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Holidays are some of the most creative times of the year. Young artists often want to celebrate using their creations. This high-i...nterest book will allow readers and artists alike to start their festivities with the Japanese paper folding art of origami. Cute Easter chicks, spooky Halloween skulls, and clever Christmas stockings are some of the inventive projects they'll want to try. They'll learn the basic folds and techniques of paper folding and build upon their skills until they can complete the most challenging project. Origami is for everyone! read more

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Future engineers will love using their hands to create the space-related projects in this fun book, including a rocket, a space sh...uttle, and even an alien and its spacecraft. They'll be amazed that a simple piece of paper can transform into such cool shapes, all through the Japanese art of paper folding. Numerous visual aids and thoughtfully explained directions guide readers through different challenges. The folds and methods they'll learn will help them establish a solid understanding for further origami endeavors. Science and art collide in this accessible and entertaining activity guide. read more

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Monsters are high-interest topics for today's readers, and activities about monsters make this book irresistible! In this entertai...ning volume, monster enthusiasts will love learning how to create origami figures of Dracula, Frankenstein, the Loch Ness Monster, and more. They'll become skilled at the basic folds and techniques needed for each project through illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. After completing the fun activities in this book, readers can design and make their own ghoulish creations using the ancient art of paper folding. read more

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$26.60

The angles and curves of aircraft are paramount components in their flight. Airplane enthusiasts will love the action photographs ...of their favorite planes and then creating their own with some paper and the art of origami. After learning just a few kinds of folds, they can produce their own models, including an orbiter, a stunt plane, and a spy aircraft. Accessible directions accompanied by labeled illustrations make this book a fantastic introduction to the revered Japanese art form. read more

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Instead of wood or plastic, imagine a woven Easter basket made of duct tape! Using materials from around the house, including recy...cled items, the crafts in this book are sure to make preparing for Easter even more fun. Readers are guided by detailed step-by-step instructions to create table centerpieces for Easter dinner, try great twists on traditional painted eggs, and more. Spring can be a rainy time of year, but these Easter crafts can help readers pass afternoons inside with creativity, imagination, and practice reading and following directions. read more

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$10.50 $9.14

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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$10.50 $8.75

Ghosts, pumpkins, spiders, and witches are great subjects for Halloween craft projects. Through the step-by-step directions in thi...s book, readers can take on a plethora of fun crafts to celebrate the spookiest holiday, including a witchs hat piata, a spider bracelet made from duct tape, and a pumpkin candy dispenser made from recycled cardboard boxes. Whether Halloween is soon or its simply a rainy day, these crafts engage readers of all ages with their simplicity and the ability of each crafter to make the project uniquely theirs. read more

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Theres more to making St. Patricks Day crafts than the color green! Of course, this craft book with a St. Patricks Day theme featu...res plenty of green, but readers are also led through making shamrock necklaces and bracelets, leprechaun hats filled with candy gold coins, and a reach the rainbow marble maze game made from Q-tips! Each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions and lots of opportunities for readers to use their own creativity to make designs that are special and individual. read more

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Which frog uses poison to protect itself? What's more deadly, a huge saltwater crocodile or a tiny, pesky mosquito? What repugnant... rodent is responsible for killing millions of people throughout history? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and many more. Filled with nasty creatures you wouldn't want to meet, this book features advice on how to avoid a shark attack, how to ward off the deadly stings of the Australian box jellyfish, and how to combat a mosquito attack. read more

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So many great craft materials can be found in nature. Twigs, pebbles, pinecones, and even sand can be part of simple, fun projects.... Readers will not only like trying out new crafts, but also enjoy exploring nature to find what they need for each! Colorful photographs and clear instructions guide readers through twig birdhouses, pressed-flower coasters, and more. Readers will paint, glue, and snip their way to lovely crafts that can add a little natural wonder to any room! read more

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$8.15

Bullfrogs in the United States started as a way for Californians to eat more frog legs. Now, the bullfrog population grows almost ...completely unchecked. In many places in the world where bullfrogs have spread, there arent predators to eat them! Readers are likely familiar with the bullfrog croak, but in this book, theyll learn why hearing it is a bad sign! The main content introduces the definition of invasive species and explains through the bullfrogs story the harm these animals cause. Full-color photographs help readers identity bullfrogs, and informative fact boxes add details about conservation, habitats, and food chains. read more

