Children who learn how to rely on friends and themselves when they are young grow up to be happier adults. Bubby s Puddle Pond tells how Bubby, a tortoise in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, moves outside his solitary shoebox into an unfamiliar world, making friends who band together for safety, comfort and companionship. Along the way, Bubby realizes that just as he can trust his friends, he can trust himself, too. First-time author Carol Hageman, draws on her own ext as he can trust his friends, he can trust himself, too. First-time author Carol Hageman, draws on her own experience with wildlife and with second-graders, who she tutored in reading and helped them create their own books as a school volunteer.… read more
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Thinking of taking a trip to Adventure Bay? Does your little pup squeal with delight whenever her favorite rescue dogs help a friend in need? Whether you're a fan of PAW Patrol or just a parental bystander, those precious pups' paw prints are all over the fabric of your daily life. It's only natural that for your little one's birthday, she'd want to celebrate in a big canine way. So, we dug deep and took to the skies searching for the best PAW Patrol party ideas. Remember: No party is too big, no celebration too small. If you need the paw-fect party ideas just yelp for help — or read on for some inspiration. We're on the case!
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
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.
Already purchased an Xbox One gaming console? Most Xbox One bundles come with a game included — but when it's time to move on to more, choosing can be hard. That's why we made it easy for your and rounded up some of our top picks. Try one of these favorite Xbox One games for kids.
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.
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
Choose the best kids toys, from classic brands such as Nerf, Nintendo and LEGO, to new favorites like Hatchimals and Fingerlings, for all your Christmas toy shopping — and keep an eye out for major markdowns during Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Here are some of the top toys on our wishlist.
There are times when we don't want glitter or ruffles or confusing designs splattered all over our kids' clothes. That's why we love Primary. Their clothes are basic and simple and can be worn over and over again. Another reason we love Primary? They're also making Halloween easy by inspiring parents to take matters into their own hands to create clever and adorable DIY Halloween costumes without having to pick up a needle and thread. Best of all, the costumes can have a second life—the hoodie your little guy wore for his dragon costume can be the same hoodie he wears to school the following week — minus the scales, of course. Scroll to see our favorite Primary DIY costume picks, along with details on how to make them and where to buy the essential pieces.
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.
Summer's almost over and it won't be long before it's time to head back to school. But why make your kids spend the last days of vacation in stores when you can do all of your shopping online at Target? Whether you're using Target School List Assist or picking out your own classroom essentials, we've rounded up our favorite Target school supplies that you can shop below.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
From pint-size furniture to decorations that double as playtime favorites, here are some of the best playroom ideas for toddlers
This book teaches children ages 4-8 how to handle bullies in an assertive manner. Max and his brothers take a stand against the me...an frogs who are tormenting their best pal, Froggie Nelsons, who is timid and afraid. Together, they are able to build Froggie’s confidence and instill in him the strength to stand up to them by himself, which he has to do in the book in the event of Max’s absence. The approach is assertive, but the message is very clear: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. The book ends with a special message from Max Bear imploring children to think before they are unkind to others, and to always treat others the way they would like to be treated. The principle is simple, yet fundamental. read more
A young girl cherishes the time spent with her father. Kallie is no exception. Daddy's Little Squirrel, pays tribute to the specia...l relationship between a father and daughter. The duo's adventures are never dull, and are always made possible from the help of Kallie, her father's special helper. read more
The heroes of the story are two boys from Devon, a county in the south-west of England. They set off with a view to repairing the ...fortunes of the family of one of them, by chasing and capturing Spanish treasure ships. Great reading for younger men, ages 10 - 18; exciting for the entire family as well. read more
If you haven't yet read the Kane Chronicles, Rick Riordan's action-adventure trilogy based on Ancient Egyptian mythology, don't mi...ss this paperback edition with new cover art and a Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles crossover story, "The Crown of Ptolemy." When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma'at--order--to the world. What they didn't know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days' time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. Walt, one of Carter and Sadie's most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do? There is possibly one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychopathic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They'd have to be crazy to try it. Well, call them crazy. With hilarious asides, memorable monsters, and an ever-changing crew of friends and foes, the excitement never lets up in The Serpent's Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Kane Chronicles. read more
Looking for a quiet place to hide her eggs to hatch them herself, Jemima Puddle-duck encounters a gentleman fox who offers to host... them at his home and organizes a party for the same evening to mark the event. Fortunately Kep, the farmer’s dog, understands the fox’s plan and saves Jemima and her eggs. Book illustrated with beautiful Potter’s watercolors. read more
The tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck By Beatrix Potter
This beautiful edition of Beatrix Potter's timeless classic "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck" features Potter's charming, original ...artwork. First published in 1908, this sweet story is sure to continue to delight generations of children. read more
Join Cerana as she struggles to help save her friend, Plexus, from an unknown fate far from home.
