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1,001 Ants

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We're on an adventure with 1,001 ants! Come visit the ants in their home, meet their queen, and discover how they look after their colony. Then join them on a walk through the countryside, discovering plants, insects, mushrooms, and animals that live outside and in our yards. Spot the ant with red socks hidden on every double page, and enjoy a pleasant stroll through the undergrowth--seeing things that humans are usually too big to notice!

1,001 Ants is an engaging nonfiction storybook for children full of fascinating facts about nature. With lively and appealing illustrations, it's a must-have for children who are curious about bugs and the animal kingdom.

A Book of Nature

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A Few Red Drops

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On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
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Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour-the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he became one of America's most revered leaders.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read. Modern scholarship and a variety of narrative approaches give today's reader a chance to explore the extraordinary world of Abraham Lincoln. This new way of looking at classic subjects creates a unique reading experience that breathes life into the book-report and summer-reading repertoire.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Amazing World of Butterflies and Moths

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American Barns and Covered Bridges

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American Green : Class, Crisis, and the Deployment of Nature in Central Park, Yosemite, and Yellowstone (USED)

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In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and "wilderness," were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic crises in the nineteenth century outside of the Civil War. Germic analyzes the intentionally disguised relationship between the constructed "nature" of Central Park, Yosemite, and Yellowstone and the expanding but crisis-prone capitalist state. American Green demonstrates how the fundamental function of these parks was economic and political--in the service of maintaining a consensus regarding national identity. The organization and control of "natural" space, Germic argues, is inseparable from its function as a capitalist instrument. This instrumentalism served not only to define, constitute, and segregate social groups, but also to promote racial and ethnic identifications above those based on class interest. Providing a fresh insight into United States labor, cultural and environmental history, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of American parks and the complex meaning of American public space.
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Apatosaurus

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From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings.
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Apatosaurus

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The terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex. The tanklike Triceratops. Although they vanished from Earth millions of years ago, these and other extinct creatures remain endlessly fascinating. When Dinosaurs Lived takes young readers back in time for a fundamental introduction to six ancient reptiles and the world they ruled. Each title features dynamic illustrations of the featured beast and its prehistoric surroundings, set alongside simple text that touches upon the creature's growth, features, and likely behavior.

Apples (Used)

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

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'A magical book: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography' Tom Holland

'Delightful . . . an original look at the literature inspired by Britain's birdlife' the Guardian, Best Nature Books of 2017

When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life.

Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal and eccentric narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Moving from the 'high requiem' of Keats's nightingale to the crow-strewn sky at the end of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, from Ted Hughes's brooding 'Hawk in the Rain' to the giddy anthropomorphism of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, this is a book that will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light.

Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds.

'As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a memoir/gallimaufry of ornithological obsession by Alex Preston. He watches birds in the sky and on the page darting between myths, stories and memoir like a swift. The characterful illustrations by Neil Gower add a whole new dimension to this gorgeous book' Damian Barr, Guardian Best Books of 2017

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Atlas of Oceans : An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life

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A vibrant journey through the Earth's oceans and a timely, important treatise on what must be done to save them

A tragedy is playing out beneath the surface of the world's bodies of marine waters, one that began long before the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although many books have explored the environmental problems being faced on land, Atlas of Oceans is the first book for a general audience that examines how creatures of the marine environment are if anything more vulnerable than their land-based counterparts.

Readers are introduced to the dazzling, diverse array of creatures that inhabit the oceans and seas, and to the nature of the problems they face. Special features focus on the threats to particular animals, plants, and habitats, as well as on specific issues like overfishing, global warming, and pollution. The book also includes success stories, recommendations for what can be done to preserve ocean ecosystems, and a complete rundown of the most endangered species of marine life.

Beautifully illustrated, packed with maps and diagrams, and containing up-to-the-minute data on the status of endangered marine species, Atlas of Oceans is a celebration of Earth's vibrant and awe-inspiring oceans and seas and an urgent call to action to protect one of our planet's most vital resources.

