Perfection Learning Toys & Activities
Follow Lloyd the llama on his quest to discover how many baby animals have llamas for mamas in this read-along, which includes a p...aperback and an audio CD with music and sound effects.Lloyd the llama is looking for his mama. "Is your mama a llama?" he asks a bat, a swan, a cow, a seal, and a kangaroo. Young children will share Lloyd's delight when the answer to his question is finally, "Yes!" With rhyme and riddle, and the perfect narration by Amy Madigan, this charming story has become a favorite. read more
The outlawed princess of the Dragon Clan and her young human companion undergo fearsome trials in their quest for an evil enchantr...ess. 'Dramatic tension stays high. Weaves Chinese legend into an exciting tapestry of myth and folklore.' --BL. Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA)100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC) read more
When Miss Fox shows up at school riding her bicycle, Mouse asks, "Do you have a flat tire?" "No," Miss Fox tells her students. "I ...am going green!" Soon everyone in the class is working to keep the earth healthy. Mouse takes shorter showers (and does her singing after!); Bunny brings a cloth bag to the supermarket; and Possum turns the lights off when he goes out. And Miss Fox's simple act has ripples even beyond her own students...soon the whole school starts riding their bikes--including the principal. read more
Monster Musical ChairsEvery time the music stops, one more monster is OUT! Kids won't be able to sit still for this musical introd...uction to subtraction at its simplest. read more
A grandmother living in a Southern mill town at the turn of the century; a mother winning the hard-fought right to vote; a daughte...r born the year of the Great Depression. Three generations of black women remember their "childtime" in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history. Their memories are sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but always vivid. Not simply a chronicle of one black family, this book preserves the lives and communities of times past for future generations. read more
The number one sports writer for kids discusses the personal life and baseball career of Derek Jeter, the young man from Michigan ...who achieved his dream to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. Includes career highlights and player's stats. Illustrations. read more
Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesti...ng enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad is running out of tales. And that is how Marjan's story begins.... It falls to Marjan to help Shahrazad find new stories -- ones the Sultan has never heard before. To do that, the girl is forced to undertake a dangerous and forbidden mission: sneak from the harem and travel the city, pulling tales from strangers and bringing them back to Shahrazad. But as she searches the city, a wonderful thing happens. From a quiet spinner of tales, Marjan suddenly becomes the center of a more surprising story than she ever could have imagined. read more
With humorous rhymes, six lovable animals help Lloyd the llama discover what kind of animal his mama is.
Inch and Miles use Hard Work to assist Axelrod the Ant in a life-and-death situation.
My sister had come up with a new way to torment me. She'd combined my two least favorite things - travel and ghosts! Thea had hear...d rumors of a haunted pirate treasure buried on a desert island. And before I could say avast ye scurvy rats, she'd dragged me into her treasure hunt! read more
It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in hi...s pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach the top, he must pass through the forbidden Fortress, the gaping chasm in the high reaches of the Citadel where his father met his end. Rudi has followed Josef's footsteps as far as they will take him. Now he must search deep within himself to find the strength for the final ascent to the summit - to plant his banner in the sky. read more
New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good prov...iders. read more
A proud but decrepit lion learns a lesson about friendship from the vultures he despises.
Homer Price lives two miles out of Centerburg, where Route 56 meets 56A, but most of his friends and relatives live in town. They ...include Aunt Aggy and Uncle Ulysses, the Sheriff and the boys, Miss Terwilliger, Miss Naomi Enders, great-great-great granddaughter of Ezekiel Enders who funded Centerburg and who owned the precious formula for making Cough Syrup and Elixir of Life Compound. While Centerburg is not exactly nosey, precious little happens that the good citizens do not know. read more
A little boy wishes so much he could whistle. Spanish language edition.
