Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darhanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.… read more
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
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.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
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.
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.
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.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
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.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
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Excerpt from The Queen's Poisoner; Or France in the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1 of 3: A RomanceTo the liberality of a kind friend, w...hose library has been open to the author, she debted for the facilities which have rendered the compilation of this historical romance an occupation of pleasure; and to that friend the work is affectionately inscribed.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 The Christmas Fire-Side: Or the Juvenile CriticsVirtue, the more intimately she is known, will be the more admired; a...nd to trace her actions to their source may lead us, in the end, to emulate them. It is impossible, says an elegant adage.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
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Welcome the much-anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker’s wordless trilogy—a spectacular, emotionally satisfying sto...ry that brings its adventurer home.Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It’s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journey and continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest. read more
Jewel Quest III: The quest continues with Rupert tracing through his family lineage to prove that he is the rightful owner of the ...jewel board. Travel around the world with Rupert to exotic locations in his adventure to reclaim ownership of the board. Mah Jong II: Join Kwazi as he works to restore the balance of the world. This imbalance has caused him to split into polar opposites; Kwazi White and Kwazi Black. Through the solving of Mah Jong and using both halves to cooperate, you can unlock the mysteries of the moongates. read more
There are two things in life Emily Starr is certain of - that she will be a great writer and that she and Teddy Kent were destined... to be together. School is over and one by one her friends leave to follow their dreams, including Teddy, who goes to art school in Montreal. Emily chooses to stay at New Moon, and though she misses her friends, she knows the path of a writer is a solitary one.With each visit home Emily's friends seem more distant, especially Teddy. Desolate, but determined to hide her feelings, she throws herself into finishing her novel. When it is rejected, though, her confidence is shattered. To banish all thoughts of Teddy, Emily agrees to marry a man she doesn't love and give up on her dreams forever. But can she really have been so wrong about everything? read more
GENRE: Children's Adventure (The Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Short Stories) Book One – Tale of a Hero Steve is a player who can... find an adventure to be had every day. However a new adventure has found its way to him. Day-to-day life in Minecraft is beginning to become speckled with strange occurrences. Half-built homes, leafless trees, overpowered mobs and unknown entities only scratch the surface of the bizarre events Steve will encounter. Along the way, he guided by cryptic notes left by an anonymous player. Impossible, he thinks. Steve only plays in single player. Is this all the work of a hacker or something else? Journey with Steve to uncover the truth behind these mysteries, and discover what it truly means to be a hero. Book Two – The Unfinished Game Steve is pretty sure he’s a hero in the world of Minecraft. But in light of new adversity, he’s having a crisis only a hero could surmount. Why build and rebuild when zombies, endermen, and creepers will only return night after night to destroy all your creations? Why fight these foes when others will only take their place? Steve doesn't know the answer yet, but he’s not about to let any outside forces control his life. With his loyal canine companion, Growls, at his side, Steve is determined to press onward. Now, however, the hacker who has been tormenting him in recent weeks—a rogue player who seems to be testing him at every turn—has returned and is intent on undoing all of Steve’s progress. Steve has everything he needs to be a hero. Adversity. An arch nemesis. Devastation approaching from all sides. Now, all he needs is to reach out and seize heroism to claim it for himself. A story about perseverance, moral choices, and standing up to bullies—this sequel is an exciting adventure delving the depths of Minecraft. Book Three – The Endings and Beginnings of a Legend Steve is on a course to the End where he is destined to have a showdown with the mysterious enemies that await him in the End. But first, he must defeat the masters among the Endermen. A friend he once mistook for a hacker now guides him, speaking in riddles all the while. At his side is his trusted canine companion, Growls, who has saved his life countless times. Now, however, he must risk losing that life yet again as he draws ever closer to his ultimate fate. Join Steve as he crafts a sea-faring vessel, battles snow golems, explores the risk-laden canopies of a jungle, and delves into otherworldly portals to learn the secrets of the universe and the purpose of his toils. His goal: to collect five Eyes of Ender. To solve the riddles of Herobrine. To face the greatest threats of Minecraft. This third and final chapter in Steve’s story challenges him to continue moving forward despite all odds. Steve will die unless he can become the hero he once believed himself to be, overcoming adversity even in the wake of losing everything he loves. This unofficial Minecraft book is not authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, Notch Development AB or any other person or entity owning or controlling the rights of the Minecraft name, trademark or copyrights. All characters, names, places and other aspects of the game described herein are trademarked and owned by their respective owners. Minecraft®/ /TM & ©2009-2016 Mojang/Notch. read more
Launch an attack on VanByter No. 307 and the CyberByter with Aaron’s X-bow, featuring rotating blades, crossbow and dual flick mis...siles. Use the X-bow’s dropship function to release Robin’s Knight Raider featuring dual stud shooters, and then rescue... read more
Excerpt from Aaron's RodThere was a large, brilliant evening star in the early twi light, and underfoot the earth was half frozen.... It was Christ mas Eve. Also the War was over, and there was a sense of relief that was almost a new menace. A man felt the violence of the nightmare released now into the general air. Also there had been another wrangle among the men on the pit bank that evening.Aaron Sisson was the last man on the little black railway line climbing the hill home from work. He was late because he had attended a meeting of the men on the bank. He was secretary to the Miners Union for his colliery, and had heard a good deal of silly wrangling that left him nettled.He strode over a stile, crossed two fields, strode another stile, and was in the long road of colliers' dwellings. Just across was his own house: he had built it himself. He went through the little gate, up past the side of the house to the back. There he hung a moment, glancing down the dark, wintry garden.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
