Chantel Ward is a graduate of Canton Jr./Sr. High School and has tried college eight times. She writes letters to the editor for the Williamsport Sun Gazette ranging from cancer awareness and prevention to human traffaking to AIDS. She volunteers at AIDS Resource and a supporter of AIDS World Day. A member of Lung Force where helps raise awareness of lung diseases including lung cancer and support the Great American Smoke Out Day. She lives in Williamsport, PA.
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.
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.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
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.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Your child is always studying the world around them. Nurture that desire to learn by exposing them to toys that teach and encourage their rapid growth! Check out these 12 playroom essentials that prove having fun and learning go hand in hand.
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.
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.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
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.
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
A whimsical look at how children and their grandmother approach Nana's baldness during cancer treatment and discover that she is s...till their beloved Nana--no matter how she looks!. read more
Excerpt from What Happened to MeRunning his hand down into his breeches pocket he pulled out his rattlesnake-skin bag, filled with... charms against hoodoos en cun jers, and selected from the gruesomeness a blood-stained rabbit's foot and, lifting my little clenched fingers one by one, he closed them around it. Thus, perhaps, he saved me from that most loathsome fault, stinginess, and insured for me, even though the talisman was of a Chuesday's killing, sprinting over a woman's instead of a man's briar - grown home, at least a minimum amount of good luck.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
In "What does Charlie like to eat?", Charlie (a pet hamster) and Mia sit down in front of many food items (pizza, hamburger, cupca...kes, cookies, etc.) which are liked by Mia but not by Charlie. Charlie finally discovers a food item at the end of the story which is a healthy treat they can both enjoy. This is a nice story that teaches about friendship between a girl and her pet as well as making healthy food choices when eating. read more
What happens to all the things that just disappear? The balloon that floats off into the sky, the sock that slides behind the radi...ator, the bucket swallowed by ocean waves, or even our shadows when the sun goes down? In her unique style, bestselling graphic designer Delphine Chedru encourages the early reader to imagine what happens to all sorts of things that have disappeared out of sight. Provoking joyful curiosity, each page opens out in a gatefold to reveal one of a myriad of possibilities— limited only by the imagination. read more
Young readers are encouraged to lift the flaps to find out what the baby will do next. Winner of the Golden Seal Award, Oppenheim ...Toy Portfolio. read more
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Let's cook up some thoughts and feed your mind with new lessons! This kitchen-themed coloring book is an amazing resource that wil...l help boost your language and social skills. Why? Because you try to use descriptive words to talk about your feelings and emotions when you color. If you're coloring with friends, you talk to compare and discuss artwork. Get a copy now! read more
Fun Adventures in a childhood dream about where the Sun goes at the end of the day. Some fact, some fiction, some activities for y...oung children. This book was written and illustrated to inspire, teach and entertain my own children. It is the first book in a series titled The Sunny Day Series. It uses simple brightly colored illustrations and early reader poetry. My hope is that it can be enjoyed by all children everywhere. The plan is the series will take children to places they have not been to see things they may not have seen. This book is an attempt to cultivate the untapped imagination and inspire investigation of the awesome Creation we have been given. read more
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely―these species are both extinct, wh...ich means the entire population has died out. More than 99 percent of all species, or about 5 billion, have gone extinct since life first formed on Earth 4.5 billion years ago. Some of those species went extinct at the same time in an event know as a mass extinction. What type of event could cause such a massive die off? This is a question that scientists have asked for decades as they explore the causes of extinction. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the scientific investigative work necessary to answer these questions and find the culprit behind mass extinctions. Follow the scientists as they look at all potential reasons for extinction, including asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions, excessive gases in the atmosphere, climate change, and more. Where do scientists find clues to help them answer their questions? In rocks―scientists travel the globe to excavate the evidence. They look for fossils that might tell them what lived before an extinction and what lived after. They also examine the chemical elements in rocks at the boundaries between geologic eras, as well as the structure of rocks. As they follow the evidence, the pieces of the puzzle come together to form a clearer picture of events that happened millions of years ago, whether it’s an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Extinction is not just a thing of the past. It is happening right now, at a higher rate than is typical. Because of this, there is debate about whether or not the presence of humans on Earth is having the same effect as an asteroid strike or a massive volcanic eruption. Are we currently experiencing the sixth mass extinction? And if so, what are the causes? Can we stop it? Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? includes hands-on activities and critical thinking exercises to encourage readers to consider humans’ role in the current extinction, what we can learn from past extinction events, and how they can be part of efforts to prevent extinction. Hands-on activities, a fun narrative style, interesting facts, species spotlights, and links to primary sources combine to bring the subject of extinction to life in a fun and engaging way. read more
Inspired by the famous author Dr. Seuss and the news of a new addition to the family, this story centers on the overflow of love t...hat fills and eventually breaks the heart of the person receiving the joyous news. Follow along as the quirky character’s heart is filled and fixed with “Warm Fuzzies.” read more
In the winter of 1907/1908 Josef Friedrich Schmidt went into his garage and emerged with the idea for a board game that was mass p...roduced from 1914 on: Mensch ärgere Dich nicht! In virtually unchanged form, the game is today successfully marketed by us. Along with this classic board game, we also market a wide range of family and children's games, soft toys, audio story books, music, films and software for children throughout Germany, elsewhere in Europe and internationally. Apart from our own children's brands Benjamin the Elephant, Bibi Blocksberg and Bibi & Tina, our product portfolio also includes popular licensed themes such as Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse), Playmobil, Thomas and Friends and more. read more
What Happens Next? is a fun, picture sequencing game designed to help build visual discrimination and sequence skills. Only the ri...ght pieces fit together as young learners acquire an understanding of logical order--a perfect tool for this pre-reading skill! The set contains (14) 3-piece puzzles and directions in English and Spanish. read more
What do you suppose it means when you look and see things that are so amazingly beautiful but you just can't seem to catch the who...le of it? It's right there in front of you, and you just can't have it, but the beauty of it is that it's there waiting for you. The groundhog saw the sun, the trees, and the children, but he just couldn't enjoy all the beauty because he was afraid. He was afraid of being a brave little groundhog even though he had the potential inside of him all the time. read more
Text and photographs describes such autumn occurrences as leaves changing colors, animals getting ready for winter, and the harves...ting of crops. read more
In Weather in Fall, early readers will learn how the weather changes during the fall season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefu...lly leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how people adapt to changing weather conditions. read more
Do you want to know what janitors see when children are gone? Then listen to me. I'll tell you right now what happens past three, ...when teachers go home and students run free... Longtime elementary-school janitor Edward Denecke knows the secret of what unfolds in the magical hours between last and first bell. Now, he's excited to share it in this imaginative story about the amazing visitors that turn schoolrooms topsy-turvy when nobody's there to see it. Nobody, that is, except the night crew of custodians who are the guardians of this whimsical world. What happens at school? It's time that you knew! read more
In Harvest in Fall, early readers will learn about harvest time during the fall season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully l...eveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover how crops are picked and transported to the store for people to eat. read more
The original novella featuring Sara Crewe, which inspired The Little Princess. A classic of children's literature.
In Animals in Winter, beginning readers will learn how animal behavior changes during the winter season. Vibrant, full-color photo...s and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how animals deal with the chilly weather conditions. read more
Lift the flaps and learn about animal life with two new books in a fresh, fun-filled series for curious preschoolers.Here’s a hung...ry chameleon with a long, long tongue. And here’s a big juicy caterpillar. Can you guess what happens next? What if a honeybee comes upon a beautiful patch of flowers, but the members of her hive don’t know how to find her? Or if two chimps want to munch on termites that are out of reach deep inside a mound? Peek under large flaps to find out — and refresh your memory at the end! read more
In the first place, Miss Minchin lived in London. Her home was a large, dull, tall one, in a large, dull square, where all the hou...ses were alike, and all the sparrows were alike, and where all the door-knockers made the same heavy sound, and on still days and nearly all the days were still seemed to resound through the entire row in which the knock was knocked. On Miss Minchin's door there was a brass plate. On the brass plate there was inscribed in black letters... read more