All - Children's Books
Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2008ekca Rating:5.0
Great deal on popular children's books - beautiful illustrations that you are able to see on the site - the free shipping was a plus! Will buy additional for birthdays, etc. Most kids have more than enough toys - a book is a timeless gift!
Wed Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2012snuffy44 Rating:4.0
cute story book, my son enjoyed it. Nice quality.
Tue Nov 09 00:00:00 MST 2010naktonalax Rating:5.0
Excellent book, arrived in a timely fashion and was exactly what I wanted when I placed the order
Sun Feb 21 00:00:00 MST 2010clairebparker Rating:1.0
I bought several books - it was not clear that some were paperback. That was disappointing.
Sat Aug 21 00:00:00 MDT 2010missnoanoa Rating:4.0
My nephew absolutely loves the many rhymes I've read him from This Little Piggy board book. This is definitely a purchase that I would recommend especially for the little ones that enjoy singing!
Sat Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2014kenjoy23 Rating:1.0
The only word on every page is "share". I would definitely skip this book. It is not worth the money.
Wed Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2013rathman Rating:5.0
My grandson was excited to receive this. He is reading it now. Only fall back is I was planning on it for Christmas and it arrived on January 2. I ordered this on December 9th, it was disappointing.
Thu Apr 19 00:00:00 MDT 2007hiediann Rating:5.0
This is a must have book for your childs library. Grandparents, Teachers and Librarians should give this book a good home. A true story of survival and friendship, the story of Owen and Mzee will never be out of date. It can be enjoyed by all ages, who can resist a cute baby hippo. The pictures are great the story heart warming. An overall great book. You won't be disappointed.
Sat Apr 07 00:00:00 MDT 2012slocum Rating:5.0
Should be sturdy enough to go thru se eral grandkids!
Sun Jun 01 00:00:00 MDT 2008mkpgrandma Rating:5.0
This is one of the finest books for children. They love the story.
Tue Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 2007suzanne27 Rating:5.0
I purchased this book as a gift to my girlfriend's toddler son mainly because of the artist and not the story line, but when the book arrived, I read the story and like it even more! I am familiar with the artist who illustrated the book as she does an annual calendar that I seek out because I enjoy her images and sense of humor. The book is a delight both for the child and the adult who is reading it.
Tue Jul 17 00:00:00 MDT 2007vicrobo Rating:5.0
This book is terrific! It's a great family story. I use it in my classroom, and my students love it!
Tue Jul 17 00:00:00 MDT 2007vicrobo Rating:5.0
Children love Walter very much, and this book is no exception!
Mon Jun 27 00:00:00 MDT 2011woodpile Rating:5.0
i had a child in sunday school who was having a very bad day- i bought this for her and it made her day...we all have bad days and i wanted her that she wasnt being judged and things are /were going to ok.
Sat Dec 06 00:00:00 MST 2008happyseamstress Rating:5.0
We bought not only this book but also the entire series. Each day my husband reads two chapters to our granddaughter who is almost 6 years old. She lives hundreds of miles away; so he reads the books over the phone to her. She totally enjoys the series and likes to discuss the plots with her grandfather.
Sun Jul 17 00:00:00 MDT 2011mommy613 Rating:5.0
Took WAY TO LONG WITH THE SHIPPING....well over 10 business days. I have ordered books from other sites and received them in 2-3 days. From now on I will not buy media from Overstock because of the slow shipping and tracking with the Post Ofc. was confusing too. Tracking uipdates were sparse and lleft me guessing.
Sat Feb 23 00:00:00 MST 2008pagolfer Rating:5.0
book was fun reading for my 10 year old lacrosse player
Wed Sep 26 00:00:00 MDT 2007deniseme Rating:5.0
You will love reading this book as much as your kids love the story. It's hysterical and the illustrations are fantastic. Great read aloud fun for ages 2-5.
Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 MDT 2011jkw1106 Rating:5.0
A great find. I loved this book as a child and now I am sharing it with my niece and nephew.
Wed Aug 29 00:00:00 MDT 2012nutters Rating:5.0
This is a very entertaining book to recommend for children to read, or for you to read to your children. It has a moral to it, and it is educational, plus very entertaining. It has some twists and turns, and will hold their attention. We enjoyed it very much, my children, and myself.
By every measure, reading is great for kids. Kids' books improve children's communication and comprehension skills with stories just for them. The key is to give them fun and engaging kids' books to read. There's no specific age to start reading with your kids, but you'll want to find age-appropriate children's books that will catch their imaginations and have them pestering you to read with them. Here are a few tips for finding books for kids that will make them love reading.
