Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
You are probably on the hunt for the perfect gift for the most important woman in your life as Mother's Day is less than two weeks away. But where to start? If you're like most people you're likely stumped. Flowers are nice but they don't last, it's the same with chocolates. And if you can't afford a whirlwind trip or another extravagant gift, we've got you covered with meaningful gifts for mom that you can personalize to give them an extra special touch. Moms are proud of their families, and they love to show it. Why not give her a phone case with her child's picture on it? Or a planter that has a sweet message engraved? We especially the love the personalized scented candles! Here are 10 gifts for mom you didn't know you could personalize.
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.
Mother's Day is right around the corner—if you've waited until the last minute to grab mom the perfect gift, don't worry! We've rounded up some awesome gifts for a range of tastes and budgets that mamas are guaranteed to love. Check out our favorite finds from Amazon, Target, Nordstrom and more.
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!
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.
Pull out the beach towels and sunglasses, warm weather is finally here! For some pregnant women, finding something to wear to the pool or beach can tough, especially if you need more support or coverage than usual. From cute maternity bikinis to trendy one-piece suits, here is some of the best maternity swimwear out there from retailers like Amazon, Motherhood Maternity and more.
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If you have a hard time getting your teen or tween boy to dress up for special occasions, don't worry, you're not alone. We've rounded up a few staple pieces to add to your son's wardrobe that will have him feeling stylish and not dorky.
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.
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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
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
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
What happened to black youth in the post-civil rights generation? What kind of causes did they rally around and were they even ral...lying in the first place?After the Rebelliontakes a close look at a variety of key civil rights groups across the country over the last 40 years to provide a broad view of black youth and social movement activism.Based on both research from a diverse collection of archives and interviews with youth activists, advocates, and grassroots organizers, this book examines popular mobilization among the generation of activists principally black students, youth, and young adults who came of age after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Franklin argues that the political environment in the post-Civil Rights era, along with constraints on social activism, made it particularly difficult for young black activists to start and sustain popular mobilization campaigns.Building on case studies from around the countryincluding New York, the Carolinas, California, Louisiana, and BaltimoreAfter the Rebellionexplores the inner workings and end results of activist groups such as the Southern Negro Youth Congress, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Student Organization for Black Unity, the Free South Africa Campaign, the New Haven Youth Movement, the Black Student Leadership Network, the Juvenile Justice Reform Movement, and the AFL-CIOs Union Summer campaign. Franklin demonstrates how youth-based movements and intergenerational campaigns have attempted to circumvent modern constraints, providing insight into how the very inner workings of these organizations have and have not been effective in creating change and involving youth. A powerful work of both historical and political analysis,After the Rebellionprovides a vivid explanation of what happened to the militant impulse of young people since the demobilization of the civil rights and black power movements a discussion with great implications for the study of generational politics, racial and black politics, and social movements. read more
What does a Sorcerer-Guardian do when his perfect world begins to crumble around him?Ajay Samuels, a Sorcerer-Guardian, possesses ...the ultimate responsibility of protecting Ageron, Earth and the people who dwell within both lands. If that wasn't enough for this fifteen year old, he is also a member of the Altor; a group of seven, separate families, each a descendant of the original seven Guardians who were elected to govern and oversee all of Ageron.As significant as these duties appear, there has never been any reason to protect anybody; Ageronian and Earthly alike. Nothing remotely interesting ever happens in Ageron. Even less happens on Earth. Ajay can't help but feel his supposed extraordinary power, apparently the greatest of their kind, is going to waste.His world is turned upside down following the most unexpected of encounters with a nemesis he has had few dealings with before, and his perfect world begins to crumble in around him. Dedicating themselves to right what has gone so horribly wrong, and developing their new powers along the way, Ajay and his friends are thrust into a new world of the unknown; a world that brings with it potentially disastrous consequences.ONE Sorcerer-Guardian. ONE premonition. ONE chance.ALTOR: The Shadow Rebellion is the first novel in The Chronicles of Ageron; a series for children, teens and young adults. read more
