Apples, ho! When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) is strong -- as young 'uns raised on apples are -- and won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil. Here's a hilarious tall tale -- from the team that brought you Fannie in the Kitchen -- that's loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer. Apple Facts More than 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world. About 2,500 varieties grow in the United States. The apple variety Delicious is the most widely grown in the United States. Apples are part of the rose family. The science of fruit growing is called pomology. Fresh apples float. That's because 25 percent of their volume is air. Cut an apple in half, across the core, and you'll see a star shape. It takes apple trees four to five years to produce their first fruit. It takes about thirty-six apples to make one gallon of apple cider.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/29/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Nine-year-old Mary Ellen Todd, filled with the pioneer spirit, treks cross country in 1852 with her family in search of a better life. The Todds survive Indians and swollen rivers, but what will happen when mother has a new baby and winter arrives? Jean Van Leeuwen has written highly acclaimed book for both children and young adults, including Dear Mom, You're Ruining My Life.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/1996Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Oregon State Beavers Tailgate Toss NCAA Oregon State Beavers Tailgate TossFeatures 2 solid wood boards 8 bean bags (2 sets of 4) Game instructions Boards are decorated with the team logo and a football field pattern Officially licensed
Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As his family sets out from Missouri to Oregon, young Ben wonders whether he will have more trouble with the dangers of the journey or his debilitating asthma.
Based on their extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family sets course for the West to seek new opportunities and to escape the eastern city where they had been living. Oregon Trail reveals all of the planning, equipment, and logistics that went into traveling across an untamed continent in the 1800s. In addition to its visualization of the family's journey, the book features a series of two-page spreads detailing a visual inventory of everything the family took with them, including the parts of a covered wagon and a personally annotated map of the trail. Readers get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west-not a dry recitation of dates and facts, but an immediately memorable living history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/5/2011Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Oregon Scientific Barbie Fashion Tablet - Pink Touch, write and learn on the go with the barbie fashion tablet learner. It contains a stylus tucked neatly inside to play its 30 touch screen learning activities. The games include writing, drawing, making music, vocabulary building, sequencing, memorizing and more. 30 activities with touch screen technology. Writing recognition. USB downloadable game content and player name recognition. Large LCD screen with backlight. Touch write and learn on the go.Recommended Ages:5 – 8
What if you could close your eyes and open them to find you were amongst hundreds of pioneers in 1843, packing up your covered wagon to travel the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail? Meet twins Liz and Lenny and their unique grandmother, who, with the help of her magic hat, can transport the twins to any time in history. In their first journey, the twins spend eight months crossing the country on foot and by covered wagon, braving the mountain ranges and river valleys, battling floods and droughts, and cooking slam-johns and sowbellies over buffalo chips. Diane Stanley's spirited, humorous, and historically accurate depiction of day-to-day life on the Oregon Trail is brought to life with Holly Berry's energetic illustrations. Overflowing with fun, informative details, and word balloons that capture each piece of dialogue, young readers will be transported into an exciting page in American history alongside the adventurous Time-Traveling Twins. Children's Pick of the Lists 2000(ABA) and Children's Books 2000-NY Public Lib.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/24/2001Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The author-illustrator duo behind the widely acclaimed Colonial Voices is back with another perfect Common Core pickIt's 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. Each spread introduces a different speaker to tell his or her part of the story: there's Carl Hawks, son of the wagon leader; Louisa Bailey, the newlywed; Chankoowashtay, a Sioux brave; and more. Like its acclaimed predecessor Colonial Voices, this book showcases a thrilling-and often dangerous-time in our history. Richly detailed illustrations bring the westward journey to vivid life.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/27/2014Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Learning Resources Inflatable Globe Help children learn geography in a fun way with Learning Resources Inflatable Globe. It's a colorful globe that kids can toss and learn various continents, countries, capitals and oceans. It can also be hanged for display. The globe also has lines of latitude and longitude. Why You'll Love It: This globe can help to make children knowledgeable by learning various landforms and their names. Age: 6 years and up Features Teaches forms of landscapes and geography Fun and learning Offers quizzes to play Includes Repair kit Activity guide Recommended Ages:9 – 12
Learning Resources 12" Inflatable Globe with Light Learning Resources 12" Inflatable Globe with Light provides an illuminating view of the world. Ieal for social studies students, it offers a unique perspective for historical discussions, cultural interactions and study of the world at large. Why You'll Love It: Comes with 5000 hours of LED light bulbs, a repair kit, strings, hooks and an activity guide. Age: 4 years and up Features Great educational tool for referencing locations across the globe Comes attached with LED light bulbs Includes Repair kit, hooks 7 strings included Useful activity guide
Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Globe Create excitement for geography with Educational Insights Geosafari Talking Globe. It is an interactive geography quiz with dazzling lights and sound effects to guide and excite children. Age: 8 years and up Features Offers effective teaching on geography Crystal-clear speech Fun sounds International music Adds entertainment and educational value Automatic scoring Adjustable volume Help button and jacks for optional AC adapter and headphones Required Batteries: 4 C batteries (not included) Recommended Ages:8 and up
9" Esphera Disney Globe Plastic spherical puzzle pieces create a 3-D puzzle ball of the World of Disney. Build by using the image guide or by using the numbers on the back of each piece. Display your Esphera puzzle on the stand that is included. Ideal for puzzlers ages 12 and up.Recommended Ages:12 and up
From Hamlet to Romeo and Juliet to A Midsummer Night′s Dream, Shakespeare′s celebrated works have touched people around the world. Aliki combines literature, history, biography, archaeology, and architecture in this richly detailed and meticulously researched introduction to Shakespeare′s world-his life in Elizabethan times, the theater world, and the Globe, for which he wrote his plays. Then she brings history full circle to the present-day reconstruction of the Globe theater. Ages 8+Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/8/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Discover the world and its various inhabitants with this Children's puzzleball globe from Ravensburger. Extra large plastic pieces support 3D comprehension and fine motor skills. Each puzzle piece is numbered on the back so you can puzzle by the image or by number - your pick. 180 curved plastic pieces fit together to form a perfectly smooth surface. No glue required. With the included rotation stand, this finished puzzleball is a "picture-perfect" decoration for every kids room. Product Measures: 8" in diameter Recommended Ages: 8 - 12 years
Planes follows Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook), a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who dreams of competing in the toughest and most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible?and in the process, gives a world the inspiration to soar. Boys ages 3?7 who love Disney/Pixar Cars will enjoy this full-color Pictureback based on the hit film. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/2/2013Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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