Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.Did you know that:• Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?• If you are an average-sized kid, you have enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs?And—What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us?Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson’s inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/27/2009Pages: 169Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
History will never be the same again!This spirited reading of the first in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of ancient times.Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the ancient world. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events from the years 400 to 1600-from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance.This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice has been described as "liquid gold" (CNN-TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as "timeless and intelligent" (Publishers Weekly). It may be used along with the print books (The Story of the World Volume 2 Text Book, Activity Book, and Tests; each sold separately), as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently. Approximately 11 hours on 9 CDs.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 8/1/2007Pages: Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Boys don’t keep diariesor do they?The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, Just don’t expect me to be all Dear Diary’ this and Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: TBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2007Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Museums and monuments define the Washington, DC landscape, but the stories behind this majestic capital merely begin here. Looking beyond the monuments, from Abigail Adams to the National Zoo, to all the cherry blossoms, flags, houses, and presidents in between, N is for Our Nation's Capital is like a guided tour along the most interesting routes in our capital. Did you know the cherry trees that are an integral part of DC's scenery were gifts from Japan? Or that Mrs. Taft planted the first two? N is for Our Nation's Capital will be published in March to coincide with the opening of the cherry blossoms.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/15/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
An owlet hatches out onto Stormfast Island and into a world torn by war. For one hundred years, his people have fought off enemy owls from the Ice Talons, but the tide has turned. An invasion is coming, one the Kielian League won't have the strength to resist. Soon the tyrant owl Bylyric will rule over everything, and no honorable owl will be safe. Only the small owl from Stormfast stands between Bylyric and total victory. Lyze is not very impressive to look at, but he has a wild idea for a snake and owl strike unit that just might give the soldiers of the Kielian League the edge they need. This is his story, the story of an ordinary owl who rose to become Ezylryb of the Great Tree. This is the story of what it takes to make a Guardian of Ga'Hoole.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2013Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . . I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others—including John. But so are they. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They caught me in New York—but I escaped. I am Number Six. They want to finish what they started. But they'll have to fight us first. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/21/2012Pages: 416Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Make beautiful bouquets of flowers with this Pretty Petals kit. Form petals and leaves using plastic coated wire and colorful molding material. The kit includes petal and leaf molds, petal molding paint, flower stamens, stem wrap, plastic coated wire, a paintbrush and detailed instructions.Product Dimensions (inches): 11.8 (L) x 1.5 (W) x 10 (H)Age: 6 to 14 yearsRecommended Ages:6 – 15
It is easy to make friendship bracelets, necklaces, anklets and hair wear with this kit. Weave colorful embroidery thread into macrame masterpieces and embellish with beautiful beads. The kit includes multi-color thread, multi-color seed beads and fancy beads, barrettes, hair pins and detailed instructions.Product Dimensions (inches): 11.8 (L) x 1.5 (W) x 10 (H)Age: 5 to 12 yearsRecommended Ages:5 – 15
Layer bright-colored sand in your choice of bottle shapes and make your own individual designs. This kit includes colored sand bottles, a funnel, decorative accessories and detailed instructions.Product Dimensions (inches): 11.8 (L) x 2.5 (W) x 10 (H)Age: 5 to 12 yearsRecommended Ages:5 – 15
Lamaze Rise and Shine Gym Baby can rise and shine in this innovative activity gym. Easily turn the handle to prop the gym up so baby can sit up and see around the room as they play with the activities in front of them. Or set it down for lay and play time. It comes with a cute sun mirror and a spinning mobile that baby can bat to activate lights and sounds! The Rise and Shine Gym is includes a harness to keep baby in place and can be removed for lay and play fun. It also features extra plush pillows and padding to keep baby comfortable. Plus the detachable pillow doubles as a tummy time prop. This is the ultimate activity gym that mom and baby will love! . Product FeaturesGreat for lay and play time or sit up and play time. Arch moves so that the toys are always in front of baby.Safe and easy to use.Lights and sounds are activated when baby turns the mobile.Safety harness can be removed for lay and play timeIncludes a head pillow that doubles as a tummy time prop.
Join forces with the Guardians to defeat Pitch in this retelling of the animated feature Rise of the Guardians. Includes eight pages of full-color images from the movie!When Pitch, the boogeyman, decides that children should believe in him and not the Guardians, he adds a little fear to their dreams, turning them into nightmares. If children around the world are afraid, there will be no more room for hope. The Guardians must band together to stop him. But in order to do so they need a little help from an unlikely source: Jack Frost. Jack loves to have fun, but he’s not usually one for heroics. Will Jack find the hero within him before Pitch can carry out his master plan? Join Jack Frost and the entire gang of Guardians—North, Bunnymund, Tooth, and Sandman—as they band together to vanquish the boogeyman and his nightmarish threats and to preserve the very spirit of childhood. This junior novelization includes eight pages of color images from the movie.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/2/2012Pages: 144
In five brief episodes two hippos confirm their friendship: "The Fibber," "The Experiment," "The Picnic," "The Scary Movie!," "The Secret Club."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/23/1979Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Charged with the duty of watching over the children of the world, guardians Sandman, North, Tooth, and E. Aster Bunnymund are loved by children everywhere. When the Man in the Moon appoints Jack Frost to be the newest guardian, the other guardians doubt that Jack can be of much help against Pitch, especially considering that the children don't even believe in Jack Frost's existence. But when Pitch prevents Tooth from collecting the children's teeth, keeps E. Aster Bunnymund from hiding eggs on Easter, and turns the children's happy dreams into nightmares, the guardians realize that they're going to need all the help they can get.
LEGO Ninjago toys are a hit with boys 5 - 9! Scholastic's books are based on the popular Cartoon Network series.Just when it seemed peace was at hand in the land of Ninjago, a new evil has arisen! Lloyd Garmadon, the son of Lord Garmadon, has woken the Serpentine, a race of snake-headed beasts who've been banished for centuries. It's up to Cole, Jay, Kai, and Zane to face this new challenge with their trademark humorous, kick-butt attitude.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/1/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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