A beautiful and heartbreaking novel from an award-winning author about a girl who gets swept up into an adventure involving forgotten toys, perfect for fans of Lauren Wolk and Kelly Barnhill."A delicate, funny, poignant exploration of grief, love and memory that has the welcoming warmth of an instant classic."--The GuardianEmily and her sister, Holly, were as close as sisters could be. They did everything together. But Holly died three months ago, and Emily's world s close as sisters could be. They did everything together. But Holly died three months ago, and Emily's world is shattered.Amid a sea of changes--her best friend is acting distant, she's just started at a new school, and she's been cast as the lead in the school play--Emily is surprised to find that she misses Holly's teddy bear, Bluey, almost as much as she misses Holly herself. But Bluey was buried with Holly, and there's no getting either of them back.Then one night, Emily dreams of talking toys, who tell her they have come from the toy world with a message from Bluey. Emily is convinced she can be reunited with him. But there's something strange about the barrier between the toy world and the real world. Not just strange, but dangerous--magic is spilling out, and it's wreaking havoc on Emily's world. Now she must decide whether finding Bluey is worth risking the lives of those she loves."Deeply moving and highly imaginative."--The Daily Mail"Written from the heart and can't fail to make yours sing."--The Times, Book of the Week "One of the wittiest books of the year."--The Sunday Times"Suffused with longing and dappled with humor, this novel explores the limits of grief and the lasting power of storytelling."--Wall Street Journal "From whimsical comicality to impending danger...a standalone title, in which the topic of loss is dealt with deftly. For readers willing to let their imagination soar, this fantasy may be just what they are looking for, especially if they have experienced grief."--School Library Journal"An imaginative, magical story ideal for kids experiencing loss."--Kirkus Reviews"Wise in the ways of loss as Emily discovers that the route through grief lies not in escaping to Smockeroon but in engaging with the hard world, in the passage of time, in friendship, memory, and, above all, storytelling."--The Horn Book, Starred Review"A refreshing take on the classic theme of toys coming to life, with the residents of Smockeroon amusingly sassy and self involved. There is still plenty of warmth...while the magical elements cushion the heftier themes...A pleasing blend of sentiment and humor."--Bulletin "Saunders combines the hard reality of loss and the soft comfort of fantasy surprisingly well, offering unexpected humor in Smockeroon as well as sharp insights into human characters."--Booklist… read more
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Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
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.
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Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
This accessible, easy-to-follow book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The straight...forward text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things. The images are clear and perfectly illustrate the text, showing that animals and humans are not all that different. For the reader with a curiosity about nature, this book will be a welcome addition. read more
This book follows Joshua’s gorge walking adventure. Follow Joshua’s journey of facing fears and worries as he overcomes them to ac...hieve the goal of ascending a river gorge on his own. The book is a fun learning resource for children who are reluctant to learning. It includes fun facts and interactive work sheets. read more
Exceptionally popular since its publication in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is widely regarded as the first English novel. Our eponymous ...hero finds himself shipwrecked on an African desert island after a tumultuous storm, and following the realisation that he is the only survivor, is faced with the prospect of years of isolation. However, he throws his energy into familiarising himself with his new habit: he hunts, learns how to make pottery and even adopts a parrot. After encountering a group of cannibals, Robinson Crusoe finally finds a companion. A thrilling adventure for younger listeners, made thoroughly accessible through Roy McMillan's retelling, which uses Defoe's words in the main, simplifying and clarifying them at certain points. read more
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story i...s a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica?"An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post"A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times read more
In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, ...least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill. read more
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award...-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times read more
A photographer travels from America to Africa looking forward to a picture taking safari. However, the photographer mistakenly ent...ers into a world, where everything is upside down, backwards and all jumbled up. In this place, the animals can speak and a little person, (maybe a man, maybe a boy, maybe neither) holds the key to everything that happens in this crazy land. Now, you can enter into this Land of Jumble and be part of the mystery that exists there. You may even be able to solve one of the great mysteries that the photographer, Chuck, couldn’t solve. A mystery that still exists, even to this day. Chuck, the photographer, mistakenly escaped from this land and returned to his home in New England. He has experienced an adventure filled with excitement, danger, laughter and mystery. I am enclosing a brief sample of the text that can be found in chapter five. I asked again. "Who are you?" "I Bobob am," he said in that tiny little voice. "You talk funny," I said to him. "I funny talk do not," he replied. "Oh, okay" I said. "Then, where am I?" "You in Afreeka are," he said. I could tell that this was going to be an interesting but difficult conversation. read more
In the small muddy town of Sludge Hollow, Miss McNaught is the only school teacher. Her lessons are of acceptance, she teaches the... children to look beyond a person's physical appearance and see their true beauty. One day, the Queen of Sludge Hollow visits the muddy town. "Her finger nails were painted pink and she wore rings on her fingers that glittered and winked...she was most certainly the cleanest person the people ever seen." The Queen acts arrogantly superior towards the muddy people of the town until, "her gumboot stayed stuck, stuck in the muddy muck of Sludge Hollow." It is then that the Queen graciously realises the wisdom of Miss McNaught's lessons. read more
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, n...otations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. read more
Juan Carlos and his family are forced to leave their homeland and search for a new area where they can live in peace. After many a...ttempts, they finally arrive at the border of a new Land only to be repelled by a self-described High Priest, who want no new immigrants from the Southern Region. The High Priest orders a large wall constructed to keep the "unwelcomed ones" out. The High Priest takes an extended vacation, and when he finally returns, he is totally surprised and angered that a new "form of Law and order" has replaced his dictatorship, and he has lost his support, title, and authority. read more
