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13 Artists Children Should Know

13 Artists Children Should Know

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This heavily illustrated book featuring the world's greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.
Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.
13 Buildings Children Should Know

13 Buildings Children Should Know

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The world's most iconic buildings are made accessible and exciting for young readers in this colorful introduction to architecture that changed the world.
Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thirteen architectural wonders that have intrigued children for years. Through activities such as games, quizzes, drawings and other activities, it teaches them the history behind each of the buildings, and presents fascinating facts about the design, historical use, and construction techniques. This book features pyramids built by men with pulleys, a tower that leans, an opera house shaped like a sailboat, a museum built like a spiral, and the most recent example, a bird's nest stadium where the 2008 summer Olympics were held. Each of these buildings and more are introduced to young readers through lively texts and illustrations that will serve to heighten their interest and knowledge about the world's most important architecture, and perhaps inspire them to dream and build on their own.
13 Paintings Children Should Know

13 Paintings Children Should Know

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People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paintings and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical and historical aspects. Games, quizzes, and coloring exercises provide additional opportunities for young readers to interact with the artworks, while a timeline throughout the book allows for easy historical orientation. Readers will return again and again to these works, which provide continued opportunities for contemplation and discovery.
13 Sculptures Children Should Know

13 Sculptures Children Should Know

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A winged, headless goddess from the third century; a gigantic tube of toothpaste; a tribal mask; a monumental bronze statue of Buddha--these creations and more are featured in this book of sculptures that are fun to explore and important in the history of art.
Sculpture is inherently interesting to children, who naturally respond to shape, size, texture and color. This book takes a close look at thirteen of the world's most fascinating sculptures, including works by Michelangelo, Rodin, and Niki de Saint Phalle, and other works from around the world. Shaped from wood, stone, metal and plastic, these works tell us much about the culture in which they were created. Each page is filled with colorful photographs and accessible information about the work, the artist who created it, andthe world in which it was made. Various games and puzzles enhance this introduction to three-dimensional masterpieces, which is certain to whet its young readers' appetites for more.
13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know

13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know

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This newest addition to Prestel's acclaimed series, which introduces children to important works of art and architecture, takes young readers around the world to investigate how tall buildings are constructed and what makes them so appealing. There's something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline, and from the building's top floors, people can see the world from a different perspective. Travelling from New York City to Dubai, from London to Shanghai, and from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, this colorful book features double-page spreads for each of the skyscrapers it profiles. Each chapter includes photographs, information on the building's architect and history, and interesting facts about its construction and use. For instance, why is the Chrysler Building so admired, even though it doesn't stand nearly as tall as other skyscrapers? How do you measure the height of a building and how do you make sure it doesn't topple over in strong winds? How has skyscraper technology changed from the steel frame skeletons that supported the earliest towers to the advanced computer programs that are now needed to design buildings more than 100 stories high? How has city life changed since the first skyscrapers were built? Written in a style that will draw in young readers, this fascinating tour of the world's tallest buildings will satisfy even the most curious minds.
13 Woman Artists Chidren Should Know

13 Woman Artists Chidren Should Know

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This book teaches a young audience about the works and lives of thirteen women artists through informative texts, puzzles, coloring exercises, and fun quizzes. In colorful spreads that feature important works as well as portraits of the artists themselves, children will learn how Sofonisba Anguissola, the Renaissance painter and pupil of Michelangelo, mastered portraiture in the Spanish Court; how the exquisitely wrought illustrations of Maria Sybilla Merian advanced the study of nature in the seventeenth century; and how Mary Cassatt's paintings depicted the lives of women in the nineteenth century. Modern and contemporary artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, and Cindy Sherman round out this introduction to women artists for children.
14 Cows for America

14 Cows for America

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This New York Times bestseller recounts the true story of the touching gift bestowed on the US by the Maasai people in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

In June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.

With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

150 + Screen Free Activities for Kids

150 + Screen Free Activities for Kids

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Bring back playtime, all the time with these 150+ screen-free activities kids will love!

Dive into a Bubbling Swamp World. Drum on an Outdoor Sound Wall. Explore the gooeyness of Glowing Slime.

With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child's creativity and skills--all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as:

-Natural Dye Fingerpaints
-Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough
-Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World
-Fizzy Rainbow Slush
-Taste-Safe Glow Water

Complete with dozens of exercises for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!

150 Amazing Science Experiments

150 Amazing Science Experiments

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This is a bumper collection of 150 experiments and projects that explain a wide range of scientific facts and processes, and demonstrate how machines work. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, and are demonstrated in over 1300 photographs. The projects are arranged thematically to reflect different areas of science and technology, such as earth sciences, the natural world, physics and technology, and transport.
150 Great Science Experiments

150 Great Science Experiments

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Find out how things work in how-to experiments for 8- to 12-year-olds, with 1300 pictures.
1619 Project Born on the Water

1619 Project Born on the Water

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The 1619 Project's lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.

