Sweet Song: A Story of Saint Romanos the Melodist
Young Romanos is devoted to Christ and His Mother and longs to be able to sing his praises to them. But when he tries, his voice croaks and the words won t come. The other cantors make fun of him until one miraculous Christmas Eve.
There's nothing better than getting brand new supplies at the start of the school year, and these Dr. Seuss themed items inspired by the beloved children's book author feature the famed, quirky cartoon designs that fans young and old love most. Check out our roundup of colorful pencils, pens, notebooks and more that make heading back to class this season super cool!
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.
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!
Game of Thrones frenzy is at an all time high as fans get ready to bid farewell to the Seven Kingdoms with the final season. As we gear up for the last episode ever (OMG!) we've rounded up some great baby gifts to keep the battle raging on! While we know this is not a show for kids, we do know you get just a few years to dress your kids in whatever you want to before they start to have their own opinion. These gifts include funny onesies, character blankets and more! We've rounded up the fiercest gifts for your little Arya or Jon Snow.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
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.
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
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
Mazes Galore! Are you the type of person that enjoys getting home from work and attempting something more stimulating than watchin...g T.V.? Do you enjoy challenges at work and in your spare time? Have you never taken to Sudoku or crossword puzzles to fill your free time? Do you like to unwind in your own personal space, attempting something challenging? Well, we have the solution to keeping you interested by challenging you to 100 puzzle of Mazes, each one unique and different! At first glance the mazes may seem similar and easy, but once you get going, you will find yourself addicted and as soon as you are done with one, you will be ready for the next! This we guarantee! You can complete each maze in your own time or to add a little extra, why not set a timer to see whether you can better your time as you proceed through each of our mazes. Challenge yourself to see what your best time can be! Perhaps it will be the first maze you completed or even the last! You’ll have to wait and see. Once you have completed all 63 of our fantastic Mazes, why not recycle the pages by giving the mazes to your children to use as coloring pages? This way, more than one family member can enjoy our Mazes Galore! Don’t delay! Order your copy today, or you can order more than one copy just in case you start a “Mazing” trend in your neighborhood! You could offer free copies to all your neighbors which would make you super popular! read more
The Legend of the Regulators and the Secret list is an engaging story of a man on a quest to help his children. This unique story ...will take children on a journey to discover the secrets of a long, healthy, happy life. Help Tomas unlock the Secrets as he travels through the Caves of Calm, the Forest of Feelings and the Labyrinth of Lies to reclaim the pieces of Secret List of the Regulators. Self-Regulation skills have been shown to increase academic performance, positive social interaction, physical health, emotional wellness and performance in many areas of life. This adventure story introduces the lessons from the Self-Regulation Training System. Created by best-selling author and international speaker Brad Chapin, this system is now being taught to thousands of children across the United States and Canada. This interactive, adventure story allows children to join Tomas on his quest to unlock the mystery of the Regulators' Secret List. Travel with Tomas on his quest to help his children succeed and discover the Secrets of a long, healthy, happy life. read more
Tulsidas (1532-1623 AD) poet and philosopher told the story of Ram, prince of Ayodhya in Avadhi, a dialect of Hindi Spoken in Ayod...hya, Uttar Pradhesh. Ram Charit Manas consists of over thousand stanzas, each about 10-18 lines. Over the years it has been dramatised and performed by numerous theatre troupes. The dramatisation is known as Ramlila and has become an integral part of Dassera celebrations, especially in th regions that speak Hindi. By telling the story of Ram in a common language, Tulsidas made the Ramayan, which was written originally in Sanskrit, accessible to the masses. This Amar Chitra Katha Special Issue brings together Ram Charit Manas in five sections-The Childhood Days of Ram, Ram in Exile, The abduction of Sita, The Search for Sita and Ram the Victorious. read more
