WINNER! SILVER MEDAL - Literary Classics Int'l Book Awards. "Author J.E. Rogers paints a vivid picture with a little magic of her own as she conjures delightfully colorful characters and engaging scenarios. Illustrations by Guy Atherfold are marvelous and help to bring these enchanting characters to life. Provided at the end of the book is an educational introduction to Australian flora and fauna (including the extinct Thylacine). The descriptions and pictures are aroduction to Australian flora and fauna (including the extinct Thylacine). The descriptions and pictures are a fantastic addition to this book which is both enlightening and entertaining." WINNER! FIRST PLACE! - Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Awards “I would consider this book to be superb. It is well written and contains useful information in an engaging manner.” Judge, DragonFly Children's Book Awards WINNER! Benjamin Franklin Digital Gold Award "The prose and plot is just beautiful - I would happily recommend this to anyone... A wonderful book - I'm honored to have been able to read it and will be looking forward to more Sunderland adventures!" Judge For all animal lovers, The Gift of Sunderland is an epic animal fantasy in the tradition of Brian Jacques' Redwall Series. A rift has been created in the Ayers’ lineage. Roland Ayers, Guardian of the Forest, knows that he must obey the voices of past Guardians and declare the next in line. When the announcement is made, two estranged brothers will be torn further apart, causing the Forest to rise from its long sleep. Follow Fergal, Waylond, and the rest of our heroes as they trek across Sunderland to the depths of Mt. Olga where evil dwells. It’s there they will discover the importance of family and friendship!… read more
Have a web-slinging superfan of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie? Whether your pint-sized Peter Parker idolizes Miles Morales or Spideys from another dimension, we've weaved through a web of character merch to come up with the best picks for the biggest Marvel fans of all ages.
Think picking the perfect LEGO collection for your creative kid is simply a snap? With so many collectible sets available in stores, it can be challenging to select the right one. We've rounded up the best new 2019 kits launching just in time for the February release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. From colorful Duplo sets for baby to cool construction kits and LEGO Technic sets for bigger builders, check out these entertaining LEGO sets guaranteed to engage active imaginations of boys and girls of all ages with hours of constructive play — even Mom and Dad can get into the action!
In need of some inspiration for your nursery? Look no further with our top picks for an adventure-theme room for your baby.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
It's never too early to teach your little one to be a good sport on and off the field, and these adorable athletic toys train children to understand basic game rules while encouraging exercise. No doubt, your kid will get a kick out of these fun indoor and outdoor activities. With soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, bowling and so much more, there's something for every future all-star in this round-up. Your kiddo can develop motor skills and sportsmanship while making some smooth moves. Get ready to have a ball with these fun picks!
Giving a child a gift customized with their name feels extra special—especially when their names are hard to find on gift shop toy racks. Little kids and big kids alike love the special time and attention that goes into something that's been customized just for them! That's why we've put together this adorable selection of personalized toys and gift ideas for the special child in your life.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
"EVERYTHING MUST BE FILED PROPERLY!" The voice was shrill, loud, mean and extremely unhappy. The voice belonged to Squiggles, one ...of the shrillest, loudest, meanest and least happy beings on the planet earth. She was also a gopher. read more
Red’s angry outbursts have landed him in hot water—and out of a job—more times than he cares to remember. But he must work in orde...r to build his dream nest. How will he ever save up when every job he gets is more awful than the last one? Readers discover what really ruffles Red’s feathers in this 8x8 storybook with full-color illustrations.The Angry Birds Movie, based on the international video game phenomenon, arrives in theaters spring 2016. With a star-studded cast that includes Jason Sudekis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage, this film will finally answer the question: why are the birds so angry? read more
Open the pages is to unfold a mysterious package from the world of the dinosaur. Multiple dinosaurs with different shapes and colo...rs invite you to play maze, do puzzles, find differences and read page-turning book. All of these are games made up of paper welcomed by little readers. Swing your wings of imagination and let's start a mysterious adventure together with the leading character in the world of dinosaurs! read more
I, Geronimo Stilton, traveled on the wings of the Dragon of Fortune back to the Kingdom of Fantasy! I was called there by my frien...d Blossom, Queen of the Fairies, who needed my help. The enchanted Winged Ring had gone missing! This was terrible news. The ring allows its owner to travel between the Kingdom of Fantasy and the real world-which would be a dangerous power if it fell into evil hands. Could I find the ring before it was too late? read more
