The United States and its allies invaded Iraq seven years ago. Today the country is still at war, and no one can claim that true democracy has come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced, and about half of them, unable to flee the country, are now living in remote tent camps without access to schools, health care, or often even food and clean water. In Children of War, a companion title to Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war Iraqi children. She interviews two dozen young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Their frank and harrowing stories reveal inspiring resilience as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they play no part.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Math War is an exciting way for children to learn simple addition and subtraction equations while having fun. Players take turns laying down cards and giving the answer to the problem on their card. The highest correct answer takes the trick.Book Details:Format: Special FormatPublication Date: 12/1/1999Pages: 52Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, William Allen White Award, Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Mark Twain Award, Young Hoosier Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, Georgia Children's Book Award.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1984Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Didn't the gas ovens finish you all off?" is the response that meets Ruth Mendenberg when she returns to her village in Poland after the liberation of Buchenwald at the end of World War II. Her entire family wiped out in the Holocaust, the fifteen-year-old girl has nowhere to go. Members of the underground organization Brichah find her, and she joins them in their dangerous quest to smuggle illegal immigrants to Palestine. Ruth risks her life to help lead a group of children on a daring journey over half a continent and across the sea to Eretz Israel, using secret routes and forged documents -- and sheer force of will. This adventure will touch readers, who will marvel at the resources and inner strength of mere children helping other children to find a place in this world in which they can belong. Carol Matas, one of the foremost authors of historical fiction, brings the desperation and passion of this remarkable journey to life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1997Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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
The third installment in an epic series of adventures First Earth Fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is a loyal friend, sports star, devoted pet owner -- and Traveler. Along with his uncle Press, Bobby has visited the alternate dimension of Denduron and participated in a civil war. He's also waded through the endangered underwater territory of Cloral. Now Bobby once again finds himself thrust beyond the boundaries of time and space into a place that seems somewhat familiar: First Earth. Bobby and the Traveler from Cloral -- Spader -- have flumed to New York City, 1937. Against a backdrop of gangsters, swing music, and the distant sound of a brewing war, the two must uncover the evil Saint Dane's newest plot. But is Bobby ready for the difficult choices ahead?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2003Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors-all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Escaping Nazi Germany on the kindertransport changes one girl's life forever At the start of World War II, ten-year-old Franziska Mangold is torn from her family when she boards the kindertransport in Berlin, the train that secretly took nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon become more like family than her real parents, Frances (as she is now known) courageously pieces together a new life for herself because she doesn't know when or if she'll see her true family again. Against the backdrop of war-torn London, Frances struggles with questions of identity, family, and love, and these experiences shape her into a dauntless, charming young woman. Originally published in Germany, Anne Voorhoeve's award-winning novel is filled with humor, danger, and romance.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/16/2012Pages: 412Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
With this charming book, children will delight in learning the basic moves of chess - the most popular and challenging strategy game of all. All the rules of chess are clearly explained, step by step, assuming no prior knowledge. The lessons are reinforced by the inventive tales that George is told by his pet alligator Kirsty, self-proclaimed Grand Alligator of chess. Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Although chess can be regarded as a rather complex and mysterious game, the rules themselves are straightforward. It doesn't take long to learn how the pieces move, and even children as young as five can enjoy exciting games. They will also thoroughly enjoy outwitting friends and relatives!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing--but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, especially during the village-wide game of Tekwaarathon (lacrosse). Ohkwa'ri believes in the path of peace, but can peaceful ways work against Grabber's wrath? An exciting story that also offers an in-depth look at Native American life centuries ago. -- Kirkus Reviews Joseph Bruchac is an award-winning storyteller, writer, and editor, and the author of The First Strawberries and Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back. He lives in Greenfield Center, New York. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1998Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Travel around the year! Two game variations with age-appropriate designs and a self-correcting system help children grasp the concept of the calendar as they learn the names and sequence of the 12 months. Features:1-4 Players.Playing Time: 20 minutes.
Inspired by the popular sing along title If You're Happy and You Know It!, this memory game utilizes one of the greatest attributes of the book-the adorable children from all over the world-to encourage memory and matching skills. The object of the game is to match the boy and girl pairs according to the traditional dress, country name and color featured on each card. Recommended Ages: 4 years - 8 years
Gears of War 3Microsoft Gears of War 3 for XBox 360Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in videogames. Developedby Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood.Features:* Enthralling cinematic story. Experience the epic finale to the Gears of War trilogy and fight alongside Delta Squad to rescue humanity. Discover the fate of Marcus and his surviving comrades in this immersive and emotionally engaging story.* Unparalleled gameplay. Gears of War 3 builds upon the series' genre-defining gameplay and captivates players in an intimately intense action game. The latestchapter in the saga introduces new playable COG characters and fresh challenges with ferocious enemies.* Explosive multiplayer action. One of the definitive multiplayer experiences on Xbox LIVE, Gears of War 3 features new cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences for veteran players and rookies-Enthralling cinematic story. Experience the epic finale to the Gears of War trilogy-Unparalleled gameplay-One of the definitive multiplayer experiences on Xbox LIVE-Gears of War 3 pushes the envelope for stunning visuals on Xbox 360
Papo Bird Man & War Griffin With Papo Bird Man & War Griffin, children are transported to a magical and mythological land of battles, conquests and creatures. This toy figure consists of two parts - Birdman and War Griffin. Both have war suits and are painted with great detailing and accuracy to give it a realistic look. Why You'll Love It: Through this simple and hand-painted toy figure, children can stimulate their creative and imagination through role play. Age: 3 years and up Features Great detailing to give it a realistic look Beautifully painted
War Of Honor In this exciting new multiplayer format for the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game, you will form and dissolve alliances, engage in political maneuverings, and wage mighty battles to determine which Clan will triumph.Recommended Ages:12 and up
A comprehensive look at World War II, this activity book encourages children to re-create life in the 1940s while learning about compassion, teamwork, and sacrifice. Touching upon nearly every aspect of the war—from the leadership of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt to the invention of new military technologies—a clear understanding of the causes and effects of World War II is provided through the hands-on creation of period-specific implements. Activities include "Making a Papier-Mâché Bank," "Tabletop Victory Garden," "Flip Book," "Spy Message Hidden in a Deck of Cards," "Soldier's Care Package," "Fake Footprint Mold," "Victory Jewelry Pin," and "Ration book."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2006Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by famine and injustice, the Star of the Sea sets sail for NewYork. On board are hundreds of refugees, some optimistic, many more desperate. Among them are a maid with a devastating secret, the bankrupt Lord Merridith, his wife and children, and a killer stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution. This journey will see many lives end, others begin anew. Passionate loves are tenderly recalled, shirked responsibilities regretted too late, and profound relationships shockingly revealed. In this spellbinding tale of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the farther the ship sails toward the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past that will never let them go. As urgently contemporary as it is historical, this exciting and compassionate novel builds with the pace of a thriller to a stunning conclusion.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/8/2004Pages: 432Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 8/5/2008Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Teamson Children’s Step Stool with Storage - All Star Game This is a hand painted step stool that even has a storage compartment! Now it has multiple use, and comes in a great sport theme! Features -Hand Painted. -Extra storage with door on top.
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