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National Geographic
$39.95 at NationalGeographic.com

As featured in the July 1997 issue of National Geographic, the science of robotics has many applications but none as fun as this e...lectronic wonder. Using the handheld controller, kids of all ages can sharpen their hand-eye coordination skills and command Rapid-fire Robot to walk forward and backward, turn left and right, travel into another room, talk, dance, and launch soft foam disks. Includes educational fact card about robots. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. Read More

National Geographic
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The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up t...hrough cracks in the Earth’s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 7/8/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes explodes with incredible photos and amazing facts about the awesome ...powers of nature. You'll find out that three-quarters of Earth's volcanoes are underwater, that an earthquake in Chile shortened the day by 1.26 milliseconds, and much more. Bursting with fascinating information about the biggest volcanic eruptions and earth-shattering earthquakes, this book takes a fun approach to science, introducing kids to plate tectonics and the tumultuous forces brewing beneath the Earth's surface. Read More

National Geographic
$6.95 at Amazon.com

Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that the appearance of the full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how ab...out that Man on the Moon? If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straight—straight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is. These two characters have the real facts, and they’re just as intriguing: Why does the Moon seem to change shape? What is it made of? Who were the men on the Moon, and what did they find there? Let this fun-loving feline and his bright friend show you around huge lunar craters, Moon dust, rocks, and footprints, and give you the solar system’s best view of planet Earth. Take the challenge—Jump Into Science today and let this astronomically knowledgeable duo fly you to the Moon tonight.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/13/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Finally, it's here! The farthest reaches of our universe captured in atlas form for young readers. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies is... the space book that pushes the boundaries of man's ultimate frontier. The engaging, educational text, written in collaboration with National Geographic experts, includes the latest discoveries about our universe; while specially commissioned artwork by the author illuminates page after page. Exciting as well as enlightening, Planets, Stars, and Galaxies belongs on every family bookshelf, providing easy reference for school reports and compelling reading on the myriad mysteries beyond our world. With vivid illustrations and superb photography, this beautiful book puts the wonders of space into every child's hands. This engaging, provocative reference work includes: the new solar system including dwarf planets Pluto, Ceres, and Eris;the latest developments in space exploration, science, and research—how a star is born and dies, weird worlds, the galactic zoo, and more;fun facts about space and amazing new images—Saturn's rings, Jupiter's moons, and Hubble's deep-space view;first-hand accounts from scientists and astronauts—what it's like to study the universe and to live in space;a fascinating look into our future in space: What space travel might hold in a reader's own lifetime—moon colonies, hotels on Mars? How will the universe end?questions to ponder, such as Is there other life in the universe?an illustrated timeline of space research and exploration, star charts, moon maps, fact boxes, and helpful scientific diagrams.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/9/2007Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

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Nevermore brings one of America’s most enigmatic writers to the attention of a new generation of children. This intriguing p...hotobiography examines the life and times of the author and poet who would have a huge influence on future generations of writers, poets, artists, and even songwriters. Poe pioneered the psychological horror story, the detective story, and the emerging genre of science fiction. Through his dark tales and unforgettable verse, as well as his literary criticism, he made major contributions to the development of the modern short story and modern poetry in America. Thanks to the translations of the French writer Charles Baudelaire, Poe also gained a wide audience throughout Europe. His work influenced not only writers, but also avant-garde artists, who saw in him a kindred soul.Karen Lange’s gripping narrative combines with the book’s vivid illustrations of Poe’s various haunts to create an atmospheric account of America’s most famous Romantic writer. The story shifts from his birth in Boston to Richmond, from Hampton Roads to Philadelphia, from New York City to his mysterious death in Baltimore. Nevermore is a rich appreciation of an American master, whose macabre tales of mystery took shape in tandem with his own strange and ultimately tragic life story.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/24/2009Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Investigate mysteries from the grave in this vividly illustrated book, a creepy-fun compendium of the world’s most fascinati...ng mummies. National Geographic’s unparalleled photographs bring kids up close and personal with ancient remains, while Chris Sloan’s mesmerizing text reveals what the experts have discovered about each mummy’s life and death. Kids will clamor to read this book in the classroom or at home—and they’ll absorb science, ancient cultures, geography, and more, as freaky photos and intriguing stories keep them glued to every page.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/14/2010Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... three worlds collided. Angry Birds, Star Wars, and National Geographic united to tak...e their fans on a galactic mission to uncover the true stories, inventions, and unbelievable science behind the science fiction. Discover how art imitates life by exploring the discovery of Kepler 16b, a real Tatooine planet; understand how a hovercraft works and how it resembles the landspeeder; find out how close we are to creating a real-life lightsaber. A bonus chapter takes this stellar adventure one step further to reveal never-before-published information about the characters, planets, and technology at work in the Angry Birds Star Wars II game! Join your favorite Angry Birds Star Wars characters on their galactic Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/17/2013Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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How do bees make honey? Why are they so sweet on their queen? What hours do they work in their honey factories called hives? For a...ll the buzz about honeybees, this Jump into Science title really is the bees' knees!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/8/2007Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world. Genetics brin...gs readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic’s own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and rapidly advancing our knowledge of the human condition.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/14/2008Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 10 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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The multitalented hand of Cheryl Harness creates another winning combination of history, biography, and illustration: the inspirin...g story of a man who rose from slavery to worldwide fame as America’s Plant Doctor. Follow the action as Confederate raiders kidnap young Carver—along with his mother and siblings—and sell them to Arkansas slaveholders. Here, whooping cough threatens George’s life, yet the disease will be the key to his future. Unable to work in the fields, he spends his days studying plants. His desire for knowledge leads him to the rich farmlands of Iowa, where he becomes the first black student—and later the first black faculty member—at the state university. Carver pioneers hundreds of new uses for plants and revolutionizes American agriculture by teaching farmers the value of rotating cotton with nitrogen-rich crops. Cheryl Harness’ lively narrative follows Carver’s rise to international fame: our hero dines at the White House, works with Henry Ford, and testifies to Congress. The book’s vivid illustrations are an invitation to step back in time and become an active participant in this compelling story.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/12/2008Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

