Everyday childhood activities, such as an excursion to the park, splashing in the bathtub, or fixing a snack in the kitchen, can excite many questions in young children. Why is the sky blue? Why does my stomach g-r-r-owl? Why do cows moo? Curious kids want to know, and no adult has all the answers. The tenth anniversary edition of Why? provides child-friendly explanations for nearly 100 of these everyday mysteries for a whole new generation of children. Why? takes young readers inside the kitchen and out to the park, from the farm to the supermarket, and from bathtime to bedtime. Bright, playful illustrations by Scot Ritchie are the perfect complement, setting the scenes for the common questions that children ask.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2010Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
It’s a factual face-off in this superhero picture book from all-star Peter Catalanotto.Question Boy wants answers. He lives for them. But none of the town’s action heroes—Oil Man, Paperboy, Police Woman—can satisfy Question Boy’s heroic need to know!Enter Little Miss Know-It-All. She has an answer for every who-what-where-when-and-how…and what she doesn’t know she simply makes up.And what about you? Ready for a wrangle? Keen on a quibble? Then come along to the town park to cheer the two of them on! Vibrant, rich illustrations merge fantasy with reality in this exploration of questions, answers, and what it means to be right.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/7/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
~Praise for A Question of Yams:"My favorite thing is how the author expresses the important ideas in this story so skillfully and yet so simply." ~~A Customer"Great book, I love reading this to my kids. It's a pretty easy read, larger print and not too long . . . a gem." ~~simerinlOverview:Kuri knows that spirits make the yams grow.But his father prays to the God of the Bible.Will the yams fail? Will they taste bitter?More 5-Star Reviews:"I loved the pencil-sketch illustrations. It made me feel like I was right there in the bush with Kuri." A Customer"Simple and wonderful . . . About simple faith, simple confrontation with evil spirits, and God's faithfulness." ~~L. Vaughn**Don't miss this story of courage and trust - children love it! **Other books by Gloria Repp:**If you're looking for more easy-to-read chapter books, Pibbin the Small and The Story Shell follow the adventures of a brave little treefrog named Pibbin. Illustrated. Both books are available as eBooks, with added color photos. **If your middle grade child enjoys mysteries, The Secret of the Golden Cowrie and Trouble at Silver Pines Inn happen in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and The Mystery of the Indian Carvings takes place on a Canadian island.**Do your children like to read about dogs? Airplanes? The three-part series, Adventures of an Arctic Missionary, stars a beautiful husky named Mik-shrok. Search for Mik-shrok, or Charlie, or 77 Zebra.~Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1992Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
A boy’s passion for music unlocks a painful secret — and draws his family together — in a multilayered tale by an outstanding author-illustrator pair.Like any young boy, Paolo becomes obsessed with what he can’t have — in his case, a violin. Hidden away in his parents’ room, it beckons the boy to release the music inside it. The music leads Paolo to a family secret, a story of World War II that changed the course of his parents’ lives. But once the truth is told, the family is reunited in a way no one had thought possible. From Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman comes a story about sharing the joy of music from one generation to the next and about music’s power to transform and heal.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/26/2008Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Four players with one thing in common: the will to win Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J. just wants a chance. March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams left in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the semifinals, and it's there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you'll learn how each player went from being a kid who loved to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious? In the end it will come down to which players have the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2012Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Part two of the literary sci-fi thriller follows a boy and a girl who are caught in a warring town where thoughts can be heard — and secrets are never safe.Reaching the end of their tense and desperate flight in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, aimed at overthrowing the tyrannical government. Todd, meanwhile, faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives — Todd’s gritty and volatile; Viola’s calmer but equally stubborn — the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/8/2009Pages: 528Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Naruto, Sakura, Granny Chiyo and Kakashi engage in deadly conflict with Sasori and Deidara. Ultimately, someone is not going to survive, and if any of them makes the wrong decision, it could be one of Naruto's closest friends who fights their final battle.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 192
