Powerkids Pr Toys & Activities
Provides step-by-step instructions on creating army-themed origami.
In North American, Hanukkah is thought of as a winter holiday. But in the southern hemisphere, Hanukkah happens during the summer.... Fun facts like this one are found throughout this fun craft book. Readers can learn about the history of Hanukkah while creating gifts perfect for one of the eight nights of the holiday. Candles, envelopes to hold money, and dreidels can all be created from paper by following the clear instructions found in this book. Photographs of each step show each project in process and in its colorful, completed form. read more
People like to prepare for holiday celebrations by decorating with symbols and reminders of the special time. Thanksgiving is a da...y steeped in history and tradition, and the origami projects in this second book of Thanksgiving activities reflect this in a fun way. Beginner and advanced origami artists will love creating the Thanksgiving imagery, including a wreath of fall colors, the Mayflower, and, of course, a turkey. Each project is introduced with an explanation of the symbol's significance to the holiday and is broken down into easy-to-follow steps and illustrations. read more
This engaging book covers a wide range of topics related to deer hunting. No matter what weapon they choose, young deer hunters wi...ll find plenty of practical and safe advice here. read more
Looks at the feet of several animals that have adapted to their environments, from the taloned feet of a hawk to the webbed feet o...f a duck. read more
Describes how such animals as elephants, spiders, snakes, and frogs can sense and make use of vibrations in the ground in differen...t ways, including communication, the detection of a predator, or competition for a mate. read more
Readers can celebrate the sweetest of holidays in a new and exciting way. Using just a sheet of paper, they’ll learn to create hea...rts, roses, and even boxes to store all of their valentines. Easy-to-follow instructions give readers a new way to express how much they care for others. read more
Life in colonial America differed greatly depending on where you lived. Colonists in New England were often close to cities and ce...nters of trade. Many colonists in the South lived on or around plantations. Readers learn about these different ways of life as they make crafts influenced by different facets of colonial life, including candles and bonnets, all explained through step-by-step instructions. Readers discover facts about life in the colonies through accessible text, as well as informative sidebars and fact boxes. Historical images are included throughout to show readers what colonial America was like. read more
Introduces deer hunting, discussing the equipment needed, where to hunt, using dogs to hunt, legal aspects, safety, and venison.
Introduces the flamingo and briefly describes its appearance, habits, diet, and young.
Describes some of the animals that live in mountainous areas, including elk, goats, cougars, snakes, and eagles.
Introduces riding buses as a form of public transportation and discusses their history and different types of buses.
Explains what climate maps are and how to read them, including information on using a legend and a compass rose.
While these eye-catching birds cannot fly, it doesn’t slow them down at all. Ostriches can run a whopping 4 miles per hour (64 km/...h). Kids are sure to love this book, which is full of beautiful photographs and interesting facts about Earth’s biggest bird. read more
There are many animals within the United States that don’t have a home. Fortunately, there are many animal shelters across the cou...ntry that can take them in and help them find loving owners! This book provides a detailed look at the many ways these shelters care for our animal buddies. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, habits, life cycle, and natural environment of the owl.
The possibilities of what can be made with a 3D printer are endless. This guide presents the basics of 3D printing, beginner’s pro...jects, and additional resources to set young makers on their way to becoming masters. With up-to-the-minute information, simple language, and hands-on projects, this is the prefect launching point into the exciting world of 3D printing. read more
Presents an introduction to the North American wild turkey, describing its physical characteristics, life cycle, habitat, and pred...ators, and the efforts that saved it from extinction. read more
Introduces monarch butterflies, describing their life cycle and discussing how they migrate over enormous distances.
What makes falcons different from other birds of prey? If it isn’t their small size, it’s their unique ability to be trained by pe...ople to hunt. Readers learn these facts and more through this volume, which offers an exciting perspective on important elementary life science topics. Readers will delight in learning about this raptor’s appearance, survival techniques, predatory behavior, and more. Popular falcon species such as the Peregrine falcon are closely examined. Detailed photographs and fact boxes complete a comprehensive learning experience. read more
Introduces the concept of matter, provides examples of common forms of matter, and presents information on changes in pressure and... the kinetic theory of matter. read more
Introduces the gazelle, discussing their physical characteristics, life cycle, and eating habits.
This fascinating book brings to life the Miwok of California. They lived in a variety of different environments, including coastal... areas, portions of the Central Valley, and the Sierra Nevada. During the early Spanish era, the western groups came into conflict with outsiders. The eastern communities suffered greatly as a result of the gold rush that began in 1849. read more
Presents an introduction to the seals of Antarctica, discussing their physical characteristics, behaviors, reproductive habits, an...d predators, along with descriptions of such animals as the hungry crabeater seal, Ross seal, Weddell seal, and leopard seal. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of parrots and discusses their ability to mimic and to solve prob...lems. read more
Sharks are the top predator in the world's oceans. This colorful book examines the adaptations that have allowed sharks to thrive ...in Earth's largest habitat. Gorgeous photographs will grab students' attention, while vivid text and fact-filled sidebars engage even reluctant readers. Sidebars describe the species that share the ocean with sharks, making this a complete look at the predator/prey relationship in the fascinating ocean habitat. read more
Describes how arts and crafts were created in ancient Greece, and offers instructions for twelve craft projects, including a an Ol...ympic torch, a golden wreath, pan pipes, and a discus. read more
They survive in America’s hottest places without breaking a sweat. How do these little diggers do it? This book reveals the sandy,... slow-moving world of desert tortoises, the microhabitats they create, and the behavior patterns and body adaptations that have kept them alive in the desert for more than one million years. Get kids excited about hibernation, estivation (a period of summer hibernation), and turtle conservation with an up-close look at the peaceful desert tortoise. read more
Provides information about the north and south poles and the animals that live there.
