A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson--now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and including a new preface by the authorJeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock, and after that they know they fit together--even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way. Jacqueline Woodson's work has been called “moving and resonant” (Wall Street Journal) and “gorgeous” (Vanity Fair). If You Come Softly is a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only . . ."… read more
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
This past year has brought us tons of great nursery trends from bold, unexpected colors to soft, neutral palettes, and from woodland-inspired motifs and natural materials to mid-century modern statement-furniture. Whether your preferred aesthetic for your little one's special space leans toward simple, sweet, and shabby chic, or edgy, sophisticated and contemporary, with vintage touches, or all of the above, we're here to help you pull together the on-trend nursery of your dreams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Between hospital bills, hundreds of diapers, and other essential baby care products, having a baby is expensive. Luckily when it comes to their nursery, you don't have to spend a bundle. We found trendy furniture and decor for under $250 each, so you can design a stylish nursery for under $1,030.
Whether you prefer plastic baby bottles or eco-friendly glass bottles, all-in-one coolers and warmers or separate, the choices can seem endless when it comes to finding the best baby bottles and accessories. We've got everything you need from bottles and carriers to brushes and sterilizers to make your baby's bottle time a breeze at home or on the go.
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.
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.
You don't need to outfit the entire space in mermaid silhouettes. With themed decor and soft accent colors, you avoid cheesiness and create a stylish, under-the-sea bathroom your child will love.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
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.
Having trouble picking out toys that your kids will love and you can feel good about buying? Let us help you with this guide to our favorite natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly toys.
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole s epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times... bestselling fanciful, action-packed adventure series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. Cole is about to face his biggest peril yet. Since arriving in the Outskirts, Cole and his friends have fought monsters, challenged knights, and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has prepared them for Necronum. In this haunting kingdom, it s hard to tell the living from the dead, and secret pacts carry terrifying risks. Within Necronum lies the echolands, a waystation for the departed where the living seldom venture. Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them." read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
The New York Times bestseller!Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive e...ven in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond. Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. read more
The Menagerie trilogy comes to a fantastic conclusion in Krakens and Lies, the third magical and mysterious adventure from Tui Sut...herland (New York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series) and Kari Sutherland. Young readers who love mythological creatures and series like Fablehaven, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and Spirit Animals won't want to miss the Menagerie.Someone has been sabotaging the Menagerie, and Logan and Zoe are on the case. But their troubles only get worse when the basilisk escapes its enclosure and the merpeople go on strike—leaving the kraken to its own devices. The race is on to solve the mystery and save the Menagerie in this riveting, action-packed finale! read more
What if you woke up one morning and your eyes weren't yours? What If You Had Animal Eyes?--the next imaginative book in the What I...f You Had series--explores what would happen if you looked in the mirror and saw an pair of animal eyes instead of your own! From the chameleon's eyes that can point in different directions, to the colossal squid's eyes that shine in the dark, discover what it would be like if you had these special eyes--and find out why your eyes are just the right ones for you! read more
This book gives an illustrated introduction to: What is a natural disaster, farmers' annoyance -- drought, the uncurbed torrents -...- flood, seventy-two metamorphoses -- tropical cyclone, earth-shaking Hercules -- earthquake, the roar of the ocean -- tsunami, ""black and white evil spirits"" on a steep mountainous area -- landslide and debris flow, red ""flames"" dancing at the top of a mountain -- volcanic eruption, horrific white grave -- blizzard, small bugs, big trouble -- plant diseases and insect pests, and other common natural disasters. read more
One of the most addictive, best-selling, arcade puzzle franchises of all time returns! Eliminate drops as they fall, utilizing pow...er-ups and frantic thinking. Includes two bonus games!Strategically position different colored drops to eliminate the same color groupings and clear the board!7 challenging game modes! Play as long as you can in Infinite Mode, solve 125 puzzling levels in Challenge Mode, tackle tricky Vertical Mode, and more!Exercise your brain with word puzzler Challenge Letters and arcade brainteaser Penguin PuzzleInstantly addictive game play ¿ easy to learn, hard to master! read more
