This notebook is a place for you to write your story, and all the other stories you want to tell. Once you write them down, you can choose to share them with other people, or keep them to yourself. You and your story know just what to do. Read a card from the And Then... Story Starters Volume One set, then place it in the pocket. Think for a moment. How would you like the story to end? When you've come up with an idea you like, choose a page in this notebook with a d you like the story to end? When you've come up with an idea you like, choose a page in this notebook with a picture that matches your story and write down your ending!… read more
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.
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.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
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.
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.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Leopold Classic Library is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive collection. As part of our on-going com...mitment to delivering value to the reader, we have also provided you with a link to a website, where you may download a digital version of this work for free. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. Whilst the books in this collection have not been hand curated, an aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature. As a result of this book being first published many decades ago, it may have occasional imperfections. These imperfections may include poor picture quality, blurred or missing text. While some of these imperfections may have appeared in the original work, others may have resulted from the scanning process that has been applied. However, our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. While some publishers have applied optical character recognition (OCR), this approach has its own drawbacks, which include formatting errors, misspelt words, or the presence of inappropriate characters. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with an experience that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic book, and that the occasional imperfection that it might contain will not detract from the experience. read more
Excerpt from The ThunderboltAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find mor...e 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
Thomas is racing to solve the Blue Mountain Mystery in this Little Golden Book retelling of the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD.../Blue-ray movie that is sure to entertain little boys and girls ages 2-5. read more
One of the most charming and enduring coming-of-age tales!Best-selling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published the first bo...ok in her charming series in 1908, making it a literary favorite for more than a hundred years. Published as a children's novel, the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan, was inspired by the author's childhood adventures on rural Prince Edward Island. It follows Anne's journey as she moves to a farm on Prince Edward Island to live with a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them with farming chores. The story follows Anne as she makes a home and comes of age on the island. * This chic and inexpensive edition comes with a heat-burnished cover, foil stamping, luxurious endpapers, and a smaller trim size that's easy to hold.* The widely popular novel has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than twenty languages since its first publication. Anne of Green Gables has been one of the world's most charming coming-of-age stories for more than a century. About the Word Cloud Classics series:Classic works of literature with a clean, modern aesthetic! Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless tales. With a higher production value, including heat burnished covers and foil stamping, these eye-catching, easy-to-hold editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere. read more
In this deceptively simple storybook from award-winning author-illustrator Lizi Boyd, readers will delight in following a note's u...nexpected journey and encountering a cast of charming characters along the way. The spare text is filled with the kind of repetition and rhythm that make for a captivating read-aloud, while the humor and childlike cadence will engage readers who are beginning to decipher books on their own. The brilliantly colored paintings share the gentleness of the text but also bring a joyous exuberance to this celebration of nature, curiosity, imagination, and friendship. read more
Maui is a little kitten who one day looses his birth family, only to be adopted by a human family of many colors. He tells his sto...ry of loss, adoption and how things like that can be very stressful, as well as funny. But the way Maui sees it, nothing is as strange as the white and chocolate colored humans, and the black and white cats. This is the first children's book of the author, after she got tired of writing technical manuals, as well as medical books for other people. It has been designed especially so it won't be too long to read as a goodnight story. And if you get too tired, your child can tell YOU the story while looking at the pictures. If you like it, let us know, as more Maui books may be forthcoming. And let's not forget that there is also a Spanish version available. read more
Do you want to draw animals such as cats, dolphins or koala bears? While illustrator Tom LaBaff shows you how to draw these and ma...ny other animals in four easy steps, author Stephanie LaBaff shows you how to write a story to go along with your artwork. Get your pencils ready! read more
A yoga story for kids and superheroes! Help your child find their inner superhero through connection to who they are. Show them th...ey can become FEARLESS by understanding their inner calm and balance. Apryl Dawn (designer, author, yoga teacher and mom boss) teams up with Amanda Cottrell (teacher, author, illustrator and yoga lover) to bring this personal yoga story to you. With a special dedication to their two little yogi's Kai and Ella the main characters in the book! read more
