Small as mice and sly as foxes, the Brownies are a jovial band of free spirits who emerge in the evenings to roam the countryside while humans sleep. They love sports and games, jolly pranks, and adventures of any kind. Their exuberance and fondness for mischief are exceeded only by their kindheartedness, and many needy souls have been helped by their unseen hands.Palmer Cox's Brownies made their debut in an 1883 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. The fanciful folk wer hands.Palmer Cox's Brownies made their debut in an 1883 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. The fanciful folk were inspired by Scottish folktales but reflected the sensibilities of nineteenth-century American children. This is the first and best of the Brownie books, brimming with 24 short verse tales and more than 260 of the author's whimsical illustrations.… read more
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
From tubs and toys to soaps and shampoos, here's what your baby needs for a fun and soothing bathtime routine.
Calling all Marvel fanatics! Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 25th with the remaining superheroes banding together to defeat Thanos once and for all in this conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War. Power up for the eagerly anticipated action adventure with cool collectibles, action figures and gear suitable for superkids of all ages.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
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!
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.
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.
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
Arthur is being bullied in school, and his life is split between living part-time with either his mom or dad, who are divorced. Ye...t, he is a boy with a rich inner imagination. In his inner world, he goes on many adventures and receives the inspiration, strengths and insights that he needs in order to get through daily life. In his imagination, he meets creatures that he did not even know existed. He also meets people in ordinary life who make him realize things about himself and everything that he can achieve in life. Arthur's day-to-day life reflects challenges that kids and teenagers might relate to, especially with regard to bullying and other challenges in school. Some of his experiences will take you on an exciting and very different journey. Join his adventures and see where you end up. read more
Droofus the kindly dragon has a price on his head, but the small boy who befriends him refuses to sell him to the king.
This Look and Find Collection features characters and scenes from Disney Pixar's Toy Story 4, which hits theaters June 21, 2019!Yo...ur little one can look for "find'ems" in 48 pages of wonderful illustrations based on the iconic Toy Story movies including the newest Toy Story 4. Look and Find play helps children develop searching, matching, and reading skills, while keeping them engaged as they explore the wonderful world of Toy Story! This book is special because: Look and Find play encourages focus and exploration Matching and comparing are important math skills Connecting words with pictures builds vocabularyIncludes iconic Toy Story characters: Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Little Bo Peep, Forky the Spork and more! read more
From a jangling phone to a gentle breeze, these stories explore sounds both sharp and subtle. Caldecott award winners Margaret Wis...e Brown — author of the childhood classic Goodnight Moon — and illustrator Leonard Weisgard present three poetic and winsomely illustrated tales that introduce young readers to the everyday wonders of sound.The Noisy Book explores a world of hissing radiators and buzzing flies through the ears of Muffin, a little dog with bandaged eyes. In The Indoor Noisy Book, Muffin listens from his room at the top of the stairs to a sweeping broom, rattling silverware, a gushing faucet, and other household sounds. And in The Quiet Noisy Book, Muffin hears the softest sounds of all, from a butterfly unfolding its wings to an early bird catching a worm. read more
"Admirable series of photographic reprints of the first editions. . . . Altogether very good value." — New York Review of Books. O...ver 30 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake." 51 illustrations. read more
The Yellow Fairy Book is a wonderful collection of tales from all over the world. There are such familiar old favorites as the "St...ory of the Emperor's New Clothes," "The Tinder-box," "How to Tell a True Princess," and "The Nightingale." There are less familiar tales by Madame d'Aulnoy and from the collections of Andersen and Grimm. Many tales come from Hungary, Poland, and Russia, and there are German, French, and English stories, too. There are traditional tales of the American Indians, and three others come from Iceland.All in all, this collection contains 48 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. read more
The mischievous (and sometimes helpful) Brownies romp in rhyme in school, on bicycles, at lawn tennis, ballooning, canoeing, at ba...seball, in a circus, on the Fourth of July and have many other adventures. (Two CDs) read more
