Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
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!
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.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
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!
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.
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.
Fingerlings were one of the hottest toys last holiday season. In fact, they were so popular that Fingerlings Minis and even Fingerlings keychains soon followed. But this year, Fingerlings HUGS are at the top of every kid's wish list and one of the best Christmas toys of 2018. The adorable interactive plushies feature long arms that can wrap around your kid for a cuddle, and they also give kisses, giggle, repeat after your child and — whoops! — pass gas. The collection includes animals such as a unicorn and sloth, but we have to say that Fingerlings monkeys Boris and Bella might just be the cutest toys ever. While you'll likely find sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on these cute critters on toy store shelves across the country, there are even better deals — and exclusive animals! — available online at Amazon, Walmart and Target now. So, stop arguing with your little one about whether they're getting a real puppy or kitten, and tell them Santa might just deliver a monkey, sloth or unicorn pal instead! Shop the Fingerlings collection below.
Excerpt from The Little Jewess, the Ransomed Child, and Time to Seek the LordBut little children cannot think of so great a number... as They like better to know the history of one. Here then is the life of one dear little Jewish girl, Who lived and died in another part of Europe.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 The Ring and the Veil, Vol. 1 of 3: A NovelOne evening in July, just before sunset, I entered Kensington Gardens, and... moved on rapidly among the crowd. Any one, who should have considered my costume my battered hat, my thread-bare coat and trousers, my dilapidated boots - would have decided at once that I had no business there.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
Susana ha logrado su objetivo; comenzar sus estudios en la facultad de Medicina. Nada parece interponerse en su deseo de ser Médic...o. Nada, salvo el resbalón que la conducirá al fondo de un lago. Cuando emerge de sus aguas lo hace en un mundo muy diferente, donde no es Susana sino Adárila y en el que un malvado ser, el Cuélebre, la acecha día y noche. Protegida por unos desconocidos que afirman ser sus parientes, descifrará los secretos que esconde la belleza de una tierra donde parece condenada a vivir. El enemigo que le acosa, las criaturas que descubre, las palabras que manan de su boca, el viento que le habla, el amor que encuentra, la magia que la rodea… todo desafiará lo que creía saber hasta ese momento. Pero Susana no se resignará y buscará la forma de volver a su hogar a pesar de que eso suponga tener que renunciar al amor. En su desesperación, recurrirá al Demiurgo quien le explicará las verdaderas intenciones del Cuélebre. Atrapada en un mundo que no comprende pero al que ama, deberá tomar una decisión; volver a su hogar o enfrentarse al monstruo; decidir si es Adárila o Susana. read more
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us onli...ne at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - IMPOSSIBLE, Ned! It can't be as much as that! "Well, you can prove the additions yourself, Tom, on one of the adding machines. I've been over 'em twice, and get the same result each time. There are the figures. They say figures don't lie, though it doesn't follow that the opposite is true, for those who do not stick closely to the truth do, sometimes, figure. But there you have it; your financial statement for the year," and Ned Newton, business manager for Tom Swift, the talented young inventor, shoved a mass of papers across the table to his friend and chum, as well as employer. "It doesn't seem possible, Ned, that we have made as much as that this past year. And this, as I understand it, doesn't include what was taken from the wreck of the Pandora?" read more
Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone's version of this classic story, and the lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelli...ng make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones. With a gorgeous cover in keeping with the rest of the Folk Tale Classics series, the story of Jack and his magic bean has never been more irresistible. read more
Jack's mother is very angry when he swaps their only cow for some magic beans. But before Jack knows it, he is off on a big advent...ure! read more
Fairy tale fans will give a GIANT cheer for this funny retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from the New York Times Bestselling aut...hor of Rump and Red!All his life, Jack has longed for an adventure, so when giants turn up in the neighbor's cabbage patch, he is thrilled! Soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow. The kingdom of giants is full of super-sized fun: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters. . . . But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.“Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don’t even need a beanstalk to visit them.” —Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever"A delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage." —BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition. read more
