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University Games
$27.35 at Amazon

<p><b>Spinner Books Science Fair Fun 5 Book Set -- Earth Science</b></p><p>This set has easy earth science projects for kids to do... with parents, teachers or all by themselves on topics like Electronics, Geology and Magnets. University Games was founded by Bob Moog and Cris Lehman, who recognized a developing niche in social interaction and learning games for adults and children. University Games creates educational board games designed so that players won't notice how much they are learning.</p><ul><li>Product Dimensions: 9.2 (L) x 6 (W) x 2.8 (H)</li><li>Age: 10 years and up</li></ul><br><BR>Recommended Ages:3 and up Read More

The Land of Nod
$14.95 at The Land of Nod

Children's Books: My Quotable Kid Book - Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty, the things our children say always offer an unex...pected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes. *Product Details* - Hardcover - 144 pages - Ribbon page marker - Interior photo window - Features two color illustrationsShipping info - Delivered lickety split in 5-7 business days Read More

Innovative Kids
$8.99 at Magic Beans

It can take all of your powers of persuasion to get your little prince to take his rightful throne. Framing potty-training as a of accomplishment and independence is the best way to get it done, and the Prince of the Potty book by Innovative Kids does a great job teaching kids how to use the potty in a way that's both playful and fun. The Prince of the Potty book uses simple language that isn't too babyish to tell the story of a proud little prince and his newly-acquired bathroom habits. We especially appreciated how the little boy in the book is depicted as the prime mover of his own story - he decides to take on the challenge of the potty, with the help of his royal parents. Writer Nora Gaydos is an elementary school teacher with tremendous expertise in pre-reading skills, so this book is also tailored to lead your child towards learning to read. And illustrator Akemi Gutierrez is a seasoned illustrator and animator, whose drawings are absolutely adorable and kid-friendly. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.13 at Amazon

Navy SEAL Dogs promises to teach your children all about how the navy trains these specialist dogs for combat, the breed used and ...expectations of these dog soldiers. They will understand the background of the navy SEAL dogs, the agility of the breed and their ability to locate people, explosives and weapons with their senses of smell and hearing. This educational publication opens up a world of action adventure for kids. The ebook explains everything about helping soldiers on their missions with vivid illustrations and captivating photographs. Read it in black and white or absorbing full color on your kindle. This is a perfect ebook for kids to explore and discover the history of war dogs and the link between Belgian Malinois, working dogs and SEAL dogs. It includes explanations of: what the military has used dogs for in warfare stretching as far back as 600 BC, saving over 10,000 lives in warzones and frontlines worldwide; the close bond between these dogs and their handlers and ?Cairo? the SEAL dog who was part of the team that helped capture the terrorist Osama bin Laden. For instance did you know that there are over 2,500 war dogs in service today with about 700 deployed and serving overseas or that a daring navy seal skydiver and his dog hold the record for the highest man-dog parachute jump at an altitude of 30,100 feet? The facts, pictures and explanations in the publication will keep your child fascinated and entertained, giving fun and enjoyment whilst improving understanding and knowledge. You will understand why most of the western world?s military and law enforcement sectors choose the Malinois, whether it be for sport work, search and rescue, personal protection, detection, police or army work and how SEAL dogs are capable of working in military missions at sea, in the air and on land. You will see why these dogs are trained to detect and engage in ways that soldiers can?t such as explosive detection, reconnaissance, tracking, guarding, engaging the enemy, etc. You will discover what it is like for a soldier to take on, handle and train what will become a best friend. You will also get an understanding of some of the incredible equipment which has been developed to help these dogs perform their work; for instance, I was amazed that special dog goggles have been developed to help dogs recognize that there are people on the other side of a wall. Combat canines are elite warriors, trained fearlessly to venture into our skies by parachute jumping or rappelling down enemy structures. Imagine your heart pounding in your chest while peering out over the edge of a plane 13,000 feet above ground with your best friend harnessed to you. This book will make you understand the close bond which develops between the trainer and dogs and how both are totally reliant on each other for survival. Loss of either party has a tremendous impact on the one remaining and stories of loyalty will bring tears to your eye If you are a little bit like me, your child will be enthralled by the facts, photographs and information contained in the book. They will look at these remarkable dogs in a different light and will want to learn more about them. "We want to be in a situation under maximum pressure, maximum intensity, and maximum danger. When it's shared with others, it provides a bond which is stronger than any tie that can exist." - SEAL Team Six Officer "Anyone can just go in there and kill someone, but you can't get information from a corpse." - SEAL Motto Go ahead and get this Kindle edition by Lionel Paxton. You need download it only once and read it anytime or anywhere on your Kindle device, phones, tablets or PC. Delve into astonishing ebook features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading all about these amazing adventures of working dogs that love to work and enjoy learning and keeping busy! Read More

$53.42 at Amazon

<DIV>Many children can read every word of a story, yet still struggle to understand its meaning. That?s where this breakthrough se...ries comes in! These lively books contain special “think-aloud? prompts that challenge children to predict, visualize, infer, connect, question, and more deeply understand a story?s meaning. And research shows that teaching kids to reflect meaningfully on stories helps them develop instant comprehension skills they can apply to everything they read. Includes 60 full-color books (5 x 12 titles) plus a big teaching guide filled with lessons, strategies, and reproducibles to reinforce learning. A truly innovative resource!<br><br>Includes these 12 titles:<br>1. Lucy?s Lemonade Stand<br>2. Birthday Hiccups<br>3. Cody?s Lucky Cap<br>4. The Perfect Pet Owner<br>5. Mack?s Made-Up Stories<br>6. The Backyard Adventure<br>7. Snow Friends<br>8. The Itchy Scratchy Caterpillar<br>9. A Dog Named Opposite<br>10. Patty?s Pictures<br>11. The Run-Away Soccer Ball<br>12. Becca?s Bike For use with Grades K-2.</div> Read More