It comes to you in New and Fresh state,From USA The star of one of Beatrix Potter's most well-loved books, Jemima Puddle Duck is a... real heroine to kids. Our adorable plush recreation of the trusting duck greets kids with the same open, friendly... read more
It comes to you in New and Fresh state,From USA The star of one of Beatrix Potter's most well-loved books, Jemima Puddle Duck is a... real heroine to kids. Our adorable plush recreation of the trusting duck greets kids with the same open, friendly expression as her namesake. Dressed in her signature bonnet and fringed shawl (though this one has her name embroidered on it), our Jemima brings Potter's story vividly to life for children when she is there to read along with them-and for a long time afterwards. For newborn and up. Size 7"H What you see is what you will get read more
An obvious fox that has to learn to be sly, a duck afraid to swim and fly, a homesick goose, a compulsive beaver that cannot play ...because the work is never done, a boisterous blue jay that needs to learn a lesson in kindness, and a wise owl that quits her job are some of the unusual characters that pack the pages of Tales from Weaver Pond. Each must learn about self-acceptance, the importance of being different, the need to accept others, and dealing with loss. When Weaver Pond is threatened, each character finds that flaws can become strengths. Using teamwork, they survive the threat by implementing "Operation Mole Hole." An exciting tale with lots of twists and turns, Tales from Weaver Pond helps its readers to understand the vital need for kindness and community. read more
An obvious fox that has to learn to be sly, a duck afraid to swim and fly, a homesick goose, a compulsive beaver that cannot play ...because the work is never done, a boisterous blue jay that needs to learn a lesson in kindness, and a wise owl that quits her job are some of the unusual characters that pack the pages of Tales from Weaver Pond. Each must learn about self-acceptance, the importance of being different, the need to accept others, and dealing with loss. When Weaver Pond is threatened, each character finds that flaws can become strengths. Using teamwork, they survive the threat by implementing "Operation Mole Hole. An exciting tale with lots of twists and turns, Tales from Weaver Pond helps its readers to understand the vital need for kindness and community.Chapter 1 - Freddie the Obvious Fox Chapter 2 - Dominic Duck Cracks His Fears Chapter 3 - Betty Finally Finishes Chapter 4 - WhoEver Heard of a Homesick Goose? Chapter 5 - Too Slow Travis Turtle Chapter 6 - Jethro the Boistrous Blue Jay Chapter 7 - Millie Digs to the Sun Chapter 8 - Orlena Owl Quits Her Job Chapter 9 - Travis Turtle Takes Control Chapter 10 - Jethro's Secret Chapter 11 - Dominic Get His Wings Clipped Chapter 12 - Orlena's Decoy Dream Chapter 13 - Operation Mole Hole Chapter 14 - The Trap Chapter 15 - Derek Duck's Tree Chapter 16 - Winter Comes To Weaver Pond read more
Updated version. Ever wonder what it's like to be a raindrop? Join in the adventures with Puddles the Raindrop as he travels in hi...s home cloud to different places and seasons. In this first book he travels to Oregon, turns into snow and ski's down the mountain with his childhood friend Gabe. This is a nonfiction workbook with activities for children to do as they learn about water and the world. Join in the adventure! read more
Klipspringer Hill is an exciting tale about a small creature on an epic journey in search of a lost loved one. The setting is the ...vast Kalahari region of Southern Africa, and the main character is a small snake. There are black and white illustrations. His dad is missing . . . Little Squirt is determined to find him. The young egg-eater snake must cross the wild Kalahari to reach the Chicken Farm. Danger lurks everywhere. Along the way he forges new friendships and avoids foes. But there's no avoiding Rooster at the farm. Injured in the big bully's sneak attack, Little Squirt is captured by humans. Pain turns to joy when he is reunited with his dad, Bold Hunter. The young snake dreams of escape and taking revenge on Rooster. But his dad has become fat and lazy in captivity. If they are ever to see friends and loved ones again on Klipspringer Hill, it's Little Squirt who must take command. Everyone loved The Lion King and Finding Nemo. Their colourful worlds and unforgettable characters enthralled millions. Turn the pages of Klipspringer Hill and feel the sun's heat, hear the lion's roar, smell the smoke of burning African savannah. Aardvark, ostrich, blue-headed lizard, springhare, lynx, honey guide and vulture, are characters that will stay long in the memory. read more
