FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Only Myrtle is prepared to love the animal from the pinkish, purplish, bluish egg.
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.
Name a group of people who need self-care more than moms? We'll wait… You'll be hard-pressed to find a more overworked group of people, so that's why it is essential that moms take some time for self-care. But that's also not as easy as it sounds. A mother's job is never done, between work, school drop-offs, recitals and the other activities kids are involved with these days, by the time mom is alone, she probably won't want to do much but sleep. Luckily, Bobbi Brown, makeup maven, wellness guru and mom, has developed a line of self-care and wellness products that are perfect for busy moms who need a little help taking care of themselves. EVOLUTION_18 products are formulated with clean, high-quality ingredients and give moms a serious boost from within. Not only will they give you gorgeous skin, strong nails and shinier hair, but they will also energize you from the inside out. Moms need to feel their best to do their best and these eight products, which are exclusively available at Walmart, will help them do just that.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
This year marks the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig, which symbolizes luck and good fortune. Babies born under this serendipitous sign are characterized as having energetic and enthusiastic personalities, which is why we are super excited about our roundup of prosperous and precious pig-themed presents. From plush piglets, clothing, books and slippers we think these gift ideas will have your little ones going hog wild all year round.
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.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
Memorial Day weekend is here, which means your favorite retailers have tons of epic deals. You might not know what you're on the hunt for yet, so to help you navigate and sift through the seemingly endless products, we've rounded up our favorite discounted items everywhere from Nordstrom's massive Half-Yearly Sale to the best finds at Walmart. From deals on comfortable walking shoes to items for the nursery, tis the season to order shiny new items for the whole family right to your doorstep. Move quick before they sell out!
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.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
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Arthur is being bullied in school, and his life is split between living part-time with either his mom or dad, who are divorced. Ye...t, he is a boy with a rich inner imagination. In his inner world, he goes on many adventures and receives the inspiration, strengths and insights that he needs in order to get through daily life. In his imagination, he meets creatures that he did not even know existed. He also meets people in ordinary life who make him realize things about himself and everything that he can achieve in life. Arthur's day-to-day life reflects challenges that kids and teenagers might relate to, especially with regard to bullying and other challenges in school. Some of his experiences will take you on an exciting and very different journey. Join his adventures and see where you end up. read more
Droofus the kindly dragon has a price on his head, but the small boy who befriends him refuses to sell him to the king.
This Look and Find Collection features characters and scenes from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4, which hits theaters June 21, 2019!Yo...ur little one can look for "find'ems" in 48 pages of wonderful illustrations based on the iconic Toy Story movies including the newest Toy Story 4. Look and Find play helps children develop searching, matching, and reading skills, while keeping them engaged as they explore the wonderful world of Toy Story! This book is special because: Look and Find play encourages focus and exploration Matching and comparing are important math skills Connecting words with pictures builds vocabularyIncludes iconic Toy Story characters: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Little Bo Peep, Forky the Spork and more! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A quick-witted mouse, alone and defenseless against a forest full of predators, invents a b...east named the ""gruffalo"" with terrible claws, tusks, and jaws to ward off his determined foes. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for ...Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants--rather than the BFG--she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, foil a witch's plot... to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. At first reluctant to spend the summer with his artistic grandmother, Nicky soon comes to l...ove his adventures rafting on the river interacting with wildlife. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen-year-...old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kitten...s born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Reluctant to take chances in the world of romance, volunteer firefighter Taylor McAden expe...riences a dramatic change of heart after a near-fatal automobile accident leads to a fateful encounter with Denise Holden. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Raccoon and his young friends of Buttercup Meadow go to great lengths to make sure they wil...l always have a library from which to borrow books after Miss Goose announces that the library is going to close forever. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown of...f the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William S...teig's C D B!, book cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is perfect 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Animalia is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layer...s of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behav...ior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. ...But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that... Mr. Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. They are going to break two hundred dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr. Snake please stop swallowing Mr. Piranha?! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Each day, the old mailman faithfully delivers special letters to the forest animals. But th...e mailman has never received any letters of his own. Then one day everything changes . . . This touching story of friendship and love will delight readers and letter writers of all ages. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Living in a town where fairy tales are real and a monster is rumored to be hiding, young Tw...ig witnesses astounding changes in her efforts to break a witch's curse on her family. A first middle-grade novel by the award-winning author of Here on Earth. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In the Bad Bayous, guile--a power in the water that changes people and objects, sometimes f...or the worse--sets Yonie Watereye, 16, on a path that puts her own life in danger as she traces her family tree and finds a murderer. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An ecological mystery, made up of endangered miniature owls, the Mother Paula's All-America...n Pancake House scheduled to be built over their burrows, and the owls' unlikely allies--three middle school kids determined to beat the system. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expect...ing to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before -- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adeli...na Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and has achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest--though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Wump World is an unspoiled place, until huge monsters bring hordes of tiny creatures fr...om the planet Pollutus. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In this dark fantasy inspired by ""Snow White,"" Lorelai, crown princess and fugitive, has ...one goal: to kill the wicked queen who took both her country's throne and her father's life. read more
Charlie's perfectly ordinary life has been unraveling ever since his war journalist father was injured in Afghanistan. When his fa...ther heads from California to Virginia for medical treatment, Charlie reluctantly travels cross-country with his boy-crazy sister, unruly brothers, and a mysterious new family friend. He decides that if he can spot all the birds that he and his father were hoping to see someday along the way, then everything might just turn out okay. read more