During the day, my friend Elliott (a curious and street-smart mouse) likes to find a soft, warm and quiet place to sleep but at night, he comes alive and scampers outdoors to explore the beautiful and bustling city. Sometimes the streets are a little scary (Yikes, cats!) but Elliott is brave and knows how to stay safe. He loves to travel, visit new neighborhoods, eat new foods and make new friends! Here are some pictures of Elliott’s world. Pretend you are Elliott! oods, eat new foods and make new friends! Here are some pictures of Elliott’s world. Pretend you are Elliott! Can you see the world through his eyes? Can you imagine what Elliott is thinking and feeling?… read more
Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your little angel will be dressed to impress in these fab, festive dress designs on the big day! We've rounded up the sweetest jumpers and stylish holiday party dresses in pretty plaids and shimmering metallics and for girls of all ages to shine bright and spread some holiday cheer this season.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
Think picking the perfect LEGO collection for your creative kid is simply a snap? With so many collectible sets available in stores, it can be challenging to select the right one. We've rounded up the best new 2019 kits launching just in time for the February release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. From colorful Duplo sets for baby to cool construction kits and LEGO Technic sets for bigger builders, check out these entertaining LEGO sets guaranteed to engage active imaginations of boys and girls of all ages with hours of constructive play — even Mom and Dad can get into the action!
Game of Thrones frenzy is at an all time high as fans get ready to bid farewell to the Seven Kingdoms with the final season. As we gear up for the last episode ever (OMG!) we've rounded up some great baby gifts to keep the battle raging on! While we know this is not a show for kids, we do know you get just a few years to dress your kids in whatever you want to before they start to have their own opinion. These gifts include funny onesies, character blankets and more! We've rounded up the fiercest gifts for your little Arya or Jon Snow.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
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.
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.
Does Team Red have what it takes to beat the best of the best? G'day mate! It's an all-star race through the Australian Outback. B...ut each team is a champion. So Sage knows the red team is going to have to be smarter and tougher than the competition if they want to win. If not, they'll be going down on their trip down under! Each chapter in this action-packed adventure series is bursting with totally true facts about wild and wonderful creatures, dangerous habitats, maps, and more! read more
A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea which follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement FORMAT: 6 Una...bridged CDsNARRATOR: Keith NobbsDark Life is set in the near future when global warming has caused the oceans to rise and reduced America to half its former size. 16-year-old Ty and his family live on an ocean floor homestead. When outlaws attack the pioneer settlement, Ty teams up with a girl from the "Topside" who's come sub-sea to search for her brother. Together they face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town's rough underworld to discover the secret behind the outlaws' eerie abilities called Dark Gifts. read more
Notes provide security. Nothing gets lost in this funny booklet with a giraffe made of a watercolour drawing. 120 pages are availa...ble for you to write down all your important things. The notebook measures 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm and fits neatly into any pocket. read more
It is sometimes said that we are living in a Golden Age of television. What does that mean, and how did we get there? Readers find... the answers as they trace the history of television, from its invention to the current age of Peak TV. This fascinating story is presented to readers through informative main text, annotated quotations, detailed sidebars, primary sources, and a comprehensive timeline. Television has changed nearly every aspect of life in many countries, and readers are sure to be excited by this fun and fact-filled look at how history and television have influenced each other. read more
Alexander Elliott loves adventure. Swashbuckling sea captains, courageous conquerors, mysterious wonders of the world... he loves ...to read about them all. He especially enjoys finding adventure, just like the characters in his favorite stories. With his dog, Duke, by his side there is no adventure too big for Alexander Elliott! read more
