Professor Eichenwalt Kryptos is a science whiz genius who adventures across the universe to bring humanity forward. His family - wife Judy, daughter and husband, Emily and Jackson, and grandchildren Chloe and Arnold - is his safe haven, and returning home to spend time with them is what he enjoys the most. Accompany Kryptos on his travels across time and space and his curious encounters with extra-terrestrials and other beings in the vast spaces of our galaxies.
Hooray for snow days! That brisk chill in the air signals that it's time to bundle up the kids in warm winter gear and get outdoors for some cool family fun and winter activities. Way better than riding in a one-horse open sleigh, soaring downhill on the slickest sledding equipment is guaranteed to be a blast! Easy to pack for a trip to the park, our top picks of sleds, saucers, tubes, and toboggans are great for gliding through the season. Be sure to have helmets handy to keep the little ones safe, and enjoy the ride!
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
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!
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
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.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
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!
When your babe begins to sit up, it's time to start searching for the best floor seat to support your baby boy or girl. Mom and dad can take advantage of a few hands-free moments as their tiny tyke takes a seat in these cool activity chairs. We've rounded up several top-rated styles which provide a place to play and plenty of legroom for your little one to stay seated comfortably. If your infant is ready for a break from the playard, these fab floor seats are the perfect place for your baby to sit tight.
Summer is here and that means it's time to relish in all the fun it brings. From trips to the beach or playing in your very own backyard, summertime means fun time. Of course, it also means the sun will be shining, bringing hotter temperatures to your area. What better way to cool off than with a homemade popsicle? We love making our own popsicles not only is it a fun family activity, but because it ensures that we know exactly what's in them. From healthy fruit and even a sneaky vegetable or two, homemade popsicles are a great healthy snack for kids, and they're delicious, too. These seven popsicle molds come in great shapes and colors, your kids will love pulling them out of the freezer on a hot summer day! The best part is that these molds can be used for many summers to come.
A retelling of the classic Arthurian legend follows the adventures of the boy who became a king, his councillor Merlin, his belove...d Guinivere, and the Knights of the Round Table. By the author of Tristan and Iseult. Reprint. SLJ. C. NYT. read more
As a land that’s constantly in flux, Earth sometimes reveals clues about the plants, animals, and other organisms that lived long ...ago. Fossils teach us much about what life was like millions of years ago, answering the questions of how Earth changed and maybe even why it changed. This essential Earth science topic is thoroughly explained through manageable text, fact boxes, informational charts and diagrams, and a glossary and index. Readers will become young Earth detectives by the time they’re through with this text! read more
Here are 23 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world. Stories included are:“Wondering Jack” by James Baldwin“The... Story of the Three Goblins” by Mabel G. Taggert“Beauty and the Beast” by Madame de Villeneuve“The Frog Prince” by The Brothers Grimm“Cinderella” by The Brothers Grimm“The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams“The Magic Fishbone” by Charles Dickens“Thumbelina” by Hans Christian Anderson“The Elephant’s Child” by Rudyard Kipling“Lazy Jack” a Folktale“The Dragon of the North” by Andrew Lang“The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde“King Grisly Beard” by The Brothers Grimm“The Girl Who Owned a Bear” by Frank Stockton“The Apple of Contentment” by Howard Pyle“Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” by Andrew Lang“The Magic Mirror” by Edith Howse“Jack and the Beanstalk” an English Fairytale“The Happy Family” by Hans Christian Anderson“The Friendly Frog” by Charles Perrault“A Kidnapped Santa Claus” by L. Frank Baum“The Three Bears” by W. W. Denslow“The Wonderful Toymaker” by Evelyn Sharp read more
Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? Suzanne Bloom's pict...ure book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and charming illustrations in this Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book . read more
Omar the Light-Being alien goes on adventures around the galaxy, learning about creatures in different places and spreading light ...throughout the universe. After spending a long time adventuring, Omar is tired and needs some time alone - but will he stay alone for too long and sink into loneliness?This book also has workbook pages with questions designed to help children reflect on and learn to name their emotions. read more
Breadstick Blasters! Smugglers' Cupcakes! Intergalactic Birthday Cake! What better way to explore a galaxy far, far away than by c...ooking up some alien-inspired grub and cosmic crafts? With 30 space-themed recipes, bestselling author Barbara Beery provides full-color, easy-to-make recipes for your budding space cadet.Recipes and crafts include:Wormhole Roll-upsRed Alert RavioliHyperspace HummusSpace Pirate PunchCarbonite CrayonsSpace Slug SlimeGamma Ray Glow Jars, and much more!So don’t go supernova without ideas. Just follow The Space Hero Cookbook through hyperspace, and enjoy Crafts, Drinks, Sweets & Treats, Savory, and Dips, Chips, & Snacks. read more
A Long-Ago Place is about remembering being young and playing house.
Grab your binoculars and follow me. Let's travel far away on a wild safari. There are lots of fun trails! Many sights to see! As w...e hike, hike, hike, on this wild safari. read more
Stories for every day of the Jewish calendar.
