Smoke, fire, dragons, wisdom, fear, and bravery...All of these elements are brought to life by award-winning author and artist Demi in a story of valor in the face of overwhelming fear. With splashes of color and dramatic detail, a boy named Ping decorates his home with paintings of dragons. While they seem to be a proclamation of his love for dragons, they are actually an expression of his deepest fear. The Heavenly Dragon visits Ping after being impressed with theare actually an expression of his deepest fear. The Heavenly Dragon visits Ping after being impressed with the boy's outward declaration of love and respect for dragons and presents the boy with three pearls of wisdom. With bold and expansive illustrations that sweep across the pages, Demi's triumphant tale proves that the greatest fear of fear itself is one that can be conquered with truth and bravery.… read more
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
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.
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.
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.
Scratch "cuddly pets" off your Christmas toy list and snag one of these hilariously ferocious monsters instead. Grumblies are the fuming counterparts to Skyrocket Toys' sweet Pomsies. Each character has its own personality and design, plus over 40 fierce sounds and reactions. Tremor, Hydro, Bolt and Scorch will be your kid's best friend — until the fiery creature reaches full-on meltdown mode, of course. A Grumblies' short-fuse is something every parent and child knows a little bit about. These hot-headed and mischievous electronic plush toys are a major toy trend for kids this Christmas, so you might not want to wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Buy one (or the whole group!) and get early savings from Amazon and Walmart now.
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.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
Whether you're setting up an entire game room or just a small part of a bedroom, splurging on the finer details can make game play that much more exciting. From the best video game consoles to the top bundles and accessories, we found exactly what you need for the ultimate gaming experience. Snatch up these amazing early Black Friday deals from Walmart.
Holiday toy trends for kids come and go, but there are a bunch of products on Amazon this year that we predict will remain popular for years to come. And with Black Friday deals around the corner and Cyber Monday sales hot on their heels, we expect shopping to reach peak levels earlier than ever. So get ready to stock up on the best Christmas toys now! Iconic brands like Nerf and LEGO were at the top of the list last year, but save room in your shopping cart for the latest and best new kids toys, from Fingerlings to Hatchimals to L.O.L. Surprise and more. Check out our favorite toys to buy from Amazon below.
So you've got the Playstation 4; now, which games are you supposed to get? Picking out the best video games for kids can be challenging—that's why we've rounded up the top PlayStation kids games and ranked them by age appropriateness and ease of play.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
It's about that time: Ice, ice baby! There's a chill in the air, the winter months are upon us and ice skating rinks across the country are opening their gates. This, of course, keeps kids busy outside with friends while parents are bustling around buying holiday gifts, readying the house for guests and more. Ice skating is not only a great sport but also one of the best outdoor activities and winter weather pastimes for families. Whether your kid is a beginner or a star athlete, a boy or a girl, a figure skater or a hockey player, or just having fun with friends at the local frozen pond, here are the coolest ice skate styles from Amazon, Target, L.L. Bean and Urban Outfitters that any kid will covet.
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.
Excerpt from The Middle-Aged Lover, Vol. 1 of 2: A StoryThe house in which the dinner-party was given was that of Mr. William Gard...iner, who had been a barrister in fair practice, and was now a county-court judge. The band'of ladies sitting in the drawing-room, pursuing the rites carried on at that mystip season, was composed of the following elements.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
Carlin the raccoon is afraid of everything. Then he meets Big Bear who tells him that there is a way to get courage. Alone, Carlin... must make a perilous journey and bring back the secret ingredient for Big Bear's Bravery Soup. read more
It has been eight long years since eight-year-old Nicholas Claus was last seen disappearing in a flash with the world's Christmas ...spirit stored safely within his very being. Now a strapping teenager, Nicholas struggles to find his way among his new brethren, the Sugar Plum Fairies, until one day a special reindeer and snowman bring Nick a treasured snow globe containing The Christmas Song. This snow globe and song just may be the key to helping Nicholas discover his forgotten past and realize his ultimate destiny. Meanwhile, the evil Ice Queen has enlisted the aid of Jack Frost and recruited him to join her and her troll warriors in destroying Christmas once and for all. As her power grows, people all over the lands must heed her demand to declare their Christmas beliefs and have them removed or suffer dire consequences. With the supreme strength of the Nutcracker war machine at her disposal, it seems that nothing can stop the Ice Queen from ending Christmas forever. That is, unless Nicholas Claus and his friends, including Prince Hero, the Kringles, and especially Nicholas's big sister, Shelby, can stop the queen before it's too late. This fantasy adventure tale is the follow-up to the story begun in Santa Claus: The Spirit of Christmas. The tale is sure to delight readers of all ages as so much surrounding the greatest holiday icon ever is explained in joyous yuletide splendor. read more
