In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important missioncover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.… read more
It's never too early to get a little one hooked on reading. These fun, personalized storybooks for kids combine entertainment with education, making your budding bookworm the hero of their own story. Whether it's a Disney story or a bedtime story, get your birthday and Christmas gift shopping done early and order one of these unique page-turners from Amazon, Etsy or Uncommon Goods now!
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.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Your kids will love this wearable tech, and you'll love that they're able to build healthier habits with these fun fitness and activity trackers.
Raising kids in today's world poses numerous different challenges for parents. When should your child be introduced to TV? What about the iPad or the family computer? We've rounded up safe technology products you can feel good about giving to your children.
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.
Refresh your children's wardrobe by shopping at these stylish, yet affordable, kid clothing brands that your little one will actually love.
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Adults are due for some much-needed peace and quiet as the Christmas craze fizzles out. To carve out some precious alone time this winter, design a space that will hold your kids' attention for hours a day. It should be a room that bursts with color and piques curiosity with a strategic variety of learning and play toys. To help you create this space we rounded up 10 playroom staples to help kids battle cabin fever while they're holed up inside on snow days.
Let your kids unwrap our favorite tech toys for this holiday season. The tech-savvy kiddo in your life will be all smiles.
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As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
What's better than combining bath time and playtime? How about adding these bath toys in the mix. They make bath time a breeze!
Home is where the heart is, but it's also where crawling babies and curious tots can cause serious injury to themselves. Keep your little one safe with baby proofing gear such baby gates, child monitors, safety locks and guards, and pacifiers and teethers, that are specially designed for children's safety.
This is one of the great classics of nature and boyhood by one of America's foremost nature experts. It presents a vast range of w...oodlore in the most palatable of forms, a genuinely delightful story. It will provide many hours of good reading for any c read more
With a star-studded lineup of writers, there's a stage full of drama, comedy, and great storytelling waiting behind these curtains... Sharon Creech spoofs a publishing office in "The Raven," and the environment fights back against overdevelopment in Susan Cooper's "The Dollop." Patricia MacLachlan puts a twist on detention in "The Bad Room," and Katherine Paterson revives a classic fairy tale in "The Billionaire and the Bird." Richard Peck has schoolboys doing their best to trick a spooky substitute in "Effigy in the Outhouse," and Avi's "Not Seeing Is Believing "has words playing tricks on everybody. There's something for everyone in this all-star lineup. read more
In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, ...least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, read more
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film before it's back onscreen in select theaters this September! From award...-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica? "An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post "A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times read more
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story i...s a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he's swept into the magical world of Fantastica--so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he is the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica?"An instantaneous leap into the magical . . . Energetic, innovative, and perceptive"—The Washington Post"A trumpet blast for the imagination."—Sunday Times read more
La historia interminable / The Neverending Story
A beautiful and heartbreaking novel from an award-winning author about a girl who gets swept up into an adventure involving forgot...ten toys, perfect for fans of Lauren Wolk and Kelly Barnhill."A delicate, funny, poignant exploration of grief, love and memory that has the welcoming warmth of an instant classic."--The GuardianEmily and her sister, Holly, were as close as sisters could be. They did everything together. But Holly died three months ago, and Emily's world is shattered.Amid a sea of changes--her best friend is acting distant, she's just started at a new school, and she's been cast as the lead in the school play--Emily is surprised to find that she misses Holly's teddy bear, Bluey, almost as much as she misses Holly herself. But Bluey was buried with Holly, and there's no getting either of them back.Then one night, Emily dreams of talking toys, who tell her they have come from the toy world with a message from Bluey. Emily is convinced she can be reunited with him. But there's something strange about the barrier between the toy world and the real world. Not just strange, but dangerous--magic is spilling out, and it's wreaking havoc on Emily's world. Now she must decide whether finding Bluey is worth risking the lives of those she loves."Deeply moving and highly imaginative."--The Daily Mail"Written from the heart and can't fail to make yours sing."--The Times, Book of the Week "One of the wittiest books of the year."--The Sunday Times"Suffused with longing and dappled with humor, this novel explores the limits of grief and the lasting power of storytelling."--Wall Street Journal "From whimsical comicality to impending danger...a standalone title, in which the topic of loss is dealt with deftly. For readers willing to let their imagination soar, this fantasy may be just what they are looking for, especially if they have experienced grief."--School Library Journal"An imaginative, magical story ideal for kids experiencing loss."--Kirkus Reviews"Wise in the ways of loss as Emily discovers that the route through grief lies not in escaping to Smockeroon but in engaging with the hard world, in the passage of time, in friendship, memory, and, above all, storytelling."--The Horn Book, Starred Review"A refreshing take on the classic theme of toys coming to life, with the residents of Smockeroon amusingly sassy and self involved. There is still plenty of warmth...while the magical elements cushion the heftier themes...A pleasing blend of sentiment and humor."--Bulletin "Saunders combines the hard reality of loss and the soft comfort of fantasy surprisingly well, offering unexpected humor in Smockeroon as well as sharp insights into human characters."--Booklist read more