The Making of a Knight is Making Bookworms out of Young Readers.“It happened during midnight as often these things do,when the nig...ht was as black as a raven’s wing and the full moon shimmered blue…”And so begins an outstanding new Middle Grade fantasy tale. A novel-in-verse adventure, perfect for young book lovers and reluctant readers alike; helping to ignite the spark of imagination and love of reading in children.Lonely and orphaned, Caramath knows his life will never be a fairy tale.But when dark and dangerous characters from his favourite book descend upon the kingdom, Caramath finally gets a chance to escape boring life.Yet to save himself, and the villagers, from the clutches of the Shadow Snatchers, Caramath must first find the courage to breach uncharted lands full of dark and dangerous magic.With the help of a book once thought fiction, and a surprising alliance with a headstrong princess, Caramath battles against evil curses, mysterious perils and discovers mythical creatures; both friend and foe.But even with a heart full of courage, Caramath has no idea of the dangers, or the destiny, that awaits him.A delightful children's novel-in-verse with all the charm of a classic. read more
This book is about the adventures of a rabbit-eared bandicoot, also called a bilby. Bilbies are rare marsupials that live in the d...esert. They and many other rare species are endangered because of introduced animals such as rabbits, cats, and foxes. It is important that people learn about our native wildlife species so that they understand the importance of protecting them. This book was written with this in mind. In the author's opinion, it is much more interesting to learn about animals by reading about their adventures than to read dry scientific information. This is a real-life story in the style of Watership Down, where the animals act as they would in nature. The Easter Bilby concept is not new, but this is an Easter Bilby story that stays true to the nature of these animals. Jirri does not wear a suit and speak English. There is an Easter connection, but it is woven into the story of an animal fighting to survive in a hostile environment. It is the story of the triumph of life in difficult circumstances and has a message of hope for all who read it. You and your children will learn about bilbies and many other rare and endangered species while enjoying the adventures of Jirri, a true Easter Bilby. read more
When Sally and Joey embark on a hike in the Red Hill Valley with their science teacher, Mr. Z, they never expect to be shrunken in... size by a wayward cascati spell. Who knew the mysterious nature lovers depended on the falls for their life source and magic? Beautiful, adventurous Xiomara, daughter of elder Kuku, eagerly awaits for her twin sister, Xhalla to give birth. When Albion Falls runs dry, the twins need to attempt the trek to their estranged brethren at Felker's Falls, to ensure life source for Xhalla's unborn child. Could elder Zanta, the mythical leader of the Felkrati, hold the key to returning their new human allies to giant size? Now, human and cascati must band together overcome the perils of the woods and the uncertainty of being linked on a life or death quest with a dangerously fascinating new species. read more
A wistful, witty, and wondrous story of courage, friendship and sacrifice.Lonely and orphaned, Caramath knows his life will never ...be a fairy tale.But when dark and dangerous characters from his favorite book descend upon the kingdom, Caramath finally gets a chance to escape his boring life. Yet to save himself, and the villagers, from the clutches of the Shadow Snatchers, Caramath must first find the courage to breach uncharted lands full of dark and dangerous magic.With the help of a book once thought fiction, and a surprising alliance with a headstrong princess, Caramath battles against evil curses, mysterious perils and discovers mythical creatures; both friend and foe.But even with a heart full of courage, Caramath has no idea of the dangers, or the destiny, that awaits him.A delightful children's novel-in-verse with all the charm of a classic. read more
Adam the Australian shepherd was a scared little puppy. His first owner left him at an animal shelter and never returned. After be...ing saved by a local animal rescue group, Adam was adopted and now lives on a ranch with his new, dog-loving owners, his kitty friend named Tinker Bell, and three horses named Ace, Cody and Durango. Puppy Tales is the story of Adam’s adventures as he changes from a scared puppy into a healthy, happy dog. read more
Brimming with ACTION & ADVENTURE, COURAGE & TRIUMPH! Packed with facts about our world and the cultures that color it beautiful! T...hese true tales are told by Allez (ah-lay), the most reluctant young traveler, who NEVER dared to go BEYOND her own little world. Yet somehow she summons the courage to face the unknown and travels around the globe. When The Unexpected happens, she trades her excuses for surprises that will keep you smiling or squirming. Get ready for eye-popping, heart-pounding adventures every step of the way! Start packing! read more
An Australian ABC of Animals, a lavishly illustrated alphabet book by well-known Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft, is a must-hav...e for every home and library. The book is both a delightful introduction to the alphabet, and a unique exploration of Australian wildlife—some familiar, others more unusual—as seen through the eyes of an indigenous artist. Animals include: kangaroo, bandicoot, wombat, echidna, cockatoo, frog, and goanna—and many more. read more
