The Book Reader is the sixth and last book in this series of adventures of Princess Polly and Sir William the Brave. All of the children of the village call the Book Reader Mimi, a nickname for grandmother, and Mimi considers them all her grandchildren. When Mimi faces a major crisis in her life, Billy and Polly make a final trip to the land above the trees. There, they find doors hidden in three different trees that lead to the treasure which will help Mimi. The fr There, they find doors hidden in three different trees that lead to the treasure which will help Mimi. The friends must help each other face their biggest fears as they try to solve the puzzles in the mysterious land. The book emphasizes friendship, cooperation, trust, and compassion.… read more
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
Stuck scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift for a kid on your list? Check out these awesome Amazon finds under $25—and if you're a Prime member, they'll ship for free in two days. Avoid the rush and long lines at stores and order these toys online instead! Make all of their holiday dreams come true on a tight schedule with a range of awesome, affordable gifts kids will love, including educational LEGO sets, collectible Hatchimal figurines, creative Pokemon toys and more.
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.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
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.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and 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.
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.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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So you're ready to buy a laptop for your child—but which laptop is best for kids? It depends on what you're looking for. From rugged but affordable laptops to more expensive personal computers for kids, these are the best options out there.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
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.
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole s epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times... bestselling fanciful, action-packed adventure series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole is about to face his biggest peril yet. Since arriving in the Outskirts, Cole and his friends have fought monsters, challenged knights, and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has prepared them for Necronum. In this haunting kingdom, it s hard to tell the living from the dead, and secret pacts carry terrifying risks. Within Necronum lies the echolands, a waystation for the departed where the living seldom venture. Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them." read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
The New York Times bestseller!Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive e...ven in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond. Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. read more
The Menagerie trilogy comes to a fantastic conclusion in Krakens and Lies, the third magical and mysterious adventure from Tui Sut...herland (New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series) and Kari Sutherland. Young readers who love mythological creatures and series like Fablehaven, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and Spirit Animals won't want to miss the Menagerie.Someone has been sabotaging the Menagerie, and Logan and Zoe are on the case. But their troubles only get worse when the basilisk escapes its enclosure and the merpeople go on strike—leaving the kraken to its own devices. The race is on to solve the mystery and save the Menagerie in this riveting, action-packed finale! read more
The Rope of Honesty is the fourth book in a series of adventures of Princess Polly and Sir William the Brave. Rumors and gossip ar...e filling the streets of Havenshire. The Provider sends Polly and Billy a map that takes them to the land above the trees to help bring truth to the kingdom. Riddles and the mystery of the caves must be solved in order to find the treasure of honesty. This book emphasizes to its young readers the concepts of loyal friendship, the importance of telling the truth, problem-solving, and bravery. read more
Polly is a happy, young princess living in a wonderful castle on the top of a hill. Her life is about to change as she meets a bra...ve new friend, discovers a map to a hidden treasure, and learns of a land above the trees. Billy, a kind, village boy, joins Polly in this first of their many adventures together, as they follow the guidance of The Provider. read more
The Locust Storm is book five in a series of adventures of Princess Polly and Sir William the Brave. A gigantic cloud of grasshopp...ers is swarming across the kingdom just before harvest time. All the crops and plants of Rosewood and Havenshire are in danger of being eaten by the locust. The answer for the kingdoms lies in the hidden land above the trees. Polly and Billy must read a mysterious map, find an unusual treasure, and bring the solution back to King Robert. A huge tree covered with thick vines, an earthquake filled with danger, and fire ants ready to bite turn a simple walk into a hike of adventure. This book emphasizes to its young readers the ideas of friendship, forgiveness, compassion, and sharing. read more
Book #1 in the Multi-Award-Winning Humorous FantasySeries for Kids.Princess Petra's unusual birthday request sends the court into ...a frenzy, but when she agrees to undertake a knight's quest they can't stop her. Armed with a cake knife and outfitted in the best royal pots and pans, Petra sets off to face a dragon and win her real armour before encountering a bog witch, and an army of the kingdom's worst enemies. Will Petra's kindness and acceptance prove more valuable than weapons and armour? Join Sir Princess Petra and the endearing dragon Snarls ont heir zany adventures in this fun-loving fantasy series for kids. Life lessons of courage, friendship, and believing in yourself will charm and entertain in these dragon stories for kids 7 - 11 years. Books in ThePen Pieyu Adventure series:Sir Princess Petra- The Pen PieyuAdventures (book #1)Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #2)Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #3) read more
Discover that friendship is the greatest treasure while exploring a sunken ship with Ariel and Flounder.*Play learning games with ...Disney princesses Cinderella and Jasmine in this interactive LeapReader book.*Teaches short vowels, consonant blends and... read more
Take a voyage through vowels and search for treasure with Ariel and Flounder in this interactive LeapReader" book.
