Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
If you have a hard time getting your teen or tween boy to dress up for special occasions, don't worry, you're not alone. We've rounded up a few staple pieces to add to your son's wardrobe that will have him feeling stylish and not dorky.
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.
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.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
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.
Strolling through the mall and browsing online for tween clothing can frustrate any parent, especially when you like something your kid doesn't or vice versa. Instead of getting swept up in an argument, check out these six brands that have everything you need to outfit your young teen in fashion-forward attire you both can agree on.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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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.
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!
Pleasing teenage girls can often be a challenge, especially when it comes to helping them pick out clothes or room decor. If you have a teenager who loves boho style and is in need of a little bedroom revamp, look no further. Your teen will be shocked at how well you know the boho trend when she sees these gypsy-inspired bedroom picks.
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.
Create the Ultimate Gaming Experience with These Walmart Deals on TVs, Video Game Consoles, Headsets and More
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.
The 1904 Kappa Annual by George H. Woods, et al. Springfield, Mass: Kappa Chapter of Central High School, 1904. 120 pages. Hardcov...er. read more
The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. 3...17 pages. read more
The Hobbit: or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997. ...319 pages. Hardcover. Slipcase. Distressed wear. read more
The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 12th Printing. 352 pages. Hardcover in dust jacket.
"Be it known throught the land that the rightful heir to the throne of Crystonia will be the wearer of the Silver Breastplate with... its four Stones of LIght: The Stone of Mercy, The Stone of Courage, The Stone of Integrity and The Stone of Wisdom." By tradition, the ruler of Crystonia will be the one in possession of the Silver Breastplate. Yet the rightful heir has not appeared and the throne that sits atop Mount Heilodius has stood empty for a century and a half. The kingdom is being torn apart as the biggest and strongest races battle for control. Even the herd of peace-loving Centaurs has splintered into two factions, one awaiting the promised bearer of the breastplate, the other seeking power and control over the land. Unbeknownst to all but a very few, the Silver Breastplate has been created. In due course, it is presented to a sixteen-year-old Duende girl named Carling, one of the tiny descendants of the fairies that once filled the land. But the silver breastplate is not complete. In order for its wearer to have the skills to rule the land righteously, the young Duende needs to find the four stones of light that are needed to finish this magical source of power and authority. This is the riveting story of Carling's quest. She, along with her friends, must risk their lives to save their land and fulfill the assignment given to them to complete the silver breastplate. Award-Winning Author M.J. Evans takes the reader on another fantastic adventure. Immerse yourself in her fantasy world of Centaurs, Cyclops, Ogres and the Duende. read more
Mausape belongs to a race that is losing its culture and to a generation that is losing its mind. Mausape, a young "X-Indian" man ...dreams he's about to compete against the King of All Fancy-Dancers who, it turns out, is Elvis Presley in full Las Vegas regalia. Another teenage boy, concerned that he's not a real warrior, seeks confirmation behind the liquor store from Grandma Spider, a wise, obese old creature with the torso of an elderly woman and the eight legs of a spider. In stories and poems mixing magical realism with unflinching reality, a young American Indian author offers a raw, graphic view of life on a reservation, a place where bitterness toward the white man lingers, where the enemy often appears in liquid form, where misogyny often raises its ugly head, and where a new generation's pop culture infiltrates ancient beliefs. A standout voice in the anthology NIGHT GONE, DAY IS STILL COMING, Thomas M. Yeahpau explores the place between native culture and contemporary America where X-Indians dwell." read more
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New BeijingISBN13: 9780312641894Publish...er: Feiwel & FriendsPublication Year: 2012Format: HardcoverPages: 400 read more
Darrell Johnson, by most accounts a normal teenager, wasn’t sure what to make of his new found ability to see the future, but when... he saw a man kidnapping a young boy he knew he had to do something. He decided to enlist the help of his two best friends. He knew that if anyone could help him catch the kidnapper it was Marie Clarkson, an incredible hacker, and Gavril Darzi, the smartest guy he knew. By the time the three of them eventually realize they are in over their heads, it is too late to back out and they need to worry about more than saving the boy. They need to make sure they all get out alive. read more
