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Animals are extraordinarily appealing to the youngest children. Their curiosity about other living creatures offers ample opportun...ity for fun and learning. My First Book of Animals presents a variety of animals in brightly colored photographs, and also provides an opportunity to learn animal body parts and colors: black and white cow with big ears and a tail rooster with feathers and a red comb duck with yellow feet dog with floppy ears donkey and its tail shiny yellow and green goldfish black and white cat white horse with a tail colorful parrot with long tail feathers rabbit and its big ears white sheep goat and its horns and ears. The brightly illustrated, sturdy board books in the My First Book... series (My First Book of Animals, My First Book of Colors, My First Book of Numbers) are designed for the youngest toddlers who are exploring the world from their most comfortable seat -- the floor. Young children can easily open and turn the board pages and then discover that the pages unfold accordion-style into a 42-inch long display. Each book features 12 engaging color photographs in a clutter-free design, making identification easy for a toddler. read more

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$9.95 $9.89

Praise for Weird Insects: "A gallery of brilliantly clear, color photos gives intimate, close-up looks at just 59 of the millions ...of insects crawling, flying, scurrying, and burrowing on our planet, but Worek's choices open up a visual treasure house of the class Insecta. From metallic armored beetles to lacy-winged flies to spiny caterpillars, the pictures glow on the crisp white pages... This is not a book for in-depth research, but for the curious of mind and those with an understanding of biological diversity and evolutionary differentiation, it's a visual feast and -- oh my -- those pictures!" -- School Library Journal Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function -- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Weird Birds features: Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail Informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures. Available in hardcover and paperback, the book will appeal to middle school students exploring topic ideas, younger students interested in wildlife and advanced readers who enjoy picture books. read more

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$19.95 $18.62

A beautiful new edition of Steadman's 1968 work, now available in paperback. The force of social satire and fantasy in the origina...l text of Alice in Wonderland is as relevant today as when the book was first published in 1865. In this edition, Ralph Steadman's drawings remain faithful to the book's satirical tone while revealing his own passion for irony. This version of Carroll's classic tale is a startling departure from the traditional Victorian or Disney approaches. In his introduction, Steadman describes how a fresh illustrative perspective created an original, modern vision. The story acquires new life with his audacious and dynamic illustrations. The 47 pen-and-ink illustrations are the same as in the critically acclaimed 1968 British edition. Reformatted and meticulously restored, they convey the energy, imagination and power of Steadman's pen and introduce the wit and wisdom of Alice to a new generation of readers. read more

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$19.95

Our cities are already filled with a huge variety of wildlife. As urban areas expand, they impinge on the natural habitats of anim...als that would not otherwise find themselves in an urban setting, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as rare, threatened and even endangered wildlife. Animal Hospital describes how injured and orphaned wild animals are rehabilitated and cared for after being rescued from perilous situations. It follows the activities of an urban animal rescue facility and the efforts of the trained professionals that rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release the animals. Kids will learn about the amazing wild animals that they may encounter in their neighborhoods, even the most recognizable have fascinating traits. They will get tips on how to protect and support urban wildlife, and learn what to do if they encounter an animal that needs help. There are exciting real-life stories about rescued animals with photographs that give readers an up-close look. While including animals in North America, Animal Hospital also describes international efforts that encourage conservation and awareness. This is a valuable title in the classroom and an exciting and inspiring choice for any youngster. read more

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$19.95 $17.05

A lavishly illustrated who's who of the animal kingdom. Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals is a stunning new reference guide to 840 m...embers of the Animal Kingdom from every continent -- North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. More than 1,000 commissioned full-color watercolors, photographs and distribution maps describe the animal world for readers of all ages. From the smallest mouse to the largest whale, this book offers a detailed and thorough guide to a wide array of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as insects, spiders and other invertebrates. Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals presents accurate, succinct and essential information, as follows: General descriptions of animal Orders and Families Common and species names Shared characteristics in animal groups Describes size, distribution, anatomy, ecology migration, habitats and survival skills Features on animal behavior Accurate labeled illustrations and maps Wildlife conservation and updates on endangered animals. In addition to the principal text, there are side illustrations throughout along with fast-fact panels. Written in clear language that will engage readers of all ages, this authoritative reference is ideal for home and school, where it will be especially useful for natural history reports. read more