The Newbery Medal is an annual award given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to recognize the most outstanding and distinguished book written for children each year. Named after John Newbery, the 18th-century author who first began writing books exclusively for children, the first Newbery Medal was awarded in 1922. Always guaranteed to be phenomenal reads, Newbery Medal books are a fantastic gift for the children in your life. Take a look at this Newbery Medal book guide to learn more about this prestigious award.
For children, play is a creative learning process, and you can use children's books to help them explore their creativity. Instead of reading someone else's stories and illustrations, kids get to customize coloring books with their own colors and additional drawings. Here are a few features to look for in coloring books for kids that can translate into hours of fun.
Limiting this list to just five of Dr. Seuss's classic children's books undoubtedly leaves out more than a few favorites. Readers of all ages have been affected by the insightful subject matter, unforgettable illustrations and ironic poetry that characterize Dr. Seuss books, and everyone has their favorite. These five titles are just a few of the essential kids' books by Dr. Seuss that you'll want to add to your children's library. Here are the top five Dr. Seuss books.
The ability to read is one of the most important skills that a child can develop at an early age, because reading can help a child learn social skills, vocabulary and facts about the world. Thus, it's important to encourage a positive view of reading from an early age. The joy of reading can start very early as long as you take the time to read with your children. Read children's books with your child for at least 20 to 40 minutes per day to start a lifetime of reading. If you'd like to foster a love of books in your children, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to help with this goal.
Children's bookshelves and other kids' storage, as a rule, should be low to the ground. Furniture tip-overs have accounted for almost 15,000 childhood accidents each year from 1990 to 2007, according to the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Children often reach for items on the top of bookshelves, causing tip-overs. With low-to-the-ground kids' storage, children can easily reach their favorite books without parents worrying about the furniture seriously injuring their child.
Children's bookshelves and kids' storage, as a rule, should be low to the ground. Furniture tip-overs have accounted for almost 15,000 childhood accidents each year from 1990 to 2007, according to the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Children often reach for items on the top of bookshelves, causing tip-overs. With low-to-the-ground kids' storage, children can easily reach their favorite books or other items without parents worrying about the furniture seriously injuring their child. Look below to learn the best kids' bookshelves and other kids' storage bins.
There are many educational toys available to help children with learning disabilities both enjoy learning and learn better. These learning and educational toys spark a child's interest and focus on specific learning needs. Parents and educators can use these educational toys to help children better overcome their learning obstacles. No matter what learning disability children may have, toys for learning are available to help them. Books: Educational books provide activities for all skill levels from preschool to high school. These books focus mainly on mathematics, reading and writing. The content is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Educational books provide children with both images and words to stimulate their senses; children with learning disabilities require this combination. Activities are provided to help the child practice skills within the book. Most educational books also provide suggestions for other activities, and some feature sounds for a more interactive experience. Computers: Child-oriented laptops feature games based on the model you choose. These games are geared to specific age groups and are based on your child's learning level. Games focus on using images, sounds and words to make learning more fun. Children enjoy playing the games and will learn both basic and advanced skills through continued play. Educational computer games are also available specifically for certain disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, auditory and visual processing disorders and nonverbal learning disorders. Board games: Most children's board and card games can be adapted for children with learning disabilities. For instance, the popular children's game Go Fish can be used to teach number recognition and even basic counting. Other games can help teach children letters and spelling or counting with paper money while playing with friends and family. Instead of focusing solely on winning the game, focus on teaching children while they play. Board and card games can help children of all ages with learning disabilities. Other toys: Dolls can help boost a child's self-esteem, which helps them learn better. Dolls that focus on the child's disability helps the child feel like they're not so different after all. Many dolls are electronic and focus on learning games specific to the learning disability. Wooden toys, especially those with colored, detachable parts, are used to help stimulate a child's senses and teach counting and colors. These toys also help develop logical thinking skills when the child is putting the parts back together. View All Learning and Educational Toys Back to Guides Directory View All Learning and Educational Toys
Eliminate shadows and dark shapes when you buy a lamp to brighten up your son or daughter's bedroom. Whether you want a whimsical wood lamp for a daughter who enjoys reading books or colorful table lamps for your son's nightstand, you're sure to find kids' lamps that your children will love. Read on for tips on buying the best lamp for your child's room.
Carrying homework and books to school isn't the only thing your children's backpacks can do. These kids' bags, like their adult-sized counterparts, are extremely versatile. Kids' backpacks can carry clothes, toys and hiking and camping supplies, and they're the perfect kids' bags for all these jobs because they are sized to your child's height and strength. Keep reading to discover how your kids can use their children's backpacks outside of school.