Did you know that… George Harrison wrote “Here Comes the Sun” on a cloudy, rainy day? Johnny Cash’s hit song “Ring of Fire” wa...sn’t by him--it was about him? the most popular song during the Great Depression was, paradoxically, “Happy Days Are Here Again”? True Stories Behind the Songs, by Sandra Heyer, continues the True Stories tradition -- with a twist. The text features lyrics for eight popular songs along with real, believe-it-or-not stories about the songs and their songwriters. Companion stories related to the topic of the song round out the units. To see a sample unit, please go to pearsoneltusa.com/sampleunits. Teachers are encouraged to download the songs from their favorite website or to use a version they already own. Or you can purchase recommended recordings on iTunes. A link on the True Stories website (www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories) will take you directly to the playlist. For a limited time, your Pearson representative will provide a free, legally copied CD of all the songs with a minimum order of 20 copies of True Stories Behind the Songs. Please go to www.pearsoneltusa.com/specialists to find your nearest representative. Features: Exercises for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking practice help students develop language proficiency. A comprehensive To the Teacher section gives background information about the songs and stories as well as teaching tips. An access code at the front of the book enables teachers and students to download recordings of the stories free of charge at www.pearsoneltusa.com/truestories read more
A sweet story of a tiny humble honey bee that loves his honey bee hive. His honey bee friends leave to live full honey bee lives a...nd the tiny humble honey bee stays behind to work on the honey bee hive. The tiny humble honey bee is surprised when his friends return home...and they soon learn the value of friendship, home and happiness. read more
Nina finds a home with kind-hearted Lori in a delightful case of mistaken identity. You'll meet them both in this gently-illustrat...ed true story. read more
The sun has set; the sky is dark.Bright stars shine in the night.It’s time to rest, to dream sweet dreams,then wake with morning’s... light.The animals will slumber, too.Some near, some far away.How will they settle down to sleep?Each has a special way.Fourteen animals, including the cuddly koala, the hairy anteater, and the wise owl, are featured in this lyrical bedtime story about the unusual ways that animals sleep. Natural history notes explain how each animal sleeps, from the magnificent frigatebird, which naps while flying hundreds of feet above the sea, to the walrus, which sleeps with its tusks anchored in floating ice. Whimsical watercolors of dozing animals will help any weary child fall to sleep with a smile. read more
Meet Bob and Frank! They are two owls who love two things: eating cupcakes and reading about superheroes! When their favorite supe...rhero pays these two special friends an unexpected visit, they are in for an extraordinary night. Join Bob and Frank as they take their love for sweet treats through the sky to bring joy to those who need it on a super adventure with Super D!This book has been written to support and honor Devin Suau, a special boy who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)--an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer. Although there is no cure for DIPG, Devin's friends and family are working hard to raise awareness and bring a Super D miracle to children like Devin. All proceeds from this book will go to Devin's fight and DIPG funding. read more
This book is a collection of short stories, about a wonderful kitty, that came in our life with all her cuteness and her love. As ...day or bedtime stories, together quality time or children's own reading, this book is intended to be an easy, pleasant and joyful reading for all. It contributes to the emotional development and promotes the values of joy, love, unconditional affection, that as we saw many times, these amazing creatures can teach us. You can discover on the way her cute habits, her name, and her place in our hearts.Enjoy reading! read more
Renowned picture book creators Nicola Davies and Petr Horácek team up for a captivating first look at animals around the world.Pol...ar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods — animals are everywhere. In a remarkable collection of poems, children’s author Nicola Davies shares keen observations on wildlife around the world. Sometimes lyrical and sometimes humorous, the poems reveal fascinating facts about animals of every color, shape, size, and origin, from giant blue whales to bats as tiny as bumblebees. Lively, colorful illustrations by Petr Horácek reveal the vast beauty and variety of the animal world in this essential introduction, perfect for even the youngest amateur zoologists. read more