Artemis Fowl's memories of the fairy race have been wiped, and his one fairy ally, Captain Holly Short, is on the run. He needs hi...s memory back--and fast--because a power-crazed pixie is out for revenge, scheming to overthrow the Lower Elements Police. With Holly gone, Artemis is depending on a flatulent dwarf. Things are about to explode. . . read more
Batman aficionado Matt Manning gives a unique history of the Dark Knight in this deluxe box set of hardcover books, including: Bat...-Signal: Lighting the Dark Knight's Sky Shades of Black: The Many Costumes of Batman The Batman Villains: The Worst Gotham... read more
While recovering from her encounter with super villain Kingston Cobre,rest is the last thing that Penny Slater is getting.Between ...angry phone calls from her stepmother and an unexpected interrogation,our would be heroine is ready to check out of the... read more
Cover by Mike Mignola!A young Conan is arrested and falsely accused of a king’s murder, and the Cimmerian is tortured, stabbed, dr...agged through the streets, and thrown into a river. He is found by his closest allies, but they discover they are too... read more
"Leader of the Pack". A giant sized issue that takes the Raven team to Australia as a wave of attacks from Dingo Dogs terrorizes t...he small town of Wallagonga that has a population of 823 and counting down. As Raven members Lonnie Talbot, Kent and... read more
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)] [Read by Julia Whelan] Elloren struggles to realize her own destiny while in the shadow of her ...grandmother, the Black Witch. A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining. So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa's heir -- but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of people -- including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians -- is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. read more
"The Compensators". A series of strange occurrences take place in Millerston, Maine. Strange occurrences in the form of bizarre mu...rders. One victim is found full of pins, another is completely dismembered, and a third is found with the eyes gouged out.... read more
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who developed the other Kane Chronicles graphic novels and worked on The Lightning Thief; The Graphic Novel; The Lost Hero, The Graphic Novel; and many other titles including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. read more
He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis i...s threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.This non-stop thrill ride is adapted and brought to life by Orpheus Collar, who previously adapted and illustrated the rest of the Kane Chronicles series: Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel; and Throne of Fire, The Graphic Novel. read more
Clayton Diggs is a pharmaceuticals salesman who discovers his sister has committed herself to an insane asylum. She's checked hers...elf in, fearing she'll hurt herself or someone else. And she's afraid of something else out there... All across the world,... read more
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document... every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today Keith Dallas headlines this volume on the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the Reagan years You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with works like Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight DC Comics' reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its Renaissance with a British invasion of talent like Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast read more
Plagued by nightmares of fire and death, Conan sets out for his distant Cimmerian homeland to see if his tribe still lives. But th...e barbarian warrior’s path is unexpectedly fraught with the undead legions of the witch Vammatar, who once held Conan’s... read more
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)][Read by Clare Corbett; Thomas Judd; Steve Hodson; Gabrielle Glaister]The second book in a new t...rilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series. Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy -- but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice -- Tom's lost love and a powerful witch -- appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now? Joseph Delaney's deliciously scary imagination continues Tom's saga, introducing new readers to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends -- and old enemies. Perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure -- no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary! read more
"The Healer". A faith healer is on the run. On the run from the government who want to "examine" him and his supposed capabilities.... Raven Inc. is called in and the husband/wife duo of Kent and Michelle Connors find themselves stuck in the middle... read more
Conan scales the Mount of Crom to thwart the release of Shuma-Gorath, an ancient, malevolent demon. But the witch queen Vammatar a...nd the necromancer Kulan Gath seek the Books of Shuma-Gorath to free the evil god and bring it under their... read more
"The Case of the Beguiling Baroness" - PART 1 of 3. Set in the 1920’s Jazz Chronicles centers around Ace Mifflin, private eye, who... finds himself plunged into mysteries that go beyond his comfort zone of speakeasies and the streets of Boston. When famed... read more