After a thump-bumping ride on a slide, a little girl and her dragon friend find themselves inside a fairy-tale book. The stories are familiar, and there's lots of silly fun as the dragon is transformed into fairy-tale characters. But danger lurks in the form of strangers -- including the hungry wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood" and Snow White's evil stepmother. And it's up to the girl to keep an eye on the dragon, who walks alone through deep dark woods and takes ther. And it's up to the girl to keep an eye on the dragon, who walks alone through deep dark woods and takes treats from people he doesn't know. Little by little, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be careful about strangers. The winning combination of fairy-tale adventure and concrete safety information -- including the Dragon's Stranger Safety Rhyme and the checklist of rules at the end of the book -- provide the perfect starting point for discussions with children about stranger safety.… read more
This year marks the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig, which symbolizes luck and good fortune. Babies born under this serendipitous sign are characterized as having energetic and enthusiastic personalities, which is why we are super excited about our roundup of prosperous and precious pig-themed presents. From plush piglets, clothing, books and slippers we think these gift ideas will have your little ones going hog wild all year round.
Talk about a throwback! These classic toys truly stand the test of time while managing to still capture active minds and imaginations. Check out our roundup of retro toys that easily compete in today's digital age without all of the bells and whistles. Parents, get ready to revisit your childhood and reminisce about fun games and activities that not only never grow old but make you want to be a kid again. Check out some of our perennial favorites you can find at Walmart, Amazon and Target now.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
This holiday season is packed with plenty of puppy love for Nickelodeon's popular pup heroes with the launch of brand new playsets your favorite PAW Patrol fan will wish for under the tree. We've rounded up the pick of the litter made to amuse and entertain little ones to no end. Every dog has his day, so mom and dad, be sure to grab these super fun finds while they're still in stores!
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
The holiday season inspires us to give generously and enjoy the feeling of doing good for others. If you're looking for gifts that "give" in more ways than one, check out these options from amazing brands and organizations that give back to those in need every time you purchase one of their products. We've rounded up the best gifts that give back so you can give more.
Whether your kid is trying to master the art of comedy or just needs a break from the electronics, a joke book can be a great way to get them reading. Reading jokes books can help your kids build vocabulary, improve social skills and develop problem-solving skills by figuring out silly riddles. Check out these cool, clean and kid-approved joke books from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
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.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
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Flutterby is a delightful conversation between a boy and a butterfly about the life cycle of butterflies. Mispronunciations and mi...sconceptions are corrected in a humorous manner in which listeners and readers will be encouraged to interact with the text. Science vocabulary and concepts are subtly taught. Themes of self-acceptance, friendship, kindness, the wonder of creation, and acceptance of others' mistakes shine through. Flutterby is perfect for lap reading or classroom use. read more
A little boy and two dragons discover what really matters about friendship in this charming picture book from the author of Me Wan...t Pet and Mostly Monsterly.With scissors and tape a boy transforms himself into…a dragon! “ROAR!” he says. He is BIG. He is SCARY. Well, not really. When two dragons come over for a play date, what on earth will these three find to do together? The boy doesn’t have big teeth and he can’t breathe fire. He is just a boy. And the dragons can’t eat ice cream or do cartwheels. They are just dragons. Luckily, the dragons care more about what they all can do together, like make silly faces and do the funky monkey dance. What they really care about is being friends. With simple, humorous text and classic, expressive line illustrations, Roar! is fun, short, and ready to be shared again and again. read more
Beautifully updated in 2019 with eight new pages. Now in its seventh printing!Celebrate Alaska, A land so grand and wide and far......Mark Kelley and Nick Jans are at it again, and this time for the kid in all of us! With beautiful photography and rhyming verse that makes you smile, Mark and Nick express their deep passion for Alaska in a kid`s book that deserves a place on your coffee table. A Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient -- A Foreword's 2013 Book of the Year Awards Finalist -- The Eric Hoffer Book Award 2014, Honorable Mention -- Communication Arts Magazine: Photography Annual 55 Winner, Book Category read more
