Science & Nature

9 Months: A Month by Month Guide to Pregancy
Van De Paal, Esther
Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
Item No. 9781847809759
$17.99
A Beetle is Shy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
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
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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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Lyon, George Ella
Faucet
well
raincloud
sea ...

from each of these
comes water.

But where does
Water go?

To find out, honey,
turn the page,
dive in
with tongue
or toes,
with eyes and ears and nose--
and wonder
at the flow
of this great world's
life story.

Item No. 9781416971306
$17.99
An Egg Is Quiet - Hardcover
Hutts Aston, Dianna
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 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.

Item No. 9780763675080
$35.00
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Gibbons, Gail
Apple trees grow in more parts of the world than any other fruit tree. From blossom to pollination to picking, here is information about how they grow, their various parts, and the different varieties. Instructions on how to plant and care for an apple tree are included.
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
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Jankeliowitch, Anne
A glow-in-the-dark, interactive guide to the Solar System, carefully crafted to make complex STEM concepts like astronomy, physics and chemistry understandable for children aged 8-12. Barefoot Books Solar System joins the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas as another standout nonfiction title on Barefoots list to explore the world and universe.
Item No. 9781782858232
$19.99
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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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.
Item No. 9781909263291
$19.95
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
$18.95
Big Butterfly Tattoos
Sovak, Jan
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
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 exhausting--a 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.

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
In this fascinating introduction to skeletal systems, images 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. Kids will learn that bones come in all shapes and sizes to serve myriad functions and will be able to compare human skeletons to those of other vertebrates.
Item No. 9780823431625
$16.95
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Sjoberg, Lena

When night falls, everything is dark. Or is it? The Moon shines with a pale light. A car drives along the street, and when its headlights flash, two bright dots run by. Is it a cat's eyes? Or perhaps a fox's? Stars twinkle in the night sky, and sometimes even the bright belt of the Milky Way is visible.

Come on a journey and visit the dark forest, the deep ocean, and the shadows of the city, and discover everything that glows, glitters, and shines in the night! This nonfiction picture book is full of fun facts about all the strange and wonderful sources of light on Earth and in the sky, from the Moon and the stars to glow-in-the-dark insects, luminous underwater creatures, lighthouses, fireworks, and phosphorescence.

Item No. 9780500652190
$17.95
Brilliant Bee Beeswax Crayons

Bright, vivid and triangular shaped crayons; Natural Beeswax Crayons have it all. Comes straight from nature and formed as easy-to-use and perfectly functional crayons. The colors lay smoothly on paper; black paper too, and are both thick and triangular shaped for a great ergonomic fit. Roll away crayons are a thing of the past. Each set comes with 24 crayons in a beautiful reusable case. Nontoxic.

  • 24 Colors
  • Made from Real Beeswax
  • Triangular Ergonomic Shape
  • Writes on Black Paper
  • Reusable Case
  • Nontoxic
Item No. 133-50
$13.50
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Murray, Lily
There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. And all of them are fascinating! Britta Teckentrup's work will enthral budding entomologists. This nonfiction volume from a much-loved illustrator simply sparks with personality and is chock-full of weird and wonderful facts about all kinds of creepy-crawlies.
Item No. 9781536210422
$16.99
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Barbaresi, Nina
Sticker fans with a passion for creepy, crawly things will have fun with this collection depicting a swarm of familiar insects. Accurately rendered images of 24 different species include such familiar arthropods as the American horsefly, firefly, cricket, ladybug, flea, mosquito, cockroach, praying mantis, carpenter ant, and termite. Perfect for classroom use, homework assignments, and bulletin board displays, these full-color, detailed designs will fascinate nature lovers and sticker collectors of all ages.
Item No. 9780486295862
$1.99
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Bean, Jonathan

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long building project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, in page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities!

As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, Building Our House is Jonathan Bean's retelling of his own family's true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author's collection.

Item No. 9780374380236
$18.99