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.
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.
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.
Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.
Get ready to bump up your pregnancy wardrobe! If you're wondering where to buy maternity clothes that are stylish and flow seamlessly into your existing wardrobe, you're in luck! Retailers like Target, Seraphine, ASOS, Nordstrom and even Amazon all carry fashion-forward maternity clothes designed with the modern mama in mind. That means you can find maternity tops, dresses, leggings and more clothing essentials, including plus sizes, that won't have you sacrificing style for comfort. Below, we've rounded up some of the best places to buy maternity clothes, plus some of our favorite pieces from each store. Happy shopping!
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
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.
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!
Pregnancy can come with a lot of aches and pains — especially in the final months when the weight of your precious baby belly may become hard for your body to support. Belly bands and maternity belts work by lifting the belly and redistributing the weight on your stomach, pelvis, back, hips and spine more evenly. Your exhausted body will appreciate any one of these supportive and comfortable maternity bands, plus some can be worn all pregnancy long and may even double as postpartum belts. Scroll through our selection of helpful pregnancy products and accessories from Amazon, Target, Motherhood Maternity and more.
Presented in Nom Nom Paleo's trademark comic-book style, the One and Done: A Nom Nom Paleo 2019 Wall Calendar will inspire you all... year round with deliciously hassle-free meals made in just one pot or pan. Each month of this cartoon-packed, 16-month wall calendar features a different Paleo and Whole30 friendly recipe, such as Thai Curry Chicken Casserole and Paleo Chicken Chow Mein. It also comes with tear-off shopping lists and dozens of colorful stickers! Hang this on your wall, and One and Done will make healthy cooking a breeze throughout the year. read more
A damn fine collection of seventy-five mouthwatering recipes, inspired by iconic scenes and characters from David Lynch's groundbr...eaking cult classic series Twin Peaks--returning to television in 2017 with eighteen new episodes on Showtime.Widely hailed as the best television show ever created, Twin Peaks has become a beloved cult favorite classic that continues to attract legions of passionate fans today. Twenty years after it first aired, the show's influence can be see in all areas of popular culture, from television shows and commercials, to comic books and video games, to films and song lyrics. The show has also impacted popular culinary traditions; there are Double R Diner copycat diners, pop-up dining experiences, doughnut-eating contests, and David Lynch's signature coffee.Now, fans hungry for a Twin Peaks fix can sate their appetite with this quirky cookbook that pays homage to the show. Lindsey Bowden, the founder of the Twin Peaks festival in the UK, has gathered dozens of recipes inspired by its most memorable scenes and characters, including Percolator Fish Supper, the Log Lady's Chocolate and Chestnut Roulade, and the Double R Diner's famous Cherry pie.Inside Damn Fine Cherry Pie you'll find delights such as:Coffee, Pastries & Donuts: Coffee with Mexican Chihuahua ChurrosDouble R Diner Menu: Percolate Fish SupperFamily Meals: Betty Brigg's Meatloaf and Doc Hayward's Diet LasagnaMeals on Wheels Program: Mrs. Tremond's Creamed Corn ChowderBlack Lodge Supper Club: Doctor Jacobi's Secret Coconut Hawaiian StewCocktails: Audrey Horne's Cherry TwistIdeal for viewing parties or a fun date night for two, Damn Fine Cherry Pie is a must for Twin Peaks fans, pop culture aficionados, and imaginative home cooks. read more
New York Times Bestseller The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved sp...ecialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original, practical recipes. With its warm, edgy humor, outstanding vocal cast, and signature musical numbers, Bob’s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television, winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album. Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day. Recipes include the "Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger," the "Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger," and the "Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger (comes with Fried Okra)." Serve the "Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with Hearts of Palm)" to your ultimate crush, just like Tina Belcher, or ponder modern American literature with the "I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger." Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series’s signature style, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog "The Bob’s Burger Experiment." read more
