Boyds Mills Press Planet Hunter, Geoff Marcy

He has discovered more planets than anyone in history. In this inspiring true story, Geoff Marcys love of space helped him overcome struggles in his studies until finally he became an astronomer. But he was not on track to make major discov...eries. Eventually, he went back to the questions that thrilled him as a boy: Are we alone? Do Earth-like planets orbit the stars in the night sky? It would not be easy to find a planet outside our solar system. Others had tried and failed. But Marcy never gave up. Since 1995, he and his colleagues have discovered nearly half of the 380 known extrasolar planets. Stunning paintings transport the reader to the exotic worlds that he and others have found. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/1/2010 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Vicki Oransky Wittenstein Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 12.25in length x 9.25in width x 0.39in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This colorful photoessay teaches the concept of geometric sh...apes and introduces basic mathematical principles through observation of the shapes seen in nature. Author: Stephen R. Swinburne Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 7.36in length x 9.43in width x 0.11in height Weight: 4.8oz. Read More

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Every day there is work to do on a farm. All kinds of work. Lifting and hauling, cutting and chopping, plowing and planting, water...ing and mowing. And for each of these jobs there is a special machine. Years ago, a lot of the work was done by hand, or with the help of horses and simple equipment. Then the first tractor appeared. A tractor is still one of the most important machines used on a farm. But there are lots of other amazing pieces of machinery. There are skid steers, haybines, combines, irrigation pivots, soil finishers, and more. Dairy farmer and acclaimed author Cris Peterson introduces readers to twelve big pieces of farm machinery that help get the job done. There are tractors with eight wheels and tires big enough to stand in. There are skid steers with buckets for lifting every imaginable thing. There are sprayers that look like huge prehistoric birds. And there are computers on board to bring many machines into the modern age. Internationally renowned photographer David Lundquist shows each piece of machinery as well as fabulous aerial views and close-up details. The day-to-day business of growing and harvesting crops for food is brought to dramatic life as readers see farmers and their machinery hard at work. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/28/2006 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Cris Peterson Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10.69in length x 9.33in width x 0.38in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

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Roger Tory Peterson revolutionized the way we look at and appreciate birds, animals, and plants. Some kids called him Professor Nu...ts Peterson because of his dedication to his craft; yet he went on to create the immensely popular Peterson Guides, which have sold more than seven million copies, and which birders everywhere appreciate for their simple text and exquisite illustrations. Working closely with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, author Peggy Thomas and artist Laura Jacques have created a fascinating portrait of a global environmentalist with this very first childrens biography of Peterson, a winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/1/2011 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Peggy Thomas Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10.09in length x 10.3in width x 0.6in height Weight: 20oz. 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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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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Good. Evil. Dangerous. Glamorous. Will the real Cleopatra please stand up? Almost everything we know about the last queen of Egypt... came from her enemies the Romans. Now its time to meet the real Cleopatra, a ruler more complex, brilliant, and powerful than we ever knew. Cleopatra didnt just rock the boat when she became queen at seventeen. She rocked the world with brilliant alliances that kept her in power and in control. When Mark Antony tried to put Egypt under his thumb, she negotiated for - and won - more territory than any Egyptian ruler had snagged in generations. Cleopatra didnt just play by the rules. She made them up as she went along. She bowed to no one, including Octavian the future Caesar Augustus who never missed an opportunity to pump out anti-Cleopatra propaganda. The queen of Egypt has fascinated the world for thousands of years. Its time to find out why. So, on your knees, commoner! The worlds most brilliant and outrageous queen - Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt - is about to make her entrance. Includes maps, endnotes, timeline, glossary, sources, and index. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/1/2010 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Author: Vicky Alvear Shecter Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.25in length x 7.21in width x 0.55in height Weight: 16oz. 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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When Wanda discovers a thornbush growing in an empty lot, shes quite sure its a rosebush ready to bloom. So she clears away the tr...ash, checks on it every day, and brings water from the butcher shop across the street. But no roses appear. Wandas neighbors and friends are all doubtful, but when she invites them to a tea party in her rose garden one day in June, theyre in for a big surprise. Pat Brissons warm-hearted story and Maryann Cocca-Lefflers vibrant illustrations make this book about a childs simple faith one that children will long remember. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Pat Brisson Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 10in length x 8.55in width x 0.16in height Weight: 5.61oz. 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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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

