Alex Tice is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary power. On the day of his 13th birthday, Alex’s world is turned upside down. He learns a secret that has been kept quiet from ‘normal’ humans for centuries. When Alex is brought to a super hero camp, his wildest fantasies are suddenly a reality. Only, there are people in the world that are tired of hiding their powers, and are ready to be known. What will this mean for society? Are the people of the world in danger? ir powers, and are ready to be known. What will this mean for society? Are the people of the world in danger? Come join Alex and his new super human friends as they live out an adventure we never thought was possible. Before you start, you need to ask yourself one question. Do you believe in super heroes?… read more
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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.
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.
Boys already go through enough clothes thanks to growth-spurts galore and messy days at the park, so why waste any more cash on clothes they refuse to wear? Pick up these kids' clothing trends that your little boy can't wait to wear every day this fall and winter to save both of you time and stress.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
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.
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.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
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!
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.
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
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.
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.
Excerpt from Hoffmann's Fairy TalesThese charming Stories of hoffmann, the popular story-teller of Germany, are translated from a ...French version entitled Contes Fantastiques. The reason why it was thought proper to give them through this language, rather than direct from the German, is, that the French possesses, in a greater degree, the ease necessary to amusing narrations, and corrects the terse ness of the harsher Teutonic.The translator begs the same favorable reception for this second work that was given to the Strange Stories, issued a year ago, by the same Publishers.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 Birds in Winter, beginning readers will learn how birds migrate or adapt to survive the winter months. Vibrant, full-color phot...os and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how birds handle the chilly weather conditions. read more
Epic. Bestselling. Award-winning. The complete Dark Is Rising Sequence is now available as one keepsake collection.Will Stanton’s ...ordinary life is shattered with the dreadful revelation that the Dark—the source of all evil—is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. He finds that he is no ordinary boy, but the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping mankind free from the Dark. Soon Will is swept up in the great battle, along with his ageless master, Merriman; the three Drew children, who are mortal but have their own vital part to play; and a strange boy named Bran. These six fight fear and death in a quest through time and space interwoven with the most ancient myths of the islands of Britain—until, at last, Will and Bran find the weapon that will ultimately vanquish the Dark. One of the most celebrated fantasy sequences of all time, The Dark Is Rising is a searing, epic rendering of the eternal conflict between good and evil. This complete collection includes Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; and Silver on the Tree. read more
Do you know which shark eats license plates, tires, and fast food wrappers? Can you guess which baby animals eat their mothers’ po...op? Do you want to find out which insect lays its eggs on dead animals? Get the answer to these disgusting questions and many more! read more
A celebration of famous social activists, as well as the remarkable young people committed to making the world a better place.We D...ay is the only place in the world where you can find the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Hudson, and Magic Johnson rubbing elbows with Nobel Peace Prize laureates and former heads of state—along with tens of thousands of student volunteers all dedicated to building a better world. This candid, visually stunning book captures it all.In The Power of We Day: Moving the World from Me to We, with a foreword by Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrated pop culture icons, social activists, and world leaders come together to talk about the causes they care about most. This book shares heart-warming stories, inspiring words, and stunning behind-the-scenes photos of world-renowned musical artists, statesmen, and speakers. The Power of We Day also celebrates unsung heroes; the remarkable young people who have made it their mission to make the world a better place. read more
This is the story of Bertha, a very old but hardworking truck, who saved the day! In September 2013, Bertha was washed down the St.... Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado, and saved several houses. read more
It is the final game between two very mismatched teams! Learning to read is fun with this silly early reader about a most unlikely... hero. read more
Frankie is a special seven year old boy who struggles with his differences. He wants to be just like everyone else. But when there... is trouble, will Frankie be able to use his differences to save the day? read more
Suzie is a sweet, kind, and obedient little elk. She always tries to do the right thing to stay safe and honor her owner Farmer Fr...ank. However, Sally, another elk in the herd, is mischievous and very curious about what's on the other side of the fence. Her curiosity leads Suzie and the rest of the herd into danger!Find out how Suzie saves the day and leads the herd safely back to the ranch and Farmer Frank. read more
There once was a little porcupine named Laila. Laila loved helping people. She often dreamt of doing amazing things just like the ...superheroes she watched on television. Then one day, she did. read more
“Langston Saves the Day” by author LaToya Watson is an endearing tale of an energetic young boy who starts his day just wanting to... go out and enjoy the day with his friends. Peril strikes, and Langston must find the courage within himself to safe his friends, to save the day!! Through it all, Langston becomes the hero and defines what courage and determination are all about. read more
Maddie has always had a wild imagination. Dreaming of dragons, fairies, and far-away places is her favorite thing to do. And now, ...with the help of her magical wand and her mini-unicorn, Muffins, Maddie gets to see those dreams come true.When Eoin the leprechaun appears in Maddie's backyard one day, he tells her that the creatures in the forest are in trouble. A dark fairy has taken them captive! Now it's up to Maddie, Eoin, and Muffins to save the day! read more
