If we were to vanish tomorrow, what would our legacy be? Former Carnegie Mellon University professor, Dr. Randy Pausch, poses this question, along with many others, to readers in his New York Times best-selling book, "The Last Lecture". Diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, Pausch uses intelligence, humor, and inspiration within his last lecture, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," to share his story of living and the lessons he's learned along the way. Hardcover. 352 pages.
Creator of the beloved children's television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipient, Fred Rogers, shares words of wisdom and timeless advice for anyone as they embark on new life journeys in this collection of stories. Addressing "the scope of human transitions," Rogers aims to give readers perspective as they travel through all paths in life. Hardcover. 176 pages.
Uniquely designed to showcase images of the world's tallest buildings, this book explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings. Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile includes stunning photos of the building's defining features along with building plans, diagrams, historical background, and technological information. Also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including… More »
9 - 12 years. Explore fascinating robotic technology through the ages, from the earliest automatons to modern humanoid helpers. This book covers artificial intelligence (AI) throughout history. Discover the latest at the cutting edge of robotics, where science, technology, mechanical engineering, and computing meet as The Robot Book explains how robots work, how they are made, and how they help and sometimes hinder in modern society. This book showcases the latest and greatest innovations in AI… More »
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… More »
Birth & up. Help bring the Velveteen Rabbit to life through love as you read his story and snuggle him close. This magical book and plush will ignite your little one's imagination and help show them the power of love. Book features classic, colorful illustrations from the original Velveteen Rabbit story. Plush features shimmery velveteen coat, pink satin ears, button-thread whiskers, a soft chenille tail, and hand-stitched details. Book is hardback and 33 pages long. Plush measures 10"H.
4 years & up. To one young narrator, it's the simple things that mean the most, like sharing laughter with a friend, taking family rides in the country, and kissing her mama's arm. Greenfield's warm flowing verse will find a welcome new audience in this newly illustrated 25th-anniversary edition. The joyous poem sings the praises of the many things a young child loves. The cool freshness of a hose on a hot day, laughing with friends, and taking a ride in the family car are some of the universal… More »
Birth & up. What began as a simple errand to the laundromat becomes a desperate journey as the entire family joins together to rescue Trixie's Knuffle Bunny. This charming Knuffle Bunny set features your very own Knuffle Bunny plush and Mo Willems classic book, "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale." Hang tightly onto your Knuffle Bunny as you read. You don't want to lose him. Hardcover. 40 Pages. Plush size: 12.25"H.
8 years & up. With 25 delicious and simple vegetarian recipes, this healthy cookbook makes fruits and vegetables fun and delicious while teaching kids the benefits of eating healthy. Teach children how carrots help their vision while baking carrot and orange muffins or why peppers boost their immune system while making a red pepper hummus. Written in a friendly, positive tone that focuses on why colorful fruit and vegetables are good, this book is perfect for getting children excited about fruit,… More »
Improve student comprehension and fluency with these multi-format CD and book sets. Each history-rich story is written in script format and includes a CD with 4 different readings. The first is a supportive, word for word reading, to model and build student confidence. Each of the 3 additional readings leave out the lines of a main character and allow time for the reader to fill in the part as they follow along.
Grades 3 & up. Reluctant and enthusiastic readers will be sucked into Greg Heffley's world with abandon. The combination of hilarity, illustrations, and everyday antics make this set a must-have for any classroom! Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it"),… More »
Come along with Silly Sally and her silly companions as they parade toward town in a most unusual way. Dance a jig with a pig, play leapfrog with a dog, and even sing a tune with a loon. Playful pictures and rollicking rhymes sweep listeners and readers along on Sally's journey.
All ages. This wordless book is about the mysteries of the sea and invites children to tell the story in their own words, which stimulates the imagination and helps develop visual literacy. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and the intriguing world of items that wash up on beaches. Perfect for readers of all needs, abilities, and learning styles. This book is one you'll return to again and again. Hardcover. 32 pages.
3 - 6 years. This book is a bilingual first words collection. This unique book combines storytelling with English and Spanish vocabulary. Young readers follow the adventures of the Palabra family as they go about their day and prepare for a special celebration. Hardcover. 48 pages.
Accept Herve Tullet's irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination. Tullet--who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft--sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Hardcover. 64 pages.
Delightful rhymes along with rich watercolor illustrations take the reader on a journey of discovery. Each page portrays positive images of children with various disabilities. Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book illustrates that beyond our physical limitations is a world of unique gifts for each of us to share. Teachers and parents love to read this book aloud to promote understanding and tolerance at school and at home. The detailed artwork attracts children of all ages. Hardback. 32 pages.
Inspire a lifelong love of language--and give kids a head start in school--with this outstanding poetry collection. To improve reading comprehension, luminous watercolor paintings illustrate the 70 famous poems, which are arranged by life stages and cover a wide range of common human experiences. From Shakespeare to Stevenson and Milton to Moore, iconic English-language poetry comes alive in this breathtaking gift book that they'll never outgrow. Hardcover. 128 pages.