Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Designed for children ages three and up, the Mini Monster Magnetic Game from Haba stimulates creativity in little ones. The heavy duty metal box houses four different background scenes and 143 magnetic pieces to create hundreds of different monster combinations for different characters every time.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As a result of a personal tragedy, Schmid began an exhaustive review of medical research available on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Halo Innovations began shortly after with a mission to reduce the number of infant deaths related to SIDS. His first product was an engineered solution to the issue of re-breathing, the Halo Active-Airflow Crib Mattress. The company expanded to include more convenient alternatives to crib blankets with the Halo SleepSack and the SleepSack Swaddle. Halo products are now sold throughout North America and a number of other countries and are used in more than 1,400 hospitals nationwide. Schmid's most recent invention is the Halo Bassinest, a bedside bassinet providing a safe sleep space for infants while still next to parents.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Pretty Girl Spring collection features embroidered and stitched messages on each article of pale pink and gray-colored clothing. The line includes a Pretty Sailor Top in soft peony pink with a sailor collar; Pretty Sailor Dress with a double-layered ruffle skirt; Shorties, the bubble bottoms in gray stripes, to complement the Sailor Top and Dress; the Pretty Tweet Romper with ruffles at the neck and knees; and a number of other t-shirts, hooded sweaters and friendly stuffed animals.
The Stinkin Cute Boys collection and the Pretty Girl collection will both be available spring 2015.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
• Kindergarten to Second Grade Book of the Year: Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER!, by Jeff Cohen, illustrated by Elanna Allen (HarperCollins Children's Books)
• Third Grade to Fourth Grade Book of the Year: Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue, by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by John Gomes (Arbordale Publishing)
• Fifth Grade to Sixth Grade Book of the Year: The Dumbest Idea Ever!, by Jimmy Gownley (Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic)
• Teen Book of the Year: The One, by Kiera Cass (HarperTeen)
• Children's Choice Debut Author: J.A. White for The Thickety: A Path Begins (Katherine Tegan Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books)
• Teen Choice Debut Author: Jennifer Mathieu for The Truth About Alice (Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)
• Children's Choice Illustrator: Chris Appelhans for Sparky!, by Jenny Offill (Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House Children's Books)