Mafuta the Baby Hippo: This is a story about the importance of bravery, loyalty and kindness (African Tales)
In this third volume of African animal tales, written by Betty Misheiker and illustrated by Ilona Suschitzky, Mafuta, the friendliest and kindest baby Hippo in the Game Park, longs to befriend the baby Kudu and Impala, but in return they reject his friendly approaches and bully him. Mafuta is determined not to allow their rudeness to get to him and in the end it is Mafuta who saves them proving that he is not only brave, loyal and responsible, but that it doesn't mad it is Mafuta who saves them proving that he is not only brave, loyal and responsible, but that it doesn't matter what one looks like on the outside, it is how you behave that really counts.… read more
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.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
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!
So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
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.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
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.
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.
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.
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
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.
Join Aladdin and Princess Jasmine from Disney Aladdin in this Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading early reader with over 30 stickers!A...laddin, Princess Jasmine, and the Genie are coming to theaters in May 2019 with the live-action release of Disney Aladdin! This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader based on the classic tale is perfect for children ages 4 to 6. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. Step 2 is for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.Disney Aladdin is an animated classic featuring beloved characters, an award-winning soundtrack, and a timeless tale of love and adventure. read more
JOHNNY'S SAFE PLACE is a must read for anyone with small children.. A little boy gets lost in a public libarary, but knows where t...o meet his Mom, so she can find him. JOHNNY'S SAFE PLACE also teaches stranger danger without causing a child to be afraid of strangers. It is based on what really happened to Mindy's son. read more
Susan Linnéa Kallander grew up on a farm with cows, chickens, vegetables and cats. She was a 4-Her and showed her Guernsey cow 'Tw...innie' and took ribbons for her chickens and vegetables in local fairs. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Susan later discovered she liked writing stories. She combined the two and wrote and illustrated her first children's book, *Up in Smoke.* While she traveled for seven years in a big motor home with her husband, Larry Boomgaarden and cat, Godfrey, she became delighted with this beautiful, amazing America. She had to share her enthusiasm, so she wrote letters to her grandchildren.These are the basis for future Godfrey stories about America. Susan learned along the way that many children have no idea where their food comes from or how to choose good fruits and vegetables and how spectacular fresh picked produce tastes. In this story, *Godfrey Finds a Home,* an abandoned kitty cat is discovered up a tree in a meadow. He is welcomed into the farm family and finds out how food is grown and how it gets from farm to table.This is the beginning of his wonderful adventures. read more
Excerpt from Fun-Jottings, or Laughs I Have Taken a Pen ToWE do not expect the world to receive our smiles with the instant sympat...hy and trust which we expect for our tears. A smile may pardonably be thought a caprice of one's own. We write, therefore, with correspondent carelessness or, digressiveness, upon incidents that, in passing, have merely amused us - quite prepared to find that they are not so amusing (at second-hand) to others.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 golden mallard, chosen by the birds to be their king, grants his daughter's wish to select her own mate. From all available cand...idates, the princess chooses an elegant peacock. Delighted, the peacock shows off his beauty. Realizing his prideful nature, the mallard princess rejects the peacock and chooses a more modest mate. Deeply ashamed, the peacock utters a hoarse cry of dismay. To this day, peacocks still make this same sound. read more
Using a net, a hunter captures many birds. A wise quail shows the birds how, by cooperating, they can lift up the net and escape. ...Birds distracted by petty quarrels are easily trapped, but those able to set aside their differences live safely in peace. read more
Inspired by Disney Animation Studios' latest film, Moana, this middle grade novel features characters and adventures based on the ...rich culture of Oceania. It includes original content in the form of mini folktales interspersed throughout the story of the film. Bonus temporary tattoos included! read more
Brothers Jabari and Bebo are two South African frogs who befriend some penguins near Cape Town, South Africa. The story focuses on... nature and the importance of friendship. read more
Originally published in 1914. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan a...nd converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. read more
The noble deer Golden Foot rules as king over a large herd. When he is caught in a hunter's snare, his mate, Graceful, pleads with... the hunter, offering herself in exchange. The hunter is so touched with her plea that he sets Golden Foot free. As a reward, Golden Foot offers the hunter three magical jewels and urges him to help, rather than harm, those in need. read more
This fictional story depicts two young brothers who are nervously going to the doctor for routine check ups and to receive their b...ooster vaccinations. This book contains interactive and coloring pages for children to share their own feelings about vaccina read more
The little caterpillar tells the story of a young caterpillar who longs to become a butterfly so that he can take to the air and f...ly. Before he makes his transformation he is visited in his dreams by a guardian butterfly. The guardian tells him that in order to become a butterfly he must help others in his community by performing good deeds. The little caterpillar chooses to help the youngest members in his community to understand that helping others and being kind has rewards that last a lifetime. read more
