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The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)

The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) Lowest new price: $3.94
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Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies!
 
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever!
 
Nominated to 28 State Award Lists!
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection
A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice
A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book
A Mark Twain Award Winner
A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner
 
“A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today
 
“An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred
 
“A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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  • Yearling Books

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Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll

Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll Lowest new price: $14.22
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Author: Jay Miletsky

Follow 14 spunky rocks and one wise little ladybug in a fun, funny and heartwarming story about the importance of friendship and the power of perseverance.

Get ready to meet a new rock group! From zippy, little pebbles to big strong boulders, the rocks get together to play and roll around their favorite hill, only to find that one of their friends, Ricky, can't roll with them. Unlike all of the others, who are all round, Ricky can't roll because he's flat on one side.

His friends didn't get it.
"Come roll!" they would chant.
So Ricky tried, but replied, "I'm sorry, I can't."

Determined not to leave their friend behind, the rocks and the ladybug set out to help Ricky roll around - one way or another. This sweet, imaginative picture book, written in verse, brings a fresh set of characters to life in a story that highlights perseverance and triumph in the face of adversity, and the power of true friendship, combining the spirit of The Giving Tree with the rhyme and rhythm of Dr. Seuss.

Targeted for children ages 3-11, this is the first of a series of books featuring the "You Rock Group" that kids are sure to cherish as they grow, and learn from through empowering, motivating and fun-to-read stories.

Perfect for ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up

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The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words

The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words Lowest new price: $11.55
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Author: Wendy Ewald
Brand: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

An award-winning photographer asked several children "What is the best part of you?", and presents their answers in this sometimes funny, sometimes moving, deeply personal book that includes striking black-and-white photographs taken by the author. Ideal for parents and teacher to use to discuss body image, self-esteem, and diversity with children.

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  • Best Part of Me Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words

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The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Lowest new price: $4.89
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Author: Tom Robinson
Brand: Adams Media Corporation

Science has never been so easy—or so much fun!

With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons from biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and engineering—to outer space.

You'll discover answers to questions like:
—Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it?
—What is inside coins?
—Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
—Do toilets always flush in the same direction?
—Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person?

Whether you’ve always been interested in STEM or you’re looking for a cool science fair project, you’ll want to test these fun and educational experiments for yourself!

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  • Adams Media Corporation

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Stick and Stone

Stick and Stone Lowest new price: $5.95
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Author: Beth Ferry
Brand: Harcourt Brace and Company

"Best friends Stick and Stone have opportunities to help each other in a funny story of kindness paired with a light anti-bullying message." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?
Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare.
        In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.

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  • Harcourt Brace and Company

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Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be

Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be Lowest new price: $7.48
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Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Brand: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

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Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale

Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale Lowest new price: $11.36
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Author: Jamie Lee Curtis

Mom is old-fashioned.
She likes things hand sewn.
To make her more modern,
we bought a smartphone. . . .

For Mom’s birthday, her kids are excited to teach her how to take selfies with her new smartphone. At first, it’s lots of fun for the whole family. Soon, driven to take the perfect selfie, Mom begins to document
everything, from ski team practice to dance class, and even photo-bombing someone's wedding―until her daughter reminds her that maybe this smartphone wasn’t the best gift after all.

In a world obsessed with self-documentation comes a tale that shows us with humor and love that the best things happen while the smartphone is turned off.

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Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens Lowest new price: $7.00
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Author: Barbara Oakley PhD

A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers

A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered these learning strategies earlier and ask how they can help their kids master these skills as well. Now in this new book for kids and teens, the authors reveal how to make the most of time spent studying.
     We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first--the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power. This book explains:
  *  Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process
  *  How to avoid "rut think" in order to think outside the box
  *  Why having a poor memory can be a good thing
  *  The value of metaphors in developing understanding
  *  A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating
Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning easy and fun.

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Hoot

Hoot Lowest new price: $0.39
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Author: Carl Hiaasen
Brand: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Model: RH-9780440419396

This Newbery Honor-winning, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, pint-sized owls, and more. A New York Times bestseller!

Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?

“A wonderful tour de-force.” —The Boston Globe
 
“A rollicking, righteous story.” —The Miami Herald
 
“Yes, it is a hoot.”—The Washington Post


From the Hardcover edition.

Features:

  • Grades - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Weight - 0.46
  • Depth - 7.62
  • Width - 5.31
  • Height - 0.74

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General Relativity for Babies (Baby University)

General Relativity for Babies (Baby University) Lowest new price: $0.49
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Author: Chris Ferrie
Brand: Unknown

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius!

Written by an expert, General Relativity for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to Einstein's most famous theory. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about black holes, gravitational waves, and more. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become a quantum physicist!

Baby University: It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

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