"Elish delivers a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor" ~Publishers Weekly Born To ... Fight? Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won't let him forget when his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he's attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekialking. But when he's attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust was only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of the Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad's death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose ... "… destined to be a kid-pleasing classic. Readers will be captivated as Ike is drawn into the mysterious and dangerous world … I dare any fan of Harry Potter, Roald Dahl, Wonder Woman, Superman—any rollicking adventure story—to pick up The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons and not get hooked.~Deborah Heiligman, Award-winning author of Vincent and Theo… read more
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.
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Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Still sorting out how to balance your new bun in the oven with an old workout routine? Well, the timing is perfect to put high-tech fitness trackers to the test to monitor safe prenatal exercises, heart rates and sleep patterns while staying healthy and fit for the next nine months (and beyond, of course!). New moms must keep moving for optimal well-being, suggests G. Thomas Ruiz, MD, OB/GYN Lead at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. "We encourage expectant women to engage in exercise or physical activity on a regular basis throughout their pregnancy," he advises. "Women who are physically active during pregnancy tend to have smaller babies, which most women who are pushing out a kid don't mind." But what about the anxieties of pregnant moms who fear the harmful effects of radiation from such devices? "There has never been a study to demonstrate that background radiation from a cell phone or a Bluetooth device has had a deleterious effect on the outcome of pregnancy," says Dr. Ruiz. "There has been no data to determine it. We do ultrasounds on a regular basis, which is sending sound energy to the baby so we can do diagnostic work, and that is at a much higher level of energy than a cell phone. It's never been shown to demonstrate harmful effects towards the baby or the pregnancy. So moms can use their trackers to their heart's content." So stay strong and count on, Mama! From Fitbit to Bellabeat, here are are our best picks to keep new moms stepping out in style.
The only thing that comes close to competing with grandma's kisses or big bear hugs from grandpa is still being small enough to climb into their laps for a cuddle and a story. This selection of sweet picture books available on Amazon celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren by teaching little ones just how much they are loved. Below, our favorite books for grandparents to read to their grandchildren.
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Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
The fur is flying again this holiday season! Pomsies, the fluffy interactive toys that were a huge hit last year, are once again topping the lists of the best Christmas toys for kids in 2018 and selling out fast. Pomsies—as most parents already know—are petite, supercute fluff balls that wrap around kids' wrists, hair, clothing or backpacks, and have eyes that light up and change color, depending on their mood. The collection of in-demand virtual pets (move over, Fingerlings!) is mostly made up of kitties such as Pomsies Sherbert, but the pom-pom pack also includes Pomsies unicorn Luna, Pomsies dragon Zoey and Pomsies koala Sydney. Both Amazon and Walmart currently have Pomsies in stock, but they're going quickly (so maybe don't wait for those Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals). Here are some of the most popular Pomsies to shop right now, plus where to buy them.
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Excerpt from Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People, From May, 1873 to October, 1873Topics OF the time. Thou S...halt Kill - Mitigating Circumstances - Cruelty to Men and Women - Civil Service Reform, Io7 The Atlantic Disaster and its Lessons - Conscience and Courtesy in Criticism, 237 American Morals Skilled Domestic Service - Summer Play, 364; The Morals of Journalism - A Reply to many Letters The Liquor Interest, 492; The Outlook - The New York Board of Education - Ownership in Women The Liberty of Protestantism, 621; The Gentleman in Politics - Moderate Prices - A New Woman's College, 746.The old cabinet. Reckless Moments - Sonnets after the Italian Manner, III; A Riddle of Lovers - I will be Brave for Thee, dear Heart - Therefore I Know - What Virtue hath my Voice - Remember, 240; The Stove that makes its Own Twilight - Within and Without - Ideal and real-song of a Heathen Sojourning in Galilee, a.d. 32, 367 The Flaw in the Jewel - I met a Traveler on the Road - A Sower went forth to Sow, 495; The People who get under Other People's Umbrellas - The People who say that All they Want is a Chance - Uncongenial Cong'enial People - A Mystery - My Violet, 625 The Stagey Person A Friend with a Single Fault - Morning, Noon and Night, 749.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we kno...w it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. read more
