On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize… Listen to the whispers of those that came before..." Following the success of their much beloved picture books, Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please; Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, and his talented wife Tonya Lewis Lee offer up an inspirational picture book about activism and taking the big steps to set things right set to beautiful illustrations by the award-winning Sean Qualls. Using examples of people throughout history who have taken "giant steps", this book urges kids to follow in their footsteps and not be hindered by fear or a sense that you are not good enough. Despite the challenges, even the smallest step can change the world. So, what's your next step going to be?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/4/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Scientific Explorer family fun kits offer a wide range of exciting projects for the whole family. Fun gender neutral topics that are loved by boys and girls. Learn the science of bubble gum, pizza and many more of your favorite treats or unleash your inner wizard with Magic Science. What makes scary movies so scary? Makeup. Makeup turns ordinary movie actors into zombies, monsters and vampires. It gets you to believe in bloody battles and bruising fight scenes, even when people are just faking it. Now you can create some of these special effects in your own home. In this kit, you'll find everything you need to practice the tricks that movie makeup artists use to create their most disgusting and frightening effects. You'll make fake blood, oozing blisters, scabby cuts and more. Along the way, you'll also learn some cool science about what happens to your body when things like gashes, bruises and burns are for real. In each activity, you'll get to act and think like a real scientist. You'll measure, you'll compare things, you'll ask questions and you'll make observations using your senses. Let's get gory. Created in collaboration with the early learning experts at UC Berkeley GEMS (Great Exploration in Math and Science.) Includes: Corn syrup 4 fluid oz, petroleum jelly 3 oz, corn starch 2oz, glue 1.25 oz, gelatin 0.5 oz, red food coloring 0.2 fl oz, green food coloring 0.2 fl oz, 5 markers, 3 plastic cups, 2 stir sticks, measuring spoon and activity guide. At Giddy Up, we understand the importance of play in a child's development. That's why our products are more than toys. They not only incorporate learning into play, they go one step further, encouraging experimentation and kindling the imagination. There's a method to our fun and activities (but the kids will never know it). With a little Giddy Up in everything we do, our mission is to bring the world extraordinary products that transform the way kids color, create, play and learn.Features include: -Scientific Explorer family fun kits offer a wide range of exciting projects for the whole family-Learn the science of bubble gum, pizza and many more of your favorite treats or unleash your inner wizard with Magic Science-Makeup turns ordinary movie actors into zombies, monsters and vampires-At Giddy Up, we understand the importance of play in a child's development-Giddy Up not only incorporates learning into play, we go one step further, encouraging experimentation and kindling the imaginationRecommended Ages:4 – 8
Now you can write your own bestseller!With The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, you're the author, illustrator, and main character. Filled with loads of interactive pages and plenty of space to write your own life's story, this book is all you need to create your masterpiece. Whatever you do, make sure you put it someplace safe after you finish. Because when you're rich and famous, this thing is going to be worth a fortune.Includes more than 60 new pages! 32 pages of full-color comics (16 brand-new)!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Danny Dragonbreath and his best friend, Wendell, have a carefully constructed trick-or-treating system designed to maximize their Halloween candy haul. But this year, despite Danny's awesome vampire costume, their plan is flopping. First, Danny's dad makes them trick-or-treat with Christiana Vanderpool, an annoying know-it-all (and girl) who doesn't even believe that dragons exist. And then the school bully dares them to go into a spooky old haunted house. Naturally, the house is inhabited by a creepy clown and a candy-crazed ghost of yore. It's going to take more than fire-breathing to get them out of this mess - they might even have to (horror of horrors!) perform a sacrificial candy offering.Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Big Nate, Ursula Vernon's hauntingly hilarious fifth book in the Dragonbreath series will make you check your closets and lock up your candy.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/21/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this novel from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.Summer knows that kouun means “good luck in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan—right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, and between helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their boss’s cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own.Having thoroughly disappointed her grandmother, Summer figures the bad luck must be finished—but then it gets worse. And when that happens, Summer has to figure out how to change it herself, even if it means further displeasing Obaachan. Because it might be the only way to save her family. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 06/04/2013Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 - 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development. It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, english and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.Morgan learns the hard way that it is not a good thing to disobey her parents. When she lets her best friend, Brook talk her into doing something her mommy tells her not to do, she gets caught and finds herself in trouble. But that does not stop Morgan from disobeying her mommy again. When Morgan ignores her mommy and decides to take her ipod to school, she not only gets in trouble but is badly hurt by one of the older girls. When Morgan hears her stepdad Derek talk about the Ten Commandments and obedience one Sunday at church, she remembers the times she has disobeyed her mommy. She realizes that when she does not do what her mommy and daddy tell her to do or when she does what they tell her not to do, she is not only letting them down but God too. The next time Brook tries to talk Morgan into doing what she knows is wrong, Morgan decides to do the right thing.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/16/2011Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
A spider lives inside my head Who weaves a strange and wondrous web Of silken threads and silver strings To catch all sorts of flying things, Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles And specks of dried-up tears, And dust of dreams that catch and cling For years and years and years . . . Have you ever read a book with everything on it? Well, here it is, an amazing collection of never-before-published poems and drawings from the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. You will say Hi-ho for the toilet troll, get tongue-tied with Stick-a-Tongue-Out-Sid, play a highly unusual horn, and experience the joys of growing down. What's that? You have a case of the Lovetobutcants? Impossible! Just come on in and let the magic of Shel Silverstein bend your brain and open your heart. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/20/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Did you know that anger is like fire? It starts with a spark, igniting us with energy and purpose. But it can also blaze out of control, causing lots of problems. If you're a kid whose temper quickly flares, a kid whose anger gets too big, too hot, too fast, this book is for you. What to Do When Your Temper Flares guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of "anger dousing" methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions, resulting in calmer, more effective kids. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/15/2007Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
