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Most people have tried to make a paper airplane at one time or another. But there are many other flying creations one can make out... of paper. From the traditional flapping crane to a high-flying helicopter, the origami crafts in this book will put simple paper airplanes to shame! Step-by-step instructions guide readers through each project and include full-color images of the instructions as well as the finished product. Even experienced origamists will enjoy new ways to fashion an airplane, flying heart, kite, and butterfly! read more

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For many, the fun of origami projects is in the folding. However, the crafts in this book provide tons of fun even after theyre co...mpletethey float! Use an origami canoe to carry a message to the middle of a lake, or play with a paper duck in the bathtub. Readers follow a series of steps to transform a square of paper into many cool floating origami creations, including a lotus flower. An introductory section highlights the basic folds and terms readers need to know and full-color photographs add further guidance to each step. read more

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While the best magicians are said to never reveal their secrets, magic-themed origami is accessible to any reader who wants to ama...ze friends and family with both sleights of hand and cleverly folded paper. Including an introduction to simple origami folds and terms, this book includes step-by-step instructions for a magic wand, magic cup, water balloon, and more. Full-color photographs accompany each step and showcase the finished product of each project. Each craft is labeled easy, medium, or hard, making this book a great addition to the library of both new and experienced origamists. read more

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Christmas can be made even more fun with lovely decorations and homemade gifts. For readers who love crafting, this book of fantas...tic, easy projects with a Christmas theme is perfect. With just a few basic craft supplies and even recycled materials from around the house, readers can create special crafts such as Christmas tree decorations, a homemade Advent calendar, and even snowmen made from socks. Each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions and lots of opportunities for readers to use their own creativity to make truly unique designs. read more

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While the best magicians are said to never reveal their secrets, magic-themed origami is accessible to any reader who wants to ama...ze friends and family with both sleights of hand and cleverly folded paper. Including an introduction to simple origami folds and terms, this book includes step-by-step instructions for a magic wand, magic cup, water balloon, and more. Full-color photographs accompany each step and showcase the finished product of each project. Each craft is labeled easy, medium, or hard, making this book a great addition to the library of both new and experienced origamists. read more

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Origami doesnt need to be a stationary piece of art. From a hen that can lay an egg to a beating heart, the projects in this book ...make origami interactive even after its been created! Step-by-step instructions take readers through a series of projects, each labeled easy, medium, or hard to guide origamists to the crafts appropriate for their folding skill. Full-color photographs introduce the basic origami techniques as well as add a visual reference for each step in the projects. read more

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Billions of insects buzz, swoop, and crawl all over the world, but we rarely take the time to notice their bizarre beauty. This Ze...ntangle guide uses the strange shapes of bees, butterflies, stage beetles, and other bugs as the basis for beautiful designs. Step-by-step instructions help readers divide the outlines of these unusual creatures into smaller shapes. Readers learn basic Zentangle patterns they can mix and match as they fill in their insects. Theyll use essential art techniques, such as shading, to make their creatures pop off the page. This therapeutic art form relaxes readers as they doodle unique creations. Theyll be thrilled as patterns build on each other to create intricate insects. read more

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Cardinals are some of the most recognizable birds. Males are a vibrant red, and both males and females sport feathered crests on t...heir head. Theres a lot to discover about these small songbirds. Their urge to nourish their young is so strong that theyve been observed feeding other birds and even goldfish! This volume, written in the style of a young bird watchers journal, is an entertaining way to learn about the behaviors and life cycle of the cardinal. Essential science vocabulary, interesting facts, and beautiful photographs will enchant readers and inspire them to bird-watch themselves. read more

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The fat bundle of feathers called the house wren is a cute bird. It often cheerfully trills its sweet songs. However, this little ...fowls mood can turn really foul when another bird has a nesting site it wants! It may peck at larger birds to get them to moveand even push eggs out of a nest. Readers of this absorbing book will find that, with all kinds of wrens, looks can be deceiving. Theyll love the diverting narrative and fun fact boxes and especially the up-close look at wrens in their native habitats. read more

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If you hear a mourning doves gentle cooing, dont look uplook down. These graceful creatures like to forage for seeds on the ground.... Theyve been known to gobble up as many as 17,000 seeds in a sitting! Young bird watchers will be fascinated by the hidden life of these birds including migration habits, habitats, mating rituals, and some awesome adaptations for survival. Their guide to all-things-birds is a young bird watcher, encouraging readers to get outside and try this hobby themselves. read more

