Abrams Books for Young Readers Harry Houdini

This illustrated biography of Harry Houdini combines original artwork and archival artifacts?including photographs, playbills and posters, letters, and even some of Houdini?s own stage props?to bring the story of the world?s greatest escape... artist to life. Readers will learn all about Houdini?s unique rags-to-riches story, from his birth in a Hungarian ghetto to his death from a ruptured appendix at age fifty-two. The book details his career as an escape artist and explains how he evolved into the ?King of Handcuffs? on the vaudeville circuit and became an international star as his escape attempts reached ever more elaborate and dangerous heights. Filled with little-known facts, this is the perfect book for readers interested in magic and the history of Houdini. The book includes a bibliography and index. Praise for Harry Houdini ?a beautifully illustrated biography of this most fascinating man?With entertaining sidebars on metamorphosis tricks and dime bars, Harry Houdini is sure to enchant aspiring magicians, offbeat history buffs and anyone who, in our own straitened times, appreciates a good rag-to-riches tale ?New York Times STARRED REVIEW Period photographs from newspapers, personal collections, advertising flyers, and other sources alternate with full-page color artwork to create a rich, engaging tableau. While there are several excellent biographies of Houdini available...this one is a solid addition. ?School Library Journal, starred review A well-rounded addition to the children?s bookshelf about the multifaceted man. ?Publishers Weekly Award Recognition 2012 Orbis Pictus Recommended book 2012 Norman A. Sugarman Children?s Biography Award ? Honor book Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Janice Weaver Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.09in length x 10.19in width x 0.4in height Weight: 19.67oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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Told from the Native American point of view, Black Elk?s Vision provides a unique perspective on American history. From recounting... the visions Black Elk had as a young boy, to his involvement in the battles of Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, as well as his journeys to New York City and Europe with Buffalo Bill?s Wild West Show, this biographical account of Black Elk?an Oglala-Lakota medicine man (1863?1950)?follows him from childhood through adulthood. S. D. Nelson tells the story of Black Elk through the medicine man?s voice, bringing to life what it was like to be Native American in the mid-to-late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The Native people found their land overrun by the Wha-shi-choos, or White Man, the buffalo slaughtered for sport and to purposely eliminate their main food source, and their people gathered onto reservations. Through it all, Black Elk clung to his childhood visions that planted the seeds to help his people?and all people?understand their place in the circle of life. The book includes archival images, a timeline, a bibliography, an index, and Nelson?s signature art. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2010 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: S. D. Nelson Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.99in length x 0.51in width x 9.99in height Weight: 20.48oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$16.95 at Casa

Like a tiny bird in a big city, Frida Kahlo feels lost and lonely when she arrives in San Francisco with her husband, the famous a...rtist Diego Rivera. It is the first time she has left her home in Mexico. And Frida wants to be a painter too. But as Frida begins to explore San Francisco on her own, she discovers more than the beauty, diversity, and exuberance of America. She finds the inspiration she needs to become one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Me, Frida is an exhilarating true story that encourages children to believe in themselves so they can make their own dreams soar. Praise for Me, Frida The writing is lucid, the emotions are universal, and the illustrations soar. Glowing with warm, vibrant colors, the charcoal and acrylic paintings create distinctive, statuesque people within imaginatively conceived landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. ?Booklist Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Amy Novesky Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.43in width x 9.99in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$21.95 at Casa

Diego Rivera offers young readers unique insight into the life and artwork of the famous Mexican painter and muralist. The book fo...llows Rivera?s career, looking at his influences and tracing the evolution of his style. His work often called attention to the culture and struggles of the Mexican working class. Believing that art should be for the people, he created public murals in both the United States and Mexico, examples of which are included. The book contains a list of museums where you can see Rivera?s art, a historical note, a glossary, and a bibliography.Praise for Diego Rivera: An Artist for the PeopleSTARRED REVIEWWith engaging prose that is beautifully illustrated with Diego Rivera?s paintings and murals, this spacious volume introduces the great Mexican artist to young people. Accompanied by crisply reproduced color images of both the bright, minutely detailed murals as well as archival photos of the artist at work, the accessible account discusses how Diego constructed his art...--Booklist, starred reviewA carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation.--Kirkus ReviewsThere is life to these pages, and breadth to its subject. Short enough to reward a wary reader but with enough context and clarity to bring Diego to life, Rubin takes a tricky guy for kids to know about and makes him precisely what he was: bigger than life.--School Library JournalEnhanced by gorgeously reproduced photos and artwork, Rubin?s account follows the Mexican artist from his early drawings ? as a small child, he was given free rein in a room ?covered with black canvas as high as he could reach? ? through his eventful, productive life.--The Washington Post Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/5/2013 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.25in length x 0.5in width x 10.5in height Weight: 22.4 oz Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
$18.95 at Casa

