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Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton?s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton?...s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet?s history and their leading roles in it today. The book has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles. We are thrilled to provide this updated artistic and visionary work in time for the anniversary of Virginia Lee Burtons 100th birthday. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/16/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.39in width x 9.01in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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Follow scientists as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for these magnificent creatures. It is springtime on the North Slope of Alas...ka, and the U.S. Geological Survey team?the polar bear biologists Kristin Simac and Mike Lockhart?is gearing up for polar bear capturing. During a capture, all information is collected on the sea ice. The scientists locate bears from a helicopter, tranquilize them, give them tattoo ID numbers and tags, and collect data such as height, weight, and body fat measurements and samples such as blood, hair, feces, and even teeth. All this information goes into a large database studied by scientists such as Drs. Steven Amstrup and George Durner, the former and current leaders of the Polar Bear Research Project. For more than forty years, scientists have been capturing bears in order to get information. What has this information been telling scientists about polar bears and global warming? Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Peter Lourie Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 0.5in length x 11in width x 9.25in height Weight: 21.76 oz Read More

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The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks..., minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/15/1998 Pages: 416 Author: Frederick H. Pough Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Dimensions: 4.48in length x 1.18in width x 7.24in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton?s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton?...s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet?s history and their leading roles in it today. The book has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles. We are thrilled to provide this updated artistic and visionary work in time for the anniversary of Virginia Lee Burtons 100th birthday. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/16/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.39in width x 9.01in height Weight: 11.19oz. Read More

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Looking Back: A Book of Memories I would like to introduce you to this book. It has no plot. It is about moments, memories, fragme...nts, falsehoods, and fantasies. It is about things that happened, which caused other things to happen, so that eventually stories emerged. Children as well as adults often ask Lois Lowry where the ideas for her stories came from. In this fascinating, moving autobiography, the Newbery Medalist answers this and many other questions. Her writing often transports readers into her own world. She explores her rich history through family pictures, memories, and recollections of childhood friends. She details pivotal moments that affected her life, inspired her writing, and that magically evolved into rich and wonderful stories that one is reluctant to put down. Lowry fans, and anyone interested in the writing process, will tremendously enjoy this poignant trip through a remarkable writers past. Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.74in width x 9.48in height Weight: 23.19oz. 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: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Frank Asch Publisher: Sandpiper Dimensions: 9.88in length x 0.11in width x 9.99in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

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2012 Robert F. Sibert Medal Winner Winner of the 2012 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Everyone?s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, when yo...ung and old rise early to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy?s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Who first invented these ?upside-down puppets?? Meet Tony Sarg, puppeteer extraordinaire! 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 America?the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy?s Parade. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 11/1/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Melissa Sweet Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11.19in length x 9.09in width x 0.4in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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<DIV>In this vinyl bath book, Curious George visits the beach and takes a trip in his little boat, making some fishy friends along... the way. With singsong rhyming text, adorable art, and a squeaky toy boat, this book and toy combination will be a favorite at bathtime.</div> Book Details: Format: Book+Toy Publication Date: 6/22/2009 Pages: 8 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 5.98in length x 1.88in width x 5.98in height Weight: 3.2oz. Read More

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H. A. Rey and his wife, Margret, first introduced young readers to the big-hearted, fun-loving troublemaker-hero Curious George in... 1941. In this two-hundred-page hardcover treasury, Curious George fans will find eight stories based on the popular primate, painted in Rey?s original watercolor and charcoal style: Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory (1998), Curious George and the Puppies (1998), Curious George Makes Pancakes (1998), Curious George Feeds the Animals (1998), Curious George Goes to a Movie (1998), Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon (1998), Curious George in the Snow (1998), and Curious George?s Dream (1998). A five-page essay about the author-illustrator team closes this appealing collection of adventures for Curious George fans young and old. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/4/2006 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 9.09in length x 9.19in width x 0.8in height Weight: 37.43oz. 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 Book Publication Date: 3/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 9.25in length x 10.15in width x 1.05in height Weight: 25.6oz. 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 ?being the first to make up after an argument,? or ?going to bed without a nightlight.? 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 Binding Publication Date: 10/28/2002 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.38in length x 0.39in width x 8.26in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shell...s, 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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Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. ?Rene Magritte D.B. Johnson writes and... illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magrittes own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magrittes work. This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 4/17/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: D. B. Johnson Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.39in width x 10.98in height Weight: 23.19oz. Read More

