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Grades K–6 STEM Science Titles

in English and Spanish


Fall 2014
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Letters of the West


An ABC Book of the Many Plants, Animals, and Other Curious Features of the West
Michelle E. Walch, John Maddin

Summary
An appealing introduction to the alphabet, this picture book engages young readers with the natural world

The flora and fauna of the wilderness is beautifully captured in this artistic alphabet. Filled with a variety of
landscape marvels, Letters of the West invites young readers to learn their ABCs through delightfully bold and
Craigmore Creations whimsical illustrations that encourage parent and child interaction.
9781940052106
Pub Date: 9/1/14
Ship Date: 9/1/14 Author Bio
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Discount Code: LON Michelle E. Walch is a writer. John Maddin is a writer and illustrator with a BFA from the Pacific Northwest
Hardback / Picture book College of Art. They both live in Portland, Oregon.
32 pages
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Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Concepts
JNF013010
Series: The Little Naturalist
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Birdology
30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Birds
Monica Russo, Kevin Byron

Summary
An engaging book that encourages young nature enthusiasts to explore the world of birds

Chicago Review Press This generously illustrated, full-color book teaches kids that birds can be seen almost anywhere: in city parks
9781613749494 and streets, zoos, farms, and backyards. Using "Try This," "Look For," and "Listen For" prompts, Birdology
Pub Date: 1/1/15 promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills, and nature literacy. Kids observe the
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diversity of shapes, colors, patterns, and behavior of birds; listen for their songs and the clap of wings; make a
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Paperback / softback / more. Other topics that are presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include migration, nesting, food, territories, and
Trade paperback (US) conservation and preservation. Additional resources, such as a glossary, bird orders and scientific names, bird
128 pages and wildlife organizations, and "Teacher Topics" to initiate classroom discussion and investigation, are also
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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003030
Author Bio
Series: Young Naturalists Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books, including Amazing Insects, Chilly
8.500 in W | 11.000 in H Creatures, Tree Almanac, and Watching Nature. She wrote the "Nature Notes" column for southern Maine's Sun
216mm W | 279mm H Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher and a founding member of the Maine Entomological
Society. Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife, and ship images and whose work has
appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers, including BirdScope magazine, the Kennebunk Post, the
New York Times, and Watching Nature. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.

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A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds


Mia Pelletier, Danny Christopher

Summary
A children's introduction to the avians of the Arctic

With a simple layout and easy-to-follow format, this beautiful book introduces young readers to a dozen birds
that call the Arctic home. From the Long-tailed Duck and the Red-throated Loon to the Snowy Owl and the Rock
Ptarmigan, this picture book features migratory birds as well as those that live in the Arctic year-round and is
filled with fun, useful facts, including where to look for eggs and nests during the short Arctic summer and how
Inhabit Media to recognize each bird's call. Northern-specific elements, such as Inuktitut names for various birds and migratory
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patterns told from an Arctic perspective, are also included.
Pub Date: 10/1/14
Ship Date: 10/1/14
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Hardback / Cloth over Mia Pelletier is the author of Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology and works with Arctic seabirds and with Inuit on
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the comanagement of protected areas. She lives on Baffin Island. Danny Christopher is an illustrator who
32 pages travels throughout the Canadian Arctic as an instructor for Nunavut Arctic College. He is the illustrator of The
Carton Qty: 40 Legend of the Fog. He lives in Toronto.
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003030
8.000 in W | 9.000 in H
203mm W | 229mm H

Friends of the Earth


A History of American Environmentalism with 21 Activities
Pat McCarthy

Summary
From John Muir pushing a president and a nation into setting aside vast preserves-including Yosemite, Sequoia,
Mt. Rainer, and the Grand Canyon-to Julia "Butterfly" Hill saving a 1,000-year-old redwood while bringing to light
Chicago Review Press
the devastation of our old-growth forests, Friends of the Earth chronicles the efforts of the men and women
9781569767184 who dedicated their lives to protecting the United States' natural heritage. Other notable profiles include John
Pub Date: 3/1/13 James Audubon, who introduced the study of birds to North America; Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who worked to
$16.95/$18.95 Can. conserve the Florida Everglades; and Rachel Carson, who opened the world's eyes to the dangers of pesticides.
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Together, these environmentalists' inspiring life stories tell the history of American environmentalism, from its
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action. Step-by-step instructions on how to build a birdfeeder, conduct a water quality survey, start a compost
144 pages pile, create their own recycled paper, and test for acid rain are included, as well as a time li...
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction / Author Bio
Science & Nature Pat McCarthy is the author of Heading West and 10 other children's titles. She has written for Children's Digest,
JNF037020
Series: For Kids series
Cricket, and other publications. She lives in Greenville, Ohio.
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0.910 lb Wt
279mm W | 216mm H |
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Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children through
Reading
Kathleen T. Isaacs

Summary
Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can
connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs
spotlights recent titles appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage
children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as "Nature Encounters," "Backyard and
Garden," "From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond," "Naturalists," "Habitats," "Plants and Trees," "Animals," and
"Books for Babies and Toddlers" identify picture books on nature-related subjects that kids love. Isaacs also
offers supplemental science activities that adults and children can do together, such as a backyard bird count
and hands-on projects with leaves and flowers. The hundreds of picture books listed and annotated in this
Huron Street Press resource will enrich the joy and excitement of nature for readers of all ages.
9781937589585
Pub Date: 5/1/14
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Retired teacher and occasional librarian, Kathleen Isaacs has never stopped reading children's books. Author of
Paperback / softback / hundreds of book reviews as well as Picturing the World (ALA Editions, 2013), she has also served on various
Trade paperback (US) book selection committees including the Association of Library Service's Newbery Committee (twice). She has
chaired the ALSC's Sibert and Notable Children's Book Committee and the United States Board on Books for
272 pages
Carton Qty: 52 Young People's Outstanding International Books Committee. She lives in Pasadena, MD.
Family & Relationships /
Parenting
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Bugs in the Garden


Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Susan Martineau, Leighton Noyes

Summary
Have some outdoor fun looking for bugs, making a worm home, or creating a rainbow

Teeny, tiny creatures populate your garden, and it's about time you got to know them. Explore the everyday
science in your garden or the park with these simple experiments. You don't need any special equipment, and
there are full step-by-step instructions. All of the experiments have a clear and simple explanation of the science
behind the activities. There are also fun facts and quizzer questions for budding scientists, plus a special "words
to know" glossary at the back of the book to explain tricky science words.
b small publishing
9781905710201
Pub Date: 9/1/14
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$7.99/$9.99 Can. Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
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Picture book
Literacy, Galileo's Telescope, and the Little Princesses series.

24 pages
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051000
Series: Science Around You
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229mm W | 279mm H

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Citizen Science Guide for Families


Taking Part in Real Science
Greg Landgraf

Summary
People of all ages and backgrounds can discover how to contribute to real scientific research with this handy
guide. It defines citizen science, providing an overview of the social and community aspects behind the idea.
The book is organized by topic and features links to library resources and descriptions of books appropriate to
the subject. In addition, a section devoted to ongoing citizen-science programs includes detailed descriptions for
parents and children to identify projects appropriate to their interests, abilities, commitment levels, and
locations. Accessible for the whole family, this invaluable resource provides the tools for building strong families
as well as improving the global community.

Huron Street Press Author Bio


9781937589356
Pub Date: 8/1/13
Greg Landgraf is a writer and editor. His extensive print, online, and video work includes positions with
$19.95/$21.95 Can. American Libraries magazine and Vance Publications, where he edited two trade magazines. He lives in Chicago.
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192 pages
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Bite-Sized Science
Activities for Children in 15 Minutes or Less
John H. Falk, Kristi S. Rosenberg

Summary
Here's a fun way to get young minds discovering the wonders of the natural world by making predictions, testing
them, and then evaluating the results-learning the scientific method. These short, bite-sized, deliciously fun
Chicago Review Press activities like "Sounds of Chewing," "Clinks in the Kitchen," "Tangy Tongue," and "Shoe Show" take only 15
9781556523489 minutes to organize, do, and clean up. Many of the activities involve food, so children will learn and get a snack
Pub Date: 6/1/99 at the same time.
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Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US) John H. Falk is the director of the Institute for Learning Innovation. Kristi Rosenberg is a senior associate at
the Institute for Learning Innovation. They are two of the authors of Bubble Monster and Other Science Fun.
128 pages
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Ages 3 to 8, Grades P to 3
Education / Teaching
Methods & Materials
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Sandbox Scientist
Real Science Activities for Little Kids
Michael Ross, Mary Anne Lloyd

Summary
Young children are natural scientists at play. While they bake mud pies and pour and measure water, they are
observing, theorizing and developing science skills, as well as having fun. Children two to eight years old will
Chicago Review Press thrive on the many open-ended science experiences including: ice and bubbles, compost and seeds, magnets
9781556522482 and gears, potions and plant prints and more.
Pub Date: 8/1/95
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Ross is the author of over 35 children's books. He lives at the edge of Yosemite National Park.
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208 pages
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Ages 2 to 8, Grades P to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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13mm T | 381g Wt

Sensational Butterflies Sticker Book


Natural History Museum

Summary
Packed with fascinating facts, fun puzzles and games, and 100 reuseable stickers of butterflies, moths, and
caterpillars

Featuring images of actual butterflies from the unrivaled collections of the Natural History Museum, London, this
colorful activity book is a child's ideal introduction to the wonderful world of butterflies. The stickers are
accompanied by informative sections on the behavior and habitats of butterflies, as well as details of their
amazing life cycle. Young enthusiasts will discover how these fascinating creatures transform from chomping
caterpillar to beautiful butterfly; learn some cool facts about what they eat and where they live; and test their
Natural History Museum,
London butterfly knowledge in some great activities, including a spot-the-difference teaser and butterfly maze. Perfect
9780565093280 for children who want to know more about these winged wonders, the book is fully checked and approved by the
Pub Date: 12/1/13 butterfly expert Blanca Huertas Hernandez, the curator of lepidoptera in the department of entomology at the
$6.99/$7.99 Can. Natural History Museum, London.
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Author Bio
14 pages
The Natural History Museum, London's mission is to maintain and develop their collections, and use them to
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Ages 4 to 6, Grades P to 1 promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use, and enjoyment of the natural world.
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Activity Books
JNF001000
8.500 in W | 11.000 in H
216mm W | 279mm H

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Butterflies and Caterpillars


Anni Axworthy, Anita Ganeri

Summary
Animal Families provides a first look at the lifecycles of familiar animals, both wild and domestic. The stories are
told in simple text and friendly illustrations, and the index introduces early reference skills.

Author Bio
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author who was born in India but grew up and went to school and university
in England. Anita spent many years working for publishers as an editor and foreign rights manager. Since then,
MMS Gold she has written a staggering 300-plus books and is especially well know for the best-selling Horrible Geography
9781840896411
Pub Date: 9/1/10 series. The latest title in the series, Planet in Peril, won the Blue Peter Book Award 2009 for the Best Book with
$10.99/$12.99 Can. Facts. Anita is also the author of the hit 2009 title, The Explorers' Handbook: How to Be The Best Around the
Discount Code: LON World. Anni Axworthy is a freelance illustrator who also makes puppets and wooden animals from salvaged
Board book materials. She is the author of the Animals on the Move series, as well as The Dragon Who Couldn't Do Dragony
14 pages Things and Little Dragon and the Haunted House.
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003250
Series: Animal Families
10.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.920 lb Wt
254mm W | 254mm H |
417g Wt

Cats and Kittens


Anita Ganeri, Anni Axworthy

Summary
In Cats and Kittens young readers can follow the transformation from helpless kitten to independent cat. Animal
Families provides a first look at the lifecycles of familiar animals, both wild and domestic. The stories are told in
simple text and friendly illustrations, and the index introduces early reference skills.

Author Bio
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author who was born in India but grew up and went to school and university
MMS Gold
in England. Anita spent many years working for publishers as an editor and foreign rights manager. Since then,
9781840896442
Pub Date: 9/1/10 she has written a staggering 300-plus books and is especially well know for the best-selling Horrible Geography
$10.99/$12.99 Can. series. The latest title in the series, Planet in Peril, won the Blue Peter Book Award 2009 for the Best Book with
Discount Code: LON Facts. Anita is also the author of the hit 2009 title, The Explorers' Handbook: How to Be The Best Around the
Board book World. Anni Axworthy is a freelance illustrator who also makes puppets and wooden animals from salvaged
14 pages materials. She is the author of the Animals on the Move series, as well as The Dragon Who Couldn't Do Dragony
Carton Qty: 32 Things and Little Dragon and the Haunted House.
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003040
Series: Animal Families
10.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.900 lb Wt
254mm W | 254mm H |
408g Wt

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Ducks and Ducklings


Anita Ganeri, Anni Axworthy

Summary
In Ducks and Ducklings young readers can follow the transformation from fluffy duckling to sleek adult bird.
Animal Families provides a first look at the lifecycles of familiar animals, both wild and domestic. The stories are
told in simple text and friendly illustrations, and the index introduces early reference skills.

MMS Gold
Author Bio
9781840896435 Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author who was born in India but grew up and went to school and university
Pub Date: 9/1/10 in England. Anita spent many years working for publishers as an editor and foreign rights manager. Since then,
$10.99/$12.99 Can. she has written a staggering 300-plus books and is especially well know for the best-selling Horrible Geography
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series. The latest title in the series, Planet in Peril, won the Blue Peter Book Award 2009 for the Best Book with
Board book
Facts. Anita is also the author of the hit 2009 title, The Explorers' Handbook: How to Be The Best Around the
14 pages World. Anni Axworthy is a freelance illustrator who also makes puppets and wooden animals from salvaged
Carton Qty: 32 materials. She is the author of the Animals on the Move series, as well as The Dragon Who Couldn't Do Dragony
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals Things and Little Dragon and the Haunted House.
JNF003030
Series: Animal Families
10.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.900 lb Wt
254mm W | 254mm H |
408g Wt

Frogs and Tadpoles


Anni Axworthy, Anita Ganeri

Summary
In Frogs and Tadpoles young readers can follow the transformation of the common frog from egg to adult
amphibian. Animal Families provides a first look at the lifecycles of familiar animals, both wild and domestic. The
stories are told in simple text and friendly illustrations, and the index introduces early reference skills.

Author Bio
MMS Gold
9781840896428 Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author who was born in India but grew up and went to school and university
Pub Date: 9/1/10 in England. Anita spent many years working for publishers as an editor and foreign rights manager. Since then,
$10.99/$12.99 Can. she has written a staggering 300-plus books and is especially well know for the best-selling Horrible Geography
Discount Code: LON series. The latest title in the series, Planet in Peril, won the Blue Peter Book Award 2009 for the Best Book with
Board book
Facts. Anita is also the author of the hit 2009 title, The Explorers' Handbook: How to Be The Best Around the
14 pages World. Anni Axworthy is a freelance illustrator who also makes puppets and wooden animals from salvaged
Carton Qty: 32 materials. She is the author of the Animals on the Move series, as well as The Dragon Who Couldn't Do Dragony
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Things and Little Dragon and the Haunted House.
Animals
JNF003190
Series: Animal Families
10.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.910 lb Wt
254mm W | 254mm H |
413g Wt

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A Journey into the Human Body, Volume 1


Soo Oh

Summary
While at school, June, Yuni, and Sunny are asked to draw a picture of the human body. Suddenly they are
whisked onto the Anywhere Express, a magic vehicle that takes them on an adventure into the human body,
where they learn the functions of the brain, lungs, heart, and various body systems.

Author Bio
Soo Oh is an award-winning syndicated cartoonist. He is the author of Chorus of Geniuses and You'll Get Hurt.
Seok Yoon is the illustrator of several educational comics.

YoungJin Singapore Pte.


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Pub Date: 4/1/05
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192 pages
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Ages 8 to 13, Grades 3 to 8
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051030
Series: Everyday Science
series
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12mm T | 227g Wt

My First – Collins My First Book of the Human Body


Summary
Let Collins take you on a journey inside your amazing body. Fun and fact-filled, this is the book for you if you
want to know everything about how your body works.

This brightly illustrated and engaging book will give hours of pleasure as well as help with school work and
projects. Find out about it all with Collins.

Part of the 'My First' series of reference books for young readers.

Collins Author Bio


9780007521159
Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage
Pub Date: 6/20/13
£9.99 UK we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors.
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80 pages
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Ages 6 And Up
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The Body
Sylvaine Peyrols

Summary
Understand how you were made, how your skin protects you, and how your teeth grow for some years but your
hair and your nails go on growing all your life.

Author Bio
Sylvaine Peyrols is the author of Earth and Sky, Farm Animals, How the Body Works, The Ladybird, and The
Owl.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033447
Pub Date: 9/1/14
Ship Date: 9/1/14
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Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Concepts
JNF013110
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454g Wt

The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine


Pendred Noyce, Roberta Baxter

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. engineers.
9780985000875
Pub Date: 10/1/13 Mae and Clinton are fighting about whether a new vaccine is safe. But when protests against the vaccine
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Paperback / softback / truth. Mae and Clinton travel through time from ancient India to Europe, Australia, and North America. They
Trade paperback (US) witness the fight against smallpox, rabies, polio, and other viral illnesses as they visit Louis Pasteur, Jonas Salk,
160 pages
Macfarlane Burnet, Maurice Hilleman, and Andrew Wakefield. Will they return in ti...
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Juvenile Fiction / Science Author Bio
Fiction
Pendred Noyce is a physician, an educator, and the author of The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain and The
JUV053000
Series: Galactic Academy Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip. She is also the author of the award-winning middle-grade Lexicon
of Science Adventure Series. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts. Roberta Baxter is the author of several books, including
5.500 in W | 8.000 in H | The Bill of Rights, The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, The Magna Carta, and Moving with Children: A Guide to a
0.550 lb Wt Smooth Family Relocation. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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249g Wt

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¡No tires de la cadena!


Secretos científicos sobre la caca y el pis
Mary Platt, Richard Platt, John Kelly

Summary
Throughout history, the products of our bladders and bowels have helped us to build houses, wash and dye
clothes, fertilize crops, treat illnesses, solve crimes, control pollution, and create fuel, energy, and explosives.
These pages show you how while telling some fascinating stories at the same time. Illustrated with brilliantly fun
artwork and endearing characters, this book entertains with wizards using "magical urine," soldiers fighting with
exploding piles of dung, pee-wielding beauty therapists, and much more.

Blume Author Bio


9788498016871 Mary and Richard Platt are a husband and wife writing team. Richard is the award-winning author of nearly 100
Pub Date: 11/1/14 books, including Castle Diary, Double Crossing, Eureka, Incredible Cross Sections, and Pirate Diary, which won a
Ship Date: 11/1/14
$16.95/$19.99 Can.
Smarties silver prize and a Blue Peter award. John Kelly is an illustrator and designer of children's books,
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Hardback / Cloth over Richard previously collaborated on Plagues, Pox and Pestilence.
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48 pages
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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051050
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El cuerpo humano
Charline Zeitoun, Peter Allen

Summary
Teaching young readers how the human body works, what elements make up the Earth, what makes up color,
and how weather changes, each topic in the series is presented by a boy and a girl who conduct hands-on
experiments that readers can mimic at home.
Los niños descubren cómo funciona el cuerpo humano, las partes de La Tierra, lo que es el color y cómo cambia
el tiempo. Cada tema en esta colección es presentado por un niño y una niña que se adentran en su estudio
mediante experimentos sencillos que los lectores podrán reproducir en casa.

