The gods help them that help themselves . . . We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified . . . Appearances are deceptive . . . These and many other familiar proverbs — in fact, many of the moral values that form the foundation of our daily lives — were expressed in tales from ancient Greece, credited to Aesop, the legendary storyteller.This volume, edited by the celebrated English folklorist Joseph Jacobs, contains a rich selection of these time-honored ta edited by the celebrated English folklorist Joseph Jacobs, contains a rich selection of these time-honored tales, among them "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Fox and the Crow," "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," "The Goose with the Golden Eggs," "The Old Man and Death," "Belling the Cat," "The Hare and the Tortoise," and dozens more.Retold with wit and sparkle in simple, direct language, these short, clever stories offer young readers wonderful lessons in right and wrong, and many valuable insights into life, both its joys and perils. Over 170 classic illustrations by Richard Heighway bring the stories vividly to life for readers and listeners alike.… read more
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
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.
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.
If your teen doesn't like to shop and you do, shop our top eight basic clothing items to get his wardrobe started off on the right foot. Plot twist, he'll actually want to wear these classic clothing pieces that will surely become staples in his wardrobe.
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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.
Join Civil War hero John Wesley Powell and his brave companions on the first successful river expedition through what was then the... uncharted region of the Grand Canyon. This daring journey is one of the great exploration adventures of the American west. read more
If your child or grandchild has ever wondered where Santa fits in with the traditional Christmas story, now you can read them Sant...a's Birthday Gift. Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toymaker to star follower - right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began - Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus' birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus. Author Sherrill S. Cannon says her inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, "But where's Santa?" Cannon has been weaving stories and poems even before she could write. She enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. Her background is in physical education, sports photography and she also had a column in a newspaper. Cannon is already working on several new children's books. Publisher's website: http: //www. eloquentbooks.com/SantasBirthdayGift. html read more
In this storybook, Lemon Meringue decides to get a high-tech beauty gadget to help with her work. But the Salon-o-Matic does all o...f Lemon's work so quickly that she wonders if her friends still need her. Can Strawberry convince Lemon that friends love you for who you are, not what you do for them? read more
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs! These simple allegories — abounding in p...aradoxes, ambiguities, and ironies — embody great truths. Attributed to a legendary storyteller of ancient Greece, they speak to readers and listeners of all ages and cultures.This enchanting edition of Aesop's morality tales features illustrations by Arthur Rackham. His thirteen full-color and fifty-three black-and-white images lend a perfect blend of humor and romanticism to the timeless fables. An illuminating Introduction by G. K. Chesterton complements V. S. Vernon Jones's sprightly, concise, and idiomatic translation. read more
While scholars are uncertain about the identity of Aesop or whether he was even an actual person, there is no doubt that the stori...es originally collected under his name over 2,000 years ago in Greece are among the world's most beloved tales. Combining a moral lesson with an entertaining story, the fables still retain their power to charm and instruct.This delightful collection includes a selection of familiar favorites, including "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse," "The Crow and the Pitcher," "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Dog and His Shadow," "The Wolf and the Kid," "The Fox and the Stork," "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Maid and the Pail of Milk," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and dozens more.Reset in large, easy-to-read type and accompanied by 35 original illustrations by Pat Stewart, Aesop's Fables is ready to enchant and edify a new generation of readers. read more
Written down two thousand years ago in ancient Latin and Greek, the fables and morals of Aesop have been passed down through gener...ations and were first published in English in 1484. This collectible edition, packaged in a beautiful, vibrant clothbound hardcover, includes 284 fables with 80 color and black-and-white illustrations by Milo Winter. read more
Aesop's celebrated collection of fables has always been popular with both adults and children. These simple tales embody truths so... powerful, the titles of the individual fables - the fox and the grapes, the dog in the manger, the wolf in sheep's clothing and many others - have entered the languages and idioms of most European tongues. This edition is beautifully illustrated in black and white by the great Arthur Rackham, and has an introduction by G.K. Chesterton. read more
A timeless collection of twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables-punctuated by the age-old morals that have instructed countless gener...ations. Accompanied by beautiful, full-color illustrations from award-winning artist Don Daily, this volume highlights such fables as "The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs," "The Mouse and the Frog," and the one and only "The Tortoise and the Hare." read more
Every child should know the stories of "The Hare and the Tortoise," "Belling the Cat," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," and Aesop's... other timeless tales. This splendid gift edition features more than 130 of his beloved fables, enhanced with full-color illustrations and a wonderful CD recording - by a diverse cast of professional readers - of 42 of the most popular stories. read more
Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this highly illustrated collection of the best-loved fables of all time i...s a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy"Aesop's Fables" have provided valuable inspiration for children's books throughout the centuries and around the world, and their wisdom is welcomed by all book lovers as an essential addition to any bookshelf. Stylishly written, this gorgeous compendium includes a distinctive selection of 28 stories-all of the best-loved and most popular fables as well as some of those that are less well known. The stories are accompanied and set apart by the sumptuous and sensitive full-color artwork, in which graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables indisputably to life. read more
