Little Women, with eBook (Tantor Unabridged Classics)
Generations of people—young and old, male and female—have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy remain united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, turing the Civil War. It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman's work," including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Little Women brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the "girl's book" her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.… read more
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
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.
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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
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.
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.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
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
Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he comes t...o life. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio's amazing journey as he learns—the hard way—what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human. read more
Most of us remember The Wizard of Oz as the film starring Judy Garland and Bert Lahr. But the film was based on L. Frank Baum's im...mensely popular Oz series, which was published in the early twentieth century. In these novels, Oz is the utopian land beyond the rainbow where threats are turned back with valor and ingenuity. The books' success lies in the way they induce children to look for the element of wonder in the world around them. Considered the first truly American fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz follows the adventures of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, after her Kansas home is swept away by a cyclone and lands in Oz, killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins and the good witch, Glenda, show them the yellow brick road, which leads to Emerald City and the powerful Wizard of Oz. On this unforgettable journey, Dorothy encounters the brainless Scarecrow, the heartless Tin Woodman, and the cowardly Lion, each of whom must overcome the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West to get his heart's desire. read more
Aesop, an ancient Greek poet who was sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, relied on animal stories to convey his key p...oints to his masters in court. Aesop's Fables are classic, memorable morality plays in which amusing animal characters drive home thought-provoking morals to generations of listeners and modern-day audiences. They illustrate what was fundamental to Greek culture, yet their appeal lies in logic we still understand. Translated into countless languages and familiar to people around the world, Aesop's fables never tarnish despite being told again and again. read more
In this sequel to The Princess and the Goblin, Curdie has returned to his life as a miner and has dismissed the supernatural happe...nings of the past, believing them to have been a dream. When Curdie callously wounds a pigeon, his conscience leads him to Princess Irene's mystical great-great-grandmother for help. She has him plunge his hands into a pile of rose petals that burns like fire. Extraordinarily, this grants him the power to see what kind of "animal" a person is at heart.She then sends him on a quest, accompanied by a peculiar doglike creature named Lina, who was once a human. However, Curdie must resolve his own skepticism before he can use the powers granted him to defeat the evil that is threatening the future of the kingdom. read more
Originally published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the best-known and most popular works of English-language... fiction. The story centers on Alice, a young girl who falls asleep in a meadow and dreams that she follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole. She has many wondrous, often bizarre adventures with thoroughly illogical and very strange creatures. Often changing size unexpectedly (she grows as tall as a house and shrinks to three inches), Alice encounters such characters as the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and the Red Queen. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic that is beloved by listeners of all ages. read more
Mrs. Pepper, a widow, and her five children lived in a plain little brown house where she struggled to feed and clothe her lively ...brood. The family had little in the way of luxury and hardly any of the things that many of us today take for granted. But they had such fun and good times together and loved one another so dearly that when a very rich little boy discovered the warmth and happiness that flooded the little brown house he felt himself lucky to be in it. And as it turned out, his coming brought luck to the Five Little Peppers too.The adventures of this poor but loving Pepper family-Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie, and the adored youngest, Phronsie-have charmed young audiences for more than a century. Overflowing with warmth, suspense, and many delightful surprises, this classic remains as compelling as ever. read more
When Through the Looking Glass was published in 1871, audiences were as delighted with the book as they were with Lewis Carroll's ...first masterpiece, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice, now slightly older, walks through a mirror into the Looking-Glass House and immediately becomes involved in a strange game of chess. Soon, she is exploring the rest of the house, meeting a sequence of characters now familiar to most: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Red Queen, Humpty Dumpty, and the Walrus, just to name a few. The popular and linguistically playful poem "Jabberwocky" is also featured in Through the Looking Glass. read more
Beatrix Potter's amazing universe of animals dressed in human clothing has taught and entertained children for over a century. Thi...s volume brings together twenty of Potter's tales and verses in one book. Hear Peter Rabbit outwit old Mr. McGregor, and Squirrel Nutkin come within a tail's length of being an owl's dinner. Listen as a family of mice save the kind tailor of Gloucester, and as Peter and Benjamin Bunny battle a barn cat. Learn how one fierce rabbit is set on the road to honesty. Although each story stands on its own, several are linked together by events and characters. The following stories are included in this book:-"The Tale of Peter Rabbit"-"The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin" -"The Tailor of Gloucester"-"The Tale of Benjamin Bunny"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle"-"The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher"-"The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit"-"The Story of Miss Moppet"-"The Tale of Tom Kitten"-"The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck"-"The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies"-"The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse"-"Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse"-"Cecily Parseley's Nursery Rhymes"-"The Pie and the Patty-Pan"-"The Roly-Poly Pudding"-"Ginger and Pickles"-"The Tale of Mr. Tod"-"The Tale of Pigling Bland"The world of Beatrix Potter is as appealing now as when it was first created at the turn of the twentieth century. read more
The dreams, pranks, misfortunes and courtships of the March girls form a charming family portrait.
