"A career in green construction is the perfect choice for those who care about the environment, who like to build and repair things, who enjoy a constantly-changing and rewarding work environment, and who want the opportunity to make a good living without earning a four-year degree. In this book, you'll learn about more than a dozen green construction specialties, typical education paths, the traits you'll need to be a successful green construction worker, salaries lties, typical education paths, the traits you'll need to be a successful green construction worker, salaries for construction trades workers, methods of exploring the career while in school, and much more. You'll also learn why the green construction is becoming a popular method of building."--Provided by publisher.… read more
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your little angel will be dressed to impress in these fab, festive dress designs on the big day! We've rounded up the sweetest jumpers and stylish holiday party dresses in pretty plaids and shimmering metallics and for girls of all ages to shine bright and spread some holiday cheer this season.
This holiday season is packed with plenty of puppy love for Nickelodeon's popular pup heroes with the launch of brand new playsets your favorite PAW Patrol fan will wish for under the tree. We've rounded up the pick of the litter made to amuse and entertain little ones to no end. Every dog has his day, so mom and dad, be sure to grab these super fun finds while they're still in stores!
Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.
Before your child and their teacher part ways for winter break, send a sweet gift to school to show your appreciation. From cozy candles to witty wine glasses, we've rounded up a selection of fun and functional gifts to give every teacher on your list.
What parent isn't totally on board with finding the perfect train set to support their baby and big kid in building a love of locomotives, steam engines and freight cars? If your cute little conductor is driven by spending hours constructing and running rail cars while stimulating their imagination and improving cognitive skills, then we have the inside track on the best trains to entertain budding engineers of all ages. From stacking trains for toddlers to battery operated, electric and magnetic engines for more mature railroad enthusiasts (with many compatible tracks that can be expanded as your little one grows), there's something fun for every young train fan.
Pass the time on those long summer days—and keep your kiddos learning during their time off from school—by cracking open a great book. From hilarious stories to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these are some of the best children's books out there right now for elementary and middle school kids.
The temps are starting to drop, which means it's time to pick up a pair of cute boots for fall. From classic tall boots to trendy booties, there's a style to fit even the pickiest pint-sized fashionista. Check out our top picks of the hottest boot styles designed to have your little girl looking too cool for school.
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Store shelves are packed with the latest and greatest baby brands, but you may be overlooking some amazing quality products from Parent's Choice. The Walmart-exclusive brand has been around for years providing adorable, durable and affordable products. You may only know them for diapers and wipes, but they have a variety of awesome products for babies and toddlers. Here are some of our favorites!
If your little dreamer has a big imagination, these delightful new toys from Fisher-Price are destined to be a huge hit. Designed to entertain tiny tots while teaching and developing motor skills, these learning toys and playsets are perfect for encouraging hours of entertaining pretend play for budding builders, doctors and future superstars.
Create gorgeous geometric art with Klutz's meticulously-designed gears and book of draw-right-on-'em pages. Translucent gears and ...rubber feet on the frame were engineered for maximum ease of use. Updated project ideas and a six-color quick-switch pen inspire stunning rainbow-bright spirals. Now packaged with tons of workspace and storage - perfectly sized for a zillion and one spirals. read more
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Flutterby is a delightful conversation between a boy and a butterfly about the life cycle of butterflies. Mispronunciations and mi...sconceptions are corrected in a humorous manner in which listeners and readers will be encouraged to interact with the text. Science vocabulary and concepts are subtly taught. Themes of self-acceptance, friendship, kindness, the wonder of creation, and acceptance of others' mistakes shine through. Flutterby is perfect for lap reading or classroom use. read more
A little boy and two dragons discover what really matters about friendship in this charming picture book from the author of Me Wan...t Pet and Mostly Monsterly.With scissors and tape a boy transforms himself into…a dragon! “ROAR!” he says. He is BIG. He is SCARY. Well, not really. When two dragons come over for a play date, what on earth will these three find to do together? The boy doesn’t have big teeth and he can’t breathe fire. He is just a boy. And the dragons can’t eat ice cream or do cartwheels. They are just dragons. Luckily, the dragons care more about what they all can do together, like make silly faces and do the funky monkey dance. What they really care about is being friends. With simple, humorous text and classic, expressive line illustrations, Roar! is fun, short, and ready to be shared again and again. read more
