This thoroughly updated second edition of the best-selling Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide is filled with tips for building strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the LEGO Technic system. World-renowned builder Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec covers the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from the concepts that underlie simple machines, like gears and linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building d linkages, to advanced mechanics, like differentials and steering systems. This edition adds 13 new building instructions and 4 completely new chapters on wheels, the RC system, planetary gearing, and 3D printing.You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale.Learn how to:–Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress–Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings–Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems–Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs–Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look–Build remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic enginesThis beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic?New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!… read more
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.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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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.
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.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
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.
Excerpt from A Very Simple Story: Being a Chronicle of the Thoughts and Feelings of a ChildThis was a new idea, and the golden hea...d lay very still, while the busy brain revolved the question.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
The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
Welcome to the third book in the Basil series! Our long-eared cottontail friend is growing up quickly and exploring his world, whi...ch includes making interesting new friends. On this day, his friend Chickory introduces him to a very different inhabitant of the garden who teaches Basil a little something about the definition of greatness. read more
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you b...uild a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You'll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial... read more
What's the difference between a tile and a plate? Why isn't it a good idea to stack bricks in columns to make a wall? How do you b...uild a LEGO mosaic or build at different scales? You’ll find the answers to these and other questions in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:–Construct models that won't fall apart–Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed–Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale–Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces–Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures–Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and moreOf course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide.Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements! read more
In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold a...t the end of the game. Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player?s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements. read more
• New ideas for using your Lego bricks• Ideal for beginners as well as skilled modelers• Another book in the successful Lego Build...ers book series - more than 80,000 copies sold within this seriesAs the ultimate powerful construction toy, LEGO® offers endless possibilities - just give your imagination free reign! In order to assist you in this, our authors are revealing a wide range of construction techniques, also using various new bricks which are available now. Their new tips and tricks are all clearly displayed in easy-to-grasp step-by-step instructions for new and individual models to be created, whether houses, cars, spaceships, figures, or even small accessories. The authors even explain how to integrate LEGO® electric motors, disclosing new prospects for your own personal LEGO® masterpiece! read more
Put on your chef's hat and roll up your sleeves--it's time to cook!Amaze your friends with the World's Best Brownies! Scare your s...iblings with Halloween Spider Bites! Make yourself a delicious lunch with the Make-a-Face Sandwich!The Everything KIDS' Cookbook, 2nd Edition has everything you need to get started in the kitchen. Each recipe tells you how hard it is and lets you know exactly what ingredients and equipment you need so that you can plan ahead. You'll find something you like no matter what you want to cook! There are more than 90 recipes for every meal and occasion, including:Mini bite-sized blueberry pancakesChicken salad puffsTasty tacosParmesan potato friesCheese-crusted fish filletsQuick-eating s'moresUltimate peanut butter-chocolate squares It's stuffed with trivia tidbits and 30 food-themed puzzles, and you'll discover what foods to eat to stay healthy and what to do to stay safe in the kitchen. Bring your creativity to the kitchen, and get ready to have fun. You'll be whipping up masterpieces in no time--it's as easy as pie! read more
