Aliens are everywhere!Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. Describing various examples―from the accidental release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the deliberate introduction of rabbits to Australia―the text shows how these foreign intrusions have disturbed the delicate balance of local ecosystems. Back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more informlicate balance of local ecosystems. Back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more information and ways to minimize human impact on local environments.… read more
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.
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants which makes an oil with natural aroma. Diffusers allow essential oils to be dispersed in the air for humidifying and aromatherapy purposes. Many parents love how essential oil diffusers and aromatherapy benefits their little ones by helping them sleep calmly, breathe easy or get energized on hectic mornings or while they're studying. Always check the labels of essential oils to make sure they are safe for your child and to find out how much the oil should be diluted for misting or other use. Check out our round up of the best essential oil diffusers for kids from retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Buy Buy Baby.
Does wearing a matching family pajama set for the holidays just sound like something your home crew would so do? Whether it's for the holiday card, the grandparents or Instagram, this is a Christmas trend the whole clan can get behind — and then get into bed! While some families have been wearing their comfy group onesies since Halloween (think: superhero pajama sets or a family of dreamy dragons), others are just getting into the flannel pajamas mode now. We've scoured through all the family pajama set reviews out there on every site from Target to Amazon to Nordstrom and can say with confidence that these cozy Disney, Harry Potter, Rudolph and Christmas-themed sets are, well, the cat's pajamas. Shop this cozy sleepwear now.
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
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!
We all know how hard it is to resist those snapping up those super cute stuffed animals, especially since they make such great cuddle buddies! However, when your kid's stuffed animal kingdom starts to get a little too wild, it may be time to find a special place for all of those plush pals. The first step in tackling the lion's share of stuffed animals is to weed through the ones that are now extinct recommends Tracy McCubbin, founder dClutterfly and author of Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You'll Ever Need.
"The perfect plan for keeping stuffed animals organized is to purge them! It sounds like a daunting task, but you'd be surprised how many your child will let go of if you take the time to ask, 'how long has it been since you've played with this one?'" notes McCubbin.
"When it comes to corralling the stuffed animals your kid truly wants to keep, I'm a huge fan of baskets. Baskets are lightweight and easy to move around, making cleanup time much more manageable. Just be sure not to get baskets that are bigger than your child!" she says. Once you've decided which animals to donate and which ones to declutter, it's time to get them organized. We've rounded up several creative storage solutions to give your kiddo's sweet stuffies a special home.
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
If your kids immediately go to glowing electronics to keep themselves entertained, it's time to get them thinking outside the box. And brain teasers are the perfect place to start. From games to activity books to classic puzzles like Rubik's Cube, brain teasers will get your little ones using their noodle and developing cognitive-strategy and decision-making skills while having fun. The brain teasers below, available at popular retailers including Target and Amazon, are perfect for everyone from toddler to pre-teen, and are a great way to unplug and connect with each other. In a world consumed by iPads and TV, even one hour away from the screen is a step in the right direction.
When school's out for summer and your kids are home during those long, hot days, sometimes a cool treat is just what you both need. But why not make an activity out of that afternoon snack and get your kiddos involved in the kitchen? From popsicles to hand pies, here's our top kitchen gadget picks for making summer treats with your kids.
