"We want you to do it again."These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived.Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate.From the Paperback edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/13/2012Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Follow the line on a journey from the city to the country, from the sky to the ocean, from morning till night. Laura Ljungkvist uses her trademark continuous line style to create the perfect counting book for young children. Each scene contains questions designed to get children looking, counting, and thinking. For example, in the underwater picture, children can count seashells, turtles, and the legs on an octopus. Each page is packed with colorful, artful objects and animals—and young counters can follow the line from the front cover to the back cover, through each stunning scene. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/4/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Story Include sound icons - Press the sound buttons to hear sound efffects and music to go with the story. Sliding peek-a-boo window on top of the module adds to the fun. The window reveals one of two sound icons. Slide the window to reveal the other.
Cubby has plans to play the harmonica at Marina the Mermaid's big party tonight. But that sneaky snook Captain Hook has other ideas! Will Cubby be able to strike all the right cords, or will Jake make sure that Hook has to face the music? Find out in this swashbuckling adventure that includes pirate stickers and gold doubloons that little mateys can "earn" along the way.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/10/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Jessie, Troy, and the rest of the crew from Downriver have returned to the Grand Canyon for adventure down the Colorado River. In the year since they last were together, each has changed; each feels more mature. But how will they interact now that they are facing new challenges--challenges greater than anything they've had to deal with at home?For Troy, it is a chance to prove he can be a team player, someone worthy of friendship and love. For Jessie, the river is the ultimate test. Does she have what it takes to row down the mighty Colorado? The only way to find out is to get into the raft and set off to face the thundering rapids and the powerful emotions that the river unleashes.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/1999Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings + Leo and Diane Dillon = pure magic! A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages. There’s just not enough…not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times have come to the forest, but Calpurnia wants to turn them back into soft times. With her little dog Buggy Horse and a tip from old Mother Albirtha, the wisest person in the forest, Calpurnia finds a secret river and uses the pink paper roses from her hair to catch enough beautiful catfish to feed the whole swamp land —with some left over for Daddy to sell. When she tries to find the river again the next day, Mother Albirtha tells her, “Child, sometimes a thing happens once, and does not ever happen anymore….You caught catfish when catfish were needed…you will not find the river again. This story by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and literary icon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is about living in a time of want, yet it is overflowing with riches—stunning language, mystical happenings, wondrous, wondrous artwork. Beautiful in all ways that a book can be beautiful, this unforgettable picture book is a classic in the making.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/4/2011Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/6/2010Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid. Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else - it is almost like magic! A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/7/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen, “Best Work, “Hands and Body to Myself, and “Please and Thank You. The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/31/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Elenco Follow Me This very interesting sound detecting robot kit has four built-in microphones to detect the sound sources. When the robot detects a sound, it will turn and move toward the sound. Just clap and the robot will come to you. Clap again from another position and the robot will turn and move in that direction.Recommended Ages:13 and up
Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/1992Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
As they watch the river flow past their house, Josh and Aaron make up stories about where the river begins--stories that prompt them to set out one day and locate the river's origin. Reprint. PW. AB. NYT. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Kelsyus River Rider Tube Gear up and kick back in style, for a relaxing hot summer day on the water with the Kelsyus River Rider. Great for the lake, in the pool or on the river! The River Rider Tube offers all the amenities you need to hold the essentials as you float above the water. This inflatable tube comes with a built-in cooler that holds six cans, plus it comes with a single can holder. The super-sized head/neck/back rest provides ultimate comfort. Tube measures approximately 50 inches in diameter and 8 inches tall.
Deep in trouble, Deep in the canyons Fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands has come all the way from North Carolina to Big Bend National Park, on the Texas/Mexico border, to paddle the fabled Rio Grande. His partner in adventure is a local river rat, his cousin Rio. As the two are packing their boats for ten days in the canyons, six Black Hawk helicopters appear overhead and race across the river into Mexico. The army won't tell the boys what's happening, but they are given a weather advisory: A hurricane is approaching the Gulf of Mexico. Dylan and Rio have their hearts set on their trip and can't give it up. Rio believes that their chances of running into border troubles or a major storm are slim to none. By canoe and raft, Dylan and Rio venture into the most rugged and remote reaches of the U.S./Mexico border. You may well not see another human being during the duration of your trip, the guidebook tells them. They don't, until a man stumbles into camp with a seven-year-old boy. A storm is brewing as the man who calls himself Carlos begs for help . . . and the boy is trembling with fear. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/15/2011Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/2/2012 Pages: 304 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The three children of Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw, grandchildren of the great leader Firestar, have thrived in their apprenticeships: Lionpaw's strength and energy serve him well as a warrior in training, Hollypaw hones her understanding of the warrior code, and Jaypaw explores his mysterious powers and connection to StarClan as the medicine cat apprentice. With more experience comes both power and danger: Lionpaw makes a friendship—and a discovery—that must be kept hidden; Jaypaw learns a secret that could benefit ThunderClan by damaging others; and Hollypaw knows something that could avert a battle, if she could convince the rest of her Clan. The three are torn apart as each discovers darkness: in themselves, in the Clans, and in the past. And, as conflict begins over what it means to be a warrior, rising tensions threaten to overflow, washing away the peace that has existed for many moons. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/26/2007Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Recalling a simpler time, this book captures the poem's sense of excitement and celebration. Readers who join the family en route to Grandfather's house will observe many details about life in the 19th century. . . . Manson's woodcuts, painted in the colors of a snowy evening, lovingly depict the wintry countryside".--"School Library Journal". Full-color illustrations.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.Now reissued with a CD and wall chart! Take a look at the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers, and get an up-close look at fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds, and other plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/17/2011Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is off to Grandfather's house for a delicious feast. Matt Tavares, with his keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original text of Lydia Maria Child's verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.
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