Geography

50 States
Balkan, Gabrielle

In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    Also available from the 50 States series: The 50 States, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, and I Spy the 50 States.

    Item No. 9781847807113
    $30.00
    A City Is - Autographed Hardcover
    Norman Rosten, Melanie Hope Greenberg

    Autographed by illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

    An evocative collection of poems about New York City is brought to life in detailed, vibrant illustrations.

    Item No. 11724
    $17.00
    All Around the World
    Cosneau, Géraldine

    All Around the World: Animal Kingdom is a charmingly illustrated journey of discovery through different environments, including the ocean, forest, jungle, desert, and Arctic. Each is shown in a giant fold-out panorama, ready to be populated with the four hundred reusable animal stickers that bring the landscapes to life. Children will love Géraldine Cosneau's quirky illustrations and have fun deciding which animals belong in each panorama. On the reverse side of the panoramas are large outline pictures of animals to complete.

    When finished, the panoramas can be detached and hung on the wall or left in the book to be used again. With eight large fold-out scenes and hundreds of charming reusable stickers, this book lets young children discover a whole new world of adventure and fun and make it their very own.

    Item No. 9781854379764
    $16.95
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    Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
    Item No. 9780689847448
    $35.00
    At the Same Moment, Around the World
    Perrin, Clotilde
    Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.
    Item No. 9781452122083
    $17.99
    Atlas of Adventures
    Williams, Rachel

    Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or taking a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age.

    Celebrate the great diversity of our planet: with every turn of the page, you'll come across different animals, people and sights unique to each of the locations. Look out for two adventurers in every scene as you travel through the book. Discover with them hundreds of things to spot and learn about.

    Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating locations. You'll get to go to sleep under the Northern Lights, meet millions of monarch butterflies in the boreal forests of Mexico's volcanic mountains, shower with an elephant in Chiang Mai, and go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, among many other amazing adventures.

    Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that London's Big Ben clock bell weighs as much as a small elephant? Or that more than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawai'i? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured people, animals and things.

    With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.

    Item No. 9781847806956
    $35.00
    Atlas of Adventures Activity Fun Pack

    Get busy with this activity book packed with stickers, maps, global wildlife, cultural activities, and exciting adventures from around the world. Color in every continent and put together your own adventure as you decide whether you'd prefer to stay in a treehouse, an igloo, or a lighthouse, and whether you'd rather travel by camel, tuk tuk, or hot air balloon. Pull out the huge double-sided poster to see the country flags of the world, or flip it to find a world map, ready for you to customize over 50 stickers.

    Item No. 9781847807335
    $9.99
    Barefoot Books World Sticker Atlas
    The 400+ reusable stickers in this oversized, 32-page collection guide children on a fact-packed journey around the world, teaching them about each region's people, plants, animals and landmarks. This engaging companion to the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas includes a labeled, pull-out world map poster by award-winning artist David Dean.
    Item No. 9781782858300
    $12.99
    Everest
    Francis, Sangma

    A Children's Book Council 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.

    This stunning nonfiction picture book compendium of facts about the world's highest mountain, with illustrations from up-and-comer Lisk Feng, will not disappoint.

    Hundreds of people dare to climb Mount Everest every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the brave mountaineers who climb it. Travel back to its ancient origins, learn about the flowers and plants that grow upon this great peak, and discover the rich history of religions, myths, and legends that surround this great Sagarmatha, the Goddess of the Sky.

    Item No. 9781911171997
    $24.00
    Everything & Everywhere
    Martin, Marc
    From Marc Martin, best-selling author and illustrator of the award-winning children's book A River, named Best Illustrated Picture Book by the New York Times.

    From Hong Kong to Reykjavik, Ulaanbaatar to New York City, this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled adventure book will take curious kids on a lush and unexpected journey around the globe to discover what makes each place unique. Sleepy sloths, colorful cows, staggering skylines, and terrible traffic--countless surprises await globetrotting children of all ages. All you and your child need is a good travel guide and a big imagination. Let's go!

    - Kids will have fun while they learn about different cultures
    - Features facts about 15 places and cultures for a great introduction to the world
    - Instills curiosity about the world and respect for others

    Kids who read 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!), My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything, and Timelines of Everything will want to get their hands on this book.