Baldy of Nome (Used)

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Bats

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The crushing bite of alligators, the unique coloration of killer whales, the antler growth cycles of moose, and the defining characteristics of five other fascinating animals are explored in Living Wild. Vivid photographs transport readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of the featured creature.
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Bats

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
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Bean

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An exploration of the life cycle and life span of beans, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a bean's growth process from seed to seedling to mature plant.

Bear (Used)

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Learn about how bears pick a mate, hibernation, what they eat, and how they vary in different parts of the world.
"Watch Me Grow," a groundbreaking series from DK, brings readers ages 5 and up into the fascinating world of animal development. Close-up photographs give children an animal's eye-view of growing up, while simple, first-person text and fact boxes explain what is happening at each stage in the lives of animals."Watch Me Grow" introduces beginner's to the cycle of life with gorgeous photography and accessible information. It's the next big thing in first natural history books.
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Beavers

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of beavers, nature's swimming engineers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why beavers slap their tails.
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Beetles

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Creepy Creatures inspects the ground, observes plants, and peers into crevices to spotlight six more mini-beasts that scurry, fly, slide, or crawl. Each book matches clear text with up-close (and often startling) photos to give young readers an easy-to-follow introduction to the featured creature's body, growth process, behavior, food sources, and common habitats. Each title concludes with an activity.

Brain Quest Grade 2 : 1,000 Questions and Answers to Challenge the Mind

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Brain Quest Workbook Pre-K

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The ultimate Pre-K workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! From Brain Quest, America's #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.

It's fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Pre-K Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering ABCs, 123s, writing letters and numbers, shapes and colors, vocabulary, phonics, and much, much more--with friendly illustrations throughout.

Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids' natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it's written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.
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Brown Bears

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of brown bears, mammals identified by their shoulder humps. Also included is a retelling of the Greek myth about Ursa Major and Minor.
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Bugs in Danger

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By now you've probably heard that bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.
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Camels

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of camels, hump-backed, furry desert-dwellers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how camels got their humps. From humpbacked camels to drumming woodpeckers, and from fast-flying hummingbirds to slow-moving tortoises, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.
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Cannibalism : A Perfectly Natural History

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"Surprising. Impressive. Cannibalism restores my faith in humanity." --Sy Montgomery, The New York Times Book Review

For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies or tabloids sensationalizing the crimes of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism--the role it plays in evolution as well as human history--is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we've come to accept as fact.

In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, zoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism's role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic. Schutt takes readers from Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains, where he wades through ponds full of tadpoles devouring their siblings, to the Sierra Nevadas, where he joins researchers who are shedding new light on what happened to the Donner Party--the most infamous episode of cannibalism in American history. He even meets with an expert on the preparation and consumption of human placenta (and, yes, it goes well with Chianti).

Bringing together the latest cutting-edge science, Schutt answers questions such as why some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why certain insects bite the heads off their partners after sex; why, up until the end of the twentieth century, Europeans regularly ate human body parts as medical curatives; and how cannibalism might be linked to the extinction of the Neanderthals. He takes us into the future as well, investigating whether, as climate change causes famine, disease, and overcrowding, we may see more outbreaks of cannibalism in many more species--including our own.

Cannibalism places a perfectly natural occurrence into a vital new context and invites us to explore why it both enthralls and repels us.

Cinchfoot (Used)

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Coming Down the Seine

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Crickets

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Some of our world's most intriguing animals are among its creepiest. This new series spotlights six mini-beasts that scurry, crawl, wriggle, or hop. Each book matches clear text with up-close (and often startling) photos to give young readers an easy-to-follow introduction to the featured creature's body, growth process, behavior, food sources, and common habitats. Each title concludes with an activity that emphasizes a defining physical characteristic.