A groundbreaking graphic novel-style cocktail book from world-renowned bar The Dead Rabbit in New York City The Dead Rabbit Groc...ery & Grog in lower Manhattan has won every cocktail award there is to win, including being named "Best Bar in the World" in 2016. Since their award-winning cocktail book The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual was published in 2015, founders Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, along with bar manager Jillian Vose, have completely revamped the bar's menus in a bold, graphic novel style, now featured in their newest collection The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem. Based on "Gangs of New York"-era tales retold with modern personalities from the bar world (including the authors) portrayed as the heroes and villains of the story, the menus are highly sought-after works of art. This stunning new book, featuring 90 cocktail recipes, fleshes out the tall tales even further in a collectible hardcover edition—making it a must-have for the bar's passionate fans who line up every night of the week. read more
This book and its complement (American Historical Fiction) fill a gap in the bibliographic reference shelf by identifying historic...al novels for both adult and young adult readers. World Historical Fiction contains over 6,000 novels set outside the U.S.. The newest titles, as well as old favorites, are covered and books that are appropriate for young adults are indicated. Each volume is indexed by author, title, genre, subject, and geographic setting for ease of reference. read more
Graphic Lives is a series of highly engaging graphic novels for young people who may need counselling and psychotherapy. Each book... introduces the difficulties faced by a teenage character and follows them as they travel on their therapeutic journey with a skilled and creative therapist. The key aims of these books are: to demystify counselling and psychotherapy so that it is more appealing and accessible to young people; to destigmatise emotional and mental health problems so that young people are better able to accept help; to encourage young people to embark upon their own healing journeys, equipped with the sense that there is a way forward. Sixteen year-olds Ava and Jade are obsessed with food, calories, and staying thin. Pleased with the many compliments they receive they push themselves into anorexia. Ava;s mother is alarmed by her daughter;s weight loss and forces her into therapy with the school counsellor, Steph. However after only two sessions Steph touches a raw nerve, Ava storms out and refuses to continue. Only when Jade is admitted to hospital does Ava return to therapy, where she begins to understand the causes of her anorexic tendencies. read more
Enhance your historical fiction collection - and its popularity with readers and value in the classroom - with this wide-ranging g...uide. After discussion of various aspects of the genre (its importance, history, criteria for evaluation, and methods of presentation), the author takes an in-depth look at 80 of the best historical fiction novels published for this age group in the last 10 to 15 years. For each title there is a brief introduction discussing setting, historical background, and point of view; a list of characters; a detailed plot summary; and ways to introduce the book to students, including important passages for reading or retelling. This versatile tool, written by a recognized expert in children's literature, can be used for readers' advisory, curricular support, title selection, and collection development. Grades 4-8. read more
Chicken Legs is the story of James Corbett, a skinny, big-eared, self-conscious ninth grader with blazing half-mile speed who atte...nds Reedsville High School. Befriending a streetwise Brooklyn transfer and dating a myopic girl, James finds himself embroile read more
This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three inters...ecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory. read more
Cardioskeletal Myopathies in Children and Young Adults focuses on plaques that kill people in their 40;s-50;s and the way they sta...rt to form in young adulthood. The Annals of Family Medicine report that approximately half of young adults have at least one cardiovascular disease risk factor (Mar 2010), and an increase in cardiovascular mortality rates in young adults was substantiated in a study at Northwestern Medicine (Nov 2011). Given the increasing recognition of genetic triggers behind all types of cardiovascular disease, and the growing population of young adults with primary or acquired myocardial disease, the need has arisen for a reference that offers a comprehensive approach to the understanding of basic, translational, and clinical aspects of specific muscle diseases while making the link between young adult and adult health. * Reveals the link between cardiac muscle disease and skeletal muscle disease* Explains how genetics and environmental factors effect muscle function of diverse origins* Designates current and novel therapeutic strategies that target both cardiac and skeletal muscle systems read more
