All of the products in this post we have tried, reviewed or already owned. Some of these products I was given in order to conduct my review. As always, all thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
We are back with a new Summertime Gift Guide this year! The purpose of our Summertime Gift Guide is to find fun educational toys, games, craft and book gift ideas for children that will encourage imagination, creativity and LEARNING 🙂 We’ve also found some awesome gift ideas for Men, Women and of course your furry friends! Many of these gift ideas we have personally owned for years and years. Some gifts I have been given the opportunity to try out and review. All of the gifts are wonderful!
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Gifts for Babies, Children & Teens
Green Kid Crafts is empowering our children, the next generation of environmental leaders by using creative, nature-based STEAM activities. Founded by mother and environmental scientist Penny Bauder in 2010, Green Kid Crafts has sold over 1.5 million boxes specially designed to help children exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.
Camp Green Kid has seven different “camp” related Green Kid Craft Kits that are all awesome! Choose from Backyard Science, Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Robot Workshop, Save Our Oceans, Soaring Into Flight and Color Science. (Pictured is the Save Our Oceans Kit.) Right now Green Kid Crafts has two awesome promotions going on! You can buy 5 boxes and get the 6th box free by using code BUILDYOUROWNCAMP at checkout. Or, you can save 15% on a 3 month subscription by using code SUMMERCAMP at checkout! We’ve been giving our children Green Kid Craft Kits for a few years now and they love them!Learn More
MEL Kids is a science kit that encourages your children to have fun as they explore science with kid-friendly educational models, AR lessons, and online classes. MEL Kids is for children aged between 5 – 9+ and it and you can purchase either a one-time kit or a monthly subscription. When your child receives their kits they will explore how the world works with eco-friendly construction models and AR lessons. Each month’s kit includes a new educational model of a functioning device. The kit has brainteasers and coloring pages to enhance logical thinking and creativity. What I love is that the kit’s instructions are in the form of a comic book following the adventures of curious dino-scientists! It’s a great way to engage your children! Each week’s project also connects to an innovative AR lessons in the MEL Kids app. This is an excellent gift that keeps on giving each month when your child receives a new kit!Learn More
MEL Physics is a physics science subscription for kids with VR experience, exciting hands-on experiments and educative instructions. MEL Physics is for children 8 years old and older. Each kit is expertly built by scientists and parents and they are proven to improve academic performance! Research conducted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology shows that the lessons in MEL Physics help children score higher on exams. Each kit comes with everything you need to perform the experiments! The kits come with all necessary hardware, components, and instructions to conduct the experiments successfully. Physics explains how the world around us works and with each MEL Physics kit your children can assemble devices we all use every day and understand how they function through firsthand experience. These kits can be purchased individually or on a subscription basis. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.Learn More
Get started learning STEM at home with Sphero BOLT and their how-to resources guide for parents and remote educators. BOLT is Sphero’s most advanced coding robotic ball to date, providing even more ways to express inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. Sphero BOLT is ideal for educators to send home with students. With BOLT, STEAM learning can be easily facilitated at home and guided by parents. Packed with plenty of programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders.
Features of Sphero BOLT Coding Robot:Learn More
-Display custom graphics and real-time data with BOLT’s 8×8 programmable LED matrix and let your creativity shine through
-Equipped with advanced robot sensors that you can program and use to learn more about robotics
-Play educational games, create your own and learn how to code through hands-on play and STEAM activities
-Keep the ball rolling longer than ever with 4+ hours of playtime on a single charge
-Create iridescent experiences with the Sphero BOLT coding robot
-Recommended for grades 3+ and ages 8+
This two-sided mat offers a simple, accessible way to learn block-based coding, basic math principles, and collaborative problem-solving with any round Sphero robot. The Code Mat comes with three sets of 10 double-sided coding cards that provide guided, hands-on coding lessons. Choose Sphero City and Golf Code Mat to tee up your Sphero robot and take a swing while exploring concepts like distance, speed, math fundamentals, and basic coding or program your robot to navigate around Sphero City using draw, blocks, or text programming.
Choose Sphero Space and Soccer Code Mat and blast off into orbit and explore the solar system with Sphero Outer Space while gaining the foundations for computational thinking or dribble down the field in hopes of programming a goal for your team with Sphero Soccer Pitch.
This mat is a two-sided, 86in x 45in Sphero Code Mat. It comes with 3x Sets of Activity Cards per Code Mat.Learn More
Cold Case: A Story to Die For is a game in the Cold Case series. In these games you have been summoned to investigate the unsolved cases of victims murdered decades ago, piecing together the details that the police could never find. Inside the box, you will find realistic materials pertaining to the crime, and a complex story containing everything you need to crack the case. Follow the clues and submit your answers online to finally bring the killers to justice.
Cold Case: A Story to Die For has the mystery going back to 1988 when Andy Bailey, a 23-year-old investigative reporter, was found shot to death in the small town of Camdale, England. Despite their best efforts, the police never found his murderer. In Cold Case: A Story to Die For™, YOU investigate the cold case of Andy Bailey and attempt to solve the crime.Learn More
Escape Notice Games has a unique gift for teens – an escape room game that you can play at home, outside, at the beach, camping, or anywhere. Stolen at Sea is an escape room game where as passengers aboard an old steamship, players sift through maps, books, and photographs to find hidden clues, complete intriguing puzzles, and locate a stolen jewel. Players unlock document bags” that move them through the game to solve the mystery. This game is best played with 2-6 players. Coming soon Escape Notice Games will have release their next game Spies of Liberty!Learn More
My First Math Dice is the perfect game to build pre-kindergarten Math confidence and Counting skills. Children will be delighted when they roll the big chunky dice and rewarded as they collect the colorful Counter Chips onto their towers. Along the way, they will be introduced to important early math concepts like recognition of numerals, more than/less than, and basic addition. With 3 different games included, My First Math Dice is ideal for endless hours of home learningLearn More
This Playmobil Triceratops: Battle for the Legendary Stones is equipped with a working safety-net cannon, and removable armor. Figures can ride on Triceratops. Sometimes the enemy is much smaller than expected, for example a mini robot. The nasty little machines try to scout out the plans of Uncle Rob and the Dino Team unnoticed. But the Dino Team does not let itself be seen that easily. In order to be equipped against big and small opponents, the armoured Triceratops not only has a normal cannon, but also a trap net cannon. If his partner Jaden hurls out the catch net at the right moment, the mini-robots are pinned down and thus immobilised. Strong dino-human power for tricky special missions. Included in this set: 1 teenager, 1 villain; Accessories: 1 triceratops, 1 back armor, 2 fire projectiles, 1 projectile gray, 1 net, 1 box, 4 energy stones, 1 mini-robot, 1 grapple, 1 hose, 2 helmets, 1 pair of arm cuffs, 1 chest armor, 1 pair of arm guards, 1 bandana, 1 change wigLearn More
This Playmobil Pteranodon: Drone Strike kit is equipped with a projectile net! Figures can even ride the Pteranodon. Even at lofty heights, the vicious robotic machines are on the move. A drone makes the airspace unsafe. But that’s no problem for Kaidan and his agile Pteranodon. The pterosaur is at home in the sky. With its projectile net, it can knock out approaching enemies in a flash. Of course, his good friend Kaidan is always with him on his back. There’s no stopping this clever human-flying dinosaur duo. Attack from the air – repelled!Learn More
Attention – the T-Rex is attacking is Playmobil’s new T-Rex: Battle of the Giants set! The T-Rex? Oh no, that’s a hypermodern fighting robot and whoever is controlling it is up to no good. The robot fighting machine is on destruction course. Who is going to stop it? Suddenly intrepid Ian blocks the machine’s path, and he’s not alone. Ian sits on the back of a real T-Rex with titanium strong protective armour, equipped with cannons and a catapult. Together with the dinosaur and super advanced combat equipment, the two bravely face the machine. A battle of the giants begins! Get ready for an action-packed dino adventure! Arm yourself with your dino team in ultimate combat gear against the battle robots and save the world.Learn More
Teach My Kindergartener is an all-in-one learning kit designed for ages 4+. The kit contains unique and coordinated tools to teach spelling, money, telling time and the year. Your kindergartener can master 100 spelling words, counting money, analog and digital time as well as days of the week, months of the year, dates, years, weather and seasons. Each set in the kit is fully coordinated to encourage matching and repetition. Teach My Kindergartener is designed to be screen-free, one-on-one learning time. The kit aims to promote school readiness and a head start for kindergarten, in just 20 minutes a day.Learn More
13 Dead End Drive first hit the scene in 1994. Now this fan favorite is back, by popular demand, to entertain a whole new generation. Your goal is to be the last surviving heir and inherit Aunt Agatha’s fortune. Which one of her motley crew of friends and employees will it be?Learn More
All it takes is your creativity and some water! This massive 2’ x 5.5’ Chuckle & Roar Aqua Draw Doodle Mat can hang from your door to save space or be rolled out on the floor. All you need is water to draw on the mat for a no-mess experience, that means more art on the mat and less on the floor. With 22 different drawing tools including brushes, sponges, and stencils there are so many ways to create your masterpiece. Once you’ve filled your entire surface with art, just let it dry and you’re ready to go again. Nurture your inner artist and spark your imagination!Learn More