Hop aboard the Anytime-Anyyear Machine with the beloved Berenstain Bears!The Bear family travels back in time, and what a sight it... is! They get to see mummies up close in ancient Egypt, cheer loudly during a medieval jousting match, dine at the very first Thanksgiving, and more.What will the cubs learn about history through the Anytime-Anyyear Machine?The Berenstain Bears: Long, Long Ago is a fun history-based 8x8 storybook addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series. read more
A sophisticated coloring-book sequel to the internationally best-selling The Time Garden follows the journey of a fairy who ventur...es into the night to survey astonishing enormous objects in the human world, from patterned curtains to an intricately... read more
Excerpt from Once Upon a Time: StoriesYes, of course; where else should I be this dreadful afternoon? Answered a man who was lying... at full length on a couch, near a window.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
A friendly visit starts you on a road to happiness – to a special story with reason to have a very special day, leading to a funny... adventure with a silly crab named David! Then have fun with two cousins – a dog and a kitty cat -- and see how they came to be. Then allow for fresh antics with Reginald the Robot and see what pal Reggie has to offer. Then finally, delight yourself with how Lailah the Lighthouse was born and yes, you will find… Happy Times! read more
Kelly and Kai love to play on the gnarled old tree trunk outside their cottage in the woods: sometimes it becomes a horse, sometim...es a crocodile and sometimes even a dragon. One day a mischievous gnome makes the tree trunk come to life, and the children are whisked off to the Land of Long Ago on the back of the old tree dragon. On their incredible journey Kelly and Kai meet a princess, rescue a knight and trick the king of the trolls. But will the old tree dragon stay alive long enough to bring them home again? A delightful fairy tale from Elsa Beskow, with beautiful illustrations in her unique, classic style. read more
Join Laney Rae, the Far Away Princess, as she explores Windwalker Cave in this new adventure.
Gordon Mouse always wanted to see what was beyond his yard on Mr. Miller's farm. He dreamt of having friends to play with. Gordon'...s mother always told him not to go far from home and he always listened. But, when Gordon gets carried away playing with a butterfly he needs help getting home. This is the story of Gordon's journey to get back home to his mother. Along the way he meets some new friends and faces a few challenges, but keeps his head held high, as he tries to be a brave little mouse. read more
Tell your own scary stories with a create-a-story pack from StoryWorld.Create ghostly adventures with Tales from the Haunted House.... This box contains twenty-eight cards that suggest all kinds of characters, places, and objects that you can use to make up your own stories. Pick a handful of cards and use their pictures, descriptions, and questions as inspiration. Discover more ways to use the cards and read sample stories in The Storytelling Book that accompanies this set. read more
These are true stories from the American Wildlife Foundation, a place where people come to help animals and, along the way, they u...sually end up helping each other and themselves. read more
Between school, sports and family, there's always something going on in eleven-year-old Chaim Ostreicher's busy life. But what's b...usiest of all is Chaim's active mind - he thinks about everything he sees and does! Join Chaim, his sister Estie, his friends Shaya, Tzvi, Meir and others, as they come to some really important conclusions. Thiink things through with Chaim as he resists the temptation to get even with his sister...Decide the next move with Estie as she applies Monopoly to her own life...Listen in as Zaidy shares what he learned from life's changing circumstances...Team up with Tzvi and Chaim as they discover that every person has strengths and weaknesses...and much more! With a natural understanding of children and how they think, author Rachel Stein does it again in A Whale of a Time, helping kids find their inner strength through her true-to-life stories of challenge and achievement. read more
Can you imagine a hawk falling from the sky and into your mom’s flower garden? Or a duck family that decides to make a swimming po...ol their pond? Read about these and other rescue stories based on wild animals from a real wildlife shelter. Learn about interesting animal behavior and tips for helping wildlife so that you, too, can become a wildlife rescuer helping humans and animals be good neighbors. read more
Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told th...ere is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend, the pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action. Suggested age for readers: 7 to 12 read more
It was a perfect sunny day in Nana’s garden when Annie and her friends turned into butterflies. All flew off, but not Annie. Annie... the Butterfly stayed with Nana for two whole weeks until she was ready to fly.Inspired by true events, this is a heartwarming story of transformation, love, courage, confidence, and discovery of one’s timely potential. The theme—a time for everything—encourages us to trust the process of self-discovery. Is it your time to fly?Bonus: Learn the 10 steps of a Monarch Butterfly's transformation! In addition to the inspirational story, this book shows a real-life Monarch butterfly's transformation, with close-up photos from the author's garden. read more
This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a stor...y for every week of the year. The book is broken into 12 chapters, for each of the 12 months of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including Valentines Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals. Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister, and illustrated by internally recognised artist Christopher Corr, this is a book that will be treasured by families and appeal to teachers and librarians around the world. read more
Celebrate the hilarious holiday tale of little Ralphie's quest for the ultimate Christmas present with this clothed action figure ...from A Christmas Story. Ralphie stands over 5" tall, has fabric clothing, and is fully articulated. The figure includes... read more
Hop aboard the Anytime-Anyyear Machine with the beloved Berenstain Bears! The Bear family travels back in time, and what a sight i...t is! They get to see mummies up close in ancient Egypt, cheer loudly during a medieval jousting match, dine at the very first Thanksgiving, and more. What will the cubs learn about history through the Anytime-Anyyear Machine? read more