The final thrilling installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series A river cruise through ancient desert lands becomes a mysterious adventure when Bill disappears. While Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are desperately searching for Bill, they become trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7,000 years. What dangers lurk within, and will they ever escape?
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
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.
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.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
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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.
Whether your kiddo is aspiring to be a part of the Avengers, is waiting for Professor Xavier to discover him, or dreams of galactic adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy, this superhero-themed room decor is sure to impress and inspire.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
In need of some inspiration for your nursery? Look no further with our top picks for an adventure-theme room for your baby.
Excerpt from Hearts and the HighwayThis story is exactly what it purports to be, a romance, as the reader who cares to follow the ...Highway With the Hero and Heroine whose ad ventures thereon are hereafter set forth will see. It makes no pretence at being an historical novel, and yet, perhaps, it is only fair to the Manes of Lady Grizel Ogilby to point out that she herself once played a dashing role, somewhat like that attributed to Lady Katharine Clanranald, in a similar emergency in Scottish history and at a similar crisis in the family fortunes. I am just a little tired, for the nonce, of the problem story, and I have turned to this with a keen relish in which I humbly trust the reader Will share. Va riety is the life of literature: if I confined myself to one kind of books, or to one kind of sermons, I should be a dead author and a dead preacher as well.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
Excerpt from The Poniard's Hilt, or Karadeucq and Ronan: A Tale of Bagauders and VagresThe invasion of Gaul by Clovis introduced f...eudalism in France, which is equivalent to saying in Europe, France being the teeming womb of the great historic events of that epoch. It goes without saying that so vast a social system as that of feu dalism could not be perfected in a day, or even during one reign. Indeed, generations passed, and it was not until the Age of Charlemagne that feudalism can be said to have taken some measure of shape and form. Between the Ages of Clovis and Charlemagne a period of turbulence ensued altogether peculiar to the combined circumstances that feudalism was forced to struggle with two foes - one internal, the disintegrating forces that ever accompany a new movement; the other external, the stubborn and inspiring resistance, on the part of the native masses, to the conqueror from the wilds of Germania. Histor ians, with customary levity, have neglected to reproduce this interesting epoch in the annals Of that social structure that is mother to the social structure now prevalent. The task was undertaken and successfully accomplished by Eugene Sue in this boisterous historic novel entitled The Poniard's Hilt; or, Karadeucq and Roman, the sixth of his majestic series of his toric novels, The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Pro ls tarian Family Across the A yes. The leading characters are all historic. It required the genius, the learning, the poetry, the tact, withal the daring of 8. Sue to weave these characters into a fascinating tale and draw a picture as vivid as the quartos, from which the facts are gathered, are musty with old age.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
Excerpt from The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him Peter was not good looking. He was not even, in a sense, ...attractive. In spite of his taking work so hardly and life so seriously, he was entirely too stout. This gave a heaviness to his face that neutralized his really pleasant brown eyes and thick brown hair, which were his best features. Manly the face was, but, except when speaking in unconscious moments, dull and unstriking. A fellow three inches shorter, and two-thirds his weight would have been called tall. Big was the favorite adjective used in describing Peter, and big he was. Had he gone through college ten years later, he might have won un stinted fame and admiration as the full-back on the team, or stroke on the crew. In his time, athletics were but just obtaining, and were not yet approved of either by faculties or families. Shakespeare speaks of a tide in the affairs of men. Had Peter been born ten years later the probabilities are that his name would have beeh in all the papers, that he would have weighed fifty p nuds less, have been cheered by thousands, have beer he idol Of his class, have been a hero, have married the first girl he loved (for heroes, curiously, either marry or die, but never remain bachelors) and would have but as this is a tale of fact, we must not give rein to imagination. To come back to realism, Peter was a hero to nobody but his mother. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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
Excerpt from True Stories of the Great War, Vol. 4 of 6: Tales of Adventure Heroic Deeds Exploits Told by the Soldiers, Officers, ...Nurses, Diplomats, Eye WitnessesAbout 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
The fifth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Surely a peaceful holiday in the Welsh mountains will keep the ch...ildren out of trouble. But the mystery of a rumbling mountain soon has them thirsty for more adventure. Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are determined to explore the mountain and uncover its secret, but first they must escape from a pack of ravenous wolves and a mad genius who plans to rule the world. read more
