Everyone can learn how to draw- and feel truly proud of the results - using Mona Brookes' proven drawing methods. Now the author of America's best-selling art instruction book for young children provides a complete course for older children, teens and adult beginners.In Part I, you'll discover the many different styles you can choose to draw in and how to develop your own personal style.In Part II, you'll discover a unique way of seeing that allows you to draw any shape you observe. You'll learn the basics (from buying art supplies to planning your compositions) and all the good stuff- proportion, scale, perspective, contrast shading and special effects. Lastly, Mona provides essential information on drawing the human form, animals, still, landscapes, and buildings.It's all here. Now nothing can prevent you from discovering the joys of drawing. Open this book and you'll see what creative possibilities await you! Special NoteDrawing For Older Children & Teens includes special sections for art teachers and educators.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1991Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
This gathering of poems and stories, told in both the original Spanish and translated English, transcends borders as it invites readers into a shared world of ideas, visions and dreams. Sixty-four great Mexican writers and painters are collected here, including Rosario Castellanos, Alberta Blanco, Octavio Paz, and Julio Galan.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/1998Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
There's nothing worse than a rotten redheaded older brother who can do everything you can do better! Patricia's brother Richard could run the fastest, climb the highest, and spit the farthest and still smile his extra-rotten, greeny-toothed, weasel-eyed grin. But when little Patricia wishes on a shooting star that she could do something -- anything -- to show him up, she finds out just what wishes -- and rotten redheaded older brothers -- can really do. Patricia Polacco's boldly and exuberantly painted pictures tell a lively and warmhearted tale of comic one-upsmanship and brotherly love.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
DK Readers is a multi-level reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. With nine new exciting titles to choose from this season, kid's ages 4-10 will find the perfect book at their appropriate reading level to help with school projects or independent reading.Meet the animals from Heartlake City, along with their owners-Emma, Mia, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, and friends. This new Level 2 LEGO Reader introduces the adorable pets that the girls love spending time with, including cats Maxie and Felix, rabbit Jazz, and puppies Scarlett, Lady, and Charlie.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/21/2014Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children often have mixed feelings about the arrival of a new baby. This book takes the expectant older sibling from the announcement of the new baby through the first months of sharing family time. Activities are preplannedgiving parents more time with the child that is making the transition from younger child to older sibling. The book is designed to involve the child in the preparation process for the new baby, stimulate the child’s interest in the newcomer, and teach about the baby’s capabilities.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
DK Readers is a multi-level reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. With nine new exciting titles to choose from this season, kid's ages 4-10 will find the perfect book at their appropriate reading level to help with school projects or independent reading.Meet the animals from Heartlake City, along with their owners-Emma, Mia, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, and friends. This new Level 2 LEGO Reader introduces the adorable pets that the girls love spending time with, including cats Maxie and Felix, rabbit Jazz, and puppies Scarlett, Lady, and Charlie.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/21/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
LEGO City ZipBin Toy Box & PlaymatLEGO City ZipBin Toy Box & Playmat doubles as a playmat and storage box. Kids will learn to neatly tuck away their tows. It comes with a city-themed playmat for added play time fun.Why You'll Love It: Fun and clean-up are finally both easy. Age: 3 years and up Features Convenient storage toy box Playmat features great graphics Wipe-clean surface Comes with heavy duty zippers Soft edges of the box keep it kid friendlyRecommended Ages:3 – 12
Far from child's play. An astonishing collection." -- Publishers WeeklyMix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.You'll also meet the minds behind the art. Interviews with the artists take you inside the creative process that turns simple, plastic bricks into remarkable LEGO masterpieces.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/2013Pages: 280Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Toddlers and young children love the chunky blocks, and they ll love our readers, activity kit and sticker book!What better way to build our DK Ultimate Sticker Book and DK Reader library than with one of the most recognizable brands in the preschool world: Lego Duplo? Our hit series has gone blocky! Children will love the images and stickers in the sticker book, and can play with them alongside their chunky Duplo blocks.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/16/2009Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Greg Heffley, the kid who made ?wimpy? cool, is back in this sidesplitting sequel based on the second installment of the best-selling book series! Having rid himself of the Cheese Touch , Greg enters the next grade with his confidence and friendships intact, and an eye on the new girl in town, Holly Hills . But at home, Greg is still at war with his older brother, Rodrick, so their parents have handed down the toughest ?punishment? imaginable -forcing the boys to spend quality time with each other.Features include: -MPAA Rating: PG -Format: DVD-Runtime: 99 minutes
