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.
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.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
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.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
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.
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.
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.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
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.
Hatchimals Sticker Stories
The poky little puppy in the Golden Books Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas will impress your little one for sure. It contains a...n interesting story about a little puppy that helps his little animal friend to find his way back to home. read more
Book three, from the Robby’s Quest children’s storybook series, written by D.C. Rush, illustrated in color by Daniela Frongia. Joy... the Sparrow and her new best friend Josie want to see the world and why not start in Las Vegas, where the birds can visit Caesars Palace, the Eiffel Tower and New York City, all in the same day. So, the loyal group of friends - Sparrows, Robins and a Blackbird - fly there to have some fun. However, Hershey the Cat, whom they’ve bumped into before, is back in the picture and would love nothing more than having at least one of the birds for a morning snack. Can the birds keep out of his clutches and claws? Will they get to their destination safely? The courageous birds are pushed to their limits and Hershey also has to face some tough truths about himself. This is a bright and inspiring story about facing challenges and being the best, you can. read more
All it took was a potted geranium, a determined momma dove, and a lot of love to transform Annie and Peter's ordinary winter on th...e Cape into a treasured story. In Chris Vadeboncour's Mrs. Mourning Dove, readers will delight in Annie and Peter's discovery of a new bird family nesting right outside the window. As Annie, her grandson, and the community are awed by this late winter miracle, readers too will become inspired by this classic tale. Based on Vadeboncour's real-life experience, Mrs. Mourning Dove is a story we all can relate to. read more
A circus bear has trouble hibernating and dreaming up a new act at the same time.
Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl's trip to the hospital is as appealing today as it was in 1940. The com...bination of spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with children of all ages. A Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations. read more
Two world-renowned children's book creators, Richard Peck and Don Freeman, collaborated on this picture book--the evocative tale o...f a boy who takes on the monster lurking in his grandma's home. This was one of Don Freeman's last books--after Corduroy, after Dandelion, after he'd won a Caldecott Honor for Fly High Fly Low. It is novelist Richard Peck's only picture book. He wrote Monster Night about twenty-five years before he won a Newbery Honor for A Long Way from Chicago, before he won the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. Now their beguiling collaboration is once again available, and includes a new introduction, full of warmth and reminiscence, by Richard Peck. It's a classic treat--a deliciously spooky journey through darkness into the comforting, clear light of day. read more
Award winning author/adapter/illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky's Caldecott Medal Winning book! Perfect for readers of all fairy tales."...A breathtaking interpretation gives the fairy tale new art-historical roots, with illustrations that daringly-and effectively-mimic the masters of Italian Renaissance painting."--Publishers WeeklyTrapped in a tower with no door, Rapunzel is allowed to see no one but the sorceress who has imprisoned her-until the day a young prince hears her singing to the forest birds. . . . The timeless tale of Rapunzel is vividly and magnificently brought to life through Paul O. Zelinsky's powerful sense of narrative and his stunning oil paintings."Simply put, this is a gorgeous book; it demonstrates respect for the traditions of painting and the fairy tale while at the same time adhering to a singular, wholly original, artistic vision." (The Horn Book, starred review) read more
A toy bear goes off to a cave to live as a real bear should, only to find he needs something more to be truly happy.
Now children can enjoy popular, best-selling Puffin books recorded on high-quality cassette tapes. They can read along with the bo...ok or just listen and enjoy the lively narration--complete with music and sound effects throughout each and every story. Pre-readers will love looking at all the wonderful illustrations as they learn to recognize words and expand their vocabulary. Entertaining and educational, "Puffin Storytapes" give children a great headstart in reading! read more
Chibi has been an outcast since that frightening first day of school when he hid under the schoolhouse. Afraid of the teacher and ...unable to make any friends, Chibi passes his free time alone - alone at study time, alone at playtime, always a "forlorn little tag-along." But when Mr. Isobe arrives, the teacher sees things in Chibi that no one else has ever noticed... read more
Other, MerryMakers, 2013, ISBN13 9781579823221, ISBN10 157982322X
It's time for Joe to learn how to play dead. But no matter what Mother Possum does, Joe can't help laughing. She pretends to be a ...hungry fox. She growls like a coyote. She shakes him like a wildcat. But Joe just laughs and laughs. Until a grumpy old bear comes along and teaches Joe a lesson he'll never forget. read more
Young King Arthur, troubled by nightmares, doubts he is the rightful king of England. One rainy night, the wizard Merlin tells Art...hur the story of dueling dragons and a fateful clash between good and evil, which reveals the surprising secret of the boy king's true legacy. Li Ming's arresting oil paintings breathe fire into this magical offering from Jane Yolen."The legend comes alive on a grand scale, the dramatic narrative and well-wrought dialogue heightening the theatrical effect and inviting a fast-paced read-aloud." -- School Library Journal read more
“Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells... the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a favor. When the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s chessboard—doubling the amount he receives with each day. This quickly empties out the royal coffers. . . . A Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children read more
A little boy wishes so much he could whistle. Spanish language edition.
