Boyds Mills Press Camping With the President

Imagine a U.S. president on a camping trip. It seems unlikely today, but in May 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt dismissed his Secret Service men and sent away reporters and dignitaries to go camping with John Muir, the world-famous natura...list. For three glorious nights and four days in Californias Yosemite National Park, the two men talked about birds, giant sequoia trees, glaciers, as well as the importance of preserving wilderness for future generations. They slept under the stars, built blazing campfires, traveled on horseback, and enjoyed the beauty and the uniqueness of the area. It was bully, President Roosevelt said on his last morning as he climbed into his stagecoach and waved good-bye to John Muir. Setting aside new national parks and monuments became one of the cornerstones of Roosevelts presidency and was a direct result of this camping trip. Author Ginger Wadsworth, who has written about Yosemite and Muir before, and illustrator Karen Dugan carefully researched this true story, relying on primary documents and working closely with experts in the field. Camping with the President shows how two individuals were powerfully affected by one of the worlds most spectacular natural wonders, Yosemite National Park, and by each other. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Ginger Wadsworth Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 11.16in length x 9.64in width x 0.36in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

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Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined ...his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nations premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution in this ALA Notable Childrens Book. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned illustrator Steve Jenkins creates stunning new depictions of important concepts and key evolutionary scientists. More than fifty photographs capture natural marvels, including awe-inspiring fossils, life forms, and geological wonders. The result is a full, clear, and up-to-date account of the monumental evidence supporting the modern view of evolution. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Laurence Pringle Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 0.5in length x 8.75in width x 10in height Weight: 20.8 oz Read More

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This photographic story of a day in the life of a wolfsnail offers kids a unique and dramatic introduction to the food chain. The ...wolfsnails story also has important lessons for everyone. In the southern United States, the wolfsnail is a rightful member of the native wildlife. But it has been taken to other regions, where it has devastated the populations of unique species of snails. For example, the wolfsnail was transplanted to Hawaii in the hope of controlling the giant African snail, a serious farm pest. The wolfsnail does indeed eat giant African snails, but it prefers the unique species that live only on the islands. It has wiped out many of Hawaiis native snails, which for thousands of years had composted leaf litter, kept some plants from overtaking the ground, and provided food for birds and other predators. The long-term effects of their disappearance on Hawaiis ecosystem are not yet known. Sarah Campbell uses stunning photographs taken collaboratively by herself and her husband, Richard, to tell this engaging story. Young readers will be fascinated by this little-known predator and informed by seeing the impact it has had on habitats where it does not belong. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Sarah C. Campbell Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10.19in length x 8.4in width x 0.37in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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George Washington as hes rarely seen. Besides being a general and the first president of the United States, George Washington was ...also a farmer. His efforts to create a self-sufficient farm at Mount Vernon, Virginia, mirrored his struggle to form a new nation. Excerpts from Washingtons writings are featured throughout the book, which also includes a timeline, resource section, as well as essays on Washington at Mount Vernon and his thoughts on slavery. Both illustrator and author worked closely with the staff of Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens to render an accurate portrait of Farmer George at work. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Peggy Thomas Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10.25in length x 10.19in width x 0.4in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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An engaging look at some of the worlds most unusual schools. At a school that sits on the edge of the Sahara, students are learnin...g to speak English from a teacher who stands in front of a Webcam in North America. These students are learning in a virtual classroom. In another part of the world, kids arent waiting to ride the bus to school - they are waiting to hop in a boat that will take them to a school that floats on a river. And some kids dont mind heights, especially those who attend a school on the slope of a mountain in the Himalayas, in one of the most remote corners of the earth. Margriet Ruurs contacted teachers and volunteers, many of whom took cameras in hand to photograph their schools and students. In this lively photo-essay, readers get to know students - from the arid plains of southern Afghanistan to the rain forests of Guatemala - who are pursuing their dreams of a brighter future. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Margriet Ruurs Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.16in length x 10.17in width x 0.36in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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What would it be like to live sixty feet below the ocean waves? Author Ken Mallory and photographer Brian Skerry found out. They s...pent a week in the Aquarius underwater laboratory on a coral reef off the Florida Keys. They lived in cramped quarters. They went scuba diving every day to study the fish of the reef and to use the underwater outhouse. They slept in bunks with the constant crackle of snapping shrimp coming through the shell of their underwater home. Skerrys photographs from the pages of National Geographic Magazine capture the stunning sights of a strange undersea habitat. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Kenneth Mallory Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 7.94in length x 10.09in width x 0.36in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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Racial bombings were so frequent in Birmingham that it became known as Bombingham. Until September 15, 1963, these attacks had bee...n threatening but not deadly. On that Sunday morning, however, a blast in the 16th Street Baptist Church ripped through the exterior wall and claimed the lives of four girls. The church was the ideal target for segregationists, as it was the rallying place for Birminghams African American community, Martin Luther King, Jr., using it as his headquarters when he was in town to further the cause of desegregation and equal rights. Rather than triggering paralyzing fear, the bombing was the definitive act that guaranteed passage of the landmark 1964 civil rights legislation. Birmingham Sunday centers on this fateful day and places it in historical context. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Larry Dane Brimner Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10.19in length x 11.24in width x 0.41in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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A tiny bird. A giant discovery. Its rare to find a modern-day mystery concerning the location of a birds nest. But until the 1970s..., no one knew where the marbled murrelet laid its eggs. The little bird seemed to live entirely at sea. In this exquisitely illustrated book, Joan Dunning presents the amazing story of the marbled murrelet based on dramatic facts uncovered in the last few decades. Focusing on one pair of murrelets and their newborn chick, the author reveals the hidden nest in the canopy of the old-growth forests and the secret life of these birds before their fledgling sets off for the sea. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2011 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Joan Dunning Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 11.09in length x 10.3in width x 0.4in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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Meet Earths largest living reptile. Crocodile-like animals lived on Earth more than two hundred million years ago. They outlived t...he dinosaurs. Today their descendants are found on five continents. They belong to a special group of reptiles called crocodilians. These animals are strange and wonderful indeed. For example, ferocious-looking mother alligators treat their hatchlings with tender care. Crocodilians may seem awkward on land, but they can move quickly. Usually they wait and watch from the water, then ambush their prey. From baby alligators that call to Mom from inside their eggs to grown alligators and crocodiles that bellow and roar, Laurence Pringle takes readers into the world of natures largest - and noisiest - living reptiles. Bold, realistic illustrations by Meryl Henderson show every crocodilian species as well as details of their bodies and fascinating behavior. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Mr. Laurence Pringle Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.09in length x 10.19in width x 0.5in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

