Science & Nature

Butterfly-Swallowtail Puppet

Cause a flutter with the beautiful swallowtail butterfly puppet! With one finger inside the body you can dance on air with this colorful friend.

Item No. 3029
$18.95
Castle - Hardcover Color Edition
Macaulay, David
"What David Macaulay can draw -- churches, cities, pyramids -- he does better than any pen-and-ink illustrator in the world. Castle once again goes through a brick-by-brick assembly, employing cross-hatches and thin black lines to evoke a medieval place and period." -- Time
Item No. 9780544102262
$19.99
Caterpillar Critter Keeper
Caterpillar Critter Keeper

Explore and observe the natural world with your child. Get a close look at tiny critters before releasing them back into the wild with this adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar critter keeper. Features sturdy mesh walls and a clear door for easy observation and a handle on the top for transporting. The perfect tool for budding explorers.

Item No. 96508
$14.95
Cathedral (Full Color Edition)
Macaulay, David

Readers worldwide recognize Caldecott Medal winner David Macaulay's imaginary Cathedral of Chutreaux. This critically acclaimed book has been translated into a dozen languages and remains a classic of children's literature and a touchstone for budding architects. Cathedral's numerous awards include a prestigious Caldecott Honor and designation as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year for Macaulay's intricate pen-and-ink illustrations.

Journey back to centuries long ago and visit the fictional people of twelfth-, thirteenth-, and fourteenth-century Europe whose dreams, like Cathedral, stand the test of time.

This title has been selected as a Common Core text exemplar (Grades 6-8, Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical Studies).

Item No. 9780544100008
$19.99
Compost
Raskin, Ben
Set your family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost--what it is, how to make it, how to maintain it. Includes games, stickers, and more!

Teach your kids that composting is fun with this funky guide that takes you from the nitty-gritty of compost composition and care to Worms and Ladders, a fresh take on a traditional board game. Find out the rules for setting up your very own Worm Lovers' Society, learn all about the garden-to-plate cycle together, and get your family's feet firmly set on the road to a planet-friendly lifestyle. Includes information on both kitchen and garden composting.

Item No. 9781611801279
$16.95
Cricket Limited Edition Print

From Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket.

Signed limited edition of 500 prints
18" x 24" Sappi Lustro Dull 80 lb cover paper
Oxbow Press; Hatfield, MA

Actual print not watermarked with "ECMPBA"

Item No. X4723
$250.00
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Macaulay, David

David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller The Way Things Work, brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated book.

Prior to the 1800s, ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean relied on the wind in their sails to make their journeys. But invention of steam power ushered in a new era of transportation that would change ocean travel forever: the steamship.

Award-winning author-illustrator David Macaulay guides readers through the fascinating history that culminated in the building of the most advanced--and last--of these steamships: the SS United States. This book artfully explores the design and construction of the ship and the life of its designer and engineer, William Francis Gibbs.

Framed around the author's own experience steaming across the Atlantic on the very same SS United States, Crossing on Time is a tour de force of the art of explanation and a touching and surprising childhood story.

Item No. 9781596434776
$24.99
Curious Kid Science Book
Citro, Asia
What happens if you water plants with juice? Where can you find bacteria in your house? Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? How would your child find the answers to these questions?

In The Curious Kid's Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and -- most importantly -- have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered. Adding science to your at-home schedule will make a positive impact on your child's learning. Just one experiment a week will help build children's confidence and excitement about the sciences, boost success in the classroom, and give them the tools to design and execute their own science fair projects.

Item No. 9781943147007
$21.95
Decorative Butterflies Stickers
Kate

Among nature's most delicate and graceful creatures, butterflies add a note of ethereal beauty to the summer landscape. Now you can add the decorative charm of butterflies to windows, posters, notecards, and other flat surfaces. It's easy with this inexpensive collection of 29 pressure-sensitive stickers revealing a spectacular, brilliantly colored display of Lepidoptera. The stickers come in a variety of sizes and shapes and Dover's handy book format keeps them close and fresh until ready for use.

Item No. 9780486272887
$1.99
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Cronin, Doreen

#1 New York Times Bestseller!

This hilarious picture book from the bestselling, acclaimed author-illustrator team of Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss tells the adventures of a worm through his daily diary entries.

This is the diary of a worm. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike you or me, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn't have legs, he just can't do the hokey pokey--no matter how hard he tries.

