"Anything can happen anywhere.Anywhere was an island.Anything was a bear." One windy morning on a wild and quiet Hebridean island, a bear appeared where there should not have been a bear. The gentle giant played happily in streams, danced in the wind, and would not harm a living thing. But even friendly bears don't belong on Scottish islands. Will he ever find his way home? This touching tale, recounted in Louise Greig's gentle verse, and brought to life by Vanya Nand his way home? This touching tale, recounted in Louise Greig's gentle verse, and brought to life by Vanya Nastanlieva's enchanting illustrations, is inspired by a true story that has since become legend in the Scottish Hebrides.… read more
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.
Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
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.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
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No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
It's no secret that teenagers are often the hardest people in the family to buy Christmas gifts for. This year, skip the impersonal gift cards, cash, and cliche socks, and check out these 17 Christmas gifts that teens will actually get excited about opening.
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
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A young boy shares in his family's traditional preparation for Yom Kippur
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Jamie has been watching the wee white seal that lives on the beach. At night the wee seal cuddles up to its mother. In the morning... she goes out to sea and leaves it alone like a strange white stone on the sand.One day tourists come and crowd the wee seal but Jamie knows just what to do to protect it until its mother comes back...Janis Mackay's lyrical prose tells the story of the tender relationship between the wild baby seal and the young boy who watches over it, while Gabby Grant's soft illustrations brilliantly evoke the landscape of the Orkney Islands.(Ages 3-6) read more
"The Giant Panda Party is based on the popular Edinburgh Zoo pair, Sunshine and Sweetie. In this fun story from Gill Arbuthnott an...d Joanne Nethercott, Sweetie organizes a birthday surprise for Sunshine.... It’s a lovely excuse to describe the characteristics of these animals and in particular the sounds they make." ―Lothian LifeSunshine, the giant panda, is grumpy. His birthday is coming and he's sure no one will remember. But his best friend Sweetie has a plan. She sneaks around the zoo at night, asking all the other animals whether they can sing. The lion roars, the python hisses and the chimps say oo oo ooo! But which zoo animal has the best singing voice? Will grumpy Sunshine get a giant birthday surprise? Gill Arbuthnott's hilarious story of animal hijinks and Joanne Nethercott's endearing and lively illustrations combine for an entertaining romp set in Edinburgh Zoo! From the team who brought you Lost at the Zoo.(Ages 3-6) read more
Ollie the osprey loves to swoop into the water and catch fish. But once he's caught them, he's useless at throwing them! And if he... can't throw a delicious fish to Isla, she'll never become his friend. Rory the otter says he can help Ollie get better at throwing fish. Full of fun sounds, this is a brilliant story, by interactive storyteller Emily Dodd, about doing what you love, with gentle illustrations of a host of loveable Scottish birds and animals in the picturesque Scottish Highlands. read more
Get ready for excitement and surprises as Wee Granny (Scotland's very own Mary Poppins!) and her magic tartan bag set off on anoth...er adventure. Wee Granny is going on holiday with Emily and Harry to Arran but they've missed the ferry. Don't worry; Wee Granny's got just the thing in her magic bag -- a rowing boat! But shiver me timbers, on their journey Wee Granny and the children meet Captain Shoogle and his pirate crew. Does Wee Granny have anything in her magic bag to help the pirates find their buried treasure? You'll never guess what unbelievable thing she'll pull out next! The third book in the hugely popular Wee Granny's Magic Bag series is a hilarious tartan-Jolly Rodger mash-up with plenty of fun for pirates and landlubbers alike. Turn each page to reveal a brilliant mix of colourful illustrations and an exciting story full of surprises! read more
“A braw Scots story for bairns!”Welcome to Thistle Sands, a beautiful sandy Scottish beach where you'll meet lots of friendly folk... and some fun Scots words. Don't worry if you're PEELY WALLY, just grab a bucket and spade for a day of making sandcastles, exploring rock pools, and playing with beach balls. No need to look GLAIKIT, just watch out you don't fall on your BAHOOKIE and if you get MAUCHIT you can take a dip in the sparkling water.This funny story, told in bright rhyming verse, is full of the lively Scottish characters who've come to the seaside for the day. Packed with detail to spot on each page, the warm, bright illustrations will make children want to have their own splash about! read more
Jessie is learning to be polite. When she says “thank you,” it sounds a bit like “DA HOO.” When she says “please,”' it sounds exac...tly like “PEAS.” During one particular teatime, Jessie and her older brother Ben are left with a new babysitter. When asked what she would like to drink, Jessie replies, “Orange juice peas,” and that's exactly what she gets! Followed by milk peas, water peas...and on it goes. Each time, Jessie fishes the peas out of her drink and cheeky Ben giggles...and the pile of peas on the table grows bigger and bigger. Orange Juice Peas is a hilarious story for young children, with a great sense of repetition. Lizzie Well's bright, expressive illustrations perfectly capture the humor and Jessie's increasing frustration at being misunderstood. (Ages 3-6) read more
