Brimir and Hulda are best friends who live on a small island on a beautiful blue planet where there are only children and no adults. Their planet is wild and at times dangerous, but everything is free, everyone is their friend, and each day is more exciting than the last. One day a rocket ship piloted by a strange-looking adult named Gleesome Goodday crashes on the beach. His business-card claims he is a “Dream.ComeTrueMaker and joybringer, and he promises to make life a hundred times more fun with sun-activated flying powder and magic-coated skin so-that no one ever has to bathe again. Goodday even nails the sun in the sky and creates a-giant wolf to chase away the clouds so it can be playtime all the time. In exchange for these wonderful things, Goodday asks only for a little bit of the children’s youth but what is youth compared to a lot more fun? The-children are so enamored with their new games that they forget all the simple activBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/27/2012Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
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 is what the boy is told: He woke up on planet Trucon, inside a fence he shouldn't have been able to pass. He has an annirad blaster wound to the back of his head. He has no memory. He is now under the protection of a mysterious benefactor. His name is Chase Garrety.This is what Chase Garrety knows: He has a message: "Guide the star." Time is running out.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/28/2014Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 9 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
The Hulk has never been welcome in the civilized world. What better place for the savage Hulks than the Savage Land' Get ready for jungle action as Hulk and Skaar invade the prehistoric paradise of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Hidden Jungle. Featuring the showstopping pencils of superstar Dale Eaglesham and the return of a deadly frenemy the Hulk should never have forgotten. In the slaughterhouse of Planet Sakaar's gladiatorial arenas, the Hulk and his Warbound companions swore to stand forever at each other's sides. Now, alongside Ka-Zar and Skaar, that oath faces its final test. Will their great bond end in rout or redemption? Collecting INCREDIBLE HULKS #623-629.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/3/2011Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Children’s knowledge of the Earth and its ecology will blossom with this engaging guide to understanding and enriching the environment. The first half of the handbook provides an overview of the natural world and encourages children to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment while the second half introduces key environmental issueswind and solar power, pollution, endangered species, global warming, and recyclingand posits potential solutions. Trivia, fun facts, and 25 captivating hands-on projects investigate ecology basics, such as the food chain, oxygen, and animal habitats, as well as ways to lessen the strain on the Earth’s resources by reducing human waste and consumption. Activities include building a worm composting castle, a wind-powered bubble machine, a Tullgren funnel, and a gardening project that illustrates the burden of overpopulation.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2008Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Tad has an agenda: Survive seventh grade. He also wants to: grow a mustache, get girls to notice him, and do a kickflip on his skateboard. . . . But those are not the main reasons he started a blog. Tad just has a lot of important thoughts he wants to share with the world, like: Here is the first thing I have learned about having a dog in your house: Don't feed them nachos. Not ever. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/8/2012Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
A fascinating look at the real Jeff Corwin! From growing up in an urban community near Boston, to falling in love with snakes, to traveling to exotic places, to becoming a beloved Emmy Award-winning television host of Animal Planet, this authorized biography will give readers a first-hand look at Jeff's amazing and adventurous life. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with Jeff, kids will get an honest telling of Jeff Corwin's incredible journey from child nature enthusiast to naturalist and animal specialist.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/3/2009Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 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.
Fire alone can save our Clan... For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by the powerful ancestors. But the warrior code is threatened, and the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger. The sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day. Noble warriors are dying -- and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary housecat named Rusty . . . Who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/21/2003Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
He's from the woods. She's from the world. The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving-that's all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he's the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger... Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy-he's stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion. Thrust back into society, Cade struggles with the realization that the life he knew was a lie. But he's not the only one. Trying to explain life in a normal town leaves Dara questioning it. As the media swarm and the police close in, Dara and Cade risk everything to get closer. But will the truth about Cade's past tear them apart? Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/8/2014Pages: 448Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
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 formsBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/10/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 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
Neglected by his parents, fourteen-year-old Terry Anders is used to taking care of things on his own. He even manages to assemble a car kit by himself. When the car is finished, Terry sets off from Cleveland to Portland in search of an uncle he barely remembers. Along the way, he is joined by a wise Vietnam vet who turns his journey into an adventure in learning. Each book includes a reader's guide. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/2006Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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
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
Vroom, vroom! Kiddos start your engines. This cool car has all kinds of fun-factor features. Simply press down on the back of the car to rev it up. Once it starts vibrating it's ready to accelerate and roar to action, plus it will brake sharply and toot its horn! Your little one will have a ball crawling after it and starting up the fun all over again. Collect one in each color for action-packed races on any type of flooring. Requires 3 AA 1.5V batteries (Included). For Ages: 2 years & up.
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