Just like that, your tiny tot isn’t so tiny anymore. And her toys are growing up too! In fact, her holiday wish list has gone from simple Duplos to 1,000-piece LEGO sets, cuddly stuffed animals to augmented reality toys, and plain old racecars to buildable electronic sets. Navigate your big kid’s winter wishes with our slideshow featuring hot toys for school-age kids below.

Space Racers: Make Your Own Paper Rockets

Any way you fold it, this hot-off-the-presses book by Isabel Thomas is out of this world. It comes with everything your little space nut needs to press out and construct detailed models of the world’s most recognizable rockets, including the Saturn V, Skylon and the Space Shuttle System. The enclosed Rocket Fact Files puts each creation in context with a little bit of science and history, bringing each rocket you build to life. It’s a blast!

Find it on Amazon, $24.35
Ages: 8 & up

Which one will you put on your holiday wish list? Share your pick in a comment.

—Allison Sutcliffe

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