I can't honestly say I was joking when I suggested to my best friend, Joe - Prince Joseph, eldest son of England's Crown Prince - ...that we could probably find something the police had missed in regards to the missing children. After all, eleven and twelve year olds like us did that all the time on the telly and in the books we read When Heather and Joe decide to be Sleuthy MacSleuths on the property abutting the castle Heather's family lives in, neither expected to discover the real reason children were going missing: A Kelpie. A child-eating faerie horse had moved into the loch "next door." The two barely escape with their lives, but they aren't safe. Caught in a storm of a Faerie power games, Heather, Joe, and Heather's whole family must face off with talking cats, scheming fey nobles, ghostly secrets, and a magick more powerful than any of them expected. As one more child goes missing, time is running out to make things right. read more
Poor Lewis hates being a puffin. His brother Harris is great at catching fish, flying and doing puffin things, but Lewis just does...n't fit in. He longs for a different life, far away from the crashing waves and tall cliffs of the Firth of Forth. But what else can a puffin do? Then, 'Eureka!' Lewis finds the answer, and heads off to the circus to become a clown. He meets many incredible creatures: Carla Koala, Zorro the Highwire Cat, the Flying Blue Monkeys and Daredevil Pat. But when his act goes terribly wrong, can Lewis overcome his fears, find some confidence and save the day? A charming and hilarious rhyming picture book about a young misfit puffin who learns that it's okay to be different. The story is brought to life with colorful, characterful illustrations by Gabby Grant. read more
Harris the puffin is lonely and at a loose end. He sets out traveling, looking for adventure and meets a lost baby seal. Harris br...avely helps his new young companion, but they run into trouble. Then a happy crowd of Scottish sea life pitches in: an eiderduck, a dolphin, otters and some fish. And there are more new friends to come... Lynne Rickards' rollicking rhymes are matched by the verve and character of Gabby Grant's loveable illustrations. Set in Scotland on the Isle of May. From the team who brought you Lewis Clowns Around. read more
"Every loch in Scotland, however beautiful, has its cold, dark depths. And every loch in Scotland has its kelpie. But it's easy to... forget those dangers on a sunny afternoon." Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a read more
This is a humorous story about one boy’s determination in the face of adversity. Young Gregor MacDonald is thrilled when he receiv...es a set of bagpipes for his birthday. Now he can be just like Granddad. However, each time he starts to play, an awful noise comes out―“honk-eeyyoww!” And each time, he hears the same angry cry: “You can’t play here!” Poor Gregor goes from house to loch, to barn and to hillside, disturbing people until he finds acceptance in the most unlikely place. (Ages 3–6) read more
It's time for Fergus the young otter to leave home. During his journey along the riverbank he meets all sorts of new creatures, bo...th friend and foe -- a robin, a butterfly, some dogs who chase him and, strangest of all, a prickly hedgehog. But will he find a new, safe place to make a home and friends of his own kind? This is a sweet story which will delight any animal-loving child. read more
Hettie the Highland cow is very mucky. Calum and Kirsty think it's time for a wash but Hettie isn't keen. Quick -- hide! But poor ...Hettie finds she can't hide in the flock of sheep, or behind the prickly gorse bush, or with the deer in the forest -- she's too big! When she gets tangled up in the washing line, her hide and seek is over. But a bath might not be so bad after all� In the third story starring the mischievous Highland cow, Hettie's attempts to avoid a bath lead to a hilarious game of hide and seek. This lively and funny story is brought to life by Jo Allan's characterful illustrations. read more
"What do you mean, we are the keys?" Kate asked incredulously."From time to time, certain people are born whose fate it is to aid ...or thwart the attempts of Chaos to destroy time. You and David are two such people. Look."As he spoke, the room turned misty around them ...Kate and David are eleven-years-old and best of friends, playing football and doing their museum project together. But in Edinburgh, where they live, time is coming unstuck and the past is breaking loose. Old Mr Flowerdew needs their help in the war between the Lords of Chaos and the Guardians of Time, centered on the mysterious Millennium Clock at the Royal Museum.Can Kate use her grandmother's golden necklace to restrain the power of Chaos, and will David be able to help the Guardians, even if it means losing his mother all over again?Ages 8 to 12 years. read more
Kate and David are at secondary school in Edinburgh. David is struggling to come to terms with his new stepmother, and Kate is bei...ng expected to take more responsibility for her younger brother.But time never stands still for long. They soon become involved in a race to prevent the Lords of Chaos from tricking Erda, the Stardreamer, into losing her power. Even with help from Morgan the Hunter, can they prevent the barriers between times being blown away forever?The thrilling sequel to The Chaos Clock.Ages 8 to 12 years. read more
