EuroGraphics WWII Aircraft -- 1000 pc. This unique jigsaw puzzle features aircraft of both the Allied and Axis forces, including many of the greatest warbirds such as the Hurricane, the supermarine Spitfire, the Messerschmitt BF-109 and the Boeing B-29 SuperFortress. It 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
Full-color series--six bios in one!It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Find out how key players from yesterday and today influenced and interacted with each other during some of the world's most memorable periods. So much more than just your typical biography, Profiles focuses on six of the most prominent figures during World War II. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, Hitler, Stalin, and Hirohito. Photographs, maps, and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2011Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Airfix A03007 Junkers Ju-88 1:72 Scale Military Aircraft Series 3 Model Kit The Junkers Ju 88 was a World War II German Luftwaffe twin-engine, multi-role aircraft. Designed by Hugo Junkers' Junkers company in the mid-1930s, it suffered from a number of technical problems during the later stages of its development and early operational roles, but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Affectionately known as The Maid of all Work, the Ju 88 proved to be suited to almost any role. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it was used successfully as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter, and even as a flying warhead during the closing stages of conflict. Despite its protracted development, the aircraft became one of the Luftwaffe's most important assets. There were 15,000 Ju 88s built during World War II, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. 1:72 scale - Plastic scale model kit. Skill level 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller). Dimensions length 278mm x width 199mm. Number of parts 125. Construction and painting required yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately.Recommended Ages:8 and up
Emily and her winged horse face a war of Olympic proportions in this second book of an adventurous trilogy.Emily, newly recognized as the Flame, is living in Jupiter’s palace on Mt. Olympus. Her friends, Joel, Paelen, and—of course—Pegasus, are there as well. The only person missing is Emily’s father, who is still being held prisoner by the CRU back in the human world. Emily wants to go find him, but Jupiter won’t allow her to leave. However, Emily does have access to a winged horse… Determined to rescue her father, Emily and her friends make plans to sneak away from Olympus and back to New York. Then Cupid, Emily’s sort-of crush, decides to come along as well. It will be hard enough to hide a winged horse from the prying eyes of the CRU, but a winged boy as well? And when the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, old grudges are unearthed, new enemies are discovered, and Emily and her friends become entangled in a conflict more dangerous than they ever anticipated.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/7/2013Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Airfix A05021 Heinkel HeIII 1:72 Scale Military Aircraft Series 5 Model Kit The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter G?nter in the early 1930s in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Often described as a "Wolf in sheep's clothing", it masqueraded as a transport aircraft, but its purpose was to provide the Luftwaffe with a fast medium bomber.Perhaps the best-recognised German bomber due to its distinctive "greenhouse" nose, the Heinkel was the most numerous and the primary Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II. 1:72 scale - Plastic scale model kit. Skill level 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller). Dimensions length 227mm x width 313mm. Number of parts 79. Construction and painting required yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately.Recommended Ages:8 and up
Here is the fascinating story of the first women to fly U.S. military aircraftthe Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. Although these pioneers were never allowed to fly in combat, they did fly in many essential wartime missionssome that the men didnt even want to take on. Through firsthand accounts, these women share their experiences as they test-fly newly repaired aircraft, drag banners behind their planes so male trainees can practice shooting moving targets (!), and ferry all kinds of aircraft from factories to military bases. Their courage, determination, and lively camaraderie make every page inspiring and surprising. Yankee Doodle Gals will give todays young people a new look at World War II and show them just how dramatically society has changed since then.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2001Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Who would have imagined a farm boy from Wisconsin would be the greatest air hero of World War II? Richard Bong was an athletic and hard-working boy from northern Wisconsin who dreamed of flying from the first time a plane buzzed low over his family farm. When war broke out, he left behind a life of sports, deer hunting, and farm chores to fly the new P-38 Lightning for the Army Air Force. Stationed in New Guinea, Bong shot down a total of 40 Japanese flyers in under three years - beating the record of 26 set by Eddie Rickenbacker in World War I. His accomplishments won this modest pilot the title "Ace of Aces" and a Congressional Medal of Honor awarded by General MacArthur himself. Follow Bong as he navigates his way through basic training, flight school, and life on an overseas army base. Watch as he takes to the skies in his P-38 fighter jet, outflying Japanese aircraft with barrel rolls, dives, and turns. Celebrate as he meets and marries the love of his life back home in Wisconsin, and mourn as his life comes to a swift and unexpected end during an ill-fated training flight in California. Richard Bong: World War II Flying Ace is part of the Badger Biographies series for young readers. The engaging narrative is complemented by an accessible format that includes historic photographs, a glossary of terms, sidebars on life in the military, and suggestions for activities and discussion.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/1/2009Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Haba Aircraft Swing Haba Aircraft Swing is full of swinging and bouncing for a fun-filled flying time. It also offers a great deal of comfort and convenience to children. Age: 10 months and up Features Adjustable height straps and seat size Straps for back and front support Adjustable seat belts to sit comfortably Swing is hand washable ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were "finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender children's hands," as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into "the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds." All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support children's development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the "Children's game of the Year" award.
