Meet the Knights of the Square Table, San Francisco's all-star chess team.On their way home from a tournament in Europe, their plane makes a forced landing on a remote island in the North Atlantic.Part survival story, part crime novel with a twist, here's what happens when six teenagers act on their optimism and attempt the impossible.Teri Kanefield's awards and distinctions include the 2015 Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the 2015 Carter G. Woodson Middle Lev and distinctions include the 2015 Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the 2015 Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award for The Girl From The Tar Paper School.… read more
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!
Maternity coats get a bad rap for being unflattering, boxy and bulky to wear—but we promise it's not true. Whether you need a lightweight maternity workout jacket, a puffy parka for playing in the snow or a timeless trench coat to take from work to the weekend, we have you covered, literally! Bundle that baby up with our selection of quality, stylish winter coats designed to fit your growing bump.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
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.
Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.
Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
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.
A quality, reliable diaper pail is one of the less exciting but totally important parts of planning your baby's nursery. It's key to find one that fits your space, has a design that works with your style and keeps dirty diaper odors from overpowering your precious baby's room. From top-of-the-line hands-free diaper pail options to diaper pails for cloth diapers and economical, eco-friendly diaper pail options, we've found one that's sure to work for your family. Check out our top picks from trustworthy baby brands like Playtex Diaper Genie, Munchkin, Baby Trend, Safety 1st and more.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
The 1904 Kappa Annual by George H. Woods, et al. Springfield, Mass: Kappa Chapter of Central High School, 1904. 120 pages. Hardcov...er. read more
Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. 373 pages. Hardcover. Early collectible edition.
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 12th Printing. 352 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
Are your mornings crazy-busy as you juggle getting yourself and your family ready to face the day? Wrangling kids out of bed, help...ing them wash and dress and then feeding them a decent breakfast is challenging.Experts recommend starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast - whether youre an adult watching your weight or a growing youngster - but who has time to slave over a hot stove for 30 minutes or more each morning?Carrie Willard, author of Amazon best-selling cookbook Slash Your Grocery Budget and Eat a Whole Foods Diet with ALDI, is going to make your mornings easier. Enter The Busy Moms Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookbook.Packed with over 70 ideas, tips and recipes for breakfast foods you can make ahead of time, this cookbook will help you recapture precious morning minutes and still nurture yourself and your family with healthy starters.Learn how to utilize the kitchen appliances you already have to make the morning rush easier. Make breakfast the night before, or even days in advance for faster cleanup and maybe even more sleep!Whether you prefer something light in the morning to tease out your appetite, or a hearty saw-millers breakfast that will please the growing teenager or man in your life, these ideas are for everyone!Are you ready to take back your mornings? read more
Adventures of the knights of the round table and their quest to find the Holy Grail. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tal...e in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story. The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. read more
The legend of Arthur, King of England, and his Knights of the Round Table of Camelot, including Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, Sir Gaw...ain, Merlin and Guinevere. The legend herein tells of the sword in the stone, the Lady of the Lake, the forming of the Round Table and of course, the search for the greatest treasure of all: the Holy Grail.Classics Illustrated tells these wonderful tales in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. read more
When a young teen is uprooted with his family from his home after a mysterious tragedy, he discovers a dark secret and its ties to... an ancient treasure that holds the power to potentially conquer nations and transform the world. This is the story of Felix Gannon, an outsider kid. Felix hears tales of treasure from one of the workers repairing the dilapidated island home his family has inherited. Following clues, he stumbles onto a secret entrance beneath an old sandbox in the backyard and begins eagerly seeking the treasure. Only he's not alone in the quest. In fact, he's up against a foreign secret operations team, that will stop at nothing, even if it means following Felix and friends into a secret fortress where long dead pirates and traps await. Treasure has been the lure of many, we all dream of it at one time or another its quest helped discover the New World. In the islands and especially the Bahamas, original sites still exist on land and below the waves that make one feel as if stepping onto your own movie set, becoming immersed in cultures rich in both lore and historical fact. It is within this "immersionary" backdrop that this novel was written. It's a tale of trouble, family and mystical riches to take YOU, the reader, on an adventure of surprising possibilities. "Treasures of the Lost Knight," is a thriller-adventure mystery filled with sinister events, fascinating legends, magical artifacts, and terrifying buccaneers lost in a labyrinthine stronghold still thirsty for blood and loot! "When fate shipwrecks your life, hunt for the treasure." read more
While trouble is brewing at the assembly with the Mad Hatter devising a sinister plot, Alice becomes the target of a group of myst...erious Faceless, placing those closest to her in danger. read more