Chico, the house mouse, lives with her best friend Jasmine. Chico loves Jasmine's bedroom, but also wishes she could explore the b...ig house. One night she has an idea on how to get out of her cage and she sneaks downstairs into the kitchen. She gets into the cupboards and finds fun and tasty things to play with. She then scurries up onto the kitchen counter and finds something she has never seen before - a chocolate birthday cake! Come along on Chico's nighttime adventure and see what happens next... read more
Hedgie the daydreaming hedgehog, imagines an enchanting world beyond his hedgerow. Inspired by adventurous stories read to him at ...bedtime, one night he wanders out into the darkness alone. He's looking for places and characters from his storybooks but soon discovers the world is very different from what he expected. read more
Max The Mindful Mouse is an engaging and delightful children's story book. This tale of a mouse that understands human speech, is ...a tender warm hearted story. Max accidentally meets Katie, and ten year old human girl. Together they create a mindful community of mice and humans at the Brooklyn Mindfulness Center in Brooklyn, NY. The story culminates when Max and Katie are invited to speak to the students at Columbia University to recount their amazing adventures. Full of beautiful illustrations and sweet moments, the book invites us all to contribute to a better world by practicing kindness and mindfulness. read more
Amelia the mouse was frightened to leave her log home. She was so afraid that Digger, the Australian Dingo wild dog, would eat he...r! She would only travel at night to find her dinner, the seeds she loved so much.Little did she know that Digger just wanted to be her friend! read more
PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help. Now, along with his n...ew family, PJ gets to travel the world. Join PJ on his first adventure across Canada as he hikes on a glacier, finds a salt lake in the prairies, and walks on the ocean floor in Nova Scotia. Upon returning to his new home PJ meets the family pet...a very large CAT! "Oh fiddlesticks, don't cats usually like mice as a small snack?"These books are designed to keep kids reading....lots of words but with pictures on every page....there is always something to keep kids turning the pages. Kids will get to explore the world with PJ Mouse, learning that it is a wonderful place that we all need to care for and that things are not always as scarey as they seem. read more
Snow! Cookies! Candy! Mouse loves snow days. When he's accidentally swept out the door and into the snow, Mouse has a blast ice-sk...ating, sledding, and building snow animals—always just one step ahead of sly Cat. But above Mouse on a wire sit three cold birds who warn Mouse of Cat's approach. Now it is Mouse's turn to do something nice for his new friends. read more
"I'm quick and smart as I can be. Try and try, but you can't catch me!" Mouse Deer sings his song as he walks through the fores...t looking for tasty fruits and roots and shoots. Though he is small, he is not afraid. He knows that many big animals want to eat him -- but first they have to catch him! In these delightful trickster tales from Southeast Asia, find out how Mouse Deer gets the best of his enemies -- Tiger, Crocodile, and the most dangerous animal of all, Farmer! TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS -- A READER'S THEATER SCRIPT OF THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN AARON'S BOOK "FOLKTALES ON STAGE," OR FREE ON AARON'S WEB SITE. /////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the award-winning author of "The Baker's Dozen," "The Sea King's Daughter," "The Monkey King," and many more children's books. His stories have appeared often in Cricket magazine, while his Web site is known internationally as a prime resource for folktales, storytelling, and reader's theater. Once a professional storyteller, Aaron specializes in lively retellings of folktales and other traditional literature, which have won him honors from the American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Bank Street College of Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society. Kim Gamble is one of the most popular children's book illustrators of Australia. He is also a frequent contributor to that country's much-loved School Magazine, where Aaron's Mouse Deer stories first appeared. ////////////////////////////////////////////// "A retelling of some of Southeast Asia's most popular folklore .... Simply narrated, The Adventures of Mouse Deer is witty and steeped in the power of myth, as well as high-spirited determination.... [A] delightful introduction to an enduring legend."