Margaret K. McElderry Books Bear Stays Up for Christmas

The day before Christmas, snuggled on his floor, Bear sleeps soundly with a great big snore.... Bears friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, ha...ng up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up -- by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents! How a SURPRISE visit from someone very special gives Bear and his friends a Christmas to remember makes an enchanting holiday story for young readers. With Karma Wilsons memorable text and Jane Chapmans glowing illustrations, Bear Stays Up for Christmas is a book to cherish throughout the year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/7/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Come explore the hidden shapes and patterns in nature. The peacocks flashy tail is a masterpiece of color and shape. A buzzing bee...hive is built of tiny hexagons. Even a snakes skin is patterned with diamonds. Poet Betsy Franco and Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins bring geometry to life in this lively, lyrical look at the shapes and patterns that can be found in the most unexpected places. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/26/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 10.36in length x 10.33in width x 0.43in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Emperor Ping, the boy emperor known for his love of harmony, sets a challenge to the children of his kingdom: show him the greates...t power in the world. To know the greatest power in the world is to know the greatest peace, Emperor Ping announces. Whoever knows this harmony will become the new prime minister. The children get to work right away and have many bright ideas. The greatest power must be weapons! It must be beauty! It must be money! But as a young girl named Sing reflects upon the challenge, she wonders how any of those things, which cannot last forever, could be the greatest power in the world. She is certain there is something even more powerful, and the source of this power will surprise and delight her. A companion to Demis stunning picture book The Empty Pot, The Greatest Power continues the story of Ping now that he has become an emperor. With striking artwork and a lovely, lyrical text, this next chapter in Emperor Pings life is sure to enrapture young readers. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/24/2004 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Dimensions: 10.33in length x 10.32in width x 0.4in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

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On a summer night by a small pond, all seems still. But a closer look reveals a world of activity?mayflies dart, beetles dive, fro...gs spring, skunks shuffle, and owls swoop. As a young girl watches, the circle of life unfolds. Betsy Franco?s rhythmic, cumulative text makes this a lively read-aloud, and rich, luminous paintings by Stefano Vitale capture the bold beauty of nature. Young readers will be inspired to journey into their own backyards and discover the wonder of the living, breathing world around them. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 6/9/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 11.19in length x 9.35in width x 0.41in height Weight: 16.16oz. Read More

