He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.
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.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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.
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.
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.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
Decorating your teen boy's room can be difficult, and picking out stylish bedding is even harder. Whether your teenager loves bold prints, subtle stripes, or trendy colors, we have an option for you!
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.
From fun food sets and building blocks to unique playhouses and play kitchens, here's our top toys that promote pretend play and inspire your child's imagination.
No, Basil, don’t play near the river on your own! Superfairies Rose, Silk, Berry and Star rush to help a bear cub in danger.
Do you ever wonder what you're meant to do?Why exactly you're here, and why you are you? We have all been created to live, love an...d play, We were born to enjoy every single day. You were chosen to be born, exactly when and where, And you came with so many wonderful gifts to share.You have something to offer the world, all your own, Something precious and special, that's yours alone. No one walks just your path as they live out each day.No one else sees the world in quite the same way.No one else's eyes have exactly your gleam.And nobody else can realize your dreams. To make your dreams real, here is what you must do...Just be yourself. That's right, just be you! There are so many things you are able to do, And you do them so well just because you are you. Don't worry if you make mistakes on the way.Everyone does. It will all be okay. When you're tired or sad, it's hard not to be ledBy some of the thoughts that pop into your head.When things go wrong and life gets tough, You might think, "I'm not good enough." Well, that's just a thought. It's not who you are.You are one-of-a-kind, and you shine like a star! You are more than enough, and you're worthy of love.So be kind to yourself and you'll rise aboveThose ridiculous thoughts that just aren't true.The world is better because you are you! When you're smiling or crying, at school or at play, Take a moment to love yourself every day. Whatever each day or each moment may bring, Always remember this one true thing: You are lovable now and you will be forever.Never forget that - never, ever, ever! When you love yourself, you can do your best.Each day will be filled with more joy and more zest.And other people? You'll love them too.They're doing the best they can, just like you. You'll see life as a gift, each challenge and pleasure, All of them are gifts for you to treasure.Not only that, but you're a gift, too.The world is better because you are you. So remember how truly amazing you are!That's the most important thing by far.There's no doubt about it. Don't say "Yes, but..."Just love yourself, no matter what. You have within you a special light.When you love yourself, your light shines bright.Let it light up your life, and the whole world, too!There is no light brighter than the light in you. That's all you are here on this earth to do: To live your life, to just be you. Happiness, wonder and love await you.When you know you're a gift. Believe it. It's true! read more
Excerpt from A Poor American in Ireland and ScotlandOne adventure we had, however, I will relate, for as it proved mighty interest...ing to us it may also prove so to others. It concerned two young girls, and it took Billy and I a long time to get over it, for adventures of that kind were few with us.One beautiful October morning Billy and I started out to walk from Ogden to Salt Lake City, a distance of about thirty seven miles, and as we had a little money in our pockets, which we had earned by l'abori/ng in the harvest fields, we felt happy and independent, for what we had earned we had come by fairly and were beholden to nobody for. The weather was fine, cool and sunny, and it infected our spirits to a high de gree. We talked and laughed aloud, whistled or sang as the mood came over us. The country through which we were walking was fine, for it was dotted with grain fields, meadows, orchards, snug farm-houses, and here and there along the road side, by shade trees.Say Billy, said I to my chum, these Mormon fellows have got good taste. See the snug farm-houses they've got.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
Twelve-year-old Nando Medina, a middle school student in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, weighs 198 pounds and has ...the emotional scars to prove it. Getting jumped by school bullies is his immediate worry, but there is also critical Papa who is frequently on his case about being fat. In addition, there are his twin cousins who tease and punch, plus girls at school who are quick to give him the brush-off. He's lonely and depressed, and home is the only place where he feels safe. When one of his nightmares becomes a reality, he's presented with an opportunity to do something that could completely change his lifestyle. When you read about him, you'll learn of his decision and all that it leads to. Hang on tight, though! It's quite a ride! read more
Zack's first trip to sleep-away camp gets a little hairy when legends of a mysterious creature lurking in the woods turn out to be... more than just campfire tales. Is it the missing link? Yeti? Sasquatch? Bigfoot? read more
Little Wolf is tired of his mom's cooking! It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. How he wishes hi...s mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish&150Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen when a real boy finally comes along? In this hilarious twisted tale, Little Wolf learns the same timeless lesson that the boy who cried "Wolf!" did so many years ago. read more
