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
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.
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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.
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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
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.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
"There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a coup...le of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me." - from "Confession"In this entertaining collection of tales and autobiographical essays, London relates the days he spent on the road. Each story details an aspect of the hobo's life -- from catching a train to cadging a meal. The wealth of experiences and the necessity of having to lie for a living brought depth London's subsequent stories. read more
Excerpt from The Pale HorseThe soul of Russia is revealed even more in her literature than in the realities of her life. If her ac...tivities are handicapped in many ways, her spirit lives in a sort of Utopian Freeland, where it is concerned only with problems of spiritual law and spiritual obligations. Russian novels - certainly the best of them - express this spirit, and are for that reason 'human documents' of great intensity.Each epoch of Russia's spiritual life is expressed in a few books of a highly imaginative character. Among those literary works which illuminate with a rare light the period just before the war, the problems which had to be faced by the heroic will and the mystic tendencies of a tragically unbalanced generation, Ropshin's Pale Horse ranks as one of the most characteristic.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
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
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
Arnie's favorite thing to do was to run around and see what he could find. But one day Arnie found something new, though it had be...en there all along. It was a great big, enormous, neverending wall. He wondered what could be behind it. He was sure it would be new places to run and explore. read more
The events are set shortly after the events in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and after Dorothy Gale's departure back to Kansas. The p...rotagonist of the novel is an orphan boy called Tip. For as long as he can remember, Tip has been under the guardianship of a cruel Wicked Witch named Mombi (who is the main antagonist) and lives in the northern quadrant of Oz called Gillikin Country in the Land of Oz. Mombi has always been extremely mean and abusive to Tip. As Mombi is returning home one day, Tip plans to get revenge and frighten her with a wooden man he has made, with a large Jack-o'-lantern pumpkin he carves for a head, thus naming him Jack Pumpkinhead. To Tip's dismay, Mombi is not fooled by this trick, and she takes this opportunity to demonstrate the new magic "Powder of Life" that she had just obtained from another sorcerer. Mombi tells Tip that she intends to transform him into a marble statue to punish him for his mischievous ways. read more
Two little boys visit the Land of Masks with their friends, 38 ostriches.
Katie, a shy, lonely girl, takes an afternoon nap one day after reading to her favorite doll Annie, Mr. Floppy Ears, and Tuppy the... bear. While dreaming, she travels to "The Land of Plaid" where she finds new friends and discovers her own spirituality.During her visit to the enchanted "Land of Plaid" the children show Katie love, teach her to respect the beauty of nature surrounding them, and let her participate in the harvest of the Plaid Love Hearts.Read "The Land of Plaid" and discover what the children do with the Plaid Love Hearts, while the inner child in you comes alive. 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
Illustrating the divine glory of the universe, this enlightening reference explores the extraordinary abilities and adaptations of... 12 unique land animals, including a fox, turtle, camel, and chameleon. Each creature ?speaks? about their particular survival tactics and special skills and explains how they enjoy social and familial interactions similar to humans. Children will be delighted to discover that termites build skyscrapers, spiders hunt with lassos, goats can forecast the weather, and elephants can communicate across long distances. read more
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
Dodge and his friend Lorek have left on one of the most dangerous and exciting adventures of their lives. Their best companion, Do...dge’s cat named Bonja, helps them get through this adventure. But they are not alone, Professor Lumbertong and his killer bots are trying to get a robot called the Peacekeeper The only problem is that there is a prophecy that states that the boy with two companions should claim the Peacekeeper. Who will get to the well-known robot first?...Professor Lumbertong or the two friends and their trusty companion? 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
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
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
Description This Land of the Free puzzle's stunning image takes you on a journey to our nation's capitol for a celebration of patr...iotic pride! Rendered with brilliant color and extraordinary detail, the 1,000-pc. jigsaw puzzle inspires pride in America... 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
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 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
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
Being an account of the further adventures of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman and also the strange experiences of the highly magnifi...ed Woggle-Bug Jack Pumpkin-head- the Animated Saw-Horse and the Gump; the story being A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz 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