Daisies (USED)

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This series explores the wonder of flowers. Young readers will learn the parts of the plant, varieties, seeds, and growing conditions. Pests, diseases, and how they are controlled are also discussed.
-- Simple diagrams illustrate concepts like photosynthesis, plant anatomy, and reproduction
-- Introduces the classification of the plant kingdom into families
-- Brilliant close-up color photos
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Dogs of Myth : Tales from Around the World

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On the first morning of the world, a man and a dog forged a solid friendship. Ever since, in cultures all around the globe, dogs have been our faithful companions -- inseparable, dependable, loyal, and loving.

Gerald and Loretta Hausman retell thirteen tales that capture the spirit of our beloved friend, the many-faceted dog. Here are trickster dogs, like the well-meaning but forgetful husky who accidentally brought Death to the world. Here are guardian dogs, like the wolfhound who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his master's baby. Here are super dogs, like the poodle who could speak four languages, catch bullets with his teeth, and change shape. Here, too, is the story of that first man and dog and the promises they made -- and many more.

The Hausmans beautifully evoke the varied cultures that nourished each tale -- from that of the Nyanga people of Africa to that of the Ainu of Japan and the Siberian Eskimos of Unisak -- and their rich storytelling style makes each an irresistible read-aloud. Barry Moser's brilliant watercolors gracefully pay homage to thirteen different breeds. So, dip into these pages and enjoy finding your own best friend -- in the mythic proportions every dog deserves.

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Dominion : The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

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"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."--Genesis 1:24-26

In this crucial passage from the Old Testament, God grants mankind power over animals. But with this privilege comes the grave responsibility to respect life, to treat animals with simple dignity and compassion.

Somewhere along the way, something has gone wrong.

In Dominion, we witness the annual convention of Safari Club International, an organization whose wealthier members will pay up to $20,000 to hunt an elephant, a lion or another animal, either abroad or in American "safari ranches," where the animals are fenced in pens. We attend the annual International Whaling Commission conference, where the skewed politics of the whaling industry come to light, and the focus is on developing more lethal, but not more merciful, methods of harvesting "living marine resources." And we visit a gargantuan American "factory farm," where animals are treated as mere product and raised in conditions of mass confinement, bred for passivity and bulk, inseminated and fed with machines, kept in tightly confined stalls for the entirety of their lives, and slaughtered in a way that maximizes profits and minimizes decency.

Throughout Dominion, Scully counters the hypocritical arguments that attempt to excuse animal abuse: from those who argue that the Bible's message permits mankind to use animals as it pleases, to the hunter's argument that through hunting animal populations are controlled, to the popular and "scientifically proven" notions that animals cannot feel pain, experience no emotions, and are not conscious of their own lives.

The result is eye opening, painful and infuriating, insightful and rewarding. Dominion is a plea for human benevolence and mercy, a scathing attack on those who would dismiss animal activists as mere sentimentalists, and a demand for reform from the government down to the individual. Matthew Scully has created a groundbreaking work, a book of lasting power and importance for all of us.

Eagles

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
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Egg : Nature's Perfect Package

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Hatching a plan for survival isn't always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each other's eggs as a food source help reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes. The ostrich's is the largest, but some are so small, you need a microscope to spot them. Animals hide them and disguise them in smart and surprising ways, too. Some abandon their eggs, while others protect them fiercely and carry them wherever they go. There are as many kinds of eggs as there are animals that depend on them, because in the animal kingdom, the fight for survival begins with the simple, but extraordinary, egg.
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Environmental Destruction (USED)

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Falcons

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of falcons, Earth's fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.

Fantastic Flying Journey (USED)

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Fossil Fish Found Alive : Discovering the Coelacanth

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Seventy million years ago, deep in the ocean, a bluish fish hovers in a cave. Like the dinosaurs, the fish's kind is about to become extinct. Or is it? Millions of years later, a bizarre blue fish is caught near East London, South Africa. To the museum curator who first studies it, it looks like an ancient fossil fish. But it can't be. The fossil fishes have all been extinct for eons... So begins the story of the coelacanth, a fish that survived the wave of extinction that killed the dinosaurs. From underwater quests for hidden populations to the dissection of the coelacanth's unique organs, this gripping scientific drama brings to life the thrill of discovery.

