Science & Nature

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Trina Dalziel

Let your imagination take flight with 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly and 44 Other Things with Wings. Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything with wings. From fairies, bats, and airplanes, to dragonflies, gargoyles, and angels, 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the winged things in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld together to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - bugs, bats, birds, and much, much more - over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take.This all-in-one sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Your inner artist will fly free with 20 Ways to Draw a Butterfly and 44 Other Things with Wings.

Item No. 9781592539239
$19.99
A Beetle is Shy
Hutts Aston, Dianna
The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched and visually striking book is perfect for sparking children's imaginations in both classroom reading circles and home libraries.
Item No. 9781452127125
$16.99
A Butterfly is Patient (Hardcover)
Dianna Hutts Aston

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!

Item No. 9780811864794
$16.99
A Butterfly is Patient - Softcover
Dianna Aston

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!

Item No. 9781452141244
$7.99
A Nest is Noisy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
Item No. 9781452127132
$16.99
A Seed Is Sleepy - Hardcover
Dianna Hutts Aston
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.
Item No. 9780811855204
$16.99
A Seed is Sleepy - Softcover
Aston, Dianna
This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.
Item No. 9781452131474
$7.99
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Jenkins, Steve
In this visually stunning book, seeing is believing as Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at their actual size.
Item No. 9780618375943
$17.99
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Sterling Children's
How amazing are animals? Come inside this stunningly illustrated menagerie and see! Here, the world's most fascinating creatures are grouped in an array of categories by their color, size, stripes, spots, speed, strength, spikes and horns, beaks, weird ears, and more. As children wander through the pages, meeting bumblebees and tigers; orange orangutans and purple pufferfish; giant whales and tiny hummingbirds; they'll begin to recognize patterns in the animal kingdom. Along with the eye-catching spreads, fun questions like What animals have wings but do not fly? prompt kids to consider nature's diversity and wonder."
Item No. 9781454914587
$14.95
An Egg Is Quiet - Hardcover
Aston, Dianna Hutts
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

Item No. 9780811844284
$16.99
An Egg is Quiet - Softcover
Dianna Hutts Aston
This stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informative book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a fascinating introduction to the vast and amazing world of eggs. Featuring poetic text and an elegant design, this acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs. Full of wit and charm, An Egg Is Quiet will at once spark the imagination and cultivate a love of science.
Item No. 9781452131481
$7.99
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Broom, Jenny
Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.
Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world s finest collections of objects from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompanied by lively, informative text. Offering hours of learning, this first title within the series Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent."
Item No. 9780763675080
$35.00
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Gibbons, Gail
All about apples, from pollination to picking and eating.
Item No. 9780823416691
$7.99
B is for Blue Planet
Strother, Ruth
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? How do the northern lights get their colors?


Planet Earth has been home to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and while scientists have learned a lot about it, they're still unraveling many of its mysteries. B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems (deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn about weather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more.


Ruth Strother has been in the publishing industry for more than twenty years and is the author of fifteen books for children. She also wrote Sleeping Bear's W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet. Ruth lives in Southern California.


Bob Marstall was a K-12 art teacher for many years, and today he is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He tours all over the country, lecturing in schools on the integration of art and science. Bob lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Item No. 9781585364541
$16.95
Beaks - Softcover
Sneed B. Collard III

How can a toucan fly with such a large, cumbersome beak? A toucan's beak is actually light as a feather due to its honeycomb construction. And not only is it beautiful, but it's an extremely useful tool in foraging for food. Find out more fascinating facts in this remarkably illustrated study of bird beaks. Learn about several different birds, their habitats, and how their beaks are uniquely styled to help them survive. Outstanding 3-D cut-paper illustrations by Robin Brickman create amazingly realistic tableaus of birds in their natural environments with their beaks in action. Back matter includes a comprehensive quiz, a bibliography, and a list of related Web sites.

