Geography

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Balkan, Gabrielle

A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council)

Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousands of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy!

Item No. 9781847807113
$30.00
50 States Activity Book
Balkan, Gabrielle

Pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime with this activity book packed with maps, wildlife, people, and places unique to the 50 states. As a summer companion title to The 50 States, activities include state trivia, picture scrambles, dot-to-dots and much more, plus a double sided fold-out map of the 50 states and more than 50 stickers.

Item No. 9781847808622
$9.99
A City Is - Autographed Hardcover
Norman Rosten, Melanie Hope Greenberg

Autographed by illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

An evocative collection of poems about New York City is brought to life in detailed, vibrant illustrations.

Item No. 11724
$17.00
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Cosneau, Geraldine

"All Around the World" "Animal Kingdom "is a charmingly illustrated journey of discovery through different environments, including the ocean, forest, jungle, desert, and Arctic. Each is shown in a giant fold-out panorama, ready to be populated with the four hundred reusable animal stickers that bring the landscapes to life. Children will love Geraldine Cosneau s quirky illustrations and have fun deciding which animals belong in each panorama. On the reverse side of the panoramas are large outline pictures of animals to complete.

When finished, the panoramas can be detached and hung on the wall or left in the book to be used again. With eight large fold-out scenes and hundreds of charming reusable stickers, this book lets young children discover a whole new world of adventure and fun and make it their very own."

Item No. 9781854379764
$16.95
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Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
Item No. 9780689847448
$26.95
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Perrin, Clotilde
Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.
Item No. 9781452122083
$17.99
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Williams, Rachel

A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council)

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil, or a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age.

Find hundreds of things to spot and learn new facts about every destination. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.

Item No. 9781847806956
$30.00
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Get busy with this activity book packed with stickers, maps, global wildlife, cultural activities, and exciting adventures from around the world. Color in every continent and put together your own adventure as you decide whether you'd prefer to stay in a treehouse, an igloo, or a lighthouse, and whether you'd rather travel by camel, tuk tuk, or hot air balloon. Pull out the huge double-sided poster to see the country flags of the world, or flip it to find a world map, ready for you to customize over 50 stickers.

Item No. 9781847807335
$9.99
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Gorbaty, Norman

In dynamic words and dramatic pictures, "Earthdance "invites young readers to become not just part of the earth, but Earth itself.

Item No. 9780805062311
$8.99
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Rian Hughes

Explore your creative side with the cool tasks in this book! Rian Hughes will show you how to:

Map your room

Plan a secret passage

Make a treasure map

Create constellations

Plot out a secret garden

Draw a weather map

And much more... so Get Mapmaking!

Item No. 9780711237629
$19.99
Go Go America
Dan Yaccarino

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

From the always original Dan Yaccarino, this is no ordinary book of state facts--it’s wacky, it’s bizarre, it’s a rip-roaring family road trip!

What state’s official cookie is the chocolate chip cookie?
What state hosts the International Rotten Sneaker Contest?
Which state is it illegal to enter with a chicken on your head?

To find the answers to these questions and hundreds more, just hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family--Mom, Dad, Freddie, Fran, and Fido--as they travel state to state and discover far-out festivals, kooky contests, ludicrous laws, peculiar people, and oodles of oddities across America. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to go, go through fifty states of fun!

Item No. 12205
$17.99
Good-bye, Havana! Hola, New York! - Autographed

When five year old Gabriella hears talk of Castro and something called revolution in her home in Cuba, she doesn't understand. Then when her parents leave suddenly and she remains with her grandparents, life isn't the same. Soon the day comes when she goes to live with her parents in a new place called the Bronx. It isn't warm like Havana, and there is traffic not the ocean outside her window. Their life is different- it snows in the winter and the food at school is hot dogs and macaroni. What will it take for the Bronx to feel like home?

