Book 3 in the Speed Bump and Slingshot Misadventures series starring two slacker friends on a frightful odyssey through a zombie-filled forest!Speed Bump and Slingshot investigate a potential zombie outbreak in their neck of the forest. As newly minted members of the Eagle Scouts, they're doing their best to be brave, but when a creepy crow confirms their suspicions, these chicken-hearted birds lose their cool. To make matters worse―they're not just zombie-birds, thspicions, these chicken-hearted birds lose their cool. To make matters worse―they're not just zombie-birds, they're ZOMBIE-BUGS! Can these hesitant heroes cast their fears aside and face the cicadas newly risen from the underworld? Or will the zombie-bugs conquer all and transform Speed Bump and Slingshot into the undead? Find out in Book 3 of this hilarious chapter book series!A Christy Ottaviano Book… read 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.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
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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
An Leysen's breathtaking and magical retelling of the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen!Once upon a time, there was a ...woman who desperately wanted a child. One day, a good witch passed her house and gave her a flower seed. The woman planted the seed and took good care of it. Before long, two little eyes curiously stared at her between the petals. Inside the flower was a tiny girl! The woman named her Thumbelina. It soon became clear that Thumbelina was a very brave little girl.In this magical picture book, An Leysen retells the classic fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen. For children ages 5 and up and anyone who loves enchanting fairy tales. read more
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Once there were seven Chinese sisters who lived together and took care of each other. Each one had a special talent. When baby Sev...enth Sister is snatched by a hungry dragon, her loving sisters race to save her. read more
Book 3 in the Speed Bump and Slingshot Misadventures illustrated chapter book series starring two slacker friends on a frightful o...dyssey through a zombie-filled forest!Speed Bump and Slingshot investigate a potential zombie outbreak in their neck of the forest. As newly minted members of the Eagle Scouts, they're doing their best to be brave, but when a creepy crow confirms their suspicions, these chicken-hearted birds lose their cool. To make matters worse―they're not just zombie-birds, they're ZOMBIE-BUGS! Can these hesitant heroes cast their fears aside and face the cicadas newly risen from the underworld? Or will the zombie-bugs conquer all and transform Speed Bump and Slingshot into the undead? Find out in Night of the Living Zombie Bugs, the third installment of this hilarious series from internationally syndicated cartoonist Dave Coverly (author of Dogs Are People, Too and illustrator of The Very Inappropriate Word.)A Christy Ottaviano BookRead the whole Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventures series!Night of the Living WormsNight of the Living ShadowsNight of the Living Zombie Bugs Praise for Night of the Living Shadows:"Overall a lighter-than-air escapade with just a light wash of satire." ―Kirkus Reviews“This misadventure from a bird’s perspective is hilarious, light, and clever and may provide fun reading and a new favorite.” ―Children's Literature read more
What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning, be...cause his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying―and slimier―than they've ever imagined. It could all go horribly wrong . . . or it could just change Speed Bump's luck for good. read more
What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning bec...ause his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying--and slimier--than they've ever imagined. It could all go horribly wrong . . . or it could just change Speed Bump's luck for good.Night of the Living Worms is a laugh out loud adventure that's perfect for younger readers. From award-winning cartoonist Dave Coverly, the hilarious, zany illustrations and addictive humor of this chapter book series will be sure to delight. "Dave Coverly is ridiculously funny and clever and creative. I'm jealous of his bird brain." -Stephan Pastis,New York Times-bestselling author of the Timmy Failure series read more
Two friends embark on a zany misadventure. Will their boldness earn them badges or will their hijinks leave them stuck in a creepy... shopping mall? After sleeping off his adventure battling the evil Nightcrawlers, Speed Bump joins Slingshot on a quest to earn their Scavenger Hunt badge. Once they complete their last challenge, they'll no longer be Bird Scouts―they'll be Eagle Scouts! But, as is always the case with these two birds, their adventure turns into a misadventure when they end up at a shopping mall―fun by day, scary by night! Trapped inside, what crazy scheme will they come up with to get out? Here's the much anticipated second book in this fun new chapter book series. Night of the Living Shadows is the much anticipated second book in this fun new chapter book series from Dave Coverly.A Christy Ottaviano Book"Overall a lighter-than-air escapade with just a light wash of satire." ―Kirkus Reviews“This misadventure from a bird’s perspective is hilarious, light, and clever and may provide fun reading and a new favorite.” ―Children's LiteratureTitles in the Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure series:Night of the Living WormsNight of the Living ShadowsNight of the Living Zombie Bugs read more