Rain or shine, at home or on the go, we’ve got you covered with an up-and-active game that’s sure to have the whole family racing, searching, and laughing. This game box comes with 3 individually packaged themes for portability. 1) Have a scavenger hunt at Home- Your house becomes the playing field. Don’t worry, it won’t get messy! 2) Have a scavenger hunt outside- Explore your backyard or park, or see what fun arises on a stroll through your neighborhood 3) Have a scavenger hunt in the car- Great to take on a brief ride to the store or a long road trip.Learn More
The suspects you know, in the mansion you remember, with the weapons you love! Yes, this is Classic Clue! This game comes with a gameboard, 6 suspect tokens, 6 weapons, deck of suspect, weapon and room cards, confidential case file, detective notebook pad, die and rules.Learn More
Coconuts is a rare game that’s equally fun for adults and kids. It was originally published in Korea, where it’s a big hit. We think it’s a classic waiting to be discovered. It’s common for parents to buy it for their kids, only to find they enjoy it even more than the kids do (and kids are crazy for it). It’s hard to find anyone who dislikes it, which is rare indeed, for any game.Learn More
Tell everyone to weight up. The Comma Home Minky & Sherpa Weighted Blanket will be your new favorite sleep blanket. It’s made of warm, snuggly-soft material and the weighted beads inside give you amazing, science-backed sleep. It is 60″ x 80″ and has 14 duvet loops for securing to duvet covers. It fits On Queen-Size Mattress Top. My favorite feature is that this blanket is machine washable!(Tumble dry low or hang to dry.) This blanket is made of 100% Polyester from recycled plastic bottles. This is our favorite weighted blanket. Both my son and I use one and we adore them!Learn More
We love using this Daily Dose Miracle Moisture Spray on my son’s hair. It makes moisturizes his hair wonderfully. This Daily Dose Miracle Moisture Spray Leave-In Conditioner Detangler makes hair manageable, instantly detangles, adds moisture, eliminates frizz, protects color, repairs and strengthens with just a couple of spritz from our easy to use one-hand pump sprayer. Combat frizz while also protecting your locks from harsh UV rays. You will save time getting ready while giving your hair the love it needs. This leave-in conditioner works on all hair conditions: natural, fine, frizzy, dry, fine curly, oily, greasy, thick coarse, coarse, low, normal and high porosity hair. It also works on all hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and kinky/coily hair. This detangler is cruelty free and vegan. It is free of Parabens, SLES and SLS Sulfates, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Gluten, Iron Oxides, Lead, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colors, Nut Ingredients, and Palm Oil.Learn More
Crooked treasure hunters have broken into the office of your university’s archaeology department! Your professor has disappeared without a trace — and so has a book with old records about a hidden temple. You must act quickly and chase down the criminals. Your pursuit will take you deep into a mysterious jungle on a small island. You must find the professor in time and save the revered treasures of the temple before they fall into the hands of the devious robbers! In this EXIT game, there are riddles within riddles, hidden within four 88-piece jigsaw puzzles. Like other EXIT titles, EXIT: The Sacred Temple has no game board, but it also has no riddle cards. Instead, there are four jigsaw puzzles that you will find and assemble, one at a time. Each completed puzzle reveals a location containing more riddles to decipher.Learn More
Beloved 1980’s version of the classic mystery face game! There’s a mystery person on your opponent’s card. Can you find the matching face in the crowd? This game comes with 2 Plastic game units (with built-in face frames and scorekeepers), 48 small face cards to fill game units, deck of 24 mystery face cards, and illustrated instructions.Learn More
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with the Made by Me Rock Art kit! Use vibrant paint colors to create cool designs that make a statement for and express your artistic eye. Create cool eye-catching rock art effects by adding shimmery glitter glue details and metallic tattoos for one-of-a-kind creations.Learn More
This is the perfect arts and crafts box to keep your child occupied for hours! Making Memories Box is everything you need to create lasting family memories. Take the hassle and fuss out of planning engaging activities, shopping for crafting essentials, and prepping. Making Memories Box offers monthly curated boxes of creative supplies and outlined instructions to take the guesswork out and get straight to the fun! Choose a single box or save by subscribing monthly. Each box includes five main categories: A Family Activity, a Kid’s Art/Craft, a Game, Kid’s Activity, and a Keepsake. Boxes may also include a seasonal surprise!Learn More
Be as mischievous as the Minions and gas out your friends with the Minions: Fart ‘n Fire Super-Size Blaster. This super-size blaster lets it rip in a variety of outrageous ways. The adjustable, telescoping barrel, built in trigger-activated farts and two modes of play deliver 20+ different farts sounds from blips to drawn out bombs. Plus, when you pull the barrel all the way back, you can release a realistic fart mist for added funny effect. It has an easy to fill water chamber so you can blast gassy mists over and over again. Pull the trigger and cycle through a variety of outrageous fart sounds. Or create your own toots by extending or shortening the trombone chamber. Fart in quick, short bursts or nail a friend with a drawn out, loud blast. Sneak up and surprise your family with this supersize Fart ‘n Fire. It’s the ultimate, loud Minion mischief tool.Learn More
My kiddos love this toy! Enjoy Minions: The Rise of Gru action and laughs with new character Otto! This Minons Babble Otto large interactive toy features nine different ways to play, 20+ sounds and phrases and state of the art tech for the ultimate, realistic Minions response! Touch his head and he tells a short story or sings. Press his pocket and he says “Bello”. Move him in a variety of ways and he reacts with different expressions for each action. You can tilt him left, tilt him right, fly him around, turn him upside down and hear a variety of funny Minion responses. Put the included sacred stone in his pocket and he reacts ecstatic. At the end of play, lay him down and he will sing himself a lullaby and go to sleep. Babble Otto will delight fans with the many endearing ways he reacts to them in signature Minion style. This irresistible, interactive play friend also makes a unique gift.Learn More
With Osmo’s Math Wizard and The Amazing Airships your child will practice and learn mental math, addition and subtraction through hands-on play on a math adventure for grades 1 and 2! Real-time targeted teaching tips & nudges let kids learn through experimentation and build confidence in a stress-free environment. Self-paced play means kids have time to master a concept before progressing to new material. (No WiFi necessary to play). An Osmo Base for iPad or Fire Tablet & an iPad or Fire Tablet are not included, both are required for game play.Learn More
In Osmo’s new Math Wizard game The Enchanted World Games children will race to create power smoothies and unlock new levels over two games! In Juice Team, boost your math skills while giving your team the magic fuel they need to take home the gold. In Bento, make lunches for athletes using strategies & math to earn points and move your character along the path. Learn new skills or get more practice with repeated addition, addition/subtraction equation using three whole numbers, math organization, and solving the same problem in multiple ways. In The Enchanted World Games, children will learn advanced addition, understand multiplication as repeated addition, and practice skills through hands-on play on a math adventure! Real-time targeted teaching tips help kids learn through experimentation and build confidence. Adults are able to adjust the difficulty of the game based on the child’s ability. Self-paced play means kids have time to master a concept before progressing to new material.Learn More
Help your child learn math and language basics in two languages at once! Four colorful flash card sets in this one small package offer 4 times the learning! They’re perfect for home and ESL or language immersion classrooms. Our proven flash cards will introduce essential early math and language skills in both Spanish and English. The combination advances abilities, while also allowing for backtracking and fine-tuning areas that still need practice. Do speed drills, play games, change it up! Each card pack also has a Golden Scholar Club redemption code for a free online gift.
This set comes with:Learn More
Bilingual Alphabet Flash Cards
Bilingual Basic Sight Words Flash Cards
Bilingual Numbers 1-100 Flash Cards
Bilingual Colors, Shapes & More Flash Cards
Forget the broken pencils and crinkled paper. Kids will love doodling with this Chuckle & Roar Scribble Glow LCD Doodle Board! With 3 stencils for easy drawing and one-touch erasing, the possibilities for creativity-building are literally endless. Kids will enjoy doodling and building drawing skills, but can also build writing skills. With a tethered stylus pen and easy, click-in pen storage on top of the board, Scribble Glow makes the perfect travel activity for endless on-the-go play!Learn More
Skoolzy Language Rainbow Counting Bears sorting toys make learning fun! They help teach color recognition and basic mathematical concepts to children. The math manipulatives also function well as preschool toys with addition & counting by 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s. Kids will find MANY WAYS TO PLAY. The Language and counting bear come with cups and bear dice to make fun toddler games. These occupational therapy toys for toddlers, preschool to K-3rd graders help improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills development. Use the 3 sizes of bears to teach position and preposition language, learn to add, count, sort & stack. Your child will have so much fun as they learn with these Language Rainbow Counting Bears.Learn More
Enjoy gardening at your fingertips with a miniature desktop greenhouse and tiny gardening tools! With your Smart Lab Tiny Gardening kit, all you add are soil, water, and your choice of seeds. Within days of being planted in the teeny tiny flower pots, seedlings emerge and thrive in the self-watering greenhouse.Learn More