Spelling has never been so zany! When the S in MOOSE comes loose, Cow must find the missing letters and glue MOOSE back together! ...Perfect for fans of Michael Hall and Sandra Boynton.Rollicking, clever, and a great way to have fun with letters, If the S in Moose Comes Loose is a seriously wild ride from start to finish.When two of Moose’s letters come loose, he vanishes. Poof! But his best friend, Cow, has an idea: she’ll find a G, an L, a U, and an E and glue M-O-O-S-E back together, better than ever! But it’s not as easy as it sounds....Author Peter Hermann is not only a debut picture book author, he also plays publisher Charles Brooks on TV Land’s hit show Younger. Matthew Cordell is the acclaimed author and illustrator of the 2018 Caldecott winner Wolf in the Snow and has written and/or illustrated dozens of other books for children.If the S in MOOSE comes loose and the E breaks free . . . what’s left?M-O-O! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. If you could have any animal's front teeth, whose would you choose? What If You Had Animal ...Teeth? takes children on a fun, informative, and imaginative journey as they explore what it would be like if their own front teeth were replaced by those of a different animal. Featuring a dozen animals, this book explores how different teeth are especially adapted for an animal's survival. read more
What if you woke up one morning and your ears weren't yours? What If You Had Animal Ears explores what would happen if you looked ...in the mirror and saw an animal's ears instead of your own! The next imaginative book in the What If You Had series, explores incredible ears from the animal kingdom. From the elephant's tremendous ears to the jack rabbit's mood ears, discover what it would be like if you had these special ears--and find out why your ears are just the right ones for you! read more
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now Sony’s highest grossing film of all time! Over thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the... game—Jumanji—with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever—and it was then, with this same wonderment, readers found Jumanji, too. Since its original publication, Jumanji has been honored with many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and in 1996, the surreal story was adapted to fit the big screen for the first time. This special edition of Jumanji contains a downloadable audiobook of the renowned actor Robin Williams reading the timeless tale. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. If you could have any animal's feet, whose would you choose? WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL FEET? i...s the next book in the successful WHAT IF series by Sandra Markle, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, following the very popular WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? and WHAT YOU IF HAD ANIMAL HAIR? This latest edition will teach kids about the amazing variety of feet in the animal kingdom and their specialty functions! From cheetahs' fast feet to mountain goats' nimble climbing hooves, to flies' sticky feet! Each animal profile will include a photo as well as illustrations of kids with animal feet that are sure to make kids laugh! read more
Celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Stellaluna with a deluxe edition of this bestselling picture book classic, now with bonu...s crafts and activities! Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. “Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.”--Kirkus Reviews For this anniversary edition, color has been added to the ink drawings and the interior design now allows for more art to be see. Plus there is a code for a downloadable crafts and activity kit, two pages of updated notes about bats, and a special note from the author. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Discusses the ways that different animals use their hair to survive, including the polar be...ar, reindeer, and porcupine. read more
Seventy-five years ago, a spirited little red-headed girl stepped out of the pages of a book and into the hearts of readers. Madel...ine may have been the smallest of the twelve little girls who always walked in two straight lines, but she was the bravest—to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said “pooh- pooh”.Madeline went on to inspire eight sequels, as well as television and movies, dolls and teasets and games. She is loved by millions of readers all over the world.To commemorate this anniversary, this lavish slipcased edition of the original Madline book includes a full-color panoramic pop up spread of Paris, with all the famous landmarks, including Madeline’s house. Happy 75th birthday, Madeline! read more
Some things are easy to fix…but are some meant to stay broken? When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker's mom walks out—with a sticky ...note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she's gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself. Suddenly, the girl who likes to fix things—cars, relationships, romances, people—is all broken up. It used to be, her best friend, tall, blond and hot flirt Sean Addison, could make her smile in seconds. But not anymore. They don't even talk. With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. When a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—that he thinks don't show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. But over one long, hot Arizona summer, she realizes she can't fix anyone's life until she fixes her own. And she knows just where to start… read more