Book #1 in the Multi-Award-Winning Humorous Fantasy Series for Kids.Princess Petra's unusual birthday request sends the court into... a frenzy, but when she agrees to undertake a knight's quest they can't stop her. Armed with a cake knife and outfitted in the best royal pots and pans, Petra sets off to face a dragon and win her real armour before encountering a bog witch, and an army of the kingdom's worst enemies. Will Petra's kindness and acceptance prove more valuable than weapons and armour?Join Sir Princess Petra and the endearing dragon Snarls on their zany adventures in this fun-loving fantasy series for kids. Life lessons of courage, friendship, and believing in yourself will charm and entertain in these dragon stories for kids 7 - 11 years.Books in The Pen Pieyu Adventure series:Sir Princess Petra- The Pen PieyuAdventures (book #1)Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #2)Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #3) read more
Book #3 in the Multi-Award-Winning Humorous Fantasy Series for Kids.Sir Princess Petra has already attained her knighthood in the ...Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like talent certificate from Talent School, neither of which pleases her father and mother, the king and queen. The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent, and turn her into a real princess once and for all. Will the king finally succeed with this newly written, ridiculous mission for Petra?Join Sir Princess Petra, the endearing dragon Snarls, and the other quirky Pen Pieyu characters on their zany adventures in this fun-loving fantasy series for kids. Life lessons of courage, friendship, and standing up for what is right will charm and entertain in these dragon stories for kids 7 - 11 years.Books in The Pen Pieyu Adventure series:Sir Princess Petra - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #1)Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #2)Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #3) read more
Is your little princess getting bored? Then here’s an activity book that will keep her preoccupied for hours! It has mazes, connec...t the dots and coloring pages for nonstop fun. Mazes help boost problem solving skills. Connect the dots help with visual motor skills and coloring helps improve knowledge of colors too. So go ahead and grab a copy today! read more
When Sir Cumference turns into a dragon, Lady Di of Ameter helps him hide, while Radius searches for the cure--the magic number th...at is the same for all circles. read more
Book # 2 in the Multi-Award-Winning Humorous Fantasy Series for Kids.Sir Princess Petra has already proven she is a kind and noble... knight. This, however, does not please the king and queen---they want her to behave like a princess and forget this silly knight nonsense of hers! But when the king writes a new rule in the royal rule book that requires her to attend Talent School and acquire a princess talent certificate or suffer the spell of the royal magician, Petra, reluctantly, agrees to go. But who could have guessed what Sir Princess Petra's Talent would be?Join Sir Princess Petra, the endearing dragon Snarls, and the other quirky characters on their zany adventures in this fun-loving fantasy series for kids. Life lessons of courage, friendship, and believing in yourself will charm and entertain in these dragon stories for kids 7 - 11 years.Books in ThePen Pieyu Adventure series:Sir Princess Petra- The Pen PieyuAdventures (book #1)Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #2)Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book #3) read more
This is a thrilling story through the pictures and colors that will hold you.
