A retelling of the traditional tale of the Pied Piper, and how he saves the village of Hamelin from the invasion of rats, only to take his cruel revenge on the people after the mayor refuses to pay him for his good deed. June Crebbin wonderfully captures the spirit of this story for older children, with a spine-tingling finale. Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A trgive increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions… read more
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
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Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Whether your child's school uniform is a sweater and khakis or a sweet dress, these classic pieces earn an A-plus for style.
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Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
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.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
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.
The diaper bag. It is a necessary part of parenthood, from baby's first few days in this world well into what may be their toddler years. It can seem daunting at first to try and determine what defines "must-have" versus "meh, maybe not" on-the-go gear. That's why we've rounded up our favorite diaper bag essentials, from a few ideas as to what to pack in a diaper bag for the hospital to what might even be a bit of a "bonus" for mom and dad. Speaking of, not much differs when it comes to diaper bag essentials for dad or mom, but guys on the go may appreciate a diaper bag backpack or duffle of their very own. You know, to avoid potential paisley prints or darling designs perhaps less desired by some dudes.
Send your kids off to class in style this fall with the trendiest back-to-school clothes from Zappos. From Mamma Mia-inspired bell-sleeves to World Cup-approved casual wear, these latest looks will have them dressing to impress all year long.
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.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Exciting book of extreme sports adventures by daring, lifelong adventurer, Gary Paulsen
Excerpt from A Singer From the SeaHis cottage was not far off, and he went there. As he approached, a woman rose from the steps an...d, with her knitting in her hand, went inside. She was putting the kettle on the fire as he entered, and she turned her head to smile upon him. It was a delightful smile, full of love and pleasure, and she accompanied it with a little nod of her head that meant any good thing he liked -to ask of her.Aw, my dear, he said, I do think the little maid is a sight too long away.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
Look up! Look down! Move around! Everywhere you go, there are great pictures just waiting to be made! Kids love to take pictures! ...With Photo Adventures for Kids, you can encourage your child’s passion while exploring the art of photography together! With this book, your child will become an official Photo Adventurer and go on a very important mission to solve the greatest mystery of photography―learning how to find a great photograph no matter where they are. Whether they’re at home or at school, in the backyard or on a field trip, in the city or in nature, they’ll learn the important lesson of how to “see” where the best photographs are hidden in any location. Packed with games, strategies, lessons, and challenges, Photo Adventures for Kids makes learning about photographic composition and framing easy and fun. The book also features a cutout “viewfinder” device at the back of the book, which kids can use to explore their environment. In Photo Adventures for Kids, your child will learn all about: • Composition • Framing • Perspective • Leading lines • Subject placement • And much more! The mission is to find great photographs anywhere and everywhere. Hurry! Adventure awaits! read more
Includes updated Math Standards! Each deck of Show What You Know® on STAAR, Mathematics Flash Cards includes 90+ cards with text i...n Spanish. The front of each flash card presents a question aligned to one of the TEKS, as well as a correlation in the top left corner. On the back of each multiple choice question, the correct answer is given along with an analysis explaining why each choice is correct or incorrect. read more
The town of Hamelin is over-run with rats, and the mayor is getting desperate for a solution. When the mysterious Pied Piper appea...rs their troubles seem to be over - but what happens when the mayor refuses to pay him? read more
Pages: 48, Paperback, HarperCollins UK
A lively retelling of the classic Greek legend, which tells Pandora’s tale of temptation. As she embarks life on Earth, she needs ...to follow just one last rule. She mustn’t, under any circumstance, open the box she’s been given. Can she do it, and what will be the consequences if she gives in? Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends read more
A wonderful retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic story about a fierce, angry giant, who wants nothing to do with the children who pl...ay in his beautiful garden. But when he finds himself miserable and alone in an eternal winter-land, it’s an act of kindness to an unlikely friend that brings back Spring and, finally, happiness. Copper/Band 12 books provide more complex plots and longer chapters that develop reading stamina. read more
Step into the magical world of Child's Play fairy tales… Traditional tales are a well-established part of all cultures. Retold fro...m the originals, these lively stories will captivate readers with their delightful illustrations and fun lift-up flaps which really add to the action. The 'flip-up' flaps encourage prediction and discussion, and well-known stories will give young readers confidence. read more
A funny, heart-warming retelling of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic story for children, which follows orphan Anne, as she joins a n...ew family and makes a new, and finally happy, life for herself. Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view. read more
Remind yourself of the enchanting story of Pinocchio, by Pinocchio, retold here by the multi-award winning author Michael Morpurgo... and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. A truly beautiful edition that brings this classic tale back to life. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. read more