Estes
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A rocket, a launch system and a helicopter? Well almost! The Helicat from Estes is an exciting, radically-designed, high altitude ...rocket kit that comes with a launch system and a nose cone that helicopters down. What a sight to see! From the E2X series, this cool cat is a must have for your rocket colletction! When flown on Estes standard engines, the Helicat scratches up to 600 feet high and is so big, it takes two recovery systems to tame it. The sleek nose cone helipcopters down with bright orange retractable blades while the huge main rocket returns to earth on a colorful 18 parachute. Assembly takes 2 hours or less, making it a great choice for any beginner! Youll draw a crowd at the flying field when you blast this unique space cat into outer space. Minor assembly required. Building tools, finishing supplies, Estes engines and igniters required - sold separately. Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. ? Recommended Ages: 10 years and up Weight: 1.6 lb Read More

Franklin Sports
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Franklin Sports Marvel The Avengers Zap Attack Great outdoor fun, The Avengers Zap Attack will get you moving! Includes 2 paddles,... waterproof PVC ball and a foam ball. Perfect for ages 6 and up. Dimensions: 10.5in length x 2in width x 14.5in height Weight: 0.56lb 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 Product Dimensions (inches): 8.5 (L) x 6.3 (W) x 3.5 (H) Product Weight: 14.4 oz. Read More

Breyer
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Breyer Secretariat - 1973 Triple Crown Champion Ask anyone to name the world?s most famous horse and the answer will most likely b...e Secretariat. His true story is still the stuff of legend. His astonishing 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes, accomplished after winning the first two racing jewels in the Triple Crown, has yet to be repeated. In the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat set a speed record of 1:59 2/5, and he captured the Preakness Stake with ease. Secretariat was the son of Bold Ruler out of Something royal. Known as ?Big Red?, the large, beautifully conformed chestnut ran in the blue and white checkered colors of Meadow Stables. He made it on two ?Athletes of the Century? lists for his accomplishments and brought fame to those who surrounded him including trainer Lucien Lauren; jockey Ron Turcotte and the Chenery family who owned him. Even today, ?Big Red?s? star power still shines bright! Recommended Ages: 8 years - 18 years Dimensions: 14.75in length x 9.75in width x 4.5in height Read More

Eurographics Puzzles
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EuroGraphics Da Vincis Mona Lisa -- 1000 pc. Mona Lisa, portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is a Renaissa...nce oil portrait painted in the 16th century on a poplar panel. It is probably the most iconic and famous painting in the world. The womans facial expression is described as enigmatic. The original painting has been stolen from the Louvre and recovered. This puzzle features 1,000 easy-fit pieces that are unbreakable, made from recycled board and printed with vegetable-based ink. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time. Product Dimensions: 14.72 (L) x 10 (W) x 2.5 (H) Age: 9 years and up Recommended Ages:6 ? 15 Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled board and paper Read More

Aurora
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Aurora Plush 8 Meerkat Yoohoo with sound. YooHoo is the number one selling item for Aurora Plush. Features include: ?Realistic sty...ling ?Wonderful gift item ?Fine plush fabric ?Makes a spin sound when you squeeze tummy ?Extra long tail Recommended Ages:3 ? 15 Dimensions: 10in length x 7in width x 8.5in height Read More

Aurora
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Aurora Plush 12 Penny Penguin Flopsie. Aurora World is a premier manufacturer of gift plush, stuffed animals and soft toys. Featur...es include: ?Realistic Styling ?Wonderful Gift Item ?Fine Plush Fabric ?Soft and Cuddly ?Leading manufacturer of plush Recommended Ages:3 ? 15 Dimensions: 6in length x 8in width x 11in height Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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Artist: Marshall Peck: Item 533: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Nantucket ?Artist Marshall Pe...ck ?Made in the USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 Pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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You have seen this shingled house before...on Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, Block Island or Peaks Island, Maine. The artist has cre...ated the classic seaside cottage on a perfect summer day. When the fog rolls in (as it surely will), the family living there may set this puzzle up on a card table by the picture window to remind themselves of perfect days to come. Artist: Gretchen Huber Warren: Item 244: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Coastal scene ?Made in USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

White Mountain Puzzles
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B-17 Bomber - Last Mission for the NINE-O-NINE The NINE-O-NINE, a Boeing B-17G Flyng Fortress of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bom...b Group completed its last mission on 25 April, 1945. She had one of the best maintenance records in the Eighth Air Force, flying a total of 140 sorties in ememy territory, including eight over Berlin and completed 126 without an abort. Artist: Randy Green: Item 365: 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle: Finished size 24 X 30. Features include: ?Artist Randy Green paints the famous bomber from World War II ?Airplanes ?Made in USA ?Recycled materials ?1000 pieces Recommended Ages:12 and up Dimensions: 24in length x 30in width x 0.25in height Sustainable Materials: 100% recycled material Read More

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