Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom... Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/1989Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Be Good playsets will bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can't enjoy the real thing. Kids will love playing in the ultra fine sand contained in a 10" x 10" x 2" wooden box. Each play set includes the wooden box, sand, a no-mess play mat, themed toys to play in the sand with, and a re-sealable box to keep everything together. Even adults will enjoy sifting through the sand, raking designs or playing along with the kids in reminiscence of their youth or as the perfect stress reliever. An enjoyable relaxing activity for all ages. BE Good Company wants to bring out the child and childlike play in everyone--young and old!Features include: -With this executive sandbox and enjoy the peace and serenity year round -Perfect for your home or office-Bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can't enjoy the real thing-Creative Childe magazine 2008 creative Toy Award-Set includes 10" x 10" x 2" sandbox, 20" x 20" no mess play mat, ultra fine sand, prince and princess, horse drawn carriage and magic castleRecommended Ages:3 and up
Looking for some old fashioned fun? From wood bits to glue, we give you everything you need for hours of creative crafting. Parents love the neat and tidy storage bag. Go green! -The lid becomes a mess free crafting station, and the box can be reused to display your creative creations. Introducing this special formula is kid approved.Recommended Ages: 5 - 9 years
Alex Toys Knot a Lot Fleece Craft Kit With Alex Toys Knot a Lot Fleece Craft Kit, kids can now make their own cool clothing accessories. This 3-piece fleece craft set creatively engages kids in handmaking their very own hat, scarf and shoulder bag. With just knots, kids can design their very own fashion and make a new style statement. Why You'll Love It: Kids can now make their very own hand crafted fashion accessories. Age: 6 to 10 years Features Uses knots as a safer alternative to knitting and cutting Makes a new fashion statement for kids Includes: Pre-cut fleece needed for making the 3 pieces Recommended Ages:6 – 10
Ash is still falling from the sky two years after a series of globally devastating volcanic eruptions. Sunlight is as scarce as food, and cities are becoming increasingly violent as people loot and kill in order to maintain their existence. Sixteen-year-old Miles Newell knows that the only chance his family has of surviving is to escape from their Minneapolis suburban home to their cabin in the woods, As the Newells travel the highways on Miles' supreme invention, the Ali Princess, they have high hopes for safety and peace. But as they venture deeper into the wilderness, they begin to realize that it's not only city folk who have changed for the worse. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/3/2012Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
The child from twelve to twenty-four months of age is a joy to have around - some of the time, that is. This child is growing at an incredible rate, learning to walk, learning to touch, learning to love, and learning to say "No!" for the first time. All of this can be quite a handful for the new parent. In this first book in the series from the renowned Gesell Institute, which includes Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, the authors discuss all important questions that concern the twelve to twenty-four-month-old child. They examine the various stages of development between infancy and toddlerhood: what new things the child can do; how the child acts with parents and other people; what the child thinks and feels.
The Year of the Panda Daxiong mao is rare and mysterious, like a god, living in the midst of the mountains.Strange things are happening on Lu Yi's farm. First, some men from the Chinese government ask Lu Yi's father to sell the property that has belonged to the family for generations. Then a giant panda appears in a neighbor's field, A rare occurrence, given the farm's distance from the high-mountain bamboo forests that pandas inhabit.Lu Yi has a feeling that the two mysteries are somehow connected. And before long, an orphaned baby panda he finds in the' woods provides an answer. As the boy nurses the helpless animal back to health, he begins an adventure that may, well change his entire future.