Hunter House
$18.02 at Amazon

<DIV>With game consoles and the Internet, children are playing as much as they always have—but now, they sit still while doing it.... Kids spend as much time watching TV, using computers, and playing video games as they spend in school each week. One in every three kids in America is considered overweight or obese, and the number one concern that parents bring up to pediatricians is keeping kids fit. Half of all children are not physically active enough for the development of a healthy cardiovascular system.<br><BR><I>303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games </I> helps 6-8 year old kids get off their chairs with fun and age-appropriate exercises. Exercise for children must be fun. These exercises have been used for personal training sessions, kids fitness classes, kids fitness camps, birthday parties and in schools; they have all been “Kid-Approved!?.<BR><BR>Kimberley Wechsler, a specialist in Kid?s Fitness, took into account the fundamental attributes of being a child while developing these exercises. Children have specific physiologic differences that make them unique. They grow, mature, and develop skills at different ages, so what may be skill appropriate for one child could be harmful for another child. These exercises reflect the emotional, social, physical level of this age group.<br><BR>At this age, children feel confident with the basic skill of fitness and are now ready to be challenged to more complex moves. They are now at the skill level in which physical challenges like balance, muscle building, hand-eye, hand-foot coordination, increasing challenges for their fine and gross motor skills, and functional training can be more added. They are growing in their intellectual and emotional processes as well, which now allows this age group to follow and understand simple rules of a sport. They are also introduced to the concept of friendly competition and sports fitness.<br><BR>Children also enjoy using their imagination and fantasy, so exercises require the use of their imagination. There are games and fitness challenges that require kids to take an active role in learning new skills, and there are introductions to new sports. Kids still enjoy outside participation so families, friends, educators and counselors can participate in all of the 303 activities.<BR> <br>Kids at this age can?t seem to sit still--their minds are always thinking and their bodies are always moving. Children have short attention spans, so most of the activities can be played within a 15 minute period of time and many choices are offered throughout the book. <I>303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games</I> supports children?s energy and directs it in a positive way; the activities take advantage of a child's natural tendency to be active with unstructured or free play.<br><BR><I>303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games</I> develops intellectual, emotional, and social skills for children, all the while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$12.21 at Amazon

This book is about a little girl, Katie Ann, who celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah. Her friends tell her she can't celebrate ...both holidays, so she writes to Santa Claus to ask what she should do. After reading Katie's letter, Santa Claus decides he also needs help from someone. Who does Santa Claus need help from? Who does he call? Find out when you read, When Santa Claus Met Hanukkah Harry. This book is beautifully illustrated in vibrant colors and the entire book is done in rhyme! Although this story is about a little girl who celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah, the story line is appropriate for any child. It give you, the parent, an opportunity to discuss the basic principles of different religions such as kindness, acceptance, peace and love. Also, the similar aspects of religion such as ritual, worship and celebration. By allowing your child to learn about how different religions celebrate it will help foster a greater understanding and respect for others... Read More

Random House
$4.60 at Amazon

<p>It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!<br><br><b>May is for Magic...<br><br></b>In the fifth of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - twins Bradly and Brian are celebrating Mother's Day by treating their mom to a hypnotist's show. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over - she even quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has been hypnotized into believing she's a duck! Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?<br><br>Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!</p> Read More

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
$9.30 at Amazon

One day when Baby Hippo woke up, he was in such a rush to go and play that he forgot to give his mama a kiss... <BR> As Baby Hippo... wanders through the jungle, he hears "Kiss, kiss!" from all the other animal parents and babies. Finally he realizes what it is he forgot to do.... <BR> This adorable, loving book will be cherished on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or on any day a child wants a kiss from Mama. Read More

Brand: CCB Publishing
$9.95 at Amazon

<p>This is the fifth book in a 12 book <i>Bedside Story Collection Series</i> spanning across the 12 months of the year. Each of ...the 12 bedside stories is reprinted in color from the author's black and white third edition book <i>Twelve Upon A Time</i>. Each monthly story is unique and illustrated by the original drawings of children whose interpretation of the words can only be seen through their eyes. <br>This May bedside story is entitled <i>The Mother's Day Surprise</i>. It tells the story of how children and animals strive to surprise a special mom on Mother's Day. <br>This May bedside story and all the stories are written to further the imagination of children and to strengthen the parent and child bond through the sharing of heartwarming, silly, absurd and believably impossible tales. <br>Watch for June's bedside collection story <i>Memories in Five Balloons</i> that follows the story of how a family survives with the death of their father and how they keep his memories alive each Father's Day. <p><b><u>About the Author</u>:</b> <br>As a doctorate level practitioner serving school children for more than 35 years, Edward Galluzzi became keenly aware that children and their parents often had in short supply what families needed the most: open communication and sharing time together. The <i>Bedside Story Collection Series</i> was written to provide families a moment here and a moment there to come together and share heart warming, silly and believably unbelievable tales. <br>The stories are tied typically to the main holiday or theme of each month, more or less. The characters in the stories are based on what children relate to the most... animals and other children. There are also over 100 colored drawings sketched by children ranging from 7 months to 12 years of age. The stories from Mr. Galluzzi's imagination and the drawings from theirs come together to stimulate the imaginations of children and open a whole new world for parents and their children to share. <br>That is his gift to your family. Time for sharing... time for laughing... time for talking... time for each other. Not once upon a time, but Twelve Upon A Time.... Read More

Flagship Carpets
$399.95 at SCHOOLSin

Help kids develop a love for reading with Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug. This colorful rug features a border of smiling ...books and an optional message. The classroom rug is constructed of dense nylon fiber that's treated with Scotchguard stain protection so it looks great year after year. Edges are tightly bound and double-stitched for maximum strength. Each rug comes with a permanent antimicrobial treatment that protects against odors, mold and mildew. The skid-resistant Action Bac woven backing system prevents wrinkles and bunching. Printed with Flagship's high-tech process, the design is crisp, clean and features fade-resistant saturated color. Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime abrasive wear warranty. Key Features Fun smiling book design with optional message Dense nylon fiber construction with fade-resistant color Anti-soil, antimicrobial and anti-static treatments Woven backing prevents skidding and creasing CRI Green Label Plus certified Scotchguard stain protection Action Bac backing system Meets Class I flammability standards Backed by a lifetime wear warranty Specifications Dimensions: 12' diameter Shape: Round Warranty: Lifetime limited Read More

Brand: Indelible Ink Press
$9.99 at Amazon

Hannah, Daniel, and Madeline just LOVE pancakes. They love them so much that they eat them every Sunday. Crazy curly ones, round o...nes, rabbit-shaped ones -- all sorts and all shapes of pancakes are on the menu. This simple rhyming picture book is both fun and engaging, and the bright illustrations are sure to raise a smile. Perfect for kids who love to read, and for parents who love to read with them. Read More

Brand: Robert Hale
$22.46 at Amazon

This is the indispensable handbook for any parent preparing to wean their child. Not only does it contain over a hundred healthy, ...flavorsome recipes suitable for weaning babies, but it also offers a step-by-step guide in how to go about weaning the baby-led way. Children?s eating habits vary from meal to meal so waste is a common frustration in the family kitchen. This book targets the problem with advice on how to manage those leftovers.While all the recipes are free from refined sugar and either low-salt or salt-free, they do not compromise on taste ? so they can be enjoyed by the whole family. Plus, with most recipes having tips for ?Adult Add-ons?, you can be sure that these recipes will tantalize even the most sophisticated palate. The ingredients used in this book are commonly sourced, can be found on most supermarket shelves, and are used throughout the recipes. Recipes indicate their suitability for freezing and are honest about preparation and cooking times. As this cookbook is written by parents for parents it understands that time is a precious commodity; recipes have been tabled according to cooking time, enabling the parent to easily select meals that can be produced during nap times.With each recipe tried and tested by parents and their children, we are confident that this book will give parents the inspiration to create exciting, fuss-free and tasty meals that all the family can take pleasure in eating together. Take the stress out of baby-weaning and let this book bring joy to your family kitchen. Read More