After sleeping off his adventure battling the evil Nightcrawlers, Speed Bump joins Slingshot on a quest to earn their Scavenger Hu...nt badge. Once they complete their last challenge, they'll no longer be Bird Scouts--they'll be Eagle Scouts! But, as is always the case with these two birds, their adventure turns into a misadventure when they end up at a shopping mall--fun by day, scary by night! Trapped inside, what crazy scheme will they come up with to get out? Here's the much anticipated second book in this fun new chapter book series. A Christy Ottaviano Book read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jealous of his brother, Early Bird, who always gets the worm, Speed Bump embarks on an adve...nture with his best friend Slingshot. read more
Adventures turn to misadventures for Tubba and Tolla, two cuddly bears that live in the imagination of Sally Ann Marzipan. See how... much and trouble the three of them get into and that grows into friendship. read more
The Misadventures of Rooter and Snuffle is a sweet book about two mischievous raccoons. These two characters don't mean to get int...o trouble, yet trouble seems to find them. Each short chapter gives the reader a chuckle as Rooter and Snuffle learn some important life lessons. Kevin Collier, illustrator, has captured the raccoon's personalities well. Their comical expressions make this story a delight to read. Rooter and Snuffle are two characters children won't forget easily! The three stories included are "The Search," "Rooter's Rule" and "Danger at River Bend." ---Reviewed by Jennifer Reed, Wee Ones Children's Magazine Editor read more
The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia is a delightful story about the travels of a wayward Bahamian hutia. Hutias are furry brown r...odents that are native to the Bahamas, but they have almost disappeared from the islands due to coastal development and predation by animals that were introduced from other locales. Maria is swept away from her remote island home during a storm. She is rescued by a kindly fish who takes her to Nassau. Maria persuades other animals to escape from a zoo and assist her with the quest to return to her home. These creatures, too, have seen their habitats encroached upon by humans. They seek a quiet refuge where they may lead their lives in solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centers in the islands. The book targets a middle school audience and is imaginatively illustrated with black-and-white images. The underlying message speaks to the conflict between the needs of animals in the natural environment and peoples’ desires for recreational development in exotic locales. Appended to the end of the book is an encapsulated description of each animal that appears as a character. read more
In this children's version of Cervantes' Don Quixote, Lathrop and Davis have tried to be as faithful as possible to Cervantes wond...erful novel. The most important scenes are entertainingly retold by Lathrop, accompanied by the vivid, hilarious, action-packed illustrations of Jack Davis, in the style that made him famous. read more
From the Newbery Medal-winning author of The High King, comes the story of Sebastian, a boy never far from adventure—or trouble! W...hen fourth fiddler Sebastian loses his place in the Baron’s orchestra, he takes to the highway—and soon finds himself dealing with disaster after disaster. In trying to rescue a stray cat, he loses his violin; in trying to help a skinny boy who turns out to be a princess, he falls into the clutches of a bear; and when he tries to join a theater troupe as an actor, he finds himself cast as a clown. But Sebastian’s a fleet-footed optimist, and he’ll always find a way to outrace trouble, outwit it, or enchant it—and he’ll keep everyone around him laughing. Winner of the 1971 National Book Award* “Infused with humor, high spirits, and compassion.”—School Library Journal, starred review read more
In quiet Sun Valley, Idaho, a new arrival threatens to disrupt the peace and harmony at home. Straight from chic New York City, th...e stylish Miss Snoots, a well-dressed bear, joins the lively pack of animals at Brenda’s house—a gift from Brenda’s aunt.Suddenly, things are not so simple. Miss Snoots is a prim and proper bear, and she has trouble fitting in. Her actions upset Jason Bear, R.Abbit, Bunny Marie, and the rest of the gang. But Scamp, a charming, handsome jaguar, believes time will help sort things out. After a disagreement, Miss Snoots packs her bags and leaves the group determined to find her misplaced family. She travels far and wide on some hilarious adventures—and the haughty bear soon learns about the true meaning of friendship and family. Will she ever change her snooty ways?FOUR STARS, “The story teaches children to appreciate what they have and to treat others as they would like to be treated.”– Clarion ReviewBe sure to follow the continuing adventuresof Miss Snoots on FACEBOOK read more
Read the bestselling books that inspired the hit movie sensation!When Hiccup finds a coffin at sea, he opens it to discover a ridd...le that will lead to the treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly, the world's greatest pirate and Hiccup's ancestor. So Hiccup and his friends set out on a treasure hunt, determined to master the art of swordfighting. How else will they escape an island of murderous dragons, defeat a boatload of Viking pirates, and survive all the twists and turns their journey will bring? Join Hiccup and his friends on another rollicking illustrated adventure, and discover the brilliant combination of magic, action, humor, and heart that has made Cressida Cowell a beloved bestseller around the globe. read more