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Fragile Earth : Views of a Changing World (USED)

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Natural disasters, climate change, resource exploitation, and human development are all changing our planet at a relentless pace.

Turn on the television, read any newspaper--one cannot avoid stories of the major changes that are taking place on Earth. Hurricanes and tornados in the Midwest, flooding along the coasts, melting of polar ice caps. What's going on?

This book is an attempt to answer some of those questions. Written by leading experts, and using unique before-and-after satellite imagery to document what's taking place, Fragile Earth presents all of the changes that are occurring and what the likely outcomes for our planet will be.

Different phenomena pose different risks. Natural phenomena, like earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, and avalanches, and wild weather, like tropical storms, tornadoes, and massive dust storms, pose risks to local populations who cannot safely escape these sudden cataclysms. But there are also more subtle changes happening that can be just as destructive in the long run.

Take, for instance, the parched earth--places where desertification, shrinking lakes and drying rivers, and drought are becoming prevalent. What are the long-term effects of these phenomena on human populations? Or the so-called "Big Thaw"--dwindling glaciers, polar ice cap changes, rising sea levels: what are the effects of these ever-increasing conditions?

The question this book poses is simple: What is to be done? There are answers to these problems, if we become more focused on solving them. The expert contributors give some of those answers, including conservation of current resources as just one of many.

Gal?pagos : Life in Motion

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A lavish photographic celebration that captures the fascinating behaviors of land and sea animals in the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are home to an amazing variety of iconic creatures, from Giant Tortoises, Galápagos Sea Lions, Galápagos Penguins, and Ghost Crabs to Darwin's finches, the Blue-footed Booby, and Hummingbird Moths. But how precisely do these animals manage to survive on--and in the waters around--their desert-like volcanic islands, where fresh water is always scarce, food is often hard to come by, and finding a good mate is a challenge because animal populations are so small? In this stunning large-format book, Galápagos experts Walter Perez and Michael Weisberg present an unprecedented photographic account of the remarkable survival behaviors of these beautiful and unique animals. With more than 200 detailed, close-up photographs, the book captures Galápagos animals in action as they feed, play, fight, court, mate, build nests, give birth, raise their young, and cooperate and clash with other species.

Watch male Marine Iguanas fight over territory and females; see frigatebirds steal food and nesting materials from other birds; witness the courtship dance of a pair of Blue-footed Boobies; go underwater to glimpse a Galápagos Sea Lion pup playing with its mother; and observe a baby Pacific Green Turtle enter the water for the first time. These and dozens of other unforgettable scenes are all vividly captured here--including many moments that even experienced Galápagos observers may never be lucky enough to see in person.

Complete with a brief text that provides essential context, this book will be cherished by Galápagos visitors and anyone else who wants to see incredible animals on the move.

-- "Pennsylvania Literary Journal"

Girl Scout Handbook (Used)

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Goats (Wild Life LOL!)

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These animals are super helpful to humans. They can carry gear and clear out weeds from a garden - and they make the world's most popular milk.
Meet the gifted goat - one of the greatest climbers on four feet.

Wild Life LOL! introduces young readers to some of the most amazing animals on the planet in a surprising and laugh-out-loud-funny way. Each book is brimming with colorful photos, bite-sized text, wacky facts, jokes, and riddles that will entertain every child who picks it up.

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Gorillas

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
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Hawks

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of hawks, the birds of prey found worldwide. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how the sun is carried by hawks.
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Hermit Crab (USED)

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The hermit crab would prefer to blend into the background. He is happy to spend his time alone, looking for food. But when he finds a flashy new shell, he can't resist trying it on for size. He is so taken with it that he doesn't notice the mysterious contraption that floats down from the surface. While the lobster wonders if the contraption is a restaurant and the bluefish thinks it's a trap, the poor flounder gets stuck underneath! When the hungry hermit crab investigates the delicious smells coming from the contraption and frees the flounder, he inadvertently becomes a hero. But is the hermit crab ready for the limelight?
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High Fliers (Be an Expert!)

