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101 Silly Valentines Day Jokes for Kids

101 Silly Valentines Day Jokes for Kids

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101 Silly Valentine's Day Jokes for Kids is filled with funny knock-knocks, lighthearted puns, and delightful gut-busters that kids will love reading, sharing, and telling.

Discover the ultimate laugh-out-loud joke book for kids that's all about celebrating Valentine's Day! Inside, kids will find clean, fun jokes like:

Why did the silly boy put clothes on the valentines he was sending?
Because they needed to be ad-dressed!

Why do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
Because they are very scentimental.

Where did Mr. Cow take Mrs. Cow on a Valentine's Day date?
To the Moooovies!

A poem for Valentine's Day:
Roses are red, poppies are red,
The grass is red, Oh no! My yard is on fire!

What did the dubstep Valentine's Day card say?
I wub you!

. . . .And many more!

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 bright and colorful 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 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.

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.