With the addition of Ceres and Eris to our solar system, every library, school, and space-gazing, mythology-loving kid needs an updated look at the planets and the gods they represent. The Planet Gods is that volume: a new, reliable guide to the exciting recent developments in the world of astronomy from the experts here on planet Earth.Distinguished astronomer and writer Dr. Jacqueline Mitton takes us on a fascinating tour of the planets of our Solar System, taking into account all the latest reclassifications of the heavens. A lyrical, poetic text explores the features of the planets and compares them to the gods of old who are their namesakes. Though many of the planets were named long before we had good scientific information about them, Mitton draws readers attention to some amazing coincidences. The veiled goddess Venus lends her name to a cloud-shrouded planet. The blue, stormy planet Neptune is named for the god of the sea.The Planet Gods brings together for the first time the myths and truths of space science. Christina Balit’s sparkling magical illustrations, highlighted with metallic ink, make this a fantastic gift book, which will enthrall children of all ages.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/11/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The New & Notable collection brings you three of Bookworm's latest and greatest-from best sellers to critical sensationsBig Kid: New & Notable Set includes: Flora And Ulysses + High Time For Heroes (Book 51) + I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (I Funny) Flora and Ulysses: It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry - and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell High Time For Heroes (Book 51): Magic Tree House #51: High Time for Heroes features Jack and Annie back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved. The Magic Tree House books, with their fiction and nonfiction titles, are perfect for parents and teachers just starting to get into the "Core Curriculum." With a blend of magic, adventure, history, science, danger, and cuteness, the topics range from kid pleasers (pirates, the Titanic, pandas) to curriculum perfect (rain forest, American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln) to seasonal shoe-ins (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving). There is truly something for everyone here. I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story: In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)
As the adolescent sidekicks of the world's most powerful heroes, Robin, Superboy, Wonder Girl, and Impulse have fought alongside their mentors in many battles. But when Cyborg, a former teen hero, realizes that this new generation of super-heroes needs to be guided and trained, he recruits the young adventurers into the new Teen Titans. Now as Earth's future champions begin working together as a unified team, they quickly learn the true consequences of the path they have chosen. Featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash, this action-packed volume includes the Teen Titans inaugural adventures as they face off against the deadly mercenary Deathstroke, contend with the fanatical villainy of Brother Blood and take on the heroes of the Justice League.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2004Pages: 192
Angry Birds Space: Planet Block Game Build, blast and lift-off with this exciting addition to the Angry Birds Space collection! Players still try to build structures indicated by the cards before opponents can knock them down, but a new planet launcher and construction pieces allow for exciting variability and new play. Game features new birds and pigs from one of the best-selling digital apps. Includes 2 birds, 2 pigs, 13 construction pieces (blocks and planets), 1 planet launcher and 40 cards. Product FeaturesBased on the on the best-selling digital app game, Angry Birds in SpaceBuild, blast and lift-off with this exciting addition to the Angry Birds Space collectionPlayers draw a mission card then, build, launch, and attempt to knock down the pigs to win pointsIncludes 2 birds, 2 pigs, 13 construction pieces (blocks and planets), 1 planet launcher and 40 cardsFor 2-4 playersProduct Measures: 2" x 7.88" x 10.5"Recommended Ages: 5 years & up
Drew Lawson knows basketball is taking him places. It has to, because his grades certainly aren't. But lately his plan has run squarely into a pick. Coach's new offense has made another player a star, and Drew won't let anyone disrespect his game. Just as his team makes the playoffs, Drew must come up with something big to save his fading college prospects. It's all up to Drew to find out just how deep his game really is. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/27/2009Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
For twelve years, Joylin Johnson's life has been just fine, thank you very much. A game of basketball with the boys-especially her friend Jake-was all it took to put a smile on her face. Baggy jeans, T-shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices. Then suddenly the world seemed to turn upside down, and everything changed at once. Her best girl friend is now flirting with her best guy friend. Her clothes seem all wrong. Jake is acting weird, and basketball isn't the same. And worst of all, there is this guy, Santiago, who appears from . . . where? What lengths will Joy go to-and whom will she become-to attract his attention? In short poems that perfectly capture the crazy feelings of adolescence and first crushes, award-winning author Nikki Grimes has crafted a delightful, often hilarious, hearttugging story.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/13/2011Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Big Nate is big news! Big Nate books have sold more than 4.5 million copies and been on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year.Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. Nate is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is #1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality. He's the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight A's in laughs along the way.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/16/2013Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Kid O Frogs & Lilypad Jumping GameA high jumping game for small hands. Use your finger to push down the frog tail and watch it leap into the air. Aim each green hopping frog towards the brightly colored water lily and win by being the first of your friends to catch the most frogs. Or practice your hand-eye coordination solo to see how quickly you can gather your frogs. Includes an army of five frogs and one lily pad for repeated play.