A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders.
But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived.


And the people planted dreams and hope,
willed themselves to keep
living, living.

And the people learned new words
for love
for friend
for family

for joy
for grow
for home.

With powerful verse and striking illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East

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Tell me how to live so many lives at once ...

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.

Maybe they have something to tell us.

Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.

1st Grade at Home

1st Grade at Home

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Learn at home with help from the education experts at The Princeton Review! 1ST GRADE AT HOME provides simple, guided lessons and activities that parents can use to help keep 1st graders on track this year.

Anxious about remote learning and hybrid schooling? Worried that the unique circumstances around coronavirus and education might keep your child from getting the help they need in class this year? Want to help support your child's schooling, but not sure where to start?

You're not alone! 1ST GRADE AT HOME is a parent guide to supporting your child's learning, with help you can undertake from home. It provides:

- Guided help for key 1st grade reading and math topics
- Skills broken into short, easy-to-accomplish lessons
- Explanations for parents, plus independent question sets for kids
- Fun at-home learning activities for each skill that use common household items
- Parent tips, review sections, and challenge activities seeded throughout the book

The perfect mix of parent guidance, practical lessons, and hands-on activities to keep kids engaged and up-to-date, 1ST GRADE AT HOME covers key grade-appropriate topics including:

- letters and sounds
- compounds and contractions
- early reading comprehension
- numbers and place value
- addition and subtraction
- fact families
- patterns and shapes
... and more!

2022 Almanac of Fun

2022 Almanac of Fun

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The 2022 edition of the most engaging activities from Highlights has 304 pages jam-packed with hundreds of brand-new puzzles, activities, jokes, crafts, quizzes, recipes, facts, and more for kids to enjoy all year long.

Get ready for a year of fun in 2022 with favorite Highlights puzzles and activities that celebrate traditional and wacky holidays, historical anniversaries, world events, and everything in between. Kids can puzzle their way through each month while learning lots of interesting facts and documenting their own occasions!

2024 Almanac of Fun

2024 Almanac of Fun

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The 2024 edition of the Almanac of Fun has 304 pages jam-packed with hundreds of the most engaging puzzles, activities, jokes, crafts, quizzes, recipes, facts, and more for kids to enjoy all year long.

Get ready for a year of fun in 2024 with favorite Highlights puzzles and activities that celebrate traditional and wacky holidays, historical anniversaries, world events, and everything in between. Kids can puzzle their way through each month while learning lots of interesting facts and documenting their own occasions!

20th Century Children's Book Treasury

20th Century Children's Book Treasury

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Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together 43 of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as "Madeline" and "Curious George"; contemporary bestsellers such as "Guess How Much I Love You" and "The Stinky Cheese Man"; Caldecott Medal winners such as "Make Way for Ducklings" and "Where the Wild Things Are"; and family favorites such as "Goodnight Moon," "The Sneetches," and "Winnie-the-Pooh." The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more. Also included are an introduction, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, "The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury" belongs in every family's bookcase.
2nd Grade at Home

2nd Grade at Home

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Learn at home with help from the education experts at The Princeton Review! 2ND GRADE AT HOME provides simple, guided lessons and activities that parents can use to help keep 2nd graders on track this year.

Anxious about remote learning and hybrid schooling? Worried that the unique circumstances around coronavirus and education might keep your child from getting the help they need in class this year? Want to help support your child's schooling, but not sure where to start?

You're not alone! 2ND GRADE AT HOME is a parent guide to supporting your child's learning, with help you can undertake from home. It provides:

- Guided help for key 2nd grade reading and math topics
- Skills broken into short, easy-to-accomplish lessons
- Explanations for parents, plus independent question sets for kids
- Fun at-home learning activities for each skill that use common household items
- Parent tips, review sections, and challenge activities seeded throughout the book

The perfect mix of parent guidance, practical lessons, and hands-on activities to keep kids engaged and up-to-date, 2ND GRADE AT HOME covers key grade-appropriate topics including:

- early reading comprehension
- context & understanding
- event order
- fiction & nonfiction
- place value
- addition and subtraction
- multiplication
- patterns and shapes
- charts & graphs
- likelihood ... and more!

3-D Atlas & World Tour

3-D Atlas & World Tour

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Much more than an atlas, this book is a virtual travel experience! It includes more than 40 maps, 30 feature articles on impressive places, and more than 50 eye-popping 3-D photos of the world's most interesting sights. Readers visit the Grand Canyon, look down from the top of the Eiffel Tower, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, peek inside a blue ice cave in Antarctica, and more! Physical maps are also rendered in 3-D, so mountains bulge out from the page.