8-year old Sinteek loves her grandfather and all his exciting tall tales. After foreseeing danger in their homeland (early 1900s, Armenia), her grandfather urges his family to flee at once. In attempts to protect his precious granddaughter, he uses his love and skills as a bookbinder to create a book for her, bound with magical twine. Sinteek becomes mesmerized by the wonderful worlds which exist on the pages of the bookbinder's gift. Join Sinteek on her magical jouzed by the wonderful worlds which exist on the pages of the bookbinder's gift. Join Sinteek on her magical journey, guided by the love of her grandfather and the power of her imagination.… read more
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.
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.
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.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
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.
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.
Give a gift that's just for them this year with these amazing selections from My 1st Years. Not only is each gift high-quality and stylish, but they can all be customized for free to add your child's name.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
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.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
It's no secret that teenagers are often the hardest people in the family to buy Christmas gifts for. This year, skip the impersonal gift cards, cash, and cliche socks, and check out these 17 Christmas gifts that teens will actually get excited about opening.
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
This book is about self-love for kids. It’s about finding our own unique spots and being okay with what nature gave us. It’s about... seeing what beautiful spots are found in nature by looking at animals and their spots and markings. I was inspired by my first daughter who was born with a Mongolian mark on her leg. She noticed it when she was just a baby and often asked me to wash it off or remove it. I felt so bad that I couldn’t remove it. Each time she would look at it she seemed upset so I told her that her birthmark is just like the marks on many animals in nature. I told her just like a leopard has its spots so does she and that it’s unique to her. This book expands on that idea and hopefully helps little kids accept their birthmarks whatever they may be by illustrating some of nature’s animals/birds/fish/insects and their marks or what I call in the book “spots.” read more
Excerpt from Wild Hyacinth: A NovelI'r was the last day of April, a lovely day, more like those sung of by the poets than the piti...less combinations of east wind and snow-showers to which we, alas! In these degenerate days are more accustomed. The sun shone warm and bright, the sky was of a soft and tender blue, ﬂecked here and there with ﬂeecy white clouds; the foliage exhibited every shade of green, from the pale, delicate leaf of the beech and the silvery gray of the willow to the deeper tint of the budding oak and the sombre shadow of an occasional Scotch fir. There was little breeze stirring; now and again a gentle air moved among the tree-tops and went whispering away among the budding ferns and brambles; but there was nothing oppressive in the stillness, - it was broken by the murmur of the rivulet, by the note of the thrush, the soft cooing of the wood-pigeon, the song of the nightingale and the buzzing of the bees over the sheets of wild hyacinth that seemed as if the sky broke up from under-ground.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
Excerpt from Diaries of Three Women of the Last Century I do not believe I can bear it. The blinds drawn down Whenever the sun Shi...nes for a minute, the French ﬂounces that seem to hide all that is womanly and human, the ridiculous headgear that comes from Paris and makes the English matron a guy, the Silly tittle-tattle that - but What is the use of finding fault with all these things I am to live With them from now henceforth, and the sooner I get to like them the better for poor me. 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
8-year old Sinteek loves her grandfather and all his exciting tall tales. After foreseeing danger in their homeland (early 1900s, ...Armenia), her grandfather urges his family to flee at once. In attempts to protect his precious granddaughter, he uses his love and skills as a bookbinder to create a book for her, bound with magical twine. Sinteek becomes mesmerized by the wonderful worlds which exist on the pages of the bookbinder's gift. Join Sinteek on her magical journey, guided by the love of her grandfather and the power of her imagination read more
Excerpt: .of good quality; the slips firmly attached to the boards; and the leather fairly thick and of a durable kind, although f...or the sake of cheapness it may be necessary to use skins with flaws on the surface. Such flawed skins cost half, or less than half, the price of perfect skins, and surface flaws do not injure the strength of the leather. By sewing on tape, great flexibility of the back is obtained, and much time, and consequent expense, in covering is saved. By using a French joint much thicker leather than usual can be used, with corresponding gain in strength. To bind an octavo or smaller book according to the specification given (III, page 307 ); first make all sections sound, and guard all plates or maps. Make end papers with zigzags. After the sections have been thoroughly pressed, the book will be ready 175 for marking up and sewing. In marking up for sewing on tapes, two marks will be necessary for each tape. When there are several books of