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From a ballerina and a doctor to a chef and a soccer player--you can be anything you want to be! Just like Barbie! This hardcover ...collection of six stories will inspire children ages 3 to 7 to strive for the career of their dreams! Since 1959, Barbie... read more

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"A part of the "Beginners Book Series", Fox in Socks is an illustrated book which rhymes words and pictures in a way that encourag...es children to read. A Single Unit Classic children's literature- SKU: SSPC69351" read more

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A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to j...ump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. read more

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Whether they’re perking up your clothes, brightening your home decor, or bringing a rainbow of color to your next party, pom-poms ...are perfect wherever they pop up. Each project in this book has oh-so-simple instructions and photographs that’ll have you whipping up homemade tufts in all kinds of eye-catching patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots. And don’t worry about running out of yarn. You’ll learn how to put a new spin on poms with a host of fun materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, and cupcake wrappers. With 25 fresh and fancy takes on a classic, Pom-Poms! will give crafters of all ages a reason to cheer. read more

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In this stunning pop-up book, meet seven animal builders and see how their unique skills help them survive—and to live together in... harmony in the neighborwood.At the edge of the forest a spider spins her web, while nearby, a hummingbird uses strands of spider silk to build her nest. These are just two of the many animals who live side by side, sharing the resources they need to construct homes, traps, or places to store food. From award-winning artist Shawn Sheehy comes an up-close look at the architectural masterpieces of the animal world, featuring an array of beautiful, lifelike pop-ups originally crafted with handmade paper. The earthy exploration culminates in a breathtaking final spread showing all the neighborwood creatures together. read more

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What do a talking doughnut, a crabby politician, and a lovelorn balloon have in common? They're all citizens of the candy-colored ...knitted world known as Mochimochi Land. Adventures in Mochimochi Land started out as a collection of tiny knitted characters, but as the patterns grew they needed an entire world of their own, complete with knitted cities, knitted forests, knitted oceans, and most important, knitted friends! The book follows the adventures of a tiny knitted explorer, as he travels this unbelievably cute world and uncovers its strange yarn-based origins. For intrepid knitters, the book also includes a section with 25 all-new patterns for the characters and props used in the stories. The patterns use small amounts of yarn and beginner-friendly knitting skills and knit up quickly for instant fun. read more

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Children ages 3 to 7  will love to color Peter Cottontail, baskets, flowers, and Easter eggs in this egg-citing activity book feat...uring four chunky crayons. read more

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How does a bird make its nest? What do birds eat? Packed with facts and activities, this book has these answers and more, and is a... perfect introduction to the world of our feathered friends for kids who are curious about nature.With amazing facts about fun topics like flight patterns and the hatching of eggs, Birds lets kids have fun and be innovative as they learn through simple activities like birdwatching and making a bird feeder. It includes information on birds of the sea, woodlands, desert, tropics, city, and beyond so kids can search the skies wherever they are.With its natural look and feel and its practical approach to learning, Birds is sure to help little explorers take flight.Series Overview: DK's revised Nature Explorers series is a fantastic first set of books on the great outdoors for children ages 6 to 8. From birds to weather to the seashore and more, the key topics of each subject are explained with plenty of fun activities to do along the way, encouraging kids to investigate and record everything they see. Fully updated with a contemporary design, DK's Nature Explorer series is perfect for kids who are curious about the world outside and want to discover nature. read more

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Looking for Waldo's twenty-fifth anniversary? Search no more. the time has come and we’ re celebrating our favorite wanderer in st...yle!For a quarter of a century, the bespectacled Waldo has held a place as a beloved cultural icon. Now, in honor of his anniversary, Candlewick is reissuing the classic Waldo adventure with special features worthy of a stalwart hero. This new Where's Waldo? edition boasts:— a striking new jacketed cover— an original poster on the underside of the jacket— a spot-the-difference game between the jacket and self-cover designs— a gatefold with a new visual checklist on every spread— a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread— new things to search for! read more

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From eagles to falcons and talons to beaks, Everything Birds of Prey introduces readers to the world's most ferocious fliers. With... stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about birds of prey. read more

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Can you flap your ears or wiggle them? Can you see in the dark or in every direction? Read about animals that can.Stunning photogr...aphs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. With DK Readers, children will learn to read—then read to learn! read more