If you have a goat, or are thinking about getting one, you probably have many questions about goats:What kind of goat should I raise?How can I help my goat stay healthy?What should I feed my goats?Can I breed more goats?How do I raise goats for milk or for fiber?This book tells you practically everything that you will need to know, including how to choose, buy, raise, and show all types of goats, from pets to pack goats. Whether you want to bottle feed your kid goat or shear your fiber goat, Gail Damerow gives you friendly, experienced advice on just what to do. She has also included important charts and checklists, so you will know just what to do and when to do it to take the very best care of your goat.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/8/1993Pages: 176
Use watercolor markers on real artist canvases to create your own pint-sized paintings. This set includes 5 artist canvases, embossed cardboard frames, wooden display easel, paint brush and markers. The canvas measures 2" x 2-3/4". Hanging tabs are included.Product Dimensions (inches): 9.8 (L) x 9.6 (W) x 2 (H)Age: 7 years and upRecommended Ages:7 and up
Wouldn't it be great if you could climb into bed, snuggle under your covers, and fall asleep without any fuss or fear? Without listening for noises or thinking about bad guys? Without an extra drink, or an extra hug, or an extra trip to the bathroom? Bedtime is tough for many kids. If you're a kid who dreads your bed, and are convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you.What to Do When You Dread Your Bed guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to fall asleep and stay asleep--like magic!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2008Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Honey-Can-Do Medium Kid's Pop-Up Hamper - Lion Honey-Can-Do HMP-02056 Milo the Lion Animal Clothes Hamper, Yellow. Go ahead, feed the animals! Make laundry day a roaring good time for the whole family with this adorable, pop-up animal hamper. This friendly feline loves to snack on socks, clothes, and pajamas and hides them away neatly at the end of the day. The easy open and close lid keeps dirty laundry out of sight. Great for teaching kids cleaning and organization skills without any fuss. The dual purpose hamper works equally as nice for storing your child's prized (and often overflowing) stuffed animal collection. Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 30"
Honey-Can-Do Medium Kid's Pop-Up Hamper - Lady Bug Honey-Can-Do HMP-02057 Dott the Ladybug Clothes Hamper, Red. Go ahead, feed the animals! Make laundry day fun for the whole family with this adorable, pop-up animal hamper. This friendly bug loves to snack on socks, clothes, and pajamas and hides them away neatly at the end of the day. The easy open and close lid keeps dirty laundry out of sight. Great for teaching kids cleaning and organization skills without any fuss. The dual purpose hamper works equally as nice for storing your child's prized (and often overflowing) stuffed animal collection. Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 30"
I’m Lucy Rose and here’s the thing about me: I am eight and according to my grandfather I have the kind of life that is called eventful, which means NOT boring. According to my mom and my grandmother, I’m what they call a handful. And according to my dad, I am one smart cookie.I say I am one girl who is feeling not-so-sure about things on account of my parents got a separation. Plus my mom and I just moved to Washington, D.C. Plus I haven’t met any friends yet, but I do know someone who is not one and that is Adam Melon, who I call Melonhead/ Here’s another thing about me: Most of the time, I am plain hilarious.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/14/2006Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got hi m in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the ter rible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much b etter. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for childre n who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, includi ng physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suici de, and natural disasters such as floods or fire. An afterword by Sash a J. Mudlaff written for parents and other caregivers offers extensive suggestions for helping traumatized children, including a list of oth er sources that focus on specific events.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2000Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
If you were an octopus, you would have eight legs to put into your pants! Follow one little boy through his day as he playfully considers how mealtime, bath time, nap time, and many other activities would be different if he were a bird, a tiger, or any number of baby animals. At the end of the day he realizes that the best thing of all is to be himself! Julie Markes's first picture book is charmingly illustrated by Maggie Smith.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/20/2001Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A paean to play from an award-winning poet and a New York Times best-selling illustrator. The trappings of childhood change from generation to generation, but there are some timeless activities that every kid loves. Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham celebrate these universal types of play, from organized games such as hide-and-seek and hopscotch to imaginative play such as making mud soup or turning a stick into a magic wand. Lyrical poems and bold illustrations capture the energy of a group of children in one neighborhood as they amuse themselves over the course of a summer day. At a time when childhood obesity rates are soaring and money is tight for many families, here is a book that invites readers to join in the fun of active play with games that cost nothing.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 2/28/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he's way bigger than most of them! Of course, there are bigger things lurking around . . . but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn'treally care? First-time author-illustrator Kevin Sherry is sure to garner fans of all sizes for his perfect-for-preschool read-aloud with simple text, bold and delightful collage art, and a lovable squid whose spirit just cannot be crushed. Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Frank wasn't satisfied doing ordinary frog things. He wanted to fly, but he was a frog and frogs can't fly. Follow along as Frank jumps and runs and leaps and dives until he finally finds his place in the pond. The companion book on cd will transport you and your child into Frank's world with sound effects and wonderful performances by children and adults.Book Details:Format: Book+CDPublication Date: 5/18/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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