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Bats are among the worlds most misunderstood animals. This book gives readers an inside look at the earths only flying mammals. Re...aders discover how bats can pluck insects from the air, fish from the water, and help giant trees and other tropical plants to reproduce, among other fascinating facts. Featuring stunning illustrations, this is a great introduction to an extraordinary mammal. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/1/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Mr. Laurence Pringle Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.01in length x 0.11in width x 9.99in height Weight: 3.2oz. Read More

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A history of the North American fur trade, based on primary sources. The North American fur trade, set in motion by the discovery ...of the New World in the fifteenth century, was this continents biggest business for over three hundred years. Furs harvested by Ojibwa natives in the north woods ended up on the sleeves and hems of French princesses and Chinese emperors. Felt hats on the heads of every European businessman began as beaver pelts carried in birchbark canoes to trading posts dotting the wilderness. Iron tools, woolen blankets, and calico cloth manufactured in England found their way to wigwams along the remote rivers of North America. The fur trade influenced every aspect of life - from how Europeans related to the Indians, how and where settlements were built, to how our nation formed. Drawing on primary sources, including the diaries of Ojibwa, American, and French traders of the period, Birchbark Brigade gives readers a glimpse of a little-known story from our past. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2009 Pages: 135 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Cris Peterson Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.4in length x 7.7in width x 0.8in height Read More

Fisher-Price
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Fisher-Price Thomas and Friends Preschool Real Talking Thomas Place Thomas on the tracks and use the buttons on his roof to contro...l him. Load cargo barrels into Crankys loading station. Thomas has a Go/Stop button and 2 location buttons. Press location button on Thomas and he will go directly to that location on the track. Thomas? eyes and mouth will move as he talks to his friends at the locations. Press the Tidmouth button and Thomas will go to Tidmouth and get his special special delivery orders. Sir Topham Hat will then direct the child to press the Cranky location button to pick up his special special. Press the Cranky button and Thomas will roll to Cranky. Turn Cranky to load cargo into Thomass cargo Car. Child can then press the Tidmouth button to deliver his special special to his friends Percy, James and Gordon at Tidmouth. At any time Child can simply press the go/stop button to let Thomas ride around the track without stopping at the stations. Thomas will still talk to his friends as he passes by. Works both on and off the track. Product Measures: 15 x 22 x 5.13 Recommended Ages: 18 months-4 years Read More

