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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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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 $8.02

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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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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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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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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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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$26.60 $22.74

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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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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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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$10.50 $8.20

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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$26.60

What could be more exciting than learning about dinosaurs? Creating these fiercesome creatures! Using the cool art of origami, rea...ders will craft dinosaurs from just a piece of paper. Readers will be introduced to basic folding concepts as well as the bases used for many origami projects. Ranked from easy to hard, the projects are presented in an understandable, step-by-step format to help readers make paper diplodocuses and plesiosauruses, among others. Colorful pictures of each dinosaur, as well as pictures of each step of the process, complement the instructions, and captivating fact boxes enhance readers knowledge with information about each featured dinosaur. read more

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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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Animals are a wild and wonderful part of our world. However, some animals and their stories are a little wilder than others! This ...fascinating book explores some of the animal kingdoms freakiest specimens and strangest scenarioslike the true tale of a two-headed housecat named Frankenlouie, and of a chicken named Mike who lived for 18 months after getting his head chopped off! High-interest subject matter and amazingly freaky photographs will captivate readers, and enthralling sidebars and fact boxes present even more unbelievablebut true!information about some of the most outrageous animals on Earth. read more

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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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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 $24.77

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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$26.60 $19.64

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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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 $9.10

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 $24.00

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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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

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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$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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$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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$22.60

Hippos love to lie in the water, and they lounge for hours at a time! Through easy-to-read text and vivid full-color photographs, ...early readers will learn why these huge animals love to lounge as well as why they hunt at night, and just how much food can fill their big bellies! Accessible text offers facts that highlight early life science concepts for beginning readers, and makes learning about these great big animals fun and educational. A picture glossary reinforces vocabulary with colorful photgraphs to further enhance reading comprehension. [ 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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$8.15

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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$22.60

A great big grizzly is much different than your ordinary teddy bear! Grizzlies are huge and hungry. With the help of full-color ph...otographs and easy-to-read text, early readers will be fascinated by the lives of these big bears, nd will discover what they like to eat and what they like to do in winter when the weather gets cold. Accessible text gives early learners basic but fun facts about grizzlies while highlighting early life science concepts in an engaging way. [ 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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$8.15

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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$22.60

Bison are huge animals, but that doesnt mean they are slow! Some bison run up to 40 miles per hour, and with sharp horns on their ...head they can be dangerous, too. Filled with full-color photographs and accessible text, early readers will be fascinated by the lives and habits of a bison herd. Facts and figures will captivate even the most reluctant of readers, as they discover where bison live, what they eat, and the special term for a female bison in this exciting book. [ 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

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$22.60 $12.99

Birds are truly remarkable creatures. Though they all have the same basic body parts, there is so much variety between each type o...f bird. For instance, the feet of a duck are much different than the feet of a robin, and birds feathers come in every color of the rainbow. Through accessible language and vibrant photographs, this book introduces beginning readers to some of the similarities and differences of our feathered friends, showing them that although birds share many standard features, each kind is also wonderfully unique. read more

Gareth Stevens Publishing
$25.25

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