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It's hard to imagine there's a more extreme sport than skydiving. Jumping from a plane at 13,000 feet (3,962 m) or higher seems cr...azy to some, but those who try it are often hooked for life. Readers of this book step off the plane and into the high-flying world of skydiving, including tandem skydiving, accelerated free fall, BASE jumping, and competitive skydiving. The history and hazards of the sport are also considered, with midair photographs adding an even greater sense of amazement to this high-interest topic. read more

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Describes veterinarians and the field of veterinary medicine, and includes the different types of animals that are treated by vete...rinarians. read more

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$22.60 $16.26

Baby animals are out and about in spring, including in the sky! Birds of all kinds take flight, finding food for their young and t...eaching them how to survive in the wild. This exciting book takes early readers into the skies. There, readers learn how these winged wonders enjoy the springtime through using full-color photographs showing these creatures in action, tending to their nests and making a home for their babies soon to hatch from eggs. read more

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Every year in July, the world's attention turns to the city of Pamplona, Spain. Thousands of people pack the cobblestone streets d...ressed in white and red. A rocket in the sky signals the big event, the Running of the Bulls. Runners scramble to keep ahead of the animals, or at least keep away from their sharp horns. Many wonder how and why such a tradition began, and this book has the answers as well as the sense of excitement. Readers will sense the perils of the run in action-packed photographs, trace the path on a map, and consider the controversial elements of the annual event. read more

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$14.65 $11.37

Amelia Earhart, the pioneering pilot of the early 20th century, had a remarkable spirit and great tenacity. Her story has somethin...g to teach us all about perseverance in the face of adversity. This superb biography takes readers aboard the cockpit with Earhart on a journey through her life, from her first encounter with an airplane to her unsolved disappearance over the Pacific Ocean. Future aviation experts will be especially interested in the current theories about her fate and impressed by historic photographs and details about Earharts extraordinary achievements. read more

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$22.60

Ostriches are the biggest birds on Earth, and theyre also some of the strangest. Early readers will learn more about a herd of ost...rich with the help of full-color photographs and easy-to-read text. What does an ostrich eat? How many toes does it have? Why does it kick other animals? Readers discover what these flightless birds do with their wings and other facts that highlight early life science concepts. Accessible text gives early learners plenty of facts about these big birds, while a picture glossary reinforces vocabulary with colorful imagery. [ High-interest topic engages young readers [ Strong picture-text correlation aids in comprehension [ Reading level supports beginning readers [ Picture glossary helps develop vocabulary skills [ Comprehendible index guides readers through each book read more

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$22.60 $12.99

Everyone has experienced hot days in which it's hard to move without sweating. Readers will realize those days were cool compared ...to some of the sweltering locations vividly described within the pages of this volume. Death Valley, the Sahara, and Ethiopia are highlighted in text and on maps in this trip around the globe in search of Earth's hottest places. Why some locations are so hot, different ways of measuring temperature, and the health risks of extreme heat are just a few of the topics touched upon in this book, compatible with any science and social studies collection. read more

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$26.60 $14.97

No outfit is complete without accessories! A chunky necklace can give jeans and a T-shirt a little more style while a pair of spar...kly earrings can communicate a love for all things glam! Whatever their style, readers will find plenty of fun jewelry to make, from funky hair clips made from old toys to cool handmade bead bracelets. Step-by-step instructions with accompanying photographs guide readers through these artful accessories, but theres plenty of room for creativity. Many supplies can be found around the housecrafters just need to add a little imagination! read more

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The old saying that one persons trash is another persons treasure rings true to craft lovers. Using step-by-step instructions, rea...ders will reuse paper towel tubes, plastic bottles, and other recyclables found around the house to make bracelets, pencil cases, and colorful decorations. Full-color photographs of the crafts steps help readers complete them as they follow along with clear, easy-to-understand directions. While some crafts require help from an adult, most can be finished with a few supplies, a little creativity, and a whole lot of fun! read more

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Imagine turning a flat piece of paper into a car, bus, boat, or another vehicle. It's not that hard when an origami artist has thi...s easy-to-follow guide at their fingertips. Each activity is presented with introductory text and numbered instructions supported by visual aids. There are even different levels of activities, so readers can choose their challenge. These hands-on projects will attract and motivate all readers and inspire them to explore more about the art of paper folding. read more

