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1001 Animals to Spot

1001 Animals to Spot

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Teeming with animals to find, count and talk about, this bright picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. It also helps develop basic word and number skills The busy scenes bring to life different habitats from around the world. Children will delight in finding all kinds of fmailiar and exotic animals--from lambs on the farm to armadillos in the rainforest.
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

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This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the must-read books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children's literature. It is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators--not to mention important books from around the world.
1001 Pirate Things to Spot

1001 Pirate Things to Spot

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Join a ragtag pirate crew in this swashbuckling puzzle book, packed with things to find and count.
1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

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Brimming with things to find, count and talk about, this charming picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. Readers will delight in discovering the secrets of the sea.
101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History

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In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a "peoples' history" version of the individuals who have shaped our country for middle school students. In the place of founding fathers, presidents, and titans of industry, are profiles of those who courageously fought for social justice in America: Tecumseh, Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain, César Chávez, Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk, Henry Wallace, and many more. 101 Changemakers aims to provide young students with new ways of understanding how history is written and made.
101 Circus Games for Children

101 Circus Games for Children

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When the circus isn't in town, children can still enjoy it at a birthday party, summer camp, drama class, or elementary school thanks to this colorful collection of circus-based games and activities. Ideal for children ages four through 12, the book draws on popular circus elements such as acrobatics, clowns, animal numbers, and balancing acts. The games are presented in a clear, simple way, range from ten to 45 minutes in length, and vary in complexity. Each section includes a circus program children can use if they want to plan an actual performance. Readily available props are used for some of the games, and costumes are encouraged for all! Noncompetitive and playable without special skills training, the activities in 101 Circus Games for Children provide delightful entertainment for participants and spectators alike.
101 Dance Games for Children

101 Dance Games for Children

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The body has a special language of its own. This book encourages children and adults to use that language and dance! The games here combine dance and play in ways that release a child's spontaneity and self-expression. Appropriate for parents, teachers, camp leaders, babysitters, and other caregivers, it is filled with simple games that the whole classroom or family- or just two people! - can play and learn from.

All players need is a willingness to have fun and experience the joys of moving and interacting with others. These noncompetitive games reward children for their involvement, encourage them to use their imaginations, and show them how to express how they feel and think - without words. The games are organized by type: meeting and greeting games, concentration games, dances that tell stories, party dances, "muscle puzzles," dances using simple props (such as balloons, fans, or cardboard boxes), and many more.

DANCE GAMES ENCOURAGE AND DEVELOP:

  • Creativity
  • Physical coordination
  • Self-esteem
  • Sociability
  • Self-expression
  • Each dance game contains an age guideline, an estimated time of play, and suggestions for the most appropriate type of music. The games can be played by children and adults of all ages, and are flexible enough to be used by parents and teachers in a variety of settings.

    101 Great Science Experiments

    101 Great Science Experiments

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    Forget about mad scientists and messy laboratories! This incredible, interactive guide for children showcases 101 absolutely awesome experiments you can do at home.

    Find out how to make a rainbow, build a buzzer, see sound, construct a circuit, bend light, play with shadows, measure the wind, weigh air, and create an underwater volcano. The astonishing variety of experiments are all very easy and entirely safe, with step-by-step text and everyday ingredients.

    Biology, chemistry, and physics are brought to life, showing budding young scientists that science is all around us all the time. As you have fun trying out experiments with friends and family, core scientific principles are presented in the most memorable way.

    With chapters covering important topics such as color, magnets, light, senses, electricity, and motion, the laws of science are introduced in crystal-clear text alongside specially commissioned full-color photography for children to understand.

    Follow in the footsteps of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and all the other great minds with 101 Great Science Experiments and learn the secrets of science you'll never forget.

    101 Hilarious Pranks and Practical Jokes

    101 Hilarious Pranks and Practical Jokes

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    Welcome to The School of Hijinks, Malarkey & Outlandish Pranks (SHMOP), where middle graders learn the fine art of pranking and practical joking.

    Inside, you'll become a pro at pretending your finger broke off, filling your friend's doughnut with sour cream, putting bubble wrap under the toilet seat, and more! Each chapter in this ultimate book for young pranksters includes hilarious tricks to master and essential skills for creating your own family-friendly pranks and physical comedy stunts, such as:

    goofy faces
    silly voices
    painless pratfalls
    side-splitting props
    gross outs and more!

    By the end of this book, readers will have a set of tools in their prank belt to pull hundreds of practical jokes on their friends and family. Includes 101 pranks plus zillions that you can create on your own!

    101 Kids Simple Science Experiments That Are the Bestest Funnest Ever

    101 Kids Simple Science Experiments That Are the Bestest Funnest Ever

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    Perform Mind-Blowing Science Experiments at Home!

    You'll have the time of your life conducting these incredible, wacky and fun experiments with your parents, teachers, babysitters and other adults. You'll investigate, answer your questions and expand your knowledge using everyday household items.

