Summer vacation means one thing: Your yard is about to become a sea of kids' toys that have found a new home in the outdoors. If you're struggling to keep up with the chaos, shop this list of genius finds from Houzz that make staying organized a breeze.
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.
You signed your aspiring wide receiver up for football. Now what? Finding the best football cleat that's touchdown-worthy—no pressure. Don't worry, Nike has you covered when it comes to providing a reliable cleat and safety gear that you'll need to get your little athlete's football career started.
Choosing a reliable football cleat for your child can help prevent injuries and further their ability to achieve their goals at such a young age. Whether your active kiddo dreams of being the next Carson Wentz or Rob Gronkowski, start from the ground up. Be sure to choose a cleat that gives their ankles the support they need, helping them look and feel good on and off the field. Not only will you find your child in the end zone quite frequently while wearing the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 Football Cleat, but you'll also feel like a true winner knowing your player is safe and secure breaking through tackles and jumping for interceptions.
Between the swollen ankles and that growing belly, pregnancy is no joke! Don't limit yourself to restricting pants and try these comfy maternity leggings instead.
Modern design is all about practicing the less-is-more approach. If you're able to resist the many cute toys, accessories and decorations available today, you'll reap the rewards of a long-lasting nursery that's comfortable, practical and beautiful. Prioritize the 10 essentials below to build a foundation for a modern sanctuary for your little one.
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.
Many kids with siblings often find themselves sharing a bedroom at some point in time. Although territorial disputes are inevitable, parents can implement a few design tactics in the kids' room to make family life in a compact home a little calmer. Use the following hardworking furniture and storage items to accommodate all of the kids in the room.
No one wants to have to put together a nursery after the baby is born. Make your newborn feel right at home by preparing baby's first nursery ahead of time. As a mommy-to-be, you have many things on your mind. Have no fear; we're here to help ensure you don't overlook certain products that should be on the nursery checklist. These 10 nursery essentials from Houzz are about to make your life with a little one a whole lot easier just by adding them to your baby's room.
We all face the same post-holiday predicament. What are we going to do with those heaping piles of new stuff? The answer is in a New Year refresh we're all motivated to participate in. Enlist the kids' help in cleanup time with these savvy storage products from Houzz.
Picking out clothes your tween or teen boy will love can feel like a daunting task, but we're here to make it easy!
Mastering the art of diapering requires proper instruction, and the right diaper changing accessories. Managing the mess can be downright icky at times, but having the correct sized diaper as well as baby wipes that suit your baby's skin needs, makes all the difference. Be prepared for any and all potential diapering dilemmas—there are sure to be a few—by learning more about your diapering options.
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.
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.
"Maze Teens: -Ultimate Challenging Puzzle Games Book, 100 Crazy Mazes to Solve, Large Print is well designed Game Maze for Teenage...r who want to overcome the garden maze and find the way out and to be proud how cool you are! It contains 50 Maze Games, 1... read more
Sudoku Games Book: Easy, Medium, Hard Handheld Puzzle for All Age (Teens, and Adults) is to train your brain in your free time or ...even along the journey. It is containing of 100 sudoku games printed on 1 game per page to easy fill in the number.... read more
The No Book for Teenagers
""The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" meets "Jane the Virgin" in this poignant but often laugh-out-loud funny contemp...orary novel about a teenage girl who loses her sister and finds herself amid the pressures, expectations, and... read more
"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
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
