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Amazing You!: Getting Smart about Your Private Parts

Amazing You!: Getting Smart about Your Private Parts

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Mom, where do babies come from? Many parents live in fear of the day their child asks this question--which inevitably happens, often as early as the preschool years. Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' bodies. Lynne Cravath's lighthearted illustrations enliven the text, making this a book that parents will gladly share with their young ones.
Amelia Bedelia 5-Minute Stories

Amelia Bedelia 5-Minute Stories

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Learn to read with Amelia Bedelia and this collection of twelve favorite stories that can each be read aloud in just five minutes. The friendly paper-over-board format is ideal for bedtime and reading on the go. A terrific way to explore the English language and expand vocabulary!

In this collection of twelve funny stories, Amelia Bedelia makes a friend, joins a club, attends a sleepover, hits the trail, and much more! Amelia Bedelia's legendary mix-ups make practicing reading comprehension and expanding vocabulary fun. Each story can be read in just five minutes--perfect for bedtime and newly independent readers. Illustrated in full color on every page.

This collection includes lightly adapted versions of twelve favorite Amelia Bedelia stories. With Amelia Bedelia, anything can happen--and it usually does! If you're looking for 5-minute bedtime stories, Amelia Bedelia is a good choice for giggles.

This collection includes:

Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds; Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail; Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend; Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over; Amelia Bedelia Tries her Luck; Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club; Amelia Bedelia Chalks One Up; Amelia Bedelia By the Yard; Amelia Bedelia Takes the Cake; Amelia Bedelia On the Move; Amelia Bedelia Gets a Break; and Amelia Bedelia Under the Weather

Amelia Bedelia Celebration

Amelia Bedelia Celebration

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For nearly half a century, Amelia Bedelia has been turning ordinary tasks into extraordinary fun.

Amelia Bedelia draws the drapes with a pencil and sketchpad. She makes sponge cake with a real sponge.

She recruits a train conductor to lead an orchestra. And when she's driving toward a fork in the road, she's also on the lookout for a spoon.

You can count on the well-meaning Amelia Bedelia to take things to hilariously literal extremes. But you can also count on her putting her heart and friendship into everything she does--and always having a scrumptious cake or pie ready to share at the end of a long day.

This book includes four of Amelia Bedelia's most beloved adventures; a CD to listen to while you read; and recipes, games, and more.

Amelia Bedelia Storybook Favorites

Amelia Bedelia Storybook Favorites

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Five stories about young Amelia Bedelia--plus fun games, puzzles, word scrambles, and an exclusive sticker sheet--make Amelia Bedelia Storybook Favorites an irresistible read-aloud, the perfect gift book, and a terrific way to explore the English language and expand vocabulary!

This storybook collection features five previously published stories about the childhood of Amelia Bedelia, including Amelia Bedelia's First Day at School, Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip, Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend, Amelia Bedelia Sleeps Over, and Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail.

The Amelia Bedelia books are great for reading together and for children just learning to read on their own. Amelia Bedelia's legendary mix-ups with words, idioms, and language make practicing reading comprehension and expanding vocabulary fun.

This 192-page book is illustrated in full color throughout and also features games, puzzles, and a sticker sheet. With Amelia Bedelia, anything can happen--and it usually does!

This compilation was originally published as Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury.
Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury 2 Classic

Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury 2 Classic

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Three classic stories about Amelia Bedelia--Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia, Amelia Bedelia and the Cat, and Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off--plus fun games, puzzles, a recipe, an adorable cover, and a great price--make the Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury an irresistible read-aloud, a perfect gift book, and a terrific way to improve reading comprehension and expand vocabulary!

With Amelia Bedelia, anything can happen--and it usually does! This value-priced storybook collection features three beloved and bestselling I Can Read Level 2 stories about Amelia Bedelia: Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia, Amelia Bedelia and the Cat, and Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off. The Amelia Bedelia books are great for reading together and ideal for children just learning to read on their own. Amelia Bedelia's legendary mix-ups with words, idioms, and language make practicing reading comprehension and expanding vocabulary fun. This 192-page book is illustrated in full color throughout and also features games, puzzles, and activities perfect for new readers.

Amelia Bedelia Under Construction

Amelia Bedelia Under Construction

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Caution! When Amelia Bedelia takes on a home renovation project, she adds her own funny touches, from sanding the deck with buckets of sand to pulling out the hammers to break ground!

Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?

Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?

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When Amelia Bedelia helps out at the school science fair, she finds an exploding volcano, some UFOs, and a mad scientist!

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

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From the acclaimed author of The Great and Only Barnum--as well as The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin's Almanac--comes the thrilling story of America's most celebrated flyer, Amelia Earhart.

In alternating chapters, Fleming deftly moves readers back and forth between Amelia's life (from childhood up until her last flight) and the exhaustive search for her and her missing plane. With incredible photos, maps, and handwritten notes from Amelia herself--plus informative sidebars tackling everything from the history of flight to what Amelia liked to eat while flying (tomato soup)--this unique nonfiction title is tailor-made for middle graders.

Amelia Lost received four starred reviews and Best Book of the Year accolades from School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

America Bowl

America Bowl

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Presidents and Super Bowls. They're the biggest deals we have.

Let the game begin--and may the best American institution win!

