Be a Night Detective: Solving the Mysteries of Twilight, Dusk, and Nightfall (Wilderness Detective Series)
Why are moths drawn to light at night? Why do some flowers only bloom under the moon? Are stars really falling from the sky?Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries after dark. From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Wilderness Detective and Hackmatack-nominated Be a Beach Detective comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts. From tiny cicadas in the grass and skunks diggeach Detective comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts. From tiny cicadas in the grass and skunks digging in your backyard, to the Northern Lights dancing in the sky, Kochanoff shines a light on the intriguing nightlife of Atlantic Canada's nocturnal creatures.Features a glossary, identification page, and further reading.… read more
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
It's never too early to teach your little one to be a good sport on and off the field, and these adorable athletic toys train children to understand basic game rules while encouraging exercise. No doubt, your kid will get a kick out of these fun indoor and outdoor activities. With soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, bowling and so much more, there's something for every future all-star in this round-up. Your kiddo can develop motor skills and sportsmanship while making some smooth moves. Get ready to have a ball with these fun picks!
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.
Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.
Hooray for snow days! That brisk chill in the air signals that it's time to bundle up the kids in warm winter gear and get outdoors for some cool family fun and winter activities. Way better than riding in a one-horse open sleigh, soaring downhill on the slickest sledding equipment is guaranteed to be a blast! Easy to pack for a trip to the park, our top picks of sleds, saucers, tubes, and toboggans are great for gliding through the season. Be sure to have helmets handy to keep the little ones safe, and enjoy the ride!
You gotta catch 'em all! The highly anticipated live action film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, and fans are already eager to get their hands on movie merchandise. But what keeps kids and parents so passionate about the famous Japanese characters? "The ever-expanding Pokémon franchise has been a beacon for kids and kids at heart since the original video games launched more than 20 years ago," says J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing of The Pokémon Company International. "Since its introduction, the beloved animation series, the ever-popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO and a wide variety of video games and apps have offered fans a variety of ways to engage with our iconic collection of Pokémon like Pikachu. With its family-friendly messages of sportsmanship, friendship and community, Pokémon is a brand that parents know and trust."
It is this reason that longtime gaming fans and new Pokémon lovers are buzzing about the soon-to-be-released feature film. "Pokémon is on the same level as Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man," adds James Zahn, Toy Expert and Senior Editor of The Pop Insider. "It's never gone away, and it's constantly being reinvented to stay fresh and relevant. When Detective Pikachu was announced, there was a collective eyebrow raised at the prospect of Ryan Reynolds playing a version of the iconic yellow creature. When that first trailer hit, audiences could see exactly why he's perfect for the part. It's so absurd that it's genius. This will be a great chance for parents and kids to connect at the movies." And for those die-hard fans, we've rounded up the latest Pokémon launches and hot-sellers that will soon be flying off store shelves. We guarantee that super-sleuth Pikachu fans won't have to search hard to find these fun pieces!
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!
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.
There's nothing better than getting brand new supplies at the start of the school year, and these Dr. Seuss themed items inspired by the beloved children's book author feature the famed, quirky cartoon designs that fans young and old love most. Check out our roundup of colorful pencils, pens, notebooks and more that make heading back to class this season super cool!
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.
