Eleven-year-old Crystal Black makes a startling and potentially life-changing find while riding her horse on her mother's farm in Vermont. This heralds the beginning of a summer full of adventure and discovery for her and her best friend, Breanna - one that will test every ounce of the girls' physical, psychological, and emotional strength as they work together to solve the secrets just beginning to unravel on the property. The Secret of Blackridge Farm is the hearther to solve the secrets just beginning to unravel on the property. The Secret of Blackridge Farm is the heartfelt story of two girls discovering the true meaning of friendship and community citizenship. Age-related tensions throw chaos into their lives, however, and cause them to appear destined to lose their friendship before it ever has a chance to take off. Only a tragic accident leads the girls, their families, and townsfolk to discover the true secret of Blackridge Farm.… read more
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
This picture book focuses on the endless variety of collective nouns that describe clusters of birds, the poetry that comes alive ...in the ordinary movements of birds, the exquisite patterns of their bones and feathers, and the remarkable beauty of their flight. read more
Excerpt from Natural Magick: In Twenty BooksI did not think fit to omit any thing hy erring Hone/fly, or following the hell Lear d...ers, ﬂutfuch as are Magnificent and mofi Excellent, 1 have will'dhy the Artifiee of Words, hy Tranfpofition and Deprefiion of them 5 And [itch Things as are hurt ful and mtfchievous, I have written ohfcurel 5 yet not jb, hut that an in ennew Reader may unfold it,ana' the wit of one that wt throughlyfearch may comprehend it.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
Excerpt from NanNan announced so much of a problem in her arithmetic, and then stopped With a little groan of despair.Well I said ...her cousin Marian, turning around from the Window.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
National Learning Association presents: DESERTS AND TREES Are your children curious about Deserts and Trees? Would they like to kn...ow how much of the planet’s land surface is desert? Have they learnt why the human race depends on trees or how long trees can live for? Inside this book, your children will begin a journey that will satisfy their curiosity by answering questions like these and many more! EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: DESERTS AND TREES will allow your child to learn more about the wonderful world in which we live, with a fun and engaging approach that will light a fire in their imagination. We're raising our children in an era where attention spans are continuously decreasing. National Learning Association provides a fun, and interactive way of keep your children engaged and looking forward to learn, with beautiful pictures, coupled with the amazing, fun facts. Get your kids learning today! Pick up your copy of National Learning Association EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: DESERTS AND TREES book now! Table of Contents Chapter 1- How Much of the Planet’s Land Surface is Desert? Chapter 2- What are Sub-Tropical Deserts? Chapter 3- How Many Countries Have An Area That Lies Within the Sahara? Chapter 4- How Much Rainfall Does the Kalahari Desert Get? Chapter 5- What Animals Live in the Gibson Desert? Chapter 6- How Many Square Kilometres is the Gobi Desert? Chapter 7- What is the “Door to Hell”? Chapter 8- What is the Most Famous Feature in the Colorado Plateau Desert? Chapter 9- What Does the Word Arctic Mean? Chapter 10- What is the Sand Like in Cool Coastal Deserts? Chapter 11- What is the Scientific Classification of a Desert? Chapter 12- What is the Rub ‘Al-Khali? Chapter 13- What is the Highest Recorded Temperature in the Mojave Desert? Chapter 14- How Many Deserts Does Australian Have? Chapter 15- What are Cold Winter Deserts Also Known As? Chapter 16- What Mountain Range is to the West of the Patagonian Desert? Chapter 17- How was the Great Basin Desert Formed? Chapter 18- What is the Average Temperature in a Polar Desert in the Warmest Month? Chapter 19- What is the Yearly Precipitation in the Antarctic? Chapter 20- How Long can the Sand Dunes of the Namib Desert Be? Chapter 21- What is a Tree? Chapter 22- What are the Oldest Trees in the World? Chapter 23- How Do Trees Grow? Chapter 24- What is the Difference Between a Conifer And a Broadleaf? Chapter 25- How Tall is the Tallest Eucalyptus Tree on Record? Chapter 26- What is the Wood of the Sycamore Used For? Chapter 27- How Many Litres of Water Can a Baobab Hold? Chapter 28- Why Did the Goddess Athena Give an Olive Tree to the People of Athens? Chapter 29- How Tall Can Giant Redwoods Grow? Chapter 30- What Name is the Cherry Blossom Tree Known By in Japan? Chapter 31- How Do You Tell How Old a Tree is? Chapter 32- Why are Trees so Important? Chapter 33- What is Xylem? Chapter 34- What Colour is the Bark of the Black Ash? Chapter 35- How Did the Cucumber Tree Get its Name? Chapter 36- By What Other Name are Tulip Trees Known? Chapter 37- How Many Species of Coconut Palms are There? Chapter 38- Where are Fig Trees Found Growing? Chapter 39- What is the Diameter of the General Sherman, Giant Sequoia? Chapter 40- Why is the Douglas Fir so Recognisable? read more