Excerpt from Dolly and I: A Story for Little FolksKaty, Mr. Green's older daughter, was ten years old. She was a pretty good girl,... but she did not like to have others get good things, when she did not have any herself. If 'any person gave one of her brothers an apple, or an orange, she seemed to think she ought to have it.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 My Mother and I: A Love StoryMy name was Elma Picardy, as, indeed, it is still; and I was just seventeen, an only chi...ld, whose life would have been perfectly solitary except for her mother.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
I Hate Writing Stories! and A Month of Stories are part of the Creative Writing for Reluctant Writers series. This edition combine...s the two volumes, both books are also available to buy separately. This book uses a variety of methods and lots of activities to help children enjoy creative writing. There are example stories and answers throughout. All the exercises have been tried and tested in real-life situations, either one-to-one, in classrooms or with small groups. read more
In this photographic, rhyming tale we learn about the importance of cleaning up the beach and taking care of the ocean. Young read...ers will read about fun toys found on the coast and also learn about the importance of keeping the ocean clean. Teaching children from a very young age to keep our oceans clean is important. This book provides a fun, new perspective on the unusual things that wash up on beaches around the world. A portion of the proceeds from this book go to assist beach cleanup efforts and education. read more
Winner of the Caldecott Medal Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his ...throne. But Ananse, the Spider man, wanted them -- and caught three sly creatures to get them. This story of how we got our own stories to tell is adapted from an African folktale. read more
Many African stories, whether or not they are about Kwaku Ananse the "spider man," are called, "Spider Stories." This book is abou...t how that came to be. The African storyteller begins: "We do not really mean, we do not really mean that what we are about to say is true. A Story, a story; let it come, let it go." And it tells that long, long ago there were no stories on earth for children to hear. All stories belonged to Nyame, the Sky God. Ananse, the Spider man, wanted to buy some of these stories, so he spun a web up to the sky and went up to bargain with the Sky God. The price the Sky God asked was Osebo, the leopard of-the-terrible-teeth, Mmboro the hornet who-stings-like-fire, and Mmoatia the fairy whom-men-never-see. How Ananse paid the price is told in a graceful and clever text, with forceful, lovely woodcut illustrations. read more
A children's picture book about the science of how our world came to be, what's happening to it now, and what we can do to make it... a better place. read more
Buddy, a Goffin Cockatoo parrot, greets all with his special words: Wings Up! And it’s just those words that attracts a woman to t...ake him home from the pet store. Follow Buddy’s adventures as he experiences a loving home for the first time, dances to the beat of a drum, takes his first shower, and faces the bossy stares of an African Grey Parrot. How will Buddy’s message Wings Up! — to soar through life with acceptance and joy — help him through the ups and downs of his new life? Each page is full of fun and fanciful illustrations. This 32-page picture book will be loved by children and adults. read more
Buddy, a Goffin Cockatoo Parrot, greets all with his special words, "Wings Up". Follow Buddy's adventures as he experiences a lovi...ng home for the first time, dances to the beat of a drum, takes his first shower, and faces the bossy stares of another parrot. See how his message of "Wings Up!" - to soar through life with acceptance and joy - helps him through the ups and downs of his new life. read more
It’s a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of... five lucky leaves before tea time. But the more leaves he catches the more accidents he seems to have catching them. And then Kay accidentally hurts Nim's feelings. Forget breaking records, will Nim survive until teatime? read more
This book is designed to help young children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder(ASD) begin to understand wha...t’s behind some of the challenges they are likely to experience. It encourages them to find helpful strategies to address their difficulties but also to look for their strengths. Having an increased understanding of their ASD can serve as a protective measure at a time when they are becoming more and more aware of their differences and their self-esteem is being challenged. read more
Lee Anne thought and thought and thought. Finally, she discovered, with the help of some garden friends, something surprising abo...ut herself. After reading this book, perhaps, you, too, will discover something surprising about yourself. read more
From being practically untouched, to being the heart of Vancouver--see the old and the new side of False Creek in this double-side...d puzzle. This 1,000-piece double-sided puzzle depicts two photos of Vancouver's False Creek. The first shows the creek as it exists today from the vantage of Granville Island with the Granville Street Bridge spanning the water and the bustling metropolis offset against the beautiful North Shore Mountains. The second shows False Creek spanned by humble bridges of the past, it's banks adorned with a solitary building. Admire the landscape in its glory--past and present--with Vancouver Puzzle: Now and Then. read more
Excerpt from I Will: And Other StoriesIt was a merry company that set out for the lake, and in all the crowd none were merrier tha...n Maggie Meade and her brother Freddie To them, as to all the mt, the ride seemed only too short, the lake with its rippling waves enchanting, the grove near by a paradise of beauty, the hours too swift in their rapid ﬂight. But, as the proverb goes, Time and tide wait for no man; and while mirth and glad ness were still at their height, the shadows began to lengthen on the grass, and the older people decided that it would be best to return home. So the signal was given, and from all parts of the grove the chilo dren hurried to obey it.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
Birdle & Sprey is an enchanting story of a baby Turtle and a newborn Osprey born at the very same moment. Birdle the turtle is con...fused. He thinks he's being cared for by Sprey's nurturing osprey mother. When Sprey discovers she knows how to fly, Birdle assumes he should be able to fly too. And so begins the adventures of Birdle and Sprey. 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
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