The seventh exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why did Bill have to bring the babyish Gustavus with them on ho...liday? Jack knows he'll only be trouble. But when Gustavus is kidnapped, along with Philip, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot bravely set out to rescue them, leading them to a faraway land and the discovery of a plot to kill the King. read more
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Nothing could be more exciting than a daring night flight on Bil...l's plane. But Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot soon find themselves flying straight into a truly amazing adventure. Who are the two strange pilots, and what is the secret treasure hidden in the lonely and mysterious valley where the children land? read more
The first thrilling installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot, the summ...er holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for, until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom—where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea. read more
The fourth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series A mysterious trip to the desolate Northern Isles soon turns into... a terrifying adventure when Bill is kidnapped. Marooned far from the mainland on a deserted coast, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot find themselves playing a dangerous game with an unknown enemy. Will they escape with Bill and their lives? read more
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why is everyone so afraid of the castle on the hill, and what da...rk secrets lurk inside its walls? Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are on holiday in the countryside, staying on the side of Castle Hill. When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, they decide to investigate—and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages. read more
The sixth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series An amazing voyage around the beautiful Greek islands becomes an e...xciting quest to find the lost treasure of the Andra! Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are plunged into a search for hidden riches—with some ruthless villains hot on their trail! Will they find the treasure before it's too late? read more
Fourteen-year-old Kar and his mother, Bonnie, trudge through the frigid cold to the bus stop just as something completely foreign ...to this world smashes the bus shelter apart. It is not just a typical Red River Valley of the North winter storm. Strange beings ride in on icy winds. Evil enchantments fill the air. Kar and Bonnie must battle to survive ... but will their lives ever be the same again? read more
D.J. is furious when a pack of dogs attack his helpless dog, Hero, which D.J. had tied to a post while he was in a store. Fearful ...that Hero will die at the veterinarian's, D.J. considers how to take revenge against the dogs he learns are owned by Beau Krockner and his brutal son. At the same time, D.J. hears that Zeke Zeering, an old hermit, has been arrested on charges of planning to dynamite a new irrigation dam. D.J. is confident that Zeke wouldn't do that, and sets out to prove it while hoping for Hero's recovery. D.J.'s investigation turns up various suspects with possible motives, but there is no proof. A number of unexpected turns make matters worse for D.J. until a series of hard rains creates a massive mud slide. This suddenly changes everything and helps reveal the identity of the person who really stole the dynamite. This ninth book shows how D.J. learns a hard lesson about seeking revenge. read more
The Rainy River Bees are an elite peewee hockey team. Moments after winning a championship, they get abducted by aliens-aliens tha...t love hockey! They rocket across the universe to play in the Intergalactic Hockey Championships, where they face-off against strange aliens with even stranger rules. But what seems to be friendly competition hides a dark secret that puts the entire universe in peril. It's up to the twelve Bees and their new friends to save the day: and win the tournament! read more
Emergency! Calling Officer Bob! Calling Officer Bob! Police Officer Robert T. Billingsworth III (Officer Bob, for short) is the li...ttle town of Dillington Borough's favorite police officer. Along with his team of helpers including Medic Max and animal friends like Mortimer Mouse, Officer Bob keeps the town safe and protected. This book presents a great example of service and values to young readers. The stories are just as fun and intriguing as the morals behind them, and are intended for children all over the world to enjoy and cherish. Author Gregory White spent many years serving the public faithfully as a Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Officer. In June of 2005 he was involved in a car accident while working as a police officer. He had suffered some significant injuries including a closed head injury. During his healing process, he began writing children's stories for his young daughters. Now retired, he still has a passion for the law, doing what’s right and helping his community through his series of books, media presence and live performances. Along with his wife Kristin, daughters Briana, Emma and Isabella, he is actively reaching out to children all over the globe to teach the important qualities of Safety, Kindness, Confidence and Integrity. He believes “Every” child can grow up to be a solid citizen and responsible member of society. Gregory’s goal is to help children make good decisions in life by choosing to “do the right thing” so your child is the Star of their neighborhood! Watch his quick tips on Facebook, Youtube or invite him to speak at your school or function. Share his vision for a better world. It’s funny how a little story written by a dad for his daughters could possibly make it across the globe. It all began with a tragedy, love for others, and a dream. read more