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How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world?s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an ey...e that?s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don?t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself?at their actual size. Book Details:Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/25/2004 Pages: 34 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 12.31in length x 10.33in width x 0.38in height Weight: 17.6oz. Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11.67in length x 9.23in width x 0.15in height Weight: 8oz. Read More

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People call it ?The Ghost of the Mountain,? for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful spotted coats c...onceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitat?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 distances?prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards are invisible?and almost impossible to study. But that doesn?t deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their lives? work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesn?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 doesn?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, focus?and yes, love?to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But that?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: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/17/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Sy Montgomery Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.09in length x 11.22in width x 0.53in height Weight: 22.39oz. 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 ?being the first to make up after an argument,? or ?going to bed without a nightlight.? 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 Binding Publication Date: 10/28/2002 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Bernard Waber Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.38in length x 0.39in width x 8.26in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

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If you can read musical notes, you can sing any song or play any piece. But musical notes have not always been here. Long ago, son...gs were memorized. If songs were forgotten, they were lost forever. Thanks to one man, Guido d?Arezzo, music now can last forever. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 1/8/2007 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Susan Roth Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11.24in length x 8.83in width x 0.39in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

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The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradual...ly, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead. Finally, only one boy remained, and he had no money for candy. Years later, the Kamishibai man and his wife made another batch of candy, and he pedaled into town to tell one more story?his own. When he comes out of the reverie of his memories, he looks around to see he is surrounded by familiar faces?the children he used to entertain have returned, all grown up and more eager than ever to listen to his delightful tales. Using two very different yet remarkable styles of art, Allen Say tells a tale within a tale, transporting readers seamlessly to the Japan of his memories. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/24/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Allen Say Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11in length x 10.06in width x 0.36in height Weight: 17.6oz. 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: Paperback Publication Date: 3/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Frank Asch Publisher: Sandpiper Dimensions: 9.88in length x 0.11in width x 9.99in height Weight: 5.59oz. Read More

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A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals.What makes the tiny snail shell so... beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again?in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? With simplicity and grace, Krommes and Sidman not only reveal the many spirals in nature?from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies? but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/4/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Joyce Sidman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.51in width x 9.48in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

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In 1991, mountain climbers on the Niederjoch Glacier on the Italian-Austrian border came across something unexpected: a body. It h...ad been a very warm summer, and five bodies had already turned up in the area. But something here was different. The materials found with the body suggested it might be very old, perhaps from the 1800s. But radiocarbon dating proved the iceman was 5,300 years older, from the Copper Age. He was named Ítzi and he is the oldest human mummy preserved in ice ever found. James M. Deem takes us on a captivating and creepy journey to learn about glaciers, hulking masses of moving ice that are now offering up many secrets of the past. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/6/2008 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: James M. Deem Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.09in length x 11.3in width x 0.5in height Weight: 23.19oz. Read More

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The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterio...us relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost? Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/28/1986 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Chris Van Allsburg Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.63in length x 10.42in width x 0.4in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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I See a Kookaburra! lets readers search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where ...they live. Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments. Incorporated into the book is an interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Turn the page to see if you were able to find them all! Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 5/30/2005 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 10.22in length x 10.03in width x 0.38in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

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One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this... lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. ?Walsh?s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that?s great fun as well as informative.?--School Library Journal Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 6/7/2010 Pages: 30 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Author: Ellen Stoll Walsh Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 5.51in length x 6.37in width x 0.89in height Weight: 6.4oz. Read More

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What can happen in just a second, a minute, or an hour? How can we measure time? The flap of a vulture?s wing. A crocodile?s heart...beat. The weight of a baby blue whale. The life of a mayfly. These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time. But what exactly is time? In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock. This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/25/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Read More

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Noah Webster and His Words Websters American Dictionary is the second most popular book ever printed in English. But who was that ...Webster? Noah Webster (1758- 1843) was a bookish Connecticut farm boy who became obsessed with uniting America through language. Author: Jeri Chase Ferris Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 0.5in length x 8.5in width x 11in height Weight: 13.44 oz Read More

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When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things you just dont do. Its clearly a bad idea to tease a ti...ger, pull a pythons tail, or bother a black widow spider. But do you know how dangerous it can be to pet a platypus, collect a cone shell, or touch a tang fish? Some creatures have developed unusual ways of protecting themselves or catching prey, and this can make them unexpectedly hazardous to your health. In this dynamic and fascinating picture book by Steve Jenkins, youll find out what you should never do if you encounter one of these surprisingly dangerous animals. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/19/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Steve Jenkins Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 10.39in length x 10.31in width x 0.45in height Weight: 12oz. 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 Book Publication Date: 3/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 9.25in length x 10.15in width x 1.05in height Weight: 25.6oz. Read More