-- Small Press Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, May 2005 "Mouse Deer's small stature leaves him vulnerable in the jungle, but Crocodile, Tiger, and Farmer are no match for this quick-witted, fearless creature. Give this book to children making their first forays into chapter books, and visit the author's Web site to download readers theater scripts." -- Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal, Dec. 1, 2009 ////////////////////////////////////////////// CONTENTS 1 ~ Mouse Deer and Tiger 2 ~ Mouse Deer and Crocodile 3 ~ Mouse Deer and Farmer ////////////////////////////////////////////// SAMPLE Then he heard something. ROWR! There was Tiger! "Hello, Mouse Deer. I was just getting hungry. Now you can be my lunch." Mouse Deer didn't want to be lunch. He looked around and thought fast. He saw a mud puddle. "I'm sorry, Tiger. I can't be your lunch. The King has ordered me to guard his pudding." "His pudding?" said Tiger. "Yes. There it is." Mouse Deer pointed to the mud puddle. "It has the best taste in the world. The King doesn't want anyone else to eat it." Tiger looked longingly at the puddle. "I would like to taste the King's pudding." read more
Little Church Mouse has been asked by Pastor Mouse to find a Christmas tree for the church. But finding a tree is only the beginni...ng of his adventure in the woods. He will make new friends, use his faith to resolve his problems and discover a Christmas blessing that God wants to give to all of us. read more
What if you had storage space, at a very handy place and you could fly, and what if it was no problem or trouble to be able to len...d a hand or in Ollie’s case, lend a bill This is what this first story is all about, as it unfolds you get to see how Ollie's Taxi services become very useful for others and gives him purpose, opening up opportunities and adventure. This is his first adventure with Mama Mouse and Baby Mouse, and what this leads too. read more
PJ Mouse, an adorable little stuffed animal, was lost and alone until young Emily heard his cries for help. Now, along with his n...ew family, PJ gets to travel the world - discovering exciting new places, people, and animals along thte way. Come join PJ on this, his third adventure, in jolly olde England as he, his new pal Star Bear, Emily and the family visit their cousins. Discover why PJ finds simple things like bike rides and car rides a little too entertaining all of a sudden, why his stuffing might explode when talking to a local hedgehog, and if the 500 year old buildings do indeed bury him in rubble. And don't forget about Star Bear....when the lady asks for his autograph, does it mean he has finally found one of his fans? "Come explore England with me!' From PJ Mouse read more
Lou, aged 12, goes camping with her friends Jack, his brother David and sister Emily on farmland near the historic city of Lichfie...ld in Staffordshire, on the hunt for missing treasure. Bookworm David is convinced that a hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver remains undiscovered near to where the famous Staffordshire Hoard was dug up. The others think that's nonsense, but so what? It's a great excuse to get together again for their second adventure. Emily, still only 10, is scared they'll encounter danger again. The older children reassure her but what they didn't bargain for was feisty farmer's daughter Becky, aged 14, who takes an instant dislike to them. There's sure to be trouble ahead . . . read more
Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s anniversary with the “Greatest Hits” of his comic strip adventures. In his earliest incarnations, Mickey ...Mouse wasn’t just an animation star―he was a death-defying, crime-stopping, newspaper strip hero! See Mickey race Pegleg Pete to a Wild West gold mine, battle the evil Rhyming Man for an atom-smashing machine, and stop a horrible hypnotist from hexing half of Mouseton. Fan-favorite stories “Mickey Mouse in Death Valley” and “The Gleam” have been recolored and re-formatted: plus, other great tales! full-color illustrations throughout. read more
This is my second book in the series The Classroom Mouse. The first book established the character Charlie in a classroom. In this... book, Charlie has lived in the classroom for a few years and gets to go on his first field trip to the zoo. There will be three more books in the series to follow. All the stories about the classroom mouse, Charlie, are about this young mouse living and experiencing life in a first-grade classroom. He will go on more adventures, experience bullying, and learn many lessons throughout his life in the classroom. read more
On a bright and sunny day on Florida's Gulf Coast Old Joe took his grandsons, Bradley and Barrett, to Walt Disney World in Orlando... Florida. They all loved the stories of the pirates that sailed in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico in those days past. The Pirate life was always exciting with lots of adventures. They hoped to sample this at Disney. Once inside the Disney Park they made their way to "The Pirate's League" attraction and got into line. Once inside they would dress in their pirate clothes that were provided as a part of the experience. They would be given a pirate name, taught the ways of the pirate and then set sail for a pirate adventure. Old Joe and the boys would find their own adventure to be more magical than what was planned by the Disney Park as the day progressed. They did not know this yet though! read more
