Callie the Caterpillar is a happy, friendly little bug with a very large problem: Callie is afraid of the dark. Her fear of the dark has not been a problem before because she lives under a large floodlight. However, when Callie discovers she must spin a cocoon (and everyone knows cocoons do not have nightlights!), Callie embarks on a quest to learn how to conquer her fears. With the help of her two friends, Mrs. Goat and Mouse, Callie learns a bit about courage, a lnquer her fears. With the help of her two friends, Mrs. Goat and Mouse, Callie learns a bit about courage, a little about what she was created to do, and a lot about friendship.… read more
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
Calling all bathing beauties, get ready to bare your bump at the beach! Perfect for some fun in the sun or a relaxing pre-baby getaway, these sleek one-pieces, trendy tankinis and gorgeous bikinis are guaranteed to have you looking like one hot mama! We've selected the best maternity swimwear to fit every shape and size, from retailers like Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. They come in comfortable designs that will make mom feel most confident showing off all of her curves, so get ready to make a splash!
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Moms-to-be deserve to feel sexy, too! That's why we hunted down these gorgeous pieces of maternity lingerie, from silky chemises to stunning lace maternity underwear. No more ankle-length mumus, 4-inch wide bra straps and granny panties — you've still got it, mama! Here are some of our favorite sexy, high-quality and, yes, comfortable pieces of maternity lingerie from retailers like Nordstrom, A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity and more.
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.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
Maternity coats get a bad rap for being unflattering, boxy and bulky to wear—but we promise it's not true. Whether you need a lightweight maternity workout jacket, a puffy parka for playing in the snow or a timeless trench coat to take from work to the weekend, we have you covered, literally! Bundle that baby up with our selection of quality, stylish winter coats designed to fit your growing bump.
Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
The Get Writing!! series provides writing lesson plans for the entire school year for grades K-5. Each lesson gives helpful hints ...and shows how to conduct each activity. In addition to daily writing activities, each Get Writing!! book contains weekly, monthly, and one-year plans. read more
Morgana, a shy and lonely girl, sees strange shadows in the corridors of the boarding school. Tired of fearing them, she decides t...o make them an offering of friendship. Feeding on her sadness and loneliness, the shadows become stronger and more threatening. Strange occurrences and accidents at the boarding school multiply. During a particularly violent storm, the worst happens: everyone is trapped in boarding school, and the shadows decide to attack. read more
Callie the Caterpillar is a happy, friendly little bug with a very large problem: Callie is afraid of the dark. Her fear of the da...rk has not been a problem before because she lives under a large floodlight. However, when Callie discovers she must spin a cocoon (and everyone knows cocoons do not have nightlights!), Callie embarks on a quest to learn how to conquer her fears. With the help of her two friends, Mrs. Goat and Mouse, Callie learns a bit about courage, a little about what she was created to do, and a lot about friendship. read more
This beautiful gift box set includes the classic picture book and an adorable true-to-character plush toy of PlopThis timeless pic...ture book stars Plop, a beautiful baby barn owl: he is fat and fluffy, with big, round eyes and soft, downy feathers. In fact, Plop is perfect in almost every way, except for just one thing—Plop is afraid of the dark! But one day Plop discovers that perhaps the dark isn't quite so scary and dangerous as he fears, and he learns to embrace the dark and its wonders. Perfect for story-led play, children can reenact the tale with this set as they learn not to be afraid of the dark. The cute soft toy can also be played with separately. read more
Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights. On his way to ...the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is a afraid of water. What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears? 5 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 25 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio Aligned to State Standards / Lexile, Guided Reading, AR, Reading Counts, and Fountas & Pinnell read more
