Candlewick Press Step Gently Out

Stunning close-up photography and a lyrical text implore children to look more closely at the world around them. Be still, and watch a single blade of grass. An ant climbs up to look around. A honeybee flies past. What would happen if you w...alked very, very quietly and looked ever so carefully at the natural world outside? You might see a cricket leap, a moth spread her wings, or a spider step across a silken web. In simple, evocative language, Helen Frost offers a hint at the many tiny creatures around us. And in astonishing close-up photographs, Rick Lieder captures the glint of a katydids eye, the glow of a firefly, and many more living wonders just awaiting discovery. Fascinating facts about all the creatures pictured may be found at the end. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/13/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Author: Helen Frost Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 10.27in length x 0.38in width x 9.33in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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Want to make a pop-up book? Here?s everything you need to assemble four amazing 3-D creations?plus a behind-the-scenes guide to ke...y techniques. Do you delight in seeing an ingenious pop-up pop but feel utterly daunted at the thought of making one yourself? Get your hands on this all-in-one guide and kit, combining the simplest of instructions and the coolest of components for creating a pop-up dragon, castle, jungle scenario, and Frankenstein scene. There?s no need for scissors or glue, thanks to press-out, pre-scored, peel-off sticky-back pieces. And for those inspired to learn more, there?s also a guide to basic folds and techniques?plus a sample pop-up robot showing how those techniques may be used. The kit?s eye-popping features include a roaring dragon, a medieval castle, Frankenstein?s laboratory, and a jungle scene full of animals for you to assemble. Book Details: Format: Pop-Up Publication Date: 10/26/2010 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 7 and Up Author: Ruth Wickings Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 10.33in length x 1.17in width x 10.28in height Weight: 31.67oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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Right now there is just an empty lot down the street, but this little girl dreams that one day there will be a playground ? a real... playground, a fun playground ? right in her own neighborhood. When she sees a man measuring the empty lot, shes sure that hes there to help make her playground dream come true. And he is! Inspired by the real story of the first-ever playground built by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that has helped build more than two thousand play spaces across the country, here is the tale of how a determined young girl, with the help of her family, friends, and community, makes her dreams of a playground in her own neighborhood a reality. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/6/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Kate Becker Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 10.27in length x 0.37in width x 9.29in height Weight: 13.52 oz Read More

Candlewick Press
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These arent poems to read aloud, but to look at and laugh at together, with young children and especially older readers, who will ...enjoy the surprise of what words look like and what can be done with them. ?BOOKLIST (starred review) Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and mind. The size and arrangement of words and letters can add or alter meaning ? forming a poem that takes the shape of crows that fly off the page or becoming a balloon filled with rhyme, drifting away from outstretched hands. Here, in a single extraordinary volume, are thirty poems from some of the worlds finest visual poets, including John Hollander, Emmett Williams, Maureen W. Armour, and Douglas Florian. New to the paperback edition, tucked inside the front cover, are tips, guidelines, and inspiration for writing your own concrete poems. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/3/2005 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Chris Raschka Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.9in length x 0.22in width x 9.84in height Weight: 6.4oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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What if a little girl looked in her dollhouse and found an injured ? and very untidy ? fairy? A sweet story from celebrated illust...rator Jane Ray. When Rosy discovers a real fairy living in her beloved dollhouse ? the one her dad made just for her ? she can?t believe her eyes. But Thistle is no ordinary fairy. Despite a hurt wing, she?s turned all the tiny furnishings topsy-turvy, and she?s starving for raspberries and chips and other treats to eat. Rosy loves nurturing the mischievous fairy back to health, and can?t wait to introduce her to her dad when he returns from his hospital stay. With a true flair for visual detail, Jane Ray offers a tale of family and friendship that touches on illness with a lighthearted tone ? and celebrates the healing power of the imagination. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/25/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Jane Ray Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 11.07in length x 0.43in width x 12.16in height Weight: 21.92oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to m...ake a mark - and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. Just make a mark and see where it takes you. Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can?t draw - she?s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. There! she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti?s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds?s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/15/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Peter H. Reynolds Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 8.49in length x 0.36in width x 7.76in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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Includes a note from the author It is often said that life is a journey, and it?s true. But sometimes it?s hard to know which path... to follow when signs point in so many directions. In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter H. Reynolds once again encourages readers to observe, to wonder, and to consider diverging from the well-worn path ? to pursue their dreams. Originally published more than ten years ago, THE NORTH STAR has had a profound effect on its many readers. This edition, featuring all new art, celebrates the book?s own voyage connecting people around the world. It has inspired classroom activities, a musical, and countless thoughtful journeys. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/14/2009 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Peter H. Reynolds Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.05in length x 0.59in width x 9.05in height Weight: 12oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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Winner of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award! Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the... turn-of-the-century South in a dazzling debut inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. Whether she?s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost ? and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after ? young Zora?s tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora?s best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn?t merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/27/2011 Pages: 192 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Victoria Bond Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 5.33in length x 0.55in width x 7.71in height Weight: 5.36 oz Author: Victoria Bond Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 6.5in length x 0.75in width x 7.79in height Weight: 6.4oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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The creators of the New York Times best-selling Encyclopedia Prehistorica series offer a mythic look at the mysteries of the past ...with an entire pantheon of remarkable pop-ups. For all of recorded history, humans have sought to understand Earth?s mysteries in the realm of the divine ? and aspired to conduct themselves as heroes. Only gods, of course, could push the sun across the sky,forge entire continents, and impel mountains to touch the clouds. In this stunning volume, the incomparable team of Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum?s land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus?s Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin?s frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele?s volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and to many more lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends. Book Details:Format: Pop-Up Publication Date: 1/4/2010 Pages: 12 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Matthew Reinhart Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 7.86in length x 2.66in width x 9.85in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