This program includes a bonus conversation with the author.In Red Skies Falling, Alex London's thrilling sequel to Black Wings Bea...ting, the epic fantasy Skybound Saga continues as twins Kylee and Brysen are separated by the expanse of Uztar, but are preparing for the same war--or so they think. Kylee is ensconsed in the Sky Castle, training with Mem Uku to master the Hollow Tongue and the Ghost Eagle. But political intrigue abounds and court drama seems to seep through the castle's stones like blood from a broken feather. Meanwhile, Brysen is still in the Six Villages, preparing for an attack by the Kartami. The Villages have become Uztar's first line of defense, and refugees are flooding in from the plains. But their arrival lays bare the villagers' darkest instincts. As Brysen navigates the growing turmoil, he must also grapple with a newfound gift, a burgeoning crush on a mysterious boy, and a shocking betrayal.The two will meet again on the battlefield, fighting the same war from different sides. But the Ghost Eagle has its own plans. read more
There is nothing like the emotions athletes feel in victory and defeat. Sports coverage provides a similar rush for the media prof...essionals who witness the action and make it real for their audiences. In this volume, readers learn about the exciting careers of sportswriters, announcers, and the dedicated professionals who work away from the public eye and the skills and preparation that these jobs require. Print and broadcast employers need workers talented and trained in writing and speaking, electronics and art, and photography and personal communications. Sidebars profile sports journalists, photographers, and commentators such as ESPN's Holly Rowe. read more
This is a Elks lover’s notebook journal. This is perfect for everyone. This is 100 pages (6"x 9") notebook journal or dairy. The n...otebook is useful as a school composition book, journal, diary, logbook, or for creative writing such as poetry. This is perfect for every age and this is a perfect gift for any occasion. read more
Arthur's Mystery Envelope It looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL. ...His friends try to guess what's inside. It might just be information on...summer school! Will Arthur face the consequences or pretend to lose the envelope? In chapter-book format, for children who are ready to read on their own, this mysterious adventure will surely be a hit among Arthur fans. read more
Changing tactics, the military regime brokers talks with the Tikshi, a second native intelligent lifeform on Terra Nova. Longtime ...enemies of the Charneki, the Tikshi invite an outfit to head south to their jungle subcontinent. Hugh and Elena go as part of the expedition, having to survive Charneki ambushes and the violent Colonel Klein, all for an alliance they both think is a bad idea. Meanwhile, in giving Rhys a little trust, Zeneba comes to understand what her brother told: not all the aliens are evil. Earth Aliens is a six-book series from EPIC Press. read more
Why does Monkey fear Leopard? Why does the Reed Warbler babble? How did Jabulani outwit the Lion? These and other intriguing quest...ions are answered in When Bat was a Bird. Twenty-four fresh and exciting stories feature memorable creatures both real and magical. In his latest collection, author Nick Greaves draws once more from the lore, mythology and history of various southern African tribes to relate a new collection of tales that is bound to become a firm favorite along with the highly successful When Hippo was Hairy, When Lion Could Fly, and When Elephant was King. read more
A detailed guide to the plants and animals of the four desert regions of North America (Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Sonoran, and Moja...ve). read more
From the Appalachian Mountains to the Alaskan Range, this book helps readers identify more than 100 plants and animals found in th...is varied ecosystem. read more
The wide, expansive sky is a highway for many beautiful, flying creatures. Though they have wings to help them escape danger, they...re not safe from the invasive species in the air that try to take over their territory. Age-appropriate text explains the important concept of ecosystems and the delicate balance species rely on for survival, and how one unwelcome invasion can have consequences for an entire animal community. Colorful photographs help readers visualize invasive species in the air, and helpful information on how to protect native species concludes the text. read more
Elephants are able to sense an earthquake before it happens. How are they able to do this? They can feel the seismic vibrations in... the earth through their trunk and their feet. Readers learn how elephants use these vibrations to communicate with each other and sense danger. Fun, memorable facts presented throughout the text address elephants and other animals with similar sensory adaptations, including snakes and spiders. Informative text and a detailed graphic organizer introduce readers to important science curriculum concepts, such as animal adaptations and seismic waves. Vibrant photographs of a variety of animals keep readers engaged as they learn. read more
On a secluded island, in a faraway sea, the animals live in peace and prosperity. But one day, the winds of fate bring humans to t...heir shore. Down come trees and up go houses, farms, and a bustling market. The humans capture the animals and put them to work. A great sadness falls upon the land, and only a young boy named Adam can hear the animals' cries. Compelled to act, Adam escapes into the jungle and joins with the remaining free animals, attempting to summon the Spirit King Bersaf. Will the king bring the humans to trial for their harmful actions? Will justice be had? Will balance return to land, sea, and sky?This multicultural environmental tale is inspired by a 1,000 year old animal fable from 10th century Muslim Iraq, which was originally translated by a Jewish rabbi at the command of a Christian king in the 14th century. read more