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They soar in the sky. They blast into space. What do you know about High Fliers like planes, hot air balloons, and rockets! With this book, you can become an expert!

Kids love to be the experts! Now they can feel like real pros with this exciting nonfiction series for beginning readers. Kids will be hooked on the thrilling real-world topics and big, bright photos. Each book features simple sentences and sight words that children can practice reading. Then, with support, kids can dig deeper into the extra facts, Q&As, and fun challenges.

They can even see how much you know with Quiz Your Adult. Fans of this series will be eager to become real experts!

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High Line : A Field Guide and Handbook of Thoughts, Musings, Observations, Case Studies, and Histories: A Project by Mark Dion

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An alternative guide to New York's beloved elevated park

Presented as an alternative survey of some of the curious aspects of New York's iconic High Line, this Field Guide by American artist Mark Dion (born 1961) provides an account of the wildlife, plants and insects that inhabit the space, as well as essays considering the social context and history of the site.

Full of peculiar observations, rumors, speculations and mostly true facts, the Field Guide encourages viewers to question popular ideologies that define today's "official" history of the elevated park. It includes "thoughts, musings and histories," such as a timeline of events on the High Line, a "concise" guide to the wildlife and illustrated guide to the plants of the area, Facts, Myths, & Rumors and even a Lost & Found section.

Facts, Myths & Rumors is particularly illustrative of Dion's characteristic oscillation between fact and fiction. The section consists of a list of uncategorized statements, ranging from serious declarations ("the High Line once extended to Spring Street") to more humorous musings ("the ghost of the West Side Cowboy has been seen and heard around the West 20th Street section of the park"). Dion leaves the viewer to separate truth from myth.

Taken as a whole, the text encourages imagination and inquiry rather than dictating fact, asking the viewer to play a role in shaping his or her own version of history. Dion's Field Guide is a colorful introduction offering new perspective on the High Line.

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Hippos

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The color-changing skin of chameleons, the aggressive behavior of hippopotamuses, the malodorous scent of skunks, and the defining characteristics of 29 other fascinating animals are explored in this popular series.

His Dog (Used)

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Home Place : Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair With Nature

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From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.

Dating back to slavery, Edgefield County, South Carolina--a place "easy to pass by on the way somewhere else"--has been home to generations of Lanhams. In The Home Place, readers meet these extraordinary people, including Drew himself, who over the course of the 1970s falls in love with the natural world around him. As his passion takes flight, however, he begins to ask what it means to be "the rare bird, the oddity."

By turns angry, funny, elegiac, and heartbreaking, The Home Place is a remarkable meditation on nature and belonging, at once a deeply moving memoir and riveting exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South--and in America today.

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Hurricanes

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This five-book series is the perfect way to introduce early readers to the science, history, and forms of weather. Clear text and stunning photos are paired within a reader-friendly design to explain the ways that winds, temperatures, and precipitation affect our lives. Each title concludes with an activity for more meteorological exploration.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fossils

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The Encyclopaedia of Fossils is a detailed reference on the history and significance, excavation and classification of fossil discovery throughout the world.
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Inventive Animals (Eyelike)

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Did you know that puffer fish dig geometric shapes in the sand, that octopuses imitate their predators, or that weaver birds make the most complex nests in the world-and they can even tie knots? Learn fun facts as you color an octopus's tentacles, stick prey in a spider's web, and add cells to the bees' honeycomb.

Jimmie: the Story of a Black Bear Cub (Used)

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John Muir : America's First Environmentalist

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"A useful introduction to Muir, the founding of the national parks, and the broader idea of environmentalism." -- School Library Journal

John Muir loved the land. Born in 1838, he was a writer, a scholar, an inventor, a shepherd, a farmer, and an explorer. But above all, he was a naturalist. John Muir was particularly devoted to the high cliffs, waterfalls, and ancient giant sequoia trees that, through his careful influence, were set aside as Yosemite, one of the first national parks in America. Here is the life story of the man who, moved by a commitment to wilderness everywhere, founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his crucial work to this day. Back matter includes an epilogue, a bibliography, and information about the Sierra Club.

