Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
With beautiful photographs of natural settings, kids will pour over every page—without even realizing they’re learning! National Geographic Little Kids Look & Learn: Match! is the second title in this interactive board book series. Based on early learning concepts of similarity recognition, kids will enjoy examining every photo and searching for its match. Bonus questions on each spread go beyond matching concepts, making this book an exciting and interactive experience. Match! features a variety of images and will keep kids fascinated, making it the ideal book to share and explore with parents.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 8/23/2011Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
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Jam packed with the latest data, bright, bold images, large maps, a brand-new design, and lively information about the world’s land, people, and animals, the third edition Beginner’s World Atlas will be the most up-to-date world reference for kids ages 5-8. True to National Geographic’s reputation and legacy, we’ve created this atlas with the same care and attention to detail as our renowned adult atlases. “No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic, said the Washington Post.With completely up-to-date facts-at-a-glance, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and comprehensive index, this completely revised atlas takes young readers on a high-energy tour of the world and will be a must-have in every home and school. Vibrant color, fresh design, amazing photography, and new icons will help kids quickly identify information related to land, plants, animals, languages and culture, and all aspects of the physical and political world. Parents and teachers will appreciate the front matter with information for children about maps and how to use the atlas.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/9/2011Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
In these 24 page board books, young children will learn important skills such as naming, sorting, rhyming, counting, matching, and finding through fun, interactive games and activities in these photographically illustrated titles.In this book, children will learn to rhyme by grouping words with similar sounds in isolation, and then in context.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 6/12/2012Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC is the world's best-selling Almanac for kids. The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and now a brand-new mini joke book inside. Exciting changes for 2013 include: · Forty percent of the photos and articles will be new · A special joke section features 20 pages of hilarious jokes and funny animal photos that kids will love to share with their friends and family. · A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content for 2013; · All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts · More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more · 8 Homework Help sections · All facts, figures, and reference material will be updated; · And much more...Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/22/2012Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
How hot is lightning?A. as hot as a microwave on highB. as hot as the sun's surfaceC. five times hotter than the sun's surfaceD. as hot as lava(Correct answer: C)What's do you call a group of cats? A. a scratchB. a clowderC. a felinopolisD. a cat-astrophe(Correct answer: B)You'll find 1,000 fun, fascinating, and funny quiz questions like these in the new National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz book. These aren't the kinds of quizzes kids take in school. Instead, they are full of trivia that kids will love to share with friends and family. They can even put their whole family to the test and see who scores the highest. With a dynamic design and with tons of colorful photos, these quizzes will be fun to look, too!Based on one of the most popular features on the National Geographic Kids website, this collection of themed quizzes, true-and-false questions, and photo-driven quizzes, will include questions about animals, weather, countries, and lots more. This compact book is just he right size to toss into a backpack and will make car trips, dentists' waiting rooms, even visits to the mall enjoyable experiences for all.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1019-5 Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/14/2012Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/11/2011Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there’s a car that drives underwater? This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series, Ultimate Weird But True is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/13/2011Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
From the illustrator of the Melvin Beederman, SUPERHERO series comes a story about a masked hero and his trusty steed. Together they save Halloween from ruthless toilet paper–tossing mummies and pumpkin-sucking vampires.No siree, Halloween won’t be canceled anytime soon, not while the Halloween Kid’s around. With a rootin’ tootin’ Halloween monster–shootin’ text and retro-modern illustrations, The Halloween Kid will lasso in readers both young and old. Because who doesn’t love a hero who defends the right to trick or treat? Yee-Ha-lloween!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/3/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
What do all these people have in common: the first man to die in the American Revolution, a onetime chief of the Crow Nation, the inventors of peanut butter and the portable X-ray machine, and the first person to make a wooden clock in this country? They were all great African Americans. For parents and teachers interested in fostering cultural awareness among children of all races, this book includes more than 70 hands-on activities, songs, and games that teach kids about the people, experiences, and events that shaped African American history. This expanded edition contains new material throughout, including additional information and biographies. Children will have fun designing an African mask, making a medallion like those worn by early abolitionists, playing the rhyming game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and creating a unity cup for Kwanzaa. Along the way they will learn about inspiring African American artists, inventors, and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and Louis Armstrong, to name a few.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2007Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
As a kid, Will Ansel would spend hours rowing the creeks around Annapolis, Maryland. From his boat he could look down on the wrecks of Chesapeake skipjacks, and watch the turtles sun themselves on deckbeams and the tops of centerboard trunks. He found other types of Chesapeake boats there too, including the old "log" boats. Years later, Will built scaled-down skipjacks, wrote about them, and eventually went to work at Mystic Seaport as a ships' carpenter and boatbuilder. Will now lives in Georgetown, Maine, in an old house built at the water's edge, with a small shop and dock. The inventory of boats and kayaks is currently seven. Besides keeping up, using, and adding to these, he does some writing and painting, and work around a cabin in the woods.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Museums and monuments define the Washington, DC landscape, but the stories behind this majestic capital merely begin here. Looking beyond the monuments, from Abigail Adams to the National Zoo, to all the cherry blossoms, flags, houses, and presidents in between, N is for Our Nation's Capital is like a guided tour along the most interesting routes in our capital. Did you know the cherry trees that are an integral part of DC's scenery were gifts from Japan? Or that Mrs. Taft planted the first two? N is for Our Nation's Capital will be published in March to coincide with the opening of the cherry blossoms.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/15/2005Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Kid Cookbook Prepare nutritious and simple dishes for your child with the Beaba Kid Cook Book. Written by Virginie Michelin, a full-time mother of three, the Kid Cook Book contains 25 recipes that creatively encourage your child to eat fruits and vegetables. This 64 page, full-color cook book is designed specifically for use with the Babycook and is a great recipe resource for those who like to cook.
Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn: all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals each nutrient's function which foods contain which nutrients how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day how the body digests food all about calories Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids! Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2009Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids and for their peers. In this intimate yet practical book, author Daniel Stefanski, a fourteen-year-old boy with autism, helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them. While many "typical" kids know someone with autism, they sometimes misunderstand the behavior of autistic kids, which can seem antisocial or even offensive-even if the person with autism really wants to be friends. The result of this confusion is often painful for those with autism: bullying, teasing, excluding, or ignoring. How to Talk to an Autistic is an antidote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice-all in Daniel's unique and charming voice and accompanied by lively illustrations. Always straightforward and often humorous, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid will give readers-kids and adults alike-the confidence and tools needed to befriend autistic kids. They'll also feel like they've made a friend already-Daniel. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Random House is proud to present the tenth anniversary edition of a book Publishers Weekly called "a gem of a book...a story that goes straight to the heart." When nine-year-old Gregory experiences several upsets in his life, he responds by creating a fantastic chalk garden on the charred walls of a burned-out factory behind his house. As his garden grows and flourishes, Gregory finds a voice through his art and, for the first time, is able to find his own place in the world. The Chalk Box Kid is sure to delight a new generation of children and their parents. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/12/1987Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions. "[An] entertaining volume of trivia." - Kirkus Reviews Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1999Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
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