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$26.60 $14.99

Roman gods and goddesses were certainly busy immortal beings! Whether they were falling in love, battling each other, or grappling... for power, they were constantly making trouble with humans. These engaging tales include the exploits of Pluto, Cupid, Apollo, Venus, and legendary heroes, such as Aeneas. Readers will be interested to learn how these myths are remembered even in modern times, such as Cupid's role in Valentine's Day. Beautiful, colorful illustrations further spark imaginations in this appealing look at one aspect of ancient Roman culture. read more

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To this day, the least explored part of Earth lies beneath the ocean. Covering more than 70 percent of the planet, the oceans hold... many secrets that scientists and adventurers continue to uncover. From the discovery of the depths of Challenger Deep within the Mariana Trench to director James Camerons expedition to the ocean floor, the adventures beneath the sea are many. Readers can dive into the fascinating explorations with full-color photographs, descriptive sidebars, and plenty of mystery for future, curious scientists to ponder! read more

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Instead of wood or plastic, imagine a woven Easter basket made of duct tape! Using materials from around the house, including recy...cled items, the crafts in this book are sure to make preparing for Easter even more fun. Readers are guided by detailed step-by-step instructions to create table centerpieces for Easter dinner, try great twists on traditional painted eggs, and more. Spring can be a rainy time of year, but these Easter crafts can help readers pass afternoons inside with creativity, imagination, and practice reading and following directions. read more

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$8.15

Moose are the largest members of the deer family, and they are large. The most massive moose are 7 feet (2 m) tall at the shoulder... and weigh 1,300 pounds (600 kg). These herbivores arent always gentle. They can use their colossal bodies to defend themselves from black bears, wolves, and other carnivores. Even hunters fear moose because angry moose sometimes cant be stopped by guns. This informative book, including a graphic organizer and essential science vocabulary, is a fresh look at the magnificent mammal called the moose. read more

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Tattoos have been used in the past to designate slaves, give protection, and as punishment. Today, tattoos and other body art are ...a form of self-expression! Those who create body art often have a special set of skills akin to a sculptor or painter, but their work isnt accepted by everyone as art. Through critical thinking questions, readers are asked to consider this question and decide whether body art is a legitimate art form. A colorful layout enhanced by many photographs introduces readers to the many kinds of body art to aid in their consideration of the topic. read more

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$14.05

Aphorisms like slow and steady wins the race often prove true when put to the test. Many of these common phrases are summaries of ...famous fables like The Tortoise and the Hare. Through more than a dozen short fables, readers will be introduced to tried-and-true maxims and morals. Colorful pictures and illustrations accompany each story, enhancing the world of Aesops talking animals and extraordinary situations. Each fable offers readers an opportunity to learn a lesson as well as use their imagination. read more

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$14.05 $10.48

Learning lessons, such as the importance of kindness instead of harshness or quality over quantity, is often easier through storie...s. Immersed in a world of talking animals, gods and goddesses, and well-turned phrases, readers will absorb important life lessons from more than a dozen of Aesops fables. Accompanying illustrations in beautiful color add to the magic of stories like The Dog in the Manger. As readers are introduced to new fables and read through old favorites, theyll acquire an understanding of strong character traits to help them navigate successfully in friendships, family life, and treatment of themselves. read more

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The myths of ancient Egypt are peppered with tales of creation, love, family, trickery, and revenge. Readers will love learning ab...out the famous Egyptian gods and goddesses, including Ra, Osiris, Horus, Isis, and Set. Colorful drawings accompany the engaging text, and fact boxes and sidebars highlight even more interesting information. This book, more than just fictional tales, is a glimpse into an essential part of the Egyptian culture. read more

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American goldfinches are much beloved across North America, as evidenced by their status as state bird of Iowa, New Jersey, and Wa...shington. These acrobatic little creatures seem to bounce through the air, making them a popular subject for backyard bird watchers. The narrator of this fun journal-styled volume offers a wealth of information about these little yellow-feathered birds as well as how readers can observe their behaviors for themselves. Cool facts, diagrams, and photographs show how interesting the hobby of bird-watching can be. read more