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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
This cute Unicorn Lover sketchbook is the perfect art tool to improve your drawing skills! This large Blank journal is printed on ...high quality interior stock and is perfectly sized at 8.5 x 11 so you can take it with you anywhere you go!Sketch • Draw • Write • Design • Doodle in this extra large (8.5"x11") sketch book. Great for anyone who wants to exercise their creativity!120 pages. Soft cover, Premium matte finishOur sketchbooks are perfect for:General drawing practice.Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers.Birthday Gifts.Busy Book for Kids While Travelling.Click on the publisher name to see more of our awesome & creative journals, lined notebooks and notepads. Check back often because we load new designs frequently. read more
Do dragonflies bite? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? Are leeches dangerous? Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanof...f answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving pond mysteries. From the life cycle of mosquitoes to the many uses and varieties of pond plants, Kochanoff takes young readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour of life in and around a freshwater pond. Full of detailed illustrations and clear answers to creative questions, Be a Pond Detective is the perfect way to discover the nature mysteries in your own backyard! read more
How do bedbugs get into your home? Why are some grey squirrels black? Does goldenrod cause hay fever?Naturalist and artist Peggy K...ochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the city.From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Nature Detective series comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts and original watercolours. From scuttling cockroaches to waves of starlings to burdock heads on your clothes, Kochanoff takes the reader through city streets to show them the amazing nature growing there. Features a glossary, identification page, and further reading. read more
In the 10th mystery in this series, Meg Mackintosh spends an afternoon at Red Herring Beach with her grandfather. After going for ...a swim, and after several suspicious characters come in and out of the beach area, Meg’s grandfather realizes that his gold watch has gone missing. Meg tackles this mystery with her cousin Maxwell as they search for clues and are led off the track by some red herrings, all adding to the mystery. Clues can be found in the illustrations and questions are posed to the reader to help them solve the case with Meg and Max. read more
Seek-and-solve mystery Monsters on the Loose by Bruce Hale delivers hours of Halloween holiday fun for kids.Halloween is about to ...be canceled in spooky Hallow Hills. A ghastly ghoul has stolen all the Halloween candy so there is nothing to give trick-or-treaters.Children will have to use their look-and-find skills and the process of elimination to discover the thief before midnight and save Halloween. The colorful cartoon illustrations are crammed with detail, making the search an entertaining challenge. A page of bonus searches encourages multiple readings. read more
Detective Sniffer and his trusty old pal, Inspector Lightpaw, are called once more to duty to help a friend solve a very mysteriou...s case. This tale sees the famous old detective travel abroad once more to track down a dastardly criminal. read more
Andre' the Great and his friends come together to solve the big mystery of who ran over his friendly dog Sammy. Together with his ...sister Ava and friends Aaron and Aquene, they find clues to help them to get justice for their four-legged friend. Find out how they did it and what happens when the clues lead them to a shocking revelation. read more
Following the storyline of a little girl, determined to ask questions and figure out why the moon changes sizes throughout the mon...th, Who Ate the Moon? introduces a fun, clever way to explain the lunar cycle to children through a detailed and illustrated children’s book. Meet Megan, the spunky child detective who is ready to solve any mystery. She's just discovered that part of the moon is missing. It is time to put on her detective hat and find out what happened to the moon. read more
The first in a series of irresistibly charming, beautifully illustrated children's classics - the adventures of Detective Nosegood...e and his talking dog, Cody.At first glance, Mr Ambrosius Nosegoode seems to be a perfectly ordinary older gentleman. After retiring, he has moved from the big city to a small town, where he spends his days growing radishes, playing the flute and taking walks with his dog, Cody.But appearances can be deceiving: this unimposing man was once a famous detective, and his dog isn't an ordinary mutt either - he can talk! When a mysterious man with a fake black beard comes to town and a music box goes missing from the workshop of clockmaker Mr Ignatius Blossom, the two friends begin to investigate. read more
From USA,It comes to you in New and Fresh state Product description Help! The brilliant young Professor Marvel has been kidnapped ...along with his incredible scientific discoveries, and only you can interpret the science clues he left behind. Find the... read more
Mr X the Phantom Thief is back, with a new evil plan! He wants to steal the shining light from the top of the Empire Maze Tower, N...ew Maze City's greatest treasure.Pierre and Carmen are called to New Maze City, along with others of the world's best Maze Detectives, to help solve the puzzles, protect the treasure and stop Mr X. But can you help them make it in time?A thrilling new maze challenge adventure for Pierre the Maze Detective, for all detectives aged 8+. read more