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A thirty-foot yacht, adrift well out to sea, sends, MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Please respond to our plea! Hearing this call for help, the Un...ited States Coast Guard leaps into action. A team of four highly trained rescue specialists head out in an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter. Battling fierce conditions, the Coast Guard team finally locates the disabled boat, rescues the crew, treats injured passengers, and carries them back to safety. Complemented by dramatic, striking illustrations, Chris L. Demarests text brings into vivid focus one of the many important jobs performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. A detailed authors note provides additional information about the search-and-rescue process, making this a terrific book for any school or home library. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/18/2004 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 12.4in length x 9.35in width x 0.41in height Weight: 18.4oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Winter is just over, the sky is gray, and the ground is brown. Little Mortimer Mouse munches on sunflower seeds and longs to see s...omething green. Upon overhearing the story of how springtime rain and sunshine nurture little seeds to grow into great big green plants, Mortimer is skeptical but decides to plant one of his seeds, just to see if such a miracle really can happen. Mortimer finds a perfect sport to plant the seed, and then...he waits. And waits. And waits. Impatient, Mortimer thinks nothing is ever going to happen to the little seed. But then something does happen. Something wonderful. Something divine. Something green! First introduced in the bestselling Mortimers Christmas Manger, Mortimer Mouse returns with gutso in this inspirational offering that celebrates the miracle of springtime. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/24/2009 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Dimensions: 10in length x 10.3in width x 0.4in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Using words to represent each letter of the alphabet is called the International Communications Alphabet (ICA). This alphabet is u...tilized by the United States military and throughout all civil aviation to clarify and strengthen communications. Complete with the signal flags that the United States Navy has created to give each letter a color-coded shape, Chris Demarests dynamic alphabet book honors the men and women who have served, are serving, or will serve in our armed forces -- and will thoroughly engage young Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/17/2005 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Dimensions: 12.4in length x 0.39in width x 9.25in height Weight: 16.8oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Jolly, Griffin, and their pirate friends are back, battling to save the world from the evil Maelstrom. Griffin leaves his magic ro...om in the belly of a giant whale to take on the lord of the kobalins. Princess Soledad fights to protect the sea star city and encounters an awe-inspiring serpent god. Together, Jolly and Munk make their way underwater to reach the center of the Maelstrom. There they meet the beautiful Aina, who is a polliwog like themselves but from an ancient time. Is she a girl or a ghost? A friend or an enemy? While the battle for the sea star city is raging, Jolly learns the shocking truth about Aina. As Jolly begins to understand the past, she realizes what she must do to save the whole Caribbean. But is she already too late? This rip-roaring fantasy filled with nonstop action is a perfect ending to magical mastermind Kai Meyers swashbuckling Wave Walkers trilogy. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 12/16/2008 Pages: 384 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Dimensions: 7.4in length x 5.09in width x 1in height Weight: 4.79oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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What is America? It is fifty states from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. It is a flag of stars and stripes. It... is farmers, miners, factory workers, bakers, and bankers. It is Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon, swamps and desert. It is the stories of all of us, told together. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 5/31/2005 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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You all know... Do Your Ears Hang Low? and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, but what about Are You Quite Polite? and Quiet in the Li...brary ?!Songwriter and comedy writer extraordinaire Alan Katz has done it again! Turning his attention to the subject of good and bad manners, he has created a hilarious new guide to manners that kids will love to follow -- laughing all the way! With brilliantly funny pictures by illustrator and cartoonist David Catrow, this new collection promises hours of well-mannered silly dillyness for kids everywhere! Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/26/2006 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up Dimensions: 11.25in length x 8.92in width x 0.41in height Weight: 14.4oz. Read More

Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Come explore the hidden shapes and patterns in nature. The peacocks flashy tail is a masterpiece of color and shape. A buzzing bee...hive is built of tiny hexagons. Even a snakes skin is patterned with diamonds. Poet Betsy Franco and Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins bring geometry to life in this lively, lyrical look at the shapes and patterns that can be found in the most unexpected places. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/26/2008 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Dimensions: 10.36in length x 10.33in width x 0.43in height Weight: 15.19oz. Read More

Munchkin
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Turn your tub into a classroom with these floating letters and numbers that can also stick to the sides.

Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers stick to the bath tub to help little ones learn the alphabet a...nd counting while they splash in the tub. It has 26 floating letters and numbers in six colors that provide endless opportunities for learning. They are made from a soft, durable and nontoxic foam material. Why Youll Love It: Munchkin Bath Letters and Numbers toy is a classic and durable toy that encourages learning and helps children discover active, social and creative play. Age: 3 years and up Features Shapes stick to tub walls when wet 26 floating letters (A-Z) and 10 floating numbers (0-9) Soft and durable foam Encourages learning Dimensions: 10in length x 8in width x 2.5in height Product Dimensions (inches): 10.3 (L) x 8 (W) x 2.3 (H) Product Weight: 10.9 oz. Read More

Chronicle Books
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Break out the pencils and crayons, and help the whale spout and the chameleon change colors! Draw the noodles in the soup and the ...toppings on the pizza with these giant coloring and doodling pads of 52 place mats each! Picky eaters and restless restaurant-goers of all ages will love Taro Gomi s signature humor and welcome the invitation to imagine and create at mealtime. Product Measures: 12.25 x 10.25 x 0.5 Recommended Ages: 0 years and up Read More

Seedling
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Get your family in the holiday spirit--any time, any place--with this festive craft. Design your own snow globe, complete with mini figures and falling snow. It's a great homemade gift for the grandparents and a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday break!

