Shanu, a vibrant young fellow whose name means “The Watcher,” warns his best friend Lani to look out for Ashaki, the famous and feared black leopard, as they walk together in the wilds of the Escan Jungle. Suddenly they hear a blood-chilling roar, and Lani disappears. Shanu’s world is torn apart, and he will not rest until he finds his dear friend, or confronts the fierce leopard himself with just his bow and arrows. He leaves the kind, worried people of his villagents the fierce leopard himself with just his bow and arrows. He leaves the kind, worried people of his village and his peaceful life behind, his heart in bitter turmoil. But soon he discovers he is being followed by the mysterious Ima, who Shanu believes is Lani’s beloved. He tells her sternly that this is no journey for a girl! But Ima is keeping a secret or two, and also insists on helping. Shanu cannot change the mind of this strong-willed young lady, and the two soon face threats and even horror in the great Escan Jungle, set in the shadows of two looming volcanoes. But along the way, they learn not only to remain watchful in the jungle against darkness and danger, but also watchful for life—and its bountiful and often surprising charms, gifts and wonders… Unfolding along the banks of the mighty QuaQua River in the fantasy world of the Escan Jungle, Shanu the Watcher is a delightful and captivating tale in tune with young and adventurous minds.… read more
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Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
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.
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.
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Join Civil War hero John Wesley Powell and his brave companions on the first successful river expedition through what was then the... uncharted region of the Grand Canyon. This daring journey is one of the great exploration adventures of the American west. read more
An I Spy 8x8 at $3ISBN13: 9780545415835Publisher: ScholasticPublication Year: 2012Format: PaperbackPages: 32
In this fluent reader a child gets hurt on the playground and needs stitches.
If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Sant...a's Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toymaker to star follower - right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began - Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus' birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus. Author Sherrill S. Cannon says her inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, "But where's Santa?" Cannon has been weaving stories and poems even before she could write. She enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. Her background is in physical education, sports photography and she also had a column in a newspaper. Cannon is already working on several new children's books. Publisher's website: http: //www. eloquentbooks.com/SantasBirthdayGift. html read more
Paperback, Champlain Avenue Books Inc, 2013, ISBN13 9780985500849, ISBN10 0985500840
You're lost amid dangerous, unseen predators after your plane crashes in the Amazon jungle. By parachuting out of the plane, you l...anded safely, but yore all alone with little food and water. Do you, Take off in search of rescue? Build a camp and try to signal rescuers? Head toward where you believe the downed plane and your pilot may have landed? Experience the life or death dilemmas of being lost in the jungle. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom. read more
Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations? Want them to meet cultures and animals, and widen their horizons?This is a wo...nderful book about a girl named Abigail. Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents' old house, and this read more
COULD YOU SURVIVE THE JUNGLE? From real-life adventurer Bear Grylls, a heart-stopping contemporary adventure inspired by Rudyard K...ipling's classic The Jungle Book.After being washed away down the Wainganga River during a flash flood, Mak wakes up alone in the Indian jungle.The jungle is full of danger―poisonous snakes, cunning monkeys, and desperate poachers―and every step Mak takes might be his last. Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures, but he will need all his skill and luck to survive and make his way back home. read more
Join the LEGO(R) Friends on an exciting adventure in Heartlake City with this full-color chapter book based on the popular toy set...s There's always something exciting happening in the world of the LEGO(R) Friends Join Mia, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, an read more
Explores what an expedition to Cambodias mountain forests is like for research scientists who are studying its rare and undiscover...ed animals, including camp life, discovering the forest animals and plants, and visiting a wildlife rescue center. read more