Excerpt from Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century: With Facsimiles, Notes, and IntroductionIn fact, the Chap-book proper did not e...xist before the former date, unless the Civil War and political tracts can be so termed Doubtless these were hawked by the pedlars, but they were not these pennyworths, suitable to everybody's taste, and within the reach of anybody's purse, owing to their extremely low price, which must, or ought to have, extracted every available copper in the village, when the Chapman opened his budget of brand-new books.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Russian-Thai Bilingual Edition"Am I small?" - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Ev...entually she finds the surprising answer...Reviews"This is baby's favorite book!" —Amazon Customer Review from the United States"for children who enjoy lingering over pages full of magical creatures and whimsical details [...] told in simple and engaging words and imaginative pictures.”—Kirkus Reviews"This has been my daughter's favourite book since she was 4 months old. The sentences are nice and short so she doesn't lose interest in the pictures while I'm reading each page." —Amazon Customer Review from the UK "Muito legal esse livro. Singelo, divertido e relacionado ao universo da criança. Bom pra desenvolver o vocabulário. As ilustrações são lindas. Meu filho adorou." —Amazon Customer Review from Brazil "You are small or big depending on with what you relate to. A simple cute book which exactly portrays this message." —Amazon Customer Review from India "Muy buen libro infantil. Dinámico, orgánico, perfecto para aprender en romaji. De fácil lectura y con una protagonista realmente encantadora" —Amazon Customer Review from Mexico"Beautifully illustrated and cleverly written." —Amazon Customer Review from Australia "We are in love with this book!"—Amazon Customer Review from the United States "Written in a very simple way but with a profound message for both adults and kids."—Amazon Customer Review from the United States"Whenever I have time to read to her, she wants this book. And she repeats words. That's insanely cute." —Amazon Customer Review from Canada"Mia figlia di due anni e mezzo è entusiasta dei disegni bellissimi e dei colori. Apprezza anche le vicende di una bimba nè grande nè piccola ma giusta così." —Amazon Customer Review from Italy"My three year olds love it and the story's concept will grow with them for several years to come making it a keeper." —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S."A nuestra hija le ha encantado. [...] Estamos muy satisfechos con la compra." —Amazon Customer Review from Spain "I got this book to read with my granddaughters, one from the US and one from Portugal. It is so incredibly cute! They loved it, and I did too. I highly recommend this book!" —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S."Ce petit livre est tout ce que j'aime !!! Le graphisme, les couleurs, tout y est magnifiquement soigné, poétique et charmant !!! [...] Une merveille de beauté et de magie à ne pas louper !!!" —Amazon Customer Review from France "My little boy loves this as a bedtime story. It's colourful and quirky. [...] I thought it would be uninteresting to a child, to be read to in another language, but he asks for 'Bin ich klein' and it melts my heart!" —Amazon Customer Review from the United Kingdom "readers will emerge from this book feeling slightly more confident about themselves—whatever their size."—ForeWord Clarion Reviews"This is done with simplicity at its finest. The art is whimsical, the message is clear and most of all my grandson loves it. I would recommend this book to any child provider as part of their reading library." —Amazon Customer Review from the U.S.LanguagesAvailable for every country in at least one official language. read more
The epic finale to the New York Times bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series--now in paperback! The Doomsday of Yule has arri...ved, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show--but everything to fight for. Hiccup's Quest is clear... But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be King of the Wilderwest? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance! read more
Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago... of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself. Now, the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon's Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price--a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear. read more
Now in paperback, the latest installment in the richly imagined series that blends myth, legend, literature, and history.Seven yea...rs after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack, and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago of Dreams. But even as old friends celebrate their return, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself.Now the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time, journeying through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon’s Apprentice. Failure will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price—a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear. read more