Combel Editorial
Author Bio
9788478649198 Charline Zeitoun is the author of La Tierra.
Pub Date: 5/28/06
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24 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051110
Series: Que es? series
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Healthy Foods from A to Z


Comida sana de la A a la Z
Stephanie Maze, Renee Comet

Summary
Helping children learn about healthy foods-as well as their ABCs-this bilingual picture book in English and Spanish
features colorful photographs of engaging faces made from fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and soy products. A
sample sketch with instructions, followed by additional suggested activities, helps children create their own food
Moonstone Press LLC faces and connect with peers and teachers. An informative section for parents highlights the nutritional value of
9780983498315
Pub Date: 9/5/12 70 foods illustrated in the book.
On Sale Date: 9/5/12
$15.95/$17.95 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards
Stephanie Maze is a former photojournalist of 30 years whose work appeared in exhibits and publications
worldwide, including National Geographic, Newsweek, the New York Times, People, the San Francisco Chronicle,
32 pages Smithsonian Magazine, Time, and the Washington Post. She is the creator of the acclaimed I Want to Be . . .
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series of children's books, including I Want to Be a Chef, I Want to Be an Engineer, and I Want to Be a
Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Nonfiction / Veterinarian. She lives in Sarasota, Florida. Renée Comet is a photographer who specializes in advertising and
Cooking & Food editorial still-food photography for books, magazines, and newspapers. She has photographed nearly 40 books on
JNF014000 food, including The Artful Pie, The Artful Vegan, Delicious by Design, Dining at Monticello, Mrs. Fields Cookie
11.500 in W | 9.000 in H | Book, and Cake Love. She lives in Washington, DC.
1.180 lb Wt
292mm W | 229mm H |
535g Wt

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis


Projects and Principles for Beginning Geologists
Matthys Levy, Mario Salvadori

Summary
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis don't happen every day, so how can budding scientists study how they
work? Through experiments, models, and demonstrations. This in-depth resource will teach readers how to build
a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear waves-the two types of
ground shocks-using a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami's destructive effect on a "coastline" built in a bathtub.
Authors Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori even discuss issues of modern architecture and civil engineering: how
science can be used to protect buildings and property in earthquake-prone areas.
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis answers a wide array of questions about these phenomena. Can animals
"predict" earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? What
Chicago Review Press is the Richter scale, and what does it tell us about the strength of a quake? And most important, readers will
9781556528019 learn how to earthquake-proof their homes, and how to protect themselves should they experience a tremor.
Pub Date: 2/1/09
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Matthys Levy is a civil engineer and the inventor of the Tensar Dome, which is used to cover athletic venues
Trade paperback (US) around the world. He is the coauthor of Engineering the City and Why the Wind Blows. Mario Salvadori was a
professor of architecture and the founder of the Salvadori Center, a nonprofit educational center to teach inner-
160 pages
city youth about math and science through hands-on study of structure and architecture. He is the author of
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 The Art of Construction and Why Buildings Stand Up. They are the coauthors of Why Buildings Fall Down.
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF037010
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0.300 in T | 0.500 lb Wt
178mm W | 254mm H |
8mm T | 227g Wt

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Light
Gilbert Houbre

Summary
Find out why rainbows form, see how light makes plants grow, and watch color disappear in the dark.

Author Bio
Gilbert Houbre is the author of Vegetables.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851034055
Pub Date: 10/9/12
$12.99/$14.99 Can./£7.99
UK
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Spiral bound

36 pages
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Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051080
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H |
0.820 lb Wt
165mm W | 178mm H |
372g Wt

My First – Collins My First Book of Science


Summary
This book tells you all you need to know to become the next great scientist! From atoms, to lightening, from
android robots of the future right back to the start of life on earth, you'll learn all about the secrets of science.
Be astounded …

This brightly illustrated and engaging book will give hours of pleasure as well as help with school work and
projects. Find out about it all with Collins.

Part of the 'My First' series of reference books for young readers.

Collins
9780007521173 Author Bio
Pub Date: 6/20/13
Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage
£9.99 UK
Paperback / softback we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors.

80 pages
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212.000 mm W | 272.000
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Shadows in the Bedroom


Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Susan Martineau, Leighton Noyes

Summary
Have bedtime fun with bouncing light beams, mirror tricks, and wacky shadows

You know those things that go bump in the night? Well, it's nothing scary-it's just science! Explore the everyday
science in your bedroom with these simple experiments. You don't need any special equipment, and there are full
step-by-step instructions. All the experiments have clear and simple explanations of the science behind the
activities. There are also fun facts and quiz questions for budding scientists, plus a special "words to know"
glossary at the back of the book to explain tricky science words.
b small publishing
9781905710225
Pub Date: 9/1/14
Ship Date: 9/1/14 Author Bio
$7.99/$9.99 Can. Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
Discount Code: LON Science and Awesome Experiments. Leighton Noyes is an illustrator whose works include Armstrong's Rock,
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Picture book
Fizz in the Kitchen, and Marco Polo's Silk Purse.

24 pages
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Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051110
Series: Science Around You
9.000 in W | 11.000 in H
229mm W | 279mm H

No Student Left Indoors (2nd Edition)


Creating a Field Guide to Your Schoolyard
Jane Kirkland

Summary
The essential educator's guide to helping students discover, observe, and record nature in their schoolyard-
urban, suburban, or rural-this book outlines a class, grade, or school-wide project connecting history, language
arts, art, and technology. This is a complete source for place, project, and standards-based nature studies
conducted under current conditions of any schoolyard, with no need for a special outdoor classroom. Included
are case studies, stories, instructions, and resources for getting kids into the outdoors.

Stillwater Publishing Author Bio


9780970975492
Jane Kirkland is the author of more than 50 books, including the award-winning Take a Walk® series. She is
Pub Date: 10/31/11
$49.95/$54.95 Can. also a naturalist, a photographer, and a motivational speaker who visits schools, conducts workshops, and
Discount Code: SPT presents at conferences. She has appeared on Animal Planet TV, NPR, and PBS, and in such magazines as Family
Paperback / softback / Circle, Green Teacher, Parenting, Parents, and Redbook. She lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
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178 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051080
8.500 in W | 11.000 in H
216mm W | 279mm H

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Insectigations
40 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Insect World
Cindy Blobaum

Summary
From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, these experiments, art projects, and games will bring out
the entomologist in every kid. Activities include collecting and sketching insects, making a terrarium for
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observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other
9781556525681 insects, and making an insect amplifier. A unique insect board game helps kids learn fascinating bug facts while
Pub Date: 8/1/05 they play. Sidebars offer a look into the world of professional entomology, as well as gross facts about insects
$14.95/$16.95 Can. that will provide great playground trivia, including the USDA's guidelines for allowable insect parts per cup of
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food. Kids will learn that science is not just something to read about, but something they can observe and study
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144 pages Author Bio


Carton Qty: 46 Cindy Blobaum has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction / throughout the United States. She is currently working with the Iowa Department of Education to design and
Science & Nature implement curriculum-related enrichment programs for grades K-12. She is the author of Geology Rocks and a
JNF051110 contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines.
Series: Young Naturalists
11.000 in W | 8.500 in H |
0.300 in T | 0.760 lb Wt
279mm W | 216mm H |
8mm T | 345g Wt

Invisible to the Eye: Animals in Disguise


Kendra Muntz

Summary
Wait, look! Is that a bird peeking its head out of the leaves?

With stunning photographs and simple text, this book allows readers of all ages to enjoy close-up views of
animals in their natural environment while learning new facts about these familiar creatures. Using their
camouflage techniques, animals can blend into their surroundings, often becoming "invisible" to the passing eye,
Bright Connections Media and with a little luck, readers can search and find each animal in disguise in this interactive and informative look
9781622670291 at animals in nature.
Pub Date: 9/30/14
Ship Date: 9/30/14
$9.99/$10.99 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over Kendra Muntz is an author and editor of children's books. She is the coeditor of Herding a Hundred: Counting
boards the Sheep and Picnic Fun: Hot Dog Operations. She lives in Chicago.
48 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003000
Series: Invisible to the Eye
8.000 in W | 8.000 in H
203mm W | 203mm H

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The Adventures of Buddy the Beaver: Mystery of the Missing Friends


Carson Clark, Jim Clark

Summary
Offering a child's perspective of the natural world through the lens of a youth photographer, this story follows
Buddy the beaver around his pond. As Buddy's experiences unfold, his friends are introduced-Norman the bald
eagle, Peeps the peeper frog, and Cards the cardinal-and each animal's relationship to the environment is
explained. With vibrant photography and informative text, the pond and its inhabitants come to life.
Mountain Trail Press
9780984421886 Author Bio
Pub Date: 4/1/13
Ship Date: 4/1/13 Carson Clark is the youngest member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and has
$10.95/$11.95 Can. won several awards for his photography. Jim Clark is a contributing editor for Outdoor Photographer Magazine
Discount Code: LON and the former president of NANPA. He is the author and photographer of Between Ocean and Bay: A Celebration
Paperback / softback / of the Eastern Shore and the coauthor, with Carson Clark, of The Adventures of Buddy the Beaver: Buddy
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Explores the Pond. They both live in Leesburg, Virginia.
48 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
Series: The Adventures of
Buddy the Beaver
10.000 in W | 8.000 in H
254mm W | 203mm H

With Love
Jane Goodall, Alan Marks

Summary
"Chimpanzees, more like us than any other living animal, form a living link between two worlds, human and non-
human beings. When David Greybeard reached out to touch my hand I needed no words to understand his
message of reassurance: and I loved him."

In this enchanting book, world-renowned scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall brings together stories
gleaned from nearly 40 years of studying chimpanzees in the forests of Tanzania. As the stories recounted here
demonstrate, chimpanzees are capable of great compassion, altruism, and love.
minedition
9789888240906
Pub Date: 9/1/14 Author Bio
Ship Date: 9/1/14 Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, widely known for her studies of chimpanzees, for
$9.99/$11.99 Can. conservation, and for animal welfare. Alan Marks is an artist and the illustrator for many children's authors,
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Hardback / Cloth over
including Kevin Crossley-Holland. He is praised for his warm, attractive pictures and for his use of watercolor.
boards

32 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003010
Series: minedition
minibooks
5.250 in W | 7.250 in H
133mm W | 184mm H

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Chimpanzee Children of Gombe


Jane Goodall, Michael Neugebauer

Summary
Jane Goodall's fans and followers will love these stories and photos of chimpanzee children living in the Gombe
National Park

This heartwarming book is filled with photos of many of the chimpanzee babies, toddlers, and young adults that
live in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where the Jane Goodall research center of is located. Dr. Goodall has
minedition
9789888240838 campaigned unceasingly for the protection of the chimpanzee-now an endangered species-and this moving,
Pub Date: 10/1/14 personal account will educate readers about the many threats to the animals in the wild and inspire readers of all
Ship Date: 10/1/14 ages to join in her vital work.
$19.99/$23.99 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards Author Bio
Jane Goodall is an anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, widely known for her studies of chimpanzees, for
64 pages
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conservation, and for animal welfare. Michael Neugebauer is the publisher of minedition books. In 1988 he
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2 visited the Jane Goodall research center at Gombe National Park for the first time, and for more than a decade
Juvenile Nonfiction / after, he spent almost every year in Africa accompanying Jane through the forest, visiting sanctuaries, and
Animals working with her on other projects.
JNF003010
8.750 in W | 9.500 in H
222mm W | 241mm H

Dead or Alive?
Discover the Most Amazing Animal Survivors
Clive Gifford, Sarah Horne

Summary
An engaging, graphic novel-style introduction to the most amazing animal survivors

Discover the intriguing stories of curious creatures that live for a day, live for hundreds of years, or are totally
indestructible. Meet the animals that became war heroes, those that sleep all winter or all summer, and those
that can survive in plummeting temperatures. Incredible facts are paired with humorous artwork to offer an
Egmont UK intriguing and scientific look at the more extreme aspects of the animal world.
9781405268585
Pub Date: 2/1/15
Ship Date: 2/1/15 Author Bio
$14.99
Discount Code: LON Clive Gifford's books have been published in more than 50 countries, and have won numerous awards including
Hardback / Picture book Smithsonian Museum's Notable Books for Children for The Living Worlds, and Best Books of 2004 award, from a
journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for Robots. Sarah Horne is the
48 pages
Carton Qty: 32 illustrator of Vile: A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters. David Burnie is a zoologist.
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003000
9.500 in W | 11.000 in H
241mm W | 279mm H

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Awesome Snake Science!


40 Activities for Learning About Snakes
Cindy Blobaum

Summary
From cobras and copperheads to pythons and boas, all types of snakes are covered in this book of 40 science
experiments, art projects, and games that help budding herpetologists gain a greater appreciation for these
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slithering reptiles. Activities include making foldable fangs to learn how snakes' teeth and jaws work together;
9781569768075 simulating cytotoxic snake venom while making a tasty snack using an everyday enzyme found in pineapple; and
Pub Date: 7/1/12 mimicking the sound a rattlesnake makes using a rubber band, a paper clip, and an envelope. Engaging, simple,
$14.95/$16.95 Can. and safe experiments teach kids about the biology of snakes, such as how they use their tongues and nostrils to
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detect smells, how they are cold-blooded and sensitive to subtle changes in temperature, and how they can
Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US) detect the slightest vibrations or tremors. Kids do not need a snake for any of the activities and will delight in all
the strange snake facts and gross-out projects such as Snake Stink-where they create their own signature stink
144 pages and test how well it repels potential predators.
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 6
Juvenile Nonfiction / Did you know . . .
Animals
JNF003190
Series: Young Naturalists * Snakes do not need to be coile...
11.000 in W | 8.500 in H |
0.820 lb Wt
279mm W | 216mm H | Author Bio
372g Wt Cindy Blobaum is the author of Geology Rocks and Insectigations and a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for
Girls, and Plays magazines. She has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature
organizations throughout the United States.

Animal Camouflage
Rene Mettler

Summary
What exactly is camouflage? Discover animals that can change their shape and their color depending upon their
surroundings. Learn about animals that are very good at pretending to be other animals.

Author Bio
René Mettler is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851034260
Pub Date: 6/1/14
Ship Date: 6/1/14
$12.99/$15.99 Can.
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Spiral bound

34 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003000
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H |
0.670 lb Wt
165mm W | 178mm H |
304g Wt

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Species on the Edge of Survival


IUCN Red List

Summary
A unique guide to 365 species on the Red List, the most widely recognized list of threatened and endangered
species, compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Species on the Edge app
allows you to browse and learn about threatened and endangered species from around the world.

Selected by a group of experts at the IUCN this list profiles a wide variety of species from the official list of
threatened animal, fungi and plant. App features include:
Collins
9780007419142 • Profiles of a wide variety of species from the official list of threatened plants and animals
Pub Date: 9/1/11 • Classification of species by IUCN Red List Categories
$24.99 Can./£14.99 UK
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Paperback / softback • Authoritative descriptive text
• Ability to bookmark your favourite species
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• Shared any entry on Facebook, Twitter or by email
187.000 mm W | 210.000
mm H | 941.000 gr Wt Each of the species profiled is on the official IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
7.36in W | 8.27in H | 941gr
Wt
Animals and plants of all shapes and sizes are included. Amongst others, find out:

• What conservation methods are helping the Blue-throated Macaw


• Where the Pinta Island Tortoise once roamed
...

Games of Survival
Traditional Inuit Games for Elementary Students
Johnny Issaluk

Summary
Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically and mentally prepared for freezing weather, strenuous
hunts, and other grueling conditions that made survival difficult. In this book, Arctic Winter Games champion
Johnny Issaluk explains the basics of agility, strength, and endurance games, from the one foot high kick to the
head pull and the airplane. Through straightforward descriptions and vibrant photographs, this resource brings to
life this vital aspect of Inuit knowledge and culture.

Author Bio
Inhabit Media Johnny Issaluk has been successfully competing in arctic sports since the age of 16 and has won countless
9781927095218
Pub Date: 9/1/13
medals over the last decade at both the regional and the national level. He also volunteers his time coaching and
$12.95 training the younger generation at the local gym. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
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62 pages
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Ages 8 to 11, Grades 3 to 6
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Sports & Recreation
JNF054000
8.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.500 lb Wt
203mm W | 254mm H |
227g Wt

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Trailing Tennessee
Cory Wheeler Mimms

Summary
Trailing Tennessee is a novel about a teen's journey on the Appalachian Trail. Eli Sutton isn't your typical
runaway. When tragedy befalls his family, he sets out on the Appalachian Trail, determined to follow in his
father's and grandfather's footsteps. With forest rangers close on his heels and his supplies running low, Eli soon
discovers hiking through the Appalachian Mountains isn't nearly as forgiving as trekking through the woods
behind his home. He fights blisters, hunger, rain, and pain. But worst of all, he faces his own self-doubt and fear.
The ghosts of his father and grandfather, and the spirits of the woods lurk in his mind. When Eli joins up with a
group of young hikers in Virginia, his goal begins to slip further away. With his obstacles surmounting, there may
not be enough trail magic to save him.

Author Bio
Craigmore Creations Cory Wheeler Mimms is a freelance writer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
9781940052007
Pub Date: 10/1/13
On Sale Date: 10/1/13
$14.99/$17.99 Can.
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240 pages
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Ages 10 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
5.500 in W | 8.500 in H
140mm W | 216mm H

Survivor Kid
A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
Denise Long

Summary
Anyone can get lost while camping or on a hike and Survivor Kid teaches young adventurers the survival skills
they need if they ever find themselves lost or in a dangerous situation in the wild. Written by a search and
rescue professional and lifelong camper, it's filled with safe and practical advice on building shelters and fires,
signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding
injuries in the wilderness. Ten projects include building a simple brush shelter, using a reflective surface to start
a fire, testing your navigation skills with a treasure hunt, and casting animal tracks to improve your observation
skills.

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9781569767085 Author Bio
Pub Date: 5/1/11
$12.95/$13.95 Can. Denise Long is a licensed private investigator and a former search and rescue (SAR) professional, who teaches
Discount Code: LON wilderness survival classes for kids. She holds BA and BS degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and is a
Paperback / softback / certified Crime Analyst. She was a fraud investigator on an FBI task force, a deputy probation officer, a crisis
Trade paperback (US) counselor, and a correctional officer. She has trained German Shepherds her entire life for search and rescue,
240 pages pet therapy, and fun. She is a lifelong camper and nature enthusiast.
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Sports & Recreation
JNF054030
5.000 in W | 7.000 in H |
0.500 in T
127mm W | 178mm H |
13mm T

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Huck Finn's Outdoor Adventure Book


Activities & Projects Inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Glenn Soberman, Daniela Soberman

Summary
Classic, time-tested projects from yesteryear

Curiosity, the urge to roam, and the love of adventure are the natural occupations of childhood. In these days of
television, the internet, and concrete jungles, children are apt to miss out on some of the best adventures of all.
Recommended for children ages 7 and up, the more than 20 hands-on projects inspired by The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn include building a raft, a sailing wagon, a go cart, kites, a fishing pole, traps, tree houses,
forts, a secret dugout, and much more. Any child with a natural sense of curiosity and a will for adventure will
find these projects fun and engaging.
Streamline Press
9781930064232
Pub Date: 3/1/15 Author Bio
Ship Date: 3/1/15 Glenn Soberman has a graduate degree in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology. Daniela
$19.95/$23.99 Can. Soberman is the author of the Vintage Living series. They live in Long Beach, California.
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224 pages
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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051170
Series: Bright Kids
6.000 in W | 9.000 in H
152mm W | 229mm H

Eliza's Journal
Caelyn AB Williams, Kati Green

Summary
Eliza Wolcott has been sent by her parents to live with her aunt and uncle for the summer on the small
community of Orcas Island off the mainland of Washington State. What she imagines to be a fun-in-the-sun
vacation quickly turns into a season of assuming responsibility as she is forced by her uncle to get a summer job.
Eliza utilizes her talent as an artist and accepts a job as a "natural history illustrator" for the local eccentric
Orville Tanner. While Mr. Tanner is strange and gruff, his grandson Charlie is friendly and handsome. As the
summer progresses Eliza finds herself illustrating peculiar finds from the geologic past. Guided by curiosity and an
uncanny sense that something is very different about the Tanner family, Eliza begins to snoop around for
information and unlocks the Tanner family secret. Eliza documents her time on the island by writing and drawing
in her journal, which is the format of the novel itself.
Craigmore Creations
9780984442256 Author Bio
Pub Date: 10/1/12
Caelyn AB Williams has had a lifelong interest in paleontology, zoology, and particularly Orcas Island in the
$14.99/$17.99 Can.
Discount Code: LON Puget Sound. She lives near Olympia, Washington. Kati Green is a graphic designer.
Hardback / Cloth over
boards

180 pages
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Ages 10 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
6.000 in W | 8.500 in H
152mm W | 216mm H

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Tracks Count: A Guide to Counting Animal Prints


Steve Engel, Alexander M. Petersen

Summary
Appealing to a wide range of ages, this book invites young children to count basic numbers and serves as a
great introduction to animals in their habitat

Tracks Count is a traditional number book that teaches children to count to 10 while also introducing footprint
identification to aspiring animal trackers. From horse to moose to wolf, each page includes a detailed drawing of
Craigmore Creations animal prints as well as an attributing description. The bold illustrations are helpful in teaching children to
9781940052076 recognize and identify tracks as well as learn to count.
Pub Date: 10/1/14
On Sale Date: 5/16/14
Ship Date: 10/1/14
$17.99/$21.99 Can. Author Bio
Discount Code: LON Steve Engel works for the Audubon Society as an adult program coordinator and has worked in the
Hardback / Picture book environmental education field for more than 30 years, teaching students of all ages in a variety of settings.
32 pages Alexander M. Petersen is an illustrator who received his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa. He currently
Carton Qty: 30 teaches children art with Art4Life. They both live in Portland, Oregon.
Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Concepts
JNF013030
Series: The Little Naturalist
Series
9.000 in W | 9.000 in H
229mm W | 229mm H

Animals in Danger
Pierre de Hugo

Summary
In this book you will find out why an animal has disappeared altogether and how others, like pandas, must be
protected if they are to survive.

