Humorous, heart-warming, and just plain entertaining, these stories by Newbery Medalist Jean Craighead George recall what life was like as she raised three children and 173 wild pets. On any given day there might be a bat in the refrigerator, an owl in the shower, or a crow at the kitchen table. Jean Craighead George’s respect for nature and its many creatures is evident in all of her writing. Here, she offers a personal, firsthand account of the many animals that mes is evident in all of her writing. Here, she offers a personal, firsthand account of the many animals that made their way into her life and her books. 1996 ‘Pick of the Lists’ (ABA)1996 Children’s Books (NY Public Library)… read more
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
Calling all bathing beauties, get ready to bare your bump at the beach! Perfect for some fun in the sun or a relaxing pre-baby getaway, these sleek one-pieces, trendy tankinis and gorgeous bikinis are guaranteed to have you looking like one hot mama! We've selected the best maternity swimwear to fit every shape and size, from retailers like Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. They come in comfortable designs that will make mom feel most confident showing off all of her curves, so get ready to make a splash!
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
Your little one deserves the coziest, comfiest place to sleep—and you deserve a style that you love. We've compiled a list of the best crib bedding, made of baby-friendly materials, in a range of cute and trendy designs to complete your new baby's nursery space. Whether you're looking for baby girl crib bedding, baby boy crib bedding or gender neutral crib bedding with adorable woodland creatures, you'll find sets you love from retailers you know and trust, like Target, Wayfair, Pottery Barn Kids and more.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
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
**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been cha...nging lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including: · An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher; · The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was; · Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be; · Deleted scenes; · And more! You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential.Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info. Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com. read more
Excerpt from Pictures From English LiteratureThe first picture that I want to show you was not the work of a single artist. It was... begun, more than six hundred years ago, by a Welsh monk, called Geoffrey of Monmouth. In later times, other artists made many additions to it, some of which greatly increased its beauty. At length, the great painter, Alfred Tennyson, retouched the whole picture, giving it its present rich coloring and perfect finish; so that it is numbered to-day among the most fascinating paintings in the whole gallery of literature.It represents King Arthur and his twelve brave knights, seated about the famous Round Table, which was built by Merlin, the wonderful magician.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
From author Adam Rex comes the first book in the Cold Cereal Saga—a hilarious, clever, and action-packed adventure series with an ...educational hook.Scottish Play Doe—aka Scott—is used to being a little different. Sometimes he hallucinates things no one else can see. But then one of these hallucinations tries to steal Scott's backpack, and he comes face-to-face with an honest-to-goodness leprechaun named Mick who's on the run from, of all things, the Goodco Cereal Company. With the help of his friends Erno and Emily, Scott and Mick uncover Goodco's sinister plans—and take the first steps in saving the world from the evil cereal company.Like the Artemis Fowl Series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, the Cold Cereal Saga takes elements of familiar mythology—in this case, Arthurian legend and Irish folklore—and reimagines it in the modern world with a cast of relatable characters and myriad magical beings. The story is told from multiple points of view, and there are dozens of illustrations—including "commercial breaks"—and stories within the story.Supports the Common Core State Standards read more
Stories for children about AFRICA in poem style. Some are based on true experiences!