Read the other books in the series: Diary of a Fly and Diary of a Spider!

Item No. 9780060001506
$16.99
Dinosaurs by the Numbers
Jenkins, Steve
Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins introduces By the Numbers infographic readers, chock full of incredible infographs and stunning, full color cut-paper illustrations. Dinosaurs will explore the world of these extinct giants, still living large in our imaginations today.

Through infographics, illustrations, facts, and figures, readers will learn about the giants that roamed the earth millions of years ago, but that still captivate their imaginations: Dinosaurs.

Discover some of the most fascinating aspects of dinosaurs through astonishing numbers: the varying sizes and shapes of dinosaurs, timelines of when they roamed the earth, charts comparing the fastest dinos with the speedy animals of today, maps of where these giant reptiles lived across the globe, and so much more.

With his signature style, Steve Jenkins explores the most fascinating fields of natural science.

Item No. 9781328850966
$5.99
Dragonfly Limited Edition Print

From Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket

Signed limited edition of 500 prints
18" x 24" Sappi Lustro Dull 80 lb cover paper
Oxbow Press; Hatfield, MA

Actual print not watermarked with "ECMPBA"

Item No. X4724
$250.00
Earth Science Flash Cards

Natural and Earth Science Flash Cards are a playful introduction to interesting facts about our world that may stimulate interest in learning more about a variety of scientific categories. The cards are divided into six categories: Flowers and Bugs, Mammals and Marsupials, Under the Water, Birds and Leaves, Weather and Celestial, and Fossils and Minerals. For ages 5 and up.

Item No. FLSCI
$9.95
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Jenkins, Steve
Hatching a plan for survival isn't always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each other's eggs as a food source help reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes. The ostrich's is the largest, but some are so small, you need a microscope to spot them. Animals hide them and disguise them in smart and surprising ways, too. Some abandon their eggs, while others protect them fiercely and carry them wherever they go. There are as many kinds of eggs as there are animals that depend on them, because in the animal kingdom, the fight for survival begins with the simple, but extraordinary, egg.
Item No. 9780547959092
$16.99
Eric Carle Postcard - Bee

Illustration from The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7605
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Cricket

Illustration from The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7585
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Dragonfly

Illustration from The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7566
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Fireflies

Illustration from The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7609
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Firefly

Illustration from The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7611
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Ladybug

Illustration from The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. 12927
$1.00
Eric Carle Postcard - Spider

Illustration from The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle. Measures approximately 4"x6".

Item No. X7586
$1.00
Every Season
Woodhull, Anne Love

Is Spring your favorite, when salamanders crawl out from under messy rocks? Is it Winter, when buds are waiting, covered in white? The narrator of this aural and visual treat takes readers on a stunning, cyclical journey through all four seasons. With an eloquent text and spectacular photos, this is a book that will not only inform, but enchant.

Item No. 9781596431362
$17.95
Exploring the Elements: Complete Guide to the Periodic Table
Thomas, Isabel

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe for ages 8-14

This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table -- the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide -- names all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the remarkable ways we have learned to use them.

Graphically stunning layouts feature each element's letter symbol and atomic number, exploring its attributes, characteristics, uses, and interesting stories behind its discovery. Complete with a comprehensive introduction, conclusion, and glossary, this is the perfect introduction to chemistry for inquisitive minds.

Wrapped in a double-sided jacket, with the illustrated periodic table printed on the underside, Exploring the Elements is jam-packed with 240 pages of information, including:

- A comprehensive introduction explaining what elements are and the design and purpose of the periodic table
- Each of the 118 elements is visually presented with its respective letter symbol and atomic number, as well as a map of where it's located in the periodic table
- Additional details showing where each element is found in the universe (from food on our plates to the center of a star), its unique properties, atomic diagram, secret chemistry, and working examples of how it's used or changing the world
- Plus an index, glossary and suggested reading and additional references and Resources

Both a gift book and a practical book, Exploring the Elements is for teachers and librarians, parents and grandparents, the home bookshelf and classroom bookshelf, science enthusiasts and budding scientists of all ages.

Item No. 9781838662318
$24.95
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Steve Jenkins

In his latest eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes—clusters of light-sensitive cells—appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.

Item No. 9780547959078
$17.99
Farm Anatomy
Rothman, Julia
Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life.

Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, and Food Anatomy.

Item No. 9781603429818
$16.95