How To Scare A Bear: A True Story
A father and son in the White Mountains having fun. A bear comes by and they learn how stay safe.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
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Sometimes it's best to think outside of the box. Unfortunately, cleanup time is not one of them. As all parents know, kiddos believe the perfect spot for storing their toys is on the floor. While this might be convenient for all of those dolls and dinosaurs to swiftly spring into action when it's time to play, the massive mess probably isn't a good look for mom. Luckily, for everyone's sake, there are super cool storage solutions that are not only functional, they're also fun and perfect for bedrooms and playrooms. Parents can even turn tidying up into a teachable moment. "Introducing kids early on to organizing will set them up for success later in life," says Tracy McCubbin, decluttering expert and author of This Book Will Set You Free: The 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks and How to Finally Conquer Them. "Organizing their toys when they are little will teach kids how to keep their future homes neat and even manage their schedules." Time to round up the best storage solutions for keeping your kid's play space looking spick-and-span! Check out our these awesome picks to give those games and gadgets a stylish home while making mom and dad happy. Toys in the bin or bust!
Think picking the perfect LEGO collection for your creative kid is simply a snap? With so many collectible sets available in stores, it can be challenging to select the right one. We've rounded up the best new 2019 kits launching just in time for the February release of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. From colorful Duplo sets for baby to cool construction kits and LEGO Technic sets for bigger builders, check out these entertaining LEGO sets guaranteed to engage active imaginations of boys and girls of all ages with hours of constructive play — even Mom and Dad can get into the action!
Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
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.
There's nothing better than getting brand new supplies at the start of the school year, and these Dr. Seuss themed items inspired by the beloved children's book author feature the famed, quirky cartoon designs that fans young and old love most. Check out our roundup of colorful pencils, pens, notebooks and more that make heading back to class this season super cool!
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
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
Fans of Sonic the Hedgehog will love filling in the blanks of this Mad Libs, with stories all about one of the most iconic, spiky-...haired animated characters of all time!It doesn't matter if you're 8 or 38: there's no denying that Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the coolest animated characters of all time! Our Mad Libs immortalizes Sonic with 21 fill-in-the-blank stories all about Sonic and his many thrilling adventures! read more
This is the story of Dan, a Pegasus who lives in a tree house. Through Dan's encounter with a little owl, we learn that being diff...erent is not something fear. We can get along, help one another, and become friends.With the intention of creating a more compassionate world, a portion of the proceeds is donated to organizations that support the LGBTQIA community. read more
Pages: 8, Paperback, Rosen Pub Group
The Selfish Bear is a story about a little bear who doesn’t like to share anything with anyone. He is rude to his friends, which m...akes them sad. But no matter how many times Bear refuses to share his own things with his friends, Panda, Giraffe, Tiger, and Elephant are always there to help him when he needs them. Eventually, Bear learns how to be a true friend. Find out how Bear transforms into someone who loves to share everything with everyone. The Selfish Bear teaches children that helping others, sharing with friends, forgiving yourself and others, and staying positive can lead to happiness and a better life. read more
An adventure overflowing with wacky, gut-busting circumstances and one of the most important lessons in life: spreading happiness.... read more
A true story about Malena - a stork with a broken wing and how she found the love of her life. Heart melting and inspiring, this s...tory brings back hope and makes you believe in miracles. read more
Do you know how to scare a bear? Would you bang pots and pans? Would you rattle some cans? Would you shout? Would you yell? Would ...you ring a loud bell? Do you know how to scare a bear? How would you scare a bear out of your cabin? Or out of your fishing boat? How about away from your campfire? And what if he climbed in your bunk? Would the bed go kerplunk? From the author-illustrator team who created Moose on the Loose comes yet another example of the high jinks and hilarity that happens when wildlife wanders indoors. In this contest of wills, who will win? And once again, by story's end, young campers will know exactly how to scare a bear! read more
From Africa to Asia Pacific, from Europe to the United States of America, acclaimed authors/illustrators Ted and Betsy Lewin have ...roamed the earth taking on snakes, tracking mountain gorillas, and generally trying to avoid being eaten by various jungle creatures. Packed with pencil drawings, full-color illustrations, and captivating photographs, there is not a single dull moment as Ted and Betsy take the reader through their dramatic, funny, and often poignant stories...all true! A Neal Porter Book read more
When YaYa Bear was wee small, she was sick a lot more than her sister and brother bears. Her mom took her to the doctor, and he di...scovered that some of her stuffing was leaking from a hole in her insides. Other stories include the adventures of a brave little border collie, a courageous humming bird, and a family of stalwart little deermice. read more
The perfect thing to do on a chilly day is to make a blanket cave. But, of course, a comfy cave never stays empty for too long...W...hat's a boy to do when a bear takes over his cave? Try to distract him with a trail of blueberries? Some honey? A nice long back scratch?How to Share with a Bear is a story about how although it's not always easy, sharing with a sibling can make things even more fun! read more
“I’ve always wanted to catch a whopper!” Grandpa Peeps Jim Lettis, (aka Grandpa Peeps), lives in Cave Junction, Oregon, with his w...ife, Celia. He is a retired middle school teacher, having taught and coached for 33 years in the Sunnyvale Elementary School District, California. He is very proud of being named District Teacher of the Year in 2001. When not writing, Jim enjoys gardening, reading, photography, travel and poker. This is Grandpa Peep’s second children’s book in verse, having published The Squire and the White Dragon in 2011. read more
