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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
3 years & up. This positive and affable book aims to assist children in understanding their feelings, providing coping strategies for managing and communicating said emotions. The book includes a section for adults, offering activities, tips, and discussion topics to lead children in exploring what they are feeling. Hardcover. 40 pages.
4 years & up. This book was written in such a way to challenge gender stereotypes, suggesting the freedom to play as children choose is fundamental to their learning process. Children will find that Jamie is very much their self, and plays how they want to. Provides tips of how to ensure a child's playtime is also learning time. Hardcover. 32 pages.
4 years & up. This book offers self-help resource to assist children in identifying depression or sadness, and helpful ways in managing such emotions. The book never uses the word "depression," but uses a simple, gentle story to open door of emotional communication between parent and child over early symptoms of childhood depression. Hardcover. 40 pages.