In ancient China, the Great Wall is crumbling on the edge of the Han Empire. In the wall's shadow, twelve-year-old Hu is starving. On the other side of the wall, China's enemies are gathering strength. When an imperial battalion comes to town, Hu meets Ren, the son of the commander, and the two boys combine forces to train secretly for an archery tournament. For Hu, the contest offers escape from poverty; for Ren, the respect of his father. But the capture of a barbarian spy changes everything. With their trust at its lowest point, Ren and Hu must work together to evade the barbarians and save the empire. Here is an exciting adventure story for 2010, the year of the tiger.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/2010Pages: 194Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Considered groundbreaking upon its publication in 2003, Boy Meets Boy is now 10 years old and David Levithan's debut about two teenage boys finding love is still in print and still as heartwarming. The world was different when Boy Meets Boy first appeared and attitudes have changed, but this novel is just as relevant and enjoyable as it was then. To mark the 10th anniversary, this edition features new backmatter from the author, including an original story about the scene-stealing, fan-favorite Infinte Darlene--literature's only star quarterback and homecoming queen. David is now considered one of the most important voices in YA literature, having since authored Every Day, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with Rachel Cohn, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, and fans of his more recent books will not be disappointed by his very first.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2005Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
When I was little, I could hardly do anything.But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!" Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 114
In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll on her family and friends, and comes to understand the true nature of war.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2004Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Thirteen-year-old Lonzo knows that Papa thinks he's slow compared to his brothers. When the Civil War breaks out and throws Culpeper, Virginia, into chaos, Papa sends Lonzo to live with his aunt Mariah on the other side of the Deep Cut, the railroad gorge that runs through the rocky hills south of Culpeper. Meanwhile Lonzo's best friend and protector, cousin Ferdy, secretly enlists in the Confederate army.Feeling abandoned by the two most important males in his life-his father and cousin - Lonzo struggles to understand war, especially when it comes roaring into his aunt's inn. Yankee raids, battles, and enemy occupation test Lonzo in a way he's never been tested before. Finally, in a rare act of bravery, he proves to his father that he's every bit as competent as his brothers. But in the end, regardless of his father's expectations, Lonzo has discovered his own sense of self-worth.
When thirteen-year-old Ronan Truelove's seemingly ordinary mom snatches him from school, then sets off on a high speed car chase, Ronan is shocked. His quiet, nerdy dad has been kidnapped? And the kidnappers are after him, too? His mom, he quickly learns, is anything but ordinary. In fact, she's a member of an ancient order of knights, the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect the Pure-thirty-six noble souls whose safety is crucial if the world as we know it is to survive. Now all those after-school activities-gymnastics, judo, survival training-she made him take, make sense. For suddenly Ronan is swept up in a sometimes funny, sometimes scary, but always thrilling adventure-dashing from one danger to the next, using his wits to escape the Bend Sinister, a posse of evil doers with strange powers. Falling in with two unlikely companions, Greta, a scrappy, strong-willed girl he's never much liked and Jack, a devil-may-care teenage pickpocket, Ronan is left with only his wits and his mom's last words of advice: Trust no one. That's a lot for an ordinary kid to deal with. But then again, maybe Ronan's not ordinary at all.
Mrs. Julie Hutt's fourth-grade class in Roslyn, New York, writes to a soldier in Iraq to thank him for his service and to find out what it's like to be a U.S. solider: What is a soldier's job exactly? How do soldiers spend their spare time? Don't they miss home? The children's letters were answered by First Lieutenant David Falvey, a twenty-five-year-old military police officer serving in Baghdad with the Army National Guard. Combining the children's letters and artwork with Lt. Falvey's emails and personal photographs, Letters to a Soldier is a special book to be shared in the classroom or at home. An update on Lt. Falvey's safe return home, the status of the war in Iraq, and classroom programs are also included.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/21/2014Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into "The Boy Of A Thousand Faces" and gets his wish in an unexpected way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Part human, part machine, and a little bit magicSixteen-year-old Boy's father is Frankenstein's monster and his mother is the Bride. A hacker and tech geek, Boy has lived his whole life in a secret enclave of monsters hidden beneath a Broadway theater, until he runs away from home. Now, the boy who's never set foot outside embarks on a madcap road trip with the granddaughters of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that takes him deep into the heart of America. Along the way, Boy falls in love, comes to terms with his unusual family, and learns what it really means to be a monster-and a man.
From Little Scholastic comes this innovative and interactive hand-puppet board book for babies and toddlers.Ages: 0-2.Parent and child can quack-quack and moo-moo away while they play and touch the five farm animal finger puppets: a duck, a cow, a pig, a cat, and a dog.Introducing Little Scholastic, a developmental publishing program of interactive books created exclusively to give babies and toddlers a head start in learning.Every book features:*Interactive components * High color contrast * Rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text * Familiar subjects and surroundings * Simple concepts * Distinct leveling between the ages of 0-3 years.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 7/1/2007Pages: 6
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