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Journey of Seeds

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Flowers produce seed pods, and when the seeds are ripe, they are released from the pod. How do they find their way to a place where they will grow? Find the answer by traveling with the seeds.

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Killer Whales

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The crushing bite of alligators, the unique coloration of killer whales, the antler growth cycles of moose, and the defining characteristics of five other fascinating animals are explored in Living Wild. Vivid photographs transport readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of the featured creature.

Lad of Sunnybank (Used)

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Le Jardin des Plantes

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Leopards

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
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Lions

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Llamas (Wild LIfe LOL!)

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These animals are known for their beautiful fur and for their tempers. An angry llama can spit more than 10 feet - and it has very good aim!

Meet the lively llama - a pack animal with a lot of personality.

Wild Life LOL! introduces young readers to some of the most amazing animals on the planet in a surprising and laugh-out-loud-funny way. Each book is brimming with colorful photos, bite-sized text, wacky facts, jokes, and riddles that will entertain every child who picks it up.

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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic Focus)

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A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.

As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At 19 he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At 20 he was in prison.

It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today.

Few men in American history are as controversial or compelling as Malcolm X. In this Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Walter Dean Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, portrays Malcolm X as prophet, dealer, convict, troublemaker, revolutionary, and voice of black militancy.

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Mama's Last Hug

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Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.

Mama's Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal's argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.

De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama's life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions. Mama's Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.

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Mantises

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Some of our world's most intriguing animals are among its creepiest. This new series spotlights six mini-beasts that scurry, crawl, wriggle, or hop. Each book matches clear text with up-close (and often startling) photos to give young readers an easy-to-follow introduction to the featured creature's body, growth process, behavior, food sources, and common habitats. Each title concludes with an activity that emphasizes a defining physical characteristic.
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Meerkats

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of meerkats, the African mammals that live in mobs. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why meerkats are always on the lookout.
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Melting Away : A Ten-Year Journey Through Our Endangered Polar Regions

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For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs. Seaman's unique perspective of the landscape is entwined with her Native American upbringing: she sees no two icebergs as alike; each responds to its environment uniquely, almost as if they were living beings. Through Seaman's lens, each towering chunk of ice--breathtakingly beautiful in layers of smoky gray and turquoise blue--takes on a distinct personality, giving her work the feel of majestic portraiture. Melting Away collects seventy-five of Seaman's most captivating photographs, lifeaffirming images that reveal not only what we have already lost, but more importantly what we still have that is worth fighting to save.
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Mighty Trains (Be an Expert!)

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They chug on tracks. They zoom on rails. They even climb mountains. What do you know about Fast Trains? With this book, you can become an expert!

Kids love to be the experts! Now they can feel like real pros with this exciting nonfiction series for beginning readers. Kids will be hooked on the thrilling real-world topics and big, bright photos. Each book features simple sentences and sight words that children can practice reading. Then, with support, kids can dig deeper into the extra facts, Q&As, and fun challenges.

They can even see how much you know with Quiz Your Adult. Fans of this series will be eager to become real experts!

Moose

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.

My Friend Flicka (Used)

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On Autumn Trails (Used)

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Outwitting Squirrels : 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels (USED)

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Illustrates and explains a series of strategems to keep squirrels from eating and ruining yards and gardens when more traditional tactics fail.
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Pandas

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study bison, jaguars, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.

Prairie Wings, Pen and Camera Flight Studies

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Presidents : Fandex Family Field Guides

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The family field guide to America's presidents, now updated for 2017 and featuring the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

Fandex Family Field Guides: Presidents is a chronological field guide to all 45 of America's chief executives, from George Washington to Donald J. Trump. A hands-on reference, it includes more than 50 grommeted, die-cut cards featuring a full-color image of each president along with facts about his personal and political life.