Book four in the New York Times bestselling series The 100. Now a hit TV show on the CW!It's been a month since the new dropships ...landed and the rest of the Colonists joined the hundred on the ground. The teens, once branded juvenile delinquents, are now leaders among their people. It should be a time for celebration and togetherness, but a new threat appears before long: a fanatical cult determined to grow its ranks and "heal" the war-ravaged planet...by eliminating everyone else on it.After scores of their friends are captured, CLARKE sets off to retrieve them, certain that she can come to an understanding with these strangers. BELLAMY has a different plan; he won't let anything--or anyone--get in the way of saving the people he loves. Meanwhile, in captivity and scared for their lives, GLASS falls under the spell of the cult's magnetic message, and WELLS has to learn how to lead again. Unless the rescue party arrives soon, the teen captives will face a fate more terrifying than anything they could imagine.If the hundred ever want to call this dangerous planet home, they'll need to put aside their differences and fight to protect themselves and their world. read more
School has never been easy for Timothy Speare. Hes had his share of strict teachers, bullies, mean girls, and stressful amounts of... homework. If thats not enough, he and his two best friends are labeled as the Nerdy Trio by the whole school. But his junior year of high school might be his toughest yet after he learns a dark secret. Some of the students arent real . . .Theyre Fictional.Coming from a world where fiction is fact, literatures greatest villains have banded together and have invaded our non-Fictional world. They may look like ordinary high school students, but in secret they are monsters, witches, and other villains in disguise with plans to take over the world. They may not be the most popular kids on campus, but the Nerdy Trio may be the only hope of stopping this true-to-life Fictional evil.Theyve read about heroes. Now the Nerdy Trio will learn what it means to be a hero when they step up to defend their world. Joining forces with a mysterious new girl, they will find magical items, face great danger, and learn about the dark history of their schoolall in their mission to bring about the end of the Fictionals. read more
Quest Landing is celebrating her sweet sixteen in the year 2055. Shes a normal teen who lives for gaming and is on the honor roll.... The biggest monopoly in the country is releasing a ground-breaking virtual reality game called Universal Gaming. The company is Codingz. Quest has been a diehard fan of the companys games and his been following their progress as a company for as long as she can remember until she meets a strange teenage boy. Hes expressionless, quiet and very odd. The more Quest gets to know him, the more she learns about Codingz and the other worldly people she fights to help. She sets out to stop Codingz with her friends. This hopeful group of teens will stop at nothing to defeat Codingz.Sixteen years earlier in 2039, the U.S. suffered a major economic depression after a massive technological boom. The rest of the world was struggling to keep up with the changes and the cost of living soared. Some blamed technology and others wanted compromise and a small but influential group welcomed and funded the new age. After the country scraped its way out of the depression, the government decided to break up the U.S. into districts so each political group could dictate their side of the country in a last ditch effort to create harmony between citizens. These districts separated the rich from the poor and the middle class hung somewhere in the balance. Years went by and people began to let large corporations make all the decisions. read more
Tark and Zyra finally make it out into the real world ... but things are not quite what they expected. When Zyra is captured by th...e Designers, Tark finds himself among a group of teenage rebels. It seems like everyone has an agenda, and Tark and Zyra are to be the pawns in other peoples power games. They soon discover the sinister uses to which the game is being put and the shocking way it is all operated with dozens of kidnapped children wired directly into the mainframe, their brains keeping the whole thing going.Will Tark and Zyra be able to free these children? Will they be able to save the characters within the game from the people who created them? Will they even be able to remain in the real world? Or will the Designers plans for world domination win out?The action-packed conclusion to the Gamers Trilogy. read more
Telling the story from the viewpoint of Mark, recording angel and observer, the author takes a fresh look at the events surroundin...g the creation of this earth and the fall of Satan. We meet kids and teens who might have lived during the time of the patriarchs and early prophets, such as Sheena, daughter of Adam; Nala, who marries Seth; Ezra, son of Eliazar; and Jared, student prophet. A Pathfinder/Junior Reading Course book. read more