Billy Bob, The Royal Dragon, lives in a castle with his friend Princess Betty Lou Sue. Billy Bob is a very different dragon who wa...nts to go to school to learn to read. The Princess and her friend Prince Arthur Jim Ray help Billy Bob get to school where he meets a bully. He deals with this problem in a most unusual way. read more
"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight."Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mothe...r dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer—a journey that will become a struggle for life. read more
The third volume of the My Father's Dragon trilogy, this adventure may be enjoyed on its own. Here, the baby dragon summons Elmer... to help save his family from hunters. "Elmer's plan is ingenious and plausible, the fantasy well-sustained."--(starred) Library Journal. read more
Secret of the Dragon's Eye recounts the adventures of Gavin Kane, Emily Scott, and Bunty Digby, twelve-year-olds who struggle with... their daily lives in England during the autumn of 1940. While relatively safe on the north Cornish coast, their world is still turned upside down by war, as the Germans bomb London and the surrounding industrial cities. These friends must learn to cope with constant air-raid sirens, rationing, and the fear of impending invasion, while still going to school and trying to lead normal lives. Secret of the Dragon's Eye is also a tale of fantasy, with legends that come alive and a high-spirited dragon named Thaddeus Osbert, who is not your typical dragon in any sense of the word. Faced with danger and intrigue, the children band together with the dragon, to thwart a German top-secret mission, aimed at seizing the mystical and magical sword of King Arthur - Excalibur. By combining their wits, their courage, and their imagination, the children overcome many obstacles to forge friendships as solid as time itself. Yet there is a price to pay for their brave intervention against the forces of evil. Will they be willing to once again battle incredible odds to make amends? What sacrifices will be required to save their mythical, fire-breathing friend from his pre-ordained fate? Three adolescents must discover the answers to many difficult questions, all against the backdrop of World War Two. read more
A finale to the best-selling series finds Hiccup embarking on an ultimate quest to secure the future of dragonkind, end the rebell...ion and prove his worthiness for the crown in the wake of the Doomsday of Yule's arrival. Movie tie-in. Simultaneous. read more
The Dragon's Lair, the third volume in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series for middl...e grade readers, is now available with a stunning new cover.Barely one day after fulfilling his second mission for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, young Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme―known as Ven―is off on another adventure. To keep them safe from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their escape from the Gated City knows no bounds, the king sends Ven and his friends on an important mission.Their journey takes them across a wondrous land filled with marvels―and danger. For the mission the king entrusts to Ven is a delicate one: to discover the cause of a dispute between two warring kingdoms. Unfortunately for Ven, the answer leads him straight into the lair of a very angry dragon… read more
“Annie, Gib, and Nate gathered on the dragon’s couch and opened the old dusty storybook. Annie began to read to the others. “These... are really funny words, but I can sound them out.” She carefully pronounced each syllable as Nate and Gib studied the letters. “Ah---Brah--- ka---soosh---da----men---ah---zoosh.” They all laughed at her silly words. All of a sudden they heard a loud whooshing sound and Nate, Gib, and Annie were sucked into the storybook. They found themselves in a different cave and they looked like dragon children. They were in a cozy bedroom with three beds.” Where have Annie, Nate, and Gib gone? What strange and exciting new adventure are they starting? Will Zoe, George, Nate, and Annie find the dragon’s family and save the day? Find out what happens in Dragon Stories 5: The Secret of the Dragon Crystals. read more
In this third and final installment of the classic My Father's Dragon trilogy, Boris, the baby dragon, is excited to be heading ho...me to Blueland and looks forward to reuniting with his family. read more
Emma and Eadric have no sooner turned back into humans (from being frogs) than Emma's mother is in a panic, Aunt Grassina is distr...acted because she's found her true love turned into an otter, and Emma's magic is so out of control she sends herself to the dungeon by mistake. The neighboring kingdom has chosen this moment to attack, and if Emma can't get Grassina's mind back on protecting the kingdom, life as they know it in Greater Greensward will be in peril. From underwater sea monsters to fire-breathing dragons, this witty pair of young friends manages to sweet-talk, cajole, and race their way to victory. But when it looks as if everything will finally work out, disaster strikes, and Emma finds that magic is not enough-it takes real bravery and a strong, new friendship to succeed. read more
A collection of dragon stories first published in 1900.
