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
My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up."Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist's point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied--and cause for celebration!Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/1999Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A fresh and bittersweet story of love and family from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fiancÉs, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her.... Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/24/2012Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World, sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… “Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world. This adorable story offers young children who are discovering their place in God’s big world an opportunity to learn about the wonder of diversity, the gift of creativity, the importance of caring for His gifts, and how each child-each creation-is special to God. Also Available: God Gave Us YouGod Gave Us TwoGod Gave Us ChristmasGod Gave Us HeavenGod Gave Us LoveGod Gave Us So Much - a limited three book treasuryBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/11/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Virgie was always begging to go to school with us boys. "Papa, Mama, can I go too?" My brothers had doubts. School was seven miles away -- a long way from Mama. Virgie was scarcely big as a field mouse. How could she make the trip? And girls didn't really need school. But I got to thinking: Virgie was free like we were. Free to learn. And didn't girls need to know how to write and add too? Mama and Papa thought so. And one summer, they decided to do something about it. That was the year Virgie came to school with us boys. And she sure showed us!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/15/2006Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud…“What is heaven like?”With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God’s home: How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there? Will I get to see you in heaven? Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that…“Heaven will be full of everything good.”This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven.Also available:God Gave Us YouGod Gave Us TwoGod Gave Us ChristmasBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/19/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Anchors Aweigh! An alphabetical tour of the U.S. Navy. Learn about the Navy Seals, find out the difference between a boat and a ship, discover the Navy's very own alphabet, and much, much more.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/1/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Superstar Will Smith's touching ode to fatherhood.Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!Category: Fathers and Sons"Just the two of usBuilding castles in the skyJust the two of us, You and I."Will Smith--- musician, actor, and father--brings us a moving celebration of fatherhood. Smith's heartfelt lyrics and Kadir Nelson's vibrant paintings capture the beauty and intensity of a father's love as his child grows from a boy into a man. This poignant portrait will resonate with fathers and sons everywhere.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
You are one of us, Carmen tells Roberta on her first day at a new school. Roberta gladly sits with the rest of the straight-up-hair girls until she hears they don't play on the monkey bars. Roberta loves the monkey bars and leaps at the chance to swing with the monkey-bar posse, until she hears they don't carry flowered lunchboxes like she does. Roberta moves from group to group, just trying to be herself, until it seems she doesn't fit in anywhere. Then Roberta discovers some kids just like her everyone's different and they like it that way!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/11/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others…even the seemingly unlovable. “Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love. In a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands at storytime, bedtime, or anytime, God Gave Us You assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 12/20/2011Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 0 and Up
Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson return in another fast-paced, action-packed sports mystery. The two teenage sports reporters have kept in touch after their wild time at the Final Four, and when Susan Carol manages to score a press pass to cover the first week of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in New York, Stevie works out a way to be there as well. The behind-the-scenes action in the world of professional tennis is occasionally bewildering, but it turns downright inconceivable when a young Russian phenom, Natalia Makarova, disappears right before her second-round match. Everyone is looking for Natalia–including Stevie and Susan Carol. The rumors are growing wilder by the hour. But they don’t even come close to the shocking truth. . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/8/2008Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up-to-date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization--and much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/26/2006Pages: 272
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