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Year of the Horse: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Year of the Horse: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

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Hannah is a spirited horse who has a lot riding on her! This feisty filly's amazing journey celebrates the new year and kids' can-do attitudes.

2014 is The Year of the Horse! Hannah is a foal who has a talented family and yearns to have special skills too. She befriends the boy Tom. Together can they bring his art teacher's important painting to the capital faraway? Hannah jumps at the chance to show that a little horse can have a lot of courage.

When others think she's too young, can Hannah prove her unbridled spirit can blaze its own trail? Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Jennifer Wood creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Hannah's rousing quest to discover her true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, horse lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.

Each [Tale from the Chinese Zodiac] combines a sense of tenacious accomplishment with just plain rollicking fun. Illustrator Jennifer Wood makes sure to imbue every page with energy in motion - 'dazzling and colorful.' -Smithsonian BookDragon

Year of the Monkey: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

Year of the Monkey: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac

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The son of the famous Monkey King and Queen, Max takes a journey to be the best! This story features a bilingual Chinese translation.

2016 is the Year of the Monkey! The son of the legendary parents, Max has a lot to live up to. Now starting school, he befriends the boy Kai and learns a new sport. Succeeding in class is not easy, but luckily playing in the gym is! But when his parents tell him of their great expectations, does Max have what it takes to fly sky high?

When facing a lofty destiny and rugged adversity, can Max forge his own claim to fame? Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Kenji Ono creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Max's thrilling climb to discover his true nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.

Illustrated by professional animator Kenji Ono, the dynamic artwork makes the zodiac animals jump off the pages. It's great fun to look for all 12 animals appearing throughout the book... Max exudes energy and determination, two wonderful traits to carry into the Year of the Monkey to achieve your dreams.
- Sampan

Year of the Sheep ( Tales from the Chinese Zodiac #10 )

Year of the Sheep ( Tales from the Chinese Zodiac #10 )

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Sydney is a bold lamb with a keen nose for adventure. Her breathtaking journey celebrates the new year. 2015 was The Year of the Sheep.

The lamb Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi and other animals. But to her parents' dismay, Sydney may walk to the beat of a different drummer. However, after a storm strikes and causes a problem for everyone, can Sydney show them how valuable a sheep's qualities can be?

Befriending people and the other zodiac animals, Sydney shows the best traits of people born in The Year of the Sheep, Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Alina Chau creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Sydney's stirring travels to discover her real nature will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, animal lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.

Oliver Chin's Tales from the Chinese Zodiac delight the eyes and heart.... The Year of the Sheep is no exception, with beautiful artwork and an inspirational message.
- Sampan

Year of the Tiger ( Tales from the Chinese Zodiac )

Year of the Tiger ( Tales from the Chinese Zodiac )

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Curiosity kindles this cat. Teddy is a cub who is destined to be a tiger king! His thrilling journey celebrates the new year.

Born into royalty, the young prince Teddy is warned by the King and Queen to steer clear of humans who are intruding into their wild domain. However, curiosity compels this cat to befriend the girl Su. But each camp doesn't want to cross the other's tracks. Despite his parents' warnings, . But can Teddy prove the jungle is big enough for both man and beast?

2010 was the Year of the Tiger! Illustrating expressive characters and vibrant action, artist Justin Roth creates an inviting new world for readers to explore. Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is a popular annual children's book series showcasing the twelve charming animals that embody the Chinese New Year.

Teddy's roaring run to find his true talents will delight children and adults alike. Kids love identifying with how each animal embarks on a unique quest to discover his or her own character: Bright and dynamic illustrations will appeal to parents, those interested in Asian culture, and, of course, cat lovers.

Teachers appreciate how Tales from the Chinese Zodiac is the only English series on each of the animals of the Chinese lunar calendar. Librarians like how it one of the longest-running children's book series featuring Asian American themes. Now readers everywhere can enjoy these entertaining and original tales.

Oliver Chin has continued his entertaining stories of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac with another story that teaches both Eastern and Western values to children. Courage, friendship, and personal growth are all displayed in this story of a young tiger learning his place in the jungle and among humans.
- Warren W. Wright, Chinese American International School

Years of Dust

Years of Dust

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In the 1930's, great rolling walls of dust swept across the Great Plains. The storms buried crops, blinded animals, and suffocated children. It was a catastrophe that would change the course of American history as people struggled to survive in this hostile environment, or took the the roads as Dust Bowl refugees.

Here, in riveting, accessible prose, and illustrated with moving historical quotations and photographs, acclaimed historian Albert Marrin explains the causes behind the disaster and investigates the Dust Bowl's imact on the land and the people. Both a tale of natural destruction and a tribute to those who refused to give up, this is a beautiful exploration of an important time in our country's past.

Yellow Square Pop-up

Yellow Square Pop-up

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First came One Red Dot, next Blue 2, 600 Black Spots...now Yellow Square, the fourth installment of David A. Carter's acclaimed color series! Modern and elegant paper engineering and text are certain to awe children of all ages!