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The magic of origami is in the transformation of a square of paper into something realistic, as well as the process one goes throu...gh to achieve the final product. Readers are introduced to the basic origami folds and terms needed to complete each craft. Full-color photographs and clearly written instructions provide a guide to folding swallowing fish, pecking chickens, and more. Animals made out of paper can be just as fun to play with as action figuresespecially those readers can make themselves! read more

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As a sport, parkour has only been around since the 1980s. However, it promotes a frame of mind often encouraged by snowboarders, s...kateboarders, and other extreme sports enthusiasts: see your environment differently and use it. Parkour athletes use their sport to get around doing anything but walking! Reader learns how parkour developed and also how its practiced around the world. Full-color photographs showcase different moves, styles, and events. Readers are sure to be inspired by the free-spirited daredevils of parkour, highlighted by a playful layout and exciting fact boxes. read more

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Parrots are colorful birds that live an exciting life in the jungle. With more than 350 kinds of parrots on Earth, theres a lot to... learn about these creatures. From their diet of nuts and fruits to a look at the parrots that sing and talk, early readers will love the color photographs and accessible text that will teach them all about these feathered friends. read more

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Presents both true and false beliefs about pirates throughout history, revealing the truth about wooden legs, pirate lingo, and sw...ashbuckling. read more

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A young birdwatcher describes the physical features of chickadees, where they live, what they eat, how they take care of their you...ng, and how they survive in the winter. read more

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The magic of origami is in the transformation of a square of paper into something realistic, as well as the process one goes throu...gh to achieve the final product. Readers are introduced to the basic origami folds and terms needed to complete each craft. Full-color photographs and clearly written instructions provide a guide to folding swallowing fish, pecking chickens, and more. Animals made out of paper can be just as fun to play with as action figuresespecially those readers can make themselves! read more

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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and eating habits of toucans.

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Chick-a-dee-dee-dee! Thats the call of the chickadee! This amazing little creature is a favorite of many bird watchers. It can rem...ember thousands of places where it hides its food, and its heart beats about 500 times a minute! These facts and more are presented in the form of a young bird watchers journal as he discovers the delights of the natural world in his own backyard. Readers will be entertained and educated by this unique presentation of nonfiction science themes such as life cycles and habitats. Fact boxes and diagrams abound in this valuable volume. read more

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Many cultures have myths about dragons. From the Greek Chimera to the fire-breathing creature of medieval Europe, dragons have tak...en many forms throughout history. Readers learn all about these myths and legends and explore the significance to the cultures they come from. Fascinating fact boxes explore how the dragon myth came about, including the animals that likely influences their famous features. Full-color photographs and illustrations enhance the main text, introducing the colorful Chinese dragons and the fearsome creatures in fantasy literature. read more

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There are many kinds of songbirds that are called sparrows across North America. The song sparrow in particular is a melodious, ye...t secretive creature. Young bird watchers will love learning how to lure these sparrows to feeders, so they can observe them more closely. Theyll also learn fascinating information about this birds life cycle, habitats, behaviors, adaptations, and more. This volume, designed in journal format, is full of fun facts, gorgeous photographs, attention-grabbing graphics, and more that will inspire readers to appreciate the natural world around them. read more

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Long ago, giant sloths taller than humans roamed the Earth. Todays much smaller sloths are just as interestingand very cute! Throu...gh great photographs and accessible text, beginning readers will love exploring the world of sloths. That means spending lots of time in the jungles dense trees because sloths legs arent very strong! These animals love to hang out and find food for their babies in the trees they call home. Readers will learn that these sleepy creatures do leave trees sometimes: they love to go for a swim! read more

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Provides step-by-step instructions on how to create miniature landscapes of objects and plants that will encourage readers to exer...cise their green thumbs. read more

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Some of the best games are played using a few simple objects and a lot of imagination. Dice, dominoes, and even a basketball hoop ...are possible to make using origami techniques and a bit of paper! Clear instructions complete with full-color photographs guide readers through the folds and flaps needed to make fun origami games. An introductory section introduces those new to origami to the skills needed to make a spinning top and even a fortune-telling game! read more

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Washington Irving's scary Headless Horseman has become a notorious fictional character. This appealing book, highlighting a popula...r example of early American fiction, features fun facts about the legend and its author as well as carefully chosen photographs and illustrations. Readers will love getting to know Ichabod Crane, the superstitious schoolteacher; Brom Bones, his adversary; and the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel in this gripping retelling of the early nineteenth century story. read more

