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Kids Can Press
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Learning about buildings and how they are constructed has never been so much fun. This gem of a book introduces young readers to b...asic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends keen on building a doghouse for their pet pooch, Max. To find out more about the task, Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally and Pedro head to the library, where they learn about foundations, beams, frames and other building fundamentals. Fun facts, bright illustrations and comic-book-style discussions among the characters add to the mix. An activity at the end of the book invites readers to make their own mini doghouse out of marshmallows, paper, glue and craft sticks.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Kids Can Press
$12.28 at Amazon.com

Look closely. Look very closely. Is it -a string of beads? Stars in the sky? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's ...an ochre sea star! See what looks like a bird's beak revealed as a gooseneck barnacle, blades of grass as a blue mussel, and many more surprises when you look closely along the shore. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discovery through four environments -- the forest, the shore, the desert and the garden. Frank Serafini's camera lens enlarges each world through the magic of close-up photography. Young eyes will rediscover our planet as a place of beauty, mystery and delight. Readers are first challenged to guess the identity of each close-up photograph. The next page reveals the entire photograph of the plant, animal or natural object accompanied by a simple but detailed description of the habitat. By inspiring children to ask questions and use their imaginations, these books help build problem-solving skills. They also encourage curiosity about environments that, examined this closely, are full of unexpected wonders.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

Kids Can Press
$12.28 at Amazon.com

Look closely. Look very closely. Is it -flakes of oatmeal? A moldy orange? Give up? Just turn the page and, lo and behold, it's a ...spotted toadstool! See what looks like gummy candy revealed as a millipede, a woolly scarf as frost on leaves, and many more surprises when you look closely through the forest. The Looking Closely series takes children on a journey of discovery through four environments -- the forest, the shore, the desert and the garden. Frank Serafini's camera lens enlarges each world through the magic of close-up photography. Young eyes will rediscover our planet as a place of beauty, mystery and delight. Readers are first challenged to guess the identity of each closeup photograph. The next page reveals the entire photograph of the plant, animal or natural object accompanied by a simple but detailed description of the habitat. By inspiring children to ask questions and use their imaginations, these books help build problem-solving skills. They also encourage curiosity about environments that, examined this closely, are full of unexpected wonders.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

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