Boyds Mills Press Saint Nicholas

Fact and legend combine to tell the powerful tale of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, scholars, and sailors. As his story unfolds, the similarities between Nicholas, who was famous for his acts of charity, and the present-day S...anta Claus become clear. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 7/8/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Ann Tompert Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 11.32in length x 8.48in width x 0.11in height Weight: 5.6oz. 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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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 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

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Growing up in the 1950s, young Lee Bennett Hopkins faced the painful events of his parents divorce, an unstable homelife, and a ha...nd-to-mouth existence. Through it all, he clung to the memory of his beloved grandmother and his hope of becoming a writer. In these emotionally charged autobiographical poems, the celebrated author and anthologist captures a boys feelings, experiences, and aspirations in the tumultuous period of his life. Here is a powerful collection that paints bittersweet images of family life: the family car crammed with packing boxes, ready to move Daddy, Mama, and the three children closer to Grandma; Daddys slippers tossed in the giveaway bag, a sure sign that Daddy is gone for good; the wobbly staircase that takes Mama and her young ones to live in yet another hollow place; the different schools, where one is always the new boy in class; the teacher, who encourages her new pupil to follow his dreams. Buoyed by the promise of tomorrow, Lee Bennett Hopkins offers an intense coming-of-age work that speaks to todays young readers. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/1999 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Lee Hopkins Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Dimensions: 9.03in length x 5.5in width x 0.24in height Weight: 6.4oz. Read More

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Imagine a U.S. president on a camping trip. It seems unlikely today, but in May 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt dismissed his Se...cret Service men and sent away reporters and dignitaries to go camping with John Muir, the world-famous naturalist. 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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