Every year, the president pardons one turkey for Thanksgiving. One. But KC and her best friend, Marshall, think one isn't enough! This year, they want to gather lots of turkeys to be spared. The night before the holiday, the turkeys are in a big flock on the National Mall waiting to be set free. The next morning, they're gone! Who would steal 117 Thanksgiving turkeys? KC and Marshall have to ruffle some feathers to find out!
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.
Stuck scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift for a kid on your list? Check out these awesome Amazon finds under $25—and if you're a Prime member, they'll ship for free in two days. Avoid the rush and long lines at stores and order these toys online instead! Make all of their holiday dreams come true on a tight schedule with a range of awesome, affordable gifts kids will love, including educational LEGO sets, collectible Hatchimal figurines, creative Pokemon toys and more.
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.
What's worse than picking out a Christmas gift for picky tweens? Picking one out last minute! Thankfully, Amazon Prime's two-day shipping makes last minute purchases a piece of cake—and we have the whole great gift thing covered. Check out this selection of awesome, affordable last minute Christmas gifts tweens will love, from 'Star Wars' LEGO sets to mermaid-inspired sequin bags to the latest, greatest replacement for last year's fidget spinners.
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.
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
Choosing a rug for baby's nursery that's stylish, safe and comfortable can be difficult. Before you rug shop, it's important to think about the size of your nursery (be sure take measurements in advance!), the rug material you want, whether you're covering a hardwood floor or layering the rug on carpet and whether or not the rug fits the style of your baby's nursery. Look through our selection of stylish and safe nursery rugs all priced at under $250 and easily found at popular retailers including Target, Wayfair and Pottery Barn Kids.
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.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
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.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
I, Geronimo Stilton, was amazed to find myself called back to the Kingdom of Fantasy for another adventure. Blossom, Queen of the ...Fairies, needed my help -- time itself was under threat! Something evil was making the hands of the magical Tick Tock Timepiece spin faster and faster. It was causing Blossom to age at an alarming rate . . . and if she perished, so would the entire Kingdom of Fantasy! Holey cheese! It was up to me to restore time and harmony to the land. Could I do it before the clock reached its final hour? read more
A marvelous retelling of how God washed the world clean of sin and how faithful Noah followed God s command and was saved from des...truction. Each page has a special layered die-cut to give visual depth to the book. The vibrant artwork makes this book especially appealing to young readers, encouraging them to turn to the next page and discover more about Noah and God s promises. read more
When Grandfather Frog decides to leave the safety of his pond, he encounters more adventures than he ever imagined. From Farmer Br...own's Boy to Black Pussy, there are unexpected traps and dangers everywhere. Luckily he has many friends who can help, from the Merry Little Breezes to Peter Rabbit and the rest of the forest folk. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Wanting more than a single turkey to be pardoned for Thanksgiving, KC and her best friend, ...Marshall, gather dozens of turkeys on the National Mall that they hope the president will set free, an endeavor that turns riotous when all of the turkeys disappear. read more
Easter is almost here—and Turkey knows just how to celebrate. He’s going to win the eggstra-special Easter egg hunt! The only prob...lem is that animals aren’t allowed to enter. So he and his barnyard friends come up with a top-secret plan. With his trademark disguises and a whole lot of help, Turkey goes undercover. Will his basket of tricks help him win a prize? read more
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the maincourse. But Turkey ...has an idea--what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!Wendi Silvano's comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper's watercolors. read more
It’s spring, and all the baby animals are being born — a perfect time to visit the zoo. The Aldens and their friends are taking pi...ctures there for a photo contest. But when cameras go missing and a girl is accused of cheating, the Boxcar Children must find out just who is monkeying with the contest! read more
When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, every...one thinks it’s a crank threat except Dr. Landon’s daughter Ashley. She’s sure it’s the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek. Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan’s cyberworld and find out! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Taking the express train from Union Station, Marshall and KC are targeted by a treacherous ...villain who has sabotaged the VIP car also carrying the Vice President and his Secret Service agents. read more
Join Grant and Christina on a journey to the top of the world - Mount Everest! Along with their two Sherpa friends, they try to he...lp Uncle Mike and his friend reach the summit. But someone else is trying to make sure they don't! Can they make it past scary statues, mysterious monks, rickety bridges, and a deadly avalanche? Can the handle the b-b-breathtaking c-c-cold? Will a not-so-yackety yak lend a hand (or a hoof)? Oh no! Is that the Abominable Snowman roaring in the distance? Let's start climbing - do you have the courage to come along? Read this mystery - it will take your breath away! Here are some of the integral places in this mystery: Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal - Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha/Chomolungma - Everest View Hotel - Tengboche Monastery - Base Camp on the moraine - Khumbu Glacier - Khumbu Icefall - Himalayan Mountains. Here are some of the integral educational items in this mystery: Sherpas - HistoryTraditions and Foods - Sherpa Tea with Salt and Yak Butter - Tsampa - Breakfast food - Shakpa - Thick Potato Soup - Heating with Yak Dung - Prayer Flags - Angees and chubas - Traditional dress - Legend: -Abode of the Gods -Yeti (or The Abominable Snowman) - Modern Technology incorporated into the Sherpa lifestyleYaksMani StonesClimbing Gear - Crampons - Compass - Oxygen Tanks - Climbing Harness - GPS -Satellite Phones - Snow glasses - Ice AxesNepal - Size - Geography - History - Economy - Rupees Religions - Hindu - Buddhism -Architecture - Swayambhunath or "The Monkey Temple" - Music and Art - Sarangi - musical instrument played frequently in Nepal - Kalbhairav - A statue to whom people make promises. Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:Grade Levels: 3-6Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5Accelerated Reader Points: 2Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 133397Lexile Measure: 700Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: QDevelopmental Assessment Level: 40Get your FREE Resources!1. Download the Carole Marsh Mysteries Around The World Correlations to Common Core/State Standards HERE. 2. Download the Where in the World Have You Been map HERE. 3. Download additional activities including Fact or Fiction, Fascinating Facts, Book Club Discussion and Book Club Activities HERE.4. Utilize the Around the World Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 19 mysteries HERE.5. Want a sneak peak? Read the first three chapters HERE. read more