This little machine make REAL ICE CREAM! The tiny ice cream maker is modeled on Nancy Johnson’s 1843 hand-cranked freezer—the first patented ice cream machine. The lay-flat instruction sheet features original recipes, fascinating facts, and inspiring ideas for using the miniature equipment. Ice cream recipes include Berry Delightful, Chocolate Mud, Very Jerry, Mushy Slushy, and more!Learn More
The backyard becomes a construction zone this summer with The Big Dig® and kids are part of the crew! It features two-handed controls for digging and dumping and the contoured seat and boom rotate 360-degrees on a sturdy, wide base. Kids can spend hours digging, moving and dumping sand in the backyard sandbox, and it’s great to bring along to the playground or beach too! Its heavy-duty steel construction supports up to 110 lbs., while still being easy to break down and bring to the beach or to the playground. Construction toys have significant benefits for children. They help develop fine motor skills, enhance visual-spatial skills, stimulates logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills, and encourages imaginative role play. Playing with construction toys helps build confident, competent kids who embrace learning!Learn More
Trekking the World Game is a game that helps you share your greatest memories and dreams of travel. Inspire your family and friends to explore the world with this remarkable and intelligent game, designed by passionate travelers and based on an award-winning game design.Learn More
The classic game of Trouble as you remember it! Be the first player to move all four of your pegs around the game board into Finish and you win!Learn More
People have been getting twisted and tangled playing Twister since the 1960’s! You’ll fall over with laughter as you get “tied up in knots!”Learn More
Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. Players race to piece together interlocking tiles so they fit perfectly on their puzzle boards. The Fun-Size Edition of Ubongo has the fun of the original game in a lower-priced, more-portable format. Now you can play Ubongo on the road, at the beach, at a restaurant or anywhere you want to. Each player receives a set of eight tiles. The tiles are polyominos — geometric shapes formed of equal-size squares joined edge to edge in different arrangements. Each player must perfectly fill the blank space on the puzzle board with tiles.Learn More
The perfect tech for kids, KidiZoom® Smartwatch DX2 lets them take pictures, videos, play games, tell time and more! Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, this durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces to help kids learn to tell time. This smartwatch features two cameras that allow your child to capture everything from action videos to selfies that can be customized in the Silly Me app and made into new watch faces. Includes an assortment of games including Monster Detector, which uses the camera and augmented reality to help kids find and capture monsters in the real world. Kids can also use the watch’s motion sensor for active play challenges or to track steps. Additional content is available from Learning Lodge®. Using the included Micro-USB cable, upload photos and videos. The KidiZoom® Smartwatch DX2 is a great multifunction smartwatch like Mom & Dad’s, designed just for kids!Learn More
How do you like your words? Over easy, of course! Pop the Letter Eggs into the Egg Sorter to see which letters you can use to spell words. Letter Eggs that fall into the green side are good, while Letter Eggs that land on the red side are rotten. Players scramble to come up with words using all the letters, face-up, on the “good eggs” and none of the letters from the “rotten eggs”. Great for word game players of all ages, so get cracking!Learn More
Adventure Force Animal Squirter Water Blasters Assortment are fun, animal shaped water blasters. Pick from either a Shark or Unicorn and watch their mouths open and close by pulling their triggers. This action enables the water blasters to be played with even without water. With water, of course, these animals produce a squirt of water that shoots up to 25 feet away. Great for parks, beaches and backyard fun. Water blasters come in two assorted animals: shark or unicorn. Recommended for children 4 years of age and olderLearn More
Adventure Force Hydro Arsenal 2 Pack Water Blaster Set features double the fun water blasting action. With their large capacity tanks and removable scopes, you can have a long, lasting water battle. Just fill the translucent tanks with of water, pull the pump handles all the way back to load water then push forward to soak your target up to 35 feet away. The adjustable nozzles allow you to pick your water stream type for your mission. Item comes with 2 water blasters and 2 scopes.Learn More
Escape Notice Games has a unique gift for teens – an escape room game that you can play at home, outside, at the beach, camping, or anywhere. It’s called Stolen at Sea and here’s how it works. As passengers aboard an old steamship, players sift through maps, books, and photographs to find hidden clues, complete intriguing puzzles, and locate a stolen jewel. Players unlock document bags” that move them through the game to solve the mystery. It works best with 2 to 6 players ages 14 through adult. No internet is required, so everyone can “unplug” for a bit. Right now you can save 10% off using coupon code AddictedToSavings at checkout. This offer is valid through July 25th.Learn More
Time for a water drop! The Green Toys™ Fire Plane brings scoop-and-soar fun to a whole new level, and is the perfect complement to any bathtub fleet. Using the handle on the back of the body, scoop in water through the front of the plane, then fly it high as water streams out from the back and bottom. With a wide wingspan yet lightweight design, this aircraft is great for little ones and big kids alike. When the mission is complete, flip down the door on the bottom to clean inside with a bottle brush, or put the whole vessel in the dishwasher. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with eco-friendly inks.Learn More
Land of Dough is the most eco-friendly dough on the planet. From plant-based colors and compostable glitters to our paper packaging, we strive to minimize the environmental impact of our product. All of Land of Dough’s Luxe Dough Cups feature multi-layered designs for amazing play value. Each cup is an experience all its own. Land of Dough is made in the USA right here in their own wind-powered facility using reclaimed landfill gas as a heat source. Each batch is carefully handcrafted with the finest natural ingredients and their signature wood play tools are sourced using sustainable forestry practices.Learn More
Leap into the water with new ways to enjoy your pool – with a light-up pool party kit from Starlux Games! Starlux Pool Party includes eight glowing game pieces and 10 game options and hours of glowing excitement. This game is for between 2 and 12 players!Learn More
Gifts for Men and/or Women
No summer outfit is complete without the right handbag, right? Maria Victoria agrees and has the most darling hand-woven collection to fit your warm-weather vibe. Maria Victoria Bags are an unique line of bags expertly handcrafted by dedicated Mexican artisans, creating pieces that speak to their heritage. Authentically beautiful and created with fair trade opportunities, feel good supporting the outstanding work of these artists, all made out of durable PVC materials. The bags are super versatile, great for the beach, travel, gym, school, or everyday use.Learn More
Since 2011, Amora Coffee’s passion has been bringing freshly roasted coffee to all people! By only using the highest quality beans and a nine-stage roasting process, the results are delicious. Amora uses the finest beans and a 9-stage roasting process and then cuts out the middle man, shipping direct to your door. What you get is coffee that hasn’t traveled from distribution center to distribution center before ending up sitting on a store’s shelves for who only knows how long. A difference that you can taste. In 2015 Amora Coffee added Amora Tea to their menu! When you purchase your coffee, for each flavor you can choose from coffee beans or ground coffee and you can also choose between regular and decaf! They have countless flavors to choose from to suit all of our taste buds. You can purchase coffee just one time or select Subscribe and Save and have it sent to you every 14, 30, 60 or 90 days!Learn More
Beautology Lab is a clean-clinical lab that has your skin, health and environment in mind. Their 24K Gold Collagen Eye Masks are the cleanest, on-the-go, self care eye masks. These 24K Gold Collagen Eye Masks have an incredible accessible price point (12 individually wrapped masks per box, $28 website retail)! They are a non-toxic gift for men and women of all skin types and ages. For every purchase Beautology donates 1 tree to be planted.Learn More
With a Catalyst waterproof case, you can easily wash your device with soap and water as well as disinfect it with 70% alcohol. You can fully submerge your device in water or cleaning solution without damaging the surface or getting moisture into any of the ports. Take the highest quality photos that any iPad case can offer up to 6.6ft (2m) of depth. The grippy rubber bumper layer protects your iPad from drops up to 4ft. (1.2m) high. Protection doesn’t have to mean bulkiness. Catalyst cases are thin and light with a transparent front and back that subtly compliments the design of your device. The case features extra-large ports and an integrated ultra-sensitive screen protector. You can seamlessly use the Touch ID and we even added 4 lanyard attachments to carry your device at your best convenience.Learn More
Fit Snack is a healthy approach to snacking, fitness and mindfulness. This monthly subscription is perfect for anyone looking for wellness-in-a-box. Each snack is hand-selected by Fit Snack’s Nutritionist, and the majority are sourced from local businesses. In addition to Snacks, Fit Snack also provides an online subscription to exclusive, at home yoga, workouts, meditation, healthy recipes, mindfulness and nutrition tips. Fit Snack also gives back by donating to kids in need, front-line workers and hospitals being impacted by COVID.Learn More
Gleamin’s Gleamin Vitamin C Clay Mask is a 100% natural Vitamin C Clay Mask, featuring the powerful glow-duo Turmeric & Aloe Vera. This mask leaves your skin utterly radiant in just 10 minutes. It fades dark spots, improves texture, and visibly evens skin tone, naturally. It reduces acne and scarring. It is safe for skin types, vegan & cruelty-free. A FREE super-smooth application brush is included.Learn More
Gratsi.com launched a few months back with a mission to “eliminate unnecessary cost so customers can always afford premium wine” .
Typically a winery sells to a distributor who then sells to a retailer who sells to the customer with markups at every step. Sometimes the customer also pays a 3rd party delivery service to bring it to their house – this adds up to four total markups for your wine. Gratsi only sells wine directly to their customers, no distributors or retailers and UPS/Fedex brings it to your door.
