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
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
Declutter the playroom or living room with our favorite modern toy boxes that can store it all.
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bathtime a breeze!
Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
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.
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.
It's easy for parents to get spooked trying to choose the perfect Halloween costumes for their little ones. Between the overwhelming choices (princess or witch? superhero or villain?) to the barrage of opinions from their little boys and ghouls, deciding on the perfect costumes for kids can be, well, tricky. But with a little help from the Happiest Place on Earth, we've conjured up the best Disney Halloween costumes for kids this year. Whether it's her favorite Disney Junior character (you're singing the theme song now, aren't you?) or his beloved Pixar pal, here's some supercalifragilistic inspiration to make your little hero or magical creature's Halloween dreams come true.
Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.
No, Basil, don’t play near the river on your own! Superfairies Rose, Silk, Berry and Star rush to help a bear cub in danger.
Do you ever wonder what you're meant to do?Why exactly you're here, and why you are you? We have all been created to live, love an...d play, We were born to enjoy every single day. You were chosen to be born, exactly when and where, And you came with so many wonderful gifts to share.You have something to offer the world, all your own, Something precious and special, that's yours alone. No one walks just your path as they live out each day.No one else sees the world in quite the same way.No one else's eyes have exactly your gleam.And nobody else can realize your dreams. To make your dreams real, here is what you must do...Just be yourself. That's right, just be you! There are so many things you are able to do, And you do them so well just because you are you. Don't worry if you make mistakes on the way.Everyone does. It will all be okay. When you're tired or sad, it's hard not to be ledBy some of the thoughts that pop into your head.When things go wrong and life gets tough, You might think, "I'm not good enough." Well, that's just a thought. It's not who you are.You are one-of-a-kind, and you shine like a star! You are more than enough, and you're worthy of love.So be kind to yourself and you'll rise aboveThose ridiculous thoughts that just aren't true.The world is better because you are you! When you're smiling or crying, at school or at play, Take a moment to love yourself every day. Whatever each day or each moment may bring, Always remember this one true thing: You are lovable now and you will be forever.Never forget that - never, ever, ever! When you love yourself, you can do your best.Each day will be filled with more joy and more zest.And other people? You'll love them too.They're doing the best they can, just like you. You'll see life as a gift, each challenge and pleasure, All of them are gifts for you to treasure.Not only that, but you're a gift, too.The world is better because you are you. So remember how truly amazing you are!That's the most important thing by far.There's no doubt about it. Don't say "Yes, but..."Just love yourself, no matter what. You have within you a special light.When you love yourself, your light shines bright.Let it light up your life, and the whole world, too!There is no light brighter than the light in you. That's all you are here on this earth to do: To live your life, to just be you. Happiness, wonder and love await you.When you know you're a gift. Believe it. It's true! read more
Excerpt from A Poor American in Ireland and ScotlandOne adventure we had, however, I will relate, for as it proved mighty interest...ing to us it may also prove so to others. It concerned two young girls, and it took Billy and I a long time to get over it, for adventures of that kind were few with us.One beautiful October morning Billy and I started out to walk from Ogden to Salt Lake City, a distance of about thirty seven miles, and as we had a little money in our pockets, which we had earned by l'abori/ng in the harvest fields, we felt happy and independent, for what we had earned we had come by fairly and were beholden to nobody for. The weather was fine, cool and sunny, and it infected our spirits to a high de gree. We talked and laughed aloud, whistled or sang as the mood came over us. The country through which we were walking was fine, for it was dotted with grain fields, meadows, orchards, snug farm-houses, and here and there along the road side, by shade trees.Say Billy, said I to my chum, these Mormon fellows have got good taste. See the snug farm-houses they've got.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
Twelve-year-old Nando Medina, a middle school student in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, weighs 198 pounds and has ...the emotional scars to prove it. Getting jumped by school bullies is his immediate worry, but there is also critical Papa who is frequently on his case about being fat. In addition, there are his twin cousins who tease and punch, plus girls at school who are quick to give him the brush-off. He's lonely and depressed, and home is the only place where he feels safe. When one of his nightmares becomes a reality, he's presented with an opportunity to do something that could completely change his lifestyle. When you read about him, you'll learn of his decision and all that it leads to. Hang on tight, though! It's quite a ride! 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 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
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
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
Christian James and his little brother Panda are excited to be watching a movie with their mommy and daddy. Little does Christian ...James know that his night is about to get interrupted by a few unexpected visitors knocking at his door. Each time he answers the door, Christian James meets a new friend and even helps them solve their problems. However, as important as it is to help those in need, Christian James knows that he always has to follow his mommy's house rules. Christian James uses his creativity to help the visitors while making sure to not break a very specific "mommy rule". The Misadventures of Christian James and Panda series follows two brothers as they use their funny imaginations to solve problems, all while learning valuable lessons along the way. 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
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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 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
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
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
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
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
It's Friday the 13th and Herobrine is on a mission to destroy Steve and All of Minecraft. But can Zombie and his friends help Stev...e overcome this epic battle? Or, will they get in even more trouble as they embark on another hilarious Minecraft adventure?Jump into this Zany Minecraft Adventure and Find Out! 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
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
Jake is entering the downhill derby race and is hoping to win first place this year. But can't believe Tiff is entering too with h...er specially named car. 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
'The Wishing Well' is one of the eight Hedgecombe Village Series. Like the escapades of 'Tom Sawyer', the exciting troubles of plu...cky Poggy, a young hedgehog, never end. In this story, his little friend Poppet, making a wish for her mother, falls into the wishing well and it is up to Poggy to save her. Is Poggy up to the task? read more