In the thrilling sequel to Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw, an epic adventure novel that "is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves," Sam London dives headlong into his second case involving a selkie, a mysterious girl, and an ominous new threat to the mythical and human worlds (School Library Journal)!Sam London didn't mean to uncover an ancient secret, but when he found out that mythical creatures are real and living in our national parks, he b ancient secret, but when he found out that mythical creatures are real and living in our national parks, he became the newest recruit to the Department of Mythical Wildlife. Ever since, the middle schooler has been anxiously awaiting the call for his next case . . . and it finally arrives with the brazen appearance of a selkie in San Francisco Bay.Along with Dr. Vance Vantana and the guardian Tashi, Sam pursues the selkie, who has taken a peculiar interest in fashion's newest "it" girl and social media star, Pearl Eklund. But the closer he gets, the more questions emerge about Pearl's mysterious connection to the mythical world. Is she the long-lost hope for an entire civilization or the harbinger of its doom? It's up to Sam to find out the truth, and fast. . . . The fate of humanity hangs in the balance.Praise for Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw, Book One:"A death-defying, globe-spanning adventure, packed with creatures out of folklore and myth." --Publishers Weekly"So original and exciting. This is the best fantasy-adventure novel I have read in some time." --Martin Olson, New York Times bestselling author of The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia… read more
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
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.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
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.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
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.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
"Grandma, how big your teeth are!" This sturdy board book contains an abridged version of the classic fairy tale and is great for ...sharing with the very youngest of children. Enjoy Tony Ross' bright illustratiions as you follow the adventures of the Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf! Includes a QR link to free audio reading of the story. read more
Hummingbirds are fascinating little creatures that have captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Since they are ...only found in the Americas, the myths and legends about this tiny bird originated from the peoples of North and South America. These native cultures wrote stories to offer explanations for the behavior and physical characteristics of this graceful species: Why does the hummingbird drink nectar? What accounts for its amazing flying abilities? Why is the hummingbird attracted to the color red?Jeannette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks have compiled facts and folklore about these intriguing fliers that will answer these questions and many more. Readers will also get a glimpse into the different cultures that have been transfixed for centuries by this bird, as well as learn many interesting scientific facts discovered by modern-day ornithologists. Adrienne’s bold and unique mixed-media quilts illustrate the hummingbird in nature and the mystery of these birds in ancient folklore.Substantial back matter includes an index, a glossary of terms, suggested further reading and websites, a bibliography, sources, resources, and a list of hummingbird sanctuaries. read more
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
Your little one will love to learn about numbers and counting with this bright board book. There are interesting photographs to lo...ok at and talk about, and labels to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold. read more
The wee lambs, Malex and his sister Heather are off on their first airplane trip. Get your passport and join the lamb family on th...eir adventure to the greatest city in the world, San Francisco. Cable cars, buses, museums, parks, bridges, beaches, hotels, pillow forts, baseball, food, shopping, and plane rides-the adventure never ends. read more
"Magnificent Sam" is a children's picture book detailing the exciting life and amazing adventures of Sam Houston. Beautiful full-c...olor illustrations accompany the text, as the reader is introduced to one of Texas' - and America's - greatest heroes. The book concludes with a glossary, timeline, discussion questions and additional resource section. Gold Medal: Will Rogers Medallion Award - Western Non-Fiction, Young Readers; Finalist: Western Writers of America Spur Award - Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction; Finalist: Writers' League of Texas Book Awards - Children's Picture Book read more
In order to get to Rockin' Robbins Park, the two Williams brothers must safely navigate the busy city streets, the old constructio...n site, and the fast-moving river that winds through the woods. Lucky for them, Stop-Sign Sam is there to help them on their recreational adventure. He has a plan that includes safety tips set to a musical beat, rapping his cautionary tales to a rhythm that the boys can understand and enjoy! In The Adventures of Stop-Sign Sam, Matt Robbins shows how teaching valuable lessons can be anything but dull. In fact, if handled with the right amount of pizzazz, learning about safety can be fun for any kind of reader, young or old. Open the book, flip through the pages, sing out its words, and soon you'll be rapping along with Stop-Sign Sam. He will have you and your children tapping your feet, snapping your fingers, and just downright wiggling to the fun musical sounds of playtime safety. read more
The Adventures of Santa Fe Sam is a delightfully written and illustrated storybook exploring the fascinating past and present of N...ew Mexico and the Southwest, as told through the discoveries and inquiries of a prairie dog named Santa Fe Sam. Sam is a prairie dog sentry turned sleuth whose curiosity takes him on an intriguing journey to discover the origins of the mysterious relics they find. The colorful creative illustrations of Riyon Harding add to the adventure, making this a storybook that readers, young and old, will read and treasure for years to come. You are sure to be enchanted and entertained with Sam and his friends. read more
Excerpt from The Heart Line: A Drama of San FranciscoIn the rear room an unclean length of burlap was stretched across a string, h...alf concealing a disordered.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
Sam, Rowdy, Diesel and Desi are all on their way to explore in the cave. Their excitement and curiosity is leading them into a pla...ce that may be way more than they were expecting. What will this adventure bring to these four daring pups? Follow the gang as they discover the thrills that await them in the cave. read more
This is the story of a little clam and his very big Adventures in the big wide world of the sea
