Illustrated in black-and-white. We're celebrating the thirty-fifth anniversary (1996) of this modern kids' classic with a special hardcover edition! This ingenious fantasy centeres around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked "Which," Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the "impossible" mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom... Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/1/1989Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Be Good playsets will bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can't enjoy the real thing. Kids will love playing in the ultra fine sand contained in a 10" x 10" x 2" wooden box. Each play set includes the wooden box, sand, a no-mess play mat, themed toys to play in the sand with, and a re-sealable box to keep everything together. Even adults will enjoy sifting through the sand, raking designs or playing along with the kids in reminiscence of their youth or as the perfect stress reliever. An enjoyable relaxing activity for all ages. BE Good Company wants to bring out the child and childlike play in everyone--young and old!Features include: -With this executive sandbox and enjoy the peace and serenity year round -Perfect for your home or office-Bring the sandbox or the beach into your home for those rainy or cold days where you can't enjoy the real thing-Creative Childe magazine 2008 creative Toy Award-Set includes 10" x 10" x 2" sandbox, 20" x 20" no mess play mat, ultra fine sand, prince and princess, horse drawn carriage and magic castleRecommended Ages:3 and up
Looking for some old fashioned fun? From wood bits to glue, we give you everything you need for hours of creative crafting. Parents love the neat and tidy storage bag. Go green! -The lid becomes a mess free crafting station, and the box can be reused to display your creative creations. Introducing this special formula is kid approved.Recommended Ages: 5 - 9 years
Alex Toys Knot a Lot Fleece Craft Kit With Alex Toys Knot a Lot Fleece Craft Kit, kids can now make their own cool clothing accessories. This 3-piece fleece craft set creatively engages kids in handmaking their very own hat, scarf and shoulder bag. With just knots, kids can design their very own fashion and make a new style statement. Why You'll Love It: Kids can now make their very own hand crafted fashion accessories. Age: 6 to 10 years Features Uses knots as a safer alternative to knitting and cutting Makes a new fashion statement for kids Includes: Pre-cut fleece needed for making the 3 pieces Recommended Ages:6 – 10
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852. When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through. Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A Tale of Two Mommies is a beach conversation among three children. One boy asks another boy about having two mommies. A young girl listening in asks some questions too. True to a child’s curiosity, practical questions follow. “Which mom is there when you want to go fishing? / Which mom helps out when Kitty goes missing? To which he answers: “Mommy helps when I want to go fishing. / Both Mommies help when Kitty goes missing. A Tale of Two Mommies is intended for 4-8 year olds. This book lets us look inside one non-traditional family, a same sex couple and their son. As the children talk, it’s clear this boy lives in a nurturing environment where the biggest issues are the everyday challenges of growing up.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/11/1956Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Ten-year-old Wedge wants his old life back -- the one that made sense. Instead, he has a brand-new stepfamily and a new house far away from his friends; and his bedroom window faces a seven-foot castle that marks the eight eenth hole of his stepfather's miniature golf course. Can Wedge really respect a man who wears a plastic crown and calls himself "King"? It's a lot to deal with, but Wedge may not have a choice. If he wants to be happy, he'll have to accept his new life -- crazy as it is.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/12/2005Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/18/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
How about a story? Spin us a yarn." Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. "I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned."Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/18/1996Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/9/2008Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
In The Two Cars the celebrated husband and wife team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire, famous for their illustrated versions of Norse and Greek myths, offer young children a playful modern twist on the ancient fable of the tortoise and the hare.Two cars sit side by side in the same garage. One is fast, shiny, and ready to go; the other is a comfortable old jalopy, a little worse for wear but as reliable as can be. On a magic moonlit night, the doors of the garage swing open and they head out for a spin, each determined to prove that he is the “best car on the road.” Over hill and dale and roundabout they go, encountering—and narrowly missing—trains, trucks, wildlife, and even, in the form of a policeman on a motorcycle, the long arm of the law. Before the two cars’ nocturnal caper is over, each will have discovered the being the “best” is not so simple as you might suppose.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/21/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Obsessed with horror films, ten-year-old Alonzo dreams of transforming himself into "The Boy Of A Thousand Faces" and gets his wish in an unexpected way.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, The American Boy's Handy Book was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with The American Boy's Handy Book, and prepare to make old favorites new again!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/2008Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow! With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/6/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Playmobil Boy and Girl Room Playmobil Boy and Girl Room: The Boy and Girl Room contains two beds that can be stacked on top of one another to create bunk beds. The set also comes with a bookshelf, mini farm on a play mat, and guinea pigs in their pen. The set is fun to play with alone or use it to furnish the Playmobil Large Grand Mansion (#5302, sold separately). Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible. Product FeaturesPlaymobil brothers and sisters can play in their very own roomContains two beds that can be stacked on top of one another to create bunk bedsPlay with this set alone or use it to furnish the Playmobil Large Grand Mansion, sold separatelyPlaymobil is the largest toy manufacturer in GermanyIncludes 2 figures, 2 beds, bookshelf, mini farm on a play mat, and guinea pigs in their penProduct Measures: 9.8" x 3" x 7.9"Recommended Ages: 4-8 yearsABOUT PLAYMOBIL Once upon a time in 1876, there was a locksmith named Andreas Brandstatter. Mr. Brandstatter planted a magical seed that would eventually blossom into PLAYMOBIL by founding an eponymous lock and metal fitting company in Furth, Germany. In 1921, the headquarters were moved to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. PLAYMOBIL was formally introduced at the 1974 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how - even in the worst of times - a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/19/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. But his dad also happens to be the chief of the Idaville police department, and every night around the dinner table, Encyclopedia helps him solve his most baffling crimes. And with ten confounding mysteries in each book, not only does Encyclopedia have a chance to solve them, but the reader is given all the clues as well. Interactive and chock full of interesting bits of informationit’s classic Encyclopedia Brown!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/6/2007Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
From Little Scholastic comes this innovative and interactive hand-puppet board book for babies and toddlers.Ages: 0-2.Parent and child can quack-quack and moo-moo away while they play and touch the five farm animal finger puppets: a duck, a cow, a pig, a cat, and a dog.Introducing Little Scholastic, a developmental publishing program of interactive books created exclusively to give babies and toddlers a head start in learning.Every book features:*Interactive components * High color contrast * Rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text * Familiar subjects and surroundings * Simple concepts * Distinct leveling between the ages of 0-3 years.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 7/1/2007Pages: 6
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