Playing tricks can get people into trouble quicklyespecially if they lie, such as in the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In The D...onkey in the Lions Skin, its clear that no matter what you wear on the outside, if youre foolish, it will still show when you speak. Through these fables and many others, readers will be introduced to life lessons in an accessible way. Full-color illustrations of each fable add a bit of fun and fancy to some stories more serious morals. read more
A shepherd boy decides to play a trick on the people in his village by telling them that there is a wolf nearby. But will the vill...agers believe him when a wolf really does turn up? This witty retelling of the traditional story was written by Saffy Jenkins.• A shepherd boy decides to play a trick on the people in his village by telling them that there is a wolf nearby. But will the villagers believe him when a wolf really does turn up? This witty retelling of the traditional story was written by Saffy Jenkins.• Pink A/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions.• Children can recap the journey of the boy as he plays tricks using the story map on pages 14–15.• Text type: A traditional tale• Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development read more
Conrad Harrington III doesn’t want to be a super genius; he just wants to live a normal life. But with Conrad’s father the newly-e...lected President of the United States, he knows being normal isn’t really an option. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, his best friend Piper McCloud knows the world needs Conrad’s gifts―and that all of the exceptional children need him to lead them in order to put a stop to it. Can they work together to save themselves. . . . and the world? Find out in this action-packed sequel to Victoria Forester's The Girl Who Could Fly.This title has Common Core connections. read more
Most of my books deal with social issues. I have been asked if I couldn’t write something that is more light hearted. We have all ...known children that become “experts” on things they like and we have been amazed at how much they can learn when they are internally motivated. The boy who loved sharks is an example of how one little boy succeeds in his dreams by using what he has learned and demonstrating his compassionate nature. read more
Smoke, fire, dragons, wisdom, fear, and bravery...All of these elements are brought to life by award-winning author and artist Dem...i in a story of valor in the face of overwhelming fear. With splashes of color and dramatic detail, a boy named Ping decorates his home with paintings of dragons. While they seem to be a proclamation of his love for dragons, they are actually an expression of his deepest fear. The Heavenly Dragon visits Ping after being impressed with the boy's outward declaration of love and respect for dragons and presents the boy with three pearls of wisdom. With bold and expansive illustrations that sweep across the pages, Demi's triumphant tale proves that the greatest fear of fear itself is one that can be conquered with truth and bravery. read more
About a boy who sprouts antlers and the power of self-belief, this classic tale by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake, is a...s charming and relevant today as it was fifty years ago. It is nearly summer and Billy Dexter and his classmates are making baskets. Their teacher is so appalled by Billy’s efforts that she offers him a pep talk. “As long as you set your mind on something and try hard enough, there’s nothing you can’t do.” Billy loves the idea that he can do anything, but his friends disagree. “What about growing horns?” suggests Melanie. It’s a challenge Billy has to accept.Sure enough, when Billy sets his mind to it, antlers start to grow. But despite his mother’s dismay, Billy’s new condition is accepted and life returns to normal. That is, until Billy spies a burglar in the headmaster’s office and does what any child who has sprouted antlers would do―he head-butts the intruder. Billy instantly becomes a hero. With the change of season, Billy sheds his antlers, but before long, his friend Melanie issues another boy in their class a new challenge: “Bet you couldn’t grow a trunk.”Full of John Yeoman’s trademark wit and Quentin Blake’s inimitable illustrations, this facsimile edition of The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers, originally published in 1961, will delight young readers. 19 illustrations, 9 in color read more
Jacob Freisten's goal in life is to be unnoticed. He's perfect at gliding past the jocks' lockers and sneaking into his English cl...ass. But he won't be unnoticed now. If he wants to pass English, he has to work for extra credit on the stage crew of the school production of The Wizard of Oz. Jacob, who's usually in a fog anyway, gets the job of running the fog machine. The problem is that Maria Tresser, the girl of his dreams, is playing the Wicked Witch. Jacob has already made a fool of himself in front of Maria. How can he face her again? read more
"Once upon a time there was a boy. And the boy loved Halloween. He loved this day so much that he wished it could be everyday. But... it wasn't. So the boy decided to make Halloween last forever." This is a sweet and funny story about change. And although it can be scary, there is always something so equally wonderful waiting on the other side! read more
Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirationstransform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar t...eam of David Almond and Polly Dunbar. (Ages 8-12)There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition. read more
Jim Harrison is best known for his novels that speak wisdom and illuminate the soul. He now turns his hand to a child's tale, The ...Boy Who Ran to the Woods. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods recounts a childhood tragedy that ends in redemption. Harrison tells a personal story of little Jimmy, a boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meanings through adversity. It is this painful experience that leads to little Jimmy's discovery of nature -- animals, birds, and woods -- and ultimately to his ability to overcome intense suffering. Beautifully written with Harrison's quintessential style of writing about the natural world, combined with the unique illustrations of Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods promises to delight children of all ages and will appeal to all the devoted fans of Harrison's literature and poetry as well. read more
