Science & Nature

Make-a-Mask: Butterflies
Mudpuppy
Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Butterflies Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. The butterflies were illustrated by Jenn Playford, so you can transform into a beautiful butterfly without the egg, chrysalis, and caterpillar stages! Why not try several different themes!

- 20 paper masks in 4 designs
- Pre-cut eyeholes
- Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

Item No. 9780735334489
$11.99
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Ward, Jennifer
A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.

Mama built a little nest
inside a sturdy trunk.
She used her beak to tap-tap-tap
the perfect place to bunk.

There are so many different kinds of birds--and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy. With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy--and all the birds that call them home!

Item No. 9781442421165
$17.99
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Napoli, Donna Jo
"Nelson's pictures, a jaw-dropping union of African textiles collaged with oil paintings, brilliantly capture the villagers' clothing and the greening landscape...This is, in a word, stunning." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Nelson's (We Are the Ship) breathtaking portraits of Maathai often have a beatific quality; bright African textiles represent fields, mountains, and Maathai's beloved trees...Napoli (The Earth Shook) creates a vivid portrait of the community from which Maathai's tree-planting mission grows." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A beautiful introduction for children just learning about the Greenbelt Movement." --School Library Journal

Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
California Collections
NAACP Image Award Nominee

Through artful prose and beautiful illustrations, Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson tell the true story of Wangari Muta Maathai, known as "Mama Miti," who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization that has empowered many people to mobilize and combat deforestation, soil erosion, and environmental degradation. Today more than 30 million trees have been planted throughout Mama Miti's native Kenya, and in 2004 she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari Muta Maathai has changed Kenya tree by tree--and with each page turned, children will realize their own ability to positively impact the future.

Item No. 9781416935056
$19.99
Manfish
Jennifer Berne

Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.

Item No. 9780811860635
$16.99
Mill - Softcover
Macaulay, David
The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century. "Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." -- Booklist, starred review
Item No. 9780395520192
$9.95
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Sovak, Jan

This irresistible assortment of creepy-crawly creatures offers you 15 different full-color tattoos, each perfectly realistic. The mantis, red-tailed bumblebee, lady bug, painted grasshopper, potato bug, Mormon cricket, Harlequin bug, cecropia moth, and seven other insects appear here, waiting to latch on to you!
Just moisten the tiny tattoos slightly, than apply to add instant interest to your arms, legs, face, and other body parts. And because they're small, the tattoos can be grouped together for added effect. Instructions for safe and easy application and removal included.

Item No. 9780486403380
$1.99
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Sovak, Jan
Nineteen different dazzling tattoos appear here: the long-tailed slipper, red admiral -- or buckeye -- giant sulphur, zebra, tortoise, piperine swallowtail, Colorado hair-streak, checker-spot, and more. Instructions.
Item No. 9780486403397
$1.99
Monarch Butterfly Finger Puppet

The sheer wings of this finger puppet, silk screened with the realistic orange and black markings of the Monarch Butterfly, flutter gracefully up and down with the motion of your hand. Its stretchy nylon fabric body fits fingers of many sizes.

With a Folkmanis finger puppet, you'll always have a friend nearby. The sheer wings of this finger puppet, silk screened with the realistic orange and black markings of the Monarch Butterfly, flutter gracefully up and down with the motion of your hand. Its stretchy nylon fabric body fits fingers of many sizes. Ideal for use in interactive stage and puppet theater, Folkmanis Puppets are also great for teaching, daycare, school, pretend play, games and parties, or to pair with a book for storytelling. Easy to feed and care for, just add lots of love and snuggly fun. Folkmanis has been encouraging young imaginations to blossom since 1976 with its innovative and engaging specialty puppets, promoting creativity and discovery while winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award. Folkmanis has grown to become the premier manufacturer of plush puppets worldwide, offering over 200 of the most heartwarming and realistically designed creatures--both exotic and familiar--on the market today. (Birthday: January, 1996).
Item No. 638348021564
$6.95
Mosque - Softcover
Macaulay, David
An author and artist who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern people, Macaulay here reveals the methods and materials used to design and construct a mosque in late 16th century Turkey.
Item No. 9780547015477
$9.95
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Bang, Molly Garrett
Often taken for granted, the sun gives us more than its light. Here, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang presents a celebration of the wonder and power of the sun and its radiance. With dazzling paintings and a simple poetic text, MY LIGHT follows the paths of the sun's rays, showing the many ways in which we obtain energy from its light. As in COMMON GROUND (Giverny Award for Best Science Picture Book), Bang uses a story to explain the basic concepts behind electricity and our energy resources--a compelling and easily-accessible way to present a non-fiction subject.
Item No. 9780439489614
$18.99
My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring Book
Carle, Eric
Now available for the first time as a coloring book, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar will delight children as they bring their own imagination to this classic story. Including a new introduction by Eric Carle, as well as blank pages at the end of the book for your own pictures, this is the perfect way to turn story time into coloring time. At the same time interactive and timeless, this is one coloring book you'll want to save as a keepsake!
Item No. 9780399242076
$6.99
My Own Very Lonely Firefly Coloring Book
Carle, Eric
The Very Lonely Firefly is now available as a coloring book! Perfect for both reading and coloring, this interactive version of Eric Carle's classic story follows a lonely firefly looking for friends. Each time he sees a light, the firefly chases after it, looking for other fireflies. He chases a flashlight, a car's headlights, and a sky full of fireworks before finally finding his friends.