Readers will search beatiful, modern pop-ups to discover the hidden yellow square on each spread in this follow up to David A. Carter's New York Times award winning, 600 Black Spots.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park is mostly in Wyoming, with some of the park in Montana and Idaho. Hike to learn about the trails, springs, geysers, and wildlife in this national park.
Yo! I Know: Brain-Building Quizzes

Yo! I Know: Brain-Building Quizzes

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If you like "The World Almanac for Kids," you'll love "Yo! I Know: Brain-Building Quizzes," the first in a series of quiz books that combine wacky and serious facts with a healthy serving of fun. Kids will learn critical thinking and test-taking skills while being entertained. "Yo! I Know: Brain-Building Quizzes" has full-color graphics and illustrations on every page, along with a covered spiral binding that makes the book easy to use anywhere, anytime. Whether kids read it by themselves or use the book to quiz friends, siblings, and parents, "Yo! I Know: Brain-Building Quizzes" is an entertaining supplement to classroom work and the perfect carry-along entertainment for car trips.

The Ultimate Quiz Book: Quiz topics include everything from How Animals Attack, to Presidential Puzzlers, to Gross Food Around the World, and sample questions include: How can you avoid a bear attack? What president's nickname was "Old Rough and Ready"? How are guinea pigs served as a meal in Peru?

Fun Way To Learn: Readers can measure their knowledge of topics both serious and zany. For example, when it comes to knowledge of weird food worldwide, are you a Gourmet of Gross or just a Polite Snacker?

Improves Critical Thinking Skills: "Yo! I Know"'s brain-building quiz format uses thought-provoking questions to promote skills that kids can transfer to "real" tests at school. Plus, with quizzes on science, famous quotes, history, and world cultures that connect to subject curriculums, kids who love to learn will start answering every question with: "Yo! I Know..."

Yoga for Children

Yoga for Children

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Children from three on up can enjoy gentle, fun-filled exercises from the experts at Gaia--no matter where they live or what their abilities are. Yoga is a great way to develop strength and suppleness, as well as good posture and coordination in a noncompetitive setting. 100 4-color photos. Diagrams.
Yoga Zoo Adventure for Little Kids

Yoga Zoo Adventure for Little Kids

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This ingenious book uses the postures and movements of zoo animals to teach yoga movements to children. The first part of the book covers theoretical and practical information for parents and teachers working with yoga. Part two takes readers to every part of the zoo, from the insect and reptile houses to the ape cage and the oceanarium. Here youngsters come face to face with a tiger, look in the eyes of a giraffe, do the monkey dance, and walk as gracefully as a flamingo. Part three introduces the rules of the yoga lifestyle through a number of animal fables. Part four contains background information about the animals described in the book.
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park is in California. Explore its trails to find giant trees, waterfalls, cliffs, and much more!
You Are a Star Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You Are a Star Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Make way for Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

It's RBG like you've never seen her before!

Using a unique mix of first-person narrative, hilarious comic panels, and essential facts, Dean Robbins introduces young readers to an American trailblazer. The first book in an exciting new nonfiction series, You Are a Star, Ruth Bader Ginsburg! focuses on Ruth's lifelong mission to bring equality and justice to all. Sarah Green's spot-on comic illustrations bring this icon to life, and engaging back matter instructs readers on how to be more like Ruth!

You Asked? Over 300 Great Questions and Astounding Answers

You Asked? Over 300 Great Questions and Astounding Answers

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Since 1976, when the first issue of OWL Magazine hit newsstands, curious kids have written to its editors with their most baffling questions. Why are feet so ticklish? Who got to name the planets? Can animals get sunburned? How do rubber bands stretch?

You Asked? is a giant collection of nearly 350 of the best questions submitted by years worth of OWL readers. Answers to these tough and intriguing questions are provided by OWL and chickaDEE's savvy editors and are guaranteed to fascinate, amaze, inform, and provide lots of fun.

And with OWL Magazine's 35th birthday on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect time to re-issue this bestselling book for a whole new generation of curious readers. Complete with retro photographs and illustrations, this re-issue of a classic tackles subjects like science and technology, outer space, and plants and animals -- because if one thing never changes, it's the fact that inquisitive kids (and stumped parents) have questions about the world around them.

You Call That Art

You Call That Art

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You Call That Art?! first provides an overview of sculpture from prehistory until the late 19th century, then gives readers a look at ten 20th-century artists who helped define modern sculpture. Included in the book are Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Nevelson, and Lygia Clark. Carter and Diaz then invite readers to create their very own modern masterpieces. The book includes die-cut pieces that can be assembled (and reassembled) in any way the reader chooses. Ideas are provided for how to arrange the pieces, but the reader can also create his or her own original works of art. Also available by David A Carter: Spring: A Pop-Up Book.
You Can Code

You Can Code

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Want to make cool apps and games, but don't know where to begin? This book takes the complexity out of coding, as it lays out the basics with Scratch, the colorful visual language designed for newcomers. Once you can make your own games and projects in Scratch, move on to Python, which offers more flexibility and control. Step-by-step instructions guide you through creating a dancing cat, virtual puppet, word puzzle, drum machine, and more.

You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make a Difference

You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways You Can Make a Difference

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Packed with smart, practical, and fun things kids can do to make a real difference to the future of the planet.

This book is a call to action for children everywhere. The effects of pollution, global warming, and the destruction of our planet have never been so visible or measurable. The book introduces and explains massive global problems that need to be addressed now.

It's packed full of 50 useful things kids can do to make their homes, schools, adn neighborhoods more environmentally friendly.

You Choose: German Immigrants in America

You Choose: German Immigrants in America

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Describes the experiences of German immigrants upon arriving in America. The readers choices reveal historical details from the perspective of Germans who came to Texas in the 1840s, the Dakota Territory in the 1880s, and Wisconsin before the start of World War I.
You Choose: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

You Choose: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you're on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to death. In the You Choose Books set, only YOU can CHOOSE which path you take through history. What will it be? Get ready for an adventure.