The Stolen Rainbow: The Adventures of the Glitter Planet Heroes Written and Illustrated by Fifth graders
From the imagination of fifth graders, comes the story of the Glitter Planet Heroes. Keiko, created by Chloe Jiang, is the hero of Vibrant Land and has the power of teleportation. Mina, created by Elyse Sim, is the hero of Pirate Land and has goblin powers. Preston, created by Preston Tong, is the hero of Sparkle Land and has the power to bend water. Macy, created by Mia Su, is the hero of Confetti Land and can change herself into anything. Hero the dog created by Created by Mia Su, is the hero of Confetti Land and can change herself into anything. Hero the dog created by Chloe Oh, is the hero of the New Land who has the power of listening.As our heroes fight to save and protect the Glitter Planet from Intruder Queen, they have learned the importance of working together as a team.… read more
Ready your hankies: Disney's beloved film about a big-eared elephant, Dumbo, is hitting theaters March 29 in a live-action remake by director Tim Burton that's sure to tug at our heartstrings. To celebrate the film, we've rounded up the sweetest and most adorable elephant-themed toys and gear for your little one. From bath wraps to Dumbo musical mobiles, see the favorite pachyderm picks we're eyeing from Walmart,, Pottery Barn Kids, Target and more. Step right up and check them out below!
Shhh...baby is asleep! Sound and white noise machines are a must-have for little ones and light sleepers. They're an excellent tool to help develop sleeping routines and provide soothing sounds while blocking loud noises to quietly calm your child. Backed by pediatricians and certified sleep specialists, the benefit of introducing a sound machine early on to your infant is to create a, "womb-like white noise that actually activates a calming reflex in the baby, which helps promote sleep," says Dr. Harvey Karp, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of the SNOO Smart Sleeper. "It also reduces waking from outside distractions like noises and lights and internal disturbances like gas and mild hunger."
When shopping for the best machine, parents should be on the lookout for a unit that blocks disturbing sounds, especially during naptime. "Sound machines help drown out the noise we can't control, this is especially important during the daytime when most outside noises occur (i.e. cars driving by, dogs barking etc)," observes Certified Child Sleep Consultant Susete Pinto. However, doctors and sleep professionals caution against keeping a loud sound machine near your sleeping baby. Always maintain the noise levels at 50 A-weighted decibels while never keeping the device too close to the crib. "I generally recommend a noise level similar to what a hair dryer or vacuum might produce," say Dr. Karp.
Sweet as a lullaby and the best method for blocking out boisterous household and outdoor noises, our top picks of sound machines will work to calm even the most restless little sleepers. Get ready to make some noise! Wait, on second thought, let's sound off on comforting white noises to soothe your sweet babe.
Nintendo's latest video game console has taken the gaming world by storm with a wealth of content for everyone from seasoned gamers to younger children. Here are the best age-appropriate Switch games that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Baby cribs can typically range anywhere from the low hundreds to the thousands, but if you're looking to outfit your little one's nursery on a budget, there are some great, wallet-friendly options available. Check out these great cribs, all priced at or under $150, from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Ikea.
Moms work hard to empower their daughters with positive affirmations to teach them that girls are not only fun, fierce and fearless, but they can also achieve anything they strive for in the future. In celebration of Women's History Month and the March 8 release of Captain Marvel (starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the most powerful character in the universe), we've rounded up a few of our favorite girl power gifts, including dynamic clothes, books and toys to give little superstars a power boost to shine and make the world a better place.
Open wide! Those baby teeth are beginning to break through which means your child may start feeling cranky thanks to teething pain. Parents should be on the lookout for the first signs to help soothe and pacify little ones. "First, it is important to understand the symptoms of teething. A low-grade fever (less than 101) may be a sign," says Danelle Fisher, MD, FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. "Teething babies may have a clear runny nose or may have poop that is slightly more runny than usual and get a mild diaper rash. Also, your baby may be fussy or not eat as well. For any symptoms that are not mild or last longer than 24 hours, consult your pediatrician." To help alleviate your babe's irritating gum pain, we've rounded up the best teething toys to help ease the discomfort. Check out our top picks of chewy choices well worth biting into!