"The Land of the Blue Flower" is the tale of Amor, a young orphaned king in the care of a wise old man who spirits him away from t...he gloomy city he was born in. When Amor ascends his throne he returns to his city, and mystifies its inhabitants by ordering them to plant and nurture the seeds of a magical blue flower. read more
Have you ever lost a sock? Did you ever wonder where's "the place that every sock goes when they no longer wanted to live with our... toes?" Follow Dezmund Doo (DEZ-mend Du) and Dezerea (DEZ-e-ray) as they tumble into the fantastical Land of the Left Sock. This modern-day fairy tale takes a brother and his sister on a charming adventure about courage, caring and friendship. The lovable characters capture the imagination, and the rhyming prose is both melodic and playful. read more
Storm clouds driven by dishonesty threaten a far away land where citizens speak only truth and live life without lies. In desperat...ion, the citizens turn to a Truth-Seeker named Willy S. Good who rescues the town and preserves the truth for everyone... 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
This absolutely heart-warming adventure is about when a little girl called rose, stumbles upon a magic button that transports her ...to a very magical world where animals speak. She has the best time of her life and fulfills every boy and girls dream.'A great story for children any time of the day, it's so wonderfully magical.' read more
This second Oz story brings us further adventures of the Scarecrow (who has succeeded the Wizard as ruler of Oz) and the Tin Woodm...an. Furthermore we are introduced to some delightful new characters, including Jack Pumpkinhead, the Saw-Horse and the Gump, all of whom have been animated by the magic Powder of Life. We also meet Professor H. M. Woggle bug, T. E. (both Highly Magnified and Thoroughly Educated), who because of his inescapable erudition later becomes the Dean of the Royal College of Oz. There are some exciting moments during which the Scarecrow is overthrown by an army of revolutionary girls, but in the end Princess Ozma, the rightful ruler of Oz, succeeds to the throne. read more
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Deep in the magical forest of animals, there lived two stories. The first story, “The Union of the Forest Animals,” teaches childr...en how to take a bad situation and turn it into a lesson learned. The second story, “Menace the Monkey,” is about practical jokes. Have you ever had someone play a joke on you that you didn’t think was funny? Well, Menace teaches us how to be mindful of the pranks we play on our friends because what’s funny to us may not be funny to them. So grab a friend, and let’s read together. And the lesson you learn, you can use forever. read more
A Brief History of India's Geography' is regarded as a fascinating read, the main motive of which is to acquaint the readers with ...the fascinating geography of the country. It is also a curious read on how several facts and stories, which make an intrinsic part of India's history, actually came into vicinity. While explaining these, the book also questions several incidents that are thought to be a major part of India's history, like why did Buddha choose Sarnath as the site for his first sermon and how did the Europeans exactly map our country. The brilliance of the book lies in the fact that it tries to answer many questions from Indian History from the point of view of the country's geography, by studying its various ancient cities, rivers, mountains and hills. An avid traveller, Sanyal has travelled to numerous archaeological sites, crossed numerous rivers and gained an in-depth knowledge by reading the ancient manuscripts, all with the aim to help the readers gain good hold about the geography of India. The reprint edition of the book was published in 2013 by Penguin Publishers and is available in paperback. read more
Kelly and Kai love to play on the gnarled old tree trunk outside their cottage in the woods: sometimes it becomes a horse, sometim...es a crocodile and sometimes even a dragon. One day a mischievous gnome makes the tree trunk come to life, and the children are whisked off to the Land of Long Ago on the back of the old tree dragon. On their incredible journey Kelly and Kai meet a princess, rescue a knight and trick the king of the trolls. But will the old tree dragon stay alive long enough to bring them home again? A delightful fairy tale from Elsa Beskow, with beautiful illustrations in her unique, classic style. read more
Excerpt from The Lay of the LandWe have had a series of long, heavy rains, and water is standing over the swampy meadow. It is a d...reary stretch, this wet, sedgy land in the cold twilight, drearier than any part of the woods or the upland pastures. They are empty, but the meadow is flat and wet, naked and all unsheltered. And a November night is falling.The darkness deepens. A raw wind is rising. At nine o'clock the moon swings round and full to the crest of the ridge, and pours softly over. I button the heavy ulster close, and in my rubber boots go down to the river and follow it out to the middle of the meadow, where it meets the main ditch at the sharp turn toward the swamp. Here at the bend, behind a clump of black alders, I sit quietly down and wait.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
Excerpt from The Lay of the LandSuch a house will require a great' deal of work to build. Why not combine, make it big enough to h...old half a dozen, save labor and warmth, and, withal, live sociably together? So they left, each one his bed, and joining efforts, started, about the middle of Octo ber, to build this winter house.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
Ravensburger In the Land of the Dinosaurs: Colorful puzzle designConstructed with Ravensburger-exclusive materials and specially d...esigned tools to ensure the highest-quality puzzling experienceExtra-durable cardboard, glare-free linen paperPerfect, interlocking fitPiece count: 200 piecesTheme: Dinosaurs read more
Mikey was a hard worker-especially in school. He knew that education was an important tool, which he will show children on this mo...tivational trip through the magical land of the 5 R's. In his third book, Michael T shows children that the path to success and happiness is through paying attention in school, taking responsibility for our actions, and respecting others--all beautifully and creatively illustrated by Joe Santoro. read more
Get your child ready for an adventurous and enchanting tour through the Land of Landu. "Safari through the Land of Landu" is an in...spirational, empowering and success story written in, Song, Rhyme, Chants, Poetry. It is an adventurous Safari guided by Dhahabu the Squirrel. Now every child can learn the principles of life and success in their most simple and favorite language Storytelling. Your child will love going on this Safari again and again. This book communicates the 4 irrefutable principles of success in a simple, empowering, entertaining way that enchants and educates your child. Every child under the age of 8 should embark on this Safari. It is a must gift for every child under 8years old. read more