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$18.95 $15.45

A colorful jungle of animals depicts the circle of life. Enter the jungle with this striking book that animates the food chain thr...ough saturated color illustrations and simple poetic language. Children will learn how the circle of life fuels the jungle ecosystem, supporting life up the food chain only to start again literally at ground level. Young readers will enjoy exploring the illustrations for the many animals hiding between and under the leaves and flowers and in the treetops. The book closes with an expansive gatefold showing all of the animals from the previous pages, and many more, all hiding and waiting to be spotted. Text entitled "Living World" explains the circle of life and the ecological link between animals, earth, air, water, and all that supports the world we live in. Once Upon a Jungle's atmospheric illustrations, large text, and double gatefold will make this a surefire hit with children, especially early readers and for story time. read more

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$16.95

The haunting sound of its distant hoot may be as close as many of us ever get to an owl. But of the roughly 200 owl species worldw...ide, 19 make their homes across North America. These birds of prey display noticeable differences in size and markings, but they also share many physical traits and living skills. How do owls capture prey and defend themselves? How are their wings designed for silent, gliding flight? How do owls conceal themselves from predators? Young readers will learn the answers to these questions and much more in the beautifully illustrated Exploring the World of Owls. read more

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$19.95 $10.45

There are more than 200,000 species of butterflies and moths. Many, in fact, are still uncategorized. This fascinating book reveal...s a rare and close up look at the odd beauty and behavior of some of the strangest of these tiny creatures. Despite their large numbers, the world of these particularly weird insects exists largely hidden from our view. Included in the book are some of the most interesting species from North and South America, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Readers will be introduced into the world of the butterfly with images demonstrating how these paper-thin winged miracles of nature adapt and survive against all odds, which include predators, weather and humanity's willful destruction of habitat. read more

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$19.95 $17.34

Philippe Martin creates his close-ups by "stacking" images inside his computer. To create one picture, he takes dozens of photogra...phs, each time focusing the camera on a slightly different part of the subject. Then, using computer software, he combines the images into one perfectly focused composite image. Finally, he cleans up the image pixel by pixel. The result is almost three-dimensional photographs of animals and plants, with such sharpness and brilliance that they appear to leap from the page. Creatures Close Up includes a selection of amazing photographs of flora and fauna -- snakes, frogs, insects, spiders, lizards and other creatures. Many of these creatures are on the endangered species list in Madagascar, where Martin spent a month shooting in the rainforest. These large, hyper-realistic images bring the viewer face to face with tiny creatures and plants, where the smallest details can be examined. This is nature photography as never seen before. It will fascinate children of all ages and a wide range of interests. read more

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$14.95

Each page in this book features a color photograph of a member of the Animal Kingdom. It may be a mammal, a reptile or amphibian, ...an insect, a bird, a fish or a mysterious ocean creature. It might be enormous like an elephant or tiny like a spider. There are newborns, infants and adults. It could be fighting or eating, running or sleeping, alone or with its littermates or herd. There are mysterious close-ups to identify. And much more. Concise text identifies the animals and describes the scene. Some of the animals profiled: Otter -- a mammal like a fish Penguin -- warmth in groups Harlequin crab -- hiding in poison Chameleon -- all-direction eyes Kingfisher -- coughs up scales White rhinoceros -- is gray Hyena -- powerful jaws Emu -- superb runner Polar bear -- sensitive nose Cheetah -- fastest creature Wolf -- night vision Gorilla -- powerful vegetarian Cape buffalo -- defensive horns Wasps -- nests of chewed paper Alligators' love tricks Tigers love bathing Krill -- whale food by the ton Butterfly scales. 365 Incredible Animals is bright, colorful, informative and an ideal gift selection, for children especially. read more

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$9.95

What happens when a peregrine falcon chooses to lay its eggs high atop a Chicago condominium balcony? Here is the story of a famil...y of wild birds that moves into a cramped urban home and decides to settle in among towers filled with people and noise. The birds' new human neighbors are quick to try and evict, but it turns out that the falcons have rights too and the law is on their side. This amusing true-life story looks at the issues related to urban wildlife and how urban dwellers co-exist with an ever-increasing wildlife population that finds ingenious -- and sometimes devious -- ways to move into our homes and cities, often without notice. Illustrated with photographs documenting the early life of a peregrine falcon family that grows from eggs to full-fledged birds in the flowerbox of a curious apartment-dweller, this book also explores the natural history of this majestic bird species. read more