    - Parents, teachers and librarians will enjoy sharing globetrotting adventures with kids
    - A great book for curious and imaginative children ages four through nine
    - A great coffee table book for fans of trivia and world facts

    Item No. 9781452165141
    $18.99
    Global Kids Card Deck

    An activity deck developed by the team behind bestselling Mindful Kids. Includes 50+ hands-on activities divided into 5 categories:

    • Create 
    • Play 
    • Eat 
    • Celebrate 
    • Help Out 

    A powerful resource for raising the next generation of global citizens.

    Joining bestselling Mindful Kids and Yoga Pretzels, Global Kids expands the scope of Barefoot's innovative activity card decks by inviting children to participate in 50+ crafts, food, games, festivals and community service activities from around the world.

    Item No. 9781782858294
    $14.99
    Hello World
    Litton, Jonathan
    Learn to greet people around the globe in this interactive atlas of hellos. With more than 150 languages, flaps to guide you through pronunciations, and features on hieroglyphs, sign languages, and different writing systems, a world of exploration is at your fingertips.
    Item No. 9781944530006
    $19.99
    How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World
    Priceman, Marjorie
    Illus. in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open.
    But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This
    deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather
    ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then
    hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And,
    oh yes! Don't forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe for apple
    pie is included. "Libraries should consider purchasing multiple copies since
    every preschool and primary-grade teacher in town will want a copy to
    read."--(starred) "Booklist."
    Item No. 9780679880837
    $7.99
    How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps
    Cann, Helen
    With wonderful examples and easy-to-follow instructions, this beautifully illustrated how-to book makes it simple and fun to create one-of-a-kind hand-drawn maps. Helpful templates, grids, and guidelines complement a detailed breakdown of essential cartographic elements and profiles of talented international map artists. From city maps and family trees to treasure maps, palmistry charts, platformgame maps, and more, the wide range of projects collected here will satisfy first-time cartographers as well as veteran mapmakers inspired by the popular map art trend.
    Item No. 9781452169910
    $27.50
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    Laroche, Giles
    Master of the cut and paste art technique, Giles Laroche takes readers on a storytelling journey around the world that celebrates the diversity of homes and the people who are shaped by them.

    Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.

    With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own. Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide--log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts--this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons--such as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand--are as varied as the homes themselves.

    List of Houses included:

    Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.
    Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.
    Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico
    Connected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.
    Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, Spain
    Palafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, Chile
    Palazzo Dario, Venice, Italy
    Chateau La Brede, Bordeaux, France
    Tulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, China
    Half-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, Germany
    Greek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, Greece
    Decorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
    Yurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.
    Airstream trailer, USA
    Floating house, Middleburg, the Netherlands
    Tree house, USA

    Item No. 9780547238920
    $18.99
    Illustoria #13 Maps

    What does it mean to map a place, or an inner world? In this issue, you'll find maps that are ancient and new . . . and imagined! Hear from an oceanographer who maps the sea floor, and meet a teenaged climate activist working to save our planet. Draw a treasure mashup map with friends, diagram a mind map using our story-starter cards, and bake a taco boat to let your tastebuds sail away.

    Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart.

    Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.

    Praise for Illustoria Magazine

    This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books.

    - Cece Bell, author of El Deafo

    It's a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line.

    - Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

    (A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude . . . offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses.

    -School Library Journal

    Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would've loved to have growing up.

    - Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine

    Item No. 9781952119118
    $16.00
    Lately Lily
    Player, Micah
    Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily--a worldtravelling girl with boundless curiosity--goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel. Whether venturing far away or staying close to home, Lily knows that the joy of discovery is the best way to travel each and every day. Readers and fans of the apparel line Lately Lily will appreciate this chance to join Lily on a world tour and experience the many delights of travel through her eyes.
    Item No. 9781452115252
    $16.99
    Let There Be Peace on Earth
    Miller, Sy
    Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin with Me

    These cherished words have sounded a call for peace the world over since 1955. The song of the same name has echoed through schools and churches, community centers and summer camps, the White House, and meetings of the United Nations. It has touched hearts from South Africa to New Zealand, from Russia to Japan. "Let There Be Peace on Earth" has been recorded and performed by countless singers including Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Vince Gill, and many more.
    Now available for the first time as a picture book, Jill Jackson and Sy Miller's lyrics have been beautifully interpreted by Caldecott Medal-winning artist David Diaz. Diaz's luminous illustrations, featuring peace symbols from many cultures, and a 12-track audio CD introduce this beloved song and its valuable message to a new generation.

