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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 David Pagano and David Pickett

A great gift for would-be movie-makers: get tools, tips and tricks for creating effects, sets and characters for stop-motion videos—even making camera rigs! Have you ever wondered what your toys would look like on the big screen? In The LEGO Animation Book you'll learn how to bring your LEGO creations to life with the art of stop-motion animation. Before you know it, you'll be making your minifigs walk, talk, jump, and fly!

Softcover, 216 pages.

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The newest book in the LEGO® Nonfiction line, Lego Factastic, takes on the biggest subject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a whole world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, from history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO® scene to facilitate the learning journey: a vignette, mini story, or icon featuring LEGO® models, characters, and sensibility. Graphic design combines the LEGO® illustration with real-world photography and facts for an immersive experience.
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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars®: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating "Did you know?" Q&As via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike!

Hardcover reference book, 200 pages.

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By Simon Hugo with contributions by Alice Finch

Boss builders aren’t bound by sets and instructions! This guide offers innovative ideas for birck-based games and activities and a timer and random number generator to help choose.

365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks inspires you to look at your LEGO® bricks in new and exciting ways. This interactive book features imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO® projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build ideas and activities to keep you occupied for hours.

Visual tips and advice from LEGO® fan builders will encourage you to get creative and have fun while learning new building skills such as building your own LEGO® pet, challenging your friends to make the tallest LEGO® tower against the clock, and creating a LEGO® treasure hunt.

Featuring a timer and random number generator for selecting activities, 365 Things to Do with LEGO® Bricks is full of games and activities that will keep you busy every day of the year.

Hardcover, 256 pages.

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By Jason Fry, Illustrated by Kemp Remillard

See the vehicles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ in unparalleled detail with this newest addition to the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections series. Twelve breathtaking artworks bring the new craft to life, showing all of the weapons, engines, and technology, while engaging text explains each vehicle's backstory and key features.

Hardcover reference book, 48 pages.

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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 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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Have you ever wondered which LEGO® minifigure had the first double-sided head? Or which one was the first to have a printed torso or peg leg? Discover all the answers to these questions and more in DK's I Love That Minifigure!

Meet more than 200 amazing LEGO minifigures and find out what makes each one special. With stunning images and informative annotations, this encyclopedia features the most unique minifigures in amazing detail — all accompanied by fascinating facts and trivia that bring them to life.

Perfect for LEGO fans and collectors of all ages, I Love That Minifigure! is the official guide to the rarest and most desirable minifigures, and also comes with its own exclusive minifigure.

Includes 1 minifigure.

Hardcover collector's guide, 208 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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By Bob Duff and Ryan Dixon

In The NHL -100 Years in Pictures & Stories recounts the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 30-team elite professional sport that it is today. From game changing decisions like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned. Some of the events you'll read about; 1951: Bill Barilko scores his last goal, a Cup winner, 1958: Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's colour barrier, 1959: Jacques Plante starts to wear a mask, 1966: Bobby Hull breaks Richard's 50 goal record, 1971: Phil Esposito scores 76 goals, 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games, 2015: Carey Price becomes first goalie to win four major awards. With more than 200 images, hundreds of star players and dozens of artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame, The NHL - 100 Years in Pictures & Stories is the definitive guide to the NHL's centennial celebration.

Hardcover, 224 pages.