This collection of 124 humorous and whimsical children's poems offers a lighthearted perspective of childhood in an up-beat tone. ...Over 100 black-and-white illustrations complement the poems, and challenging words are interspersed to expand young readers' vocabularies. Enter a world where a girl turns into a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich and mice wear roller skates; follow a baseball on its unexpected trip; and discover the fiery effects of eating a chili pepper. read more
The dramatic Riverbend Eagle nesting season from 2015 continues. In the previous book, "A Bully in the Nest", we learned Sissy, th...e sister eaglet, fell from the nest before she was ready to fly. With the help of her brother eagle, she made it back to the nest. But now she was afraid to fly. Does Sissy learn how to fly? Observed eagle behavior, combined with imagination and lots of actual pictures of the Riverbend eagle family, create a story that children will love and learn from. read more
Zoe is the youngest of the hatchlings and unlike her siblings is afraid to leave the nest. Her fear of flying is so great that it ...has the potential to be life threatening. If she can't leave the nest and find food and shelter of her own, she will be left all alone. Can Zoe overcome her fear and find her independence? Can Zoe rely on God to guide her from the nest? When faced with the ultimate ledge of life, we must trust in a power greater than ourselves that we'll either learn to ﬂy or a way will be provided for us to cross to the other side. Will Zoe find this hope, courage, and reliance on something much bigger than she is? As those who love her most find themselves helpless, can they, too, find the hope, courage, and reliance on something much bigger to see Zoe through? Can they all take that first step of helplessness to accepting the full control of God's divine power and grace? read more
Imagínese una vida en donde la única cosa que lo mantiene a salvo y seguro es a lo único que usted le tiene miedo. En este cuento,... la jirafa sufre de miedo a las alturas y conoce a dos animales nuevos amigos que tienen sus propios miedos a vencer. ¿Qué es lo que le sucede a cada uno para que puedan trabajar juntos y así superar sus temores? read more
Jack is so excited to spend the night in the backyard in his pirate tent. His younger sister, Lily, who is pretending to be a fair...y, wants to stay in the tent, too. “No way, Jack snorts, it will be spooky and there will be scary sea monsters.” “Pirates aren’'t afraid of the dark,” he tells her, “but fairies are!” That night, Jack is playing in the tent when his flashlight goes out. And when he hears a rustling sound outside, he doesn'’t feel quite so brave after all…. read more
Sometimes you can fly higher by keeping all your feet on the ground.
Jayne is a cat, raised as a dog. Found as a new-born she is brought up with a litter of puppies. And Jayne does not turn out to be... just any kind of dog, she is the top dog, the main-man dog, the king-of-the-castle dog. She holds her tail up straight when she walks and brooks no nonsense. Jayne is a tough cookie—as tough as nails and as cool as cucumbers come—as she proves in (almost) all her adventures: with Bengal Bob, when flying and skydiving, as lifesaver extraordinaire and as mayor and saviour of the great city of New Philawashingyork. The Adventures of Jayne is a fun tale for family reading or for children to read themselves. Suitable for grades 1 to 5. read more
Abraham Lincoln. Nelson Mandela. Amelia Earhart. Your name here.This fun and interactive journal prompts kids to record their own ...life stories. Each illustrated spread focuses on different topics – from birth and the toddler years up to the present and dreams for the future. Create your own family tree, list your BFFs, pets, and favorite subjects, food, and hobbies. When completed, readers will have an up-to-the-minute autobiography that is right at home among our other legendary Who Was…? titles. read more
Byron loves to Imagine! He imagines so much he can't stop talking about his dreams. When the animals in the forest tell him he wil...l never be able to do the things he dreams of, Byron becomes very sad. Then he talks to the wise old owl who tells him to go to a quiet place, write down his Imagine dreams, and listen to his heart. When he does magical things begin happening! Byron the Caterpillar Who Loves to Imagine teaches kids to believe in themselves, listen to their hearts, and ultimately follow their dreams. Gift the gift of Imagination to a child, ages 10 and under! read more
Meet Henley The Eagle who thought he was a Chicken... This is the modern children’s tale that is destined to become an instant cla...ssic. With puns, parable and a story by Gregory Kemp that will inspire your children to soar with the eagles, and whimsical art by Scott Harshbarger, your children will want to read Henley’s adventure over and over again! read more
A little eggplant doesn't understand that he is a vegetable - he thinks he is a real egg.
