The Aldens are spending sunny days at the shore and summer nights in a mobile home right on the beach! One morning, Benny finds a gold necklace in the sand. Soon a search for its owner begins, and a trail of clues leads the children to Tower House. What will the Boxcar Children find in the strange old mansion?
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
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.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
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.
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
If you have a hard time getting your teen or tween boy to dress up for special occasions, don't worry, you're not alone. We've rounded up a few staple pieces to add to your son's wardrobe that will have him feeling stylish and not dorky.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
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.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Viewing Area: 92" diagonal, Finish: Black Aluminum Case Elite Screens VMAX2 Series White Electric Projection Screen The VMAX2 has ...various control options that work in conjunction with its Low Voltage Controller (LVC). A 12V trigger port uses a standard... read more
Marvel Comics Captain America Pillow Super soft surface and stuffing for comfy cuddling.Features: 100% Polyester Spot clean only P...roduct Type: Pillow Handmade: No Theme: Licensed character Color: Red/Blue/White Primary Material: Polyester Primary... read more
Size: 1' H x 3' W Quartet Bar I Wall Mounted Bulletin Board The Quartet Bar I Bulletin Board serves as a tackable display surface ...for securing documents and other printed visuals. It has a smooth, anodized aluminum frame, which matches modern... read more
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are spending the summer on a houseboat! Throughout the journey, the children have the feeling the...y're being watched―and they are! Someone wants something on their boat, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Can the Boxcar Children figure it out what it is before it's too late? read more
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny have a fun new job: fixing up an old castle! The spooky old place will be turned into a museum, b...ut first the Aldens must figure out why so many odd things keep happening. Keys go missing, strange music comes from a deserted tower, and soon the Boxcar Children discover the castle has an amazing secret! read more
The Aldens are having a delicious time helping out at a pizza parlor! They toss dough in the kitchen and even invent a new kind of... pizza. But when a blackout and other problems hurt business, they begin to wonder if someone is trying to shut down the pizzeria. It's a piping hot mystery for the Boxcar Children! read more
Jessie sees a mysterious woman walking on the grounds of the lighthouse late at night. Watch, Jessie's dog, wakes up growling almo...st every evening... at midnight. And Henry finds a puzzling note in the sand. Adventure is always close for the Boxcar Children! read more
The Boxcar Children climb a mountain and find a mystery! The hike up Old Flat Top was only supposed to take a day, but a dangerous... rockslide changes everything―revealing a hidden cave that just may hold a legendary treasure. read more
Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults
Melinda Culea has created a new form of mystery novel. Wondago tells the story of a teenage girl who must draw images that come to... her mind after an accident has left her with little memory. Each drawing is accompanied by a page of writing that she hopes will unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a woman who lives in the town of Wondago. read more
No sight makes a man tremble more than seeing Mr. Toad behind the wheel of a car...On a fine summer day, Mole is busy spring clean...ing his underground home. When he decides he's had enough of cleaning, Mole ventures towards a place he has never seen before - the river. There he meets Ratty, who takes Mole for a ride in his rowing boat. The two of them become close friends, and spend their time enjoying lazy days by the river. But then they make the mistake of visiting Mr. Toad.Toad is rich, exuberant, but also reckless. When he purchases his very first automobile, Toad, Ratty and Mole are plunged into a dangerous adventure involving theft, a prison break, and the famous siege of Toad Hall.Since its first publication in 1908, Kenneth Grahame's story has amused millions of readers, both children and adults. Now with cutting edge visuals and a faithful conversion to a new format, Campfire brings you the definitive version of an all-time classic. read more
Satori is desperate to win back his ex girlfriend, Star. He tries to summon a demon to command its help, but manages to bring Lili...th, queen of the demons, into his bedroom, unleashing her on Earth. Lilith seduces Star and takes her on a wild murder... read more
An examination of feminist themes in children's and young adult's literature covers such topics as friendship, marriage, and commu...nity. read more
