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.
3 - 10 years. You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own. This hardback book has immersive, multi-faceted pictures designed to offer readers a glimpse into the rich variety of the human experience. Each page speaks directly to the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? What do they eat? What games do they play? How are we different? How are we alike? This is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking, with everyday moments that reveal our common… More »
4 - 8 years. A mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. This book explores questions about the unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love. The perfect tool to help children cope with separation anxiety, loss, and grief. Paperback. 40 pages.
4 - 8 years. A beautiful picture book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing. Perfect for quiet story time and naptime. With this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear. In a world that is sometimes too busy, with too many things going on, this book will help steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance. 32 pages.
2 years & up. Embossed textures and bright, detailed photographs from Smithsonian are sure to engage, entertain, and educate. Special embossed textures help engage in both verbal and tactile learning skills. Learn about the different types of city trains, freight trains and take a look inside the passenger train cars. Board book. 12 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 »
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 »
4 - 7 years. With a poetic, rhyming text, a silly story, and cheerful artwork, this Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winning picture book is a must-have for paperback collections. A perfect read-aloud for story time. Paperback. 40 pages.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 - 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.
Birth & up. This colorful photo books comes with five pages to fill with 4 x 6 photos. Attached to the book for sensory are crinkle paper, ribbon loop, a wooden teether ring and hook-loop like closure. Book measures 8 1/2"L x 2"W x 6"H. This product meets or exceeds EN71 and CPSIA safety regulations. Surface wash only. Photos/images not included.
Birth & up. Set of three cloth books featuring elepants, giraffes and farm animal friends. Some pages have crinkling sounds and some pages have rattling sounds, as well as fabric tabs or fabric textures for baby to touch.
Birth - 4 years. How can a chilly little penguin get warm? Themes of perseverance, problem-solving and friendship give caregivers and children lots to talk about, while the penguin's amusing antics and the story's sweet ending make for a fun storytime for toddlers. Board book. 24 pages.
4 years & up. Love comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms - so do families! Explore all the ways families and individuals can be unique with the Free to Be Me Book Set. This inclusive book set helps teachers build nurturing environments for all children where they feel comfortable exploring their feelings, learning about diverse forms of love and identity, and, most importantly, respecting the ways we're all one-of-a-kind! Hardcover/ board book combination.
Birth - 3 years. This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family and that's love. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each… More »
3 - 7 years. A heartwarming fable for our time! A human mother tells her small son to watch out for wolves, and a wolf mother tells her cub to fear men--but their children don't listen. What will happen when the boy and the cub cross paths in the forest? This simple but profound story makes it easy to start conversations about prejudice, empathy and trust. Paperback. 32 pages.
Birth & up. Through gentle rhymes and colorful images of children this book celebrates the deep unconditional love of a parent or caregiver for a young child. The profound message of this delightful board book is you are free to be whoever you choose to be and you will always be loved.
3 years & up. Follow along with bear on his many adventures and learn about shapes, counting, vocabulary, simple sentences, day to day activities, and more in English and Spanish. The fun and colorful illustrations bring Bear's world to life. Set of 4 paperback bilingual books.
3 - 7 years. Can you hear the music all around you? In this touching picture book, Ivan finds healing and hope in nature's music and beauty while experiencing the early stages of his parents' separation. When he realizes that birds sing their enchanting songs both here at his mom's house and there at his dad's house, Ivan takes his first step toward finding the freedom and joy to sing along, whether he's here or there. This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in… More »