Building trade workers play a major role in the success of economies throughout the world. However, despite their pivotal role in ...our society, only six percent (6%) of students consider a career in the trades. Thats surprising because trades workers are the most in-demand occupational field in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Salaries for some trades careers are higher than the average earnings for some occupations that require a bachelors or graduate degree. Building trade careers are diverse, exciting, and personally fulfilling. Plus the jobs cannot be sent overseas to foreign countries. Readers of Careers in the Building Trades: A Growing Demand will discover eight different trades careers and dozens of subspecialties, as well as learn about opportunities in green construction and the apprenticeship process. read more
"A career in carpentry is the perfect choice for those who like to build things, who enjoy a constantly-changing and rewarding wor...k environment, and who want the opportunity to make a good living without earning a four-year degree. In this book, you'll learn about carpentry specialties, typical education paths, the traits you'll need to be a successful carpenter, salaries for carpenters, methods of exploring the career while in school, and much more."--Provided by publisher. read more
"A career in plumbing is the perfect choice for those who like to build and repair things, who enjoy a constantly-changing and rew...arding work environment, and who want the opportunity to make a good living without earning a four-year degree. In this book, you'll learn about plumbing specialties, typical education paths, the traits you'll need to be a successful plumber, salaries for plumbers, methods of exploring the career while in school, and much more. You'll also learn why the career of plumber is often ranked as one of the best construction jobs in the world."--Provided by publisher. read more
"A career as an electrician is the perfect choice for those who like to build and repair things, who enjoy a constantly-changing a...nd rewarding work environment, and who want the opportunity to make a good living without earning a four-year degree. In this book, you'll learn about electrician specialties, typical education paths, the traits you'll need to be a successful electrician, salaries for electricians, methods of exploring the career while in school, and much more."--Porvided by publisher. read more
A career in flooring installation is the perfect choice for those who like to build things, who enjoy a constantly-changing and re...warding work environment, and who want the opportunity to make a good living without earning a four-year degree. In this book, youll learn about flooring installation specialties, typical education paths, the traits youll need to be a successful installer, salaries for installers, methods of exploring the career while in school, and much more. Flooring Installer is just one of 10 exciting titles in the Careers in the Building Trades: A Growing Demand series. Readers will discover eight different trades careers and dozens of sub-specialties, as well as learn about opportunities in green construction and the apprenticeship process. They will also learn why trades workers are the most in-demand occupational field in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspect read more
With 48 wooden pieces (including nuts, bolts, drilled bars to connect, and a child-size screwdriver), this classic building set gi...ves kids all they need to tinker and build! Printed right on the sturdy storage box are building plans for a crane, motorcycle, airplane, and race car to get the fun started. With some imagination and a few creative twists and turns, kids can make hundreds more amazing structures, too! Any time kids play with this durable set, they'll be building fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. Included extension activities guide parents to educational activities that also build early math skills. read more
A mechanical engineer has a wide breadth of opportunities including designing the latest vehicles, improving manufacturing process...es, and creating prosthetic limbs. Mechanical engineers are involved in products and systems from design to implementation. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders. read more
Electrical engineers work on any number of products, from small pocket devices to the largest of supercomputers. And because they ...work in so many different industries, electrical engineering offers enormous potential for the future. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders. read more
Men and women interested in designing and building bridges, ships, highways, dams, airports, or other large-scale projects people ...use every day can find nearly endless opportunities in civil engineering. A civil engineering career can take you to the top of a skyscraper, to the middle of the ocean, to an underground tunnel, and to one day, perhaps, a colony on Mars. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders. read more
"Biomedical engineers work in one of the fastest-growing engineering fields. Their work involves applying principles of engineerin...g and biology to design and create devices, drugs, and other products and technologies that improve health care. While biomedical engineering is a fairly new engineering discipline, biomedical engineers do the same types of things that other engineers have done for thousands of years. The International Federation of Consulting Engineers defines engineers as problem solvers, organizers, calculators and designers. They are capable of clearly defining a problem and its relevant constraints (such as time, cost, etc) and providing a simple solution."-- read more
Computer engineers founded some of the worlds most successful Internet companies including Facebook and Amazon. Others in the comp...uter engineering field earn six-figure salaries at Intel, Apple, and other leading tech firms. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects for computer engineers are discussed along with insights from industry insiders. read more