"The Graphic Novel offers an examination and analysis of the contemporary graphic novel as literature. Specific attention will be ...paid to the use of narrative genre in the graphic novel (e.g. the superhero graphic novel, the crime narrative graphic novel, the horror graphic novel, and the realistic/fantastic graphic novel). Attention will also be paid to the most important and most frequently discussed graphic novels published during the past three decades, including Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, The Crow by J. O'Barr, Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller, The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins and Richard Piers Rayner, A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner, Maus by Art Spiegelman. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi, and Sandman: preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (et al)."-Publisher's website. read more
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable a...nd wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read. read more
Adapted from the best-selling novel The Written by Ben Galley and crowdfunded by the great folks on Kickstarter, The Written Graph...ic Novel is finally here. Epic, dark, and brutal right down to the very last pixel, this graphic novel tells the tale of Farden - Emaneska's favourite mage - as he unravels a plot to bring the world to its knees. Just think Lord of The Rings meets Sin City, and you'll be on the right track. With words by Ben Galley and art from Mike Shipley, it's a roller-coaster of a graphic novel. ABOUT THE WRITTEN: The Written is the first volume in The Emaneska Series and the debut book of young UK author Ben Galley: His name is Farden. They whisper that he s dangerous. Dangerous is only the half of it. Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options. Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await. Welcome to Emaneska. " read more
An disillusioned amnesiac improbably gains superpowers and wields magical squeegees as weapons to fight crime on the streets of Ci...ncinnati. But lurking beneath those streets is another who gained deadly powers and won't stop until Cincinnati is his. Writt read more
A couple's last ditch effort to save their marriage is interrupted when their daughter begins experiencing seizures and hearing an...gels who claim they "are coming for our world." read more
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is familiar to all Americans. But never has his most famous speech-his 271 indelible words-be...en presented in such a visual and accessible format. Graphic artist and Civil War aficionado C.M. Butzer deftly uses a detailed, comic-book style to depict the Battle of Gettysburg; the national movement to create a memorial there; and the quiet day in 1863 when Lincoln delivered his galvanizing speech. Butzer uses only primary sources for the text, drawing from first-person letters and diaries, speeches, and Lincoln's own writing to unpack this series of historical events. The address itself is played out over eighteen pages, with every phrase given a visual interpretation that will resonate with young readers. read more
The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel."Speak up for yourself―we want to kn...ow what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless―an outcast―because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.This title has Common Core connections. read more
One of the best-loved classics of all time, Three Men in a Boat is a hilarious account of three friends and their dog on a holiday... trip on the Thames in England. Harris, George, Jerome (the narrator), and Montmorency (the fox terrier) decide to take a break from their tedious routine, to restore their 'mental equilibrium'. And so they take a trip on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford, making certain stops at interesting places, camping out, and inadvertently landing up incomical muddles and misadventures.Originally planned as a travelogue, this book turned into a literary classic, thanks to the narrator's humorous digressions, segueing into the historical background of some places. It is sprinkled with his own musings as they cross Hampton Court Palace, Monkey Island, Magna Carta Island, Marlow, little villages, and other known landmarks on the way.The three men in the novel are based on real-life characters: Jerome himself, and his two friends, George Wingrave and Carl Hentschel. read more
Having uncovered the dark secret of her enigmatic classmate, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan embraces her feelings for him, trusting Edw...ard to keep her safe despite the risks. When a rival clan of vampires makes its way into Forks, though, the danger to Bella has never been more real. Will she make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the people dearest to her? The second volume of "Twilight: The Graphic Novel" completes the visual adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's worldwide bestselling debut novel and is a must-have for any collector's library. read more
The Classic Graphic Novel Collection is a revolutionary new series of graphic novels which re-tells classic literature for learner...s of English. Graded at intermediate to upper-intermediate (B1-B2) levels, the fresh blend of contemporary storytelling and captivating artwork ensures that students will want to return to these stories time and again. read more