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 »
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 »
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 through bright… More »
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.
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.
Together, the pictures and words of You Are My World lend a whole new meaning to the phrase 'baby talk". By pairing black-and-white photographs of infants with captions that reflect reality as seen through their newborn eyes, the book celebrates the continually miraculous interaction that occurs between babies and the most significant people in their young lives--their mothers and fathers. The text in the bilingual edition is in English and Spanish. Hardcover. 96 pages.
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.
2 years & up. A belly-laugh picture book with a smidgeon of pigeon to snuggle up with! Children will enjoy reading one of Mo Willems' many classics as they snuggle up with a soft, plush version of the hilarious Pigeon. Give him a squeeze and hear him plead, "Let me drive the bus" as you read along. Book was written and illustrated by the much-loved Mo Willems. Hardcover. 40 pages. The Pigeon plush by Yottoy is bean-filled with a soft chenille body, embroidered eyes, and velour feet… 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.
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.
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. "I Knew You Could!" provides familiar comfort in changing times and serves as a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. With inspiring and enlightening words of wisdom, this sweetly nostalgic book is perfect for graduates of all ages as they make the transition from one phase of life to the next. From "I think I can" to "I knew I could," The Little Engine That Could helps us remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it! Hardback. 32 pages.
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 »
4 - 6 years. It's a rainy night, and granny is snoring on her bed. A sleepy boy plops on top of her, then a dog crawls up and dozes off on top of him. Next, a cat leaps up and settles for a snooze, and a teeny mouse jumps to the tippy top of the slumbering pile. All sleep happily, until a wakeful flea bites the mouse -- ouch!!! Hardback. 32 pages.
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.
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.
2 years & up. One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket,… More »