When Jennifer Owings Dewey and her husband adopted the orphaned raven they named Clem, he was six inches long, cold, wet, and ugly.... They made him a nest in a cardboard box lined with soft fabric, fed him twelve times a day, and fell in love with him. Eventually he learned to eat chocolate ice cream, which he demanded every day.First published in 1986, Dewey's straightforward account of Clem's first year, illustrated with her beautiful drawings, won an award from the National Association of Science Teachers as an Outstanding Science Book for Children. But any adult interested in birds will enjoy these vivid observations of one little corvid's development and his relationships with other creatures in the Dewey household, including a bull snake, a burrowing owl named Clyde, and the Dewey family's own daughter, Tamar. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals th...at could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island―born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands. Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.Island is one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012 read more
There is always tragedy when man invades the solitudes of the earth, for his coming never fails to mean the destruction of the wil...d things. But, surely, nowhere can the pathos be greater than when, in the western part of North America, there is a discovery of new gold-diggings. Then from all points of the compass men come pouring into the mountains with axe and pick, gold-pan and rifle, breaking paths through the forest wildernesses, killing and driving before them the wild animals that have heretofore held the mountains for their own. read more
Excerpt from The Story of a RanchAnd necks' soft wool broken in yellow flakes, Nibbling, sharp-toothed, the rich, thick-growing bl...ades.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
The great hunter Orion and Diana are in love. But Diana's brother, Apollo, is not happy about it. Will Apollo's evil plot to get r...id of Orion work, or will Diana be able to save her beloved hunter? read more
This lovely picture book opens on a mother bear and her newborn cubs in their cozy den as a blanket of snow settles over Yosemite ...National Park. Her newborn cubs grow quickly and soon three furry, hungry black bears set out to experience their world.Spring turns to summer, and the bears roam Tuolumne Meadows, munching tall grasses and keeping a safe distance from park visitors. But not all of the bears’ time is spent searching for food: Mama bear must remain on alert for danger and rush her cubs to safety when a forest fire rages close by or another bear threatens them. In the fall, they will fatten up on acorns before returning to their den for the winter.Ginger Wadsworth and Daniel San Souci give readers the bear’s eye view and a tour of the seasons in Yosemite’s high country with these fascinating and mighty creatures. read more
A Bible story book to be read with small children. Written for my own children when they were 5 and 7, it portrays the Bible in a ...simple way youngsters can follow while showing the flow of biblical history through the Old and New Testaments. It views the Bible in the light of progressive Christian ideals of God's love for all and human responsibility to care for each other as God's children. And it reflects the results of the things scholars have learned about the Bible over the years. Each story has a colored illustration. read more
MY turn! shout MORE characters from some of the worlds best classic fairy tales. This time the beast, the dwarves, Dame Gothel, th...e fairies, and the frog take center stage and share their points of view. Think Snow White was the most perfect girl ever? Wrong. She had a mind like a leaky bucket. Sleeping Beauty? A beautiful klutz. And Rapunzel? Such an ungrateful creature! Settle in, and take a listen. Time for ANOTHER Other Side of the Story! read more
Cassiopeia, Queen of Ethiopia, often boasts about her daughter's beauty and her own. When Jupiter finds out that Cassiopeia thinks... she's more beautiful than the sea nymphs, he's furious. Will Cassiopeia's words cause her kingdom to fall? read more
Oscar the tortoise is lonely, and is searching the desert for a family. But everyone he meets says he is too different to join the...m. Will Oscar ever find a family of his own? read more
Anything a Horse Can Do: The Story of the Helicopter
What if you could escape reality and venture into a world to live out your own fantasy? Three young cousins discover they descend ...from a powerful wizard, and activate an enchanted parasol that transports them to a fantasy world where they discover their magical abilities. When one of the cousins inadvertently releases an evil sorceress from a magical prison, the cousins must band together and battle the sorceress to save the parasol, their wizard ancestor, and their own families. read more
The Song of the Armadillo was adapted from a Bolivian folktale and completely revamped! The story is about a little armadillo who ...dreams of having a beautiful song like the frogs, crickets, and canaries that live around him. He studies and practices all day and night, but the sounds he makes are not quite right. He tries the horn, the harmonica, the piano and every other possible thing... but the other animals make fun of him saying: ÒDonÕt be ridiculous, armadillos canÕt sing!Ó Will the little armadillo finally achieve his dream? Packed with colorful illustrations and delightful rhyme, this book is perfect for story time! read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as... read more