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-Pocket-sized activity books for small children ages 3 and up-Easy to carry fun and delightful activities-Great for waiting rooms-...Accurate images of 13 ocean-going predators-Includes the -bonnethead -bull -mako -silvertip -great white read more

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The humor, whimsy, and high adventure of James M. Barrie's play Peter Pan have delighted generations of children and adults and co...ntinue to inspire new entertainments based on the original drama. Among the first of these highly successful adaptations was the version (written by Barrie himself) created by Daniel O'Connor shortly after the play's enthusiastically acclaimed first London production in December of 1904. Enhanced by over 40 illustrations that perfectly capture the fanciful turns of mood and plot, The Story of Peter Pan is a delightful retelling of the story that has been a bedtime favorite of children for nearly a century. It is reprinted here, complete with musical selections (vocal and piano) from the original stage production, to once again delight young fans of Peter, Wendy, and all the denizens of the Darling household and the Never-Never-Never Land. read more

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The Yellow Fairy Book is a wonderful collection of tales from all over the world. There are such familiar old favorites as the "St...ory of the Emperor's New Clothes," "The Tinder-box," "How to Tell a True Princess," and "The Nightingale." There are less familiar tales by Madame d'Aulnoy and from the collections of Andersen and Grimm. Many tales come from Hungary, Poland, and Russia, and there are German, French, and English stories, too. There are traditional tales of the American Indians, and three others come from Iceland.All in all, this collection contains 48 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. read more

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Young readers will be spellbound by the story of Hercules, the legendary hero of heroes whose name is synonymous with strength and... adventure. The immortal strongman narrates a gripping tale that begins with his birth to a mortal woman admired by Zeus and concludes with his ascension to the glorious halls of Olympos.With great pride, Hercules relates the spectacular deeds by which he achieved immortality. His twelve labors under the command of King Eurystheus are recounted in thrilling detail, including duels with such fabulous monsters as the many-headed, fire-breathing hydra and the man-eating mares of King Diomedes. Encounters with Hippolyte, Queen of the Amazons, Cerberos, the hellhound sentry of the underworld, and many other characters from mythology recreate a timeless world of excitement and adventure. read more

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The Spanish tradition of legends and folklore is rich and diverse, but far less generally familiar than that of Northern Europe. T...his selection of bewitching Spanish fairy tales will prove a delightful introduction to a wealth of stories with a distinctive Iberian flair.Readers of all ages will be charmed as virtue is rewarded, evil is punished, and love saves the day in such stories as "The Blue Lake," in which five children overcome a wicked magician with the help of the good Fairy Kindheart; "The Magic Gifts," and its sequel "The Enchanted Forest," in which young Gonzalito, assisted by magical animals, saves a princess and her kingdom from a wicked dwarf; "The Tinkling Laugh," the story of Princess Rosa's metamorphosis from a soul consumed by envy to a paragon of warmth and happiness; and "The Genie of the Mountain," and its sequel, "The Cave of the Emeralds," which tell of four princes on a quest for the hand of Princess Aurora. These and two additional tales, each presented in several episodes and all brimming with timeless allure, will captivate every reader with their charm, whimsy, and authentic Spanish flavor. read more

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Mixing exciting adventure and good-natured humor with gentle homily, Thornton W. Burgess's timeless stories have drawn generations... of youngsters into the comforting world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Laughing Brook. Along with generous helpings of warmth and whimsy, the entertaining stories also offer valuable lessons about wildlife, the environment, and being true to one's own nature.In this collection of irresistible animal tales, children will read about Peter Cottontail, who is up to his floppy ears in dangerous escapades as he tries to outwit the ever-hungry Reddy Fox. Elsewhere in the Green Forest, Buster Bear has a series of run-ins with Little Joe Otter, Farmer Brown's boy, and even a stubborn metal pail. And Grandfather Frog, in his determination to see the Great World beyond the familiar vistas of the Smiling Pool, learns firsthand about all the pitfalls of greed, boastfulness, and downright stupidity. New Burgess fans will be charmed and delighted by these stories and other exciting tales about Jimmy Skunk, Billy Mink, and their animal friends. read more

