Barnes & Noble is the Premier Destination for Educational Toys & Games for Children This Holiday Season

  Barnes & Noble is the Premier Destination for Educational Toys & Games for
  Children This Holiday Season

 Barnes & Noble Holiday Survey Reveals That 85% of Adults Are More Likely to
        Buy a Toy or Game That is Both Educational and Fun for a Child

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 12, 2013

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), one of the nation’s largest booksellers and
the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today
announced the 2013 “Best Toys of the Season” list for children. The expansive
list features an unrivaled selection of educational toys and games across a
broad range of ages and price points. All of the great products are available
at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at (

“Barnes & Noble is a place of discovery for families and our ‘Best Toys of the
Season’ list is a great tool to help parents and gift-givers choose quality
toys,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games. “We offer the
leading selection of educational toys and games, and our customers can browse
in three distinct ways – by brand, by category and by age – in an environment
that highlights fun and engaging learning products. It all happens at Barnes &
Noble this holiday season; we truly have something for everyone on your list
and we pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of the selection we uniquely

Barnes & Noble Holiday Survey

In a recently commissioned survey* focused on consumer habits around holiday
shopping, Barnes & Noble discovered that 85% of adults are more likely to buy
a toy or game that is both educational and fun for a child as a gift. With
nearly 700 stores nationwide, Barnes & Noble is the best place for holiday
shoppers to find the leading selection of Educational Toys & Games for kids,
alongside the season’s biggest books, the hottest in DVDs and music, must-have
electronics, gift cards and more, plus an expansive selection of specialty
games, hobby and collectibles, and exclusive gift and bargain items.

“Families shopping for educational toys and games have a ton of options for
fun and engaging play, from building sets and crafting kits to games, puzzles
and more,” said Adrienne Appell, Toy Trend Specialist, Toy Industry
Association. “Barnes and Noble’s list is a great resource for shoppers as they
navigate through the store, and will help them select the perfect building,
creating and learning toys for all the children on their holiday shopping

For the 2013 holiday season, Barnes & Noble recommends the following Best Toys
of the Season for Kids:

Ages 0-2

  *ForPreschoolers: Fisher-Price School Days Play Desk
  *ForBedtime: Twinkles to Go,from Cloud B
  *For New Baby: Sophie Giraffe Teether, from Vulli
  *For Little Hands: Wheeeels, from B Line
  *For Early Learning: Musical Rainbow Tea Party, from LeapFrog
  *Hot Pick: Big Hugs Elmo, from Hasbro

Ages 3-5

  *For Learning: LeapPad 2 Power, from LeapFrog
  *For Little Caped Crusaders: Imaginext Batcave, from Fisher-Price
  *For Building Fun: Crazy Fort, from Everest
  *For Little Puzzlers: Flower Princess 36-Piece Floor Puzzle, from Crocodile
  *For Emergent Readers: Alphabet Puzzle Pairs, from eeBoo
  *Hot Pick: Flutterbye Flying Fairy, from Spin Master

Ages 6-8

  *ForSafe Keeping: Password Journal, from Mattel
  *For Budding Fashion Designers: Rainbow Knitting Kit, from Bead Bazaar
  *For Those Who Love a Challenge: Perplexus, from Spin Master
  *For Animal Lovers: Animal Care Station, from Playmobil
  *For Accessorizing: Fashion Headbands, from Creativity for Kids
  *Hot Pick: Zoom Pets Zoomer Dalmatian, from Spin Master

Ages 9-12

  *For Crafting & Sharing: Deluxe Magic Loom, from Quality Innovations
  *ForTech Toy Fun: AquaBot, from Innovation First
  *ForAspiring Artists: Spirograph, from Kahootz
  *For Adventures in Building: MineCraft, from LEGO
  *For Star Wars Fanatics: Star Wars Mandalorian Speeder, from LEGO
  *Hot Pick: GO Mario Kart 7 Slot Car Set, from Carrera

The very best gifts are all at Barnes & Noble this holiday season and
customers are invited to experience all of the items featured on these lists,
as well as all the other great gift items Barnes & Noble has to offer, at any
of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 stores nationwide or online at

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading
retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company
operates 674 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s
largest e-commerce sites, ( Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary
is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The
NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK® products and an expansive
collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK
Store® (, while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates
692 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at
colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to
be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is
only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & is ranked the
number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and
video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction
according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet
by visiting the company's corporate website:

*Barnes & Noble Holiday Survey was conducted by Russell Research. The study
was conducted online from October 18-21, 2013, among 1,009 adults across the


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