• The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth

    David Burnie, Smithsonian Institution

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 19, 2013)
    If you’re wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet’s creatures together in spectacular style. This inspiring children’s reference guide welcomes you to the animal kingdom where you can meet more than 1,500 species, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between. Stunning pictures bring you face to face with giant predators you know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria. A variety of animal habitats are shown in beautiful detail, while accessible information, additional fact boxes, and amazing galleries complete the stories. A jaw-dropping spectrum of animal types – from fish and birds to reptiles and mammals – provides a learning experience like no other. Whether you’re a budding naturalist or simply want to complete a school project, The Animal Book has got it covered.
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  • Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

    Yona Z. McDonough, Who HQ, Dede Putra

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, April 7, 2020)
    Explore the most amazing wonders of the ancient world!More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia in ancient Greece, and the other spectacles, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.
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  • D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

    Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

    Paperback (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, March 1, 1992)
    "I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder.Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection
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  • Nightfall

    Shannon Messenger

    Paperback (Aladdin, Oct. 2, 2018)
    A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie and her friends face battles unlike anything they’ve seen before in this thrilling sixth book of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall—an ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.
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  • Rubberneckers: Everyone's Favorite Travel Game

    Matthew Lore, Mark Lore, Robert Zimmerman

    Cards (Chronicle Books, Feb. 1, 1999)
    "Rubberneckers is the newest way to avoid the dread 'Are we there yet?'" —Travel & LeisureRubberneckers finally puts an end to on the road ennui, whether you're road tripping, field tripping, or just facing the morning commute. A combination of games all of us have played at some point in our driving, and riding careers, this road trip activity for kids includes glossy cards with "I Spy" type instructions to keep riders of all ages entertained for hours.Crack open the box of glossy cards and let the fun begin! You compete against other riders to spot the things listed on your card to gain points. Things to look for include someone picking their nose, someone singing, someone eating, and many other unusual and ordinary sightings. Just think, there are 200 million cars in America. That's half a billion bored riders or a staggering 20 billion bottles of beer on the wall. Thank goodness for Rubberneckers—an easy to play game that's entertaining for the whole family! (Recommended for ages 8 and up).
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  • Legacy

    Shannon Messenger

    Hardcover (Aladdin, Nov. 5, 2019)
    Illusions shatter—and Sophie and her friends face impossible choices—in this astonishing eighth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster wants answers. But after a lifetime of lies, sometimes the truth is the most dangerous discovery. Even the smallest secret comes with terrifying new responsibilities. And Sophie’s not the only one with blank spots in her past, or mysteries surrounding her family. She and her friends are part of something much bigger than they imagined—and their roles have already been chosen for them. Every clue drags them deeper into the conspiracy. Every memory forces them to question everything—especially one another. And the harder they fight, the more the lines blur between friend and enemy.
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  • Awesome Physics Experiments for Kids: 40 Fun Science Projects and Why They Work

    Erica l. ColĂłn PhD

    Paperback (Rockridge Press, March 12, 2019)
    Fun Comes to Physics for KidsHow far can you shoot a pom-pom with energy generated from rubber bands? What attracts goo to a balloon? Can you cook s’mores using energy from the sun? Show kids how cool it is to learn physics with 40 fun and engaging experiments.Created by board-certified science teacher Dr. Erica Colón, these physics experiments for kids offer a hands-on approach to learning about concepts like force, electricity, heat, and sound. Simple, step-by-step instructions let kids do their own experimentation and discover just how fun physics really is.Awesome Physics Experiments for Kids includes:40 AWESOME EXPERIMENTS―Inspire kids to learn about topics like force, buoyancy, and flight with fun and educational activities that kids will want to try again and again.EASY-TO-FIND MATERIALS―Experiment whenever inspiration strikes using common and inexpensive materials readily found at home.STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS―Full-color photos and simple instructions help give kids the confidence to experiment on their own. Show your kids how much fun they can have with physics.
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  • The Titan's Curse

    Rick Riordan

    Paperback (Hyperion Books for Children, April 8, 2008)
    When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared-a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.Please note: While the cover of the book may vary the content is the same.
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  • The Wicked King

    Holly Black

    Paperback (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Feb. 11, 2020)
    The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince -- now in paperback!You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.The first lesson is to make yourself strong.After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
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  • History of the World Mad Libs

    Mad Libs

    Paperback (Mad Libs, June 30, 2015)
    History of the World Mad Libs features 21 Mad Libs-style stories all about history! The book includes topics like the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, famous inventors throughout history, and much much more! This makes a great buy for all the inquisitive kids or adults in your life!
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  • Timelines of Everything

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Oct. 30, 2018)
    Experience 13 billion years of history on planet Earth, starting with the Big Bang before time-travelling right up to the present day. History comes alive as more than 130 different timelines are presented in glorious illustrative and photographic detail, together with accessible and informative text. Covering the rise and fall of empires, major scientific breakthroughs, groundbreaking inventions, and monumental moments in art, this is the go-to guide for just about everything that has ever happened. This comprehensive visual encyclopedia for children is an unprecedented collection of timelines and a wealth of knowledge about the world. From the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time to the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, you'll find it in Timelines of Everything. Find your own place in the world and understand where you fit in with this exciting, entertaining, and educational tour through time.
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  • The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

    Garth Stein

    Paperback (Harper Perennial, May 22, 2018)
    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. “Splendid.” —People “The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult “It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen
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