Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon (Eco-Disasters)
On April 20, 2010, workers were drilling for oil on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico when a fire caused a huge explosion. Eleven workers tragically lost their lives. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only disaster. The explosion caused a huge oil leak in the Gulf that took months to stop. The consequences of the leak continue to affect the area to this day. Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resul Spill: Deepwater Horizon traces the tragic story of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, the resulting oil leak, and the effects of the poisonous oil on ocean animals and coastal communities. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.… read more
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
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.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
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.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're looking for baby bottles to help prevent colic, sturdy glass baby bottles, soft silicone bottles or something in between — we've rounded up the very best baby bottles for newborns
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
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.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
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!
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
Eleven-year-old Crystal Black makes a startling and potentially life-changing find while riding her horse on her mother's farm in ...Vermont. This heralds the beginning of a summer full of adventure and discovery for her and her best friend, Breanna - one that will test every ounce of the girls' physical, psychological, and emotional strength as they work together to solve the secrets just beginning to unravel on the property. The Secret of Blackridge Farm is the heartfelt story of two girls discovering the true meaning of friendship and community citizenship. Age-related tensions throw chaos into their lives, however, and cause them to appear destined to lose their friendship before it ever has a chance to take off. Only a tragic accident leads the girls, their families, and townsfolk to discover the true secret of Blackridge Farm. read more
For adults, tracing is a no-brainer but for children, it is a form of edu-tainment that's hard to put down. Tracing strengthens th...e tiny muscles in your child's hands as he/she learns to practice control over the writing implement. It also helps with line, shape and object recognition. When you're looking for an activity that would encourage the development of handwriting, this tracing workbook is the answer! read more
Excerpt from Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel Ruin! Exclaimed Venters, passionately. Haven' t youalreadyruinedme? Whatdoyoucallr...uin? Ayear agoasarider. Ihadhorsesandcattleofmyown. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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
A negligent captain, a reckless decision, frozen waters, a treacherous reef--all created the largest oil spill and perhaps the wor...st environmental disaster in U.S. history. The grounding of the Exxon Valdez upon Bligh Reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and the resulting spill and mismanaged cleanup of 240,000 barrels of oil were not, however, simply due to a series of mistakes and bad decisions on board the tanker. The disaster was made possible by the greed of oil industry executives, politicians, government bureaucrats, and Alaskan taxpayers who became blinded to environmental and safety concerns. read more
In a gripping new series, children will meet the everyday heroes who have risked their lives to save animals both large and small-...-from cats and dogs to sea otters, pelicans, horses and panda bears--when disaster strikes! read more
At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the f...ace of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems. Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America contains independent scientific findings and critical reviews from experts researching the impacts of the Exxon Valdez, Ixtoc I, and Deepwater Horizon oil spills on coastal fishery resources. Comprised of three sections, this seminal work: Details the physiological effects of oil-derived compounds on fishes, presenting results from field and laboratory investigations Addresses the science of assessing the impacts of oil spills and oil response measures on coastal habitats, with an emphasis on salt-marsh ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico Explores the quantified and potential impacts of oil spills on population and community dynamics of commercial and recreational fishery species Provides newly released results from the 25-year recovery of marine mammals, birds, and fishes following the Exxon Valdez spill Chapters discuss new techniques for collecting and processing blood samples for toxicity testing, new aerial radar techniques for detecting unseen oil on marshes, consequences of oil prevention measures (such as diverting fresh water to estuaries or building sand berms to stop oil) on coastal fishery resources, and non-traditional methods for assessing the herring stock in Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA following the Exxon Valdez disaster. read more
Introduces the principles of nuclear energy and the types of accidents which can occur in nuclear power plants, focusing on the Ch...enobyl explosion and the difficulties experienced in containing the radiation that resulted from the disaster. read more
Olive the Ostrich wants to help her friend, Penny the Park Ranger. Olive decides she'll go grocery shopping for Penny. Her adventu...re at the store ends up making a big mess! What will Olive do, and will Penny be angry? read more
Natural Disasters in a Box:Age range: 8 years and up3 fantastic simulations of mother nature in all her fury and grandeurCreate a ...blizzard, tornados and an erupting volcano in the safety of your houseThis kit contains instant snow powder, vortex tube and volcano kit with paint and instructionsContained in a 6" x 4" x 4" box read more
Even the littlest builder needs the proper tools! Here is a handy plush toolbox with a 'ruler' handle. This nine - piece set inclu...des a hammer, screwdriver, saw, nails, screws, blocks and a drill that vibrates. Constructed of high quality fabrics and pthalate - free plastic, this durable set will provide hours of spilling, filling and building fun.Age Rating: 18 months + Safety Warnings: New item - Info TBD Country of Origin: China read more
Discusses such natural disasters as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and hurricanes, and how one can prepare and respond to these d...isasters. read more