Racehorse Publishing’s Children’s Classic Collections is a new series that offers readers timeless compilations of children’s lite...rature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation. Passed down for thousands of years, Aesop’s Fables is a collection of moral stories by the famed storyteller from ancient Greece. Reprinted and translated thousands of times over the past two millennia, this collection represents some of the most widely known and famous children’s literature. Many of these fables bestow human traits upon animal characters and place them in human situations to highlight desirable and less desirable traits. Their intent, through the telling of these tales, is to teach readers important moral lessons such as Self-help is the best help” or Do not attempt too much all at once.” Accompanied by beautiful color illustrations by renowned illustrator Milo Winter, this premiere collection of Aesop’s Favorite Fables is sure to ignite young imaginations and educate readers about virtue, kindness, integrity, problem-solving, happiness, and what it means to be human. read more
Get in step with the colorful animals that race, waddle, and leap through these pages! From a fast-footed monkey to a two-timing f...ox, each creature has a story to tell and a moral to teach. These famous tales tickle the imagination and teach simple truths, ones that children and adults face every day. Inside are twenty classic fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Passed from generation to generation, Aesop's best-loved fables are presented here with beautiful illustrations that bring these naughty, bold, brave, and lovable creatures to life. read more
"The gods help them that help themselves." "We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified." "Appearances are deceptive." Th...ese and many other familiar proverbs in fact, many of the moral values that form the foundation of our dail read more
Simple versions of more than sixty fables use animals to teach lessons about wise and foolish human behavior
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
From the author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It comes this tale of six siblings and their adventures in Victorian... London. The Bastable children are deeply saddened by the death of their mother, and to make things worse, they're impoverished when their father's business fails. Determined to restore both the family's fortune and its good name, the young Bastables embark on a variety of hilarious get-rich-quick schemes.Each chapter details a new adventure, from digging for treasure and becoming detectives and highway robbers, to writing a newspaper and selling wine. The children accost a nobleman on Blackheath and are mistaken for blackmailers, pay a visit to a moneylender, encounter a royal princess in Greenwich Park, and earnestly pursue other comic ventures. Their courage and determination provide a heartwarming complement to the droll narrative, and their hopes, disappointments, and triumphs remain as real and moving today as they were a century ago. 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
In this retelling of the classic Aesop's fable, the fox tries and tries to reach the grapes he wants. However, he can't climb or j...ump very high. Will he ever get the grapes? read more
Aesop's classic collection presents the fables and moral stories from ancient Greece. The animal tales, folklore, and morals used ...to educate children in origin stories and character values are simplified for the youngest readers. Join the adventure in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Aesop's Aesop's Fables. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8. read more
Like most boys, Tom Sawyer would rather play hooky than go to school. But Tom's lively imagination and thirst for adventure lead h...im into the most extraordinary situations, from a search for buried treasure to the accidental witness of a murder in a graveyard. All of his exploits — tricking his pals into whitewashing a fence, sharing his medicine with the family cat, disrupting a church service with a pinching insect — are flavored with the humor for which his creator, Mark Twain, is justly famed.In writing this great American classic, Twain drew upon his own memories of life in a small Missouri town before the Civil War. Since the book's 1876 publication, generations of readers of all ages have laughed at Tom's hijinks and taken him into their hearts, along with Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and other memorable characters. This new Dover Evergreen Classics edition offers a fresh introduction to the lovable scamp and the enduring joys of his escapades. read more
Since it was first published in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has enchanted readers of all ages with its lovable characters, ge...ntle humor, and quiet wisdom. This complete and unabridged edition of L. Frank Baum's beloved classic invites a new generation of readers to travel down that Yellow Brick Road with the delightful little girl from Kansas and her unusual friends.Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion will charm boys and girls of today as much as they delighted children nearly a century ago as they set out on an exciting quest for the elusive Wizard of Oz. Along the way, they'll encounter the Wicked Witch of the West, the fantastic Winged Monkeys, the Queen of the Field Mice, the kind-hearted Munchkins, and other fanciful creatures.Reset in large, clear type and accompanied by 42 of W. W. Denslow's original illustrations, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is ready to whisk readers off once more on a marvelous flight of fancy. read more
Hardcover, Pgw, 2014, ISBN13 9781847805300, ISBN10 1847805302
The impulsive, irrepressible heroine of Anne of Green Gables returns in this third book of the popular series. After two years as ...the local schoolmarm, Anne's ready for college. Although it's hard to venture away from Prince Edward Island, an exciting world awaits in Nova Scotia, promising the thrills of study and scholarship, adventures with friends old and new, and a dash of romance and heartbreak. Anne's not alone on her journey; Gilbert Blythe, a childhood friend who is in love with Anne, is going to Redmond College, too. Other kindred spirits await on campus, including funny, forthright Philippa Gordon, who shares a darling cottage with Anne and two other chums, their sassy housekeeper, and a spirited stray cat. Four eventful years find Anne writing a prize-winning story, struggling to pay for her education—and perhaps meeting the man of her dreams. She also discovers the true nature of love. read more
Ancient Aesop swings into the twenty-first century in this bright new collection of twenty-one favorite fables. Here are all the c...lassic tales: the greedy dog who loses his bone to his own reflection in the water; the little mouse who pays back the grand lion in a big, big way; and the shepherd's son who thinks it's a good joke to cry "Wolf!" just to see the villagers come running. And, of course, there's that arrogant hare and his racing partner, the slow but steady tortoise. Michael Morpurgo's lively language gives each tale a fresh feel that's perfect for reading aloud and sharing. Emma Chichester Clark's radiant illustrations are bursting with bold colors and cheerful characters. Together they have created a modern classic brimming with fun, which children will enjoy reading and laughing over again and again. read more