When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Gre...en Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother Nature who is only too happy to help. During their "classroom" chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare and Antelope Jack but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear.Told with all the warmth and whimsy of Burgess's stories, this engaging book acquaints youngsters with many forms of wildlife and the animals' relationships with one another. The charming collection of entertaining tales is sure to transport today's young readers to the same captivating world of nature that delighted generations of children before them. read more
The Brownie characters, who are imaginary little sprites, featured in a series of publications by Canadian illustrator and author ...Palmer Cox. The first compilation, "The Brownies: Their Book", was published in 1887. read more
Raised by a pack of wolves, the little boy known as Mowgli forms the human heart of an animal community in the Indian wilderness. ...These selections from The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, and Many Inventions offer a chronological presentation of every episode from Rudyard Kipling's beloved tales of a feral child. This edition of the stories, all except one of which were originally published in magazines in 1893 and 1894, includes the charming epigrammatic poems that appeared in the first compilations.The adventures begin with "Mowgli's Brothers," in which the orphan is rescued from the wrath of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger. Upon his adoption into the wolf pack, Mowgli is schooled in the Law of the Jungle by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Eight additional tales trace the boy's growing knowledge of jungle lore as well as his moral development and return to human society. Kipling's powerfully original fables, recounted in richly evocative prose, continue to enchant readers of all ages. read more
In this much-loved children's classic first published in 1906, the comfortable lives of three well-mannered siblings are greatly a...ltered when, one evening, two men arrive at the house and take their father away. With the family's fortunes considerably reduced in his absence, the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station. There the young trio — Roberta, Peter, and young Phyllis — befriend the porter and station master.The youngsters' days are filled with adventure and excitement, including their successful attempt to avert a horrible train disaster; but the mysterious disappearance of their father continues to haunt them.The solution to that painful puzzle and many other details and events of the children's lives come to vivid life in this perennial favorite, a story that has captivated generations of readers and, more recently, delighted television and movie audiences. In this inexpensive, unabridged edition, it will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal. read more
"Hard to resist." — The Horn Book Magazine"Wild and woolly, funny and outrageously fun." — New York Review of Books"There's nothin...g this Puddin' enjoys more than offering slices of himself to strangers," observes Bill Barnacle the sailor. Since its 1918 debut, generations of hungry readers have been helping themselves to The Magic Pudding. A walking, talking dessert, the pudding shares its deliciousness with everyone and never runs out — because it's magic!Australian author and artist Norman Lindsay wrote this jolly fable in response to a friend who claimed that children liked to read about fairies. Lindsay maintained that kids prefer food and fighting, and this fun-filled romp abounds in both. Sailor Bill and his companions Bunyip Bluegum (a koala) and Sam Sawnoff (a penguin) stroll, eat, and defend the pudding from would-be thieves. Upon occasion, the friends burst into exuberant song, punctuating their adventures with a series of whimsical rhymes. Charmingly illustrated by the author, this children's classic promises to satisfy even the biggest appetite. "Hearty eaters," as Sam remarks, "are always welcome." read more
Mixing exciting adventure and good-natured humor with gentle homily, Thornton W. Burgess's timeless stories have drawn generations... of youngsters into the comforting world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Laughing Brook. Along with generous helpings of warmth and whimsy, the entertaining stories also offer valuable lessons about wildlife, the environment, and being true to one's own nature.In this collection of irresistible animal tales, children will read about Peter Cottontail, who is up to his floppy ears in dangerous escapades as he tries to outwit the ever-hungry Reddy Fox. Elsewhere in the Green Forest, Buster Bear has a series of run-ins with Little Joe Otter, Farmer Brown's boy, and even a stubborn metal pail. And Grandfather Frog, in his determination to see the Great World beyond the familiar vistas of the Smiling Pool, learns firsthand about all the pitfalls of greed, boastfulness, and downright stupidity. New Burgess fans will be charmed and delighted by these stories and other exciting tales about Jimmy Skunk, Billy Mink, and their animal friends. read more