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Birds can be beautiful creatureswith some pretty quirky habits. Blue jays, for example, rub ants on themselves when they molt to s...oothe their skin. They can also mimic other animals voices, such as a hawks cry. This volume, presented in journal format, offers a wealth of information about the backyard life of a blue jay. Science curriculum topics such as habitats, adaptations, predators, and more are included in this engaging account. Readers will want to begin bird-watching themselves after finding out more about this brightly colored bird. read more

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Books come in all shapes and sizes. Anyone who has ever shopped for a book knows that sometimes appearances count. This fun projec...t-filled volume invites readers to make their own books, beginning with striking covers and delving into inner design concepts such as fonts, colors, lift-the-flap components, and eveneveryones favoritepop-ups! Whether designers are interested in illustrating, writing, or creating a work of art, the perfect achievable activity is awaiting them. read more

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Hummingbirds may be the most jaw-dropping birds. Their wings flap 80 times per second80 times!and they can also hover! Astonishing... facts like these abound in this guide to the diminutive bird, in the appealing guise of a young bird watchers journal. The narrator takes readers under his wing, showing them how they, too, can be bird watchers while addressing important science concepts accompanied by beautiful photographs of hummingbirds in flight. read more

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In 1846, travelers heading for California became trapped high in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Snowdrifts surrounded their s...helters, and food supplies dwindled. How they stayed alive remains one of the most gruesome stories in US history. However, some facts that have come to light recently through archaeological digs will surprise even those who think they know the story. This gripping book, including maps and images of the era, tells the true account of the doomed Donner party. read more

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Toucans are most known for their bright, colorful beaks, but there is plenty more to learn about these interesting jungle birds. F...or instance, toucans like to play! They sometimes throw their food back and forth using their big, striped bills. Early readers will love learning about baby toucans, which dont grow colorful bills until later in life. With the help of color photographs and accessible text, young readers will be captivated by life among the toucan flock in this exciting book. read more

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Presents a history of witches and witchcraft, describes witch hunts, examines how witches are portrayed in myths and legends, and ...discusses their role in popular culture. read more

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Presents facts about woodpeckers, covering their range, nesting habits, and food sources.

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Theres never a shortage of ways to play when you get creative! Even without fancy sports or craft supplies, letting young readers ...explore the treasures found at home is a great way to invent a brand-new game. Allowing readers imaginations to take over engages them in creative improvisation and builds confidence in their own logic. This book pairs full-color photographs with accessible text to show budding readers just how easy it is to turn ordinary household objects into an endless fountain of fun! read more

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Describes the habitat, behavior, diet, and family life of owls and their owlets.

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A young birdwatcher describes the physical features of sparrows as well as where they live, how they communicate, what they eat, h...ow they care for their young, and how they protect themselves from predators. read more

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Presents descriptions and illustrations of water creatures from around the world, including information on kelpies, the Kraken, Ci...pactli, Plesiosaurs, giant squid, and Nessie, the Loch Ness monster of Scotland. read more

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Performance art encompasses a wide variety of artistic pursuits, from modern dance to artists presenting something about themselve...s as art. Its another form of art that divides the art community: some say its art, others say it isnt. Readers consider both sides of the coin through an introduction to the topic, informational sidebars, and full-color photographs. A colorful, fun layout invites readers into the vibrant world of performance art while the main content engages their brains with critical thinking questions which ultimately askis it art? read more

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Provides information about the chupacabra, including where it has been spotted, the myths and theories surrounding the existence o...f the creature, and possible explanations. read more

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Ostriches are the biggest birds on Earth. Not only that, they can run distances at about the same speed as a car on a city street!... These adaptations are extraordinary, but other birds have even more bizarre adaptations! From gizzards to the many colorful mating displays, bird adaptations are covered in fun, engaging detail throughout this volume. The main content addresses curriculum topics such as animal body systems, life cycles, and more with an emphasis on the most fun information out there about birds and their odd adaptations. read more

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Origami doesnt need to be a stationary piece of art. From a hen that can lay an egg to a beating heart, the projects in this book ...make origami interactive even after its been created! Step-by-step instructions take readers through a series of projects, each labeled easy, medium, or hard to guide origamists to the crafts appropriate for their folding skill. Full-color photographs introduce the basic origami techniques as well as add a visual reference for each step in the projects. read more

