Give a Little Joy 2022

By Kat La Mantia | November 1 2022 | AllGiftGeneral

Penguin Random House is sending you all the best holiday wishes!

We have all the books you need to kick off the season. For food and drink, check out our books on spreads and boards, which have trended massively this year and are perfect for holiday entertaining. And don’t miss the newest books from celebrity authors like Lauren Graham, Patti Smith, Trixie Mattel, Selma Blair, and Terry Crews, to name a few. Of course we have children’s holiday classics, puzzles and games to break out at family gatherings, and plenty of beautiful coffee table books perfect for gifting.

Browse our highlights below for a quick look at some bestsellers, and take a look through the site to find even more great holiday titles.

Get your orders and reorders in now for upcoming holidays, Museum Store Sunday, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday!


Children’s Weekly Bestsellers

Food & Drink Weekly Bestsellers

Gift Weekly Bestsellers

Best of Activities and Games

Best of Crafts and Hobbies

Best of Home and Garden

Best of Manga and Graphic Novels

Best of Nature and Outdoors

Best of Travel

Best of Wellness

Best of Inspirational and Spiritual

Adult Holiday Bestsellers

White Elephant: Humor

White Elephant: Nostalgia and Pop Culture

Hanukkah Bestsellers

Christmas Bestsellers – Children’s

Christmas Bestsellers – Adult


Boards and Spreads
Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal
Go beyond cheese with 65 recipes for delicious boards and epic spreads for dinner, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more.
$24.00 US
Aug 23, 2022
7 x 9
192 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Go-To Dinners
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
America’s favorite home cook presents delicious, crowd-pleasing, go-to recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again!
$35.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
7-7/16 x 10
256 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Coat of Many Colors
Country music sensation Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers.
$18.99 US
Oct 18, 2016
10-1/8 x 10-3/8
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 3-7 years

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Our Party Edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! was so popular, we're keeping the foil cover from now on! (Albeit without the "Party Edition" tag-line.) 
$16.99 US
Oct 12, 1957
8 x 10-7/8
64 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 5-9 years

The Moth Presents: A Game of Storytelling
From the storytelling experts at The Moth, an interactive card deck that uses true stories to encourage lively conversations, spark creativity, and improve your public speaking abilities.
$17.99 US
Sep 06, 2022
5-1/2 x 3-15/16
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Mom's Story
A Memory and Keepsake Journal for My Family
The perfect gift for any mom, this keepsake memory book is a beautiful place to record special moments, stories, and advice that you want to pass down to your children one day.
$24.95 US
Sep 13, 2022
6 x 9
112 Pages
Paige Tate & Co

Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons)
The Official D&D Cookbook
80 recipes inspired by the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons--perfect for a solo quest or a feast shared with fellow adventurers.
$35.00 US
Oct 27, 2020
8-1/2 x 9-1/2
240 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Cheese Board Deck
50 Cards for Styling Spreads, Savory and Sweet
Elevate your next gathering with this beautiful, helpful card deck that offers 50 creative ideas for styling and presenting food platters for any occasion--no cooking skills required!
$20.00 US
Nov 02, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Busy Betty
A New York Times bestseller!From Academy Award–winning actress, founder, and bestselling author, Reese Witherspoon, comes Busy Betty, a story about a creative, curious, and exuberant young girl who has big plans and an even bigger heart.
$19.99 US
Oct 04, 2022
9 x 11
40 Pages
Flamingo Books
Age 3-7 years

The Snowy Day
The magic and wonder of winter’s first snowfall is perfectly captured in Ezra Jack Keat’s Caldecott Medal-winning picture book. This celebrated classic has been shared by generations of readers and listeners, a must-have for every child’s bookshelf and a perfect gift for the holiday season. New York Public Library's #1 book on the list of “Top Check Outs of All Time” In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. Universal in its appeal, this story beautifully depicts a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever. The quiet fun and sweetness of Peter’s small adventures in the deep, deep snow is perfect for reading together on a cozy winter day.   Ezra Jack Keats was also the creator of such classics as Goggles, A Letter to Amy, Pet Show!, Peter’s Chair, and A Whistle for Willie.   (This book is also available in Spanish, as Un dia de nieve.)  Praise for The Snowy Day: “Keats made Peter’s world so inviting that it beckons us. Perhaps the busyness of daily life in the 21st century makes us appreciate Peter even more—a kid who has the luxury of a whole day to just be outside, surrounded by snow that’s begging to be enjoyed.” —The Atlantic "Ezra Jack Keats's classic The Snowy Day, winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, pays homage to the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow."—Publisher's Weekly
$7.99 US
Oct 28, 1976
8-7/8 x 7-1/2
40 Pages
Puffin Books
Age 2-5 years

