It's never too early to teach your little one to be a good sport on and off the field, and these adorable athletic toys train children to understand basic game rules while encouraging exercise. No doubt, your kid will get a kick out of these fun indoor and outdoor activities. With soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, bowling and so much more, there's something for every future all-star in this round-up. Your kiddo can develop motor skills and sportsmanship while making some smooth moves. Get ready to have a ball with these fun picks!
Hitting the beach or pool with the kids calls for a reliable, absorbent beach towel. Forget soaking wet swimsuits, sand-covered beach blankets and too-small towels—these are the best of the best when it comes to keeping your kiddos dry and comfortable for long days in the water. Check out our favorite beach towel finds from Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart and more.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
Take a hike! No, like literally, take a fun, family hike with your kid sporting these super cute, supportive hiking shoes. Durable and designed to provide stability while protecting little soles and ankles, these hiking shoes featured in our roundup are super stylish and made for energetic explorers all geared up and ready to scale new heights!
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
Pregnancy is a tough time to feel both stylish and comfortable, but the recent trend of athleisure wear has made it so much easier. You can still feel put-together in comfortable, breathable clothing items like maternity leggings, tank tops, sweatshirts, joggers and more without sacrificing an ounce of style. Check out these trendy athleisure options for pregnant women.
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
Summer is right around the corner. In addition to planning camps for your kids, vacations and maybe a little time to relax for yourself, moms will also want to think about updating their beauty routine for the season. While summer is a time for fun in the sun, it's that very sun that can also be dangerous for our skin, which can cause burns and early signs of aging. Because moms are already stretched thin and overtired, we really don't need any added wrinkles from the sun. That's why we love these nine beauty products from Walmart that also protect us with broad-spectrum SPF. From concealers to lotions and even lipstick, these nine SPF-infused beauty products will be lifesavers for moms this summer.
As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Swimsuit season is fast-approaching and thanks to social media's most influential twin tots, Mila and Emma Stauffer, your little one will be all set for summer sporting these beautiful, brand-new picks from their latest launch for Target. "The inspiration for the Mila & Emma swimwear and summer pieces are the twins' personal styles," remarks mom Katie Stauffer. "They love swimsuits—maybe more than any other article of clothing. We have designed 12 new summer pieces, and all of these looks are easy to play in and utilize the lightest and softest summer fabrics." The newest additions to the signature capsule collection include everything that your little lady needs to add to her stylish, summertime wardrobe. Check out these adorable (and affordable!) fashions while they're still online and in stores!
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Et si Wonderland, le pays des merveilles, existait…Dans la réalité, Alice est une icône sex & drugs & rock n’roll, que ses excès o...nt menée où elle se trouve aujourd’hui, entre la vie et la mort, entre rêve et réalité... Au pays des merveilles, la... read more
The prequel to the number one bestselling Attack on Titan and winner of the Diamond Gem Award for best manga continues! KEEP YOUR ...FRIENDS CLOSE As the days dwindle before the Survey Corps' last chance at an expedition, the need to train with their new... read more
Liz works for Cam, an entrepreneur who owns businesses all over Australia. Usually Liz is cool and composed on the job, but this t...ime she's in trouble. The woman who was supposed to escort Cam to a party that night cancelled at the last minute! Cam... read more
A Sword and Sorcery story about the redemptive journey of a once cruel king to reclaim his identity.. PUBLICATION IN 3 VOLUMES - C...OMPLETED SERIES. Fallen king Elias is on a quest to reclaim the face that was stolen from him by the mighty sorcerer... read more
A Sword and Sorcery story about the redemptive journey of a once cruel king to reclaim his identity.. PUBLICATION IN 3 VOLUMES - C...OMPLETED SERIES. Fallen king Elias is on a quest to reclaim the face that was stolen from him by the mighty sorcerer... read more
Long, long ago, in the super, mega prosperous, mystical, and magical planet simply known as Empyrean, there were two of the Four N...oble Animal Tribes, the four mightiest, most powerful animal tribes, that co-exist well within the prosperous planet and wield such great, immense, and impressive power and strength, that faced off against each other during the warring period when fame and wealth was everything in the world, and theyd only cared to increase their value and skills and conquest over various lands was grandiose for many Country Lords at the time; they were the Coco/Lightning Paw, who were very thick legged mammals, with tan skin, large, sensual structure, and known for their adept and proficiency in lightning fast kicks, and specialize in electricity, against the Hugertars, who were considered to be the ultimate battle vixens, who're curvaceous, voluptuous, athletic, and were battle-adroit and adept with various weapons, and their affinity element is fire. Who were rumored to