It was almost winter and Bear was getting sleepy. But first, Bear had a story to tell...Bear found his friend Mouse, but Mouse was... busy gathering seeds and didn't have time to listen to a story. Then Bear saw his friend Duck, but Duck was getting ready to fly south. What about his friend Toad? He was busy looking for a warm place to sleep. By the time Bear was through helping his friends get ready for winter, would anyone still be awake to hear his story? This endearing story of friendship and patience is a worthy companion to Philip and Erin Stead's last collaboration, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Bear Has a Story to Tell is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012. This title has Common Core connections. read more
A tale of two book lovers and one unlikely friendship. Julia has many friends in the forest by her house. She climbs trees with Sc...otty the squirrel, plays hide-and-seek with Abigail the groundhog, and has farting contests with Frieda the skunk. Julia dreams of meeting a bear, a bear she could play with and hug. But no bear has ever shown its snout. One day, inspired by a book she’s reading, Julia brings honey (the perfect bear snack) into the woods. The next day, she tries bringing blueberries. But to her great surprise, it’s not just sweet smells that can attract a bear! So begins a thrilling quest that will bring Julia to new corners of the forest―and of her heart. Introducing a spunky young heroine with a nose for books, How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read invites children to share their love of reading―and of bearnormous hugs―with Julia. read more
Mister Hamster was a very happy and fluffy tan-and-white hamster who lived in a big cage in a big house with his young caretaker, ...Ricky. One day, when Ricky was done cleaning Mister Hamster?s cage, he forgot to close the door properly. Mister Hamster discovered the door was open, so he snuck out for a walk around the house and an adventure.Mister Hamster was looking at all the new sights when suddenly he fell into a long dark tunnel and became trapped at the bottom. The family was worried when they discovered Mister Hamster was missing. They searched everywhere. Jason, the family dog, alerted the family to the hamster?s whereabouts. He was trapped in a floor vent two stories down.The family concocted a unique plan to help rescue the lonely and hungry Mister Hamster. read more
Bear likes to keep his house clean and tidy. In fact, the only thing Bear loves more than cleaning is taking care of his small stu...ffed friend, Ursa.Then Bear sees a sticky spiderweb . . . and where there's a web there is certainly a spider! The messy guest must be found, but what Bear and Ursa finally discover might just be an unlikely friend.Opposites attract in this adorable story, where new friends come in all shapes and sizes. read more
This adorable, quirky board book features a charming odd-couple friendship and is perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli....Bear likes to keep his house clean and tidy. In fact, the only thing Bear loves more than cleaning is taking care of his small stuffed friend, Ursa.Then Bear sees a sticky spiderweb . . . and where there's a web there is certainly a spider! The messy guest must be found, but what Bear and Ursa finally discover might just be an unlikely friend. read more
Learn how to develop your characters, setting, and plot in this workbook designed for ages 8 and up! You can create your own magic... while harnessing the storyteller in you. read more
The true story of a wild black bear who was video taped lounging in a family's hot tub in Southern California. After becoming seri...ously ill from feasting on garbage can leftovers, then captured by Fish & Game, Samson was soon saved by a caring community who couldn't stand to see the old bear put to sleep. Bright, colorful illustrations bring this tale to life as the the young reader is introduced to to the bigger picture of wildlife habitat and conservation. Of course, Samson's happy ending demonstrates the simple truth that love can truly move mountains. read more
It's time for Shelby to hibernate, but how could a bear sleep in this noisy forest?The woodpeckers are rat-tat-tatting, the squirr...els are cracka-cracka-crunching--there's too much noise! When Shelby spies the perfect cave, only too late does he realize he's hopped aboard a tour bus bound for the beach.Coupled with hysterically expressive illustrations by Stephanie Laberis, Julie Gonzalez's lively text and familiar refrain sings as Shelby, after several attempts to snooze in the tropics with increasing exhaustion, finally discovers the perfect solution to his noise problem. This is a great read-aloud for young readers who will recognize the refrain ("How could a bear sleep here?") and the silliness of Shelby's predicament read more
A child's true story about how he met his ghost friend.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION! Once upon a time, a small boy was given a very special gift. Something he played with more than any toy or v...ideo game in the world. It did not require batteries, or have any little pieces to lose. This gift cost nothing to give, but was priceless to the boy. This was not the sort of gift that would be forgotten at home or tucked in a closet when bored. In fact, it has always been at those times when the gift was at it’s most useful. This gift had the ability to make other toys or objects more interesting. It could solve problems and take him on adventures unlimited. It is not an antique or an heirloom. This gift is brand new each and every time it gets used. This gift cannot be broken by overuse. On the contrary, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. By using that gift, the small boy made a lifelong friend. This is that story... And every word of it is true. read more
Tabitha, an adorable story a wise old cat finding a home after being abandoned. Share her new discoveries and how she finds trust ...and love with a new family that adores her. read more
[Children's Fiction (Ages 6-9)] A rhyming story about how to help people change and think positive! Too often we pay attention to ...negative behavior and ignore the positive. We are rarely taught the benefit of positive reinforcement, and instead focus on the negative and expect automatic change. This children's book is based on a true story as experienced by Dr. Amen himself. One day while watching a penguin named Fat Freddy take part in a stunt show at a local amusement park, he is astonished to see the penguin perform so well. Frustrated by his own son's behavior, Dr. Amen decides to talk with the trainer after the show to find out how she got the penguin to follow all of her directions. Through clever rhyme and storytelling, the trainer shares with Dr. Amen the power of positive reinforcement. Though designed with elementary school students in mind, this story has taught people of all ages a valuable, life-changing lesson. read more
This is the true story of how I found out my Granny used to be a fairy, and she even knows how to fly! I have seen her magic wand,... she knows the Tooth fairy, and she also knows special fairy secrets for when I am afraid or have nightmares. Look inside for yourself and see! read more