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This cool concept puts a wild new twist on sticker activity books! More than 60 reusable stickers of a chimp, lion, hippo, toucan,... zebra, and other jungle inhabitants can be endlessly arranged on a pair of colorful play scenes, including one that folds into two different pop-up backgrounds. It's three-dimensional imaginative play for children 3 and up. read more

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The group of stories known as The Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights is believed to have originated in the East during ...the early Middle Ages. The tales first appeared in a Western translation in France in 1704. This selection of favorite Arabian Nights stories, with new illustrations by Thea Kliros, features a multitude of colorful characters — devious magicians, monstrous giants, lovely princesses, and steadfast suitors — caught up in exciting adventures that take them to faraway lands.The six classics included here are "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," "Abou Hassan, or, The Sleeper Awakened," "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor," "Camaralzaman and Badoura," and "The Enchanted Horse." With this book as their guide, children can journey to the enchanted world of the Arabian Nights and enjoy the same time-honored tales that have enthralled readers and listeners for centuries. read more

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Ants are everywhere — in forests, fields, swamps, deserts, suburbs, and cities. There are probably at least a few in your house. M...ost aren't dangerous, but certain species — including fire ants and army ants — can have lethal effects on humans and animals. Discover fascinating facts about these killer ants: where they can be found, how they organize their colonies, and the methods of controlling their damage.Praised by The New York Times as "the dean of children's science writers," Seymour Simon is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books. Deadly Ants features twenty-seven black-and-white illustrations and is written in accessible language that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. read more

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"Its writing makes Pyle a peer of the classic writers in the field of fantasy." — Elizabeth Nesbitt. Well-known for his stories of... King Arthur and Robin Hood, this time Howard Pyle transports children to a different but unforgettable and faraway magical land — where a young boy discovers a treasury of lost riches, where youngsters always play, and no one ever cries. 10 illustrations. read more

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This compact doodle collection offers hours of creative expression for children as young as six. More than 120 almost-finished ill...ustrations are ready for kids to fill in details — adding balloons and flowers, sketching pets, and drawing patterns, toys, trees, and other items. A great way to encourage budding artists, this book offers the extra fun of coloring the completed images.  read more

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This fact-filled guide will transport you into the vast ocean habitats of leatherback turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and other cre...atures. Explore a coral reef, trace a sea turtle's path from egg to ocean, and discover an exciting array of other marine animals. Along with fascinating tidbits of information about these ocean dwellers, you'll find loads of activities, including:• Coloring pages• Word searches• Spot-the-differences• Drawing exercises• Mazes & more! read more

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Experience the marvel and splendor of ancient Greek fables with this book and CD set. Reproduced from two charmingly illustrated v...olumes of the 1920s, the book features 88 color images and 19 immortal tales, including stories of Pandora's box, Jason's search for the Golden Fleece, Orpheus' attempt to rescue Eurydice from the underworld, and Icarus' ill-fated flight. The accompanying CD contains a selection of stories from the book, allowing children the option of reading along or simply listening to the recorded narrative. read more

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The father of the "American Picture Book," W. W. Denslow is best remembered for the distinctive illustrations he created for the o...riginal Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This unique compilation features 9 of the best stories from his 18-volume series of picture books from 1903 to 1904, which featured novel retellings of favorite childhood tales. High-quality color reproductions of the artist's drawings accompany stories of Humpty Dumpty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and other beloved characters.Denslow rewrote several of these familiar stories, toning down harsher aspects of the original material to provide wholesome entertainment redolent of his era's mood and sensibilities. This new edition includes an Introduction by Oz historian Michael Patrick Hearn. read more

