A summer of firsts Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. A summer of good-byes When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. A summer of impossible choice Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/17/2012Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
A summer of firsts Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. A summer of good-byes When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. A summer of impossible choice Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the Plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/16/2013Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Lamaze My Friend Emily My Friend Emily is a Lamaze Play & Grow character that comes with multiple textures and sounds to keep baby entertained. Baby's first doll features a rattle necklace! Comes with a Lamaze link to take wherever you go. . Product FeaturesFeatures multiple textures and sounds to keep baby entertainedComes with a Lamaze link to connect easily to any Lamaze toy or play matBaby's first doll features a rattle necklace Lamaze play and grow character for all ages
Manhattan Toy Pull-A-Long Friend Puppy Manhattan Toy Pull-A-Long Friend Puppy is designed to inspire creativity and fun for around kids. This quality wooden toy is painted with bright colors perfect little animal lovers. Rubber on the wheels provides added stability, too. Why Youll Love It: This puppy is a friendly pull along pal for tots. Age: 12 months to 4 years. Features Made of renewable rubber wood Brightly colored with non-toxic, water based finishes Fun interactive pull toy ABOUT MANHATTAN TOY Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small. Originality Founded in 1979 by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum. Developmental Value Play is not only fun, it's essential to a child's cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration. Quality & Safety Our unsurpassed quality standards ensure that our toys are both durable and safe. Prior to manufacture, each Manhattan Toy design is thoroughly tested to comply with the most rigorous international standards for children's products. Our quality assurance team continually reviews designs and procedures to ensure that products exceed both existing and new safety regulations.
Nobody Needs to be afraid of the dark.Poor Griffin. Every night when he turns out the lights, his room turns as black as a starless sky. He tries to be brave, but his toes curl up and his hands grow cold and his heart beats fast and his legs turn to jelly. Can someone take away the shakes and the shivers and the quakes and the quivers? Is there anybody big enough to keep him safe?Tenderly written to help calm children’s fears, this delightfully illustrated tale reassures children that they are not alone in feeling afraid of the dark and offers them this comforting promise: “God’s perfect love takes away fear (1 John 4:18).Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/20/1998Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben's Mickey Bolitar series continues in this thrilling sequel When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends-sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon-find themselves at the center of a murder mystery involving their friend Rachel. Now, Mickey has to uncover the truth about what happened to Rachel-no matter what it takes. Mickey has always been ready to sacrifice everything to help the people he loves. But how can he protect them when he's not even sure who-or what-he's protecting them from? Picking up right where New Y ork Times bestseller Shelter left off, this sequel is sure to please fans awaiting Mickey Bolitar's next adventure while pulling new readers in for the ride.
Sweet Farts Inc. has two geniuses in one company, and it's on! Keith started it all when he invented a cure for the common fart, but Anthony has a world class discovery of his own that has earned millions. Anthony is back from a trip around the world, and he's on a mission to take over Keith's Sweet Farts empire. Keith would love to take a few months off and enjoy his private baseball field and basketball court. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Gonzalez has really turned up the heat by entering Sweet Farts Inc. in the All World Science Challenge. The weeks leading up to the international competition will push Keith and his young company to the brink of ruin. In the latest installment of the Sweet Farts series, Keith will attempt to lead the staff of Sweet Farts Inc. into the All World Science Competition, defend his Empire against Sir Anthony the Farter's power play, and accept a few unexpected and humbling truths along the way. Who will run the company as it moves forward? Your guess is as good as anyone else's.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 172 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Playmobil Police Take Along StationProtect the town with the Take Along Police Station. Monitor the situation from the headquarters, answering emergency calls and dispatching the police officer. The officer races to rescue and tracks down criminals on his speedy motorcycle. Once captured, prisoners can be locked away in the station's jail cell. But beware! Some will try to escape through the breakaway window. As an added bonus, this set doubles as a take along case. When kids have finished their heroic deeds, simply store the pieces inside, fold up the floor, and grab hold of the carrying handle for an exciting set that can travel anywhere. Set includes three figures, police station, lockable jail cell, motorcycle, station control board, computer, phone, walkie talkie, handcuffs, and additional accessories. Recommended for ages four to ten. Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible.
Playmobil Take Along Horse FarmGallop into action at the Take Along Horse Farm. Packed away in this convenient portable case, kids will find the perfect home for their trusted steeds. After a day full of riding, the horses can rest in the two stalls with nameplates, while young rider will find plenty of brushes and combs to keep their horses' coats shining. Set includes three figures, two horses with saddles, two horse stalls, grooming tools, riding crops, wheelbarrow, vegetables, puppies, basket, and other accessories. Recommended for ages four to ten. Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates and many other themed play worlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible.
