How do nonprofits and charities work? What problems do they need to solve? In Humane Society, readers will discover the ways this organization contributes positively to the world. Sidebars and backmatter ask questions for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
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.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
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.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
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.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
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.
What's the best part of bedtime? Stories with Mama! Before cuddling, Llama Llama must splish and splash in the tub, then put his r...ed pajamas on.Dewdney's catchy rhymes, effortless rhythm, and adorable artwork can now be enjoyed by even younger audiences. Toddlers will love this perfect read-aloud. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An original chapter-book series starring Goldie Blox and her friends, the Gearheads! When G...oldie Blox accidentally lets down her best friend, Ruby, she's determined to make it up to her by throwing her BFF the best birthday celebration ever. But will Goldie be able to pull off her wildly complicated party--or will it all end in disaster? read more
This is the story of a little girl who becomes a beautiful and wise princess. Along her way she meets the 7 Great Planets of the S...ky as they guide her on her journey. Each planet grants our little girl a wish and a symbol to use on the day they rule as well as a magical phrase for the Little Princess to always remember. read more
This colorful and stimulating volume will enthrall readers with its incredible presentations of complex algae, fungi, and plant li...fe. Students will learn that there's more to flowers than beauty, some plants are dangerous to other plant life around them, and algae can reproduce in different ways depending on the species and environmental conditions. Readers will discover that some cultures have been using healing herbs for centuries, some fungi are pathogens, and algae is found in many food products, medicines, cosmetics, and even tools. With thorough explorations of various ecosystems and detailed diagrams of various industries, students will embrace and understand the integral roles that plants, algae, and fungi play in the survival and prosperity of our world. read more
So how do they build it? How do humans and machines work together to create these giant infrastructures that you see today? Hold o...n to that thought as you work on these images pretending to be their builder. Coloring paves the way for pretend play because it is a very imaginative and creative experience. Grab a copy of this coloring book today! read more
Wildlife crossings help keep animals safe from the roads that cross their natural habitats. Read this book to discover how enginee...rs create these structures that protect animals. read more
This book is about a girl who is being bullied. The Student Council members help her.
?Do you like to dance?? asks the first spread of this playful nonfiction picture book. ?Honeybees do, too!? responds the next. Ill...ustrating the simple text are joyful drawings that visually connect the children enjoying a dance party to the honeybees performing their own ?dance? in the hive. A block of more in-depth text fleshes out what the honeybees are actually doing and why: their waggle dance tells other honeybees ?where to find a tasty meal.? Using this same rhythmic question-and-answer style throughout, the book compares a series of children's favorite activities to similar things that animals do. From playing tag and leapfrog (gazelles and cattle egrets) to blowing bubbles and getting piggyback rides (gray tree frogs and marmosets), there are seven activities/animals in all. And though the behaviors might look the same, while the children are playing, the animals are performing essential tasks such as finding food or caring for their young. Award-winning author Etta Kaner has created a fun, engaging exploration of some ways animals behave just like people. By highlighting connections between human and animal behaviors, she encourages children to develop compassion for other creatures and to recognize their place within the natural world. This book would make an excellent resource for early life science lessons on the characteristics of living things, especially with the expanded information in the back matter about each of the animals found in the book. The question-and-answer pattern of the text together with Marilyn Faucher's inviting, detailed illustrations work as an entertaining, interactive read-aloud as well. read more
Old Blue, Texas' most revered longhorn, worked for rancher Charles Goodnight. But Blue has almost been forgotten by history. In 19...98 a mysterious old manuscript was discovered by Preston Lewis. Now Mr. Lewis shares the manuscript, Blue's "autobiography," with readers for the first time. In this story, we learn that a few great specimens like Old Blue built the cattle empire. As Blue puts it, "The cowboys who rode with me claim they did all the work. They're wrong." With Old Blue, Spur Award-winner Preston Lewis launches a new series. Also available, the second Animal Legends book - "Blanca is My Name: Or How I Saved the Buffalo on the Texas Plains." read more