Part of Michelle Knudsen’s exciting fantasy trilogy — in a luminous paperback editionCalen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dream...ed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that tending a baby dragon would “link” her to the creature — for life. Can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor in time to save the kingdom of Trelian? read more
The adopted daughter of a distinguished starship commander, young Celine is a brilliant student, a promising cadet – and a secret ...witch. When a psychotic criminal, bent on revenge against her father, teleports Celine randomly out into the cosmos, she finds herself stranded on the forbidden planet Nibiru, in the lair of Fianna – last princess of a dying race of noble dragons. Fianna and Celine face dire perils and overwhelming odds in their quest for the key to the Dragon race’s survival, and the lives of everyone Celine holds most dear. read more
A feisty princess befriends a mage’s apprentice—and finds she’s uncannily linked to a dragon—in a suspenseful fantasy charged with... warmth and wit.Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that tending a baby dragon would "link" her to the creature — for life. And now Meg’s sister is about to marry a prince to end a war between kingdoms, a celebration that Meg and Calen know is endangered by a murderous plot. How can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor in time? From the author of Library Lion comes a classic middle-grade fantasy soaring with sorcery and suspense, spunk and adventure, friendship and first romance, and a cast of enchanting characters. read more
Dragons Forever BOOK THREE - Dragons of the Deep A legendary secret lies hidden in the Loch Ness. A secret best left undisturbed. ...The Dragons of the Deep, sole protectors of the secret, are being sabotaged with false sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. If the Scottish authorities dredge the waters, the dragons will have to flee, leaving it unprotected and vulnerable to attack. Those responsible for the treachery will stop at nothing to ensure their plans succeed, no matter whose life is endangered. Both the failure and success for protecting the legend run through only one blood line—Meia's. Paired with his best friend Carik, Deglan flies into action to help save Meia and the dragons, but who will save him? read more
After accidentally killing a dragon, Wiglaf hopes his friends at Dragon Slayers' Academy will be able to help him prove himself a ...hero when he faces that dragon's mother, Seetha, the Beast of the East. read more
The people of Nelebek live in fear of persecution from the evil Morlet, who reigns with a dark and destructive magic. The kingdom'...s only hope lies with the Order of the Krigers--twelve warriors with mysterious powers linked to magical weapons. For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon. Now only one remains. Sixteen-year-old Kaia survives by keeping her head down and minding her own business. But when she finds herself in the middle of a public execution where the mysterious Morlet is in attendance, an odd compulsion she can't resist comes over her. Kaia looks into Morlet's eyes. Soon an ancient power awakens and Kaia can no more blend into the scenery. Will she heed the call of the Krigers or will Morlet's dark magic destroy the last of the Order? read more
The Dragon was a perfect nuisance for the whole of Saturday, except during the hour of noon, and then he had to rest under a tree ...or he would have caught fire from the heat of the sun. You see, he was very hot to begin with. At last came a Saturday when the Dragon actually walked into the Royal nursery and carried off the King's own pet Rocking Horse. Then the King cried for six days, and on the seventh he was so tired that he had to stop. He heard the Blue Bird singing among the roses and saw the Butterfly fluttering among the lilies, and he said: "Nurse, wipe my face, please. I am not going to cry any more." Nurse washed his face, and told him not to be a silly little King. "Crying," said she, "never did anyone any good yet." "I don't know," said the little King, "I seem to see better, and to hear better now that I've cried for a week. Now, Nurse, dear, I know I'm right, so kiss me in case I never come back. I must try to see if I can't save the people." "Well, if you must, you must," said Nurse, "but don't tear your clothes or get your feet wet." So off he went. The Blue Bird sang more sweetly than ever, and the Butterfly shone more brightly, as Lionel once more carried The Book of Beasts out into the rose garden, and opened it—very quickly, so that he might not be afraid and change his mind. The book fell open wide, almost in the middle, and there was written at the bottom of the page, "Hippogriff," and before Lionel had time to see what the picture was, there was a fluttering of great wings and a stamping of hoofs, and a sweet, soft, friendly neighing; and there came out of the book a beautiful white horse with a long, long, white mane and a long, long, white tail, and he had great wings like swan's wings, and the softest, kindest eyes in the world, and he stood there among the roses. The Hippogriff rubbed its silky-soft, milky white nose against the little King's shoulder, and the little King thought: "But for the wings you are very like my poor, dear lost Rocking Horse." And the Blue Bird's song was very loud and sweet. read more
The Adventures of Dennis the Dragon tells how Dennis and his friends find his secret birthplace, Dragon Land, in the hopes of find...ing his family. read more
Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD, Scholastic Inc.