Now includes THE LOST CHAPTERS, four previously unpublished chapters with author commentary and editor notes! Still staggering under Paragor's relentless attacks, Alleble's remaining allies flee from the four corners of The Realm to safety within the Kingdom's walls. But there is little time for Alleble to mourn before Paragor, the Wyrm Lord, and the deadly Seven Sleepers unite against the followers of King Eliam. As Alleble begins to lose hope, Paragor unleashes The Final Storm. Will anyone survive to see the dawn? What to expect in The Final Storm, Lost Chapters Edition: Extended Chapter: Original Chapter 20, for the first time, readers will learn how Paragal gathered a secret army to overwhelm The Elder Guard on the night of The Betrayal.Extended Chapter: Original Chapter 21, readers will remember Kaliam and Merewen's marriage, but never were able to see Kaliam's romantic (if clumsy) proposal. Learn one of Kaliam's most guarded secrets.Extended Chapter: Original Chapter 31, where readers will experience the full wedding ceremony and celebration as Kaliam and Merewen marry, even as the final storm approaches.ALL NEW MATERIAL: Ever wonder what your favorite characters were up to while Aidan, Antoinette, and Robby were not in The Realm? In this double-length chapter, readers will go on an adventure to the chilling world of Frostland. Something has been hunting in the forests there, and it's up to Nock and Mallik to do something about it.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/11/2007Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
A most vile villain, a master detective, a few ingenious assistants, and a mystery that spans Europe -- the Baker Street Irregulars are off on a brand-new case!The Baker Street Irregulars are back on the case as master detective Sherlock Holmes sets an elaborate trap to capture the wicked Professor Moriarty and dismantle his criminal organization, at last! But Moriarty has his own plans.In their final adventure, the Irregulars face the greatest challenge of their careers. The quest will take them, for the first time, out of England and on a thrilling chase across Continental Europe. Will Holmes and the Irregulars succeed or fall prey to the most dangerous man in all of England?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
The secret is out--DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There are more than 9 million DROON books in print.An immortal dragon. A long hidden secret. The kingdom of Droon is at the brink of war. . .The situation in Droon has never been more desperate. The wizard Galen is missing. Eric has been forced undercover with Gethwing, the all-powerful Moon Dragon. And millions of beasts are assembling outside Jaffa City, ready to attack Droon's capital.Eric, Keeah, Neal, and Julie will do whatever it takes to save their beloved kingdom. But to defeat the Moon Dragon, they'll need to uncover the greatest secret in all of Droon. . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
History has been taught in a boring way for far too long.A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package.Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child's retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests.These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 9/17/2007Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
History has been taught in a boring way for far too long.A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package.Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child's retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests.These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/17/2007Pages: 94Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Learning Resources Recordable Answer Buzzers, Set of 4Come up with your own fun buzzer sounds! Record silly messages, words, sounds, or music—the possibilities are endless! Record up to 7 seconds per buzzer. Just tap, record, tap, and listen! Great for the whole class or for engagement in small groups. Includes recordable buzzers in 4 different colors and Activity Guide. Each buzzer measures 3.5" in diameter and requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. Set of 4. Ages 3+
Cosmos, the goddess of harmony. Chaos, the god of discord. Reigning from distant realms, the two gods had gathered warriors from all lands to lead them in savage war. Cosmos and Chaos were of equal strength. It was believed the conflict would last forever. However, the balance is now broken. Those who answered Chaos's call created an inexhaustible force. And under vicious attack without relent, the warriors fighting for Cosmos started to fall one by one. The conflict that has continued for eons is now about to end in Chaos's favor. The world has been torn asunder, sinking into a vortex of disorder. As for the few surviving warriors… their fates have yet to be determined.Features include: -Continue the experience by trading Friend Cards, creating items and sharing AI characters with other players and even engage in virtual AI battles made possible by the PSP system ad hoc mode. -Experience the high-quality world and gameplay mechanics of Final Fantasy presented in an action-packed environment where players can glide through the air and dash along walls.-Action-based battle system combines all-out brawling alongside RPG-based character development in an original system developed by the creators of the Kingdom Hearts series.-Fan-favorite heroes and villains from the entire Final Fantasy series come together in one game for the first time in a remarkable new tale with fully-voiced CG movies and real-time events.-Enjoy series staple battle features accessible through "EX Burst". In this players can experience gameplay faithful to the originals through memorable battle features such as "Limit Break" and "Overdrive".