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Farm animals are some of the most familiar members of the animal kingdom. Theyre also fun to make using the art of origami! Reader...s will learn basic folding techniques and common bases while creating ducks, pigs, roosters, and more out of paper. Fun tidbits about each animal accompany the step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of each real animaland its origami lookalike. Readers will progress from easy to hard folding projects and amaze their friends and family with their self-supporting paper art! read more

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$26.60 $26.48

It's easy to say that Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster don't exist. But the question remains why sightings of these creatures sti...ll occur, year after year. This gripping volume, which includes chilling photographs and illustrations, takes curious readers into the mysterious world of some popular monsters. They'll learn what makes a monster a monster and distinguish between real-life and fantasy-world creatures. Thrilling facts and fiction about mummies, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural beings fill this absorbing text, as well as valuable information about prehistoric and modern "monster" animals. read more

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Drawing animals can be hard. From body shape to details like teeth and claws, its tough to make a drawing look distinctly like the... animal you want it to. Clear step-by-step instructions take all the guesswork out of drawing animals! Readers can take on drawing a grinning shark, suspicious snake, cute panda, and more. An introduction to the needed equipment and extra tips along the way help readers draw in a simple, cartoon style. A colorful layout and final drawing example encourage readers to finish their project with flair! read more

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Some artists believe anything can be arteven trash! Junk sculpture is a new, complex mode of art that combines the wastefulness of... modern living with finding beauty in what others consider ugly. Readers learn how artists create such pieces and are asked to consider whether junk sculpture can be called art in the same way a painting or drawing is. A colorful layout full of many pictures of junk sculpture introduces readers to the many forms junk sculpture may take, such as fashion, pillars formed from plastic, and more. read more

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$31.95 $27.43

Rare and beautiful animals have a value all their own, but some people see exotic animals as a chance to make money. Poaching and ...illegally trading animals has become big business throughout the world as people capture rare animals and sell them, either as pets or even to be killed for their parts. Readers learn about poachers, what animals they target, and how animal lovers and governments are fighting to protect amazing and rare animals in this interesting book full of full-color photographs and sometimes shocking facts. read more

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$31.95

Aphorisms like slow and steady wins the race often prove true when put to the test. Many of these common phrases are summaries of ...famous fables like The Tortoise and the Hare. Through more than a dozen short fables, readers will be introduced to tried-and-true maxims and morals. Colorful pictures and illustrations accompany each story, enhancing the world of Aesops talking animals and extraordinary situations. Each fable offers readers an opportunity to learn a lesson as well as use their imagination. read more

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$10.50

No outfit is complete without accessories! A chunky necklace can give jeans and a T-shirt a little more style while a pair of spar...kly earrings can communicate a love for all things glam! Whatever their style, readers will find plenty of fun jewelry to make, from funky hair clips made from old toys to cool handmade bead bracelets. Step-by-step instructions with accompanying photographs guide readers through these artful accessories, but theres plenty of room for creativity. Many supplies can be found around the housecrafters just need to add a little imagination! read more

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$26.60

Readers will dive right in to the art of origami as they discover paper-folding projects featuring whales, seals, and other sea cr...eatures! A step-by-step guide will help readers tackle each animal, including pictures of each step. Readers can choose easy, medium, or hard folding projects after learning the basic folds and common bases of origami. Short fact boxes and colorful photographs will keep readers interested even after theyve completed lovely paper sharks, rays, and even penguins! read more

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$26.60

Beautiful origami birds and butterflies can be more than just short art projectsthey can be lovely decorations, too! Readers will ...love creating their own art through step-by-step instructions with helpful pictures. An overview to common folds and origami techniques will introduce readers to the art of paper folding before they begin creating swans, doves, and butterflies out of colored paper. Full-color photographs of each delicate creature further draw readers in while they learn about each in accompanying fact boxes. read more

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$26.60

Wild animals have some cool physical characteristics. A giraffes long neck, a snakes slithery body, and a pandas black-and-white c...oat are all on display when readers create them using the folding techniques of origami! Including an introduction to basic folds and common paper-art bases, step-by-step instructions will guide readers through making origami wild animals. Pictures illustrate each step of the process so readers know just what to do. Ranked from easy to hard, the projects will engage readers with cool facts about each featured animal and amazing full-color photographs. read more