the same size to be sewn, they may be placed one above the other in the sewing press, and sewn on to the same tapes. It will be found that the volumes when sewn can easily be slid along the tapes, which must be long enough to provide sufficient for the slips of each. The split boards may be "made" of a thin black mill-board with a thicker straw-board. To "make" a pair of split boards the pieces of straw-and mill-board large enough to make the two are got out, and the straw-board well glued, except in the centre, which should previously be covered with a strip of thin mill-board or tin about four inches wide. The strip is then removed, and the thin black board laid on the glued straw-board and nipped in the press. When dry, the made board is cut down the centre, which will leave two boards glued together all over except for two inches on one side of each. The boards then are squared to the book in a mill-board machine. The back of the book is glued up, and in the ordinary way. read more
The ancient art and craft of bookbinding fulfills both practical and aesthetic functions. A book's binding protects its pages and ...print while also embellishing the volume's exterior, sometimes transforming an otherwise ordinary book into a true work of art. This how-to manual presents a detailed introduction to the processes and techniques of bookbinding. After opening with a review of bookbinding's history, the author describes the most commonly used bookbinder's tools and materials-many of them specific to the bookbinding craft and available at art supply stores. Next, he explains the procedures involved in producing a book. They include sewing and gluing, as well as paper folding, cutting, decorating, and coloring techniques. Specific practical instruction follows with 17 profusely illustrated, step-by-step bookbinding projects designed to develop a beginning bookbinder's abilities. In addition to creating standard cloth or leather book covers and bindings, the projects include a deluxe photo album, a scrapbook, a document case, a stationery box, a pencil case, a picture frame, a slipcase to hold one or more books, and others. Book lovers who follow the author's clear, illustrated instructions will develop their skills as knowledgeable and proficient bookbinders. Color photo illustrations on every page. read more
This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in is a perfect size for readers to keep handy and reference often. T...he stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Physical books are very familiar, tactile, and interactive objects that can be a pleasure to hold, read, and write in, especially when it is made well from beautiful and unique materials. This book shows you, through step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and full-color illustrations, how you can make your own bookworks using a myriad of wonderful papers, cloths, and found materials. "The Book Binding Handbook" contains a full description of the tools and equipment needed to create lovely, unique books whether you're a novice or a seasoned professional. 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 par read more
A perfect book for your coffee table. This book contains essays, poetry and even a couple short stories. Open it every day and fin...d a thought to help you face your day. read more
Della and Jim love each other very much but have no money for getting Christmas gifts for one another. But when Della decides to m...ake a great sacrifice that will give her enough money to buy the present Jim deserves, she soon discovers that that her selfless act may have been for naught. This is a new, richly illustrated interpretation of the well-loved, poignant short story by O. Henry. read more
#1 Amazon Mover & Shaker, THE GIFT OF THE LADYBUG is a magical story of love and acceptance through the eyes of two horses who lea...rn their son is actually a ladybug. Inspired by the wisdom of the author's late son, this books teaches that you are perfect exactly as you are. All profits go to helping terminally ill children and their families. “The most amazing children's book I have ever read" -Anita Birk, Founder of Mommies of Miracles read more
In these days of struggle, conflict and war in the Holy Land, one cannot help but wonder what it is in this part of the Middle Eas...t that makes it so valued and desired by all believers, and at the same time, also makes it the only piece of land that has known over 2000 years of an endless state of conflict and war. This documents the first materwork that attempts to chronologically report, in a journalistic manner, and combined with rare works of art, the events that took place in the Holy Land over the last 2000 years, from the birth and life of Jesus, to our time today. We often wonder how a newspaper headline from a thousand years ago would look when recounting events as they occurred in real time. How would they look as a lively, colorful and journalistic report from the field rather than as a historical analysis of these events? This is how the idea for a historical news album arose out of curiosity and desire for a different kind of historical documentation: light, readable, sensational, something of the moment. A decision was made that the book would be based principally on the testimonies of the pilgrims, and to their testimonies historical accounts would be added to exemplify the various periods. The newspaper-like format allows descriptions to be so alive that it seems to place the reader in the actual period itself, fighting in the Crusader ranks, becoming energized and excited from the journey to the Holy Land and the encounter with the historic and holy places. Illustrations are from material taken from hundreds of private and public archives and ancient manuscripts from some of the most renowned international libraries in the world. Some 3000 illustrations were gathered, over 1150 of them found their way into these 256 pages of the book. Gift kit includes the coffee table (13 3/8 x 9 5/8) book, DVD on a tour of the Holy Land, eight photos and a lapel pin. The DVD lets you re-live a pilgrimage and invites you to begin your own journey. An exquisite book of choice for your home - or as a gift for someone you cherish. read more