With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceb...erg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears can't miss. read more
Celebrated artist Robert Bateman is renowned internationally for bringing the natural world to life on the canvas. A naturalist a...nd painter from his youth, Robert has for decades used his recognition to shed light on environmental issues and advocate for animal welfare. Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature is the story of how a young child achieved his dream of painting the world around him and became one of Canada's most famous artists. Using Robert's own personal photographs, sketches and artwork, author Margriet Ruurs weaves a simple story of inspiration and encouragement. A story to motivate all the budding artists and naturalists in your life, with proceeds benefiting The Bateman Foundation. read more
There is a ferocious dragon who guards the world’s most precious treasure. One day, a boy named Alok comes and asks the dragon to ...tell him where the treasure is. How dare you! The dragon snorts and scares him with a menacing roar and the billow of fire. Does the boy run away? Not at all! He even teases the dragon if she is sure to know where the treasure is. Of course, the dragon knows the way. There is a secret treasure map, and it belongs to her! It is a breeze to get to the hidden treasure as long as the map is right there with her in the pocket. Uh-oh! Then, the dragon realizes that she is in big trouble; her one and only treasure map is GONE! Now, what is the dragon who lost the map going to do?! read more
Brothers Drake, Dreyfus, and Dale are very different dragons who scare the villagers and make veggie stew. But one day, they're st...artled by a curious sound. What could it be? read more
Hobbs, a young dragon, simply can't fly on his own. When the other dragons venture to fun places, he must walk or stay behind. Wit...h the help of his best friend, Piper, Hobbs tries different methods to learn to fly. Finally, Piper gathers a group of adults-the teacher, blacksmith, and carpenter-to help build Hobbs an airplane so he'll be able to fly and keep up with the other dragons. In this picture book for children, two best friends embark on a high-flying journey of bravery and triumph. Working through both ups and downs, they overcome the challenges they face so they can fly with their friends high above the clouds. read more
Brothers Drake, Dreyfus, and Dale are very different dragons who scare the villagers and make veggie stew. But one day, they're st...artled by a curious sound. What could it be?The first in a delightful series, "The Brotherhood of Dragons," here begins their story: Hear ye, hear ye, of tales untold Ears and eyes of all behold Drake, Dreyfus, and Dale Fearless dragons eons old read more
When Sam starts yawning all kinds of strange things begin to happen.Told in rhyme and illustrated with beautiful simplicity, child...ren and adults will giggle together as they find out why nothing and no one is safe when a little habit goes too far. read more
Stricken by a curse and transformed into a half-human/half-lizard by the Meka-Dragon, a lonesome adventurer is facing the challeng...e of a lifetime! In search for a cure, our mutated anti-hero will explore the many traps of Monster Land and defeat many stuff-throwing, curse-wielding dragons. The six different forms of our shape-shifting hero, human, lizard, mouse, piranha, lion and hawk, make up just a small percentage of the cast of this non-stop action/adventure platformer! The Launch Edition is packed with the PS4 or Switch Game, Full-Color Instruction Manual, Mini-CD Soundtrack Sampler, and PVC Cell Phone Strap. read more
This is the tale of three knights and a boy who travel east in search of a horrid and hideous beast. Is it the boy who finally suc...ceeds in outwitting this dragon? Young readers will enjoy finding out. read more
About a boy who sprouts antlers and the power of self-belief, this classic tale by John Yeoman, illustrated by Quentin Blake, is a...s charming and relevant today as it was fifty years ago. It is nearly summer and Billy Dexter and his classmates are making baskets. Their teacher is so appalled by Billy’s efforts that she offers him a pep talk. “As long as you set your mind on something and try hard enough, there’s nothing you can’t do.” Billy loves the idea that he can do anything, but his friends disagree. “What about growing horns?” suggests Melanie. It’s a challenge Billy has to accept.Sure enough, when Billy sets his mind to it, antlers start to grow. But despite his mother’s dismay, Billy’s new condition is accepted and life returns to normal. That is, until Billy spies a burglar in the headmaster’s office and does what any child who has sprouted antlers would do―he head-butts the intruder. Billy instantly becomes a hero. With the change of season, Billy sheds his antlers, but before long, his friend Melanie issues another boy in their class a new challenge: “Bet you couldn’t grow a trunk.”Full of John Yeoman’s trademark wit and Quentin Blake’s inimitable illustrations, this facsimile edition of The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers, originally published in 1961, will delight young readers. 19 illustrations, 9 in color read more
Little Wolf is tired of his mom's cooking! It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. How he wishes hi...s mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish&150Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen when a real boy finally comes along? In this hilarious twisted tale, Little Wolf learns the same timeless lesson that the boy who cried "Wolf!" did so many years ago. read more
Conrad Harrington III doesn’t want to be a super genius; he just wants to live a normal life. But with Conrad’s father the newly-e...lected President of the United States, he knows being normal isn’t really an option. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, his best friend Piper McCloud knows the world needs Conrad’s gifts―and that all of the exceptional children need him to lead them in order to put a stop to it. Can they work together to save themselves. . . . and the world? Find out in this action-packed sequel to Victoria Forester's The Girl Who Could Fly.This title has Common Core connections. read more
