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Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses

Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses

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Agapanthus Hum is a whirlwind. She hums, she cartwheels, and she is always running around. Now that Agapanthus has eyeglasses, her parents want her to be careful. Agapanthus tries to slow down; she even wears a bag on her head so her glasses won't get lost, but more often then not, her glasses go flying. What do grown-up acrobats do with their eyeglasses? Agapanthus's parents bring her to a performance so that she can find out.
Age of Dinosaurs The Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Remarkable Animals

Age of Dinosaurs The Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Remarkable Animals

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Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again! New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Steve Brusatte brings young scientists and readers everywhere into his world of massive herbivores and fearsome predators, daily unexpected discoveries, and all the new science used to learn about some of the world's oldest beings.

Even though the dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago, we're still piecing together new information about these ancient animals.

Did you know that, on average, a new species of dinosaur is discovered every single week? Or that many dinosaurs had feathers? Or that there are even modern-day dinosaurs walking around right now?

New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed paleontologist Steve Brusatte writes about all the new discoveries he and his colleagues have made that help us better understand--and marvel at--these remarkable reptiles.

This exciting nonfiction book for ages 7 to 12 includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index, as well as photos throughout. A strong choice for the classroom and for independent reading, and a great source for reports using information direct from an expert in the field.

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag

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Maira Kalman's exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. A. Ah-ha! There you Are. begins Maira Kalman's joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt's design collection. With her signature wit and warm humor, Kalman's ABC book introduces children and adults to the myriad ways design touches our lives. Posing the question If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?, Kalman encourages the reader to put pen to paper and send in personal letters--an intimate, interactive gesture to top off her unique tour of the world of design. Objects ranging from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld's Zig-Zag chair are brought to colorful life. Kalman's hand-lettered text is whimsical and universal in turns, drawing lessons as easily from a worn old boot as a masterpiece of midcentury modernism. Irresistibly, we are led to agree, Everything is design.
Ahchoo! Lion's Got the Flu

Ahchoo! Lion's Got the Flu

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Ah choo! Poor Lion's caught the flu. He has a sore throat and a fever and he aches all over. So Lion stays in bed, resting quietly, until . . .
Knock! Knock! The Mouse Brothers tiptoe in with a special get-well cake. Rabbit and Cat soon follow, bringing carrots and ice cream, and Elephant barges in bearing bananas. Before long, a clamorous parade of well-wishers crowds into Lion's house. Chaos ensues, and the many acts of kindness make Lion wonder if he's getting well or getting worse! Wonderfully detailed pictures enhance a delightful story that gently reminds young readers to be considerate of others' feelings.
Air Blast Cannon

Air Blast Cannon

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Ready, aim, blast! Using the fun and clear instruction book, construct a moveable, air-powered cannon and fire away at the included targets. Makers will explore the physics of projectiles, the mechanics of pneumatics, and how they work in everyday machines -- like bicycle pumps!
Airplanes Take Off and Land

Airplanes Take Off and Land

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Experience a day in the life of Pilot Stacey and her nephew Little Harry as they take a fascinating flight aboard Crow-Flies Airline flight #6. You will learn, along with Little Harry, all about the inner workings of the airplane, and the many individual steps every pilot goes through before taking off and landing.
Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World

Akira to Zoltan: Twenty-Six Men Who Changed the World

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This companion to the best-selling AMELIA TO ZORA features twenty-six amazing men. From Akira Kurisawa, filmmaker, to Zoltán Kodály, musical innovator, learn what inspired each man to change the world around him. Detailed collages draw from various events in the men's lives.
Al Rokers Extreme Weather

Al Rokers Extreme Weather

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New York Times bestselling author, award-winning meteorologist, and Today Show co-anchor Al Roker explores extreme weather phenomena in his first book for kids. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.



Dive deep into a world of fascinating weather with everyone's favorite meteorologist, Al Roker!

With this mesmerizing book that covers a wide range of topics, readers will learn about the conditions that generate unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles.

Surprising facts, colorful spreads, and captivating pictures will hook children and adults alike as they uncover the mysteries of extreme weather--some they never even knew existed!