This encyclopedia spans the Earth from Pole to Pole, embracing creatures in all the natural communities that make up the great wor...ld of animals, in four volumes. Birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, & mammals -- every animal group is included. Besides the individual entries, there are over a thousand color pictures & captions, & dozens of short articles about animal behavior. Sections at the end of each volume include: glossary; alternative names & additional cross-references; & extensive index. Good Housekeeping calls this set "a must for any home library." read more
Meet the superstars of Indias animal kingdom! A crocodile who loves eating rice. A mule who won an award for bravery. A camera-fri...endly tigress who ruled Ranthambore. Swashbuckling monitor lizards. Rats believed to be the children of a goddess. Cuddly dogs who help nervous travellers. Five thousand punctual parrots Soar, crawl, hop and scamper about with these and other intriguing creatures, along with their equally interesting human friends, as they take you on a most unusual journey across the country. Cheerfully told and charmingly illustrated, these animal stories, collected from cities, jungles, rescue missions and maybe even your neighbourhood, are funny, fascinating and downright adorable. And the best part? Theyre all completely true! read more
Hallmark Xenomorph Alien Limited Edition Stuffed Animal BTI trading was established in year of 2012.We are allocated at US WA.The ...transportation to our store is very convenient.we are selling only high quality products we also selling our products... read more
The animals of Antarctica and the Arctic live in some of Earth's most challenging climates. Many of these animals face extinction ...at the hands of poachers, habitat loss, and climate change. This book profiles the animals of these regions and describes the climates and habitats in which these animals live. This colorful and engaging book explains the laws and programs in place to protect these unique animals living at the extremes of the Earth. read more
In the follow-up to the well-received Animal Poems, Pug: And Other Animal Poems examines a wide range of animal behavior, from the... fleetingness of a fly sipping spilled milk to the constant steely presence of a powerful bull; the greedy meal of a street rat to a cat's quiet gift of a dead mouse on the doorstep. Steve Jenkins's bright collage art brings these small moments to life.A Margaret Ferguson Book read more
Animals do not brush their teeth, but they still have ways to keep their teeth clean. Read to find out how. Paired to the fiction ...title Going to the Zoo. read more
A rip-roaring ride on the high seas with the most lyrical pirates around! Pirates find their literary voices in this rollicking ro...mp on the salty seas. Hilarity ensues as they go about their tasks narrated in poetry and song. The jolly illustrations bring their adventures, above and below decks, to life. See all their silly exploits in this swashbuckling adventure! read more
The definitive alien and predator figurine collection, presenting characters from the alien, predator, AVP and prometheus movie fr...anchises, in terrifyingly realistic detail at 1: 16 scale. These figures are cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and painted by hand. read more
Ingenious, richly detailed illustrations reveal the hidden wonders of the animal kingdom, from the architecture of a snail's shell... and the sting of a honey bee to the sound-radar system used by bats and the egg-laying apparatus of a chicken. read more
A collection of poems featuring a variety of wild animals including baboons, bears, chameleons, crocodiles, rhinos, and snakes.
The "other" Morty Smith - from the episode Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind - has just been given an unforgettable Funko makeo...ver. Make Alien Morty the newest Pop! in your collection. read more
A treasury of traditional Buddhist wisdom tales, illustrated with gorgeous original artwork. The Buddhist jataka tales are simple ...lessons in living with honesty, wisdom, and compassion that contain the power to transform the hearts and minds of those who hear them. They are stories of the Buddha’s past lives—in such forms as a boar, a parrot, a monkey, or a peacock—that have enchanted children and adults for millennia. Their animal characters powerfully and sometimes humorously demonstrate the virtues and foibles to which we humans are prone, and they point the way to more enlightened ways of living. Mark McGinnis retells the jatakas in poetic and accessible language, rendering the Buddhist teachings they contain abundantly clear. Each tale is brought to life by Mark’s full-color illustration, making the book a visually stunning entrée to this edifying and highly entertaining literary tradition. read more
A collection of thirty drawings of various animals along with their corresponding collective nouns. Includes two simple extension ...activities at the end of the book. read more
Once upon a time . . . nothing was as it seemed!What if Sleeping Beauty were actually a frog princess, doomed to be Weeping Beauty... forever? What if the Three Chickens had to outwit Goldifox? What if Cinder-Elephant lost her glass plate slipper? Then you'd have this hilarious collection of twisted fairy tales from the master of the absurd, Gregory Maguire! read more
From a flamboyance of flamingos to a conspiracy of lemurs, this is a fabulous celebration of creatures from around the world and t...heir weird and wonderful collective names. Catch a glimpse into their fascinating worlds and have fun with the simple search-and-find games on every page. With fresh and offbeat illustrations by new talent Hui Skipp, this is the perfect gift for curious young minds. read more