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    21 Books From Target For Everyone On Your List

    Give their libraries something to love this holiday season — a biography on Mr. Rogers oughta do it.

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    1. Joy!: Photographs Of Life's Happiest Moments — a coffee table book filled to the brim with ultra happy and sappy images from every stage of life. This gift'll delight everyone who opens it, no doubt about it!

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    This 76-page book was created by gallery curator, Bruce Velick, who paired the happiest images he could find with famous, poetic quotes about the joys in life.

    Price: $13.49 (hardcover)

    2. Grand Canyon — a picture book filled with illustrated diagrams, animal facts, and natural know-how. This gift is sure to ignite the imagination of your own little geologist.

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    This vividly illustrated and educational pick is both a A Caldecott Honor Book and a Sibert Honor Book, so you know it's gonna be a winner!

    Promising review: "This book is absolutely beautiful and the geological information is presented in the most engaging way. The author shows all of the different environments within the Grand Canyon as well as their past and current state. I highly recommended this book, even for adults!" —Target Customer

    Price: $15.69 (hardcover)

    3. The Good Neighbor — a biography that takes a deep dive into the life of Fred Rogers, while exploring the unique ways this pioneer of children's television changed the way we teach about kindness. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this'd be a great gift for, you guessed it, your neighbor.

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    Promising review: "This is a beautifully written book. Maxwell King put a great deal of research into the life of Mr. Rogers. I would highly recommend. This is wonderfully written." —Kayla S.

    Price: $13.37 (paperback)

    4. Cravings and Hungry For More — Chrissy Teigen's pair of cookbooks filled with approachable recipes made with ingredients any so-so chef probably already has at home. If you know someone who would like to gain more cooking confidence, they're sure to love bringing Chrissy into their kitchen.

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    Promising reviews: (Cravings) "I received this from my best friend. I was beyond thrilled! I’m not an experienced cook, so I was excited to thumb through it and find many recipes that I couldn’t wait to make. I’ve made six of her meals so far. I made her chili and my boyfriend immediately suggested I 'Make more next time so we have it for a few days' LOL. I’ve since made that chili three more times. Her meatloaf is really tasty! As are her cheesy tuna melts and blue steak bites! I have so many more I can’t wait to try! It's super super easy to follow! I usually have almost every ingredient and that’s saying A LOT because I don’t normally cook. This book has totally changed the routine of dinners I had fallen into. I can’t wait to ask for her other cookbook for my birthday!" —Jess

    (Hungry For More) "This is a great cookbook for people who are 'okay' in the kitchen and looking to get better! I love this as it keeps dinner time interesting and most of the ingredients are common. I love Chrissy and I love this book!" —Kem

    Price: $16.85 (Cravings, hardcover) and $15.20 (Hungry For More, hardcover)

    5. Sex And Vanity — Kevin Kwan's newest novel that once again lets his eager readers dive into a world of wealth, romance, and family drama. Gift this to your best friend and they can take a break from reality with a beach read worth bingeing.

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    And if they haven't already been introduced to Kevin Kwan's world of Crazy Rich Asians, it's time to get this trilogy into their life!

    Price: $18.26 (hardcover)

    6. Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins — a New York Times bestselling graphic novel inspired by the podcast of the same name. Fans of the McElroy Brothers, D&D enthusiasts, and comedy buffs alike are gonna love the imaginative world made up by this good ol' family game night.

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    Promising review: "This is a story by some good, good boys, with art by a good, good lady! The story this is based on is incredible, and I love this adaptation! I'm looking forward to how the rest of the story will be adapted." —Joshua

    Price: $11.17 (paperback)

    7. All Adults Here — a sophisticated page-turner about a family's lovable attempts (and failings) at "figuring out" life at every age. This is a great pick for fans of fiction who could use a break from their own family drama by digging into someone else's for a bit.

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    This book addresses real-life stresses like abortion, bullying, IVF, gender identity, sexual predators, and how people cope. It's a breath of fresh air for anyone wanting to read a true modern family story.

    Price: $16.24 (hardcover)

    8. The Little Book Of Coffee Tips — a pleasant coffee table pick with facts about all things beans, brews, and coffee. The coffee connoisseur in your life is gonna be ~buzzing~ about this gift forever!

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    This 112-page book has recipes for homemade iced cappuccinos, teaches about how to roast your own beans, and more. It'll help readers discover why the freezer is coffee's best friend and the fridge its foe, with tips and tricks to get the perfect cup of coffee every single time.

    Price: $7.99 (hardcover)

    9. Rage Against The Minivan — an endearingly honest look at parenthood through author Kristen Howerton's experiences in motherhood. Wrap this up and give it to the child-rearing folks in your life, so they can laugh, cry, and learn from this delightful read.

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    Promising review: "Kristen's words resonate at the very heart of each moment she shares with us through her carefully curated words. Whether she is talking about adoption, pregnancy, love, fears, hopes, or dreams, she is sharing her authentic self and recognizing the weight she carries and shares. She is respectful of other's stories to be told by them while sharing her emotional load. I appreciate her candor and ability to navigate so many difficult emotions and situations but still share a world of wisdom. I highly recommend this book to all who intend to parent, are in the midst of parenting, or have survived the years and want a quick trip down memory lane." —Christine

    Price: $18.29 (hardcover)

    10. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook — every witch and wizard in your life is sure to love this special ~taste~ of the wizarding world. This teaches readers how to make pumpkin pasties, cauldron cakes, treacle tarts and more. We'll take the lot!