Fisher-Price
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Fisher-Price Magical Tea For Two Get set for a magical tea party! Teatime is much more fun with Fisher-Price Magical Tea For Two. ...Tea appears in the pot and once poured it disappears. It magically fills up after setting down again. Its a lovely service for two, complete with scrumptious cookies, saucers, spoons and a decorative tray for serving. Age: 2 to 6 years Features Adorable design Realistic features Encourages pretend play Makes for ideal kitchen play Weight: 2 lb Read More

Jellycat
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Jellycat Bashful Dino Medium Most dinosaurs were scaly and tough, but Bashful Dino is the softest stegosaurus weve ever snuggled! ...He likes to stomp around so his squishy spines wobble, and practise his adorable roar. But how did he get so gorgeously green? Perhaps its all that grass hes been eating! Features: Read More

Little Mommy
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Sweet As Me African-American Doll Dress up, hair styling, role-play - these trendy toddlers are ready for it all. Perfect for beco...ming a girls first best friend, they wear stylish outfits design to match girls interests and whimsy. Darling dresses are accessorized with sassy shoes (from sandals to boots to party shoes), headpieces (either a hat or headband) and fun embellishments, such as shiny skirts, fun decals, and flower accents. Choose from a Precious Princess, Uptown Sweetie, Beary Cozy, Party Sweetie, Ballet Bright and Floral Boho dolls. Little mommies will love taking these girls around town to see the sights and to be seen - theyre too cute not to inspire beaming pride! Which one will become your little mommys best friend? Each sold separately. Ages 2 and older. Features: Dress up, hair styling, role-play - these trendy toddlers are ready for it all with their new best friend! Perfect for becoming a girls first best friend, they wear stylish outfits design to match girls interests and whimsy Stylish outfits include darling dresses with fun embellishments Sassy shoes range from sneaks to boots to party shoe Includes one Little Mommy doll Recommended Ages: 4-10 years Product Measures: 8.5 x 5 x 14.5 ? Imported- China Read More

Front Porch Classics
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Stack the cows, but dont let them tip over! New Twist on Classic Gameplay Great for Travel Easy to Learn and Play Dimensions: 4.5i...n length x 4.5in width x 6in height Read More

No Starch Press
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Get to Know the Elements! From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an il...lustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face. In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an elements beard to the clothes on its back. Youll also learn about each elements discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats?or explodes?in water. Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once youve met them, youll never forget them. Includes pull-out poster! Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/14/2012 Pages: 208 Author: Bunpei Yorifuji Publisher: No Starch Press Dimensions: 6.7in length x 1.16in width x 8.85in height Weight: 13.12 oz Read More

Traxxas
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Traxxas 2065 Sub-Micro Waterproof Servo This is a stock Traxxas Sub-Micro servo used for the shifting components of Traxxas vehicl...es. It features a Futaba J style lead and waterproof construction. Recommended Ages:15 and up Read More

Toysmith
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Toysmith 4M Mammoth Excavation Kit #3553 Excavate your very own mammoth skeleton from a mound of clay. Everything you need to exca...vate and assemble your model mammoth. Assembled size is 8.25 tall. Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Weight: 1.75 lb Read More

Albert Whitman & Company
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Heres a light way to talk to children about that old nuisance head lice. Rhyming verses describe how one little girl gets head lic...e and how she and her parents get rid of them. Kids will enjoy the rollicking cartoon cooties playing hide-and-seek and having a party in the girls hair until they are sent packing. Notes on each page provide detailed, factual information about head lice. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2002 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Donna Caffey Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company Dimensions: 9.99in length x 7.94in width x 0.12in height Weight: 3.36oz. Read More

No Starch Press
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Python for Kids: Introduction to Programming NULL Author: Jason R. Briggs Publisher: No Starch Press Dimensions: 7in length x 0.9i...n width x 9.25in height Weight: 26.4 oz Read More

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