Blacktooth is the kind-of-true tale explaining why people are afraid of pirates, pirates are afraid of dentists, and dentists have... treasure chests. Come along as Barnacle Bill tells Lizzie the story of Blacktooth, the most feared pirate who ever lived. Find out why boarding the boat of a dentist changed Blacktooth's life - and the lives of all pirates. By the end of Blacktooth's tale, you'll agree that you can't judge a pirate by his eyepatch. With strong characters and beautiful artwork, Blacktooth features the grossest pirate mouth ever to sail the Seven Seas, and explains the real reason dentists have pirate chests. read more
A fresh retelling of the famous old folk tale with new twists and new lessons to be learned. This delightfully illustrated story a...bout Mama Bear, Papa Bear and introducing Goldilocks as Hungry Bear, a very, very hungry orphan in search of food and a new family. read more
A beautifully illustrated celebration of the many things babies can do from a talented author and illustrator team, Susan Meyers a...nd Hiroe Nakata. Whether two-legged or four-legged, babies have a lot in common. They run, hide, jump, tumble, tug, cry, munch, and snooze, as babies of all kinds do on the pages of this heart-warming book. On a bright afternoon, Mommy, Daddy, and Baby have a picnic. Nearby, animal families go about their own, very similar activities. Baby gets a piggyback ride...and so do the baby possums. Baby cries out for lunch...and so does a baby bird. Baby splashes in a stream...and so does a baby otter.Sun-kissed illustrations and a lyrical story, filled with animals to name and sounds to repeat, capture a perfect day out and celebrate the universal, common everyday things babies can do. read more
It all started with a book Kelsey’s mom read, The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, which tells the story of his early years... establishing the Thula Thula Game Reserve in South Africa and the incredible bond he built with a rogue herd of wild elephants. Lawrence’s conservation efforts soon became focused on the African rhino population that was in danger of extinction because of poaching. Due to local poaching near Thula Thula, more than a few orphaned baby rhinos were brought to Thula Thula, lovingly raised from infancy and then released to the wild. Two of the orphaned rhinos, Thabo and Ntombi, had been released to the wild but often came back at night to the grounds of the Safari Lodge where they were raised to sleep in the safety of their old home. And that is what Kelsey and her family found their first night at Thula Thula, two young rhinos curled up together asleep under the window of their hut! They looked so sweet, it was impossible to think that anyone would want to harm them. After visiting the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, which was nearing completion, Kelsey and her family realized how important it was to help save these babies. The extinction of the rhino population due to poaching was becoming a real possibility. My Baby Rhinos - The Story of Kelsey’s African Adventure! tells the story of this amazing experience from Kelsey’s perspective. The fundraising she did for the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage with the support of her family and generous community of Laguna Beach taught her that even a young girl can make a difference. Kelsey’s hope is for her children’s story to be translated into languages all over the world to spread awareness and to inspire others to start their own projects to help protect these special creatures for generations to come. read more
Excerpt from Tales From Natal: Stories About Boers and BlacksPositive! Would any reasonable individual, moreover, state emphatical...ly his profession was that of an Irishman?'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
In Dairy Girl you will read all about a little girl named Nina and her life on a dairy farm. You will learn about some of her beli...efs, family, and abut the dairy farm. read more
Excerpt from Novels and Stories of Bret Harte: Tales of the Argonauts; A Sappho of Green Springs; And Other StoriesThe lights were... out in Robinson 5 Hall, where there had been dancing and revelry; and the moon, riding high, painted the black win dows with silver. The cavalcade, that an hour ago had shocked the sedate pines with song and laughter, were all dispersed' One enamoured Swain had ridden east, another west, another north, another south; and the object of their adoration, left within her bower at Chemisal Ridge, was calmly going to bed.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
The friendly elephant is a bit nervous about his first week of school. To make the issue worse, he gets himself covered in paint a...nd has to show up colored in green. As other animals at school get into sometimes silly situations, he quickly spring into action to help them. His kind actions help him make friends. He soon discovers that the way he treats others - not the way he looks like - is what truly matters. read more
Senaka, king of Benares, protects a snake under attack. The snake offers the king a secret spell that allows him to understand the... speech of animals. This gift, however, comes with a price: if Senaka ever reveals the spell, he will die. read more
Inspire your mind with peanut power! This inventive picture book encourages collaboration and activates the imagination.Is it a ha...t? Or a boat? Or a drum? Whatever it is, these two quirky creatures want it—and they DON’T want to share! Confusion, fun, and adventure ensue in this clever, sparsely worded picture book…all because of one little peanut. read more
The Other Side of the Window is about a child utilizing his or her own imagination again. The video game culture has supplanted th...is all important childhood experience, turning millions of unique thought processes and interactions with the outdoor elements into limited main stream pop culture. Thus, sending our children and their imaginations down a cow-chute. This book will help children acquaint, or re-acquaint their minds to their imaginations, improving the quality of their childhood experience. read more
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"You're too little." Have you heard that before? Little Pumpkin and Baby Ghost have. Little Pumpkin isn't big enough to be chosen ...as a jack-o-lantern, and Baby Ghost isn't old enough to attend the Halloween celebrations with his family and friends. But "too little" doesn't mean they need to miss out on all the fun! With a little help and some creative thinking, they just might have the best Halloween ever. read more
There is something for everyone in this classic collection of stories and verse, just the right length for bedtime reading; here y...ou will find the best-loved tales and characters plus many new ones, all illustrated with bright and appealing pictures. read more