We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet baby? This comprehensive and compellingly readable reference work will answer all your urban legend questions, offering alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the gtions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre. Other entries discuss the relationship of urban legends to literature, film, comic books, music, and many other areas of popular culture. A Booklist Editors' Choice 2001 Reference Book. "Unlike most encyclopedias, this one may be read cover to cover." Choice "Compiled by the foremost authority on this form of contemporary folklore. Superb." Library Journal… read more
Already purchased an Xbox One gaming console? Most Xbox One bundles come with a game included — but when it's time to move on to more, choosing can be hard. That's why we made it easy for your and rounded up some of our top picks. Try one of these favorite Xbox One games for kids.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
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!
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Picking out clothes your tween or teen boy will love can feel like a daunting task, but we're here to make it easy!
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
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.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
Viewing Area: 92" diagonal, Finish: Black Aluminum Case Elite Screens VMAX2 Series White Electric Projection Screen The VMAX2 has ...various control options that work in conjunction with its Low Voltage Controller (LVC). A 12V trigger port uses a standard... read more
Marvel Comics Captain America Pillow Super soft surface and stuffing for comfy cuddling.Features: 100% Polyester Spot clean only P...roduct Type: Pillow Handmade: No Theme: Licensed character Color: Red/Blue/White Primary Material: Polyester Primary... read more
Size: 1' H x 3' W Quartet Bar I Wall Mounted Bulletin Board The Quartet Bar I Bulletin Board serves as a tackable display surface ...for securing documents and other printed visuals. It has a smooth, anodized aluminum frame, which matches modern... read more
**A New York Times bestseller A charming introduction to the basics of Korean cooking in graphic novel form, with 64 recipes, ingr...edient profiles, and more, presented through light-hearted comics.** Fun to look at and easy to use, this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel is the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. Robin Ha’s colorful and humorous one-to three-page comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional (and some not-so-traditional) dishes to life.In these playful but exact recipes, you’ll learn how to create everything from easy kimchi (mak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to seaweed rice rolls (gimbap) and beyond. Friendly and inviting, Cook Korean! is perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike.Each chapter includes personal anecdotes and cultural insights from Ha, providing an intimate entry point for those looking to try their hand at this cuisine. read more
"From automatons to zombies, many fantastic elements have been cross-pollinated with the western genre. This A-to-Z encyclopedia o...f the Weird Western covers film, television, animation, dime novels, pulp fiction, comic books, novels, short stories and video and role-playing games"-Provided by publisher. read more
An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the hi...story and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curricula, "Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature" is the definitive resource for this movement. Its coverage includes writers such as Willa Cather, George Eliot, Helen Keller, Anais Nin, and Gloria Steinem; works such as "The Bell Jar", "The Feminist Mystique", "Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman", and "The Woman Warrior", characters such as Cinderella, Hester Prynne, and the Wife of Bath; and much more. read more
The increasing interest in narrative theory as a focus of inquiry across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, te...achers, and students to have access to an in-depth reference that cuts across disciplinary specializations to provide information about the core concepts, categories, distinctions, and technical nomenclatures that have grown up around the study of narrative in all of its guises. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory answers that need, providing a comprehensive and authoritative resource for students and researchers in the many disciplines drawing on concepts of storytelling and using methods of narrative analysis. In addition to providing ample coverage of structuralist models and of the frameworks developed for the study of literary narratives, this reference also seeks to give a broad overview of paradigms for analyzing stories across a variety of media and genres from film, television, opera, and digital environments, to gossip, sports broadcasts, comics and graphic novels, obituaries, and many more. The entries cover the history of the field, key terms and concepts, various schools and approaches, important debates, and a wide range of disciplinary contexts related to the field. Featuring extensive cross-references and suggestions for further reading, this Encyclopedia is invaluable for students and researchers in many fields, from literary studies, gender studies, and philosophy, to cognitive and social psychology, media studies, Artificial Intelligence, and the study of organizations, medicine, jurisprudence, and history. Key features include: * comprehensive and truly interdisciplinary coverage, examining narrative issues across disciplines, media, genres, and cultural contexts * written by an international team of over 200 experts in from all over the world * extensively cross-referenced and indexed * authoritative and up-to-date bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. read more
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The histories behind the fairy tale characters in New York Times best-selling author Bill Willingham's series FABLES are uncovered... here in the FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA. Exhaustively researched by author Jess Nevins, these annotations fill in details hailing down from ancient myth and forgotten civilizations of the timeless figures that compose the world of Fabletown, including Snow White, Bigby Wolf, Boy Blue and many more. This new compendium is a must-have addition to any FABLES afficianado's library as well as any fan of modern folk lore and fairy tales. read more
Features profiles for more than 250 characters, key moments and significant storylines about Earth's Mightiest Heroes and their fr...iends and foes. read more
"Previously published as a comic series in Volumes 32-43 of Nintendo Power Magazine"--Title page verso.
