“Other names besides [Herman] Melville’s will surely come to mind as you read this thrilling tale—there’s Dune’s Frank Herbert. . . . But in this, as in all of his works, Miéville has that special knack for evoking other writers even while making the story wholly his own.”—Los Angeles Times On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting the he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death & the other’s glory. Spectacular as it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than the endless rails of the railsea—even if his captain thinks only of hunting the ivory-colored mole that took her arm years ago. But when they come across a wrecked train, Sham finds something—a series of pictures hinting at something, somewhere, that should be impossible—that leads to considerably more than he’d bargained for. Soon he’s hunted on all sides, by pirates, trainsfolk, monsters & salvage-scrabblers. & it might not be just Sham’s life that’s about to change. It could be the whole of the railsea. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[Miéville] gives all readers a lot to dig into here, be it emotional drama, Godzilla-esque monster carnage, or the high adventure that comes only with riding the rails.”—USA Today “Superb . . . massively imaginative.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Riveting . . . a great adventure.”—NPR “Wildly inventive . . . Every sentence is packed with wit.”—The Guardian (London)… read more
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bath time a breeze!
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.
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.
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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.
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
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.
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.
Join Civil War hero John Wesley Powell and his brave companions on the first successful river expedition through what was then the... uncharted region of the Grand Canyon. This daring journey is one of the great exploration adventures of the American west. read more
If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Sant...a's Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toymaker to star follower - right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began - Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus' birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus. Author Sherrill S. Cannon says her inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, "But where's Santa?" Cannon has been weaving stories and poems even before she could write. She enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. Her background is in physical education, sports photography and she also had a column in a newspaper. Cannon is already working on several new children's books. Publisher's website: http: //www. eloquentbooks.com/SantasBirthdayGift. html read more
In this storybook, Lemon Meringue decides to get a high-tech beauty gadget to help with her work. But the Salon-o-Matic does all o...f Lemon's work so quickly that she wonders if her friends still need her. Can Strawberry convince Lemon that friends love you for who you are, not what you do for them? read more
Patrick Smith's novel is now available for young readers. A teacher's manual is available for using A Land Remembered to teach lan...guage arts, social studies, and science coordinated with the Sunshine State Standards of the Florida Department of Education. read more
Elvis Presley was the King of Rock n Roll. But his career was not all glitter and glory. The hip-shaking stardom of the 1950s sank... into an embarrassing string of bad movies in the 1960s. Could Elvis kick-start his career and reconnect with his audience? J read more
The last place Angela wants to be on her 14th birthday is on holiday with her Dad and his new family in the New Forest. When a pon...y-trekking expedition organised by her step-mother ends in a humiliating fall from her horse, Angela decides enough is enough read more
When you can see things others can't, what happens when someone is watching you? Everybody knows about Clarity "Clare" Fern. She's... the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past. Only, Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her. But then someone starts playing with her head and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare's pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare's hopeful ex-boyfriend who'd do anything to win her back? One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared. Clare needs to see her way to the truth - before it's much too late. read more
Hell on earth. That s what it s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to fin...d one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts immortals who want read more
I release you, Lenah Beaudonte. Believe. and be free. Those were the last words I could remember. When I awoke, I immediately felt... a cold surface on my left cheek. An icy shiver rushed down my spine. "Rhode " I screamed. He had to be here. There would be no world without Rhode. A door somewhere near me opened and closed. Rhode loomed over me, but he was a blur. Even in the haze of that moment, his icy-blue eyes pierced me, down to my soul. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah Beaudonte, with the help of the handsome Rhode, has been able to realize the dream of all vampires-to be human again. Now, as a raven-haired sixteen-year-old, Lenah believes her greatest challenge is fitting in at her new school. But the challenges have only just begun. The vicious coven Lenah once ruled is threatening the new-found pleasures of her human life, including the one guy who makes her feel most alive: Justin. Can this ex-vamp survive in an alien time and place, or will her past come back to haunt her. forever? read more
Alex hosts a tea party and makes new friends. Drew soars through the sky, searching for adventure. Two kids play in a park, imagin...ing they're somewhere else. The worlds of imagination and reality collide in this wordless comic. read more
It's been one year since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Despite the hunger and the lies, even despite the plague, the kids of P...erdido Beach are determined to survive. Creeping into the tenuous new world they've built, though, is perhaps the worst incarnation yet of the enemy known as the Darkness: fear. Within the FAYZ, life breaks down while the Darkness takes over, literally-turning the dome-world of the FAYZ entirely black. In darkness, the worst fears of all emerge, and the cruelest of intentions are carried out. But even in their darkest moments, the inhabitants of the FAYZ maintain a will to survive and a desire to take care of the others in their ravaged band that endures, no matter what the cost. Fear, Michael Grant's fifth book in the bestselling dystopian Gone series, will thrill readers. even as it terrifies them. read more
Paperback, Terebinth Tree Publishing, 2016, ISBN13 9780989213462, ISBN10 0989213463
Delve into literature and discover exactly what a novel is. What makes a great novel? How are characters important? What is a sett...ing? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a novel, then prompts children t read more
In the seventh book in the bestselling series, evil scientists are still trying to convince Max that she needs to save the world, ...this time by providing the genetic link in speeding up the pace of evolution. Worse, they're trying to convince her that her perfect mate is Dylan, the newest addition to the flock. The problem is that, despite herself, Max is starting to believe it. Fang travels the country collecting his own gang of evolved humans, but the two separate flocks must unite to defeat a frightening doomsday cult whose motto is "Save the Planet: Kill the Humans. "And this time, the true heroine, for once, might just be little Angel. read more
Prepare to be Tested. The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling "Vampire Academy" series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PI...CTURE. Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014 Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose. It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians-including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks. This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory. But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price. read more
Delve into the world of the graphic novel. What makes a great graphic novel? How are characters important? What is a setting? What... comes first: text or pictures? Using great examples from past and present, this book explains clearly what is meant by a gra read more
Callie is shocked when she is ripped from her home in the middle of the night. She is taken to a city that she never knew existed ...only to find that she has a strange connection to her sexy captor. To top it all off, he tries to convince her that she is no read more
Coalbucket Christmas is the captivating and poignant story of a young girl's struggle to live a life of faith amid the hardships o...f Midwestern farm life, and the impact of those times upon her adult life. New York authoress, Anna McCord, has lived a succe read more
Gittie and Renie knew their cat was special, but they didn't know how special Onyx was until he started scratching sick people and... then they were magically cured. When they tried to tell everyone what happened no one would believe them until it was almost read more
Skyla's been banished from Atrium, thrown into the Nothing. or at least that's what she thought. Unfortunately, the System has oth...er plans for her. Now, thanks to Jey, they're on another island, one where they're target practice. The island itself is a trap, complete with an ever changing landscape and deadly creatures. With Sips hunting them, and only seventy-two hours to survive, Skyla and Jey will need every advantage to make it out alive. Battles will be fought, trust will be tested and secrets will be revealed. In the end, they'll be lucky if they make it to their final destination - the Nothing. read more