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
This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 114
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: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In a brightly colored board book, perfect for the youngest child, Newbery Honoree Grace Lin tells the tale of a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each family member lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it's time to celebrate. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade at the end! Lin's bold and gloriously patterned artwork makes for an unforgettable holiday tale. Her story is simple and tailor-made for reading aloud to young children, and she includes an informative author's note for parents, teachers and children who want to learn even more.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 12/10/2013Pages: 28Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
The author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series spins a gripping tale about a girl who stumbles into the future--and must change its course to save a friendship.Jenni Green's family vacation has finally arrived! Even though she has to deal with her annoying little brother, her slightly overbearing dad, and her very pregnant mom, she gets to spend a week with her bestest friend in the world, Autumn. But twelve-year-old Jenni's world turns upside down when she takes an old elevator to visit Autumn and discovers that everything has changed: not only is her friend in a different condo, but tragedy has struck Autumn's family, Jenni's mother has had her baby, and everyone is a year older. When Jenni realizes that the elevator caused her to skip a whole year, she tries to go back, but soon finds that fixing things won't be as easy as pressing a button. How can she alter the past and keep her family and Autumn's from falling apart? With honesty and insight, Liz Kessler explores how the bonds of family and friendship can endure through time.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/11/2011Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 9 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
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
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When 11-year-old April and her friend Melanie invent a game about ancient Egypt, strange things start happening, and the girls worry that their game has gone too far.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/1985Pages: 215Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause. Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Remembrances from Jutta's friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences--many of them typical of any teenager anywhere--and report some of the history of the era. Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year. The book also includes excerpts from Jutta's diary. Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.*Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010 **2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers ** Parents' Choice Award 2010 *Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In ancient China, the Great Wall is crumbling on the edge of the Han Empire. In the wall's shadow, twelve-year-old Hu is starving. On the other side of the wall, China's enemies are gathering strength. When an imperial battalion comes to town, Hu meets Ren, the son of the commander, and the two boys combine forces to train secretly for an archery tournament. For Hu, the contest offers escape from poverty; for Ren, the respect of his father. But the capture of a barbarian spy changes everything. With their trust at its lowest point, Ren and Hu must work together to evade the barbarians and save the empire. Here is an exciting adventure story for 2010, the year of the tiger.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/2010Pages: 194Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed. Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies. Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop. But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin. As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2004Pages: 261Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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.
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
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