Girl Next Door
A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable.
Save the Children has a great reading program that not only gets your child excited about reading but also supports a great cause.
To mark the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup on June 7th, we've stepped away from the sidelines to select the coolest soccer gear that your girl is sure to get a kick out of on and off the field. "We're so excited for the Cup, as it is a great reminder of not only why we love the sport of soccer, but it is a showcase some of the best athletes in the world – strong, positive female role models for young girls," says Katy Slater, Director of Product Development for Soccer Shots. "Participating in soccer provides girls with the opportunity to set tangible goals and work to achieve those goals. Being able to see themselves work hard and accomplish something builds self-confidence on the field and in life."
We've rounded up the best gear guaranteed to score some major cool points for mom and dad. Check out these fab finds to help your soccer star make some smooth moves.
How do you know if your tween or child is ready for her first bra? It depends — companies make training bras for girls ages 5 or 6 up to teenage sizes. All girls develop at different rates, and it's up to each girl and her family to decide when it's time to go first-bra shopping. Some good indicators that your girl has reached training bra age is that she's expressing interest in getting one. Beginning with lightly lined bras is an easy way to introduce girls to the basics of dressing as an adult, and it's OK to let her practice (or "train") even if she isn't quite ready for the real thing. Even if your girl hasn't let you know she's in the market for a bra, it might be time to buy her first bra if she's noticeably developing, experiencing pain from lack of support or starting to be active in sports. We've rounded up great training bras for tweens, from sports bras to bralettes, from retailers like Walmart, Target, Justice and Yellowberry.
Whether it's kindergarten, elementary school, high school or college, watching someone you love takes that next step in their future calls for a party! After all that hard work, your graduate deserves a celebration to remember. We've rounded up 10 great graduation party decor ideas to make it the best fete ever! From banners to cupcake toppers, these decorations are sure to send your graduate off in style!
Who says that unicorns aren't real? Certainly not young fans fascinated with these beautiful, mythological creatures. This fabled horned horse has the power to put a huge smile on your kiddo's face with adorable pieces inspired by the colorful legend. In honor of National Unicorn Day on April 9, we've rounded up a collection of delightful picks from dreamy stuffed animals to sparkly clothing and accessories sure to spark imaginations. Check out this enchanting selection specifically designed to charm wide-eyed little ones who still believe in magic.
One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you will be sure to see a baby (or two) next to a chalkboard or letterboard sign that rattles off his or her milestones. Parents everywhere are proudly displaying their baby's height, weight, likes and dislikes each month, and while the trend is everywhere, we don't see it going away anytime soon. Plus, with stars like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hilariously trolling themselves with a stat sign, they have become more popular than ever. Here we've rounded up the best stat signs to document your growing baby.
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.
Help Save the Children celebrate the dedication of a deserving young leader working hard for change.
Whether you have twins, triplets or multiple kids of different but close ages, it can be hard to find products that aren't designed to care for one baby at a time. From extra wide rocking chairs to double baby carriers, we've rounded up the best, most useful products for parents of multiples. Check out our round-up and make taking care of your crew of kiddos a little bit easier.