Gratsi Wine prides themselves on a better package. Each box of wine is the equivalent of 4 bottles. A box is 1/3 the weight of bottles! And, the vacuum sealed bag in the box is fresh for a month after your first pour. No more throwing away a bottle of wine that has turned to vinegar after a few days. These boxes even have a Carbon footprint that is 80% less than Glass. Choose from Gratsi Old Country Red or Old Country White Wine. Or, purchase a box of each!Learn More
These Groove Life Serenity Stackable Rings are interwoven braids of deep stone and pearl colors which surround the soft mauve inner ring to create the perfect combination of color and texture. Whether you’re a fierce mama or you’re flying solo, this set of three rings will add some subtle color. Just like Groove Life’s other rings, these stackable rings have breathable inner grooves to allow air in and moisture out, giving you the perfect mix of style and comfortability perfect for any season. When you first wear this ring it may feel stiff. No worries. These rings have a break-in-period and will soften after a week of wear.Learn More
Groove Life’s Original Solid Colored ring is the heart and soul of Groove. They have designed a number of different colors, so that you can choose which one suits you the best! This Midnight Black exterior paired with the bright Green interior, allows you to stay looking great while taking on your adventure. The unique and innovative Groove Technology allows your ring to breathe while maintaining comfortability. The medical grade silicone ensures that your ring will remain flexible and comfortable no matter what it goes through. These silicone rings are the perfect choice for your active lifestyle!Learn More
Did you know that exposure to light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep and circadian rhythms? Exposure to light at night is one of the reasons a large number of people don’t get enough good-quality sleep. Light of any kind can affect the secretion of melatonin but blue light at night activates a pigment called melanopsin and can disrupt melatonin and sleep more powerfully. The average person spends 7 hours a day in front of some kind of screen. With the Keldik Blue-Light Blocking Glasses you will no longer have to struggle for hours before falling asleep. These amber-color amber color lenses filter blue light out and are great for use in the evening. Blue light in LED lights, TVS, and screens. Keldik Blue-Light Blocking Sleep Circadian Glasses are ideal for people who need to work late on a computer, people who watch TV, and any person who is exposed to excessive illumination in the evening.Learn More
Kindred Bravely decided it was time for soon-to-be and new mommies to feel confident in their body on the beach or at the pool without any loss of motherly duties. This Kindred Bravely Nursing & Maternity One Piece Wrap Swimsuit inspires mommas out there want to bask in the summer sun in swimwear that is stylish, comfortable and functional. The swimsuit gives the extra bump of protection from its recycled polyester fabric with UPF 50! This bathing suit will also be your go to for next summer as it is designed to fit pregnancy through to post-partum and beyond!Learn More
The Kuru ATOM Men’s Sneaker combines the legendary, heel-hugging support of their patented KURUSOLE with a super thick KURUCLOUD midsole. What results are bottomless cushioning and an energizing bounce to help you fly. The Atom sneaker is Kuru’s highest performance shoe yet. The ATOM draws inspiration from high-end running shoes. That’s why the flared midsole on the medial side at the heel for a stable landing. And then again at toe-off for a secure launch. The ATOM last is an athletic fit. Which means it’s slimmer than the broad toe box in our QUANTUM. Designed to be the most versatile staple in your arsenal of shoes. The ATOM is perfect for the GYM, your next 5k, or even dressed down casually. A shoe that fuses the unprecedented comfort of KURUSOLE in a package that elevates your fitness is more than a shoe— it’s a KURU.Learn More
The Kuru ATOM Women’s Sneaker has the combination of the proven, heel-hugging comfort of KURUSOLE with Kuru’s thickest KURUCLOUD midsole yet. You get bottomless cushioning with an energizing bounce to help you fly. The ATOM is our highest performance athletic sneaker yet. That’s why it has a flared midsole on the medial side at the heel and toe-off for a stable ride that doesn’t degrade over time. While a slimmer forefoot guarantees a higher performance fit compared to the more generous fitting QUANTUM. Ready to become a versatile staple in your arsenal of shoes, the ATOM pairs equally well with your gym outfit as it does with your favorite pair of jeans.Learn More
For some women, sandals with something between your toes are a no-go. Now you can BREEZE through your day inside the world’s most comfortable slide sandal. Some say never wear flimsy sandals if you have foot pain, but Kuru’s BREEZE Sandle has all the support you need! With a convenient slip-on design, this super sleek slide amps up comfort by alleviating pressure on all the common hot spots—bunions begone! Float along on their KURUCLOUD midsole. With ample cushion and bounce in a lightweight package, you can feel the BREEZE at your back. KURUSOLE dynamically flexes to support your heel with every step. And glide with every stride, as premium foams in the footbed custom-mold to your feet over time.Learn More
Fond memories will spring to life, with family and friends, when you play Monopoly The 1980’s Edition. Advance To Go and enjoy! This game comes with bi-fold Gameboard, Silver-toned tokens, Dice, Plastic houses and hotels, Plastic money tray, Community Chest and Chance cards, Title deeds, Pad of Monopoly money and Instructions.Learn More
These fabulous oversized foam swines can hit all the pig poses that their little pig dice cousins do!Learn More
Pit Viper Sunglasses have polarized lenses, adjustable arms and nose pieces. Pit Viper sunglasses are fun, retro and performance-driven for anyone who loves to stand out.Learn More
The award-winning Scosche Rhythm+ 2.0 Armband Heartrate Monitor is everything you need, and want: a hyper-accurate, extremely comfortable, easily connected, sturdy and stylish. The patented optical sensor technology in the Rhythm+2.0 heart rate monitor utilizes green and yellow LEDs to measure blood flow for a highly accurate reading with all skin tones. A built-in accelerometer further assists in providing hyper-accurate measurement. Valencell®’ PerformTek® biometric sensor technology is the only continuous heart rate monitoring technology proven, via extensive testing, accurate during virtually any exercise and in virtually any environment to give people meaningful fitness assessments. Highly adaptable and convenient, the Rhythm+2.0 works with smartphones, smartwatches, and fitness equipment and has a 100ft. wireless range. Its dual-mode radio transmits to ANT+ and Bluetooth® devices. This is the perfect gift idea for the fitness lover in your life!Learn More
Swimways’ line of Spring Floats, the most comfortable, fabric-covered floats on the market now have 3 times faster inflation and deflation, with no pump needed! The innovative, patent pending Hyper-Flate™ Valve is engineered to increase airflow in, while preventing airflow out. Hyper-Flate takes the stress and struggle out of setting up your float, so there’s more time to relax and have fun! Deflate just as quickly by inserting the tail of the valve cap and folding the float into three compact circles for convenient portability and storage. The collection of foldable, portable Spring Floats features comfortable fabric and a durable soft cooling mesh, as well as patented inner spring technology along the outside edge of the floats for greater stability and comfort in the water. The Spring Recliner Pool Float made for pool- and lake-goers wanting to relax in the sun and out on the water: Backrest and headrest make this floating lounge chair perfect for taking your time in the pool and catching rays.Learn More
Specially designed so anyone can play. Even if you know nothing about the National Parks, you can play, learn and win! Parents who had traveled to every single National Park worked together with their board game designer son to create a game to inspire others and help families share their love of the National Parks with each other. It’s the perfect recipe for family game night.Learn More
The Waterdrop 5-cup water filter pitcher takes a 7-stage filter that could last for three months, effectively reduce harmful substances in tapping water, improve water taste and odor of your home drinking water. With a pro-long lifespan of up to 3 months, the filter could provide fresh, tasting water to the whole family for an entire season instead of using the costly bottled water.Learn More
The Dancing Queen Side Piece is as fabulous as she sounds–a multi-tasker that securely stores your evening out essentials in one place: cards, ID, cash, lip gloss/chapstick, and iPhone–all while serving as a crossbody. Her adjustable strap promises just the right fit so you can rock your look wherever the night takes you.Learn More
Rock your crossbody case with the ideal amount of flair, ferocity, and fabulousness. Dancing Queen Strap No. 9 is ready for your night out, your hike up, and your journey about. A Lifetime Warranty means it’s as ready to see the world as you are.Learn More
They’ve got style, sass, and schemes! Over the years, Disney has created some epically evil villains. From cold-hearted Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians to sea witch Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Disney villains are definitely scene-stealers and style icons! The materials included in the kit allow you to complete two of the projects. Both the kit and your finished projects make great gifts for your friends and family who appreciate the glamorous dark side.Learn More
The most advanced oral care of all time – this dentist-formulated mouth rinse is optimized to deliver the best possible oral hygiene to penetrate your plaque. Elementa Silver uses cutting-edge Nano Silver technology to bust through your plaque barrier and neutralize oral acid! These patent-pending, plant-based, Nano Silver particles also target bacteria that emit sulfur gas and cause bad breath. This revolutionary, non-burning, oral care delivers much-needed calcium and Xylitol directly to your teeth. Specially formulated to be alkaline, Elementa assists in immediately neutralizing cavity-causing acid. This natural solution is lab tested to remineralize 2.39X* faster than fluoride while maintaining an alkaline pH. This is the perfect gift for anyone looking to freshen and clean their oral hygiene habits!Learn More
Create a bedroom oasis that makes you feel like you’re staying at a five-star hotel, without breaking the bank! Introducing FIX Linens, they offer the best white sheets for under $100 and effortlessly-designed duvet covers. The Simple Sort sheet sets with color-coded tags and embroidery lines will save you time and frustration whether you’re running a vacation rental or a busy household. Combine that with the triple-zip system on their efficient duvet covers and you won’t dread laundry day again! They are high-quality, made to last, featuring 100% long-staple cotton. These must-have pieces look beautiful wash after wash with a smooth, sateen weave that is OEKO-TEX certified to be chemical-free. Ideal for clean living and for those with allergies.Learn More
The new Hanalei Makai Marine Hawaiian Face Moisturizer helps brighten & even skin tone. As you use your moisturizer it will soften fine lines and wrinkles. It also replenishes moisture and plumps your skin will minimizing the appearance of pores.
Key Hawaiian-Grown Ingredients:
Niacinamide: Also known as Vitamin B3, helps to brighten and even skin toneLearn More
Hyaluronic Acid: Helps to retain moisture and plumps skin
Brown Seaweed: High in natural sugars, vitamins and minerals, helps to replenish moisture
Green Microalgae: Provides anti -aging benefits that help soften lines and wrinkles
Sea Water: Rich in minerals, helps to balance skin and minimize the appearance of pores
Vitamin E: Antioxidant that moisturizes skin
Aloha Nui Complex: Hawaiian Kukui Oil, Hawaiian Spirulina Extract, Hawaiian Coffeeberry Fruit Extract
Pressure cooking and air frying are fantastic ways to help you save time and energy when cooking healthy meals, and the Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11 in 1 Electric Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer is one hot pot that you won’t want to miss. Cook and crisp all in one place by swapping out the pressure cooker lid for the innovative air fryer lid, and add a whole new set of cooking techniques to your culinary collection. All the same taste and texture of your deep-fried favorites, but made with as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Save space by replacing your pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute pan, steamer, sous vide cooker, warmer, air fryer, roaster, oven, broiler and dehydrator — it’s like having 11 appliances in 1. Use the pressure cooker lid to easily pressure cook, saute, steam, slow cook, sous vide and warm your meals. The air fryer lid is useful to quickly air fry, roast, bake, broil and dehydrate all your favorites. Chow down on juicy chicken wings, crispy fries and onion rings, perfectly crunchy spring rolls and much more, up to 70% faster than other cooking methods. Simplify mealtime with one-touch controls and preset cooking programs. Bright, easy-to-read dual display with large font. Customizable temperature range of 70°C (21°C) to 400°F (201°F), varying by smart program. Automatic and manual keep warm to ensure that dishes stay at ready-to-eat temperatures. Delay cooking up to 24 hours. Prepare delicious, heart-healthy meals at home, at your home-away-from-home, or wherever life takes you.Learn More
With Kodak Moments you can save your favorite moments in life and preserve them on photos, wall hangings, smaller gifts like mugs or desktop displays and more! If you choose a Kodak Moments Canvas, you can take your best-loved moments and turn them into art. Kodak Moment’s gallery quality canvases come ready to hang with hanging mounts, finished backing and corner bumpers to ensure a perfectly memorable display.Learn More
Get into a Golden State of mind with rose-garden pinks and crystalline violets, all fit for daisy-chain making, rainbow chasing, and every fairytale ending in between. Cheek Palette comes with multi-dimensional pearls – for mega sparkle and luminosity. It is talc free – For a vivid undertone and finish. It comes with both sparkle and demi-matte shades. This set includes custom dual-ended brush with synthetic bristles – they pick up, deliver and feel just as soft as the real deal, but you won’t find any goat, horse, squirrel or other animal hair in any Petite ‘n Pretty brush!Learn More
Get a grip with Gripmunk by Smartish. This case strikes the grip sweet spot, putting the odds against gravity ever-so-slightly in your favor. With its ultra-light and durable construction, it’s both thin and protected. The corner air-pockets (think airbags for your phone)Learn More
truly corner the market on protection, and corny jokes. With a bezeled front, it also safely elevates your phone’s screen off the table and away from rough surfaces. You bezel believe it. (Gripmunk was formerly known as Kung Fu Grip).