Special artwork made just for coloring and blank pages at the end for your own drawings bring new life to this timeless story. A sure-fire hit for creative children everywhere.

Item No. 9780399246463
$5.99
My Own Very Quiet Cricket Coloring Book
Carle, Eric
The Very Quiet Cricket is now available as a coloring book! Perfect for both reading and coloring, this interactive version of Eric Carle's classic story follows a lonely cricket who's looking for love. As all the different insects go by, he tries and tries to make a chirp, but it isn't until he sees another cricket that he can truly sing.

Special artwork made just for coloring and blank pages at the end for your own drawings give this classic story new life. A sure-fire hit for creative children everywhere.

Item No. 9780399244759
$5.99
Natural Science Puzzle

eeBoo’s new Natural Science 100 Piece Puzzle features the striking artwork of acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Melissa Sweet. The Natural History Puzzle boasts a gorgeous array of nature’s most spectacular creations. Printed with gold gloss accents, eeBoo’s Natural History Puzzle has a high-quality feel without the cost. Ages 5+

Features

  • For ages 5 and up
  • Puzzle size 18" x 27"
Item No. PZSCI
$16.95
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Jolley, Mike

A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. Natural World explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts.

Item No. 9781847807823
$27.99
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Rothman, Julia

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman's whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.

Nature Anatomy is the second book in Rothman's Anatomy series - you'll love Nature Anatomy Notebook, Ocean Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy, too!

Item No. 9781612122311
$16.95
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It's spring! So it's time to get outside and explore. All around you are extraordinary things in nature, waiting to be discovered... and collected! This box is your one-stop guide to finding, observing, collecting, and exhibiting your discoveries, from flowers and blossoms to pebbles and plants. Discover and create your own collections and be amazed at the wonder of life around you.

Item No. 9781847807724
$18.99
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Leslie, Clare Walker

Clare Walker Leslie shows kids how to experience nature with all five senses, whether they live in the countryside, a major city, or somewhere in between. Guiding children through inspiring activities like sketching wildlife, observing constellations, collecting leaves, keeping a weather journal, and watching bird migrations, The Nature Connection encourages kids to engage with the world outside and promotes a lifelong love of nature.

Item No. 9781603425315
$15.95
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Maguire, Kay

This first book of nature helps young readers to discover the world of wildlife on their doorstep. Beginning in spring, this book revisits nine different places, including the farm, the back yard, and the woods, during each of the four seasons through the year and explores the changing scenery and animal life found there. Informative and fun text teamed with gorgeous, decorative illustrations make this the perfect book to celebrate each season with.

Item No. 9781847807076
$24.99
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Roy, Katherine

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Winner of the John Burroughs Riverby Award for Young Readers

Up close with the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them-just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge!

A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while the city's inhabitants dine on steaks, salads, and sandwiches, the great white sharks return to California's Farallon Islands to dine on their favorite meal: the seals that live on the island's rocky coasts. Massive, fast, and perfectly adapted to hunting after 11 million years of evolution, the great whites are among the planet's most fearsome, fascinating, and least understood animals.

In the fall of 2012, Katherine Roy visited the Farallons with the scientists who study the islands' shark population. She witnessed seal attacks, observed sharks being tagged in the wild, and got an up close look at the dramatic Farallons-a wildlife refuge that is strictly off-limits to all but the scientists who work there. Neighborhood Sharks is an intimate portrait of the life cycle, biology, and habitat of the great white shark, based on the latest research and an up-close visit with these amazing animals.

This title has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9781596438743
$18.99
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Hurley, Jorey
In her picture book debut, artist Jorey Hurley opens our eyes to the wonders of the natural world and tells a universal story of family.

From birth, to first flight, to new friend, the first year of a bird's life is full of activity and wonder. Artist Jorey Hurley pairs vivid, crisp artwork with simple, minimal text--often just one word per spread--to create a breathtaking, peaceful chronicle of nature and life's milestones.

Item No. 9781442489714
$16.99
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Brown, Don

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

When he was born in 1879, Albert was a peculiarly fat baby with an unusually big and misshaped head. When he was older, he hit his sister, frustrated his teachers, and had few friends. But Albert s strange childhood also included his brilliant capacity for puzzles and problem solving: the mystery of a compass s swirling needle, the intricacies of Mozart s music, the secrets of geometryset his mind spinning with ideas. In fact, Albert Einstein s ideas were destined to change the way we know and understand the world and our place in the universe.
In spare, precise text filled with graceful detail and accompanied by sometimes humorous, sometimes lonely portraits, Don Brown introduces us to the less than magnificent beginnings of an odd boy out. The result is a tender rendering of the adventures of growing up for one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century."
Item No. 9780618492985
$16.00
On a Beam of Light
Berne, Jennifer
A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe. Jennifer Berne and Vladimir Radunsky invite the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.
Item No. 9780811872355
$17.99
On a Beam of Light (Softcover)
Berne, Jennifer
Travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Parents and children alike will appreciate this moving story of the powerful difference imagination can make in any life.
Item No. 9781452152110
$7.99
Once Upon a Starry Night: Book of Constellations
Jacqueline Mitton & Christina Balit

National Geographic’s stunning rendition of the constellations’ glittering lightshow is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton’s poetic text.

Item No. 9781426303913
$8.95