Is your child interested in surviving in the jungle and learning about jungle animals? DK Adventures: Jungle Adventures is the per...fect book for learning more about the jungle! This book combines story and visual elements to appeal to both avid readers and visual learners. With the jungle facts and adventures story in DK Adventures: Jungle Adventure, kids might not realize they're learning at all! In DK Adventures: Jungle Adventure, we join Charlotte and a team of scientists on an expedition to explore Cambodia's wildlife. Learn how to survive and how to find animals in the jungle. Experience the mosquitoes, snakes, and torrential rain of the rainforest, and join the team as they encounter frogs, monkeys, and even a tiger! Kids will be excited about discovering the elusive Siamese crocodile, and will be eager to see if Charlotte can overcome her fear of camping. DK Adventures is a book series that reluctant readers can enjoy as much as bookworms do! This series combines captivating, fictional stories with nonfiction facts to encourage learning and engagement in your child. The stories keep children interested, and the facts teach critical skills and knowledge — the fiction and nonfiction elements work together to keep each child's interest high, to build knowledge, and to enrich the narrative reading experience with fascinating background information. These books are filled with information, but the stories make them incredibly readable. DK Adventures are available in a range of kid-friendly topics, including dinosaurs, cars, and the human body, and each book supports Common Core State Standards and literacy skills. read more
In Return to the Jungle, the middle-grade sequel to Bear Grylls’s Spirit of the Jungle, Mak returns to the jungle where he is dete...rmined to set a captured endangered elephant free... read more
Ten of the Best Adventures in the Jungle
TEN OF THE BEST ADVENTURES IN THE JUNGLE
It is Marco's birthday and he receives an invitation from his friend, E.E. Elephant, to visit him in the jungle. Marco has quite a... harrowing boat trip across the ocean, but arrives in the jungle safely. His friend, Elephant, takes him to the watering hole to cool off after his trip. Then Marco has a great time laughing with hyena, finding buried treasure with ostrich and even roaring with lion. At the end of the story there is a big surprise. Another birthday wish comes true for Marco. read more
Here, there are beautiful jellyfishes, long-lived sea turtles, smart dolphins, angry squids, etc., constituting a colorful underse...a world. Here, there are huge Brontosaurus, small Mamenchisaurus, good-tempered Sinornithosaurus, Microraptor not to be trifled with, constituting an amazing dinosaur world. What is the ""bread"" growing on the trees? Why can mushrooms give out light?... All questions will get a satisfactory answer in the book. Of course, the autumn orchard is also a highlight in our adventure this time. In relaxed and humorous language accompanied by vivid illustrations, this book will open a whole new world for you. read more
Youre lost amid dangerous, unseen predators after your plane crashes in the Amazon jungle. By parachuting out of the plane, you la...nded safely, but youre all alone with little food and water. Do you, Take off in search of rescue? Build a camp and try to signal rescuers? Head toward where you believe the downed plane and your pilot may have landed? Experience the life or death dilemmas of being lost in the jungle. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom. read more
This Kids Yoga Coloring Book is a great gift for a 3 to 8 year old to spark their creativity and get them into action. Join Sophia...'s jungle adventure Fly like a toucan, slither like a snake, and flutter like a butterfly as you act out a Costa Rican read more
Kidnapped by her own mother, a Nazi spy, teenaged Wendy is transported from Maine to wartime Berlin, where she secretly supports t...he resistance movement and learns a family secret. read more
A Starfish laying in the grass? That's not where they live Scott the little starfish is in trouble. A child has taken him off the ...beach and left him in the grass, far away from home. With the help of some unlikely friends, can Scott get back to the ocean read more
The Disappearing Fruit: An Interactive Mystery Adventure
Terry and his sister, Lydia, can't wait to visit their cousin, Armondo, who lives in a small Indian village in Arizona. Armondo an...d his family live very much like his Navaho ancestors have lived for hundreds of years. The highlight of their visit is a camping trip through the beautiful, but sometimes dangerous, valleys and plateaus that create the unforgettable landscape of northern Arizona. What begins as a simple three-day hike, becomes the adventure of a lifetime when they find themselves in a cave face to face with a very surprising inhabitant: the skeleton of a young Indian warrior who miraculously comes to life Together, they embark on a mission to save the world from an evil, magical villain. read more