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Cool for School

Ideas for before, during and after the bell rings

Lifefactory Kids Bottles

Offered in four fun hues, this reusable glass bottle offers a stylish design twist: the bottle is covered with a bright modern silicone sleeve that protects it from breakage. Available for $14.49.

Mom’s Best Natural

Give them a good start with Honey Graham, Mallow Oats or other cereals offered by the family-owned company that strives to make choices that benefit families, enhance communities and sustain the environment.

Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer

Connect, print and share. It’s that easy with amazingly simple Wi-Fi setup and direct printing from an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.


Start with fresh, flavorful, pesticide-free mint add purified water and you get Metromint, a line of premium water sure to refresh after a day of learning. Try Goodberrymint a blend of 100% real mint, the essence of acai, blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates and raspberries.

TI-Nspire with Touchpad

The newest graphing calculator from Texas Instruments, the TI-Nspire adds touchpad navigation and computing fuctions. It’s also approved for use on the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests.

The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Enjoy 12 hilarious, fast-paced, modern-day fables featuring a class of original yet relatable kids and their outlandish adventures.

Capture the Coast

Volume 4 of its culinary collection, this cookbook from the Junior League of Tampa retails for $21.95 and can be purchased with volumes 1, 2 and 3 for $60.00.


Fully-enclosed for a secure fit, the Crocband Sneak takes kids from the playground to homeroom in comfort. Available at Macy’s, Nordstrom and the Crocs kiosk at International Plaza.


With six grams of protein and offering a good source of fiber, these all-natural, nut free, chewy granola bars are a great after-school snack choice.

Wally Organizer

Specially-sized pockets hold notebooks, folders, binders and school supplies while customizable labels allow you to organize by subject or days of the week. Hang on the wall or over a door.

Backayardigans Operation Elephant Drop

Go wild with delivery agents Pablo and Tyrone as they try to bring an elephant to a wildlife sanctuary in India in the new DVD. And as always there will be lots of singing and dancing along the way. Available for $16.99.


Take a magical journey of self-discovery with Oliver in this high-flying adventure.

Tampa, FL: Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Learn Bayshore Boulevard’s claim to fame or why the Tampa area attracts so many birds in this fun, colorful, easy-to-read book for children ages 7-11. Available for $9.99.

The Super Hero Squad Show: Quest For The Infinity Sword

Watch as Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor, the Falcon and their friends faithfully — and hysterically — protect Super Hero City from the wacky villainy of VillainVille’s most infamous baddies led by the sinister Dr. Doom in this second volume of the cartoon series.

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