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$7.95

A beautifully illustrated dictionary of 26 key aspects of life in the Arctic. World-class photographer and science writer Wayne Ly...nch takes readers to one of his favorite parts of the world: the Arctic. Using a plant, an animal or a phenomenon for each letter of the alphabet, Lynch describes the unique ways in which systems for living differ where temperature and light can be amazingly extreme. But Lynch also dispels the myth of the Arctic as a perpetually frozen landscape by introducing us to the birds, mammals, insects and plant life that thrive in the short yet glorious sun-filled days of summer. read more

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$19.95

My First 1000 Animals presents an enormous variety of animals living in the world's diverse habitats. Creatures of all kind attrac...t children's attention, as will the charming illustrations in this book. The animals are organized by where they live. Children will be amazed that there are so many different types of places. There is Your home, Parks and gardens, Countryside, Farm, Woods and forests, Ponds and rivers, Mountains, Beach, Ocean, Savannah, Rainforest, Desert, Cold regions, Oceania. Clusters of charming illustrations put the animals in groups, such as insects, rodents, fish, birds, small animals, and many more. There are separate sections on Animal life: Birth, Babies, Shelter, How they move, What they eat, Attack and defense, Communicate, Sleep, and more. Finally, there is a section on Animal records, Amazing animals, Extraordinary animals, and Camouflage. Throughout the book, the animals are identified by name but also by other characteristics, like body parts, what it eats, and so on. Children not only learn how to identify the animal, they learn a bit about its life and its natural history. My First 1000 Animals is sure to become a favorite. The number and diversity of animals makes for a surprise on each page. It's ideal for bedtime, quiet alone time, learning new words, and talking with someone older about the wonderful world of animals near and far. Special young reader features include durable plastic-coated pages and rounded corners. read more

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$24.95 $10.98

A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for al...ways As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French). Firefly Books is proud to offer this sentimental favorite in a variety of editions and sizes: We offer a trade paper and laminated hardcover edition in a 8" x 8" size. In gift editions we carry: a slipcased edition (8 1/2" x 8 1/4"), with a laminated box and a cloth binding on the book and a 10" x 10" laminated hardcover with jacket. And a Big Book Edition, 16" x 16" with a trade paper binding. read more

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$19.95 $17.81

Praise for Weird Insects: "A gallery of brilliantly clear, color photos gives intimate, close-up looks at just 59 of the millions ...of insects crawling, flying, scurrying, and burrowing on our planet, but Worek's choices open up a visual treasure house of the class Insecta. From metallic armored beetles to lacy-winged flies to spiny caterpillars, the pictures glow on the crisp white pages... This is not a book for in-depth research, but for the curious of mind and those with an understanding of biological diversity and evolutionary differentiation, it's a visual feast and -- oh my -- those pictures!" -- School Library Journal Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function -- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Weird Birds features: Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail Informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures. Available in hardcover and paperback, the book will appeal to middle school students exploring topic ideas, younger students interested in wildlife and advanced readers who enjoy picture books. read more

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$14.95 $10.26

A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for al...ways As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French) read more

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$15.00

Rosie's baby brother, Fat Mat, has taken over the household. Trying to help her tired mother, Rosie takes Mat out to make mud pies... and pick blueberries. Mama is terrified at their disappearance, and dismayed when she finds them, muddy and blueberry-stained. . She sends Rosie to her room, but Rosie decides instead to run away. . .. 'Any child who has ever felt misunderstood or unappreciated will sense an instant kinship with Rosie,' said Publisher's Weekly about an earlier edition of this book. 'Beginning readers will have little trouble with the short sentences and large type, and young listeners will enjoy the pictures of Rosie and her sweet surroundings,' wrote School Library Journal. read more

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$9.95

An introduction to the alphabet and the animal kingdom. This charming book introduces children to every letter in the alphabet. Be...autiful watercolor illustrations on every page will engage and delight children, with a variety of animals for children to spot, from aardvarks and alligators to zebras. Children love animals and take pride in identifying them. Animal ABC is sure to engage young minds. read more

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$19.95 $5.31

The definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, Animal Record Breakers lists the achievers and the unique in the ...animal kingdom. These are not only records like fastest and largest. These are the truly unusual, like the most bizarre defense (three species of horned lizard can squirt blood from their eyes over a distance of four feet or 1.2 m); and the worst climber (western fence lizards fall out of their oak tree homes about 12,000 times a year). There are myth-busters (centipedes have the most legs, not millipedes) and fascinating stories (two "dead" specimens of desert snail were glued onto a museum display tablet only to come out of hibernation four years later). In all, there are almost 900 records that show the diversity and wonder of the animal kingdom. They are organized by animal order, family and species: Mammals: 381 records; Birds: 133 records; Reptiles: 101 records; Amphibians: 33 records; Fish: 38 records; and Invertebrates: 191 records. With stunning photographs throughout, Animal Record Breakers is a celebration of creatures great and small. It will appeal to the entire family, and students and teachers will find it useful for projects and classroom discussion. The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research center. It cares for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years. Over 300 scientists work there, including world-leading experts in their field. Many of them have contributed to this book. read more

