As Menolly uncovers magic and intrigue, mischievous Piemur discovers the rhythm of adventure in the final book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.Mischievous Piemur is used to getting away with a lot. He has one of the most impressive voices at Harper Hall and, in the world of Pern, there are few things more important than the ability to sing and write songs. But when his the world of Pern, there are few things more important than the ability to sing and write songs. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions everything he thought he knew about himself. No longer capable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums. Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that await him, and he’ll need to find the courage within himself to survive.… read more
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
Discover Oscar Wilde’s classic tale of double lives and corruption in this graphic retelling for kids. In the halls of London’s hi...gh society, dark rumors surround a man called Dorian Gray. His ever-youthful appearance paired with a wild, decadent lifestyle arouses curiosity. Some even say his attic hides a dangerous, monstrous secret. A secret hidden in a simple portrait painted a long time ago . . . With extra background on the original novel and its author, plus discussion questions and writing prompts, it's easy to introduce young readers to this literary classic. read more
Do angels really surround us throughout our day? Celeste Woods and Beth Carleton take you on a whimsical journey with an adorable ...brother and sister and their hilarious dog, Spike, as they show you just how very close your angels are! Marvel at these playful angels as they swim, play, help and protect. “My Angel Friends, My Guardians” offers insight into the Divine support that is always within reach, and will encourage children to share their own experiences of connection with spirit! read more
"Am I ready yet?" asks Jojo, an eager little penguin who can't wait to go to sea, in this growing up story illustrated with adorab...le real-life photographsJojo the penguin just can't wait to go to sea, but first she must learn to swim. When Jojo's fuzzy baby down becomes a shiny penguin coat and she can swim across the biggest rock pool, she is ready at last. Flippa-flap, snippa-snap, go Jojo go! This delightful picture book for children ready to explore their world features photographs of the Gentoo penguins on Macquarie Island, halfway between Australia and the Antarctic. read more
Excerpt from The Duke's ServantsIf it prove so. Then loving goes by haps Some Cupid kills with arrows. Some with traps.' M ad: A d...o A bout Noticing.Will he?' asked the maidens, thinking of his five feet six inches and his supposed vulnerability.He will!' said the married women with conviction, over their puddings; basing their knowledge on a wide experience of human proclivities, mostly masculine.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Fifteen-year-old Menolly allies with magnificent dragons in the first book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction ...legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.For centuries, the world of Pern has faced a destructive force known as Thread. But the number of magnificent dragons who have protected this world and the men and women who ride them are dwindling. As fewer dragons ride the winds and destruction falls from the sky, Menolly has only one dream: to sing, play, and weave the music that comes to her so easily—she wishes to become a Harper. But despite her great talents, her father believes that a young girl is unworthy of such a respected position and forbids her to pursue her dreams. So Menolly runs away, taking shelter in a cave by the sea. Miraculously, she happens upon nine fire lizards that could possibly save her world...and change her life forever. read more
As Menolly uncovers magic and intrigue, mischievous Piemur discovers the rhythm of adventure in the final book in the Harper Hall ...trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.Mischievous Piemur is used to getting away with a lot. He has one of the most impressive voices at Harper Hall and, in the world of Pern, there are few things more important than the ability to sing and write songs. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions everything he thought he knew about himself. No longer capable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums. Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that await him, and he’ll need to find the courage within himself to survive. read more
Menolly needs more than music’s power to make it as a Harper in the second book in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fic...tion legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.In the world of Pern, Harpers are more powerful than kings, for the music they play can control the minds of others. For young Menolly, her dreams of becoming a Harper have nothing to do with power, but rather her love of music. Now she is finally living out her musical dreams as an apprentice Harper, but it’s turning out to be more challenging than she thought. Formerly forbidden to study music because of her gender, Menolly quickly encounters hostility from a number of her male peers and masters. With the help of new friends, teachers, and her nine tiny, colorful dragons, Menolly finds that her musical talents may be stronger than anyone could imagine. read more
A young woman allies with magnificent dragons in the Harper Hall trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s belov...ed and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.This collectable box set include all three books in the trilogy: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums. read more
72 colorful 2 in. square cards (36 pairs). Box size: 3 x 3 x 4 in. Charley Harper.