Sleeping Bear Press
$11.65 at Amazon

From the author of Buzzy the Bumblebee comes a child's hilarious visual interpretation of such parental idioms and witticisms as "...Hold your horses;" "Money doesn't grow on trees;" and "I have eyes in the back of my head." "Cat got your toungue?" My momma likes to say. I'm not sure what she means but I like it anyway. My cat has never tried to take my tongue away. But if he did, he'd find that it can stretch a long, long way. Read More

Rosen Pub Group
$30.25 at Amazon

Medikidz Explain Scoliosis Ages: 10-18. New! Hip, graphically-appealing, humorous, comic books teach children about health. By fo...llowing the adventures of the Medikidz Superheroes, kids learn about health and disease in a humorous and engaging way. This is a very clever way of involving children. The comic books are packed with useful information, which both children and parents will find very helpful! The comic books explain complex medical concepts in simple terms which even a child can understand! Perfect for school nurses, pediatricians, and counselors Stunning full colorgraphics, engrossing stories, glue-bound, 36 pages Available by individual titles or as an entire library Read More

Cartwheel Books
$6.99 at Amazon

<div>A new line of novelty finger play & action rhyme stories!<br><br>This little piggy went to the market,<br>This little piggy s...tayed home.<br><br>The FINGERS & TOES series is a new take on familiar action rhyme / finger play classics. With bold, bright colors from Natalie Marshall; picture guides to help readers act out the hand/foot movements; and tabs throughout; this novelty board book encourages parent-child interactions while also introducing important preschool-readiness skills. Plus, it's FUN!<br></div> Read More

Feiwel & Friends
$14.72 at Amazon

<p>Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's no...tice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life.</p><p>As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.</p><p>Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room-a garden with a tragic secret. </p><p>Inspired by <i>The Secret Garden</i>, this tale full of unusual characters and mysterious secrets is a story that only Ellen Potter could write. </p><p>Read the Q&A with Ellen Potter from <i>Publisher's Weekly</i> on writing a novel inspired by <i>The Secret Garden</i> </p><p>By Sally Lodge<br>Jan 12, 2011</p><p>In 2003, Ellen Potter made a lively splash onto the scene with her middle-grade novel Olivia Kidney. She went on to write three sequels about that enchantingly quirky heroine, as well as two other novels, <i>Slob</i> and <i>The Kneebone Boy</i>. Most recently, the author tapped into memories of her own childhood reading to pen <i>The Humming Room</i>, a novel inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's <i>The Secret Garden</i>. Set in a mansion-a former children's tuberculosis sanitarium-on an island in the St. Lawrence River, the story centers on Roo, a prickly orphan who goes to live with her aloof uncle, and befriends Phillip, his troubled son, and Jack, a local boy. Potter talks about how this novel took shape.</p><p>Is it safe to assume that <i>The Secret Garden</i> was an important book to you as a child?</p><p>Obviously, I loved the novel as a kid. What really struck me was that when I went back to read it as an adult, the story not only held up, but I discovered elements in it I had never noticed before. It felt very fresh, and surprisingly layered in a way I hadn't realized as a child.</p><p>Was that an unusual reaction for you to have to a book you revisit from your childhood?</p><p>Yes, very unusual for me. A lot of times when I go back to books I loved when I was young I don't quite understand what it was that I loved about them. Rereading <i>The Secret Garden</i>, I felt a lot like Mary feels when she visits her garden. She's always finding something new popping up-something delightful or surprising. I've reread <i>The Secret Garden</i> every year as an adult. I have a battered copy on my bookshelf-it's really quite a mess! The experience of reading the novel keeps deepening for me.</p><p>How did you tackle the actual writing of <i>The Humming Room</i>?</p><p>The idea of writing a contemporary version of <i>The Secret Garden</i> was very exciting to me, yet at the same time it was very, very intimidating. I knew I needed to follow the original story line-or that I wanted to-but I knew I had to make it different enough that it would be worthwhile for people to read my novel. My editor, Jean Feiwel, was great and kept encouraging me to have at it, to go anywhere that I felt I had to go with it.</p><p>Did you set parameters for yourself, in terms of working within Burnett's original storyline?</p><p>I actually kept trying to swerve away from the original story, but it wasn't easy. There's something about <i>The Secret Garden</i> that kept me rooted in the original storyline, which was difficult for me. I don't plot my novels-I move along with my characters. For the first time I had a story already set out for me, which was very challenging.</p><p>Would you say that you heard Burnett's voice in your head as you wrote?</p><p>Yes. I feel I know <i>The Secret Garden</i> so well that I could kind of riff on it like a jazz musician. I know it in my core, and could take the essence and work with that. Still, I love the original novel so much that it was psychologically a very tough book to write. Though I think whenever I finish a book I always say it's the hardest thing I've ever written!</p><p>You obviously did branch out from the original, with the setting to begin with. Why choose an island on the St. Lawrence?</p><p>I went back and forth on the setting, actually. At first I thought of perhaps setting it in New York City, but that didn't work. At the time I began writing the novel I was living in the Thousand Islands, and was spending a lot of time on the St. Lawrence. The river is so very beautiful, and it struck me as similar in some ways to the moor in <i>The Secret Garden</i>.</p><p>Similar in what ways?</p><p>The St. Lawrence seems a vast expanse of gray, the way the moor is a vast expanse of purple. But if you stop and look closely at the river, it's incredibly changeable and moody-and sometimes violent. But it's always surprising. And it occurred to me that this would be a perfect setting for <i>The Humming Room</i>. On top of that, there are quite a few mansions in the Thousand Islands with ghost stories attached to them. It's quite incredible.</p><p>So that inspired your mansion setting, with mysterious humming noises and an abandoned garden hidden within it?</p><p>Yes, and I decided to make the mansion a defunct sanitarium, because I wanted there to be a ghostly presence, an eerie echo, in the house. One of the things I loved in <i>The Secret Garden</i>, and tried to put in my novel, was that there was a consciousness to everything-the house, the moor, and the garden. They are really characters themselves. In my novel, I wanted to give this same consciousness and self-awareness to the mansion, the river, and the garden, to give them personalities.</p><p>How did you set out to make Roo, Jack, and Phillip distinct from-and have a more modern sensibility than-Burnett's characters?</p><p>One thing I remember about Mary and Dickon is that there was a little squeak of romance in their relationship, but it was so understated. As a child, I remember wanting more romance in the book. So I brought out a bit more romance between Roo and Jack. It's a young romance and entirely innocent, but it's there. With Phillip, my Colin character, I tried at first to make his ailment physical, like Colin's, but that didn't work, so I decided to give Phillip a more mental affliction, which worked better for the story. And like Mary, Roo starts off as a not very likable character-she's a pretty tough customer. That's unusual for a heroine, and I loved that about <i>The Secret Garden</i>. But before long Mary begins to blossom, and that happens to Roo as well.</p><p>Have you tackled another writing project since finishing <i>The Humming Room</i>?</p><p>Yes. I'm working on a series for younger readers, for Feiwel and Friends. It's directed at boys-though I think girls will like it, too. I have a son who is seven, and I've been noticing for a while how few very engaging books there are for boys around that age. They somehow get the short shrift. Boys at that age who are big readers are reading books like <i>Diary of a Wimpy Kid</i>, which deal with middle-school issues that seven-year-olds are not yet concerned about. So I'm trying to write something along those lines, but more appropriate for younger kids. As I write, I've been trying out scenes on my son. I wait for his giggle, and if it comes, I keep that part in the book. Luckily, it's a method that seems to be working quite well!</p><p>-<i>Publisher's Weekly,</i> January 2012</p> Read More