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$19.95 $15.86

What happens when a peregrine falcon chooses to lay its eggs high atop a Chicago condominium balcony? Here is the story of a famil...y of wild birds that moves into a cramped urban home and decides to settle in among towers filled with people and noise. The birds' new human neighbors are quick to try and evict, but it turns out that the falcons have rights too and the law is on their side. This amusing true-life story looks at the issues related to urban wildlife and how urban dwellers co-exist with an ever-increasing wildlife population that finds ingenious -- and sometimes devious -- ways to move into our homes and cities, often without notice. Illustrated with photographs documenting the early life of a peregrine falcon family that grows from eggs to full-fledged birds in the flowerbox of a curious apartment-dweller, this book also explores the natural history of this majestic bird species. read more

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$9.95

A spectacular collection of animals who are at home in the dark. Creatures of the Night features more than a dozen extraordinary a...nimals that live in the dark. These are mammals, birds, insects and spiders whose unique physical features help them to survive in the pitch-black darkness of jungles, fields and in the air. The animals featured include: Aye-aye -- A lifetime spent in rain forest trees where they curl up to sleep during the day Common Glow-worm -- Bioluminescent beetle that doesn't look like a beetle Fungi -- More closely related to animals than plants, fungi "expand" (rather than grow) over a damp night Kinkajou -- Night-roaming cousin of raccoons Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula -- Hunts at night, capturing insects, frogs, lizards and mice Net-casting spider -- A huge pair of forward-facing eyes help it to see at night Railroad worm -- The only animal that is naturally bioluminescent in the red spectrum Vampire bat -- Day-sleepers that hunt during the darkest part of the night. Intricately drawn artworks give accurate details of each animal's anatomy and behavior, and stunning photographs show how each animal hunts. read more

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$6.95 $5.56

A child's introduction to the world of optical illusions. Optical illusions are a window into how the brain perceives. Part of the... fun is being fully aware that you're being tricked, fooled and misled. This collection of illusions will definitely do that! Amazing Optical Illusions features thirty of the most fascinating images guaranteed to dazzle the eye and trick the mind. It includes examples of every type of optical illusion: Ground/field reversal images where one shape switches into another and back again Escher's Impossible Crate Eternal spirals and dazzling graphic patterns Enigmatic designs and hidden figures Baffling shapes that change before your eyes. The illusions are rendered in photography, artwork and the latest computer imaging. Each illusion is explained in clear language for young readers. Amazing Optical Illusions is a child's exciting introduction to the world's most startling optical illusions. It is a fascinating collection that will have all ages wondering exactly what they are seeing. read more

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$19.95 $14.23

In 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside Dawn Isaac presented a diverse collection of activities designed to inspire kids to get out o...f the house and play. Rainy days are a different matter. Knowing that it can be particularly challenging to pull kids off the couch, Isaac created 101 activities for indoor fun, all thoroughly tested and approved by children. These activities are sure to entertain. There are one-on-one games and party games, quiet activities and raucous treasure hunts, projects for one person or a group, homemade toys and food treats, science experiments, play acting and make believe, indoor gardening and much more. The 101 things are described in light-hearted text with clear instructions, amusing illustrations and photographs of kids having fun. All of the activities use items found around the home. Younger children may need direction. The activities range from 10 minutes to a full day. Here are some examples: Make ice cream in a plastic bag Take and lift fingerprints Girls can try new hairstyles, set up a spa, hold a junk fashion show Mix bath paints Build a shoebox house Have an indoor snowball fight (with crumpled paper) Make an "I Spy" jar Catapult marshmallows Make a heart garland Compete in hands-free ping pong. It can be difficult to get children away from the screen because the alternative is less appealing. 101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day can change that. It is a great way to banish day-long couch sessions and rediscover the joy of play. read more