This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going... on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie—a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution. This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more
Mary Paul and her friend Tom become involved in a mystery when they notice a suspicious deck-hand on a Whanganui River boat. Disco...vering various clues they encounter dangerous rapids, hidden jewellery and endure a thrilling chase up the river in a life or death situation. read more
Jack and Ashley’s search for eight-year-old Sammy has left them hopelessly lost in a twisted maze of tunnels deep inside Carlsbad ...Caverns. Bats are everywhere, and the echoes of their screeching cries sends a chill through the trio. The only light is the candle in their lantern. What will happen when it burns out, leaving them in total darkness? read more
Jack can’t believe what he’s hearing. His sister is being held hostage. Whoever snatched Ashley must have been following the Lando...ns as they explored Death Valley National Park. But what do they want with Leesa? When Jack discovers why Leesa is on the run, he is determined to protect her. But how can he do that and save Ashley, too? One thing he knows for sure, failure is not an option.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. read more
Harley was the King of the Mall. He was loved by the other birds that lived in the mall. The mall provided everything a bird neede...d. Food, Movies and Games! Harley's life was easy until one day when a new bird named Tessa flew in. Harley's life was about to change and the adventure was about to begin! read more
Melodie Crane, her twin sister, Lila, and their mother are embarking on a trip to America on the Titanic. What is supposed to be a... rather uneventful trip turns into mystery, mayhem, and murder. Who will make it out alive? Will they find the person responsible for this tragedy? read more
Meet a thieving emu, a devious cat, and a pesky pup in these hilarious tales about animals who love to play tricks, create chaos, ...and run a bit wild. Funny, colorful, portable, and collectible, these books are heartwarming page-turners that will leave eager readers ready for more. They're perfect for the backpack, to share with friends, and to read under the covers at night. read more
An Easter holiday in the Gippsland Lakes district...Mysterious lights...Strange foreigners... Squawks in the night...Captured in u...nderground tunnels...and smugglers. Three children go on holiday to their grandparents house in Metung and discover a group of smugglers. It takes all their skill and resourcefulness to escape the old underground tunnels and the evil smugglers. read more
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards: 1st Place (tie) for Picture Books 6& Older. Purple Dragonfly Book Awards: Honorable Mention for Pict...ure Books 5 & Younger. On a regular day, in a regular mall, one little green ball gets an extraordinary chance to investigate a world he'd only viewed from his shelf in the toy store. With great wit and humor, Donna LeBlanc, author of the Story Monster Approved and multiple award-winning "Explorations of Commander Josh" series, has our little green hero dodging shopper's feet and discovering all the delights-and daring-of a busy shopping mall. Like many little readers, he soon discovers that there is no place like his home in the toy store."Why We Love This Book Teaches a great lesson about trying new things but also about being safe Adorable character even though it's a green ball - great facial expressions Fun pictures that enhance the story Great book to read-aloud with a single child or a group" --Mom-Spot.com read more
This lift-the-flap board book tells the fun story of the bear family reunion. With bold illustrations and photographs, the Wild Ta...les series will keep little kids turning page after page, and lifting flap after flap, to see what surprise shows up next. Kids will love to read this book with Mom and Dad over and over again. read more
The Alden children are staying at the New England farmhouse where their grandfather grew up. There are many stories and legends ab...out the old farm, and there's a woodshed near the house that holds a surprising secret... a secret that dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War! read more
When the Aldens hear that Grandfather’s friend Mrs. Ashleigh had an ancestor who was a pirate, they decide to hunt for his hidden ...treasure. But then strange things start to happen, and it looks like someone else wants to find the treasure — and keep it! Can the Boxcar Children stop the thief before the next hurricane hits? read more
The University Games Murder on the Titanic Classic Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle offers hours of stimulating mystery-solving and puzzle co...nstruction. Wealthy twin sisters face romance, betrayal and death on the fateful last night of the Titanic's maiden voyage. Read the compelling story booklet, assemble the 1,000-piece puzzle, find the clues and solve the mystery! The finished puzzle is just the right size to fit on card table for solo fun or family game night. Train kids to be super-sleuths with the engaging and gorgeously illustrated mystery puzzle. Beware that the picture on the box does not have the clues that you need; you have to construct the expert-level puzzle to get the whole story! read more
"The Trouble with Play" is a radical departure from some of the ideas about play that are held dear by many in early childhood edu...cation. For many, play is considered essential to children's development and learning, and is often promoted as a universal and almost magical 'fix'. Although play does have many proven benefits for children, the authors show that play in the early years is not always innocent, fun and natural. Play can also be political and involve morals, ethics, values and power.So, what if... Play is not fair Play is not equitable Play is not innocent Play is not fun Play is not naturalThe book prompts teachers to understand and implement more thoughtful approaches to play in the early years.Through vignettes, practical activities and reflection points the authors encourage discussion about new ways of seeing and thinking about play and argue for new approaches to pedagogy and the role of the teacher. It is valuable reading for anyone involved in early childhood education. read more
The Boxcar Children are going on vacation to Dragon's Mouth Cavern. The four Aldens like rock hunting in the area, until Benny fin...ds a sinkhole that leads to the underground caves. While exploring the caves, they realize that someone doesn't want them there. But why? Can the Boxcar Children solve this new underground mystery? read more