Here's a little food for thought...making homemade meals for your babe doesn't have to be a big challenge. In fact, thanks to the advanced features of baby food makers on the market these days, whipping up healthy meals, snacks and smoothies is a piece of cake for parents. With so many models to choose from, we've helped narrow it down to top-rated, dishwasher-safe designs that blend, chop, steam, mash and even warm bottles. Using a baby food maker is the perfect way to produce healthy, wholesome meals to satisfy even the pickiest palettes while transforming mom and dad into master chefs who can feel confident knowing all of the ingredients and healthy nutrients that are still in the foods that baby is consuming. Check out our roundup of fab food processors and accessories guaranteed to make your kid go bananas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
With charming illustrations and fresh, contemporary text, Birthdays Rock and So Do You! provides teens with the ideal way to shout..., "Happy Birthday, Girlfriend!" Or as this colorful with-it book exclaims, "Today it's all about you, babe!" read more
Ever felt you need to turn to a whole team of advisers for help in bringing up your wayward children? From psychiatrists to cooks,... from laundry maids to substance abuse counsellors? Then this book, an easy-to-read guide to teenagers—and how to live... read more
Nanami Takahashi falls for Motoharu Yano, the most popular, carefree boy in class. For Nanami, it's first love, but Yano is still ...grieving the death of his girlfriend who died the year before.Nanami starts high school with high hopes of making lots of... read more
Der Kampf um die gestohlenen Excalibur-Schwerter nimmt immer größere Dimensionen an. Es stellt sich heraus, dass Kokabiel, einer d...er Anführer der Gefallenen Engel, sie gestohlen hat, um damit einen neuen Krieg zwischen den drei großen Mächten... read more
A teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals ...the depravity of which we are all capable. read more
One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Only four will come out alive.Six months after the stabbing of sixte...en-year-old Deanna Barker, someone is coming after the teenagers of Stockleigh, as a spate of vicious assaults rocks this small community. Revenge for Deanna? Or something more? Detective Eden Berrisfordis locked into a race against time to catch the twisted individual behind the attacks but when her own niece, Jess Mountford, goes missing, the case gets personal. With the kidnapper threatening Jesss life, can Eden bring back her niece to safety? Or will the people of Stockleigh be forced to mourn another daughter? A terrifying, compelling, police procedural which will thrill fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott.What readers are saying about Mel SherrattSherratt is a unique voice in detective fiction.*Mail on Sunday*A writer to watch out for. Mandasue HellerMels vivid imagination really brings her characters to life. Kerry Wilkinson read more
As Crimson Romance celebrates its first anniversary, we honor those pioneers who helped shape the direction of romance novels for ...all of us. Suspense, mystery, paranormal activity and love - always love - have been the cornerstone of the genre since the early 1970s. Now we have updated the covers to these classics - but not the words - and reissued these timeless reads to let you relive the thrill of discovering a world of romance all over again.Betsy Drummond was the girl next door, a passionate and beautiful young woman who was fighting to protect the man she loved - a man blinded in battle, who remembered her only as his carrot-topped teen-aged neighbor. Betsy had always known that when Peter Marshall came home from the war, she'd make him realize she was grown up now and ready for romance. What she hadn't counted on was Peter's blindness and the presence of Marcia Eldon, a gorgeous singer with a one-track mind, and the track she had settled on was Peter Marshall . . .Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors read more
When it comes to love, go big or go home. Charles Cash Carmichael traded his high-rise condo and family-firm career for a job coac...hing soccer for Chicagos inner-city kids. Hes adjusting to living on minimum wage when his young cousin, newly out and running away from home, shows up on his less-than-luxurious doorstep. Angsty teens definitely arent Cashs thing. He needs local backup, and theres only one name he can think of: Stephany Tyler. Back in the day, the bisexual Steph was the perfect friend with benefits until she fell in love with a woman. To his relief, his former friend steps up to the plate. Soon, though, Cash finds himself feeling the familiar need to keep her in his bed, and in his life. But Steph, burned by the ex-girlfriend and by the absentee dad shes been trying to connect with, wont risk her heart again. Good thing Cash believes in leaving it all on the field. If he can just convince Steph to get in the game, theres a chance they can both win. Warning: This book contains ex-friends with benefits crossing boundaries a second time, several steamy encounters on staircases, copious discussions about gay sex from a straight guy, a shout-out to magic buttons, and an especially memorable going away threesome.THIS EDITION IS A RE-RELEASE OF A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED VERSION. MINOR CHANGES ONLY HAVE BEEN MADE. read more