Candlewick Press
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Here?s to nature?s recyclers! Kids will burrow right into this book about the industrious ? and danger-filled ? life of the deligh...tfully yucky earthworm. Who would want to be friends with a wiggly, slimy worm? You can?t even tell which end is which! But there?s more to these lowly creatures than meets the eye. Kids are invited to find out where worms live, see how they move, and understand why gardeners consider them friends with the help of this humorous and informative look at an unappreciated ? and fascinating ? creature. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/23/2010 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Vivian French Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.11in length x 0.14in width x 9.78in height Weight: 5.59oz. Author: Vivian French Publisher: Candlewick Press Fabulous facts about natures most devoted dad, in an utterly charming picture book. Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That?s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world?s most devoted dad! Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/26/2002 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Martin Jenkins Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.13in length x 0.17in width x 9.86in height Weight: 5.59oz. A great resource for teachers! Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/1/2001 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Dick King-Smith Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.18in length x 0.16in width x 9.85in height Weight: 5.52 oz A great resource for teachers! Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/1/2001 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Martin Jenkins Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.15in length x 0.14in width x 9.85in height Weight: 4oz. A great resource for teachers! Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/1/2001 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Nicola Davies Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.11in length x 0.15in width x 9.84in height Weight: 5.59oz. A charming and informative story about a pipistrelle bat. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of the animals flight, its navigational skills, and the hunt for food. ? SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night! Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/19/2004 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: Nicola Davies Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 9.17in length x 0.15in width x 9.84in height Weight: 5.6oz. A wonderful celebration of the attributes of guinea pigs... A popular pet and familiar subject is given new vigor and interest through originality, love, and respect. ?The Boston Globe I LOVE GUINEA PIGS is an affectionate guide to the most charming of very small animals. Did you know, for instance, that guinea pigs rarely get sick and love to eat? Or that they love one another and have adorable children too? Portrayed in all thier amiable chunkiness, guinea pigs finally recieve the tribute they so richly deserve. Book Details:Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/1/2001 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Auth Read More

Candlewick Press
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A lively picture book biography of Ted Williams from a master of the genre ? just in time for Fenway Parks centennial. Ted William...s lived a life of dedication and passion. He was an ordinary kid who wanted one thing: to hit a baseball better than anyone else. So he practiced his swing every chance he got. He did fingertip push-ups. He ate a lot of food. He practiced his swing again. And then practiced it some more. From his days playing ball in North Park as a kid to his unmatched .406 season in 1941 to his heroic tours of duty as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, the story of Teddy Ballgame is the story of an American hero. In this engrossing biography, a companion to Henry Aaron?s Dream, Matt Tavares makes Ted Williams?s life story accessible to a whole new generation of fans who are sure to admire the hard work, sacrifice, and triumph of the greatest hitter who ever lived. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/14/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Author: Matt Tavares Publisher: Candlewick Press Dimensions: 10.23in length x 0.44in width x 12.08in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

Speedo
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Speedo Junior Kickboard Its time to get the kids in shape having fun and swimming is one of the best ways to do it! Speedos Youth ...Kickboard is ideal for kicking drills and general training. This EVA Junior sized kickboard is great for all ages and swimming levels. Build up leg strength and durability while relaxing the upper body. Kickboard is built from strong EVA foam rubber for maximum floatation and years of durable use. Features: Ideal for kicking drills and general training Perfect for all ages and swimming levels EVA Foam Rubber Construction ? Imported ? 100% EVA FOAM Read More

Crayola
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Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush with Metallic Paper magically lights up in the color of each clear Color Wonder paint. It i...ncludes Color Wonder Metallic Paper for extra shiny metal effects. Product Dimensions (inches): 3.4 (L) by 13 (W) by 12 (H) Age: 6 years and up Recommended Ages:6 ? 15 Read More

Fashion Angels
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Fashion Angels Travel Fashion Design Light Box A delightful way of creating new and exciting fashion designs, Fashion Angels Trave...l Fashion Design Light Box helps young fashionistas design on-the-go. Included sketch-sheets and fashion films are a great way to whip up trendy and new looks to kick start a career in fashion design. The light box is a smart way to create and recreate styles. Why Youll Love It: A smart and chic way to explore fashion designing, this light box is cut out to create endless design combinations. Age: 8 to 15 years Features Ideal way to create runway designs Helps create over 100 different kinds of looks Includes Light box 25 fashion design sketch sheets Fashion films 10 color pencils Sharpener Design guide Required Batteries: 3 AA Recommended Ages:8 ? 15 Dimensions: 10.5in length x 2in width x 11in height Read More