Some dogs have a bark bigger than their bite. But Sweetie, The Great Dane, can't afford to bark -- or bite. After three little nip...s and three masters, the next stop is the pound. So when the burglar comes calling, he waves his tail. When coyotes come prowling, he tries to make peace -- as they howl in scorn. They promise they'll return -- to eat his food, his friends, Red the Irish Setter, Poky the Beagle, and Sweetie for dessert! If Sweetie can't protect them they'll all perish! How can he outfox twelve hungry coyotes? read more
Highly informative and lushly . . . illustrated. An unbeatable combination for pleasure and learning.--Children's Book Review Serv...ice. The illustrations and the vocabulary will delight small eyes and ears.--School Library Journal. An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 214Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Maps and globes can take you anywhere - to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. Maps tell ...you about the world: where various countries are located, where the jungles and deserts are, even how to find your way around your own hometown. If you take a fancy to any place on earth, you can go there today and still be home in time for dinner. So open a map, spin a globe. The wide world awaits you. read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 198Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Friends Joe, Sam, and Fred--the Time Warp Trio--once again look into the mysterious book sent by Joe's magician uncle and are tran...sported into a pirate adventure full of thrills and high comedy. Reprint. SLJ. AB. read more
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: Sea of Monsters, The
The beloved author of My Side of the Mountain weaves natural history, myth, and a family narrative about life and death in this po...ignant tale about a young boy who brings his ailing grandfather a raven, believed to be powerful medicine in Native American folklore. read more
Explore the world of sound - how it's created, measured, and used in everyday life.
Rose finally has a place where she fits in - but she has to travel through time to get there!It looked like an ordinary root cella...r, the kind of place where you'd store canned goods and winter vegetables. If twelve-year-old Rose hadn't been so unhappy in her new home, she probably never would have fled down the stairs to the dark cellar. And if she hadn't, she never would have climbed up into another century, the world of the 1860s, and the chaos of the Civil War. There she makes her first friends - and they desperately need her help! read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/1/2002Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Two teenagers caught in a snowstorm face a fight for survival in a desolate area.
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mot...her. So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron. But a shepherd found the babe and tended him, and delivered him to another shepherd who took him to his master, the King of Corinth. Polybus being childless adopted the boy, who grew up believing that he was indeed the King's son. Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the word declared before to Laius. Wherefore he fled from what he deemed his father's house and in his flight he encountered and unwillingly slew his father Laius. Arriving at Thebes he answered the riddle of the Sphinx and the grateful Thebans made their deliverer king. So he reigned in the room of Laius, and espoused the widowed queen. Children were born to them and Thebes prospered under his rule, but again a grievous plague fell upon the city. Again the oracle was consulted and it bade them purge themselves of blood-guiltiness. Oedipus denounces the crime of which he is unaware, and undertakes to track out the criminal. Step by step it is brought home to him that he is the man. The closing scene reveals Jocasta slain by her own hand and Oedipus blinded by his own act and praying for death or exile. read more
Matthew has found a treasure map, and soon the Elm Street Kids' Club is off on a quest. The map guides them into a wonderful, magi...cal world, but it's the real-life math skills of understanding distance, scale, direction, and symbols that will help Matthew, Sheri, Meg, Danny, and Jed -- with some assistance from Petey the parrot -- find a treasure hidden fifty years ago. read more
Holly Keller has created vivacious new paintings for this favorite Reading Rainbow title about geology. Readers follow to enthusia...stic rock hounds around the globe as they add to their collection. Along the way readers will learn how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks are formed. Full color. read more
Ben and Ned, the boy and dog, find themselves on board a Frenchman's pirate ship, pursued by an English privateer and a Spanish bu...ccaneer. Their adventures eventually take them to the Pyrenees, into the very heart of the mountains. Illustrations. read more
Many birds make long journeys twice each year as they migrate between their winter and summer homes. Arctic terns fly more than 10...,000 miles from the South Pole to northern Maine. Tiny little hummingbirds fly nonstop over the ocean for 500 miles. How do they know which way to fly? Why don't they get lost? Read and find out the many ideas scientists have come up with to explain this mystery. read more
The Cask of Amontillado - The Black Cat - The Tell-Tale Heart - The Purloined Letter - The Premature Burial - The Pit and the Pend...ulum - and more read more
