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ADV GIRLS

ADVENTURE GIRLS

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Explore, create, and imagine like a girl!

Girls can do anything, and Adventure Girls! proves it! Packed with exciting activities and crafts for girls (ages 6 to 12), this book inspires young adventurers to be curious, innovative, and bold. From stargazing and animal tracking to making a pinhole camera and building a shadow theater, Adventure Girls! is not one of your typical craft books. It empowers girls to:

  • Develop independence―Many of the activities are designed to be parent-assisted as girls learn to explore and create safely on their own.
  • Delve into science-Discover scientific ideas and principles through constellation identification, bird watching, and compass making.
  • Get their hands dirtyAdventure Girls! encourages outdoor play and exploration, from making a rope swing in the backyard to going on a nature scavenger hunt to building a shelter outside.
  • Express their creative side-These crafts for girls also engage their artistic side, with activities like creating decorative 3D stars, pressing flowers, and folding (and inventing their own) paper airplanes.
  • Instill confidence and curiosity with this collection of fun, engaging activities and crafts for girls.

    AWESOME KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERI

    AWESOME KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERI

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    Inspire kids to get excited about science with edible experiments for ages 5-10

    Hands-on experiments encourage kids to get involved in science, and with results they can eat, they'll find learning irresistible! Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids is full of food-related experiments that kids can literally sink their teeth into. Each chapter puts a new STEAM subject on the table, giving young learners a taste of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

    An age-appropriate introduction to the scientific method empowers kids to form hypotheses and test their theories. The experiments are rated for difficulty and potential mess, so adults know how much supervision is required. Easy-to-follow instructions ensure educational-and edible!-results.

  • Solar-Powered S'mores―Learn about energy from the sun and build a solar oven out of a cardboard box. Then it's time to cook and enjoy s'mores in the sunshine!
  • What Stops Onion Tears?-Discover why people cry when they cut onions, and design an experiment to test preventative methods. What happens when the onions are cooked?
  • Edible Dyes-In this artistic project, create a homemade dye by simmering beets, and find out the secret to getting the brightest colors from plant-based dyes.
  • Feed kids' science curiosity with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids.

    AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FO

    AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FO

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    Hands-on projects to get kids ages 5 to 10 excited about science

    As kids grow older, they become more curious about the world around them, often asking, "How does this work?" Awesome Science Experiments for Kids teaches young brains the nuts and bolts of the scientific method using fun, hands-on experiments designed to show kids how to hypothesize, experiment, and then record their findings.

    With awesome projects like a Fizzy Rocket, Magnet-Powered Car, and Pencil Sundial, kids will have a blast learning to build, design, and think critically--while getting inspired to interact with the world around them and make their own discoveries.

    Awesome Science Experiments for Kids includes:

  • 100+ STEAM experiments―With interactive activities for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, kids can discover how and why each project works.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions―Step-by-step experiments simplify engineering for kids and make the STEM experiments and art projects clear and simple to do.
  • Colorful photos―Refer to real-life photos that show experiments and many of the common household materials they use, as well as some of the final results!
  • From learning how quicksand works to turning a lemon into a battery, these experiments teach budding STEAM kids how cool it is to be curious.

    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

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    Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

    Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are -- whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard. Seek-and-find lists, on-the-trail art projects, and discovery games get kids engaged in hands-on learning about nature, and a real pull-out magnifying glass helps them get a close-up glimpse of leaf veins, seed pods, and tiny insects. Filled with activities, checklists, and stickers, this interactive nature guide belongs in every kid's backpack.

    CALLING ALL MINDS: HOW TO THIN

    CALLING ALL MINDS: HOW TO THIN

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    From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin -- a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.

    Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

    In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.

    More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem--but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.

    Praise for Calling All Minds

    An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. --Kirkus Reviews

    Both practical and inspirational, this useful book describes an overall approach to viewing the world creatively, as exemplified by the numerous projects and supporting material provided here. --VOYA

    Grandin offers a nuanced perspective on the qualities of a successful inventor--notably, a sense of wonder and curiosity, careful observation, and the willingness to learn from mistakes. --Publishers Weekly

    Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids: 50 Fun Projects to Make, Wear, and Share

    Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids: 50 Fun Projects to Make, Wear, and Share

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    Arts! Crafts! Fun!―Easy projects for creative kids ages 7 to 10

    Discover tons of creative crafts you can do all by yourself―and with materials you can find at home! Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids is the perfect choice for aspiring creators, bursting with instructions for dozens of stylish projects that have real uses.

    From amazing games and fashion to one-of-a-kind gifts, Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids will keep you entertained with super cool (and super fun) projects that you'll love to make and share!

    Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids includes:

  • 50 awesome projects―Create Tin Can Robots, No-Sew Scrunchies, Rainbow Bath Bombs, Easy Woven Wall Hangings, Pressed Leaf Lanterns, and so much more.
  • Practical crafts―Whether it's wearing, decorating, or planting, every project in Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids can be used for something.
  • (Almost) No supervision required―Don't worry if your parents are busy―most of these projects can be done without any help.
  • Learn how you can make fun come alive by making things with Easy Arts & Crafts for Kids.

    EATS SHOOTS & LEAVES

    EATS SHOOTS & LEAVES

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    Punctuation play is at its finest in this New York Times #1 bestseller!

    Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely. You might want to eat a huge hot dog, but a huge, hot dog would run away pretty quickly if you tried to take a bite out of him. And a sign saying Eat here and get gas would hint at a very different odor than Eat here, and get gas.

    This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter--and better punctuation--from all who read it.

    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book
    KidsReads.com Best Book of the Year

    Everyday Magic for Kids: 30 Amazing Magic Tricks That You Can Do Anywhere

    Everyday Magic for Kids: 30 Amazing Magic Tricks That You Can Do Anywhere

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    Perfect the art of magic with simple every day objects and tips from professional magician Justin Flam.

    Using every day objects, daring magician Justin Flom (434K Facebook followers and 153K subscribers on YouTube) will teach kids all they need to know to perform 30 amazing and how-did-you-do-that magic tricks at the turn of a hat. Featuring step-by-step instructions and illustrations, Everyday Magic for Kids will give budding magicians all the tips they need in order to wow their friends and family, whether at home, at school, or on the go. Tricks will vary from card tricks to tricks with coins and other small objects to tricks that can be done with friends/family members. The book also includes introductory material about how to act like a magician and the basics of performing magic in front of an audience (be it a friend or a room of people).

    EVERYTHING KIDS' PUZZLE BOOK:

    EVERYTHING KIDS' PUZZLE BOOK:

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    Wind your way through pages of endless fun!

    Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon, wind your way through a pizza maze, find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, unscramble an invention time line, play super duper tic-tac-toe, classic hangman, match up snowflakes, and more with The Everything Kids' Puzzle Book!

    You can also look for Mervin the Mouse every time you turn the page--he's watching from his hiding place to help you through this wild and whacky jam-packed puzzle book! Sharpen more than one pencil--there are enough puzzles here to keep you entertained for hours!

    LAUGH OUT LOUD JOKES FOR KIDS

    LAUGH OUT LOUD JOKES FOR KIDS

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    Over 1.5 million sold!



    USA TODAY bestseller!



    Wall Street Journal bestseller!


    What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much? They get indy-gestion. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids provides children ages 7-10 many hours of fun and laughter. Young readers will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family! This mega-bestselling book will have children rolling on the floor with laughter and is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.