Author Bio
Pierre de Hugo is the author of The Hedgehog, Let's Look at Fish Underwater, Rabbits, and The Seashore.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033348
Pub Date: 5/1/02
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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Spiral bound

34 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003270
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H |
0.440 lb Wt
165mm W | 178mm H |
200g Wt

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Rainforests
An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9
Nancy F. Castaldo

Summary
North America boasts a surprising number of rainforests, including El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico,
Olympic National Forest in Washington State, Chugach and Tongass National Forests in Alaska, and the forests in
Hawaii, which are home to an enormous variety of plants and animals. Rainforests: An Activity Guide takes kids
Chicago Review Press
through the common layers of the rainforest, from the forest floor to above the enclosed canopy. Their journey
9781556524769
Pub Date: 6/1/03 continues through the different types of rainforests as they are introduced to plants, animals, and people around
$14.95/$22.95 Can. the world, including those from the temperate rainforests of North America to the tropical rainforests of
Discount Code: LON Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. Rainforest-inspired activities include making a West African yam
Paperback / softback / festival gourd rattle, building a model of an Alaskan totem pole, and creating a Japanese Wayang-kuilt, or
Trade paperback (US)
shadow puppet. Kids are encouraged to make a difference and become active supporters of the rainforests no
144 pages matter where they live.
Carton Qty: 46
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4 Author Bio
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
Nancy F. Castaldo is the author of Deserts, Oceans, Rainy Day Play, Sunny Days and Starry Nights, and Winter
JNF037020 Day Play!
10.000 in W | 8.000 in H |
0.300 in T | 0.630 lb Wt
254mm W | 203mm H |
8mm T | 286g Wt

Océanos
Hermione Edwards

Summary
Children will have a great time as they learn about nature and science with the interactive learning aids in this
series. Each book includes flaps that can be lifted, wheels that can be turned to reveal additional information,
and acetate overlays that allow kids to see the interiors of objects.

Los niños disfrutarán mientras aprenden de la naturaleza y la ciencia con los libros educacionales en esta
colección. Cada libro incluye solapas que se levantan, ruedas que se giran para revelar información adicional y
acetatos que ayudan a los niños a comprender mejor el interior de los objetos.
Macmillan Iberia S.A.
9788479425395
Pub Date: 4/1/11 Aquatic life and the importance of oceans are examined in this didactic tool.
$16.95/$18.95 Can.
Discount Code: LON La vida acuática y la importancia de los océanos se examinan en esta herramienta didáctica.
Board book

12 pages Author Bio


Carton Qty: 24 Hermione Edwards is an editor and a writer of children's books.
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF037070
Series: Descubre y juega
9.250 in W | 11.000 in H |
0.700 in T | 1.070 lb Wt
235mm W | 279mm H |
18mm T | 485g Wt

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Ocean Sticker Book


Natural History Museum

Summary
A fun and informative introduction to life in the world's oceans, packed with fascinating facts, puzzles, games,
and 100 reusable stickers

Written and designed for younger readers, this book contains stickers of fish, mammals, amphibians, and
invertebrates, from the great white shark to the tiny seahorse. The stickers are accompanied by fun learning
pages on the behavior and habitats of the different animals, which explain what they look like, where they live,
how they move, and what they eat. There are also some exciting puzzles and games, including a spot-the-
difference puzzle, and readers can create their own underwater scene by adding stickers to a colorful double-
Natural History Museum,
London
page landscape spread. Perfect for kids who want to know more about the amazing array of creatures that live
9780565092573 underwater, the book is fully checked and approved by the department of zoology at the Natural History
Pub Date: 12/1/13 Museum, London.
$6.99/$7.99 Can.
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Paperback / softback /
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The Natural History Museum, London's mission is to maintain and develop their collections, and use them to
14 pages promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use, and enjoyment of the natural world.
Carton Qty: 90
Ages 4 to 6, Grades P to 1
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Activity Books
JNF001000
8.500 in W | 11.000 in H |
0.310 lb Wt
216mm W | 279mm H |
141g Wt

Bubbles in the Bathroom


Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life
Susan Martineau, Leighton Noyes

Summary
Have some bath time fun with squirty squeezers, boats, bubbles, and a bending toothbrush

Turn your bathroom from a weary washroom into a lunatic laboratory. Explore the everyday science in your
bathroom with these simple experiments. You don't need any special equipment, and there are full step-by-step
instructions. All of the experiments have a clear and simple explanation of the science behind the activities.
There are also fun facts and quizzer questions for budding scientists, plus a special "words to know" glossary at
the back of the book to explain tricky science words.
b small publishing
9781905710218
Pub Date: 9/1/14
Ship Date: 9/1/14 Author Bio
$7.99/$9.99 Can. Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
Discount Code: LON Science and Awesome Experiments. Leighton Noyes is an illustrator whose works include Flying Start with
Paperback / softback /
Picture book
Literacy, Galileo's Telescope, and the Little Princesses series.

24 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051000
Series: Science Around You
9.000 in W | 11.000 in H
229mm W | 279mm H

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Our Planet
Jimi Lee

Summary
A wordless environmental fairy tale for today's imperfect world

Children are the future, but will they take better care of our planet than we have? Can they repair the damage
before it's too late? Author Jimi Lee believes change is possible. Her powerful images show that when we work
together with nature, everything is in harmony. This unusual, thought-provoking-and wordless-tale observes
minedition without passing judgment. The delicate, expressive illustrations and inventive die-cut silently convey information
9789888240609 while captivating readers of all ages.
Pub Date: 8/1/14
Ship Date: 4/22/14
$12.99/$15.99 Can.
Discount Code: LON Author Bio
Board book Jimi Lee is a graphic designer and the author and illustrator of the children's book Lines Everywhere.
26 pages
Carton Qty: 40
Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029010
8.250 in W | 8.250 in H |
0.620 lb Wt
210mm W | 210mm H |
281g Wt

Right Where You Are Now


Lisa Montierth, Ashley Burke

Summary
A vibrant and exciting bedtime story for children, this picture book has vivid illustrations of the Earth's early
creatures and changing landscapes. It allows children to explore earth science at an early age.

Craigmore Creations Author Bio


9780984442225 Lisa Montierth is a freelance writer who has contributed to Durango Magazine, the University of Idaho
Pub Date: 11/1/11 Argonaut, elephantjournal.com, and iwend.com. She lives in Austin, Texas.
$16.95/$19.95 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards

32 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Ages 4 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
8.000 in W | 9.500 in H
203mm W | 241mm H

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Blunderbuss Wanderlust: Being an Account of the Temporal Travels


of Colonel Victor Von Vector and the Eras of His Ways
David R. Shapiro, Christopher Herndon

Summary
Colonel Victor Von Vector has a blunderbuss gun with a peculiar recoil. When he shoots, he gets kicked back in
Craigmore Creations time 600 million years to the Cambrian Period. With each subsequent shot, Victor moves through geologic time,
9780984442201 encountering beasts of the past and wandering through the varied environments that have colored Earth's
Pub Date: 6/1/10
history. Utilizing the Shakespearian sonnet as his means of record, Victor's journey from the Cambrian through
On Sale Date: 6/1/10
$4.99/$5.99 Can. various other time periods, and back to his own Edwardian time is presented in 17 poems with 17 illustrated
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Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US)

40 pages Author Bio


Carton Qty: 0 David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. He has worked as an animal tracker, interpretive guide,
Ages 10 And Up youth educator, and summer camp director. He is the author of the a web comic series, Around the World with
Juvenile Fiction / Animals
JUV002060
Haley Zoic; several children's picture books; and an illustrated book of sonnets. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and the illustrator of numerous album
5.800 in W | 8.800 in H |
0.280 lb Wt covers, games, and magazines. His previous works include the children's book Tool Time Twist and the graphic
147mm W | 224mm H | novels Blunderbuss Wanderlust and Living with Zombies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
127g Wt

Bronto, Friend of Ceratops


Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg

Summary
Bronto, the big-hearted gentle giant, is back after the volcanic eruption in the Jurassic. Now, in the changing
landscape of the Cretaceous, his devotion to his dinosaur friends is momentous. The Sauropods take to the hills
and the Pterosaurs take flight, but one Ceratops herd has taken to the forests. When the forests become
perilous, heroic Bronto rises to the occasion to aid his comrades. However, he finds he needs some help in his
pursuit!

Craigmore Creations
9780984442294 Author Bio
Pub Date: 9/1/13 Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg is an artist, author, and illustrator. She lives in Seattle.
$14.99/$17.99 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards

32 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Ages 4 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
9.500 in W | 10.500 in H
241mm W | 267mm H

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Bronto and the Pterodactyl Eggs


Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg

Summary
This heartwarming tale follows one lone Apatosaurus who must protect a nest of tiny pterodactyls from the
dangers of the Jurassic. Through breathtaking watercolor and ink paintings, and a language for all ages, we are
carried to a world of unexpected joy as we discover Bronto, his heart as big and warm as the afternoon sun, and
four of the world's newest dino fledglings!

Craigmore Creations Author Bio


9780984442249 Charlotte Vivian Rodenberg is an artist, author, and illustrator. She lives in Seattle.
Pub Date: 5/1/12
$16.95/$19.95 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards

32 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Ages 4 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029000
9.500 in W | 10.500 in H
241mm W | 267mm H

My First – My First Book of Dinosaurs


Summary
Meet Tyrannosaurus rex and lots of other dinosaurs in this first introduction to dinosaurs.

Fantastic images of many favourite dinosaurs to capture the imagination of young readers. Clear and easy-to
follow language makes this high interest subject accessible and fun.

Part of 'My First' series of reference books for young readers.

Author Bio
Collins Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage
9780007528301
we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors.
Pub Date: 9/12/13
£9.99 UK
Paperback / softback

72 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Ages 6 And Up
212.000 mm W | 272.000
mm H | 240.000 gr Wt
8.35in W | 10.71in H |
240gr Wt

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Dinosaurs
James Prunier, Henri Galeron

Summary
Discover which dinosaur was bigger than a bus and where dinosaurs laid their eggs.

Author Bio
James Prunier is the author of The Elephant. Henri Galeron is the author and illustrator of Cats.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033461
Pub Date: 9/1/14
Ship Date: 9/1/14
$4.99/$5.99 Can.
Discount Code: LON
Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US)

32 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003050
6.500 in W | 8.000 in H |
1.000 lb Wt
165mm W | 203mm H |
454g Wt

Terra Tempo: Ice Age Cataclysm!


David R. Shapiro, Christopher Herndon

Summary
Join in the adventure as Jenna, Caleb, and Ari unlock the secret of time travel and journey back 15,000 years to
witness the great Missoula Floods of the Ice Ages-the largest floods to have ever washed over the face of the
earth. The time travel kids tour the changing landscapes of this world of the not-so-distant past, when giant
mammoths and saber-toothed cats roamed the Pacific Northwest. From back of the mythic Thunderbird, they
work together to survive the dangers of the Ice Age Cataclysm!

Author Bio
David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. He has worked as an animal tracker, interpretive guide,
youth educator, and summer camp director. He is the author of the a web comic series, Around the World with
Craigmore Creations Haley Zoic; several children's picture books; and an illustrated book of sonnets. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
9780984442218 Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and the illustrator of numerous album
Pub Date: 10/1/10 covers, games, and magazines. His previous works include the children's book Tool Time Twist and the graphic
On Sale Date: 11/15/10
novels Blunderbuss Wanderlust and Living with Zombies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
$14.99/$17.99 Can.
Discount Code: LON
Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US)

143 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Ages 8 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Comics
& Graphic Novels
JUV008000
Series: Terra Tempo
6.000 in W | 9.500 in H
152mm W | 241mm H

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Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time


David R. Shapiro, Christopher Herndon

Summary
Winner of:
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award

Follow Ari, Jenna, and Caleb as they embark on their newest time travel adventure in Terra Tempo: The Four
Corners of Time. When Ari discovers a time map of the Colorado Plateau, he and the twins find themselves on a
fast-paced journey from Earth's underwater beginnings to the steamy jungles and huge creatures of the creepy
Cretaceous. But this time, there is more at stake than just survival; this time, they are not alone. Join the
intrepid trio as they venture into prehistoric life on Earth-they must find ways to protect their map and all of the
precious resources that the map reveals, or the rest is prehistory!

Craigmore Creations
9780984442263 Author Bio
Pub Date: 1/1/13
David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. He has worked as an animal tracker, interpretive guide,
$17.99/$21.99 Can.
Discount Code: LON youth educator, and summer camp director. He is the author of the a web comic series, Around the World with
Paperback / softback / Haley Zoic; several children's picture books; and an illustrated book of sonnets. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Trade paperback (US) Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and the illustrator of numerous album
264 pages covers, games, and magazines. His previous works include the children's book Tool Time Twist and the graphic
Carton Qty: 0 novels Blunderbuss Wanderlust and Living with Zombies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Ages 8 And Up
Juvenile Fiction / Comics
& Graphic Novels
JUV008000
Series: Terra Tempo
6.000 in W | 9.500 in H
152mm W | 241mm H

Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution


David R. Shapiro, Christopher Herndon

Summary
Ride along with the Time Explorers in their third adventure!

The third volume in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series starts off with a big bang as the series' intrepid heroes,
Jenna, Caleb, and Ari race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their way through the evolution of
mammals. They will finally earn their degrees from the Academy of Planetary Evolution and be considered full-
fledged Time Explorers. But when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age,
and Ari has been taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves in a fight alongside some of history's most
notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie. They
must race to ensure the safety of the world's history-and its future.

Craigmore Creations
9781940052090 Author Bio
Pub Date: 10/1/14 David R. Shapiro is the founder of Craigmore Creations. He has worked as an animal tracker, interpretive guide,
Ship Date: 10/1/14 youth educator, and summer camp director. He is the author of the web comic series, Around the World with
$17.99/$21.99 Can. Haley Zoic; several children's picture books; and an illustrated book of sonnets. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Discount Code: LON
Paperback / softback / Christopher Herndon is an artist, the creator of two comic book series, and the illustrator of numerous album
Trade paperback (US) covers, games, and magazines. His previous works include the children's book Tool Time Twist and the graphic
novels Blunderbuss Wanderlust and Living with Zombies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
168 pages
Carton Qty: 28
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Comics
& Graphic Novels
JUV008000
Series: Terra Tempo
6.000 in W | 9.500 in H
152mm W | 241mm H

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La tierra
Charline Zeitoun, Peter Allen

Summary
Teaching young readers how the human body works, what elements make up the Earth, what makes up color,
and how weather changes, each topic in the series is presented by a boy and a girl who conduct hands-on
experiments that readers can mimic at home.
Los niños descubren cómo funciona el cuerpo humano, las partes de La Tierra, lo que es el color y cómo cambia
el tiempo. Cada tema en esta colección es presentado por un niño y una niña que se adentran en su estudio
mediante experimentos sencillos que los lectores podrán reproducir en casa.

Combel Editorial
9788478649204 Author Bio
Pub Date: 5/28/06 Charline Zeitoun is the author of El Cuerpo Humano.
$9.95/$10.95 Can.
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Hardback / Cloth over
boards

24 pages
Carton Qty: 60
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051080
Series: Que es? series
7.750 in W | 9.500 in H |
0.300 in T | 0.610 lb Wt
197mm W | 241mm H |
8mm T | 277g Wt

Earth at Risk
Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet
Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith

Summary
The annual conference Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement to Save the Planet features environmental
thinkers and activists who are willing to ask the hardest questions about the seriousness of the planet's
situation, and this book presents an impassioned critique of the dominant culture from every angle. Speakers
from the conference are featured in this volume and include William Catton, who explains ecological overshoot;
Thomas Linzey, who gives a fiery call for community sovereignty; Jane Caputi, who exposes patriarchy's mythic
dismemberment of the goddess; Aric McBay, who discusses historically effective resistance strategies; and
Stephanie McMillan, who takes down capitalism. One by one, they build an unassailable case that the rich should
be deprived of their ability to steal from the poor and the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. These
speakers offer their ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement: one that includes all levels
PM Press of direct action that can actually match the scale of the problem. Also included are the speakers Derrick Je...
9781604866742
Pub Date: 12/19/12
$20.00/$22.00 Can.
Discount Code: LON Author Bio
Paperback / softback / Derrick Jensen is hailed as the philosopher poet of the ecological movement and is the acclaimed author of
Trade paperback (US)
Endgame, How Shall I Live My Life?, A Language Older Than Words, and Songs of the Dead, among many other
288 pages books. He lives in Crescent City, California. Lierre Keith is a radical feminist activist, the author of The
Carton Qty: 44 Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, and a coauthor of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save
Nature / Environmental the Planet. She lives in Arcata, California.
Conservation & Protection
NAT011000
Series: Flashpoint Press
6.000 in W | 9.000 in H
152mm W | 229mm H

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La vida alrededor de un árbol


Feruccio Cucciarini

Summary
Filled with realistic illustrations and a wealth of information on each page, this comprehensive reference
describes the species that live in and around a great oak tree. Covering everything from the tree's fine roots to
its high branches, this fun resource examines the animals that find their food there, take refuge in its branches,
and raise their young in a tree. Also included is a giant poster to supplement the learning process.

Lectio Ediciones Con ilustraciones realistas y una abundancia de información en cada página, esta referencia comprensiva
9788493485023 describe las especies que viven en y alrededor de un gran roble. Abordando todo desde las finas raíces del árbol
Pub Date: 9/1/10 hasta sus ramas altas, este recurso divertido examina los animales que ahí encuentran su alimento, los que se
$16.95/$18.95 Can.
esconden entre sus ramas y los que crían sus pequeños en un árbol. Se incluye también un póster gigante para
Discount Code: LON
Hardback / Cloth over suplementar el proceso de aprender.
boards

20 pages
Carton Qty: 34
Author Bio
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2 Feruccio Cucciarini is an author and an illustrator.
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003120
Series: La vida alrededor
de. . .
10.250 in W | 10.250 in H |
0.400 in T | 0.960 lb Wt
260mm W | 260mm H |
10mm T | 435g Wt

Explore the Pacific Islands National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-


Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Maia McGuire

Summary
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the
definitive guides to America's 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment
conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system,
combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures
Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an
overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific
Ocean Publishing measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical
9780982694046 information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Pub Date: 1/24/14
Ship Date: 1/24/14
$19.95/$21.95 Can. Included in this volume are the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Fagatele Bay
Discount Code: LON National Marine Sanctuary, and Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Sanctuary.
Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US)

208 pages Author Bio


Carton Qty: 32 Jean-Michel Cousteau is a recipient of an Emmy Award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d'Or, and the Cable Ace
Nature / Ecosystems &
Award. He has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the TV show Jean-Michel Cousteau:
Habitats
NAT025000 Ocean Adventures. He is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He lives in Santa Barbara,
Series: Explore the National California. Sylvia Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, the leader of the
Marine Sanctuaries with Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and the chair of the Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter
Jean-Michel Cousteau member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic
7.250 in W | 9.000 in H Atmospheric Association. She is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland,
184mm W | 229mm H
California. Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida. She is a member of the
Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St.
Augustine, Florida.

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Explore the Northeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel


Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Maia McGuire

Summary
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the
definitive guides to America's 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment
conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system,
combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures
Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an
overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific
Ocean Publishing measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical
9780982694039 information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Pub Date: 3/22/13
$19.95/$21.95 Can.
Discount Code: LON Included in this volume are the sanctuaries of Thunder Bay, Stellwagen Bank, and Monitor-the resting place of
Paperback / softback / the Civil War vessel. Filled with color photographs, revealing commentary by Jean-Michel and his team, and
Trade paperback (US) accessible science, this book is an invaluable tool for understanding the im...
208 pages
Carton Qty: 36 Author Bio
Nature / Ecosystems & Jean-Michel Cousteau is the author of America's Underwater Treasures, the Explore the National Marine
Habitats Sanctuaries series, and My Father, the Captain and is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
NAT025000
He is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d'Or, and the Cable Ace Award, and has
Series: Explore the National
Marine Sanctuaries with produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean
Jean-Michel Cousteau Adventures. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Sylvia A. Earle is an explorer-in-residence at the National
7.250 in W | 9.000 in H | Geographic Society, the leader of the Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and a chair of Google Earth advisory council
0.970 lb Wt for the ocean. She is a charter member of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief
184mm W | 229mm H | scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a founder of the National Marine
440g Wt
Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the
University of Florida-Northeast Florida. She is a member of the Florida Marine Science Education Association and
the National Mari...

Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-


Michel Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia Earle, Maia McGuire

Summary
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the
definitive guides to America's 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment
conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system,
combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures
Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an
overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific
Ocean Publishing measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical
9780982694022 information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Pub Date: 3/1/12
$19.95/$21.95 Can.
Discount Code: LON This volume features Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, located in Santa Barbara Channel; Cordell Bank
Paperback / softback / National Marine Sanctuary, northwest of San Francisco; Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, located outside
Trade paperback (US) San Francisco's Golden Gate; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which ...
368 pages
Carton Qty: 20
Nature / Ecosystems & Author Bio
Habitats
Jean-Michel Cousteau is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d'Or, and the Cable Ace
NAT025000
Series: Explore the National Award. He has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel
Marine Sanctuaries with Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He lives in Santa
Jean-Michel Cousteau Barbara, California. Sylvia A. Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, leader of the
7.25 W | 9.00 H | 1.10 T Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and chair of Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member
7W | 9H | 1T of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic Atmospheric
Association. She is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia
McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida-St. Augustine. She is a member of the
Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St.
Augustine, Florida.