The anticipation of a newborn is beyond exciting, and showering first-time mothers and fathers with special gifts is all part of the fun and excitement. From practical presents that parents can truly appreciate to indulgent splurges for baby, we've rounded up some of our favorite finds that will have you scoring major points with the mom-and-dad-to-be. Earn Best Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle of the Year with the softest blankies, the cutest stuffies and the sweetest sentimental gifts to celebrate baby and support Mom and Dad once their little bundle of joy arrives. Don't worry babe, we've got you covered!
Having a well-stocked kitchen helps you make your own food at home, and cooking at home naturally helps you eat healthier. Having the right tools for handling fresh produce, sauteeing veggies and cooking grains quickly will make it easy to make nutritious meals that taste amazing. Check out these amazing kitchen tools from Amazon, Crate & Barrel, KitchenAid and more to help you prepare easy, healthy and delicious meals the whole family will love.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Childhood Sleep Guidelines, infants should sleep between 12 to 16 hours, while growing toddlers should grab between 11 to 14 hours of shut-eye. That's why picking the perfect crib mattress is key for a good night (and naptime) slumber for your little lamb.
While there are several factors to consider when choosing a crib mattress and setting up a safe sleep environment for your child. Parents should select "a firm mattress that is made for the crib, meaning perfect in size with a tight-fitting sheet," suggests S. Daniel Ganjian, MD, a pediatrician at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. "There should be no space between the mattress and the sides of the crib."
And other than a fitted sheet, there shouldn't be anything in the baby's bed, particularly during the first year. "The most common mistake that parents make is putting something in the crib besides a tightly swaddled baby," says Gina Posner, MD, a pediatrician at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. "There should be no stuffed animals, no crib bumpers and no sleep positioners. Just make sure it is a new crib that is up to current standards."
Dr. Ganjian also advises against using an old crib and mattress. "Hand me downs used to be great, but now you really have to watch out for them, since many have been recalled or are dangerous because there is some subtle defect that you might not be aware of."
In celebration of Sleep Awareness Week, we've rounded up our top picks of comfy, crib mattresses with quality features to ensure that tired newborns and tots transitioning to a toddler bed sleep like babies so Mom and Dad can rest a whole lot easier.
Spring is the perfect time to replace your family's old, worn out gym shoes with some stylish sneakers that can really go the distance. Spring cleaning doesn't just have to be for your house! Refresh your family's footwear wardrobe with these stylish shoes for Spring from Walmart. The superstore has got everything your family needs to stay on trend this Spring. Moms, if you're looking for a statement sneaker or a comfortable, yet fashionable slip-on, Walmart's got you covered. Dads will love the on-trend white sneakers that they can wear for working out or for a casual day with the family. Of course, there are some cute options for your kids, too. From sporty sneakers for boys to fun, fashionable ones for girls, Walmart has got all the latest footwear trends, and the prices can't be beaten!