A skillful mix of English and Spanish adds a special flair to this lively, rhythmic picture book. It's non-stop fun when eight ani...mal friends-ocho animales-head out to the market to find their supper. There's queso for the mouse, leche for the cat, and much more. And when all of the animals are fed, it's off to the baile to dance the night away! Brought to life with Lee Chapman's bold illustrations, this is a great way to introduce young readers to a new language, as well as a great tool to help Spanish-speakers learn English. "An engaging choice for early readers." (Booklist) read more
The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupb...oard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial resistance, the hen's friends come through in the end and help out in a refreshing and surprising way. read more
A variety of animals parade by in this familiar jumprope alphabet song.The antics never quite quit as a parade of animals sell the...ir wares in this wildly illustrated version of the familiar alphabet ditty and ball-bouncing game. Young readers will delight in meeting such characters as Barbara, the bear with balloons for sale in Brazil; New York Ned, the newt who owns a noodle emporium, and finally the zipper-selling Zambian zebra and zebu, Zelda and Zach. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A toy bear who wants a pocket for himself searches for one in a laundromat.
Bear brags that he can do anything-even stop the sun from rising. Brown Squirrel doesn't believe him, so the two wait all night to... see if the sun will rise. Sure enough, the sky reddens and the sun appears. Brown Squirrel is so happy to be right that he teases Bear. What happens when a little brown squirrel teases a big black bear? Brown Squirrel gets stripes and is called chipmunk from that day forward . . . Joseph and James Bruchac join forces to create this buoyant picture book, based on a Native American folktale.Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. read more
With exuberant pictures and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, the author of I Like Me! takes a light-hearted look at bratty behavi...or that will have children laughing in recognition while learning exactly how not to behave. Colored-pencil illustrations throughout. read more
A is for what? A is for salad, and B is for Viking. Welcome to the wacky world of Mike Lester, where nothing is as it seems. Is A ...really for salad, or is it for the alligator eating a bowl of mixed greens? And maybe B is for the beaver wearing a Viking helmet. You'll have to look twice to figure out what each letter really stands for in this irreverent alphabet book. Learning your ABCs has never been so much F-U-N.Mike Lester “turns the alphabet picture book on its hoary head . . . the book is hilarious, right down to its view of X and Y: 'not important. Never use them'." US News and World Report read more
Whistling takes practice! In the classic book ‘Whistle for Willie’ by Ezra Jack Keats, Peter spends a long, magical summer day exp...loring his neighborhood while learning how to whistle for his dog, Willie. When Peter finally manages to whistle, Willie comes running. Our cute and friendly dachshund plush doll, with his soft fur and sewn-on pink collar, is designed for even the youngest child. He's a great companion for Peter, the Snowy Day Doll. Safe for all ages, perfect for ages 1-6. Measures 16 inches long. Surface wash only. read more
“A delightful visual feast . . . The meticulous artistry is far-reaching in its innovation, detail, and humor.”—Publishers Weekly ...Within the page of this book You may discover, if you look Beyond the spell of written words A hidden land of beasts and birds . . . Animalia is a book like no other. Abounding with fanciful, gorgeously detailed art, it is an alphabet book, a guessing game, and a virtual feast for the eyes. Each page features one letter and images related to that letter—as well as a hidden picture of Graeme Base as a child! Animalia will entrance any child or adult who enters its fantastical world. “A tongue-twisting menagerie . . . [in] a perfectly delightful alphabet book.”—Charles Gibson, Good Morning America read more
Jennie's favorite aunt is sending her a new hat, and Jennie is sure it will be beautiful. But when the box arrives, the hat inside... is very plain. She had imagined a wonderful hat with big colorful flowers and even tries to make her own hat from a straw basket! Jennie is almost ready to give up on her dream when she receives a fanciful surprise from some very special friends. Ezra Jack Keats's timelessly charming illustrations will leave readers wishing for a dream hat of their own. read more