Item No. AUTORC11
$16.99
Hello World
Litton, Jonathan
Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos. With more than 150 languages, flaps to guide you through pronunciations, and features on hieroglyphs, sign languages, and different writing systems, a world of exploration is at your fingertips.
Item No. 9781944530006
$19.99
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Man, Charlene
Help! Some of the animals are hiding! Can you find them and return them to their proper homes? A fun seek and find book, full of animals from all around the globe, beautifully illustrated by Charlene Man. A wonderful first introduction for children of 3+ to animals around the world and where they live.
Item No. 9781780675909
$14.95
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Dematons, Charlotte
Holland - a land full of surprises, strange traditions, free-spirited people and a rich history.
Charlotte Dematons, known for her well-loved picture book The Yellow Balloon, grew up in France, but moved to the Netherlands to study art as so many have before her. With the eye of an outsider but a warm heart for the country that became her new home, Charlotte Dematons paints with a keen eye for the detail for everything that makes The Netherlands so Dutch.
It's easy to see how New York was first New Amsterdam when delving into modern-day Holland. The idiosyncrasies that make Holland so unique are revealed: from pensionada in unisex rain jackets on their bikes to a grandmother with her walker, skating on the ice, between the scenes of Avercamp, Bruegel and Bosch - and of course the multicultural Dutch society revealed and celebrated with wit and warmth.
Also Available: "Holland" and "1000 Things About Holland "set (picture book hardcover with accompanying paperback) $29.95."1000 Things About Holland" explains all the details of every amazing picture, making this book both an I Spy book and an armchair travel guide for anyone already fond of this small country of tulips, windmills and so much more.
Item No. 9781935954286
$19.95
How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Priceman, Marjorie
Illus. in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open.
But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This
deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather
ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then
hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And,
oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple
pie is included. "Libraries should consider purchasing multiple copies since
every preschool and primary-grade teacher in town will want a copy to
read."--(starred) "Booklist."
Item No. 9780679880837
$7.99
I See the Sun in Afghanistan
Dedie King
Through the eyes of a child, I See the Sun in Afghanistan portrays a culture that emphasizes patriarchal family, love of country and fierce loyalty to family and tribe. Although the story takes place against the backdrop of war, it is not political, but a simple story about one day in the life of a young girl. After waking before dawn, Habiba and her sister go out to fetch water. Following a breakfast of khojur, she tags along with her brother and father as they bring the sheep to pasture. She goes to school outside with other girls; the boys attend school later in the day. Her family is preparing for cousins and an aunt and uncle to move in with them and Habiba wonders how everyone will fit into their small home. A country overview and glossary is included for parents and teachers who want to go beyond the story and talk more about Afghanistan and why it is important. In English and Afghan Farsi. For ages 5 and up.
Item No. 9780981872087
$12.95
I See the Sun in Mexico
King, Dedie
I See the Sun in Mexico, the fifth book in the award-winning I See the Sun series, takes place on the Sea of Cortez. Luis's working-class family lives in La Paz. His father is a cook on an excursion boat. His mother makes the best tortillas in the city. With Mama's guidance, Luis shops for the vegetables Papa needs to prepare meals on the boat. Once on the water, Luis hands out masks and snorkels to the tourists who will swim in the beautiful sea. The clear blue water is a magical world filled with hundreds of colorful fish and playful sea lions. Later in the day, the boat is anchored again and everyone goes for a hike. The sandy trail, high above the shore, reveals snakes, lizards, cactus flowers and ancient rock drawings. At night, the black star-filled sky sparkles and the water is filled with thousands of herring swimming around the boat. Lush illustrations and a bilingual story in English and Spanish offer Luis's view of his beautiful country. Honorable Mention 2012 Foreword Book of the Year Awards - Picture Books/Early Reader Category.
Item No. 9781935874263
$17.95
I See the Sun in Myanmar (Burma)
King, Dedie
In a world where global events dominate the news and our children are exposed to other cultures only superficially, author Dedie King and illustrator Judith Inglese have once again combined their talents to offer a unique perspective for young readers that is simply not available anywhere else. I See the Sun in Myanmar (Burma), one of the award-winning books in the I See the Sun in . . .series, takes place in a small town on the Irawaddy River in Myanmar, the country formally known as Burma. Lush illustrations and a bilingual story in English and Burmese offer Aye Aye's view of her beautiful country that until recently has been something of a mystery to most of the rest of the world. Aye Aye's father is a fisherman on the river and her mother is a nurse in a nearby hospital. The story also provides an elementary introduction to Buddhist culture and the tradition of metta, a practice of saying phrases of loving-kindness. The day unfolds with the verses of metta that Aye Aye whispers to herself. Her wishes of kindness and compassion to those around her mirror the deep-rooted Buddhist culture present in Myanmar. I See the Sun in Myanmar (Burma) is a delightful introduction to an ancient Buddhist culture. Heartwarming in its simplicity, said Joseph Goldstein, author and co-founder of Insight Meditation Society. I See the Sun in Myanmar (Burma) was first written in English, then translated into Burmese by PawSHtoo B. Jindakajornsri, who works at the Translation Center at the University of Massachusetts. The book is richly illustrated with collages made from original photographs and colorful drawings. It also includes an overview of Myanmar, a glossary of unfamiliar words, and a map that highlights where Myanmar is on the globe."
Item No. 9781935874249
$17.95
I See The Sun in Nepal
Dedie King

I See the Sun in Nepal, one of the I See the Sun series, takes place in a rural village in Nepal. The young girl in the story lives a traditional life with a familiar daily routine: chores, going to school, playing with friends, and spending time with her family. Readers will recognize the similarities as well as the differences between their own daily life and the culture of Nepal. The ordinary activities of life, to which we all relate, are described in simple prose and vivid collages of colorful paper, drawings and photography of Nepal. Bilingual in English and Nepalese (Devanagari). Includes country overview and glossary of unfamiliar terms. A portion of sales are donated to The Learning Centers in Bandipur, Nepal. For ages 5 and up.

Item No. 9780981872094
$12.95
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Laroche, Giles
Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.
With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand are as varied as the homes themselves.List of Houses included: Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.
Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.
Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico
Connected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.
Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, Spain
Palafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, Chile
Palazzo Dario, Venice, Italy
Chateau La Brede, Bordeaux, France
Tulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, China
Half-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, Germany
Greek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, Greece
Decorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Yurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.
Airstream trailer, USA
Floating house, Middleburg, the Netherlands
Tree house, USA"
Item No. 9780547238920
$17.99
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Player, Micah
Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day. Readers and fans of the apparel line Lately Lily will appreciate this chance to join Lily on a world tour and experience the many delights of travel through her eyes."
Item No. 9781452115252
$16.99
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Musselwhite, Helen
Learn to count from one to ten with little houses around the world! Visit a variety of charming little houses around the world - right the way from one Scottish crofter's cottage to ten terraced houses beside a canal in Amsterdam. Created by talented papercut artist Helen Musselwhite, each beautiful scene has lots of details to spot and count together. Also includes fun facts about each type of house for extra spotting fun.
Item No. 9781780676135
$15.95
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Swindell, Salli
This creative tool kit includes everything map lovers need to create custom frame-worthy map art. The instructional booklet includes projects ranging from personalized party invitations to a road map to happiness, all easily crafted from the fill-in map templates, legends, and icons included. The bonus is a poster-size world map for charting global destinations.
Item No. 9781452123332
$19.95
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McNeilly, Linden

Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

Item No. 9781592539055
$24.99