Fun and safety go hand in hand as a little girl and a dragon spend a hot summer day at the beach. The two friends build castles in... the sand, splash and swim, and race a boatload of pirates to a hidden treasure. As they play, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be water smart. The winning combination of adventure and safety information -- including The Dragon's Water Safety Rhyme and the checklist of rules at the end of the book -- provide the perfect starting point for safety discussions. read more
Once upon a story… So many tales and treasures come from fairy-tale worlds and the strange and wonderful creatures we meet there. ...Dragons and trolls, heroes and princesses, goblins and witches and many more characters to fill our stories with fun and adventure. Creative Writing for Kids 4 Once upon a story uses the fairy-tale theme to bring creative writing and literacy alive for children. Familiar characters and situations help children think of their own unique stories, turning well-known ideas into new and vibrant life. The exercises and activities in this book are funny and thoughtful. They help children explore their own imagination in the safe framework of fairy-tale lands. Children feel they know about this subject before they start, which gives them the confidence to take new steps and create their own worlds. This is the Large Print edition. read more
Shep hits a home run, a cherished baseball all the way to the Okavango Delta in Africa. He goes on a safari with his little sister... and grandmother to find his beloved baseball while encountering all sorts of animals along the way…. read more
Princess had it all: an entire wing devoted just to her and her treasures. She loved playing with her many toys and stuffed animal...s, but one day as she and her toys were having a tea party, she realized something was missing. Maybe it’s time I get a real pet, she thought.She told the Queen what she wanted, and the Queen brought in all kinds of interesting animals—so many, in fact, that Princess quickly became overwhelmed with new friends. How was she going to be able to pick just one? read more
The story of one tiny seed with a humble beginning as she realizes her full potential, Once Upon a Vine teaches children of all ag...es that everyone has the ability to make a positive impact on the world around them. Challenging words and beautiful hand-drawn images tell a story filled with the wonders of nature. Watch the ripple effect unfold when the smallest insects to towering trees work together to create an environment rich with delights for all to enjoy and protect. Messages of achievement, teamwork and animal kindness are wrapped up in brightly colored images that are easy for children to connect to. A universal story of how each of us, no matter how small, can make a big impact. read more
Rhinoceros has a magnificent horn, which all the animals admire. All, that is, except Hippo. Hippo is jealous of Rhino’s horn, and... desperately wants one of her own. While Rhino is asleep, Hippo steals her horn and sets it on her snout. But Hippo quickly discovers that wearing a large and heavy horn brings more problems than rewards. Soon all the other animals are telling her that a rhino horn belongs on a rhinoceros. Hippo starts to doubt her decision, and when she comes face to face with the compassionate Rhino, Hippo understands there is no room in the world for jealousy. read more
One day, Doodle was born in the margin of a math worksheet when his best friend drew him with a purple pen. He and his best friend... embark on adventures together as Doodle shows her all the ways he can be helpful. At the end, Doodle will invite you to experience the abundance of creativity and joy that can come when you play with doodling! read more
A wildfire threatens Julie-Anne and her family! What do they do, where do they go and what happens when the wildfire has passed? C...hildren ages four to ten will be especially interested in this true story of what happens to a young girl when the nearby woods catch fire. Julie-Anne and her family evacuate to Grandma's house while the wildfire rages. Will their home be saved? What will happen to the animals in the forest? Find out in this story book featuring watercolor illustrations and photographs of a real wildfire. read more
Once upon a time, an author took a snooze and an illustrator took the reins telling the story—exactly the way she wants! Featuring... a llama princess, a scheming penguin, space travel, and maybe even a ninja—or, wait, a dragon!—this rambunctious, clever, no-holds-barred "meta" story will have young readers giggling from start to finish. read more
One rainy night, Wally's family finds an old steamer trunk in the attic. Inside is a pile of paintings drawn from a single line fr...om an enchanted pen. They could only belong to Uncle George, who believed that all stories begin with one line and a rich imagination.Award-winning author and illustrator Wallace Edwards explores the world of storytelling through a single pen line that grows into an image and the first line of a new story. Readers will be inspired to finish the simple stories that begin with "Once Upon a Line" or use the enchanted story line to tell their own unique tale. A key at the end of the book identifies the single line that is at the core of each image. An absorbing book filled with paintings rich in detail and color. read more