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for ...Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. read more
Enhanced to an amazing degree by genetic manipulation and gamma radiation treatments, Rhino can lift nearly 80 tons and run at alm...ost 100 miles per hour! His armored rhino suit is made to smash through almost anything and can resist the impact of small... read more
A THRILLING YA SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE! Ben is on the run... Benjamin Foster is seventeen years old, alone, afraid, and being ch...ased by a government agency known only as Midwich. They are pursuing him because Ben knows too much. Three years ago, in the small seaside town of Piermont Sands, an explosion set in motion a series of events which exposed the truth behind the small community...and the person responsible for the murder of some of its more prominent citizens. Science fiction, murder mystery, and an unforgettable adventure all combine to make this an irresistible novel. read more
Jewel Quest III: The quest continues with Rupert tracing through his family lineage to prove that he is the rightful owner of the ...jewel board. Travel around the world with Rupert to exotic locations in his adventure to reclaim ownership of the board. Mah Jong II: Join Kwazi as he works to restore the balance of the world. This imbalance has caused him to split into polar opposites; Kwazi White and Kwazi Black. Through the solving of Mah Jong and using both halves to cooperate, you can unlock the mysteries of the moongates. read more
The complete collection of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from New York Times-bestselling author Ally Condie's Matched... Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached. read more
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed - that i...s, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal - and maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved. But one night her mother doesn't come home, and that's when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix, and you've gone from weird to otherworldly. Soon, Eliyana finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she's ever known - a world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. But how can an ordinary girl - a blemished girl - become a savior when she can't even save herself? read more
The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's USA Today-bestselling Razorland trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monste...rs at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them. This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity. read more
Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley's wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. She's always believed... he would be the one to put an end to the constant fear and flight. And now, hidden underground in the chaotically magical city of Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever. But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, the mysterious Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get the truth about what happened to Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus. Facing her fears has become second nature to Lark. Facing the truth is another matter. Lark never asked to be anyone's savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone's weapon. She might not have a choice. read more
Sam and his friends embark on one last mission, one final epic final battle against their alien enemies to determine the fate of t...he Earth in this fast-paced, action-packed conclusion to Mark Walden’s Earthfall Trilogy.After the death of his father, Sam is still struggling to come to terms with the Illuminate powers that he inherited, the changes that the alien nanites have wrought on his body, and the mysterious summons calling to him, urging him to come and retrieve “his birthright.” After separating himself from his friends, Sam realizes the call is coming from the Primarch, an ancient spaceship and the first of the Voidborn, a digitized Illuminate consciousness, that was driven insane after it was left drifting lost and alone in space for thousands of years. It’s calling to him to join the fight and destroy the Vore. But just as Sam thinks he finally has an ally against the Vore, he realizes the Primarch has an agenda all its own… As the final conflict takes place in the skies above the Grand Canyon, Sam is forced to confront the fact that even with some surprising new allies, the price for defeating the Earth’s invaders may be vastly more than he is prepared to pay. One thing is certain, whatever happens, life will never be the same for Sam—or for the rest of humanity—ever again. read more
The complete collection of Marie Lu's bestselling Legend trilogy: Legend, Prodigy, and Champion. Additional bonus material also in...cluded: Marie Lu’s Life Before Legend, original short stories offering a sneak peek at the lives of Day and June before they met. read more
Micah and his friends have won the magician duel against Maske’s age-old rival—yet despite this glory, trouble still looms. Imacha...ra is under attack by either the anti-monarchy Foresters, or a group even more dangerous. One blast damages the Kymri Theatre, forcing Micah and the others to flee to dingy rooms in a bad part of town and perform street magic to keep their skills sharp. Micah has a vision of the end of the world, and strange dreams of a grave robber stealing bodies. He that discovers many people in his life are lying to him, and he has no idea who he can trust. The Chimaera and the Alder’s powers have returned, and it’s up to Micah to stop the storm of the past from breaking and destroying the world. read more
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, s...team-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever. read more
Enter the Circle of Dreams - If You Dare Runeweaver The search is on for a new king or queen. The search is also on for runeweaver...s who can help contenders navigate the Circle of Dreams and win the throne. Timeweaver The quest for the new king or queen in the Circle of Dreams has ended in disaster. The circle was destroyed and a fury of storm dragons has been released. They are determined to wreak vengeful havoc on the world. Starweaver After a long period of disruption Willow Castle has been rebuilt. But now the days seem unnaturally long. When the sky fills with shooting stars Princess Guyan provides the chilling answer. Time is slowing down and will soon come to a complete standstill. read more
Get swept away on a breathtaking journey. . . . Now you can experience the entire trilogy by Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker in one... beautiful boxed set.An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. In this special boxed set, three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Included in this slipcased collection is a never-before-published print by the artist featuring characters from the series. Enclosed are the books Journey, Quest, and Return. read more
The second book of Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everythi...ng.Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war—a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger . . . "The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling."—Children's Literature read more
The struggle for human survival continues following an alien invasion of Earth in this second book in the Earthfall trilogy, from ...the author of the H.I.V.E. series.After the harrowing events of Earthfall, twelve-year-old Sam and his fellow resistance members meet an enigmatic man named Mason who is slowly building an army to fight back against the invaders, the Voidborn. Sam and the others join Mason and his soldiers on a mission to disable Voidborn technology in Tokyo. But Sam soon discovers that Mason has an agenda beyond what he has already admitted: He isn’t content just to destroy the Voidborn’s machines; he plans to destroy the Voidborn once and for all with a plan that will cost the lives of millions of innocent people. But something is coming, something even worse than the Voidborn. Something very old and very evil. Something that might mean the end for them all. read more
So many secrets are buried within these compound walls. I used to be one of those secrets.After returning to the Diotech compound ...and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera's history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget.But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech's new product line―a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public―Sera's mind starts to rebel. She can't stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in.As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it's a choice that may cost her everything she's ever loved. Unchanged by Jessica Brody is the stunning conclusion to the Unremembered Trilogy.“Brimming with mystery and suspense, star-crossed love, and mad scientists.” ―Marissa Meyer, New York Times–bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles on Unremembered read more