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50 States

50 States

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In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

    Also available from the series: 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, Only in America Activity Book, Only in California, Only in Texas, We Are the United States, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, and Only in America.

    50 States Fun Facts

    50 States Fun Facts

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    Part of the best-selling 50 States series of books and activities, The 50 States: Fun Facts celebrates the people, animals, vehicles, food, places, and events unique to America's 50 states--with a 24-piece puzzle map of the United States included to top off the adventure.

    Did you know that Connecticut's state insect, the praying mantis, can turn its head nearly all the way around? Or that every year the Iowa State Fair creates a 600-pound butter cow? Each colorfully illustrated spread covers a different category and features 50 boxes, each representing a state and describing in a picture and words one special thing it is known for. The categories:

  • Animals
  • Things that go
  • People
  • Places
  • Festivals and cultural events
  • "See if you can spot..." boxes challenge you to take a closer look and sturdy cardboard pages make this book perfect for little hands to flip through again and again.

    The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

    Also available from the series: The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.

    50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

    50 Things You Should Know About the First World War

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    The story of the War, brought to life through illustrations, photographs, diaries, and newspaper reports. In this illustrated exploration of World War I, readers discover what caused the war and why it eventually affected every corner of the globe. The key battles, events, and figures are all explored and recounted in succinct and easy-to understand text while illustrations and photographs bring the past vividly back to life.

    50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating and True Stories

    50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating and True Stories

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    From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history!

    The arrangement of contemporary figures alongside those from the distant past should help give readers the sense that history is unfolding all around them.--Publishers Weekly

    A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved the way for future generations and have proven that hard work and passion will help you achieve just about anything. Chock full of interesting facts and bursts of trivia, plus a glossary and a fun quiz are sure to entertain and inform!

    500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until I Pee

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    Featuring great stick-men cartoons and line drawings throughout, illustrated instructions on how to perform practical jokes and two hilarious flip book animations at the corners to keep kids engaged, 500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until I Pee will give young readers plenty to giggle about.

    500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until My Sides Split

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    Featuring great stick-men cartoons and line drawings throughout, illustrated instructions on how to perform practical jokes and two hilarious flip book animations at the corners to keep kids engaged, " 500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until My Sides Split" will give young readers plenty to giggle about.
    5000 Awesome Facts About Everything 2

    5000 Awesome Facts About Everything 2

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    More exciting than a video game, this boredom-busting book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: dessert, underwear, amusement parks, pirates, famous criminals, marsupials, Ancient Egypt, famous landmarks, you name it! The new 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 has even more brain and eye candy rolled into one beautifully designed, high-octane treasure trove that captures kids' attention and keeps them yearning to learn more.
    501 Backyard Animal Joke-tivities

    501 Backyard Animal Joke-tivities

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    Animal lovers can learn about favorite backyard animals in this wild collection filled with fun facts, jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, cartoons, puzzles, and activities.

    This uniquely Highlights combination of nonfiction, humor, and activity is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of every animal- and joke-obsessed kid. Jam-packed with paw-some puzzles, hiss-terical cartoons, a-moose-ing jokes, and information about owls, bears, foxes, and more, this collection is sure to make kids smile and provide them with hours of fun learning all about backyard animals.

    501 Dinosaur Joke-tivities

    501 Dinosaur Joke-tivities

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    Calling all dino fans! There are a TON of dinosaur jokes, riddles, fun facts, tongue twisters, limericks, cartoons, puzzles and activities inside this 144-page collection. Perfect for ages 6-9, this unique mix of humor, science and puzzles is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of every joke-obsessed kid who loves learning about dinosaurs.

    Kids are enthralled by prehistoric creatures, so we packed as much as we could into this book, starting with a pronunciation guide for 101 types of dinosaurs from Acrocanthosaurus to Zuul. After that, dino enthusiasts can read fascinating facts like how big a newly hatched T-rex might have been (about the size of a cat!), giggle at goofy jokes and tackle dino-mite puzzles. Not to mention the TONS of dinosaur-themed Hidden Pictures scenes, limericks, cartoons, mazes, word finds, matching games, writing and drawing prompts, quizzes and other activities.

    Great as a gift for dino lovers or for screen-free entertainment any time, this collection helps kids build important skills all while having fun. Telling jokes is a great way for kids to develop creative expression and social-emotional skills, while puzzling improves focus, visual perception and more skills kids use in school. Like all Highlights products, 501 Dinosaur Joke-tivities is well researched, well constructed and visually appealing, to bring kids age-centric Fun with a Purpose.

    600 Black Spots pop-up

    600 Black Spots pop-up

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    Following the amazing success of One Red Dot and Blue 2, David Carter has done it again! He's back with 600 Black Spots, his most clever scavenger hunt pop-up yet. Readers can spend countless hours of fun searching for the black spots throughout the pages--but be careful! Tricks and surprises abound in this endlessly entertaining, keep-you-on-the-spot book!
    65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science !

    65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Science !