Pages: 48, Paperback, HarperCollins UK
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is back with a brand-new bundle of wonderfully magical cures for any bad habit—from watching too much TV, to pi...cky eating, to fear of trying new things. And while Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is working her magic, the children are working some of their own, planning a boisterous birthday bash for everyone's favorite problem solver! read more
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils By Selma Lagerlof
With Great Farting Power Comes Great Farting Responsibility…to Save the World! Lance’s farts were loud and stinky, which he though...t was a bad thing. Little did he know that he was going to have to use his gross butt blasters to save the world! Lance thought dealing with the class bully and nervous farts were going to be the worst parts of his school year…He couldn’t have been more wrong. What seems like a fun field trip turns dangerous as Lance and his genius BFF Aiden encounter an evil botanist with killer plants and a killer plan! Are Lance's super farts and Aiden's super smarts enough to prevent the world from being destroyed? ________________________________________ The Fart That Saved the World: The Deadly Field Trip is a Chapter Book With Illustrations, Great For Kids (and Adults) Who Are Looking to Laugh Out Loud! "A hilarious book to read with your kids. It made me laugh hysterically, so much that I couldn't continue until the laughter subsided” – Loanna, Amazon reviewer of The Fart That Saved the World read more
Liliana has the longest hair anyone has ever seen! Cooper has the strongest tail and ears anyone has ever known! Liliana and Coope...r were inseparable! They were best friends, for sure! One day Liliana and Cooper decide they're going to be superheroes! However, they soon realize they have no superpowers. Nevertheless, they still find a way to save the day and be superheroes after all! read more
The Magical Land of Noom' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist and politica...l cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. Gruelle is best known for his 'Raggedy Ann Series', which chart the adventures of a little doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. This particular story does not feature Raggedy Ann, but it tells the tale of Johnny and Janey, two children who escape from their backyard and fly away to the moon - having many strange encounters, and even more great adventures in the process. With a flying machine built of wooden spoons and old boards, they discover an enchanted kingdom on the 'dark side of the moon', which at first appears as paradise. With the arrival of a wicked magician, the plot thickens, and the two children's lives are never the same again. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more
Although Kid did not have any real friends, his vivid imagination provided him new make-believe pals every day. That all changed o...ne particular day when Kid discovered a frightened, three-legged kitten, who had been abandoned in a big brown barrel. Always the hero in his daily fantasy adventures, Kid is called upon to be a hero in real life. With his new best pal Sweets, they embrace each day contemplating amazing adventures together. Look for Book Two in the series and follow Kid & Sweets to “The City” where they encounter a most unusual character named Tiny, in a fun-filled exciting, and yes… amazing adventure! read more
It’s been a year since Joe defeated the monster called Cheater, but Joe’s gut tells him that Cheater isn’t through causing havoc i...n the kingdom. Is Joe strong enough to defeat Cheater and his army once again? Or, this time, will Cheater and his evil plans prevail? read more
The Planet Blue - a childrens story teaching about love, respect and God. Harry Lee and Bingo travel from the PLANET BLUE to earth... to help earth children learn about nature and the beauty of the world God created. read more
The Heroes of Asgard by Annie Keary and Eliza Keary; Illustrated by Charles Edmund Brock. Odin stepped forth calm and unruffled, s...pread his arms towards the sky, and called out to the spirits of the wind, Cease, strange Vanir, cease your rough play, and tell us in what manner we have offended you that you serve us thus. Annie and Eliza Keary's tales from Scandinavian mythlogy, The heroes of Asgard, was first published in 1870, and are drawn from the northern mythes. In the beginning of ages there lived a cow, whose breath was sweet, and whose milk was bitter. This cow was called Audhumla, and she lived all by herself on a frosty, misty plain, where there was nothing to be seen but heaps of snow and ice piled strangely over one another. Far away to the north it was night, far away to the south it was day; but all around where Audhumla lay a cold, grey twilight reigned. By-and-by a giant came out of the dark north, and lay down upon the ice near Audhumla. read more
The Adventure to the Planet of Sweets is a kid-friendly book that anyone can enjoy. Written by Cara Curry's fifth grade class at H...ooverville Elementary School in Waynesboro, PA, it is full of excitement and a very big adventure that is bigger than the students themselves. Six Hooverville Elementary students go on a field trip to an amazing space museum. When curiosity takes over, they find themselves in a big problem...they aren't on Earth anymore! Many obstacles will need to be overcome, but will all of them make it out, or will their sweet tooth take over the best of them? You will have to read the book to find out. Are you up for the ride of a lifetime? read more