Continental Press
$9.45 at Amazon

How does an IMAX movie work? With level F of Reading for Comprehension, your students will learn all about this kid-friendly topic... and many more. This book for grade 6 students includes 46 high-interest, nonfiction articles with questions that reinforce key reading and writing skills commonly found on state tests. Multiple-choice questions test these reading skills: vocabulary, main idea and details, sequence, cause and effect, and inferences and conclusions. Students also answer open-ended questions to practice writing narrative text, descriptive text, persuasive text, and expository text. <p>Continental Press has expanded its product offerings to support students in key curriculum areas and at many levels of learning. We offer exceptional materials for students, parents, teachers, and administrators at fair and affordable prices.<p> We publish programs in a variety of subject areas, including: <p> -Early Literacy<br> -Phonics<br> -Language Skills<br> -Reading Comprehension<br> -Vocabulary<br> -Content Reading in Geography, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies<br> -Mathematics<br> -State Testing<P><i>A teachers guide or answer key is sold separately. Visit for details.</i> Read More

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
$15.29 at Amazon

<b>Everything you ever wanted to know about Santa, as told to the author of <i>Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs</i> by the big gu...y himself.</b><BR><BR>As you might imagine, the early life of Santa Claus was a liiiiiiiittle different from the childhood of your average kid. His first words were ?ho ho ho!? By five he was wearing a fake beard and mustache, and could rarely be found without his favorite stuffed reindeer. It was clear from a very young age that he was destined to be unique...<BR> <BR>Despite this, his parents went to great lengths to maintain normalcy in his life. They had him learn guitar (he was in a rock band!), and play baseball (he had quite an arm), and even do chores (okay?here he was like any other kid on earth?he hated chores). But there was no stopping Santa from being Santa, and one winter, he began to make his lists. He checked them twice, and delivered toys to children all over Cincinnati. Then, all over Ohio. Then?the world.<BR> <BR>Compiled from his baby book, family photos, and report cards, <I>Santa from Cincinnati </I>provides a full-spectrum view of the boy who grew to be the man who grew to be Santa. Read More

Future Horizons
$6.95 at Amazon

<p><div><b>Educate, before it?s too late!</b></div><div> </div><div>In this simple and engaging guide, Mandee and Bobby explain "g...ood touches" (hugs and kisses from family members, a pat on the back, a handshake, or a high 5) and "bad touches" (a hit, slap, punch, kick, bite, hard pinch, shove, or grabbing, tugging, scratching, tripping, or choking). They describe how to recognize each kind of touch, the differences between them, and how to respond.</div><div> </div><div>Then Bobby and Mandee talk about private areas and what to do if someone touches you in those places (?Tell a trusted adult! It isn?t your fault!?). They explain that it?s not okay to keep a secret about private areas, even if the person who touched you says that bad things might happen if you tell.</div><div> </div><div>When it comes to bad touches, Bobby triumphantly concludes, ?Whether it is a stranger, or someone you know well, the rules to be safe are always the same: Say no! Run Away! And find a grown up friend to tell!?</div><div> </div><div>Author and former Deputy Sheriff Robert Kahn recommends that parents read this book with their children and encourage teachers to share it with the class!</div><div> </div><div>Helpful features include:</div><div> </div> <ul> <li>Bobby and Mandee?s Touch Test ? an 8-question quiz along with page numbers for each answer</li> <li>911 Tips for Parents ? a guide for teaching kids when and how to dial 911</li> <li>My List of Safe Grown-ups to Call ? a blank form that parents and children can fill out together</li> </ul><div> </div><div><i>Good Touch/Bad Touch</i> is third in the series of Robert Kahn's Children's Safety Books, which also includes the books <i>Too Safe for Strangers</i>, <i>Too Smart for Bullies</i>, and <i>Don't Hide Abuse</i>.</div></p> Read More

Brand: American Girl
$11.48 at Amazon

Discover the world of Bitty Baby - a special new friend to help girls ages 3 - 5 shine bright! In this story, a little girl and he...r Bitty Baby doll encounter a scary noise in Grammy and Grampa's basement. After an imaginary jungle adventure involving a gorilla, a boa, and an elephant, Bitty Baby and the little girl learn that friends can help you face your fears. Includes a "For Parents" section that offers insight and tips on traveling with your child. Read More

$47.95 at Amazon

Imagine having the ability to flow through life's challenges with ease, a clear mind, connection with others and nature, a soft st...rength that achieves much for the good of all, a channel of pure innate wisdom, emotional intelligence, and a sense of unlimited love. Now imagine that you were given the chance to develop these qualities as a child when you were most receptive and when they could guide your whole life ~ especially the tumultuous times of teens and early adulthood. Imagine that, not only were you were given this gift when you most needed it, but that it was given to you in a beautiful rainbow of stories that you danced, laughed and sang along to with your friends and an attentive, connected parent or teacher. This is the gift of the rainbow children® stories that you are holding in your hand . . . to whom will you give this precious gift? "This is a unique work, introducing qualities of acceptance and adaptability that can elude the best of us in challenging times. How wonderful to learn these strengths through activity, stories and fun as a child. Linda's books are a gem amongst the chaos, offering children the opportunity to recognise their own feelings and to see ways in which to deal with them towards the most positive outcome. Rich are the possibilities of a person whose awareness is awakened to these philosophies in childhood, simple and obvious as they are in hindsight, so many of us are not able to navigate the complexities of our feelings with ease. These books could make that difference" -Paula Mayura, founder of the Mayura School of Yoga "rainbow children® is an inspired and lovely project which, as an ex-teacher of infants, I can sense will have a great interest for and influence on children in need of a spiritual input and support" -Ruth White, bestselling author of Working with Your Chakras Read More
$10.53 at Amazon

Kids can record their own travel adventures and make a treasured memory book of their trip to New York City, with this travel jour...nal. A great diary and travel companion that will increase children's excitement, this journal offers plenty of writing and drawing space. Helping children become involved in the early planning stages of their trip. This is a great gift for children and a great keepsake for parents. Read More