Based on a concept by New York Times bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney comes Poptropica, a brand-new graphic-nov...el series by Mitch Krpata and Kory Merritt that takes readers on an adventure beyond the incredibly popular online role-playing world. In book two, The Lost Expedition, Oliver, Mya, and Jorge continue their search for home, with a few hilarious stops along the way. As the friends set sail for new sights, they find the evil Octavian is still hot on their trail, and hes determined to get his hands on their magical map. To make matters worse, a mysterious organization is keen on expelling the three friends from Poptropica. As the pals travel, they find that each island is filled with its own unique brand of peril, and the mystery surrounding the map and Poptropica itself begins to unfold. Will our trio be able to once again outfox Octavian and discover the identity of this secret society?Presented in vivid full-color comic book illustrations, The Lost Expedition is perfect for kids who love a sense of adventure while learning about history in a fun way. Book one in the series, The Mystery of the Map, received incredible praise. Kirkus**Reviews said, Bright, animated colors and zippy cartoonlike action make for an easily accessible first offering that provides just enough exposition to hook young readers and keep them seeking out subsequent adventures. A peppily paced adventure yarn sure to delight fans of the franchise, both old and new. And Booklist raved, Based on the online role-playing game developed by the ever-popular Jeff Kinney, this new adventure comic series gets off to a flying start . . . The lively art mirrors that on the website, featuring bold, colorful panels and characters with giant heads and expressive eyes. Fans of the online game will delight in reading a story about one of Poptropicas many islands, and newcomers will have no trouble falling into this adventure. read more
A gripping graphic novel describing the uprising of 1877, when the old style samurai were crushed in a bloody conflict with the im...perial army that ended samurai power in JapanAward-winning comic book writer Sean Michael Wilson and acclaimed manga artist Akiko Shimojima team up to tell the riveting story that changed the face of modern Japan. Depicting thrilling scenes of battles, gunships, castle sieges, and the samurais' heroic last stand, this book portrays the bloody uprising of 1877, when Satsuma rebels, led by the infamous Saigo Takamori, fought enforced modernization by the Meiji Japanese government. Their crushing defeat by the imperial army ended their power once and for all and ushered in an era of modern technology and western military methods. Wilson's thrilling narrative and Shimojima's striking images convey both the drama of these events and the importance of the historical moment. Historically accurate and with an easy-to-read format,The Satsuma Rebellionis Volume 2 in the Illustrated Japanese History series that began with*Black Ships.* read more
Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Award Winner 2007 - Young Adult BookGeoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction Honour Book..., 2007Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice 2007 finalistFifteen-year-old John Meyers is the youngest of the Meyers boys, with a lot to live up to. So when a routine trip to the Toronto farmer's market in the fall of 1837 turns ugly, John doesn't hesitate to jump in. George is captured, and John won't leave without him. Before long he finds himself embroiled in a real-life battle, under the leadership of Little Mac, William Lyon Mackenzie and himself.And it doesn't end when he gets back home. Though Father tries to stop it, one by one all the Meyers boys throw their support on the Reformers' side. John won't let them keep him out of it. So what if fetching and carrying for a lot of crazy farmers armed with nothing but sticks and hoes wasn't exactly battle experience? It's more than his brothers have! With pretty Nan Burditt's help, John is able to follow his brothers to a small island in Canadian/US waters, the site of the rebels' next skirmish.And there they are: one Meyers boy languishing in the Kingston prison while three more, John included, are camouflaged and armed and attempting to capture a steamship. How on earth did I get here? thinks John.Well, when you're a Meyers boy, these things just seem to happen! This humorous story of a boy's exploits during the Upper Canada Rebellion concludes the story of the Meyers family, Loyalists and early Canadian settlers." read more
When former Roman soldier Marcus Livius is arrested in Egypt, starving and half mad, he is swiftly accused of desertion and murder.... He denies the charges and embarks on an incredible tale... His story begins with the discovery of a body surrounded by... read more
