Surrounded by Extinction, the Keep is enclosed within a fifty foot wall. Only desert and destruction exist beyond. Inside this lone fortress, the Council of Constraint controls everything: curfew, clothes, career, names... In return for surrendering freedom, citizens receive survival. Most don't mind the exchange. The Son of Sara isn't like most people. However, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friendsver, no one seems to share his growing sense of dread. His mother is too busy. His father is dead. His friends think he’s reckless. Only nightly visits beyond the wall offer any relief. Then one day, he receives a letter signed by the Nightingale, the Keep's mysterious dissident. After that, nothing is the same. Unless he learns to live by the rules, Sarason could be called before the Council. He should stop before he is caught, but first he wants to know the Nightingale's identity, and why he was chosen to help her cause.… 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.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Originally touted as a tool to help kids stay calm and focused, the fidget spinner quickly took off as one of the most sought-after toys of the year. While your kids are probably very familiar with the standard spinners, these unique fidget spinners will catch their attention and make the perfect gift.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
Make trips with baby stress-free with these travel essentials that keep baby—and the entire family—happy during long drives and flights.
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.
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.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
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.
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
Do you ever wonder what you're meant to do?Why exactly you're here, and why you are you? We have all been created to live, love an...d play, We were born to enjoy every single day. You were chosen to be born, exactly when and where, And you came with so many wonderful gifts to share.You have something to offer the world, all your own, Something precious and special, that's yours alone. No one walks just your path as they live out each day.No one else sees the world in quite the same way.No one else's eyes have exactly your gleam.And nobody else can realize your dreams. To make your dreams real, here is what you must do...Just be yourself. That's right, just be you! There are so many things you are able to do, And you do them so well just because you are you. Don't worry if you make mistakes on the way.Everyone does. It will all be okay. When you're tired or sad, it's hard not to be ledBy some of the thoughts that pop into your head.When things go wrong and life gets tough, You might think, "I'm not good enough." Well, that's just a thought. It's not who you are.You are one-of-a-kind, and you shine like a star! You are more than enough, and you're worthy of love.So be kind to yourself and you'll rise aboveThose ridiculous thoughts that just aren't true.The world is better because you are you! When you're smiling or crying, at school or at play, Take a moment to love yourself every day. Whatever each day or each moment may bring, Always remember this one true thing: You are lovable now and you will be forever.Never forget that - never, ever, ever! When you love yourself, you can do your best.Each day will be filled with more joy and more zest.And other people? You'll love them too.They're doing the best they can, just like you. You'll see life as a gift, each challenge and pleasure, All of them are gifts for you to treasure.Not only that, but you're a gift, too.The world is better because you are you. So remember how truly amazing you are!That's the most important thing by far.There's no doubt about it. Don't say "Yes, but..."Just love yourself, no matter what. You have within you a special light.When you love yourself, your light shines bright.Let it light up your life, and the whole world, too!There is no light brighter than the light in you. That's all you are here on this earth to do: To live your life, to just be you. Happiness, wonder and love await you.When you know you're a gift. Believe it. It's true! read more
Willy the worm awakes one morning to discover that his home is being destroyed! He knows he must act quickly to warn his family an...d friends! Will Willy make it in time? What will Willy and the other worms do to save their homes and themselves? read more
Rita, Dan, Max and Ted are on the move in Trucktown! Kids will have hands-on fun with a movable part on each spread! Swing Wrecker... Rosie's wrecking ball, spin Monster Truck Max's wheel, dump gravel from Dump Truck Dan's bed, and move Tow Truck Ted's hook up and down as he saves a good friend! read more
SHAYNE is the first book in THE SHAYNE TRILOGY. A sweet story about a Dachshund puppy and the family who loves Shayne. Beatrice Ar...nson aka Beaky wrote these stories for her children almost 60 years ago. They are gentle, loving stories celebrating the innocence of childhood and the joy of having a puppy in your life. read more
Kyra, a young girl, who just moved to the Northern Wisconsin/Minnesota area, is tormented and treated as an outsider by her peers.... That soon changes when a boy named Aaron comes into her life, and offers her his friendship. Aaron is a friend like no other. He has special powers that enable him and others like him, to transform into dragons. Their friendship quickly becomes overshadowed by an old nemesis named Grackle. Long ago, when dragons sought refuge in the new land, they brought with them a sinister force, a force that will stop at nothing to be the dragon king. He has a plan to rid the earth of all humans, starting with Kyra. Kyra has vowed to do all she can do to help defeat Grackle while her new friends vow to do everything they can to keep Kyra alive. Can Kyra, Aaron, and their friends escape his destruction, or will they end up crushed under Grackles rule? read more
Aurella found out she’s a witch…just in time to start a witch hunt. Twelve years ago, the kingdom of Dovice was purged of magic. A...ll the witches were killed in a massive witch hunt, and evidence of their existence was erased from history. So when Aurella discovers she’s a witch, she’s both confused and frightened. Despite the risk of revealing herself, Aurella uses her powers to protect her only friend from a dangerous situation and accidentally sets in motion another witch hunt, making her the key target. With few allies and an entire country against her, Aurella flees north in hopes of finding Rashtica, the alleged kingdom where her kind live in peace. But Aurella can’t run forever, and if she doesn’t learn to embrace her power, the witch hunt she brought about could be her bitter end. read more