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Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel


Cousteau
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Sylvia A. Earle, Maia McGuir...

Summary
Based on the famed French explorer's film series, Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, these are the
definitive guides to America's 13 National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments. Each installment
conducts a grand adventure through each of the four regions of the National Marine Sanctuary system,
combining engaging descriptions, stunning photography, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Ocean Futures
Society expedition team. Intelligent inquiries into the health of the world's oceans are provided along with an
overview of several incredible underwater treasures. Conveying the beauty of the ocean and the specific
Ocean Publishing measures being put into effect to preserve it, this inspirational collection also features detailed, practical
9780982694015 information for planning visits to the sanctuaries.
Pub Date: 4/1/11
$19.95/$21.95 Can.
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Paperback / softback / off Sapelo Island, Georgia; and Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, in the northwestern Gulf of
Trade paperback (US) Mexico.
208 pages
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Nature / Ecosystems & Author Bio
Habitats
Jean-Michel Cousteau is a recipient of the Emmy award, the Peabody Award, the 7 d'Or, and the Cable Ace
NAT025000
Series: Explore the National Award. He has produced more than 80 films and is the executive producer of the television show Jean-Michel
Marine Sanctuaries with Cousteau: Ocean Adventures. He is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He lives in Santa
Jean-Michel Cousteau Barbara, California. Sylvia A. Earle is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society, leader of the
7.25 W | 9.00 H | 0.40 T Sustainable Seas Expeditions, and chair of Google Earth advisory council for the ocean. She is a charter member
7W | 9H | 0T of the Ocean Futures Society Advisory Board and the former chief scientist of the National Oceanic Atmospheric
Association. She is a founder of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. She lives in Oakland, California. Maia
McGuire is the Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida-St. Augustine. She is a member of the
Florida Marine Science Education Association and the National Marine Educators Association. She lives in St.
Augustine, Florida.

Sharks
Ute Fuhr, Raoul Sautai

Summary
Rare attacks by great white sharks have given sharks a bad name. Although some sharks have terrifying teeth,
others only eat krill, plankton, and very small fish. Discover how they find their food. Learn how the biggest fish
in the sea give birth to their young.

Author Bio
Ute Fuhr is the author of Atlas of Civilizations, The Bee, and Let's Look at Castles.
Moonlight Publishing
9781851034284
Pub Date: 6/1/14
Ship Date: 6/1/14
$12.99/$15.99 Can.
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32 pages
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La ciguena
Elisenda Queralt

Summary
This educational and entertaining series of titles introduces young readers to the importance of protecting animal
species in danger of extinction. Each book contains detailed information, photographs, and trivia on its subject,
as well as a cutout of the animal itself. Esta serie amena y educacional conciencia a los más pequeños de la
importancia de proteger las especies de animales en peligro de extinción. Cada libro contiene información
detallada, fotografías y curiosidades sobre su tema, así como un recortable del animal mismo.
Combel Editorial
9788498255027
Author Bio
Pub Date: 7/1/11 Elisenda Queralt is a teacher and an author of children's books.
$12.95/$13.00 Can.
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24 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003030
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El oso pardo
Elisenda Queralt

Summary
This educational and entertaining series of titles introduces young readers to the importance of protecting animal
species in danger of extinction. Each book contains detailed information, photographs, and trivia on its subject,
as well as a cutout of the animal itself. Esta serie amena y educacional conciencia a los más pequeños de la
importancia de proteger las especies de animales en peligro de extinción. Cada libro contiene información
detallada, fotografías y curiosidades sobre su tema, así como un recortable del animal mismo.
Combel Editorial
9788498255010
Author Bio
Pub Date: 5/1/11 Elisenda Queralt is a teacher and an author of children's books.
$12.95/$13.95 Can.
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24 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003020
Series: Fauna en peligro
9.00 W | 9.00 H | 0.40 T
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La salamandra
Elisenda Queralt

Summary
This educational and entertaining series of titles introduces young readers to the importance of protecting animal
species in danger of extinction. Each book contains detailed information, photographs, and trivia on its subject,
as well as a cutout of the animal itself. Esta serie amena y educacional conciencia a los más pequeños de la
importancia de proteger las especies de animales en peligro de extinción. Cada libro contiene información
detallada, fotografías y curiosidades sobre su tema, así como un recortable del animal mismo.
Combel Editorial
9788498254495
Author Bio
Pub Date: 5/1/10 Elisenda Queralt is a teacher and an author of children's books.
$12.95/$13.95 Can.
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24 pages
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Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF037020
Series: Fauna en peligro
9.00 W | 9.00 H | 0.40 T
9W | 9H | 0T

La tortuga
Elisenda Queralt

Summary
This educational and entertaining series of titles introduces young readers to the importance of protecting animal
species in danger of extinction. Each book contains detailed information, photographs, and trivia on its subject,
as well as a cutout of the animal itself. Esta serie amena y educacional conciencia a los más pequeños de la
importancia de proteger las especies de animales en peligro de extinción. Cada libro contiene información
detallada, fotografías y curiosidades sobre su tema, así como un recortable del animal mismo.
Combel Editorial Author Bio
9788498253771
Pub Date: 5/1/10 Elisenda Queralt is a teacher and an author of children's books.
$12.95/$13.95 Can.
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24 pages
Carton Qty: 31
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF037020
Series: Fauna en peligro
9.00 W | 9.00 H | 0.40 T
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Animalitos Animalotes
Maia F. Miret, Hector Morales

Summary
Combining art and science, the lively images in the El morralito series are a feast for the eyes, and the simple
and straightforward texts are an excellent introduction to the written word. From books on natural phenomena
such as gravity and light to others that use animals to introduce children to basic concepts such as colors,
numbers, shapes, and sizes, these books are ideal for the youngest of readers. From dung beetles and vampire
bats to tiger salamanders and humpback whales, this lively examination shows 15 animals that live in areas
ranging from Alaska to Chile. Because some of the animals highlighted in this engaging survey are nearly extinct,
Libros del Escarabajo conservation methods and statuses are also discussed. Combinando arte y ciencia, las imágenes vivas en la serie
9789705775192 El morralito son una invitación para los ojos, y los textos claros y sencillos son una excelente introducción al
Pub Date: 9/1/09 lenguaje escrito. Desde libros sobre fenómenos naturales como la gravedad y la luz hasta otros que usan
$14.95/$16.95 Can. animales para introducir a los niños a conceptos básicos como los colores, los números, las formas y los t...
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Author Bio
Maia F. Miret is an industrial designer, a translator, and an editor. She is in charge of Libros del Escarabajo, a
36 pages publishing company devoted to natural and social science communication. She is the author of various books in
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
her native Spanish, including La Evolución and El Genoma. Héctor Morales is the illustrator of various children's
Juvenile Nonfiction / books, both fiction and nonfiction. He specializes in burin engraving and other lesser-known or almost extinct
Science & Nature artistic techniques.
JNF051150
Series: El morralito
10.25 W | 11.25 H | 0.20 T
10W | 11H | 0T

Archaeology for Kids


Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities
Richard Panchyk

Summary
This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting
dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the
Chicago Review Press
techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan,
9781556523953 capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old
Pub Date: 10/1/01 photographs of cars, "reading" objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date
$16.95/$18.95 Can. modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
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Paperback / softback / Author Bio
Trade paperback (US)
Richard Panchyk is coauthor of Engineering the City. He holds a master's degree in anthropology and has
160 pages taught college-level archaeology.
Carton Qty: 30
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Activity Books
JNF001000
Series: For Kids series
11.00 W | 8.50 H | 0.40 T
11W | 9H | 0T

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The Earth's Surface


Ute Fuhr, Raoul Sautai

Summary
What is geography and what does it tell us about the Earth? What is a peak, a crest, a bay, and a pass?
Discover all about the surface of the Earth and how it is changing.

Author Bio
Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai are children's book creators.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033621
Pub Date: 4/1/12
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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32 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051180
6.50 in W | 7.00 in H | 0.40
in T
165mm W | 178mm H |
10mm T

The Desert
Donald Grant

Summary
See how the heat, the cold, and the wind shape the landscape. Discover how people, plants, and animals
survive in these desolate regions of the earth.

Author Bio
Donald Grant is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851032990
Pub Date: 6/1/12
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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34 pages
Carton Qty: 44
Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
People & Places
JNF038110
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H |
0.600 in T
165mm W | 178mm H |
15mm T

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Mountains
Heliadore

Summary
Explore the mountains of the world. Learn about the way people, animals, and birds adapt to living high up in the
cold and the snow.

Author Bio
Héliadore is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851032945
Pub Date: 10/10/12
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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34 pages
Carton Qty: 40
Ages 5 to 8, Grades K to 3
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051180
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H
165mm W | 178mm H

El roble
La aventura de vivir
Calros Silvar

Summary
Featuring tremendously detailed and realistic illustrations, this educational and charming book presents a grand
old oak tree that explains to children what its life is like, season by season. It also describes its relationship with
the other creatures that live in and around its trunk and branches. Most poignantly, however, it details its long
and occasionally tumultuous relationship with humans, whom it presents as its greatest obstacle to a long life.
Children will not only learn basic scientific facts about one of the world's most important and ubiquitous trees,
they will also gain an appreciation for the importance of conservation.

Author Bio
Calros Silvar is an illustrator and a graphic designer who has worked with a number of publishing houses and
periodicals and who has taught courses on drawing, illustration, and photography.
Lectio Ediciones
9788415088653
Pub Date: 7/1/14
Ship Date: 7/1/14
$14.95/$15.95 Can.
Discount Code: LON
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Trade paperback (US)

40 pages
Carton Qty: 18
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF037040
9.000 in W | 10.750 in H |
1.270 lb Wt
229mm W | 273mm H |
576g Wt

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Grow Organic, Eat Organic


Lone Morton, Martin Ursell

Summary
Learn how to cultivate your own plants, whether in pots, window boxes, or in the garden

What does organic mean? How do you make an organic garden? Why are worms and bees so important? Discover
the answers to these questions, and lots of other useful advice, in this lovely first book for budding organic
gardeners and cooks, and soon you'll know the excitement of eating fresh, home-grown produce. This colorful
book is packed with useful information and offers a clear, practical, step-by-step approach to sowing, growing,
cooking, and eating in harmony with the natural world.
b small publishing
9781908164650
Pub Date: 11/1/12 Author Bio
$9.99/$11.99 Can. Lone Morton is the author of many bilingual English and French books, including Space Postman/Le Facteur
Paperback / softback /
Picture book Spatial, Hurry Up, Molly/Depeche-Toi, Molly, and I'm Too Big/Je Suis Trop Gros. Martin Ursell is an author and
illustrator of children's books including The Big Book of Experiments and Activities, Dragon Boy, and You Can
48 pages Draw Wild Animals.
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Gardening
JNF022000
7.000 in W | 9.000 in H
178mm W | 229mm H

Let's Look at the Rainforest


Ute Fuhr, Raoul Sautai

Summary
The rainforest is bursting with plant and animal life, and readers will learn about orchid bees (their back legs have
little hollows filled with the scent of orchid, used by the males to attract the females) and katydid grasshoppers
(its spiky legs can fight off attacks from frogs, birds, and even monkeys).

Author Bio
Ute Fuhr and Raoul Sautai are children's books creators.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033607
Pub Date: 10/1/12
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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wire

38 pages
Carton Qty: 30
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003300
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H
165mm W | 178mm H

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Let's Look at the Seashore


Christian Broutin

Summary
The seashore scene has plenty of animals to spot, including a shrimp (it uses its pincers to cut up food and take
it to its mouth just like a knife and fork) and a sea anemone (it reproduces itself like a plant with buds-the
babies grow from the base of the anemone and gradually detach themselves).

Author Bio
Christian Broutin is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851033416
Pub Date: 10/1/12
$11.99/$12.99 Can.
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wire

38 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Animals
JNF003150
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H
165mm W | 178mm H

Atlas of the Earth


Daniel Moignot

Summary
Find out how landscapes are formed over millions of years; discover how wind, water, and ice sculpt valleys and
mountains; and see a new island emerge as a volcano erupts.

Author Bio
Daniel Moignot is a children's book creator.

Moonlight Publishing
9781851034062
Pub Date: 9/1/12
$12.99/$14.99 Can./£7.99
UK
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wire

36 pages
Carton Qty: 22
Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051180
6.500 in W | 7.000 in H |
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376g Wt

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How the Earth Works


60 Fun Activities for Exploring Volcanoes, Fossils, Earthquakes, and More
Michelle O'Brien-Palmer

Summary
Earth science comes alive for children 6 to 9 through 60 engrossing games, activities, and experiments. Kids
"core sample" a filled cupcake and discover plate tectonics by floating graham cracker continents on a molten
Chicago Review Press mantle of molasses. They learn how heat changes rocks by seeing how separate ingredients disappear when
9781556524424 they bake Rice Krispie Treats. More activities show what causes earthquakes and what kinds of buildings resist
Pub Date: 4/1/02 their force. Growing sugar and salt crystals, "fossilizing" plastic insects, and modeling a variety of volcanoes add
$16.95/$18.95 Can. to the learning and the fun. Eight of the activities are tasty as well as informative. Silly songs help children
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Paperback / softback / remember new words and concepts, and a resource section gives inexpensive sources for rocks, minerals, and
Trade paperback (US) fossils. All the projects have been tested in homes and schools to make sure they are safe, effective, and fun.
192 pages Author Bio
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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Michelle O'Brien-Palmer is the author of Sense-Abilities, Healthy Me, Watch Me Grow, and several Scholastic
Education / Teaching teacher guides as well as other books. A science educator, consultant, and specialist in educational curriculum
Methods & Materials development, she lives in Seattle, Washington.
EDU029030
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0.420 in T | 0.710 lb Wt
241mm W | 178mm H |
11mm T | 322g Wt

The Wind at Work (2nd Edition)


An Activity Guide to Windmills
Gretchen Woelfle

Summary
Explaining how the wind works, what windmills have contributed to the past, and why they offer environmental
promise today as a source of clean, renewable energy, this revised and updated edition offers a glimpse into all
Chicago Review Press
the current and historical uses for wind power. Featuring new information on wind energy technology and wind
9781613741009 farms, new photographs, and 24 wind-related activities-from keeping track of household energy use and
Pub Date: 3/1/13 conducting science experiments to cooking traditional meals and creating arts and crafts-this handy resource
$16.95/$18.95 Can. offers kids interested in the science of energy and green technologies an engaging, interactive, and
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contemporary overview of wind power.
Paperback / softback /
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160 pages Author Bio


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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 Gretchen Woelfle traveled across America and the Netherlands to visit windmills and to talk to people who work
And Up with them. She has been known to drive down rough country roads in North America and Europe to see giant
Juvenile Nonfiction / wind turbines up close. At home in Los Angeles, Woelfle writes historical fiction and biographies for children of all
Science & Nature ages. Katje the Windmill Cat was inspired by her windmill research. All the World's A Stage: A Novel in Five Acts
JNF037080
travels back to Shakespeare's London. Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, Write on, Mercy: The Secret Life of
11.000 in W | 8.500 in H | Mercy Otis Warren, and Mumbet's Declaration of Independence celebrate heroines of the American history.
0.850 lb Wt
279mm W | 216mm H |
386g Wt

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Mad Machines And Dotty Devices


Mind-boggling Inventions!
Susan Martineau, Martin Ursell

Summary
Mess up your hair and work on your crazy laugh, it's time to bring out your inner mad scientist

From using a balloon to create a rocket, to powering bottles through the water with paddles, these tried and
tested ideas will soon have you on your way to techno-wizardry. You'll also learn to spy on neighbors with a
b small publishing secret Spyscope, or look at your friends upside down with a pin-hole camera. All the projects use everyday
9781902915913 materials, a brief fact file explains the science and technology, and there is extra information on nutty inventors
Pub Date: 9/1/03 and amazing machines.
$8.99/$10.99 Can.
Paperback / softback /
Trade paperback (US)
Author Bio
24 pages
Carton Qty: 0
Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
Ages 6 to 9, Grades 1 to 4 Science and Awesome Experiments. Martin Ursell is an author and illustrator of children's books including The
Juvenile Nonfiction / Big Book of Experiments and Activities, Dragon Boy, and You Can Draw Wild Animals.
Technology
JNF051120
Series: Gruesome Series
9.000 in W | 11.000 in H
229mm W | 279mm H

The Paper Boomerang Book


Build Them, Throw Them, and Get Them to Return Every Time
Mark Latno

Summary
When it comes to lightweight avionics, there's no beating a paper boomerang. Let all the others chase after their
dull folded airplanes--you can now build a flying device that comes right back to you, every time! And unlike
expensive, heavy wooden boomerangs, you won't endanger windows and skulls with paper boomerangs.

Chicago Review Press The Paper Boomerang Book is the first-of-its-kind guide to this fascinating toy. Expert Mark Latno not only tells
9781569762820 you how to build, perfect, and troubleshoot your paper boomerang, but about the 20,000-year history of the
Pub Date: 4/27/10 device, including Egyptian throwing sticks found in pharaoh's tombs, and the physics behind their circuitous
$12.95/$13.95 Can.
flights. And once you've mastered the basic throw, return, and catch, it's on to more impressive tricks--the
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Trade paperback (US) Backward, Double-Boomerang Throw.
160 pages
Carton Qty: 44 For those who don't have the luxury of the wide-open outback on a clear Australian day, author Latno includes
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 plans for Little Dragons, miniature versions of the paper boomerang tha...
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction / Author Bio
Science & Nature
JNF051110
Mark Latno has been teaching children to build and throw paper boomerangs at schools for almost two decades.
Series: Science in Motion
8.000 in W | 8.000 in H |
0.400 in T
203mm W | 203mm H |
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The Wizard Who Saved the World


Jeffrey Bennett, Roberta Collier-Morales

Summary
Diego dreams of being a wizard so he can make the world a better place by fighting global warming. When he
realizes that he can't really perform magic, Diego thinks of ways he can help save the world by considering many
potential careers and what it would take to achieve them. Filled with sidebars called "Big Kid Boxes" that explain
the crucial scientific concepts that lie behind the scenes depicted, this inspirational story gives children an
opportunity to exercise their own magical dreams.
Big Kid Science
9780972181945
Pub Date: 11/1/11 Author Bio
$15.00/$16.95 Can. Jeffrey Bennett is the author of Max Goes to Jupiter, Max Goes to Mars, and Max Goes to the Moon. He is an
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astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar
Hardback / Picture book
System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington,
32 pages DC. Roberta Collier-Morales is the illustrator of many children's books, including How Spirit Dog Made the Milky
Carton Qty: 24 Way, Inside Out, and Where Is Thumbkin? They both live in Boulder, Colorado.
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029010
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279mm W | 279mm H

El mago que salvo el mundo


Jeffrey Bennett, Roberta Collier-Morales

Summary
Diego dreams of being a wizard so he can make the world a better place by fighting global warming. When he
realizes that he can't really perform magic, Diego thinks of ways he can help save the world by considering many
potential careers and what it would take to achieve them. Filled with "Big Kid Boxes" that explain the crucial
scientific concepts that lie behind the scenes depicted, this inspirational story gives children an opportunity to
exercise their own magical dreams.
Big Kid Science
9780972181952 Diego sueña con ser un mago para que pueda hacer del mundo un lugar mejor combatiendo el calentamiento
Pub Date: 11/1/11 global. Cuando se da cuenta de que no puede en realidad hacer magia, Diego se pone a pensar en otras maneras
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en las cuales puede salvar el mundo, considerando diversas carreras potenciales y qué sería necesario hacer
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Hardback / Picture book para realizarlas. Lleno de recuadros "Big Kid" que explican los importantes conceptos científicos que hay detrás
de las escenas retratadas, este cuento inspirante les da a los niños la oportunidad de poner en marcha sus
32 pages propios sueños mágicos.
Carton Qty: 24
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World Author Bio
JUV029010 Jeffrey Bennett is the author of Max Goes to Jupiter, Max Goes to Mars, and Max Goes to the Moon. He is an
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar
279mm W | 279mm H System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington,
DC. Roberta Collier-Morales is the illustrator of many children's books, including How Spirit Dog Made the Milky
Way, Inside Out, and Where Is Thumbkin. They both live in Boulder, Colorado.

