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Kids love Bananagrams―so what better treat for kids who love puzzles and wordplay than a smart, just-for-them collection: Bananagr...ams! for Kids.Puzzability, the premier puzzle-writing company who wrote The Brainiest Insaniest Ultimate Puzzle Book! and whose mind-benders have appeared in Disney Adventures, Nickelodeon magazine, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, creates original and unexpected word puzzles that capture the quick-on-your-feet spirit of Bananagrams. There are over a dozen of banana-themed varieties, including Bunched Up (a mini-crossword), Monkey in the Middle (building a larger word out of two smaller words, with clues), Banana Pancakes (a stack of anagrams using letters in common), and Going Bananas (complete a sentence with two different words made from the same letters).What's invisible to kids is that behind the silly names and clever formats, these games have a strong educational side―they strengthen vocabulary, reward agile thinking, and reinforce the idea that using your brain is fun. The puzzles are rated in difficulty from one to four bananas, and an answer key is included. read more

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From Sandra Boynton—as it could only come from Boynton—an inventive exuberant jumble of a book for the young reader. Amazing Cows ...is a picture book, a storybook, a book of fun and games—it’s all those things in one. Plus it even shows you how to find the startling recording of Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero Completely Unraveled for Orchestra and Kazoos” performed by Sandra Boyton & The Highly Irritating Orchestra. (Running time is 17:14, but seems MUCH longer.) A work of pure obsession, Amazing Cows celebrates cows and offbeat cowness with a miscellany of cow stories, cow poems, cow jokes, and other bovine ephemera. Along the way, expect lively guest appearances by ducks, pigs, and excessive numbers of chickens. There’s a song: "It Had to Be Moo." A game: "Find the Hidden Cows." Famous Barnyard Composers (surely you’ve heard of Wolfgang Amadeus Moozart and Johann Sebastian Bockbockbock). Knock-knock jokes, a cow myth, and an Amazing Cow comic-book adventure: "Trouble on Zebblor 7." Cow fashion. Cow Limericks. How to Speak Cow. Plus so much mooer.Amazing Cows is full-color, 96 pages long, and packed with the kind of silly fun that young readers adore, especially when they can read it to themselves—and then read it to their parents, and then to their little brothers, and then to the family dog. Or the family cow.   read more

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$6.95 $5.34

Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is a quirky ad...dition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text:Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.” Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun. read more

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Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ke...n Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.Written and designed for younger paper pilots, it has simpler planes with brighter, bolder graphics; games, activities, and fun aviation facts (the "A=Alpha, B=Bravo" pilots' alphabet, for example); and everything kids need to fold and fly. They will learn how to design their own planes, do stunts, and build a 3-D airport with stuff found around the house, and they'll discover that the largest aircraft ever flown wasn't a plane at all. There are 16 models and 76 full-color planes in all, a full-color poster of an airport, a pilot's license and flight log, and a field guide to common aircraft.But the irresistible attraction, as in the grown-up version, are the planes themselves: The Count, The Dragon, The Manta Ray, The Slice, The Aerobat, the Saturn Rocket. Plus the chance to be the next world record holder. Selection of the Doubleday Kids' Club. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 360,000 copies in print. read more

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$11.95 $11.06

They’re ginormous! A marriage of two things kids love—dinosaurs and mazes—DinoMazes is a one-of-a-kind collection of 31 super-size...d, colossal fossil mazes. It is hours and hours of fun that spans hundreds of millions of years. Created by Elizabeth Carpenter, Mazeology founder and author of the award-winning Mummy Mazes, DinoMazes, a gold medal winner in Children’s Interactive titles for the 2012 IPPY Awards (Independent Publisher Book Awards), features several new mazes and redrawn original mazes.Work your way through the skeletons of a Stegosaurus, Velociraptor, T. Rex, Triceratops, plus giant sloths and a saber-toothed tiger. Discover the earliest known turtle, Proganochelys—unable to retract its head, it grew fierce spikes on its neck—and Acanthostega, an ancient “fish” with feet instead of fins. The dazzling illustrated mazes are challenging—start at a tail, find your way through the rib cage, and exit at the mouth. Interspersed are miniature speed mazes—how fast can you get through the Styracosaurus head? Each maze comes with sidebars and captions about the animal, including meaning of the name, when the creature lived, and its lifestyle and habitat read more