When 11 year old Cammi starts exploring her new neighborhood in Danville, California, what she finds is far from what she expected.... But when she becomes stuck in an unfamiliar world, the unexpected might be just what she needs to get home. Join Cammi and her new friends on this wild adventure in this first book in a trilogy. read more
The Great Toy War is the story of Tommy Plinkerton and his brother Charlie. The boys come into possession of a magical ball from a... mysterious old man that allows them to shrink to the size of toys. The next thing they know, however, is that they are now involved in The Great Toy War, a war raged by toys everywhere for centuries. This book recounts the battles fought by Tommy and his army of green toy soldiers and Charlie and his army of tan toy soldiers as they fight for supremacy over their own home. All the while defending against rogues, dolls, and a traitor in their midst. read more
A suspenseful animal fantasy that deals with discrimination, handicaps, disabilities, perseverance, and sacrifice In the first vol...ume of the Bunny Trilogy, a dozen bully hares take over the town of San Rabino. When an unexplained famine grips the valley, they blame the odd-looking rabbits for their misfortune and ban them from the valley of Lair. As the outcasts depart their homes, five bunnies meet up and decide to start a new life together. But when they discover a way to save their land, they soon embark on a long quest. Faced with challenges and heartbreak, the five bunnies are tested in their resolve to complete their mission. Full of humor, life lessons, and suspense, you will enjoy this heartwarming animal fantasy all the way to its thrilling conclusion. read more
What do you do when your refuge is not the haven you imagined? Aurella and Mavic have escaped a witch hunt in Dovice, only to disc...over that Rashtica has also been corrupted by a wicked king. Unlike King Slathgar, this king doesn't kill powerful people, but collects them for his army. No one is safe from forced recruitment, not even children. Though Rashtica is full of witches and warlocks, magic is rarely done in public for fear of being spotted by one of the king's knights and forced into servitude. Once again, Aurella must hide her power or risk capture. read more
A vast garden -- ageless, mysterious and watchful -- surrounds the Hamlet, a peaceful and diverse community of animals beset by fe...arful threats. Clever, strong and merciless, the enemies of the Hamlet determine on punishment and conquest. With courage and ingenuity, the Hamlet attempts to defend itself, but it is not enough. Though the garden's awesome power lies outside their understanding, the creatures in the Hamlet turn to it for relief from terror. Animal lovers and garden enthusiasts will find their passions in "The Hamlet and the White Owl." The book is appropriate from readers from ten years and up. read more
The #1 Amazon Best Selling Series! JW was just a normal boy...until he wasn't.Get all three death defying stories of a boy who bec...ame a super hero and found out - it's not all it's cracked up to be in one awesome collection. Journey with JW as he discovers his secret powers on the playground and puts them to use against an Asteroid...and then a Tsunami...and then an Earthquake -- all of which give him a unique perspective on what it really means to be a super hero. This is a short story collection that's sure to be read over and over again. It's perfect for 8-12 year olds who love to read about normal kid in extraordinary situations. Fans of Marcus Emerson's Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja and Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid will love this book! read more
When Europe is destroyed in a hellfire of chemical weapons, six teenagers begin an arduous trek to a rumored sanctuary. Along the ...way, they will learn about the cruelties of survival and the surprising beginnings of this shocking apocalypse. Adopted brothers Lance and Lucjan are happy to be starting at the same university and already have their own tight group of friends: Ragan, Ellam, CJ, and Leks, all of whom have their own dreams for the future. This future literally goes up in smoke when the first chemical attack destroys their entire world. The Santeny Six, as they come to be called, are among the few lucky ones who survive the onslaught. Now, with nothing left to hope for, the six teenagers struggle to merely survive. They throw their lot in with soldiers traveling to a refugee camp in Finland, but there is a great deal they still don’t know about what triggered the King’s War. Then Lucjan is captured by a mysterious enemy, and Lance will do whatever it takes to rescue his brother, a quest that will take him to the very heart of this chemical Armageddon. Will what he finds there be enough to save them all? read more
A fast paced action thriller roller coaster ride of adventure and double cross. It will keep you on the edge of your seat till the... very end.Dave Roberts is ex-army, forced out of the job he loved after a friendly fire accident in Iraq. He contemplated becoming a British Jack Reacher and chancing his luck on the open road, until a phone call from an old army friend put him right back where the action is - Iraq.Join the team on their "Scavenger Hunt".What they found would blow their minds! What was under it could blow them away? read more
Portia Gaughran is an Army brat, which means trying to maintain her sanity and spot as head cheerleader while worrying about her f...ather in Afghanistan. So for Portia, boarding at a school near the U.S. Army base in Esperanza is nothing out of the ordinary. But when the U.S. territory falls under the threat of rebels, being a military kid in Esperanza turns into more for Portia and her friends than living in a place that most people associate with dream vacations; it becomes about fearing for their safety and being leery of every civilian they meet. Especially, Javier Perón, a mysterious and potentially dangerous young Esperanzan artist who paints a dark past that seems well on its way to repeating itself. And as Portia escapes deeper into his mystery, she can't help but wonder if, by trying to free him from his demons, she will become his sanctuary or his next victim. read more