Patricia MacDonald has won a worldwide audience of readers with her page-turning novels of domestic suspense that twist and turn w...ith surprises. Now she presents a riveting thriller about a young woman who finds her life threatened when she returns to her picture-perfect suburban hometown where a brutal crime shattered her family when she was a teenager.The affluent town of Hoffman, New Jersey reeled in disbelief when highly esteemed physician Duncan Avery stabbed his wife Marsha to death one spring evening. The two Avery sons turned their backs on their father but his daughter Nina never stopped believing in his innocence.Now, fifteen years later, Nina, a struggling actress in New York City, returns to Hoffman when her father is paroled and insists on re-settling there. Not only does Dr. Avery want to repair his relationships with his sons and meet his grandchildren, he claims he wants to find out who killed his wife. But neither Nina's brother Patrick, a successful investment banker with a wife and twin sons, nor Jimmy, a recovering drug addict who has adopted a new family, can bear to acknowledge their father's return.Then, as suddenly as before, another act of violence overturns the Averys' lives. No longer certain if she can trust her family, her neighbors, or her old friends, Nina finds she can rely only on herself and a surprising new ally in her life as she searches for the truth behind crimes past and present. If she digs deep-down into the secrets of her family's and her neighbors' lives she stands a chance of catching a killer before she becomes his next victim.With psychologically perceptive characterizations, emotional realism, and a gripping story line, The Girl Next Door exposes the dark impulses and fierce passions that can rule seemingly ordinary people and showcases Patricia MacDonald at the height of her celebrated powers. read more
LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss instantly transforms your look with a highly pigmented, glossy color. Its formula contains an antioxidan...t blend of acai berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extract along with vitamins C and E. It even has a light vanilla scent. How to use: Apply over lipstick or on bare lips with the attached doe-foot applicator. Style Name: Lorac 'Alter Ego' Lip Gloss. Style Number: 1118191. Available in stores. read more
Lamp-In-A-Box makes fun and affordable lamps that are totally relevant to everyone's lifestyle. With an extensive design library, ...Lamp-In-A-Box is proud to offer any and every one a great gift "The gift of Light". The only lamp that adults, teenagers and children alike are raving about. read more
Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes ...the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesnt like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter...with the perfect boyfriend.But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Trus relationship might not be able to handle the heat.Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.The Sloane and Tru duology is best enjoyed in order.Series Order:#1: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2: Falling for the Girl Next DoorThe Sloane and Tru duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Sloane and Tru's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including:#1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back#3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance#4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl#5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door#6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas read more
Betty Cooper is embarking on her first year of high school. It's sure to be filled with ups and downs, but with her trusty diary b...y her side, she'll be able to get through it all. She's a smart girl with a kind heart, so her freshman year should be easy-peasy, right? Well, throw in some major BFF drama with her longtime pal Veronica Lodge and things get off to a rocky start. Veronica's rich, ruthless and snobby -- the total opposite of Betty. And in high school where social status means EVERYTHING, Betty and Veronica can't be the same besties they once were. Everyone's favorite girl-next-door is diving head first into her high school career and extracurricular activities -- from dog training to peer mediation to BMX competitions, Betty Cooper can do it all -- but can she get by WITHOUT a little help from her friend? Find out in this heartwarming tale of the scariness that is starting high school in Archie's first-ever venture into the hugely popular journal series, with DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR: BETTY. read more
Everyones favorite girl-next-door dives head first into high school and extracurricular activities. Betty can do it allbut can she... get by WITHOUT a little help from her friend? Freshman year is off to a rocky start with some major BFF drama! Bettys longtime best friend Veronica is rich, ruthless and snobbythe total opposite of Betty. And in high school, where social status means EVERYTHING, it seems like Betty and Veronica cant be besties anymore. Luckily, Betty is armed with her trusty diary to document her ups and downs. Read about them all in this heartwarming and funny diary about the scariness that is starting high school! read more