Arnie's favorite thing to do was to run around and see what he could find. But one day Arnie found something new, though it had be...en there all along. It was a great big, enormous, neverending wall. He wondered what could be behind it. He was sure it would be new places to run and explore. read more
In the Number Story, numbers teach children how to connect the names to the right symbol. Many children find it easy to remember t...he names. They can easily say number one to ten. However, young children may find it hard to connect the names to the right number character. This knowledge is a big leap for children, and with hundreds and thousands of books out in the market trying to teach this step, it is evident that knowing how to connect the names to the symbols is a big step. Actually, it is a big step that leads to successive steps of learning. What this little book aims to do provide children with a half step to the next step. By providing a jingle for them to enjoy and remember, the numbers try to help children remember the number names. This language will help children grasp the number names and help teacher/parents in their attempt to help the child master this very step. The Number Story provides a story, a jingle, a rhyme that a child and parent can work with. With many different children with different learning needs, this little book will certainly allow the process of learning numbers to be enjoyable and memorable AND fruitful. read more
What happened to Noah s animals? How did Jonah escape the whale? From animals to giants to stormy seas, kids can re-create the adv...entures of David, Noah, Jonah, and Joseph in this all-new Sticker Stories title." read more
Patricia St John's life is a story in itself but she grew up to become one of the world's best loved Christian writers for childre...n. When looking after thirty children in a boarding school, her exciting bedtime stories were favourites with the children. T read more
"A real friend is a companion for your heart."Godlike Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, has built a beautiful city, but is also a terrible ...tyrant. In answer to the prayers of his oppressed citizens, the gods create Enkidu, a wild man whose destiny is to first fight Gilgamesh, and then become his life-long friend. They embark on adventures together, but when they - together - kill the Bull of Heaven, Enkidu must pay the ultimate price. In his grief and fear of his own death, Gilgamesh goes on a journey to discover the secret to immortality ...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
Records and reputations, cheats and champs, victors and venues - here's the lowdown on the modern Olympic games, from bestselling ...author and illustrator, Richard Brassey. Updated to include Rio 2016. From the games of ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, and with individual tales of heroes and heroines, this is a lively, witty and entertaining guide for young readers everywhere. As always with Richard Brassey's popular books, this is packed with comic strips, fact boxes, hilarious captions and speech bubbles, plus amazing information and entertaining insight. read more
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original b...ook (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: . TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE Of the read more
This series describes animals that were once thought to be myths or hoaxes. This book looks at the kangaroo: the first time it was... reported to the Western world, the public and scientific community's reaction to it, the search for evidence, how the animal read more
Now there's a girl who understands things, the crow thought.When two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, die in a vicious battle ove...r the crown of Thebes, the new ruler, King Creon, decides that Eteocles will be buried as a hero, while Polynices will be left outside as a feast for the dogs and crows.But the young Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, will defy the cruel tyrant and attempt to give her brother the burial he deserves. This simple act of love and bravery will set in motion a terrible course of events that will reverberate acrossthe entire kingdom...Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
"For the first time in his life, Gulliver felt ashamed of himself and his fellow-humans."Gulliver is a travel-hungry and adventuro...us ship's doctor, who has the odd misfortune of being ship-wrecked four times in as many voyages. Through Jonathan Coe's expert retelling of Swift's famous satire about our human hubris and desires, today's young readers are swept along as Gulliver finds himself a giant among tiny humans in Lilliput; a tiny human among giants in Brobdignag; on the flying island of Laputa, with its most impractical intellectuals; and finally in the land of the Houyhnhnms, talking horses who think precious little of human "Yahoos".Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed." read more
Thirty easy-to-color pictures, with captions, show how the Pilgrims made their way to the New World in a small boat, landed on the... rocky shores of New England, and established a settlement at Plymouth. Join them as they clear their fields, build homes, an read more
This series describes animals that were once thought to be myths or hoaxes. This book looks at the platypus: the first time it was... reported to the Western world, the public and scientific community's reaction to it, the search for evidence, how the animal read more
Big ideas come with big obstacles Meet people who believed in their inventions and business ideas and persevered to achieve great ...success. Written in narrative form, readers will share in all the excitement, disappointment, failures and successes. The us read more