Josh Ladd is excited about his father's secret assignment in Hawaii. The family trip takes an unexpected twist when their family's hotel room is burglarized and an Hawaiian treasure map is stolen. In a well-meaning effort to help recover it, Josh disobeys his father and ends up trapped with two friends in a pit filled with sharks and no way out.
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.
What parent isn't totally on board with finding the perfect train set to support their baby and big kid in building a love of locomotives, steam engines and freight cars? If your cute little conductor is driven by spending hours constructing and running rail cars while stimulating their imagination and improving cognitive skills, then we have the inside track on the best trains to entertain budding engineers of all ages. From stacking trains for toddlers to battery operated, electric and magnetic engines for more mature railroad enthusiasts (with many compatible tracks that can be expanded as your little one grows), there's something fun for every young train fan.
Let it go! Don't freeze up when trying to pull off a Frozen-themed party cooler than a polar vortex. We've rounded up the best birthday party supplies for a fabulous fête that young Elsa-and Anna-loving fanatics won't ever forget. From invitations to snowflake streamers to tablecloths, we've got a storm of essentials to help your party rage on!
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
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.
Buying baby gear can be daunting, and while you know you should probably splurge on strollers and car seats, shelling out all those precious pennies still hurts. But help is here: Amazon is running a baby gear sale through the end of February. If you act fast, you can score up to 20% off must-buys for baby, at prices that won't break the bank. From sleep soothers (the unsung sleep heroes) to a cross-country stroller, here are the Amazon baby gear picks we're adding to our carts.
Have a web-slinging superfan of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie? Whether your pint-sized Peter Parker idolizes Miles Morales or Spideys from another dimension, we've weaved through a web of character merch to come up with the best picks for the biggest Marvel fans of all ages.
Calling all bathing beauties, get ready to bare your bump at the beach! Perfect for some fun in the sun or a relaxing pre-baby getaway, these sleek one-pieces, trendy tankinis and gorgeous bikinis are guaranteed to have you looking like one hot mama! We've selected the best maternity swimwear to fit every shape and size, from retailers like Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity. They come in comfortable designs that will make mom feel most confident showing off all of her curves, so get ready to make a splash!
Your little one deserves the coziest, comfiest place to sleep—and you deserve a style that you love. We've compiled a list of the best crib bedding, made of baby-friendly materials, in a range of cute and trendy designs to complete your new baby's nursery space. Whether you're looking for baby girl crib bedding, baby boy crib bedding or gender neutral crib bedding with adorable woodland creatures, you'll find sets you love from retailers you know and trust, like Target, Wayfair, Pottery Barn Kids and more.
THE MAGIC IN THE SADDLE When a children’s scavenger hunt leads to an abandoned building at the edge of a park, Erin and Billy hesi...tate before entering. The rickety door creaks as they open it. Brushing away the cobwebs, they see a huge old carousel. Curious, Billy leaps onto the platform and tries to turn the rusty crank but it doesn’t move. Disappointed, Erin mounts the black stallion, grabs the reins, and clicks her heals in the stirrups as Billy jumps on the tiger and growls pretending he is king of the jungle. They soon realize that they need to return to the party so they make plans to meet back at the carousel that evening. It would be their secret. Later that night, they return with flashlights and are shocked when the animals start talking. The adventure soon begins when they learn that one stormy night, a wizard cast a spell on a unicorn and placed her on the carousel. The children are determined to break the spell and take her home. Follow them in this whimsical tale full of giggles and smiles into a world where they meet the wizard, the dragon, and a leprechaun in a land of make believe. read more
With this carefully leveled text, now in Spanish, readers will find out if vampire bats are really the stuff of legends or just an...other creature of the night. High-quality photographs get readers up close and personal with these furry flying creatures, while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary introduce them to nonfiction texts. read more
Thomas is racing to solve the Blue Mountain Mystery in this Little Golden Book retelling of the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD.../Blue-ray movie that is sure to entertain little boys and girls ages 2-5. read more
