Science & Nature

Bug Drawing Book
Masiello, Ralph
This easy-to-follow guide makes it simple for bug-lovers and aspiring artists alike to learn how to draw creepy crawlies of all different varieties. In step-by-step illustrations, beloved author/illustrator Ralph Masiello shows kids how to use circles, ovals, and other shapes to draw simple, lifelike portraits of their favorite insects. From a beetle to a stink bug to a caterpillar, THE BUG DRAWING BOOK offers a wide range of insects that artists can bring to life as well as an invitation for artists to create their own imaginary creepy crawlers. The simple shapes and sequenced steps will encourage both confidence and creativity for artists at any level.
Item No. 9781570915260
$7.95
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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
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Macaulay, David
This new book--inspired by three classic, award-winning books--reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created. Macaulay has revised texts based on new research, created gorgeous new drawings, in some cases wholly re-imagined scenes from the books--bringing Castle and Cathedral to life in full-color for the very first time. The resulting illustrations add to the reader's understanding of these buildings, capturing intriguing new perspectives and a depth of detail in structure and atmosphere.
This impeccably researched volume is not only a necessary addition to the bookshelf of any David Macaulay or architecture fan, but will delight readers of all ages who are experiencing his work for the first time.

Item No. 9780547342405
$24.99
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Pomaska, Anna
Among the most popular motifs among tattoo enthusiasts, butterflies flutter to life in this eye-catching collection of body art. Thirteen designs, printed in fashionable blue-black ink, include delightfully whimsical images of the graceful insects, perfect for adorning cheeks, shoulders, ankles, and necklines. Drawn in the boldly detailed manner of contemporary body art, the tattoos come with simple instructions for safely applying and removing the attention-getting designs.
Item No. 9780486416489
$1.50
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Horacek, Petr
Little ones will hover over this colorful look at insect critters as they peek through die-cuts and enjoy a final pop-up surprise.

Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again? Petr Horácek uses his trademark saturated hues and simple shapes to create an enticing view of the world of colors -- and a peekaboo look at the slow-paced life abuzz in the backyard garden.

Item No. 9780763633431
$15.99
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Sidman, Joyce
Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk.
Item No. 9780618563135
$17.99
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Grafton, Carol Belanger
Here are 88 authentically detailed illustrations of dozens of species of butterflies, shown in all the extraordinary beauty of their varied forms, patterns, and vibrant colors. Best of all, they have been transformed into a spectacular collection of peel-and-apply stickers.
The designs were selected from archives of late 19th-century chromolithographic plates notable for their fine detail and superb coloration. They are reproduced here in a rich variety of sizes and shapes ideal for many different uses -- decorating packages, sprucing up notes and cards, and adding a distinctive touch to almost any surface.
A guide to the butterflies is included, making this delightful book an informal pictorial reference to these beautiful insects, as well as a dazzling collection of decorative stickers.
Item No. 9780486267005
$5.95
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
Cooking Class
Cook, Deanna F

The kids are taking over the kitchen! Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds, Cooking Class brings inspiration and confidence to the chefs of the future.

Item No. 9781612124001
$18.95
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Steve Jenkins
Dear axolotl: Why do you have feathers growing out of your head?
Axolotl: They aren't feathers—they're gills! They let me breathe underwater.

Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive.
     Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
Item No. 9780544233515
$17.99
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Barman, Adrienne

Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbors', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures, and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.

Item No. 9781847806963
$22.99
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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Leslie, Clare Walker
With dozens of simple prompts and exercises, best-selling author, naturalist, and artist Clare Walker Leslie invites you to step outside for just a few minutes a day, reignite your sense of wonder about the natural world, and discover the peace and grounding that come from connecting with nature. Using stunning photography as well as the author's own original illustrations, The Curious Nature Guide will inspire you to use all of your senses to notice the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of the trees, plants, animals, birds, insects, clouds, and other features that can be seen right outside your home, no matter where you live. Sketch or write about one exceptional nature image each day; learn to identify cloud types and the weather they bring; or create a record of what you see each day as you walk your dog. Easy, enjoyable, and enlightening, these simple exercises will transform your view of the world and your place within it.
Item No. 9781612125091
$14.95
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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