Rebellion of the Princess of Argon The last week of high school. The last week of senior year. The last chance to make her mark. I...n a surprising burst of teen spirit, one girl devises a social experiment that turns study to fun. But it only works if she can persuade the whole school to get in on the action. Introvert turns rebel in this story of teenage creativity.Rebellion can also be found in Storytellers Collection: Volume 1 of 10 Stories from Your Favorite Genres. Its complete short story list is: Rebellion of the Princess of Argon Once Every Year Walk of Power Twin Competition Valley Girl Vampire to Save the World A Future Song Stranger That Saved Her Contract Vampire Unstoppable Force Flight of Little BirdThe story [A Future Song]...left me feeling satisfied and touched. Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science FictionThe Storyteller's Collection Series Vibrant stories from all genres populate this eclectic series. Each story a complete telling that will take the reader, from beginning to end, on a character driven ride. Volume by volume, all packed with dozens of new characters. See, hear, feel and taste their journeys to places spicy and exotic. And to places as warm and familiar as home. read more
A 19th century true historical account of the life and times of a young man born and raised in the rural mountains of western Nort...h Carolina. It tells of his youthful family relations, his struggles with adolescence, his first love and his growth into manhood.Its based on a combination of documented facts and family accounts from the young mans early years. It illustrates his documented Civil War experiences from the time of his enlistment and training in the Confederate Army Infantry to his survival in battle and imprisonment in one of the Union Armys toughest and most notorious prisoner of war camps.The main character of the story is the authors great-great Grandfather and his Civil War experiences are based on the documented history of the 16th North Carolina Confederate Infantry Regiment. While there are some fictional characters and events depicted in the story, most of them are of actual people and events associated with the main character prior to, during and after the war. read more
Teen inventor Astrid Maxxim is back in her third adventure as she makes a journey to the bottom of the planet to uncover the secre...ts of a mysterious lost expedition. Meanwhile, troubles plague her friends and family as a hostile takeover threatens Maxxim Industries. Join Astrid and her friends as she faces the frozen dangers of the Antarctic, wild animals, mad bombers, and corporate high finance. read more
NEXT TIME YOURE DEAD, EXPECT BIG CHANGES IN THE AFTERLIFE AS THEUNDERWORLD GETS ITS FIRST FASHION MAKEOVER IN MILLENNIAFor three m...onths in late 2043 an expedition of eight people (most of them alive) entered the afterlife on a special assignment to come up with ways to improve it.They were commissioned by the Lord of Death himself, some call him Hades, and joined by a uniquely qualified spirit who knew that landscape well, the famous magus known as Merlin. It turns out hes served as the top Underworld guide to many cultures since death began, and he wrote The Tibetan Book of the Dead about how they do things there in the Bardo.Their job was to come up with ways to make death and the afterlife experience easier. Nothing there was working right anymore, nobody understood the place, people were getting lost and confused, complaints were mounting, and all this was slowing up Earths progress and the daytime life of living humans.The team included Blaise, a mysterious wisecracker who spends a lot of his time****off-planet, mostly in the Pleiades; Edward, a sensible Boston book editor; Frederick, once a mythology professor but now a freelance Gnostic; Philomena, his wife who ascended into a Light body ten years earlier; Matthew, a reclusive meditator who consorts with Thunderbirds; Pipaluk, a very old shaman from Greenland; Tommy, teenager who died 20 years ago and now knows the Land of the Dead firsthand; and Merlin, explainer of Mysteries and everyones favorite afterlife guide.Nothing is exempt from their Bardo retrofit. No job is safe; no way of doing things is secure. Everything about the afterlife will change. Next time youre there, expect to****remember more, stay awake longer, and not take all those strange spirits accosting you seriously. Who knows? You might even like it. read more
Melody is starting her first week as a high school senior. Her anticipation for graduation has made her more and more annoyed with... being at school. The ideas of the process and especially the boys. Melody does not like being told how they think. She finds herself constantly being told how to feel about things and think about them. Not only about school things like pep rallies and pictures but boys also. Her friends think she would not be as annoyed if she had a boyfriend. She believes there are no boys to date or is there? read more