Which President made the Louisiana Purchase? Which President won a Nobel Peace Prize? Which President also served as justice of the Supreme Court? Who was in office during the Teapot Dome scandal, and who endured the childhood nickname "Useless"?

From the historic Founding Fathers (three of whom died on the Fourth of July) to the 19th-century forgettables (Fillmore, Tyler, Pierce) to our modern-day and current leadership, Presidents puts history at your fingertips.
  • 53 Die-Cut Cards
  • Full Color Throughout
  • Knowledge at Your Fingertips
  • For the Whole Family
  • Fandex Family Field Guides is a bestselling reference series, with over 5 million copies in print.
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    Pterodactyl

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    From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings.
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    Raccoons

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    A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of raccoons, the ring-tailed North American mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why raccoons have masked faces.

    Rain Forests: Discover Life in the Trees (Used)

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    Ranger Rick's Surprise Book (USED)

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    Rock Factory : The Story About the Rock Cycle

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    Explains the formation of rocks and minerals, and includes information on volcanoes.
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    Sea Glass Hearts

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    Josie Iselin, the author of Abrams' popular Heart Stones, turns to sea glass hearts for a companion volume that promises to be just as appealing. Beachcombers the world over treasure sea glass--the shards of broken glass that are tumbled by the waves into smooth, pebblelike forms. They know which colors are common (green and brown) and which are unusual (black, yellow, red, and, especially, orange) and they can often identify the age and origin of a specimen. On rare occasions, sea glass takes the shape of a heart, the universal symbol of love. In Sea Glass Hearts, Iselin assembles an inspiring collection of these precious objects that are free for the taking--if you are lucky enough to find them!

    Seeds and More Seeds (USED)

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    Skunks

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    This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text
    to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior. A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of skunks, the musk-spraying mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining the unpleasant scent of skunks.
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    Sloths (Wild Life LOL!)

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    This adorable animal may spend its entire life in one tree. Some have even been found holding onto branches after they die!
    Meet the sensational sloth - the world's slowest mammal.

    Wild Life LOL! introduces young readers to some of the most amazing animals on the planet in a surprising and laugh-out-loud-funny way. Each book is brimming with colorful photos, bite-sized text, wacky facts, jokes, and riddles that will entertain every child who picks it up.

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    Snakes

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    From graceful swans to towering giraffes, and from tree-climbing koalas to powerful tigers, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This series travels the planet to study 12 fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured animal's appearance, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.
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    Snow

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    This five-book series is the perfect way to introduce early readers to the science, history, and forms of weather. Clear text and stunning photos are paired within a reader-friendly design to explain the ways that winds, temperatures, and precipitation affect our lives. Each title concludes with an activity for more meteorological exploration.
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    Star Wars Workbook - Grade 2 Reading!

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    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

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    Star Wars Workbook - Preschool ABC Fun!

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    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

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    Star Wars Workbook - Preschool Number Fun!

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    The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST Workbooks.

    Twelve titles launch the series--three each for Pre-K through 2nd Grade--and dig deep into core subjects, including numbers, ABCs, phonics, and reading readiness for younger grades, and math, reading, and writing for the older ones. The material, which aligns with national Common Core State Standards, is designed to reinforce essential concepts and lessons taught in schools. Any child, not just fans of Star Wars--but yes, those fans will be especially delighted (as will reluctant learners)--will love the "A" is for Anakin approach to phonics. Kids will practice learning numbers by counting and circling X-wing starfighters and clone troopers. Master place values by sorting groups of Wookiees. There are math problems--Yoda is holding 7 lightsabers. 5 of the lightsabers are blue. The rest are green. How many green lightsabers is he holding? And Language Arts--Circle the correct homophone in this sentence: Luke is a Jedi knight/night.

    Featuring favorite characters like Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other creatures, monsters, Jedi, and Sith, the workbooks are filled with thousands of original illustrations drawing from all six Star Wars movies and the expanded Star Wars universe.

    Learn well, you will.

