GeoSafari Dino Checkers Battling dinos turn traditional checkers into a time-warped tussle. This game teaches logical thinking skills, strategy and more. Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus playing pieces battle for squares of lava, then become a Tyrannosaurus Rex when kinged. Captured dinos go into the sculpted plastic tar pits. This game includes a game board, playing pieces, tar pits and instructions. It's fun for young and old.Product Dimensions: 17 (L) x 9 (W) x 2.5 (H)Age: 6 years and upRecommended Ages:6 and up
Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852. When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through. Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
FoxMind Meta-Forms Discover the award-winning puzzle game that has amassed a following of parents, teachers and children around the world. Use visual clues to place nine geometric shapes into a grid and find the unique solution to each puzzle. Meta-Forms includes a spiral book with 6 color-coded levels of difficulty. The clues are intuitive and easy enough for young children to understand. Year after year, they will grow with the game and acquire solid reasoning and logic skills. While Meta-Forms is a wonderful educational game for kids, it also provides a challenge for adults. Wanna make a puzzle before dinner? It includes: 1 board, 9 pieces, 1 booklet that includes 80 puzzles and the solutions and the game rules. Product Dimensions: 11 (L) x 9 (W) x 1.8 (H) Age: 6 to 15 yearsRecommended Ages:6 – 15
History Year by Year presents the world through a detailed timeline, letting children follow the influences, patterns, and connections between historical events.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring more than 1, 500 images, this illustrated book brings the story of the past to life. Beginning with prehistory and running up to the Arab Spring, budding historians will learn about the history of humans across the world. Spreads highlight major historical eras including the Renaissance and the French Revolution, while quotations from primary and secondary sources alongside insight from experts give proper historical context. Children will love the ?child of the time? feature, telling the experience of children at important historical periods including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.History Year by Year is a visual journey throughout time and an invaluable reference for kids looking to connect the dots of history across the world. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/19/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/18/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Junpei, a fairly normal college student finds himself involved in a deadly conspiracy that he couldn’t have possibly imagined. He awakes aboard an old passenger ferry, dazed and confused he stumbles around the room trying to reclaim his memories. First thing he noticed was a number roughly drawn on the cabin’s door… A bright red number 5. Junpei’s memory then returned and he remembered what happened right before becoming unconscious! A mysterious person with a gas mask crossed his mind. He remembered the haunting words he spoke, “I’m gonna make you play the game… the ‘Nonary Game’… the game of life or death”. “We’ve decided to call 999 an ‘Adventure’ game,” say Ben Bateman, Localization Editor, Aksys Games, “but I don’t really feel that’s entirely accurate. 999 is a game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. It is about relationships, and how they will ultimately kill you. There is also some blood, and an ax, so if you’ve always wanted some blood and an ax in your life, there you go. But what really brings 999 to life are the people who inhabit it. You will learn to care for them; to feel as though you are there and they are your friends, and then they will die because you made the wrong choices. Just like in real life.”Features include: -Nine Hours: You only have 9 hours before Junpei and the other 8 kidnapped drown. Numerology, music composition and logic puzzles are just a few of the 32 plus obstacles that stand in the way of their freedom -Nine Persons: Uncover the mystery surrounding the lives of the 9 captive characters and how their blurry pasts reveal a disturbing future. Help all the characters escape but beware! A wrong decision or careless mistake might put their lives in jeopardy.-Nine Doors: Each hostage is cursed with a digital watch that displays their special number. These numbers are the keys to unlocking the 9 doors. Explore your surrounding for clues to unlock the next door by picking up and examining objects.-You must use everything in your environment and personal experience to get out
