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$15.65

This delightful and informative book takes complex material about trees and pares it down to the basic facts that children can und...erstand and enjoy. Full color. Age Group: Kids. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95 $12.30

Fox loves surprises! When she discovers Goose and Bear making gifts, she hopes that one of the presents is for her. But what if it... isn’t? Even though hope may turn to disappointment, nothing can stop Fox from making her own spectacular surprise for Goose and Bear. In the end, Fox is overjoyed to find she hasn’t been forgotten after all. With her trademark simplicity and humor, Suzanne Bloom shows children once again what it means to be a true friend with this new and utterly charming Goose and Bear—and Fox!—story. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95 $10.08

Do you get books from a public library in your town or even in your school library? In many remote areas of the world, there are n...o library buildings. In many countries, books are delivered in unusual way: by bus, boat, elephant, donkey, train, even by wheelbarrow. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "Books are as important to us as air or water!" This is the intriguing photo essay, a celebration of books, readers, and libraries. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$6.95 $5.29

Nearly 100 big, beautiful pictures and just as many idea sparkers for delightful crafts fill this entertaining book that includes ...holiday decorations, gifts, and games. The detailed photographs make following the step-by-step instructions a snap. Not only will kids have fun making the crafts in this book, they're bound to come up with plenty of craft ideas of their own. It's amazing how many crafts can be made from household items like paper plates and how many hours of creative fun they can provide. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95 $13.21

Kids often spot woolly bear caterpillars creeping across the ground in fall, but these furry-looking creatures seem to disappear a...s quicklyas they pop up. Where do they come from in autumn, and where do theygo? In fact, they live throughout North America all year long. In vividstorytelling style, Laurence Pringle uncovers the secret life of the woollybear caterpillar, following one caterpillar as she feasts, tiny and hidden, inthe tall summer grass; molts and grows; then sets off on the fall journeywhere she’s most likely to be seen. Packed with surprising details (did you know that woolly bears can survive freezing temperatures by producinga natural antifreeze?), this book will appeal to every child who’s been luck yenough to spy one of these beloved caterpillars—and to anyone who’d like to. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95 $16.93

Cowboys aren't necessarily boys, and they aren't necessarily grown-ups, either. In this lively photo essay, young readers will mee...t girls and boys who live a unique way of life on their families' cattle ranches. Cowgirls and cowboys take part in many aspects of livestock operations, from calving and branding to haying and rounding up the herd. With a colorful and informative text, illustrated with action-packed photographs, Cat Urbigkit's book follows cattle kids through a year of ranching on the western range. read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95

This latest installment in the popular Strange and Wonderful series by Laurence Pringle is an easy-to-read and comprehensive intro...duction to owl species from all over the world. Stuffed with scintillating science facts and large, colored illustrations from Meryl Henderson, this great educational book is sure to resonate with young animal lovers seeking to learn more about these elusive ghost birds. From the tiny elf owl that weighs less than two ounces to the Eurasian eagle owl that can have a wing span of over five feet, each individual species is described and masterfully pictured in vivid detail through clear, informative text with accompanying artwork. Various facets of the owls’ lives are discussed, including their habitats, diet, mating habits, vision, physiology, digestion, and parenting. This miniature encyclopedia, complete with a glossary, index, and further resources, offers a wealth of knowledge to aspiring avian enthusiasts and contains enough factoids to allow even fledgling readers to soar to new heights. School Library Journal says: “Back matter will lead young researchers to learn more, and the glossary is especially informative. A great purchase for report writers, budding ornithologists, and generally curious readers.” read more

Boyds Mills Press
$12.95 $12.73

Best-selling New Zealand author Joy Cowley, author of hundreds of books, including the classic Mrs. Wishy-Washy, offers an indispe...nsable manual for those who are called to write for children. Brimming with down-to-earth advice and keen insight, the book draws on Cowley's lifetime of writing and teaching writers. From plot to dialogue, and on through discipline and humor, editing and presentation, Cowley reveals the whys and hows of telling stories that will captivate young readers. Above all, Cowley reminds writers to "keep your serious adult voice under control, and let the child within you grow wings to fly with the child out there." read more

Boyds Mills Press
$16.95 $11.01

With a fascinating plot involving time travel, this fast-paced, emotional suspense novel will keep middle grade and young adult re...aders at the edges of their seats. By both society’s measure and her own, fifteen-year-old Zoe Mahar is pretty much a loser. Then one day she ducks into Spencerport Savings and Loan simply to get out of the rain—and witnesses a bank robbery gone horrifyingly wrong. The good news is that Zoe has a unique ability: she can play back time and repeat events. But it’s not an unlimited deal—she can only jump 23 minutes, and her first playback creates an even more disastrous outcome. Zoe has only 10 tries to get it right before this particular 23 minutes becomes irreversible. In the process of trying to become the heroine she doesn’t believe she can be, Zoe learns about herself and realizes that there is more to who she is than she thought. read more

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