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.
8 years & up. This book is filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Hardcover. 192 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 »
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 »
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 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!
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.
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.
3 years & up. How many monkeys are jumping on the bed? Or how many animals are on Old Mcdonald's farm? Poke'em and count'em with the Poke-A-Dot Book Set! Read along and look out for the pop noise as you poke each animal making it easy to keep track of how many animals were counted. Learning to count from 1 to 10 has never been more fun. Set includes two beautifully-illustrated books: "10 Little Monkeys" and "Old McDonald's Farm".
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.
Two best friends, one BIG story, and you! Enjoy reading one of Mo Willems' classics while acting out scenes with adorable, handmade puppets of Gerald the Elephant and Piggie. Have Gerald come to Piggie's rescue or move them both through the dialogue for a visual representation of their friendship. Book was written and illustrated by Mo Willems and is for grade levels 1-3. Hardcover. 64 pages. Dimensions: 9" x 7". Puppets are handmade out of soft sewn tricot and have friendly, screen-printed… More »
2 years & up. A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck -- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Spanish hardcover book. 32 pages.
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.
All ages. Explore our world as never before! Find the countries featured in our global stories and discover the animals, architecture, and activities that make them special. Laid out by geographic region, this colorful book celebrates cultural diversity and highlights the ways different people care for this planet we all call home. Features a pull-out map and fold-out booklets and panels. Hardcover. 56 pages.