A THRILLING YA SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE! Ben is on the run... Benjamin Foster is seventeen years old, alone, afraid, and being ch...ased by a government agency known only as Midwich. They are pursuing him because Ben knows too much. Three years ago, in the small seaside town of Piermont Sands, an explosion set in motion a series of events which exposed the truth behind the small community...and the person responsible for the murder of some of its more prominent citizens. Science fiction, murder mystery, and an unforgettable adventure all combine to make this an irresistible novel. read more
The complete collection of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from New York Times-bestselling author Ally Condie's Matched... Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached. read more
Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for ...Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. read more
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The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's USA Today-bestselling Razorland trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monste...rs at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker, and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them. This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity. read more
Enhanced to an amazing degree by genetic manipulation and gamma radiation treatments, Rhino can lift nearly 80 tons and run at alm...ost 100 miles per hour! His armored rhino suit is made to smash through almost anything and can resist the impact of small... read more
As Menolly uncovers magic and intrigue, mischievous Piemur discovers the rhythm of adventure in the final book in the Harper Hall ...trilogy, set within science fiction legend Anne McCaffrey’s beloved and bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.Mischievous Piemur is used to getting away with a lot. He has one of the most impressive voices at Harper Hall and, in the world of Pern, there are few things more important than the ability to sing and write songs. But when his voice begins to change, Piemur loses all confidence and questions everything he thought he knew about himself. No longer capable of singing, Piemur is sent on various errands by Masterharper Robinton, including the task of learning the complicated beats of the messenger drums. Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that await him, and he’ll need to find the courage within himself to survive. read more
Eliyana is used to the shadows. With a birthmark covering half her face, she just hopes to graduate high school unscathed - that i...s, until Joshua hops a fence and changes her perspective. No one, aside from her mother, has ever treated her like he does: normal - and maybe even beautiful. Because of Joshua, Eliyana finally begins to believe she could be loved. But one night her mother doesn't come home, and that's when everything gets weird. Now Joshua is her new, and rather reluctant, legal guardian. Add a hooded stalker and a Central Park battle to the mix, and you've gone from weird to otherworldly. Soon, Eliyana finds herself in a world much larger and more complicated than she's ever known - a world enslaved by a powerful and vile man. And Eliyana holds the answer to defeating him. But how can an ordinary girl - a blemished girl - become a savior when she can't even save herself? read more
Jonny Quest Retro Action Figures Series 1: Jonny Quest
Get swept away on a breathtaking journey. . . . Now you can experience the entire trilogy by Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker in one... beautiful boxed set.An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. In this special boxed set, three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Included in this slipcased collection is a never-before-published print by the artist featuring characters from the series. Enclosed are the books Journey, Quest, and Return. read more
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, s...team-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever. read more
Enter the Circle of Dreams - If You Dare Runeweaver The search is on for a new king or queen. The search is also on for runeweaver...s who can help contenders navigate the Circle of Dreams and win the throne. Timeweaver The quest for the new king or queen in the Circle of Dreams has ended in disaster. The circle was destroyed and a fury of storm dragons has been released. They are determined to wreak vengeful havoc on the world. Starweaver After a long period of disruption Willow Castle has been rebuilt. But now the days seem unnaturally long. When the sky fills with shooting stars Princess Guyan provides the chilling answer. Time is slowing down and will soon come to a complete standstill. read more
The second book of Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy explores the darker side of humanity and will leave you questioning everythi...ng.Theo is traveling Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war—a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger . . . "The plot is magnificent, the characterizations are excellent, and the issues are compelling."—Children's Literature read more
The struggle for human survival continues following an alien invasion of Earth in this second book in the Earthfall trilogy, from ...the author of the H.I.V.E. series.After the harrowing events of Earthfall, twelve-year-old Sam and his fellow resistance members meet an enigmatic man named Mason who is slowly building an army to fight back against the invaders, the Voidborn. Sam and the others join Mason and his soldiers on a mission to disable Voidborn technology in Tokyo. But Sam soon discovers that Mason has an agenda beyond what he has already admitted: He isn’t content just to destroy the Voidborn’s machines; he plans to destroy the Voidborn once and for all with a plan that will cost the lives of millions of innocent people. But something is coming, something even worse than the Voidborn. Something very old and very evil. Something that might mean the end for them all. read more
Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley's wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. She's always believed... he would be the one to put an end to the constant fear and flight. And now, hidden underground in the chaotically magical city of Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever. But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, the mysterious Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get the truth about what happened to Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus. Facing her fears has become second nature to Lark. Facing the truth is another matter. Lark never asked to be anyone's savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone's weapon. She might not have a choice. read more
First, we feared them. Then we fought them. Now they might be our only hope. Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever chang...ed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s best chance for survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen. Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga! read more