In this witty and imaginative tale, the “Royal Historian of Oz,” L. Frank Baum, takes young readers back across The Great Sandy De...sert for more exciting adventures in the wondrous Land of Oz. Old friends such as Dorothy, the Wizard, and the Cowardly Lion reappear, along with endearing new characters — the Glass Cat, the Hungry Tiger, Little Trot, Cap’n Bill, the Lonesome Duck, and others.Seeking special birthday presents to express their devotion to the wise and beautiful Princess Ozma, the friends venture beyond the Emerald City and into unknown territory. Little Trot and Cap’n Bill find themselves stuck — literally! — on an enchanted island, while Dorothy and the Wizard uncover a treasonous plot. It seems that Kiki Aru, the foolish son of a magician, and Ruggedo, the evil King of the Nomes, intend to recruit an army of forest-dwelling beasts, overthrow Princess Ozma, and enslave the citizens of Oz. Can Dorothy and the Wizard foil the conspirators’ plans and rescue their stranded comrades? You’ll find out in the pages of this exciting story.Graced by a wonderful array of original black-and-white drawings by John R. Neill, as well as 12 captivating full-color plates, this spirited tale will thrill readers of all ages. read more
In this beloved story, readers travel with Mary Lennox, a spoiled and sullen orphan, from colonial India to Misselthwaite Manor, a... forbidding estate on the Yorkshire moors. There, in the unlikeliest of places, Mary discovers and helps restore an abandoned garden and, in the process, blossoms herself into a creature of loving kindness. Mary’s transformation begins when she meets a no-nonsense housekeeper, a brusque gardener, and a sprightly robin that leads her to the hidden garden. With the help of Dickon, a boy with an almost supernatural affinity for animals and plants, and Colin, her frail cousin, Mary works in secret to bring new life to the old garden. The three friends find their efforts rewarded not only with all the pleasure that blooming flowers bring, but also the blessings of good health and high spirits.Since its initial appearance in 1911, this cherished classic of children’s literature by the author of A Little Princess has enchanted readers. Now available in this unabridged, modestly priced edition, The Secret Garden will continue to charm modern readers of all ages. read more
Children will love this wonderful tale of Blacky the Crow, who has very sharp eyes, and who is often getting into trouble because ...he sees things he shouldn't. One day Blacky notices two fresh eggs in a nest belonging to Hooty the Owl and Mrs. Hooty. The eggs are a prize too delicious to pass up and Blacky devises a plan to snatch them. But does he succeed? Young readers will enjoy finding out in this charming tale by master storyteller Thornton W. Burgess.Reset in large, easy-to-read type, this book is filled with gentle humor and important lessons about nature and wildlife, and is further enhanced by four original Harrison Cady illustrations. Blacky the Crow is sure to captivate youngsters discovering the joy of reading and the pleasures of storytelling at its finest. read more
Four charming children's stories by Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator and author Arnold Lobel offer warm, vibrantly illustrated ...tales of love, friendship, and discovery. This collection marks the first time these books are available in a single edition, offering readers and listeners a winsome combination of humor and subtle moral teachings. Contents include:The Bears of the Air, the tale of four little bears who try hard to be good and do everything that Grandfather says but always get into trouble.Prince Bertram the Bad, the story of a naughty little prince whose pranks go too far― when he teases a witch, he is turned into a dragon.The Great Blueness, a fable that recounts a wizard's discovery of colors and his transformation of the world.The Man Who Took the Indoors Out, in which Bellwood Bouse invites his home's inside to step outside and finds himself alone as his furniture skips away. read more
A writer of popular stories for children and adults, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was regarded as "a born storyteller," wit...h a talent for creating memorable characters whose state of affairs frequently improved as the narrative progressed. The Secret Garden, one of her best-loved works for young readers, is such a tale.In it, Mary Lennox, an overindulged child suddenly orphaned, is almost magically transformed into an agreeable child when she comes to live at Misselthwaite Manor, the gloomy Yorkshire estate owned by her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. With the help of Dickon, an unusual local youngster with the ability to charm nature, Mary not only manages to bring life and beauty to the secret garden — abandoned years ago when the mistress of the manor was fatally injured there — but also persuades Colin, her uncle's frail son, to lead a normal life.A repeated success on the motion-picture screen and the theatrical stage, this classic children's story is sure to charm new generations of readers. read more
