The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian - Little Bull - who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboardFor Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant.But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers.nd defiant.But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.… read more
It's never too early to teach your little one to be a good sport on and off the field, and these adorable athletic toys train children to understand basic game rules while encouraging exercise. No doubt, your kid will get a kick out of these fun indoor and outdoor activities. With soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, bowling and so much more, there's something for every future all-star in this round-up. Your kiddo can develop motor skills and sportsmanship while making some smooth moves. Get ready to have a ball with these fun picks!
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
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.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
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.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
Create an enjoyable space for your kids to flush and brush with these décor essentials. Although a children's bathroom doesn't offer a huge amount of space, it can easily be spruced up by adding hints of color and character. Let the splashing begin with these bath essentials.
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.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
Personalisiertes Piraten Schreiblernheft und Malbuch für Jungen 1. Klasse / A4 liniert / 110 Seiten / dreifach Linien zum Buchstab...en schreiben lernen und extra Platz für ZeichnungenDieses coole "Piraten Kapitän - Ahoi 1. Klasse" Heft ist eine tolle, kleine Geschenkidee für Jungen und ideal für Schreibübungen in der 1. Klasse Grundschule und passt super als Inhalt in jede Schultüte zum 1. Schultag.Persönlich und individuell mit Namen ist es perfekt als Geschenk zum Schulanfang, Geburtstag, Namenstag, zur Einschulung oder als Piraten-Party-Geschenk. PRODUKT DETAILS:DIN A4, 110 Seiten mit dreifach Lineaturextra Platz für Zeichnungen auf jeder SeiteTaschenbuch (soft cover)personalisiert mit Jungennamecooles Piratenmotivglänzender Umschlag weißes PapierEs stehen viele andere Namen zur Verfügung. Gib einfach in die Amazon-Suche "PirateSchoolNotes Vorname" ein. read more
Hoo, hoo! Ribbit, ribbit! Yip, yip! Little ones will enjoy discovering the animals that appear in this visually dynamic and engagi...ng pull-tab book. Tabs reveal ears, eyes, noses, mouths, and even tongues of the 10 special creatures. And children will be delighted with the sweet surprise at the end, when a baby animal makes a special appearance! read more
Upchucked from the future through the beak of a crow comes the story of three not-exactly-heroic friends. Okay, one of them is rat...her heroic, one of them is rather moody, and the third is just hilarious. Together they fight evil forces to make a better world in the volcanic crater where they've grown up, together they struggle to unravel secrets of their own existence, individually they try to understand changes happening in their bodies.... Orion, Dromeda and Santo! Three characters in a sci-fi + comedy + adventure that will make you smile and wonder about things you never thought you'd wonder about! read more
Full of magic and appealing characters, this classic novel takes readers on a remarkable adventure.It's Omri's birthday, but all h...e gets from his best friend, Patrick, is a little plastic Indian toy. Trying to hide his disappointment, Omri puts the Indian in a metal cupboard and locks the door with a mysterious skeleton key that once belonged to his great-grandmother. Little does Omri know that by turning the key, he will transform his ordinary plastic Indian into a real live man from an altogether different time and place! Omri and the tiny warrior called Little Bear could hardly be more different, yet soon the two forge a very special friendship. Will Omri be able to keep Little Bear without anyone finding out and taking his precious Indian from him? read more
It's been over a year since Omri discovered in The Indian in the Cupboard that, with the turn of a key, he could magically bring t...o life the three-inch-high Indian figure he placed inside his cupboard. Omri and his Indian, Little Bear, create a fantastic world together until one day, Omri realizes the terrible consequences if Little Bear ever got trapped in his "giant" world. Reluctantly, Omri sends the Indian back through the cupboard, giving his mother the magic key to wear around her neck so that he will never be tempted to bring Little Bear back to life.But one year later, full of exciting news, Omri gives way to temptation when he finds that his mother has left the magic key lying on the bathroom sink.A whole new series of adventures awaits Omri as he discovers that his Indian has been critically wounded during the French and Indian Wars and desperately needs Omri's help.Now, helplessly caught between his own life and his cupboard life of war and death, Omri must act decisively if he is to save Little Bear and his village from being completely destroyed. What began as a harmless game has tumed into a horrible nightmare, a nightmare in which Omri is irrevocably involved, and from which he may never escape. read more
As his adventures with Little Bear continue, Omri travels from the French and Indian wars to the present, and then back to the Ol...d West at the tum-of-the-century. read more
Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones classic award-winning favourite, featuring Chrestomanci -- now a book with extra bits...! Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all. However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly! Winner of the Guardian Award. read more
Open the cupboard door to this action-packed fantasy that will take readers to the very beginning of the bestselling 100 Cupboards... series! 100 Cupboards, 100 Worlds of Adventure!When Hyacinth finds an unusual door, two boys in search of vengeance, and a witch intent on destroying the world, the ultimate battle of good vs. evil begins! Hyacinth Smith can see things that others miss, stop attack dogs from attacking, and grow trees where no trees have grown before. But she’s never had a real home. When her father tells them they’ve inherited a house from their great-aunt, Hyacinth sees trouble brewing. Their great-aunt has been playing with forces beyond her control, using her lightning-tree forest to create doors to other worlds. When one door opens, two boys tumble through . . . bringing with them a battle with the undying witch-queen, Nimiane. Hyacinth, together with the boys, must use her newfound magic and all of her courage to journey straight into the witch’s kingdom in a daring plan to trap evil and kill the immortal. “A must-read series!” —The Washington Post “[100 Cupboards] is my favorite kind of fantasy.” —Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author"This fast-paced fantasy features empathetic heroes." —School Library Journal read more
Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems. This is an atmosp...heric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. read more
Edition: Reprint, Library Binding, Paw Prints 2008-09-18
Indian literature has a long tradition, stretching back more than 25 centuries and encompassing hundreds of languages the earliest... extant texts are in sanskrit, pali, prakrit and tamil from references in those texts, we get the impression of a complex and rich literature, encompassing many languages, styles, critiques and commentaries this amar chitra katha collection brings together a sample of the indian literary tradition down the years read more
Excerpt from The Red Arrow: An Indian TaleThe lad rode away in silence, for he knew that it was not the part of a warrior to give ...way to his emotions. The snow had re treated to the mountain-tops, the prairie was dotted with wild ﬂowers, and the air was filled with the music of birds. Spring was ripening into early summer and the great Western country was at its best. Having passed from sight and sound of the camp, White Otter stopped his pony and looked about him with reverent appreciation. The world seemed filled with sunshine and song, and he found it good to be alive. His heart filled with gratitude, and he raised his eyes to the Sky and gave thanks to the Great Mystery for the blessings which he had be stowed upon his people.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Retold for younger readers, Gaston Leroux's classic tale of horror follows a young opera singer, Christine Daaé, who makes her tri...umphant debut at the Opera—and then disappearsWritten in 1909, The Phantom of the Opera is a spine chilling, dramatic story. What has happened to the vanished young opera singer, Christine—could the mysterious opera ghost be to blame? Christine’s lover, Raoul de Chagny, spies a mysterious stranger shadowing her, and decides to follow. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers. read more
L. Frank Baum's classic tale of Dorothy, retold for a younger readers Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her aunt and uncle on... a farm in Kansas. She and her dog, Toto, are picked up by a sudden tornado and whisked far away, over the rainbow, to the strange magical land of Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz, and along the way encounter the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers. read more
When Buck is stolen from his home on a California ranch, his once carefree life is suddenly transformed. Treated cruelly and then ...sold as an Alaska sled dog, Buck's journey takes him to the harsh new world of the Yukon wilderness, where he must rediscover his long forgotten primal instincts in order to survive. An epic tale of endurance and loyalty, this thrilling adventure will stay with you long after the final page is turned. read more
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLS When Charles Baskerville is found dead in the grounds of his moorland mansion,, suspicions are arouse...d that the family curse of a gigantic, diabolical hound that preys on the Baskervills may be true. Can Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery and uncover the truth behind the mysterious death? Conan Doyle's thrilling detective story is an undisputed classic. Other titles available in this series: TREASURE ISLAND; KING SOLOMON'S MINES; THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER; THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON; THE CALL OF THE WILD; THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. read more
