FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. Using practicair plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. Using practical survival techniques, they make their way through a world of death and destruction until they encounter an injured dog; Zack, a street kid from Los Angeles; and other survivors who are seldom what they seem. Illness, infections, fatigue, and meager supplies have become a way of life. Still, it will be worth it once they arrive at the designated place on the map they have memorized. But what if no one is there to meet them?… read more
As you anxiously await the arrival of your little one, satisfy your nesting need by designing a warm and welcoming nursery for your baby to call home. Boasting with soft colors and modern designs, you're sure to have a room cozy enough for some sweet cuddle time.
Finding the perfect holiday gift for your child can be challenging. With this easy guide, you can make the experience a lot less stressful.
Pregnancy can make it difficult to find trendy and stylish swimsuits, but it's not impossible. We've rounded up some of our favorite belly-friendly suits that you'll actually want to wear.
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.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
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.
After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.
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.
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.
The bathroom is where we start and end our day. If it's a fun and welcoming space, morning routines run smoother and bath time is a breeze. Parents don't have to dedicate their single-bathroom home to a youthful theme, but making it appeal to children will engrain the importance of self-care and hygiene at an early age. Here are 10 kid-friendly ideas for decorating a bathroom that everyone will love.
From room decor to innovative electronics, get your teenage girl something she'll truly love this year. Watch her face light up when she rips open that wrapping paper.
Spring break gets the wheels turning for creative ways to improve the backyard before summer. How can we maximize our time outside this year? Houzz has 10 ideas for turning your yard into the neighborhood hangout.
When it comes to baby shower gifts, experienced moms know that onesies are a dime a dozen. So instead of the traditional blankets or boppys, check out these unique gifts that stand out and really make a difference.
Every year George and the man with the yellow hat attend the pancake breakfast to benefit the children's hospital. Always curious,... George finds his way to the pancake table and into some sticky and sweet monkey mischief. For little readers who love... read more
The second edition of this popular collection holds 18 bedtime-themed stories, all of them new from the previous edition. Every st...ory is painted in the latest, freshest Princess art style. Full color. read more
Bee Attitude: A Positive Motivational Book for Kids [Hardcover] [Apr 26, 2011...
This beautiful boxed set of five Little Golden Books includes a springy mix of titles featuring bunnies, baby animals, two gardeni...ng children, and more, at the value Golden Books is known for: Home for a Bunny, Where Do Giggles Come From?, The Little... read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Animalia is a vast puzzle, built with entrancing pictures that unfold into layers and layer...s of objects--all matched to each page's corresponding letter. read more
Targeted by an ambitious grandparent who would exploit her magical talents to reclaim their dynasty's ruling power, Hazel forges a...n unlikely alliance with servant boy Hob, who has been sent to the city to spy on Hazel's family. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Bismark the Buffalo is grumpy and unlovable until his friends teach him how to laugh and sh...ow him that wearing colorful underwear can be great fun. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating head...mistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, ...but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that-until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Paint a mural. Start a battle. Change the world. Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of ...making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes the first party of the season. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep real tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going on. With the help of a fellow artist named Robbie, Sierra discovers shadowshaping, a thrilling magic that infuses ancestral spirits into paintings, music, and stories. But someone is killing the shadowshapers one by one -- and the killer believes Sierra is hiding their greatest secret. Now she must unravel her family's past, take down the killer in the present, and save the future of shadowshaping for generations to come. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Gary Paulsen, three-time Newbery Honor author, is no stranger to adventure. He has flown of...f the back of a dogsled and down a frozen waterfall to near disaster, and waited for a giant bear to seal his fate with one slap of a claw. He has led a team of sled dogs toward the Alaskan Mountain Range in an Iditarod -- the grueling, 1,180-mile dogsled race -- hallucinating from lack of sleep, but he determined to finish. Here, in vivid detail, Paulsen recounts several of the remarkable experiences that shaped his life and inspired his award-winning writing. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Meggie's father, Mo, reads aloud from Inkheart and an evil ruler,Capricorn, escapes the bou...ndaries of fiction and lands in the middle of their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Halloween is serious business. But Marlon is still too irresponsible to go out on his own, ...so his big sister has to supervise the night's fun trick-or-treating adventure. Ashley promises to hang back if Marlon and his friend can walk through the graveyard. It is on! But Ashley suddenly disappears and the boys are left to fend for themselves. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisone...d in a lonely tower by a sorceress. Includes a note on the origins of the story. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William S...teig's C D B!, book cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is perfect 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The adventures of various nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters are retold in backward se...quence with each tale interrelated to the other. Includes Goldilocks, Jack and the beanstalk, Jack and Jill, the frog prince, Cinderella, and the gingerbread man. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Living in a town where fairy tales are real and a monster is rumored to be hiding, young Tw...ig witnesses astounding changes in her efforts to break a witch's curse on her family. A first middle-grade novel by the award-winning author of Here on Earth. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. After three days of fending off an unrelenting mob of brain-munching fiends, Zack and his f...riends now have an even bigger problem on their tails! They are not going to let their hard-fought zombie antidote land in the wrong hands. He's got a plan to defeat the undead and find the evil genius behind the zombie apocalypse, even if they have to travel cross-country to do it. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Presents a minute-by-minute account of the collision between the Titanic and an iceberg in ...the Atlantic Ocean. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Having made a plan to spend the winter with Bear napping in a cozy cave, Rabbit finds himse...lf too energetic to sleep and decides to join the world outside. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way, such as: ""A is for salad"" sho...wing an alligator eating a bowl of greens, or ""B is for Viking"" showing a beaver wearing a handsome helmet with horns. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The witnesses to a horrific murder, Cory Mackenson and his father investigate and come face... to face with the vicious Blaylock clan, a secret society united by racial hatred, and a reptilian creature inhabiting the river. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In the village of Giant's Hand Jack's grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess a...nd get married, so when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says ""Punk Princess,"" and she tells Jack that her grandmother, who looks suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White, has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again... to create a gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Penguin gets pooped on by a goose flying by, he and his other flightless bird friends ...invent a flying machine to give them the bird's eye view they never had, in a hilarious and heartwarming story that shows all things are possible. read more