The first installment in a series from Vivienne Mathews, this anthropomorphic tale is sure to strike a chord with fans of “Redwall,” “Watership Down,” and “Warriors.” Centered on a rivalry between two otter captains and the ancient threat that brings them together, it is an adventure-fantasy on the open sea, described by the author as “’Wind in the Willows’ with pirates.” ******************** A haunting mist sits on the harbor beneath Secora Tor. It hides a secret twith pirates.” ******************** A haunting mist sits on the harbor beneath Secora Tor. It hides a secret that only Captain Marshall, son of the greatest explorer in the kingdom’s history, can unlock. When he receives a cryptic message from a shocking source, the stoic otter sets out on a dangerous journey to save his queen from the evil wolf Baron Von Ulric, never suspecting that McKinley the Marauder, notorious pirate and general miscreant, might have ambitions that could put his mission at risk. Now – accompanied by a gypsy mercenary, a dishonored knight, and a family of thieves – the Captain finds their paths converging in an uneasy alliance, becoming a race against time as they travel through mythical tales to the legendary island of Mosque Hill, each of them hoping to reach an ancient artifact before it is too late. Each of them desperate to stay ahead of the secrets that they keep. What will they lose along the way? And where will they turn when they realize that nothing is as it seems?… read more
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.
Becoming a mother for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right tools, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for the new mom on your list.
Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
When it comes to baby shower gifts, experienced moms know that onesies are a dime a dozen. So instead of the traditional blankets or boppys, check out these unique gifts that stand out and really make a difference.
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.
Pregnancy can make it difficult to find trendy and stylish swimsuits, but it's not impossible. We've rounded up some of our favorite belly-friendly suits that you'll actually want to wear.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just Puzzling! Crosswords & Word Searches is a fun and educational way to entertain your child anywhere he or she may go! This col...orful activity book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and skill-building practiceISBN13: 9781609969776Publisher: Brighter ChildPublication Year: 2012Format: PaperbackPages: 96 read more
This Cozmo book helps children identify the parts of a computer and understand computer functions. The book utilizes characters (C...ozmo and friends) and rhymes to empower children to have fun while learning about computers. First, Cozmo introduces children to his friends who are computer part characters. Then, Cozmo raps an explanation of what each of the computer characters can do. Learning about computer parts has never been so fun read more
As her seventeenth birthday approaches, half-mermaid Tempest Maguire will have to make a decision. Stay on land? Or give herself t...o the ocean? The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kona, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance. read more
Are you ready for adventure on the high seas? Then you've found the right ship! Join Joshua and Penny on their quest to save the o...cean from the evil pirate captain, Killian McGregor! Get ready to set sail on a magical adventure you will never forget. read more
Aiden Lynch is a survivor only 16 years old, he's seen himself through near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on ...the Oregon trail, and backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached the glittering city of San Francisco, and though his future is uncertain, promise lies ahead. Luck seems to favor him as he manages to stay one step ahead of trouble, even in the city's notoriously dangerous Barbary Coast. And it is pure fortune that leads him to a wealthy family, and then the high-stakes poker game in which he wins a ship fully outfitted and ready for trade. The trade he has inherited: importing guano, a highly potent fertilizer, from island mines in Peru. But what he finds in Peru is a savage business conditions at the mines are unthinkable, the workers forced into servitude. When Aiden becomes involved with a miner who claims to be a kidnapped Chinese nobleman, all his loyalties are called into question, and he's plunged into a dangerous game." read more
Amongst the horror, her love was his salvation. Martin is a four hundred year old vampire. Together with his son, Christian, he pr...otects the idyllic nature of the coastal town of Skerries, for a significant cost, the blood of the strangers who outstay their welcome. Martin knows his soul is cursed and that, when the time comes, he will burn for eternity in the depths of hell but he strives to ensure that Christian will never have to take a human life and thus be reunited with his human mother in heaven. Revered, respected and feared, the town's people know little about the vampires that coexist with them except that when they are called upon, they come. This is something that the seemingly unassuming town Mayor manipulates for his own benefit. It is not until he learns of the forbidden love between Christian and his daughter and the mysterious death of one of the town's teenagers, that the Mayor and residents turn on their supernatural guardians. read more
