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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.

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction
Cathedral
The Story of Its Construction
Paperback      ISBN: 0395316685

A 1974 Caldecott Honor Book

Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.

Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.

This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6-8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).

A Coloring Book of Tutankhamun
A Coloring Book of Tutankhamun
Paperback      ISBN: 0883880598
A Swim Through the Sea
A Swim Through the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 1883220041

An alphabetical tour of ocean animals. Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a 16-year-old is a classic introduction to the marine habitat.

This classic book takes kids through an alphabet of underwater sea creatures. Fun alliteration highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary.

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of our planet's most precious and fragile realms.

Perfect for anyone looking for books:
  • to use as homeschool materials.
  • that make learning fun.
  • Jambo Means Hello: A Swahili Alphabet Book
    Jambo Means Hello
    A Swahili Alphabet Book
    Paperback      ISBN: 0140546529
    A companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book

    Jambo Means Hello introduces children to the Swahili alphabet with helpful pronunciation keys, while presenting East African culture and lifestyles through an easy-to-understand narrative and vivid illustrations.

    A Caldecott Honor Book

    * "A lyrical song of Swahili life."--School Library Journal, starred review
    Weather Words and What They Mean
    Weather Words and What They Mean
    Paperback      ISBN: 082340952x
    The perfect introduction to how we talk and think about the weather

    Everyone talks about the weather, but what does it all mean? In clear, accessible language, Gail Gibbons introduces many common terms--like moisture, air pressure, and temperature--and their definitions.

    Simple, kid-friendly text explains the origins of fog, clouds, frost, thunderstorms, snow, fronts, hurricanes, reinforcing the explanations with clear, well-labeled drawings and diagrams. Best of all, the book features a fun list of weird weather facts
    City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
    City
    A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
    Paperback      ISBN: 0395349222

    Award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay brings readers into a beautiful exploration of Roman buildings and construction.

    With black and white illustrations and detailed explanations, this comprehensive and visual resource is perfect for young readers interested in history, architecture, and Roman civilization.
    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
    School & Library      ISBN: 0152938222

    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.

    Dinosaur Babies
    Dinosaur Babies
    Paperback      ISBN: 0679812075

    A newly updated leveled reader including the latest scientific information on dinosaurs, for children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

    With revised illustrations reflecting our new understanding of dinosaurs, this updated Science Reader is as scientifically accurate today--and as easy to read--as when it was first published in 1991. An ideal introduction to some of the most fascinating babies of all time, this Step 2 book is perfect for young dinosaur fans who can read with help. The hatching of eggs, dinosaur parenting, and the hazards faced by prehistoric young'uns are all here in this accessible look at a perennially popular subject.
    Building a House
    Building a House
    Paperback      ISBN: 0688093566

    Byron Barton, the celebrated creator of numerous picture books for very young children, including Trucks, My Bus, and My Car, builds a house, step by step, right before your eyes

    A machine digs a big hole. A cement mixer pours cement. Carpenters put up walls. Bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and painters do their part. Through brilliantly simple words and pictures a house is built.

    You can almost do it yourself by carefully noting the steps depicted in each bright, brisk, clearly delineated picture . . . With independently interesting pictures and a definite, sunny personality, a very fine piece of work indeed.--Kirkus Reviews

    Named a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association