Excerpt from Indian Days of the Long AgoThe camp of Lone Pine, chief of the Salish, or Flatheads, was onithe banks of the Red Will...ow River, 'a beautiful stream ﬂowing through the forests of the Bitterroot Mountains, in what we now call western Montana. Its cold, trans lucent waters come from the springs and snows far up among the mountain crags.Beautiful lodges or tepees made from the dressed Skins of buffalo and elk were scattered everywhere among the pines.The village was like the camps of hundreds of other Indian chiefs or head men, which stood beside the forest stream, by the quiet brook of the open plain, by the lake in the mountains, or on the grassy bank of the prairie lake.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Rama is the embodiment of righteousness, honor and valor – the perfect man and the ideal king of Kosala. Rama’s stepmother Kaikeyi... longs to see her son Bharata crowned king, and persuades King Dasaratha that Rama, the rightful heir, should be sent into exile for fourteen years. Rama’s beautiful and devoted wife Sita, and Lakshmana his inseparable half-brother, both choose to accompany him. Rama, Sita and Lakshmana live happily in the forest until the demon king Ravana is told by his sister that Sita is the most beautiful princess in the world. He decides to kidnap her, and lures her away to his kingdom in the south. Rama and Lakshmana must rescue Sita, and call on the great monkey army, led by the warrior Hanuman, to help them find her. Rama uses his time in exile to learn the true meaning of devotion and loyalty, but will the lessons earn him the reward he deserves? Real Reads are accessible texts designed to support the literacy development of primary and lower secondary age children while introducing them to the riches of our international literary heritage. Each book is a retelling of a work of great literature from one of the world’s greatest cultures, fitted into a 64-page book, making classic stories, dramas and histories available to intelligent young readers as a bridge to the full texts, to language students wanting access to other cultures, and to adult readers who are unlikely ever to read the original versions. read more
The second book in the super-funny classic series The Bagthorpe Saga, starring the TOTALLY unforgettable Bagthorpe family – from b...est-loved author Helen Cresswell.Bad, mad and brilliant to know - the Bagthorpes are back! Something even stranger than normal is happening in the Bagsthorpe house. Ever since Uncle Parker won a luxury cruise in a competition, the family’s gone competition crazy. Only Jack and his trusty dog Zero are staying out of it. So just how does the mixed-up mutt become the most famous dog in Britain? read more
A classic science fiction adventure about three men who are taken captive by the evil genius Captain Nemo, retold for younger read...ersFirst published more than a century ago, Jules Verne's science fiction adventure tells the story of a scientist, Arronox, who joins an expedition to find and destroy a mysterious sea monster who is attaching shipping. Instead, he finds himself the prisoner of the proud and ruthless Captain Nemo, captain of the amazing submarine The Nautilus. read more
Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh! Since 1926, Winnie-the-Po...oh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A.A. Milne, who wrote this book for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave Pooh and his companions shape. These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling. read more
'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' KIRAN MILLWOOD HAR...GRAVE'What a consummate storymaker Nina Bawden is' MICHAEL MORPURGOWINNER OF THE GUARDIAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S FICTION'D'ya want a peppermint pig, Mrs Greengrass?'Poll looked at the milkman, thinking of sweets, but there was a real pig poking its snout out of the milkman's coat pocket. It was the tiniest pig she had ever seen. 'What's a peppermint pig?''Runt of the litter. Too small for the sow to raise. He'd only get trampled in in the rush.'Mother took the pig from him and held it firmly while it kicked and squealed. 'Well, he seems strong enough. And even runts grow.''Oh,' Poll said. 'Oh, Mother.' She stroked the small, wriggling body. 'Theo,' she shouted, 'Look what we've got!'It is a difficult year for the Greengrasses. Poll's father has lost his job and gone overseas, the family are living off the charity of two aunts, and Poll and her brother Theo just can't seem to keep out of trouble. It takes a tiny, mischievous pig to bring laughter back into their lives.This is a collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, and will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics. read more
Time-saving, inspiring lesson plans provide a comprehensive novel unit-- created by teachers for teachers. The legwork is done for... you! The chapter-by-chapter guides incorporate research-based, high-order reading, writing, and thinking activities (This is NOT the paperback novel.) read more
Dr. Victor Frankenstein's life's work is to re-animate the recently deceased, however when he finally achieves his goal, things do... not quite work in the way he had hoped…Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Mary Shelley, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom or at home to further engage the reader in the story.The Classics Illustrated comic book series began life in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas’ "The Three Musketeers", and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This new CCS Books edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old. Each book contains dedicated theme discussions and study questions to further develop the reader’s understanding and enjoyment of the work at hand. read more