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
Selecting the coolest (and most durable) kids' shoes for fall and beyond can be quite the ordeal — no pressure, Mom and Dad! Thankfully, Pediped has an incredible inventory of shoes and sandals that will have your little one stepping out in style at school, the playground and beyond. Plus, now until September 30, 2018, you can enjoy 20 percent off your Pediped purchase by using code PARENTING20!
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.
Nutrient-rich routines for your future foodie start with wholesome baby food. From baby food makers and accessories to where to find baby food recipes, we'll help you discover the tools you need for homemade baby food.
Before starting your little one on solid foods, be sure to talk with your pediatrician about meal safety and foods to avoid.
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.
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.
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.
Give them the best snow day ever with winter weather toys that spark their creativity, equip them for snow battles, and captivate their imaginations.
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 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.
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.
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.
This school year will be even more incredible than the last with the help of the Incredibles 2 gang. From backpacks to lunch time all of your back to school essentials are covered.
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.
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.
Kill or be killed is the law at legal death fighting; a law that Pon had never broken since she was snatched from her mother, and ...forced to train and fight to entertain the wealthiest bidders of the ruling class. Driven by the will to survive, she is conquered by her primitive instincts to become a blood thirsty animal, favorite of celebrities, and the crown jewel of her master. But Pon's world goes into chaos when she meets Agina, a girl connected to a renegade group that is dedicated to the liberation of death match fighters. read more
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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. 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. 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. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
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. 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. 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. A violent event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman y...ear in high school. Unable to discuss her trauma with anyone, Melinda sinks further into depression and becomes selectively mute. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Six dangerous outcasts and one impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might st...and between the world and destruction, if the crew members don't kill each other first. 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
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brot...her and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Raccoon and his young friends of Buttercup Meadow go to great lengths to make sure they wil...l always have a library from which to borrow books after Miss Goose announces that the library is going to close forever. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Appearing before the Crown Prince after a year of hard labor in the salt mines, 18-year-old... assassin Celaena Sardothien is offered her freedom in exchange for representing the throne during a competition to find a new royal assassin, a challenge that is marked by grueling training and the murders of fellow contestants. read more