I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly,” wrote Leonardo da Vinci in his journal alongside a sketch for an impossibly ingenious invention he called his Flying Machine. Though never built, it takes flight here in Journal of Inventions: Leonardo da Vinci. This fascinating book is an exquisite collection of elaborate 3-D pop-ups and detailed illustrations based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance’s most influential mind. Discover da Vinci’s Mechanical Man, coil-spring clock mechanisms, hydraulic contraptions, and designs for armored vehiclesthe precursor to modern tanks. Each invention is brought to life as a movable 3-D pop-up, with da Vinci’s own words and illustrations to provide further insight. This endlessly fascinating book is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike.Book Details:Format: Great GiftsPublication Date: 4/7/2009Pages: 12Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Smart Toss Bean Bag Tossing Game Smart Toss Bean Bag Tossing Game is a fun party starter. Four fun-filled games that the whole family can enjoy, this unique game features hoop and loop fasteners that make it easy and quick to set up games. The game includes 12 canvas bean bags and an activity guide. The vinyl board is easy to use with a carrying handle and 2 storage pockets when folded. Why You'll Love It: Get the party started with this 4-in-one game. Age: 3 years and up Features Create your own unique game or match shapes, numbers or colors by tossing the bean bags through the holes Keeps kids active and teaches gross motor skills through play Have the whole family play
Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he's also a genius who invents cool contraptions? like a TV that shows the past. Something happened two years ago that he needs to see. But genius or not, there is much Owen can'toutthink. Like his gym coach, who's on a mission to humiliate him. Or the way his Oreos keep disappearing from his lunch. He's sure that if he can only get the TV to work, things will start to make sense. But it will take a revelation for Owen, not science, to see the answer's not in the past, but the present. That no matter how large he is on the outside, he doesn'thave to feel small on the inside. With her trademark humor, Ellen Potter has created a larger-than-life character and story whose weight is immense when measured in heart.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/14/2009Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Academy's Solar Powered Turtle Ship is one of the Educational Series kits and is truly amazing. Powered by a Solar cell and small electric motor, this ten oar ship will actually row itself across a small pond or outdoor swimming pool. Simply snap it together with no glue, no tools, no batteries and no painting required. Academy's technical engineers captured the wonders of this mechanical masterpiece, making the model a joy to build, display or operate. The Turtle Ship was the world's first assault ironclad "battleship", invented and built by Admiral Yi Soon-Shin in 1592. This turtle shaped warship played a major part in the Sa-Cheon Naval battle dueing the Im Jin War (1592-1598), and successfully led the country to victory. The Turtle Ship featured iron plating, guns on all sides, and spikes to prevent enemies from boarding. With this kit, you can see the process of solar energy at work, converting sunlight into electric power and again into kinetic energy to row the ship on the water. It comes complete with a highly efficient solar cell, that can be angled towards the sun and a powerful electric motor. A display stand is included too; put the ship on the stand, bring it out in the sunlight and watch the smoothness of the electric mechanism row the 10 oars. The snap together ease and educational value make this an impressive display model, science project or "show-and-tell" project for students.Features include: -Solar Powered, amazing action in the water -Highly efficient, positionable Solar Cell and electric motor included-Easy assembly - Snap Together; no tools, no glue, no batteries, no painting required-Beautifully designed, historically accurate ship-See solar energy at work
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/3/2011Pages: 480Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Think you have what it takes to be the Most Evil? Welcome to Malaria, where every year the 13 great Evil Scientists compete to see who will win the annual Evil Science Fair! Igor has the chance to be the first Evil Sidekick to win it, but his great monster invention, Eva, has been kidnapped! Can he save her in time? If you do, you may become the most Evil Scientist in the land!Features include: -Humorous fighting game includes hundreds of different movement combinations and strategies. -Custom build your own monsters and fight against your friends or the evil scientists of Malaria.
