It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger."Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/2007Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Introducing Lonely Planet's brand new Not for Parents series!This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Everyone knows the world's highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or what's the world's stinkiest fruit? Or who invented roller skates? Or which building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or where can you eat fried spiders as a snack?The world is a very big place, and in The Not-for-Parents Travel Book we've concentrated on the really interesting bits to create a snapshot of what each country is like. (Warning to parents: these might not be the same "really interesting bits" that you like...where to buy coffee, how many stars the hotel has, what's the phone number for the airport, blah, blah, blah.)In this book are the epic events, amazing animals, hideous histories, funky foods, and crazy facts that make the world's 200 countries so fascinating. Each country has a dedicated page that's jam-packed with up-to-the-minute stats, record-breaking facts, hideous histories, epic events and wild and wacky critters.Each country features gotta-know facts such as population lingo, capital city, currency and national pastimeOver 1,800 photos and quirky graphicsBe sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome, London and New York City.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 208
Learn how to face and survive the most dangerous and disastrous things that could possibly happen!From natural disasters to dangerous weather, from the dangers of getting lost in the wild to fighting off dangerous animals, any child can imagine the special skills they'll need to combat 100 real-life dramas.Each danger is rated by how likely you are to encounter it, as well as how likely you are to survive; from the unlikely event of being struck by a meteor (with minimal chance of surviving), or being attacked by a bear, to the more likely event of successfully surviving a flood or forest fire.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
With the addition of Ceres and Eris to our solar system, every library, school, and space-gazing, mythology-loving kid needs an updated look at the planets and the gods they represent. The Planet Gods is that volume: a new, reliable guide to the exciting recent developments in the world of astronomy from the experts here on planet Earth.Distinguished astronomer and writer Dr. Jacqueline Mitton takes us on a fascinating tour of the planets of our Solar System, taking into account all the latest reclassifications of the heavens. A lyrical, poetic text explores the features of the planets and compares them to the gods of old who are their namesakes. Though many of the planets were named long before we had good scientific information about them, Mitton draws readers attention to some amazing coincidences. The veiled goddess Venus lends her name to a cloud-shrouded planet. The blue, stormy planet Neptune is named for the god of the sea.The Planet Gods brings together for the first time the myths and truths of space science. Christina Balit’s sparkling magical illustrations, highlighted with metallic ink, make this a fantastic gift book, which will enthrall children of all ages.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/11/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world. Hilarious and confidence-boosting, this exciting story will have children starting school ready for liftoff!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/20/2014Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
In the Wild The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts.From the lion standing alone on the African savannah to the panda in a bamboo forest, from the rhinoceros with its boot-like face to the Arctic polar bear disappearing in the snow, the earth is full of curious and wonderful animals, each more extraordinary than the next. David Elliott’s pithy, lyrical verse and Holly Meade’s stunning woodcut and watercolor illustrations reveal a world of remarkable beauty and wonder ' and offer an enticing introduction to both favorite animals and poetic forms.
From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, bioligy, astronomy and rocks and minerals, comes Planet Earth, a book that sheds light on this rock we live on, from its mountains and ocean depths to the storms that whirl around it. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/30/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Cars have come a long way in the century or so since they were invented. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs shows how cars have changed and developed, from the dangers of the early pioneering models to the complicated speedsters of today.See a horseless carriage and boneshaker, the elegant classics of the 1930s, and the family cars of the 1950s. Every aspect of the car's story is illustrated by a detailed look at a particular car, such as the Model T Ford, a vintage Rolls Royce and a 1930s Holden.Written by Richard Sutton, Car is a compelling and informative guide to the history and development of cars.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/5/2005Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Sassy Charm Bands Lion & Wild Child Sassy Charm Bands are designed to provide stimulus for baby while personalizing strollers and care seats. Simple, expressive and engaging. Express individuality with collectible styles including whimsical characters, developmental features and sweet, fun sayings. Makes baby's car seat or other "ride" unique!Product Dimensions: 4.5" x 3.88" x 1"Recommended Ages: 0 months & Up
