elmo is tickled to hysterical laughter.

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Paw Patrol to the rescue! This vehicle converts from an ocean to land vehicle in seconds and also features lights and sounds. Additional Paw Patrol Sea Patrol series characters are included!

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Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at While Books-A-Million’s presence has grown, the goal has remained the same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys, tech and more, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at Follow Books-A-Million on Twitter ( and like us on Facebook (

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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