The Artists' Orchard, LLC
$9.89 at Amazon

MISSING. That's what the posters say about the girl. But this isn't just another missing kid - not for ten-year-old Calvin Crane. ...After he bumps into a strange guy at Yellowstone National Park who's secretly removing the posters, Calvin thinks their van is being tailed. Getting murdered isn't on the family itinerary. <br><br> In a cramped van full of farts and frito feet with his whiny older sisters, parents and crabby Grandma Edith, Calvin presses forward on a cross-country road trip to California to attend the wedding of a family friend. But as the search for the missing girl widens state-by-state, Calvin can't escape her haunting face. Neither can he shake the eerie feeling that he's being followed - suspicious-looking people, strange vehicles. Who can he trust? His parents think it's just his OCD talking. <br><br>As he learns more details about the missing girl, Calvin is forced to face a search of his own: one for self-acceptance. Sometimes being lost is more than just a matter of location. Still, Calvin can't shut off those nagging questions: Where is that little girl? Is he being stalked by a kidnapper? Or is his mind playing tricks on him? Does danger lurk just a couple of steps behind? Read More

Dog Ear Publishing
$13.99 at Amazon

The concept of this book is to provide a medium for children to realize the importance of being open-minded and willing to try new... things. The book tells a story from Wyatt's point of view; he's a young child intimidated by the avenues he's yet to experience. However, through gentle encouragement, a vivid dream sequence orchestrated by his teddy bear, and the everyday observation from his young eyes, he's able to ultimately embrace that which once frightened him. Young readers and parents alike will easily relate to Wyatt's journey. <br></br> Author <br> Meredith Thomas is an advertising consultant in New York City, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Try it Wyatt...You Might Like it, is Meredith's first children's book. <br></br> Illustrator <br> Ben Segna is an artist with over 15 years of experience in graphic design and illustration. He is the owner of BKLYN MURALS and resides with his wife and two kids in Brooklyn. Read More

Creative Teaching
$4.49 at Amazon

Research has shown that repetition is essential for the brain to learn and recall information. The engaging activities and puzzles... in this book will provide your child with repeated practice of grade level-appropriate vocabulary and language skills. Becoming fluent, or automatic, with these skills helps develop reading fluency and build a strong foundation in reading comprehension, an important skill for academic success.<p>Upon your childs completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your childs success.</p><p>Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids<sup>®</sup> Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!</p><p>These right-sized (7 x 9) skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice.</p><p><b>SKILLS</b></p><ul> <li>Color and number words</li> <li>Sight words</li> <li>Word families</li> <li>Spelling</li> <li>Consonant blends and digraphs</li> <li>Contractions</li> <li>Sorting and Categorizing</li></ul><p><b>HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING</b><ul><li> Work with your child in a quiet, calm setting.</li><li>Acknowledge your childs progress and respond to his or her comfort level.</li><li>Complete some activities together. Keep a positive attitude and provide words of encouragement to support your childs journey in becoming a lifelong learner.</li></ul> Read More

DK Publishing
$5.99 at Amazon

Building on what children learn in school, and a great supplement to DK's <i>Math Made Easy Workbooks</i>, these guides are filled... with worksheets and problems, giving kids the opportunity to practice the mathematical concepts they're learning in school. <p>While each workbook corresponds with the age range and skills of a <i>Math Made Easy Workbook</i>, they can also be used on their own, providing parents and teachers with hands-on learning tools for classrooms and homeschools.</p> <p>Perfect for aligning with the Common Core State Standards, the exercises in <i>Extra Math Practice: Fourth Grade</i> help children develop an understanding of multi-digit multiplication, addition and subtraction of fractions with common denominators, understand concepts of angles and measure angles, solve word problems, and more.</p> Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

This colorful math book introduces a novel visual method for students to master their fraction arithmetic skills. The creative de...sign helps to engage student interest, while the visual layout ties into one of the current pedagogical drives in education ? namely, to use visual strategies since research has shown them to be effective learning tools. These visual problems also help to develop visual skills. This volume focuses on multiplying and dividing fractions. The back of the book features a table of answers to help students check that they are practicing correct techniques (or it may serve as a grading key for teachers or parents). A concise description of radial math ? including how to solve the problems ? is given in the introduction. The first exercise of the first problem has been fully solved in order to help students get started. There are also two completely answered, full-size examples on the front and back cover. Studying these examples and checking the answers to the first page of each part will help students become confident that they understand what to do. Each section (one for multiplication and one for division) begins with a concise explanation of how to multiply or divide fractions, which includes reducing fractions. A couple of examples of how to multiply and divide fractions, showing all of the steps, serve to demonstrate how to do the math. The interior is printed in full color with aesthetic visual patterns. The 8? x 10? pages are nearly the same size as standard school papers that students are used to working with. With 16 problems per page, there are 576 exercises all together. Each problem includes its own dedicated workspace. Both the answers and workspaces are numbered from 1 thru 16 for easy correspondence. The workspaces encourage students to show their work, and the symmetrical structure of the workspaces shows students how to organize their work in neat columns. The copyright notice permits parents/teachers who purchase one copy to make photocopies for their own children/students only. This is very convenient if you have multiple children/students or if a child/student needs additional practice. Teachers may also wish to display these colorful problems using a projective camera or transparency overhead projector. Read More

Vera Joffe, Ph.D.
$22.95 at Amazon

This book is written from the point of view of a child who has Selective Mutism. Selective Mutism is a condition that affects abou...t 1% of the population of children. This condition has been more studied and it is connected with social anxiety. This book is a guide to parents, children, and educators to understand what Selective Mutism is, and it provides some suggestions of strategies on how to help the child become more comfortable at school and in other places where he/she feels anxious. Margaret Scott's illustrations help children relate to the feelings portrayed in the book. This book can be used at home, at school, at a psychologist office, and with extended members of family. Read More

Brand: Kids Can Press
$8.95 at Amazon

Parents, beware of this book. With 100% Pure Fake, the art of scaring the pants off friends and family reaches new levels of ease ...and sophistication. Pranksters can now amaze, alarm and totally disgust everyone with these easy-to-make Pure Fakes. These 25 safe, kid-tested recipes that can be made with ingredients found in most households, including corn syrup, rolled oats, makeup and pasta. Other ingredients, such as school glue, food coloring, tempera paint and gelatin, are widely available in grocery or craft stores. Each project is presented with step-by-step instructions and includes warnings for allergy and mess alerts, non-edible and edible projects, and when kids should get adult help. A few 100% Pure Fakes: Rotting Skin * Eggs, oats and other ingredients give kids a putridly convincing case of rotting skin. S'not Snot * Gelatin, food coloring and other ingredients create slimy matter dripping from noses? 100% pure disgusting. Chocolate Milk Spill * White school glue, brown tempera paint and other ingredients make a life-like spill that will deceive and annoy to the max! Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
$3.99 at Amazon