Mother, they're here.The Nazis are here!It was march 15, 1939. The place was Plzen, Czechoslovakia. The life of 15-year-old Jirina Zizkovska, like the lives of millions of people across Europe and around the world, war was about to change -- never to be the same. In "Remember World War II" you will experience the war through the real-life accounts of kids who survived the war in Europe, the Pacific, and on the home front.What would you do if you had to go to sleep every night to the sound of Nazi boots pacing the floors of your house? That's what Solange Berger and her sister had to endure after the Germans took over their home in Belgium. Can you imagine being told that listening to the radio was punishable by death? For Olga Held, whose German family had become disillusioned with Hitler, news broadcasts from England were a lifeline of hope. The quacking of their "watch duck" Georgie was a signal to turn off the radio.What if, like Japanese American Thompson Izawa, your Sunday morning fishing trip turned into a nightmare, as you witnessed Japanese planes bombing the U.S. fleet in Pearl Harbor? Or how would you feel if your mother painted your name and blood type on your chest, knowing the information could save your life? That's what happened to some of Eiko Arai's friends during the firebombing of Tokyo.Through these and other stories, Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson captures the resilient spirit and incredible bravery of kids in wartime. By combining eyewitness accounts with carefully researched narrative and compelling archival images, she makes "Remember World War II" an unforgettable reading experience.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/1/2005Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors-all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Some of the most popular selections from the formidable Eyewitness backlist are now available with a clip-art CD included-with no increase in price!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/25/2007Pages: 72Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
COBRA CIVIL WAR infects the world! The Joes are struck by a pandemic released by Cobra madman Rodrigo Vargas and it gets personal as Duke is one of the infected. Snake Eyes'' only hope is to find Vargas, but as Duke slowly worsens, can Snake Eyes help save his fellow Joe in time?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/27/2012Pages: 104
24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week:The War In Iraq"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world."That's what U.S. President George W. Bush said about Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 2002. Six months later, a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq.Follow the War as It Unfolded, and Read About: Young soldiers sent to the front lines Families of soldiers serving in Iraq Iraqi teens caught in the crossfire The challenges of rebuilding a war-torn countryBook Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2009 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
1941. Greece. For 12-year-old Petros, World War II feels far away. But when the Germans invade Greece, the war is suddenly impossibly close. Overnight, neighbors become enemies. People begin to keep secrets (Petros's family most of all). And for the first time, Petros has the chance to prove himself to his older brother, Zola. Soon what were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and Zola each wonder if, like their Resistance fighter cousin, they too can make a difference. Based on the true story of Akila Couloumbis's wartime boyhood, Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis, writing with her husband Akila, explores what it was like coming of age in Nazi occupied Greece, and tells a story of family, friendship, and unlikely heroes.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/22/2011Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
For as long as Tessa can remember, her country has been at war. When local golden boy Gideon Thrall is awarded a medal for courage, it’s a rare bright spot for everyone in Tessa’s town—until Gideon refuses the award, claims he was a coward, and runs away. Tessa is bewildered, and can’t help but follow Gideon to find out the truth. But Tessa is in for more than she bargained for. Before she knows it, she has stowed away on a rogue airplane and is headed for enemy territory. But all that pales when she discovers a shocking truth that rocks the foundation of everything she’s ever believed—a truth that will change the world. But is Tessa strong enough to bring it into the light?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/15/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Meet Mare, a World War II veteran and a grandmother like no other. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less than perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American Battalion of the Women's Army Corps. Now she is driving her granddaughters-two willful teenagers in their own rite-on a cross-country road trip. The girls are initially skeptical of Mare's flippy wigs and stilletos, but they soon find themselves entranced by the story she has to tell, and readers will be too.Told in alternating chapters, half of which follow Mare through her experiences as a WAC and half of which follow Mare and her granddaughters on the road in the present day, this novel introduces readers to a larger-than-life character and a fascinating chapter in African American history.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/25/2011Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Michelle Cooper completes her heart-stealing epic drama of history and romance. Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Nazis attacked. But as war breaks out in England and around the world, nowhere is safe. Sophie fills her journal with tales of a life during wartime. Blackouts and the Blitz. Dancing in nightclubs with soliders on leave. And endlessly waiting for news of her brother Toby, whose plane was shot down over enemy territory. But even as bombs rain down on London, hope springs up, and love blooms for this most endearing princess. And when the Allies begin to drive their way across Europe, the FitzOsbornes take heart--maybe, just maybe, there will be a way to liberate Montmaray as well.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/8/2013Pages: 560Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Emily, newly recognized as the Flame, is living in Jupiter's palace on Mt. Olympus. Her friends, Joel, Paelen, and-of course-Pegasus, are there as well. The only person missing is Emily's father, who is still being held prisoner by the CRU back in the human world. Emily wants to go find him, but Jupiter won't allow her to leave. However, Emily does have access to a winged horse... Determined to rescue her father, Emily and her friends make plans to sneak away from Olympus and back to New York. Then Cupid, Emily's sort-of crush, decides to come along as well. It will be hard enough to hide a winged horse from the prying eyes of the CRU, but a winged boy as well? And when the gruesome Nirads begin a new invasion, old grudges are unearthed, new enemies are discovered, and Emily and her friends become entangled in a conflict more dangerous than they ever anticipated.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/31/2013Pages: 416Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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