First published in three separate volumes from 1855 to 1863, Bulfinch's Mythology quickly became the standard source of classic ta...les from ancient Greece and Rome, the Norse tradition, and beyond. This edition contains the full text of The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, the first volume of Bulfinch's seminal work. From stories of the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus to retellings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, from descriptions of mythological monsters to tales of Hindu and Egyptian deities, Bulfinch's versions of these classic stories bring their characters to life. Throughout the text, Bulfinch includes examples of literary interpretations of and allusions to the various stories and points out proverbial expressions that have their origins in the mythology he relates, making this a vital reference for students of literature as well as a delightfully vibrant collection of the stories that form our cultural heritage. read more
Try making these easy, healthy snacks for your toddler.Some of the recipes within the book:Apple And Banana Muffins, Apple Bagel S...andwich, Apple Slices With Peanut Butter Dip, Banana Chocolate Bread, Banana Smoothie, Cheese Quesadilla, Chocolate Banana Smoothie, Chocolate Chip Pancakes Served With Cinnamon Honey Syrup, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread, Cucumber Chips, Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham, Fruit Dip, Goji Juice Popsicles, Ham And Cheese Crackers, Honey And Peanut Butter Balls, Low Sugar Cereal, Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwiches, Peanut Butter And Celery, Peanut Butter Popcorn, Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers, Peanut Butter Toast, Peanut Butter Tortilla, Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Pancakes With Maple Syrup, Sweet Corn Cakes, Vegetable Pizza, Veggies and Dip, Wiggly Fish, Zucchini Cookies and much, much more......This recipe book contains delicious, easy to follow recipes. read more
Crochet skill level: Easy. Requires knowledge of basic crochet terms. This crochet pattern uses US crochet terms. It has detailed ...instructions and 26 images to help you make these Little Girls. The Little Girls are 4" tall. (10.5 cm) Materials... read more
Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined!Using classic florals, rainbow hues and delic...ate prints, super-talented designer Alice Caroline shows you how create this stunning collection of over 20 easy sewing... read more
The changing fortunes of Sara Crewe, from riches to rags, are embellished by her lively imagination. (Five CDs)
A Dolls House is an 1879 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play was the first of Ibsens plays to create a sensation a...nd is now perhaps his most famous play, and required reading in many secondary schools and universities. The play was controversial when first published, as it is sharply critical of 19th century marriage norms. It follows the formula of well-made play up until the final act, when it breaks convention by ending with a discussion, not an unravelling. It is often called the first true feminist play, although Ibsen denied this. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. read more
A little American boy is sent to England to live with his stern grandfather, a British Lord. In training to become heir to the tit...le and vast holdings, Fauntleroy gradually becomes more the teacher than the pupil. (Five CDs) read more
A Dolls House is an 1879 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play was the first of Ibsens plays to create a sensation a...nd is now perhaps his most famous play, and required reading in many secondary schools and universities. The play was... read more
Orphaned at an early age and taken in by her young aunt Dete, Heidi is soon in the way. Dete has a new and better job where Heidi ...is not welcome, so the child must live with her curmudgeon of a grandfather high on the Alm Mountain in the Swiss Alps. Everyone calls him the Alm-Uncle because he never comes down to the village, even in the coldest winter, and he's developed a reputation as an evil, godless old hermit. But Heidi soon finds that things are not always what others say they are, makes friends with the Alm-Uncle, and happily runs wild in the glorious mountains with the goat boy, Peter, and his goats.Suddenly, Dete appears again, and Heidi finds herself confined in a stone house in a stone city where she is expected to be companion to the invalid Clara. Dete sees this as a great opportunity for Heidi, one that will provide her with an education and polish. But, bitterly unhappy away from her grandfather and the outdoor life she has grown to love, Heidi at last makes her way back to the Alm. How Klara finally comes to the mountains as well, and the surprising events that follow, form the heartwarming ending to a story that has been loved for generations by children all over the world. read more
Jesse enjoys playing with dolls and wearing girls’ clothing and everyone from his parents, teachers, friends and neighbors assumes... he will grow up gay. As an adult the burden of those assumptions hampers his ability to come to terms with his sexuality.Korin I. Dushayl “has done a great job depicting a young man’s journey in discovering his true self.” -- Allena Gabosch, Executive Director, Center for Sex Positive Culture“How one is labeled versus how one experientially comes to self-identification held a captivating tension for me. ... the everyday details in the story created a realistically immersive landscape that made it easier to viscerally identify with the characters.” -- Mark SilverKorin I. Dushayl “has accomplished something remarkable here, crafting a story that works on all levels — educating, arousing, inspiring, empowering, and (most importantly) emotionally connecting with the reader.” --Sally Bibrary, Bending the Bookshelf read more
When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sour-tempered aunt after her father's death, things seem bad enough. But then a drea...dful accident ensues. However, Pollyanna's sunny nature and good humor prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her, and this wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world's most popular children's books since its first publication in 1913. read more
Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book.Long before today's eco-friendly ...philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki—the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric—flourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In Wrapping With Fabric, Etsuko Yamada—born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one cloth, many uses" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper.Use your folded fabrics to:Gift-wrap anything from books to flowersBundle up a picnicTote items aroundUse as a handbag or backpackMake into a pillow coveringCreate decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and moreA quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life—and help preserve the environment, too. read more
Learn high-frequency words while reading about creating things with building blocks! Perfect for 1st grade students, this book tea...ches these 6 words from Fry's First 100 words list: she, would, like, to, make, and a. The short sentences and clear images support the text to help with memorization. The rebus pictures and simple text build grade 1 reading comprehension in a format that is appealing to children. Beginning readers will learn the essential sight words and gain confidence as they learn to read independently. read more