Children's History/Science

ALEC'S PRIMER

product image
$15.95
As a young boy born into slavery in Virginia, Alec Turner was forbidden to learn to read. Naturally he was frightened when Zephie, his owner's granddaughter, first offered to teach him, but she told him that if he learned to read, he could become a free man. As Alec mastered the alphabet from a small primer, Zephie lit in him a spark of hope, which became a flame.

Alec's Primer is based on the true story of Alec Turner (1845-1923), who learned to read and, eventually, just as Zephie predicted, became a free man. Traveling to Vermont where he established his home and became a landowner, Alec kept his cherished primer with him throughout his life. Years later, Alec's daughter Daisy told his dramatic tale of defiance and endurance to the Vermont Folklife Center. Mildred Pitts Walter and Larry Johnson have transformed Alec's powerful story into an engrossing picture book that affords young readers an authentic lens through which to view history.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780916718206
Publication Date: 
2005-01-05
0

Best Book of Sharks

$6.99

The Best Book of Sharks by Claire Llewellyn offers amazing insight into the deep-sea lives of the creatures that have perennially captured children's imaginations--where sharks live, what they feed on, how they bear their young.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780753458754
Publication Date: 
2005-04-14
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

Blue Sky White Stars

product image
$17.99
An inspiring and patriotic tribute to the beauty of the American flag, a symbol of America's history, landscape, and people, illustrated by New York Times bestselling and Caldecott-honor winning artist Kadir Nelson

Wonderfully spare, deceptively simple verses pair with richly evocative paintings to celebrate the iconic imagery of our nation, beginning with the American flag. Each spread, sumptuously illustrated by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson, depicts a stirring tableau, from the view of the Statue of Library at Ellis Island to civil rights marchers shoulder to shoulder, to a spacecraft at Cape Canaveral blasting off. This book is an ode to America then and now, from sea to shining sea.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780803737006
Publication Date: 
2017-06-13
0
Publisher: 

Book of Perfectly Perilous Math

product image
$13.95
Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving. These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires (How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?), or a rowboat of 5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater (How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst ). Each problem requires readers to dig deep into the tools they're learning in school to figure out how to survive.

Kids will love solving these problems. Sean Connolly knows how to make tough subjects exciting and he brings that same intuitive understanding of what inspires and challenges kids' curiosity to the 24 problems in The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math. These problems are as fun to read as they are challenging to solve. They test readers on fractions, algebra, geometry, probability, expressions and equations, and more.

Use geometry to fill in for the ship's navigator and make it safely to the New World. Escape an evil Duke's executioner by picking the right door--probability will save your neck.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780761163749
Publication Date: 
2012-03-14
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

Book of Totally Irresponsible Science

$12.95
Stand back! Genius at work!

Encase your little bother in a giant soap bubble. Drop mentos into a bottle of diet soda and stand back as a geyser erupts. Launch a rocket made from a film canister.


Here are 64 amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink. Giant air cannons. Home-made lightning. Marshmallows on steroids. Matchbox microphones. There's even an introduction to alchemy. (Not sure what that is? Think "medieval wizard.") None of the experiments requires special training, and all use stuff found in the kitchen or in the garden shed. You'd be irresponsible not to try them.

ATTENTION, PARENTS: Yes, your kids may need your help with a few experiments. And yes, sometimes it may get a tad messy. But it's not pure mayhem. The balloon rocket whizzing through the garden? It demonstrates Newton's Third Law of Motion. That chunk of potato launched across the kitchen from a tube? Welcome to Boyle's Law. Every experiment demonstrated real science, at its most memorable.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780761150206
Publication Date: 
2008-09-24
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

COMPOST: A FAMILY GUIDE TO MAKING SOIL FROM SCRAPS

$16.95
Set your family on the path to a planet-friendly lifestyle with this fun guide to compost--what it is, how to make it, how to maintain it. Includes games, stickers, and more!

Teach your kids that composting is fun with this funky guide that takes you from the nitty-gritty of compost composition and care to Worms and Ladders, a fresh take on a traditional board game. Find out the rules for setting up your very own Worm Lovers' Society, learn all about the garden-to-plate cycle together, and get your family's feet firmly set on the road to a planet-friendly lifestyle. Includes information on both kitchen and garden composting.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781611801279
Publication Date: 
2014-03-11
0
Author: 
Publisher: 

Cosmic Catastrophes

product image
$18.99
In the vast realm of outer space, accidents happen all the time. Things bump into each other. Stars blow up. Space rocks smash into planets. Black holes gobble up everything in their path. The sun is burning out. A comet swarm is bearing down. Any of this could change--or even eliminate--life on a planet like Earth.

Countdown to cosmic catastrophes!

From asteroid hit to alien invasion, astronomer David Aguilar builds the scientific case for seven extreme events that could impact Earth. (Though not as we know it: most of these catastrophes are way down the cosmic line . . . we hope!) He tells an exciting nonfiction story about how and why these space catastrophes could happen and then creates beautiful, original art to show just how devastatingly spectacular it will be when any one of these seven "big ones" hit!

The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the world's largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1846, it includes nineteen museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Its vast collections house 138 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art, which represent our nation's rich heritage, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of the natural and cultural world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780451476845
Publication Date: 
2016-06-14
0

Dino Records

$14.99
Curious which creatures ruled when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Get ready to meet the record-setters, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. You'll find fantastic firsts, including the first dinosaur fossils found and the first dinos in space. And you'll meet other rad, remarkable creatures that lived before, after, and alongside them.

Did you know that the largest fish, the largest turtle, and the largest flying animal that ever existed lived during the time of the dinosaurs? Or that mammals - no bigger than a small dog when dinosaurs roamed - eventually evolved into massive land animals? See who wins in head-to-head species smackdowns and enjoy games that complement the records.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426327940
0

Everything Kids' Astronomy Book

product image
$9.99
Explore the galaxies!

Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book, astronomers-in-training will learn:

  • How galaxies like the Milky Way were built.
  • Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Why the earth spins and how gravity works.
  • What comets and asteroids are made of and how they affect planets.
  • The truth about the man in the moon.
  • Why Mars is so hot and what those rings around Saturn are.
  • What scientists think about aliens and life in outer space

  • If you want to build a sky-watching kit or change your room into a small universe, this book will take you on a journey that is out-of-this-world!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781598695441
    Publication Date: 
    2008-05-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Everything Sharks ( National Geographic Kids Everything )

    $12.95
    Satisfy the shark-fact feeding frenzy! These torpedo-shaped swimmers are an obsession for many kids. In Everything Sharks, exciting photos depict great whites, hammerheads, and more. Scientists tell hair-raising tales about encounters. With its awesome facts and action-packed images, this book brings kids close to the mysterious lives of sharks.

    National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
    Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426307690
    Publication Date: 
    2011-04-12
    0