Aladdin and Other Tales from Arabian (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

Aladdin and Other Tales from Arabian (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)

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For the past two hundred years, Western readers, young and old alike, have been transported to the fabulous Orient by means of these remarkable stories, in which the everyday mingles on an equal footing with the uncanny and the miraculous. Accompanying the text are illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, which are themselves miracles of visual and imaginative sympathy.
Alaska (From Sea to Shining Sea, Second)

Alaska (From Sea to Shining Sea, Second)

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This series meets National Curriculam Standards for: Social Studies: Civic Ideals & Pratices Individuals, Groups, & Institutions People, Places, & Environments Power, Authority, & Governance Production, Distribution, & Consumption
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Meet Albert Einstein and find out about his life and work in this engagingly illustrated biography.

Join physicist Albert Einstein on his journey of scientific discovery and see how the Nobel Prize winner forever changed the way we think about energy, gravity, and the world around us. Children will learn about Einstein's training, his struggle to find a teaching job, and how he developed his famous theory of relativity. The book also looks at his personal life, including his family, his emigration to America after the Nazis came to power, and his love of music. Appealing illustrations, information on his breakthroughs and successes, and an index of major events reveal how Einstein left his mark on humanity. A timeline and simple quiz help kids test their understanding and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Text and photographs introduce the biography of Albert Einstein, a scientist and a physicist who had many new ideas on movement in the universe including ideas on time, space, and gravity.

Albert Einstein

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Told in the first person, this biography introduces the life and work of Albert Einstein to children in a way they will understand.
Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments

Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments

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2012 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List Selection

Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc², Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated--along with his fascinating life and unique personality--in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein's important contributions to science, from proving the existence and size of atoms and launching the field of quantum mechanics to creating models of the universe that led to the discovery of black holes and the big bang theory, young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such activities include using dominoes to model a nuclear chain reaction, replicating the expanding universe in a microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a melted chocolate bar. Suggestions for further study, a time line, and sidebars on the work of other physicists of the day make this an incredibly accessible resource for inquisitive children.

Albert Einstein Was a Dope

Albert Einstein Was a Dope

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Did you know that Albert Einstein was a high school dropout, and that he failed his physics class when he finally made it to college? Or that when he died, his brain and eyeballs were removed from his body? Ever wondered why his hair looked so wild? Siblings Paige and Turner do--and they've collected some of the kookiest and most unusual facts about the world-famous scientist, from his childhood and school days through his time studying relativity and working on the atomic bomb.

Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld's upbeat illustrations, Albert Einstein Was a Dope? expertly balances authoritative information with Dan Gutman's signature zany humor.

Albertosaurus

Albertosaurus

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Albertosaurus' name may not sound very fearsome, but this was one deadly dino. Readers learn about this prehistoric predator from engaging text and bold illustrations reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

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World Soccer Legends series for young readers
Everything you need to know about most exciting clubs and the best players on the planet.
Alex Morgan
Gold medal winner and Athlete of the Year

One of the most exciting players on the scene, Alex Morgan has rocketed into the top echelon of world soccer stars. At just 22, she was the number one pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft and the youngest player on the U.S. team in the FIFA World Cup. Now a member of the Portland Thorns, Morgan has already amassed a string of accomplishments. In 2012 she won an Olympic gold medal and was also named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.

The book includes details of her historic early career, vivid photos of her electric force on the field, impressive stats, and fun facts and little-known information about this popular player on the rise.

Alex the Parrot No Ordinary Bird

Alex the Parrot No Ordinary Bird

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In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they studied great apes and dolphins. African greys, with their walnut-sized "birdbrains," were pretty much ignored--until Alex.

His intelligence surprised everyone, including Irene. He learned to count, add, and subtract; to recognize shapes, sizes, and colors; and to speak, and understand, hundreds of words. These were things no other animal could do. Alex wasn't supposed to have the brainpower to do them, either. But he did them anyway.

Accompanied by Meilo So's stunning illustrations, Alex and Irene's story is one of groundbreaking discoveries about animal intelligence, hard work, and the loving bonds of a unique friendship.