The agents in this tale, besides men and women, are giants, enchanters, sirens: things which denote external force or internal tem...ptations, the twofold danger which a wise fortitude must expect to encounter in its course through this world. The fictions contained in it will be found to comprehend some of the most admired inventions of Grecian mythology. The ground-work of the story is as old as the Odyssey, but the moral and the colouring are comparatively modern. Charles Lamb wrote this small book in 1808 to tell the tale of Homer's Odyssey to children. It is a wonderfully well-written and accurate account of the story of Ulysses, and modern readers will be surprised at the sentence structure that the early nineteenth century felt was suitable for children. Today it is a good introduction to the verse version for adults as well as children. The year before Lamb wrote this book, he and his sister Mary wrote Tales from Shakespeare in 1807. By avoiding the prolixity which marks the speeches and the descriptions in Homer, I have gained a rapidity to the narration, which I hope will make it more attractive, and give it more the air of a romance to young readers; though I am sensible that by the curtailment I have sacrificed in many places the manners to the passion, the subordinate characteristics to the essential interest of the story. The attempt is not to be considered as seeking a comparison with any of the direct translations of the Odyssey, either in prose or verse, though if I were to state the obligations which I have had to one obsolete version. I should have run the hazard of depriving myself of the very slender degree of reputation which I could hope to acquire from a trifle like the present undertaking. read more
With the exception of Tumbu the dog and Down the cat, the chief characters really lived and took part in the childhood adventures ...of little Prince Akbar, later a sixteenth century Indian emperor. Indian customs and manners are vividly portrayed. He was an odd fellow, all long limbs and broad smiles, who, when his time arrived, shambled forward, cast himself in lowliest reverence full length on the ground and blubbered out his delight--now that the princely baby could really eat--at being able to supply all sorts of toothsome stews full of onions and green ginger, to say nothing of watermelons and sugar cane. These things, strange to say, being to little Indian children very much what chocolate creams and toffee are to English ones. Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was an English writer who lived in British India for 22 years. She was noted especially for writing books set in India or otherwise connected with it. Flora Annie Steel was interested in relating to all classes of Indian society. The birth of her daughter gave her a chance to interact with local women and learn their language. She encouraged the production of local handicrafts and collected folk-tales, a collection of which she published in 1894. Her interest in schools and the education of women gave her a special insight into native life and character. A year before leaving India, she coauthored and published The Complete Indian Housekeeper, giving detailed directions to European women on all aspects of household management in India. read more
Carlo Collodi's classic book sees new life in this newly illustrated book. Over 35 original illustrations are included in this boo...k. The Adventures of Pinocchio is a story about an animated puppet, talking crickets, boys who turn into donkeys and other fairy tale devices that would be familiar to a reader of Alice in Wonderland or Brothers Grimm; in fact earlier in his career Collodi worked on a translation of Mother Goose. However, Pinocchio's world is not a traditional fairy-tale world, instead containing the hard realities of the need for food, shelter, and the basic measures of daily life. The setting of the story is in fact the very real Tuscan area of Italy. It was a unique literary melding of genres for its time. read more
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work's protagonist Ro...binson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. The book is presented as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer)—a castaway who spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers, before ultimately being rescued. read more
Mark Twain's classic story of a mischievous boy who, despite good and sometimes not so good intentions, finds himself in trouble a...t every turn. He lives with his Aunt Polly and her son, Sid, who is a source of much of Tom's woes. This light-hearted, yet intriguing story tells of Tom's many misadventures, his troubles with girls, and his encounter with murders and thieves. Includes 94 vintage illustrations from the original 1884 edition. read more
Young Huck Finn has no mother and his father is a brutal drunkard. To escape his father's cruel tyranny he fakes his own death and... runs away. As a homeless waif he travels along the Mississippi Valley by foot and by raft encountering a variety of unsavory and humorous characters who involve him in their dubious misadventures. This story, rich in character, humor, and the adventurous frontier experience of the Mississippi, vividly recreates the world, the people, and the language that Mark Twain knew and loved from his own years on the riverboats. The text is unabridged and contains 148 illustrations from the original 1884 edition. read more
