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We love eight-year-olds! They’re just the right age for all kinds of fun. They still love the pretend play they’ve been enjoying for years, yet they’re also ready to move ahead into more advanced toys and learning. All of these toys and activities will appeal to their natural sense of fun and wonder.

 

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By Janet Sacks

Not only is this incredible kit packed with more than 100 mind-boggling illusions, it also explains the science behind them. Kids will love learning how the brain tricks the eye into seeing what may—or may not—actually be there.

Sections explore:

  • Impossible shapes that appear real but are not
  • Static objects that seem to move
  • Camouflage techniques used by animals
  • The magic behind animation
  • 3D images, and more

This fun and unusual pack comes complete with lots of cool accessories to help with the illusions including: 3D glasses, a thaumatrope (for animated illusions), a press-out impossible triangle, plus acetate sheets and spinners for creating vibrating lines and other illusions. A built-in storage pocket secures illusion accessories.

Hardcover book containing 36 pages.

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The first edition of Ultimate Weird But True was an instant hit in Fall 2011. Now the second edition has even more zany fun! Ultimate Weird But True 2 has a fun cover with lots of sparkle, is packed with cool photos, and features the same dynamic design that made the first book such a hit. Content is all-new, with new chapter titles and even more too-strange-to-believe stories, such as: the world's most expensive hamburger, which breaks the bank at $295; the world's largest chocolate sculpture; duck fashion models; and many more oddities.

Hardcover containing 192 pages.

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More exciting than a video game, this boredom-busting book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: dessert, underwear, amusement parks, pirates, famous criminals, marsupials, Ancient Egypt, famous landmarks, you name it! The new 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 has even more brain and eye candy rolled into one beautifully designed, high-octane treasure trove that captures kids' attention and keeps them yearning to learn more.

Hardcover book containing 224 pages.

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By Catherine D. Hughes, Illustrated by Franco Tempesta

The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta—who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.

Hardcover reference book, 128 pages.

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By Dan Kainen, Text by Carol Kaufmann

If you liked Gallop! A Scanimation Book, you'll love the magical journey that is Safari. Readers, as if on safari, encounter 8 wild animals that come alive! Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. Mesmerizing!

Accompanying the images is Safari, the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It's the romance of being on safari - and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion - in a book unlike any other.

Hardcover containing 16 pages.

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By DK Publishing

Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia will spark the curiosity of young readers, taking them to a time where Tyrannosaurus rex ruled the land, pterodactyls flew in the skies, and packs of velociraptors prowled the jungles. Filled with up-to-date discoveries about prehistoric life, this book includes comprehensive material about biology, geography, history, and other scientific information from prehistoric times. Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia is not a catalog of facts, but a celebration of the wonders of the world from the beginnings of our planet's existence.

Softcover reference book, 304 pages.

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By National Geographic

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that createdUltimate Weird But True, 5,000 Cool Facts About Everything treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts!

A visual feast of 1200 colourful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

Hardcover containing 224 pages.

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By J.M. Hirsch

Longing for more than yet another limp salad? Tired of tussling with the kids over junk food lunch kits? Sounds like you’ve got the lunch box blues. J. M. Hirsch has the fix.

But it isn’t a cookbook. Because when it comes to lunch, nobody has time to break out a recipe to bang out a brown bag special. Busy people need lunch ideas. Lots of them. And those ideas need to be healthy, fast, easy, affordable, and delicious.

That’s what Beating the Lunch Box Blues is—an idea book to inspire anyone daunted by the daily ordeal of packing lunch. Jammed with nearly 200 photos and more than 500 tips and meals, this book is designed to save families time, money, and their sanity.

Whether you want to jazz up a grilled cheese, turn leftover steak into a DIY taco kit, or make pizza “sushi,” Hirsch has it covered. And because the best lunches often are built from the leftovers of great suppers, he has also included 30 fast and flavorful dinner recipes designed to make enough for tomorrow, too. Crazy good stuff like short ribs braised in a Rosemary-Port Sauce, Hoisin-Glazed Meatloaf, and kid-friendly classics such as Turkey Sloppy Joes and American Chop Suey.