Prince Edward Longchamp could kill you. But he won't. Even if you're a medieval warrior swinging a double-edged axe at his head, h...e still doesn't want to take your life.Edward is a product of a medieval society built around warfare, and his entire education has been dedicated to making him an elite warrior.But before he could complete his training, he's thrown in the midst of a violent rebellion.Duke Gathmar Jasper has a new secret weapon and a brilliant plan to turn the kingdom into chaos. Edward must leave his schooling before he can learn how to deal with plunging swords into chests-- or firing arrows into hearts. Prince Edward would just as soon enjoy the sweet crunch of a green apple, listen to the wind in the trees, or catch a whiff of the wonderful fragrence of a fair maiden while she whispers secrets in his ear.Just nevermind the fair maiden is his brother's new wife.Edward must fight to save his way of life, his father's kingdom, and his brothers' lives from the savagery of war. All the while, he struggles to uphold his own values; honor in battle, virtue in love, and respect for life.But it's difficult to fight a war without taking lives.PRINCE LONGCHAMP: THE REBELLION OF ANKGAR is a novel of 65,000 words for young adults-- or anyone wanting to escape into the wonderful world of a great book. read more
I have to make the pain stop.I want to feel alive, and I do when Im drinking and partying the way I should have when I was a teen.... Instead, back then, I was preparing to become the Whiskey Princess, a role assigned to me from birth.A lady never drinks to the point of blacking out, nor does she go home with men she meets in bars. But I went home with himJackson.He was more than just a one-night stand, but I learned that a wee bit late and he was gone. Or so I thought.For when I return home, Jackson is there, and he finds out very quickly who I am.Problem is, Im not sure that Ive ever known who I really am.***I can tell by looking into her blue depths that shes absolute trouble, but I have to have her. Its only for one night. Some fun, and Ill be on my way. My time here is done, and Im ready to move on to my next adventure.What I dont realize at the time is that she is my next adventure.Lena excites me. She blows my mind. And her brogue? It has me in knots. I dont even care about the rumors that surround her.Shes hurting. I want to help her, but then my time is up.Can I leave her?I have to leave. I have no choice.But I love her. read more
It would seem that God still treats nations that have known Him and rebelled against Him like He did Israel in the past. England s...ent missionaries all over the world, but when their church buildings were empty and they no longer worshipped God through Jesus Christ, they lost control of their colonies and have become bankrupt. Today the US seeks to ban the use of Gods name even in prayer. We are no longer looked on as a peace giving nation.This book is a summary of Old Testament history that I taught teenagers many years. It is from the perspective of one trained as a scientist who believes Gods Word is true. I have applied my conclusions from my paper The Census of Israelite Men in the Exodus from Egypt, Vetus Testamentum 60, no.3, 2010. My warning is to escape Gods penalty for rebellion against Him. read more
In retrospect, forty-four year old Lucas Stone thought his life had been good. Lots of money in the bank, a reasonably successful ...CPA tax practice, the opportunity to fly Marine Corps jets almost anytime he wanted, and two good friends dating back to high school. He tries not to think much about his ex-wife or the day he returned from high school to find his father hanging by his neck in the garage over income taxes.Stones loosely framed plan for the future involves doing what he does now until his age or attitude pushes him into retirement. He has no idea what is about to happen that will make him the target of a Russian mole and lead his government to label him and his friends as terrorists.The IRS takes a special interest in Stones CPA clients leading to one suicide that pushes him over the edge. When hate consumes him, Stone and his friends develop a plan to assault the main Internal Revenue Service processing center and nation-wide storage facilities.Tax Attorney Rex Valero, also a Marine Corps aviator, works to incite La fundacin de Unidos La Resistencia, an organization representing Mexican illegal aliens working in the United States. Computer systems expert, Kat Korah, develops software viruses to use against IRS computer systems. A covert firm of soldiers-of-fortune assist Stone in the assault on the Internal Revenue Service.A Little Rebellion is a roll-a-coaster ride, action thriller designed for readers to burn through the pages towards the last word. read more
At six years old Abbie is sent to live with her new stepmother who tortures her and subjects her to horrific abuse. Abbies teen ye...ars are defined by violence drugs sex and crime. By sixteen Abbie is homeless and pregnant and the system that was supposed to protect her has given up too. Haunted by secrets will anyone see her invisible tears? read more
The first in a new Young Adult spin-off from her Lost Shifters series, Stephani opens the doors to the training academy for future... soldiers.Jax defies his father and joins with the Coalitions Academy to train as a future soldier. But, that isnt the only obstacle in the young Lions way. He is small, a dork, and the furthest thing from fighting material. He is determined to not let that get in his way. He vows to prove his father wrong and become an asset to the Coalition.But, as his world changes, Jax begins to doubt his decision. Hes worthless when it comes to fighting. He has to adjust to life away from home, and his only friend is Ava. Will Jaxs self-doubt be his downfall, or will he be able to overcome it to become the shifter he always dreamed of? read more