<div>In Trace Letters, your child will practice holding a pencil or crayon correctly while tracing each letter of the alphabet. Yo...ur child will develop the fine motor control needed for Kindergarten while also learning to recognize each letter and it's sound!</div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>                    ?So your little one is developing & ready to grow his mind??</b> <br><br> <p><b>"Let your child learn and... have fun through the power of dot to dot!?</b></p> <p><b>This book enables children to challenge their brains, sharpen and strengthen their thinking process and have a ton of fun while they are doing this.</b></p> <p>Many educators agree that interactive dot to dot books are among the best ways to engage children in the thinking and development process, and the "Easy & Fun Connect The Dots" Book offers a great way for your little one to expand their little brain.</p><p></p> <b>                    ?Are you ready to let your child connect the dots, learn and have fun??</b> Read More

Sylvan Learning
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>Learn Alphabet Basics with Just One Page of Activities Each Day!<br><br></b>Sylvan Learning's <i><b>Pre-K Page Per Day: Letters...</b></i> uses engaging games and activities to help children become familiar with alphabet basics, including:<br><br>   · Alphabet Recognition<br>   · Uppercase Letters<br>   · Lowercase Letters<br>   · Writing Letters<br><br>Students develop number recognition skills while they complete fun activities, such as:<br><br>   · Following clear instructions to learn how to write each letter through tracing exercises<br>   · Singing letter-of-the-day songs to familiar tunes such as "Bingo" and "Wheels on the Bus"<br>   · Making letter art from everyday objects, such as an "M" out of two pairs of pants or an "N" from three pencils<br>   · And much more!<br><br>With perforated pages that can easily be removed for short, portable lessons, <i><b>Pre-K Page Per Day: Letters</b> </i>will help give your child daily exposure to activities that are both fun and educational! Read More

Magination Press
$10.98 at Amazon

"What to Do When You Worry Too Much" is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through t...he cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD. Read More

Harris Communications
$17.80 at Amazon

This guide provides parents with strategies for helping a deaf child learn to read and write, offering activities that parents can... do at home with their deaf child and suggestions for working with the child's school and teachers. Emphasis is on the developmental link between American Sign Language a Read More

$6.78 at Amazon

<DIV>Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Grade 2 Workbook r...einforces what kids are learning in the classroom. The workbook's lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make learning fun, interactive, and concrete. Plus it's written to help parents follow and explain key concepts. Includes phonics, how to build a sentence, story starters, addition and subtraction, first fractions, tic tac total, time, geography, science, Brain Boxes, and much, much more.<br></DIV> Read More

$14.99 at Amazon

Learning About Animals covers concepts that address National Science Education Standards. Concepts covered include: animals are l...iving things; living things are alike in many ways, there are many kinds of animals; animals live in different habitats, an animals body and behaviors help it survive in its environment, animals are many sizes, animals are many colors, animals bodies have different kinds of coverings, animals have different types of appendages, animals find and eat food in different ways, animals have different methods of self-defense, animals need air, food, and water; animals depend on plants for food, animals grow and change, and animals look like their parents. A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that young students can understand. Each concept presented includes: teacher directions for lessons and reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$7.99 at Amazon

Learn why we should think twice about the things we do so that we are careful ! Fully illustrated Book, for ages 3-8 " My Clums...y Sparky" tells the story of Sparky , the clumsiest dog in the whole world. "Mother", I asked. ?Sparky is a little clumsy. Is that a bad thing?" "All of us are clumsy sometimes," said my mother. "It's not that bad. As long as we remember that before we act, we should think twice about the things we do so that we are careful." Author Efrat Haddi is taking young children on a journey with Sparky while they learn a very important lesson. " My Clumsy Sparky" helps to teach children an important social skill that can make home life happier and school more successful. It also provides parents, teachers, and counselors with an entertaining way to teach children why being clumsy is not that bad, as long as we remember that before we act, we should think twice about the things we do so that we are careful. This well-written and inspiring story, delivers easy-to-digest education complemented by vibrant, delightful illustrations This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime and enjoyable for the whole family as well! It is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children. Read More

Brand: Rutgers University Press
$21.95 at Amazon

<div>Every year, millions of children across the country get arrested. What most adults do not know is that the juvenile justice ...system has become much more punitive in the last fifteen years. No longer is juvenile court a place where regardless of what happens you get a clean slate when you turn eighteen. Today almost every adjudication of delinquency is accompanied by adult-style fingerprinting, prior record score points, and DNA tests that can stay in a state repository for years. For every stage of the justice system, from arrest to expungement, <i>When Kids Get Arrested</i> gives "top tips" to help adults make the best choices to protect children from long-term negative consequences.<p>Sandra Simkins provides straight answers to common questions such as:<BR></p><ul> <li>Should I let my child talk to the police without a lawyer?</li> <li>How can I help my child succeed on probation?</li> <li>Should my child admit to the charges or take the case to trial?</li> <li>How will this case impact my child's future? Will it prevent him from getting a job or going into the army?</li> <li>My child has mental health issues. Can the juvenile justice system help?</li> <li>My daughter is out of control. Should I call the police?</li> <li>My son got arrested at school and is now suspended. What should I do next?</li></ul><p>Simkins takes complicated legal concepts and breaks them down into easy-to-understand guidelines. She includes information on topics such as police interrogation, detention hearings, and bail, along with state-by-state specifics. <i>When Kids Get Arrested</i> is a perfect resource for parents, social workers, guidance counselors, teachers, principals, coaches, and anyone else who works with children.</p></div> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$11.37 at Amazon

Swim along as the Mermaid of Lake Pontchartrain shows you some of the amazing creatures that live in her home. From redfish to blu...e crabs, there is so much to see! This delightful tale is a perfect reminder of just how special Louisiana is. This original story was created by Megan Larmann, a Louisiana native and part-time mermaid. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in education. As a child, Megan spent many days on Lake Pontchartrain fishing with her parents. She hopes to teach others about Louisiana and to inspire young people to make a difference. Read More

Speedy Publishing LLC
$6.92 at Amazon

Having kids recipes books can be a very big help for every parent out there. Most parents who do not have a kid yet will have no i...dea how hard it is to feed little kids. And those who already have kids ware worrying about how to make sure their kids get the proper meals that they need to get the right nutrients. There are a lot of good recipes for kids that will make them want to eat but the only problem is knowing what to cook and how to cook it. There are a lot of parents who have no experience in the kitchen and this can be a very hard task for them to do because it is something that is totally new. For parents who have basic experience in cooking, it won't take very long until you will have cooked everything that you know how to cook and your kid starts getting bored. Creating something new is very important in the kitchen. You can take your kids favorite food and learn how to cook it in 10 different ways so that you can be sure that your kid will eat what you are going to cook. Most kids love chicken and there are kids chicken recipes that you can find out in this recipe book that will make it easier for you to feed your children. You can also learn how to cook best the different chicken parts so that you can use every part and not waste any of it. There are also easy lunch recipes for kids that will provide your kid with all the nutrients that he is going to need to have a strong and healthy body. By the time your baby becomes a kid, your kid will be having lunch in school and you will want to let them bring lunch food that will taste good for them. There are very many lunch recipes for kids that will allow you to know how to cook different types of food best. You can also find out how to cook them with the use of the healthiest vegetables and still make them taste great so that you are sure that your kid will eat the right type of food for lunch and not junk food. You just have to make sure that the food tastes great and this is the reason why you need a recipe book with kids friendly recipes. Learning kids easy recipes will not only help your kid become much healthier but it will also save you a lot of time and money. This is because you will not have to worry anymore about cooking food that your child won't eat because everything that you will cook will look appealing to your kid. This saves you time because you won't have to cook again and this saves you money because you will not need to buy new ingredients to serve the right food. Have a quality kids recipes book and solve a lot of your problems with your kids right away. Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$18.50 at Amazon

