Candlewick Press Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth Daviess chatty, funny text and Laytons colorful illustrations will pull kids into this fascinating book about survival. . . . Exciting biology for the classroom. ? Booklist (starred review) F...rom the persevering emperor penguins of the South Pole to the brave bacteria inside bubbling volcanoes, from the hardy reptiles of the driest deserts to the squash-proof creatures of the deepest seabeds, animals have adapted to survive in conditions that would kill a human faster than you can say coffin. Discover how they do it in this amazing natural history book from a celebrated team ? and find out who wins the title of the toughest animal of them all. Author: Nicola Davies Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.52in length x 0.23in width x 5.91in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

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Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseballand#8217...;s home-run king.Before he was Hammerinand#8217; Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didnand#8217;t have a bat. He didnand#8217;t have a ball. And there wasnand#8217;t a single black ball player in the major leagues. B ut none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Henr y Aaronand#8217;s young life and#8211; from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves and#8211; Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseballand#8217;s all-time greats.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/12/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Paul B. Janeczko uncovers two centuriesand#8217; worth of t...rue spy stories in U.S. history.Ever since George Washington used them to help topple the British, spies and their networks have helped and hurt America at key moments in history. In this fascinating collection, Paul B. Janeczko probes such stories as that of Elizabeth Van Lew, an aristocrat whose hatred of slavery drove her to be one of the most successful spies in the Civil War; the Choctaw code talkers, Native Americans who were instrumental in sending secret messages during World War I; the staggering engineering behind a Cold War tunnel into East Berlin to tap Soviet phones (only to be compromised by a Soviet mole and many more famous and less-known examples. Colorful personalities, daring missions, the feats of the loyal, and the damage of traitors are interspersed with a look at the technological advances that continue to change the rules of gathering intelligence.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/12/2010Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Read More

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Caution! Construction zone ahead! Anyone who has ever stopped to watch a big building going up and#8212; and who hasn't? and#8212;... will be thrilled by this behind-the-scenes look at an amazing construction project.Put on your hard hat and step inside CONSTRUCTION ZONE! Young readers are invited to come on a virtual tour of a building in progress, led by award-winning photographer Richard Sobol. It takes hundreds of workers, thousands of trucks and machines, and millions of nails and bolts to transform an idea on paper into an actual building in which people will live, play, shop, or work. Every single piece of the construction puzzle and#8212; big and small and#8212; must fit together flawlessly. With a clear, direct narrative and handy definitions of construction-related jobs, machines, and terms, Cheryl Willis Hudson distills this most complex of projects into language a young child can grasp. The building itself and#8212; the Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank O. Gehry and#8212; is playful and colorful, sculpted to excite, delight, and surprise. Richard Sobol's vivid color photographs capture all the excitement of the busy construction site, while offering a close-up view of its breathtaking genius.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/9/2006Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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An in-depth look at Aliand#8217;s life through twelve rhyming poems. . . . Collierand#8217;s bold pictures are among the best of h...is illustrious career.and#8212;BOOKLIST (starred review)A Coretta Scott King Honor BookA National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book for Young PeopleFrom the moment a fired-up teenager won 1960 Olympic gold to the day when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinsonand#8217;s, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as The Greatest waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. The rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs, while bold collage artwork matches every moveand#8212;capturing the Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/24/2010Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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Rescuing a dolphin is easier when you can talk to animals! Daisy returns in a summer adventure, meeting new friends from surfing r...abbits to a dancing crab.Schooland#8217;s out for Daisy Dawson, and things couldnand#8217;t be any better. Imagine a whole summer at the beach, full of sand, sun, and surfing! And now that sheand#8217;s making new animal friends - a crab named Pinchy who likes to dance and two fun-loving rabbits named Rabsy and Raberta - her vacation promises to be all the more exciting. But when Daisy hears a call for help from the bottom of the sea, she finds a dolphin in deep trouble, caught in old fishing nets. Will Daisy and her friends be able to save the dolphin before itand#8217;s too late?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/12/2011Pages: 87Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Kushies
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No Assembly Required No Batteries Required Zolo by Kushies Cha Cha Barbells Kids will feel strong and powerful with Zolo by Kushie...s 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 You'll 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