Arion and Azura find themselves in another adventure, but this time they don’t have to look far. Someone has cast a curse over the...ir magical land destroying its ability to replenish itself. Eli, the land’s fierce ruler, is also under attack by some powerful enemies who want to take over Blue Mountain. The gang of friends gather, once more, in an attempt to save their land, which is now dying. Arion, Azura, Finley, and Kyla put together a small army to fight the evil that has enveloped their land, even risking their own lives. But do they have the strength to break the curse? Can they save Eli, or are they about to lose their powerful leader along with the place they call home? Read on, friends, to find out the fate of Blue Mountain! read more
Josh Ladd's father is kidnapped after Josh inadvertently video tapes a fugitive crime boss. In frantic efforts to find and rescue ...their father, Josh and his sister race an erupting Hawaiian volcano while a massive lava flow threatens the building where Mr. Ladd is bound and helpless. read more
Arion and Azura have found themselves in another adventure, this time involving a very powerful locket. There’s an evil queen, Lil...liana, trying to take over the lands, including the most powerful land of all, Blue Mountain. She’ll do anything to get her hands on that magical locket! Finley has gone missing, and Arion and Azura set out to find him, as well as the locket. They are introduced to some unique characters along the way, including a quirky mongoose who moves at lightning speed, and a large rabbit who swears he’s not Peter Cottontail, but is he? Will they find the lost locket before Queen Lilliana, or will she get to it first, taking over the lands and defeating Eli, ruler of Blue Mountain? Read on, friends, to find out the fate of Blue Mountain! read more
In the territory of Zadaa, Saint Dane’s influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and th...e Batu. This is also the territory where the Traveler Loor lives as a member of the Batu. Together she and Bobby must work to thwart Saint Dane’s efforts to destroy Zadaa. But as Bobby pursues Saint Dane, he begins to see this quest as more than a series of adventures. It has finally become clear to Bobby—the stakes are as high as it gets, all of Halla lies in Bobby’s hands. read more
"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting."In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Jane...iro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon.Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive.Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying. read more
A lost goldmine... A forgotten ghost town... A terrifying creature! “Alaska is a huge place. Easy for a man to get lost and never ...be seen again.” These words ring in 12-year-old Brock Ford’s ears as he embarks for the frozen north with his uncle, world-famous anthropologist Dirk Armstrong. But before long Brock and his new Inuit friends Tanaraq and Kalli put that warning to the test. From a ghost-town saloon with a cryptic message scrawled on its wall to the vast uncharted Alaskan wilderness, Brock must rely on his wits and integrity if he wants to make it back alive. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious half-animal/half-spirit Urayuli, he’ll also need a great deal of luck. read more
A hurricane unexpectedly changes direction, overtaking Josh Ladd, friend Tank, and others in a remote Hawaiian swamp with no shelt...er. As they struggle to survive, Josh's sister and brother take refuge miles away in a house, but are trapped and injured when the building partially collapses. Can both parties survive the storm's fury? read more
This first of the Capt. Sonny series is a simple and fun way for children to learn what a river captain puts in his sea bag and wh...y. The readers can join in and imagine what they may want to take on their adventures! read more
The MacGregor family heads to the warm waters of Mexico and Central America in this latest installment in the series. When two of ...the kids are kidnapped by a thief, the family must come to the rescue. read more
Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a daz...zling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.No child is too young to appreciate the amazing deductive powers of the world's smartest detective. These easy-to-read Sherlock Holmes stories provide the perfect introduction to the super sleuth and his friend and assistant, Dr. Watson. Among the intriguing tales: "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes's first encounter with the mysterious Irene Adler; "The Red-Headed League"; "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" and others. read more
"Our Backyard Surprise," the second book in the series of "The Adventures of Otis and Martha," engages readers of all ages. Prized... concepts that are admired, appreciated, and treasured in everyday life such as courage, love, and friendship are brought to the forefront of the story. The best part of all is that all of the adventures take place in Otis and Martha's own backyard this time! There are also lessons about helping others, and some new characters, too. Please enjoy following along with Otis and Martha on their adventure. o Ann Gallo Benight originally hails from Paterson, New Jersey. After living in Atlanta, Georgia for a while, she relocated briefly to Seattle, Washington and then onto the metro Chicago, Illinois area - birthplace of Otis and Martha. Her two dogs Otis, a Dachshund and, Martha, an English Bulldog, are the inspiration for the characters of her story. This book is a loving tribute in memory of them. A former schoolteacher, Jo Ann enjoyed teaching her young students the art of creative writing and storytelling. She is now a full-time freelance writer, and donates to various Humane Societies. Jo Ann currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her Husband, Steve, and two dogs, Isaac and Sabrina where she enjoys volunteering, reading, embroidery, visits with family and friends and, of course, writing. read more