For both beginning and struggling readers, The Reading Game, 2nd Edition can be used to help to improve upon your child's basic re...ading skills. Each set includes fast-action memory card word games, picture flashcards and storybooks that work together to make learning to read fun. The captioned picture flashcards included with this word card game reinforce words learned through gameplay in short sentences. Each of the content-rich animal stories is told using only those 30 words to build confidence. The fast-paced action helps to keep children interested and involved, unlike many other games or projects. This kids' reading game also teaches 180 different vocabulary words, including Dolch and High Frequency Words for kindergarten and first grade levels. Winner of several awards, it was authored by the writer of Wordly Wise and meets Common Core Standards for Language and Literacy Arts. read more
For both beginning and struggling readers, The Reading Game, 2nd Edition can be used to help to improve upon your child's basic re...ading skills. Each set includes fast-action memory card word games, picture flashcards and storybooks that work together... read more
Your goal in Eleminis is to collect one of each of these five Eleminis in your row on the table. Players each have five slots avai...lable to them, and each slot can hold one card. On a turn, you draw a card from the deck then either play it in a row (if it's a character card) or use it (if it's an action). Each element outranks two other elements. You can play an element card you draw in any empty space or replace a weaker element with the new one; you can play in your row or an opponent's. A star element is wild and can represent any element you need; a trash card can replace any element and can be displaced only by a star or an action card. The actions let you discard cards in play, move cards, swap them, and recycle (discard a card and draw a new card). Play continues until someone collects one element of each type in his row. read more
Bears! is a fast-playing, competitive game in which you score points by pairing dice. Shoot bears and run from tents for a few poi...nts, or take a risk and score big by sleeping through the attack! But watch out! If Bears are left at the end of the round, your sleeping campers are done for! read more
You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents..., however, you have hopes and dreams. You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion. In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.But wait. It must be something in the air; several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn't be proud, but your grandparents, on your mother's side, would be delighted.This is a game of building a deck of cards. The deck contains your resources, victory points, and the things you can do. It starts out a small sad collection of Estates and Coppers, but you hope that by the end of the game it will be brimming with Gold, Provinces, and the inhabitants and structures of your kingdom.This is the second edition of Dominion. Six cards were replaced and one added compared to the first edition. The base cards have art now, and the trash has a mat. This new version has streamlined rules and amended card text to eliminate confusion. read more
Item is in: New. Commands & Colors: Napoleonics is based on the highly successful Commands & Colors game system, where a Command c...ard drives movement while creating a fog of war. The battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Commands and Colors: Napoleonics introduces many new game concepts with add historical depth and will provide even the most veteran player many new experiences and challenges. read more
Find Educational Kits and Learning Tools at Target.com! For Beginning and Struggling Readers! This fast-action memory card word ga...me, picture flashcards and storybooks work together to make learning to read fun! The captioned-picture flashcards reinforce words learned through game play in short sentences. Each of the content rich animal stories is told using only the 30 words learned through game play to ensure reading success and to build confidence in reading. Teaches 180 vocabulary words; including Dolch and High Frequency Words for K and 1st grade levels. Award Winning (Dr. Toy, Tillywig Brain Child, etc). Meets Common Core Standards for Language and Literacy Arts. By the author of Wordly Wise. read more
For Beginning and Struggling Readers! This fast-action memory card word game, picture flashcards and storybooks work together to m...ake learning to read fun! The captioned-picture flashcards reinforce words learned through game play in short sentences. Each of the content rich animal stories is told using only the 30 words learned through game play to ensure reading success and to build confidence in reading. Teaches 180 vocabulary words; including Dolch and High Frequency Words for K and 1st grade levels. Award Winning (Dr. Toy, Tillywig Brain Child, etc). Meets Common Core Standards for Language and Literacy Arts. By the author of Wordly Wise. read more
Driven by their successes, the Resistance has gained popular support and entire regions are in open rebellion. In a desperate atte...mpt to stay in control, some government leaders are publicly supporting the reforms demanded by the resistance. But allegiances are constantly shifting and can be bought for the right price. The opportunity for intrigue and bluff has never been greater. The cost of failure couldn't be higher. Even with the reformation, only one can survive. read more
This text introduces the development of well-designed, reliable programs using the most popular of the structured BASICs for the I...BM environment. This text provides an effective mix of general, business, and mathematically-oriented problems. read more