Zaaina Heel Balm is a rich, moisturizing foot cream that repairs and softens very rough, dry, callused, scratchy, cracked heels and feet without leaving a greasy feel! Ingredients include: organic shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, vitamin e, grapefruit seed extract, peppermint and tea tree essential oil. Free of: sodium lauryl sulphate, salicylic acid, parabens, and glutenLearn More
This is one of my favorite facial products. I use it every morning and every night right after cleaning and moisturizing my face. It smells amazing and leaves my face feeling fresh. Awaken your skin with this beautiful mist of rose petals. This Zaaina Rose Water Mist helps hydrate, revitalize and moisturize the skin giving it that refreshed look.
Use it as a face toner. Tone your skin with a refreshing handmade all natural Rose water. It will leave your skin looking refreshed and hydrated. The combination of Organic Rose Petal Water, Aloe Vera Juice, & Geranium essential oil work together to keep skin clear by helping to prevent blemishes and blackheads, and controlling excess oil.
This clarifying toner is made to reduces breakouts, tightens pores and rejuvenates your skin. All natural ingredient based formula calms the redness and irritation, perfect for oily/acne prone or dry skin. Rose Hydrosol soothes red and irritated sensitive skin by its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It stimulates the skin, controls and balances sebum production, making it useful for both dry and oily skin.Learn More
Books and Workbooks
From classic, competition-winning recipes to boundary-pushing ’que, join the founder of Meat Mitch competition BBQ team and Char Bar Smoked Meat and Amusements for a BBQ Revolution: Innovative Barbecue Recipes from an All-Star Pitmaster!
Mitch Benjamin has helped open BBQ restaurants in Paris, served his smoked meat to baseball legends at Yankee Stadium, and taken home some serious hardware from just about every major BBQ competition. In this book, he throws open the doors to his kitchen (or as he calls it, his “Mitchen”) and takes BBQ on a wild ride! The book starts with his behind the scenes look at competition BBQ and smoking, then winds its way through chapters both classic and creative.Learn More
We use these workbooks every summer to help continue the process of learning as we take a break from school! Brain Quest Workbooks are the ultimate workbooks, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! It’s fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Workbooks review and reinforce what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering language arts, multiplication and division, geometry, graphs, time lines, and much, much more—with friendly illustrations throughout.
Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids’ natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it’s written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.Learn More
For every middle school kid who has ever whispered, “Hey—can I borrow your notes?” there is the Big Fat Notebook® series, the revolutionary study guides created by the editors of America’s No. 1 educational bestseller, Brain Quest. Each indispensable guide is like getting to borrow the notebook of the smartest student in class, with highlighted key concepts, doodles that illuminate tricky ideas, mnemonics, and more. There are Big Fat Notebooks for Computer Science and Coding, Math, Science, World History, American History, and English Language Arts! Now the Big Fat Notebook series is taking the series to high school and Everything You Need to Ace Biology in One Big Fat Notebook is the newest addition! A necessary and effective new tool for students, parents, homeschoolers, tutors, and teachers alike, Everything You Need to Ace Biology in One Big Fat Notebook provides clear instruction that students need to succeed. Written by a biomedical engineer and science communicator and vetted by award-winning teachers, the Big Fat Notebook high school series is sure to become a school supply staple, introducing vital STEM subjects in a fun and engaging way. There are also high school Big Fat Notebooks for Chemistry and Geometry.Learn More
In Food by Fire: Grilling and BBQ with Derek Wolf of Over the Fire Cooking, join live fire cooking expert Derek Wolf to discover the secrets to great flavor. Master the art of starting cooking fires and learn about the best fuel sources. Then tackle a variety of recipes using direct heat and indirect heat, mastering skillets, skewers, and more along the way.
Derek has been researching global fire-cooking techniques for the better part of a decade, traveling around the world to learn about dishes like lamb al asador and brick-pressed chicken. He shares it all in this book. If you’re looking to try cooking on the coals with herb butter oysters or picanha like a Brazilian steakhouse, you’ve come to the right place. Recipes include:
Herb Brush Basted Bone-In RibeyeLearn More
Leaning Salmon Plank with Lemon Dill Sauce
Al Pastor Skewered Tacos
Coal Roasted Lobster Tails
Dirty Chipotle NY Strips
Spicy Rotisserie Beef Ribs
Salt-Baked Red Snapper
Charred and Glazed Pineapple
What does it mean to dream about a doll? Perhaps your inner child needs to come out and play. Or what if you find yourself flying high above the earth? It’s your sleeping mind urging your waking mind to look to the future and think about your deepest aspirations. Richly illustrated in watercolor and with explanations and intuitive prompts throughout, How Dreams Speak is a unique visual dream interpretation guide that demystifies over 150 universal symbols and themes. With this book in hand, you’ll learn the history of dream interpretation and the science of dreaming and be guided through the practice of remembering—then untangling—your nightly adventures. Our dreams speak to us, and within these pages lies the gifts of being able to listen to what our subconscious mind is saying.Learn More
In his debut book, How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost): A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers (March 30, 2021; $14.95; Ages 9–12), journalist and world traveler Hans Aschim celebrates the history of navigation in a kid-friendly way, from the earliest human migrations in Africa, to Polynesian celestial navigators, to modern-day radar and GPS technology. This indispensable guide will inspire kids—whether they live in a big city or a rural setting—to put down their devices, go outside, and interact with the world around them. By getting offline and in touch with nature, readers will develop essential but steadily disappearing skills and gain the historical knowledge crucial for any well-rounded navigator.Learn More
I Believe in You is a charming picture book that inspires confidence, boosts self-esteem, and lovingly tells a child: No matter what you do, I believe in you!
Some days little dragon feels bold, and some days shy. Some days he dreams of spreading his wings to fly!
Unicorn is always there by his side for all little dragons and the big unicorns who love and support them.
Every child sometimes needs a little extra encouragement, a reminder that they are capable, resilient, and loved no matter what. Maybe it’s on the first day of school, or before a music recital or trying out for a team, or maybe it’s before going to the birthday party of a brand new friend. I Believe in You is the book for just that moment––an irresistibly sweet tale about a little dragon learning to spread his wings and a unicorn who offers unconditional support and motivation along the way.Learn More
Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z is an alphabet book with a unique, nutty twist! Created and photographed by artist, educator, and former guidance counselor Nancy Rose, this board book captures little Oakley the Squirrel on an unforgettable adventure through the alphabet as he searches for something that starts with his favorite letter, Z. Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z features photographs of real, wild squirrels scampering through miniature sets and props made by Nancy Rose and introduces budding readers not only to the alphabet, but also to the charming, ubiquitous creatures living right outside their doorsteps!Learn More
Mommy loves to read, Daddy loves to bake, and his sister, Patty, loves to dance. Join your new friend Spencer and his family—including his fish, Bloop Bloop!—and learn all the words in his world. Spencer is a sweet little kitten in a board book shaped just like him! Bright, bold illustrations, simple text, and vocabulary labeled on each page help toddlers with language acquisition.Learn More
It’s been almost 250 years since the founding document of our country was created. Yet despite its importance, there are many—including America’s next generation of leaders—who do not understand what the text actually means. Enter The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document That Shapes Our Nation. Written by Katie Kennedy, who has taught college history and American government for thirty years, and vetted by Kermit Roosevelt, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, it’s an accessible yet richly layered work for children ages 10 and up. The focus is on the language and not the politics, with words and ideas rephrased in a more understandable way, making it easier to place the Constitution in historical context and unpack how it is implemented and how it can evolve, so children and parents alike can become more informed citizens.Learn More
Hailed as a “fun romp that will delight animal lovers and liven up STEM collections” by Booklist, The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Weird, Wild Names by Steve and Matthew Murrie is a quirky compendium of curious animal species with bizarre names. Informative, science curriculum–based text -teaches elementary school–age readers all about taxonomy. As they make their way through different chapters like “Magical Names,” “Delicious Names,” and “Just-Plain-Weird Names,” readers will discover how the world’s most oddly dubbed creatures were denominated based on their curious habits, peculiar appearances, and extraordinary abilities.Learn More
Faster! Higher! Stronger! Stranger! A glorious tapestry of legendary characters, forgotten records, crazy accomplishments, unbelievable feats, wacky contests, and controversial moments, Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing is pure pleasure for anyone who loves the world’s greatest sporting event.
Discover how the modern Games began, in an out-of-the-way Victorian English town named Much Wenlock. Long-discontinued Olympic sports like tug of war, firefighting, live pigeon shooting, and painting. (Picasso for the gold?) And the over-the-top, heroic exploits that make it all so thrilling––like the inspiring story of gymnast Shun Fujimoto who brought his team to victory while fighting through the pain of a broken knee. With hundreds of true stories and stunning photographs, it’s a collection of sports yearns unlike any other.Learn More
Shut off the screens and put down the tablets. Bobbi Conner, award-winning radio host of the nationally syndicated radio show Parents Journal, has written three encyclopedic books of activities and games, with no screen, plugs, or batteries necessary: Unplugged Play: Toddler: 155 Activities & Games for Ages 1–2, Unplugged Play: Preschool: 233 Activities & Games for Ages 3–5, and Unplugged Play: Grade School: 216 Activities & Games for Ages 6–10 (August 18, 2020; $12.95). Each book contains activities that target developmental stages of distinct age ranges, making the Unplugged Play series the perfect guilt-free parenting gift to help inspire creative, curious, and passionate young minds.