The three original beloved Bunny Planet stories are now available in a single-volume gift edition with magnetic closure and ribbon place marker. Featuring full-color illustrations and a new poem introducing Janet the Bunny Queen, it's a must-have for anyone who occasionally needs to be transported from mundane reality to -The day that should have been? on a happy planet where life is exactly as you want it to be.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/24/2008Pages: 88Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF HURT! He was a monster, impossible to control, too dangerous to ignore. So Earth's mightiest heroes exiled him into outer space. But now THE INCREDIBLE HULK crash-lands on the distant planet SAKAAR, ruled by the tyrannical RED KING. Sold into slavery, the Hulk becomes the planet's mightiest gladiator-but his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, ruthless rock-man Korg, ex-shadow pirest Hiroim, and the noble-born rebel Elloe. Unlike Earth, the desperate people of Sakaar believe a monster is just what they need. But will the Hulk be the one to save their world...or destroy it? Product Measures: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5
Introducing Lonely Planet's brand new Not for Parents series!This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - Rome.If you were a cat why would you want to live in Rome?Would you want to go to the bathroom with dozens of other people?Can you imagine eating a flamingo's tongue for lunch?Why do they fire a cannon every day in Rome?This book shows you a Rome your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents Rome opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities.Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, New York City and London, as well as the Not For Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 96
Introducing Lonely Planet's brand new Not for Parents series!This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities - Paris. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about creepy stone gargoyles, ghostly railway stations, huge castles and amazingly pampered pets. Check out cool stories about stuffed animals, caves filled with bones and the deadly guillotine. You'll find cyclists, junk collectors and musicians, and snails on the menu for dinner.Where can you pretend you're at the beach in the middle of the city?Who smiles at 6 million people a year?Who had her own life-size village built just to play in?Which famous building was built inside out?This book shows you a Paris your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents: Paris opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities.Be sure to also check out Not for Parents London, Rome and New York City, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 96
Introducing Lonely Planet's brand new Not for Parents series! This is not a guidebook. And it is definitely 'not-for-parents'. It is the real, inside story about one of the world's most famous cities ' London. In this book you'll hear fascinating tales about famous and infamous people, creepy underground places, dark history and strange characters galore.Check out cool stories about graffiti artists, murdered princes and people from all over. You'll find royalty, punks and sleuths, and some amazingly weird food.Heard about the abseilers who wash a clockface for a living?Would you want to eat jellied eels?How could anyone be lucky to be beheaded?Whatever does 'this is my trouble and strife' mean?This book shows you a London your parents probably don't even know about. Featuring over 12,000 words and 400 photos, maps and illustrations, Lonely Planet's new Not for Parents: London opens up a world of intriguing stories and fascinating facts about one of the world's most exciting cities.Be sure to also check out Not for Parents Paris, Rome and New York City, as well as the Not for Parents Travel Book - a journey through every country in the world.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2011Pages: 96
From the directors of Disney's ALADDIN and THE LITTLE MERMAID comes a spectacular new motion picture for the entire family. Buckle up for thrills and excitement as a classic story of friendship, courage, and self-discovery gets an incredible futuristic twist for an all-new generation. It's "another jewel in the crown of Disney animated classics" (Clay Smith, Access Hollywood). A secret map inspires a thrilling treasure hunt across the universe as young Jim Hawkins and a hilarious cosmic crew headed by the daring Captain Amelia set off in search of their destiny. Aboard a glittering space galleon, Jim meets the ship's cyborg cook, John Silver, who teaches him the value of friendship and the power of dreams. Jim soon teams up with his crazy new robot pal, B.E.N., and the shape-shifting Morph to discover a treasure greater than he ever imagined. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Emma Thompson, Martin Short, David Hyde Pierce, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, and Michael Wincott -- TREASURE PLANET is "a magical, inventive, and utterly delightful movie" (Paul Clinton, CNN). Product Measures: 0.61" x 5.34" x 7.5"
Take 'N' Play Anywhere Activities Activity Tin - Wild Wheels Take N Play Anywhere activities feature colorful magnets and fun magnetic backgrounds so kids can explore their imagination. The convenient 8" x 10" tin opens to expose two magnetic play surfaces for making scenes, telling stories and more. Close the tin to keep pieces secure and use the handle for easy transport on a trip, to the doctor's office, on long car rides or to grandma's house.Recommended Ages:4 – 9
First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2003Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
A contemporary and irresistible story from Patricia Reilly GiffLidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she’s free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12—time to leave Brazil for New York.Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie’s story unfolds, so does the filly’s.Lidie’s father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don’t even know what a strong rider she is, and that she’s determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/11/2009Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
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