When Jenna Kellington was fourteen, her first high school boyfriendher first lovemoved away. Now a divorced mom, she never expecte...d to see Simon Hastings again...until a business trip to China brings them face-to-face, and their connection explodes beyond her wildest fantasies.When he was young, Simon swore he would never be like his father, moving from place to place and never settling down. As a billionaire venture capitalist, however, he's every bit the wanderer, never tying himself down. Seeing Jenna again reminds him of who he once was, even as their old spark intensifies into very adult desire. With every touch, every caress, Simon teaches Jenna how to let go. To own her own pleasure.He wasn't supposed to fall in love. Neither was she... read more
Family conflict, changing relationships, and questions of identity are at the heart of this engaging spin on the classic romance p...lotline. Maddy Spier's been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner, she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls―lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well? Gabe's relationship with Maddy is vital. He can't imagine skating with anyone else, and together they have a real chance at greatness–maybe even making it to the Olympics someday. So he's decided to think of her as a sister. After all, family is forever, and he's never dated anyone for more than two weeks. Then their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, and everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy's been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, debut author Katie Van Ark’s novel The Boy Next Door is full of competition, misunderstandings, and of course, plenty of romance.Praise for The Boy Next Door: “Fans of ice-skating and romance will fall in love with this debut novel.” ―School Library Journal“Van Ark's story of two skating partners is hot enough to melt the ice.” ―Romantic Times“Guaranteed to warm even the coldest heart.” ―Justine read more
When Lizzie finds out Sean is a hot New York stock broker, she thinks he suspects her of being a gold digger because she recently ...lost her nursing job. Lizzie is insulted by this, yet she can't resist Sean's heartfelt apology. When she learns that her deceased landlord and Sean had a dark, unhappy past, she vows to heal his wounds. But her kindness is greeted with hostility instead of warmth・・・ read more
Society6 Galaxy Next Door Comforter by Adaralbion. Our comforters are cozy, lightweight pieces of sleep heaven. Designs are printe...d onto 100% microfiber polyester fabric for brilliant images and a soft, premium touch. Lined with fluffy polyfill and available in king, queen and full sizes. Machine washable with cold water gentle cycle and mild detergent. read more
Sean, a young star of Wall Street, has a secret past no one knows about. One night he receives a call from an unknown woman who in...forms him of his estranged father's death. The caller is Lizzie, who rented one of his father's rooms. She offers heartfelt condolences, but Sean is skeptical and suspects she has an ulterior motive, so he hardens his heart. Does she want his money? But it seems that Lizzie has no hidden agenda and Sean is smitten by her innocence. He wants her. But what if she finds out about his past? read more
In this intensely romantic debut novel, a teen figure skater falls in love with her skating partnerwho is also the boy next door.
Next Door canvas print celebrates fashion house Chanel and its inspirational beginnings on rue Cambon. This chic print by The Oliv...er Gal Artist Co. is professionally hand-stretched and gallery-wrapped in sustainable, FSC-certified wood. The print arrives ready to hang with all hardware included. Canvas/wood. Hanging hardware. Made in USA.16"W x 16"H. read more
What it is: A Nordstrom-exclusive, limited-edition L'Absolu Lacquer in shades inspired by special moments in Lancome global muse C...hiara Ferragni's life. What it does: Chiara Ferragni, whose success has made her an example and role model for others, launches her first makeup collaboration. This high-shine, buildable lacquer in special packaging is a perfect lightweight formula to refresh lips in a flash. The innovative lip lacquer combines the comfort and shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick and the lasting power of a stain. Its oil-in-water emulsion is lightweight and nonsticky, providing up to six hours of wear. Enriched with glycerin, lips feel hydrated throughout the day. The high-shine finish and vivid color payoff are buildable from sheer to full coverage. Shades:- N? 1987 Girl Next Door (understated nude to mark Chiara's birth year)- N? 2017 Power Talk (rosy brown to remember the year Chiara's husband Fedez proposed to her)- N? 2018 Sweet Mom (glowing coral to celebrate her son Leone's birthdate)How to use: Apply to lips using the applicator. For even longer wear and added definition, pair with a lip liner- 0.27 oz. Style Name: Lancome X Chiara Ferragni L'Absolu Lacquer Longwear Lip Color (Nordstrom Exclusive). Style Number: 5863401. Available in stores. read more