There are many educational toys and games that help children learn better listening skills. Children often have difficulty developing good listening skills, and by playing educational games with your children, you can bond with them and guide their learning. Many electronic learning and educational toys encourage independent learning while still focusing on listening comprehension. By using the numerous educational games and toys available focused on listening skills, children can learn while having fun. Board games: Board games require kids to listen to a set of rules. To play, they must retain the rules they just heard. Instead of letting the kid read the rules, read the rules to them. Have them repeat the rules back. The practice of repeating and using the rules they've learned helps reinforce their ability to listen and remember. Video games: Age-appropriate educational video games work similar to videos, music and other auditory games. These games can be played alone or with others. Video games can be played on most game consoles, on computers and through many websites. To complete game tasks, kids must listen to and remember instructions. Auditory games: Games such as "Simon Says" or "Bingo" require kids to listen in order to play. If they don't listen, they can't perform tasks correctly. Children like to win games, and games that focus on another player stating steps or have an audio component to state tasks and steps will encourage kids to improve their listening skills. Play these games with your child to help make the games more fun. Books: Books can be turned into games. Read a book to a child and ask questions afterward. For every correct answer, provide some type of award. If reading to a group, turn the questions into a group game. Many books focus solely on improving listening skills, such as riddle books which require kids to listen to and remember all details before they can solve the riddle. Other books include guessing games such as "20 Questions." To guess the answer, kids must remember the answers to the 20 questions. Videos and music: Many movies, shows and songs are actually full of games. These games require children to listen carefully to perform the desired task. Typically, these tasks include saying a certain phrase or doing a certain dance or exercise move. These tasks build upon each other to develop kids' ability to remember what they've heard. View All Learning and Educational Toys Back to Guides Directory View All Learning and Educational Toys
Several events in your life are worth memorializing with scrapbook albums and photo albums; events like births and weddings are life changing while graduations and moves document one's progression through life. Preserve the memories of each of your children by making baby scrapbook albums for them. Baby books make great gifts for your grown children, help you organize your boxes of photos and momentos and can become a fun pastime as you cherish those fond memories. Choose scrapbook albums that fit the theme of the child's baby scrapbook, such as a blue scrapbook for a baby boy; then get to work making it a piece of art and collection of memories with these ideas.
Decorating a canvas bag is a great way to create your own unique accessory that reflects your personal style and interests. You can use these bags as handbags, grocery totes or home storage solutions. Hand-decorated canvas bags also make great gift items because they are homemade, reusable and personalized. Decorating canvas bags is a fun hobby that is similar to other craft painting, and can be a great activity for children as well, allowing them to create a book bag or toy tote that is uniquely theirs.
It's never too early to introduce a child to holidays and family traditions, especially if you need an excuse to take family photos or buy extra gifts. Even though Easter baskets often contain goodies and treats meant for older children, you can easily create a wonderful and age-appropriate Easter basket full of baby gifts and necessities. Babies can enjoy soft toys, books, and Easter outfits. Parents can also select items that are related to the story of Easter that the child can grow to understand and value over the years.
All too often, kitchen and dining room tables become a catchall for things, often because of a lack of organization and storage options. When children come home from school, the jackets and backpacks land on the kitchen table as kids head to the refrigerator. After doing several loads of laundry, clean clothes can end up on the dining room table. Mail, bills, books, phone chargers and accessories seem to migrate to this location over time. Cleaning off the dining room table can give your family back a space to come together and socialize without the presence of a TV.
Shopping for kids' storage can be rough. You need something that will hold everything you want to store, look great and survive your kids. Let's face it; kids can be tough on furniture, but with this checklist, you'll be sure to find the perfect kids' furniture pieces to last and fit all your storage needs. Storage for children's toys and books is important because injuries can occur when kids or adults trip over items left on the floor. One way to avoid that is to invest in quality kids' storage that will last.