Jack traded his cow for magic beans, climbed a beanstalk, and got rich. Will the next person to try it, be as fortunate? Or just f...ortunate enough to survive?Everyone knows the story of Jack and his beanstalk, the little adventure that made Jack a very rich man. But what happened to the next person who climbed the beanstalk? Enter Nick. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange, Nick must help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it’s full of riches from Jack’s quest up a magical beanstalk decades ago. When Nick’s mission leads him straight to Jack, he sees a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself. But what Nick doesn’t know is that things are different at the top of the beanstalk. There are new enemies waiting. Enemies with plans that could destroy the world as Nick knows it. Will Nick come back a hero? Will he come back at all? read more
Onee of the most popular English folk-tales, dating back hundreds of years gets a modern retellling with hilarious illustrations J...ack is lazy. Instead of walking the cow to market, he sits on a log. And instead of selling the cow for a good price, he swaps her for a handful of beans. Luckily for Jack, these are no ordinary beans. 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
This big, beautiful collection of the world’s best-loved fairy tales belongs on every child’s bookshelf. Every child loves th...e imaginative power of fairy tales, and this extensive anthology is pure magic. The stories come from three of the world’s most renowned children’s authors of all time: The Brothers Grimm (“Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Brementown Musicians”), Charles Perrault (“The Sleeping Beauty,” “Donkey Skin,” “Bluebeard”), and Hans Christian Andersen (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Wild Swans”). Francesca Rossi’s enchanting watercolor illustrations illuminate these classic stories and bring them to life. read more
Fairies have fluttered through popular fairy tales for many years. Have you ever wondered what fairies look like, where they live,... or what kinds of tricks they play? Fly through this book to find out the truth about fairies. read more
A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortun...e. read more
A favorite fairy tale brought vividly to life by Steven Kellogg's elaborate, classic artwork—perfect for a read-aloud pick! Join y...oung Jack as he climbs a giant beanstalk to a magic castle in the clouds. Meet a hen that lays golden eggs and a harp that sings by itself. And don't forget the ogre... A classic fairy tale with rich and dynamic illustrations that will leave you chanting "Fee-fi-fo-fum!" read more
2-pack of spiral-bound Melissa & Doug drawing pads (Fairy Tale and Animal) with "stained glass" translucent coloring sheetEach has... 15 unique pages (approx. 6” x 7"”), 6 markersFairy Tale features princesses, fairies, unicorns, mermaids, flowers and moreAnimals features safari animals, underwater creatures, birds, reptiles, and moreGreat travel activity; Ages 5+About Melissa & Doug Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture childhood wonder. From classic wooden toys to inventive crafts, pretend play, and games, Melissa & Doug products inspire creativity and imagination in children throughout the world. The thoughtfully designed toys spark free play that's full of joy and rich with learning. Since the company's founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service, and value. Because high-quality playthings should be accessible to all, Melissa & Doug strives to share its passion for play with kids everywhere.Countless Ways to Play We make toys and other products that offer #CountlessWaysToPlay. We believe the best playthings are often simple concepts that inspire children to come up with their own twists. With everything we create, we hope to encourage: • FREE PLAY • CREATIVITY • IMAGINATION • LEARNING • DISCOVERY read more
With this two-pack of On the Go Stained Glass Coloring Pads (Fairy Tale and Animals), color in enchanting fairy tale pictures and ...exciting wildlife pictures, and see them light up when displayed in a sunny window! Use the six markers included in each... read more
The all-time classic collection of fairy tales. This easy to read edition includes sixty-two (yes, 62!) favorite tales for childre...n, including: RAPUNZEL HANSEL AND GRETEL THE OLD MAN AND HIS GRANDSON LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD TOM THUMB THE FOUR CLEVER BROTHERS THE GOLDEN GOOSE THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER and many, many, more!! read more