"So you nice people would like a pet But not the kind like all the rest. I'll tell you about those that I could get; They may be s...trange but they are the best." read more
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
A fun and informative introduction to wild animals and how they adapt to their environment, for 5 to 8 year olds, with all kinds o...f fascinating facts presented in a humorous question and answer format. read more
Excerpt from The Pet Lamb, and Other StoriesThen you have a poor memory, Ellen, said Aunt Mary, with a very serious look. I was no...t aware of this before, and am very sorry to hear it; for, as there are so many things which it is both pleasant and useful to remember, it is certainly a great misfortune. But how came it to pass that such a bright-looking girl as you should be deficient in such an important faculty of the mind?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
Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The HoursA poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to... change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away―the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder―are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
A golden statue comes to life and, with the help of a reluctant swallow, gives away everything he has. A fierce giant forbids chil...dren to play in his garden—then realizes that only through sharing will spring ever come again. In these rich fables by Oscar Wilde, author of The Importance of Being Earnest, characters learn that kindness and giving are the greatest powers of all. read more
Old Silver Grizzle The Badger And Other Stories From Wild Animals At Home by Ernest Thompson Seton. Being the personal histories o...f: The Squirrel, The Rabbits and their Habits, Bears of High and Low Degree, The Cute Coyote, The Prairie-Dog and Sneak Cats. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are now republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. read more
Johnny crept into the backyard and looked around to see that no one was watching, and then vanished into the shed where the firepl...ace logs were stacked neatly along the wall. He had a guilty look on his face. He stood up as straight as he could under the low, slanting ceiling, and pulled a half-empty package of cigarettes out of his pants pocket. Ever since he had met Phil, the poor kid down the street, Johnny's conscience had been pricking him for a couple of new habits he had picked up. The sneering words of Phil kept ringing in his ears. "You're just like a jailbird, and yer pop and mom are the jailers." The Secret in the Hayloft tells the story of Johnny and his coming-of-age-search to discover his values and morals in a surge of peer pressure. Author Josephine Cunnington Edwards weaves entertainment with character-building principles for today's young people in this story of Johnny and over a dozen other short stories in yet another of her popular titles. Read also about Eleanor, the little threader of needles, and Clara's search for truth. This collection of stories is sure to amuse and teach both children young and old for ages to come. read more
A breakup + a food truck + a whole lot of kale = the best recipe for a broken heart! Fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Huntley... Fitzpatrick will love this hilarious and heartfelt novel. When Mia’s summer starts with an epic breakup, she’s sure the rest of the vacation will be miserable. But her best friend, Justine, would never let that happen. Their plan has two parts. One: use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia’s ex in person. Two: create a fake persona to connect with Mia’s ex online. Soon both plans have morphed into something so much bigger. Add some kale to a snow cone and they’ve got the hottest smoothie in town . . . and more money than they could have imagined. And when Mia’s ex starts falling for the online girl, there’s a revenge plot just waiting to be born. A guy who dumps a girl because he thinks her thighs are too “thick” deserves to have his heart broken by a fake girlfriend, right? All’s fair in love and smoothies. . . . Well known for My Life in Pink & Green, Lisa Greenwald has written a hilarious and refreshing take on getting over a breakup. Girls who love contemporary romance with lots of laughs will down this novel in one gulp! read more
My Little Pony On-the-Go Purse Applejack: Inspired by the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic television seriesTranslucent purse ma...tches Applejack pony's styleApplejack pony figure fits inside purseIncludes purse and pony figureAges 3 and up read more
This Puppy in my Pocket toy set lets your child play with fun little animals. It includes a carrying set and four little doggies. ...This puppy purse can also hold other toys in the line (each sold separately). It's compact enough to go wherever you need. A strap makes it comfortable and easy to carry around. read more
A fascinating and funny guide to animals and their poo, and all the other tracks and traces they leave behind. You will be amazed ...(and perhaps a little revolted!) by the things that can be learned about wildlife from their deposits. Become a detective, find clues and learn all about animals from what they leave behind. From faeces to footprints, skins to shells and eggs, discover all there is to know about wild animals – even those that are particularly dangerous to track like tigers and wolves! Whether you're an armchair enthusiast or a forest forager, one thing's for sure: this fully illustrated compendium of poops, pellets and prints is not to be sniffed at! read more