    Item No. 9781582462851
    $18.99
    Little Houses: A Counting Book
    Musselwhite, Helen
    Learn to count from one to ten with little houses around the world! Visit a variety of charming little houses around the world - right the way from one Scottish crofter's cottage to ten terraced houses beside a canal in Amsterdam. Created by talented papercut artist Helen Musselwhite, each beautiful scene has lots of details to spot and count together. Also includes fun facts about each type of house for extra spotting fun.
    Item No. 9781780676135
    $15.95
    Map Art Lab
    McNeilly, Linden

    Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Art Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what's not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine.

    Item No. 9781592539055
    $26.99
    Map of the World Puzzle

    This 1000-piece family puzzle features a vibrant and playful assortment of animals on a world map. The pieces come packaged in a sturdy box, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage. Assembled puzzle measures: 20 x 27" (25 x 68.6 cm). Contains small parts: not suitable for children under 3. Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks

    Item No. 9780735349063
    $16.99
    Maps
    Mizielinski, Daniel

    Staff Pick

    Travel the world without leaving your living room.

    This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. It features not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with every region of our planet.

    Item No. 9780763668969
    $35.00
    Maps Activity Book
    Mizielinski, Daniel
    Informative and imaginative activities for young explorers everywhere.

    Following the best-selling Maps, the Mizielinskis return with a companion activity book. Bursting with fascinating facts and puzzles from around the world, this book offers hours of entertainment to young adventurers. Informative and inspiring, the myriad activities in this book challenge the reader to discover something new and explore their imagination to draw, decorate and design on every pull-out page.

    Item No. 9780763677718
    $16.99
    Maps of the World's Oceans
    Mojetta, Angelo
    This lavishly illustrated, fact-filled atlas--a follow-up to Maps of the World--allows children to discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level with links to explore even further on computers and tablets.

    Covering every ocean and major sea in the world, Maps of the World's Oceans is a vibrant and comprehensive atlas that children of all ages will love to explore.

    The dozens of colorful, detailed maps are filled with hundreds of illustrated icons highlighting creatures that inhabit the waters of the world from deep-ocean sharks to sea birds that rely on the water to survive. Also featured are vital vegetation, submerged shipwrecks, and icons representing the myths and legends of the various peoples who supposedly lived by the seas. Along the surface, readers will explore ports, lighthouses, famous explorers and voyages, old navigation secrets, and more. Flip the next page from any map and the corresponding icon key explains why these fish, animals, various organisms and more are so vital to the oceans and the seas--and therefore the world.

    Young readers will learn about waves and tides, currents and oceanic ridges, and more giving them a complete look at the world's waters. Each map includes a link allowing kids to download a version of them on computers and tablets to explore even further. Captivating and comprehensive, Maps of the World's Oceans will entice even the most reluctant young explorer.

    Item No. 9780762467976
    $24.99
    Mirror
    Baker, Jeannie
    An innovative, two-in-one picture book follows a parallel day in the life of two families: one in a Western city and one in a North African village.

    Somewhere in Sydney, Australia, a boy and his family wake up, eat breakfast, and head out for a busy day of shopping. Meanwhile, in a small village in Morocco, a boy and his family go through their own morning routines and set out to a bustling market. In this ingenious, wordless picture book, readers are invited to compare, page by page, the activities and surroundings of children in two different cultures. Their lives may at first seem quite unalike, but a closer look reveals that there are many things, some unexpected, that connect them as well. Designed to be read side by side -- one from the left and the other from the right -- these intriguing stories are told entirely through richly detailed collage illustrations.

    Item No. 9780763648480
    $18.99