The Skylark Who Was Frightened of Flying is the first in the ‘Creature Teachers’ series of books aimed at children from 2 to 7 yea...rs of age. Each book is written to entertain and educate your child (or friend’s child/grandchild).There are no politically correct messages delivered in these stories, they are traditional children’s stories which aim to extend your child’s vocabulary in a fun way.Sami the skylark suffers from a fear of heights. He is frightened of flying, which is not ideal for a young skylark. Will he ever fly high in the sky ‘singing, singing, singing’ like his brothers and sister?Lavishly illustrated by Lucy Freegard, the book looks great on your Kindle but looks best in colour on a Kindle Fire or iPad/tablet using the free Kindle App. The book is also available as a paperback.If you enjoy reading about Sami the skylark, look out for The Cat Who Wore A Hat, The Dog Who Watched TV and The Giraffe Who Couldn’t Laugh, with many more titles to follow.If your child likes the works of Judith Kerr (Mog, The Tiger Who Came to Tea) or Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo, Room on theBroom) and similar, then the Creature Teachers series is worth a look!If you are learning English as a foreign language, this is a great book to help you.For further information, go to www.robhorlock.wix.com/creatureteachers read more
The unforgettable, heartwarming and deeply moving, coming-of-age story about unlikely friendships, rising out of the ashes with sh...ining hope and determination, and discovering one’s true greatness.Jesse, a rambunctious, 5th grade loner, has an intelligence and imagination that has always made him appear awkward and see the world differently. An “everyman,” with ever-changing mood and grace, he develops a bond with the beautiful and infinitely more popular Khalilah that only tragedy can rip apart – leaving him to heartbreakingly question his faith. Using the shape shifting metamorphosis of caterpillars – from craving, crawling, earthbound creatures, to graceful winged beauties – as lessons for life, love, and building self-esteem, it is a story that organically expands and becomes more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page. “It gives you the ability to reach higher ground and keep climbing. Gave me hope (and) showed there were possibilities in life.” Oprah Winfrey"The book is so pure!" says Hollywood Writer/Dir., Tim Chey, "I read it in ONE sitting and absolutely LOVED IT. It's as engaging as it is valuable.” “Jesse is simply, the Charlie Brown, for today’s millennial age.” Roxbury LJBold, beautiful, perceptive and raw, this transcendent work, takes you inside the subconscious mind of an insightful, deep-thinking individual whose saving grace is talking to himself. The story will make you laugh, cry, reminisce, and question, “When the age of innocence is lost, how do we rebuild what remains?”Jesse is a hero for all ages. One who proves, “When there’s greatness inside, who says you can’t fly?”*Academic Language and Common Core Standards aligned. read more
Is Gus the Gull impossibly dull, or can he achieve self-worth by his actions?
The Caterpillar Who Decided Not To Be a Butterfly is a charming little book about a caterpillar who, as the title says, does not w...ant to be a butterfly. Told from the perspective of a reluctant caterpillar, the story is a fable about the "changes" in an insect's life. It mixes humor, playfulness, and a touch of sadness as the hero slinks his way on a journey of self-discovery. Even though it is for children, The Caterpillar Who Decided Not To Be a Butterfly is a book that will resonate with older readers as well. read more
The outrageous bestseller is back—now with splat-tastic sounds on every spread! Who did their business on the mole's head? Join th...e intrepid mole as he sets out to find the culprit and exact his revenge in his own little way.From the loud "Folump!" of the cow to the little "ting" as the mole exacts his revenge, this modern classic of toilet humor is now available with sound! A terrible catastrophe befalls the little mole one bright, sunny morning. When he looks out of his hole—PLOP! Something that looks just like a sausage lands on his head. Whodunit? Our little hero sets out to find who has left their business on his head. In the end, with the help of some flies, Little Mole gets his revenge. Now a new generation of readers can enjoy this one-of-a-kind, stinky, and delightful story. read more
Introducing Chris, a kid with a great imagination. Chris and his family has just moved into a new home and he's trying to adjust t...o his new surroundings. Like most kid's, their imagination gets the better of them when the lights are turned off. That's when the monsters come out to play. read more
This fresh, visually sophisticated follow-up to Who Done It? and Who What Where? tackles the topic of memory, as each page asks th...e reader to remember a detail about the characters featured on the page before. With die-cuts, clever folds, and imaginative illustrations, this book requires the sharpest readers' keen attention! The call to action on every page makes this a wonderful lap read or read-aloud, and kids of all ages will love the memory games. read more
A desert pack rat finds his place in the Sonoran Desert in this charming children's fable illustrated by a local Tucson, Arizona t...attoo artist. Black and grey illustrations with a dark slant recall children's book images from decades ago. This short rhyming story teaches about the animals and plants of the desert, and reminds children that they may already be "in the place they dreamed." read more