The Desperate Journey tells the story of the Highland Clearances as they affect one small family. The Murrays are forced to load t...heir possessions onto a cart and travel across Scotland to Glasgow. Here the children have to work in a mill and live in overcrowded and dirty lodgings. The family are offered the chance to join an emigrant ship bound for Hudson Bay in Canada, and make a perilous journey into a new life in the Red River Colony. The spirit and resourcefulness of Davie and Kirsty shines through all their hardships as they witness the evictions and burning of the crofters' homes; endure the hardships of child labor in a Glasgow cotton mill; survive the Atlantic crossing on a disease-ridden ship; and witness bitter feuding among rival colonists. Kathleen Fidler’s skill at bringing characters to life has enthralled generations of readers and will no doubt do so for many more years to come. read more
A bear wants to paint a picture, and so he does; however, two fine, proper gentlemen don't think that it is a very fine picture at... all. But just because they don't see what the bear sees doesn't make it a bad picture, right? Daniel Pinkwater turns art (and art critics) upside down in this classic tale, now beautifully reillustrated by D.B. Johnson. read more
“Mrs. Hog had already noticed that the fourth baby was the last to do everything. He seemed to be smaller than the rest, but what ...worried her more than anything was that he had no spines.” Hoglet is a problem hedgehog! With no prickles to defend himself, he needs to overcome his lack of spines and find somewhere safe and warm to hibernate for the winter. Hoglet is a small hedgehog with a big attitude, but will he survive the worsening weather and other wild creatures of the woods? A heartwarming tale, set in the Scottish countryside, of one little hedgehog’s attempts to conquer adversity with politeness―and a certain amount of luck! This delightful and charmingly illustrated book will appeal to young and old alike. (Ages 6–10) read more
One day, Will and Lucy's dad just ... vanishes. They have no idea why he's disappeared until a creepy stranger reveals their dad w...as keeping a BIG secret. Then there's the second clue: an old diary they find hidden in the walls of their Royal Mile house, with a sinister black dagger on it. Will and Lucy must solve a mystery that's over two hundred years old if they want to find their dad and bring him home. But can they find the answers in time to rescue him? Award-winning author Joan Lingard weaves a fast-paced mystery set in and around Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The story alternates between Will and Lucy, searching for their dad in the present day, and their ancestors William and Louisa, struggling to save their own father while following the sign of the black dagger and uncovering a plot to kill a French aristocrat. read more
Sleeping Beauty is perhaps one of the most well-known and best-loved of all fairy tales. Beautifully illustrated in soft watercolo...rs. Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world's worst superhero. His two powers are pretty unique: the first is sliding up walls. Quite slowly. The second is secreting slippery slime from his skin. (Yes, just as disgusting as it sounds.) In a Scotland full of awesome superheroes, Slugboy has a lot to prove. No one wants help fighting bad guys from someone with a horrible habit of (quite literally) messing things up. He's so underrated, in fact, that when an evil mastermind devises a plan to capture all the other superheroes, Slugboy isn't even on his list. Now, Slugboy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to free the other superheroes and save the world. Let's hope he doesn't slip up. read more
Let's Learn About. Polar Bears - Amazing Pictures and Facts about Polar Bears Have your children ever wondered EXACTLY what color ...a polar bear's skin is? There are so many awesome things to learn about polar bears. How do they keep warm during winter? Can they swim? In this book you'll find answers to these questions and many more in simple, fun language. Each fact is accompanied by incredible pictures to keep even the youngest child fascinated. In school our children aren't taught in a way that makes them curious and want to learn. I want to change that! This book will show your children just how interesting the world is and help excite a passion for learning. Your children will learn how to: Become curious about the world around them Find a motivation to learn Use their free time to discover more about the world - and have fun while doing so! And much more! Table of Contents Chapter 1 - What do polar bears look like? Chapter 2 - Size Chapter 3 - Where do they live? Chapter 4 - Fur and skin Chapter 5 - Molting Chapter 6 - How do they keep warm? Chapter 7 - Where do they sleep? Chapter 8 - What they eat Chapter 9 - Hunting Chapter 10 - Sense of smell Chapter 11 - What do polar bears do? Chapter 12 - Overheating Chapter 13 - Swimming Chapter 14 - Communicating Chapter 15 - Baby polar bears Chapter 16 - The life of a polar bear Chapter 17 - Breeding Chapter 18 - Predators Chapter 19 - Fighting Chapter 20 - Hibernation Buy this book for your children today and give them one of the greatest gifts you possibly could - the gift of wonder! . e read more
Polar Bears: Amazing Pictures and Facts about Polar Bears