From the ashes of a dynasty that succumbed to internal strife and a nation that has endured countless years of war, three men emer...ge who will determine the course of China's future. While Cao Cao tightens his grip on the lands of his enemies, Quan Sun is coming into his own as a leader of both soldiers and citizens. Meanwhile, Bei Liu has been frustrated in quest to bring peace to his country and remains a man without a land. But fortune favors the patient, and soon Bei Liu is presented with the luck he needs. read more
Gary and the chipmunks are back for another summer of fun and adventure in the Ticonderoga woods. Join them as they greet the newe...st member on the scene! read more
Forget everything you thought you knew about America's early days-history packs a punch in this full-color, two-fisted, edge-of-yo...ur-seat adventure Graphic novels are a revolution in literature, and "The Sons of Liberty" is a graphic novel like no other. Visual and visceral, fusing historical fiction and superhero action, this is a tale with broad appeal-for younger readers who enjoy an exciting war story, for teenagers asking hard questions about American history, for adult fans of comic books, for anyone seeking stories of African American interest, and for reluctant readers young and old. In Colonial America, Graham and Brody are slaves on the run-until they gain extraordinary powers. At first they keep a low profile. But their mentor has another idea-one that involves the African martial art dambe. and masks. With its vile villains, electrifying action, and riveting suspense, "The Sons of Liberty" casts new light on the faces and events of pre-Revolution America, including Ben Franklin and the French and Indian War. American history has rarely been this compelling-and it's never looked this good. For more information and exclusive content, visit www. thesonsoflibertybook.com read more
Something strange, something magical, is going on in the dusty hills behind the small town of Villaloma. Yet each time Linda Peter...s puts on her running shoes and sets out to find the enchanted kingdom she imagines--full of dancing elves, unicorns, and more--something stops her. And with school starting soon, she only has a few more chances to really search the hills. While Linda's frustration and doubt grow, her cousin, Nugu, looks for answers in his books and wonders if maybe, just maybe, Linda's stories are real. The day finally arrives when Linda can run far, the day she is sure she will find her magic city. But when she and Nugu feel their goal must lie just beyond the next hill, they only find more hill. Is it all a figment of an over-active imagination; a wistful fantasy? Or is there truly something magical in those hills that only the strong of heart--and leg--can discover?For children ages 9 - 12. read more
Tiger Moth works to solve the mystery of the unusual messages tucked inside the fortune cookies. Written in graphic-novel format.
Inflicted with a family curse after his ancestor was accused of stealing the Granville fortune, J.B. rallies his friends to help h...im find and return the stolen property, battling his fears and fighting scary creatures along the way. read more
Roxy Raccoon & Sally Squirrel are busy trying to figure out who is littering all over friendly forest. They hatch a plan, along wi...th their friends, to capture the litterbug and bring them to justice. Each page is filled with laughter, fun and beautiful il read more
Thirteen-year-old J.B. thought being cursed was bad, but finding out his first crush is going to be eaten by an octopus is more th...an he can handle. It’s been two months since J.B. met Noelle and Edward and discovered they were the three—receivers of the sight, or more importantly the ones who have to break the curse that’s plagued their families for hundreds of years. This time their search for the Granville fortune leads them to a place called Majestic Cave. The cave is by the sea, and J.B. knows going near it will put Noelle’s life in danger. With no other choice, the three follow the clues. But as usual, they aren’t the only ones searching for the fortune. The evil Grimaults also know about the cave, and they’ll stop at nothing to get their hands on more of the Granville treasure. History won’t be the only thing uncovered on this journey—and it might not be the only thing buried either. 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
Eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even af...ter the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth. Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem-when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart. This breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophecy of Seven. read more
"A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Favourites selection for 2005"Set in the Niagara Peninsula and based on actual event...s during the War of 1812, Robert Sutherland's "Son of the Hounds" is a fast-paced adventure story that examines two very d read more