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".
Grade K. Introduce complex civics concepts to young students at a level they understand. This set uses real-world connections, rich imagery, and basic discourse to help children explore civics topics in relevant and meaningful ways. Each book will help them achieve literacy in important social studies and teach them how to become good 21st century citizens that are active in their communities. It's never too young to start. Paperback. Titles Include: "Rules at Home", "Rules at School",… More »
4 years & up. Mr. and Mrs. Brown first meets Paddington Bear at London's Paddington Station from Darkest Peru. This adorable bear's outfit consisted of a bright red hat, a dark blue duffle coat with wooden taggle buttons, and a pair of yellow boots when the Browns found him. Paddington also wore his classic tag saying, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." Young ones will love this classic story! Made in the USA.
4 years & up. Want to listen better? It will help you stay safe, in less trouble and learn more. Listening and paying attention are different and mean more than do as we are told. Award-winning educator endorsed. FREE download discussion ideas, video poster, song, interactive questions. "Howard B. Wigglebottom" is helping millions of children listen better to others, their hearts, feelings, bodies, and to intuition, the little voice in their head. No one ever gets in trouble for too… More »
Why are soap bubbles always round? Why do they always go POP? A simple, clear text explains the basic science behind an activity every child loves. Vivid photographs capture both the fragile beauty of soap bubbles and the delight they give to children. A recipe for bubble solution and suggested activities (can you blow a square bubble?) will let readers conduct their own experiments in the science of soap bubbles. Paperback
4 years & up. An informative and creative tale about a fallen oak tree in the forest, teaching young readers about the various purposes it serves in the ecosystem during every step of its life cycle. Lyrical text is complemented by stunning, three-dimensional paper sculptures that showcase the forest ecosystem, inspiring readers to take a close look at the trees and logs in their own backyards. Paperback. 32 pages.
Grades 2 - 4. This exciting book follows the life story of Abraham Lincoln, from his boyhood on the frontier, to his election as president, to his leadership during the Civil War. Along the way, readers will learn important facts about slavery, politics, and other aspects of American history. 48 pages. Paperback.
Grades 3 - 6. It's not easy to concentrate at school when mysterious things are happening all around you. In fact, Clarice Bean is starting to feel just like her favorite heroine: Ruby Redfort, schoolgirl detective. Clarice and her utterly best friend, Betty Moody, are planning to ace their book project about Ruby and win the class prize, until Betty disappears into thin air, and horrible teacher Mrs. Wilberton teams Clarice up with the naughtiest boy in school. Will her new partner ruin everything?… More »
8 years & up. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico -- she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult… More »
6 years & up. "Charlie needs a cloak," everyone says. Charlie knows they're right, so the young shepherd sets out to make one. Starting in spring, he shears his sheep, washes the wool, and cards it. Then he spins the wool to yarn, and dies the yarn in the juice from late-summer berries. Every fall evening, he weaves the yarn into cloth, which he cuts into pieces. He pins the pieces together and then sews them...and Charlie's new cloak is ready just in time for winter! Tomie dePaola,… More »
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise! When Trap got mouse-napped in Transratania, it was up to Thea and me to rescue him. Little did I know that Transratania is the land of vampire mice! Oh, would I ever make it back to my nice, safe mousehole alive?
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! They are whisker-licking good tales, and that's a promise! PAWS OFF, CHEDDARFACE! It was the strangest thing... all across New Mouse City, rodents kept telling me I'd done things I had no memory of! I soon discovered why... there was a Geronimo look-alike out there, pretending to be me. He'd even fooled my sister Thea! And worst of all, he… More »
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise! The Case of Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle: I was lost in a dark, spooky forest! Until I stumbled upon Curlypaw Cannycat's Castle. The castle was completely empty, or so I thought. But I quickly discovered that it… More »
6 - 11 years. The evil Chenoo is as old as the earth and has a heart of ice. He has flown a long, long way and is very hungry. When a husband and wife cross his path, will he meet his dinner -- or make new friends? Paperback. 30 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.
During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate legends and stories. Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes bring to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals and take you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world. Hardcover. 96 pages.
8 years & up. As Odysseus fights to find his way back home after the long and brutal Trojan War, he has to endure harrowing ordeals and adventures, and come to terms with devastating losses. Storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden's graphic retelling breathes new life into this great classic. Paperback chapter book. 128 pages.
8 - 12 years. This math book is filled with the weird and wonderful side of math and numbers. Discover why there are 60 minutes in an hour, why daisies have to have 34, 55, or 89 petals, and why finding a prime number could make you a millionaire. This book is packed with activities that children can try out on their own or with friends, including brainteasers, magic tricks, and things to make, while also learning about the simple puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries.… More »