Every girl should grow up with Alice, and with this irresistible new look, a whole new generation will want to. Now that she is setting into eighth grade, the class she used to envy, Alice Mckinley is discovering that it isn't all that exciting. But, maybe it’s up to her to make this year as thrilling as she thought it would be? Out with the old, plain-Jane Alice in with the new, stylish, creative Alice. She’s sick of being boring. It’s time to be outrageous! But, what if outrageous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either? What if instead Alice finds herself in situations that are more embarrassing than they are wild and fun? Is Alice destined to be the same boring girl forever?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Hasbro Games Farmville Old Maid GameThe classic card game, Old Maid, is here with a fun FARMVILLE twist! Check out the cute Rockstar Cow pouch filled with animal cards that feature some of your favorite FARMVILLE friends. Kids will love selecting and matching the silly animal picture cards. Game comes with 20 Farm Cash for use in the FARMVILLE online game. Now the leading social gaming company, ZYNGA, brings you the classic card game, Old Maid. Meet Rockstar Cow who is filled with animal cards featuring your favorite animal friends from the FARMVILLE online game. Kids will love playing this classic card game as they try to collect the most pairs of matching animal cards. Who will end up with the silly Old Moo card? Parents will love this game too! Game comes with 20 Farm Cash for use in the FARMVILLE online game. Includes: Rockstar Cow pouch, 37 animal cards, game guide and digital value card. Ages 4 and up. For 2-4 players.Features:Includes Rockstar Cow pouch, 37x animal cards, game guide and digital value cardBonus includes 20 Farm cash for use in the Farmville online gameAges 4+, For 2-4 playersOfficially licensed, Fun spin on classic memory card game
eeBoo Old Fashioned Matching GameConcentration or Memory games are played by facing all pieces face down in a grid and then lifting up a pair at a time while trying to find a match. Fun to play, this game heightens focus and attention to detail while enhancing spatial memory. With commissioned beautiful artwork on a variety of themes, eeBoo Matching Games are a unique and beautiful rendition of a classic game. Each set has 48 thick durable tiles, 24 pairs to match, 2.25" x 2.25". eeBoo's Matching Games are perfect for Parent & Child, and no reading is required.
Gears of War 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the 5 million-selling blockbuster action game, and one of the most popular Xbox 360 games in history.Features include: -Jaw-dropping visuals -Engaging story-New gameplay features-New and updated weapons-Co-op campaign
Push 4 Board Game When push comes to shove, be the first to get four colorful marbles in a row. Sound simple? Not with pushy opponents spoiling your every move. There's a lot of strategy involved in this deceptively simple game. Push 4 is perfect for 2 to 4 players.Product Dimensions: 2.5 (L) x 10 (W) x 10 (H)Age: 8 years and upRecommended Ages:9 and up
By popular demand, a board book edition of the third title in this bestselling seriesThe Buehners' New York Times bestselling snowmen are here to stay! Children wonder what would happen if their favorite frosty friends didn't melt with springtime. What would it be like to take a snowman to the beach? What costume would a snowman wear if you took him trick-or-treating? In this dazzling, silly book, the weather brings a year's worth of surprise and laughter.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 10/11/2012Pages: 28Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
A baby's first year is full of milestones, from first smiles to first steps, and this book celebrates them all! A clever and bouncy text, vibrant ink-and-collage illustrations and an impossibly cute baby make this the perfect gift book for baby showers, and it even includes a poster on the reverse of the jacket that new parents can use to record their own little ones' spectacular achievements.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 1/3/2013Pages: 30Reading Level: Age 0 and Up
King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. When it is your turn to play you throw six dice. Each die bears the following six symbols: 1 2 or 3 Points of Destruction Energy Healing and Whack. In three successive throws you are going to choose whether to keep or discard each die in order to come up with combinations that will enable you to win destruction points hoard energy restore your health or whack other players into understanding Tokyo is your territory. The fiercest player will be crowned King of Tokyo and will end up facing all the other monsters alone! Top this off with special cards that you can purchase with energy and that have a permanent or temporary effect such as the growing of a second head which grants you an additional die body armor nova death ray and more and you hold one of the most explosive games of the year! In order to win the game one must either destroy Tokyo by accumulating 20 destruction points or be the only surviving monster once the fighting has ended.Recommended Ages:8 – 15
E-I-E-I-O! Join Teddy down on Old MacDonald's farm for some delightful sing-along fun in this new sound and action title. By pressing a button on the cover, little ones can listen to the classic children's song Old MacDonald Had a Farm” while they flip through the pages of this adorable book. Critically acclaimed photographer David Ellwand has created a sweet, whimsical world starring antique toys, including a loveable jointed Teddy bear and his farmyard friends. The color images are presented on stark white backdrops, making for graphic visuals that engage and stimulate even the youngest readers. With an oink-oink here, and an oink-oink there, this cute book is a barnyard blast for young readers ages two and up.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 14Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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