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The Cat in the Hat introduces young readers to nature's perfect package!  An egg-citing story perfect for teaching your child abou...t egg science! Young readers will be delighted to join the Cat in the Hat as he cracks open the science of eggs—from the different animals that lay them to the amazing shapes, sizes, and colors they can be! An ideal choice for supporting preschool and kindergarten egg science curriculum, kids will learn about kinds of nests, the stages of development inside a chicken egg, and much, much more. Fans of the hit PBS Kids television show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! won’t want to miss this egg-citing new addition to the Learning Library series! read more

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Look through each eye-catching spy hole to spot a new bird in the sky!Up in the sky there are many colorful birds to spy, each of ...them different. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess which one is next. Then turn the page to reveal the creature. Watch as young children quickly become engaged in the game — learning colors and animal facts along the way. read more

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More than 440,000 families have treasured The Little Big Book for Moms since it was published in the spring of 2000! This beloved ...classic's 10th anniversary edition features a fresh cover design, new vintage art, and a new introduction. Still the perfect book for every mom who doesn't want her little ones to miss out on the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea but is also infused with the power of Maya Angelou's Life Doesn't Frighten Me; who laughs aloud over Ogden Nash and adores Charlotte's Web. For the mom who wants to be reminded of the words to Rub-a-Dub-Dub, to play I'm a Little Teapot and Itsy, Bitsy, Spider, to learn how to make water music and who wants to make recipes that are especially yummy like Frozen Chocolate Bananas. In other words this is a book for moms who want to be great moms and who want to bring great things to their little ones. And, when everyone has finally gone to sleep at night, there are essays just for mom by Anne Lamott, Susan Cheever, and Amy Herrick. read more

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David Elliott’s witty verse takes flight with gorgeous illustrations in an enchanting look at fifteen avian species for birders of... all ages.Take to the sky to explore a glorious array of all things avian, from the tiny, restless hummingbird to the inscrutable horned owl to the majestic bald eagle. David Elliott and Becca Stadtlander bestow a sense of wonder onto such common birdfeeder visitors as the sparrow, the crow, and the cardinal and capture the exotic beauty of far-flung fowl like the Andean condor, the Australian pelican, and the Caribbean flamingo. Concise, clever verse from an award-winning author pairs with striking artwork from a debut illustrator to make this a true pleasure for anyone who loves birds. read more

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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! He...llo, buffalo! That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com! read more

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Lift the flaps and learn about animal life with two new books in a fresh, fun-filled series for curious preschoolers.Here’s a hung...ry chameleon with a long, long tongue. And here’s a big juicy caterpillar. Can you guess what happens next? What if a honeybee comes upon a beautiful patch of flowers, but the members of her hive don’t know how to find her? Or if two chimps want to munch on termites that are out of reach deep inside a mound? Peek under large flaps to find out — and refresh your memory at the end! read more

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The most comprehensive field guide available to North American butterflies--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home libr...ary--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.The National Audubon Society Field Guide to Butterflies is an easy-to-use, essential guide to all true butterflies, the most common skippers, and many migrants and strays. It features a durable vinyl biding, color plates visually arranged by shape and color, and thumb-tab silhouettes for quick and easy identification of butterflies in the field. The species account for each butterfly provides measurements, descriptions of each stage of the life cycle, and information on coloring or distinguishing markings, flight period, habitat, and range. read more

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In this sweet read-aloud, a little bird in the big city searches for the perfect puddle. Fans of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” ...will enjoy Little Bird's search for a just-right puddle after a rainstorm. He searches far and wide, but some puddles are too big, some are too small, and some are already crowded with bathers. When Little Bird finds a good-looking puddle in a city park, one surprise after another spoils his bath. A ball comes bounce-bounce-bouncing. . . . A little girl comes flip-flop-flapping. . . . And a dog comes arf-arf-arfing . . . straight through Little Bird's puddle. But soon, Little Bird finds the perfect puddle to call his own. Appealing illustrations and a rhythmic text filled with repetition and fun sounds make this an ideal choice for storytime or laptime. read more

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A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor BookYou don’t have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter... where you live, they’re in your neighborhood — just look up.This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader (“Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin’ some spruce. Yep.”). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.Back matter includes a bibliography, an index, and bird-watching tips. read more

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More than 86 million Americans own at least one cat (that's 10+ million more than own a dog). Cats are truly Americans' favorite p...ets. Offering everything you need to know about cats in one easy-reference volume, The Cat Encyclopedia features stunning photographs of cat breeds from around the world combined with expert advice on kitten and cat care, and a celebration of cats in art and culture. The Cat Encyclopedia is packed with information on the characteristics, origins, and behaviors of each type of cat, and includes beautifully photographed profiles of the world's cat breeds. read more

