Science & Nature

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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Waters, Alice L
Chez Panisse is a restaurant in Berkeley, California, run by Alice Waters and her large group of friends. Her daughter Fanny's stories of this busy place are a friendly and funny introduction to the delights of real restaurant life, and her recipes show how easy and inexpensive it is to make good food with basic ingredients and simple techniques.

Opening up the magic world of cooking to children, Alice Waters describes, in the words of seven-year-old Fanny, the path food travels from the garden to the kitchen to the table. Teaching kids where food really comes from not just from the market but from farms and people who care about the earth, Fanny at Chez Panisse has lessons on the importance of eating with your hands, of garlic and of composting and recycling. It is also a delightful beginner's cookbook with 46 recipes that will tempt children into the desire to cook and eat with whole hearts, alert minds and all the senses. From banana milkshakes and green apple sherbet to cherry tomato pasta and black beans and sour cream, as well as spaghetti and meatballs, french fries and pizza, there is something here for every child to prepare and enjoy.

Item No. 9780060928681
$19.99
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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.
Item No. 9781603429818
$16.95
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Rey, H A
A delightfully illustrated, informative beginner's guide to locating and identifying constellations in the northern hemisphere, with an extensive index, glossary, and time table for sky viewing. "A Tmust' for public and school libraries and a wonderful book for an individual or family to own." -- Horn Book
Item No. 9780547131788
$9.99
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Gray, Rita

Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, "Drink me!"--but it's the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest's cycle of life.

Item No. 9780544340121
$16.99
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Heiligman, Deborah

After a caterpillar comes to school in a jar, the children are captivated as it eats, grows, and eventually becomes a beautiful Painted Lady butterfly. This title features colorful illustrations from veteran illustrator Bari Weissman and lively text from National Book Award finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor winner Deborah Heiligman.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book includes web research prompts and an activity encouraging kids to identify the different types of butterflies all around them. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Louis Sorkin, Senior Scientific Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.

This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Item No. 9780062381835
$6.99
Galapagos George
George, Jean Craighead

This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galapagos Islands.

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the critically acclaimed Everglades Jean Craighead George once again introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in this incredible evolution story set in the Galapagos Islands. The back matter features key terms, a timeline, and further resources for research.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Item No. 9780060287931
$15.99
Giant Squid
Fleming, Candace

The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.

An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape-- these fragments of proof were all we had . . . until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.

In this beautiful and clever nonfiction picture book about the giant squid, Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann explore, both visually and poetically, this hidden creature's mysterious life.

A Neal Porter Book

Item No. 9781596435995
$18.99
Girls Think Of Everything
Thimmesh, Catherine

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?

Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, and Valerie L. Thomas, as well as young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. Illustrated in vibrant collage by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.

Item No. 9780618195633
$9.99
Glitter Butterflies Stickers
Mother Nature's loveliest creatures get additional embellishment in this collection of beautifully rendered butterflies. Gilded with glitter that enhances each graceful subject, these sparkling stickers add a unique touch to greeting cards, notes, and gift packages. 14 full-color stickers on 2 plates.
Item No. 9780486435374
$1.50
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Barbaresi, Nina
They're everywhere! They're everywhere! Colorful sticker illustrations of a dragonfly, a greenbottle fly, a lightning bug, a grasshopper, and nine other common insects will glow in the dark -- on mirrors, windows, walls, and other flat surfaces -- when exposed to a beam of bright light. 13 stickers.
Item No. 9780486449128
$1.99
Gravity
Chin, Jason

What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
Gravity.

As in his previous books, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.

Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.

A Neal Porter Book

Item No. 9781596437173
$16.99
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Loree Griffin Burns
"Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly?



On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Like any other crop, the butterflies will eventually leave the farm. But where will they go? And just how do you ship a butterfly?



Very carefully! To discover how it works, follow these butterflies on a remarkable journey!"
Item No. 9780761393429
$26.60
Hatch
Roxie Munro
Crack! Who is inside the eggs? All kinds of baby birds! Can you guess what kind of bird is like a superhero and can fly as high as a jet plane? Or which bird builds nests that can weigh as much as a car? Or which bird sleeps on the water with one eye open? Read Hatch! and find out. Hatch! gives young readers a bird’s-eye view into the fascinating world of birds and their unique eggs and nests.
Item No. 9780761458821
$17.99
Hey, Water!
Portis, Antoinette

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book.

Hey, water! I know you! You're all around.

Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman.

As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms.

This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more.

Item No. 9780823441556
$17.99
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Schaefer, Lola M
These 13 deadly creatures can be difficult to spot until you're right on top of them . . . or they're right on top of you. Look for each animal in its environment--look closely!--and learn all the ways you could perish--or survive--depending on how smart, well-informed, and good at running away you are. From the deathstalker scorpion and the poison dart frog to wasps, alligators, and many more, young readers will gain a new appreciation for the animal kingdom, and the dangers it hides in plain sight!
Item No. 9781452134291
$16.99
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Man, Charlene
Help! Some of the animals are hiding! Can you find them and return them to their proper homes? A fun seek and find book, full of animals from all around the globe, beautifully illustrated by Charlene Man. A wonderful first introduction for children of 3] to animals around the world and where they live.
Item No. 9781780675909
$14.95
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox - Softcover
Butterworth, Chris
"Equally informative and appetite-whetting." -- The Horn Book

One of the best parts of a young child's day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.
Back matter includes an index.

Item No. 9780763665036
$5.99