These lap size board books are perfect for sharing and entertaining small groups of infants, toddlers and twos as well as with individual children that might have visual impairments. Designed for the younger child, these books are similar to big books for 3-5 year olds. These oversized board books also have larger pictures and larger print. A lap-sized books measures approx. 10" x 9" as opposed to the traditional size of 5" x 5".
6 months & up. Discover the bright animals, sea creatures, birds, and bumble bees. Every page has colorful images, variety of unique textures, friendly characters and even crinkle paper. 6 pages. Book measures 6.5"L x 2.5"W x 6.5"D.
6 months & up. Encourage little ones to enjoy reading with these delightful cloth books. Each book is interactive with soft textures, crinkles, and sounds. Each book presents appropriate activities that promote curiosity, self-discovery and fine motor skills.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 - 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.
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 »
6 - 10 years. Could you beat the bad guys with your brain? Outwit a wolf or a tiger? Turn a fearful ogre into a friend? The characters in these 4 folk tales do just that. Celebrate ingenuity and nurture global awareness with this boxed set of 4 stories from Cambodia, Korea, Italy and Mexico. Designed to keep growing readers challenged and engaged, these 4 fun chapter books are fully illustrated to aid comprehension and immerse readers in the story. Available in this boxed set or individually, the… More »
6 - 10 years. Whether it's rescuing their loved ones from danger or escaping the cave of a very lazy bear, the heroines and heroes in this set of 4 illustrated chapter books win the day with courage and perseverance. These stories from Zambia, Russia, Ireland and Brazil are fully illustrated to aid comprehension and immerse emerging readers in the story. Available in this boxed set or individually, the stories include: Masha and the Bear (Russia), The Tortoise's Gift (Zambia), Cara and the Wizard… 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!
6 months & up. This set of six board books use candid images common to a child's world to teach concepts of family structure and diversity. Includes Grandma, Grandpa, My Dad, My Mom, Sisters, and Brothers.
6 months & up. Real along to classic nursery rhymes with your little one or talk with your baby about the exciting world around them with this set of Indestructibles Community & Nursery Rhyme Picture Book Set. Each book features a different theme containing simple words and phrases to accompany the illustrations. These soft and paper-like books are designed to be chew proof, rip proof, and drool proof for babies who "read" with their hands and mouths. Made of waterproof, tear-resistant,… More »