A spectacular new story collection by popular Yated Ne'eman writer Miriam Schonzeit!Stories to curl up with ...When someone in you...r class is driving you up a wall, can a trip to the supermarket possibly smooth things over?How do you come to grips with being stuck in the hospital and missing your favorite cousin's bar mitzvah seudah?What do you do when something's bothering your friend but she won't tell you what it is? Play detective, of course!And much more ... 19 fascinating stories in all, from the popular author of The Sweetest Song, The Ten Worst Things, Hot Dogs to the Rescue and Lemons with a Chance of Sunshine!5.5" x 8.5" read more
Learning lessons, such as the importance of kindness instead of harshness or quality over quantity, is often easier through storie...s. Immersed in a world of talking animals, gods and goddesses, and well-turned phrases, readers will absorb important life lessons from more than a dozen of Aesops fables. Accompanying illustrations in beautiful color add to the magic of stories like The Dog in the Manger. As readers are introduced to new fables and read through old favorites, theyll acquire an understanding of strong character traits to help them navigate successfully in friendships, family life, and treatment of themselves. read more
Disney Palace Pets 1.5" Pets Carry and Play Pawfect Purse: Open the purse to reveal 3 rooms and an outdoor patio to play on1.5" Pa...lace Pets figures can climb the winding staircase to the little bedroomFancy bed for royal sleepover partiesClose the purse and you can store all your mini Palace Pets figures securely insideHandle makes it easy to take this playset anywhere for tons of funComes with two Mini figures â Ariel's puppy Matey and Aurora's kitty, Dreamy read more
Pillow Pets is now offering a Wild Animal Pillow Pet and Sleeptime Lite combo pack known as our Pillow Pets Slumber Pack for a dis...counted price. The Wild Animal Slumber Pack features a Chocolate Moose Pillow Pet and a Wild Fox Sleeptime Lite. Beautiful brown plush and cute stuffed antlers outfit the adorable Pillow Pets® Wild Moose; the softest, friendliest wild animal pet you can find! Wild Animal fans of all ages will enjoy a touch of room decor along with the practicality of everyday use as both, a stuffed toy for imaginative play and a functional pillow for television, bed or travel time. Combined with the Wild Fox Sleeptime Lite, this night light will illuminate your child’s room and turn their ceiling into a starry night sky with the touch of a button. The Sleeptime Lite projects rainbow-colored soothing lights creating a magical and tranquil environment that helps children ease into a restful sleep. The light show options can be set to change slowly or quickly. Kids will enjoy the soft glow coming from the colorful shell of their Pillow Pets Sleeptime Lite. Parents will enjoy the built-in timer that automatically shuts the off after 20 minutes, giving little ones enough time to drift off to sleep. Watch your kids enjoy hours of imaginative play with their favorite Chocolate Moose Pet during the day and love the company of a comforting partner -The Wild Fox Sleeptime Lite at night. Both are made of high-quality fabric, and BPA-free and Phthalates-free materials. The Sleeptime Lite is surface wash only with a damp cloth while the Pillow Pet is machine washable. Requires (3) AAA batteries (not included.) read more
My Remarkably Sparkly is a brand new series exploring every child s fascination with things that are sparkly! The super designs, b...right photography, and early learning activities will engage children so they can enjoy learning new things. This fantastic new sticker and doodling activity purse is filled with super, sparkly activities for children to complete. There are also over 1,000 stickers to use on each page and anywhere else. The sticker book is shaped to look like a sparkly purse and even has its own carry-me handle so little ones can take the book with them wherever they go." read more
From preschool play to games of strategy and skill, Ravensburger's got something for everyone in your family! Ravensburger's commi...tment to the highest-quality content, materials and construction and their relentless pursuit of original ideas and unique executions has resulted in an award-winning line with international flavor. Ravensburger's proud to present their collection of the best games from around the world. read more
Excerpt from Faces in the Fire: And Other FanciesIt was a chilling experience, that first glimpse of New Zealand! Hour after hour ...the great ship held on her way up the Cook Straits amidst scenery that made me shudder and that scowled me out of countenance. Rugged, massive, inhospitable, and bare, how sternly those wild and mountainous landscapes contrasted with the quiet beauty that I had surveyed from the same decks as the ship had dropped down Channel! I shaded my eyes with my hands and swept the strange horizon at every point, but nowhere could I see a sign of habitation - no man; no beast; no sheltering roof; no winding road; no welcoming column of smoke I And when, in the twilight of that still autumn evening, I at length descended the gangway, and set foot for the first time on the land of my adoption, I found myself - twelve thousand miles from home - in a country in which not a soul knew me, and in which I knew no single soul. It was not an exhilarating sensation.That was on March II, 1895 - twenty-one years ago to-night.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
Nineteen stories that will make you smile ...What do you do when ...The only thing standing between you and a major meltdown is a ...friend with a flashlight?Your super singing voice is making everyone crazy?Your mother s chessed is delaying your appointment with a pizza pie?Bite into Miriam Schonzeit s latest story collection -- that s what! Nineteen stories in all that are sure to tickle your tastebuds and make you smile ...5.5 x 8.5 read more