The stories of L. Frank Baum have captivated youngsters for generations — from his Mother Goose in Prose (1897) to a fantasy about... the beautiful Glinda of Oz (1920). But his stories of a little Kansas farm girl named Dorothy remain his best-loved tales. Now, reproduced directly from an early edition of the book first published in 1909, comes another treasure from the master of make-believe. This time Dorothy and Toto become lost when they try to help the strange but lovable Shaggy Man. To find their way home they travel to Oz, and on the way there they meet a host of amusing and astonishing characters, including Polychrome, the Rainbow's beautiful daughter; a silly boy named Button-Bright; and the unbelievable Scoodles, who tend to literally lose their heads in fits of anger. Once in the Land of Oz, Dorothy is reunited with many of her old friends, who are gathering for Princess Ozma's magnificent birthday party.Children as well as grown-ups will be charmed by 126 delightfully witty drawings — all created for the original edition by noted illustrator John R. Neill. An excellent companion piece to other Baum classics, this entertaining tale is sure to please old and new travelers to the Land of Oz. read more
Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a brilliant Scottish scholar, man of letters, and serious student of folklore. His series of "fairy bo...oks" is generally regarded as among the richest collections in the English language. Gathered from around the world — from Norse and Icelandic sources, from the Far East, Mideast, Europe, Africa, Australia, and many other areas — these books not only introduced generations of youngsters to the enchanting world of fairyland but gave adults an opportunity to return to the wonderful realm of make-believe.This delightful selection of six popular tales from Lang's Blue Fairy Book includes charming versions of "Cinderella," "The Bronze Ring," "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks," "The White Cat," "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks," and "Snow-white and Rose-red." New illustrations by Marty Noble capture all the romance and magic of these time-honored tales.Reset in large, easy-to-read type, these perennial favorites will delight today's young audiences just as they enthralled readers when first published over a century ago. read more
Beloved classic follows the thrilling adventures of Tom Canty, a poor beggar boy, and Edward, Prince of Wales, after they exchange... identities. Humor, excitement, and a plot that twists and turns track the lives of the changelings until the rightful prince appears to claim his crown. 30 new illustrations and a newly abridged text. read more
The kids from Five Children and It are back, and this time they've discovered a flying carpet! Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and th...eir baby brother, the Lamb, are playing in the nursery with fireworks when they inadvertently burn the rug. The replacement carpet, a secondhand item of unknown origins, contains a stone egg that falls into the fireplace and miraculously hatches a phoenix. The friendly phoenix explains that the magic carpet can transport the children to any location around the globe — but only three times a day. Fantastic and bizarre events follow, as the children and their new friend undertake local adventures in Edwardian-era London as well as expeditions to a French castle, an Indian bazaar, and a remote desert island. "The magic of the story is still potent," noted Kirkus, "fantasy done in a realistic vein, and enchantment for the imaginative child." read more
A rich and engrossing thread of Romance runs through this tale of the motherless son of a valiant robber baron of Medieval Germany.... Young Otto, born into a warring household in an age when lawless chiefs were constantly fighting each other or despoiling the caravans of the merchant burghers, is raised in a monastery only to return to his family's domain and become painfully involved in the blood feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen.The narrative is told with Howard Pyle's consummate skill and illustrated with some of the most enchanting sketches ever done for a book of this type. Like the same author's version of The Story of King Arthur and His Knights and his collection of original stories known as The Wonder Clock, this book has become a legend, a modern story with the feel and sound of an ancient tale. It is a reading adventure that youngsters will not soon forget. read more
While Uncle Lubin naps, his beloved nephew Peter is carried off by a loathsome bag-bird. This playful and richly imaginative tale ...recounts Uncle Lubin's hot pursuit, as he searches everywhere from the moon to the bottom of the ocean. The clever hero invents an air-ship as well as a submersible sea-boat, the better to triumph over a sea-serpent, an iceberg, and other fanciful obstacles.Every page of the enchanting 1902 adventure features W. Heath Robinson's remarkable pen-and-ink drawings. A leading figure from the Golden Age of book illustration, Robinson depicts the story's comic absurdities with an imaginative zest that delights readers of all ages. read more
The second of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, this grand adventure reunites the Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Glinda the Good Witch as th...ey battle a revolution in the Emerald City. A lively crew of new characters includes Jack Pumpkinhead, the Sawhorse, and the Ozma of Oz. Includes 120 black-and-white and 16 full-color illustrations. read more