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Grab a flashlight for an after-dark exploration of seven very scary places. Giggles and goose bumps are in store!Take a tour of se...ven spooky places, among them the Wicked Woods, a Ghostly Galleon, and the Western Terror-tories. Along the way, avoid booby traps, search for hidden objects, and learn basic map reading skills! A map key, items to look for, and points of interest, such as Dracula’s Castle and Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, are included for each eerie region. Tips for touring (never take the Transylvania tour during a full moon) add to the fun. Kids who love to mix the ghoulish with the humorous will pore over the atmospheric pictures time and again, transported to strange, mysterious, very scary places. read more

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From the magnificent condor to the all-American bald eagle to the tiny elf owl, this book profiles some 40 raptors of the sky. Rea...ders learn where to find hawks, falcons, and owls, which meat-eaters haunt the night sky, and more. read more

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Color, doodle, and draw until mealtime with Maisy and friends! An irresistible book of pull-out placemats. Is a small person you k...now impatient for dinner? No worries — Maisy has plenty to keep kids busy while they wait! Just grab some crayons or markers and pull out one of the fifty-two placemats inside. Maisy fans will be delighted as they help Maisy draw a fruit salad, create a flashy design on her tablecloth, draw a yummy meal on her plate, decorate fancy cupcakes, color a tomato-soup mess on Panda’s face, and so much more. read more

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In her bed in her room in her castle, a girl longs for a dragon. In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a gir...l.When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. Barbara Joosse’s fiercely protective and gently loving dragon cavorts across the pages, endearingly illustrated by Randy Cecil. At the end of the day, who can resist curling up in the embrace of a lovabye dragon? read more

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Being a fairy isn’t easy! Betty seems to get everything wrong. There’s no way she’ll be picked as the Fairiest Fairy. Or is there?...Betty can’t paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops, and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. With so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there’s just no time for Betty to perfect all the things a fairy is supposed to know how to do. But when the fairy ball arrives, Betty’s friends return her gifts of kindness in hopes that the King and Queen will decide that Betty truly is the Fairiest Fairy of them all! read more

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Perfect for fans of The Runaway Bunny, this children's bedtime story is filled with baby animals and their mothers: an otter tucks... her little one into a kelp forest bed; a family of brown bears snuggle all through the winter; a humpback whale sings a song to soothe her calf. Lovingly illustrated and lyrically written, I Would Tuck You In is written and illustrated by husband-and-wife author and artist team Mitchell Watley and Sarah Asper-Smith. read more

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Ariel is tired of living under the sea–she wants to be human and walk on land. She gets her chance after making a deal with an evi...l sea witch, but something’s fishy! Can Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle help make the little mermaid’s dream come true? Find out in this full-color retelling of Disney’s classic film, The Little Mermaid. read more

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A one-stop resource for cakes--birthday, chocolate, coffee, Bundt, upside-down, loaf, and more. From pound cake and angel food (wi...th many variations) to genoise and streusel-topped, from comfort classics like red velvet, six-layer coconut, rich chocolate, lemon meringue, and cheesecake to sophisticated grown-up fare including chiffon cakes and tortes with luscious fruits, these 150 recipes and color photographs cover techniques, decorating, and gifting ideas for every taste and occasion, whether no-fuss or fancy.Baking trends come and go, but cakes are timeless. From the editors and photographers of Martha Stewart Living, Cakes includes classics (German Chocolate, New York-Style Cheesecake), crowd-pleasers (Baked Alaska, Hummingbird), and cakes with unique, sophisticated flavors and embellishments (Pecan Torte with Lemon Curd, Saffron-Scented Pear Upside-Down Cake). Whether you need a birthday cake (for any age!), have bake-sale duty, want a travel-friendly coffee cake, or seek to impress at a dinner party or with a handmade gift, Martha Stewart's Cakes has more than 150 cakes plus ideas for decorating, gifting, and storing. Beautiful color photography that shows you just what you're aiming for and dozens of make-ahead tips make baking low-stress. read more

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For Magic Tree House readers who are ready for something longer, the Dragon Keepers series has the perfect length and reading leve...l, along with the fast-paced writing, adventure, and sense of teamwork that kids love to read. Ten-year-old cousins Jesse and Daisy have always wanted something magical to happen to them. So it’s a wish come true when Jesse’s newly found thunder egg hatches and a helpless, tiny, but very loud, baby dragon pops out. Soon the two kids are at the dragon’s beck and call, trying to figure out what to feed her. An Internet search leads them to the library, which leads them back to the Internet, where they find a very strange Web site called foundadragon.org. Here the cousins discover that the dragon’s hatching has designated them “Dragon Keepers.” Not only do they have to feed the dragon, whom they named Emmy, but they also have to keep her safe from the villainous Saint George, who has kept himself alive over centuries by drinking dragons’ blood! read more

