The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world.The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
My fellow Americans: It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Thank you for your vote.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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
Fish and fungi, plants and protists, mammals and monera all seem to get along swimmingly in and around the peaceful-looking pond environment. But a closer look at a small square reveals an ever-changing world. . .home to a larger variety of creatures and goings-on than you'd ever imagine, even in just a drop of its water! This beautifully illustrated "you are there" science book--part of the critically acclaimed One Small Square series--is brimming over with fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 7 and up. Includes a pond field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The young narrator's best friend, Rudi, is very sick, and it's hard for her to understand. When Rudi dies, the narrator and the other children in school help to build a pond by the big knobby oak to remember him by. A hummingbird feeder that Rudi made hangs by the pond, and one day a special hummingbird comes to visit. . . . Based on a true story, Rudi's Pond is an insightful book that will help young readers to deal with loss. Once again author Eve Bunting and illustrator Ronald Himler have combined their talents to create a memorable picture book.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/18/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children are sure to love this delightful finger puppet book. Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up each animal's home, and an adorable folk-art style finger puppet make this book that is filled with reading and playtime fun.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/4/2009Pages: 12Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Katie explores five of Monet's masterpieces and discovers just why he is one of the world’s most-loved artistsBringing classic art to life for children yet again, this newest installment in the hugely successful Katie series has the leading lady focusing on the fascinating works of Monet. Katie is desperate to win an art competition at the gallery, but the judging is at three o'clocksurely she can paint a terrific picture before the deadline, can't she? She must try. Featuring the most iconic paintings by one of the world's most loved artists, the masterpieces visited in the book include Bathers at La Grenouillere, Blanche Monet Painting; Path through the Poppies; The Rue Montorgueil, Paris; and The Waterlily Pond.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Buddy and his mother are spending a relaxing day at Pete’s Pond. As Mama tells Buddy about the animals, bugs, and plants they see, Buddy sketches them on his drawing pad. Ducks! Whirligig beetles! Lily pads! Buddy is curious about everything, but most of all, he hopes to see a turtle. And he does—but not the kind he expected! This book, illustrated with photographs and cut-paper artwork, is a perfect introduction to environmental science and biology, but will also be useful to all enthusiastic pond goers. A make-a-rock turtle craft activity is included.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Box Turtle at Long Pond "A day in the life of a box turtle is rendered carefully in words and lifelike illustrations with a text that respects its subject....Superior."--School Library Journal. "Will delight the young viewer. An excellent introduction to pond ecology, and a strikingly beautiful book."--Kirkus Reviews. It is dawn at Long Pond. Box Turtle's red eyes look out from his shelter within a crumbling tree, and his day begins ... In Beaver at Long Pond, the Georges introduced the pond and its resident. In this lyrical, magnificently painted companion book, they insure its place as a favorite spot on every child's itinerary.
Denise Fleming's book gives young readers a frog's-eye view of life in a pond throughout the seasons. In the Small, Small Pond is a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It's a peaceful day at the pond as ten timid turtles bask in the sun. But wait! A bullfrog leaps, a rabbit rustles, deer appear, a chickadee chirps, and ten nine eight seven six five four three two one by one the turtles dive into the water. Splash!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/7/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Summertime is here. Little Critter heads off for a day at his grandparents' farm. He loves to fish in the pond and collect frogs, but he doesn't love to swim. Little Critter doesn't really know how to swim. But with the help of some bees he's kicking and paddling like a pro. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2008Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Now in paperback— Talking to animals is handy when you have a project about habitats! Daisy sets off in search of otters with the help of her four-legged friends.Daisy Dawson has an amazing gift: she can understand and talk to animals! In her second adventure, she is determined to fi nd a pair of shy otters and take their photo to show at school. With Boom the basset hound, Cyril the squirrel, and a pair of mischievous young squirrels in tow, it promises to be a perfect day with friends. But as they all set out, the birds are singing about rain clouds on the way. Will Daisy get the picture she needs before the weather gets her?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/11/2010Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!From the Paperback edition.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 12/11/2007Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
He's baa-ack! It's a brand new school year for everyone's favorite AMOEBA! Will Squish finally get to sit with the cool kids at lunch? Will Pod stop the giant asteroid from destroying the world? Will the LEECHES be the end of Super Amoeba? And what makes cafeteria nachos so delicious anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Squish's second electrifying, action-packed adventure—Squish: Brave New Pond.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
He's baa-ack! It's a brand new school year for everyone's favorite AMOEBA! Will Squish finally get to sit with the cool kids at lunch? Will Pod stop the giant asteroid from destroying the world? Will the LEECHES be the end of Super Amoeba? And what makes cafeteria nachos so delicious anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Squish's second electrifying, action-packed adventure—Squish: Brave New Pond.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Cammy and William follow an old deer path around the pond in search of blueberries. But unexpectedly they find a lot more. Clue after clue tells them what kind of animal has been there before and left its trace behind. Share their adventure in this handsome and informative companion toIn the Woods: Who's Been Here?andIn the Snow: Who's Been Here?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/16/1996Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau began a radical experiment: he built a cabin in the woods and lived there, alone, examining the world around him. He spent his days walking the shores of Walden Pond, growing beans, observing plants and animals, and recording his reflections in his notebook. These reflections eventually became his seminal work Walden. In this lovely picture book, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor imagine a special day spent with the celebrated writer and naturalist through the eyes of a child. Together Thoreau and the young boy watch small but significant wonders such as swimming fish, fighting ants, and clouds in the sky. It is a day full of splendor and appreciation of the outdoor world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/16/2012Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Sunny Day Pond Sunny Day Pond - A Splishy Splashy Cooperative Puzzle Game In the newest kids cooperative game from the award-winning designers at Peaceable Kingdom, players work as a team to complete the three animal puzzles before the rain comes. Players take turns spinning the spinner and adding puzzle pieces. Finish the puzzles before all of the rain dops are on the board and everyone wins! Game includes 1 game board, 3 four-piece puzzles, 6 rain drops, 1 spinner and instructions for game play. Children will learn:Color MatchingFine Motor SkillsHand-Eye CoordinationVisual-spatial AwarenessCooperationWhat is a cooperative game? It's a game where everyone plays together, no one is left out, and everyone has fun! In a cooperative game, players work together as a team against a common obstacle, not against each other.Cooperative games emphasize play, not competition. Kids work together, they help each other and, most importantly, they play for FUN! Peaceable Kingdom's whole line of cooperative games emphasize play, not competition. Kids work together, they help each other and, most importantly, they play for FUN! Cooperative Games foster:Non-stressful play situationsEmotional developmentShared decision makingCreative problem solvingA sense of communityPositive self esteemPlayfulnessCooperationThis Peaceable Kingdom cooperative game is printed with soy-based inks on FSC paper and includes parts made only with recycled plastics. Games that are good for our planet and good for our kids! Connect with the kids in your life with Peaceable Kingdom. Recommended Age: 3 - 5 years
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