In 1968, a girl named Lisa fell in love with a little brown bear wearing green overalls with one button missing, and thousands of ...readers followed suit, making Corduroy one of the best-loved children?s books of all time. Now, forty years later, Viking proudly celebrates Don Freeman?s classic with a very special anniversary edition. With an extra-large trim size and special features including an embossed cover and four bonus spreads of never-before-seen materials, this handsome volume is a must-have for any Corduroy fan. read more
It's another amazing day and you get to be amazed moment-by-moment, page by silly page in the colorful and life-affirming new gift... book, If I Were You. The recipe for If I Were You is quite simple: combine quirky illustrations, a poet's deft language, a seeker's curiosity and a comedian's well-honed timing and you get one moving, inspirational and thoroughly goofy book. Author-illustrator, comedian and amateur philosophy major Gary Turchin has crafted a book that tickles the funny bone, twangs the heartstrings, and touches the soul of any wounded mortal. This is the feel-good gift book of the year, of any year. A picture book for grown-ups, but grown-ups who are going to have to break down and buy the kids their own copy once they've shared it with them. In If I Were You, the day begins not with a whimper, but a Wow! So much to be amazed by, and amused by, as we careen through a series of If-I-Were-You observations about life, observations that are both impossible and important. It's a day like no other, and yet it's everyday when we choose to live in wonder. It is in these observations that If I Were You shines. Its seemingly cornball wisdom somehow makes sense, even when, on the surface, it doesn't. That's because If I Were You is about what's below the surface, what's in our hearts, our hopes, our dreams our wishes, our aspirations. If I Were You may be the first book to retort the age old, "Well, you know, someday, you ll have to get a real job..." with a, "Well, you know, someday you'll have to get a real dream..." Game. Set. Match. Dream. And of course, the If I Were You day ends in gratitude, with thank you in a multitude of languages, and then it's off to dreamland, and other days and other dreams and other golden opportunities for amazement. Unpretentious, un-preachy, imperfect, improbable, and naively grand, If I Were You has less than 1,000 words, start to finish. Why say more? read more
DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. This 10th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary #1... New York Times bestseller features pages of bonus content, including marked-up manuscript pages, original sketches, and pages from the author's writing notebook.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today read more
Are you feeling hoppy?Hophophop.Like a rabbit?Or a kangaroo?Or a frog?If the answer is yes,this book will make you happy.If the an...swer is no,this book will make youhoppyandhappy! read more
Dive into a creatively illustrated exploration of homes and habitats and share with your child an awareness of simple rhymes, an a...ppreciation of our surroundings, and a love for family. read more
If You Visit Charlotte takes you on an adventure through Charlotte, North Carolina. This will be a favorite for locals and tourist...s alike as they explore fourteen landmarks around the city. Readers will learn about Charlottes sports teams, local museums, theme parks, and natural beauty. This interactive book will captivate children and adults as it leaves the reader guessing what the next stop on every page will be. read more
Anthony is so obsessed with Annabelle Blake that he would die for her. Except he's already dead. He's the ghost of the legendary L...onesome Boy but he’s not lonesome anymore because now he has Annabelle. He’s with her all the time. Stalking her. Waking her up in the middle of the night with his constant weeping and his ice cold wordless whispers. She needs help. Fast. Enter the mysterious new boy in town. Wyatt Silver is an amateur medium, but he doesn’t just see dead people. He becomes them. Anthony takes possession of Wyatt’s body and their terrifying adventure begins. read more
Travel through time and space with the Doctor Who 50th anniversary collector's edition of Monopoly as you buy, sell and trade the ...iconic episodes spanning billions of years across the Doctor Who universe including The Poison Sky, A Good Man Goes to... read more
As heads of influential families in Paris at the end of the 14th century, players compete for prosperity and reputation in the sha...dow of the Notre Dame cathedral. Through strategic planning, players must influence the different sectors of the city in order to gain money, prestige and control. Earn the most prestige and claim the title of the most influential family in Paris. A delightfully thought-provoking and challenging strategy game where many different paths can lead to victory. This special 10th Anniverary edition includes the "New Persons I" and "New Persons II" expansions, as well as "The trading routes" expansion for The Castles of Burgundy board game. read more