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A captured colonial leader, condemned to death by Indians, is saved by the brave and dramatic act of a lovely Indian princess. Tha...t exciting and memorable scene comes to life once more in this engrossing story of Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan, who persuaded her father to spare the life of Captain John Smith.Also here are many other incidents and episodes in the short but eventful life of Pocahontas — her encounters with the settlers of Jamestown, her captivity on a British ship and her efforts to help the English.This newly illustrated edition, set in large, easy-to-read type, invites youngsters to relive the drama, adventure, and romance that characterized the life and times of an extraordinary Native American woman. read more

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The soil in forests, meadows, and fields — even in vacant city lots or your own backyard — swarms with countless tiny creatures, m...ost of which are born, struggle for life, and die just beneath the earth’s surface. In fact, you can find a bountiful sampling of these underground inhabitants simply by filling a bucket with soil. The small animals you’re likely to find are vividly described in this fascinating, easy-to-read book, specially designed to acquaint you with a vast, living world beneath your feet.You’ll learn about tunnel-building earthworms; threadlike, wriggly roundworms; snails and slugs (the “slime gliders”); armored scavengers such as wood lice and centipedes; “flying tanks,” more commonly known as beetles; lurking hunters such as spiders; the busy underground colonies of ants; and numerous other inhabitants of the soil. You’ll find out how these diminutive animals live, breed, and interact; learn about their methods of locomotion, feeding, and defense; and even discover how they affect the soil in which they live. The authors also provide helpful suggestions for collecting specimens and explain how they can be preserved and studied.Illustrated with more than 70 detailed black-and-white drawings, this fact-filled book will introduce you to an amazing subterranean world most people never even think about. It is sure to appeal to young naturalists, junior biologist, insect lovers, and anyone curious about the natural world. read more

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The Olive Fairy Book includes unusual stories from Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, the Sudan, and the pen of Anatole France. But ...all of the stories are told in the common language of the fairy tale, and their heroes — the Green Knight who is saved by a soup made from nine snakes, the lovely Dorani who flies every night to fairyland, the king who understands the language of the animals — will be welcome to children and grown-ups alike.All in all, this collection contains 29 stories, all narrated in clear lively prose. Not only are Lang's collections generally considered to contain the best English versions of the standard stories; they are the richest and widest in range."Admirable series of photographic reprints of the first editions. Altogether very good value." — New York Review of Books. read more

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Discover what dinosaurs looked like and what they ate, what their names mean, where they lived, and much more. This field guide is... jam-packed with insights into the lives of creatures from the Mesozoic era, featuring up-to-date information based on recent discoveries. You'll also find loads of dinosaur-related activities, including:• Coloring pages• Word searches• Spot-the-differences• Drawing exercises• Mazes & more! read more

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Introduce children to the fascinating world of puppetry with this unique book by former teacher-librarian and veteran puppeteer La...ura Ross. Step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams help beginners create captivating paper-bag puppets, rod puppets for shadow plays, and papier-mâché puppets with their own cloth costumes.Large, easy-to-read type and full-size traceable patterns show would-be puppeteers how to master basic skills: dressing and handling puppets, setting up a stage, and writing and producing an original show. In addition, newcomers to the craft will learn how to manipulate characters in three puppet plays: Rumpelstiltskin, Punch and Judy, and A Visit from Outer Space (an original play by the author). There are also suggestions for acting out the story of "Peter and the Wolf" with puppets while listening to the delightful symphonic fairy tale by Prokofiev. A brief introduction outlining the history of puppetry, a section on materials and where to get them, and step-by-step directions for tracing round out this entertaining how-to book. read more

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This rediscovered classic from the 1930s tells nine imaginative stories about trains, cars, and other machinery with human persona...lities. The CD features readings of all nine stories and the book includes 30 full-page color images and numerous black-and-white illustrations along with the text. Children will delight in these tales of a lazy automobile, a runaway elevator, a hungry steam shovel, and other endearing machines. read more

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Kids can use their imagination to finish the 62 sketches in this interactive drawing workbook. They'll enjoy decorating the wings ...of a butterfly, drawing a gorilla pack leader, illustrating the prey caught in a boa constrictor's coils, showing what angered a charging rhino, and filling in many other exciting scenes. After completing the fanciful wildlife scenarios, children can have even more fun by coloring their creations. read more

