4 - 8 years. Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule--until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. Hardback. 28 pages.
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 »
3 - 8 years. Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but now you're going to meet the three little javelinas (pronounced ha-ve-LEE-nas)-loveable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs. Living in homes built out of tumbleweeds and saguaro ribs (from the fallen giant cacti), the first two javelinas are soon running from the hungry coyote, who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce. And where do they go for shelter? Why, to their wise sister's house, made strong with adobe bricks. This… 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 »
8 - 12 years. Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals,… More »
5 - 9 years. From military planes to the commercial jumbo jet to space shuttles, this book is a spectacular look at a subject that fascinates kids. Find out how farmers use planes to help manage their crops and get a look at the brightly colored planes at an airshow and find out how their designs help them pull off exciting stunts and acrobatics. Each type of plane gets its own spread and features multiple images to give kids a look inside. Captions and text on the page go into detail about how… More »
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 »
5 - 8 years. In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable and undertold story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride. Hardcover. 48 pages.
4 - 9 years. When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayor's head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlo's imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power of activism and the written word. Hardover. 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.
3 - 7 years. Build early mathematics skills and have a blast with Number Circus! Questions on each colorful page set the reader on a seek-and-find adventure through the quirky illustrations, practicing key mathematics skills like counting, number recognition, understanding relative quantity and size, and more. Large, sturdy pages feature illustrated lift-the-flap questions that invite continued engagement. This book offers young mathematicians lots to explore and learn with every read. Hardcover. 22 pages.
4 - 6 years. This book by Marcus Pfister is a tale of the most beautiful fish in the sea that reinforces the themes of friendship and sharing. Rainbow-colored foil stamping is used throughout this unique book to enhance the story's gentle message. Hardcover. 24 pages.
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.
5 years & up. From the top of your head to the tips of your toes Learn all about health from a cool cat who knows! In this delightful book, Dr. Seuss' famous Cat in the Hat explains to young readers all the different ways to stay healthy, from eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep, and a positive body image. Includes 16 bonus pages of kid-friendly recipes and fun ways to get moving!
These books are for Spanish speakers learning English and visa versa. Each book has bright, colorful photographs with the English word in red and the Spanish word in blue under each photograph. Pronunciation list for each word is provided in the back of each book. Set of 5 hardback books.
5 years & up. Dr. Seuss's wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life's ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. Hardback. 56 pages.
3 - 7 years. Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to wet as we steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song. Hardback. 40 pages.
3 years & up. What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! This tale by Dr. Seuss captures the classic childhood moment of choosing a pet and uses it to illuminate an important life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss' signature rhyming style which is fun to read again and again. Measures 8" x 10 7/8". Hardback. 48 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.