In Unplugged Play: Grade School, your child will work on projects like Fortune-Teller to Draw Me a Story, Spillin’ the Beans to Monkeyshines. There are more than 200 screen-free games and activities to help kids enjoy the wholesome, old-fashioned experience of playing creatively and freely… without technology. There are outdoor games and indoor games, games to play solo and games to play with others, guessing games, arts and crafts, musical fun, and party favorites––even instant activities to do at the kitchen table while dinner’s cooking. All games are big kid-tested and approved!Learn More
In a complicated world, big issues make both parents and children anxious. From disturbingly routine online bullying to frightening news about climate change, pandemics, social justice issues, and violence, it’s not surprising that parents feel at a loss as to how to equip their children to deal with these serious concerns in a healthy way. In When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, an award-winning child psychologist and leading expert on families under stress, shows parents how to actively listen to their child and their fears and engage them in meaningful, impactful conversation, be they a toddler or a teenager. She covers how to frame difficult issues for children in age-appropriate ways that let them process worries and “big” emotions and offers specific scenarios and sample conversations to guide parents when discussing hard, scary topics with their kids, as well as examples of how not to discuss a given topic and why.Learn More
Beautifully Brave: An Unconventional Guide to Owning Your Worth, Cultivating Self-Love, and Standing in Your Power is your unconventional guide and permission slip to courageously step into a new you and new life. This book is written by Sarah Pendrick, founder of the women’s empowerment movement and lifestyle brand GirlTalk Network. Sarah has supported thousands of women to reach their highest calling by embracing who they were always meant to be. Now she will support you to claim your truths through Beautifully Brave. This book delivers a powerful framework that empowers you to move beyond self-doubt, fear, regret, and guilt so you can connect deeply to your intuition and BRAVELY claim your truest self.Learn More
Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.
Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.
Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain…all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.Learn More
Add some color to your closet with this DIY ice-dyeing craft kit! With just the supplies included in this kit and a heap of ice, make brightly tie-dyed patterns on clothes, bedding, towels, or any other fabric. Prepare a shirt or cloth for a regular tie-dye experience, but instead of using liquid dye, pile ice on top of it. Then, use the included special powder wand to scatter powdered dye evenly. As the ice melts, the fabric takes on the color, which spreads like a rainbow. The accompanying 32-page book provides step-by-step ice-dyeing instructions and other fun experiments with color theory and aesthetics. Learn the science behind color mixing as you dye anything and everything in unique patterns and shades with the ice-dyeing technique.Learn More
In 1963, young American Dian Fossey spent all her savings and took out a loan to realize her dream–to go to Africa. It soon became her life’s mission to study and protect the few mountain gorillas left on Earth. Fossey had no experience or formal scientific training, but she was smart, passionate, and strong-willed–and she just happened to meet paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey, who helped her pursue her goal of studying animals in the wild. Fossey set up a research camp and threw herself into tracking and observing mountain gorillas. Over the next 18 years, Fossey got closer to gorillas than any human ever had before. As she learned to mimic their behavior and became accepted by them, Fossey’s studies grew into a labor of love and a mission to protect her beloved gorillas from poachers and other threats–no matter what the cost.Learn More
Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this fantastical and heartfelt first book in a new trilogy from critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson follows a girl who must defeat thirteen evil witches. Twelve-year-old Rosie Oaks’s mom is missing whatever it is that makes mothers love their daughters. All her life, Rosie has known this…and turned to stories for comfort. Then, on the night Rosie decides to throw her stories away forever, an invisible ally helps her discover the Witch Hunter’s Guide to the Universe, a book that claims that all of the evil in the world stems from thirteen witches who are unseen…but also unstoppable. One of these witches—the Memory Thief—holds an insidious power to steal our most precious treasures: our memories. And it is this witch who has cursed Rosie’s mother.
In her quest to save her mom—and with her wild, loyal friend “Germ” by her side—Rosie will find the layers hidden under the reality she only thought she knew: where ghosts linger as shades of the past, where clouds witness the world, and a ladder dangles from the moon leading to something bigger and more. Here, words are weapons against the darkness, and witch hunters are those brave enough to wield their imaginations in the face of the unthinkable. The knowledge of her beloved stories is an arsenal in this world, but to unlock their power, Rosie must dare to have hope and believe in herself in the face of daunting odds.Learn More
Math + history + jokes – boring bits = A Quick History of Math. This book begins around 43,000 years ago with a notched baboon leg, the Lebombo bone (the very first mathematical object in the world) and rushes us past Hindu numerals and the invention of zero, via Pythagoras, Pascal and probability, right up to the present day, with big data and the maths that rules our digital lives. Geometri-cool!Learn More
People once thought that sharks weren’t very smart. It turns out those people were WRONG! Wise-cracking sharks set the record straight in this funny, fact-filled book for young shark lovers.
Sharks have their own way of thinking. And their way of thinking has made them one of the top predators in the ocean. Sharks can sniff out injured animals over great distances. As hunters, they use their special electro-sense to zero in on hidden prey. They have taste buds in their razor-sharp teeth. And, like people, sharks are playful and curious, and they can learn and remember.
In Are You Smarter Than…A Shark?, discover what makes a shark a shark, and what makes them different from other fish. Learn about countershading, mermaid’s purses, dermal denticles, and more. Explore a shark’s watery world and meet their finny friends and weird relatives.Learn More
Help kids build confidence and find their own creative voice through this collection of 25+ invitations for drawing. In Drawing Workshop for Kids, art educator Samara Caughey, founder of the highly praised family-centered art studio Purple Twig, shares drawing activities that support the development of creative, confident children ages 7 and up.
All kids need to begin engaging in the pleasure of these simple yet inspiring drawing projects are a pencil and paper. Along the way, new materials are introduced, giving kids the opportunity to experiment with new techniques. Each of the three main chapters—drawing from life, drawing from images, and inventive drawing—focuses on techniques to explore, such as observation, mark making, shadow, line, composition, detail, contour, and perspective. Drawing Workshop for Kids strives to inspire children to investigate drawing and develop their own approach to art, building creativity and confidence.Learn More
In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.
Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. And Sophie has a secret—she’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and almost instantly she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or death—and time is running out.Learn More
School Zone has a series of Big Grade Workbooks for Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade. Each workbook has perforated pages so they can be torn out for individual worksheets. Your child will learn and reinforce many important grade skills as he or she counts, identifies, estimates, creates, and measures.Learn More
From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship, loss, and the healing power of nature in her first book for middle grade readers.
Eleven-year-old Jake’s life has just turned upside-down. His father was wounded in Afghanistan, and his mother is going to leave to care for him. That means Jake’s spending the summer on tiny Dewees Island with his grandmother. The island is a nature sanctuary—no cars or paved roads, no stores or restaurants. To make matters worse, Jake’s grandmother doesn’t believe in cable or the internet. Which means Jake has no cell phone, no video games…and no friends. This is going to be the worst summer ever!
He’s barely on the island before he befriends two other kids—Macon, another “summer kid,” and Lovie, know-it-all who lives there and shows both Jake and Macon the ropes of life on the island. All three are struggling with their own family issues and they quickly bond, going on adventures all over Dewees Island. Until one misadventure on an abandoned boat leads to community service. Their punishment? Mandatory duty on the Island Turtle Team. The kids must do a daily dawn patrol of the beach on the hunt for loggerhead sea turtle tracks. When a turtle nest is threatened by coyotes, the three friends must find a way to protect it. Can they save the turtle nest from predators? Can Jake’s growing love for the island and its inhabitants (be they two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned) help to heal his father?Learn More
Play disease detective to lean how John Snow tracked down the source of a cholera epidemic! Learn about biologist Ernest Everett Just’s discoveries and experiment with osmosis using eggs with dissolved shells! Make your own agar plates for growing bacteria and fungi just like Fannie Hess! Aspiring biologists will discover these and more amazing role models and memorable experiments in Biology for Kids, the second book of The Kitchen Pantry Scientist series.
This engaging guide offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with biology, from ancient history through today. Each lab tells the story of a scientist along with some background about the importance of their work, and a description of where it is still being used or reflected in today’s world.Learn More
In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Molly Ostertag!Learn More
Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore.
Welcome to my honey hive home.
It’s where I live with my family.
I’m small and fuzzy and striped black and gold.
I’m Buzzwing the hard-working honey bee!
Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born. Learn the secrets of this worker bee’s tiny world.Learn More
With the heart shaped herb thriving, a group of Wakanda’s finest engineers working on expanding her dome technology, and the borders more fortified than they’ve ever been before, Princess Shuri can finally focus on what matters most: her training.
But before she can get started, a bigger problem rears its head. The princess hears whispers of exceptionally talented young girls across the world going missing. A young environmental scientist in Kenya, a French physics prodigy — the list of the missing keeps growing and growing. And when this mystery hits home in a way the princess would’ve never expected, there’s no more time for hesitation: there are lost girls out there somewhere, and Shuri is determined to not let them be forgotten.Learn More
At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they’re expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She’s severely allergic to anything with fur!
Can Maggie outsmart her allergies and find the perfect pet? With illustrations by Michelle Mee Nutter, Megan Wagner Lloyd draws on her own childhood to tell a heartfelt story of family, friendship, and finding a place to belong.Learn More
Discover hundreds of the most interesting and memorable art experiences from around the world! Amazing Art Adventures offers us art and culture as an experience both within and beyond the gallery, opening a door to unexpected adventures – art fairs, festivals, installations, art trails, galleries, art islands, monuments, sculpture parks and museums. Aimed at all of us who travel to learn about new places and cultures, the book gathers together hundreds of unforgettable art experiences around the world, acting as an inspirational travel guide for anyone interested in art. From the Lightning Field in New Mexico to an art island in Japan, expert guide Yolanda Zappaterra leads us on a comprehensive, worldwide tour of bucket list destinations for every season.Learn More
The great detective Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. In Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society, the deeper he digs, the more he discovers, and it’s worse than he thought! The Secret Sour Society is back, and they’re mixing up a bunch of trouble. Can Banana Fox and his sidekick, Flashlight, put an end to the Secret Sour Society once and for all?Learn More
It’s time for the Elephant Games! Every young elephant parades their talent in front of the king to earn their special elephant name. But Num-Num doesn’t have a special skill to display. With a little help from some familiar friends, will this little elephant learn that being yourself is the most important talent of them all?