The Botanist's Sticker Anthology
With More Than 1,000 Vintage Stickers
Get lost in the beauty of the natural world in this captivating collection of botanical stickers.Introducing The Botanist's Sticker Anthology – with over a thousand vintage illustrations, this sumptuous exploration of flora is packed full of beautiful imagery and stunning stickers! Page after page is packed with beautiful vintage drawings of ornamental flowers, tropical ferns, and other exotic plants and fungi.Adorn your personal items with stunning botanically themed images, create gorgeous collages and stationery, or simply enjoy this as an exquisite keepsake. This beautifully bound sticker book for adults in it’s hardback format featuring decorative foil on it’s frontcover, is the perfect gift for crafters, scrapbookers, plant lovers, and all who relish images of lush gardens and forests. Indulge in this sensational sticker book to discover: - A collection of over 1000 stickers- Beautiful vintage illustrations - Themed chapters based on ecosystems With 7 core chapters covering each environment, including Forests, Deserts, Grassland, Springs, Sill Water, Gardens, Oceans and Seas, there’s something for everyone to explore and love, and a diverse collection of stickers to choose from! This beautiful vintage sticker book is ideal for children aged 14+ and adults alike who enjoy arts, crafts and scrapbook making, as well as those seeking stress-relieving activities and boredom busters. Whether it’s a self-purchase, a gift, or a keepsake for the whole family to enjoy, The Botanist's Sticker Anthology is sure to delight.
$25.99 US
Nov 03, 2020
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
232 Pages

Stranger Things: The Official Coloring Book
Color in your favorite characters and scenes from the hit Netflix show Stranger Things with this official, high-quality coloring book for all ages.
$16.99 US
Jun 28, 2022
9-13/16 x 9-13/16
80 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Cocktail Botanica
60+ Drinks Inspired by Nature
Create delicious botanical cocktails using flowers, fruit, and herbs.
$19.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
6-5/7 x 8-1/4
152 Pages
Smith Street Books

Mocktail Party
75 Plant-Based, Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipes for Every Occasion
Swap your favorite cocktails with these plant-based mocktail alternatives!
$19.95 US
May 25, 2021
7-1/10 x 7-4/5
176 Pages
Blue Star Press

Where's Bluey?
A Search-and-Find Book
Find Bluey and Bingo in this search-and-find activity book!
$8.99 US
Jan 25, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
32 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 4-6 years

The Little Book of Joy
Nobel Peace Prize winners His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share their own childhood struggles to show young readers how they can thrive and find joy even during the most challenging times in this picture book adaptation of the international bestseller The Book of Joy.
$18.99 US
Sep 27, 2022
9-1/2 x 10-3/4
40 Pages
Crown Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

The Unofficial Office Tarot
Gaze Into Your Future with the Scranton Branch
For those days when you’re feeling a little stitious.
$24.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
3 x 4-7/8
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Plant Bingo
A Game for Green Thumbs
This bingo game is a trip through the lush green world of your favorite indoor plants.
$29.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
8-2/3 x 8-2/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Mi Cocina
Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook
An enticing, regional, and stunning exploration of Mexican cuisine from beloved food writer and host of the Babish Culinary Universe show “Pruébalo” on YouTube and Food52’s “Sweet Heat” series, Rick Martínez.
$35.00 US
May 03, 2022
8-1/4 x 10
304 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Let's Make Ramen!
A Comic Book Cookbook
A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries.
$22.00 US
Jul 16, 2019
7 x 10
192 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

Humongous Fungus
Inhabiting a whole kingdom of their own, fungi can be found in every ecosystem.
$16.99 US
Aug 17, 2021
9 x 11
64 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years

Welcome to the Museum
This stunning new offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world's oceans, from sandy shorelines to the darkest depths.This stunning new offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world's oceans, from sandy shorelines to the darkest depths. Learn about the ocean’s most fascinating animals, including giant whale sharks, tiny tropical fish, and majestic manatees, among many others. With expert text by marine biologist Loveday Trinick and stunning illustrations by Teagan White, travel the world from frozen Arctic seas to shimmering coral reefs, and learn why it is so important that we protect our oceans.
$37.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
10-11/16 x 14-9/16
112 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 8-12 years

The United States of Cryptids
A Tour of American Myths and Monsters
Come and meet the monsters in our midst, from bigfoot to batsquatch and beyond!
$19.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
5-1/4 x 8
288 Pages
Quirk Books

Stranger Things: The Official Hellfire Club Notebook
A Grid-Paper Notebook for Journaling, Drawing, Coloring, and More
Join Eddie Munson and the rest of the Hellfire Club with this official multi-purpose blank notebook from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things!
$17.99 US
Oct 25, 2022
7 x 9
176 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Book of Spells
150 Magickal Ways to Achieve Your Heart's Desire
The complete practical guide to spell craft, bringing the ancient wisdom of witches into the modern world
$24.99 US
Jul 26, 2022
7-11/16 x 9-3/16
192 Pages