With ideas this easy and this delicious, there’s no reason to let the lunch box blues get you down.

Paperback book containing 208 pages.

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Step into the action-packed world of LEGO® NINJAGO™, and discover everything there is to know about the legendary Ninja. Meet the heroes of LEGO NINJAGO, learn all about their foes, and join them in their fierce battles with LEGO NINJAGO: The Path of the Ninja. Discover their amazing weapons, vehicles, and dragons. Learn how to become a powerful Ninja, just like Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Lloyd, with the help of their wise leader, Sensei Wu. Featuring an exclusive minifigure to guide you on your way, LEGO NINJAGO: The Path of the Ninja will have you mastering the ways of the ninja in no time!

LEGO, the LEGO logo, NINJAGO, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2015 The LEGO Group. Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group

Hardcover reference book, 96 pages.

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Blast off into space, then work your way back in Stars and Planets: Glow in the Dark. Page by page, you'll take an exciting mission through the solar system from the outside in, exploring each planet in turn. Starting at the very edge of the solar system and traveling all the way to the sun, you'll see city-sized comets, Saturn's rings, ferocious storms on Jupiter, and scorching volcanoes on Venus. On the way, you'll dodge and dive through an asteroid belt, explore planets' moons, and bump into other spacecraft on their own important missions before reaching the sun at the end of the journey. With die-cuts, images, labels, descriptions, and fun facts, plus a poster and sheet of glow-in-the-dark stickers, Stars and Planets: Glow in the Dark is the ultimate way to explore space.

Includes a poster and 100 glow-in-the-dark stickers.

Hardcover reference book, 24 pages.

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By DK Publishing

The full collection of LEGO Star Wars minifigures in one place! Discover a galaxy of LEGO Star Wars minifigures in this fully updated and expanded guide. Meet all your favourites from the movie saga, and find out fascinating facts about rare and exclusive releases!

Hardcover book, 288 pages.

LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the ©2015 LEGO® Group.

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An epic retelling of six Star Wars films in 100 of the most iconic scenes – recreated with LEGO. Now fans can relive the amazing Star Wars adventure in brick form, while also learning interesting facts about Star Wars LEGO sets and minifigures.

Hardcover book, 216 pages.

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By Michele Lecreux and Celia Gallais, Illustrated by Esao and Jocelyn Millet

The little guidebook for smart and resourceful girls! Girls who take pleasure in craft activities, and who enjoy the outdoors and nature will love this activity book. It’s packed with colour illustrations, things to make and do, and ideas for outdoor activities. Instructions, tips, and information on some of the book’s many topics include:

  • How to identify seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • How to take professional-looking photos and create photo albums
  • How to make paper jewellery
  • How to make herbal teas and delicious fruit desserts
  • How to dress and pack for hiking and camping activities
  • How to construct imaginative musical instruments
  • How to weave containers and baskets
  • And more!

Hardcover book with hidden spiral binding, 128 pages.

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Ages 7 and up

By DK Publishing

Love creepy crawlies? Fascinated with bugs of all kinds? Take a closer look at the miniature world of incredible insects and amazing arachnids with Ultimate Factivity Collection: Bugs. Packed with fun activities and amazing facts about bugs, you'll find everything you want to know about creepy crawlies, such as the migration of the monarch butterfly, which insects have unusual superpowers, and which spider has the deadliest venom. Fascinating!
Packed with fun activities including games, doodle and colouring pages, puzzles, and crafts, plus more than 500 stickers, each book in the Ultimate Factivity Collection contains amazing facts and educational information that encourage learning while at the same time improving social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. The Ultimate Factivity Collection series will keep kids busy and learning for hours.

Includes more than 500 stickers.

Softcover containing 96 pages.