Eleven-year-old Crystal Black makes a startling and potentially life-changing find while riding her horse on her mother's farm in ...Vermont. This heralds the beginning of a summer full of adventure and discovery for her and her best friend, Breanna - one that will test every ounce of the girls' physical, psychological, and emotional strength as they work together to solve the secrets just beginning to unravel on the property. The Secret of Blackridge Farm is the heartfelt story of two girls discovering the true meaning of friendship and community citizenship. Age-related tensions throw chaos into their lives, however, and cause them to appear destined to lose their friendship before it ever has a chance to take off. Only a tragic accident leads the girls, their families, and townsfolk to discover the true secret of Blackridge Farm. read more
"Jessie's anticipated boredom during her summer vacation on a Georgia farm does not materialize. Rather, each day unfolds to surpr...ise and further mystery. Meanwhile, Jessie's summer is an opportunity for growth and for joy in discovery of her own maturity. AN AMAZING FIRST ATTEMPT!" -Betsy Kaplan, Miami-Dade County School Board Member, retired "The very young and not so young team up in this delightful tale. Mystery, action, and interesting details make The Secret of the Scotchpottle Farm suitable for fourth to sixth graders. A WORTHWHILE READ!" -Marci Almon, Media Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools "A TRUE PAGE TURNER! The world loves a good novelist and Victoria Felcoski's got all the makings." -Nell Medcalfe, writer read more
SECRETS OF THE CRYSTAL CAVERN Maggie Cary What mysteries lie hidden within the Crystal Cavern? After being awakened on a summer ni...ght by crashing thunder and pounding rain, eleven year old Nina discovers a tiny, half drowned fairy clinging to the screen of her bedroom window. Soon, she and her eight year old brother Jack are drawn into the secret world of magical beings deep in the White Mountains. From one adventure to another, Nina and Jack have to use all their courage to help their new friends. When they are forced to make a choice to save a life, will they make the right decision before it’s too late? Secrets of the Crystal Cavern is an exciting adventure into a magical realm where the bonds of family and friendship endure. Ages 7-12 read more
“Annie, Gib, and Nate gathered on the dragon’s couch and opened the old dusty storybook. Annie began to read to the others. “These... are really funny words, but I can sound them out.” She carefully pronounced each syllable as Nate and Gib studied the letters. “Ah---Brah--- ka---soosh---da----men---ah---zoosh.” They all laughed at her silly words. All of a sudden they heard a loud whooshing sound and Nate, Gib, and Annie were sucked into the storybook. They found themselves in a different cave and they looked like dragon children. They were in a cozy bedroom with three beds.” Where have Annie, Nate, and Gib gone? What strange and exciting new adventure are they starting? Will Zoe, George, Nate, and Annie find the dragon’s family and save the day? Find out what happens in Dragon Stories 5: The Secret of the Dragon Crystals. read more
The Secret At Harmony Farm follows two children who are visiting their grandfather's farm for the Christmas Holiday. For the first... time, they are included in an annual family event at the Farm that emphasizes the value of actively participating in a quiet celebration of coexistence with nature. Their grandfather explains to them that, as a farmer, he must be kind to the land, and he tells them that the wild animals that live in a remote part of the Farm need the land as much as people do. We follow the participation of the children as through their adventures they begin to see the beauty of natural harmony. read more
In this action-packed third installment in the Starcatchers series, Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundo...on, ruled by an evil king who enjoys watching his pet snake consume those who displease him. But that's just the beginning of problems facing our heroes, who once again find themselves pitted against the evil shadow-creature Lord Ombra in a struggle to save themselves, not to mention the planet. It's a wild desert adventure, with rockets, carpets, and camels all flying through the air, zooming toward an unforgettable climax... read more
The Legend of the Regulators and the Secret list is an engaging story of a man on a quest to help his children. This unique story ...will take children on a journey to discover the secrets of a long, healthy, happy life. Help Tomas unlock the Secrets as he travels through the Caves of Calm, the Forest of Feelings and the Labyrinth of Lies to reclaim the pieces of Secret List of the Regulators. Self-Regulation skills have been shown to increase academic performance, positive social interaction, physical health, emotional wellness and performance in many areas of life. This adventure story introduces the lessons from the Self-Regulation Training System. Created by best-selling author and international speaker Brad Chapin, this system is now being taught to thousands of children across the United States and Canada. This interactive, adventure story allows children to join Tomas on his quest to unlock the mystery of the Regulators' Secret List. Travel with Tomas on his quest to help his children succeed and discover the Secrets of a long, healthy, happy life. read more