Look up! Look down! Move around! Everywhere you go, there are great pictures just waiting to be made! Kids love to take pictures! ...With Photo Adventures for Kids, you can encourage your child’s passion while exploring the art of photography together! With this book, your child will become an official Photo Adventurer and go on a very important mission to solve the greatest mystery of photography―learning how to find a great photograph no matter where they are. Whether they’re at home or at school, in the backyard or on a field trip, in the city or in nature, they’ll learn the important lesson of how to “see” where the best photographs are hidden in any location. Packed with games, strategies, lessons, and challenges, Photo Adventures for Kids makes learning about photographic composition and framing easy and fun. The book also features a cutout “viewfinder” device at the back of the book, which kids can use to explore their environment. In Photo Adventures for Kids, your child will learn all about: • Composition • Framing • Perspective • Leading lines • Subject placement • And much more! The mission is to find great photographs anywhere and everywhere. Hurry! Adventure awaits! read more
This is a mystery or is it an adventure? Orvil and Wibber, two dogs who live on an apple orchard in Michigan find themselves on an... amazing adventure when they attempt a rescue of their cat friend Perkins. read more
The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides ...for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section―practical advice from Jessie, a “roughing it” guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans. read more
Who can you trust when no one is who they seem? Aided by his wife Ria and friend Dev, Partho’s long overdue vacation on the US eas...t coast is finally on. But mysteries have a way of tracking him down, especially the sinister ones. It started out as a cheerful family outing to a Spanish restaurant on Thanksgiving Eve. Somewhere in between the entrée and the dessert, it has turned into a calamity, embroiling them in a sinister plot involving an escaped convict, assassinations, and corporate greed and malfeasance. When Partho’s expedition becomes unwittingly entangled with the target everyone is looking for—an escaped death-row inmate—he has no other choice but to tackle it head-on. Will their vacation turn deadly before they can solve the case? read more
A homeless Man's accidental death draws hard-nose detective Jake Hunter into the Shadow of a mysterious mansion-but all is not as ...it appears at the seemingly innocuous crime Scene, and Jake can't shake the hunch that something is amiss. With the help of an old friend, Jake works to get to the bottom of the crime and uncover the true culprit's identity. But when the mansion's owner comes to Jake with a new proposal, things take a turn for the bizarre as dark secrets are forced from the shadows. Now, it's up to Jake to track down the source of the madness. read more
The fourth in the series of the Young Detectives' Mysteries, Kurt and Willie are thrown into a new and exciting adventure. Assisti...ng a Benedictine brother in an archeological study of a long forgotten mountain abbey, the boys discover more historical secrets than just that of the sacred relic they carry. read more
Join cousins Paul and Dana as they travel with family and friends from their ocean home to a remote ranch in Mystery Valley, Monta...na. In the midst of helping turn the ranch into a Bible camp, they suddenly find themselves caught up in local legends and mysterious happenings.Was there really gold hidden in Mystery Valley? Was there really a monster living in the thick forests? What did the old propspector who lived on Buckhide Mountain and his young Indian friends know that they were keeping a secret.What evil forces were trying to close down the Bible camp, and would God hear their prayers and help them? Find out the answeres to all these quesitons and more as you follow "The Adventures of Paul and Dana" in the pages of this book. read more
When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene...only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome ha...s beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat has simply wandered off, but Frankie isn't buying it. Armed with his knowledge of science, one super-observant mind and some pretty cool hand-me-down technology, Frankie follows the evidence to a conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a mad maid and a shifty dwarf. All of them are suspects, and Frankie realizes Kat’s time is running out. An exciting and educational illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12. read more
From Hedwig, the Snowy Owl of Harry Potter fame, to Winnie-the-Pooh’s beloved friend Owl, this wide-eyed bird of the night has fou...nd its way into young hearts and imaginations everywhere. Owling invites young readers into the world of real-life owls, to learn about their fascinating behaviors and abilities. Wildlife photojournalist and nature educator Mark Wilson presents a one-of-a-kind look into the mysterious lives of these distinctive birds. Dramatic images of the 19 owl species of North America nesting, flying, hunting, and catching prey are accompanied by information about the birds’ silent flight, remarkable eyes and ears, haunting calls, and fascinating night life. Kids will learn how to spot owls; identify their calls, plumage, and pellets; and even carry on a hooting conversation with a nearby owl. read more
The Scooby Doo play figure pack include 10 figures; Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Sherlock Scooby, Daphne, Fred, Creeper, Frankenstein Be...ast of the Bottomless Lake and Zombie!*Size 2 to 3 inch tall*Imaginative play for Scooby Doo fans.*Age 3... read more
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This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going... on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more