A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read… More »
5 - 8 years. In this playful look at patterns, there are many examples of repeating sequences of shapes, colors, objects, and more. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how patterns can be found all around us. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun! Paperback. 32 pages.
5 - 9 years. This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women's shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who with her mother's help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help. Paperback. 32 pages.
6 years & up. For ten years, Eliza has lived with a foster family far from home, protected from the plague that has been ravaging her parents' kingdom. But when her stepmother the Queen dies of the plague, her quiet life changes forever. With the kingdom in chaos, it's up to teenaged Eliza to find her long-lost brothers, save their homeland--and claim her rightful place on the throne. Paperback. 48 pages.
5 - 11 years. How will tiny Thumbelina find her way home to Mother? In this fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen?s much-loved fairy tale, our modern, empowered Thumbelina will remind everyone who feels small that they too can be strong. Paperback. 48 pages.
6 - 10 years. The riotous adventures and misadventures of Mulla Nasruddin introduce a new generation to one of the most-loved characters in the Muslim world. Nasruddin always has a twinkle in his eye, a sliver of wisdom in his ramblings, and a few good surprises up his sleeve! Paperback. 64 pages.
3 years & up. Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Paperback. 40 pages.
4 - 9 years. Discover how 12 animals competed in a madcap swimming race to help create the lunar calendar! Includes facts about Chinese festivals, the lunar calendar and the animals that rule each year. Paperback. 32 pages.
6 - 10 years. Have a laugh and hone your wits with this quirky collection of riddles, puzzles and riddle-stories from around the world. Kids will love puzzling over the colorful, clue-filled illustrations--and they'l build reading comprehension skills as they go! Paperback. 64 pages.
4 - 10 years. Swim in turquoise seas, admire grey whales and monarch butterflies, trek to native villages and sing and dance to the music of Mariachi bands. Along the way, you can learn Spanish words and phrases and discover Mexican culture. Enjoy your journey! Paperback. 32 pages.
5 - 10 years. Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions . . . but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. Join Little Lion on a bouncy pouncing adventure! What will happen when the mischievous cub tries to catch a grasshopper, chameleon, rabbit--or even a rhinoceros? A delightful seek-and-find book perfect for interactive storytimes with toddlers. Paperback. 32 pages.
10 years & up. This new edition of The Arabian Nights brings together famous and less familiar tales from "A Thousand and One Nights" and includes the frame story of Shahrazade and Shahriyar. Perback chapter book. 120 pages.
8 years & up. Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions. Paperback. 128 pages.
6 years & up. Meet larger-than-life characters from the Irish oral storytelling tradition with this collection of seven myths and legends. Enchanting acrylic artwork brings the magic of each age-old tale to life. Tales such as: "The Children of Lir," "Fair, Brown and Trembling," "The Twelve Wild Geese," "Lusmore and the Fairies," "Son of an Otter, Son of a Wolf," and more. Includes a pronunciation guide, an introduction by the author, and notes… More »
10 years & up. While sailing home from war, clever Odysseus makes a terrible mistake. He'll need both ingenuity and humility to outwit the gods and monsters that stand between him and his family. Will he ever make it home again? This daring adventure has been told and retold for thousands of years - and now, in a gorgeous large format paperback gift edition with watercolor, gouache and gold ink illustrations, it's better than ever. Paperback. 96 pages.
For engaging children's hands, minds, and imaginations, no tool surpasses blocks. Engrossed in building with blocks, the child is a mathematician, scientist, architect, stage designer, and storyteller. And as children build together, they stretch and grow as problem solvers and collaborators. This book was the first comprehensive book to explore the values and uses of unit blocks for extending children's growth and development. This edition has been expanded and updated so that teachers and parents… More »
4 - 10 years. Experience thirteen special days from cultures around the world with this colorful book. Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, "Let's Celebrate!" makes for a fun and informative for families, libraries and more. 40 pages. Paperback.