be the Homo Superiors, from the ruined planet Earth. The two warred against each other, during the Battle of the Felidae Blood, a decisive battle, that determined who was going to win between the both of them, and reign as the best. After the intensive battle that theyve had, the Hugertars returned back to Mt. Felice, to celebrate their win, until a huge event happened to them both that totally changed them forever. During the midst of the warring period, in the aftermath of the Hugertars, there were two great forces that battled against each other and they'd caused a worldwide massive outburst so great that hardly anyone can comprehend, let alone compare as well, from a hundred and thirty years ago.These two great driving forces were simply the White Tiger clan simply known as the Ken Slayers, the mighty physically enhanced clan that were blessed with raw physical condition (associate with the Earthly (Yin) side of the world) against the Celestial Dragon clan, known as the fire-breathing, element-controlling, flesh-eating creatures that represent the Heavenly (Yang) side of the world, simply known to the world as the Sugaars. These two great forces were so great and powerful, a turbulence of absolute power and meta-physical force that it one time shook the world to its core. Combining their Yin/Yang (Heaven/Earth), power together in order to create a turbulence of absolute power the likes which anybody hasn't seen, and making sure that everything all comes together as well. In the aftermath of all of the fighting, there was a terrifying disappearance, as well as the beginning of a horrible curse that begins to plague all of Empyrean now.Plus, a graphic novel version, of the same story, with more illustrations, of how the fights went down. read more
A four hundred year old spell comes to fruitarian near Salem, Massachusetts. As a reminder of the Salem Witch Hunts, the citizens ...of Remorse, Massachusetts bear the brunt of an injustice against innocent women by power happy thugs of the 1600s. The superstitious number 13 is more than bad luck for anyone becoming a teenager.This novel fits all readers regardless of age. It pits good against evil and with a little, or a lot, of science fiction thrown in the kettle, a good read. read more
In the 1970s, writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan created 70 issues of terrifying tales in the classic Marvel series The Tom...b of Dracula. Now, Wolfman and Colan are together again, offering a fresh take on the most enduring character in horror... read more
The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed I...ndian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny. read more
With the profound sense of Southern spirituality he is known for (Publishers Weekly), Billy Coffey draws us into a town where good... and eviland myth and realityintertwine in unexpected ways.Everyone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves, the old widow who lives in the mountain. Many call her a witch; others whisper shes insane. Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husbands death hovers over them all. That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvarettas cabin, incurring her curse. Now a sickness moves through the Hollow. Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge. And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain, but the darkness that lives within themselves.Coffey spins a wicked tale . . . [The Curse of Crow Hollow] blends folklore, superstition, and subconscious dread in the vein of Shirley Jacksons The Lottery.Kirkus Reviews read more
A provocative look at the way our culture deals with menstruation.The Curse examines the culture of concealment that surrounds men...struation and the devastating impact such secrecy has on women's physical and psychological health. Karen Houppert combines reporting on the potential safety problems of sanitary products--such as dioxin-laced tampons--with an analysis of the way ads, movies, young-adult novels, and women's magazines foster a "menstrual etiquette" that leaves women more likely to tell their male colleagues about an affair than brazenly carry an unopened tampon down the hall to the bathroom. From the very beginning, industry-generated instructional films sketch out the parameters of acceptable behavior and teach young girls that bleeding is naughty, irrepressible evidence of sexuality. In the process, confident girls learn to be self-conscious teens.And the secrecy has even broader implications. Houppert argues that industry ad campaigns have effectively stymied consumer debate, research, and safety monitoring of the sanitary-protection industry. By telling girls and women how to think and talk about menstruation, the mostly male-dominated media have set a tone that shapes women's experiences for them, defining what they are allowed to feel about their periods, their bodies, and their sexuality. read more
T.J. Jackson just wants to be a normal high school kid. Unfortunately, his paranormal ability and the responsibility that goes wit...h it wont let him. He and fellow ghost hunters Bortnicker and LouAnne have made a name for themselves as reality TV stars, but now the stakes are higher. A witch from the 1600s has returned to avenge her death, and the Junior Gonzo Ghost Chasers must stop her. It sounds like great TV, but this time adventure and fame arent whats important. This time, the fate of T.J.s home town hangs in the balance...and the clock is ticking. read more