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By Warren Elsmore

With video games, theme parks, a hit movie, and more, there’s no denying that LEGO is more than a toy…it’s a cultural icon! And no one demonstrates the power and versatility of LEGO better than master modeler Warren Elsmore. In Brick Vehicles, Elsmore puts the “GO” in LEGO with an exploration of the history of transportation. Starting with the humble wheel and rolling through centuries of land, sea, and air travel innovations, Elsmore showcases 40 fantastic vehicles in LEGO form. Includes full scenes in stunning detail, plus step-by-step projects for some of the smaller models.

Includes more than 400 full-colour images, and two posters featuring LEGO model scenes.

Posters measure approximately 24.75” long x 17.5” tall.

Softcover book, 256 pages.

LEGO® and the LEGO® logo are trademarks of the ©2015 LEGO® Group.

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Ages 8 and up

By Christopher Jordan

With thirty teams in the NHL, We Are the Goalies showcases the starting netminder of each club and provides young fans with exciting photos, a detailed history, and an introduction to each of these star players. Along with full colour photos, young and eager fans will enjoy reading about their goalie heroes.

Hardcover containing 72 pages.

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By Christopher Jordan

In We Are the Goal Scorers, the NHL's top point leaders are celebrated for their contribution to the game. Along with photos, player history, and personal information, young and eager fans will enjoy learning about each of their hockey heroes.

Hardcover containing 72 pages.

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By David Burnie

Explore the world of bugs through hands-on insect activities. Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter includes more than 30 fun activities that you can do to learn more about bugs! Enter the kingdom of the creepy crawlies, and learn about everything from beetles to bees to spiders to scorpions. Identify bugs of all kinds, and learn to study insects in their natural habitats. You can even raise your own caterpillars with the step-by-step instructions you'll find in Eyewitness Explorer: Bug Hunter!
Eyewitness Explorers encourage hands-on learning with 30 easy activities that help children observe, explore, and learn about the natural world. Each book explains the science behind the activities, laying the essential groundwork for contextualizing the experience to come. But at the heart of the books are the activities themselves — a chance to learn by doing with experiments that can be carried out right at home. Simply choose one of the projects and follow the step-by-step, photographically illustrated instructions to learn about bugs, explore insect habitats, and raise a caterpillar.

Softcover containing 72 pages.

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By Ron Davidson, Foreword by Ron MacLean

At last! A book that focuses on the development of individual hockey skills and promotes a mastery of body positioning, skating and stick work. Learning these skills gives players a strong fundamental understanding of how to move effectively on the ice in any gameplay situation.

The skills are organized in 4 sections: Fundamentals, Skating Techniques, Stick Work, and Dekeing and Deception. As the reader progresses through a chapter, the level of difficulty of each skill increases, ultimately covering every fundamental move and technique needed for an outstanding and total comprehension of the play. Davidson's progressive-learning approach teaches beginners the proper techniques, hones the skills of intermediate-level players and challenges elite players with the additional skills they need!

Some of the 50 critical skills presented in this eye-opening collection include:

  • Forward stride
  • Backward crossunder
  • Drive and delay
  • Heel-to-heel turns
  • Tight turns
  • Extending your reach
  • Receiving off-target shooting
  • The Forsberg deke
  • The Datsyuk deke

Ron Davidson played on Canada's national team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. He has directed hockey camps, schools and clinics in Canada, the U.S. and throughout Europe, and he has directed schools and clinics for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Ottawa Senators. His hockey-skill philosophies and teachings are seen on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada in a segment called "Think Hockey."

Softcover containing 144 pages.

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By Jenne Simon

Meet Shopkins -- the newest collectable craze!

Shopkins are the hottest new collectible toy! Each fun figurine looks like a miniature grocery store product. There are cute fruits, tasty treats, adorable beauty products, and more. There are more than 140 Shopkins to collect in Series 1 and there are also ultra-rare, limited edition characters.

This Ultimate Collector's Guide is essential for any Shopkins fan! It includes details about all the latest Shopkins, along with information about each character's likes and dislikes, favorite quote, and an exclusive pull-out poster.

So grab your cart and collect them all -- because once you shop, you can't stop!

Shopkins sold separately.

Softcover book, 24 pages.

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