Follow the lives of the March sisters, who are forced to pull together when their father leaves to fight in the war. But will the ...girls cope when disaster strikes and their mother has to leave, too, or will their changing world pull them apart? This edition, written by Katie Dale, has all the warmth of Louisa May Alcott’s original classic. Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading program and longer chapter books read more
Can you imagine a world with whales that could walk and giant earth moles? They both lived on Earth long ago and their relatives s...till live here today. Explore the terrifying, giant, strange ancestors of everyday creatures, in this captivating information text, illustrated with realistic imagery from Jon Stuart. read more
The survival of the white continent’s most famous inhabitants is the subject of this beautiful book. The beauty of Antarctic and t...he enchanting secrets of its penguin population is brought to life with a delightful series of photographs by the Big Cat Diaries team of Jonathan and Angela Scott. • White/Band 10 books have more complex sentences and figurative language. • Text type - A non-chronological report. • A poster on pages 30 and 31 advertises the highlights and attractions of the magical land of Antarctica, providing opportunities for speaking, listening and writing activities. • Curriculum links - Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby Bear? Passport to the World. read more
Learn how to make a variety of exciting paper planes in this hands-on photographic instruction book. Which one will you choose?Yel...low/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural languagePages 14 and 15 contain a fun “I Spy” Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge.Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover. read more
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire ...children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1–6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary.Find out all about different species of bears around the world, from pandas and polar bears to spectacled bears and moon bears, in this beautiful non-fiction book by Isabel Thomas.Green (Band 5) books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters.Pages 22 and 23 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge.Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover. read more
Hippo wants to play on the see-saw. But who will play with him? In this humorous story a hippo wants to go on a see-saw, but no ot...her animal is heavy enough to get hippo off the ground. It takes a group of animals to do it – and in the end, it is a tiny mouse that makes the difference.• Pink B/ Band 1B books offer emergent readers simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions.• Text type - A story with a predictable structure and patterned language.• Pages 14 and 15 feature a flow chart, an ideal opportunity to retell the story in sequence. read more
As five friends paddle around the bay in their dinghy, none of them see a storm coming until it's too late. Swept out to sea, the ...children end up on a desert island. Follow them in this exciting playscript, as they explore the island and try to find a way to escape - and discover that sometimes it's the most unlikely person who saves the day. read more
An engaging workbook for children learning English with the Big Cat series. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat ...series. They enable children to practice and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises.Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children’s writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English. read more
This story with a familiar setting is about Lenny's family who go to the local park to fly his new kite. Lenny takes great care to... hold on to his kite, but then Mum has a turn. She holds on tightly too, but trips over the dog, and falls into the pond. The other children try to help, so they all arrive home soaking wet and muddy!• Yellow/Band 3 books offer varied sentence structure and natural language.• Text Type - A story with a familiar setting.• The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 provides an opportunity for children to retell the story in their own words.• Curriculum links - Science: pushes and pulls.• This story is paired with a non-fiction book on the same theme: The Wind by Monica Hughes (Band 3/Yellow).• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. read more
Cinderella is tired of a life of chores, but everything changes when her fairy godmother turns up. Just as she meets her perfect p...rince, though, the clock chimes twelve and she has to run. Will this hilarious retelling of the traditional fairytale, as a play by the nation's dramatist David Wood, end happily ever after? read more
Locked away inside a cold, stone tower for many years, the beautiful Rapunzel is desperate to escape. But is there any way out?
Follow the life of a little boy called Oliver as he goes from being a workhouse orphan to a life with a group of young pickpockets.... Will he ever manage to escape his life of crime? This wonderful retelling of the classic Charles Dickens story was written by Hilary McKay. • Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.• Text type: A retelling of a story by a significant author• Curriculum links: Literacy: Extended stories/Significant authors; read more
The classic tale takes on modern themes in a retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, aided by Emma Chichester Clark's br...ight illustrations.In the town of Hamelin, the rich folk live high off the hog, while the poor and sick must scavenge in the trash that’s left behind. And that trash keeps building up and up until a horde of rats overruns the town. In this lively retelling, a spunky street kid narrates the age-old tale of a piper who offers to rid a town of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town’s children when the greedy mayor reneges on the deal. With a nod to contemporary social and environmental themes, former British Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to charm readers with a compelling—and ultimately hopeful—new take on a timeless story. read more
This is a moral book for inculcating moral habits by reading stories and understanding the values of moral ethics.
Cinderella is tired of a life of chores, but everything changes when her fairy godmother turns up. But just as she meets her perfe...ct prince, the clock chimes twelve and she has to run. Will this retelling of the traditional fairytale end happily ever after? read more