Seedling Paddleball w/ Your Own DesignPlay paddleball your way, with your very own design. Just draw it on and play! Includes: Woo...den Paddleball and 3 Craft Markers.Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.7 x 11.4Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own BirdhouseWhat do you think will attract birds? Paint or decorate your own birdhouse. Includes: Wooden Birdhouse, Acrylic Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 5 x 7Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling French Knitting SpoolCreate knitted cords great for cool bracelets and brooches. Includes: Yarn. Mushroom Knitting Doll and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling DIY Friendship BraceletsPopular with all the stars, now you and your friends can make your own! Includes: Embroidery Thread, Candy Colored Beads, Safety Pin and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Paint It, Spin ItPaint your own spinning top ready for whipping into action! Includes: Wooden Spinning Top, Paints, Paint Brush and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling My Mini MasterpieceExhibit your own miniature painting fit for a gallery! Includes: Wooden Easel, Canvas, 3 Tubes of Paint and Paint BrushProduct Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.5 x 6.3Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Indie BanglesExpress your own unique style by using fabric and ribbons woven around wooden bangles. Includes: Wooden Bangles, Embroidery Thread, Assorted Fabric, Assorted Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Colour the Earth Inflates into a jumbo Earth 40cm in diameter. Ready to color and play! Includes: Seedling 40cm Inflatable World and Craft Markers. Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.7 x 9.6 Recommended Ages: 3 years and Up Seedling Explorer LED HeadlampAAA Batteries Included - Ready for adventure! With on/off and flash setting. Includes: LED Headlamp and Batteries.Product Dimensions: 2.3 by 4.7 by 5Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Seedling Make Your Own Snow GlobeModel your own figurines, add water, glitter, and shake! Look its snowing! Includes: Plastic Globe, Make and Bake Polymer Clay, Snow Globe Stand, Glitter, EVA Sheet and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 8Recommended Ages: 6 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Wooden ShieldDesign your own coat of arms and shield ready for adventure! Includes: Wooden Shield, Acrylic Paints,Paint Brushes and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.8 x 14.6Recommended Ages: 5 years and Up Seedling Design Your Own Tote BagInspire others with your unique back designed by you! Perfect for taking shopping, to school, or to the library! Includes: Cotton Tote Bag, Fabric Paints, Glitter Glue, Assorted Fabrics, Striped Ribbon, Craft Glue and Instructions.Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 10.8 x 14.8Recommended Ages: 4 years and Up Read More

Alex Toys
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Your child can sweeten up her style with this color-in messenger bag that comes with a matching pouch to hold the markers or other accessories.

Color a sweet bag with Alex Crafts Color A Candy Bag. The bag measures 14 (W) x 11 (H) x 4 (D) (36 cm. x 28 cm. x 10 cm.), which i...s big enough for school books and binders. It includes 6 brightly colored permanent markers in a luggage tag pouch you can color, too. Product Dimensions (inches): 4 (L) x 14 (W) x 11 (H) Age: 7 years and up Recommended Ages:7 ? 12 Read More

Little Tikes
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You might not have the fire pole to slide down from in your house, but this darling ride-on will make your preschooler feel like a real-life hero. It even comes with a working tank and hose that squirts water!

Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck Kids can now role play heroes with Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire Truck. Kids just ho...p in this retro-styled fire truck and rush to the scene. This truck features a pressurized water tank and hose that can squirt water, giving the entire rescue mission a realistic ring. Why Youll Love It: This truck helps kids develop balance and coordination skills along with muscle strength. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Retro style Upfront smiling face Pressurized water tank Detachable hose Adult assembly required NOTE: This item may ship in its original packaging and not in a Diapers.com box. Product contents may not be concealed. Dimensions: 31in length x 17in width x 16in height Product Dimensions (inches): 31 (L) x 17 (W) x 16 (H) Product Weight: 18.21 lbs. Read More

Plan Toys
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Do the robot! Your preschooler can build a ?bot buddy by combining a variety of wooden pieces. Bonus: The faces all have different expressions to teach your child about emotions.