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Exploring the great outdoors is a sure-fire path to fun and adventure…but trouble can pop up if you aren't prepared. That's where Survive & Thrive can help. This must-have survival kit features: A no-nonsense pocket guide that includes information on what to pack, finding emergency shelter, what to do if you get hurt, & more, Easy-to-understand, colorful illustrations and ultimate step-by-step tips for every outdoor situation you might encounter, 16 flash cards with visual things to identify, including photos of dangerous plants and animals in North America, information on how to recognize them, what to do if you come across them, & the ultimate techniques to achieve superior survival status, A splash-proof, zippered case that is rugged and ready for all types of terrain. This guide to staying safe in the wilderness includes clear information, practical advice, & top tips to help you master all of the skills needed to have a thrilling, danger-dodging adventure every time.
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The definitive guide to the LEGO® STAR WARS Universe, presented by the galaxy's favorite droids-C-3P0 and R2-D2! A guide to the good guys, bad guys, places and vehicles from LEGO® STAR WARSTpresented by R2D2 and C3P-0. The two fan-favorite Droids introduce each chapter-covering topics, such as heroes, villains, vehicles, and places-and occasionally pop in to comment on things via comic book word balloons, making for a humorous and fresh take on the LEGO® STAR WARS Universe. Includes a buildable C-3P0 minifigure!
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The first book from Scholastic about the hottest trend in gaming: live streaming! More gamers than ever are watching others play games rather than playing the games themselves. Gaming Live will provide a complete guide to live streaming and gaming, taking advantage of the huge audiences across all live streaming platforms. Gaming Live presents exclusive interviews directly from the biggest YouTube and Twitch stars in the world. There will be insights into their favorite games, what they're looking forward to in the gaming world, their most embarrassing secrets, and their very own tips and tricks for becoming a global live streaming star. Gaming Live is an essential guide for anyone and everyone who wants to get involved with the incredible world of live streaming!
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A fascinating introduction to the world’s most famous art and artists. This comprehensive guide provides a first look at art for young readers, and focuses on the collection of paintings housed in The National Gallery, London. The book sets itself apart from the competition as it also includes a free app that allows you to create your own virtual gallery at home. • Published in association with the National Gallery, London—the fifth most visited art museum in the world. • Includes a free downloadable interactive app, which allows you to create a virtual art gallery in your own home and display your own work next to the masters! • Each spread is filled with glorious images of famous paintings and informative, bite-sized chunks of text, supplementing the art curriculum taught in schools. • “Did You Know?” and “Art Lesson” feature boxes appear throughout the book to offer an extra level of information that includes art theory, fun facts and projects to try at home.
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This is the ultimate companion for every time-travelling dinosaur hunter. It contains all the key facts and spotter stats needed to locate more than 50 of the most awe-inspiring dinos to have walked the Earth—from Amargasaurus to Zhuchengosaurus. Colourful, punchy infographics are paired with in-your-face illustrations, helpful locator maps and a danger rating for every dinosaur. • Spotter stat boxes for each entry make it easy to compare and contrast every dinosaur • Locator map and timeline on every spread help children understand the vast span of the time of the dinosaurs • A-Z organisation for easy reference • Pronunciation guide for every dinosaur • Comprehensive introductory section explains dinosaur behaviour, their evolution and extinction
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Hockey Hall of Fame Unstoppable features the most accurate and fear-inducing snipers that have graced the NHL. From early-days stars like the hard-firing Joe Malone and the swift-skating Howie Morenz to today's best lamp-lighters like Sydney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, you can be sure that pucks are tickling the twine in Hockey Hall of Fame Unstoppable. Making the argument that a team's best defense is a good offense are the 32 players that make up the Hockey Hall of Fame's prestigious 500 Club. From its first member (the legendarily intense Maurice Richard), to its last (the highest scoring American-born player, Mike Modano), the list of members spans 50 years and 54 Hall of Fame induction classes. In this one-of-a-kind, offensively geared reference, celebrate each player from the 500 Club with an account of their most impressive marker.
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Now revised and updated with all-new photography and listings, this illustrated book combines words and images to help young Canadian readers with their vocabulary and reading skills. This colourful junior dictionary includes over 12,000 word entries with Canadian spellings and pronunciations, explained through clear definitions and examples of usage.

Softcover, 256 pages.

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By Lynn Brunelle, Illustrated by Brian Biggs and Elara Tanguy

From the backyard to the backwoods, this Ultimate Kids Guide has 247 skills, games, activities, projects, recipes, songs, experiments, crafts and more to make, do, learn and play outdoors! Tips cover everything from wilderness showers, to building a tarp tent, to telling the temperature by counting the cricket chirps!

Tasty outdoor recipes include Solar Oven Pizza and a whopping 8 variations of s'mores! Plus: how to keep a Field Journal, exploring the starry sky, creepy campfire stories and eco-responsibility. Whether you're planning an overnight adventure in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this book is packed with everything you need to know!

Softcover containing 384 pages.

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Following on the success of Super Nature Encyclopedia and Super Human Encyclopedia comes Super Bug Encyclopedia - a look at the 100 most amazing insects on the planet!

Using macro photography and brand-new CGI artworks, Super Bug zooms right in to reveal the secrets of the most successful creatures on our planet. With incredible facts and stats for every bug, Super Bug showcases the superstars of the insect world. Find out which insect can snap a pencil in half, how a tiny moth can fly up to 70 miles an hour, and meet a dung beetle that can pull over 1,100 times its own body weight. Young readers will be wowed by what goes on inside the tiny world of ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, crickets, and other creepy crawlies.

Lively, informative, easy-to-access text based on the latest discoveries and scientific research showcases incredible feats of endurance, defense, strength, and speed while graphic, dashboard-style panels provides information at a glance.

Visualized with incredible 3-D models with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can explore every essential detail of the world of insects in Super Bug Encyclopedia.

Hardcover reference book, 208 pages.

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Updated and expanded with amazing new material including characters from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens!

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, the definitive guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy, is back, bigger and better than ever before, and packed with new Star Wars characters!

Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further! With more than 200 profiles on heroes, villains, and more, this handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.

Hardcover reference book, 224 pages.

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