This entertaining toy bar provides multiple activities for babies on the run. The cute tiger features fun melodies, a light up nose, and other fun toys to keep baby happy while on-the-go.Features:- Baby activated light and 4 fun melodies- Spinning zebra roller ball with colorful beads- Spinning paddle mirror for self-discovery- Bead chaser with textured rings- Straps easily attach to infant carriers for on-the-go funProduct Measures: 12.5" x 2" x 4"Recommended Ages: 0 months - 36 months
As kids read all about Dora and her new friends, they are prompted in the book to play one of the twenty tunes included in the accompanying music player. Fans can carry the player everywhere they go to hear music while on the move. The adorable Dora-shaped player can also be adjusted to a standing position.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/31/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Packed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fun, this book features four fun sections of song lyrics: Action Songs, Counting Songs, Learning Songs and Silly Songs. Following the numerical prompts in the book, children play one of the special songs on their Mickey Mouse stand-up music player-20 songs in all! Songs include such favorites as ,ª? If You're Happy and You Know it ,ª? ,ª? and ,ª?Head Shoulders ,ª? ,ª? as well as ,ª?Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog! ,ª? which is featured in the show. The lyrics to the songs are printed in the book so kids can sing along! Book Details: Format: Special Format Publication Date: 4/2/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
As Ida May begins fourth grade, she is determined never to make another best friend--because her last best friend moved away. This is a doable plan at first. Thanks to bratty, bossy Jenna Drews, who hates Ida, no one in class has ever really noticed her before. It's when the sparkly Stacey Merriweather comes to her school that Ida's plan goes awry. Ida reaches out despite her fear but doesn't say hello--instead she writes Stacey anonymous notes. Soon their friendship develops without Ida ever having to reveal her real identity . . . until she has no choice. And that's when the true friendship begins.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2008Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Two small children become new friends and have wonderful days playing together with their toys. But when one friend gets a new toy that he is reluctant to share, the friends are no longer so friendly. This story, told in clear, simple dialogue with bright, childlike illustrations, gives straightforward insight into the complications that can threaten even the best of friendships. The youngest audience will delight in the simple resolution that mends these friends’ relationship as well as their toy.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/29/2003Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/13/2007Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This is Liam. Liam has lots of friends who love him and want to play with him. Sometimes Liam goes to his friends' houses to play. Sometimes Liam's friends come to his house to play. When we get together with friends, we greet them by looking at their face and saying, 'Hi'. We don't look down or look away and say nothing. We don't run off when friends arrive. They will think they don't want to play with us!Introductions can be awkward for many children. For some, however, making eye contact, and acknowledging another person by simply saying 'hi' can be a constant challenge. In Liam Says Hi Liam manages to overcome his shyness and complete the steps necessary when greeting a friend at the front door. Appropriately welcomed, Liam's friend enters the house and both children proceed to have an excellent play date. Vibrant, colorful and lively, this book's positive messages and advice are ideal for young children wanting to understand social situations or how friendships work.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/15/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
For many teens today, the carefree days of youth are anything but happy-go-lucky. From alcohol and other drug use to relationship issues and sex to depression and eating disorders, teens are confronted with high-risk pressures and problems--whether experienced personally, through their friends, or with family members. Where can teens turn for help and advice? The experts at KidsPeace, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in crisis, created this lively, interactive book to help teens handle difficult issues and develop confidence in their own abilities and self-worth. Personal stories, fast facts, and self-tests help teens learn how to recognize when a friend or family member is in trouble and find help, to identify their own issues and seek help, and to take care of themselves when feeling overwhelmed by problems of friends or family members. In the process, teens learn one of life's greatest lessons about healing--the importance of connecting with others who understand, care, and can help.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/11/2007Pages: 188Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
The first time that ken McLaughlin sees Flicka galloping past him on his family's Wyoming horse ranch, he knows she's the yearling he's been longing for. But Flicka comes from a long line of wild horses, and taming her will take more than Ken could ever have imagined. Soon, Ken is faced with an impossible choice: give up on his beautiful horse, or risk his life to fight for her. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/8/2008Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Battat Take Apart Roadster Take -A-Part Roadster. 18 roadster parts and a battery powered tool with 3 bits. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included). Great gift idea. For hours of imaginative play. Age: 3 years + Features 18 roadster parts and a battery powered tool with 3 bits Requires 2 AA batteries (not included) Great gift idea For hours of imaginative play Easy grip toy for small handsIncludes 4 figures Furniture Car Pet dogRequired Batteries: 2 AA batteriesRecommended Ages:3 – 15
Playmobil Take Along Hospital Playmobil Take Along Hospital Playset: Treat the patients in your very own Playmobil Take Along Hospital. Set includes four figures, wheelchair, medical equipment, and many other accessories that can all be stored inside the Take Along Hospital. The set comes with a convenient handle so it can be transported anywhere. Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible. Product FeaturesTreat the patients on the go with the Playmobil Take Along HospitalPlaymobil is the largest toy manufacturer in GermanyFigures can bend, sit, stand and turn their headsEncourages children to explore and learn while having funIncludes 4 figures, wheelchair, medical equipment, and many other accessories that can be stored in the hospitalProduct Measures: 15.7" x 9.8" x 4.5"Recommended Ages: 4-8 yearsABOUT PLAYMOBIL Once upon a time in 1876, there was a locksmith named Andreas Brandstatter. Mr. Brandstatter planted a magical seed that would eventually blossom into PLAYMOBIL by founding an eponymous lock and metal fitting company in Furth, Germany. In 1921, the headquarters were moved to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. PLAYMOBIL was formally introduced at the 1974 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
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