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Winner of the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian children’s non-fictionHonor Book for the Society of School Librarians Internatio...nal’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12Shortlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year2003 winner of the Mr. Christie’s Book Award SealShortlisted for the 2004 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-fictionIncluded on VOYA’s ninth annual Nonfiction Honor ListSelected for inclusion in CCBC Choices 2004: the best-of-the-year list published by the Cooperative Children’s Book center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonNamed Notable Book by the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award in the intermediate nonfiction category Road maps; sailor’s charts; quilts; songlines; gilded parchment covered with jewel-like colors; computer printouts – to guide us through the strange, vast, beautiful, and mysterious frontiers of the world of maps, Val Ross presents the men and women who made them.Here are some of the unexpected stories of history’s great mapmakers: the fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps for political gain, Captain Cook, the slaves on the run who found their way thanks to specially-pieced quilts, the woman who mapped London’s streets, princes, doctors, and warriors. These are the people who helped us chart our way in the world, under the sea, and on to the stars.With reproductions of some of the most important maps in history, this extraordinary book, packed with information, is as fascinating and suspenseful as a novel.From the Hardcover edition. read more

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Blue-eyed, freckle-faced Wanda is back, and with her comes spring, puddles, and wriggling black tadpoles. Wanda is enchanted. On t...he way to school one morning, Wanda scoops some tadpoles into her sand pail. When she presents them to her teacher, the teacher agrees to let the class take care of them until they become frogs. But what will happen to the tadpoles once they grow legs and their tails begin to shrink? Wanda is worried. She wants to keep them. When she secretly moves the frogs into her own bedroom at home, Wanda’s family is in for a hilarious host of surprises.In this charming sequel to Wanda and the Wild Hair, the dynamic author/illustrator team of Barbara Azore and Georgia Graham perform their magic in another joyful adventure of the quirky and mischievous Wanda.From the Hardcover edition. read more

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The high contrast, patterned art in these board books has been especially designed for babies and tots. Checkers and Dot on the Fa...rm follows Checkers and Dot to the farm, where they meet some animal friends and learn some new animal sounds. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 5/14/2013 Pages: 16 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up read more

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