Have you ever wondered how fish breathe underwater, how caterpillars transform into butterflies, why deer grow cumbersome antlers every year, or how snakes slither? How Animals Work explains the structures and systems of animal bodies, using photographs and diagrams to show how animals use their anatomy to move, communicate, hunt, and feed, and how their bodies enhance their chances in the struggle for survival.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
You may not be looking forward to the ridiculously low temps this year, but don't let that keep your kids from enjoying the winter weather. Bundle them up in style with cold-weather gear from Abercrombie Kids. The selection of coats, sweaters, scarves and more — including a velvet puffer, sequined unicorn sweater and Star Wars hoodie — will keep them looking cool and feeling comfy and warm all winter long. Shop our favorite looks below, and don't forget to check out Abercrombie Kids' $15 & Under Comfy-Cozy Styles.
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Much like the still-hot onesie trend favored by bump-free fashionistas for the past few years, maternity rompers and jumpsuits are all the rage with the mother-to-be set as well. Casual, elegant, sporty and most importantly — comfortable! — these all-in-one outfits are nothing but versatile and especially easy to wear. Check out this collection of maternity one-piece jumpsuits; there's something chic for every mama at every phase of her pregnancy.
If it's time to purchase your child a phone, you need to know your options. Whether you're getting a beginner phone for your elementary-aged kid or upgrading to a more high-tech phone for your teen or tween, here are the best options.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
Acquiring all the products needed to care for your children can be expensive and overwhelming. But you can make the experience a lot less stressful for yourself and your family with quality tools and toys that can be used for all your children.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Have an L.O.L. Surprise! superfan in your life? We bet you do! The tiny big-eyed dolls have become one of the hottest toys of the holiday season. In fact, the range of merchandise featuring the mini figures goes far beyond the basic ball. From the new L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise set to L.O.L. Surprise! Pets to sparkly accessories and trendy fashions, we've uncovered the coolest items any L.O.L.-loving kid will totally flip for. Many of our picks are available from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target — but you better act quick because these toys are flying off the shelves. It's no mystery who will win Christmas this year by wrapping up these fun surprises for the kiddos!
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
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Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
Excerpt from Life of Sogoro: The Farmer Patriot of SakuraFor, uninjured by the midnight storm, it always looks most beautiful when... in the early dawn the dew on its leaves sparkles in the moonlight.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Camouflage explains animal camouflage in easy-to-understand terms. Most of all, it helps children understand why some animals are ...destined to be camouflaged. The clear and simple sentences encourage reading skills and ensure that even reluctant readers finish the whole book. Each page is bursting with colorful photographs and exciting images that perfectly illustrate and reinforce the text.The Let's Find Out (Readers) series includes:Bugs and Slugs ISBN 978-1-60992-696-0Camouflage ISBN 978-1-60992-694-6Dinosaur Explorer ISBN 978-1-60992-695-3Tadpole to Frog ISBN 978-1-60992-693-9 read more
Come with Auntie Mimi on an adventure to Kiddie Land Amusement Park. Written in rhyme, this delightful story tells about a day spe...nt at the amusement park with Auntie Mimi and her nieces and nephews. Join the fun as we ride the rides and rhyme the rhymes together! This unique book uses different colors in the text to help children learn to read sounds and words. Illustrations are done by two of her talented young cousins. First in a new series of "Phonics Adventures with Auntie Mimi." read more
Adorable depictions of different kinds of loud noises make this an uproarious read-aloud that can easily be paired with the bestse...lling The Quiet Book. BANG! CRACKLE! BOO! Just as there are different kinds of quiet, there are also different kinds of loud: Good louds (HOORAY!). And bad louds (CRASH!). And accidental louds that make you the center of attention (BURP!). The Loud Book compiles all these kid-friendly noises from morning to night, in a way that is sure to make readers CHEER! read more
Did you know that termites build towers as tall as houses? Or that ogre-faced spiders throw net traps over their prey? Whether it'...s to gather food, build shelter or attract a mate, animals work in unexpected ways. Kids can try activities that demonstrate some surprising animal skills, like blowing bubbles the way a spittlebug does to hide itself from predators. Or mastering the half hitch and running knots that the weaverbird ties (with its feet!) when it builds a nest. Using concise language and realistic illustrations, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life. read more
Take a look inside the world's biggest truck and other powerful machines! The Caterpillar 797 has tires over 13 feet high and can ...carry weights of up to 360 tons — the equivalent of 144 pickup trucks! This mechanically minded coloring book reveals the insides of exciting vehicles, including the Ariane rocket, a snowmobile, submarine, backhoe, and other machines. More than 20 cutaway illustrations expose the inner workings, and brief captions identify individual parts. read more
Parachutes can be used for emergency landings. But they can also be used for flying fun Who packs a parachute? And how does its li...ght fabric keep you afloat? Discover the answers inside this book Learn about how different aircraft work in the How Flight read more
*NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book* *Junior Library Guild Selection 2017* Only a few dozen vertebrate animals have evolved true... gliding abilities, but they include an astonishing variety of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.North America’s flying squirrels and Australia’s sugar gliders notwithstanding, the vast majority of them live in rainforests. Illustrated with arresting photographs, Catching Air takes us around the world to meet these animals, learn why so many gliders live in Southeast Asia, and find out why this gravity-defying ability has evolved in Draco lizards, snakes, and frogs as well as mammals. Why do gliders stop short of flying, how did bats make that final leap, and how did Homo sapiens bypass evolution to glide via wingsuits and hang gliders―or is that evolution in another guise?Fountas & Pinnell Level R color photography read more
Readers with inquisitive minds are guaranteed to enjoy this fascinating look at life science in action. Highlighting one of Earths... most popular animals, this book investigates the science behind the polar bears unique adaptations. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant photographs, which complement the text. Manageable language explains advanced concepts in an accessible manner. This innovative take on curricular subject matter promotes Next Generation Science Standards. read more