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Exploring the Solar System


A History with 22 Activities
Mary Kay Carson

Summary
Winner of the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Children's Literature Award.
How do we know that Mars is covered in rusty dust, that a day on Venus lasts longer than its year, and that
Chicago Review Press
Neptune has 13 moons? Human exploration! Exploring the Solar System relates the rich history of space
9781556527159 exploration using telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions. This book has been updated to
Pub Date: 2/1/08 include the recent discovery of Eris, which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified as a "dwarf planet" by
$17.95/$22.95 Can. the International Astronomical Union. In addition to history, this book contains 22 hands-on projects to explore
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the planets and other celestial bodies from right here on earth. Exploring the Solar System also includes
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System with detailed scientific data on each of our celestial neighbors and the historic missions to visit them.
176 pages Download the free teaching guide.
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction / Author Bio
Science & Nature Mary Kay Carson is the author of more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including The Underground
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Railroad for Kids, Weather Projects for Young Scientists, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.
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Beyond the Solar System


Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities
Mary Kay Carson

Summary
Winner of:
NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2014 list
Chicago Review Press
9781613745441 Humans have gazed into the night sky for thousands of years and wondered, What are those twinkling lights?
Pub Date: 6/1/13 Though the sun, moon, and planets moved across the background of stars, the stars themselves appeared
$18.95/$20.95 Can.
immovable, forever fixed in constellations. Only when astronomers began taking a closer look did anyone realize
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Paperback / softback / what a fascinating, ever-changing universe lies beyond our solar system-red giant and white dwarf stars, spiral
Trade paperback (US) galaxies, wispy nebulae, black holes, and much more.
144 pages
Carton Qty: 38 In Beyond the Solar System, author Mary Kay Carson traces the evolution of humankind's astronomical
Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 knowledge, from the realization that we are not at the center of the universe to recent telescopic proof of
And Up planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-
Juvenile Nonfiction /
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on projects to further explore the subjects discussed. Readers will build a three-dimensional representation of
JNF051040 the constellation Orion, model the warping of space-time caused by a black hole, see how the uni...
Series: For Kids series
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1.000 lb Wt Author Bio
279mm W | 216mm H | Mary Kay Carson has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children, including The Bat Scientists, Exploring
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the Solar System, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.

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My First – My First Book of the Solar System


Summary
My First Book of the Solar System introduces children to the ever-popular topic of space and the amazing worlds
that make up our solar system.

My First Book of the Solar System is written in clear and easy-to-follow language and packed with colourful
illustrations and photographs. Young children can find out facts about the Sun, the planets, asteroids and
comets.

Educational and entertaining, and full of colourful photographs. Supporting facts and quizzes.

Collins Part of the Collins 'My First' series of reference books for young readers.
9780007521241
Pub Date: 6/20/13
£9.99 UK Content breakdown
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80 pages • Introduction
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Ages 6 And Up
• The Sun
212.000 mm W | 272.000 • Inner Planets
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260gr Wt • Quizzes
• Index

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Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage
we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors.

Space
The Whole Whizz-Bang Story
Glenn Murphy

Summary
What would happen if you were flying a spaceship near a black hole? Find the answer, along with a whole solar
system of games and puzzles.

What is a black hole? How do we know that stars and galaxies are billions of years old? What is the difference
between stars and planets? Find the answers to these and other space-related questions in this funny and
informative book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, like supermassive black
holes, galaxies, telescopes, planets, solar flares, constellations, eclipses, and red dwarfs, this book contains
absolutely no boring parts!

Pan Macmillan
9781447226239
Pub Date: 5/1/14
Author Bio
Ship Date: 5/1/14 Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North
$7.99 Carolina.
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188 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
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0.330 lb Wt
127mm W | 203mm H |
150g Wt

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Cool Astronomy
50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
Malcolm Croft

Summary
Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars, right down to
expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space. Readers will
discover everything they need to know about the universe, from Asteroids to Zubenelgenubi, and almost
Pavilion Children's everything in between.
9781909396418
Pub Date: 11/1/14
Ship Date: 11/1/14
Author Bio
$14.99/$17.99 Can. Malcolm Croft is a writer of popular reference books.
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112 pages
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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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6.000 in W | 7.750 in H
152mm W | 197mm H

Max Goes to Mars


A Science Adventure with Max the Dog
Jeffrey Bennett, Alan Okamoto

Summary
Max gets ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, his mission is to help the human crew in the
search for life on Mars, while providing the comfort that only a dog can offer on a journey that lasts more than
two years. With sidebars on science lessons, this picture book also has a take-home message about the beauty
and fragility of planet Earth.
Big Kid Science
9780972181914
Author Bio
Pub Date: 3/1/03 Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage
$16.95/$21.95 Can. Scale Model Solar System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National
Discount Code: LON Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of bestselling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines:
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astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto is a
32 pages children's book illustrator and a space artist who has done commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous
Carton Qty: 24 aerospace corporations, and college textbooks. He lives in Lodi, California.
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology
JUV036000
Series: Science Adventures
with Max the Dog series
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H |
0.400 in T | 1.300 lb Wt
279mm W | 279mm H |
10mm T | 590g Wt

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Max Goes to the Moon


A Science Adventure with Max the Dog
Jeffrey Bennett, Alan Okamoto

Summary
Max the Dog and his human friend Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era and their trip proves
so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon
colony. From the colony, the views of Earth make everyone realize how small and precious planet Earth is.
Behind-the-scenes science lessons with activities round out this entertaining and educational picture book.
Big Kid Science
9780972181907
Author Bio
Pub Date: 4/1/03 Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage
$16.95/$21.95 Can. Scale Model Solar System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National
Discount Code: LON Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of bestselling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines:
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astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto is a
32 pages children's book illustrator and a space artist who has done commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous
Carton Qty: 24 aerospace corporations, and college textbooks. He lives in Lodi, California.
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology
JUV036000
Series: Science Adventures
with Max the Dog series
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H |
0.390 in T
279mm W | 279mm H |
10mm T

Max Goes to Jupiter


A Science Adventure with Max the Dog
Jeffrey Bennett, Nick Schneider, Erica Ellingson, ...

Summary
Scientifically-accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this fascinating tale, the third in this
acclaimed series about diversity and space exploration. Set in the future, Max the Dog's friend Tori is all grown
up and is the chief scientist of the Jupiter Mission. In order to reach their spacecraft, Max and his crew must
take an amazing ride on a new device called the Space Elevator. Once they've probed the planet's atmosphere,
Max and friends begin exploring two of Jupiter's moons-the volcanically active moon Io and the ice-encrusted
Big Kid Science
9780972181938 moon Europa. On Europa, Max once again saves the day by locating a weak spot in the ice to launch a
Pub Date: 10/1/08 submarine and explore the ocean below.
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Author Bio
32 pages Jeffrey Bennett is the author of Max Goes to Mars and Max Goes to the Moon. He is an astrophysicist and
Carton Qty: 24 educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar System-the first science-
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology of bestselling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology.
JUV036000 He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Nick Schneider is the coauthor of The Cosmic Perspective and a leading expert on
Series: Science Adventures Jupiter and its moons. Erica Ellingson is an extragalactic astronomy and cosmology specialist. They are all
with Max the Dog series science professors at the University of Colorado and live in Lyons, Colorado. Michael Carroll is a renowned
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H | space artist. His work has been featured at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National Air and Space
0.360 in T | 1.000 lb Wt
Museum; in National Geographic, Smithsonian magazine, and Time; and on NOVA. He lives in Littleton, Colorado.
279mm W | 279mm H |
9mm T | 454g Wt

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Max viaja a la estacion espacial


Una aventura de ciencias con el perro Max
Jeffrey Bennett, Michael Carroll

Summary
The long-awaited prequel to the books in the Science Adventures with Max the Dog series, this installment
follows Max on his trip to the International Space Station where he shares in the adventures of astronaut life
and helps save everyone from a potential disaster along the way. The book teaches children to see themselves
and the planet in a new light and encourages readers to discover how they can help make the world a better
Big Kid Science
place. Accompanying the story of how Max saves the day are numerous "Big Kid Box" sidebars that offer science
9781937548322 facts and other pieces of fascinating information. Grown-ups and kids learn about science together with this fun
Pub Date: 11/1/13 and educational picture book.
$15.00/$15.00 Can.
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Hardback / Picture book La tan esperada historia previa a las de los libros en la colección Science Adventures with Max the Dog, esta
entrega sigue a Max en su viaje a la estación espacial internacional donde participa en las aventuras de la vida
32 pages astronáutica y rescata sobre la marcha a toda la gente de un desastre potencial. El libro les enseña a los niños a
Carton Qty: 24
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4 verse a sí mismos y a ver el planeta desde una nueva perspectiva y anima a...
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology
JUV036000 Author Bio
Series: Science Adventures
with Max the Dog series
Jeffrey Bennett is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage
Scale Model Solar System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H |
1.350 lb Wt Mall in Washington, DC. He is the lead author of bestselling college textbooks in four distinct disciplines:
279mm W | 279mm H | astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology, as well as the critically acclaimed books for the general
612g Wt public Beyond UFOs and Math for Life. He is also the author of children's books, including those in the Science
Adventures with Max the Dog series and El mago que salvo el mundo. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Michael
Carroll is a renowned space artist, a fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, and a
recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts. His work has been
featured at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National Air and Space Museum; in National Geographic,
Smithsonian magazine, and Time magazine; and on NOVA. He is the illustrator of Max Goes to Jupiter. He lives in
Littleto...

Max viaja a la luna


Una aventura de ciencias con el perro Max
Jeffrey Bennett, Alan Okamoto

Summary
Max the Dog and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era, and their trip
proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon
colony. From the colony, the views of Earth make everyone realize how small and precious planet Earth is. Along
the way, the story sets the stage for more sophisticated science, featured in the 19 "Big Kid Box" sidebars which
Big Kid Science
cover topics including "Phases of the Moon," "Wings in Space?," and "Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon"-all
9781937548247 thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn about science together. Behind-the-scenes
Pub Date: 9/26/12 science lessons with activities round out this entertaining and educational picture book, which is designed to
$15.00/$15.00 Can. accompany the new Max Goes to the Moon planetarium show, coming soon to planetariums around the world.
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El perro Max y una joven llamada Tori emprenden el primer viaje a la luna desde la época del programa Apolo, y
32 pages su viaje resulta ser tan inspirador para los habitantes de la Tierra que todas las naciones trabajan juntas pa...
Carton Qty: 24
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology Author Bio
JUV036000 Jeffrey Bennett is the author of El mago que salvó el mundo as well as the books in the Science Adventures
Series: Science Adventures
with Max the Dog series
with Max the Dog series. He is an astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the
Voyage Scale Model Solar System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the
11.000 in W | 11.000 in H |
1.310 lb Wt National Mall in Washington, DC. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Alan Okamoto is a children's book illustrator and
279mm W | 279mm H | a space artist who has done commissioned work for the Air Force, numerous aerospace corporations, and college
594g Wt textbooks. He lives in Lodi, California.

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El color
Philippe Nessmann, Peter Allen

Summary
Teaching young readers how the human body works, what elements make up the Earth, what makes up color,
and how weather changes, each topic in the series is presented by a boy and a girl who conduct hands-on
experiments that readers can mimic at home.
Los niños descubren cómo funciona el cuerpo humano, las partes de La Tierra, lo que es el color y cómo cambia
el tiempo. Cada tema en esta colección es presentado por un niño y una niña que se adentran en su estudio
mediante experimentos sencillos que los lectores podrán reproducir en casa.

Combel Editorial
Author Bio
9788478649211 Philippe Nessmann is the author of the children's books The Air and Light.
Pub Date: 5/28/06
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24 pages
Carton Qty: 60
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051110
Series: Que es? series
7.750 in W | 9.500 in H |
0.200 in T | 0.550 lb Wt
197mm W | 241mm H |
5mm T | 249g Wt

Disgusting Science
A Revolting Look at What Makes Things Gross
Glenn Murphy

Summary
Prepare yourself for a gross overload

What's worse than finding a maggot in your apple? Which smells worse: a rotten egg or a rotten leg? What is
sick and poo made of? This book explains how being revolted (and sometimes being revolting) can be both
incredibly beneficial and stupendously silly in this fantastically informative book. Packed with illustrations,
photographs, information, and jokes about all sorts of disgusting things, from bugs, bacteria, and sweaty armpits
to exploding bodies and creepy-crawly creatures, this book contains absolutely no boring bits.

Pan Macmillan Author Bio


9781447252993
Pub Date: 10/1/14 Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North
On Sale Date: 10/1/14 Carolina.
Ship Date: 10/1/14
$7.99
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160 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051000
5.000 in W | 7.500 in H
127mm W | 191mm H

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Slimy Science and Awesome Experiments


Susan Martineau, Martin Ursell

Summary
No special equipment is needed to get started with these weird and wonderful experiments

Ectoplasmic Gunk, Balloon Belchers, Floating Eyeballs, and Pus-filled Boils-does this sound like your kind of fun?
Well then, you're definitely a grossologist. These tried and tested scientific experiments will disgust even the
most gruesome. "Fact Files" explain the science behind each experiment.

b small publishing Author Bio


9781908164629
Pub Date: 12/1/14
Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and
Ship Date: 12/1/14 Shadows in the Bedroom. Martin Ursell is an author and illustrator of children's books including The Big Book of
$8.99/$10.99 Can. Experiments and Activities, Dragon Boy, and You Can Draw Wild Animals.
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48 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 6 to 10, Grades 1 to 5
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051110
Series: Gruesome Series
7.000 in W | 9.000 in H
178mm W | 229mm H

Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?


Read Think Recycle
Sabbithry Persad

Summary
After their dog Bubbles chases after the recycling truck, Tiana and her family set off on a search to the
Materials Recovery Facility, learning about recycling along the way. Exploring the MRF on their adventure, they
see how papers, plastics, metals, and glass are collected, sorted, and baled, and then sent to be made into new
Firewater Media Group products. Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, this book will help children
9780981243900 understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources, as well as how they can take action in their
Pub Date: 4/1/11 own communities.
$8.95/$10.95 Can.
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Sabbithry Persad is the creator and author of the Garbology Kids series: We Can Reduce: Precycle It!,
40 pages
Carton Qty: 72 Operation: Reuse It!, and Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?, which was a finalist in the 2011 USA Best Books
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2 Awards. Sabbithry lives in Toronto.
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology
JUV036000
Series: Garbology Kids
10.000 in W | 8.500 in H |
0.200 in T | 0.360 lb Wt
254mm W | 216mm H |
5mm T | 163g Wt

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De donde vienen las cosas?


Summary
Children will have a great time as they learn about nature and science with the interactive learning aids in this
series. Each book includes flaps that can be lifted, wheels that can be turned to reveal additional information,
and acetate overlays that allow kids to see the interiors of objects.

This educational resource presents facts on where everyday things come from, including food, metals, and oil.

Los niños disfrutarán mientras aprenden de la naturaleza y la ciencia con los libros educacionales en esta
colección. Cada libro incluye solapas que se levantan, ruedas que se giran para revelar información adicional y
Macmillan Iberia S.A. acetatos que ayudan a los niños a comprender mejor el interior de los objetos
9788479427481
Pub Date: 4/1/12
$16.95/$18.95 Can. Este recurso didáctico presenta datos e información sobre de dónde vienen las cosas que nos rodean,
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Board book

12 pages Author Bio


Carton Qty: 24 Priddy Books is a publisher of innovative books for children, from first books for babies to early reference titles
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2 for older children, designed to help young readers develop key early learning skills.
Juvenile Nonfiction /
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JNF051000
Series: Descubre y juega
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10W | 10H | 1T

Operation: Reuse It!


Read Think Reuse
Sabbithry Persad, Jenny Campbell

Summary
With colorful illustrations and fact-filled diagrams complementing the adventure, this picture book tells the story
of how Peter and his friends help Mr. Ogilvy rediscover forgotten belongings in his shed. They help him organize
and distribute the unwanted stuff to reuse centers in the community, learning the many ways and benefits of
Firewater Media Group reusing. The children have fun with forgotten treasures such as old toys, electronics, art supplies, and even a
9780981243917 broken-down car, while they work together to determine how the items should be reused, in the process saving
Pub Date: 9/30/11 resources, energy, and money, while diverting materials from the landfill.
$8.95/$10.95 Can.
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Picture book Author Bio
40 pages
Sabbithry Persad is the creator and author of the Garbology Kids series: We Can Reduce: Precycle It!,
Carton Qty: 100 Operation: Reuse It!, and Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?, which was a finalist in the 2011 USA Best Books
Ages 5 to 7, Grades K to 2 Awards. Sabbithry lives in Toronto.
Juvenile Fiction / Science
& Technology
JUV036000
Series: Garbology Kids
10.000 in W | 8.500 in H |
0.360 lb Wt
254mm W | 216mm H |
163g Wt

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Something Stinks!
Gail Hedrick

Summary
Dead fish are washing ashore on the Higdon River, and seventh grader Emily Sanders decides to find out why.
Mocked by her fellow students and abandoned by her best friend, Emily investigates farms, a golf course, and
local factories. Gradually she persuades friends to help her test the waters. Their investigations lead them into
trouble with the law and confrontation with the town's most powerful citizen. Can a handful of determined
seventh graders find out the true source of the stink in the Higdon River?
Tumblehome Learning, Inc.
9780985000899
Pub Date: 4/1/13 Author Bio
$7.95/$11.95 Can. Gail Hedrick is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. She lives in Bradenton, Florida.
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183 pages
Carton Qty: 50
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Juvenile Fiction / Nature &
the Natural World
JUV029010
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0.600 lb Wt
140mm W | 203mm H |
272g Wt

¡Nos divertimos con la ciencia!


Angels Navarro, Anna Mongay

Summary
First Place Winner in the category of Best Educational Children's Picture Book - Spanish or Bilingual for the 2013
International Latino Book Awards.

Combel Editorial Children are in for hours of scientific fun with this entertaining and educational activity book. Featured are 28
9788498257557
Pub Date: 11/1/13
projects that can be carried out with easily obtainable household materials. Kids will have fun experimenting with
$17.95/$19.95 Can. a balloon that doesn't pop, simulating a volcanic eruption, constructing a water xylophone, and more. Each
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Hardback / Cloth over the scientific principles behind each experiment and feature photographs of the projects. This is a great book to
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exercise the curiosity of the youngest scientists.
64 pages
Carton Qty: 20 A los niños les espera horas de diversión científica con este entretenido y didáctico libro de actividades. Se
Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4 incluyen 28 proyectos que se pueden llevar a cabo con materiales asequibles. Los niños se divertirán
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature experimentando con un globo que no explota, simulando la erupción de un volcán, construyendo un xilófono de
JNF051000 agua y más. ...
12.250 in W | 8.750 in H |
1.470 lb Wt
311mm W | 222mm H | Author Bio
667g Wt Àngels Navarro is a former psychologist and the author of series of school notebooks and numerous children's
books. Her work focuses on brain teasers and logic puzzles in various formats. She is the author of Los 10
mejores juegos del mundo; Buenas noches; Letra a letra; Mira, mira; El tesoro de Barbazul; and the Cuando
era . . . series. Anna Mongay is an illustrator who has worked with some of the most important publishing
houses in Spain.

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Weather Projects for Young Scientists


Experiments and Science Fair Ideas
Mary Kay Carson

Summary
From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados,
and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the
text instructions for building weather-measuring tools-barometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes,
rain gauges, and thermometers-allow the reader to assemble them into a working weather station. More than 40
weather projects are included, such as building a model of the water cycle, creating a tornado in a bottle,
calculating dew point, and reading a weather map. Most of the experiments also include ideas for expanding
them into full-fledged science fair projects. Weather-related environmental issues are also addressed, such as
global climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain, as well as profiles of scientists working in the field of
Chicago Review Press meteorology.
9781556526299
Pub Date: 3/1/07 Author Bio
$16.95/$18.95 Can. Mary Kay Carson has written more than 15 nonfiction books for children, including Exploring the Solar System,
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The Underground Railroad for Kids, and The Wright Brothers for Kids.
Trade paperback (US)

144 pages
Carton Qty: 32
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051080
7.000 in W | 10.000 in H |
0.400 in T
178mm W | 254mm H |
10mm T

The Weather
Sophie Kniffke

Summary
Follow the changing weather through the seasons of the year.

Author Bio
Sophie Kniffke is the author of On Wheels.

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Kelvin McCloud and the Seaside Storm


Michael Erb

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An anonymous note in the middle of the night, an obituary for a banker who died in a hailstorm, and a mysterious
woman vanishing down the stairwell: these clues lead Henry Alabaster and his uncle Kelvin McCloud to a spooky
mansion in a coastal town. As a weather detective, Kelvin knows a thing or two about hailstorms, and then
strange events surrounding the banker's death suggest foul play. Henry teams up with the fiery, artistic Rachel
to help his uncle investigate, and they learn a lot about weather on the way. Nothing-not a thunderstorm,
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. threats, burglary, a baseball bat-wielding suspect, nor even a devastating fire-can keep Henry and his team from
9780985000837 chasing down the truth.
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Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons


A Look at Science Fairs, Inside & Out
Barnas G. Monteith

Summary
A personal look at science fairs from the varied perspectives of a successful participant, judge, policymaker, and
science fair organization leader

Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons takes young readers on a journey into adventure science as experienced by a
young aspiring scientist who turned scientific inspiration into scientific success. The book is full of anecdotes and
advice from the world of STEM education and contains practical advice about judging, display boards, and other
preparations for the big science fair day. Throughout the text and appendix are examples of original, winning
science fair materials as well as links to a wide variety of proprietary online resources which complement the
text. In the end, the hardships are all worthwhile when you work alongside some of the top scientists in the
field, make groundbreaking discoveries, and win big in the science fair and beyond!
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$9.95/$11.99 Can. Barnas G. Monteith is chair of the Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair and a cofounder of the
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operates his not-for-profit blog and resource site, www.mistersciencefair.com. He is the author of The Furious
150 pages Case of the Fraudulent Fossil and The Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker. He lives in Brockton,
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The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis


Owen R. Liu, Barbara Tinker

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
engineers.