Plan Toys Build A Robot (9 pcs) Plan Toys Build A Robot helps build developing imaginations.Kids get the chance to think and build... a robot with nine pieces, including interchangeable heads. Once its built, the robot can even movie its hands and legs so kids can work on their motor skills. Why Youll Love It: Kids have the opportunity to not just build their own robot but play with it, too. Age: 3 years and up Features 9 robot building parts 4 interchangeablerobot heads Develop creative imagination ABOUT PLANTOYS Founded in southern Thailand in 1981, PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood. We are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. PlanToys takes a step to go beyond Green by taking the concept of Sustainability into practice with the belief that everyone can contribute to a better world by playing sustainably. PlanToys uses a variety of materials, including; organic rubberwood, e-zero glue, water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, soy and water-based ink and our proprietary PlanWood. PlanWood is a high density fiber composite wood made from reclaimed wood particles left from the manufacturing process of toys in the factory. This material allows toys to be made safe, stronger and more durable. PlanToys is again the first wooden toys company in the worlds been using this method to make toys since 2010. Recommended Ages:3 ? 7 Weight: 1 lb Product Dimensions (inches): 7.4 (L) x 3 (W) x 7.4 (H) Product Weight: 14.8 oz. Sustainable Materials: 100% rubberwood Rubberwood: Wood harvested from older rubber trees that no longer yield latex. These trees would otherwise be burned. Read More

LEGO
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Hats off to LEGO for the genius idea of combining two toy-box must-haves: a shape sorter and building bricks. The starter kit guides kids through basic builds, such as an elephant or parrot, and the sorting lids sit on top of the storage container to make clean up fun.

LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 contains assorted color-coded basic and rounded bricks that help c...hildren sort the shapes needed to build a cute parrot, elephant and giraffe. The sorting plates also double as a lid for the sturdy plastic storage box. Why Youll Love It: LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter 6784 makes children aware of shapes, colors and different animals. Age: 18 months and up Features Assortment of color-coded basic and rounded bricks Sorting plates double as a storage box lid Cute animal theme Builds different animals Includes Eye decoration Sorting plates Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 7.99in length x 7.56in width x 7.99in height Weight: 1.24lb Read More

LEGO
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LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631 Add some new fun with LEGO Duplo My First Build 4631. This playset is a modern option to keep kids ...engaged and active. This playset lets kids construct. The detailed crafting, bright colors, different shapes and sizes make it more attractive and approachable. Age: 18 months to 5 years Features Durable, colorful and attractive Features instruction building cards Sharpens visual abilities Offers endless build ideas Helps in early learning and identification Easy-to-build building through direction Includes: Guide to building Recommended Ages:2 ? 5 Dimensions: 15.03in length x 3.7in width x 10.31in height Weight: 1.95 lb Read More

Melissa & Doug
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Play house any place, any time, with this portable wooden set. The darling poseable figures and variety of furniture will encourage your preschooler to use her imagination.

It?s the little things that make this house a home. Check out the detailed shingle work and the sweet shutters. This mini wooden d...ollhouse also features two interior staircases, four rooms, a functional door and open-air windows. Plus, the set comes with two flexible wooden play figures and 11 pieces of wooden furniture. The dollhouse opens for easy access and folds closed for convenient storage. A chunky wooden handle lets kids carry their home away from home. Why You?ll Love It: The contemporary details (flat screen TV!) make this mini house feel like the real deal. Age: 3 years and up Features Wooden house and accessories House folds open and close 2 interior staircases 4 rooms Wooden handle for easy transport Includes 2 flexible wooden play figures 11 pieces of wooden furniture: table, 3 chairs, bed, bathtub, sink, toilet, sink, console, television set Weight: 4.65 lb Product Dimensions (inches): 10.6 (L) x 6.1 (W) x 13.1 (H) Product Weight: 5.1 lbs. SKU #: MD-098 Manufacturer #: 3701 UPC: 000772037013 Read More

Haba
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HABA Annie Doll HABA Annie Doll has a lovely dress, socks and shoes. This doll, designed in Germany, has a padded body and chenill...e hair thats soft to touch. Why Youll Love It: Annie is always ready for play. Age: 18 months and up Features Colorful and entertaining Made of cotton and polyester 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 childrens 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 childrens 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 Childrens game of the Year award. Product Dimensions (inches): 16 (L) x 4.5 (W) x 7 (H) Product Weight: 7 oz. Read More

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