Tales of the Waffen SS and writer and artist Wayne Vansant provides stories of the Panzer troops during World War II. This edition... collects Wayne's previous tales that were released as individual comics or as short tales in anthologies. Included here is the acclaimed Battle Group Peiper and how the German commander during the Battle of the Bulge committed one of the greatest atrocities against American soliders. Three short tales of young German soldiers that appeared in the award winning Negative Burn anthology are joined by the one shot of Witches' Caldron, the incredible saga of the Cherkassy Pocket in the Soviet Union. read more
What do you do when it's your destiny to be damned? For centuries, that is the grave question that has plagued each wielder of the... Ebony Blade, and all of them ultimately succumbed to the sword's curse. Now, as his own addiction to the weapon grows ever stronger, this shocking truth is laid bare to its current owner, the former Avenger Dane Whitman. Will this revelation be the reason he ends up in the strange and dangerous realm known as Weirdworld? Or is there something else? COLLECTING BLACK KNIGHT 1-6, MATERIAL FROM ORIGINAL SINS 2 (BLACK KNIGHT STORY) read more
Top writers and artists from comics and beyond tell tales of the Dark Knight! This second volume of Batman: Legends of the Dark Kn...ight collects short stories of the Dark Knight by Jeff Parker, Christos Gage, Chris Sprouse, Ray Fawkes and more! Collects LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10 read more
Batman Legends of the Dark Knight features tales of the Bat from comics creators and beyond! These new tales of Batman from comics... writers beyond to explore unusual sides of The Dark Knight, including his relationship with Alfred during his early years as a crimefigher, his method of dealing with super-powered foes, and more. Collects Batman Legends of the Dark Knight #11-13 (print), LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 read more
Collects tales of Batman that explore the unusual sides of The Dark Knight, including his relationship with Alfred during his earl...y years as a crimefigher and his method of dealing with supervillains. read more
SHIPWRECKED! After their perilous encounter with the sea-witches, Walker and the pirate crew of the Jacklight find refuge on a des...erted island. But it might not be as deserted as it seems―shadowy creatures have been spotted in the jungle, and strange animal tracks appear overnight. When Walker, Shiv, and Genoa discover a secret passage and mysterious ruins, the dark history of the archipelago begins to unravel. Legend tells of a mad king, a fallen civilization, and a powerful royal family in search of their lost sister. And for reasons Walker can’t understand, Genoa seems to be at the center of it all.In this triumphant follow-up in the epic Unsinkable Walker Bean graphic novel series, Aaron Renier is back with more breathtaking art and high-sea adventure, The Unsinkable Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon. read more
Moon Knight Epic Collection: Shadows of the Moon (Epic Collection Moon Knight)
Often credited with revitalizing the Dark Knight in the 1980's, Norm Breyfogle's Batman was known for his signature dynamic style.... Collected here for the first time are some of the Bat's most seminal moments-from the first appearances of Ratcatcher, the Ventriloquist and Cornelius Stirk to an epic battle against all four Clayfaces, all drawn with Breyfogle's always dramatic style. This volume of the Legends of the Dark Knight series focuses on the Detective Comics stories from acclaimed artist Norm Greyfogle and writer Alan Grant. Collects BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12, DETECTIVE COMICS #579, #582-594 and #601-607. read more
Collects classic Batman comics from the 1970s featuring the Dark Knight as he interacts with such heroes and villains as Plastic M...an, the Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Deadman, Green Lantern, and the Phantom Stranger. read more
The Scarecrow has returned to Gotham City, but he's no longer the meek punching bag Batman is used to. The villainous genius has a...lways preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but has refined his legendary fear toxin to even greater effectiveness and deadlier consequences. As the Scarecrow's origin is unfurled, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear. Written by New York Times best-selling crime thriller novelist Gregg Hurwitz and art from comics superstar David Finch, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOLUME 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE is a terrifying look into the dark psyche of one of Gotham's most twisted villains. Collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0. read more
With Deny's multifunctional square tray collection, you can use it for decoration in just about any room of the house or go the tr...aditional route to serve cocktails. Either way, you??_??__??_??___ll be the ever so stylish hostess with the mostess! Note: Accessories not included. read more
The final volume Code Geass Knight offers a humorous look at the male characters of the hit anime Code Geass, presenting outakes, ...what-ifs, and behind-the-scenes with everyone's favorite Code Geass guys read more
In these stories Batman and Robin battle The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, and others. Also, the Dynamic Duo competes to solve a c...rime, and takes time travel trips to meet the Three Musketeers and King Arthur. read more
Set one hundred years before the events in George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," "The Hedge Knight" ...graphic novel chronicles a young squire as he travels the cruel and complex path to knighthood in the Seven Kingdoms. Shouldering his fallen master's sword and shield, Duncan (or "Dunk") is determined to reinvent himself as a knight in a nearby tournament. But first Dunk needs a sponsor, and that requirement sends him down a road studded with friends, foes, adventure, and hidden agendas. One such friend is Egg, who becomes Dunk's squire, yet even he may hold secret motivations of his own. read more
Anti-humanist scientist Ochiai's advent in the forn of a hybrid plunges the Sidonia into one of its worst crises since his neutral...ization, while another formidable figure seems ready to enter the Tanikaze Romance Stakes. read more