When secrets from the past collide with the present, the consequences may be deadly.Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, seven...teen-year-old Vivienne Davenport's life is that of an ordinary teenager. At least, until the untimely death of her mother reveals a family secret. She's adopted . . . and her real mom is a witch.The truth of her lineage only complicates Vivienne's life further. Buried deep within her familys history of magic is a deadly curse that has plagued her family for generations.When her birth mom disappears, Vivienne must tap into her suppressed powers in order to save her long lost mother. And herself.Can Vivienne become the witch she needs to be? Or will her newfound powers prove too much for her to handle? Only one thing is certain, Vivienne will soon learn that all magic has a price.The Curse of the Bruel Coven, the first book in a new and exciting young adult fantasy series is sure to cast a spell on you. read more
In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited r...umors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.Since then the mystery of Oak Islands Money Pit has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to whats hidden on Oak Islandpirates treasure, Marie Antoinettes lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeares playsyet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma.The Curse of Oak Island is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channels television show The Curse of Oak Island, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. read more
On an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, a young girl namedIvy discovers a chilling secret in the basement of the Rumbaughpharmacy a...cross the street from the hotel where she lives withher mother. The discovery reveals a disturbing side to theeccentric lives of family friends Abner and Adolph Rumbaugh,known throughout their small western Pennsylvania townsimply as the Twins. It seems that Ab and Dolph have beencompelled by a powerful mutual love for their deceased motherto do something extraordinary, something that in its owntwisted way bridges the gap between the living and the dead.Immediately, Ivy's discovery provokes the revelation of aRumbaugh family curse, a curse that, as Ivy will learn over thecoming years, holds a strange power over herself and her ownmother.In his third book for young adults, Jack Gantos has scripted acompletely original drama. With gothic flavor and black humor,he depicts a group of people bound together by love,compulsion . . . and a passion for taxidermy. read more
The Curse of Future Tom is a compilation of short fiction, novel excerpts, and humorous pieces from the popular online blog.Rangin...g in subject matter from rural bank heists to teen suicide to raising teenaged daughters, skipping from fiction to non-fiction as the mood dictates, and alternating between tragedy and slapstick, the goal of the book in your hands is to deliver an emotional charge right into your brain, and to hone the craft of writing as it occurs at a manic, daily pace, right before your eyes.Packed with the best of his online posts so far, and also including never-before-published works and excerpts from two novels to come, Tom Chalfant has inited you to watch as he forces his Future Self to become the man that he dictates, publicly, loudly, and for all the world to see. read more
Meet Raine Renning, your average teenager with her very own twin brother, Thomas Renning. Their lives are pretty normal - if you c...ount moving from house to house, and town to town, normal.Since the death of their father, their mother has shown her true colors. Working as a hooker and bringing home men only to make more money for her body upgrades.On the day of their 18th birthday Tom decides to have his ex-girlfriend and best friend Christie come over for a small party and gives Raine her gift - the one that will change all their lives forever. A book - While reading what's written inside of it joking around with it, they're pulled within its curse bound pages and told the prophecy they are to fulfill.Vampyres. Faeries. Lycans.Creatures that were only thought about in stories and myths take their places as the Renning Guardians as the pair travel from region to region. Join them as they learn more and more and more about it all.Dragon's. Human's. Nephilim.Now, if only they can figure out how to take down four god's in the process of this entire mess and still save their world from destruction - Oh and don't forget the picking an immortal creature to become. read more
The Wraith, Shadowflame and Johnny Saturn spring forth from their own independent series' for an adventure only the three of them ...could possibly dare face. Battling against Aztekoth, The Wraith soon encounters an evil unlike any he has ever faced before--Orcus! An evil so pronounced, so powerful, that the fate of not only the world, but all existence is at stake. Soon joined by his fellow heroes, the trio battle as best they can against a galactic threat that will require the gathering of all Earth's champions to combat. Join our heroes in this rollicking adventure filled with drama, action and excitement in the best tradition of comic book storytelling. A War of the Independents crossover. read more
As a thoroughly modern teenager, moving to Transylvania is a real culture shock. Flaxen-haired Elena finds it is not tales of vamp...ires she needs to be afraid of, but the legend that has persisted for centuries of a dark raven that snatches fair maids from their villages, never to be seen again.Aron is the last in a long line of cursed sons of the Hunyadi dynasty, living in a secret castle in the mountains where his ancestors retreated to seven hundred years ago, when the terrible curse was placed upon them. So far he has resisted the curse, but a chance encounter with the beautiful, fair Elena sets him on the path of destruction. read more