Most of my books deal with social issues. I have been asked if I couldn’t write something that is more light hearted. We have all ...known children that become “experts” on things they like and we have been amazed at how much they can learn when they are internally motivated. The boy who loved sharks is an example of how one little boy succeeds in his dreams by using what he has learned and demonstrating his compassionate nature. read more
"Once upon a time there was a boy. And the boy loved Halloween. He loved this day so much that he wished it could be everyday. But... it wasn't. So the boy decided to make Halloween last forever." This is a sweet and funny story about change. And although it can be scary, there is always something so equally wonderful waiting on the other side! read more
He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an ...unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend. read more
Jim Harrison is best known for his novels that speak wisdom and illuminate the soul. He now turns his hand to a child's tale, The ...Boy Who Ran to the Woods. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods recounts a childhood tragedy that ends in redemption. Harrison tells a personal story of little Jimmy, a boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meanings through adversity. It is this painful experience that leads to little Jimmy's discovery of nature -- animals, birds, and woods -- and ultimately to his ability to overcome intense suffering. Beautifully written with Harrison's quintessential style of writing about the natural world, combined with the unique illustrations of Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods promises to delight children of all ages and will appeal to all the devoted fans of Harrison's literature and poetry as well. read more
Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirationstransform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale from the stellar t...eam of David Almond and Polly Dunbar. (Ages 8-12)There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. And he knows that sausages are better than war. How on earth (or not) will he find out if he is bonkers or a genius? With a few equally bonkers (or genius) helpers and a very long ladder, that’s how! From a master of magical realism and a celebrated artist comes another delightfully outrageous expedition. read more
Timmy Turns Into A Goldfish... Timmy loves playing at the creek behind his house. He is always pretending to have friends that he ...is playing with. Hughie is a goldfish and he is always pretending to play with imaginary friends also. They happen to meet and become friends. read more
The adventure of Brian Parker's dreams has just become a nightmare. While on a school trip to Europe, Brian hopes for just a taste... of the glamour and excitement from his favorite spy novels. Yet he gets way more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a wounded spy in a Lucerne alley. The man's dying words catapult Brian into a desperate chase across the continent. America's latest super weapon is at stake, and everyone from a rogue CIA officer to a sadistic criminal mastermind is after it-and Brian. New enemies emerge at every turn, but he soon finds a welcome ally in Larissa, a beautiful French girl who loves the Ramones and is handy with a blast of pepper spray. Brian faces a deadly path, but reading all those spy novels has taught him a few tricks of the trade. They just might save his life. read more
Revenge keeps dangerous company.Oscar, one of the lost children of Fairendale, has been transported, by way of a Vanishing spell t...hat saved his life, to the uppity land of Lincastle. Here he watches, from a distance and with a heavy chip on his shoulder, the people of Lincastle strut about their streets in fine clothes and hats and shoes that, unlike his, do not have gaping holes. He watches, mostly, a book shop that reminds him of the one his mother owned in Fairendale.When Oscar steals a book from the shop and is put on display by the law keeper of the land, he is rescued by an unexpected person--Freya, princess of the land. But soon his danger becomes her danger, and men storm the halls of the castle to capture her, deeming her unworthy to inherit the throne because she pardoned a criminal. Oscar and Freya must learn to fly--or lose their precious freedom forever.The Boy Who Loved a Swan is the twelfth book in the Fairendale series, an epic fantasy middle grade series that explores both familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales, legends, myths, and folk tales. The world of Fairendale revolves around villains and heroes--all on a quest for what they believe is right. But one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. Throughout the series, the story of King Willis and his determination to keep the throne of Fairendale (at all costs? Perhaps. Or perhaps not.) is woven into the story of his son, Prince Virgil, heir to the throne and friend to the village children, and the story of fairy tale children fleeing for their lives--children who become what we know as fairy tale villains, for one good reason or another. But, remember, one cannot always know, at first glance, who is the villain and who is the hero. read more
The idea of writing the book SEBASTIAN THE BOY WHO LOVED ELEPHANTS came to Flora when in a thanksgiving dinner they ask her grands...on then 5years old, what he was going to thank for, he answered "that elephants exist. Flora though that it was so charming that she decided to write a book for him, and illustrate the many things that this great animal can do. When she was doing the drawings her granddaughter Sofía then 7 years old asked if she could help And of course Flora accepted, Sofía made some very cute drawings, and Flora decided to include them in the book and also she included 2 drawings of her grandson Diego. In some way this became a family book. read more