FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city's history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic. Hyacinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. In the chase to get her back, Hyacinth encounters a giant intecinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. In the chase to get her back, Hyacinth encounters a giant intelligent pig in a bathing suit, a boy with amnesia, an adorable tosher (whatever that is), a sarcastic old lady, and a very sketchy unicorn. Somehow Hyacinth has to figure out who to trust, so she can save her mom and, oh yeah, not cause a second Great Fire of London.… read more
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.
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.
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
Have a web-slinging superfan of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie? Whether your pint-sized Peter Parker idolizes Miles Morales or Spideys from another dimension, we've weaved through a web of character merch to come up with the best picks for the biggest Marvel fans of all ages.
This year marks the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig, which symbolizes luck and good fortune. Babies born under this serendipitous sign are characterized as having energetic and enthusiastic personalities, which is why we are super excited about our roundup of prosperous and precious pig-themed presents. From plush piglets, clothing, books and slippers we think these gift ideas will have your little ones going hog wild all year round.
Game of Thrones frenzy is at an all time high as fans get ready to bid farewell to the Seven Kingdoms with the final season. As we gear up for the last episode ever (OMG!) we've rounded up some great baby gifts to keep the battle raging on! While we know this is not a show for kids, we do know you get just a few years to dress your kids in whatever you want to before they start to have their own opinion. These gifts include funny onesies, character blankets and more! We've rounded up the fiercest gifts for your little Arya or Jon Snow.
Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.
Subscription boxes are the perfect gift for the fun-loving kiddos in your life. With options including everything from science to cooking, kids will love receiving their very own monthly packages filled with fun activities and toys. Don't know which subscription to choose? Read on to discover 12 of our favorites.
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.
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.
Does Team Red have what it takes to beat the best of the best? G'day mate! It's an all-star race through the Australian Outback. B...ut each team is a champion. So Sage knows the red team is going to have to be smarter and tougher than the competition if they want to win. If not, they'll be going down on their trip down under! Each chapter in this action-packed adventure series is bursting with totally true facts about wild and wonderful creatures, dangerous habitats, maps, and more! read more
A thrilling futuristic adventure set deep undersea which follows the settlers of the world's first subsea settlement FORMAT: 6 Una...bridged CDsNARRATOR: Keith NobbsDark Life is set in the near future when global warming has caused the oceans to rise and reduced America to half its former size. 16-year-old Ty and his family live on an ocean floor homestead. When outlaws attack the pioneer settlement, Ty teams up with a girl from the "Topside" who's come sub-sea to search for her brother. Together they face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town's rough underworld to discover the secret behind the outlaws' eerie abilities called Dark Gifts. read more
Notes provide security. Nothing gets lost in this funny booklet with a giraffe made of a watercolour drawing. 120 pages are availa...ble for you to write down all your important things. The notebook measures 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm and fits neatly into any pocket. read more
It is sometimes said that we are living in a Golden Age of television. What does that mean, and how did we get there? Readers find... the answers as they trace the history of television, from its invention to the current age of Peak TV. This fascinating story is presented to readers through informative main text, annotated quotations, detailed sidebars, primary sources, and a comprehensive timeline. Television has changed nearly every aspect of life in many countries, and readers are sure to be excited by this fun and fact-filled look at how history and television have influenced each other. read more
In this exciting third installment of the Poptropica series, we find Mya, Oliver, and Jorge in the custody of a secret society who...se mission is to protect and preserve Poptropica--a mysterious, uncharted island world. These Protectors, as they call themselves, believe that any outside interference with the islands of Poptropica could have catastrophic results on the course of history in the real world. As if things aren't bad enough, Octavian has finally claimed possession of the confounding map, thwarted the society's attempts to capture him, and is determined to alter the time line. The trio must join forces with the Protectors and find Octavian before he can go through with his evil plot, or all of human history might be changed--or worse--destroyed! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire saga soars to the mysterious land of the Night...Wings, where Starflight must face a terrible choice: his tribe, or his friends? read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A quick-witted mouse, alone and defenseless against a forest full of predators, invents a b...east named the ""gruffalo"" with terrible claws, tusks, and jaws to ward off his determined foes. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Twits are a devilishly disgusting pair who hate everything except vicious practical jok...es, but the Muggle-Wump monkeys have had enough. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. At first reluctant to spend the summer with his artistic grandmother, Nicky soon comes to l...ove his adventures rafting on the river interacting with wildlife. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for ...Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants--rather than the BFG--she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An old hound that has been chained up at his hateful owner's run-down shack, and two kitten...s born underneath the house, endure separation, danger, and many other tribulations in their quest to be reunited and free. 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
Drake and the rest of the Dragon Masters are back for another adventure! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book li...ne called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this third book in the series, someone is trying to steal the Dragon Stone. Drake soon discovers that the thief is his friend and fellow Dragon Master, Bo! Could the dark wizard somehow be behind this? The Dragon Masters must find a way to protect the Dragon Stone--and keep Bo's family out of danger. Will the secret to solving their problems lie with Bo's dragon, Shu? Drake is about to find out! 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. 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
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. For at least one hundred years, generations of barn owls have slept, hunted, called, raised... their young, and glided silently above the wheat fields around an old barn. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco share an adventure in which their unusual abilities... to transform into animals help them to solve a strange otherworldly mystery. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment the first African-American... regiment mustered to fight in World War One which became one of the most successful and least celebrated regiments of the war. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Each day, the old mailman faithfully delivers special letters to the forest animals. But th...e mailman has never received any letters of his own. Then one day everything changes . . . This touching story of friendship and love will delight readers and letter writers of all ages. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
"With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies from physi...cal contact. When his issues get him cut from varsity, he also loses his friendship with star quarterback Hunter Gates. Now a target for bullying, Brock struggles to overcome his fears and discover that, in his own way, he is brave enough"-- read more
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy--a proper young lady who knows her place as... inferior to men--but inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist a mystery: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She also knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. For one, she knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, she knows that he was murdered. In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father's possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it, and when that fruit is eaten, it delivers a hidden truth. But while the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, it could also lure his murderer directly to Faith. 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. Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behav...ior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps. read more