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    Promising review: "I love it! There are recipes for pies, candies, drinks and everything in between! They have adult and non adult versions of some recipes, which was a huge hit with the planning of my son's party. I absolutely love it!" —Mary

    Price: $10.95 (hardcover)

    11. Wreck This Journal — a color version of the cult-favorite creative journal for folks who would love nothing more than destroying something on occasion (lovingly, of course).

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    The book includes prompts like, "shred this page" or "paint this with new colors until it looks like mud" and other fun and funny things that'll eventually, well, wreck it.

    Promising review: "This is great. It arrived soon and in perfect condition." —Mj

    Price: $9.59 (paperback)

    12. Then She Was Gone — a classic thriller that's a New York Times bestseller for a reason. Anyone who loves a fast-paced thriller is gonna soak this story in while following a grieving mother years after her teenage daughter mysteriously goes missing.

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    Promising review: "This book was excellent! I read it in one day — I couldn’t put it down!" —Golden Girls

    Price: $8.64 (paperback)

    13. Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood — a New York Times bestselling autobiography by Trevor Noah. This side-splittingly funny retelling of Noah's mischievous childhood also has an honest look at the trials he faced as a bi-racial child in South Africa. I've read it twice and can confidently say this should be on everyone's bookshelf.

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    You can also get this as a paperback and in a version adapted for children.

    Promising review: "I actually checked this book out from the library and enjoyed it so much, I bought it for my family. If you are not a Trevor Noah fan now, his endearing and humorous tales about growing up in South Africa will spark the flame. It arrived in less than a week and now I'm third in line to reread it." —K

    Price: $19.45 (hardcover)

    14. The Montessori Toddler — a guidebook that'll help parents interested in Dr. Maria Montessori's principles turn their home environment into a safe space that'll engage their kiddo's curiosity and help with young self discovery.

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    Promising review: "This is a beautiful book and full of Montessori information and creative ideas. The book is very nice quality and the pages are thicker than typical book pages." —Sarah S

    Price: $17.99 (paperback)

    15. That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means — an infuriating and funny read filled with examples of commonly misused words pulled from leading newspapers, prominent public figures, and famous writers. This is sure to be a unique gift for the grammar fans in your life. That is...if I'm using the word "unique" appropriately.

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    It turns out you might have been using the words apocryphal, facetious, ironic, meteorite, moot, redundant, and unique wrong all this time. This book has the history to back it up.

    Price: $13.19 (hardcover)

    16. The Girl With The Louding Voice — a novel about a young woman named Adunni, who narrates her life experiences in Nigeria with a prose and poise that brings to life this funny, bright, and important character. This'll be an instant classic worth giving everyone on your list, just don't forget to get one for yourself.

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    Price: $12.49 (hardcover)

    17. The Book With No Pictures — a laugh out loud (or rather, roar) board book that's gonna delight kids as their grown-ups follow the directions this book demands, getting adults to say and do funny things children are gonna absolutely love.

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    Promising review: "My littles are OBSESSED with this book. It is adorable and puts them in the best mood. They walk around quoting it all day and ask to read it every night. If you have children, buy this book for them." —nannyjess

    Price: $8.64 (hardcover)

    18. Crafting With Cat Hair — a, perhaps frightfully, detailed DIY book that'll literally teach the cat parent in your life how to turn all that extra hair into something extra special. No lint rollers needed.

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    Promising review: "This makes a great white elephant gift!" —TerminalxSound

    Price: $11.70 (paperback)

    19. Darling Rose Gold — one of the most anticipated thrillers of the year, based on a destructive mother-daughter relationship so wild it won't even be worth trying to guess what happens next. This is gonna have whoever you give it to both loving and hating you for bringing it into their life. It's that scary. And scary good.

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    Promising review: "This is a great book! It has a very twisty ending that you won’t see coming. The author does an amazing job of writing the characters and really pulls you in. I finished this book in three days — I couldn’t put it down!! I really hope she writes a sequel to it. This was an amazing read!!" —Target Customer

    Price: $15.40 (hardcover)

    20. Infinite Wonder — a photography book with high-quality images captured during a full year of life on the ISS. The space-lover in your life is sure to be totally starry-eyed after opening up their gift this year.

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    Promising review: "Just as the description says, this is a collection of Commander Kelly's personal images of over a year spent aboard the ISS. Not only are the pages unique in history but this is of extremely high quality and is true art. Anyone will enjoy this book for life." —DMD

    Price: $27.99 (hardcover)

    21. Really Good Dog Photography — a guaranteed favorite gift filled with elegant photos posed to show a dog's more sophisticated side. This'll be your loved one's go-to book to get their endorphins going any time life feels a little ~ruff~.

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    There are 304 pages full of dogs in this, people!

    Price: $47.99 (hardcover)

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