    The Quirky Mommas from the wildly popular Kids Activities Blog and authors of the bestselling 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! have done it again with this book of ridiculously amazing, simple science experiments. You can do things both indoors and outdoors. The handy mess meter, preparation times and notes on the level of supervision will keep your parents happy, and you safe. Experimenting is really fun, and you will have a blast being a scientist! You will be so entertained, you might not notice you're also learning important things about the world around you. Some experiments to master:

    - Balloon-Powered Car
    - Burst Soap Clou
    - CD Hovercraft
    - Creeping Ink
    - Bendy Bones
    - Electromagnet
    - Paper Helicopters
    - Unbreakable Bubbles

    Now put on your lab coat and let's get experimenting!

    101 More Dance Games for Children

    101 More Dance Games for Children

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    This book is filled with dance games that the whole classroom or family can play and learn from. These noncompetitive games reward children for their involvement, encourage them to use their imagination, and show them how to express how they feel without using words. Black-and-white illustrations add to these simple games that release a child's spontaneity and self-expression.
    101 Socks

    101 Socks

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    This engaging Hidden Pictures(R) puzzle collection for children ages 6-9 will knock kids' socks off--every puzzle has a hidden sock to find, 101 in all!

    This entertaining Hidden Pictures(R) puzzle collection offers over 90 puzzles with the challenge of finding the hidden sock in each one! In fact, 101 socks are hidden among 1,500+ objects in this portable book that is perfect for taking the fun on the go. If that doesn't make kids go sock crazy, they'll love the extra full-color bonus puzzles and activities that include sock jokes, riddles, mazes, drawing activities, and more! Here is a perfect gift for fans of Hidden Pictures(R) puzzles with a unique thematic twist.

    A Parents' Choice Recommended Book

    101 Toothbrushes

    101 Toothbrushes

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    This entertaining Hidden Pictures puzzle collection features a favorite hidden object that tugs on parents' memories of their own Highlights childhood: toothbrushes! More than 101 of them are hidden in more than 90 puzzles. Also included are fun toothbrush-themed jokes, activities, and more.

    A perfect gift for fans of Hidden Pictures(R) puzzles with a unique thematic twist. With a portable size ideal for taking the fun on the go, this Hidden Pictures(R) book features 101 toothbrushes hidden among 1,500+ objects. Kids will love the full-color bonus puzzles and activities that include toothbrush jokes, riddles, mazes, drawing activities, and more!

    101+ Secrets, Facts and Buzz About the Stars of High School Musical

    101+ Secrets, Facts and Buzz About the Stars of High School Musical

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    Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about Zac, Ashley, Vanessa, Corbin, and all of the stars of the hit made-for-TV movie High School Musical!
    109 Forgotten American Heroes

    109 Forgotten American Heroes

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    The first children's book to come from the acclaimed editors at McSweeney's literary journal, "109 Forgotten American Heroes" is an off-kilter exploration of some of our nation's most incredible--and little known--stories.
    Learn new and amazing stories about the contributions, inventions, wisdom, savvy, courage, and ingenuity of 109 great Americans such as John Russell Bartlett (the first to compile American words and trace their origin), Mr. Charles F. Brannock (who invented the first tool to accurately measure foot size), Cher Ami (a pigeon who effectively saved 194 American soldiers during World War I), and Thomas Jefferson (founding father, author, architect, president, and the man who introduced Americans to macaroni)!
    Dynamic photographs and funny, ingenious graphics bring the stories to life. Truly meant for the whole family, there is something in here for everyone.
    11 Experiments That Failed

    11 Experiments That Failed

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    This is a most joyful and clever whimsy, the kind that lightens the heart and puts a shine on the day, raved Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

    Is it possible to eat snowballs doused in ketchup--and nothing else--all winter? Can a washing machine wash dishes? By reading the step-by-step instructions, kids can discover the answers to such all-important questions along with the book's curious narrator. Here are 12 hypotheses, as well as lists of what you need, what to do, and what happened that are sure to make young readers laugh out loud as they learn how to conduct science experiments (really!).

    Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter--the ingenious pair that brought you 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore--have outdone themselves in this brilliant and outrageously funny book.

    12 Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-Up Christmas Counting Book

    12 Bugs of Christmas: A Pop-Up Christmas Counting Book

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    David A. Carter's zany characters are here to help count down to Christmas in this festive pop-up extravaganza. What could be better than one Bug of Christmas? Twelve of them, of course!

    Available for the first time in the bestselling BUGS mini trim size, David A. Carter's bestselling BUGS are here to help count down to Christmas in this festive pop-up title. What could be better than one Bug of Christmas? Why, twelve of them, of course!

    BUGS fans of all ages are sure to get into the Christmas spirit and join in the holiday fun with this pop-up extravaganza!

    123 Counting Sticker Book

    123 Counting Sticker Book

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    Learning to count from 1 to 10 has never been so much fun! Features two pages of cute, colorful reusable stickers.

    Children will love learning to count from 1 to 10 with this interactive sticker book! Each page features bright, bold illustrations and simple instructions for readers to add the correct number of stickers to each page. Two pages of cute and colorful reusable stickers feature many familiar objects, such as pigs, monkeys, frogs, socks, owls, ladybugs, and more. To reinforce learning, young readers are also encouraged to add the number stickers to the correct group of objects at the end of the book.