Item No. 9781570913884
$6.95
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With everything from prehistoric beasts, to today's most exotic creatures, to our most beloved pets, this deluxe illustrated menagerie will delight animal lovers. Incredibly lush artwork compares extinct and currently living animals, all grouped by similar characteristics and attributes. Beautiful Beasts reveals the diversity and wonder of the animal kingdom, and will enchant young naturalists.
Item No. 9781454914594
$14.95
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Roussen, Jean

In this stunningly illustrated introduction to the world's most beautiful birds, Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker pay homage to an alphabet of birds in all their feathery fancies. From Warblers to Blue-tits and Kakapos to Owls, Roussen's playful, melodic poem is complemented beautifully by Walker's delicate illustrations.

Jean Roussen is a Swiss French graphic designer and writer who dabbles in publishing from time to time.

Emmanuelle Walker is an animation director and illustrator from Montreal, Quebec. As well as contributing to Nobrow magazine (Nobrow 8: Hysteria), she has worked with international animation studios across the world (Walt Disney Ltd., Sherbert and Nexus). She lives and works in London, England.

Item No. 9781909263291
$19.95
Bee Postcard
Carle
Item No. X7605
$1.00
Bee Puppet

Make friends with the flowers wherever you go with this plump & plush Bee glove puppet. Anatomically accurate six-fingered design can be worn by both adults & children, on either hand. Hangtag includes a favorite Aesop's fable.

Item No. 3028
$17.95
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Cole, Henry
Size is relative, but everything is worth seeing in this concept book from the illustrator of "And Tango Makes Three."
Beginning with a beautiful close-up of a big ladybug, this book artfully depicts the concept of scale. The book zooms out from the bug, to a flower, to a cow, all the way to an expansive spread of sky. Then Henry Cole masterfully zooms back in from that sky, to a tree, to a house, to a window, all the way to the end where an adorable dog is taking a little nap.
In this ideal introduction to the concept of scale, young readers will love the lush illustrations of the animals, objects, and scenery of a farm, and they ll delight in seeing how something big can suddenly seem little with the turn of a page!"
Item No. 9781442498976
$14.99
Big Butterfly Tattoos
Tattoos
Big, brightly colored butterflies make especially dazzling pieces of tattoo art. The six winged beauties in this collection are no exception! Included are images of the blue morpho, small postman, paradise birdwing, and three other dazzling creatures. These safe, temporary tattoos will add an exotic touch of natural beauty wherever they're applied. Instructions included for tattoo fans of all ages.
Item No. 9780486418551
$1.99
Bird Talk
Judge, Lita

A gorgeously illustrated tribute to birds of all kinds and the fantastic, funny, fascinating things that they do.

Birds have lots of ways of communicating: They sing and talk, dance and drum, cuddle and fight. But what does all of the bird talk mean?
Filled with gorgeous illustrations, this fascinating picture book takes a look at the secret life of birds in a child-friendly format that is sure to appeal to readers of all ages - whether they're die-hard bird-watchers or just curious about the creatures in their own backyards.

Item No. 9781596436466
$18.99
Blue Whale
Jenni Desmond

A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale's body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos! With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhaustinga key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book!


A graduate of the renowned MA children's book illustration program at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU), Jenni Desmond works from her studio in London, England. She uses collage, paint, and pencil crayons to create her artwork, which she then scans and edits by computer. Jenni strives to make her illustrations entertaining, beautiful, and funny in equal measure. Her first picture book Red Cat Blue Cat (Blue Apple Books, 2012) won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again Picture Book Award 2013, and she has shown her artwork in many exhibitions in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition.


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Item No. 9781592701650
$17.95
Body Actions
Rotner, Shelley

The human body can be astonishing. This book is filled
with energy-packed photographs of kids running, jumping,
riding bikes, and using all five senses. The photos
are overlaid with depictions of the nervous, skeletal,
muscular, respiratory, and circulatory systems and
major organs to show the amazing ways in which active
bodies function. The five senses and the major organs
are all covered. Glossary, notes on the systems and
senses, and an index are included.

Item No. 9780823423668
$16.95
Body Bones
Rotner, Shelley

Photos show how different types of skeletons work. Full-color photographs of people and animals are overlaid with illustrations of bones to show these supporting frameworks. Readers will learn that bones come in all shapes and sizes to serve a myriad of functions and will be able to compare human skeletons to those of other vertebrates. Index, glossary of scientific terms.

Item No. 9780823431625
$16.95