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If theres one bird that might win the best actor award in the feathered world, its the mockingbird. This winged wonder can learn m...ore than 180 songs in just a few months, imitating the calls of other birds but also dog-barking and even car alarms! This is truly one bird to watch and one that readers will love learning about in the pages of this fascinating volume. The journal-like format unites a cheerful narrative about the bird-watching hobby with life-science facts about the mockingbird. read more

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Orioles are beloved backyard birds; theyre always looking for something sweet to eat. In this attractive volume, future birders wi...ll learn about the many kinds of orioles and even take a trip to a Baltimore Orioles baseball game. Like bird-watching itself, this book mixes funan entertaining story-like narrativewith essential science concepts, such as habitats and life cycles. Sidebars include funny comments, interesting statistics, and amazing facts about these feathered creatures. Readers will be inspired to keep their own bird-watching journal. read more

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Some of the best games are played using a few simple objects and a lot of imagination. Dice, dominoes, and even a basketball hoop ...are possible to make using origami techniques and a bit of paper! Clear instructions complete with full-color photographs guide readers through the folds and flaps needed to make fun origami games. An introductory section introduces those new to origami to the skills needed to make a spinning top and even a fortune-telling game! read more

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From swooping owls to floating swans, birds are elegant creatures. This gorgeous guide teaches readers how to create Zentangle bir...ds of all shapes and sizes. Readers will love doodling in the beautiful outlines for penguins, hummingbirds, and other beloved birds. Step-by-step instructions help readers divide outlines into smaller shapes. Theyll learn basic Zentangle patterns they can mix and match to fill their birds with unique designs. Up-close visuals break down complex patterns into easy parts. This relaxing art form will leave readers feeling peaceful, and theyll love the intricate results. read more

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If you hear a mourning doves gentle cooing, dont look uplook down. These graceful creatures like to forage for seeds on the ground.... Theyve been known to gobble up as many as 17,000 seeds in a sitting! Young bird watchers will be fascinated by the hidden life of these birds including migration habits, habitats, mating rituals, and some awesome adaptations for survival. Their guide to all-things-birds is a young bird watcher, encouraging readers to get outside and try this hobby themselves. read more

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The fat bundle of feathers called the house wren is a cute bird. It often cheerfully trills its sweet songs. However, this little ...fowls mood can turn really foul when another bird has a nesting site it wants! It may peck at larger birds to get them to moveand even push eggs out of a nest. Readers of this absorbing book will find that, with all kinds of wrens, looks can be deceiving. Theyll love the diverting narrative and fun fact boxes and especially the up-close look at wrens in their native habitats. read more

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A young birdwatcher describes the physical features of blue jays, what their nests look like, what they eat, how they take care of... their young, and the importance of filling bird feeders. read more

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Koalas are furry animals that spend lots of time in trees. These cute creatures have one joey at a time, which means mother and ba...by spend lots of time together while the joey grows. This exciting book takes a look at the lives of mother koalas and their tiny joeys, from their first moments alive and every step along the way as they grow in the pouch of their caring mothers. Accessible text paired with colorful photographs takes beginning readers on a journey to see where these amazing animals live in the wild. read more

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The cassowary is a large, flightless bird. Its cute, though a bit clumsy-looking. Like other birds that cant fly to escape danger,... cassowaries have defensive mechanisms that help them survive in the wild, including long, sharp claws. Their terrible kick can slice open their enemies. This high-interest book reveals much more fascinating information about this interesting bird and its life in its native habitat. Wildlife enthusiasts will love the vivid photographs of the colorful creature. read more

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Jumping from a long way up is incredibly dangerous. That's why BASE jumping is a sport saved for the experts. These amazing athlet...es take leaps from fixed places like antennas and bridges and feel the wind through their hair before using safety equipment like parachutes to make it back to Earth without harm. Sometimes these daredevils will don wingsuits and actually fly while they fall back to earth. Full-color photographs and riveting text capture this sport up close and personal and take readers into the skies. read more

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When the zombie apocalypse starts, it's imperative to be ready. After the panic ensues and people are running in every direction, ...survivors will need to make split-second decisions that will lead them to safety or into the clutches of brain-hungry zombies. Luckily, readers have this survival guide to know how to spot zombies, choose the best hiding places, and discern what to do when a hoard finally sniffs them out. This exhilarating book is an action-packed adventure, full of creepy images and entertaining text. read more