An adventure that investigates the causes and consequences of climate change

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9780989792448 Something strange is going on during Anita and Benson's field trip to a greenhouse as their guide is making wild
Pub Date: 1/1/15 claims about carbon dioxide and their science teacher, Mr. Fazmel, has mysteriously disappeared. That's when
Ship Date: 1/1/15 Quarkum Phonon, a Dude from the future, sends Anita and Benson on a Galactic Academy of Science mission to
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Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7 Owen R. Liu is a PhD student in environmental science and management at the University of California-Santa
Juvenile Fiction / Science Barbara. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. Barbara Tinker is a PhD clinical psychologist and a cofounder of
Fiction the Concord Consortium, a pioneer in using technology to enhance inquiry in science education. She lives in
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The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair


Barbara Tinker, Robert Tinker, Pendred Noyce

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
engineers.

Learn to create and crack codes in this latest G.A.S. installment

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9780989792424
Dr. G and his companions are using coded messages in a plot to corrupt the International Science Fair. Quarkum
Pub Date: 9/1/14 Phonon, a Dude from the future, calls on four middle school students for help. Benson and Anita work on their
Ship Date: 9/1/14 computers while two new G.A.S. recruits, Ella and Shomari, travel through time, facing kidnappers, thieves, and
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192 pages Author Bio


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Juvenile Fiction / Science pioneer in the field of educational technology. He and Barbara Tinker are founders of the Concord Consortium, a
Fiction pioneer in using computers and other technology to enhance inquiry in science and mathematic education. They
JUV053000 live in Amherst, Massachusetts. Penny Noyce is a doctor and the author of several books in the Galactic
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Academy of Science series, including The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The Desperate Case of the
Diamond Chip, and The Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
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The Perilous Case of the Zombie Potion


Pendred Noyce

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
engineers.

Only the G.A.S. kids can stop an evil scientist who wants to enslave humans of the future
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9780989792431 When a corrupt Dude from the future threatens to harm Sam's mother unless he steals a zombie potion from his
Pub Date: 10/1/14 scientist father, Clinton and Mae know they have to help. This time-traveling journey on the science and history
Ship Date: 10/1/14 of death takes the G.A.S. crew to China, Italy, Belgium, Haiti, New Guinea, Arizona, and Indonesia. Along the
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192 pages
Author Bio
Carton Qty: 36 Pendred Noyce is a doctor and the author of several books in the Galactic Academy of Science series, including
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7 The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain, The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip, and The Vicious Case of the
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Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids


His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments
Jerome Pohlen

Summary
Winner of:
2013 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List Selection
Chicago Review Press
9781613740286 Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc², Albert
Pub Date: 10/1/12 Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated-along with his
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fascinating life and unique personality-in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein's important
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young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such
144 pages
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a
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Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids (2nd Edition)


His Life and Ideas
Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen

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An engaging, kid-friendly exploration of America's leading architect and his work

Chicago Review Press This revised and updated edition of a longstanding classic, Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids, details the life, times,
9781613744741 and work of the celebrated architect. Through simple, kid-friendly prose and anecdotes, author Kathleen Thorne-
Pub Date: 7/1/14 Thomsen describes the influences of Wright's Wisconsin childhood filled with nature, music, and close family ties;
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his struggles to find work as a young architect; the unique style that led him to the top of his profession; and
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144 pages Friedrich Froebel and his toy blocks that enchanted Wright as a child, and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Budding
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Biography & Autobiography
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Series: For Kids series Kathleen Thorne-Thomsen is an author who specializes in writing and designing books and websites for
11.000 in W | 8.500 in H | museums, historical sites, and educational organizations. She is the author of Greene and Greene for Kids, The
1.060 lb Wt Huntington for Kids, The Sustainability Book for Kids, and many others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids


His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities
Kerrie Logan Hollihan

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Isaac Newton was as strange as he was intelligent. In a few short years, he made astounding discoveries in
physics, astronomy, optics, and mathematics- yet never told a soul. Though isolated, snobbish, and jealous, he
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almost single-handedly changed the course of scientific advancement and ushered in the Enlightenment. Newton
9781556527784 invented the refracting telescope, explained the motion of planets and comets, discovered the multicolored
Pub Date: 7/1/09 nature of light, and created an entirely new field of mathematical understanding: calculus. The world might have
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colleagues.
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projects that explore the scientific concepts Newton developed and the times in which he lived. Readers will
144 pages build a simple waterwheel, create a 17thcentury plague mask, track the phases of the moon, and test Newton's
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JNF051140 Kerrie Logan Hollihan has written for Boy's Life magazine.
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Thomas Jefferson for Kids


His Life and Times with 21 Activities
Brandon Marie Miller

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An architect, statesman, farmer, and inventor, Thomas Jefferson had few equals among this nation's founders.
Left fatherless at a young age, he was a hardworking scholar who came into his own as a lawyer, landowner,
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and county leader. Elected to the Virginia Assembly in 1769, Jefferson became an eloquent critic of the colonial
9781569763483 policies of Great Britain and King George III. His talents made him the perfect candidate to write the Declaration
Pub Date: 9/1/11 of Independence, which set the United States apart in a world ruled by monarchs.
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criticism and often wished to escape his public role and return to his Monticello estate.
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Cool Circuits and Wicked Wires


Susan Martineau, Martin Ursell

Summary
Children can learn about electricity the fun way-by doing projects made from every day materials. Also included
are exciting facts about electricity and the people who discovered and developed it.

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Susan Martineau is a children's author whose books include 50 French Phrases, 50 Spanish Phrases, and Slimy
Science and Awesome Experiments. Martin Ursell is an author and illustrator of children's books including The
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9781902915333 Big Book of Experiments and Activities, Dragon Boy, and You Can Draw Wild Animals.
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My First – Collins My First Book of Transport


Summary
Discover about the world's fastest planes, boats and floating trains. There's everything inside: cars of the
future, one man space-ships, hot air balloons, submarines and more.

This brightly illustrated and engaging book will give hours of pleasure as well as help with school work and
projects. Find out about it all with Collins.

Part of the 'My First' series of reference books for young readers.

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Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage
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The Flying Machine Book


Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More
Bobby Mercer

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Calling all future Amelia Earharts and Chuck Yeagers-there's more than one way to get off the ground! The Flying
Machine Book will show you how to construct 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used
indoors or out. Better still, each of these rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters can be made
for little or no cost using recycled materials. Rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards
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can all be transformed into amazing, gravity-defying flyers, from Bottle Rockets to Grape Bazookas, Plastic
9781613740866 Zippers to Maple Key Helicopters.
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And Up Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of free flight for over two decades as a high school physics teacher. He
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The Wright Brothers for Kids


How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight
Mary Kay Carson

Summary
This activity book tells the amazing true story of how two bicycle-making brothers from Ohio, with no more than
high-school educations, accomplished a feat that forever changed the world. At a time when most people still
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hadn't ridden in an automobile, Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first powered, heavier-than-air flying machine.
9781556524776 Woven throughout the heartwarming story of the two brothers are activities that highlight their ingenuity and
Pub Date: 5/1/03 problem-solving abilities as they overcame many obstacles to achieve controlled flight. The four forces of flight-
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Activities include making a Chinese flying top, building a kite, bird watching, and designing a paper glider, and
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released from the Wright brothers' personal collection, along with diagrams and illustrations. The history of
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Author Bio
Juvenile Nonfiction / Mary Kay Carson is the author of Space, Great Weather Activities, Wow's and Why's of Weather, and The
History Creepiest, Scariest, Weirdest Creatures Ever! She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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The Hot Air Balloon Book


Build and Launch Kongming Lanterns, Solar Tetroons, and More
Clive Catterall

Summary
More than a century before the Wright brothers' first flight, humans were taking to the skies in hot air balloons.
Today, with basic craft skills, you can build and safely launch your own balloons using inexpensive, readily
available materials. Author and inventor Clive Catterall provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for eight
different homemade models, as well as the science and history behind them. Some, like the Solar Tetroon or the
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Trash Bag Sausage, are made from plastic bags and tape. Others, like the Khom Loi or the Kongming Lantern, are
9781613740965 built using tissue paper and wire.
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to launch these lighter-than-air craft.
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And Up Author Bio
Juvenile Nonfiction / Clive Catterall is an inventor, a product engineer, a technical writer, and an elementary school teacher.
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Galileo for Kids


His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities
Richard Panchyk, Buzz Aldrin

Summary
Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn
how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the
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groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts
9781556525667 or scientists as they discover Galileo's life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their
Pub Date: 7/1/05 own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and
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discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints. A time line, glossary, and listings of major
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184 pages Author Bio


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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4
And Up and the coauthor of Engineering the City. Buzz Aldrin Ph. D. was one of the first two humans to walk on the
Juvenile Nonfiction / moon during the Apollo 11 landing of 1969. Since retiring from NASA, he has devoted himself to ensuring the
Activity Books continuation of manned space exploration.
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Thomas Edison for Kids


His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities
Laurie Carlson

Summary
Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will
learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal
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to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as
9781556525841 well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with
Pub Date: 2/1/06 activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current,
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and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and
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Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of
160 pages supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement th...
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Author Bio
Technology Laurie Carlson is the author of Classical Kids, Colonial Kids, Days of Knights and Damsels, Green Thumbs, More
JNF061010 Than Moccasins, and Westward Ho, and the co-author of Kids Camp.
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Benjamin Franklin, American Genius


His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities
Brandon Marie Miller

Summary
Benjamin Franklin was a 17-year-old runaway when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1723. Yet within days he'd found
a job at a local print shop, met the woman he would eventually marry, and even attracted the attention of
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Pennsylvania's governor. A decade later, he became a colonial celebrity with the publication of Poor Richard: An
9781556527579 Almanack and would go on to become one of America's most distinguished Founding Fathers. Franklin established
Pub Date: 10/1/09 the colonies' first lending library, volunteer fire company, and postal service, and was a leading expert in the
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of Independence. The new nation then named him Minister to France, where he helped secure financial and
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individual through both his original writings and hands-on activities from the era. Readers will design and print an
144 pages almanac cover, play a simple glass armonica (a Franklin invention), experiment with static electrici...
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Biography & Autobiography Author Bio
JNF007020 Brandon Marie Miller is the author of Declaring Independence, George Washington for Kids, Growing Up in
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Revolution and the New Nation, and Good Women of a Well-Blessed Land.
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TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS


A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Rome
Rachel Dickinson

Summary
Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the
scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two
thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-
on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world
view.

Author Bio
Nomad Press Rachel Dickinson has published hundreds of articles on travel, nature, and science in numerous newspapers and
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magazines. Her work has appeared in publications as varied as The Christian Science Monitor, USA Weekend,
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UK/€11.99 EU The Witch's Handbook: A Field Guide to Magic was published in 2002. She is a member of the American Society of
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Shawn Braley is an award-winning illustrator. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.
144 pages He specializes in cartoon and editorial illustration. Braley is also a world traveler, musician, cat owner, and comic
B&W illustrations art collector.
throughout
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TOOLS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS


A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Life in Ancient Greece
Kris Bordessa

Summary
Tools of the Ancient Greeks: A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece explores the
scientific discoveries, athletic innovations, engineering marvels, and innovative ideas created more than two
thousand years ago. Through biographical sidebars, interesting facts, fascinating anecdotes, and fifteen hands-
on activities, readers will learn how Greek innovations and ideas have shaped world history and our own world
view.

Author Bio
Nomad Press Kris Bordessa's work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick
9780974934464
Pub Date: 3/1/06
Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid's Guide to the History
$16.95/$17.99 Can./£11.99 and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.
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128 pages
B&W illustrations
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Tools of Native Americans


A Kid's Guide to the History & Culture of the First Americans
Kim Kavin

Summary
Named an Honor Book in the Social Studies, Grade K-6 category by the
Society of School Librarians International
Focusing on the inventive history of Native Americans-from tools and technology to cultural achievements-this
exploration shows how the first Americans, facing varying climates and unconquered lands, found ways to
develop food supplies, shelter, religion, games, and jewelry. With fascinating regional histories, including
information on the Arctic tribes that fashioned igloos, the Midwest tribes that discovered copper, and the tribes
of the Southwest that learned to cultivate maize and beans, children learn the history of the first Americans by
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understanding how they made use of their region's natural resources.
Pub Date: 8/1/06
$16.95/$22.95 Can. Author Bio
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144 pages
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Tools of Navigation
A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Finding Your Way
Rachel Dickinson

Summary
Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over
centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.
Travel through the past and into the future to explore the history of human navigation, from the crude maps of
early explorers to the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) of today. This guide to learning about
geography, trade routes over land and sea, and navigational tools and people who used them, is supplemented
with 15 hands-on projects and educational activities to expand world view and build navigational confidence.
Nomad Press Author Bio
9780974934402
Pub Date: 7/1/05
Rachel Dickinson is a travel, nature, and science writer whose articles have been published in such magazines
$16.95/$22.95 Can. as Audubon, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic Traveler, and U.S.A. Weekend. She is the
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160 pages
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Technology
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Charting the World


Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities
Richard Panchyk

Summary
As soon as early humans began to scratch images on cave walls, they began to create maps. And while these
first drawings were used to find hunting grounds or avoid danger, they later developed into far more complex
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navigational tools. Charting the World tells the fascinating history of maps and mapmaking, navigators and
9781569763445 explorers, and the ways that technology has enhanced our ability to understand the world around us. Richly
Pub Date: 8/1/11 illustrated with full-color maps and diagrams, it gives children an in-depth appreciation of geographical concepts
$18.95/$20.95 Can. and principles and shows them how to unlock the wealth of information maps contain. It also features 21 hands-
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Children will: build a three-dimensional island model using a contour map, engrave a simple map on an aluminum
144 pages
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 search for the hidden stash, create a nautical chart of a small puddle, survey their backyard or local park,
And Up navigate a course using a compass, and...
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The Art of the Catapult


Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery
William Gurstelle

Summary
Whether playing at defending their own castle or simply chucking pumpkins over a fence, wannabe marauders
and tinkerers will become fast acquainted with Ludgar, the War Wolf, Ill Neighbor, Cabulus, and the Wild Donkey-
ancient artillery devices known commonly as catapults. Building these simple yet sophisticated machines
introduces fundamentals of math and physics using levers, force, torsion, tension, and traction. Instructions and
diagrams illustrate how to build seven authentic working model catapults, including an early Greek ballista, a
Roman onager, and the apex of catapult technology, the English trebuchet. Additional projects include learning
how to lash and make rope and how to construct and use a hand sling and a staff sling. The colorful history of
siege warfare is explored through the stories of Alexander the Great and his battle of Tyre; Saladin, Richard the
Chicago Review Press Lionheart, and the Third Crusade; pirate-turned-soldier John Crabbe and his ship-mounted catapults; and Edward
9781556525261 I of England and his battle against the Scots at Stirling Castle.
Pub Date: 7/1/04
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William Gurstelle is the author of Absinthe and Flamethrowers, The Art of the Catapult, the bestselling Backyard
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engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He
192 pages is a contributing editor at Make magazine and writes frequently for Wired, The Rake, and several other national
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And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Technology
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Junk Drawer Physics


50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
Bobby Mercer

Summary
A children's instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab

Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with more than 50 great hands-on experiments that can be
performed for just pennies, or less. Turn a plastic cup into a pinhole camera using waxed paper, a rubber band,
and a thumbtack. Build a swinging wave machine using a series of washers suspended on strings from a
yardstick. Or construct your own planetarium from an empty potato chip canister, construction paper, scissors,
and a pin. Each project has a materials list, detailed step-by-step instructions with illustrations, and a brief
explanation of the scientific principle being demonstrated. Junk Drawer Physics also includes sidebars of
fascinating physics facts, such as did you know the Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer than in winter
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9781613749203
because its steel structure expands in the heat? Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to
Pub Date: 6/1/14 teach children about physics topics that include magnetism, electricity, force, motion, light, energy, sound, and
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Bobby Mercer is a high school physics teacher and the author of several books, including The Flying Machine
208 pages Book, How Do You Light a Fart?, Quarterback Dad, and Smash It! Crash It! Launch It! He lives outside of
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And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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Cool Science Tricks


50 Fantastic Feats for Kids of All Ages
Daniel Tatarsky

Summary
From making matches dance without touching them to making sound waves visible, 50 very cool science tricks

As we all know now, the geeks have inherited the earth and, it's official, science is now cool! This book offers 50
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9781907554698 amazing tricks that reveal the wonder of science. That's 50 awesome new ways to make 50 new friends. This
Pub Date: 4/1/14 action-stuffed book is for kids of all ages who love to experiment with peculiar physics, mind-boggling biology,
Ship Date: 4/1/14 and crazy chemistry, and want to learn more fascinating factoids than you can shake a Bunsen burner at.
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boards Author Bio
Daniel Tatarsky is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About.
112 pages
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Science & Nature
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340g Wt

On Teaching Science
Principles and Strategies That Every Educator Should Know
Jeffrey Bennett

Summary
Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K-12 and college, this book explores how
students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom

On Teaching Science is a short, practical guide to key principles and strategies that will help students learn in
any subject at any level but with special focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) subjects. Though aimed primarily at current and future teachers, the ideas covered will be of
interest to anyone involved in education, including parents, school administrators, policymakers, community
leaders, and research scientists. The book describes how important it is to instill the notion that learning requires
study and effort; presents big picture ideas about teaching; provides general suggestions for successful
Big Kid Science
teaching; and includes pedagogical strategies for success in science teaching. With a combination of personal
9781937548407
Pub Date: 9/1/14 experience and research-based studies to discuss the current state of education in the United States, the
Ship Date: 9/1/14 author shows how it can be ...
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Author Bio
Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, is an
170 pages astrophysicist and educator who proposed the idea for and helped develop the Voyage Scale Model Solar
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System-the first science-oriented exhibit approved for permanent installation on the National Mall in Washington,
Development DC. He is the lead author of college textbooks in four subjects-astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and
EDU046000 statistics-and has written critically acclaimed books for the general public including Beyond UFOs and On the
6.000 in W | 9.000 in H Cosmic Horizon. He is also the author of children's books, including those in the Science Adventures with Max
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The Art of Teaching Science


Grady Venville, Vaille Dawson

Summary
Ideas for exciting and effective classroom instruction are revealed in this thorough and research-based
introduction to teaching science. Secondary school teachers learn how to combine their knowledge of science
with teaching methods that make the classroom a dynamic and collaborative place. Methodology and theory are
also discussed in terms of controversies relating to science, equity, and integration. Lesson plans, lab and
electronic resources, and assessment measurements are also provided to give this introduction practical value to
current or aspiring science teachers.

Author Bio
Grady Venville is associate professor in science and technology education at Edith Cowan University in Perth,
Australia. She is a former research associate at Curtin and King's College, London, and a former full-time teacher
Allen & Unwin of high school science. Vaille Dawson lectures in secondary science education at Edith Cowan University and is
9781741142174 a past editor of SCIOS, the journal for the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia.
Pub Date: 10/1/05
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Science for Every Learner


Brain-Compatible Pathways to Scientific Literacy
Kathleen Carroll

Summary
Teachers will learn to combine inquiry-based learning and alternative assessments to increase real scientific
understanding. Specifically designed to help teachers link their curriculum to National Science Standards, an
outline is provided for setting teaching goals and a tried-and-true format is offered for making sure activities are
aligned with objectives. Students will be hooked on science with exciting units that engage and inspire curiosity.
Units include Science as Inquiry, Monarch Butterflies, Electricity, Sound, and Living Things. Hands-on projects
and activities lead students to make individual connections to what they learn. They can expand their
understanding and continue to build their science knowledge base with stories, songs, plays, experiments,
Chicago Review Press journals, and portfolios.
9781569761052
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$26.99/$53.95 Can.
Author Bio
Discount Code: LON Kathleen Carroll is a professor at Cambridge College. She is the author of Field Trips and Sing a Song of
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208 pages
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Team Science
Organizing Classroom Experiments that Develop Group Skills
Marilyn Coffin

Summary
Make science more fun and meaningful for students with these 34 science labs that are easy to implement and
that follow sound scientific method. These hands-on labs help to reinforce concepts in earth science, life
science, and physical science. Students learn about atoms with a sealed shoebox, find out what kind of liquid
defies Newton's law of viscosity, and discover just how biodegradable some materials are. Each of the 34, one-
hour interactive labs has detailed directions, is easy to set up, and includes reproducible handouts.