After an alien encounter in their local park, Tom and Pip embark on an epic space adventure. The brothers (Pip by adoption) acquir...e their own spaceship, encounter odd alien civilizations, hunt dinosaurs with their alien friends, and in an encounter with Insectoid pirates are accidentally sucked through a wormhole. While lost in an even stranger part of space, Tom and Pip must rely on each other to avoid an evil empire and find another wormhole to get home. read more
When Carly Sullivan’s mother agrees to let Carly and best friend Zoë accompany her on an archaeological dig, the girls are ecstati...c. Three months in the jungles of Guatemala helping a team of archaeologists unearth ancient Maya artifacts—what could be more fun? When a valuable artifact goes missing, though, Carly’s mother gets blamed, and their dream summer turns into a nightmare. With the help of Zoë and new friend Lio, Carly sets out to catch the thief responsible and save her mother’s job. They scale Maya pyramids, search secret caves, and confront fearsome wildlife. They soon learn that the jungle is alive with danger, especially when you’re hunting something that doesn’t want to be caught. read more
With summer over, the dreaded middle school Tommy wanted no part of is now a reality in his life, a place so much larger than his ...elementary school, containing far too many kids to make fun of him, as his imagination leads to episodes he can’t completely stop having. The one and only good thing he can think of about this situation is he will get to see Salmon at times during the day, a true friend. The only person he is able to be himself with, unjudged. Someone who can get through to him when no one else can. Changes happen in his life whether he wants them to or not, good and bad. Good: being part of an after-school club, finding out some teachers aren’t so bad, taking a girl to his first dance. Bad: worry involving the worst-case scenario of a sick friend, fear of a brute he can’t rid himself of, a familiar routine coming to an end. Rearranging their lives, they find the light house to be a enjoyable place for friends to spend time together, learning new hobbies to replace the old. read more
An otherworldly, evil and dangerous force infests America’s oldest and most haunted city, St. Augustine, Florida. Everyone living ...there, or visiting, is at risk in ways too horrible to imagine. Standing between this invader and the people of St. Augustine are teenagers Jeff and Carla, the mysterious Native American shaman, Lobo, and Lyle, the homeless guy. In their quest to save themselves and all the inhabitants of this ancient Florida city, Jeff and Carla uncover lost parts of St. Augustine history, push past the limits of space and time, and come face-to-face with what they come to realize are the true walking dead. read more
The true life adventures of John "the Poodleman" Suter and the Poodles who ran the Iditarod. No one believed that poodles could ru...n 1149 miles in the bitter cold Alaskan race. Never - ever- ever but John believed in his poodles. Sixteen years, 280 races, 90 podium finishes, John and the Poodles proved to have the heart and soul of champions. read more
Camilla Cage is just your average, young woman with a dream to become famous. After recently getting married, and having a reliabl...e job at her local Vet Clinic, she decides to drop everything and move to California to follow her dreams of becoming a star. Out of beginner's luck, she becomes one of the biggest actors in Hollywood and gets to star in a movie with hunk, Darren Anderson. But while doing this, she soon realizes that she has fallen in love with Darren and doesn't want to return to her old life in her small hometown. What will she choose? Read this wonderful love story of mixed proportions and find out which she will choose. read more
The struggle for human survival continues following an alien invasion of Earth in this second book in the Earthfall trilogy, from ...the author of the H.I.V.E. series.After the harrowing events of Earthfall, twelve-year-old Sam and his fellow resistance members meet an enigmatic man named Mason who is slowly building an army to fight back against the invaders, the Voidborn. Sam and the others join Mason and his soldiers on a mission to disable Voidborn technology in Tokyo. But Sam soon discovers that Mason has an agenda beyond what he has already admitted: He isn’t content just to destroy the Voidborn’s machines; he plans to destroy the Voidborn once and for all with a plan that will cost the lives of millions of innocent people. But something is coming, something even worse than the Voidborn. Something very old and very evil. Something that might mean the end for them all. read more
Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley's wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. She's always believed... he would be the one to put an end to the constant fear and flight. And now, hidden underground in the chaotically magical city of Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever. But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, the mysterious Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get the truth about what happened to Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus. Facing her fears has become second nature to Lark. Facing the truth is another matter. Lark never asked to be anyone's savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone's weapon. She might not have a choice. read more
The thrilling prequel to the New York Times best-selling Summoner series! When stable boy Arcturus accidentally summons a demon an...d becomes Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful overlords would do anything to keep hidden. Whisked away to Vocans Academy so he can be kept watch over, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies. But he has little time to settle in before his life is turned upside down once again, for Hominum Empire is in turmoil. Rebellious intent simmers among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side...or watch an empire crumble. read more
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, s...team-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever. read more