It's back to the basics in Take It from the Top, the long-anticipated 51st album of Adventures in Odyssey! Enter Whit's new invention, the Inspiration Station, and find out why Connie wants to spend so much time in it. Solve mysteries with local sleuth Emily Jones, and learn why 10-year-old Matthew Parker doesn't think being target of the week is such a good thing. Catch up with Whit, Connie, Eugene, and Wooton, and meet two new families, as they learn lessons about responsibility, revenge, and God-given inspiration. Whether on a baseball field, at home, or at Whit's End, there's never a dull moment in the town of Odyssey!Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 3/24/2010Pages: 4Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
With today's emphasis on fast-moving technology, as well as increasing pressure to meet the testing standards of science and math in the classroom, the need to grasp key scientific principles has never been greater. The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is the one reference that includes all of the information students need to know in today's fast-paced world. Clearly written and illustrated articles provide in-depth insight and concise authoritative information. An impressive reference section at the end of the book contains minibiographies of famous scientists, plus an illustrated time line of key inventions and discoveries. Arranged thematically into ten chapters, with reference summaries at the end of each chapter and a full index, the encyclopedia does more than merely provide facts about science and technology—it helps the reader think for him or herself, develop an enquiring mind, pose challenging questions, and explore new topics.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2006Pages: 496Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Duncan Screaming Eagle Momentum Yo-Yo Blue In a culture where quality counts, the makers of the Origional, World's #1 Yo-Yo introduce a new high end series of professional yo-yo's. The Screaming Eagle Series captures the imagination and ideas of a global team of elite yo-yo developers inspired by the wold's best players.Recommended Ages:12 and up
Duncan Screaming Eagle Vendetta Yo-Yo Blue In a culture where quality counts, the makers of the Origional, World's #1 Yo-Yo introduce a new high end series of professional yo-yo's. The Screaming Eagle Series captures the imagination and ideas of a global team of elite yo-yo developers inspired by the wold's best players.Recommended Ages:12 and up
Duncan Reflex Auto Return YoYo -- Red This yoyo's special Auto-Return technology brings the yoyo back to your hand automatically. It has a high speed axle design and lightweight body for ultra fast play. It also has an aerodynamic rim-weighted shape. The Reflex is great for novice players to learn more tricks. Product Dimensions: 2.75 (W) Age: 6 years and up
Duncan Reflex Auto Return YoYo -- Blue This yoyo's special Auto-Return technology brings the yoyo back to your hand automatically. It has a high speed axle design and lightweight body for ultra fast play. It also has an aerodynamic rim-weighted shape. The Reflex is great for novice players to learn more tricks. Product Dimensions: 2.75 (W) Age: 6 years and upRecommended Ages:6 – 10
This yoyo's special Auto-Return technology brings the yoyo back to your hand automatically. It has a high speed axle design and lightweight body for ultra fast play. It also has an aerodynamic rim-weighted shape. The Reflex is great for novice players to learn more tricks. Product Dimensions: 2.75 (W) Age: 6 years and up
Melissa & Doug Yo-Yo Paint and decorate the wooden yo-yo with the paints and stickers in the kit. Add string and follow the simple assembly instructions to apply the finishing touches to your one-of-a-kind, personal yo-yo! A unique party favor idea!Product Measures: 7.35" x 5.85" x 1.4"Recommended Ages: 4 years & up
Memory systems help you memorize lots of information quickly and easily. Based on a proven illustrated mnemonic memory system that has made its companion book, Yo Millard Fillmore! a huge success, with over 500,000 copies sold, Yo Sacramento! will help anyone nine years old or older memorize all of the U.S. states and their capitals - quickly and easily.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/25/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Yo-wee-o! In a milestone picture book, author-illustrator Judith Byron Schachner brings us an inspiring story about making dreams come true, seasoned with a hearty helping of heroic Viking history and lore. Emma is excited as she starts to read about Erik the Red for a school report on world explorers. The excitement grows to epic proportions when she sets her sights on obtaining a real Viking ship. With a tinfoil helmet, a fighting spirit, and the help of a kindly librarian, she hatches a plan . . . and amazes her entire town when an authentic, dragon-prowed ship arrives in her backyard! Rich with details and humor in art and text, this is a tale about the magic of discovery and how far imagination, fueled by knowledge, can take one determined little girl. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/3/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
YoYoFactory Belt Clip Yo-Yo Holder Finally, a convenient way to carry your yo-yo with you! The YoYoFactory Belt Clip holder can clip onto your belt loop, backpage, or anything else. With ease and style, you can keep your yo-yo safe and ready for action! Product Measures: Length: 158mm / Width: 30mm Recommended Ages: 8 years & Up
"A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post), Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/28/1998Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
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