NO ONE CAN HIDE IN THIS COLOSSAL ENCYCLOPEDIA! From Eren and the rest of the 104th to nameless citizens within the Walls and even ...the people beyond, this definitive guide illuminates over 200 characters and includes: Main characters’ birth dates,... read more
Many of the foods we eat every day are unique to the regions of the United States in which we live. New Englanders enjoy coffee mi...lk and whoopie pies, while Mid-Westerners indulge in deep dish pizza and Cincinnati chili. Some dishes popular in one region may even be unheard of in another region. This fascinating encyclopedia examines over 100 foods that are unique to the United States as well as dishes found only in specific American regions and individual states.Written by an established food scholar, We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Bizarre and Strange Foods in the United States covers unusual regional foods and dishes such as hoppin' Johns, hush puppies, shoofly pie, and turducken. Readers will get the inside scoop on each food's origins and history, details on how each food is prepared and eaten, and insights into why and how each food is celebrated in American culture. In addition, readers can follow the recipes in the book's recipe appendix to test out some of the dishes for themselves. Appropriate for lay readers as well as high school students and undergraduates, this work is engagingly written and can be used to learn more about United States geography. read more
A unique graphic novel capturing the heroes and legendary moments from 100 years of the Tour de France Jan Cleijne has created the... first-ever graphic novel of the Tour. Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful work captures the essence of the Tour de France, the grit, and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inaugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of miles have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey, and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends, vividly portrayed: Eug ne Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali vs. Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de D me, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins's and Chris Froome's back-to-back victories for Britain. read more
To prevent Kharlan from massacring innocent villagers in an attempt to draw him out, Arslan heads out to take on Kharlan and his a...rmy with the assistance of Narsus, Daryun, Elam, and two new formidable allies. read more
These are so cool! These lounge shorts for men feature Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda logo on a green background. Machine washable... with an open fly and drawstring tie, covered elastic waistband with side pockets. These are perfect for the warmer weather. read more
Follow the journey of the amnesic ronin Raido in a medieval Japan where spirits still exert their magic on the land.
Provides a guide to all of the superheroes and archvillains of the DC universe, featuring more than one thousand different charact...ers, including images from the original comic books, from the past sixty years of DC Comics. read more
This unique encyclopedia, which covers all of Marvel's greatest heroes and villains, is a must-have book for both new fans and tho...se who grew up loving the excitement of the Marvel universe. Full color. read more
Discover the myth of the worldwide music sensation BABYMETAL. Tasked with defeating the forces of darkness and division, the metal... spirits must travel through a variety of eras, assuming different forms and identities. What we are seeing is not the BABYMETAL of the present. It's the original story based on BABYMETAL you've never heard before. The long-hidden metal spirit's apocrypha of the METAL RESISTANCE will emerge. Paperback; 2018, Z2 Comics. Size. 144 pages. Dimensions: 6.4"l x 0.5"w x 10"h read more
Their first mistake was to assume he would give up. Heracles had it all: a beautiful home, a loving family and a reputation as a g...reat soldier. Unfortunately, due to his success, he became a victim of jealousy. As the result of a vicious plot, Heracles was hypnotised into committing a terrible crime. Devastated by his actions, he wandered aimlessly, immersed in depression. Finally, he found some solace in the fact that he could atone for his sins by completing ten impossible tasks. The creator of these tasks was Eurystheus, Heracles's nemesis, who was constantly angered by his refusal to accept defeat. As a man of action, Heracles never complained and never backed down; he simply got on with the job at hand. Follow Heracles as he strives to complete his tasks by battling a giant lion, fighting monstrous birds and tricking someone into carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. read more