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$26.60 $22.71

Foxes, squirrels, and raccoons are just some of the animals found in the woodland habitat. Usually fur-covered, these animals are ...just as cute when made out of paper. Readers are introduced to key terms and common folds in order to complete several origami projects in this book. Full-color photographs accompany simple step-by-step instructions to guide readers as they create paper bats, mice, and other woodland animals. Rated easy, medium, or hard, the crafts are designed to help both new and seasoned origamists enjoy this ancient art. read more

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Patience and extreme quiet are two of the most important things needed to hunt deer. Being a good shot doesnt hurt, either. Reader...s learn all about deer hunting, from the tools and equipment theyll need to get set up to the skills necessary to bring home a big prize. With important safety information and an overview of rules and regulations, this book is a great resource for readers to develop a base knowledge of deer hunting before heading out on their own outdoor adventures! read more

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It's hard to imagine there's a more extreme sport than skydiving. Jumping from a plane at 13,000 feet (3,962 m) or higher seems cr...azy to some, but those who try it are often hooked for life. Readers of this book step off the plane and into the high-flying world of skydiving, including tandem skydiving, accelerated free fall, BASE jumping, and competitive skydiving. The history and hazards of the sport are also considered, with midair photographs adding an even greater sense of amazement to this high-interest topic. read more

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$22.60

There may be no birds plumage more recognizable than the pink feathers of the flamingo. But, if you saw its feathers super close u...p, could you still guess the bird? Readers learn all about many kinds of birds through uniquely formatted photographs and science content. Theyll first encounter a full-color close-up of some cool feature of a bird, such as a webbed foot or sharp beak, and a bit of information about the bird. When they turn the page, the name of the bird is revealed, as is the whole beautiful photograph of it in the wild. read more

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$14.05

Seeing a wolf stalking its prey would be almost impossible to witness up close. It wouldnt be safe to be so near such a deadly pre...dators jaws when its on the hunt. But in this book, readers can see wolves, owls, and many more terrifying predators do what they do best, capture prey. Up-close, full-color photographs highlight the sharp teeth, long claws, and huge paws of some of the worlds deadliest animals. Fact boxes include fascinating information about animal bodies and behavior and statistics about each animals size, range, and lifespan. read more

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$22.60

Parrots are common pets, but not many people know that some parrots may outlive their owners! These amazing animals are the worlds... longest-living birds. Readers will learn why parrots are not often prey for other animals, and how taking care of them in captivity can extend their lives even longer. Colorful photographs show off these bright, feathered birds at all ages, showing where they live and how they stay alive in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. read more

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$8.15

Bears are fierce creatures that hunt with their huge claws and jaws, but much of that hunting is for the benefit of their adorable... cubs. These fuzzy woodland cubs are as cute as can be, and their mothers are very protective of these babies as they grow and develop into full-grown bears. Full-color photographs and accessible text aid young readers in their understanding of this furry animal family, both at play and working together to survive in the wilds of nature. read more

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$25.25

Vibrant, playful toucans are beautiful birds to watch at the zoo, or, even better, in the rainforests of Central and South America.... If readers can't be in either of these places, this book is the next best thing. Each page asks the reader to imagine themselves living the wild life of the colorful toucan. They will picture themselves with long bills and a funny way of eating. They will imagine sleeping in a tree hollow and even sword fighting another toucan with their bill. Fun text and science concepts are a great combination in this look at a toucan's life. read more

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$22.60

Hawks have a reputation for being keen-eyed hunters. That's where the expression "hawkeyed" comes from. These carnivores are often... flying high above the earth or sitting still on a towering perch, waiting for movement below. This book allows readers to take flight with many different kinds of hawks. They'll learn the difference between the two groups of hawks, ambushing and soaring, and the adaptations that make each exceptional predators. Fun facts and vivid photographs bring to light the unique features of these birds of prey. read more

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$31.95 $26.82

In Aesops fable of The Horse and His Rider, a boy buys a horse without asking if it has been broken for riding yet. As he mounts h...is new steed, the horse takes off at a gallop, clearly not ready to be ridden. The central lesson is a good one for readers to consider: act quickly without thinking and suffer the consequences. More than a dozen other fables offer wisdom and advice through their accessible text and charming, full-color illustrations. Readers will enjoy Aesops animated characters as they begin to understand that those strong in self and character always triumph. read more