Science & Nature

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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
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Paperback)
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. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

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 Galápagos 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 Galápagos 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
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
$1.99
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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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Rotner, Shelley
A lively look at where our food comes from, and the hardworking people who produce it.

Farmers and fishermen show off their bounty in this celebration of agriculture and healthy eating!

Bright, enticing photographs of plants, animals, and the people who work to raise them are paired with an accessible text explaining the different kinds of farms that produce our food. Fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, meat, eggs, and fish are represented, with notes on where and how they grow, and what we make from them.

Grow! Raise! Catch! offers a breakdown of the farm-to-table process perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten students. Includes a glossary of important terms introduced in the text, and an author's note on how eating fresh foods helps you stay healthy.


A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Finalist for the SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Item No. 9780823436439
$16.95
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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
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. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Children's 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. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Bank Street Best Book of the Year Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

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
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
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Macaulay, David

Award-winning artist David Macaulay introduces readers to his hilarious new creations, Sloth and Sengi, in How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

Get your cogs turning with these mega machines! This amazing, award-winning visual guide showcases the science and technology behind the most important machines ever invented.

How Machines Work is a unique book full of inspiring illustrations by award-winning artist David Macaulay and packed with interactive elements, including press-out models, pop-ups, and pull-outs. Sloth and his sidekick Sengi are two furry friends on hand to guide you through the book and break down the basics. They'll give you the lowdown on levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels on this intrepid adventure. You'll find out how all different technologies work, from bicycles, cranes, and drills to diggers, hammers, and zips.

Along the way, you'll help Sloth and Sengi plot their daring escape from the zoo using only newfound scientific knowledge to make a machine designed for break outs and break aways. But will they succeed? Grab this essential guide, get your brain in gear, and get set for engineering greatness.

Item No. 9781465440129
$19.99
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Heller, Ruth
Go on a fascinating nature hunt to find the butterflies, bees, inchworms, and other intriguing insects hiding in the brilliantly-painted pages of this book.
Item No. 9780448404776
$3.99
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Ward, Jennifer
I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location--from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country--each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder.

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed parenting books and books for children, inspired by nature.

"Jennifer Ward has created a book that will serve to gently introduce parents to nature, even as parents are using it to help guide a child into the narural world. Children--and parents--learn to observe, as well as appreciate, the basic joys of getting their hands dirty and feet wet. Discoveres become shared experience."--from the forword by Richard Louv

Item No. 9781590305355
$16.00
If You Decide To Go To Moon (Hardcover)
McNulty, Faith
Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even more important message about the earth. A publishing event!

"If you decide to go to the moon," writes Faith McNulty, "read this book first. It will tellyou how to get there and what to do after youland. The most important part tells you how to get home.
Written in the second person, the text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing ("don't forget your diary and plenty of food") to liftoff (at first you'll feel heavy; don't worry") to traveling thorugh space (where "the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky"). The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing

Item No. 9780590483599
$18.99
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Davies, Kate
Set off on a journey around the world with this follow up to the bestselling Illuminature and Illumanatomy. Use your three-color lens to explore the continents: use your green lens to see the landscape, the red lens to see plants and animals, and the blue lens to see cultural highlights and famous buildings. Packed with facts and stunning illustrations, this is an atlas like no other from Milan-based design duo Carnovsky.
Item No. 9781786031679
$30.00
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Florian, Douglas
"Mosquitoes are thin./Mosquitoes are rude./They feast on your skin/For take-out food." Children will delight in the playful language and hilarious illustrations while they learn about twenty-one insects that will bug or beguile them. From swooping dragonflies and twirling whirligig beetles to marching army ants and feasting mosquitoes, here is one pest infestation you'll welcome into your home!
Item No. 9780152163358
$8.00
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Schaefer, Lola M

This is the story of the birth of an island, from the first red-hot glow of magma at the bottom of the ocean, to the flowing lava that hardens and builds up higher and higher until, finally, it breaks through the water′s surface.

And then, life comes to the island. First come the small plants and animals, and later, people. This is a tale as old-and as new-as the ground we walk on.

Item No. 9780066239309
$17.99
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Davis, Jacky
The Bug Squad is back in a story about playing together, problem solving, and saying you're sorry in this hardcover picture book from the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.

This book was a Jumpstart Read for the Record Book.

The Bug Squad - Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl - are coming to Lulu's house for a play date and she know exactly what they are going to do all day. They use their big imaginations to create their own fun games right in Lulu's backyard. But when some things don't go just the way Lulu planned, Dragonfly Girl's feelings get hurt. This is a job for Ladybug Girl! When Lulu is Ladybug Girl, she knows that even if it isn't easy, it is important to apologize.

For fans of Fancy Nancy and Betty Bunny, the Ladybug Girl series honors individuality, friendship, and a love of nature!

Item No. 9780803734197
$16.99
Life Story
Burton, Virginia Lee
Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton's 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton's art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet's history and their leading roles in it today. The book has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles.
Item No. 9780547203591
$8.99
Lifetime (Softcover)
Schaefer, Lola M
A book about picturing numbers and considering the endlessly fascinating lives all around us, Lifetime is sure to delight young nature lovers.
Item No. 9781452152103
$7.99
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Barbaresi, Nina

The elegant beauty of butterflies makes them perfect subjects for stickers. Wherever they "land," they'll add a spectacular splash of color. There are 25 stickers in this eye-filling collection, offering beautiful, detailed renderings of such striking species as the Pixie, Mourning Cloak, Tiger Swallowtail, Painted Lady, Question mark, Great Purple Hairstreak, Melissa Blue, and Dog Face! Great for adding a touch of natural beauty to notebooks, packages, gifts, stationery, and more.

Item No. 9780486276632
$1.99
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Teckentrup, Britta
When you stop to think about it, weather is incredible: it's whimsical, varied, ever-present, sometimes destructive and other times, beautiful. This immersive illustrated nonfiction book is an invitation for readers to ponder weather and approach it with a newfound sense of understanding, awe, and wonder.

Through four chapters--sun, rain, ice and snow, and extreme weather--this book explores different weather phenomena, from rainbows and sunsets to clouds, frost, and rainstorms. Moments of distress and destruction are offset by the calm after a storm or the peaceful feeling of a blanket of fresh snow.

Evocative paintings convey the sheer power of weather, while lyrical text captures the richness of our natural environment. The book takes an inspiring tone rather than an exhaustive, factual one. The book explicitly makes the links between extreme weather, climate change, and human activity, and poses questions often, inviting young readers to observe and inquire about their own environment or to imagine other ones.

Item No. 9781771472869
$19.95