Adjectives, 2nd Edition is designed to help develop comprehension and expression of adjectives. Comprising 48 fully-updated colour... flash cards – typically shown with the adjective opposite in meaning where it exists – the cards assist with building pre-language concepts, practising the use of newly-learned skills, developing verbal comprehension and extending vocabulary. Developed with experienced Speech and Language Therapists, this second edition of our bestselling resource contains the concepts and vocabulary shown relate to common experiences, and have been selected for use with a range of ages, interests and abilities. This 2nd edition is a valuable intervention to support SLTs, SENCOs and teachers develop pupils' comprehension and expression of adjectives. The included instructions are available in nine languages - English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Janapese, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. read more
Zombies! 4: The End 2nd Edition Game: Age Range: 15 years and upStand alone expansion for the Zombies! board game100 plastic zombi...e dogs includedContents: 50 cards, 30 tiles, player pawns, dice and tokensDoes not require the Zombies! board game to play read more
Play mutant monsters, gigantic robots and other monstrous creatures, rampaging the city and vying for position as the one and only... King of Tokyo! Combine your dice to gather energy, heal your monster, or just slap the other monsters down! Spend your energy to trigger permanent or one-shot special powers: a second head, body armor, nova death ray... Stop at nothing to become the King of Tokyo... but that's when the real trouble begins for you!On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift in this 2nd edition, entirely redone by a group of artists lead by Regis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York. In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version has a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: the ever-so-popular Space Penguin (the original version, highly sought-after by players, was only available through tournaments) and Cyber Kitty. The King, Gigazaur, Meka Dragon, and Alienoid, still defending their territory, have also benefitted from a makeover. The changes are purely aesthetic changes: the rules of the game and Power cards remain unchanged. read more
The Adventures of DJ Spoon and Missy is a novel of illustrated cartoons about a teenage disc jockey (Spoon) and his side-kick rott...weiler dog, (Missy) who travel through various communities and neighborhoods that they visit; there is usually a situation that kids have a hard time solving or dealing with. Spoon usually tries to help by mediating and brainstorming with his new found friends, and then uses his Magical Turntable "One and Two" to play songs with infections chants to reinforce and teach the lessons learned from the ordeal that his new found friends encountered. When Spoon uses his turntables to "scratch the record" extraordinary powers are disbursed, and the right solution to the problems immediately follows. His dog, Missy carries a saddle bag of records on her back, with records, songs and beats that her owner DJ Spoon summons, when it is time to solve the problem at hand. Once the problem is solved, then it it's on to the next community to help the kids there with a new problem. Some of the issues that DJ Spoon and Missy will help solve are: Bullying, Homework, Drugs, Nutrition, Respect, Cultural Differences etc... read more
A mad scientist holds the world hostage with his terrifying inventions. An alien warlord from a far away galaxy brings his limitle...ss army of bizarre minions to conquer the planet. A giant rampaging robot cuts a swath of destruction across the coast, destroying major population centers. And who will stand in their way? A team of heroes, all with impressive powers and abilities stand between the world and the forces of evil. Will you help them? Answer the call to protect the multiverse. Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as one of ten heroes, against one of four villains and the battle takes place in one of four different dynamic environments. The Sentinels of the Multiverse: Enhanced Edition features a much larger box than our original print run, with enough space to hold 578 cards and still have room for all the cards from both the Rook City and Infernal Relics expansions. The Enhanced Edition also features 36 divider cards, one for each hero, villain and environment from the core game, both expansions and even promo characters. The 120 round tokens and 42 rectangular tokens are useful for tracking hero and villain HP, as well as conditional modifiers that can occur throughout the game. The game also includes a 20 page rulebook, complete with instructions, diagrams, a quick-start guide and even bios of the heroes and villains. read more
Dominion Intrigue 2nd Edition is an updated expansion set for the original Dominion by Rio Grande Games. Updated artwork, covers a...nd cards make the game more interesting and fun to play. In Dominion, you assume the role of a monarch who desperately wants to expand his empire. Unfortunately, you are not the only monarch with expansion on his mind and soon you are vying for fiefs, freeholds and feodums as you attempt to unit them under your banner. This game adds 25 new Kingdom cards and a complete set of Treasure and Victory cards. The game can be played alone by players experienced with Dominion or with the basic game of Dominion. read more
Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon video games!All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into ...the pages of this action-packed manga! Red's Pokémon training journey is full of exciting challenges... Join Red as he competes with his rival Blue, travels through the dangerous Safari Zone, battles gym leaders for badges, and discovers the secret of a mysterious Eevee! And watch out for Team Rocket, Red... They're hunting you! read more