Come along with Caillou, where growing up is the greatest adventure of all! Big Kid Caillou: Caillou learns a lesson about the importance of not hiding who you really are. Caillou's Glasses: Caillou realizes how important good vision is after making a pretend pair of glasses. Caillou's Dance Party: Caillou learns there's more than one way to do things when Miss Martin throws a dance party at preschool. Helping Mrs. Howard: Caillou comes to realize that friendship is often the best form of help, when Mrs. Howard sprains her ankle. Caillou's Fun Run: Caillou learns that not every race is about winning when he and Grandpa enter a charity `fun run'. The New Girl: When a new girl arrives at preschool, Caillou decides to welcome her after remembering what it was like to be the new boy.
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.
Our Hidden Gems collection consists of three cool, quirky, under-the-radar reads that weknow you'll love.Big Kid: Hidden Gems Set includes: The Secret Garden: Deluxe Hardcover Classic + Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library + Let's Make Some Great Art The Secret Garden: Deluxe Hardcover Classic: A beautiful hardcover edition of a timeless classic, with illustrations by Lauren Child. Young, orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, Archibald Craven. All but ignored by Craven, and kept away from her sickly cousin Colin, Mary happens upon a secret, walled garden. As she starts to work in it, the garden begins to flourish, and so do Mary and her new family. With an unjacketed fabric cover, six full color plates, and colored endpapers, everything about this hardcover edition is high-end and luxurious. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high. In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience. Lets Make Some Great Art: In this interactive coloring and activity book, Marion Deuchars takes the broad canvas of art and fills it with drawings and activities that engage with what art can be, how it can be made, what it can mean for you and what it has meant for people through the ages. Aimed at children aged eight and older, the emphasis is on fun and making the creation of art an integral part of the way you express yourself.
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
Peter Thompson, a typical seventh-grader, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal, and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth's future in the universe. As the clock ticks away the hours before their meeting in space, the tour becomes weirder and weirder. The three friends come face-to-face with a plague of poots and "Big Julie" -- the weirdest alien yet! Meanwhile Peter discovers a secret that was hidden for decades. Will his discovery save Earth, or isi it already too late to stop the aliens from destroying the planet?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/21/2005Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Now in paperback! Clarice Bean needs a science project or she's in BIG trouble. Her brother Kurt just wants to save the planet. And now they're both up a tree."Sometimes I think gravity is a pity," says Clarice Bean, who is learning about planet Earth in school. For a project on the environment, her brain leaps to the holes in the sky from her sister’s hairspray and the nature safari in her brother’s bedroom. But when a big neighborhood tree is about to be chopped to pieces, she has no choice but to join her quirky family in its branches and save the day.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Introducing Lonely Planet's brand new Not for Parents series!This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Everyone knows the world's highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or what's the world's stinkiest fruit? Or who invented roller skates? Or which building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or where can you eat fried spiders as a snack?The world is a very big place, and in The Not-for-Parents Travel Book we've concentrated on the really interesting bits to create a snapshot of what each country is like. (Warning to parents: these might not be the same "really interesting bits" that you like...where to buy coffee, how many stars the hotel has, what's the phone number for the airport, blah, blah, blah.)In this book are the epic events, amazing animals, hideous histories, funky foods, and crazy facts that make the world's 200 countries so fascinating. Each country has a dedicated page that's jam-packed with up-to-the-minute stats, record-breaking facts, hideous histories, epic events and wild and wacky critters.Each country features gotta-know facts such as population lingo, capital city, currency and national pastimeOver 1,800 photos and quirky graphicsBe sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome, London and New York City.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 208
Learning Resources Big Cat Math GameLearning Resources Big Cat Math Game allows kids to learn mathematics. The game focuses on early operations and algebraic skills and allows kids to make and solve simple equations from zero to ten. Featuring three levels of memory-style game play, this game keeps kids engaged for hours. The game gives an opportunity to kids to learn mathematics in an easy manner.Why You'll Love It: Learning Resources Big Cat Math Game helps kids learn mathematics while improving their strategic thinking and motor skills.Age: 6 years and upFeaturesDifferent levels of memory-style game playSturdy and colorfulAttractive designEasy-to-useSuitable for 2-4 playersIncludes: Handy storage case
Colorforms Fancy Nancy Big Easy Game Help Fancy Nancy bring a world of glamour to her family as she moves around the Big Easy play board sharing her enthusiasm for all that is frilly and fun!Product Measures:Recommended Ages: 3 Years & Up
Move your mover- Greg, rowley, Fregley, Roderick, Holly Hills, or Manny- to see what category to play. In Who Said What, players secretly answer questions like "If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?" Can you guess which answer goes with which player? Correct answers move you closer to finish, but wrong answers can give you the cheesse!Recommended Ages: 8 years & Up
This is what the boy is told: He woke up on planet Trucon, inside a fence he shouldn't have been able to pass. He has an annirad blaster wound to the back of his head. He has no memory. He is now under the protection of a mysterious benefactor. His name is Chase Garrety.This is what Chase Garrety knows: He has a message: "Guide the star." Time is running out.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/28/2014Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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