Science & Nature

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Chisholm, Penny
Acclaimed Caldecott Artist Molly Bang teams up with award-winning M.I.T. professor Penny Chisholm to present the fascinating, timely story of fossil fuels.

What are fossil fuels, and how did they come to exist? This engaging, stunning book explains how coal, oil, and gas are really "buried sunlight," trapped beneath the surface of our planet for millions and millions of years.

Now, in a very short time, we are digging them up and burning them, changing the carbon balance of our planet's air and water. What does this mean, and what should we do about it?

Using simple language and breathtaking paintings, Bang and Chisholm present a clear, concise explanation of the fossil-fuel energy cycle that began with the sun and now runs most of our transportation and energy use in our world.

Readers will be mesmerized by this engaging fourth book in the award-winning Sunlight Series by Bang and Chisholm.

Item No. 9780545577854
$18.99
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
Caterpillar Magnifying Glass

Get up close with your surroundings with the Caterpillar Magnifying Glass! This plastic handled toy has real magnifying lens. This is a great gift for budding explorers and scientists. Discover the tiniest bugs and the brightest pebbles!

Item No. 96509
$8.50
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
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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
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
$8.50
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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
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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
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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
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Hare, John
It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon.

Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon. Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon's surface and even Earth in the faraway distance. One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. How the student passes the time waiting to be rescued makes for a funny and unexpected adventure that will enchant children all over the galaxy.

With rich atmospheric art, John Hare's wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the story--a story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures. Published in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon walk, it is a perfect complement to discussions and lessons on the moon landing.

Item No. 9780823442539
$17.99