From George Washington, father of the nation, versus Super Bowl I to Barack Obama against Super Bowl XVIV, the comeback win by the Saints over the Colts in 2010: Forty-four matchups, one at a time, one point per match. It's the most fun you can have finding out about America's Presidents and America's Game without having to read two separate books!

Based on the blog featured on ESPN Radio, National Public Radio, the BBC World Service, the Economist.com, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.

America Scratch and Sketch

America Scratch and Sketch

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From Native American cliff dwellings to Alaskas totem poles, and from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, America is an endless adventure, with so much to see and learn! Lets become explorers ourselves, and Scratch and Sketch our way through time across this amazing country! Discover the holographic colors that appear in your artwork like magic! Ages 6 and up.
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

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From his unique perspective as the great, great grandnephew of America the Beautiful writer, Katharine Lee Bates, Chris Gall transforms this beloved patriotic song into monumental works of art--from purple mountain majesties to gleaming alabaster cities. Honoring his ancestry and national pride, Gall pairs the beautiful lyrics with striking illustrations of notable American images such as Pike's Peak, the Tuskgee Airmen, and firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero.
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

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America The Beautiful has been stirring hearts for generations, andnow Wendell Minor provides a spectacular visual accompaniment for the classic poem and song. Sing along to the familiar lyrics, turning each page as the musical tribute is transformed into a visual feast that spans the entire nation, from New York City to the Oregon coast, and encompasses multiple eras, from the Pilgrims to the Wright brothers to NASA. Wendell Minor's stunning paintings of American landscapes and historical moments celebrate our nation from sea to shining sea."
America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

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Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem America the Beautiful in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
America's REAL First Thanksgiving

America's REAL First Thanksgiving

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When most Americans think of the first Thanksgiving, they think of the Pilgrims and the Indians in New England in 1621. But fifty-six years before the Pilgrims celebrated, Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez arrived on the coast of Florida and founded the first North American city, St. Augustine.

On September 8, 1565, the Spanish and the native Timucua celebrated with a feast of Thanksgiving. The Spanish most likely offered cocido, a rich stew made with pork, garbanzo beans, and onions. Perhaps the Timucua provided wild turkey or venison, or even alligator or tortoise, along with corn, beans, and squash.

Learn about our real first Thanksgiving. Learn about Spain and Florida in the 1560s. And make your own cocido from a recipe provided in this important and groundbreaking book.

American Boy's Handy Book

American Boy's Handy Book

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DARING ACTIVITIES.
OUTDOOR SKILLS.
WILD-EYED ADVENTURES.
In 1882, Daniel Beard, co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America(r), wrote the ultimate adventure guide, "The American Boy s Handy Book." Now the author s most exciting projects, excursions and challenges are presented bigger and better than ever in this newly designed large hardcover edition. Here are the author s original descriptions and personal illustrations of timeless adventures that combine good fun and innocent mischief while teaching boys how to be constructive, creative and courageous and become:
The Boy Inventor
The Boy Gamer
The Boy Hunter
The Boy Camper
The Boy Fisherman
The Boy Naturalist
The Boy Boater
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American Boy's Handy Book

American Boy's Handy Book

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Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard--a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy's Handy Book was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys--adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, this much-loved classic is back in print for a new generation to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! There's something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book:

  • Building and flying your own kite
  • Making an aquarium
  • Rigging and sailing small boats
  • Camping without a tent
  • Making a corn stalk fiddle
  • Building a snow fort
  • Daniel Beard, a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America, firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings with their hands, to encourage them to value their own work and gain skills needed to successfully invent, construct and dream. This is truer today than ever before--in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children's lives with The American Boy's Handy Book, and help them discover hobbies, games and activities that will stimulate their imagination and create a sense of adventure in the real world around us.

    American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

    American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

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    The eagerly awaited final title in National Geographic's popular American Documents series completes the broad sweep of the collection by casting all the way back to our country's original document of record, the Mayflower Compact. The date is November 10, 1620. After 66 days at sea crammed into a space about the size of a basketball court, the Pilgrims--as the 101 surviving passengers of the Mayflower became known--arrived on America's shores. They were an ocean away from their home country and hundreds of miles from where they were supposed to settle in the Virginia Colony. To survive in the wilderness of this strange, new land, they would need some rules for governing themselves and their community. The document they wrote is known as the Mayflower Compact. In fewer than 200 words, it laid the groundwork for democracy in America. The Mayflower Compact includes: - an engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate text, vetted by experts - 40 pages generously illustrated with period artwork and archival photographs - biographies of key figures in the document's history - the entire text of the original document and a complete list of its signatories - excerpt from Mourt's Relation, written by Edward Winslow and William Bradford, two of the colony's founding fathers - the charter of the Colony of New Plymouth - Web links to further information - a detailed glossary and indexThe core curriculum topics of pre-colonial and colonial American history are viewed through the prism of this cornerstone document and students are made aware of its relevance to their 21st century lives. This book is essential for any school, public, or home library. The Mayflower Compact acts as a valuable reminder of the time when America was merely an ideal being shaped in the minds of our forefathers, eager to escape oppression and create a better world.
    American Flag Q&A

    American Flag Q&A

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    In American Flag Q&A Check out cool Smithsonian websites and exhibits throughout the book Meet a Smithsonian Curator See fabulous close-up photos Read extremely fun facts about flags