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a young princess named Cianna and behind the castle were amazing gardens that sp...read out as far as the eye could see. Join the princess and her friends on their odd and wonderful adventures as they explore the mysterious gardens and learn about themselves. read more
This new format, crafted specifically for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content. Go "...behind the scenes" with the true story about people, places and antiquities that Hergé drew from, filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text! In this adventure: A sequel to Cigars of the Pharaoh, Tintin follows a mysterious lead to China on the trail of a smuggling ring. Will Tintin find the criminal mastermind? read more
This new format, crafted specifically for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content. Go "...behind the scenes" with the true story about people, places and antiquities that Hergé drew from, filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text! In this adventure: A meteorite collides with Earth! Tintin is part of the expedition to the Arctic Ocean to locate the fallen star. But they aren't the only ones hungry to make the new discovery-someone is trying to sabotage Tintin and his team! read more
This new format, crafted specifically for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content. Go "...behind the scenes" with the true story about people, places and antiquities that Hergé drew from, filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text! In this adventure: A sacred tribal statue has been stolen from the museum! Tintin and Snowy are on the case! Clues lead them straight into the heart of the jungle. read more
This new format, crafted specifically for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content. Go "...behind the scenes" with the true story about people, places and antiquities that Hergé drew from, filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text! In this adventure: Investigating a mysterious plane crash, Tintin discovers he's onto something big! The case leads Tintin to Scotland, where he learns of a monster that stalks a lonely island. read more
Girls who take pleasure in crafts activities, and who enjoy the outdoors and nature will love this activity book. It's packed with... color illustrations, things to make and do, and ideas for outdoor activities. Instructions, tips, and information on some of the book's many topics include— How to identify seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs How to take professional-looking photos and create good-looking photo albums How to make paper jewelry How to make herbal teas and delicious fruit desserts How to dress and pack for hiking and camping activities How to construct imaginative musical instruments How to weave containers and baskets Here too are instructions for outdoor games, ideas for hiking trips and nature watching, first-aid instruction, and more— a total of 60 themes that are of special interest to girls. This book's sturdy construction makes it ideal for taking along on outdoor activities. An elastic band bound into the back cover can be stretched over book pages for use as a place marker. Color illustrations on every page. read more
Princess Omalie of the African kingdom of IgboOrai could be the happiest girl on the planet -- except that her family has been und...er a curse. Unless the curse of the Goliath beetle necklace is lifted, Omalie’s father might die in a horrible freak accident. He might never be crowned king. Omalie worries about her family, and about her own safety; how will she ever lead a peaceful happy life, have friends, and go to school? When three prophetic events herald the lifting of the curse, it seems Omalie’s life might be changing for the better. Then disaster strikes when it is discovered that the special polka dot lamb, needed to lift the curse, has gone missing. With only three days to go until the king’s coronation, time and luck are running out. Omalie, heiress to the longest dynasty and oldest monarchy in Africa, sees her future wavering in the balance. In this amusing story, Omalie and her beloved grandmother must team up to enact some outrageous and clever detective work, amazing their family in an attempt to save them from their doom… read more
Princess Omalie of the African kingdom of IgboOrai has a wonderful new BFF. She and Cassie love spending time together—except when... they argue. And now, a huge issue is facing them; one they disagree on. Omalie loves to spend time at the animal sanctuary, where injured wildlife find a home. She is horrified by the cruelty of poachers who leave elephants and rhinos to die, sometimes in front of their own babies! But Cassie thinks wildlife exists for humans to do whatever they want with. Can Omalie change Cassie’s mind and still keep her friendship? Omalie will need all the help she can get on her mission to save endangered species. To make matters worse, the sanctuary animals are kidnapped, and Omalie must think fast to save her dear friend, a cheetah with an engaging personality. Luckily she soon has a hilarious talking parrot on her team. In this engaging story, Omalie must be brave enough to act on her beliefs. She hopes her BBF and animal friends will help her to change people’s attitudes. This is a mighty challenge, even for a princess! Be sure to read all of the Princess Omalie adventures in this exciting series! www.PrincessOmalie.com read more
Sam missed his old house and his old life in the city. He missed his old room and his old friends. Being the new kid is hard for a...nybody, but Sam had it worse than most... until a encounter with a strange boy in a red backpack lead him on the adventure of a lifetime and one that might lead Sam to becoming a hero. The second installment of the Adventure Book series for middle readers, this is a perfect story to keep your student reading all summer long. A selection of reviews from Adventure Book 1, "The Red-Eyed Monster Bass": "This book is a must read with in-depth characters and a great plot. I literally couldn't put this book down and I can't wait for the next installment in the series." "Loved this book! It's definitely a page-turner. It's well-written and has you eager to learn more about Dylan and his evolving relationship with his grandparents as he matures and starts to see the world in a different way. I look forward to reading more adventures from this author!" Author Craig J. Heimbuch is an award-winning journalist and author, best-selling ghost-writer and father of four whose love of reading was set at a young age when he picked up Gary Paulsen's "Hatchet" and finally understood how reading can take you on adventures to worlds near and far. "I wrote 'The Backpack' for my children, nieces and nephews," he said. "I remember what it was like to be a young reader, when everything seemed possible and adventure and mystery seemed to be around every corner." Follow Sam as he goes from being the awkward new kid from Chicago to an adventurer in the woods of the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio. Adventure awaits! read more
The third children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-col...or illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.Polly and her puffin friend, Neil, have wonderful adventures by the sea. But now the time has come for Polly to go to the place she calls 'Big School'. It might be fun, it might be exciting, and it's definitely a little bit scary. Making new friends can be harder than it sounds . . . join Polly on her quest and find out if there might be a new feathered friend for Neil too!Ideal for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.Contains lots of fun recipes and activities in addition to the story. read more