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This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what ma...kes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/20/1998 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Jay Pasachoff Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Dimensions: 3.74in length x 0.23in width x 7.08in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

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Young children will enjoy learning about colors and flowers with this new edition of one of Lois Ehlerts most popular titles in a ...brand-new format. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 6/1/2003 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Lois Ehlert Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 5.5in length x 6.5in width x 0.67in height Weight: 13.43oz. Read More

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With poetic language and striking illustrations, Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of ancient Egypt came t...o be built?and built again. In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, the mighty pharaoh, across the winding waterway and into a new world. Pharaoh?s boat will be a wonder to behold, and well prepared for the voyage ahead. But no one, not even the Egyptian king himself, could have imagined just where the journey of Pharaoh?s boat would ultimately lead .s.s. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/18/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: David L. Weitzman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9in length x 11.19in width x 0.6in height Weight: 20.8oz. Read More

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Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 4/15/2000 Pages: 448 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Houghton Mifflin Schoo...l Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School Dimensions: 10.84in length x 8.55in width x 0.74in height Weight: 30.4oz. Read More

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Summary: 0 About the Author: ?Chris Van Allsburg has won two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, a Caldecott Hono...r for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, the National Book Award, and the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in childrens literature. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He has never gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Author: Chris Van Allsburg Illustrator:0 Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Published Date:04/04/2011 Format:Hardcover ISBN:0547315813 #of pages:#N/A Author: Chris Van Allsburg Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 11.77in length x 8.5in width x 0.46in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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Seahorses, some of the ocean?s most charming fish, are in trouble. In the past twenty years their populations has declined. They a...re threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change. In Handumon in the Philippines, villagers and conservationists have joined to protect the seahorse and the coral reefs where they live. Amanda Vincent and Heather Koldewey, founders of Project Seahorse, work with Filipino colleagues and local fishers like ?Digoy? Paden to protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Through their efforts the Handumon Marine Protected Area is now a model ?underwater park? where marine life is safe from fishing. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/12/2010 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Pamela S. Turner Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.25in length x 11.28in width x 0.47in height Read More

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People call it ?The Ghost of the Mountain,? for those who live among snow leopards almost never see one. Beautiful spotted coats c...onceal these elusive cats in their rocky, high-altitude habitat?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 distances?prey that is often three times its own size. Slinking along the Mongolian mountain ridges, the snow leopards are invisible?and almost impossible to study. But that doesn?t deter scientist Tom McCarthy, Conservation Director of the Seattle-based Snow Leopard Trust, or his many colleagues from dedicating their lives? work to the study and protection of this seldom-seen creature. And it doesn?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 doesn?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, focus?and yes, love?to dedicate a lifetime learning more about this little-understood creature. But that?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: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/17/2009 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Sy Montgomery Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.09in length x 11.22in width x 0.53in height Weight: 22.39oz. Read More

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From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would... capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentleys enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientists vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied. -- Wilson Bentley. SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY won the 1999 Caldecott Medal. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/28/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.99in length x 0.19in width x 9.99in height Weight: 7.2oz. Author: Jacqueline Briggs MartinPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 10.74in length x 0.35in width x 10.51in height Weight: 15.51oz. Read More

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The enigmatic origins of the stranger that Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterio...us relation to the weather. Could he be Jack Frost? Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 10/28/1986 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Chris Van Allsburg Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.63in length x 10.42in width x 0.4in height Weight: 17.6oz. Read More

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After dark in a Mexican border town, a father holds open a hole in a wire fence as his wife and two small boys crawl through. So b...egins life in the United States for many people every day. And so begins this collection of twelve autobiographical stories by Santa Clara University professor Francisco Jimenez, who at the age of four illegally crossed the border with his family in 1947. The Circuit, the story of young Panchito and his trumpet, is one of the most widely anthologized stories in Chicano literature. At long last, Jimenez offers more about the wise, sensitive little boy who has grown into a role model for subsequent generations of immigrants. These independent but intertwined stories follow the family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots--and back agai--over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family of four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endures. A jewel of a book--Rolando Hinojosa-Smith These stories are so realistic they choke the heart.--Rudolfo Anaya Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/1/1997 Pages: 134 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Francisco Jimenez Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 5.23in length x 0.59in width x 7.24in height Weight: 7.2oz. Author: Francisco JimenezPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 4.99in length x 0.39in width x 7.24in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