A new kid moves to town under mysterious circumstances, and all his teachers know about him is that he's a handful, acting out at every chance he gets. But with guidance from the baseball coach and a spot on the team, the new kid starts to fit in and find his place.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/4/2014Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Random House City KidThe ultimate guide for New York City moms, with the best kid activities, savvy advice, and family-friendly resources. City Baby has been the essential go-to guide for New York City parents from pregnancy to preschool for more than ten years. City Kid follows suit with indispensable advice and resources for raising a tot, ages 4 through 12, in the Big Apple. Alison Lowenstein, a native New Yorker, author, and mom fills us in on all of the best resources for urban parents. City Kid New York covers diverse and essential kid topics such as after-school activities; fun family dining and entertainment options throughout the five boroughs; local weekend excursions for families; tips on throwing birthday parties for all ages; and where to get the best toys, clothes, books, and more in the shopping capital of the world. From fishing through the Go Fish program in Battery Park to performing stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, the city is not just for adults anymore. Also included are community service projects for kids, DIY tips for setting up kid bedrooms in those tiny New York apartments, and kid-centric tours of museums, sports arenas, and gardens. City Kid New York breaks down all the city has to offer by subject, and features a City Kid Yellow Pages of excellent web resources and helpful organizations to prepare your child for all the big city has to offer.
Mike Wolfe's love for pickingbegan early in life. He started with old bikes, cigar boxes, and other items people called junk.Now, he knows exactly how much fun hunting for these potential treasures can be. In Kid Pickers, Mike shares his picking passion with his (huge) kid audience by offering tips on collecting, sorting through flea markets, asking about family heirlooms, and more. To Mike, picking is a way of learning about yourself, your family, your community, and the history surrounding us all. It's also a great way to recycle!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/16/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It's the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.Natalie Holand's life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn't the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn't know why. What she does know is that, whatever's happening, it's bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.Because Will's got a secret even bigger than Harrisburg's . . . and there's more to it than even he knows.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/5/2010Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism. Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can't get: to make the local Wildcats baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a former Negro Baseball League player who agrees to coach Charlie's fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Charlie's white neighbors are suspicious of Luther, and when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther's, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Praise for STUMPTOWN KID: "Readers will enjoy this winning mix of sports, suspense, and heroism, and delight in the baseball wit and wisdom." --School Library Journal - Honorable mention, 2005 Gustavus Myers Award - 2006 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People - 2005-6 Pennsylvania Young Adult Top Forty List - Kansas State Reading Circle 2005 Recommended Reading ListBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/30/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Lennie is addicted to television. Even reruns are more exciting than real life, and Lennie likes to pretend he's the one experiencing the drama. But Lennie's daydreams lead him into a real situation that could cost him his life?and suddenly he's in trouble more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's ever seen on TV. Byars infuses the story with her special magic. Lennie is a likable, funny, moving, and always entertaining character.Publishers Weekly Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/1998Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
THE TIGERS ARE IN TROUBLE.Baseball season is underway, and Coach Skelly has just quit. When Scott and his teammates can't find an adult to coach the team, it looks as if the Tigers' season might be over before it really begins.But then the players have an idea: what if one of them became coach? They learn about leadership and discover unique and unrecognized talents among their own friends. Woven into the story are real-life tales of player-managers in Major League Baseball.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2009Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Greg Heffley, the kid who made ?wimpy? cool, is back in this sidesplitting sequel based on the second installment of the best-selling book series! Having rid himself of the Cheese Touch , Greg enters the next grade with his confidence and friendships intact, and an eye on the new girl in town, Holly Hills . But at home, Greg is still at war with his older brother, Rodrick, so their parents have handed down the toughest ?punishment? imaginable -forcing the boys to spend quality time with each other.Features include: -MPAA Rating: PG -Format: Blu-Ray-Runtime: 99 minutes
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