As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Allergies come in all shapes and sizes, from seasonal airborne allergens to food triggers. While more widespread but not as life-threatening, airborne allergens like dust, pet dander, pollen or mold may leave your little one with red itchy eyes, congestion, or trouble breathing if they have asthma. On the other hand, if you have a child with a food allergy or sensitivity, then your main goal is to prevent cross contamination for their safety.
From allergen-free kitchen tools to an anti-allergen technology vacuum, we've rounded up items from Amazon and Walmart that will give parents a hand in protecting their child while they cope with any allergy.
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.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
Every parent is in search of the safest products for their baby, and green products designed to save the planet are a perfect pick for little ones while protecting Mother Earth. "When a child is born, their immune systems are exceptionally fragile, so it's pivotal to ease the toxic overload they are exposed to during their developing years," advises Gay Browne, environmental health advisor and author of Living With a Green Heart. "If I can suggest the most important time to jump into your own personal environmental health, it would have to be the moment you decide to become a parent." In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we've rounded up the best eco-friendly finds to help ease mom and dad's concerns and even reduce baby's carbon footprint.
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.
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
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.
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.
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with a brand-new bundle of wonderfully magical cures for any bad habit—from watching too much TV, to pi...cky eating, to fear of trying new things. And while Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is working her magic, the children are working some of their own, planning a boisterous birthday bash for everyone's favorite problem solver! read more
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils By Selma Lagerlof
With Great Farting Power Comes Great Farting Responsibility…to Save the World! Lance’s farts were loud and stinky, which he though...t was a bad thing. Little did he know that he was going to have to use his gross butt blasters to save the world! Lance thought dealing with the class bully and nervous farts were going to be the worst parts of his school year…He couldn’t have been more wrong. What seems like a fun field trip turns dangerous as Lance and his genius BFF Aiden encounter an evil botanist with killer plants and a killer plan! Are Lance's super farts and Aiden's super smarts enough to prevent the world from being destroyed? ________________________________________ The Fart That Saved the World: The Deadly Field Trip is a Chapter Book With Illustrations, Great For Kids (and Adults) Who Are Looking to Laugh Out Loud! "A hilarious book to read with your kids. It made me laugh hysterically, so much that I couldn't continue until the laughter subsided” – Loanna, Amazon reviewer of The Fart That Saved the World read more
Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each bo...ok includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows Tom Sawyer’s best friend on his wildly entertaining exploits with runaway slave, Jim, recounted in vernacular English and vibrant descriptions of life along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society, which had ceased to exist at the time of its publication, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often regarded as a scathing satire on the institution of racism and the attitudes that supported it. However, it is also a playful story about the joys and evils of childhood as well as the limitless possibilities it allows. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence. read more
Rich in color and humor, this great novel follows the adventures of Huckleberry Finn and vividly recreates the world, the people, ...and the language that Mark Twain knew and loved from his own years on the frontier of the Mississippi.He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he sleeps in a hogshead. He’s Huck Finn, a homeless waif, a liar and thief on occasion, and a casual rebel against respectability. But on the day he encounters another fugitive from trouble, a runaway slave named Jim, he also finds—for the first time in his life—love, acceptance, and a sense of responsibility. And it is in the exciting and moving story of these two outcasts fleeing down the Mississippi on a raft that a wonderful metamorphosis occurs. The boy nobody wants becomes a courageous human being with a sense of his own destiny.Includes an Introduction by Padgett Powelland an Afterword by Jayne Anne Phillips read more
Introduction by George Saunders Commentary by Thomas Perry Sergeant, Bernard DeVoto, Clifton Fadiman, T. S. Eliot, and Leo Marx ... “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn,” Ernest Hemingway wrote. “It’s the best book we’ve had.” A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from the start (it was banished from the Concord library shelves in 1885), it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat and betrayal by rogues. As Norman Mailer has said, “The mark of how good Huckleberry Finn has to be is that one can compare it to a number of our best modern American novels and it stands up page for page.” read more
Huck is a young, naive white boy fleeing from his drunken, dangerous Pa; and Jim is a runaway slave longing to be reunited with hi...s family. Flung together by circumstance, they journey down the Mississippi together on a log raft, each in search of his own definition of freedom. Their daring adventures along the way provide both entertainment and a satirical look at the moral values of the Deep South of the 1800s. read more
Long cherished by readers of all ages, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is both a hilarious account of an incorrigible truant an...d a powerful parable of innocence in conflict with the fallen adult world.The mighty Mississippi River of the antebellum South gives the novel both its colorful backdrop and its narrative shape, as the runaways Huck and Jim—a young rebel against civilization allied with an escaped slave—drift down its length on a flimsy raft. Their journey, at times rollickingly funny but always deadly serious in its potential consequences, takes them ever deeper into the slave-holding South, and our appreciation of their shared humanity grows as we watch them travel physically farther from yet morally closer to the freedom they both passionately seek. read more
Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad... returns and kidnaps him, he must escpe down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all? With an inspirational introduction by Darren Shan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015. read more
Mark Twain's sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, chronicling the adventures of Sawyer's friend, Huck Finn.Classics Illustrated... tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Mark Twain 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 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. 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
You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter. So ...begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal oppression. As they journey down the Mississippi their adventures address some of the most profound human conundrums: the prejudices of class, age, and colour are pitted against the qualities of hope, courage, and moral character. Enormously influential in the development of American literature, Huckleberry Finn remains a controversial novel at the centre of impassioned critical debate. This edition discusses all the current issues and the evolution of Mark Twain's penetrating genius.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. read more