Edith ("The Lonely Doll") decides that she would knit a muffler for Mr. Bear for Christmas. But it turns out that Mr. Bear's gift ...is long enough for three bears! Edith is miserable until she cuts the muffler into gifts for both Mr. Bear and his two... read more
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Muffin the Mermaid is a cutie! With hair all the colors of the rainbow and a sweet smile, she sports a terrifically fashionable ta...il. A bright pink stripe and pretty embroidery completes her ensemble. This mermaid comes packaged in her own designer ocean bucket that's perfect for storing toys. It's two gifts in one!Barnyard bucket includedUnique ocean designMade from soft, plush materialsPlush animal with embroidered detailsBucket measures 8" x 6.5" read more
Edith ("The Lonely Doll") struggles with the choice of a Christmas gift for Mr. Bear, finally realizing that something made by han...d would be far better than something bought in a store. A knitted muffler seemed a perfect choice, especially since Edith, Mr. Bear and Little Bear are planning to spend the holidays with cousins Charles Bear and Albert Bear in the snowy hills of upstate New York. Edith knits whenever Mr. Bear isn't watching, hiding her project in a woven basket without realizing how much yarn she's been using. When the presents are opened on Christmas morning, Mr. Bear's gift is long enough for three bears! Edith is miserable about it, until she finds the perfect solution. She cuts the muffler into gifts for both Mr. Bear and his two cousins, and the day ends very happily. read more
Max the magpie is smitten with Regina the crow. He tries everything to impress her. Young readers will delight in seeing how these... two birds navigate the pitfalls of courtship in order to find their happy ending. read more
In Friends of the Forest, you will find animal characters of virtue gently teaching the importance of values, capturing the attent...ion and imagination of young minds. Children will relate to the different animal characters and learn about the important virtues in forming a healthy character. At the end of the story, one is born receiving the essential gifts of the forest. read more
After his mother’s death and his father’s disappearance, Cale McHail moves in at his Aunt Ellen and Uncle Frank’s house. But one d...ay as Cale is on his way to a baseball game, he comes across his old “invisible friend” playmates, Paffy and Cripps, suddenly made visible. They explain that they need Cale’s help on an urgent mission and ask him to accompany him to their home. Although Cale protests, he suddenly finds himself in Glenhope, Paffy and Cripps’s homeland, and in a world that he’s never seen before. It is there that he learns of EyeStone—a powerful stone that can foresee the future and influence it for good—and of the influential people who wish to use its power for themselves. What’s more, Paffy and Cripps believe that Cale may have the power they need to save EyeStone before it’s too late. With his former playmates and his new friends Princess Barcelona and the warrior Rockfast at his side, Cale embarks on a quest to reach Balthesmor Castle and save the Eyestone. But to get there, the group must first cross the treacherous desert called Sandwhisper, survive the terrifying Realm of the Four Caves, and face dangerous and fantastical creatures. If Cale survives, he must face the most horrifying obstacle of all—someone from Cale’s own past may be the embodiment of the very evil that Cale was sent to Glenhope to destroy. read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
A heartwarming poem about a dog named Lilly who finds herself in the local shelter at Christmas. She’s about to give up hope when ...a small miracle happens and her dreams lead her to just the right place. read more
Telling the story of the work of one highly talented and generous artist, this book details the paper sculptures left on a table i...n the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. One day in March 2011, staff noticed a wonderful sculpture, carved from paper and read more
Muffin the Mermaid is a cutie! With hair all the colors of the rainbow and a sweet smile, she sports a terrifically fashionable ta...il. A bright pink stripe and pretty embroidery completes her ensemble. This mermaid comes packaged in her own designer... read more
(This book has been reedited) In our dystopain 22nd century future Nanobots will be used to genetically militarily enhance the you...th. Control over technology rests firmly in the hands of one corporation, the Sodalitas Corporation. Their research and development, coupled with their experiments have changed the world. Now they're changing people. It's up to a handful of brave little kids to make sure that doesn't happen. read more
Palmer is a precocious penguin living at the North Pole with his friend, Rodney. Palmer enjoys flying above the snow covered lands...cape to the dismay of the adults. Rodney's father is one of eight reindeer responsible for delivering gifts to children throughout the world. Rodney helps Palmer find the meaning of giving and the power of a single act. read more