The Adventures of Prada Enchilada is a children's book series, developed to help kids learn through fun missions. In, The Eight Pl...anets, Prada Enchilada and Mimi Tortellini are going on a journey outer space to discover the solar system. They need your help. Can you help them? Let's find out. Come along on this adventure. read more
The Complete Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Illustrated by Mark Twain. With over 300 illustrations. Adventures of ...Tom Sawyer, searching for treasure, witnessing a murder, getting caught in a bat cave, tricking others into doing his work, running away with Huckleberry Finn--Tom Sawyer's antics and mischief-making are sheer, child-pleasing delight. Adventures of Huck Finn, son of the town vagrant drunkard. Sleeping on doorsteps when the weather is fair, in empty hogsheads during storms, and living off of what he receives from others, lives the life of a destitute vagabond. Tom Sawyer Abroad in a parody of Jules Verne adventure stories. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Tom Sawyer Detective, he attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time read more
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils is a work of fiction by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlof. Originaly it was published in two book...s, The Wonderful Adventures of Nils in 1906 and Further Adventures of Nils in 1907. These two are usually combined into a single book called The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, although that name could also describe the first book only. The background for publication was a commission from the National Teachers Association in 1902 to write a geography reader for the public schools. "She devoted three years to Nature study and to familiarizing herself with animal and bird life. She has sought out hitherto unpublished folklore and legends of the different provinces. These she has ingeniously woven into her story." read more
Jay can always count on Nana for an adventure when she comes to visit. This time Nana wants to ride in his red fire truck with U...ncle Rob driving! The adventure becomes a "flying" experience for Jay, Nana and Uncle Rob. What will Nana think of next? read more
She'll help you play the DVD game! This African-American Barbie doll, dressed in a petal skirt and colorful bodice and fluttering ...wings, interacts with the DVD game as the remote control in an exciting Fairytopia adventure. Girls can fly Rainbow... read more
'Raggedy Ann and the Laughing Brook' is written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle (1880 - 1930), was an American artist a...nd political cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. The books of 'The Raggedy Ann Series' all feature their central protagonist, with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose - charting her considerable adventures. Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll. He drew a face on it, and from his bookshelf, pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, combining the names of two poems, 'The Raggedy Man' and 'Little Orphant Annie.' From this moment on, the much-loved children's series went from strength to strength. Sought after by collectors, this re-printed edition showcases Gruelle's original text, further enhanced by his wonderful colour drawings, in order that the two may be fully appreciated by young and old alike. read more
“But Mommy I didn’t, I didn’t eat the dough”... Gio and The Cookie Dough Monster is the creation of Author and Illustrator, Steve ...Morrone. Gio is a cute little guy with BIG life lessons to learn. Follow him as he tries to “help” his Mommy make some cookies. This usually involves Gio sneaking at least one nibble of the cookie dough, even though his Mommy tells him “NO!” It’s not until the arrival of an unlikely visitor who catches Gio in the act, does he realize he has not been honest with his Mommy, and it’s time to make things right again. This visually stimulating book has over 40 pages, along with 30 colorful illustrations for children to enjoy. Get ready to fall in love with Gio. read more
This edition of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland was originally published in 1907. The story is accompanied by Thomas Mayba...nk's delightful pen and ink drawings. Pook press are reprinting this work so that it can be enjoyed by another generation of children and adults alike. About the Author: Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) is best known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll. A polymath who is arguably best known as an author, but who also worked as a mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer, his most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Dodgson was a prolific writer who contributed children's stories, mathematical theses and political pamphlets to a variety of magazines. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old. read more
This edition of the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland was originally published in 1907. The story is accompanied by Thomas Mayba...nk's delightful pen and ink drawings. Pook press are reprinting this work so that it can be enjoyed by another generation of children and adults alike. About the Author: Charles Dodgson (1832-1898) is best known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll. A polymath who is arguably best known as an author, but who also worked as a mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer, his most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Dodgson was a prolific writer who contributed children's stories, mathematical theses and political pamphlets to a variety of magazines. read more