These large marine mammals are perfectly adapted to living in the Arctic. Readers will learn all about walruses, from what they ea...t and how they raise their young to where they live and how they interact with human beings. read more
Readers are introduced to the exciting world of deer hunting. They will learn about various deer hunting techniques, such as still...-hunting, spot-and-stalk hunting, and deer drives. Other topics covered include North America’s deer species, hunting safety, and the kinds of guns and bows used to hunt deer. read more
Introduces some of the animals that live in the jungle and describes their appearance and behavior.
Describes how different species of birds and animals, including a flamingo, toucan, and pelican, use their beaks to eat, hunt, and... gather food. read more
Ravens are often feared as symbols of bad luck or even death. And they can often be spotted eating rotting meat. However, ravens a...re smart, adaptable birds and excellent hunters and foragers. They use tools, work together, and even plan traps to catch prey. Readers will be enthralled to learn more about these birds including how they have been known to lead wolves to prey and then wait patiently for the scraps! read more
Compares pythons and garter snakes, describing the physical characteristics, habitats, and behavior of these differently sized rep...tiles. read more
Furry, scaly, feathery, slimy animals come in a myriad of shapes and sizes! This comprehensive look at the animal kingdom satiates... readers curiosity about all of its diverse creatures. The innovative Q & A format encourages inquisitive readers to explore for answers. Theyll find explanations for concepts theyve always wondered about, and find answers to questions theyve never pondered before! Vivid illustrations bring details to life and immerse readers in the fascinating world of animals. Accessible and fun, this unique, interactive learning experience is sure to draw in even reluctant readers! read more
Provides step-by-step instructions for setting up and carrying out simple practical jokes.
Looks at the teeth of several animals that have adapted to their environments, from the fangs of venomous snakes to the continuous...ly growing teeth of a hamster. read more
A girl sees a butterfly while in the park with her mother and imagines what it would be like to be a butterfly, considering their ...life cycle, anatomy, diet, and behavior. read more
Whats afraid of a little white fox? A lemming, thats what! In the Arctic tundra, lemmings must burrow for their lives to escape th...e clutches of deft Arctic foxes. Readers are invited to consider the challenges that each species must overcome to survive in its stark environment. With colorful photographs and lively language, this book explores curricular subject matter in an entertaining way. Important features of and tactics used by each animal are thoroughly examined before the predator and prey are pitted against each other in an ultimate battle of life and death. read more
Presents the physical features, habitat, behavior, and importance to the Indian ecosystem of the mongoose and the cobra and descri...bes what happens when cobras hunt mongooses. read more
Thousands of animal species all around the world go extinct or are at risk of dying out every year. This enlightening book offers ...insight on what can be done to help combat some of the dangers that these animals face. Easy-to-digest sections focus on specific animals that are at risk, from tigers to turtles, and explain what hazards they face and what is being done to try to protect them. Colorful photographs and high-interest content will attract and captivate even the most reluctant readers. read more
Introduces the physical characteristics, habits, and behavior of spiders.
Briefly surveys the eighteen-month history of the Pony Express with related projects and activities such as sock puppets, magnets,... and a diorama. read more
The ancient art of origami comes from ancient Japan, but birds come from the dinosaurs! This unique book teaches budding origamist...s how to fold beautiful origami creations while providing fascinating facts on birds. Readers will love making winged paper creatures by following clear step-by-step instructions. Accompanying photographs make every fold clear and accessible, ensuring readers will be able to follow along with ease. This peaceful art form is as beautiful as birds themselves, and the hands-on approach to learning helps readers retain information. Theyll absorb interesting science topics while having fun, ensuring this dynamic books popularity. read more
Newspaper, scraps of wrapping paper, and old envelopes are all items that can be used to create beautiful works of art. This fun b...ook teaches readers to get creative and make projects out of supplies that might otherwise end up in the trash or recycling. Using scrap paper, young artists will construct buildings, craft beautiful bouquets, and make useful bookmarks. Step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations guide readers to create unique works of art that they can be proud to show off. read more
From ostriches to pigeons, there are many kinds of birds on Earth. How did they evolve? How have they changed to fit their environ...ment? This book answers these questions and more as it brings readers face to face with birds of all sizes, shapes, and abilities. Readers will learn about early birds, such as the Archaeopteryx, and what we’ve learned from their fossils. They’ll also learn about the classifications for birds that are alive today, such as perching birds, raptors, and flightless birds. Colorful pictures, diagrams, and sidebars take readers on an adventure to meet these amazing feathered friends. read more
Discusses the arboreal animal's habitat, physical characteristics, food habits, and mating habits.
Looks at the tails of several animals that have adapted to their environments, from the massive fluke of a whale to the prehensile... tale of a spider monkey. read more
Introduces some of the animals that live in American deserts, including such creatures as the western diamondback, jackrabbits, de...sert coyote, giant desert hairy scorpion, and turkey vulture. read more