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9781569760130
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112 pages
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9
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Stomp Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes


30+ Amazing Science Projects You Can Build for Less than $1
Curt Gabrielson

Summary
Kids will learn how things they encounter every day operate by building their own models with this hands-on
activity book. Projects include building a working model of the human hand's muscles, bones, and tendons using
drinking straws, tape, and string; using a pair of two-liter bottles and a length of rubber tubing to learn how a
toilet flushes; and discovering how musical instruments make sounds by fashioning a harmonica, saxophone,
drum, flute, or oboe. All devices are designed to use recycled or nearly free materials and common tools. Kids are
encouraged to modify and improve the designs, or create an entirely new device using the concepts explored.
Each project includes materials and tools lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, a summary of the
science concept demonstrated, and follow-up questions to gauge student understanding for use in the
Chicago Review Press classroom.
9781556527371
Pub Date: 2/1/08 Author Bio
$16.95/$18.95 Can. Curt Gabrielson is the director of the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop. He has been a science
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educator for more than 15 years, with positions in the California public schools, the National University of East
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And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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Amazing Rubber Band Cars


Easy-to-Build Wind-Up Racers, Models, and Toys
Mike Rigsby

Summary
Combining fun and interactive activities, this guide will have kids captivated for hours constructing fantastic
racing cars with the basics of only rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. These simple instructions with templates
allow budding engineers to gain hands-on experience as they learn not only how to build a basic racer, but how
to make modifications such as aluminum foil axle bearings, steering mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts, and wheels
made out of old CDs. This helpful resource has step-by-step instructions for making a basic rubber-band model,
a railroad push-car, and a high-speed racer. Other unique projects include Oscar the Laughing Clown, which has
a jaw mechanism that opens and closes when it moves, and Spot the Dog, which has a moving tail. Children can
even learn how to build a rubber band car big enough for a human. Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, kids
Chicago Review Press will learn not only how to make speedy racers but also the science that makes the process work.
9781556527364
Pub Date: 11/1/07 Author Bio
$14.95/$16.95 Can. Mike Rigsby is an electrical engineer who has contributed to several magazines, including Byte, Circuit Cellar,
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Modern Electronics, and Robotics Age.
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And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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The Motorboat Book


Build & Launch 20 Jet Boats, Paddle-Wheelers, Electric Submarines & More
Ed Sobey

Summary
Using everything from electric motors, balloons, and gears to water jets, steam, chemical reactions, and even
gravity, this clever handbook offers a variety of choices for propelling homemade vessels across a pool. Through
step-by-step instructions with clear photos, kids will learn how to build more than 20 different model boats for
traveling above water and several different submarine projects for traveling below the surface. In addition to the
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boatbuilding activities included within, young naval architects will find instructions for building an "ocean" to test
9781613744475 the boats and a variety of accessories, including four different water pumps, a waterproof battery and motor
Pub Date: 3/1/13 case, and a working foghorn. Most of the watercrafts are built from recycled and easy-to-find materials, but an
$14.95/$16.95 Can. appendix also lists local and online sources for wire, plastic propellers, small motors, and more. Do-it-yourselfers
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Author Bio
And Up Ed Sobey is the author of numerous books, including Unscrewed, The Way Kitchens Work, and The Way Toys
Juvenile Nonfiction / Work. He lives in Redmond, Washington.
Science & Nature
JNF051110
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Backyard Ballistics (2nd Edition)


Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More
Dynamite Devices
William Gurstelle

Summary
This bestselling DIY handbook now features new and expanded projects, enabling ordinary folks to construct 16
awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store
materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects
ranging from the simple match-powered rocket to the more complex tabletop catapult and the offbeat Cincinnati
fire kite. The classic potato cannon has a new evil twin-the piezo-electric spud gun and the electromagnetic
pipe gun has joined the company of such favorites as the tennis ball mortar. With a strong emphasis on safety,
the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and
Chicago Review Press extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be
9781613740644 indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was
Pub Date: 9/1/12 the fourth of July.
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William Gurstelle is the author of Absinthe & Flamethrowers; The Art of the Catapult; Building Bots; The
240 pages
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Science / Experiments & engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years and
Projects is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics and Make magazine and writes frequently for Wired, The Rake, and
SCI028000 several other national magazines. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Gonzo Gizmos
Projects & Devices to Channel Your Inner Geek
Simon Quellen Field

Summary
Step-by-step instructions to building more than 30 fascinating devices are included in this book for workbench
warriors and grown-up geeks. Detailed illustrations and diagrams explain how to construct a simple radio with a
soldering iron, a few basic circuits, and three shiny pennies. Instructions are included for a rotary steam engine
that requires a candle, a soda can, a length of copper tubing, and just 15 minutes. To use optics to roast a hot
dog, no electricity or stove is required, just a flexible plastic mirror, a wooden box, a little algebra, and a sunny
day. Also included are experiments most science teachers probably never demonstrated, such as magnets that
levitate in midair, metals that melt in hot water, a Van de Graaff generator made from a pair of empty soda cans,
and lasers that transmit radio signals. Every experiment is followed by an explanation of the applicable physics or
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9781556525209
Pub Date: 12/1/03 Author Bio
$16.95/$18.95 Can. Simon Field is an information systems specialist, ham radio operator, and tireless tinkerer who collects science
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Projects
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Return of Gonzo Gizmos


More Projects & Devices to Channel Your Inner Geek
Simon Quellen Field

Summary
This fresh collection of more than 20 science projects-from hydrogen fuel cells to computer-controlled radio
transmitters-is perfect for the tireless tinkerer. Innovative activities include taking detailed plant cell
photographs through a microscope using a disposable camera; building a rocket engine out of aluminum foil,
paper clips, and kitchen matches; and constructing a geodesic dome out of gumdrops and barbecue skewers.
Organized by scientific topic, each chapter includes explanations of the physics, chemistry, biology, or
mathematics behind the projects. Most of the devices can be built using common household products or
components available at hardware or electronic stores, and each experiment contains illustrated step-by-step
instructions with photographs and diagrams that make construction easy. No workbench warrior, science
Chicago Review Press teacher, or grown-up geek should be without this idea-filled resource.
9781556526107
Pub Date: 8/1/06 Author Bio
$16.95/$22.95 Can.
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The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip (2nd Edition)


Pendred Noyce

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. engineers.
9780985000806
Pub Date: 4/1/12 When the Russian scientist Professor Gufov accuses Clinton of stealing his invention, all Mae and Clinton want to
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Fiction
Pendred Noyce is a physician, an educator, and the author of The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain and The
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Series: Galactic Academy Vicious Case of the Viral Vaccine. She is also the author of the award-winning middle-grade Lexicon Adventure
of Science Series. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts.
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Science Whiz
How One Student Used Science to Get into College and Win $100,000 in Scholarships (and You Can
Too!)
Jerry Guo

Summary
The entire process of conducting research in high school and college, whether independently or through a
research institution, is broken down into easy steps in this student resource. Topics covered include finding a
lab, publishing results, and ultimately getting into a choice college using research experience. Students will find a
complete list of research scholarships, internships, and competitions-peppered throughout with a coach's
synopsis, insider tips from top winners, detailed information on science and technical colleges, and extensive
case studies. A truly invaluable resource, this book's straightforward advice on how to write a research paper
and guidance from top scientists will undoubtedly aid students with the most prestigious research competitions.

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9781932662191 Jerry Guo is an undergraduate at Yale University, a freelance writer for Science, a reporter at the Yale Daily
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How Do You Get an Egg into a Bottle?


And Other Puzzles: 101 Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Puzzles with Science
Erwin Brecher, Mike Gerrard

Summary
A book of 100 fascinating science puzzles perfect for astounding friends, impressing party guests, and annoying
relatives

A book for the curious, this engaging read takes a slightly different look at puzzle questions-every one is based
exclusively on real world science. Using scientific principles, it teaches why a golf ball has dimples, why feet feel
cold on a wooden floor, and how to get an egg into a bottle, among other fun and challenging activities. It also
includes a glossary of science related terms for the non-rocket scientists interested in purchasing the book, and
the answer to each problem explains the scientific principle behind the solution in clear and concise terms.

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How Do You Walk on Fire?


And Other Puzzles: 101 Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Puzzles with Science
Erwin Brecher

Summary
One hundred more fascinating science puzzles that explain scientific principles in fun, accessible, and easy-to-
understand terms

A follow-up to the delightful How Do You Get an Egg into a Bottle?, this amusing puzzle book yet again allows
people to have fun while they learn by undertaking a wide variety of brain bending questions rooted firmly in
scientific fact. By taking a new and unique look at puzzle questions, it teaches a wide variety of mesmerizing
lessons-such as how to boil water in your palm, how to travel faster than the speed of light, why you can crack
your knuckles, and how to walk on fire.

Carlton Publishing Group


9781847325280 Author Bio
Pub Date: 4/1/11
$13.95 Erwin Brecher has written 22 books, including Challenging Science Puzzles and Lateral Logic Puzzles. He is a
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Are There Rainbows on the Moon?


Over 200 Bizarre, Weird & Wonderful Puzzles with Science
Erwin Brecher, Mike Gerrard

Summary
More than 200 fascinating science puzzles perfect for astounding friends, impressing party guests, and annoying
relatives

A book for the curious, this engaging read takes a slightly different look at puzzle questions-every one is based
exclusively on real world science. Using scientific principles, it teaches how the moon causes tides, how one can
walk on a tightrope, why a golf ball has dimples, whether you can cool a whole room by leaving the refrigerator
door open, and what makes glue stick. The answers to these and many more puzzles, queries, and curios are
found inside the pages of this volume of educational fun.

Carlton Publishing Group


9781780971070 Author Bio
Pub Date: 4/1/13
$16.95 Erwin Brecher has written 22 books, including How Do You Walk on Fire?, Lateral Thinking Posers, and Lateral
Discount Code: LON Thinking Puzzles. He is a member of Mensa. Mike Gerrard is an award-winning travel author who has written
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Understand the Weather


Peter Inness

Summary
Ideal for gardeners, farmers, sailors-anyone who relies on the weather, this practical book explains how readers
can predict the weather themselves
Packed full of case studies, this book explains both the daily weather (winds, cold fronts, rain, and shine) and
the extreme weather that makes the headlines all too often (El Nino, Hurricane Katrina, floods). Readers will learn
what causes changes in the weather on local and global scales, and how to interpret weather broadcasts to
make their own predictions. It also focuses on climate change and its effects. Whether a reader's job or leisure
pursuits rely on the weather, or they just want to understand more about it, this is the perfect place to begin.

Author Bio
Peter Inness is in the department of meteorology at the University of Reading and is a former a research
Hodder & Stoughton scientist at the Hadley Centre for Climate Research and Prediction.
9781444103106
Pub Date: 6/1/11
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The Furious Case of the Fraudulent Fossil


Barnas Monteith

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. engineers.
9780985000851
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Juvenile Fiction / Science Barnas Monteith is past chairman of the Massachusetts State Science Fair, has started several successful
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Fossils Sticker Book


Natural History Museum

Summary
This colorful activity book is crammed with 100 reuseable stickers of fossilized plants and animals that lived a
long time ago, from ancient sea creatures and dinosaur claws to whole cockroaches preserved in amber. The
book contains bite-size facts about many of the creatures featured, so young children can discover what fossils
actually are and what they can look like in a fun and engaging way.

Author Bio
The book is fully checked and approved by experts in the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History
Museum, London.
Natural History Museum,
London
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Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book


Natural History Museum

Summary
A colorful and informative introduction to some of the most common rocks and minerals, packed with amazing
facts, fun puzzles and games, and more than 100 reusable stickers

Ideal for younger readers, this beautiful sticker book showcases stones from the tiger's eye and leopard skin
stone to rubies, sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, and many more. The stickers are accompanied by fun learning
pages with information on how rocks and minerals form, what they are made into, and how to identify them, as
well as lots of bite-size facts about their size, color, and origin. Readers can put their knowledge to the test with
some puzzles and games, including a coloring activity and rocky maze, and create their own scenes by adding
Natural History Museum, stickers to a colorful double page landscape spread. The book is fully checked and approved by the department
London
9780565093006 of zoology at the Natural History Museum, London. The museum's world-class collections of minerals, ores,
Pub Date: 12/1/13 meteorites, rocks, and soils include specimens from Mars and the moon, and from the earliest bodies that helped
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Activity Books
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Supergeek! Dinosaurs, Brains and Supertrains


Glenn Murphy

Summary
The world cannot survive without quick-witted geek wisdom-do you qualify? This book can also be played as a
game.

What kind of animal was a megalodon? How large would an asteroid have to be to wipe out all human life on the
planet? How much do you really know about the science that matters? This book features more than 300 fun
science questions and answers to test your knowledge. Find out all about dinosaurs and prehistoric life, blood
and guts, brains, senses and feelings, weather and climate change, natural disasters, trains, planes and
transportation, and lots more! There are instructions at the back of the book that allow you to "play" the book
too, on your own or in a group.

Pan Macmillan
9781447227168
Pub Date: 4/1/14
Author Bio
$7.99 Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North
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198 pages
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Science & Nature
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Supergeek! Robots, Space and Furry Animals


Glenn Murphy

Summary
Are you a supergeek? Further test yourself in this second volume of the book that's also a game.
This book features more than 300 fun science questions and answers to test your knowledge. Find out all about
blood and guts, senses and feelings, robots, furry animals, and space. There are instructions at the back of the
book that allow you to "play" the book too, on your own or in a group.

Author Bio
Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North
Carolina.

Pan Macmillan
9781447227328
Pub Date: 6/1/14
Ship Date: 6/1/14
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208 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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The Harrowing Case of the Hackensack Hacker


Barnas Monteith, Roberta Baxter

Summary
With time travel and mysteries that need solving, the Galactic Academy of Science (G.A.S.) series instructs
readers on how to think like scientists. Under the guidance of a Dude or Dudette from the future, the middle
school characters are faced with treacherous, present-day crimes that require a historical knowledge of science
in order to be solved. From investigating problems to analyzing data and constructing explanations and solutions,
this series blends elements of sci-fi with educational methods that distill the key thinking habits of scientists and
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. engineers.
9780985000882
Pub Date: 10/1/13 The new tablet Anita and Benson bought for the engineering fair crashes whenever a creepy face flashes on the
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Paperback / softback / Academy of Science, fades away with a look of terror on his face. Now Anita and Benson must race against time
Trade paperback (US) to learn about computer hacking, expose the enemies of G.A.S., try to save Quarkum and foil the computer virus
175 pages
that threatens to destroy the future of Earth.
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Juvenile Fiction / Science Author Bio
Fiction
Barnas Monteith is past chairman of the Massachusetts State Science Fair, has started several successful
JUV053000
Series: Galactic Academy technology companies, has published a number of scientific articles, and has filed a number of patents. He lives
of Science in Brockton, Massachusetts. Roberta Baxter is the author of several books, including The Bill of Rights, The
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Rocket Science
Alfred Zaehringer, Steve Whitfield

Summary
The story of rocket science told from the perspective of one of the most important scientists in the field, this
book begins with a short history of the birth of rocketry and explains the physics behind using rockets to fly in
space. It includes a thorough discussion of the politics and economics of space flight, provides a detailed catalog
of the uses of the reaction rocket for space travel, and examines new proposals and technologies for future
endeavors in space.

Author Bio
Alfred Zaehringer is a former engineer for the Apollo and Saturn space programs and has worked extensively on
rocket systems for high-profile aerospace programs such as Lockheed Martin and LTV Aerospace. He is a member
Collector's Guide of the National Space Society and the British Interplanetary Society. He lives in Troy, Michigan. Steve Whitfield
Publishing, Inc. is a veteran of the computer electronics and aerospace industries and currently works as a technical and
9781894959865 science editor. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.
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Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the Robot


Awesome Science Activities You Can Do At Home
Kendra Muntz, Matt Carrington

Summary
Science is made fun for children through an exciting narrative adventure and hands-on experiments

Join Dr. Mollie Cule on her mission to reassemble Axel the robot. Complete with step-by-step, illustrated
instructions, this book introduces the amazing science behind some of the coolest activities out there, including
creating a tornado and building a robot hand. In the process of helping Mollie repair Axel, keep your mind sharp
by learning about electricity, binary math, density, and more. Perfect for at-home diversion, these activities will
interest the most curious young scientists. The projects use materials that are readily available around the
house and safe for kids; they vary in degree of difficulty, and it is noted when and where adult assistance should
Bright Connections Media be requested.
9781622670307
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$14.95/$16.95 Can. Author Bio
Discount Code: LON Kendra Muntz is an author and editor of children's books. She is the coeditor of Herding a Hundred: Counting
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Chicago.
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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The Robot Book


Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys
Bobby Mercer

Summary
How to use reuse and recycle components and supplies to build a variety of devices

The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or no cost using common household
objects and repurposed materials. From learning how to turn a toothbrush, an old cell phone or pager, and scrap
Chicago Review Press wire into a Brush Bot, or how to hack a toy car to hotwire a Not-So-Remote Bot, each hands-on project
9781556524073 contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Explanations of the science and
Pub Date: 10/1/14 technology behind each robot-including concepts such as friction, weight and mass, center of gravity, kinetic
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and potential energy, electric circuitry, DC vs. AC current, and more-are also included.
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224 pages Bobby Mercer has been a high school physics teacher for more than 20 years. He is the author of Junk Drawer
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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Technology
JNF061000
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Robots, Chips and Techno Stuff


Glenn Murphy

Summary
A whirlwind tour of modern technology with none of the boring bits

What's inside a laptop? How can you stuff 1,000 CDs into an mp3 player? Who built the Internet? How smart is
the world's smartest robot? How do smartphones and TV remote controls work? The answers to these and other
questions about technology can be found in this funny and fascinating book. Packed to capacity with megabytes
of information, this book explores everything from the first simple engines to the latest gadgets, computers, and
networks. It includes quizzes, puzzles, and activities.

Author Bio
Pan Macmillan Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He now lives in Raleigh, North
9780330508964
Pub Date: 8/1/11
Carolina.
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248 pages
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Juvenile Nonfiction /
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Building Bots
Designing and Building Warrior Robots
William Gurstelle

Summary
This is the definitive guide to designing and building warrior robots like those seen on BattleBots, Robotica, and
Robot Wars. It walks robot enthusiasts of all ages step-by-step through the design and building process,
enabling them to create any number of customized warrior robots. With a strong emphasis on safety, chapters
include designing a robot, choosing materials, radio control systems, electric motors, robot batteries, motor
speed controllers, gasoline engines, and drive trains. Clear instructions are accompanied by photos, line
drawings, and detailed diagrams throughout. A color section showcases a variety of glorious fighting machines.
For beginners, there is machine shop 101 and robot physics, and, of course, chapters on weaponry that include
Chicago Review Press spinner robots, thwackbots, cutting blade robots, lifters, and chameleon robots. When the bot of their dreams is
9781556524592 built, suggestions on where to compete and game-day strategies and tactics help readers take the next step.
Pub Date: 12/1/02
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An extensive resource section lists parts suppliers, pertinent Web sites, a radio frequency chart, and a glossary.
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Trade paperback (US) William Gurstelle is the author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics. He is also a professional engineer and a
technogeek bot builder. Gurstelle and his sons build and compete in the growing number of regional competitions
256 pages
Carton Qty: 26 with their own Tosca and Weber the Grillbot. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Science / Experiments & William Gurstelle is the author of Absinthe and Flamethrowers, The Art of the Catapult, the bestselling Backyard
Projects Ballistics, Building Bots, Whoosh, Boom, Splat, and Notes from the Technology Underground. He is a professional
SCI028000 engineer who has been researching and building model catapults and ballistic devices for more than 30 years. He
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Kinetic Contraptions
Build a Hovercraft, Airboat, and More with a Hobby Motor
Curt Gabrielson

Summary
Hobby motors-every workbench warrior has a few that have been pulled out of broken toys or rescued from old
electronics kits. They're cheap, available, and with Kinetic Contraptions, essential to build some ingenious moving
creations. The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource are assembled primarily from low-cost or
recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor.
You'll learn how to build vehicles that move across the land, over the sea, and through the air. Construct a
hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips. Build a double paddle-wheeler out of paint
stirrers, plastic bottles, and disposable knives. Kinetic Contraptions even has "bizarro" devices, such as a
waterless snow globe, a tornado in a bottle, and a mechanical bubble maker-no blowing required!
Chicago Review Press Each project is clearly explained through materials and tools lists, stepby- step instructions with photographs,
9781556529573 and scientific background on the concepts being explored. Budding engineers will get experience working with
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Trade paperback (US) Curt Gabrielson is the director of the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop and author of Stomp
Rockets, Catapults, and Kaleidoscopes.
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And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
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Do Try This at Home!


Punk Science

Summary
Would you like to make a fizz bang rocket or a helicopter? Then you need this very funny book packed with
dozens of amazing, easy-to-do home experiments, ably demonstrated by the Science Museum's own Punk
Science comedy team. You will have lots of fun, and will learn lots about Science at the same time. Do Try This
At Home is crammed with facts, jokes, big ideas, and experiments. The book is full color and illustrated with
artwork and photographs. It includes a cover mounted DVD featuring the Punk Science team showing us some
brilliant experiments that should not be done at home.

