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With Minecraft’s latest version, the Combat Update, everything you know and love about your favourite game has changed. Learn how to master Minecraft 1.9 with this all-encompassing guide to using the game’s new features! When you play the latest version of Minecraft, you’ll discover new features including poison-tipped arrows, dual-wielding axes and shields, and a meaner and badder Ender Dragon. From overhauled combat mechanics to a revamped End dimension, this guide covers everything you need to know about exciting new gameplay features, items, blocks, and entities. Written for Minecrafters ages seven and up, this book is an unofficial ''hacker’s” super guide.
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By Mike Leonetti

Hockey Now! continues to provide fast-paced, up-to-date and strikingly illustrated profiles of the best and brightest the NHL has to offer. In its eighth edition, Hockey Now! is still the most insightful and well-designed book on the players suiting up in the NHL today. Jam- packed with more than 130 colourful action photos of star players in the heat of competition, Hockey Now! is bursting with energy!

Softcover reference book, 160 pages.

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By Eric Zweig, Illustrated by Bill Dickson and Lorna Bennett

Three volumes of Hockey Trivia for Kids are now in one “rock ’em, sock ’em” bind-up! Become a hockey trivia superstar with The Ultimate Book of Hockey Trivia for Kids. Did you know that the Sutter family out of Alberta boasts SIX hockey stars? Or that “Hockey Night in Canada’s” three stars of the game was a tradition started by an oil company? Go beyond player stats and team records and find out about the cool details only die-hard hockey fans know. It’s Crazy Canadian Trivia meets Hockey Superstars with a full third of the book devoted to our beloved Stanley Cup, and lots of photos and illustrations throughout.

Softcover trivia book, 384 pages.

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The concept is simple. Got a question? Well now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact. Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. What's on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section's got you covered. What's in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn't Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, we've got the expert information you need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep kids digging for answers. Answers include all kinds of fascinating extra info like top ten lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities. Now, go stump your parents!

Hardcover reference book, 192 pages.

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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.

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The popular dragons from this title's 1st edition have just gotten bigger! Larger colour illustrations! Larger type! Larger pages! Kids who prefer a different kind of pet will love this beautifully illustrated dragon owner's manual. It shows walking, flying, fire-breathing, and sea-going dragons, describing the characteristics of each & the equipment & supplies every dragon owner should have on hand. Learn everything you need to know about the raising process, including selecting a dragon breed, building the perfect enclosure, hatching a dragon's egg, feeding, grooming, training, & riding, showing a dragon in dragon show competition, & more! And kids will be both amused & delighted by the hundreds of stunning illustrations that complement the text. Bonus Feature: Kids can decorate their bedroom or playroom wall with a dramatic 14'' x 19'' Dragon Poster, folded & enclosed in every copy of this book.
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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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101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up is a fun handbook for book lovers and their families to read, check off, and give their own book reviews.101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next!
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Introduces young readers to the exciting ways science affects basketball! Simple text, full-color photos, and a running top-ten countdown help readers grasp the science within their favorite sports.
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A fun and smart look at baseball, this book will allow young fans to better understand and enjoy the game. The text explains the common statistics used to judge players and teams, along with the math and history behind those stats.
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A fun and smart look at basketball, this book will allow young fans to better understand and enjoy the game. The text explains the common statistics used to judge players and teams, along with the math and history behind those stats.
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Calling all business-minded kids: this book is for you! If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business but have absolutely no idea where to being, we've got good news for you. It's easy to succeed - as long as you've got a game plan. This book helps kids ''think outside the box'' and encourages them to be creative, make wise business decisions, and more. Youngsters will learn how to: choose a business that's right for them, find and keep customers, grow and expand a fledgling business, harness ideas effectively, network and problem-solve, budget, market and publicize and much more. Memorable advice, case studies of successful kid entrepreneurs, and a series of Start Up tips will inspire and inform youngsters who dream of making it big in business.
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Aspiring writers love to dream up stories, but getting them down on paper may be a challenge. This book is bursting with creative ways to help youngsters craft all types of stories. Helpful features include: hints and tips to create amazing characters and settings, Story Sparks to help young writers come up with exciting plots, Word Webs that offer choices that add flair to stories, ways to wrap it all up with a brilliant ending, inspiration along the way from fantastic fiction and advice from best-selling authors, chapters devoted to writing storeis such as Adventure, Romance, Science-Fiction , Mash-ups and more. With this essential guide to writing and a little bit of imagination, kids can write their best story ever!
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Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is packed with fun facts, bizarre-but-true tales, and quirky insights into everyone's favorite Marvel comic characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.Discover why the Hulk comes in three different varieties—green, gray, and red—and how a frog once gained Thor's powers! This unique guide sheds light on the most fascinating corner of the Marvel Comics Universe, from secrets of the Super Heroes to the making of Marvel's finest and strangest comic moments.From behind-the-scenes revelations to strange and interesting facts, Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know will surprise and delight new and die-hard Marvel fans.© 2016 MARVEL
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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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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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Ultimate Mapping Guide for Kids gives youngsters all of the tools they need to understand maps, make their own cartographic creations, and even head out on navigating adventures. Getting lost will be a thing of the past. This book is laid out in a logical order and is packed to the brim with expert instruction, learning projects (make your own contour map), top tips (e.g., always carry pencil and paper along with a GPS) and safety warnings. Even the page margins are put to use and filled with topical references for easy navigation and fascinating facts, such as ''The Babylonians first mapped the stars over 2,500 years ago.'' Ultimate Mapping Guide for Kids contains clear concise text that explains technical topics like longitude and latitude, satellite navigation, bathymetric maps, how to read grid maps, and how to make a scale map of your house and yard. Every term is defined and illustrations offer clarity.
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This book provides essential advice on how to track, observe and photograph wildlife in their natural habitat. Practical chapters are interspersed with Question and Answer spreads that give a glimpse into the adventures of real-life wildlife photographers. Wildlife Watcher Guide is organized into seven chapters, beginning with how to prepare for an expedition and an introduction to tracking, such as looking for spoor (such as footprints, broken twigs, 'scat'). The six chapters that follow cover wilderness habitats -- woodland; savannah; rainforest; polar regions; underwater; and gardens, parks and cities -- and describe special considerations when exploring these areas. Wildlife Watcher Guide overflows with valuable information presented in colorful illustrations and clear text. It is excellent for budding wildlife naturalists and photographers.
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Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes features 118 Hall of Famers and 39 of today's greatest players -- and all of them can dazzle! Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes comes alive with great color photography, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall of Fame artifacts and fascinating information on the slickest goal scorers, best defensemen and greatest goalies in the history of the game. Hockey Hall of Fame Heroes is a real page-turner that will have reluctant readers and hockey fans of all ages clamoring for more.
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A lavishly illustrated who's who of the prehistoric world. Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals is a stunning new reference to 350 of the most amazing animals ever to have roamed the Earth. More than 1,000 full-color commissioned artworks bring the prehistoric world to vivid life and make the book exciting to look at and read. The encyclopedia covers all of the dinosaurs plus the full scope of prehistoric animals, including birds, camels, fish, reptiles, porpoises, apes and many more. Timelines, family trees and hundreds of fact boxes throughout the book will engage and inform readers. Full-bleed illustrations on every page show the prehistoric world in exciting detail. Easy-to-read text presents accurate, succinct and essential information that includes: Classification of animal groups Vertebrate characteristics Common and species names Biology, anatomy, habitats and survival skills Features on animal behavior Accurate labeled illustrations and maps. This richly illustrated, authoritative reference will capture readers' imagination and provide hours of discovery. It is ideal for home and school where it will be especially useful for reports.
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