At a time in the world when there is so much uncertainty and fear and man’s divine nature questioned, the author brings a whisper ...of hope. Through, an immortal princess and imaginative delightful characters, she weaves an exciting story of cosmic dimension and peril that brings to remembrance the promise of earth’s glorious millennial reign…and a glimpse of the great destinies in store for its inhabitants. read more
This is a story about a teenage boy growing up, finding his true background and the secrets behind it through a series of searches... full of humor, love, and danger. read more
If you've ever escaped to your own self-made "fort" beneath a table covered with sheets, you will relate to those times as you go ...with twelve-year-old twins, Jason and Jessica, as they seek solace in the hollowed-out sycamore tree on their farm. What begins as just another day of solitude and reading to each other from one of their favorite books becomes an adventure that will touch their lives as none other. In the blink of an eye, they are whisked away to an enchantment beyond their wildest dreams and where friendships are formed, mystically and unbreakable; where imaginations blossom and time stands still in a land beyond the rainbow, but right in their own back yard. read more
In Secrets of the Woods, author William Long vividly "word sketches" the lives of the wood-mouse, otter, kingfisher, red squirrel,... partridge, deer, and other wood folk. Through many fascinating anecdotes, Secrets of the Woods shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of time-details that elude the casual visitor to the woods. William Long is a great nature writer who manages, through Secrets of the Woods, to teach valuable lessons from nature to children in an interesting story format. The stories are those that long personally saw and experienced in the wild. read more
Describes some of the adaptations of fish that help them survive in their environments, including the electric eel's hunting tacti...cs, the parrotfish's protective mucus coocoon, and the midshipman fish's unique mating call. read more
Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare!Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonym...ous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret. read more
Bestselling author Prakash Iyer uses simple but powerful anecdotes and parables from all over the world to demonstrate what makes ...for effective personal and professional leadership. Iyer draws lessons from sources as diverse as his driver, a mother giraffe, Abraham Lincoln and footballers in the United Kingdom. He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired even while flipping burgers at a fast-food chain. All of these stories come together in an explosive cocktail to unleash your inner leader. read more
This is a story about ten friends and how they are always there for each other. Along comes an evil mouse named Renee, who tries t...o take the Tumblie's talents away. But the Tumblies and their new friends get together and fight to take down Renee. Discover what happens as we learn that everybody has a little good inside of themselves. Hope you enjoy THE SECRET OF THE TUMBLIES. read more
Looks at a variety of mammals and the behaviors they use to survive in their environments, including the meerkat, spotted hyena, c...apuchin monkey, and horse. read more
Explores animal coloration, discussing how it helps them survive in their environments.
Secrets of the Woods is an important collection of writings and poetry, by William Long, which deal with nature and the woods. It ...is an interesting read as it works to intrepret the thoughts regarding interaction with nature and woods in particular. This classic collection of writings by William Long should not be passed up by fans of his work and will also delight those who have not yet had the opportunity to experience his popular nature-oriented wrtings. read more
Thomas the Tank Engine must be as brave as a knight in shining armor in this 48-page Thomas & Friends coloring book that includes ...more than 50 bonus glow-in-the dark stickers! As they color their way through the movie-based story, King of the Railway, train-obsessed boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will be thrilled to see Thomas come to the rescue when his new friend Stephen is lost in a dark, boarded-up mine. read more
Computers have failed, electricity is extinct, and the race to discover new lands heats up in the thrilling second book of the awa...rd-winning Expeditioners series.Kit, Zander, and M.K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous — and presumed dead—Explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M.K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead. read more
Looks at some unusual insects and bats and the behaviors they use to survive in their environments, including the diving bell spid...er, walnut sphinx caterpillar, and the Mexican free-tailed bat. read more
Explains the reasons behind different animal behaviors, including why birds are so intelligent, how mama bears protect their cubs,... and what pig grunts actually mean. read more