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 Stone of Courage was chosen as one of only three finalists in Pre-teen Fiction from the Book Excellence Awards for 2017 and ha...s been awarded a Five Star Review Award from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews. Be it known throughout 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.Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is conquering fear for the sake of doing what is right. A young Duende girl named Carling is in possession of the coveted Silver Breastplate, but the breastplate is only partially complete. The green Stone of Mercy, which Carling found on her first quest, is nestled securely in its place on the breastplate. Now, the Wizard of Crystonia sends her on her second mission to find the red Stone of Courage in the foreboding region known as the Northern Reaches. The assignment will be difficult because the stone is under the guardianship of a reclusive Tommy Knocker named Shim, who has no intention of relinquishing it to the young Duende girl or to anyone else.The Stone of Courage is the second tale in the critically acclaimed and Award-winning Centaur Chronicles series. This book continues the compelling adventure that began with The Stone of Mercy as Carling attempts to gain another stone on her way to becoming the righteous ruler of Crystonia. In The Stone of Courage, Carling faces her fears in the form of the Tommy Knocker, Ogres and evil Heilodius Centaurs, all of whom attempt to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny to become the Queen of the land.Immerse yourself in another fantastic adventure created by Award-Winning author M.J. Evans. read more
Back in the Director's clutches The Director will do anything to ensure his Pervasive Justice program succeeds. He captured Oy, Di...lea, Rainbow Sherbit, and PJ in "THE REVENGE." Now he holds them hostage to force teenage PJ to serve the program. He has given her an ultimatum: join the program or they. Will teenage PJ surrender, or will she rescue everyone and stop the Director's quest for his Pervasive Justice program? "THE RESCUE" is the third adventure in THE CHRONICLES OF PJ middle grade fiction series. To continue the adventure visit: www. literarynerdpublishing.com 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
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
The Chronicles of Legion 1: Rise of the Vampires
[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
Police scientist Barry Allen stars in this new Chronicles series, collecting his adventures as The Flash chronologically in trade ...paperback for the first time. In this first volume, Barry Allen gains his incredible powers of super speed and faces villains who would go on to join his famed Rogues Gallery, including Captain Cold, Mr. Element, Mirror Master and The Pied Piper. read more
The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewisâ€™s seven-part fantasy masterpiece, has been transporting young readers to the land of Narni...a for over 50 years. Complete with the seriesâ€™ original illustrations by Pauline Baynes, this HarperCollins hardcover edition is a wonderful way of introducing these beloved sagas to a younger generation. An academic, poet, and lay-theologian (among other things), Lewisâ€™s use of religious themes intertwined with classic mythology and fairy tales has made the series popular with adults as well as children, much like Lewisâ€™s good friend, J. R. R. Tolkienâ€™s The Lord of the Rings. Juniper Booksâ€™ custom jackets feature an original painting by the artist Detour (Thomas Evans) of Aslan, the Great Lion; a central figure in the works who is said to have created the land of Narnia and is the only character to appear in all 7 volumes. Includes: The Magicianâ€™s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. 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
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
[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
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)] [Read by Thomas Judd, Clare Corbett, Gabrielle Glaister] In this first book in a chilling new t...rilogy from the author of the internationally bestselling 'Last Apprentice' series, Tom Ward is an apprentice no longer - he is a full-fledged spook battling boggarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. Tom Ward is the spook, the one person who can defend the county from bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he's only seventeen, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom's skill, not till he's proven himself. And a fifteen-year-old girl named Jenny knows more about the three mysterious deaths in the county than Tom does. She is a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and she wants to be Tom's first apprentice - even though a female spook is unheard of. Together, Tom and Jenny will uncover the grave danger heading straight toward the county, and they'll team up with a witch assassin to confront it. A New Darkness begins a three-book arc that will introduce new readers to Joseph Delaney's deliciously scary imagination and electrify his longtime fans. It is perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure - no prior knowledge of the 'Last Apprentice' series necessary! 'The Last Apprentice' series, the first internationally bestselling series about Tom Ward, is soon to be a major motion picture, ''Seventh Son'', starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin. read more
Deception of Freedom: Outside the Gate
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)][Read by Stephanie Willis]Wendy doesn't remember anything about Neverland or the experiments don...e on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They're not just haunting, they're hunting.A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she's hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland? read more
INVINCIBLE: THE CHRONICLES OF NICK