Welcome to the historic town of Wolfstone, where dark secrets lurk in the shadows and strange beasts stalk the land.When Peter joi...ns his archaeologist father in the strange village of Wolfstone, he has no idea what dark secrets the village and its manor house hold. In this action-packed adventure he will soon encounter ancient standing stones and genetically engineered Wolfen SS soldiers.Can teenagers Peter and Carys uncover the real truth behind the legend of the werewolf and will they survive the Wolfstone Curse? read more
Alexandria Taylor, Alex to most, lived the life of any average young adult since 1929 under the guise of a human. But its not alwa...ys easy to live amongst your prey, as a vampire with animal instinct. Then one day, after 85 years living as one of the only vampires in the world, fate came knocking on her door, in the form of another vampire. Suddenly dragged into a world Alex never knew existed, she is forced to face the facts of her past that lead her to this life. Things only get worse when Alex stumbles upon a murder. But its no coincidence. After being framed and locked up for the murder, Alex must break out and find the real murderer before her captors find her. As she pieces together the clues, it becomes evident that she was a part of a much bigger plan. read more
The world seemed not enough for free spirited Renuka, when she married the highly educated Shashank hailing from the mightiest Zam...indars of Bengal. However, soon her life turned upside down when a neighbor revealed her of their sinister past.Its a mysterious supernatural curse cast on their family almost a century back. Generation by generation, Damini's enraged curse had passed on, declining their family clan from hundreds to a handful few. Who would be Damini's next victim? And why innocent lives are at a stake for a crime committed by an ancestor a hundred years back? Renuka would not settle until she finds an answer and in her quest she struggles to eradicate all the evils that come in her way. Would she ever win a battle against an unseen enemy? Would the wrong done to Damini be ever avenged?Set against the nostalgic era of 1940s, the story narrates the arduous journey of Renuka Pal, the protagonist, from a rash teen age freedom fighter to the seasoned writer of the 21st century India. In this thrilling saga of death, betrayal and power plays the narrative would cover a large chunk of twentieth century history. The passing of time, historical events and the changing country is so well-woven to the story that one would hardly differentiate between fact and fiction. read more
Seventeen year old, Kirk Andrew Lawley, hates his life. He keeps to himself at school because of what he is. However, its not your... typical teenage angst. Kirk is cursed. His ancestors were ruthless warriors that burned down small villages and took countless lives. What they did was despicable, but that wasnt what started this curse. It was his ancestral uncle that did the dirty deed by killing an animal for sport. Unfortunately, this animal was a beloved pet of a powerful witch. So for three centuries, the men in his family have carried a beastly burden. Unlike his sister, Brianna, who enjoys the many splendors of being rich, Kirk and his Uncle Andrew sneak out and do nightly acts of heroism. These selfless sacrifices serve as an atonement for his forefathers morally corrupt waysuntil the arrival of the Carmichaels, the new owners of the dog kennel where Kirk works. As Kirk comes to know them, he discovers that the couples twin daughters, Anna and Kara, harbor their own magical secrets and that a new kind of danger lurks: ungodly creatures that one could never dream existed. His family must unite with the Carmichaels in order to fight against these monsters. In doing so, he learns that his curse is possibly one with a larger destiny in mind. One that could end this fantastical nightmare. read more
The sudden financial turn around of Marias father came with the unintended as a planned conspiracy led to his murder. Maria inheri...ted the huge amount of money which led a young and inexperienced gal into a life of frivolous and flamboyant spending. Now the price of gaining acceptance in the clique of the hottest chick in High School was to deny her one eyed mother which came with a great price.Marias desire to maintain a fast pace life led her into debt of millions of dollars and a lifetime imprisonment awaits if she didnt meet up the payment target, the rat race to meet up with the payment deadline led her into the iron claw of the biggest gang leader in the world guised as a kind doctor.Did she survive the hands that brought chaos to the world?Did she later land into prison for life?This book is packed with suspense, intrigues and thriller. "The cursed Girl" is a book for everyone. read more
All her life, Falon's grandfather told her the age-old tale of 'The Gingerbread Man'. Even as a teenager, she'd fallen asleep to h...is favorite bedtime story, a special tradition she knew she'd never outgrow. However, when he makes a dying wish, asking her to visit a secret underground world of magic to rescue the best friend he left behind fifty years ago, the tale begins to come to life.Setting out with her self-obsessed cousin and a cure for the magicked man with skin like gingerbread, she finds herself tangled within an adventure nothing like the story her grandfather always told.Once having found the long lost man of her grandfathers youth, her only hope of ever returning home, or even surviving his world, lies in the talons of a deadly hybrid she scarcely trusts. Together they must face the animals taken from the children's tale and magicked into monsters, a man who can move mountains who is bent on killing them all, and a labyrinth rumored to have never allowed a survivor. read more