Melissa & Doug
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No Assembly Required No Batteries Required Join this vibrant school of fishes and go to the head of the class with twisting, turni...ng fun. Six hardwood segments, constructed with durable, elastic bungee, can be positioned and re-positioned for endless fine motor fun. Measures: 9 x 6.2 x 1 inches Recommended Ages: 6 months and up Weight: 0.4 lb Read More

Schylling
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Schylling Ambi Twin Rattle For over 40 years, Ambi Toys have defined what a good toy is supposed to be. Ambi toys don't disappoint.... With iconic design, classic style and continued innovation these toys inspire young children to play, learn and discover. Each thoroughly engaging toy has several play features to experience and explore for hours of fun and cheerful surprise. Dedicated to quality and safety, Ambi toys are made from recyclable, PVC-free and BPA-free plastic and are designed as a continuing source of learning and fun. Ambi is a classic brand that Mothers can trust. The Ambi Twin Rattle may be the perfect rattle. With a soothing, gentle rattle these smiley twin suns keep an infant's attention. The bright yellow suns help focus a child's gaze and the fascinating spinning gear action keeps them entertained. The Twin Rattle helps promote manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination and visual acuity.Product Measures: 7" x 1.75" x 3.5" Recommended Ages: 6 months-2 years Weight: 0.25 lb Read More

Sassy
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Unique new teether, made from washcloths. Wet and freeze - cold helps inflamed gums. Texture stimulates gums where teether are bre...aking through. BPA free, safe for mouthing. Read More

eeBoo
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eeBoo Parrot Pom Pom eeBoo's new line of beautiful fluffy pom pom's. They come in 4 sizes with 4 different styles! A simple, enjoy...able craft for children and adults. ? Imported- China Read More

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eeBoo Hippopotamus Pom Pom eeBoo's new line of beautiful fluffy pom pom's. They come in 4 sizes with 4 different styles! A simple,... enjoyable craft for children and adults. ? Imported- China Read More

eeBoo
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eeBoo Chipmunk Pom Pom eeBoo's new line of beautiful fluffy pom pom's. They come in 4 sizes with 4 different styles! A simple, enj...oyable craft for children and adults. ? Imported- China Read More

Tiny Love
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Tiny Love Tiny Smarts Starry Superstar Sweet star-shaped rattle designed in contrasting colors Features: Especially easy for young...er babies to grasp and hold Crinkly cloth, rattling ball and contrasting colors stimulate baby's senses and curiosity Smiling expression and red, black and white design appropriate for small babies Weight: 0.16lb Product Measures: 8 x 5.5 x 4 in ? Imported- China Read More

Tegu
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The Original Set includes 52 blocks in four shapes: 20 Cubes, 16 Long Planks, 10 Short Planks, and 6 Jumbo Planks. Tegu blocks com...e packaged in a beautifully designed box large and rigid enough to store the blocks for many years to come. Also, don't miss out on some really fun factoids about the blocks and their origin on the inside of each package. Product Measures: 7.5" x 9.25" x 2.5" Recommended Ages: All Ages Award Winner: Dr. Toy Best Green Product; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award Gold Seal; Parent's Choice Award Silver Honor; Dwell on Design Best in Show; NYIGF Best New Toy Read More

Tegu
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The Jungle Original Set includes 52 blocks in four shapes: 20 Cubes, 16 Long Planks, 10 Short Planks, and 6 Jumbo Planks. Tegu blo...cks come packaged in a beautifully designed box large and rigid enough to store the blocks for many years to come. Also, don't miss out on some really fun factoids about the blocks and their origin on the inside of each package. Product Measures: 7.5" x 9.25" x 2.5" Recommended Ages: All Ages Award Winner: Dr. Toy Best Green Product; Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award Gold Seal; Parent's Choice Award Silver Honor; Dwell on Design Best in Show; NYIGF Best New Toy Read More

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