Do you like funny noises? Do you think farting is a funny noise? This book is about a boy named Will, who is too polite to toot an...d when his friends dare him to fart, he refuses. Come on a very funny adventure and see what happens. You're gonna laugh yourself silly! read more
Timmy Turns Into A Goldfish... Timmy loves playing at the creek behind his house. He is always pretending to have friends that he ...is playing with. Hughie is a goldfish and he is always pretending to play with imaginary friends also. They happen to meet and become friends. read more
The idea for this book occurred to me a few years ago at a Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I remember at one point someone ask...ed my grandson Sebastian, who was five years old at the time, what he was thankful for and his immediate response was "Elephants!". I wrote the text and had just begun the drawings when my seven year old granddaughter Sofia asked if she could help, and of course I included some of her beautiful drawings in the book. My seventeen year old grandson Diego also contributed to the artwork. read more
The Boy Who Had No Skin loves to play, but he can't go to school with the other children. But, he has special glasses which help h...im to see far away worlds and strange alien people. What do you think he will find there? read more
The adventure of Brian Parker's dreams has just become a nightmare. While on a school trip to Europe, Brian hopes for just a taste... of the glamour and excitement from his favorite spy novels. Yet he gets way more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a wounded spy in a Lucerne alley. The man's dying words catapult Brian into a desperate chase across the continent. America's latest super weapon is at stake, and everyone from a rogue CIA officer to a sadistic criminal mastermind is after it-and Brian. New enemies emerge at every turn, but he soon finds a welcome ally in Larissa, a beautiful French girl who loves the Ramones and is handy with a blast of pepper spray. Brian faces a deadly path, but reading all those spy novels has taught him a few tricks of the trade. They just might save his life. read more
Revenge keeps dangerous company.Oscar, one of the lost children of Fairendale, has been transported, by way of a Vanishing spell t...hat saved his life, to the uppity land of Lincastle. Here he watches, from a distance and with a heavy chip on his shoulder, the people of Lincastle strut about their streets in fine clothes and hats and shoes that, unlike his, do not have gaping holes. He watches, mostly, a book shop that reminds him of the one his mother owned in Fairendale.When Oscar steals a book from the shop and is put on display by the law keeper of the land, he is rescued by an unexpected person--Freya, princess of the land. But soon his danger becomes her danger, and men storm the halls of the castle to capture her, deeming her unworthy to inherit the throne because she pardoned a criminal. Oscar and Freya must learn to fly--or lose their precious freedom forever.The Boy Who Loved a Swan is the twelfth book in the Fairendale series, an epic fantasy middle grade series that explores both familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales, legends, myths, and folk tales. The world of Fairendale revolves around villains and heroes--all on a quest for what they believe is right. But one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. Throughout the series, the story of King Willis and his determination to keep the throne of Fairendale (at all costs? Perhaps. Or perhaps not.) is woven into the story of his son, Prince Virgil, heir to the throne and friend to the village children, and the story of fairy tale children fleeing for their lives--children who become what we know as fairy tale villains, for one good reason or another. But, remember, one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. read more
The Boy Who Loved to Laugh is the fourth book in a series of adventures for a boy named Buddy. Follow along in this book as Buddy ...explores his love for all things funny. read more
Celebrated artist Robert Bateman is renowned internationally for bringing the natural world to life on the canvas. A naturalist a...nd painter from his youth, Robert has for decades used his recognition to shed light on environmental issues and advocate for animal welfare. Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature is the story of how a young child achieved his dream of painting the world around him and became one of Canada's most famous artists. Using Robert's own personal photographs, sketches and artwork, author Margriet Ruurs weaves a simple story of inspiration and encouragement. A story to motivate all the budding artists and naturalists in your life, with proceeds benefiting The Bateman Foundation. read more
Luc is boy who likes to play video games instead of playing outside. He is interested in studying computer engineering. His histor...y teacher thinks that he should become a doctor or a lawyer, and his father wants him to take over the family business. He met a technology professor at a science fair who tells him about the future of computing technologies. He is encouraged to follow his dreams. He becomes a successful engineer for a major technology firm. read more
Jake is a wildly imaginative boy who thoroughly enjoys pestering Old Tom, the neighborhood cat with his clever games. But what if ...the tables were turned? Would he still be amused? Follow along on Jake's adventure as he discovers what it's like to be on the receiving end of someone else's idea of a good time. Filled with beautiful, classic illustrations, this book is a thought-provoking tale about taking a walk in someone else's shoes. read more