Written to help address the dearth of age appropriate material focusing on the Vietnam conflict, Heroes Next Door Hornet 24 gives ...the middle school and young adult reader a window into the lives of helicopter pilots during that conflict. The book is written with attention to detail, the reader experiences basic training, flight school, and twelve months of life, service, and sacrifice in Vietnam as told by a veteran who lives next door. Matt and Ellie are growing up in an average suburban area, when their next-door shows up with an olive-drab painted Army helicopter. The machinery sparks immediate interest and serves as a conduit to relationship building between the two children and their neighbor, Mr. Ed. Spread over nearly two years the siblings help restore the vintage aircraft and gradually, Mr. Ed shares stories of his training and experiences during the 1960s. Stories from Basic Training gives the reader a sense of the discipline and focus required. Flight training introduces the reader to some of the principles of helicopter flight and performance. Readers travel the globe, landing in Southeast Asia just after the Tet Offensive. The risk, fears, apprehensions, and personal development that come with such a deployment, along with the emotional growth, team building, and camaraderie weave into a series of combat action sequences. The reader is left with a basic understanding of the history of the conflict (thru late 1969), how U.S. and South Vietnamese troops engaged and searched for the communist forces, and how helicopters provided maneuverability and flexibility to the U.S. forces. Along the way, the reader is shown life in a large Army camp, Saigon, and the risks associated with assignment to Vietnam. Heroes Next Door-Hornet 24 also shows some of the lighter side of the conflict, rest and rehab in Bangkok, recreation in camp, team building, and a few current events. It also takes a brief look at the anti-war movement and how it affected the soldiers who were doing their duty. Heroes Next Door -Hornet 24 is a unique book that reveals the humanity and the horrors of the Vietnam War in a manner that is appropriate for younger audiences. With attention to historical accuracy and touching respect for the men and women of the Vietnam War, this book is a must-have companion for any young reader looking for real-life heroes. read more
Angels Next Door is a gorgeous new magical friendship series for 8+ readers by bestselling author, Karen McCombie.Riley's best fri...end has gone away forever and Lauren 'Queen of Everything' Mayhew is making school a nightmare. It looks like Riley's on her own, until the three Angelos Sisters move in next door.Her new neighbours are . . . different. Colourful and sparkly, they stand out. It's not just their names or how they dress - there's something magical about them. And since they arrived there have been loads of strange coincidences.Who are these new girls and what's with all the glitter?'A wonderful, funny, heart-warming and comforting tale . . . will be a success with female readers aged 9 and upwards' The School LibrarianAbout the author:Bestselling author Karen McCombie trained as a magazine journalist in her native Scotland before moving to London. After several years working on teen favourites Just 17 and Sugar, she turned to fiction, with her first series, Ally's World, becoming an instant success. In total she's had more than 70 books published and translated around the world, and more than a million books sold.Karen lives in North London with her very Scottish husband Tom, her sunshiney daughter Milly, a demented cat called Dizzy and Biscuit, the button-obsessed hamster.www.karenmccombie.com read more
Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe.... Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests-and one devastating secret. ". a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe-ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations-through the love story of a mixed-race couple."-Booklist read more
Dom Next Door is book 2 of the Forbidden Nights Trilogy. Book 3, Dom's Desires is available everywhere now!He left me broken. But ...now hes back.The last time I saw Dom, I was moaning his name. I havent said it since.Once upon a time, he was my best friend. The star of the high school baseball team, Dom lived next door and made me feel like I was the luckiest teachers pet who ever lived. I was quiet, normal, and studious completely the opposite of the bad boy with a smile that could drop a thousand panties. But for some reason, we clicked. And the sex was on another level.I was sure wed be together forever. Dom and Michelle, sitting in a treeyou know how that goes. I was wrong, though. He left me without so much as a goodbye.But just when I thought he was gone for good, he comes hurtling back into my life like a ninety-mile-an-hour fastball, bent on wrecking everything.It shouldnt matter. I plan on never talking to the S.O.B. again. But when I hear the latest news, my heart drops.Dear old Dom is going to be living much closer than I expected. read more