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.'We said there warn't no home like a raft, after... all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.'Huck Finn escapes from his alcoholic father by faking his own death and so begins his journey through the Deep South, seeking independence and freedom. On his travels, Huck meets an escaped slave, Jim, who is a wanted man, and together they journey down the Mississippi River. Raising the timeless and universal l issues of prejudice, bravery and hope, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was and still is considered the great American novel. read more
Mark Twain's classic story of one boy's adventure down the riverHuckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an a...dventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escpe down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all? read more
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn features the story of a young boy, chafed by the "sivilized" restrictions of his foster home, a...nd weary of his drunkard father's brutality. To escape, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Please note: We have maintained a faithful use of Twain's original text in this adaptation. read more
A young boy living in mid-nineteenth century Missouri relates the many adventures that he and his friend Jim, an escaped slave, ex...perience as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft. read more
Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young ...boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers -- from Sherwood Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger -- Huckleberry Finn, like the river which flows through its pages, is one of the great sources which nourished and still nourishes the literature of America. read more
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically repr...esents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes a Preface, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Keith Neilson.Breezy, outrageous, thrilling from first page to last, Huckleberry Finn is the most widely read and universally loved work in American fiction. It is also the most imitated. "All modern American literature," according to Ernest Hemingway, "comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." read more
Mark Twain's sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, chronicling the adventures of Sawyer's friend, Huck Finn. Classics Illustrate...d tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes theme discussions and study questions. read more
“We said there was no home like a raft. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery…but you feel mighty free and easy and comf...ortable on a raft.” Sail down the Mississippi with Huck Finn and the runaway slave, Jim. Twain’s beloved tale, with its folksy language, creates an indelible image of antebellum America with its sleepy river towns, con men, family feuds, and a variety of colorful characters. read more
This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels....Reading Level: 4-8Interest Level: 6-12 read more
Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship, adventure, and human nature. A book to be read, studied, and cherished for generations. U...nlike most copies currently available, this book was created with high quality materials and particular care to result in a product that can be read over and over again. read more
Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim... the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to “sivilize” him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and how to make moral choices, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to “go to hell” rather than return Jim to slavery.Mark Twain defined “classic” as “a book which people praise and don’t read”; Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to this rule. Includes unique illustrations. read more
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Twa...in’s language, allusions, and deliberate misstatements and malapropisms. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain’s sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, became an instant success in the year of its publication, 1884, but was seen by some as unfit for children to read because of its language, grammar, and "uncivilized hero." The book has sparked controversy ever since, but most scholars continue to praise it as a modern masterpiece, an essential read, and one of the greatest novels in all of American literature. Twain’s satiric treatment of racism, religious excess, and rural simplicity and his accuracy in presenting dialects mark Huck Finn as a classic. His unswerving confidence in Huck’s wisdom and maturity, along with the well-rounded and sympathetic portrayal of Jim draw readers into the book, holding them until Huck’s last words rejecting all attempts to "sivilize" him. read more
CHAPTER I.YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of TheAdventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matte...r. That book was madeby Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was thingswhich he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. Inever seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was AuntPolly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly--Tom's Aunt Polly, sheis--and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, whichis mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.Now the way that the book winds up is this: Tom and me found the moneythat the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich. We got sixthousand dollars apiece--all gold. It was an awful sight of money whenit was piled up. Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it outat interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the yearround--more than a body could tell what to do with. The Widow Douglasshe took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it wasrough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regularand decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't standit no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogsheadagain, and was free and satisfied. But Tom Sawyer he hunted me up andsaid he was going to start a band of robbers, and I might join if Iwould go back to the widow and be respectable. So I went back.The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and shecalled me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm byit. She put me in them new clothes again, and I couldn't do nothing butsweat and sweat, and feel all cramped up. Well, then, the old thingcommenced again. The widow rung a bell for supper, and you had to cometo time. When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, butyou had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a littleover the victuals, though there warn't really anything the matter withthem,--that is, nothing only everything was cooked by itself. In abarrel of odds and ends it is different; things get mixed up, and thejuice kind of swaps around, and the things go better.After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and theBulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by andby she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; sothen I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock indead people.Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But shewouldn't. She said it was a mean practice and wasn't clean, and I musttry to not do it any more. That is just the way with some people. Theyget down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it. Here she wasa-bothering about Moses, which was no kin to her, and no use to anybody,being gone, you see, yet finding a power of fault with me for doing athing that had some good in it. And she took snuff, too; of course thatwas all right, because she done it herself. read more
Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most s...tupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, and other topics. Most of all, Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters. read more