Sleeping Beauty is perhaps one of the most well-known and best-loved of all fairy tales. Beautifully illustrated in soft watercolo...rs. Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world's worst superhero. His two powers are pretty unique: the first is sliding up walls. Quite slowly. The second is secreting slippery slime from his skin. (Yes, just as disgusting as it sounds.) In a Scotland full of awesome superheroes, Slugboy has a lot to prove. No one wants help fighting bad guys from someone with a horrible habit of (quite literally) messing things up. He's so underrated, in fact, that when an evil mastermind devises a plan to capture all the other superheroes, Slugboy isn't even on his list. Now, Slugboy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to free the other superheroes and save the world. Let's hope he doesn't slip up. read more
The Worms That Saved The World is a fun-filled, action-packed story for children that tackles issues such as standing up for your ...rights, concern for the environment and justice. It follows the adventures of a rebellious group of earthworms who fight to save their home from a luxury golf course that takes over their headland. The story was written by Kevin Doyle and is beautifully illustrated by artist, Spark Deeley. read more
What difference can one tiny turtle make? Not much, thinks Baby Honu, until a baby dolphin trapped on the beach inspires him to tr...y. Follow Baby Honu as he persuades a moray eel, a porcupinefish, a shark and even a humpback whale to help him in his quest. Young children learn that even the smallest efforts can cascade into meaningful consequences.Includes a helpful glossary that teaches young children about Hawaiian marine life. read more
Everyone in the neighborhood loves Ben and Kate Lovely for all the fun the Lovely's provide on every holiday. One day, a tragedy s...trikes. Read how the Lovely's survive the hardship with kindness from their neighbors and their surprise neighborhood friends! read more
Buo, the burrowing owl lives on land that he wants to protect from destruction by builders. He learns from his grandfather, Big Bu...o, what will happen if he doesn't try. Buo, aware that a wild life corridor could be compromised, Oak trees could be destroyed and endangered species would suffer, decides to try his Grandfather's advice. read more
* An Editors' Choice Audubon Book ** John Burroughs List ** Outstanding Science Children’s Trade Book―CBC/NSTA; Best Book―Science ...Books and Films ** Best Children’s Books for the Year―Bank Street College of Education *Can people save black robins from extinction in New Zealand? Will puppet shows and posters in the rainforests of Mexico protect the colorful quetzal? Can painted turkey feathers keep hornbills from being wiped out in Malaysia? Will decoys and sound recordings fool a handsome seabird into nesting again on Devil’s Slide Rock off the coast of California? There are many kinds of heroes in our world. In these six multicultural stories you'll learn about young people and grownups fighting against the odds to save wild birds -- and about the birds themselves, some on the brink of extinction. color photography read more
“The brevity, pacing, and humor are likely to appeal to reluctant readers. Fun for fans of fantasy and flatulence." —Kirkus Review...sPerfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Hilo! Author-illustrator team Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson return with a hilarious and heartfelt adventure starring the characters from The Naughty List.Some nasty imaginary creatures have just escaped into the real world, and it’s an emergency! Bobbie and her friends must take on unicorns, farting spiders, a giant nightmare squid, and a scary Viking bounty hunter who is determined to land the whole gang in Trans-Dimensional prison.But Bobbie will learn that sometimes the things that scare us most aren't actually so terrifying once you've faced them.This zany, laugh-out-loud sequel packed with comic illustrations is sure to have kids laughing! read more
This book uses a fun method to describe how butterflies survive and defend themselves. They trick their predators or competitors. ...They work smarter by flying faster and higher. Some change their environment to survive inclement weather. They use mimicry or change their forms or colors and pretend they are dangerous. Some change their colors to blend with their environment. ‘We are the butterflies’ is dedicated to my grandchildren. I hope, since they are beautiful like the butterflies, they learn how to survive and succeed like the butterflies. You may not be able to change your predators or competitors but you can always change yourself to outsmart them. read more
In his novella -Stuff Happens- Markowitz combines elements of fiction and non fiction in a new form he calls "friction" - a combin...ation of the fictitious with the real. In The Practice and Other Stories he writes short stories with satiric wit and Jewish humor about working class New York characters he had observed during his growing-up years. Greatly influenced by the movies, he often turns a satiric camera eye on the details of every day life. With the publication of Bubbie and Zadie Save the Day Markowitz retells a Romanian folk tale that his mother often told to him and his siblings as a rather unusual bed time story. Xlibris is the publisher of all three books. read more
There is something going on in the Kingdom of Ricklesville. The people are not happy. Oh my! What will King Pumpinow do? Who will ...come to help? Can't wait to read and find out, how about you? This is the third book in the Pumpinow series and one of the most fun. We hope you grow to love this series as much as we do. Cassidy and I spend a lot of time in the land lush and green with our friends the Pumpinow's. Enjoy. read more
When TIE fighters attack the Ghost, it's up to the cranky astromech droid, Chopper, to keep the ship together. If only his crewmat...es would decide whether they want him to repair the shields or the intercom . . . or the shields . . . or the intercom. This action-packed 8x8 includes two sheets of stickers! read more
A Mexican Dinner Is Not Complete without Tacos and Tortillas Today's the day when Noe gets to help his grandmother cook for the fa...mily, but can he make tortillas like Abuelita? What will they do if they don't have all the right ingredients? He gets to try new things. If he listens carefully and finds ways to be creative, he can be the hero and save the day. The important secret is to mix the ingredients with lots of love. Bilingual - Spanish/English read more
This colorful picture book continues the fun and adventure by introducing a new character with a big problem—untied shoelaces! Whe...n a caterpillar can't tie his many shoes, the ant offers to help, but ends up in a world of trouble. The story takes many twists and turns before the ant finally discovers that this trouble is what holds the key to his success. See how the little ant saves the day! read more
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, f...lightless, and beautiful birds—the largest and most unusual parrots on earth—have suffered devastating population loss.Now, on an island refuge with the last of the species, New Zealand’s National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. With the help of fourteen humans who share a single hut and a passion for saving these odd ground-dwelling birds, the kakapo are making a comeback in New Zealand.Follow intrepid animal lovers Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop on a ten-day excursion to witness the exciting events in the life of the kakapo. read more