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The big engines that rumble--or the little engine that could--have a real fascination for the youngest readers. And not only do ch...ildren like reading about trains, or watching them in videos (think Thomas the Tank Engine), but they love playing with toy trains. Enter The Mini-Express, the latest Mini Wheels Book, the new series of board-books-as-vehicles from the creator of the 2.2-million-copy bestselling Mini House BookÍ series.The natural companion to Mini School Bus and Mini Fire Truck, The Mini-Express takes readers on a fun-filled ride aboard a chunky and colorful die-cut steam engine. With the hiss of steam and clackity-clack of wheels on the track, the rhyming verse tells the story of Engineer Hoot and his crew of hardworking mice. Peter Lippman's energetic illustrations bring the characters and text to life on every page, and real working wheels keep The Mini-Express on the go--across the floor, and through a child's imagination. All aboard! read more

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$9.95 $7.17

Better for kids than television, these games possess a full share of educational virtues. They stretch the memory, improve languag...e skills, exercise logic, and sharpen visual acumen-without being homework! The games magazine junior kids' big book of games spills over with eyeball benders, scrambled comics, riddle searches, logic defiers, memory tests, connect-the-dots, out-of-orders, mazes, crisscrosses, rebuses, and more. Grouped into five categories-Picture Puzzles; Word Play; Games & Trivia; Mystery, Logic & Numbers; and a special send-off section appropriately titled Big Bad Toughies-the collection challenges readers with over 125 games (answers included, of course). Ingeniously conceived and delightfully illustrated, the games magazine junior kids' big book of games promises entertainment for a year of rainy days or interminable drives in the car. And it proves, finally, that kids can never be too smart for their own good. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Suitable for ages 6-12. 653,000 copies in print. read more

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$15.95 $13.55

The perfect antidote to "Are we there yet???" Once kids get their hands on the travel-inspired projects in Origami On-The-Go, hour...s will fly by. Origami in itself is such an absorbing activity; add to it the pleasures of using vibrant custom papers to create unexpected animals and planes and cultural treasures, and the combination is a lifesaver (for parents), entertainment (for kids), and a great learning experience (good for parents and kids).Margaret Van Sicklen, the "origami swami" who's known for her clear, easy-to-follow instructions and clever designs, creates 40 projects with a globe-trotting theme―Stunt Plane, Rainforest Turtle, Samurai Helmet, Mummy, Dachshund Chopstick Rest, Tiny Scrap Book, Nantucket Swordfish, Chinese Opera Hat. The folds are geared to children as young as eight, and range from the playful, Pig Finger Puppet, to the practical, Souvenir Wallet, to the beautiful, a Peacock―the kind a traveler might find strutting on the grounds of the Taj Mahal. Paper for the projects is included in the back of the book: 100 sheets of colorful, custom-designed origami pages, each tied in to the projects, plus two pages of stickers.Along the way kids learn much about the world: how to convert dollars to euros and the names of original currency; the Seven Natural Wonders; essential words in different languages; latitude and longitude; all about the chatty, intelligent crows of Russia and Australia’s fuzzy koala bears―inspiration to make one of your own. read more

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$16.95 $8.22

Give a piggy for cuddling this holiday season It’s a book, it’s a toy, it’s a perfect gift. It can even be accompanied by music (T...he song, "Perfect Piggies," is available as a download from the Workman website.) A perfect pairing, it combines Perfect Piggies!, a celebration of round noses and curly tails, floppy ears, and pleasing plumpness, with an adorable, huggable pink plush pig, the fuzzy embodiment of everything Perfect Piggies! stands for.Boynton piggies—really, who can resist? read more

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Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 1/1/1993

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It's never too early to instill a love of letters in a child. And while babies and traditional paper books don't often mix, this s...et of five indestructible tomes by author Kate Merritt is meant to withstand anything your tot can throw at it?literally. The chew-proof, rip-proof books are printed on a non-toxic material that can even survive regular rounds in the dishwasher, all while teaching baby some useful first words related to bedtime, beach time, and everything in between. Made in China. read more