Newborn gifts range from the useful and practical to the whimsical and luxurious. When selecting a baby gift for a newborn, you may be wondering how to choose something unique that won't be like all the other presents at a baby shower. To find the best newborn baby gift, consider what you know about the baby and the lifestyle of the parents and consider gifts that the parents truly want. Toys. Baby toys always make good gifts for newborns. Even if the toys won't be played with right away, parents can use them to provide stimulatory experiences and items such as rattles, stuffed animals, soft blocks and musical mobiles all provide the developing baby with learning opportunities. Books. Children can never have too many books. Reading to and with a little one can help them develop language skills and imaginative qualities. Many parents start reading to baby from day one and find that it is a valuable bonding experience. Any baby book with a simple, clean layout, contrasting visuals and short, straightforward text makes a good choice. Look for touch-and-feel books, pop-up books and books with mirrors, which are all fun for babies. Blankets. Keep baby warm and comfortable with a soft blanket. A luxury blanket made of cashmere or silk can be a nice change from other gifts and will probably become a family treasure. Blankets that have been embroidered with the baby's name or initials are also a unique newborn baby gift. Baby blankets that have been folded into the shape of a cake or other decorative item are fun to give on their own or as part of a gift basket. Larger items. Many parents find that they simply can't afford to purchase all of the baby gear that they really want. If you are looking for a newborn baby gift that will impress, then you might consider purchasing a larger item, such as a swing, a rocking chair or a video baby monitor. Surprise the mom-to-be in your group of friends with something she has been wanting by gifting something expensive with several other people. View All Baby Gifts Back to Guides Directory View All Baby Gifts
Potty training a child is no easy task. Although children will respond to each potty-training method individually, there are a few techniques that mothers swear by and experts approve. It is important to pinpoint your child's temperament before beginning the toilet training process and to experiment with different methods. Total potty training will not be achieved overnight, and parents should expect trial and error. Keep a schedule. Children respond well to schedules. If you have found that your child functions best with schedules for sleep and other activities, then a toilet training schedule is probably going to be effective. Build a reasonable schedule that is right for you and your child and be sure to stick with it. Be clear with nannies, babysitters and childcare workers about your child's potty schedule for the best results. Give rewards. The reward method often works well for children. Many children will find potty training more trouble than it is worth and rewards can give them an incentive to do their best. Determine a reward for your child. Small pieces of candy, sticker charts and pennies for their piggy bank are all good options. Explain the reward system to your child when you are talking about potty training. Make sure you frequently ask your child if she has to use the toilet, and take her to the bathroom each time she says she must go. If you prefer to avoid material rewards, use extra praise or a made-up song, dance or story as a potty reward. Let your child set the timetable. Waiting until your child is ready for potty training is highly effective, low stress and recommended by many pediatricians. When you feel the time is right, show your child how to use the toilet. Books, DVDs and CDs with toilet training lessons can also be effective. While this method will take some time and patience, eventually your child will take interest in potty training and get the hang of it. Using a schedule and reward system when your child is starting to comprehend potty training can help him make the connection. If your child is resistant to potty training, give him some more time and let him take a natural interest.
With the arrival of your new baby drawing closer, you'll want to do everything you can to prepare, including furnishing and decorating the baby nursery. A baby nursery that is filled with all the right touches will give your infant a bright and beautiful place to start life. The wall decor can set the mood for the entire room, so start with art and decorations that are fun, interesting, unique and special. Wall art appliques. Removable wall decor appliques and decals offer some of the best ideas for a baby's room. Printed plastic and vinyl wall decals come in a variety of colors and designs. Opt for a themed collection of wall art images and create your own mural, which you can easily rearrange or remove as your child grows and you want to change the room. There are also decals that display words or phrases, such as well-known lines from nursery rhymes, prayers or beloved children's books. These look especially precious when posted on the wall above a baby's crib or cradle and can set the theme for the whole room. Framed art. As in any room, framed art can be the best way to add interest and beauty to nursery walls. Art is always personal, so choose a piece or grouping that speaks to you and your family. A lovely print of a mother and child or a toddler with a stuffed toy might move you, or you may prefer something whimsical and bright. If you have not yet settled on a theme or color for your baby's room, the perfect piece of framed art could be your best inspiration. Quilts. You have probably contemplated in great detail, if not already selected, the bedding for your baby's room. What you might not have considered is using a pretty quilt to decorate the wall. Quilts make lovely wall hangings and, with elaborate patterns and multicolor pieces, they let you tie together several colors in the room. Find a large quilt that harmonizes with your nursery decor or arrange several smaller ones in a delightful wall grouping. Letters. It has long been popular to decorate a nursery with letters. Spell out your little one's name with lovely, polished silver letters hanging from ribbons above the crib or use bright, colorful letters to showcase the alphabet or your little one's initials. You can add letters to your child's nursery in a variety of ways, from hand-painting them right onto the wall to utilizing lovely lettered wallpaper. View All Wall Decor Back to Guides Directory View All Wall Decor
John Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, Judy Blume, Maya Angelou, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and Mark Twain: What does each of these authors have in common? They have all written books that have been banned at one time or another. Combined, they have written some of the most influential novels in modern history and broken many records on bestseller lists. While a book can be banned for any number of reasons, banned books don't necessarily live up to their nefarious image. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about banned books.