Readers will love seeing all their favorite characters from Giraffes Can’t Dance return, including a funny cameo from Gerald himself! Free to be Elephant Me is perfect for family sharing and for teaching young readers about the importance of being yourself.Learn More
It’s September 11, 2001. Brandon, a nine-year-old boy, goes to work for the day with his dad at the World Trade Center in New York City. When two planes hit the towers, Brandon and his father are trapped inside a fiery nightmare as terror and confusion whirl around them. Can they escape — and what will the world be like when they do?
In present-day Afghanistan, Reshmina is an eleven-year-old girl who is used to growing up in the shadow of war, but she has dreams of peace and unity. When she ends up harboring a wounded young American soldier, she and her entire family are put in mortal danger. But Reshmina also learns something surprising about the roots of this endless war. With his trademark skill, Alan Gratz delivers an action-packed and insightful story of two kids whose lives connect in unexpected ways, and reminds us how the past and present are always more linked than we think.Learn More
Guion The Lion is a new children’s book that celebrates the differences in all children through a colorful and exciting journey. The book, which follows the adventures of an imaginative little lion who sees things a little differently from his friends, was penned by mother, entrepreneur and author Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and inspired by her three children including Guion, her oldest son who also has Down syndrome. Full of whimsical delights, discoveries and beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book teaches children that appreciating individual differences and embracing others’ ideas can lead to unimaginable adventures and endless fun.Learn More
In the Same Boat is the hugely entertaining blend of romance and thrilling adventure that you never knew you needed.
It’s the eve of the Texas River Odyssey, and Sadie Scofield is finally ready for the 265-mile canoe race. It’s three days of grueling, nonstop paddling, where every turn of the river reveals new challenges — downed trees, poisonous snakes, alligators — but the dangers are all worth it. Reaching the finish line is the only way for Sadie to redeem herself for last year, when one small mistake spiraled into disaster.Learn More
Ten-year-old Josephine Cadogan loves two things above all else:
1) Playing cricket
2) Scaring away her fisherman father’s new girlfriends
That’s why she’s desperate to make it onto her school’s cricket team. She’ll get to play her favorite sport AND make sure Daddy is too busy attending her matches to date. But then Coach Broomes throws a wrench into her plan and announces that girls can’t try out for the team. Frustrated and unsure where else to turn, Josephine makes a wish in front of the powerful Silk Cotton Tree. But instead of solving her problems, an even bigger one arises…Learn More
Lala wants to run, jump, and play, though her mother would prefer her to “Be still and quiet!” Most of all, Lala likes to visit her secret hideaway, where tiny plants sprout in a patch of dirt and concrete. Every day, Lala carries a pot of water to her plants through the heat, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod.
On the hottest day of summer, Lala’s mother orders her to stay inside, out of the sun and the dirt. Lala is worried about her little friends; but through the cool of the night, Lala’s plants find their way to her in a magical, spectacular fashion, silently demonstrating the love that is reciprocated from compassion.Learn More
Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in New Addis — a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family… and his only friends.
Often in trouble for his thrill-seeking antics and smart mouth, those same qualities make Yared a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb’s Obelisk. But when a change in the game rules prompts Yared to log in with his real name, it triggers an attack that rocks the city. In the chaos, Uncle Moti disappears. Suddenly, all the stories Yared’s uncle told him as a young boy — of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters — are coming to life. And somehow Yared is at the center of them.Learn More
Break out the bricks, it’s time for awesome family fun! LEGO® bricks can be an endless source of imagination and joy for kids of all ages, and now dads can join in and help build amazing new creations. LEGO® With Dad is the ultimate guide to utilizing your bricks to make creative new projects. No expensive new sets required! With detailed instructions on the basic building techniques as well as more advanced and complex builds, this book is perfect for parents and kids all skill levels.
Featuring step-by-step lessons for fun projects including:
Working train and carLearn More
Menagerie of colorful animals
Helicopter with rotating blades
And much, much more!
Miles Morales is a normal school kid who happens to juggle school at Brooklyn Visions Academy while swinging through the streets of Brooklyn as Spider-Man. After a disastrous earthquake strikes his birthplace of Puerto Rico, Miles springs into action to help set up a fundraiser for the devastated island. But when a new student’s father goes missing, Miles begins to make connections between the disappearance and a giant corporation sponsoring Mile’s fundraiser. Who is behind the disappearance, and how does that relate to Spider-Man?
A true middle grade graphic novel that just happens to star one of Marvel’s most popular characters, exciting new voice Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always) creates a riveting story that will connect with new and well-versed comics readers alike.Learn More
Discover innovative painting and mixed-media art techniques the most inspired way possible: through rainbows of color! In Mixed Media Color Studio you’ll learn color and design ideas that will boost your creative intuition.
Based on Kellee Wynne Conrad’s popular former online True Colors Art Program, the lessons in Mixed Media Color Studio include color explorations designed to strengthen skills and confidence. You’ll learn how to develop your own unique style using acrylic paint, pastels, graphite, ink, and more. See how to mix colors to make signature palettes and get inspired to try new, exciting combinations of colors, materials, and methods that will take your artwork and imagination further.
The imaginative projects include expert information on how to work with colors to evoke moods, emotions, and energy for dynamic landscapes, calming seascapes, vibrant abstract florals, layered architectural pieces, and much more. Discover easy techniques that add texture, details, and interest to your artwork.Learn More
Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he’s supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else. But one day, he gets the scariest homework assignment in the world: find your favorite book to share with the class tomorrow. What’s a kid to do? How can Henley find a story that speaks to everything inside of him?Learn More
“You think you’re better than everyone else? Listen to me, I’m going to kill you.”
Hector has always minded his own business, working hard to make his way to a better life someday. He’s the chess team champion, helps the family with his job at the grocery, and teaches his little sister to shoot hoops overhand.
Until Joey singles him out. Joey, whose older brother, Chavo, is head of the Discípulos gang, tells Hector that he’s going to kill him: maybe not today, or tomorrow, but someday. And Hector, frozen with fear, does nothing. From that day forward, Hector’s death is hanging over his head.Learn More
Painting by Shadows is everything paint-by-numbers is…and everything paint-by-numbers isn’t. It is relatively easy-yes. It gives as good or better results. But you are painting, not coloring with paint! Short, but high quality written instructions are included along with accompanying videos. When you finish, you will have your versions of beautiful licensed works of art from working artists!Learn More
Everything you need to paint beautiful art, even if you are a beginner! Choose from Multi-Canvas Kits or Masterpiece Kits. Either way, you can have fun, produce art you are proud of, and learn a bit about the basics of acrylic painting. Each kit includes 6 canvas shadows, 6 guide images, 24 tubes of acrylic paint, 3 brushes, written and video instructions, and an optional patented TwoStick frame.
Papier mache is back—and not just for kids! In this third book in the Art Makers series, artists of all skill levels, crafty families, and others will love learning to work with their hands to make and then create with papier mache.
The perfect tactile and environmentally conscious art form, papier mache uses simple, affordable, and recyclable tools and can be made easily at home. This accessible guide covers the tools, materials, and techniques for making papier mache, followed by step-by-step projects for making quirky, whimsical, folk art–inspired:Learn More
And much more
Art Makers: Papier Mache is the perfect book for anyone wanting to get started with this fun, easy technique, or for those who want to revisit the joy of making papier mache from their childhood.
Step up to the challenge . . . win or shoes! Meet Ruby and Bear. Their dad has just invented the most amazing thing ever — flying shoes! But his horrible boss Wendy Wedge knows that entering flying shoes will guarantee the Golden Shoe Award, and she will do anything to win the trophy.
Ruby and Bear must outwit a bully, infiltrate a shady company, and rescue their dad all while keeping the shoes hidden. This can only mean one thing. It’s . . . shoe wars! The brand new, laugh-out-loud, spectacular stand-alone story from multi-million copy bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon.Learn More
Simone Thibodeaux’s life is sealed in a boy-proof container. Her strict Haitian immigrant parents enforce no-dating rules and curfews, and send Simone to an all-girls school. As for prom? Simone is allowed to go on one condition: her parents will select her date (a boy from a nice Haitian immigrant family, obviously).
Simone is desperate to avoid the humiliation of the set up — especially since she’s crushing on a boy she knows her parents wouldn’t approve of. With senior year coming to a close, Simone makes a decision. She and her fellow late-bloomer friends will create a Senior Year Bucket List of all the things they haven’t had a chance to do. On the list: kissing a boy, sneaking out of the house, skipping class (gasp!), and, oh yeah — choosing your own prom date.
But as the list takes on a life of its own, things get more complicated than Simone expected. She’ll have to discover which rules are worth breaking, and which will save her from heartbreak.Learn More
In the Clandoms, everyone is born with wings, with tight-knit communities formed around bird types: Jay, Falcon, Crow. Ellie Meadows dreams of growing up to join the Goldwings — the famed knights who defend all the people of the Clandoms. It was a Goldwing, after all, who saved her life on that terrible day her parents were killed. There’s just one problem: Ellie is a Sparrow, and the Goldwings are almost invariably picked from the higher clans like Eagles and Ospreys. This rigid hierarchy means that Ellie is destined to become a farmer.
Determined to honor her parents’ memories and prove herself worthy of the Goldwings, Ellie sets out on her own for the capital. But her journey will be dangerous. Foul creatures called gargols lurk behind every cloud, ready to slay anyone unlucky enough to be caught outside in a storm — just as Ellie’s family was. Soon her path intertwines with a colorful band of fellow outcasts, each with their own aspirations… and their own secrets. Ellie’s new friends offer not just roadside companionship. They’ll challenge her ideas of right, wrong, and what truly makes a hero.Learn More
In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there’s A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME. Take this year. Here are some of the thing going wrong:
— His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him. Like, is totally out to get him even when he’s trying to be good, and is willing to fail him on the simplest things, like show and tell.Learn More
— He has a slight breathing problem because of his asthma. And breathing is never really an optional activity.
— His pet snake has given birth to way, way, way too many baby snakes, all who need a home.
— He is finding that becoming The World’s Best Drummer in no time whatsoever is maybe not the easiest goal.
— There are bullies ready to stomp him when all he has to defend himself with is a lunchbox.