Following the same format as the highly praised 2000-2004 edition, Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, 200...4-2008 is an outstanding reference tool that includes annotated entries for more than 1,200 books in Spanish published between 2004 and 2008 in the U.S, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina. Each entry includes an extensive critical annotation, title in Spanish as well as English, tentative grade level, and approximate price. The books have been selected because of their quality of art and writing, presentation of material and appeal to the intended audience, and support the informational, educational, recreational and personal needs of Spanish speakers from preschool through the twelfth grade. Whether used for the development and support of an existing library collection or for the creation of a new library serving Spanish-speaking young readers, the books in this volume are of value to Spanish-speaking children and young adults (or those who wish to learn Spanish). This volume is arranged in four sections: Reference, Nonfiction (Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Science, Folklore, Language, Science, Technology, Health and Medicine, The Arts, Recreation and Sports, Literature, Poetry, Geography, History, and Biography), Publishers' Series, and Fiction (Easy Books, General Fiction and Graphic Novels). This volume also includes an appendix of merchants who sell books in Spanish, as well as author, title, and subject indexes. read more
Children's Books in Print 2014: An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults
Cassie and her closest friends decide to take a vacation to a small beach after her friend gets her heart broken. With the hopes o...f healing a broken heart, they agree to all forget about boys and just focus on bonding. That is, however, until the fou read more
Praise for the Swimming Through Clouds Trilogy "It is the rare author who can end an emotionally compelling trilogy with the same ...resounding truth from which it was formed, but turned inside out. In Soaring through Stars, Rajdeep Paulus does exactly that. read more
Light on Water: A Visionary Young Adult Novel
This collection of new essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature, hig...hly regarded internationally has a long history. South Africa is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the conti read more
Swimming Through Clouds: A Contemporary Young Adult Novel
Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography
In the small, Old Order Mennonite community of Mitternacht, Iowa, the people pray that God will deliver them from evil. They shoul...d have been more specific. Sophia Brucker is on the threshold of womanhood, standing in the door between her religion's way o read more
Well, the hour is late. The winding bandit caravan of Commerce for Christ has, by this time, started moving out. For some of the c...ult kids have been spotted pitching canvas tents on the site of the ruined Aranomo village. Chris Becky Go home to find yourselves a restful sleep. For tomorrow, very early tomorrow, we descend on Highwood Farm. " read more
A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.Aristotle is an angry teen with ...a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. read more
The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults
Librarians and teachers know how important graphic novels can be in engaging young readers and even getting reluctant readers inte...rested in books. "Graphic Novels for Young Readers: A Genre Guide for Ages 4-14" identifies and describes the growing numb read more
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are spending the summer on a houseboat! Throughout the journey, the children have the feeling the...y're being watched―and they are! Someone wants something on their boat, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Can the Boxcar Children figure it out what it is before it's too late? read more
In our first set of episodes with Charlotte Cartier, we meet an amateur at detective work. She is a young Christian teen with a bi...t of rebel inside of her. The novel is called Charlotte's Hummock. That one sparks from symbolic memoir. This second novel, C read more
The first work of its kind, this bibliography examines literature for young people concerning the Indian subcontinent and associat...ed areas: Bangladesh; the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet; India; Pakistan; and Sri Lanka. Meena Khorana presents the dual perspective of authors native to the region as well as non-native authors, mainly western, and her book reflects the rich folklore and traditional culture of the subcontinent, its checkered history of civilizations and colonizations, and post-independence efforts to foster pride in traditions and stimulate confidence for facing modern challenges. An extensive introductory essay traces the development of children's literature in the region since 1947 in the context of historical, political, social, and economic influences and reviews the major themes and trends in western children's literature about the subcontinent. Included are all available pertinent books written in or translated into English for preschool to twelfth-grade students. The more than 900 entries are organized into five chapters according to country or subregion, and each chapter is subdivided by genre: traditional literature, fiction (historical, realistic, and fantasy), poetry, drama, biography and autobiography, and informational books. Further access is afforded by indexes of authors, illustrators, titles, and subjects. The annotations provide plot summary, thematic analysis, and literary criteria, Khorana also considers a work's sensitivity to multicultural and international issues. Every source was personally read by the author, whose goal was to offer a reference guide to this material for teachers, scholars, librarians, and students. read more