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We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)
Paperback      ISBN: 0679832270
Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside--deep down, we are all very much alike?

Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it's our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting--and special--place. This enduring, colorful, and charmingly illustrated book offers an easy, enjoyable way to learn about differences--and what truly matters. We're Different, We're the Same is an engaging read for toddlers and adults alike that reinforces how we all have the same needs, desires, and feelings.
Mummies Made in Egypt
Mummies Made in Egypt
by Aliki
Paperback      ISBN: 0064460118

Aliki describes and illustrates the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0394853334

Captured by the cruel and mysterious Captain Nemo. Trapped aboard a submarine full of fantastic treasures. Is it a prison or a paradise? Is escape possible? Join Professor Aronnax and his friends as they travel 20,000 leagues under the sea

Bullseye Step into Classics "TM" are full of excitement yet easy to read. They're adapted from some of the best books ever written. Look inside the back cover for a complete list of Bullseye Step into Classics. Read them all

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book
The Furry Animal Alphabet Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0881064645

This fact-filled text with richly-detailed illustrations introduces not only the alphabet but also the wonders of the mammal world.

What mammal jumps ten feet high to avoid hungry lions?
What monkey almost always gives birth to twins?
What mammal has a nose so large that it has to be moved out the way just to eat?
What mammal has eyes that are bigger than its brain?
Jerry Pallotta and Edgar Stewart deliver an intriguing book which will fascinate young children.
Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Exploring the Night Sky
The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 0920656668

Exploring the Night Sky is aimed at novice star gazers anxious to expand their astronomical repertoire beyond the Big and Little Dippers. Dickinson has designed a superb introduction to astronomy that is clear, concise, beautifully illustrated, and very "user friendly" no matter what the child's age.

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307155102

Richard Scarry's classic word book that's perfect for every child

Welcome to Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever Featuring everything from an airport to a grocery store, this fun-filled book has hundreds of objects clearly labeled so that little readers can expand their vocabularies. In print for fifty years, this classic book has sold over 5 million copies around the world and brought billions of new words to little ones across the globe. Learning has never been more fun

Putting It in Writing
Putting It in Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0590494597

Provides examples, models, and advice for writing letters to friends, relatives, and businesses, or for preparing school reports

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
A Visit to William Blake's Inn
Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
Paperback      ISBN: 0152938230
1982 Newbery Medal Winner
A 1982 Caldecott Honor Book

Inspired by William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, this delightful collection of poetry for children brings to life Blake's imaginary inn and its unusual guests.
How Much Is a Million?
How Much Is a Million?
Paperback      ISBN: 0688099335

"A jubilant, original picture book." --Booklist (starred review)

Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can teach you

How Much Is a Million? knocks complex numbers down to size in a fun, humorous way, helping children conceptualize a difficult mathematical concept. It's a math class you'll never forget.

This classic picture book is an ALA Notable Book, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration.

The repackage of this fun look at math concepts includes a letter from the author that features several ways for children to find a million everyday things.

What Is God?
What Is God?
Hardcover      ISBN: 0920668895

What is God? is an eloquent introduction to the ideas behind God and religion, and brings forward complex ideas in a way children will understand. It is written with a simple clarity and beautifully illustrated with just the right blend of seriousness and humor.

What is God? compares different religions -- Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism -- and their holy books, looks at misunderstandings and arguments among people of different religions, and talks about praying as well as feeling connected to everything in the world.

If you want to talk about spirituality with a child, or introduce them to philosophy or religion, or just help them to begin to center themselves and their feelings about the world, this book is a great beginning.