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$9.95 $5.93

An entertaining guide to the world's slimiest stuff. A Little Book of Slime reveals the sticky secrets of more than 30 slimy subst...ances, from frothy frog nests to scrambled egg slime, each with its own important (if unpleasant) characteristics and functions. Magnified photos and fascinating text transform the gooiest substances on the planet into extraordinary stories of our natural world. Everything that oozes and leaves a trail of gunk lurks in the book's pages: goopy secretions of the "killer" slime plant, glistening spittle of the revolting froghopper insect, bucketsful of slime made in minutes by the most repulsive fish. Decomposing vegetables, living snot mold, phlegm and saliva. Slime is widespread. The book describes what slime is and then explores where it lingers: Slimy Stuff in Water, Slimy Stuff on Land and Other Slimy Stuff. Readers can use the "slime-ometer" to gauge stickiness, smelliness and sliminess, and Slime Alerts point out particularly slimy, scary or mind-boggling facts. A glossary supports the descriptions. Fun to read with pictures that almost drip with goo, A Little Book of Slime turns disgusting slime into a surprisingly appealing topic. Slime may look and feel revolting but it's there for a reason! read more

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$19.95

A fascinating and authoritative introduction to the science of meteorites, written by leading experts in the field. Meteorites are... rocks from space that have fallen to the Earth's surface. Once considered bad omens, they are now recognized for giving us a unique insight into the nature of the material that was present when our solar system formed. In Meteorites, experts from the Natural History Museum in London, England, provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these otherworldly objects. This fully illustrated guide reveals: What meteorites are Where meteorites come from What they tell us about our solar system The latest information on key meteorite falls. In clear, jargon-free language, the authors explain how meteorites provide us with invaluable information about planets beyond Earth -- both within our solar system and around other stars. With its combination of color photographs, diagrams and maps, Meteorites is the ultimate reference to these mysterious objects from space. read more

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$5.95

A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for al...ways As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French) read more

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$9.95 $9.38

Philippe Martin creates his close-ups by "stacking" images inside his computer. To create one picture, he takes dozens of photogra...phs, each time focusing the camera on a slightly different part of the subject. Then, using computer software, he combines the images into one perfectly focused composite image. Finally, he cleans up the image pixel by pixel. The result is almost three-dimensional photographs of animals and plants, with such sharpness and brilliance that they appear to leap from the page. Creatures Close Up includes a selection of amazing photographs of flora and fauna -- snakes, frogs, insects, spiders, lizards and other creatures. Many of these creatures are on the endangered species list in Madagascar, where Martin spent a month shooting in the rainforest. These large, hyper-realistic images bring the viewer face to face with tiny creatures and plants, where the smallest details can be examined. This is nature photography as never seen before. It will fascinate children of all ages and a wide range of interests. read more

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$9.95

Step-by-step, easy instructions show how to make pigs, cats, masks, monsters and more. Eight great projects in all! Everyone has t...he basic ingredients for papier-mâché around the house - newspaper, flour and water - and everyone can do this creative, satisfying craft that allows you to build big, small, crazy and decorative sculpture. More than 150 color pictures guide you through the steps and show lots of variations on the results. Try it - it's fun! read more

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$15.00

Rosie loses a tooth, but has to struggle with her decision to leave it for the Tooth Fairy.

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$24.95 $3.29

Renowned photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch has a passion and fascination for the members of the penguin family. A self-d...escribed "penguin addict," he has logged more than 130,000 miles to sit among hundreds, sometimes even thousands of penguins on the far-flung beaches of the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Antarctica and New Zealand. In this new edition, Lynch includes completely new photographs of these intriguing birds and reveals the effects of climate change on the habitat, life cycle and future of these resilient animals. Advances in genetic science reveals a number of new species which Lynch adds to this new edition. This stocky little bird survives a rocky adolescence and adulthood, to experience territorial squabbles, "marriages," attacks by sea mammals and sometimes months without food as it incubates its eggs through the unrelenting winter. With lively, humorous writing and unforgettable photographs, Penguins! explores the daily lives of this feisty seabird survivor. read more