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    Stegosaurus

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    From the long-necked Apatosaurus to the fleet-footed Velociraptor, the age of dinosaurs was filled with spectacularly diverse life forms. This new series invites readers on fascinating paleontological expeditions, opening each book with the moment of the prehistoric creature's discovery and concluding with what scientists know about it today. Illustrations and historical photographs give dinosaur enthusiasts a visually complete picture of each animal's appearance and surroundings.
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    Stink Bugs, Stick Insects, and Stag Beetles : And 18 More of the Strangest Insects on Earth (used)

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    Why does a Madagascan giant hissing cockroach hiss?
    How do bombardier beetles spray chemicals that are the temperatureof boiling water?
    Why do leaf-cutter ants carry bits of green leaves over theirheads?

    Nothing is more exciting than getting an up-close look at theamazing lives of unusual insects. In this wonderfully detailedguide, written by the author of the kids' perennial favorites PetBugs and More Pet Bugs, you can find the answers to everything youever wanted to know about the behavior of the weirdest bugs on ourplanet. From burying beetles and back swimmers to robber flies andMadagascan giant hissing cockroaches, Stinkbugs, Stick Insects, andStag Beetles digs deep into the creepy, crawly world of thesestrange and tiny creatures. You'll learn what each bug looks like, where to find it, and how its odd habits help it to survive. Withlots of illustrations and observing activities, Stinkbugs, StickInsects, and Stag Beetles will show you just how incredible thestrangest bugs in the world can be.

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    Streams and Ponds (eyelike)

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    Did you know that water scorpions use a snorkel to breathe, that the eyes of the damselfly can swivel in every direction, or that moorhen chicks leave the nest as soon as they hatch? Ponds and streams have complex ecosystems full of amazing birds, strange insects, and colorful crustaceans, fish, and other creatures. Draw a snail's shell, color in the frogs, and perch a bird in her nest.

    Sweet Thames Run Softly

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    The Book of Animal Tales (USED)

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    The Boys' Book of Insects

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    The Finest Hours

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    The story behind the major motion picture from Disney--starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck--written by a recognized master of the genre--"a blockbuster account of tragedy at sea" (The Providence Journal).

    It's the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor'easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. Two oil tankers get caught in the violent storm off Cape Cod, its fury splitting the massive ships in two. Back on shore are four young Coast Guardsmen who are given a suicide mission. They must save the lives of the seamen left stranded in the killer storm, and they have to do it in a tiny lifeboat. The crew is led by Bernie Webber, who has to rely on prayer and the courage of his three crewmembers to pull off the impossible. As Webber and his crew sail into the teeth of the storm, each man comes to the realization that he may not come back alive. They've lost all navigation and have no idea where the stranded seaman are, and have no idea how to get back home. Whether by sheer luck or divine intervention, the crew stumbles upon the wounded ship in the darkness. More than thirty men appear at the railings of the SS Pendleton, all hoping to be saved. Once again, Webber and his crew face a daunting challenge. How can they rescue all these men with their tiny lifeboat?

    Dripping with suspense and high-stakes human drama, The Finest Hours has incredible and astonishing true-to-life heroism and action-packed rescue scenes. This "marvelous and terrifying yarn" (Los Angeles Times) "deserves a place as a classic of survival at sea" (The Boston Globe).

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    The Lost Words

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    In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary -- widely used in schools around the world -- was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these "lost words" included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail. The news of these substitutions -- the outdoor and natural being displaced by the indoor and virtual -- became seen by many as a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world.

    Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a "spell book" that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book -- a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people and begun a grass-roots movement to re-wild childhood across Britain, Europe, and North America.

    The Primal Alliance, Earth and Ocean

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    The World of Fossils

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    These Rocks Count!

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    Mr. Tate's class is about to learn there's more to rocks than being dirty lumps on the ground. On this field trip they're visiting the rocky ridge mountains to learn about rocks. At first the children think rocks will be boring, but they soon learn that rocks are all around us in ways we might not expect--such as glass and toothpaste!

    This I Do Believe

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