An interactive book about the Japanese concept of ma, or the space between things, helps children learn about mindfulness--
Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people--rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers--who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century--
This atlas is packed with maps of early Earth and more than 40 profiles of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Stare down a T-Rex in North America. Watch out for Velociraptors' slashing claws in the Gobi Desert. Trek across the Siberian tundra and discover a woolly mammoth. This stunning book uses breathtaking computer-generated imagery to make every animal come to life. Using specially created maps, this dinosaur atlas also shows you what the world looked like millions of years ago. A modern 3D globe next to each map helps you understand the arrangement of the continents over time and why we find fossils where we do. You can see what paleontologists have dug up on each continent and learn how they put together a picture of the past from a puzzle of ancient clues.
Beginning with a tiny trickle high in the mountains, smaller streams join until they form the world's largest river. Crossing a continent, it winds through lush rainforest until it meets the ocean. From snapping piranha fish to the giant anaconda, this mighty waterway is home to planet Earth's most incredible ecosystem--Back cover.
Like busy moles, we humans dig lots of holes to get things done: in the ground, in our oceans, and even in our bathrooms! Unfortunately, many of these holes rip apart the ground, spill dangerous chemicals, and permanently damage our earth. But used correctly, our shovels and machines might be able to help our planet instead of destroy. Whimsical rhyme and delightfully strange illustrations unearth the excitement happening beneath our feet and urge us to put our environmental destruction back under construction.--Page 2 of cover.
Make history come alive with recipes for sweets & savories from the eras of favorite American Girl characters. With a repertoire of 50+ recipes inspired by the unique stories of 17 favorite American Girl characters, this beautiful cookbook invites young chefs to develop basic kitchen skills while preparing sweet and savory sharable treats. From Josefina's Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies to Rebecca's Potato Latkes, Melody's Strawberry Icebox Pie to Luciana's Cosmos Doughnuts--this collection of kid-friendly recipes covers a wide range of flavors to satisfy kid chefs of all skill levels. This perfect gift for American Girl fans features colorful pictures of the dishes and characters interspersed throughout the pages and will keep kids engaged and curious. -- Amazon.
A contemporary master of the nursery tale brings her unique imagination to a beloved classic. First published in 1924 -- two years before Winnie-the-Pooh -- A. A. Milne's When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children's literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne's best-loved poems, including Disobedience, The King's Breakfast, and Buckingham Palace (which stars the one and only Christopher Robin). This musical and memorable edition is by turns traditional and modern, with both delightful charm and wry sensibility--
In his big tank in the kitchen, Richard the goldfish quickly bonds with--and even learns to recognize--his human companion, who tells him all about his day after school. A visiting friend, Sandy, shares some cool fish facts: Did you know that goldfish nap with their eyes open--because they don't have eyelids? Or that they can let you know they're hungry by swimming up and blowing bubbles? Sandy has a backyard pond filled with goldfish of all shapes and jewel-like colors, some much bigger (and older) than his friend's new pet. What might Richard's own future hold? Drawn in by the expressive illustrations and child-friendly tone, readers will emerge with a new appreciation for the beauty and personality of these classic pets. Kids inspired to care for a goldfish of their own will find a list of things they will need in the back matter.--
In Eliza Davis's day, Charles Dickens was the most celebrated living writer in England. But some of his books reflected a prejudice that was all too common at the time: prejudice against Jewish people. Eliza was Jewish, and her heart hurt to see a Jewish character in Oliver Twist portrayed as ugly and selfish. She wanted to speak out about how unfair that was, even if it meant speaking out against the great man himself. So she wrote a letter to Charles Dickens. What happened next is history--
Queen Cleopatra had coins made with her face on them. Japan put writer Ichiyō Higuchi on the 5,000 yen note more than 100 years after her death. And Eva Perón was the first Argentine woman on a bill. These biographies examine 15 extraordinary women who have appeared on coins or bills-and how they got there. Each inspiring story also digs deeper into different currencies and the customs of the time period--
Music legend Willie Nelson and his sister and longtime bandmate Bobbie Nelson tell the story of their Texas childhood, and how music kept their family strong in good times and bad--
A children's story of a young boy searching for the Buddha and realizing that he himself is a Buddha, concluding with meditation and breathing exercises designed for children--
By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US Marines recruited twenty-nine Navajo men to create a secret code that could be used to send military messages quickly and safely across battlefields. Author James Buckley Jr. explains how these brave and intelligent men developed their amazing code, recounts some of their riskiest missions, and discusses how the country treated them before, during, and after the war--
This book features photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration by ten renowned photographers, featuring scenes from regions throughout the United States.
Dogs are working with humans to find new ways to solve environmental problems and conserve wildlife, just a few of which are sniffing out invasive species and poisons, as well as identifying wildlife traffickers.
There are 150 million people experiencing homelessness worldwide, and that number is increasing every year. Homelessness is not a choice, yet it exists in almost every community. But why are people homeless? Who are they? What can you do? In Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community, readers will get answers to these complex questions. They'll learn about the root causes of homelessness and its effects, and what people and organizations around the world are doing to address the problem. It shares the personal stories of people who live on the street and the adults and kids who work with them. As a former homeless-shelter worker, author Lois Peterson encourages young people to approach the issue with knowledge and compassion. She dispels some of the myths about homelessness and makes the case for why everyone deserves a safe, permanent place to call home.--
Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series, this book gives young readers the tools to think about the physical, social and emotional needs of pets, farm animals and wild animals using the Five Freedoms.--
Lakota chief Crazy Horse and Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer had long been enemies when they finally crossed paths for the last time in 1876, as the people of the Great Plains resisted the invasion of their homes. Witness reports and reflections by their peers accompany side-by-side storytelling, revealing different perspectives on the historical events during their intertwined lives.
From stocky Shetland ponies and gentle Welsh cobs to energetic Arabian horses and muscular destriers, dozens of horse breeds are depicted in beautiful full-color illustrations. Accompanied by a selection of intriguing facts about each horse, this is a wonderful reference young equestrians will revisit time and again--
Follow the Humpback Whale's journey to warmer waters in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars--
Describes polar bears and their importance to their ecosystems, threats to their population, and efforts to protect and rebuild their numbers. Includes a That's Amazing! special feature--
Stymied by her unfinished family tree assignment for school, a young girl seeks Grandma's counsel and learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.
Completely revised and updated, the must-have guide for beginning and experienced Minecrafters alike contains information on each of the blocks that make up the Minecraft world.
Colorful illustrations, 3-D reconstructions, and step-by-step sequences detail the latest scientific research about these magnificent creatures. Discover which baby dinosaur had a footprint smaller than a fifty cent coin, witness how a recent discovery has brought scientists closer to truly knowing dinosaurs' coloring, and meet the scientists who have unearthed groundbreaking revelations. Dinosaurs and reptiles from around the world are shown in concise detail, including the giants discovered in Tanzania, the remarkable early bird fossils found in the Jehol Biota ecosystem in China, and the dinosaur bone bed in New Mexico.--