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$6.95

There's no greater thrill than spotting one of these tiny birds in the garden, and young readers will be fascinated by how this av...ian machine works. Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world, but they exploit every advantage that comes with their modest size. Exploring the World of Hummingbirds is a fully illustrated introduction to the hummingbird's high-performance lifestyle. Built for efficiency and fueled with high-energy nectar, this bird runs at a high temperature during the daytime, its heart beating 650 beats a minute, and its dense feathers keep it warm at night as it rests. Most impressive, however, are its skills as an aerial acrobat. Like a helicopter, it can move forward, backward and sideways. When feeding from a blossom, it can hover in midair and then turn and whir away at full speed -- all in two-tenths of a second. Readers will find out how hummingbirds and flowers have evolved for their mutual success. They'll also discover intriguing facts about hummingbird biology, flight, mating and nesting behaviors, family life, migration, and just how a hummingbird achieves and maintains its dazzling, shimmering colors. The Exploring the World of... nature series was created for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild creatures of the world. Each title contains beautiful photographs of the animals in their natural habitats and the highly readable text explores their daily lives and physical characteristics, how they make their homes, how they raise their young and what they eat. "This series has a different approach than typical animal books and goes beyond a basic introduction. The books provide the reader with another perspective and focus on different forms of survival tactics. Diagrams of the animals are presented describing different body parts and their functions. Another chapter discusses the natural talents of the animal... An extensive index is included. Recommended." --Library Media Connection, of the previous books in the series read more

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$9.95

Enter into a world of razor-sharp fangs, toxic stingers and flesh-tearing claws. The natural world is a place that can frighten, y...es, but also amaze. Top 10 for Kids Deadly Animals has scads of cool lists of the most treacherous, poisonous and creepy animals in our planet's lands, skies, oceans and prehistoric past. It's jam-packed with exciting come-alive photographs and illustrations, and a team of four guides who interject humor and introduce "Killer Facts" and "The Lowdown" details. Contents include: Deadliest of Them All: Most Deadly, Most Frightening Jaws, Most Bizarre Ways To Kill, Amazing Predatory Battles, Biggest Bloodsuckers, and more. Deadliest on Land: Scariest Land Predators, Most Frightening Weapons, Biggest Carnivorous Reptiles, Largest Spiders, and more. Deadliest in the Water: Biggest Sharks, Most Poisonous Fish, Most Terrifying Aquatic Monsters, Biggest River Monsters, and more. Deadliest in the sky: Scariest Carnivorous Birds, Fastest Airborne Predators, Deadliest Flying Insects and more. Deadliest Prehistoric Predators: Largest Ocean Beasts, Biggest Prehistoric Carnivorous Mammals, Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures, Most Terrifying Dino Weaponry, and more. Top 10 for Kids Deadly Animals packs tons of creepy facts into an exciting format ready for reading and sharing. When it comes to creatures that you don't want to meet in a dark alley, these deadly animals are the ones to watch out for. read more

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$12.95 $4.78

Renowned photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch has a passion and fascination for the members of the penguin family. A self-d...escribed "penguin addict," he has logged more than 130,000 miles to sit among hundreds, sometimes even thousands of penguins on the far-flung beaches of the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Antarctica and New Zealand. In this new edition, Lynch includes completely new photographs of these intriguing birds and reveals the effects of climate change on the habitat, life cycle and future of these resilient animals. Advances in genetic science reveals a number of new species which Lynch adds to this new edition. This stocky little bird survives a rocky adolescence and adulthood, to experience territorial squabbles, "marriages," attacks by sea mammals and sometimes months without food as it incubates its eggs through the unrelenting winter. With lively, humorous writing and unforgettable photographs, Penguins! explores the daily lives of this feisty seabird survivor. read more

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$9.95

An introduction to counting and the animal kingdom. This delightful book introduces children to counting and the animal kingdom. A... colorful menagerie of more than 100 delicate watercolor illustrations includes birds and beetles, fish and fowl, and finishes with 100 wonderful ladybugs to count. For a young child learning to count, Animal 123 is an enchanting book to share. Readers will want to come back to it again and again. read more

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$15.00

Rosie's reluctance to give some of her clothes and toys to other rabbits who are not so well off changes afer a revealing dream.

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$9.95 $4.27

An essential introduction to the North's most spectacular species. Polar Bears brings together acclaimed photographer Norbert Rosi...ng's vibrant images and his firsthand knowledge of the Arctic to chronicle a year in the life of the polar bear, the Earth's largest land predator. The book is organized into four sections, spring, summer, fall and winter, each with an introductory essay. Young readers will learn about tiny newborn cubs, weighing barely 2 pounds, and see them follow their mother across the frozen tundra, playing and learning survival skills as they go. Informative captions describe a polar bear's physical characteristics and how it survives in the bitter Arctic. The book also shows the other animals that share the Far North's breathtaking scenery. Each year more than 10,000 people travel to remote Churchill, Manitoba, to watch and study polar bears, but the Earth's climate is changing, and the bear's future is in question. At this critical time comes Polar Bears, the perfect introduction to the mighty Nanook from one of its most impassioned advocates. read more