Sam is having fun playing cricket in the garden with his family. When he hits the ball really hard it sails over the roof and Sam ...finds himself in a great adventure- the most exciting one of his life so far! read more
Captain Grayghost eventually faded from the scene after decades of plundering ships on the high seas between the years of 1675 and... 1721, seemingly retiring after years of pirating to spend his golden years treasuring his hoard of gold, silver and precious gems in a secret hideout that was never discovered. In fact, neither his treasure, nor his pirate ship - the Pieces of Eight - his pirates or Captain Grayghost himself were ever found...which causes people to think that Captain Grayghost and his crew of pirates were all ghosts on a ghost ship, pillaging treasure at will on the high seas... read more
A highly interesting and engrossing book for children that provokes imagination and ideas. Craik has once again very skilfully wri...tten a tale of adventures and escapades that flares the juvenile spirit. Engrossing! read more
Finding herself on an unexpected "svisit" to her great friend the Owl Man, Mary takes London by storm! She enjoys every second, ma...king friends, and causing Mary scenes wherever she goes. She takes every opportunity to eat as much as she possibly can, especially cream buns and meringues, and even appears in a teatime BBC radio show! 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
Oh dear! Lady Egna has lost a precious jewel! Can England's greatest dog detectives help her find it? Join Sparky and Rex on a mys...tery-solving mission guaranteed to entertain and warm your heart in a tale of adventure, mishaps and friendship. read more
Your imagination will soar to new heights when you join Sam for some outdoor fun that's sure to inspire creativity. Offering more ...than just an exciting afternoon delight, Shannon Hyde demonstrates that obedience and self-worth are also an important part of Super Sam's Backyard Adventures. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book. read more
From one of the characters of this novel, after parting company with the heroine: "'Jove!' he muttered, doffing his cap gallantly.... 'There is a woman!' And a sudden hunger seized him, and a yearning to see himself mirrored always in the gray eyes of Frona Welse. He was not analytical; he did not know why; but he knew that with her he could travel to the end of the earth." read more
Beyond the half-sleep lies a land of dreams where anything can happen....Join Elannah and Sam as the half sleep takes them to thei...r secret Tree-House in the Jungle ... where they meet in their dreams. This time they're off to see Rodger the Badger, on their flying bikes - up, up into the night sky ... and onto another everlasting fantastical adventure ... "An Adventure you say? On flying Bikes? And where do you suggest that we go on such a cold and bright night?" "This is the perfect night for fireworks." Sam stated. He was full of the fun filled memories from earlier in the evening. "Yes. Fireworks." Elannah backed Sam's suggestion up and looked expectantly at the badger. "Ah yes.... Fireworks." Rodger removed his feathered cap and scratched his head. "Do you know where the best fireworks are to be seen on such a night as this?" A bright gleam came to his eyes and he looked pleased with the thoughts within his mind's eye. A delicious and delightful night of lights and laughter, music and magic. awaits them in the Great Northern Mountains, where the Great Wizard Grumphspawn tells us of his fireworks ... "I have a series of assorted sensations for you to enjoy this evening. Seven to be precise." He paused for dramatic effect. "We will start off with the Goblin Racer, move on to the Highlander's Delight; the Jolly Jester; the King's Coronation Ball; the Long Light Liberation; the Parrots, Pirates and Pancakes Piratical Pyrotechnics; and finally the Troll's Totally Titanic Terribly Triumphant Toothy Tongue Tingler!" read more
London's first novel, published in 1902, was something of a critical failure, offset, of course, by the success of CALL OF THE WIL...D just one year later. But A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS did establish him as a writer of strong, independent female characters, contrary to other writers of his time. From one of the characters of this novel, after parting company with the heroine: "'Jove!' he muttered, doffing his cap gallantly. 'There is a woman!' And a sudden hunger seized him, and a yearning to see himself mirrored always in the gray eyes of Frona Welse. He was not analytical; he did not know why; but he knew that with her he could travel to the end of the earth." read more
Finally, a queer take on the adult coloring book!Meg Murray created 50 images of some of the most iconic performers working in San... Francisco today, spanning the spectrum from legendary diva to baby queen. Including Glamamore, Juanita Moore, Heklina, Grace Towers, Sister Roma, and much more! read more
Join the funny and naughty Kobby Badu-Smith as he and his friends try to find ingenious ways to win the $10,000 for the Exploravis...ion Science Contest! They have to figure out how to describe buoyancy with a neat experiment. Perhaps a trip to British Columbia will be illuminating? Find out more as Kobby takes you on his next adventure! read more
"One snowy day in Connecticut, little Loli sits dreaming of her Grampa's coffee farm in Alajuela, Costa Rica, a very special place... in her heart. Suddenly a magical hummingbird named Colibrí appears and transports Loli and her friends from the cold winter to sunny Central America, where they discover the many joys of opening up their hearts and souls to a new language and culture. Whimsical watercolor pictures help bring both the countryside of Costa Rica and the wintery landscape of Connecticut to life. Hidden in each picture is a magical hummingbird, which helps engage even the youngest children. This bilingual story and with embedded song will engage children of all ages! Musical notations for the song are incluced along with Fun Facts of Costa Rica. read more
Pages: 40, Edition: 1, Paperback, Rita M. Reger
Brenda W. Powell has done it again! The fun gallops on in, One of a Kind, the second book in, The Adventures of Sugarman the Pony,... series for children. Sugarman faces a dilemma! He can't wait to meet his human family but he's afraid they won't like him, since he's not like other ponies. What will he do? Follow Sugarman on an exciting day of discovery as he learns that being different is not just okay, but awesome! Morning Glory farm's favorite white fluffy dog, Bella, likes to say, Our differences add flavor and make us who we are--a unique masterpiece created to shine! The perfectly paired talents of Brenda W. Powell and Barbara A. Kilgore, once again touch hearts with a powerful message through vibrant illustrations your child will relate to and love. The song CD, I'm God's Masterpiece, written, composed, and sung by Brenda, features the funny voices of Tippy the mouse and Rudy the rooster. Little feet can't help but dance to this lively song that will light them up from the inside out! Be sure to grab your copy of the first book in the series, The Adventures of Sugarman the Pony, A Messenger of Love. read more