Now even very young readers can experience Larry the lovable pup's adventures as he visits Chicago's greatest landmarks, among them Navy Pier (where he enjoys a famous Chicago-style hot dog!), the L, Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Picasso, and of course, the "Bean."Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/18/2014Pages: 20Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Eyewitness: Chicago is a fully illustrated look at the history and geography of Chicago, Illinois. Packed with interesting and exciting facts, this book is for readers ages 8 and up. How did Chicago get its name? Who were the first Chicagoans? What can you find Downtown, or on the North, South, or West Sides? How do you get around, and what is there to see? Who were some of the most famous—and infamous—residents of Chicago? Readers will find the answers to all this and more in this new addition to the bestselling Eyewitness series. Published in conjunction with Pearson Education and Chicago Public Schools, Eyewitness: Chicago offers a unique look at the history, geography, and interesting facts about the city of Chicago. Fully illustrated with colorful maps, photographs, and illustrations, this book is perfect for readers ages 8 and up.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/19/2011Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
The author/illustrator of the highly successful Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series lends his creative talents to another fun, informative series, this one featuring world-famous composers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1996Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly the life in the Cornerstones of Freedom series.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
From the Native Americans who lived in the Chicago area for thousands of years, to the first European explorers Marquette and Jolliet, to the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series win, parents, teachers, and kids will love this comprehensive and exciting history of how Chicago became the third largest city in the U.S. Chicago’s spectacular and impressive history comes alive through activities such as building a model of the original Ferris Wheel, taking architectural walking tours of the first skyscrapers and Chicago’s oldest landmarks, and making a Chicago-style hotdog. Serving as both a guide to kids and their parents and an engaging tool for teachers, this book details the first Chicagoan Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the world’s first skyscraper, and the hosting of two World’s Fairs. In addition to uncovering Windy City treasures such as the birth of the vibrant jazz era of Louis Armstrong and the work of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters, kids will also learn about Chicago’s triumphant and tortured sports history. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2007Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This time everyone's favorite wandering pooch blows through the Windy City with his owner Pete and Pete's family. After exploring the Magnificent Mile and scarfing down hot dogs at Navy Pier, the family boards a train at the railway station, losing sight of Larry when the hungr pup pursues a tasty snack... oh no! Will they ever be reunited? While Larry and his family set out to find each other, learn about Chicago's landmarks and cultural attractions including the Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Filled with bright colors and retro illustrations, this book will enchant young readers as they explore another bustling metropolitan center with the precocious little Larry.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/13/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Kids will count from one to 10 with some of Chicago’s most beloved symbolsthe Sears Tower, the el train, Navy Pier fireworks, Chicago-style hot dogs, and deep dish pizzain this board book featuring contemporary illustrations, dazzling colors, and bold, clear design. The end of the book includes a complete location list, in both English and Spanish, to help parents locate the symbols and landmarks and plan an entertaining trip to Chicago. En este libro de tapa dura con ilustraciones contemporáneas, colores deslumbrantes y un diseño vivo, los niños contarán del 1 al 10 con algunos de los símbolos más queridos de Chicagola Torre Sears, el tren elevado, los fuegos artificiales del Navy Pier, perros calientes al estilo de Chicago, pizza de plato profundo. Se incluye una lista completa de locales, tanto en inglés como en español, para ayudar a los padres ubicar los símbolos y lugares conocidos y planear un viaje entretenido a Chicago.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 4/1/2009Pages: 22Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 10/28/2006Pages: 20
What happens when Joey and his sister, Mary Alice -- two city slickers from Chicago -- make their annual summer visits to Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town? August 1929: They see their first corpse, and he isn't resting easy. August 1930: The Cowgill boys terrorize the town, and Grandma fights back. August 1931: Joey and Mary Alice help Grandma trespass, poach, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry -- all in one day. And there's more, as Joey and Mary Alice make seven summer trips to Grandma's -- each one funnier than the year before -- in self-contained chapters that readers can enjoy as short stories or take together for a rollicking good novel. In the tradition of American humorists from Mark Twain to Flannery O'Connor, popular author Richard Peck has created a memorable world filled with characters who, like Grandma herself, are larger than life and twice as entertaining. Richard Peck lives in New York City. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/1998Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Join Cam on his third adventure (Above San Francisco and Above New York) as he explores Chicago from above. His imagination affords him the flight of a lifetime as he takes off from Millenium Park in his airplane and soars high above Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park and more! The beloved photographs of Robert Cameron and the Windy City take on a child-like wonder when viewed through the eyes of Cam from his airplane.
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rightsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/21/2014Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
4D Chicago Cityscape Puzzle This puzzle recreates The Windy City's famous skyline, not only in three dimensions using scale-model buildings, but also along the fourth dimension time -- spanning 140 years of its architectural history. The puzzle includes 127 building replicas that depict the city as it appeared as far back as 1873 through to 2015, including iconic structures such as the Willis Tower, John Hancock, Navy Pier and the Chicago Spire. Each building replica fits into pre-cut holes in a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle composed of 831 pieces that form the city's street layout and islands. The product includes a Time Poster that directs you through time as you rebuild Chicago's skyline history.Product Dimensions: 19 (L) x 19 (W) x 5 (H)Age: 12 years and upRecommended Ages:8 – 12
Summary:What does every couple want? A close, honest bond with their lover? Great communication and humor? Some romance? To feel loved, passionately, by their partner? The truth is that most couples aspire to have all of these things. But how do you get it and, more importantly, how do you keep your relationship fresh, vibrant, and sexy over the years? In <i>The Book of Love</i>, expert sex and relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman teaches how to become connected, communicative, stable, romantic, and sexually-satisfied, as well as how to plan for a happy, intimate, and fantasy fueled future together.About the Author:-Dr. Laura Berman, best-selling author and renowned sex therapist, is the founder and director of the Berman Center in Chicago, which specializes in sexual health and therapy. She is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and has appeared in the pages of nearly every major US magazine, including <i>Glamour</i>, <i>Elle</i>, and <i>Ladies' Home Journal</i>, as well as in the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today</i>. She has frequently appeared on radio and television, including the Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox News, and CNN. Author: Laura BermanPublisher:DK ADULTPublished Date:04/01/2008Format:Hardcover
Ancient Greek prophecies. Exploding volcanoes. Chicago gangsters. Just another day in the life for Sam Faulkner in this pulse-pounding sequel to THE BOOK OF TIME!Sam Faulkner now knows his father is trapped in Vlad Tepes's castle, but he can't save him without the seven coins that will allow him to direct his travel to the right year in Time. So he sets off on a desperate journey through the ages to collect the coins -- to the oracle at Delphi, Pompeii before Mt. Vesuvius -- even Chicago in 1932, where he meets his seven-year-old grandfather. But things get wilder still when he finally finds his father, who is sick, dying, raving . . . and who insists they must rescue Sam's dead mother from Time!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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