This biography of the infamous pirate Jean Laffite is a real-life, action-packed adventure. Since he was a young boy, Jean longed ...to be a pirate, and with the help of his brothers and uncle, he became one when he was just a teenager. Soon the only life he knew was on the high seas?a life full of glory, riches, disaster, and revenge. When he finally settled down in New Orleans, he managed to become a successful businessman and respected citizen, while still pirating. He even helped the United States win the War of 1812 when he alerted the U.S. government to a British plot to invade via New Orleans. With the help of Laffite and his pirates, General Andrew Jackson was able to beat back the British. Praise for Jean Laffite: Move over, Jack Sparrow, and make way for Jean Laffite. This well-informed narrative gives readers a sense of what was happening in the world at the time as well as what it was like to be a real pirate. --School Library Journal Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 9.01in length x 0.59in width x 12in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

Abrams Books for Young Readers
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This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers?the opportunities and chances that won?t ever come again?and also ...delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant?s poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure?s stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred. FandP level: N FandP genre: RF Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.35in width x 9.99in height Weight: 16oz. Read More

Kushies
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Zolo by Kushies Cha Cha Barbells Kids will feel strong and powerful with Zolo by Kushies Cha Cha Barbells. Made for easy grasping ...with a soft texture, it comes with an amusing bong sound effect that entertains and amuses kids. Each movement rewards kids with fun and cool sound effects. Why Youll Love It: Improve dexterity, tactile and visual stimulation and auditory development in a fun and play manner. Age: Kids of all ages Features Easily gripped by little hands Two soft easy-to-grip rattles Made in vibrant, fun colors Individual sound effects Lightweight and easy to hold Teaches kids cause and effect Dimensions:8.75in length x 4.5 in width x 4.5 in height Read More

Educational Insights
$25.79 $29.99 at YoYo.com

Educational Insights Design and Drill Take-Along Tool Kit Fuel construction creativity with Educational Insights Design and Drill ...Take-Along Tool Kit. This compact tool kit comes in a portable carrying case which doubles up as an activity board. Its equipped with 60 bolts in 5 vibrant colors, battery-operated screwdriver, 3 bits and activity guide with 10 patterns to provide additional color-matching challenge. Why Youll Love It: It develops cognitive abilities with pattern, shape and color recognition. Age: 3 years and up Features Made of plastic Includes bolts, reversible electronic screwdriver, activity board and activity guide Handy and convenient, it comes in a carrying case Develops fine motor skills Required batteries: 3 AA batteries (not included) Recommended Ages:3 ? 7 Dimensions: 4in length x 10.5in width x 8in height Read More

Educational Insights
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These high-quality transparent stamps actually let you see where youre stamping for unparalleled results. The stamps feature easy-...to-grip handles that are perfectly sized for little hands. Children can stamp alphabet and number sequences, words, sentences and math equations. The set comes in a durable plastic storage case. It includes 42 magnetic jumbo-sized numbers and math symbols. Each number is 2 1/2 inches tall. Colors include red, blue, yellow, orange, green and magenta. It also includes a sturdy plastic storage tub. Product Dimensions (inches): 6.8 (L) x 7.5 (W) x 4.9 (H) Age: 3 years and up Read More

Educational Insights
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Hot Dots® Jr. Card Sets Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Each card set features 72 activities on 36 double-s...ided cards and teaches children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with ?Ace??the Talking, Teaching Dog? (sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through the cute, colorful lessons. This set covers a variety of skills for complete school readiness. Grades Pre-K+/Ages 3+ EI-2353 Numbers and Counting Also teaches number words and sequencing The nitty-gritty: ? Double-sided cards measure 6L x 4H each and store in included cases that features handles for easy carrying Recommended Ages: 4 Years and Up Read More