Call it what you will-an angel on one shoulder-a not so pure spirit on the other. But, there is that little voice inside us that l...eads us in making decisions, whether they are good decisions, or those that should have required more thought. This cleverly written book depicts the nature of this conflict. Angel, a young girl who exhibits an extraordinary gift, captures the attention of Fairy Amethyst Tealeaf. Together, they are on a quest to conquer Grim Faerie Moonbeam. Grim has already affected a friend to the point of detriment, and is now trying her best to affect others in her path. Will Angel and Fairy Tealeaf be able to save their friend? Or will their friend remain under the clutches of the Grim's spell? read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know... it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface.We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
A wonderful Christmas legend of Scandinavia, a beautiful lesson of the real meaning of giving. A beloved house guest creates a bea...utiful surprise gift. Will be read over and over again. read more
Excerpt from A Tale of the Thames It was the pursuit of this natural but neglected pastime that had brought the two, after an exce...llent early breakfast at the King's Head, Cirencester, vigorously tramping along the Tetbury Road as far as Thames Head Bridge. From the bridge they descended to the towing path of the nearly dry canal, thence they wandered down the bank into the pleasant meadow, hoping to discover the Source of the Thames. Our two friends had a vague notion Of making a tour of the Thames, partly on foot and partly by boat or canoe, but as yet they had no very definite view on the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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
When Hodie, an unpaid odd-job boy at the Grand Palace of the kingdom of Fontania, decides to leave, twelve-year-old queen Sibilla ...decides to escape the palace gossip about her magic abilities by running away with him. read more
"Mama, tell us a bedtime story... tell us a story about you." To entertain her little ones, a mama bird recounts stories about gro...wing up with her brothers and how they learned to fly. Suggested Ages: 2-8 read more
Welcome to the Polliwog Pond, and enchanting place where six best friends have the grandest adventures! Follow Madison the caterpi...llar as she struggles with being late to "bloom" into a butterfly. When all hope seems lost, find out how she finally realizes her fondest dream. read more
The Gorilla Hunters: A Tale of the Wilds of Africa First published in 1861, is a boys' adventure novel by Scottish author R. M. Ba...llantyne, and the sequel to his hugely successful 1858 novel The Coral Island. Its main characters are the earlier novel's three boys: Ralph, Peterkin and Jack. Similar to those of The Coral Island, in which the boys testify to the positive influence of missionary work among the natives. Central in the novel is the hunt for gorillas, an animal until recently unknown to the Western world. read more
Originally published in 1909. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan a...nd converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. read more
[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)] [Based on the screenplay by Linda Woolverton] [Read by Lucy Rayner] This beautiful novel tells Au...rora's story in the Disney film Maleficent. Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods and enchanting Moors surrounding her quaint cottage. She is comforted knowing that her faerie godmother is always nearby, keeping a watchful eye on her. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down. Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse? Or will a predestined fate determine Aurora's future? read more