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    Not an ordinary mystery book, One Minute Mysteries makes science fun! Each one-minute mystery (solutions included) exercises critical thinking skills while covering earth, space, life, physical, chemical, and general science. A bonus section includes five mysteries from our upcoming title in the series, One Minute Mysteries: Solve 'em with Math! This entertaining and educational book is great for kids, grown-ups, schools, educators, homeschoolers and anyone who loves good mysteries, good science, or both!
    7 Little Words for Kids

    7 Little Words for Kids

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    A children's version of a brand-new puzzle with a hot track record boasting 5 million downloads in electronic form. 7 Little Words is also a syndicated newspaper puzzle adding even more exposure to the brand. Its simplicity and wide appeal enable an easy transition to print.

    A brand-new collection of 7 Little Words puzzle for kids ages 7 to 12. Fun, challenging, and easy to learn, 7 Little Words for Kids is a hot new puzzle that has received much media attention, including a mention in Parents magazine. If you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, and anagram games, you will love 7 Little Words! Find the seven words to match the seven clues. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of letters in each solution. Each letter combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations will be necessary to complete the puzzle. It's easy to learn but hard to stop playing!

    96 Facts About Taylor Swift

    96 Facts About Taylor Swift

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    The ultimate fact book and journal for fans of Taylor Swift!

    Packed with fun facts, quick quizzes, and bonus pages for journaling, this is a must-have for any Swiftie.

    A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book

    A is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book

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    An ABC book celebrating and inspiring diversity

    A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book is an alphabet board book developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture that celebrates what makes us unique as individuals and connects us as humans. This lively and colorful book introduces young readers, from infants to age seven, to twenty-six key traits they can explore and cultivate as they grow. Each letter offers a description of the trait, a question inviting the reader to examine how he or she experiences it in daily life, and lively illustrations. The book supports understanding and development of each child's healthy racial identity, the joy of human diversity and inclusion, a sense of justice, and children's capacity to act for their own and others' fair treatment.

    A is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z

    A is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z

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    Learning about space has never been so much fun! An out-of-this-world mix of vintage illustrations and contemporary photos makes this book about space as entertaining to look at as it is to read. With simple information about everything from the planets to animals in space, to the food astronauts eat, A Is for Astronaut is sure to excite young readers' natural curiosity and imagination.
    A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

    A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

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    "It's an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!"
    --AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actress

    From Audra McDonald to Liza with a "Z," here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage!

    Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway's legendary ladies. Start with "A" for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Liza Minnelli!

    Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee.

    AND DON'T MISS THE SEQUEL COMING IN OCTOBER: B IS FOR BROADWAY: ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE FROM A TO Z!

    THE RAVE REVIEWS ARE IN FROM THE STARS THEMSELVES!

    A wonderful, enriching, enlightening book for theater lovers of all ages . . . and all that jazz!"
    --CHITA RIVERA, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman)

    "A to Z--awesome to zany--I'm thrilled to be a part of such an illustrious group."
    --CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (42nd Street, Grey Gardens)

    "I'm so honored to be included among these fierce ladies--brought to life with such fun illustrations--in this wonderful book for little divas like my own!"
    --LEA SALONGA, Tony Award-winning actress (Miss Saigon)

    "A is for Audra turns the alphabet song into a show stopper! It is literally a love letter to Broadway's leading ladies, and I am so honored to be memorialized alongside all of my sisters!"
    --RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, Tony Award-winning actress (Hamilton)

    "I'm honored to be included in this illustrious group. A to Z, they are all incredible!"
    --KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Tony Award-winning actress (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

    "What a fun and fabulous celebration of the females of Broadway! Imagine my joy just to be a part of it!"
    --KELLI O'HARA, Tony Award-winning actress (The King and I)

    "H is also for honored--because that's what I am to be included in this beautiful book. I can't wait to show my kids and tell them of all the brilliant leading ladies who have graced the Broadway stage."
    --HEATHER HEADLEY, Tony Award-winning actress (Aida)

    AND CRITICS LOVE IT TOO!

    "Women of the Broadway theater take center stage in this loving homage. . . . A lively introduction to a whole new cast of heroines."--Kirkus

    "this is a book all kids (and many adults) will enjoy as they learn about and fall in love with the theatre."--Playbill.com

    "A true necessity for any kid's bookshelf."--Entertainment Weekly

    "a thorough, eye-catching introduction to women of the theater. . . . budding theater lovers will get a thrill."--Booklist

    "A sure hit for thespians of all ages."--School Library Journal

    "Emmerich's flattering caricatures, paired with [Allman's] verse, are colorful and slick, bringing Broadway's drama to the page"--Publishers Weekly

    A Maze Me: Poems for Girls

    A Maze Me: Poems for Girls

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    A collection of seventy-two poems written especially for girls ages twelve and up by the much-honored and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. A lovely, rich collection that promises to be a lasting companion for young writers.--School Library Journal (starred review)

    First love, friendship, school, family, community, having a crush, loving your mother and hating your mother, sense of self, body image, hopes and dreams . . . these seventy-two poems by Naomi Shihab Nye--written expressly for this collection--will speak to girls of all ages. An honest, insightful, inspirational, and amazing collection. A wide age range will respond to these deeply felt poems about everyday experiences, which encourage readers to lean eagerly into their lives and delight in its passages.--ALA Booklist (starred review). An introduction by the author is included.

    A to Z Dinosaur Joke Book

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