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Celebrate 75 years of DC Comics with an obsessive Fandex Deluxe: a supersized deck of 75 iconic heroes and villains whose power ov...er the popular imagination has never been stronger (think The Dark Knight, last summer's $1 billion blockbuster).The gang's all here: Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Captain Marvel, Justice League of America, the Flash. So are their nemeses--the Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Brainiac, Poison Ivy, Deathstroke. Meticulously researched, with layers of information covering origins, biography, back-stories, affiliations, motivations, weaknesses, and fascinating trivia, the deck adds up to an insider's history of the DC Universe. And what better way to present it than in the format with super powers-- Fandex and its die-cut cards perfectly capture the characters in one dynamic pose after another, with the art taken straight from the pages of the original comics.From the essential--learn about the Crisis on Infinite Earths--to the improbable-- discover how Lex Luthor became President of the United States -- to the offbeat -- did you know that Clark Kent and Lois Lane lived in a building owned by Wayne (i.e., Batman) Enterprises: it's a handheld feast for newcomers and passionate comics fans alike. Book Details:-Format: Deck-Publication Date: 7/1/2009-Pages: 76-Reading Level: Age 12 and Up read more

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Move over, coloring books! Here’s an entirely new craft that kids will love: Paint by Sticker Kids.Paint by Sticker Kids is the sa...me compelling craft first introduced in Paint by Sticker, but just for kids! The book includes everything you need to create 10 bright, playful, full-color illustrations—illustrated templates printed on perforated card stock, and 10 pages of stickers to fill in and create the artwork. The fun, vibrant images are rendered in “low-poly,” a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3-D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into hundreds of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next and voila! It’s a rocket ship blasting through space. A Tyrannosaurus rex prowling his domain. A pickup truck hauling its load. A friendly toucan hanging on his perch. Kids will love watching these pictures come to life. Plus each is suitable for framing or the fridge. read more

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$16.95 $11.30

***A 2016 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) winner The timeless appeal of alphabet books meets the richest Scanimation boo...k ever. ABC Animals is a romping, stomping journey from A to Z, and all the animals come alive—as many as four to a page—in the excitement of Scanimation. It’s the alphabet as it’s never been seen before: Watch the Alligator snap, the Bats swooping, the Camel trot. There’s L for the Lion proudly prowling along, and M for the Mouse scurrying inside his wheel. And it all culminates in the largest Scanimation image yet: Z, for Zoo, where all the animals gather to play. read more

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Colorful, chunky, irresistible. Peter Lippman's 2.2-million-copy-bestselling Mini-House series is a hit with kids and adults alike.... You pick one up. You hold it. You turn it around. You peer inside the windows, and then you pop the latch, opening the door to the story-and to a child's imagination.It's a Mini-House Book that's a Shoe! Mother Goose's House brings to life ten traditional Mother Goose rhymes-for a whole new lapful of readers. Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. 276,000 copies in print. read more

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Ask a kid a question, and you never know what will tumble out. Here, from bestselling author and brilliant child-at-heart Suzy Bec...ker, is a marvelously interactive way to involve kids in the challenges of life, from what to do about the ozone layer to how to mend a broken heart. Surprising, imaginative, funny, wise, The Kids Make It Better Book is a pure delight, combining a "kids say the darndest things" and Children's Letters to God humor with a greater goal: that of teaching kids the value of being engaged.Each "problem" begins with a spread that asks a question and gives one or more solutions from children―illustrated in whimsical full-color drawings by the author. Then the reader is presented with two pages of fill-ins, prompts, and a space to draw his or her own ideas. How do you fix a bad economy? "The government should have a bake sale," says Jennifer, age 9. What would you do to improve schools? "Put chocolate milk in the water fountain."―Robert, age 8. What can we do to take better care of our water? "Have scientists make fish that love to eat tons of pollution."―Jackie, age 9. And finally, a question on the nature of helping itself: The biggest challenge of all might be getting people up off their couches to do something. Any ideas? "Put spikes on the couches"―Micah, age 10. read more

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