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
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
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.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
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.
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.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
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The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
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.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis--her canary is missing and he'...s not the only one--two other pets are missing as well. The kids suspect a petnapper. read more
Midnight on Fireworks Island is a hilarious yet deep and compelling story of two mischievous boys sent to Rockweiler Academy for b...oys, the toughest school in the world since Kremlin high, in Moscow back in forty-five. Rockweiler is a correctional institute for kids too young to be in the main prison system. Rockweiler Academy is notoriously evil. There are stories about a mysterious School Master who could read peoples' minds; they say the punishments are so severe, kids beg to be paddled. For those who not only survive Rockweiler but raise to the top and graduate with honors, there is Fireworks Island; a private Island paradise where you fire off your own personal fireworks display every night. read more
Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.
This exciting kids' character book is sure to be a hit with both moms and children. It teaches the essential character qualities o...f attentiveness, decisiveness, boldness, joyfulness, orderliness, endurance, thoroughness, courage, flexibility, generosity,availability, and compassion. Practical, hands-on projects make learning come alive. Interesting application questions; make it easy for you and your child to apply character lessons to real life situations. You will meet a variety of worthy heroes here including General Douglas Mac Arthur, blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby,-even canine hero Balto the sled dog who saved Nome from the plague by carrying the vaccine through an impossible blizzard. Each character quality is illustrated in history, Scripture, and ;everyday life; stories. And it all comes to life through the eyes of ;the cousins; as a series of charming photos illustrate stories throughout the book. Prepare to be amazed at how much fun great character can be! 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
“What is the secret of the hedge?” growled Jethro Barking as he towered over them... “I’ll feed you to the sharks, hang you up by ...your feet, give you to the Muttons one by one if you don’t speak up!” The orphanage is fast running out of money. George, Milly, Charlie and Singer go back through the hedge in search of the diamond traders who live in the hills of that strange land. Danger lurks around every corner: Snakeheads guard the trade route and their old adversaries, the Robes are hot on their trail. Help is at hand from their old friends, Drago and Batty, and some new ones, like the walking, talking Polly trees, the brave little Jambucks and Tod Beanpole, the crazy rocket boy who lives on the mountain. And thanks to the Rainbow Cave, the children have strange powers of their own... Can the children find the diamonds and save Mercy Hall? Or will they be captured by the Robes and again be at the mercy of Old Barking Mad? A thrilling new adventure from the Thorn Gate Trilology by Garth Edwards. Suitable for children age 7-11 The books are full of intrigue, mild peril and strong characters. They are perfectly suited for children aged seven and above with an appetite for chapter books. The books remind me of a mixture of The Faraway Tree, Narnia and Alice in Wonderland which I find exciting. www.arewenearlythereyetmummy.com read more
A book for children age 9-12. The third of the Thorn Gate trilogy. Digby has gone missing after visiting a travelling circus. As t...hey search for him Milly, Sam, Charlie and Singer are forced to take refuge in the land behind the hedge. They find their friends there are engaged in a battle for survival against the Scarrogs... ...“What is that?” said Sam, as a black legged creature took a leap from the top of the wall. It looked a little like a giant spider, but with only four short, black legs and prominent staring eyes in front of its shell like body. It was so big it came up to the knees of the desperate defenders. A thin tentacle protruded from its back and lashed from side to side... More adventures for the orphans of Mercy Hall who need all the powers they have to survive in the strange land behind the hedge. When the battles are over the secrets of the hedge and the people who live there are finally revealed. read more
Escape from Mercy Hall A book for boys and girls age 9-11. The first of the Thorn Gate trilogy. They heard a loud crackling noise ...behind them. “Quick!” called out George. “The hedge is closing. We’d better get back.” Before they could move, the crackling noise grew louder and as they watched, the long slim poles rapidly bent in all directions. Branches twisted and thorns stretched out again. In just a few minutes the crackling stopped and the hedge was back to normal; huge, dense and totally impenetrable. The four orphans from Mercy Hall are stranded in a strange new land where Muttons (savage sheep), strange people and curious creatures live under the control of the cruel Robes. They travel through the mysterious Rainbow Cave where living creatures can be changed for better or for worse. Dangers abound around every corner and the children set out on a mission to free slaves and escape themselves? The land behind the hedge is full of weird and thrilling adventures. 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
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
Three angels ― Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human ― are sent by Heaven to bring good ...to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong. The angels’ mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her? 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
The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will nee...d it, now that they are at war with the Clanker Powers. Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory. Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what’s ahead. 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
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
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 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
First, we feared them. Then we fought them. Now they might be our only hope. Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever chang...ed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s best chance for survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen. Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga! read more
He can summon demons. But can he win a war? Fletcher is working as a blacksmith's apprentice when he discovers he has the rare abi...lity to summon demons from another world. Chased from his village for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher must travel with his demon, Ignatius, to an academy for adepts, where the gifted are taught the art of summoning. Along with nobles and commoners, Fletcher endures grueling lessons that will prepare him to serve as a Battlemage in the Empire's war against the savage Orcs. But sinister forces infect new friendships and rivalries grow. With no one but Ignatius by his side, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of the Empire is in his hands. read more
From the author of Ender’s Game, the soon-to-be major motion picture!A powerful secret. A dangerous path. Rigg is well trained at ...keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain. Rigg’s birthright sets him on a path that leaves him caught between two factions, one that wants him crowned and one that wants him dead. He will be forced to question everything he thinks he knows, choose who to trust, and push the limits of his talent…or forfeit control of his destiny. 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
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
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