Science & Nature

How Does My Home Work?
Butterworth, Chris
The inner workings of a home are laid out for kids in fun, retro illustrations jam-packed with the technology behind everyday life.

How does flipping a switch on the wall make the lights come on? Where does the clean water that flows out of the faucet come from? What is used to keep a home warm? Travel beyond the walls and under the floors of a house to find out more about the electricity, water, and natural gas that make your home work -- and find out how you can do your part to save energy and preserve these resources.

Item No. 9780763695941
$12.99
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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!

Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.

Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick Sengi as they try to find their way out of the zoo with the help of machines. Their efforts are brought to life through novelty elements including pop-ups, pull-outs, and lift-the-flaps, allowing readers to explore in greater depth how and why machines work. Spreads highlight the use of simple machines in everyday objects, such as scissors and clocks, mixers and whisks, bikes and brakes, while the story contains clear and simple text to engage the reader.

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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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
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
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
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Sanchez Vegara, Isabel
In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

When Marie was young, she was unable to go to college because she was a woman. But when she was older, her scientific work was respected around the world. Her discoveries of radium and polonium dramatically helped in the fight against cancer, and she went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics! This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the scientist's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
Item No. 9781847809629
$14.99
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
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$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 Busy Spider Coloring Book
Carle, Eric
The Very Busy Spider is now available as a coloring book! Perfect for both reading and coloring, this interactive picture book follows an industrious spider as she carefully spins her web. A cow, a pig, and other farm animals want her to play--but a busy spider needs to finish her work, or there'll be no dinner.
Special artwork made just for coloring and blank pages at the end for original drawings give this classic story new life. A sure-fire hit for creative children everywhere.
Item No. 9780399243097
$5.99
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
$5.99
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