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Dragons — of all sorts — make for marvelous fun, and this collection of madcap tales is filled with them. Some of the legendary mo...nsters are funny and mischievous, others are downright frightening, and a number of them are wild and unpredictable. There's a dragon made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, a scaly creature that carries off the largest elephant in a zoo, and even a dragon whose gentle purring comforts a tiny tot.And who challenges these amazing creatures? Why, daring heroes, of course, as well as a wicked prince, and even an entire soccer team — which, unfortunately, meets its fate with a fire-breathing brute that flies out of the pages of an enchanted book.E. (Edith) Nesbit (1858–1924) was one of the pioneers of fantasy fiction for children. Her classic novels — such as The Railway Children and Five Children and It — have remained popular for more than a century. 24 illustrations. read more

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Lavish illustrations, enchanting settings, and winsome storytelling abound in these three tales by Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of th...e classic Madeline books. Long out of print, these stories are now available in a single-volume treasury that promises to delight young readers.Hansi recounts a winter holiday in the Alps, in which a city boy travels by horse-drawn carriage to Uncle Herman's house. Hansi helps feed deer in the deep forest, attempts to teach a dachshund to ski, and celebrates Christmas at a candlelight service.Rosebud, based on an African folk tale, depicts a triumph of brain over brawn. A crafty rabbit sets out to prove that he's smarter than the intellectuals of the animal kingdom, the whale and the elephant.The Castle No. Nine offers a humorous portrayal of a faithful servant and his madcap master. In the little Austrian town of Melk, a meticulous manservant ― with a cat, a silver candlestick, and a different wig and suit of livery for every day of the week ― is hired by a nobleman who has some peculiar ideas about language. read more

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A chatty crow, a newly ambitious dog, and a pair of unlikely animal friends are the stars of these three charmingly illustrated ta...les by Don Freeman, author of Corduroy and Beady Bear. The long-out-of-print stories, now available in a single-volume collection, combine humor with gentle lessons in humility, responsibility, and loyalty.Cyrano the Crow centers on a talkative creature who takes great pride in his ability to imitate owls, parrots, and other birds. But when Cyrano is invited to perform on a television show, the conceited crow gets a comeuppance.Flash the Dash recounts the tale of a lazy dachshund named Flash who likes to nap while his spouse, Sashay, does all the work. When Sashay insists that he find a job, Flash becomes a messenger and realizes the importance and benefits of hard work.The Turtle and the Dove tells of a weary bird who finds rest on a tiny round island―which turns out to be a turtle's back. The new companions weather a storm together and discover the power of a deep friendship. read more

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Abundant with imperiled princesses, sorcerers both kind and evil, anthropomorphic animals, otherworldly ghosts, and more engaging ...characters, this captivating collection of yarns from ancient China offers 73 spellbinding stories. Glowing with timeless myths and legends, the tales have been carefully arranged as "Nursery Fairy Tales," "Legends of the Gods," "Tales of Saints and Magicians," "Nature and Animal Tales," "Ghost Stories," "Historic Legends," and "Literary Fairy Tales."Selected from original Far Eastern sources and presented here in modern translations by Frederick H. Martens, these magical narratives will strike familiar chords with all readers . . . yet they remain uniquely Chinese, and simply wonderful! read more

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Fifty full-page puzzles encourage kids to tell time, solve crosswords, connect the dots, count fanciful objects, and figure out ot...her challenges. They're a great way to discover that numbers, counting, and math are interesting and fun! Includes helpful solutions. Free Teacher's Manual available. Grades: 1–2. Boost: Seriously Fun Learning!Keeping children entertained and engaged is the key to learning, and the Boost series offers a wide range of fun-filled coloring and activity books that help teach a variety of basic skills. Each title is targeted to a specific grade range and carefully aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which are listed at the bottom of each page. read more

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