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
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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.
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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.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
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Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
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.
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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.
Excerpt from A Very Simple Story: Being a Chronicle of the Thoughts and Feelings of a ChildThis was a new idea, and the golden hea...d lay very still, while the busy brain revolved the question.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
The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
Welcome to the third book in the Basil series! Our long-eared cottontail friend is growing up quickly and exploring his world, whi...ch includes making interesting new friends. On this day, his friend Chickory introduces him to a very different inhabitant of the garden who teaches Basil a little something about the definition of greatness. read more
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
Three dragon tales from different cultures. Find out how brave Maren defies the terrifying beast on her wedding day, how a dragon’...s granny helps three boys escape his cruel claws, and how Tokoyo’s quest to free her father, sees her defeat the dreadful dragon and free her whole country at the same time. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: Traditional tales from other cultures Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions read more
Vivian French tells this well-known, much loved traditional tale of Aladdin, the magical genies, and Aladdin’s wishes. Will he fin...d happiness with his riches and beautiful wife, or will evil magician Kadar Ghazi steal everything from him? Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. 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
Two beautifully told traditional tales by Beverley Birch. The Water Thief’ is about the mischievous antics of Hyena and how craft...y Tortoise plays him at his own game. Lumbwi and the Gazelle’ is about a moving friendship, but when Lumbwi embarks on a new life he seems to forget about his old friend, to dreadful consequences. Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts. Text type: Traditional tales from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends 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 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
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
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
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. Are you a cute, cuddly animal? Do you want to know how you can avoid being eaten? Filled with fascinating photos, this quirky, humorous non-fiction book highlights all the ways the animal kingdom protects itself from predators! 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
When the Three Bears leave their house for a walk, a young girl named Goldilocks appears and is drawn in to the house by the smell... of hot porridge. But what happens when the bears return and find their porridge is gone? This fun rhyming play by the “national children’s dramatist” David Wood is wonderfully illustrated by Tom Percival. • Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language.• Text type: A playscript of a traditional tale• Pages 30 and 31 present a radio interview with the Three Bears, exploring their thoughts towards the events of the play.• Curriculum links: Literacy: Dialogue and plays; 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
Three young rabbits have built their homes from straw, wood and bricks. But will their houses be strong enough to stop the Big Bad... Wolf from destroying them? This beautiful retelling of the traditional tale is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mandy Stanley.• Three young rabbits have built their homes from straw, wood and bricks. But will their houses be strong enough to stop the Big Bad Wolf from destroying them? This beautiful retelling of the traditional tale is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Mandy Stanley.• Pink B/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions• Children can recap the journey of the three rabbits and the big bad wolf using the story map on pages 14–15.• Text type: A retelling of a traditional tale• Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development 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
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
This non-fiction book takes you on a journey into the jungle and looks at the people, animals and wildlife that live there, includ...ing parrots, monkeys and big cats.• This non-fiction book takes you on a journey into the jungle and looks at the people, animals and wildlife that live there, including parrots, monkeys and big cats.• Pink A/Band 1B books offer simple, predictable text with familiar objects and actions• Photographs of all the different things that can be found in the jungle on pages 14–15 help children to recap and provide a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities.• Text type: A non-fiction report• Curriculum links: Understanding of the world 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
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
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
Locked away inside a cold, stone tower for many years, the beautiful Rapunzel is desperate to escape. But is there any way out?
A beautiful new edition of this classic retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chic...hester Clark. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats takes over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story. read more