Kenzie’s little brother has wreaked havoc on her life from day one. He is constantly causing chaos and turning her world upside do...wn. Now he has destroyed her room.....again. And she has to clean up the mess, and still make time to pack her things for a trip to her grandpa’s house with her cousin Kaleb. But wait… she just got a very special gift from her Granny. Her mind whirls with excitement, as she rushes down stairs to see what granny has sent. Little does she know, the gift is enchanted, and she is about to have the adventure of a lifetime.Please join Kenzie Grace and Kaleb as they embark on this incredible journey. With an enchanted gift, a magical kingdom, horrifying giants, mystical creatures, beautiful fairies, terrifying monsters, and unexpected heroes, this is sure to be an amazing adventure.Could it be true? Did the gift once belong to the rabbit from Wonderland?How can Kenzie Grace find the secrets of the gift?Will Kenzie Grace and Kaleb find their hidden strength with the help of a magical wizard?Will Kenzie Grace and Kaleb be able to save their new friends from the dark creatures?An important lesson in this book is that it reminds us that things are not always as they seem, (especially little brothers) and if you look deep within yourself for your strength and courage, you can defeat the darkness and change the world. read more
Heart did not understand. How could he say she was dirty? She was wearing her best dress-the one with the pretty little blue flowe...rs all over it. And she had carefully dusted off her new black sneakers. Heart hung her head, her eyes sweeping down over herself. She was hurt, mystified, and then horrified! Where the light from Word struck her clothes, it showed how dirty they really were and even had holes. When his light touched her fruit, it appeared brown and spoiled, emitting an unpleasant smell. Word slowly closed the heavy gate. Wiping the tears from her eyes and biting her lip to keep it from trembling, Heart turned and walked over to a nearby tree. She could hold back no longer. Dumping her spoiled, worthless fruit on the ground, she burst out sobbing. What could have gone wrong? She had tried so hard! Never had she expected to fail so miserably. read more
Lauren meets a dragon and travels to a magical land to learn how to care for the earth. With gorgeous color artwork and a "How to ...Help" section, kids and adults will enthusiastically follow Lauren’s adventures and quickly grasp the importance of caring for our earth’s resources. read more
"Haas the Great Blue Heron" is a heartwarming story about a father heron who anxiously awaits the arrival of his chick. This book ...introduces the reader to the world of the great blue heron and its habitat through story, beautiful illustrations and interesting facts highlighted in the educational "Did You Know" sections. A perfect book for the casual reader, outdoor enthusiast of for classroom use, "Haas the Great Blue Heron" is sure to engage all readers! Proceeds from the sale of this book directly support Save The River's education program, Save The River In the Schools. www.savetheriver.org read more
Join Snively, a curious earthworm, as he embarks on a dangerous and exciting adventure to the surface to admire Doug the gardener'...s beautiful dahlias. read more
This is a mystery or is it an adventure? Orvil and Wibber, two dogs who live on an apple orchard in Michigan find themselves on an... amazing adventure when they attempt a rescue of their cat friend Perkins. read more
If you liked the magic of Harry Potter, the otherworldliness of Star Wars, the artistic fieldguides of Spiderwick, you’ll love thi...s new epic fantasy adventure series with lots of humor and heart…Did you know that Funk really does exist? Or how humans create the FUNK?Imagine if you had to make a contract with a dragon in order to save your best friend’s life? And you discovered the dragon had other plans?Get ready to be spirited away into the wacky and whimiscal world of Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact, Book 1.5 Star Review By Bless Their Hearts Mom - VINE VOICE"...The author takes Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, Tolkien, Narnia and Ramona Quibley and shakes them all together, and comes up with the most wonderful tale of friendship and courage for young girls, I've seen in a long time! If you're getting your child a tablet or ereader for the holidays, make sure this chapter book is on it! I literally could not put the book down once I started to read it (I previewed it for 8 YR OLD DAUGHTER) and read it in one sitting (it does have 314 pages). The story line never dips in interest, and like the Harry Potter books, your child will be turning pages as fast as they can to see how Lexi and Anni are handling the spots they have gotten in, and who will appear next and confound what they think they know as a reader...Fantasy, adventure, and mystery collide in this coming of age fantasy series. Readers agree. It's perfect for all kids who are looking to get lost in a magical world filled with charm and wonder, brought to you from the humorous and whimsical mind of Melanie Abed.Anni doesn’t know about Elementals, Funk, Zephyrs, or excited talking Bat-Rat creatures, and least of all, Dragons! In a race against time, Anni must master this new world to save her best friend, but can she? Fantasy, adventure, and mystery collide in this coming of age fantasy series. Readers agree. It's perfect for all kids who are looking to get lost in a magical wholesome world filled with charm, humor, and wonder.Page Up and Order Now.About the Author:Melanie Abed lives in Los Angeles where her cats are constantly trying to trick her into visiting LimBough through a tree transport in her backyard.When Hisham Abed is not illustrating the Elemental world, he is directing tv shows, and just won an Emmy for directing for the Netflix TV’s series Queer Eye. read more