‘In a time of tall ships and blacksmiths, In the middle of the Australian scrub, There once lurked a group of misfits, Who lived b...y the law of the gun.’ Ned Smelly really wants to be a bushranger. So he gets Blind Patty the blacksmith to make him a suit of iron. But the armour gets stuck and Ned gets hot and stinky. Now he is famous, but for all the wrong reasons. ‘When you’re stuck in one hundred pounds of steel armour,’ says Ned, ‘it’s hard to avoid things like dumb bullocks running you over, lightning bolts and the law. And why is that dingo laughing at me?’ Delirious from heat exhaustion and his own smell, Ned stumbles from one disaster to the next. Fate places a sick old man on his path leaving Ned with a sticky decision: does he rob or does he help the old man? read more
Josh video tapes what he thinks is a diving whale off the Hawaiian island of Maui, but is actually the accidental sinking of a hig...hly secret Soviet robot submarine. The Soviets are desperate to find the sub before the U.S. Navy does. Josh's confidence is betrayed by a new friend, causing the spies to do anything to make Josh reveal where he saw the sub sink. read more
A hurricane unexpectedly changes direction, overtaking Josh Ladd, friend Tank, and others in a remote Hawaiian swamp with no shelt...er. As they struggle to survive, Josh's sister and brother take refuge miles away in a house, but are trapped and injured when the building partially collapses. Can both parties survive the storm's fury? read more
Josh Ladd's father is kidnapped after Josh inadvertently video tapes a fugitive crime boss. In frantic efforts to find and rescue ...their father, Josh and his sister race an erupting Hawaiian volcano while a massive lava flow threatens the building where Mr. Ladd is bound and helpless. read more
Stories about the legendary night walkers of Hawaii didn't scare Josh Ladd and his friends until they saw strange lights wandering... slowly down the mountain side toward the ocean. As the boys go closer to investigate, a man with a spear gun emerges from the shadows and threatens them. Against strict warnings, Josh later persuades his friends to again try to learn the truth about the night walkers and their guardian. Is somebody hiding something in the mountains? If so, who and why? It has to be something important because the man with the spear gun threatens the lives of anyone who goes near the place. Every time Josh and his friends venture into the area, suspense rises with the danger until the boys find themselves all alone in a strange place and nobody to help them escape their fate. read more
Josh Ladd and best-friend Tank Catlett, both 12, are exploring a remote Hawaiian rain forest when they stumble upon the wreckage o...f a Japanese World War II plane. A screaming stranger suddenly bursts from the jungle and chases the boys with a sword. A frightening series of events keeps both boys in terrible jeopardy as they try to learn the story behind their strange discovery. read more
After an unknown teenage Hawaiian surfer saves Josh Ladd from drowning, he is surprised when two rough-looking men chase him off s...o that he cannot even talk to his rescuer. When Josh persists in trying to be friends, he and his entire family are threatened. Josh's situation becomes more desperate when a tidal wave is expected and Josh is chased into a cane field which is set on fire. read more
Josh Ladd becomes an unwilling paddler when King Kong, the local bully, challenges neighbor boys to a Hawaiian outrigger canoe rac...e. Josh and the other boys play by the rules, but not Kong. The unexpected results involve being caught in a monstrous storm at sea, a sinking canoe, a dramatic rescue and a lesson about the difference between winning and how you play the game. read more
Josh Ladd, his friend Tank Catlett, and his father are taken prisoners after their plane crashes offshore of a remote section of H...awaii. The captors are emotionally unstable war veterans who run a smuggling operation and cannot let their prisoners go free. Mr. Catlett needs medical attention, so Josh and Tank make a desperate attempt to escape while pursued by a captor who forces them toward an erupting volcano. read more
A radical political group in Hawaii plans to drive all non-natives from the islands by threatening to set off a bomb - possibly a ...nuclear one. They also plan to sacrifice a girl who Josh knows. He and friends join police in following clues to a sacred waterfall in a valiant effort to rescue the girl against a deadline. read more
Josh Ladd noticed some suspicious actions by two men even before they all boarded a ship for a cruise down the Pacific Coast to Ba...ja California. But even he missed seeing one man slip something into Josh's luggage. This sets up a shipboard mystery which is complicated because the school bully, Kamuela "King" Kong is also on the same ship.Josh and Tank decide to solve the mystery but their investigation unknowningly entangles them in a smuggling operation that threatens world peace. Kong's threats also trouble Josh, but he is in greater jeopardy from one of two mysterious strangers who has hidden something in Josh's bags and seeks to recover it.In a race against time, can Josh solve the mystery before the unknown adversary reclaims his secret item from Josh's bag and makes an unusual escape from a ship at sea? read more