And all this doesn’t even include the freak swing set accident, the fears inside his head, or the funniest class presentation ever. By keeping his cool (some of the time), banging on the drums (a lot), and keeping his sense of humor (all the time), Jordan’s going to try to make it through the year . . . and grow up to write a book about it!
On the night Liam Lawson’s twin brother is killed in a hit-and-run accident, his entire world crumbles around him. But before he has a chance to process, Liam is faced with a barrage of people he hardly knows offering empty condolences and assorted casseroles. Despite being close to his mother — and best friends, Joel and Vanessa — he feels lost, isolated by grief, and completely out of control.
Through group therapy, Liam learns how to be more open with his mother, about the night of the accident and the repressed emotions that have been causing his panic attacks and anxiety to get worse, and to have the courage to come out to Joel and Vanessa even as he’s still in the process of figuring things out for himself.
This book is about grief. But it’s also about why we live. Why we have to keep moving on, and why we should.Learn More
In a world where both World Wars were won with the use of giant mechanical soldiers and the nuclear bomb was never invented, the postwar landscape is vastly different. Except the Cold War still rages and is in danger of going hot. Only now international rivalries between democracy and communism play out at the Venatus Games, an Olympic-style competition that pits young pilots of the mecha soldiers against each other. The USSR’s beaten the US every game since its inception, and in the 1954 games, the US is looking to shake things up. The US Mecha Fighting Committee’s solution? Allowing a female pilot to compete for the first time on their team.
Enter Jo Linden, a girl raised in her father’s mecha repair shop who knows more than most boys (and men) about the awesome machines and piloting, but is also the most unlikely pick, even if she is the daughter of an admired all-American Korean War vet who piloted mechas with the best of them. Because what most people don’t know is… Jo’s biracial. Her Chinese American mom died when she was a kid, and Jo’s not sure if she was recruited for the role because of her skill or for more sinister reasons.
As soon as Jo lands in DC and is thrust into the limelight of the games, all eyes are on her. But more than anything, Jo’s excited. She cannot wait to get into the ring with her mecha and show off her skills. Prove to the world what she can do. When she’s tapped by a senator to start cozying up to the Soviets to see if one will defect and share secrets, Jo realizes it’s more than the usual Venatus Games happening this year, and she finds herself drawn into a deadly political plot with the very stake of freedom at its center. In a global chess match between superpowers, playing out against violent games that only humanity could create, comes a terrifying story of clashing titans, deadly competition, patriotism, and the one girl caught in the middle of it all.Learn More
Create deliciously quick and easy recipes in your Air Fryer using only 5 ingredients or less! Want simple meals that your entire family (even the pickiest eaters) will devour? Looking to avoid the grocery store and use some of the ingredients you already have on hand? The “I Love My Air Fryer” 5-Ingredient Recipe Book is here to help!
This easy-to-use cookbook provides mouthwatering, whole-food dishes for every meal—from breakfast and dinner to appetizers and dessert—using favorite, familiar ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Including 175 delicious recipes using five—or fewer—ingredients, these fast, affordable meals don’t require a lot of prep or shopping, so you can spend more time out of the kitchen doing the things you love. Best of all, these satisfying, flavorful recipes are sure to be a big hit with everyone in the family. Whether you need an easy dinner on a busy weeknight or want to cut back on time (and money) in the grocery store, this cookbook has you covered!Learn More
Never waste extra food again with these perfect-portioned recipes for solo cooks all while using your favorite kitchen appliance—the Instant Pot. We all know and love the Instant Pot! With its quick cooking times and multiple functions, it is a fast and easy way to get a delicious meal on the table. And now you can enjoy all the benefits of using the Instant Pot without dealing with leftovers!
Whether you live alone or need a quick meal just for yourself, this cookbook teaches you how to create perfectly portioned recipes right in your Instant Pot. With 175 recipes, photographs, and an easy-to-understand overview of how the Instant Pot works, this cookbook is a must-have for beginner and experienced Instant Pot users alike.
With satisfying, single-serving dishes for every meal from breakfast to dinner and snacks in between, The “I Love My Instant Pot” Cooking for One Recipe Book is the perfect way to eliminate wasting food while keeping yourself full and satisfied all day long.Learn More
Nadia loves fun facts. Here are a few about her:
–She collects bobbleheads — she has 77 so far.
–She moved from Egypt to America when she was six years old.
–The hippo amulet she wears is ancient…as in it’s literally from ancient Egypt.
She’s going to win the contest to design a new exhibit at the local museum. Because how cool would that be?! (Okay, so that last one isn’t a fact just yet, but Nadia has plans to make it one.) But then a new kid shows up and teases Nadia about her Egyptian heritage. It’s totally unexpected, and totally throws her off her game. And something else happens that Nadia can’t explain: Her amulet starts glowing! She soon discovers that the hippo is holding a helpful — and hilarious — secret. Can she use it to confront the new kid and win the contest?Learn More
Twelve-year-old Adrianna Villalobos and her older brother Feye travel the globe with their parents, the hosts of a suspenseful nature show called “Wild Survival!” The show features daring animal rescues and the work the family does at their animal sanctuary. They’ve recently gotten an offer to take the show from YouTube to a TV network, and Adrianna is thrilled. So far, she’s always been behind the scenes, but now she gets to join the rest of her family onscreen. She can’t wait to bring her passion for animals to a wide audience.
Their first stop is the lush mangrove forests of Cuba, where they’re going to help rescue an injured crocodile. But things get off to a rocky start when Feye is injured in an accident partially caused by Adrianna. The status of the show is in jeopardy, and Adrianna’s parents want her back behind the scenes, or maybe even back at home.
Adrianna is determined to prove herself, and save the show-whatever it takes. Even if that means confronting the legendary Mega Croc of Cuba that’s rumored to inhabit the murky waters around their base camp. Based on the author’s real-life wildlife encounters, this middle-grade series will include real animal facts, light illustration of the creatures mentioned in each book, and an Author’s Note from Melissa.Learn More
A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this “wholesome, delightful” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.
The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure. Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need only work hard and follow the rules to one day become the head mushroom farmer himself. No danger required. But then Barclay accidentally breaks his town’s most sacred rule: never ever EVER stray into the Woods, for within the Woods lurk vicious magical Beasts.Learn More
Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family’s search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on the littlest member of the family. Inspired by actual events in the author’s life, this is a narrative that is both timely and timeless. Told through the eyes of a young girl, the story chronicles a family’s difficult and powerful journey to pack up what they can carry and to leave their world behind, traveling to a new and unknown place in a crowded boat. With sparse, poetic, and lyrical text from acclaimed author Muon Van, thoughtful backmatter about the author’s connection to the story, and luminous, stunning illustrations from Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree Victo Ngai, Wishes tells a powerful and timely story in a gentle and approachable way for young children.
With themes of kindness, bravery, hope, and love running throughout, Wishes is a must-have book for every child’s bookshelf.Learn More
Seventeen-year-old Pakistani immigrant, Zara Hossain, has been leading a fairly typical life in Corpus Christi, Texas, since her family moved there for her father to work as a pediatrician. While dealing with the Islamophobia that she faces at school, Zara has to lay low, trying not to stir up any trouble and jeopardize their family’s dependent visa status while they await their green card approval, which has been in process for almost nine years.
But one day her tormentor, star football player Tyler Benson, takes things too far, leaving a threatening note in her locker, and gets suspended. As an act of revenge against her for speaking out, Tyler and his friends vandalize Zara’s house with racist graffiti, leading to a violent crime that puts Zara’s entire future at risk. Now she must pay the ultimate price and choose between fighting to stay in the only place she’s ever called home or losing the life she loves and everyone in it.Learn More
Gifts for Pets
If you have a nervous dog like mine, these Zesty Paws Calming Soft Chews are super helpful. When I know that there will be fireworks or if I know we are going to take a car ride, these calming soft chews come in very handy! Calming BitesTM are premium chewables feature Suntheanine, an advanced form of L-Theanine along with Sensoril Ashwagandha. Together, these advanced ingredients help support relaxation, calmness, and composure for your canine pet. Plus, these soft chews also include Chamomile, Valerian Root, and L-Tryptophan for additional support to help calm and relax your pup for thunderstorms, car rides, parks, fireworks, and more. Zesty Paws also has products to help support immune systems, hips and joints, gut, and so much more. And they even have an entire line for cats!Learn More
Your pet(s) will go crazy for The Bouncy Fish from Alpha Pets! Your pets will have fun with the realistic wagging simulation, that looks real and is safe for them to chew or bite. The package comes with one fish and one USB cable. The USB cable recharges the fish which activates the realistic fish motion.Learn More
Pet parents everywhere are falling in love with the Magic Pet Fur Remover by Alpha Paw! As much as we love our pets, we don’t love the mess. This magic wand is the easiest way to keep your carpet, furniture, and clothes free of pet fur that builds up over time. Say Goodbye to Fur – Having difficulties with excessive pet hair on your furniture, carpets, or clothing? Just use this reusable brush to remove fluff, lint, and other pet messes in a snap!Learn More
Pawstruck Dog Treats are all-natural dog treats and chews that will keep your pup healthy and occupied this summer. Superfoods are not just for humans! Pawstruck Dog Treats can also benefit from dog treats packed with highly nutritious, low-carb ingredients such as chia seeds, mango, and carrots. At Pawstruck, they believe that keeping your dog’s joint health in tiptop shape is important. Pawstruck Dog Treats are crunchy dog chews that are made of all-time favorite dog treats plus superfoods that can help boost your pet’s health.Learn More
The Cozy Calming Bed is the perfect bed to ease your dog’s anxiety! It is ultra soft, made with vegan fur, with a raised outer edge for extra coziness. 1 in 4 dogs suffer from anxiety, the Cozy Calming Bed™ mimics the comfort of a mothers fur to relieve stress and ensure your fur baby gets the best rest. This bed comes in size medium and large.Learn More
My 9 year old Spaniel has been jumping on and off our couch and bed his entire life. I finally use this PawRamp to help him on and off the furniture easier. It took some time training him to use the ramp but he’s finally comfortable with it. The PawRamp helps your dog, safely up and down furniture, helping to prevent jumping injuries. It’s currently marked down $120! Act fast to take advantage of this awesome sale!Learn More