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Disney Planes follows Dusty Crophopper, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster who dreams of competing in the toughest and most e...xhilarating around-the-world air race in history. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible—and in the process, gives a world the inspiration to soar. Children ages 3-7 who love Disney/Pixar Cars will enjoy this full-color Pictureback based on the hit film. read more

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The Perfect Stitch for Every Project Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? T...his essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations. This comprehensive stitch dictionary is a must-have companion for any sewer, whether you just bought your first sewing machine or you’re a seasoned expert looking to polish your skills. If your passion is dressmaking, tailoring, or simply mending your own clothes, Super Stitches Sewing gives you all of the information you need to make every project a success. read more

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Take counting to new heights!Count up to twenty colorful backyard birds as they gather to crack seeds at the feeder while a cunnin...g cat lurks below! What will be the fate of these colorful birds? The surprise ending will delight readers of all ages.Frank Mazzola's striking digital paintings, coupled with his lighthearted verse and engaging facts, will make bird lovers out of young and old alike. read more

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The Cat in the Hat, Sally, and Dick visit with nocturnal animals and learn about their special adaptations for surviving in the da...rk! Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the gang meet a host of common critters (among them raccoons, owls, and bats), as well as more exotic creatures (including aye-ayes, sidewinders, and kiwi birds), all of whom are active during the night and sleep during the day. Beginning readers will learn how eye shine makes some animals’ eyes glow in the dark, how bats can “see” in the dark using high-pitched squeaks, and much, much more! Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science! read more

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What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure... — and all the magic of Christmas morning. (Ages 4-10)A funny and magical Christmas story about a gingerbread pirate, Captain Cookie, and his daring adventure on Christmas eve to rescue his crew from a mysterious cannibal named Santa Claus… read more

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Hummingbirds are some of the most beautiful, tiniest birds in nature. They are the only creatures that can fly forward, backward, ...sideways—even upside down! Their hearts beat anywhere from 500 to 1200 times every minute; their wings flap as many as 52 times per second; and they breathe up to 600 times per minute. This fact-and-photo-filled nonfiction 8x8 will leave readers astounded by the smallest bird in America! read more

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From the esteemed food editor and author Judith Jones, a charming, practical guide to sharing the pleasures of home cooking with y...our dog. Doesn’t man’s best friend deserve a little more than cardboard-dry kibble day in and day out? Judith Jones thinks so, and in this delightful new cookbook she offers up more than fifty home-cooked recipes, both time efficient and finance friendly—among them Salmon Cakes, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Shepherd’s Pie—that she’s loved and shared with her own canines.   Jones explains the nutritional benefits of substituting, or supplementing, store-bought food with a diet of fresh, home-prepared ingredients. She offers helpful extras like advice on portion size, what to do with scraps, and the latest research on controversial ingredients such as garlic (newly vindicated), ginger (use sparingly), and eggplant (an acquired taste, but scrape out the seeds). Though many of the recipes are simple to prepare, using basic techniques and ingredients home cooks are likely to have on hand, Jones never compromises flavor or variety; when a full recipe—her mouth-watering Moussaka, for instance—is too complex for a dog’s palate or digestive health, Jones gives detailed instructions on how to modify your pet’s share. Jones balances her recipes, tips, and techniques with endearing accounts of life with her own dogs, including her very first, a Scottish terrier; a poodle who charmed a French chef into serving up a haute-cuisine feast gratis; and her current Havanese pup, Mabon, who occasionally contributes his own two cents within these pages. She also includes the thoughts of some of her canine- and food-loving friends, Jacques Pépin and M. F. K. Fisher among them. With Love Me, Feed Me to guide you, planning what to put in your dog’s bowl becomes a natural part of deciding what to put on your own table, and your dog will savor mealtimes all the more because of it. Filled with the practical wisdom and verve of a master home cook and lifetime dog lover, Love Me, Feed Me can only lead to a happier, healthier dog. read more

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This giftable little picture book of haiku by award winner Betsy Snyder is something adults will love to give one another as much ...as they'll enjoy sharing it with the youngest listeners. Perfect for Valentine's Day and any day of the year, this book will inspire people to tell one another, "I haiku you!" read more

