A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER “I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side—the Communist side—of the Iron Curtain.” Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sís learned about beat poetry, rock ’n’ roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities—creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed. By joining memory and history, Sís takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art. The Wall is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book, a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, the winner of the 2008 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, and a nominee for the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/21/2007Pages: 56Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/13/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
A fun-filled introduction to maps through the eyes of an adorable pig Henry is a very particular sort of pig. "A place for everything and everything in its place," he always says. But when he looks out his window he is troubled. The farm is a mess! Henry is worried that nobody will be able to find anything in this mess. So he will draw a map showing all the animals exactly where they belong. And Henry embarks on a journey through the farm, his friends tagging along as he creates his map: sheep in the woolshed, chickens in the coop, the horse in the stable. After the map is complete, Henry uses it to bring himself back home, where he is relieved to know that he is exactly where he belongs. A place for everything and everything in its place, indeed. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/27/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In Mystery Map, nine-year-old Frank and eight-year-old Joe Hardy get their hands on a piece of a treasure map. But they’ll need to work with their friends and hunt down the rest of the map in order to have a chance at finding the treasure. Let the sleuthing begin!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/17/2010Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
In each spread of this bold and humorous picture book, available for the first time since 1995, children can examine their place in the world around them through detailed and engaging maps. Twelve beautifully illustrated maps such as Map of My Day and Map of My Tummy will fascinate children. When finished reading the book, children can unfold the jacket -- it turns into a poster-size map!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/20/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Go beyond memorizing names and borders. Explore new routes to learning about maps. Map Skills--Grade 4 journeys from reviewing the compass rose to using a map scale and lines of latitude and longitude. Your students will experience a wide range of adventures using map symbols and keys. Every page offers opportunities for discussion. Work together as a class or with partners, or alone. Your students will have lots of fun learning and exploring.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/1999Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Go beyond memorizing names and borders. Explore new routes to learning about maps. Map Skills--Grade 3 journeys from reviewing the compass rose to using a map scale and lines of latitude and longitude. Your students will experience a wide range of adventures using map symbols and keys as they visit a mall, help a mail carrier follow her route, track down a mission person, and travel the United States. Every page offers opportunities for discussion. Work together as a class or with partners, or alone. Your students will have lots of fun learning and exploring.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/1999Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Challenge you family with the US edition of Map It! It's like Map It World, but with cities and landmarks within the United States only. Players take turns placing randomly drawn location cards in the correct position around a given starting point. Is New York north or south of Seattle? What about Miami? Is it to the east or the west of New York? If you're not sure, make your best guess! You'll also score points by catching errors made by confused opponents. What's more, with two levels of play, young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike can lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions! Contents: 200 location cards in two levels of difficulty; 1 compass rose card; 1 double sided reference map; 35 point tokens; rules.Recommended Ages:10 – 15
Melissa & Doug USA MapThis beautifully illustrated map puzzle makes learning about geography fun! Packed with information, the durable wooden puzzle features full-color art and state names on top of the pieces, capital names underneath, and a bonanza of state facts on the back of the puzzle. It's the perfect fit of puzzle fun and learning!
Melissa & Doug Canada Map Oh, Canada in all its glory. In English and French, from Mounties to moose, colorful images for each province and territory will find your child enjoying learning. On the back, you will discover many fascinating facts about this beautiful country.Recommended Ages:5 and up
Is Paris positioned north or south of Munich? What about Miami is it located east or west of Toronto? Are you sure? Players take turns placing location cards on north-south or east-west axis in relation to previously placed cards on the table. If you're not sure, make your best guess but watch out as your opponents may catch your bluff and challenge you, if they are right you will lose a point if your card is not placed correctly. Everyone will learn as they play and will most likely discover that many places are not positioned where they imagined they were in relation to each other. Get your bearings and try to outwit your disoriented opponents! Young minds and seasoned globetrotters alike will lose themselves in the fun of this great game of directions! Contents: 200 location cards in two levels of difficulty; 1 compass rose card; 1 double sided reference map; 35 point tokens; rules.Recommended Ages:10 – 15
Gooney Bird doesn't need much help putting herself on the map. She'll be famous for years to come." --Kirkus Reviews Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade students are talking about their awesome February vacation plans every chance they get. It can be hard to focus on subtraction problems when you're heading to Hawaii or Florida in seventeen minus seven days! But most of the class will be staying home during vacation. Can Gooney Bird Greene keep spirits up while everyone is feeling down? Gooney Bird has a great idea that sends her classmates and her on a snowy spin through United States history and geography!Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Map of The World Puzzle (1000 pcs) 1000 piece puzzle. Map of the World. A beautifully rendered map of the world including comprehensive data on population and area plus political and geological features. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time. Strong high-quality pieces that won't break. Easy fit puzzle pieces. Made from recycled board.Recommended Ages:6 – 15
Discover the world with this color-coded map and stickers set. With over fifty reusable, vinyl stickers, for learning geography and iconic features of the continents. Recommended Ages: 4 years - 9 years
EuroGraphics Map of the World -- 1000 pc. This modern map of the world includes major cities as well. The puzzle features 1,000 easy-fit pieces that are unbreakable, made from recycled board and printed with vegetable-based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.Product Dimensions: 14.72 (L) x 10 (W) x 2.5 (H)Age: 9 years and upRecommended Ages:6 – 15
Maps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
World Map Puzzle (100 pcs) World Map jigsaw puzzle, 100 pieces. Let your kids learn about geography while having fun with this jigsaw puzzle. Features: 100 pieces, Dimension: 19" x 13", 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
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