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By Pablo Hidalgo

The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™. Beautiful photography and clear, authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson.

Hardcover reference book, 80 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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