Say hello to Peggy Spaghetti, a fun-loving little girl who loves to explore and learn new things. Her hair, name, and favorite foo...d all have one thing in common: spaghetti! Come join her on her many adventures. read more
The Bee who Lost his Buzz is the illustrated first adventure of The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly. It follows Tiptoes and Jeremy Mouse ...as they help Bee whose buzz has been snagged by grumpy Mr. Cactus. After an adventure with Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the gnomes, Jeremy Mouse finds a Worm who's lost his squirm and cannot wiggle back into the safety of his home under the ground. The next day, along with the gnomes, they sail down Running River to the ocean to help Octopus untangle his legs. He's too young to count them properly (he can only count to seven) and whenever he tries he gets them hopelessly mixed up. The Bee who Lost his Buzz is an innocent and magical tale suitable for reading to young children or for young children to read. read more
Say hello to Peggy Spaghetti, a fun-loving little girl who loves to explore and learn new things. Her hair, name, and favorite foo...d all have one thing in common: spaghetti! Come join her on her many adventures. read more
Pig isn't like most pigs. She doesn't like to roll in the mud or get dirty. She likes to watch birds and butterflies. She likes to... sing and make up stories. She's a daydreamer. Mouse is a vagabond, always moving to keep safe. When events bring them together, an unlikely friendship forms as they bond over their first adventure: treasure hunting!Pig and Mouse formed an unusual friendship, but maybe it's not unusal at all. If you've ever witnessed a connection between two species, say, a dog and a cat, or a cat and a bird, you already know animals are capable of feeling love and empathy just like we can. Pig and Mouse's friendship highlights the value of empathy and that differences in size and appearance do not matter. The author invites you to share the story of Pig and Mouse with your children as the touchstone to an important conversation about diversity, empathy, and what's truly important.The inspiration for Pig and Mouse's first adventure was author Kelly Lenihan's own childhood love of collecting treasures from nature: rocks, seed pods, leaf skeletons, feathers, abandoned bird nests, shells, etc. Often, these collections were started on the fly during a trip to the beach or a hike in the woods. Her kids even contributed to her "science museum" throughout their own childhoods. Now that they're grown, the collections have been condensed into a large curio cabinet in the author's living room. She still adds the occasional rock, seed pod or feather -- her eyes never stop seeking. To this day, Kelly enjoys examining her collections and showing visitors her latest acquisitions -- the thrill never truly goes away!Like Kelly, kids are drawn to natural items and collecting is a great activity that will help your child to develop important life skills, expand their horizons, and learn about categorizing, sorting and observing. Encouraging collecting -- or enjoying your child's collecting impulse -- can be fun forthe whole family. Did you have a collection as a child? Maybe it's time to start that up again! read more
Edward Mouse likes to read about adventures. One day he decides to have an adventure of his own. He leaves his home in the suburbs... and using everything from a backpack to a motorbike, he arrives on a dairy farm and becomes best friends with Billy the kid. What an adventure! read more
The seventh exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why did Bill have to bring the babyish Gustavus with them on ho...liday? Jack knows he'll only be trouble. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot bravely set out to rescue them, leading them to a faraway land and the discovery of a plot to kill the King. read more
WAS DANNY MEADOW MOUSE'S TAIL TOO SHORT? Danny certainly thought so. Cousin Whitefoot's elegant tail was certainly much longer. On...e day Danny was so morose on the subject, he almost didn't notice Old Whitetail the Marsh Hawk swooping down. Whew! He escaped, though -- You see, Danny had a problem. Not only was Danny a mouse, he was a plump, tasty-looking mouse. Reddy Fox wanted him for dinner Granny Fox thought he'd do for breakfast. Mr. Blacksnake wriggled with pleasure at the notion of a -- "Chomp!" -- Danny Meadow Mouse Snack. And Redtail the Hawk -- well, you get the idea. read more