Sundara flees Cambodia for the safety of Oregon, where she struggles to be a good Cambodian girl. Although she is forbidden to spe...ak to any white boys, Sundara falls in love with Jonathan. Is her new life disloyal to her past? read more
Can a creature be born completely evil, incapable of any good? For the mice and other inhabitants of Redwall, this is the question... they ask themselves of Veil, ferret son of the evil warlord Swartt Sixclaw. Abondoned as an infant and left for dead by his father, Veil is raised by the kindhearted Bryony. Despite concerns from everyone at Redwall, Bryony is convinced that the goodness in him will prevail. But when Veil commits a crime that is unforgivable, he is banished from the abbey forever. An outcast. When Swartt and his evil hordes of searats and vermin attack the peaceful inhabitants of Redwall, Veil is left with a difficult decision: Should he join Swartt in battle against the only creature who has ever loved him? Or should he turn his back on his true father? Brian Jacques's eighth entry in his beloved Redwall series is full of swirling adventure and dramatic surprises. But most of all, it shows that questions of right and wrong don't always have simple answers. read more
A collection of poems exploring the sounds, sights, and emotions enlivening a black neighborhood during the course of one evening.... read more
Big Brown Rooster is sick of chicken feed. So along with his friends--Turtle, Iguana, and Potbellied Pig--he sets out to make the ...most magnificent strawberry shortcake in the whole wide world. But there?s one problem: none of his friends knows how to cook! The team bravely forges ahead, and with Rooster?s help, they learn how to measure flour (not with a ruler) and how to beat an egg (not with a baseball bat). But can they keep Pig from gobbling up all the ingredients? Take an old family recipe, add four funny friends, and mix in some hilarious cooking confusion and you have a picture book treat for children of all ages! read more
El Skippito is back! His doggy pals want to visit the Under Mundoâthe underworldâwhere mummitos rest in peas. But they need El... Skippito’s brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy’s tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he’s in for another whirlwind adventure. Watch a Video read more
Climb aboard a giant spaceship . . . the Earth! In glorious art, G. Brian Karas illuminates our Earth and its cycles and does a br...illiant job of making the concepts of rotation and revolution understandable. As you travel, watch shadows disappear into night, and feel the sun on your face as winter turns into spring. All these amazing things happen because the Earth is constantly in motion, spinning and circling, gliding and tilting. As passengers of the Earth, our voyage never ends! read more
Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Inch and Miles toot a magic silver whistle to help them find clues to the pyramid of success.
It has been four seasons since Mariel, the warrior-mouse daughter of Joseph the Bellmaker, and her companion, Dandin, set off from... Redwall to fight evil in Mossflower. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night, in a dream, the legendary Martin the Warrior comes to the Bellmaker with a mysterious message. Clearly, Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger. Joseph and four Redwallers set off at once to aid them. As they push over land and sea, they cannot know the terrible threats they face. Will the Bellmaker and his companions arrive in time to help Mariel and Dandin? read more
An introduction to potential and kinetic energy, gravity, centripetal and centrifugal force, friction, speed, acceleration, and th...e laws of motion builds an understanding of how this important form of energy keeps us moving. read more
Duck and Gander compete in a freeze in place contest--whoever moves first loses--and buzzing bees, bouncing bunnies, swarming crow...s, and whooshing winds test both contestants. But the real winner proves his mettle when Fox picks his prey. read more
When Pippi gets a letter from her father telling her to come to his island in the South Seas, she can't wait to climb aboard his s...hip and set sail! But what about her best friends, Tommy and Annika? Are they invited too? Here is the third in the series of Pippi Longstocking's adventures - in which Pippi wrestles with a hungry shark, dazzles island children with gold, and even catches a couple of selfish robbers. Everyone loves Pippi! But Christmas is coming, and Pippi's friends will want to celebrate. Can Pippi have Christmas on the island? Of course! With Pippi around, anything can happen. read more
Froggy's mother knows that everyone's nervous on the first day of school. "Not me!" says Froggy, and together they leapfrog to the... bus stop -- flop flop flop. Froggy's exuberant antics, complete with sound effects, will delight his many fans and reassure them that school can be fun. "This is a great read-aloud with sounds and words that encourage active participation....A charming story to calm those pre-school jitters." -- School Library Journal Jonathan London is the author of many books for children, including I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me, Like Butter on Pancakes and four other books about Froggy. read more
As life on Mars becomes impossible, Martians and their terrifying machines invade the earth.
Arthur meets the biggest rock band in town in this new chapter book. Illustrations.
A little creature and his grandfather have fun on a trip to the department store.