The story of Columbus sails into the WHO WAS... library!In this exciting new WHO WAS... biography, children will learn of Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing West in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Readers will learn why he called himself the "Great Admiral of the Seas" and learn of his struggles to find financial support for his voyage. The book includes over 80 black-and-white illustrations.WHO WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS? publishes simultaneously alongside the Spanish-language translation ?QUIEN FUE CRISTOBAL COLON?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/27/2013Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Born in 1451 in the seafaring nation of Genoa in northern Italy, Christopher Columbus grew up watching ships sail into the harbor loaded with riches from Egypt, Spain, England, and Belgium. Columbus was convinced that he could gain gold, silk, ivory, and much personal wealth for himself if he were to sail west from Europe to the East and trade with China and India. When Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon finally provided him with three ships, a crew, and supplies for his journey. Columbus embarked on the first of four voyages to the East in 1492. Although he never reached Asia, he did land in Central and South America, establishing a firm foothold in America and opening up wider European exploration to the new continent and other other foreigtn lands. Using Chinese paintbrushes and inks, gold overlays, and Italian marbled paper from Florence, Italy, Demi paints Columbus's vast world with characteristic skill and beauty.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/18/2012Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, but his voyages led to European exploration of the New World. Rich in resources and natural beauty, the Americas were irresistible to gold-hungry conquistadors. The newcomers gave little thought to those who had called the lands their home, and exploration soon came to signify conquest. The New World -- and the lives of its inhabitants -- would be changed forever.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/25/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here!History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel -- a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!Book Details:Format: Hardcover
Now in diapers! For the youngest of readers who still prefer to chew on a book rather than read it, It's a Little Book asks what a book is for--Is it for chewing? Is it for wearing?--and answers the question in a warm and charming way. As funny and captivating as the bestselling It's a Book, It's a Little Book promises to delight a new generation of readers.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Originally published in mini hardcover (paper over board) editions, four of Todd Parr's very first books are now available in a chunky board book format with brand new cover designs. Bold and bright, funny and reassuring, these are perfect packages for preschoolers and will stand up to the repeated readings they are guaranteed to get!Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 9/8/2004Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Teeth–they come in handy when you chew or smile! In Dr. Seuss’s hilarious ode to teeth, little ones will laugh out loud as they find out all the things teeth can do and how to take care of them so they last a lifetime! All the fun and charm of the original book are in this new board book version for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 6/24/2003Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Enjoyable, informative, and just plain nice.--Booklist From cuddling koalas to friendly penguins, an array of animals illustrates fun, sweet, and silly examples of how to be nice, showing simple ways young children can show they care for those around them. Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's lyrical text and funny illustrations make this a wonderful introduction to manners. Book Details:-Format: Board Book-Publication Date: 12/5/2013-Pages: 30-Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad," "I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear."Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 9/21/2005Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Part of the 8-book Tamora Pierce reissue for Fall 2006, this title in the Circle of Magic quartet features spellbinding new cover art. Coincides with the release of WILL OF THE EMPRESS in trade pb.Four elements of power, four mages-in-training learning to control them. In Book 2 of the Circle of Magic Quartet, earthquake damage has left Winding Circle vulnerable to pirate attack and Tris, Briar, Daja, and Sandry are working with the community to strengthen their defenses. When the pirate onslaught begins, two things become terribly clear: The pirates have a powerful new weapon--and they have an accomplice within Winding Circle. But they've failed to anticipate the fury of a young mage who has been betrayed once too often, and who has very stubborn, very loyal friends....Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1999Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Our eyes see flies. Our eyes see ants. Sometimes they see pink underpants. Oh, say can you see? Dr. Seuss’s hilarious ode to eyes gives little ones a whole new appreciation for all the wonderful things to be seen!Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 11/27/2001Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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