How to Make Friends with a Ghost

$15

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Intended for readers from four to eight years old, Rebecca Green’s aptly named How to Make Friends with a Ghost details the best technique for becoming pals with a spook. From making them their favorite treats (mud tarts and earwax truffles) to charming them with bedtime stories and serenades, there are plenty of useful tips. Along with whimsical illustrations, the book is sweet, funny and conveys a message of kindness.

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Glow-In-The-Dark Puzzle Mat

$35

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Measuring out to 36″ by 36″ when assembled, this nine-piece puzzle features a curving pathway for kids to play with. This road can actually be illuminated when passed over by the included car, which is equipped with a blacklight underbelly. The car has lane-following technology, and can therefore commandeer the course all on its own, too.

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Peanut Butter + Banana Recipe Biscuits

$10

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Taking an all-natural approach to your pooch’s nutrition, Ernest wants to make pet care more healthy and simple. Their Peanut Butter + Banana Recipe Biscuits are made up of just three ingredients—oats, peanut butter and banana—and are wheat-free, making them easier for your dog to digest them. With 14% crude protein and 9% crude fat, they offer plenty of nutrients for your pup.

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Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended for children aged three to five, it’s an ideal read-aloud bedtime story for the family.

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Waterproof Dog Carrier

$180

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With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.

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Fern Gully Knit Blanket

$79

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Made from 100% cotton, the Fern Gully blanket by Halcyon Nights is reminiscent of the lush Australian bush thanks to its various shades of green, and images of native animals. Complete with small pops of pale pink and lilac, the sweet illustration is by Dandenong-based Min Pin Design. Soft and durable, the knitted blanket measures 100 by 80cm.

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Slow Down Studio has teamed up with Australian artist Charlie Bennell for their La Muralla Roja puzzle—based on Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s stunning postmodern apartment building in Calpe. With its geometric, interlocking shapes and countless staircases, the building lends itself to a jigsaw, and this version is particularly pretty.

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Based on the yellow aluminum “OY/YO” sculpture by Deborah Kass, this blue onesie is (like the artwork itself) a spirited play on language. With “YO” on the back, and the Yiddish exclamation “OY” on the front, it’s printed in Brooklyn and available for kids three to 18 months old.

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Yoyo+ Travel Stroller

$499

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The 14-pound Babyzen YOYO+ folds up to fit in overhead compartments and trunks with ease, and is remarkably quick and simple to unfold one-handed. Unlike other travel strollers, it’s also well-designed enough to double as an everyday stroller if needed. All-day functionality includes multiple and ample storage areas, a generous sunshade and a reclining seat. It’s also available in several colorways.

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Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama

$26

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With illustrations by Yayoi Kusama, this Penguin Classics hardcover release fuses the artist’s surreal style with the beloved tale. The book still suits kids, but proves that the tale transcends generations. Kusama’s take on the classic is perhaps the most creative and tantalizing yet.

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Charlie Chair Sky

$159

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Simultaneously lightweight and structurally sound, ecoBirdy’s kids’ chair is capable of accommodating all kinds of rough-housing. Using patented technology, the brand has transformed colorful plastic waste into a unique and colorful virgin material, ecothylene—one they can mold into endless shapes. Price is in Euros.

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NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander Set

$100

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Made in collaboration with NASA, LEGO’s homage to Apollo 11’s endeavor is intended for individuals over 16 years old. It includes a complex lunar lander to assemble, a semi-realistic depiction of the surface of the moon to situate it on, two golden helmet-adorned figures to place and countless exterior features to manipulate. When complete, the final product is a nostalgia-laden depiction of those famed first steps.

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Available in six fun colorways, the Little Tokyobike is a sized-down version of the brand’s classic cruiser. It’s outfitted with training wheels, wide tires (for all kinds of surfaces), as well as a handlebar brake and a classic coaster rear brake. The comfy seat is adjustable from 42cm to 62cm, and the entire bike weighs 22 pounds. There’s even a handle for adults to carry it once the ride’s over.

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Made from 55% organic cotton and 45% hemp, this Swirl Tie-Dye T-shirt is made for kids from age six months to nine years old. With a boxy shape, it’s garment dyed and washed, so it’s soft and comfy for little ones. With a decidedly vintage look and feel, this top is an easy everyday item.

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Plucked from The Shining, Camp Kitschy Knits’ custom replica sweaters are appropriate articles of clothing for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing. For kids, the sweaters run from 2T to 14 and each is made to order—which requires four to six weeks to knit and then ship.

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From playful and sometimes cynical British artist David Shrigley, a new version of his Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing—this time in black. Made to be a mate for the original white iteration (which was released in 2017), it measures 35 inches tall and is never going to look that impressed that there’s a human floating on its back.

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