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.
Turn the organized chaos that is your child's playroom into a serene spot of tidiness with systematic shelving to ease your days. Though we may not be able to control how the play area will look post-nap time, we can ensure we have a toy organizer (or two!) to hold the goods once bedtime rolls around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back-to-school shopping is fun with these outfit ideas that parents and kids will love. These outfits will show off their personality and give them the confidence to tackle the upcoming school year.
Show Santa what's up this Christmas when you gift your kids one of these so-cool stocking stuffers under $25. From robot building kits and scented markers to hi-bounce putty and slime monsters, you're sure to win Christmas with one of these great gifts.</p>
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.
Becoming a mother for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, with the right tools, you can make the experience a lot less stressful for the new mom on your list.
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.
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.
Just Puzzling! Crosswords & Word Searches is a fun and educational way to entertain your child anywhere he or she may go! This col...orful activity book will provide your child with hours of entertainment and skill-building practiceISBN13: 9781609969776Publisher: Brighter ChildPublication Year: 2012Format: PaperbackPages: 96 read more
This Cozmo book helps children identify the parts of a computer and understand computer functions. The book utilizes characters (C...ozmo and friends) and rhymes to empower children to have fun while learning about computers. First, Cozmo introduces children to his friends who are computer part characters. Then, Cozmo raps an explanation of what each of the computer characters can do. Learning about computer parts has never been so fun read more
As her seventeenth birthday approaches, half-mermaid Tempest Maguire will have to make a decision. Stay on land? Or give herself t...o the ocean? The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kona, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance. read more
If you liked the movies Elf and Shrek, you'll love THE ENCHANTED FILES--a magical, hilarious comedy series about fantastical creat...ures in the modern world by the bestselling author of My Teacher Is an Alien: Bruce Coville! Meet Gerald. Gerald is a griffin--a creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. According to the Code of the Griffins, that means he should be: 1. Brave and fierce in all situations! 2. A guardian of a great treasure! 3. Completely and totally hidden from the humans! But what if a griffin ISN'T brave or fierce? What if he's NEVER found a great treasure (or ANY treasure, for that matter)? What if he feels like such an embarrassment that the only thing left for him to do is run away? And what if the only place no one will look for him is . . . the human world? "Bruce Coville is a wizard at telling stories." --Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon "Hilarious. Middle-grade readers will be carried along by the buoyancy of the writing, the skillful design, and the humor on almost every page. Egg-ceptionally funny!" --Kirkus Reviews read more
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. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Max is just your average kid growing up in Gallows Hill, a small town outside of Boston--we...ll, except that he lives in a gothic mansion with an old former prizefighter, and his after-school job is carrying on the monster-hunting tradition of his family, the van Helsings. Despite the bloody legacy he's inherited, Max always tries to be kind and fair to the ghouls, demons, and other creatures he encounters. So he's confused when monsters start attacking him willy-nilly--even those he thought of as friends. Max discovers he's been cursed by an evil Warlock who intends to reclaim the earth for the monsters. To save his life, Max must rely on his gearhead friend Syd, his boy-genius neighbor Wing, and his brand-new puppy for help. But time is running out, and if they can't figure out how to break the Thirteenth Curse, Max--and the world as we know it--will be in deep, deep trouble... read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Danny Dragonbreath's best friend Wendell the iguana is bitten by one of the hot dogs f...rom his school lunch, he begins to turn into a were-wiener. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When fairies steal her brother, thirteen-year-old Rowan Fox promises that in exchange for h...is return she will find the thirteen charms that the fairies have enchanted and hidden in the human world. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through a...n enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, maps, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle. Also hidden throughout the book are eight symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to solve the colouring puzzle on a pull-out poster at the end of the book. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Introduces the Chinese zodiac and relates how each of its twelve signs is named for an anim...al selected by the Jade Emperor. read more