Educational Insights
$11.49 $14.99 at YoYo.com

Hot Dots® Jr. Card Sets Getting ready for school has never been this much fun! Each card set features 72 activities on 36 double-s...ided cards and teaches children all they need for academic success. Cards can be used alone as traditional flash cards, or when used with ?Ace??the Talking, Teaching Dog? (sold separately), fun lights and encouraging sounds guide children through the cute, colorful lessons. This set covers a variety of skills for complete school readiness. Grades Pre-K+/Ages 3+ EI-2352 Beginning Phonics Initial and final sounds, rhyming words The nitty-gritty: ? Double-sided cards measure 6L x 4H each and store in included cases that features handles for easy carrying Recommended Ages: 4 Years and Up Read More

Educational Insights
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Educational Insights Hot Dot Jr. Ace Pen Educational Insights Hot Dot Jr. Ace Pen is almost a magic wand. This unique pen talks, l...aughs, lights up and buzzes. Why Youll Love It: This versatile and easy-to-use electronic pen encourages children to learn independently. Age: 3 years and up Features Kids press the pen down on the cards to answer; pen gives feedback Kids learn independently at their own pace Helps kids catch up wherever they need help Fun portable learning instrument Includes Activity card set Colorful and illustrated double-sided cards with early learning activities Answer key Carry case with handle Read More

Gymnic
$49.85 $59.99 at YoYo.com

Gymnic Rody Horse Help kids in developing their balancing and coordination skills by introducing them to Gymnic Rody Horse. The ho...rse is inflatable and soft for kids to ride on. Made of super strong, latex-free vinyl, it inflates according to size and weight of child with a hand or foot pump. Features Made of super strong, latex-free vinyl Easy to hold ears Contoured shape Promote body coordination, balance Promote lymph circulation Durable Elongated shape Made in Italy Assembly required Age/Weight Limits: 3 to 5 years/ Up to 300 lbs. NOTE: Adult supervision recommended. Contains small parts that can cause choking hazards. Not suitable for children under 3 years. Read More

Dandelion
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Dandelion Classic Organic Crinkle Book Dandelion Classic Organic Crinkle Book for babies is an exciting combination of a teething ...and discovery toy for infants. With knots, tags and crinkly sounds, this book comes with an apple, bird and cat. Small in size, this book is easy to carry because children love to hold and learn from this simple, soft and smooth book. Why You?ll Love It: Give children an interactive and innovative way to learn the alphabet and take to counting. Age: Newborn and up Features Machine washable Velour, canvas, terrycloth infant book Made with organic cotton fibers Plush pages are 4 ˝ by 3 ˝ inches tall Starts as a discovery toy and later can be used for counting and ABC?s Soothing colors and gentle crinkle noises Encourages hand-eye coordination and introduces the concept of cause and effect Dimensions:1in length x 4 in width x 4.5 in height Read More

Chicco
$6.99 at YoYo.com

Chicco Twist and Turn Kids can develop important skills with Chicco Twist and Turn rattle. Colorful rings and jumping beads produc...e amazing sounds when rotated. This gentle sound encourages kids listening skills and attracts their attention. Children can enjoy hours of playtime with this easy to grasp toy that fits perfectly in little fingers. Plus, rotating spheres help develop coordination skills. Why Youll Love It: Bright rings and beads produce a gentle sound to catch your kids fancy. Age: 3 months and up Features Made of high quality plastic Bright and vibrant colors Produces a gentle sound Improves coordination skills and listening abilities Read More

Melissa & Doug
$6.29 $6.99 at YoYo.com

Dip your fingers into a jar of this gel-like finger paint and get inspired! Four vibrant finger paints come in 3.5 ounce plastic j...ars with wide, easy-grip, screw-on lids. Non-toxic, washable paint. Set Includes: 4 colors Measures: 7 x 7 x 2 inches Recommended Ages: 3 years and up Read More

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