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Toby and the Ice Giants
Toby and the Ice Giants
Hardcover      ISBN: 1909263583

Join Toby the Bison in this fact-filled adventure as he explores the Ice Age Tundra and meets some of the giants that roamed its icy surface.

Ten-thousand years ago, the Earth was in the grips of what Paleontologists call the Last Glacial Period, but what you and I have come to know as the Ice Age. The inhabitants?of this frozen landscape lived in some of the coldest conditions the earth has ever experienced. But before these giants grew to their great size, they were young and, like Toby, very, very inquisitive.

Toby and the Ice Giants is a wonderfully illustrated story that delivers digestible facts about the Earth's historic inhabitants. Share in Toby's lively curiosity, experience the danger of the polar climes and meet some larger-than-life characters on the way.
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Anne Frank
Beyond the Diary : A Photographic Remembrance
Paperback      ISBN: 0140369260

Anne Frank lived a life filled with the enthusiasms and hopes shared by many young women coming into adulthood. But the times Anne lived in and wrote of in her diary made her simple life extraordinary. In over one hundred photographs, many which have never been published, this poignant memoir brings to life the harrowing story of one young Jewish woman's struggle to survive during a period of history which must never be forgotten.

"All libraries will want this: for classroom units studying the Holocaust, for kids reading the diary, for everyone who remembers it." - Booklist

All Aboard the Discovery Express: Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
All Aboard the Discovery Express
Open the Flaps and Solve the Mysteries
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847809901

Welcome on board the Discovery Express The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world's first jet engine With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.

Not My Girl
Not My Girl
School & Library      ISBN: 1554516250

Margaret can't wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by evocative illustrations, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning memoir, A Stranger at Home, accessible to younger children. It is also a sequel to the picture book When I Was Eight. A poignant story of a determined young girl's struggle to belong, it will both move and inspire readers everywhere.

Titanic
Titanic
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554073030

"The text in the book is quite accessible for the elementary student and yet will appeal to an older audience as well... For use in school and public libraries as well as in personal collections."
-- Resource Links

There is no limit to our appetite for the Titanic. The ship's demise more than 100 years ago still invites curiosity, fascination and conjecture. This is a meticulously reconstructed adventure of the legendary disaster.

Author Jim Pipe assumes the role of one of the many journalists that covered the maiden voyage. He describes the facts: the financiers and builders, the shipyard, the layout and state-of-the-art technology, the passengers, the appointments, staterooms, dining rooms and more, and also the "hidden" spaces used by the lower-class passengers and the crew.... And of course, he conveys the public astonishment at this new "wonder of the world," the biggest ship ever, and unsinkable

The narrator's imaginary account is combined with period photographs, illustrations, tip-ins, booklets and other ephemera and eyewitness accounts of the sinking, including those by surviving children. He covers the aftermath of the tragedy and includes the reports and inquiries of the official investigation.

The chapters are:

  • Birth of the Titanic - with technical details
  • The Voyage Ahead - with guide to whales and seabirds
  • Boarding the Ship - with gatefold
  • Cabins Fit for a King - with "door" flaps
  • The Height of Luxury - with meal menu
  • Exploring the Ship - with playing cards
  • Full Steam Ahead - with cutaway diagram
  • The Wireless Room - with secret message in envelope
  • The Iceberg Hits - with passenger diary
  • Abandon Ship
  • The Rescue - with 1912 newspaper
  • Aftermath - with booklet showing sinking.

From excitement to horror, Titanic is a richly detailed and dramatic experience for readers of all ages.

Prehistoric: Dinosaurs, Megalodons, and Other Fascinating Creatures of the Deep Past
Prehistoric
Dinosaurs, Megalodons, and Other Fascinating Creatures of the Deep Past
Hardcover      ISBN: 1912920050

A must-have for dinosaur enthusiasts aged 7-11

Journey back hundreds of millions of years to prehistoric Earth, where you will discover frozen ice-age landscapes, lush prehistoric rainforests, and vast ancient oceans

"A pleaser for fans of all things big, toothy and extinct" (Kirkus Reviews), Prehistoric is full of bold illustrations that allow children to discover the fascinating creatures that used to roam the planet, including awe-inspiring dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, and giant insects.

Developed in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Prehistoric shines a light on our planet's past-and points the way to its future. Clever infographics reveal the secrets of Earth's geology and changing environments. The reader is encouraged to link ancient creatures and places to present-day Earth and issues, such as climate change and deforestation.

The Story of Mankind
The Story of Mankind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871407159

Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loon's incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best-selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loon's personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty-first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages.

Not My Girl
Not My Girl
Paperback      ISBN: 1554516242

Margaret can't wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by evocative illustrations, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning memoir, A Stranger at Home, accessible to younger children. It is also a sequel to the picture book When I Was Eight. A poignant story of a determined young girl's struggle to belong, it will both move and inspire readers everywhere.

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mammoth Hunter: Dangerous Beasts You'd Rather Not Encounter
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mammoth Hunter
Dangerous Beasts You'd Rather Not Encounter
Paperback      ISBN: 0531163970

This fun and interesting, interactive series will enthrall young readers by making them a part of the story. Readers will become the main character and can revel in the gory, dark, horrific side of life throughout important moments in history. Humorous "Handy Hints" that relate directly to the text are provided on each spread. You (the reader) are a member of a group of nomadic hunter-gatherers living in the ice age, about 15,000 years ago. As a member of the group, you will get an insider's look at what life was like in the ice age as you follow the migratory routes of your prey--mammoths. Learn what tools and weapons are used for hunting, how you prepare for your hunt by holding a sacred ceremony, how to make shelter on the barren tundra, how to catch the woolly beasts, and how your journey has taken you from Asia and Europe to North America via a frozen land bridge. After reading this book there will be no doubt in your mind that this is definitely a dangerous beast you'd rather not encounter.

The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition
The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition
School & Library      ISBN: 1550379151

The book was an instant success and has since sold millions of copies in dozens of languages all over the world. To celebrate the 25th birthday of this modern classic, Annick presents the familiar story of The Paper Bag Princess along with more than 30 pages of never-before published behind-the-scenes features all presented in a new bigger format. Jump into The Paper Bag Princess 25th Anniversary Edition and learn the story behind the story. Discover how Munsch--once on a path to becoming a priest--became one of the most famous children's authors of all time. Learn how an extra space on a gallery wall landed Martchenko his first, and most legendary, children's book gig ever. Meet the real Elizabeth and see what she's up to today. You'll also find never-before published sketches and paintings that take you through the process of the book's creation. Further sections explore the book's critical success, international popularity, and responses from fans old and new, including some who'll surprise you. Whether you're a long-time admirer or only just discovering The Paper Bag Princess this very special edition is sure to capture your heart more than any flashy prince ever could.