Imagine that you are afraid, but instead of running and yelling for help, you pretend to be a stick. That's how an inchworm defend...s itself! Animal Defenses reveals the unique ways in which animals protect themselves. Easy-to-do experiments and activities explain the tricks animals use to help them survive. With stunning, realistic illustrations, this book is an innovative approach to understanding animal life. Containing lots of interesting facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life. read more
Honeybees do a special dance to tell their hive mates where to find food. A group of ground squirrels will rush a threatening snak...e and throw sand in its face. Babysitter flamingos watch over hundreds of chicks while the mothers are away hunting. Whether it's to find food, protect themselves or raise their young, animals live and work together in amazing ways. Containing lots of interesting facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, this title in the Animal Behavior series takes a resourceful approach to exploring animal life. read more
Illustrator Abbie Cameron gives instructions on how to draw some of the animals from Animal Surprises With this fun book from awar...d-winning writer and former zoologist Nicola Davies and illustrator Abbie Cameron, children will learn how to create their own vivid illustrations through step-by-step instructions, and discover a new appreciation for wildlife. Nicola's animal notes coupled with the eye for detail evident in Abbie's bright and characterful illustrations introduce young readers to the observation and appreciation of wild creatures, an essential skill as the world's species diminish. This book looks to cultivate that interest, as well as providing children with a playful and creative activity through which to express themselves. read more
With this simple drawing guide, children will learn lessons on how to use basic shapes to draw a lion, alligator, gorilla, coyote,... ostrich, and 25 other animals. It's a fun, easy way to learn the fundamentals of line, shape, and dimension while producing a gallery of drawings beginners will be proud to show friends and family. Blank practice pages are also included. read more
With so many species competing for food, animals have developed fascinating methods of finding the food that keeps them fat and ha...ppy. How do animals find food? lets children in on such techniques as pack and solitary hunting, and poisonous animals. read more
In this title in the Animal Behavior series, kids will find out which animals hibernate and why, the difference between true hiber...nators and deep sleepers, where animals hibernate, what happens while they hibernate, and much more. Whether to avoid extreme weather, conserve energy or survive on meager resources, animals hibernate in some unexpected ways. Packed with illustrations, facts, activities and easy-to-do experiments, Animals Hibernating is an innovative approach to understanding animal life. read more
Book by Pascoe, Elaine
Follow the adventures of Lulu in this full colored book, as she explores the world around her to answer the question, "How Do the ...Animals Live?" Visit a bird's nest, way up high in the tree tops. Hang upside down with her in a bat cave. Build a dam with Lulu and her beaver friend. Her imagination runs wild as she travels high and low, around the globe, in this fun-filled journey! read more
Easy and fun to use, this guide shows aspiring artists of all ages how to draw creatures of the forest. Even if you’ve never been ...able to create a likeness of an animal, you’ll find it simple to follow these step-by-step diagrams.Using circles, ovals, and other shapes, the diagrams demonstrate how to create images of common animals such as a skunk, fox, raccoon, and moose. They also depict some of the woodlands’ more exotic denizens — a forest wolf spider, a star-nosed mole, a sharp-shinned hawk, and a silver-haired bat. Not only will you learn to form realistic drawings, you’ll be on the way to mastering the basics of shape development and understanding the fundamentals of form and dimension. read more
Book by Pascoe, Elaine
Have you wondered how Noah and his family rounded up all those animals and birds and got them aboard the ark? Have you ever wonder...ed why the lions and leopards didn't eat the zebras or horses? Have you ever wondered what kept the termites from eating the ark?Or maybe you have wondered how we know about Noah, the flood and the ark at all? It happened thousands of years ago.But most of all, have you ever wondered how the animals felt about all that was going on around them? Were they upset? Did they object?The Bible, in Chapters six and seven of Genesis answers some questions but not all.These questions and more are answered as the author puts an imaginative spin on this age-old story by telling it from the animals point of view. read more
More than 20 pictures to color expose the insides of common products to reveal how they work. Full-page images include an electric... guitar, air conditioner, blender, laptop computer, vacuum cleaner, and other familiar devices. Cutaway illustrations feature short captions that identify individual components and explain their functions. read more
How does flipping a switch on the wall make the lights come on? Where does the clean water that flows out of the faucet come from?... What is used to keep a home warm? Travel beyond the walls and under the floors of a house to find out more about the electricity, water, and natural gas that make your home work - and find out how you can do your part to save energy and preserve these resources. read more
In this book the author shows you exactly how to make your own adorable baby animal collector's dolls, leading you through the ent...ire process every step of the way. Your dolls won't cost much to make, and every doll will be an original, one-of-a-kind work of art. Since no two dolls ever come out exactly alike, each doll will have it's own personality and character. You won't have to learn how to make molds for the doll heads, because each one is hand-sculpted over a simple armature. You don't need a kiln, because you'll be using home-made air-dry clay instead of porcelain. The resulting heads are seamless, hollow, and surprisingly strong. The bodies and ears are made out of soft, huggable cotton velour, and the toes are sculpted with a few easy stitches. Adorable! read more
Explains how animals use natural light, scent, and the Earth's magnetic field to find their way when they migrate, discusses the e...ffects of humans on migration patterns, and describes walrus migration as an example of the process. read more
Explore the skies and learn about the amazing heights insects and birds can achieve while flying. Comparisons to familiar objects ...give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources. read more
From butterflies and snakes to crabs and the arctic tern, find out just how far some animals travel as they migrate with the seaso...ns. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources. read more