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The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pac...k or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage. read more

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In this level 1 reader, young readers will explore the feathery world of adorable owls. Follow these curious-looking creatures thr...ough their wooded habitats, and learn how owls raise their young, hunt, and protect themselves. Beautiful photos and carefully leveled text make this book perfect for reading aloud or for independent reading. read more

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Hello Kitty Crochet is all about cute: the whimsical world of Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends meets the Japanese art of amiguru...mi, or crocheted dolls. With easy-to-make patterns for adorable characters and accessories, Hello Kitty Crochet allows you to make all your favorites, new and old, from Badtz-Maru and My Melody to Pekkle, Purin, and Little Twin Stars. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or have never picked up a hook, you’ll find helpful tips and how-tos for creating kawaii crafts. It’s the perfect way for crafters and cuteness lovers alike to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Japan’s most famous kitty. read more

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Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of friendly woodland animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. A mirror on the f...inal spread makes for a satisfying ending to the book’s search-and-find inquiries. (Where are you? There you are!) A perfect book to share with very little ones. read more

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They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. Now in "Martha... Stewart's Cupcakes", you can enjoy 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations - with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be combined to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favourites like yellow buttermilk cupcakes swirled with fluffy vanilla frosting and devil's food cupcakes crowned with rich, dark chocolate buttercream, there are also sweet surprises such as peanut butter and jam cupcakes, dainty delights like chai-tea mini cupcakes, and showstoppers topped with marzipan ladybirds or clowns. The book features cupcakes for everyone, every season, and every event: Celebrations (fondant monogram heart cupcakes for an elegant wedding); Birthdays (starfish-on-the-beach cupcakes sure to be a hit at children's parties); Holidays (gumdrop ghouls and goblins ideal for Halloween revellers); and, Any day (red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a potluck dinner or applesauce-spice cupcakes for an after-school snack). In singular Martha Stewart style, the pages are both stunning in design - with a photograph of each finished treat - and brimming with helpful how-to information, from step-by-step photographs for decorating techniques to ideas for packaging and presenting your cupcakes. Whether for any day or special days, the treats in "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes" will delight one and all. read more

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A mother and son alligator show kids how to make a drawing with two people involved. A silly sentence/description of the drawing s...ubject accompanies a space where the partners can draw it. Some pages have spaces for two drawings, others will feature a single drawing on a large spread. read more

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From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and m...ind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six languages and sold over 1.2 million copies.      Now, just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.      For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you?      Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. read more

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"Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull. Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outsi...de is adventure and variety. But the truth is that home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man [sic] can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge a whim." --G.K. ChestertonThus begins the Black-Out Book. At once a time capsule and a paean to domestic tranquility, the Black-Out brings together over five hundred games, pens_es, puzzles, jokes, and literary snippets a simpler, yet in many ways more dangerous time than our own. Published during one of the darkest hours of British history, a time when curfews and rationing kept people close to their homes, the book offers insights into a bygone time, but can still delight 70 years on. While some passages are specific to 1940's England--'A thought for the petrol-rationed motorist' and 'What happened to the shilling?'--others are truly timeless--'Prayers of the Great' (Henry VIII, Raleigh, Plato), and 'What to do when sleep won't come.' Published to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the start of WWII, but also at a time when Americans are turning once again toward domestic pleasures, the Black-Out Book is destined to find a new audience in the 21st century. read more

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These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers.Secrets of Mental Math will have you... thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun.Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school. read more

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$15.00

A vastly expanded edition. Offers a long list of food sources, new material on drying techniques and many more winter meals to pro...vide heat and sustenance on an icy hike. Haute hiking menus for spring, summer, fall, and winter. read more

Random House
$7.99

Young children love watching birds. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about our feathered friends—wi...th colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (“Peck, peck, peck! This noisy woodpecker is looking for food inside a tree trunk”) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Dinosaurs, and My Body. read more

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Could the bear have a secret friend? Who is leaving him surprises? The ever-lovable Daniel Pinkwater spins a funny and sweetly off...beat story.One morning, the bear finds something just outside his cave. It is orange and long and pointy and has bushy green leaves at one end. And it’s sweet and crunchy! Where did it come from? Did someone leave it for him? Then there are two more of the sweet crunchy things the next morning! The bear knows that someone nice is leaving him these treats. If only he could discover who it is! Should he leave something tasty in return? With the help of Will Hillenbrand’s endearing illustrations, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater spins a charming little mystery about unexpected kindnesses and finding that extra-special someone. read more