There's this boy. Let's say he's somewhere between nine and thirteen years old or so. You'd like to see this kid get creative. You'd like to see him get some exercise. You'd like to see him get out from in front of the television. And you'd love for him to be motivated enough to find some stuff to do on his own.This boy NEEDS The Big Book of Boy Stuff!This thick, durable book includes fascinating chapters on gross stuff, magic, emergencies, fireworks, games, experiments, jokes, activities, insults, pets, flying things, and, of course, duct tape.Boys can learn fun experiments such as how to create a "Monster in a Box" using a shoebox, a flowerpot, and a potato. Next, they an work on building a pneumatic rocket made out of a lip balm tube and air. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to these fun and entertaining projects. No boyhood is complete without a copy! The Big Book of Boy Stuff has all the important information that boys just have to know: How can I make a rocket? What do I do if I get a bean stuck up my nose? How can I make lightning without killing myself? Where can I find new practical jokes? What is the best way to poop outside? How do I tell a girl I like her? Why would I tell a girl I like her? How many mosquitoes does it take to suck all the blood out of a person? What's that smell? . . . and many, many more! The veteran of many water-balloon wars, Bart King has twice won the prized "Arrested Development" award from the New York Society of Amateur Psychologists. He has been a middle-school teacher for the past fifteen years. This is his first book, unless you count that other one he wrote. Bart has interviewed hundreds of the country's wisest guys and smartest alecks for the incredible material in The Big Book of Boy StuffBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/15/2004Pages: 312
Birds pray, trees pray, flowers pray, mountains pray, the winds and rain pray, rivers and the little insects pray as well. The whole earth is in constant prayer, and we can join with its great prayer," says award-winning author and illustrator Paul Goble.Every element of creation -from the magpie to the minnow -glorifies God in its own way in this bold and brightly illustrated work, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer. Goble invites readers to join with the land and the animals in singing praise to God.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/22/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Because Yumi RuÍz-Hirsch has grandparents from Japan, Cuba, and Brooklyn, her mother calls her a poster child for the twenty-first century. Yumi would laugh if only her life wasn't getting as complicated as her heritage. All of a sudden she's starting eighth grade with a girl who collects tinfoil and a boy who dresses like a squid. Her mom's found a new boyfriend, and her punk-rock father still can't sell a song. She's losing her house; she's losing her school orchestra. And worst of all she's losing her grandfather Saul. Yumi wishes everything could stay the same. But as she listens to Saul tell his story, she learns that nobody ever asks you if you're ready for life to happen. It just happens. The choice is either to sit and watch or to join the dance. National Book Award finalist Cristina García's first middle-grade novel celebrates the chaotic, crazy, and completely amazing patchwork that makes up our lives. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/22/2009Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Nature reveals majestic truths about God—truths that help us know him better. God’s Mighty Acts in Creation helps children recognize those wonders, and what they tell us about their Creator. As Starr Meade, author of Mighty Acts of God, guides young readers through the six days of creation, she points to how creation displays the wisdom and power of God. She also helps readers explore and apply other references to nature in the Bible by answering questions such as: What did Jesus mean when he claimed to be the true vine? How is all flesh like grass, and how should that affect the way we live? What was God revealing about himself when he made the sun stand still for Joshua? Each reading includes a key verse, stimulating questions, and engaging activities, all geared toward elementary-aged children. Whether parents use this book for family devotions or children read it for themselves, all will learn how God’s glory, wisdom, sovereignty, and power are revealed in all of creation. This is a companion volume to God’s Mighty Acts in Salvation.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/12/2010Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
God's Amazing Creation takes kids through the first five chapters of Genesis, focusing on the theme of creation in chapters one and two. Young scholars will put on their archaeologist hats to help the book's main characters--inductive detectives Max and Molly--dig up the truth about how the world began. Kids will discover who the world's creator is, how the heavens and earth were formed, what exactly happened in the beginning, and how the earth, the sea, people, and animals came into existence. Great fun and wonderful Bible truths for kids with an insatiable appetite for the "whys" of life!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2001Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Crystals are fascinating creations of natural beauty. Diamonds, gemstones, rose quartz, snowflakes, sugar grains, and table salt are all crystals. Grow your own crystals and explore these exquisitely ordered structures in a fun, creative way with six crafty experiments. This kit includes five different chemicals and other tools for growing crystals. Grow a crystal cloud inside a rainbow. Watch pink iridescent crystals form from a translucent solution. Grow long needle-shaped crystals. Mold plaster hearts and flowers and then grow a layer of pink crystals on them. Create the perfect solution to get crystals to form on a granite rock. A specially designed experiment station provides molds and growing basins for your crystal creations. After you have grown your crystals, store them safely in three clear, locking display boxes. Learn how and why crystals form, and tips and tricks for getting the biggest, most beautiful crystals. Full-color, 16-page experiment manual.
Creation of Adam by Michaelangelo Puzzle (1000 pcs) The Creation of Adam, Hands detail by Michelangelo di Buonarotti, Jigsaw Puzzle, 1,000 pieces. Buonarroti Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a true Renaissance man -- gifted as a painter, a sculptor, an architect, an engineer and a poet. Features: 1,000 pieces, Dimension: 26.5" x 19.25", Superior-quality piece by piece, Perfect and easy-fit puzzle pieces, Strong high-quality unbreakable puzzle pieces, Made from recycled board, Image printed on recycled paper, Ink is vegetable based. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.Recommended Ages:6 – 15
God's creation, we have found, has a better picture and better sound. And worlds of wonder all around! Thanks, Lord, for this world we've found! Mama Bear pulls the plug on TV and the Bear cubs are upset! What are they going to do now? All it takes is a peek outside for Brother and Sister to see that God has given them a beautiful world that is far more fun than the TV screen.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/2/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Puzzle (750 pcs) The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. Features: 750 pieces, Dimensions: 12" x 36", Superior-quality piece by piece, Perfect and easy-fit puzzle pieces, Strong high-quality unbreakable puzzle pieces, Made from recycled board, Image printed on recycled paper, Ink is vegetable based. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.Recommended Ages:6 – 15
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.
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.
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
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
Newbery Honor Award—winning author Mavis Jukes is back with a lovable new character named Carson. His father moves him to a new town in Northern California, where he'll be the new kid in class—friendless and alone, except for his beloved stuffed moose (named Moose, of course). As Carson settles into his new surroundings, a series of delightful mishaps start to occur: the class pet, a rat named Mr. Nibblenose, gets lost to surprising results; the culprit of a mysterious lunch theft might actually be something that's not human at all; and when his beloved Moose goes missing, Carson makes his first new non-stuffed animal friend. Told with childlike charm and wit, The New Kid is perfect for newly independent readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/13/2011Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 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
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