Choice is an educational and self improvement book for children ranging from ages 5-9 years of age, which focuses on teaching deci...sion making and character building using stories of awesome kids, so that children become more responsible ,conscious of their decisions and thereby cause less stress to their parents. Choice is made up of short stories of kids, Lessons are both entertaining and educative,kids get an opportunity to learn higher values than they would from school. Read More

$14.39 at Amazon

Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three-quarters, is good at tricks. She can balance a pencil on the end of her finger and pick her without anyone seeing. But she amazes everyone?even herself?with her best trick yet: Josie can lift a table, a car, and even a bus with no effort at all! Hold on, though. Could this would-be blessing turn out to be an even greater curse?<p> Then there?s Sam?poor Sam! When his parents take off for a trip to the moon, Sam is imprisoned by the wicked Hilda Hardbottom. He must find a way to escape, but how? Could his salvation come in the form of a small, splotchy alien? Maybe?if that alien has the power of invisibility, and the inclination to share!<p> In these two delightfully silly stories of extreme magic, enticingly packaged in a flip-book format, resourceful kids rely on their sense and savvy to save the day.<br><br></p></p> Read More

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

Carole P. Roman's award winning series has traveling again and this time it's to East Asia to visit the People's Republic of China.... In this book, younger readers can learn about the wide variety of climate when they read about China's vast size. They will begin their journey in China's ancient capital, Beijing, where they will discover the Imperial Palace of the Forbidden City. Different regions of cuisine are discussed, highlighting the variety of styles and spices of food. Currency, sports, exciting tourist attractions, and a lovely description of the New Year Festivities are included in this introduction the beautiful land of China. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs around the world. On "If You Were Me and Lived in...South Korea": "Roman has proven her skill at writing children's books with her Captain No Beard series, as well as with the other volumes in her cultural series. If you were me and lived in ...South Korea uses a technique of speaking directly to the child reading or listening, similar to Laura Numeroff's If You Give a...series. This strategy is well suited to a book about foreign cultures as it gives little imaginations a boost by helping children envision themselves growing up with customs and traditions different from the ones they're familiar with..." Peter Dabbene ForeWord Reviews Clarion Review On "If You Were Me and Lived in...France": "It is the simplistic and positive way that Roman,a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing-the books are short and to the point and just what you want when you're introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set." Bianca Schulz-The Children's Book review. "It is vital vital that we continue to embrace culture and learn about the history of our world neighbors. Carole P. Roman has developed a series of cultural books designed to help parents and educator take the first steps in engaging our children in a fun way of embracing other cultures." Storytellers Campfire. Read More

$24.99 at Amazon

<b>When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks</b> an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted <b>Online eBook</b> is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that flip with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! <br /> <b>Online eBooks</b> allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. <br /> They require <b>NO</b> additional access or hosting fees When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the <b>Online eBook</b> version for <b>FREE</b>.<br /> You don t need to download <b>Online eBooks</b> they are available to you online 24/7! <br /> <b>Online eBooks</b> are available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. <br /><br />One missing torch! Millions of immigrants! Four funny friends! A sea of taxis and time is running out! Four real kids on a visit to New York City get gridlocked in a mystery that takes them on a wild hair-raising tour of the Big Apple's famous landmarks to find a priceless missing piece of history. How "Intrepid" do you have to be to solve this mystery full of fascinating historic facts? Grab a taxi and find out! But hold on tight for the ride!! <br /><br />LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! <br /> Fourth of July history Facts and history about New York City and its Landmarks Statue of Liberty history and facts Liberty Island history Ellis Island Immigration Puzzle and Problem Solving using Analytic techniques Star-Spangled Banner Words Empire State Building history and facts USS Intrepid Museum history and facts New York Harbor Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art Central Park Yankee Stadium Times Square. <br /><br />This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-in book club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Development Reading Assessment level. Read More

Wiley Publishing
$53.95 at Amazon

Children Behaving Badly? is the first publication to directly address the complexity of peer violence from a range of disciplines ...and perspectives. * Provides important insights into theoretical understanding of the issue and produces significant and far reaching implications for policy and practice developments * Based on up-to-date research evidence and includes some unpublished findings from recognized experts in multidisciplinary fields * Challenges many populist and damaging representations of youth violence and the associated narratives of modern youth as essentially evil Read More

Simon Spotlight
$6.99 at Amazon

<B>When there?s a mystery surrounding a popular online game, the Club CSI: kids use digital forensics to solve a case of foul play...</B>.<BR><BR>Ben, Corey, and Hannah have their work cut out for them when Whitney, the most popular girl in school, comes to Club CSI: for help. At first her case seems easy to crack?someone has been tampering with Whitney?s locker, and since her best friend Alyssa has the combination, she is a likely suspect.<BR> <BR>But nothing is as simple as it seems, especially once the team learns that other strange things are happening around Whitney. Mysterious charges from a popular Internet drawing game have shown up on Whitney?s parents? credit card. Whitney swears she didn?t authorize the charges, so who did? The digital drama increases when Club CSI: launches an online investigation?and to uncover the culprit, they?ll have to go undercover as players of the game! <BR><BR>© 2013 CBS & Ent. AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in USA is a TM of CBS and outside USA TM of Ent. AB Funding LLC. Read More

Brand: Kumon Publishing North America
$5.95 at Amazon

Two very distinctive dinosaurs pair up in this book to offer hours of craft-making glee. Parents will jump at the opportunity to g...ive their children a gift that kids will love, and that actually develops valuable reasoning and motor control skills. Read More

Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
$9.99 at Amazon

<div>"In a world where caffeine is distributed only by terrorists and 1000-SPF sunscreen isn't strong </div><div>enough, scientist...s long for a discovery that will restore Earth to a greener state. However, the </div><div>International Government likes to think it has everything under control, especially since it issues </div><div>twenty to thirty new laws each day to keep its constituents current.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>"Six-year-old Zeddy, whose "IQ is off the charts," soon finds himself racing to avoid </div><div>capture when his physicist father, Zane, goes missing. His mother, Zadie, suspects that the </div><div>International Military Police have taken Zane, but Nimueh, the ancient Lady of the Lake, </div><div>believes that he's in a parallel universe in a neighboring constellation. She also believes that </div><div>young Zeddy, with a "brain that is exceptionally rare," is the key to saving Earth.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>"The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter is a charming tale told in the tradition of A </div><div>Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle. Like young Charles Wallace, who is misunderstood by </div><div>his teachers and peers, Zeddy finds himself alone and forced to "hide as much as possible in </div><div>front of others." His only friend is a zutterfly made of dark matter, which proves to be a </div><div>significant clue to finding his father. Other classic tales influence this story as well, such as </div><div>The Man of La Mancha, The Count of Monte Cristo, and some King Arthur legends.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>"The postapocalyptic setting is filled with fascinating social reforms, such as newly </div><div>engaged couples being required to take parenting classes and the International Military Police </div><div>kidnapping gifted children in order to force them into government service. The story's </div><div>technologies have plausible explanations, like the transporter device that was supposed to get </div><div>Zeddy's father to Zamira (a dark-matter planet) or the pretty crystal that contains dark energy.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>"At times, Zeddy's dialogue is overly mature for his age, but his adult-like speech </div><div>patterns might be attributed to his high IQ. Still, the character's adventures are appropriate for </div><div>his tender years, like chatting with a dark-matter butterfly, believing in Nimueh's magical gifts, </div><div>or convincing a nervous professor to divulge information about Zane's last experiment. These </div><div>scenes are paced in short chapters, making them just the right length for young children with shorter</div><div>attention spans. Although six-year-olds aren't likely to have the reading abilities to </div><div>tackle this story, it would make excellent bedtime reading with a parent's help. Even teens might </div><div>be amused by all the high-tech explanations and the challenge of solving the author's mystery.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>"Known as Holy Ghost Writer, the author has placed clues about his/her identity </div><div>throughout the series. The first reader who figures out the author's identity will earn a $1,000 </div><div>reward. Despite its part in the larger series, The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter makes a fine </div><div>read all on its own, although a reader will most certainly crave the sequel to find out if Zeddy </div><div>gets his father back." ForeWord Clarion review</div> Read More

Outskirts Press
$23.74 at Amazon

Embark on a new way to see Las Vegas and kick your holiday into high gear with this invaluable compilation of up close and persona...l suggestions for a memorable family vacation! ? Experience the energy and vibrancy through the eyes of children living in Las Vegas and their candid, unpretentious, and inspiring "AWESOME IDEAS" of fun. ? Find unbelievably FREE ENTERTAINMENT AND ATTRACTIONS, vital insider tips, and wholesome first-hand details of family-friendly activities from local authors. ? Discover an unparalleled world of art, culture, cuisine, outdoor getaways, offbeat exploits, and under-the-radar destinations through "MOM'S AND DAD'S SUGGESTIONS TO ..." unique activities in the city, plus must-sees and must-dos in Nevada's scenic byways and beyond. ? Visualize your own family's travel adventure through our stunning collection of mesmerizing and down-to-earth personal FULL COLOR PICTURES. ? Find your way around effortlessly with the simple, quirky, and eye-popping colorful MAP. ? Juggle and manage expenses like a pro utilizing the easy and practical BUDGET CHECKLIST. ? Travel stress-free with the essential PACKING LIST especially designed for kids/youngsters and parents/adults. ? Explore with confidence and orchestrate your schedules using the information-at-your-fingertips and loaded-with-trip-planning ideas SAMPLE ITINERARY. ? Jumpstart your extraordinary trip with some helpful suggestions, invaluable travel tips, and web links through our OTHER RESOURCES feature. ? BEST OF ALL ... create a delightful memento, chronicle exciting activities, and decorate it with evocative and vivid memories that will last forever. Our one-of-a-kind creation: the TRAVEL BRAG BOOK section (Journal & Photo souvenir), is distinctively designed to immortalize your unforgettable experience. Rev up the momentum! Capture the essence of a vibrant city! Plan the ultimate opportunity to bring the entire family together, engage in a vacation you'll remember forever, and preserve the special memories in an exceptional show and tell book that will last a lifetime! LAS VEGAS is calling ... LIVE OUT YOUR DREAM! Read More

Dog Ear Publishing
$21.69 at Amazon

SIGGY AND THE BULLIES is a charming adventure with an important message about bullying for younger readers. Beautifully illustrate...d, the book tells the story of Siggy, a lovable one-winged mockingbird who is bullied by two larger birds. Siggy's quick thinking and talent help him escape a high-speed chase, turn the table on the bullies, and win the admiration of his friends and adopted family. Siggy's story, complete with discussion questions, can be a useful tool in helping parents, teachers- and anyone who loves a child-teach kids how to stay safe, if being bulled. Siggy's tale is also unique in its approach to fostering simple communication about diversity, tolerance, and overcoming physical challenges. But just as important for the young picture book crowd, SIGGY is a fun, fun read! Read More

Brand: Neumann Press
$16.95 at Amazon

<div>Long used by most Catholic schools and countless homeschooling families, the <I>American Cardinal Readers </I>are tried and t...rue, well-loved companions for children developing their reading skills. The <I>American Cardinal Readers</I> begin following the family adventures of John, Jean, and Baby, with simple sentences to ease your child into reading stories. As he or she progresses through the series, the books grow longer, the vocabulary expands, and the stories become more complex, guiding and challenging young readers to enhance their reading comprehension.<BR><BR>Young readers also become acquainted with classic children?s authors and poets, such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and beloved Catholic writers like St. Therese of Lisieux, G.K. Chesterton, and Francis Thompson. Explore the realm of literature from short stories, parables, poems, fables, and folk tales, the narratives accompanied by charming black and white illustrations.<BR><BR>The <I>American Cardinal Readers </I>are a necessity and a treasure in the library of any homeschooler or Catholic family interested in immersing their littlest readers in quality literature. These hardcovers are guaranteed to withstand the test of time in every way. Order your set now!</div> Read More

Barron's Educational Series
$9.99 at Amazon

This attractive, imaginatively designed and illustrated book is for parents and toddlers to enjoy together. Each of its five secti...ons offers Mom and Dad a different approach to the quality time they spend with their child. <BR> <BR> <B> <LI> Toddler World </B> illustrates familiar images around the house--sofa, window, potty, bathtub, and the like--and encourages the child to point at every picture and say the word. <B> <LI> Toddler on the Move </B> illustrates many family places parents and children might visit, from the nearby supermarket to a trip to the country. Parents can use these pictures as starting point for a guessing game. <B> <LI> Toddler Playtime </B>illustrates the local park, the nursery, and similar places, introducing action words. Kids can mimic actions from the illustrations and increase their vocabulary. <B> <LI> Toddler Learning </B> introduces little boys and girls to concepts dealing with colors, numbers, shapes, the seasons, and other aspects of nature. <B> <LI> Toddler Story Time </B> presents five beloved children's tales, briefly told, for parents to read aloud: <i> Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, </i> and <i> Goldilocks and the Three Bears. </i> <B> <LI> Toddler Quiz </B> follows the book's five sections and presents a fun game and an opportunity for parents to reinforce all the details their child has learned. <BR> There are appealing, child-friendly color illustrations on every page of this delightful book. Read More

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