How do you survive an encounter with a 6-foot tall spider?1) Run away screaming2) Try to pet it 3) Ask it nicely to spin you a sil...k dressFind out in the fifth installment of this silly series, when Sam, Arty, and Emmie save the town of Sitting Duck from another disaster! New student Felicia Forester quickly becomes the star of science class! But she secretly runs dangerous science experiments that soon have the entire town completely overrun with giant, human-eating spiders! To make matters even worse, spiders are Sam’s greatest fear. Emmie and Arty must help him overcome his phobia to face the eight-legged crawlies―or their town will be totally infested! Disaster Diaries includes funny illustrations and survival tips to avoid impending doom ―and face your fears! Don’t miss the other Sitting Duck adventures by R. McGeddon: Zombies!, Aliens!, Brainwashed!, Robots! An Imprint Book read more
Four silly sea creatures, a fish, a sea horse, an octopus and a sea star, live together in style in a child - safe, mesh - bottom ...fishbowl. Shake or squeeze to hear these soft fabric sea creatures rattle or squeak, as your toddler takes them out and puts them in for hours of fishy fun!Age Rating: 6 months + Safety Warnings: New item - Info TBD Country of Origin: Vietnam read more
Jimmy and his robot Maverick have finally warmed up after their Arctic adventure and are amazed to be sitting on top of the Robot ...Races leaderboard. Jimmy’s been having a great time getting to know the other racers, and he and Maverick make a terrific team. But now they’re facing their toughest challenge yet, which includes crossing the Sahara with no navigation system. Can they make it to the finish before the others? read more
So Aliens have invaded your planet? Bummer. You could pretend you can't see them and hope they go away. Or wear camouflage, preten...d they can't see you and hope they go away! Sam, Arty and Emmie have just barely survived a recent zombie infestation when their sleepy little town of Sitting Duck finds itself the victim of an alien invasion!But unlike what you often see on television, the aliens are very small and very cute. How dangerous can they be?SPOILER ALERT: they're very dangerous. And when they disintegrate the mayor with their ray guns, it’s a complete disaster. It’s up to Sam, Arty and Emmie to save the day! Again. Let the total domination of the planet begin!This series from author R. McGeddon is a must for young readers who plan on surviving the highly probable alien invasion that should be happening somewhat soon-ish. Disaster Diaries: Aliens! offers helpful tips to survive this encounter. (Hint: Pretend you can’t see the alien and hope it goes away). In fact, your very life may depend on experiencing the laugh-out-loud hijinks and catastrophic escapades that can only be found in the town of Sitting Duck. An Imprint Book read more
You know how it is― you’ve built yourself a nice, artificially intelligent robot, and you’re feeling pretty good about yourself… U...ntil it suddenly tries to destroy everyone!Sam, Arty and Emmie get more than they bargained for when Arty creates CHARLES for the school science fair. CHARLES is meant to be a helpful, chore-completing robot, but when he malfunctions, he proves to be a maniacal droid bent on destruction―all in the name of ‘tidying up’ the town of Sitting Duck for good. When CHARLES raises his robot army―complete with pesky hairdryers and dangerous refrigerators―Sam, Arty and Emmie must take on their own creation to save the town once more! Filled with funny illustrations and nifty tips on how to handle a robot gone rogue, Disaster Diaries: Robots! is the ultimate survival guide for when the machines take over (and they will, people, they will). An Imprint Book read more
Excerpt from The DisasterThe collaboration of the two brothers dates nearly three years back, when they started work upon Le Désas...tre,' the most important, up to the present, of their joint productions. Several of their short stories, including La Pariétaire,' are already well known to readers of Cosmopolis. I believe that their first published work appeared in September, 1896.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
Sitting Duck is good. Questions are bad. Obedience is good. This book is GOOD. (Do you feel brainwashed yet?)Sitting Duck is the k...ind of town where the mayor was vaporized by aliens, so there is a vacancy. Ravenous zombie hordes and swarms of power-hungry aliens are just some of the disasters that the town has faced, so this new mayor had better be good. Now a new evil genius has arisen―and he’s running for mayor! Thanks to his homemade brainwashing device, he just might win the election and then move on to world domination. Are Sam, Arty, and Emmie brave enough to save the day? Or will they totally lose their minds?Filled with funny illustrations and laugh-out-loud hijinks, Disaster Diaries: Brainwashed! will entertain young readers―or else! Plus it offers nifty tips and tricks on how to spot a hypno-trance or break into a secret base. An Imprint Book read more
Spilled Milk from our line of Dollhouse Food & Drinks and Miniature Accessories to create a fresh new look for your dollhouse or m...iniature scaled project. read more
Days before his 12th birthday, Devon Cullin and his pals embark on a boat trip to their favorite island in the Gulf of Mexico. Aft...er arriving they discover that a hurricane has suddenly turned their way. Barely surviving a harrowing boat trip home, they flee to the house and try to close the hurricane shutters as the fierce storm hits them, much stronger than originally forecast. After an upstairs window breaks, then another gets hit by a falling tree, the kids decide to venture outside during the eye to find a board in the shed to cover the lower window and secure the house before the worst half of the strong hurricane hits. Will they make it in time...or will this wicked storm destroy the house...and them right along with it? read more
Looks at the events surrounding the explosions of the Challenger in 1986, and the Columbia in 2003, discussing the investigations ...and the causes of the disasters. read more
When humans thoughtlessly dump the remains of a picnic on Mushroom Center, its insect inhabitants promptly set about cleaning up t...he mess read more
Warren Spaulding and Betsy Tyler have teleported themselves back to Minnesota, 1940, to see the Blizzard of the Century and write ...an eyewitness class report. But their interest in the storm turns to horror when they realize that the Instant Commuter is frozen!. read more
Turningsburg’s town beatification event opens the door for a disaster when Doctor Radcliff Green decided to bend the will of natur...e and bring strong beauty into play. Just one more day of misadventures of Henry White and Radcliff Green. Where both seem like your typical old “Middle of Nowhere” farmers. But beneath the façade of Midwestern American homesteading, these two rivals are secretly brilliant (and wild!) scientists, dedicated to exploring and controlling the secrets of nature and technology. White and Green both have hidden labs beneath their farms, and an ever-evolving collection of remarkable robots, cyborgs, super-plants, gadgets, and more! Beautiful Disaster is part of the Mildly Mad series of inter-connected adventures, the two “farmers,” their minions, and the folks of Turingsburg County experience the excitement, danger, and fun of experiments pushed to the limit! For those interested in STEM education a “State of the Science” Article is provided explaining Genetically Modified Organisms to help bridge readers from the pages of science fiction to reality. read more