Slide together 24 flower parts, 16 stems and leaf sections, 4 green bases. Pick and choose to form fabulous flowers. No need to me...ntion the fact that this is building and construction! Toys. Building & Construction. Imaginative Play. Organic & Green Toys. read more
With 48 wooden pieces (including nuts, bolts, drilled bars to connect, and a child-size screwdriver), this classic building set gi...ves kids all they need to tinker and build! Printed right on the sturdy storage box are building plans for a crane,... read more
Working outdoors, getting exercise, playing games, and serving your community, all while earning a salary, what could be better? T...his comprehensive guide to the field of parks and recreation prepares readers for three individual career paths: recreation worker, park maintenance worker, and park ranger. It offers several "day-in-the-life" stories from these careers, stressing the great variation of jobs available in this career and the range of education, from high school diploma to graduate degrees, required for different jobs. Readers can also learn about education, job-hunting, and advancement, and a few part-time jobs that can help them break into the field. read more
For readers interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, manufacturing technician, pharmaceutical sales representative, pharmacy ...billing specialist, pharmacy records manager, or pharmacy clerk, among other jobs, this guide encourages them to start doing their homework now by taking any high school, honors, college prep, or community college science and math classes available. Invaluable information regarding job training, certification, and associate's degrees is provided. The relative merits and advantages of online, community college, traditional university, and 2- and 4-year programs are analyzed and discussed. Networking is also emphasized.This valuable volume will help direct readers to a great pharmaceutical industry career. read more
This indispensable volume explores the range of jobs and settings in which one can work in the nursing field with two years or les...s of training, including certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, licensed visiting nurse, registered nurse, clinical nurse, cardiac care nurse, labor and delivery nurse, neonatal nurse, and pediatric nurse, among others. It examines each job's activities, academic needs, and certification and licensing requirements. Illuminating sidebars describe actual aspects of a nurse's work, such as that of a pediatric nurse and that of an army nurse. Practical tips for the job search, writing a resume, and interviewing are also presented. read more
Many people want a meaningful health care career, without the time and expense of eight years of training. This straightforward vo...lume explores the field of allied dentistry, which can launch a rewarding career in two years or less. For dental assistant, dental hygienist, and dental laboratory technician, readers examine typical duties, personal characteristics needed for success, tools and technology used, and average salary. Required education, the job application process, and strategies for on-the-job success are clearly presented. Sidebars cover topics such as new trends in braces, using ultrasonics in dental hygiene, and actions that help students succeed, including job shadowing and mentoring. read more
Many veterinary jobs can be obtained with two years or fewer of training, in clinical practices, animal hospitals, zoos, aquariums..., and wildlife research and rehabilitation. Careers described include animal care attendant, veterinary technician, veterinary receptionist, veterinary lab assistant, and kennel and shelter attendant, among related vocations. Sidebars illustrate the real-life experiences of a veterinary assistant, a wildlife technician, a veterinary technician, and an equine veterinary technician. Each job's activities, academic requirements, and certification and licensing requirements are explained in an easily accessible format. This handy guide offers details on applying for veterinary jobs, tips for interviewing, and strategies for career advancement. read more
This remote control construction truck is bright, colorful and perfect for young children learning to play with remote control toy...s for the first time. It is lightning fast and can drive forward and reverse/left.ss a button and the truck will honk and... read more
Get ready to crochet an entire construction site full of chunky trucks and marvelous machines From Megan Kreiner, best-selling aut...hor and popular crochet designer, Construction Vehicles to Crochet is packed with creative projects to help your favorite... read more
Presents an overview of several technician jobs in the field of medicine, covering the job duties, requirements for starting out, ...ways to explore and break into the field, outlook for the future, and sources for additional information. read more
Many students who are interested in a career in eye care do not realize the wide range of job opportunities available. Although op...tometrists and ophthalmologists obtain advanced degrees, most of the staff who support them require no more than two years of higher education. The jobs described in this handy resource include optician, ophthalmic laboratory and medical technician, ophthalmic photographer, medical equipment repairer, medical assistant, receptionist, insurance claims and policy processing clerk, and financial coordinator, among others. Job training and educational requirements are examined as well as job search strategies, creating a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an interview. read more