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John James Audubon was a boy who loved the out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying birds in nature, n...ot just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring. This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds. Capturing the early passion of America?s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own homes. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 9/27/2004 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Jacqueline Davies Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.18in length x 0.35in width x 10.35in height Weight: 11.2oz. Read More

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A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals.What makes the tiny snail shell so... beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again?in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear? With simplicity and grace, Krommes and Sidman not only reveal the many spirals in nature?from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies? but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/4/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Joyce Sidman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.48in length x 0.51in width x 9.48in height Weight: 9.59oz. Read More

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They threw rocks and rotten eggs at the school windows. Villagers refused to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students atte...nd the town church. Mysteriously, her schoolhouse was set on fire?by whom and how remains a mystery. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put her on trial for breaking the law. Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. Trying to open and maintain one of the first African American schools in America. Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Canterbury, Connecticut, and her elegant white schoolhouse at the center of town will give readers a glimpse of what it is like to try to change the world when few agree with you. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/24/2005 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Suzanne Jurmain Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.19in length x 7.67in width x 0.8in height Weight: 25.6oz. Read More

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Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shell...s, 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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In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees from the Florida sky; Lucy Keith spends a weekend rescui...ng manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes the author on an Amazonian boat trip, looking for a young manatee he released back into the wild, with emotional results. These scientists are working hard to save manatees: docile, large sea mammals who are eaten in some parts of the world, feared in others, and adored in still others. But factors such as human encroachment, disease, environmental hazards, and being hunted are causing their numbers to decline: they are an endangered species, in need of help. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/11/2011 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Peter Lourie Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.26in length x 11.33in width x 0.51in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

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Red oozes from the patients gums. He has a rushing headache and the whites of his eyes look like lemons. He will likely die within... days. Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the words most vicious plagues: yellow fever. Set in fever-stricken Cuba, the reader feels the heavy air, smell the stench of disease, hear the whine of mosquitoes biting human volunteers during the surreal experiments. Exploring themes of courage, cooperation, and the ethics of human experimentation, this gripping account is ultimately a story of the triumph of science. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/26/2009 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Suzanne Jurmain Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.14in length x 7.86in width x 0.53in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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Dr. Merlin Tuttle and his colleagues at Bat Conservation International arent scared of bats. These bat crusaders are fascinated by... them, with good reason. Bats fly the night skies in nearly every part of the world, but they are the least studied of all mammals. As the major predator of night-flying insects, bats eat many pests. Unfortunately bats are facing many problems, including a terrifying new disease. White-nose Syndrome is infecting and killing millions of hibernating bats in North America. But Dr. Tuttle, with the help of his fellow bat scientists are in the trenches?and caves?on the front line of the fight to save their beloved bats. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/6/2010 Pages: 80 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Author: Mary Kay Carson Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.27in length x 11.25in width x 0.51in height Weight: 21.6oz. Read More

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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky..., this classic book makes H. A. Rey?s passion for astronomy evident on every page. Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter half of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, including sections on earth-asteroid collisions, black holes, supernovas, the Kuiper Belt (asteroid belt beyond Neptune), Pluto?s reclassification, and how the moon was formed. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 10/27/2008 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: HMH Books Dimensions: 10.8in length x 8.4in width x 0.6in height Weight: 20.48oz. Read More

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When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism. While Temple?s d...octor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate for autism, Temple uses her experience as an example of the unique contributions that autistic people can make. This compelling biography complete with Temple?s personal photos takes us inside her extraordinary mind and opens the door to a broader understanding of autism. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/3/2012 Pages: 148 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Sy Montgomery Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 0.75in length x 7.5in width x 10.5in height Weight: 23.36 oz Read More

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A ride on the train is exciting. There?s always something new to see, even if you?ve been there before. But some train rides are b...etter than others . . . What if a train took you somewhere else entirely? What if the doors opened in a strange, new place? This is one train stop you won?t want to miss! Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 4/7/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Barbara Lehman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.07in length x 11.16in width x 0.36in height Weight: 13.59oz. Read More

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The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the... computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/26/1998 Pages: 400 Reading Level: Age 12 and Up Author: David Macaulay Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 8.74in length x 1.37in width x 11.25in height Weight: 63.2oz. Read More

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When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to pu...t them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back. In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz?s class writes of crushes, overbearing parents, loving and losing pets, and more. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed. Book Details: Format: Library Binding Publication Date: 4/9/2007 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 9 and Up Author: Joyce Sidman Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Dimensions: 9.56in length x 7.83in width x 0.44in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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