Imagine: the first Star Wars book that actually moves, bringing to life the most memorable scenes from the epic: Obi-Wan battles Darth Maul The Millennium Falcon zooms away from an exploding Death Star Luke rides a galloping Tauntaun, Yoda twirls his green lightsaber, Boba Fett blasts up, up and away! And of course the most memorable scene of all-red and blue lightsabers flashing, Luke and Darth Vader fight the ultimate battle between good and evil.It's a marriage made in a galaxy far, far away: phenomenal Scanimation meets Star Wars, the enduring epic that's sold $42 billion in ticket sales and earned the title #1 Boys Action Toy License of all time. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, Star Wars: A Scanimation Book presents 12 of the most memorable scenes, in a landscape, i.e., movie format. It's an homage from an artist obsessed with the earliest forms of capturing visual motion to an artist obsessed with the most advanced. But that's not what young fans will care about-this is having pure movie magic in the palm of your hand, to replay again and again. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/12/2010Pages: 13Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! The Skeleton in the Smithsonian In the third book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.— KC and her friend Marshall explore the Smithsonian, the most famous museum in the world. The money to build it was given to Washington, D.C., over a hundred years ago, but now one man is claiming that money should be his. KC and Marshall think they can prove Mr. Fisher is a big liar. But if they are wrong, the Smithsonian will belong to him! Each book highlights one of the famous museums, buildings, or monuments from the Washington area and includes a map and a two-page fun fact spread with photographs. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/26/2003Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
From the Hope Diamond to Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, readers can take an armchair tour to the incredible exhibitions found in the Smithsonian Museum.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs T-Rex Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaurs T-Rex is a dino dig at home. With this wonderful kit, kids can collect the parts for making a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. They can unearth the bones and assemble them following the instructions. The actual replica of the fossilized carnivore allows children to see the T-Rex's unique skeletal structure. A poster is also included to provide children with instructions and additional information. Why You'll Love It: This kit lets kids learn exciting facts about back when dinosaurs used to be on the Earth. Age: 8 years and up Features Light weight Easy to carry Includes Replica T-Rex skeleton Wooden mallet Wooden dowel A pair of goggles Brush Color poster with instructions Recommended Ages:8 – 15
Watch in amazement as gem-like crystals form before your eyes. Grow "golden citrine", ?emerald" green and "aquamarine" blue. Learn about crystalline habitats. Detailed instructions are included.Features include: -Grow "golden citrine" -Grow "emerald" green-Grow "aquamarine" blue-Learn about crystalline habitats-Detailed instructionsRecommended Ages:10 – 15
Grow your own amazing large crystals, crystals clusters and crystals geodes. Grow gold citrine, emerald, amethyst and more. This kit includes crystal-growing chemicals, crystal- and geode-growing cup molds, casting compound, safety goggles, color-changing display base and detailed instructions.Product Dimensions (inches): 15 (L) x 2.5 (W) x 12 (H)Age: 10 to 20 yearsRecommended Ages:10 – 15
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
Kid Galaxy Police SUV Fight crime and serve the public with the Police rescue vehicle from Kid Galaxy. Push buttons to activate realistic sounds and working lights. Vehicle comes with detachable crowd control plow. Batteries included. Recommended Ages: 5-10 yearsProduct Measures: 7.87 x 3.94 x 4.72 inches
Kid O WhaleA happy blue whale for every oceanic adventure. This fun floating toy will delight children in the pool, bath, or water table.
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