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Ride a Purple Pelican
Ride a Purple Pelican
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688040314

It is hard to believe that Cincinnati Patty, Justin Austin, Pennington Poe, and the little pink pig in Arkansas have not been chanted and sung about by children for generations. But it is not hard to believe that they Will be chanted and sung about for generations to come Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams have created a nursery world, peopled with unforgettable characters. Come and meet your new friends. They will be old friends soon

Where Did I Come From?
Where Did I Come From?
Paperback      ISBN: 0818402539
"I give this book top grades for humanness and honesty. Some parents will find that its humorousness helps them over the embarrassment."
--Dr. Spock

Over A Million Copies Sold

An international and beloved bestselling children's classic, Where Did I Come From? helps parents and their curious children get up close and personal with the intimate world of human sexuality in the form of a picture book. Told in an age-appropriate voice respectful of young people's natural intelligence and warmly and relatably illustrated throughout, Where Did I Come From? creates a safe space where families can learn about the traditional facts of life--from the different parts of the body to orgasm to birth.

If you've been wondering how to have this talk with your children, look no further for a trusted resource that will give you the tools you need to share this critical information sensitively and factually.

"The best description of sexual intercourse that is out there for children."
--Sexedrescue.com

"You can't deny Mayle's talent for translating adult experience into child-level concepts."
--Kirkus Reviews
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.

The First Thanksgiving
The First Thanksgiving
Paperback      ISBN: 0679802185

History comes to life on the page as readers learn the story of the Pilgrims hosting the first Thanksgiving in this Step into Reading Step 3 story. Vividly retold in simple language for beginning readers, this book is ideal for 1st to 3rd grade readers

Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.
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).

The Titanic: Lost and Found
The Titanic
Lost and Found
Paperback      ISBN: 0394886690

Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years.
Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later.
Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs.

The Orchestra
The Orchestra
Paperback      ISBN: 0920668992

...an intelligent book, neatly executed, and just insouciant enough to maintain adult interest -- The Toronto Globe and Mail

The Orchestra, a non-fiction book for children, introduces musical instruments, basic musical concepts and the symphonic orchestra. The very straight-forward text is accompanied by playful, but accurate, drawings. A number of musical concepts are explored, among them harmony, tempo and dynamics. The role of the composer and conductor are explored and each musical instrument described. A subplot, apparent only through the illustrations, shows two children who wend their way through the orchestra's rehearsal, visiting the instrument families, and culminates in a full-dress concert.

Comprehensive, but simple in its approach, the book combines solid information with an enjoyable format.

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

The Country Artist: A Story About Beatrix Potter
The Country Artist
A Story About Beatrix Potter
Paperback      ISBN: 0876145098

Tea with a hedgehog and supper with a rabbit? Beatrix Potter entertained guests that most people--certainly Beatrix Potter's proper Victorian parents--would have thought belonged in a meadow, not in a London nursery. Such unlikely companions were company for lonely Beatrix, and she spent much of her time sketching and making up stories about these small creatures. Beatrix was so well acquainted with the characters of her various animal friends that when she was older it seemed natural to write and illustrate small books about their delightful adventures. Generations of children all over the world have gotten to know and love Beatrix Potter's animal friends--Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit, and many more. David Collins's lively text and Karen Ritz's striking illustrations combine to tell the wonderful tale of this gentle, creative woman who had a special feeling not only for animals, but also for children.

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.