For Eugene Appleton, the summer of 1876 in Rattlesnake Junction, Colorado promises to be just as sleepy as the ones before, his on...ly excitement provided by the pulse-pounding Dead-Eye Dan adventure novels he devours. But Eugene s life takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of Tumbleweed Thompson, a gangly, red-haired boy who spins yarns about whaling voyages in the Atlantic and hidden stashes of gunpowder. Drawn into Tumbleweed s orbit, Eugene soon finds himself chasing smugglers, firing rifles, and competing for the attention of the lovely Charlotte Scoggins. The pair s innocent mischief takes a serious turn when they stumble across a sinister plot hatched by the infamous Clean Shave Gang. Soon, Eugene and Tumbleweed are smack inside the middle of a twisty plot lifted from the pages of a Dead-Eye Dan book. They ve learned a lot from each other s friendship. But will it be enough to thwart the Clean Shave Gang s plans? The debut novel from Glenn McCarty, The Misadventured Summer of Tumbleweed Thompson is a wild and woolly tale that s classic Americana for a new generation. read more
Come meet Mallomar the Horse and follow him on this jaunty adventure as he tries to find out where he really belongs in the grand ...scheme of things. read more
Edgar and Allan's final misadventure! For fans of Roald Dahl and Lemony SnicketIn The Tell-Tale Start, twins Edgar and Allan Poe f...oiled the nefarious Professor Perry, who wanted to use them in his deadly quantum entanglement experiment. In Once Upon a Midnight Eerie, they took on his equally evil mother and daughter. Now, in The Pet and the Pendulum, it's time for the real showdown, which takes place in an old mansion right outside Baltimore. As with the first two books, The Pet and the Pendulum is filled with codes, brain-teasers, smart (not snarky) humor, and cameos by the actual Edgar Allan Poe, who is watching over his great-great-great-nephews from the Great Beyond. Readers won't want to miss the Misaventures' end! read more
This is a kid's book about relationships and I've dedicated it to those I care for that have been diagnosed with cancer. 100% of t...he profits will go to the individuals and their families who are fighting this terrible disease. Please pass the word. And by the way, I think everyone will enjoy the great story about a boy nicknamed Dinky and his search to discover his anonymous admirer through "love" letters left as clues throughout an amusement park. Together, we can beat cancer. read more
A perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket. In The Tell-Tale Start, Edgar and Allan Poe (grea...t-great-great-great-grandnephews of the legendary Edgar Allan Poe) managed to outwit the nefarious Professor P. Pangborn Perry, who was (and is) determined to kill just one of them, in order to prove a mad scientific theory. Now the boys are in New Orleans, about to play the young Poe in a feature film. But the role may cost them their lives, because now someone else wants them dead. But who? And can the twins—with the help of their co-stars, Em and Milly Dickinson, their ghostly forebear, and a pair of real ghosts—manage to outwit them? read more
Not too long ago In the Mexico City heat A classic love story unfolds High above the city streets. Cartina comes to life each nigh...t under the city lights' glow Longing to meet her one true love Until the night she meets Dio. . . read more
Young readers love following this inquisitive eight-year-old and his trusty dog, Neptune, on misadventures that are full of fun, h...umor, suspense, and natural history, geography, and other lessons in life. This exciting series continues with Sam dreading the looming first day of school where he fears his annual back-to-school essay about his summer's activities will not be as impressive as the know-it-all Melody Chambers's. For an end-of-summer adventure, Sam goes blueberry picking with his mom and best friend, Billy. He learns the hard way about safety and respect for wildlife when he has a face-to-face encounter with a bear cub, its protective mom close behind. Heroic Neptune saves the day as she protects her masters after they are chased back into their truck. Find out if this exciting turn of events will make Sam's essay a grand prize winner. read more
The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they’re solving the mystery of a kidnapped…HOUSE? A hilar...ious chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens.Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can’t quite put their feather on…and oh, brother, is it key to solving the case! read more
The Chicken Squad is back for their sixth (mis)adventure, and this time there’s a headless bear on the loose and the Chicken Squad...’s beloved Barbara has gone missing! A “lip-bitingly funny” (School Library Journal) chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and Cyclone.It’s fall in the backyard, and though the weather is cooling down, the crime solving business is still hot. When the Chicken Squad’s neighbor Anna McClanahanahan comes looking for her missing hamster one morning, it’s an easy case to solve (Ziggy always takes a stroll from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.). The Chicken Squad is now ready to settle in for a relaxing day of knitting—that is, until Ziggy points out that Barbara, the Chicken Squad’s caretaker—the one who FEEDS THEM!!—is missing! And not only that, but there have been sightings of a headless bear in the neighborhood! Will the Chicken Squad be able to save their beloved Barbara and get some breakfast? Or will this case be too much to bear? read more