National Geographic
$7.95 at Amazon.com

Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronaut's heartbeat slows down in space? That about ...$50 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the country's premier children's magazine—National Geographic Kids. Brain-bending information entertains as it educates, covering topics such as science, animals, food, pop culture, weather, geography, and everything else under the sun. Plus, for the first time, this edition contains fun facts generated by readers! The original Weird but True book was an overnight success, selling tens of thousand of copies through bookstores in its first month on the market. The third edition is poised to follow, as it explodes with all-new facts, whimsical design, and even more eye-popping features that kids will love.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/14/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

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Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek’s humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth’s astounding variety of r...ocks and minerals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on. A high-interest topic for youngsters as well as an important segment of the elementary science curriculum, this book is in a kid-pleasing format and includes a bonus activity.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/9/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Meet Lyuba—the most perfectly preserved baby mammoth ever discovered! Found lying along a riverside 31,000 years after her b...irth, Lyuba provides a never-before-seen view of prehistoric life in Siberia. Together with award-winning author Christopher Sloan, kids learn the story of her discovery by the indigenous Nenet people and peak inside Lyuba’s mysterious prehistoric world. Readers will join scientists as they recreate Lyuba’s life and death using cutting edge science—including paleontology, radiology, and forensic science—and reveal new information about mammoths and their ice age home. Lyuba’s incredible story, which debuted as a National Geographic Channel exclusive and as articles in National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Kids magazine, is certain to be a fascinating read for kids and a great complement to science curriculum.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/13/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up t...hrough cracks in the Earth’s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/8/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. Mummies has p...lenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading. This irresistible title provides the solid science behind the myths and guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for kids at Level 2. Mummiesis a compelling combination of fun, facts, jokes and captivating photography.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/8/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that lemons can power lightbulbs, or that some goats climb trees? You'll find 300 more wacky facts like these in&#160...;Weird but True 4!--the latest addition to the blockbuster National Geographic Kids Weird but True series. This fourth installment in the successful Weird but True series has all-new facts and illustrations, creative type treatments, and more cool photos. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, including science, animals, food, weather, pop culture, outer space, geography, and just about everything else under the sun.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1021-8 , Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/23/2012Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Crime Scene Science that puts you inside the head—and the toolbox—of modern-day experts in crime solving. Slip under the... yellow crime-scene tape to conduct your own experiments: you’ll soon be detecting, inspecting, and connecting the dots of forensic science. Investigate rates of human decomposition; find out what makes fingerprints unique; identify handwriting traits; and discover the secrets of paper fiber analysis.Each workshop includes suggestions on effective presentation at science fairs, taking experiments one step further, and using science vocabulary correctly. Talk the talk, and walk the walk, your crime scene is this way, Detective.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/8/2009Pages: 80Reading Level: Age 11 and Up Read More

National Geographic
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Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth abou...t once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2—the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine.National Geographic Kids is the nation’s largest magazine for children, with more than 1.3 million subscribers and 5 million readers. The brand is rapidly gaining traction in the book market, with the huge success of National Geographic Readers and the National Geographic Kids Almanac. Straight from the pages of the magazine’s top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It’s packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success.This book’s compact size makes it easy to handle and fun to browse. Eye-popping photos and bold, colorful graphics nab kids’ attention and entice them to read. Brain-bending facts cover a broad range of topics, from science to foods to pop culture and just about everything else under the sun. Kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re learning.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/27/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 6 and Up Read More

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