Birds, Bees and Butterflies ABCs: How They Help Our Food to Grow is a children's picture book for ages 4 - 8. Grade level: Presch...ool - 3. Color photographs of birds, bees and butterflies from around the world illustrate the alphabet. There are "can you find?" activities as well as illustrated text providing simple explanations of pollination and bird, bee and butterfly behaviors that help plants grow. This is a valuable enrichment book for classrooms, libraries and homes. Over 70 color photographs. 44 pp. read more
Growing numbers of people are fascinated by the dream world. From psychological scholars and analysts to spontaneous groups and cu...lts, the dream has a compelling voice¦I make the point in this book that our dreams are our most creative inner source of wisdom and hope¦The criterion for selection is simply that each one illustrates a common human life experience that all readers have had or are likely to have. read more
Match everyday helpers to the common tools they use. Format adapts to abilities and features interlocking pieces with photographs ...for easy recognition and retention. 20 puzzles/40 pieces. Sturdy dura- SKU: ZX9EDRE17204 read more
Excerpt from How Marjory HelpedI hope she won't be always having nervous headaches, like Joe Green's aunt, so that a fellow can't ...whistle, or make one bit of noise about the house.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
Discusses the basic and civil rights of the LGBT community, covering such topics as the history of sodomy laws, the violence and d...iscrimination perpetrated against the LGBT community, and the growth of the gay pride movement. read more
Robins are the most familiar and beloved of all birds, found throughout North America and celebrated as one of the first signs of ...spring. But there's a lot about them that most people don’t know! In this visually stunning picture book that features comic-book panels combined with painterly illustrations, Eileen Christelow tells the story of two young robins’ first year, and reveals plenty of little-known facts that are sure to captivate young naturalists. Narrated with humor and filled with kid-pleasing details, this fascinating account of how robins grow up includes an Author’s Note, Glossary, More About Robins, and Sources. read more
Parachutes can be used for emergency landings. But they can also be used for flying fun Who packs a parachute? And how does its li...ght fabric keep you afloat? Discover the answers inside this book Learn about how different aircraft work in the How Flight read more
When Jack Rohan is saved from the school bully by a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a ghost masquerading as the famous pir...ate Blackbeard, he realizes surviving middle school is going to be harder then he thought. Now Jack has to learn how to use his new found talent of psychometry to stop being bullied and help the ghost find peace. Jack has to find a way to get rid of Ben Haskell, a 300 year old ghost who believes he was cursed by a gypsy before he died. Ben believes the only way to break the curse and find peace is to help Jack deal with the school bully. Jack and his friends, Sam and Abby decide to help Ben break the curse. Jack uses his psychic talent of psychometry to touch various objects from the past to learn the truth behind the curse that has kept Ben earth bound all these years. While trying to help Ben, Jack has to find a way to stop being bullied by the toughest kid in school and ask the girl he likes to the school dance. Could life get any worse? read more
Becoming a strong and effective reader has never been more important for children than it is today. In this book, reading expert, ...Karen Tankersley provides hundreds of practical ideas, easy to play games and activities specifically designed to engage... read more
A kangaroo family welcomes their first baby (and has an important decision to make!)
How do Dandelions Grow is a book created for a cause. This picture book tells the tale of the unappreciated dandelion. $2 will be ...donated to the Miracles of Mitch Foundation for each book sold. The Miracles of Mitch Foundation helps families who have kids with cancer. read more
A few animals, some science, and colorful pictures all packed into this book for the little ones.
Children will be lulled to sleep as they learn where a bird, bear, horse, pig, frog, and rabbit sleep—and even themselves! Dreamy ...close-ups of animals, both awake and asleep, add to the gentle mood. read more
This playful rhyming Little Golden Book asks, "How do penguins play?" Children will delight in watching bear cubs, seals, penguin...s, monkeys, and other animal friends frolicking joyfully with each other. Adorable pastel illustrations show these animals playing king-of-the-hill, keep away, and other fun and familiar games. read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
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
The Five Little Peppers is a book series created by American author Margaret Sidney which was published 1881 to 1916. It covers th...e lives of the five children of Mamsie and the late Mister Pepper who are born into poverty in a rural "little brown house". The series begins with the Peppers in their native state and develops with their rescue by a wealthy gentleman who takes an interest in the family. read more