Excerpt from The Entertaining History of Whittington and His Cat: A Fairy TaleWicked cook scolding him from morning till night, ti...ll at last her ill usage was told to Miss Alice, the merchant' s daughter.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
A talking tea kettle, a monstrous goblin-spider that lives in a haunted temple, miniature soldiers that plague a lazy young bride,... and other fanciful creatures abound in this captivating collection of eleven Japanese fairy tales.Youngsters are transported to an exotic, faraway world of samurai warriors, rice fields, humble cottages, and a magical spring in five tales excellently translated and adapted by noted writer and linguist Lafcadio Hearn: "The Fountain of Youth," "Chin-Chin Kobakama," "The Goblin-Spider," "The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings," and the title story. Six additional stories — in versions by Grace James, Basil Hall Chamberlain, and other authorities on Japanese folklore — include "The Tea-Kettle," "The Wooden Bowl," "My Lord Bag-o'-Rice," "The Hare of Inaba," "The Silly Jelly-Fish," and "The Matsuyama Mirror." read more
One of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories gets a breathtaking showcase, with lavish art and an elegant retelling by ac...claimed writer and professor John Cech. Although the handsome prince meets ladies blessed with beauty, wealth and brains, he knows in his heart that none is the true princess he longs for. Then, one stormy night, a wet, disheveled and very weary young woman knocks at the castle door. Could she be his queen? One tiny pea buried underneath twenty soft mattresses might reveal the truth. Bernhard Oberdieck's stunning images, with their soft colour and unusual perspectives, capture all the fantasy and romance of Andersen's appealing tale. read more
This Children's Fairy Tale features talking animals, thrilling adventures, and maybe a lesson or two as well. Anna doesn’t like ha...ving to take care of her brother’s puppy, especially since Todd doesn’t let her play with him. When she lets Scruffy outside without a leash, Todd gets lost searching for him. Anna has to make things right by finding both of them. She discovers a magical world in the woods beyond her house. She soon encounters giant bunnies, talking skunks, and more. But will she make it back home in time for dinner? One-part fantasy, one-part fairy tale, all fun- this kid's book has something for children of all ages. Included is a link to my reader's group. Be sure to sign up for free goodies, and to be notified of upcoming books. See the website at http://www.thewritescott.com. read more
Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Marie Leprince de Beaumont and published in 1756. A me...rchant eventually loses all of his wealth in a tempest at sea. He and his daughters are consequently forced to live in a small farmhouse and work for their living. After some years of this, the merchant hears that one of the trade ships he had sent off has arrived back in port, having escaped the destruction of its compatriots. He returns to the city to discover whether it contains anything valuable. Before leaving, he asks his daughters if they wish for him to bring any gifts back for them. The oldest two ask for clothing, jewels and the finest dresses possible, thinking his wealth has returned. Beauty is satisfied with the promise of a rose, as none grow in their part of the country. The merchant, to his dismay, finds that his ship's cargo has been seized to pay his debts, leaving him without money to buy his daughters their presents. During his return, the merchant becomes lost in a forest. Seeking shelter, he enters a dazzling palace... This edition also includes "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella" and "Blue Beard". read more
Includes the tales:"The Emperor", "The Swineherd", "The Real Princess", "The Shoes of Fortune", "The Fir Tree", "The Snow Queen", ..."The Leap Frog", "The Elderbush", "The Bell The Old House", "The Happy Family", "The Story of a Mother", "The False Collar", "The Shadow", "The Little Match Girl", "The Dream of Little Tuk", "The Naughty Boy" and "The Red Shoes". read more
Lift-the-flaps are used in the retelling of the well-known fairy tale in which a princess is given shelter by the queen, who tests... her to determine if the princess is truly who she claims to be. read more
Think there's just one fairy tale with a beautiful girl and a monster? Think again! Cultures all around the world have their own B...eauty and the Beast stories. Visit France, China, and Switzerland, and find out who asks for a grape instead of a rose, and whose beast is a snake. read more
With this two-pack of On the Go Stained Glass Coloring Pads (Fairy Tale and Animals), color in enchanting fairy tale pictures and ...exciting wildlife pictures, and see them light up when displayed in a sunny window! Use the six markers included in each set to make one-of-a-kind "stained glass" pictures. Each has 15 translucent pages, approximately 6" x 7" (15.25 x 17.75 cm) per page, spiral-bound to make them easy for kids to take and create their art anywhere they go. Markers store right in the pad and pages tear out cleanly to display. read more