The Button Family is headed to Australia for an adventure. Baby Button and Sweetie Button are curious about the animals in Austral...ia. Rather than just showing her children a book on Australian animals, Mommy Button and Daddy Button decide to take the children to Australia to meet the animals in person. This is the first book in The Traveling Button Family series. The Button Family will be traveling to the seven continents to visit the unique animals on each continent. Enjoy the Button Family and their Australian Adventures! read more
A tropical adventure set in old Hawaii illustrating the power of the Aloha Spirit that draws millions of people to Hawaii. Experie...nce the secrets of Aloha and have a fun,, life-transformong adventure. read more
The Amazing Frog is back! Swindon’s favorite resident is always seeking out exciting new adventures, but when the Amazing Frog is ...called upon to solve an unusual emergency on the moon, little does he know it’s the start of his craziest escapade yet. The most important moon worm of all time has gone missing, and it looks like it’s up to the Amazing Frog to find out where he’s gone. And when the space ants decide they want to send along one of their representatives to “help” the Amazing Frog in his quest, things only get stranger. Aided by his trusty pal Pig Newton, the Amazing Frog must draw on all his weapons, contraptions, and—above all—wits to find the missing moon worm before it’s too late. When clues begin pointing to a mysterious magic toilet—that appeared out of nowhere in Swindon one day, and seems to have awesome transformative powers—the Amazing Frog realizes that all may not be as it seems, and that strange dangers will stand between him and the missing moon worm. As the Amazing Frog makes his way through a world of fun puzzles and challenges, he encounters old friends (or in some cases “frenemies”) like Joke Frog and Megalodon, and interesting new adversaries like Red Megalodon. He also learns more than he ever wanted to know about the nuanced relations between moon worms and space ants! But will he rescue the missing moon worm in time to avert disaster? You’ll have to read on to find out! Fans of Pungence and the Amazing Frog are sure to enjoy this rollicking adventure for readers of all ages! read more
Peter Cottontail is here with another fun treasure hunt adventure that will change the way your family does Easter and your kids w...ill never stop talking about it! Kids will help solve "the Case of the Missing Candy" by following clues that will have them running all around the house. Time after time they will just barely miss the thief until finally the mystery is solved and the kids find their Easter baskets.This book contains the illustrated treasure hunt adventure story followed by instructions on how to pull off this hunt. The book comes with pages of tags that you cut out and leave at each spot. We recommend buying treats or treasures to hide with the tags, but this is optional.The book comes with 10 themed candy bar wrappers that you can cut out and wrap around candy bars for the hunt.There is also a Peter Rabbit "Don't Eat Pete" game included as an extra activity.We’re so excited for you to start an Easter tradition that your kids will want to repeat year after year. We love creating traditions and our kids look forward to every holiday to see what new adventure they will find. You can find more of our treasure hunt adventures at www.partiesandpatterns.com read more
I enjoy walking along the shores of a local city park. I love to watch the water birds build their nests and raise their families.... I love to watch the flowers on the trees, bushes and plants bloom and show off all their beautiful colors all year round. The squirrels race around gathering food. An occasional hawk or osprey will visit. But sometimes there is something a bit different to see….One day I spotted a Baby Doll floating in the water. It floated in the water for nearly a year before I could rescue her. I KNEW I could Save Mabel! I hope you enjoy the story of this Baby Doll….And watch for other tales of her adventures. read more
What happens when Ben transports himself as Stickgamer135 into the Minecraft environment? Ben plays Minecraft as a hobby, but he a...lso created The Vinecrafter, a device that transports him into Minecraft. Known as Stickgamer135 in the Minecraft world, Ben finds out that he is part of a prophecy to save Minecraft from Herobrine. In the process, Ben teams up with six other warriors and discovers multiple adventures. Will Stickgamer135 and his fellow warriors manage to save the Minecraft world? Will he get back to earth? read more
A Pirate at heart, unlikely heroine Jacky Faber returns to sea in a truly swashbuckling tale filled with good humor, wit, and cour...age. After Leaving the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston--under dire circumstances, of course--Jacky boards a whaling ship bound for London, where she hopes to find her beloved Jaimy. But things don't go as planned, soon she is off on a wild misadventure at sea. She thwarts the lecherous advances of a crazy captain, rallies the sailors to her side, and ultimately gains command of a ship in His Majesty's Royal Navy. but Jacky's adventures don't end there...soon she is being called a pirate, and there's s price on her head! read more