Josh and Tank have fun racing a snowmobile through the Alaskan wilderness until they crash into a tree, leaving them alone and on ...foot in unfamiliar territory. Their situation is complicated when they realize that they are being trailed by a wolf pack. Wolf attacks on humans are rare, but these hybrids - half dog, half wolf - are not afraid of people. With wild game scarce, the wolf-dogs could prey on the boys. They desperately search through deep snows for a cabin when they meet a native girl. She has been bitten by a rabid fox and must get to a doctor soon for protective shots. She's leading the boys to her village, but her rapidly deteriorating health slows them down and makes the boys fearful that she is coming down with the dread disease and could infect them. Do they leave her behind and save themselves or stay together and risk all their lives? read more
These captivating stories are great for young boys (and girls) from ages 8 to 12. Twelve-year-old Josh Ladd longs to see his best ...friend who moved to Hawaii. On the way home from his California school Josh is approached by a stranger asking suspicious questions. This small incident turns into major danger when Josh and his family fly to Hawaii and the mysterious stranger follows them. The friends are thrust into all kinds of high adventure throughout the 15-book series. Each book is teeming with adventure and enforces Christian ethics and morals. These books are great for reluctant readers. read more
The Adventures of the Reiki Raccoons are a series of books about twin raccoons, Rachelle and Rocky. Their curiosity and good inten...tions take them on adventures that teach them about positive energy. When the longest-living member of their village, Grandma Olive, asks them for their help, they find themselves on an adventure they had dreamed of all of their lives. read more
The MacGregor family heads to the warm waters of Mexico and Central America in this latest installment in the series. When two of ...the kids are kidnapped by a thief, the family must come to the rescue. read more
A terrible discovery in the ghost town section of Guthrie, Oklahoma, has 12-year-old Noah Pool keeping secrets and jeopardizing pr...ecious relationships. What will it take for him to reveal his secret and what will the horrible secret mean for Noah and his family? Come along with Noah if you are brave enough to face the truth of The Secret of the Dead Albino. read more
Keiko and Kenzo love exploring nature with the latest and greatest tools. This summer vacation their father has flown them to thei...r grandparents' house in Malaysia, where they encounter many different types of wild exotic animals and plants in the Sarawak forest. Mr. Kimura, Keiko and Kenzo's father, has designed a unique, high-tech device that helps the children discover even more information about the forest and her secrets. When their grandfather's phone mysteriously disappears from the car, leaving a strong, stinky smell, the children are determined to hunt down the thief with the newly invented "Sniffanalyser", but misfortune strikes. What will happen to them? Share their adventures in the book. read more
Serengeti, Ambroseli, Masai Mara, and Mt. Kilimanjaro are just a few of the locales encountered in this second novel of the MacGre...gor Family Adventure Series. read more
The first thrilling installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series For Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot, the summ...er holidays in Cornwall are everything they'd hoped for, until they begin to realize that something very sinister is taking place on the mysterious Isle of Gloom—where a dangerous adventure awaits them in the abandoned copper mines and secret tunnels beneath the sea. read more
The second exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Why is everyone so afraid of the castle on the hill, and what da...rk secrets lurk inside its walls? Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are on holiday in the countryside, staying on the side of Castle Hill. When flashing lights are seen in a distant tower, they decide to investigate—and discover a very sinister plot concealed within its hidden rooms and gloomy underground passages. read more
The fourth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series A mysterious trip to the desolate Northern Isles soon turns into... a terrifying adventure when Bill is kidnapped. Marooned far from the mainland on a deserted coast, Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot find themselves playing a dangerous game with an unknown enemy. Will they escape with Bill and their lives? read more
The fifth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series Surely a peaceful holiday in the Welsh mountains will keep the ch...ildren out of trouble. But the mystery of a rumbling mountain soon has them thirsty for more adventure. Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are determined to explore the mountain and uncover its secret, but first they must escape from a pack of ravenous wolves and a mad genius who plans to rule the world. read more
The sixth exciting installment in Enid Blyton's Adventure series An amazing voyage around the beautiful Greek islands becomes an e...xciting quest to find the lost treasure of the Andra! Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack, and Kiki the parrot are plunged into a search for hidden riches—with some ruthless villains hot on their trail! Will they find the treasure before it's too late? read more