It's the final book! Each of the Eights has received her power and gift and they even know where Daddy is—inside a snowglobe-shaped Christmas tree ornament. Now all they have to do is get inside the ornament and rescue Daddy. Hopefully, Mommy's in there with him. For heaven's sake, how are they supposed to shrink all of them (plus the cats!) down to a size small enough to fit in the globe and then actually get inside it? Of course, through magic or just shear will power—who really knows which—the girls have done quite a few things that, to be honest, they really shouldn't have been able to do. But this seems like asking too much even for these intelligent and talented girls. But the Eights are also a very determined group. Now that they know where Daddy is, they will—and they do—find a way to him. But they never would have guessed what else awaits them inside the snowglobe.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/7/2012Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and they're coming after you! Catch them all, undead or alive! It doesn't take long for Tommy to find out he's in big trouble. Mrs. Maaargh, his teacher, is a hideous monster, and she plans to eat one of her students at the end of the semester. She calls it Student Lunch Day.Mrs. Maaargh puts her class through a series of frightening competitions. Tommy tries his best. But someone is playing dirty tricks on him, making sure that he fails every challenge.The sabotage is working. As Student Lunch Day approaches, Tommy sees his name at the top of the chart. Mrs. Maaargh starts to drool every time she looks at him. Tommy is desperate not to become monster meat. But what can he do? Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2014Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Final Fantasy Anthology incorporates two of the most beloved FINAL FANTASY titles ever published. First released as FINAL FANTASY III in the U.S., FINAL FANTASY VI brings back all of the qualities that made it the best selling RPG of its time, and adds a few bonuses unique to this re-release. The second title in this compilation, FINAL FANTASY V, is seeing its first ever release in the U.S. Featuring an innovative 'Job' system and a story that will take the player to different worlds, this title will finally show U.S. gamers what they have been missing. If you are new to the FINAL FANTASY universe, pick up Anthology as way of getting to know the series that has garnered the praise of millions. If you are already a fan, pick it up to relive the magic once again.
From the creative minds behind Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X comes the latest installment in the critically acclaimed series. As Final Fantasy VII was for PlayStationr, and Final Fantasy X for PlayStationr2 computer entertainment system, Final Fantaxy XIII will be the first numbered Final Fantasy title for the PlayStationr3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360r, and will look to once again reestablish the series as the RPG brand. Players will follow Lightning, Snow, and the other heroes who are dealt a hand of fate by the god-like fal'Cie. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have the world against them and nobody to rely on but each other. Will they find the strength within themselves to break free of their curse and determine their own fates, or will they succumb to this higher power? With a story that is sure to connect with players' hearts, diverse new characters from world-renowned creator and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, and exciting new game play features centered around an evolved Active Time Battle system, Final Fantasy XIII will be the pinnacle in gaming experiences.
Embark on the myriad journeys of an epic in FINAL FANTASY XIV, the revolutionary MMORPG from Square Enix. As denizens of the new and visually stunning realm of Eorzea, players will actively engage in compelling storylines narrated through high-definition, real-time events featuring the players’ own highly personalized and versatile characters. While exploring even the farthest reaches of this magnificent world, adventurers are given the freedom to entirely alter their gameplay experience by simply swapping out equipment, and realize objectives with or without the aid of others. The entire experience is crafted to accommodate the widest variety of play styles—from the lone mercenary with only moments a day to spare, to the legion of comrades campaigning for days on end, and every combination in between. Join players from around the world in an adventure of infinite possibilities.NOTICE: This product requires: (1) an active internet connection; (2) monthly recurring subscription fees; and (3) agreement to certain license and usage terms (available at FINALFANTASYXIV.COM). Currently, children under age 13 are not permitted to play; users 13-17 require parental consent. Users are granted a limited, revocable license only and do not own any data or intellectual property generated during gameplay.Features include: -A persistent and evolving world with immersive storylines and well-developed characters -HD-quality, real-time cutscenes-Guild-based activities focused on catering to players with different gaming styles-Both quick and extensive gameplay sessions, accessible in solo and group play-A breathtaking musical score by renowned FINAL FANTASY series composer Nobuo Uematsu
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