Fashion Angels
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Fashion Angels Monster High Artist Tote Compact Portfolio Set Fashion Angels Monster High Artist Tote Compact Portfolio Set makes ...it easy for kids to design a scary-cool wardrobe for their favorite Monster High characters. The kit comes with an array of tools such as removable plastic stencils and markers which kids can use to trace creepy clothing and accessories designs for the Monster High characters. There are tips and inspiration on how to color, shade and add details that kids may follow to make each creepy outfit unique. Why Youll Love It: These monsters are so stylish its scary. Age: 7 years and up Features Sketch pad allows kids draw designs on the models Great for on the go Removable stencils make it easy to trace clothing and accessory designs on the formatted sketch sheets Wonderful collection of craft activities for hours of fun and creativity Easy storage and transportation Includes A shoulder tote Spiral bound sketch portfolio with plastic cover 10 markers Monster High Compact Sketch Portfolio featuring 40 sketch pages 4 removable plastic stencil sheets with 110 stencil designs 80 stickers Instructions Recommended Ages:7 and up Weight: 1.65 lb Read More

Lights Camera Interaction
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Melissa and Doug Flower Power Wooden Bead Set With Melissa and Doug Flower Power Wooden Bead Set kids can create charming jewelry ...like necklaces and bracelets. Using a huge variety of shapes, colors and patterns, this kit comes with more than 150 beads and 5 laces in a handy box. Why Youll Love It: This wooden bead set is a fun way to introduce growing children to the scintillating world of jewelry and teaches them how to make their own. Age: 4 years and up Features Design your own unique jewelry Contains 150 beads Comes with 5 beautiful laces Recommended Ages:4 ? 6 Weight: 0.8 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Melissa and Doug Favorite Phrases Stamp Set Melissa and Doug Favorite Phrases Stamp Set comes with 10 familiar phrases like I love... you and You are the best. This unique stamp collection makes messages colorful and adds a personal touch to them. These stamps are made of wood and come with a 2-color ink pad consisting of washable, nontoxic ink and 5 colored pencils. Why Youll Love It: Add color and style to personal messages with these carved wooden stamps. Age: 5 years and up Features Wooden stamps with 10 familiar phrases Comes with a 2-color ink pad and 5 colored pencils Adheres to ASTM D-4236 Recommended Ages:4 and up Weight: 1.39 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Melissa and Doug Deluxe Easel Pad Melissa and Doug Deluxe Easel Pad is a pack of two easel pads with 50 sheets of paper in each. T...he premium white bond paper is ideal for water paints, poster colors, markers, crayons and pencils. The pads can be easily mounted on an easel or laid out on the top of a table or even on the floor. Why Youll Love It: Bring out the artist in any kid. Age: 2 years and up Features Wide variety of crayons, pencils, paints and colors can be used on the paper Can be mounted on an easel or laid out on the top of a table or even on the floor Premium white bond paper Promotes creativity in kids Includes 2 easel pads 50 sheets of paper in every pad Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Melissa and Doug Decorate Your Own Melissa and Doug Decorate Your Own helps kids take flight. Kids will have fun putting together ...the wooden jet plane model with the help of the adhesive. They can then paint it with the included brushes, the paint and the plane themed stickers. Why Youll Love It: Your little ones creativity will soar. Age: 4 years and up Features Made of durable wood Easy to assemble Aviation-themed Includes Glue tube Paintbrush 4 pots of paint Stickers Recommended Ages:4 and up Weight: 0.65 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Imagine a landscape full of dinosaurs! Children love using the 8 detailed dino stamps and a two-color inkpad. Its fun creating cou...ntless scenes, and coloring in the pictures with the 5 colored pencils! This well-crafted set is conveniently contained in a sturdy wooden box for organizing and storage. Its a tremendous value that children will use over and over again! Washable, non-toxic kid-friendly ink. Dimensions: 1.8 x 8 x 8.5 Assembled Recommended Ages: 4+ years Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Wooden hearts, flowers and butterflies are hand-crafted and decorated with an array of amazing details and packed into a handy woo...den tray for deluxe jewelry design. Accent beads in a variety of shapes and colors await your young designers creative touch to be strung in an ever changing array of patterns on the eight color-coordinated cords.<ul><li>Product dimensions: 1.0 IN x 12.0 IN x 12.0 IN</li></ul> Features include: ?Deluxe, hand-crafted bead set for infinite jewelry design ?Over 220 wooden beads and 9 color-coordinated cords included ?Packed in a handy wooden tray ?A perfect stringing, patterning and designing activity ?For ages 4 + years Recommended Ages:4 ? 8 Read More

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