When Miniature Poodle Woody faces the same-old playtime with his human mom, who is none too good at dog games, he begins a search ...for a new playmate, perhaps even a brother. After several attempts, their household turns to chaos as nuts are cracked, feathers fly and gardens are harvested. But persistent Woody keeps searching and doesn't give up until the right one comes along. Who will it be? Find out in Once upon a Poodle, a prequel picture book to the award-winning series: The Adventures of the Poodle Posse. read more
While out for a walk with her mom, a little girl has the surprise of her life -- she meets a real, live, fire-breathing dragon! No...w this dragon is nothing to be afraid of -- in fact, he's so friendly that she invites him home for tea. But their afternoon snack is suddenly interrupted when the dragon sneezes and sets the table ablaze. Luckily, the girl knows just what to do, and she teaches her new friend to be fire smart, too. With its funny, rhyming verse and spunky illustrations, Dragons for Tea shows kids that learning about fire safety doesn't have to be scary. The story ends with "The Dragon's Fire Safety Rhyme" -- a fun and easy way to remember what to do in case of fire. read more
Once Upon A Feeling is a story about Little Bird who is on a journey to understanding emotions and how to express them and Big Bir...d is nearby to help.Little Bird will teach you different ways that you can practice this each day.Through mindfulness colouring, Once Upon a Feeling allows Adult and Child to work together using a variety of therapeutic tools that are creative, interactive and meaningful. Start the conversations now and teach children that it is safe to explore how they feel. read more
Two boys and one girl at 7years old dream big and the impossibles. They want to save the world from evils by using their super pow...er granted by the Wise one. They defeat monsters aliens, evils by understanding the differences, learning the news, overcoming challenges and creating solutions. The three kids called themselves, The Kids Power. They are the future, the hope, and the creation. Do you want to know how crazy their stories are? Come and read their book, THE KIDS POWER, series 1. The imagination of these little kids are incredible and unpredictable, better than MARVEL! read more
A colorful jungle of animals depicts the circle of life. Enter the jungle with this striking book that animates the food chain thr...ough saturated color illustrations and simple poetic language. Children will learn how the circle of life fuels the jungle ecosystem, supporting life up the food chain only to start again literally at ground level. Young readers will enjoy exploring the illustrations for the many animals hiding between and under the leaves and flowers and in the treetops. The book closes with an expansive gatefold showing all of the animals from the previous pages, and many more, all hiding and waiting to be spotted. Text entitled "Living World" explains the circle of life and the ecological link between animals, earth, air, water, and all that supports the world we live in. Once Upon a Jungle's atmospheric illustrations, large text, and double gatefold will make this a surefire hit with children, especially early readers and for story time. read more
The classic story of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Indian spin on the beloved fairy tale!Once upon a time, there was... a girl with long, long hair, who lived in a tall, tall tower... The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a World. With India as the backdrop, and vibrant artwork from illustrator Archana Sreenivasan, Rapunzel is still the same girl who lets down her beautiful hair—but she’s totally reimagined. Once Upon a World offers a multicultural take on the fairy tales we all know and love. Because these tales are for everyone, everywhere. read more
Once Upon a Creative Path is a charming and delightful story of a zealous and impatient little granddaughter, named Ashley, who tr...avels down a circuitous path in pursuing her dream to becoming a famous artist. Ashley's grandmother, Mariel, recognizes her artistic talents as well as her creativity, and subtly guides her step-by-step to becoming a true artist.This book is beautifully illustrated with colorful artwork and appealing characters that captures children's imagination of all ages, and inspires them to explore their artistic abilities. read more
A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover – this is Chris Riddell at ...his picture book best!Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems – not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more! read more
Once upon a time, in a small clearing deep inside the warm spring mountains, a group of friendly animals called Mossy Pond their h...ome. read more
Once a Pumpkin Patch is a Halloween story about a friendly scarecrow and his adventures as he meets new friends in his pursuit to ...become a real boy. Once Upon A Pumpkin Patch features hand drawn illustrations by the author, Sabra Morin. read more
Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the woods, and their carefully laid trail of breadcrumbs has been eaten by birds. Lost and alon...e, they come across a house of bread and cake, but soon find out the old woman who lives inside is not as sweet as she first seems. This new retelling, with delightfully grim illustrations by Jonathan Bentley, gives this old tale an enthralling new lease of life and will fascinate a whole new generation of readers. read more