Houghton Mifflin The Beetle Book

Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities?what?s not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four... living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Read More

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How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the worldand#8217;s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long ...or an eye thatand#8217;s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures donand#8217;t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourselfand#8212;at their actual size.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/25/2004Pages: 34Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many ...other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like and#147;being the first to make up after an argument,and#8221; or and#147;going to bed without a nightlight.and#8221; Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 10/28/2002Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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One hot summer day, George and the man with the yellow hat go to the beach. What fun George has at the beach! What fun he has feed...ing the seagulls! It's fun, that is, until they fly away with something valuable and George must find a clever way to save the day.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/25/1999Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

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This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings as well as how to nurture t...heir growth.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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People call it and#147;The Ghost of the Mountain,and#8221; for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful ...spotted coats conceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitatand#151;a place where temperatures are often cold enough to freeze human tears. A thick, long tail for balance helps snow leopards spring at their prey from great distancesand#151;prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards are invisibleand#151;and almost impossible to study. But that doesnand#8217;t deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their livesand#8217; work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesnand#8217;t stop Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop from packing their bags in order to join Tom on a trek to Mongolia, where they hope to learn more about this magical cat, a cat who doesnand#8217;t give up its secrets easily. It will take endurance and persistence to climb the dusty mountain trails, hope of a snow leopard sighting rising and falling with each new summit. It will take practice and experience to lay humane leghold snares, collect scat samples, and set up motion-triggered cameras. It will take patience, focusand#151;and yes, loveand#151;to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But thatand#8217;s the only way the Snow Leopard Trust can protect their charges, before the snow leopard truly becomes nothing but a ghost of the mountain. With a dazzling, as-it-happens narrative and spectacular photographs, Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop bring Mongolia up close for readers everywhere.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/17/2009Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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This story celebrates friendship that one child has with the Earth. They play together, listen to each other, and nourish each oth...er. But when the Earth is sad, the child is sad--so he finds a way to make his friend, the Earth, happy.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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2012and#160;Robert F.and#160;Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyoneand#8217;s a New Yorker on Tha...nksgiving Day, when young and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macyand#8217;s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these and#8220;upside-down puppetsand#8221;? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire!and#160;In brilliant collage illustrations, the award-winning artist Melissa Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to Americaand#8212;the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macyand#8217;s Parade.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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If You Lived Here: Houses of the World Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in whic...h people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide--log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts--this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons--such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever Read More

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Beetles squeak and beetles glow.Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water.With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells,... knobs, and other odditiesand#8212;whatand#8217;s notto like about beetles?The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle.There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there maybe as many as a million.From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch longtitan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating arrayof these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made tosurvive.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 4/3/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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This Nok-Hockey is solid 3/4" thick pine frame joined using clampnails (furniture industry assembly method) and solid wood corner ...reinforcements. 1/4" thick hardboard playing surface with two color screened on graphics using lead-free ink and hardwood goal zone obstacles. Game includes two hardwood pucks and two red plastic hockey sticks. Read More

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Gymnic Hop 45 Gymnic Hop 45 is made from high quality vinyl. This is a fun ball and it can be used on all indoor surfaces. You can... also use it on smooth outer surfaces. It promotes children's body coordination, balance and lymph circulation. Features Promotes coordination and balance Enhances blood circulation Good for overall fitness Made of strong latex-free material Has a strong handgrip Requires inflation Age/Weight Limit: 3 to 5 years/ Up to 300 lbs. Read More

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Iwako Japanese Eraser Set - Emergency Vehicles 9 Police and Fire Dept. Iwako Japanese Erasers. Iwako has been making erasers in Ja...pan for over 40 years. Each eraser is designed and its mold made, by skilled craftsmen. Every Iwako eraser is hand finished and assembled in Iwako's factory in Japan. Excess material from the molding process is recycled to make more erasers. Includes Emergency Aid Car, Police Car, Fire Engine, Police Motorcycle, Fire Extinguisher and four Emergency Cone Barrier assemblies. Super cute erasers are made with recyclable non-PVC material, lead and phthalate free. Can be taken apart and reassembled like a puzzle.Recommended Ages:5 and#8211; 9 Read More

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Mmm! Create a delicious sand cake at the beach or in the sandbox with the Sun Bistro Fancy Cake Bakery from HABA! Create individua...l slices or an entire cake with the Cake slice mold decorate them with the frosting mold and use the cake server to hand them out!. Age: 3 - 5 years. Height: 2.6. Length: 13.8. Width: 8.8. Materials: Plastic. Read More

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Inexpensive, durable all synthetic shuttle designed for schools, juniors and beginners. Available in medium speed in white.

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This soft, plush Rocking Max Moose from Happy Trails? is sure to be your child's favorite toy. It is hand crafted with a wood core... and stands on sturdy wooden rockers. Your little one will enjoy hours exploring the wilderness with this wonderful Plush R Read More

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Mmm! Create a delicious snack with the Sun Bistro Sand French Fries from HABA! Perfect for the beach or the sandbox, fill up the F...rench fries mold with sand and serve up a stack of them in the little dish! ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender children's hands, as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds. All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support children's development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the Children's game of the Year award. Read More

Marky Sparky
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The Air Bolt system is simple- It was developed to launch our Blast Pad Missiles unbelievably high. These missiles travel farther ...and stay aloft longer than anything else on the market. This refill set includes 3 Air Bolt missiles for use with the Air Bolt Advanced Missile Launch System.Recommended Ages:10 and up Read More

Ocean Rodeo Sports
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Ocean Rodeo Sports 2012 Cypher Kite , 5 M, Kelp Superior unhooked Park / Wake / Surf performance! The 4 strut Cypher is the newest... kite in the line up and is designed for rock steady unhooked and new school riding. Designed to sit deep in the window and drift when chased down wind the Cypher excels in the park and unhooked on the waves! Read More

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Nerf Vortex Ammo Refills Nerf Vortex Ammo Refills contains 40 discs that glow in the dark so that you can enjoy playing at the nig...ht. The refill also gives you a cutting-edge fighting experience. Age: 8 years and up Features Contains multiple discs High end design Glow in the dark Recommended accessory for Nerf vortex Large diameter Compatibility: With the Nerf vortex guns Read More

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