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9780330508063
Punk Science are the London Science Museum's very own comedy team. Using experiments, live
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$15.99 demonstrations, and music they put the fun into the fundamental theories of science. Punk Science are an
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Mixed media product have ever been interested in the general theory of relativity; then there's all drumming, all American, and all
96 pages round entertainer Brad Gross; and last but by no means least, actor, guitarist, and international jet setter Dan
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
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La naturaleza, un lugar de recreo


Actividades, descubrimientos, trabajos manuales, juegos y aventuras
Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield, David George

Summary
Playing hide-and-go-seek, collecting plants, making ice ornaments, building cabins, and following nature's clues
are some of the fun activities included in this guide that stimulate children's creativity and appreciation for
nature. These activities, which are explained in detail and are accompanied by charts specifying the materials
needed for each-as well as any necessary safety precautions-are a perfect way for parents and children to
spend time together while enjoying the great outdoors.
Jugando al escondite, recolectando plantas, haciendo decoraciones de hielo, construyendo cabañas y siguiendo
las pistas de la naturaleza son algunas de las inteligentes propuestas para niños que fomentan la creatividad y el
Blume amor hacia la naturaleza. Todas las actividades se explican con claridad y están acompañadas con recuadros en
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los que se especifican los objetos necesarios para llevarlas a cabo. También se incluyen consejos para que todas
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Ages 7 And Up, Grades 2
And Up
Juvenile Nonfiction /
Science & Nature
JNF051110
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Doable Renewables
16 Alternative Energy Projects for Young Scientists
Mike Rigsby

Summary
Humankind needs to find and develop alternative forms of energy. As the world's population continues to grow,
more people will need access to lighting, communication, transit, and computing. Fossil fuels are being used up
at an alarming pace, but other energy sources--solar, wind, waves, "waste" heat, and even human power--are
both renewable and environmentally friendly. The projects in this book will help any budding scientist construct
and explore working models that generate renewable, alternative energy.

In Doable Renewables, readers will learn how to build a Kelvin water drop generator out of six recycled cans and
alligator clip jumpers, a solar-powered seesaw from a large dial thermometer and a magnifying glass, and a
Chicago Review Press windmill from eight yardsticks, PVC pipe, cardboard, and converter generator. Children will investigate the
9781569763438 energy-generating properties of a solar cell, a radiometer, a Nitinol heat engine, and a Peltier cell. They'll even
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build a human-powered desk lamp.
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Serious Fun
Ingenious Improvisations on Money, Food, Waste, Water & Home
Ervin Laszlo, Carolyn North

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Creative and innovative solutions to difficult issues are presented in this practical guidebook for environmentally
friendly living. Low-tech exercises for saving water, reducing waste, and preparing food help readers take
communal actions to benefit their own neighborhoods, and the world at large, while having fun. By stressing that
what is most essential is for human beings to relax, work, and play together, this humorous yet important
resource shows that an attitude of creativity and abundance will transform environmental challenges into
opportunities for personal and collective growth.

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Findhorn Press Carolyn North teaches movement and sound improvisation for healing. She is an environmental innovator and
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Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians


Exploring Elementary Math with 20 Ready-to-Go Activities
Ann Kajander

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Introducing sophisticated mathematical ideas like fractals and infinity, these hands-on activity books present
concepts to children using interactive and comprehensible methods. With intriguing projects that cover a wide
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range of math content and skills, these are ideal resources for elementary school mathematics enrichment
9781569762127 programs, regular classroom instruction, and home-school programs. Reproducible activity sheets lead students
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The Verbal Math Lesson I


Step-by-Step Math Without Pencil or Paper
Charan Langton, Michael Levin

Summary
By getting back to the basics, the innovative and time-proven techniques in this resource teach children that
doing math can be fun and effortless. Teaching math verbally eliminates the added challenge of having a firm
grasp on writing skills that are themselves still being learned, and does away with tedious worksheets.
Separating tasks and learning math verbally not only helps children to solve math problems efficiently, but also
teaches them to think conceptually rather than focusing all the effort on writing mechanics. This method
stimulates speed and accuracy and is critical for success in higher school grades.
The lessons in this book are developed for children in first grade, with exercises geared specifically for their age
and ability.

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9780913063095 Charan Langton is a scientist. Michael Levin, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in childhood developmental and
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The Verbal Math Lesson II


Step-by-Step Math Without Pencil or Paper
Charan Langton, Michael Levin

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By getting back to the basics, the innovative and time-proven techniques in this resource teach children that
doing math can be fun and effortless. Teaching math verbally eliminates the added challenge of having a firm
grasp on writing skills that are themselves still being learned, and does away with tedious worksheets.
Separating tasks and learning math verbally not only helps children to solve math problems efficiently, but also
teaches them to think conceptually rather than focusing all the effort on writing mechanics. This method
stimulates speed and accuracy and is critical for success in higher school grades.
The lessons in this book are developed for children in second grade, with exercises geared specifically for their
age and ability.

Mountcastle Company Author Bio


9780913063125 Charan Langton is a scientist. Michael Levin, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in childhood developmental and
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Doing Simple Math in Your Head


W.J. Howard

Summary
Almost all adults suffer a little math anxiety, especially when it comes to everyday problems they think they
should be able to figure out in their heads. Want to figure the six percent sales tax on a $34.50 item? A 15
Chicago Review Press percent tip for a $13.75 check? The carpeting needed for a 12½-by-17-foot room? No one learns how to do
9781556524233 these mental calculations in school, where the emphasis is on paper-and-pencil techniques. With no math
Pub Date: 4/1/01 background required and no long list of rules to memorize, this book teaches average adults how to simplify their
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Math Game, Volume 1


Tori Jung, Haley Chung

Summary
Four good friends share a common passion�they all hate math. As they complain about it on their way home
from school, the King of Math appears and whisks away Alice, one of the kids. Jimmy, Colby, and Sam decide to
rescue their friend, but to enter into the Math King's world, they must first pass through 20 gates, guarded by
20 great mathematicians. In order to save Alice, they must solve some math problems, learning lessons along the
way about the discovery of zero, Roman numerals, fractions, and rational and irrational numbers.

Author Bio
Tori Jung is a syndicated cartoonist for the Seoul Media Group. Haley Chung is the illustrator of several
educational comics.
YoungJin Singapore Pte.
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Math Game, Volume 2


Tori Jung, Haley Chung

Summary
This second part of the story delves deeper into math mysteries as Jimmy, Colby, and Sam continue to search
for their friend Alice. The friends' distaste for math slowly turns to enjoyment as they explore advanced topics
such as primary numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication, and Fibonacci numbers.

Author Bio
Tori Jung is a syndicated cartoonist for the Seoul Media Group. Haley Chung is the illustrator of several
educational comics.

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Math Game, Volume 3


Tori Jung, Haley Chung

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The young adventurers continue their journey through the King of Math's world in their attempt to rescue Alice
from the castle of the Math Demon. The children soon travel through a one-dimensional world consisting of dots
and lines, a two-dimensional world consisting of sides, and a three-dimensional world consisting of figures�one
world after the other. Will they ever be able to rescue Alice?
Throughout the story, advanced topics, including root functions, are demonstrated.

Author Bio
Tori Jung is a syndicated cartoonist for the Seoul Media Group. Haley Chung is the illustrator of several
educational comics.
YoungJin Singapore Pte.
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The Little Book of Number Chains


Gareth Moore

Summary
More than 400 number chain workouts guaranteed to give your gray matter calculator a thorough challenge

Good number skills are important for many reasons, from estimating costs while shopping to understanding
interest rates and planning a savings. Unfortunately, most people today rarely perform calculations in their
heads, leaving them in the slow lane when it comes to mental arithmetic. Thankfully, this book is here to help.
Chock full of hundreds of number chains, each one consists of six calculations to perform in sequence on an
initial given number. Novice mathematicians perform each numeric operation in order, from top to bottom as
shown by the arrows, and write the result in the handy results box at the bottom. There's a mix of figures and
Michael O'Mara words in the tasks and puzzles get harder as one moves through the book, forcing brains to work harder as they
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convert the words into numbers. All answers are contained at the back of the book so that progress can be
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Understanding Mathematics
Keith Gregson

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Without a basic understanding of maths, students of any science discipline are ill-equipped to tackle new
problems or to apply themselves to novel situations. In this book, Keith Gregson covers a few essential topics
that will help encourage an understanding of mathematics so that the student can build on their understanding
and apply it to their own scientific discipline

Author Bio
Keith Gregson is a professor of biology at the University of Nottingham.

Nottingham University
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Math Games & Activities from Around the World


Claudia Zaslavsky

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More than 70 math games, puzzles, and projects from all over the world are included in this delightful book for
kids.

Chicago Review Press


9781556522871
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Math Games for Middle School


Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level
Mario Salvadori, Joseph P. Wright

Summary
From addition and subtraction to plane and space geometry, simultaneous linear equations, and probability, this
book explains middle school math with problems that kids want to solve: "Seventy-five employees of a company
buy a lotto ticket together and win $22.5 million. How much does each employee get?" Intriguing facts about the
history of math show what a human creation it is, and human errors are revealed through explorations of both
Maya and Hindu concepts of zero as well as Mr. William Shanks' 1858 attempt at hand-calculating pi.

Author Bio
Mario Salvadori, author of The Art of Construction, Why Buildings Stand Up, and many other books, was an
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internationally known architect, mathematician, and teacher whose career spanned more than 60 years. A
9781556522888 longtime resident of New York City, Dr. Salvadori died in June, 1997. Joseph P. Wright is a professor of applied
Pub Date: 7/1/98 mathematics at Columbia University.
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Ejercicios de cálculo
Anita Engelen

Summary
Children learn in a fun way the essential skills at the foundation of understanding writing and arithmetic in this
collection of workbooks. Young students can write directly on the pages, and the books contain information for
parents, indicating what skill is developed by each exercise.

Young students learn basic addition and subtraction in this fun workbook.

Los niños aprenden de una manera lúdica las destrezas esenciales que forman la base del aprendizaje de la
escritura y el cálculo en esta colección de cuadernos. Los estudiantes jóvenes pueden escribir directamente en
Combel Editorial las páginas, y los libros contienen información para los padres, indicando qué destreza se desarrolla en cada
9788498257113 ejercicio.
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32 pages
Anita Engelen is an illustrator of children's books, including Sudoku 5-6 and Sudoku 6-7.
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Food Fights, Puzzles, and Hideouts


Marlene Kliman, Valerie Martin, Nuria Jaumot-Pascu...

Summary
Developed by the Mixing in Math group at TERC, an education nonprofit, and based on research funded in part by
the National Science Foundation, this book is packed with all kinds of math games for young minds. These
projects and games, which use everyday materials such as paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes, can be used
as icebreakers, party games, and group activities for indoors and out as well as special events throughout the
calendar year. Whether in the car, on the bus, in a waiting room, or at the dinner table, the varied games and
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. activates in this book serve as the perfect introduction to math for young children.
9780985000868
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Paperback / softback /
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Education Research Centers) and is the author of Building Number Sense: The Number System, and a coauthor
88 pages of How Many in All?, Number Games & Story Problems: Addition & Subtraction, and Ten Everyday Math Activities
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for Parents and Kids. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Valerie Martin is a senior web and graphic designer
Methods & Materials at TERC who specializes in conveying math and science concepts in a clear and visually appealing manner. She
EDU029010 designs web- and print-based curricula, games, and educational resources for a wide range of audiences. She
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Rompecabezas, escondites y batallas de comida


Marlene Kliman, Valerie Martin, Nuria Jaumot-Pascu...

Summary
Developed by the Mixing in Math group at TERC, an education nonprofit, and based on research funded in part by
the National Science Foundation, this book is packed with all kinds of math games for young minds. These
projects and games, which use everyday materials such as paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes, can be used
as icebreakers, party games, and group activities for indoors and out as well as special events throughout the
calendar year. Whether in the car, on the bus, in a waiting room, or at the dinner table, the varied games and
activates in this book serve as the perfect introduction to math for young children.

Author Bio
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. Marlene Kliman is the senior scientist and director of the Mixing in Math group at TERC (formerly Technical
9780989792400 Education Research Centers) and is the author of Building Number Sense: The Number System, and a coauthor
Pub Date: 6/1/14 of How Many in All?, Number Games & Story Problems: Addition & Subtraction, and Ten Everyday Math Activities
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for Parents and Kids. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Valerie Martin is a senior web and graphic designer
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The Hidden Mathematics of Sport


Rob Eastaway, John Haigh

Summary
How to beat the odds, how to always win at tennis, and how to take a penalty and score every time-all using
the power of mathematics
From an author committed to the popularization of math, this novel and intriguing look at sports explores the
mathematics behind the action. It explains the best tactics for taking a penalty, the pros and cons of being a
consistent golfer, the surprising link between boxing and figure skating, and the formula for always winning a
game of tennis. Whichever sport readers love, they will find plenty to absorb and amuse in this insightful and
unique book-and maybe even find some new strategies for beating the odds.

Author Bio
Rob Eastaway is the author of Beating the Odds, How Long Is A Piece Of String?, Out of the Box: 101 Ideas for
Anova Books Thinking Creatively, and Why Do Buses Come In Threes. He is the former president of the UK Mathematical
9781907554223 Association, one of the originators of the International Rankings of Cricketers, and a former puzzle writer for New
Pub Date: 8/1/11 Scientist magazine. John Haigh is the author of Taking Chances: Winning with Probability.
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Puzzles, Brainteasers & Mathematical Diversions


A Definitive Collection of the Best Puzzles Ever Devised
Erwin Brechers

Summary
Hundreds of puzzles to give any puzzler's brain a great workout

For those who enjoy putting their mental agility to the test, this book offers a superb collection of many types of
puzzle, all crammed into this one volume. There are riddles, lateral thinking problems, mathematical posers,
mysteries to solve, and many more. The book not only provides the solutions, but also guides the reader through
the thought process leading to the solutions.

Author Bio
Carlton Publishing Group Erwin Brecher has written many books, including How Do You Walk on Fire?, Lateral Thinking Posers, and
9781847327260
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Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools


Robyn Zevenbergen, Shelley Dole, Robert J. Wright

Summary
A systematic, research-based introduction to the principles and practice of teaching mathematics at the primary
school level, this inquiry moves beyond traditional lockstep approaches to teaching mathematics to emphasize
how students can learn to think mathematically in terms of globalization and new technologies.

Author Bio
Robyn Zevenbergen, and Shelley Dole, are researchers in primary mathematics. Robert J. Wright is the
author of Early Numeracy: Assessment for Teaching and Intervention and Teaching Number: Advancing
Children's Skills and Strategies.
Allen & Unwin
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Excel for the Math Classroom


Bill Hazlett, Bill Jelen

Summary
This guide to enabling middle-grade mathematics teachers to use Microsoft Excel in the classroom focuses
primarily on concepts taught in grades 4-10, with some pre-algebra lessons for higher grades. Including files
available for downloading to create custom math worksheets, build self-grading interactive spreadsheets, and
use Excel to demonstrate charts and Cartesian math, this handbook provides fun examples of probability, solving
equations, magic squares, and compound interest.

Author Bio
Bill Hazlett is a mathematics instructor at the University of Akron who taught for 30 years at both middle and
Holy Macro! Books high schools in the areas of industrial arts, mathematics, and computers. He lives in Akron, Ohio. Bill Jelen is an
9781932802153
Pub Date: 1/2/07
Excel expert at www.mrexcel.com, a regular on TechTV Canada's Call for Help, and a video podcaster who is
$24.95/$33.95 Can. regularly listed in the iTunes top 50. He is the author of Excel Gurus Gone Wild, Pivot Table Data Crunching, and
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Common Core Math Grade 1


Activities That Captivate, Motivate, & Reinforce
Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Kathleen Bullock

Summary
Covering language and math for grades 1 through 5, this series invites, engages, and visually attracts students
with activity pages to be used for group or individual lessons or reviews. Each page is focused on a specific
grade-level standard. Common Core State Standards are clearly listed in the front of each book with correlation
to particular activity pages. Each book also includes an assessment of the standards covered.

Author Bio
Incentive Publications Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and
9781629502250 creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an
Pub Date: 5/13/14
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editorial consultant for Incentive Publications. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.
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Common Core Math Grade 2


Activities That Captivate, Motivate, & Reinforce
Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Kathleen Bullock

Summary
Covering language and math for grades 1 through 5, this series invites, engages, and visually attracts students
with activity pages to be used for group or individual lessons or reviews. Each page is focused on a specific
grade-level standard. Common Core State Standards are clearly listed in the front of each book with correlation
to particular activity pages. Each book also includes an assessment of the standards covered.

Author Bio
Incentive Publications Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and
9781629502274 creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an
Pub Date: 5/13/14
Ship Date: 5/13/14
editorial consultant for Incentive Publications. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.
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Common Core Math Grade 3


Activities That Captivate, Motivate, & Reinforce
Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Kathleen Bullock

Summary
Covering language and math for grades 1 through 5, this series invites, engages, and visually attracts students
with activity pages to be used for group or individual lessons or reviews. Each page is focused on a specific
grade-level standard. Common Core State Standards are clearly listed in the front of each book with correlation
to particular activity pages. Each book also includes an assessment of the standards covered.

Author Bio
Incentive Publications Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and
9781629502298 creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an
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Common Core Math Grade 4


Activities That Captivate, Motivate, & Reinforce
Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Kathleen Bullock

Summary
Covering language and math for grades 1 through 5, this series invites, engages, and visually attracts students
with activity pages to be used for group or individual lessons or reviews. Each page is focused on a specific
grade-level standard. Common Core State Standards are clearly listed in the front of each book with correlation
to particular activity pages. Each book also includes an assessment of the standards covered.

Author Bio
Incentive Publications Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and
9781629502311 creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an
Pub Date: 5/13/14
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Common Core Math Grade 5


Activities That Captivate, Motivate, & Reinforce
Marjorie Frank, Joy MacKenzie, Kathleen Bullock

Summary
Covering language and math for grades 1 through 5, this series invites, engages, and visually attracts students
with activity pages to be used for group or individual lessons or reviews. Each page is focused on a specific
grade-level standard. Common Core State Standards are clearly listed in the front of each book with correlation
to particular activity pages. Each book also includes an assessment of the standards covered.

Author Bio
Incentive Publications Marjorie Frank is an author, a consultant, and a teacher with more than 30 years of experience teaching and
9781629502335 creating materials for middle level students, college students, and practicing teachers. She has also served as an
Pub Date: 5/13/14
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Common Core Mathematics Grade 3


SOLARO Study Guide

Summary
A comprehensive study guide with age- and grade-appropriate content designed to familiarize students
with new Common Core State Standards

With content developed by a team of teachers and curriculum specialists and reviewed by assessment experts
with a minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience, SOLARO mathematics study guides are wholly
curriculum aligned and serve as an excellent source of material for review and practice. Each guide breaks down
the Common Core State Standards into teachable units, making it simple for educators and students to identify
key learning concepts and how they align with the accompanying exercises and assessments. The practice
Castle Rock Research questions and sample tests have detailed solutions that show problem-solving methods, highlight concepts that
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9781770443877 are likely to be tested, and point out potential sources of errors. The multiplatform SOLARO study solution also
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280 pages Castle Rock Research Corp. is an educational resource development company that serves individual learners,
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Common Core Mathematics Grade 5


SOLARO Study Guide

Summary
A comprehensive study guide with age- and grade-appropriate content designed to familiarize students
with new Common Core State Standards

With content developed by a team of teachers and curriculum specialists and reviewed by assessment experts
with a minimum of five years of classroom teaching experience, SOLARO mathematics study guides are wholly
curriculum aligned and serve as an excellent source of material for review and practice. Each guide breaks down
the Common Core State Standards into teachable units, making it simple for educators and students to identify
key learning concepts and how they align with the accompanying exercises and assessments. The practice
Castle Rock Research questions and sample tests have detailed solutions that show problem-solving methods, highlight concepts that
Corp.
9781770443891 are likely to be tested, and point out potential sources of errors. The multiplatform SOLARO study solution also
Pub Date: 1/1/14 features additional learning tools in the complementary online version, and is designed to be used by students
$29.95 throughout the school year for reviewing and understanding course content, preparing for ...
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288 pages Castle Rock Research Corp. is an educational resource development company that serves individual learners,
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Say It with Shapes and Numbers


Marlene Kliman

Summary
Play games, build towers, move to the beat, and go on a pretend picnic-all with math

Developed by the Mixing in Math group at TERC, an education nonprofit, and based on research funded in part by
the National Science Foundation, this book is packed with all kinds of math games for matching colors with
numbers, comparing and counting, and simple addition and subtraction. These projects and games, which use
everyday materials such as paper towel tubes and cardboard boxes, can be used as icebreakers, party games,
and group activities for indoors and out as well as special events throughout the calendar year. Whether in the
car, on the bus, in a waiting room, or at the dinner table, the varied games and activates in this book serve as
Tumblehome Learning, Inc. the perfect introduction to math for young children.
9780989792462
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