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By Hugh Danks

Kids are crazy about bugs! And kids and parents alike are crazy about the Bug Book and Bug Bottle. Packed with activities and packaged in its own collecting bottle, the full-colour book provides field notes to 47 bugs arranged by habitat, including pond, forest, ground, leaves, field, and flower. The ingeniously designed, safe plastic bottle is perfect for catching and viewing creepy crawlies, then letting them go unharmed(this is a bug kit with a conscience)!

Written by entomologist Hugh Danks, the Bug Book gives comprehensive information about these fascinating creatures - how they live, what they eat, unusual characteristics, and more. It offers simple, clear guidelines on how to collect and care for bugs, and equally helpful hints on which bugs not to catch. New to the kit are a fold-out bug chart for quick identification, a magnifier to see the critters up close, and a bug explorer's journal to record discoveries.

Discover how the whirligig beetle got its name, why fireflies light up, and how water striders walk on water. And then impress parents and friends - here are all the tools kids need to become bona fide bug experts!

Includes: The Bug Book, ventilated bug container with ruler lid, magnifiying glass, bug identification chart and bug journal.

Softcover containing 112 pages.

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When the sun rises in the east, the day is filled with light. When the sun sets in the west, the night is very dark. Why do we have days and nights? Look in this book, and the sun will tell you all about it.
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This amazing book from the famous Naked Scientists offers a fun way to introduce science to kids, with 50 simple experiments that produce spectacular results. Want to know how to create fireworks from a bag of chips? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a soda bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? The results will amuse, astound, and educate in equal measure, whether you're 8 or 80. Most of these activities can be performed with commonplace materials that are probably lying around the house. Concise scientific explanations are included on how and why the experiments actually work. Each activity is straightforward and manageable, yet impressive enough to get anyone interested in science. So whether it's racing jelly jars, making a bowl invisible, or instantly freezing soda before your eyes—with the Naked Scientists' help, you'll never have a dull rainy day again!
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Children (and adults, too) have become aware of the ecological importance of bees. Wasps are ecologically important, too. They pollinate plants and provide pest control by eating insects and feeding them to their young. Paper wasps construct open-celled paper nests. A mated female wasp -- the queen -- starts the nest by chewing wood fibers into a pulp to build paper layers. As soon as she has built enough of the nest, she lays some eggs which grow into young female wasps. They lay more eggs, mostly males, and these become workers whose job is to build the nest for the growing colony. It can end up being quite large. Come winter, the old queen and the workers die and the young females hibernate. In spring, they will be new queens that will build their own nest for a new wasp colony. This elegantly illustrated book explains stage by stage in easy text how a wasp nest is built. Cross sections show the amazing construction of the nest and how the wasps live and work.
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Sharks: Predators of the Sea reveals the true nature of these remarkable prehistoric creatures. As an apex predator in their watery world, they are critical to the health of the world's oceans but also largely misunderstood. This book is the perfect choice to engage readers and shed light on this important marine animal. The book is packed with 200 full color photographs plus sidebars, fact files, and illustrations. Chapters of accessible text describe the natural history of 17 of the world's 450 species of sharks along with some shark relatives. Special features on shark biology describe the physical characteristics that make them so remarkable. Sharks: Predators of the Sea covers these 17 shark species: Great White, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Mako, Blue, Thresher, Tiger, Lemon Shark, Goblin, Wobbegong, Dwarf Lanternshark, Cookie-cutter, Greenland, Whale, Megamouth, Frilled, and Reef, plus a few shark relatives, the Manta Ray, Stingray, Electric Ray, and Sawfish.
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Each page in this book features a color photograph of a member of the Animal Kingdom. It may be a mammal, a reptile or amphibian, an insect, a bird, a fish or a mysterious ocean creature. It might be enormous like an elephant or tiny like a spider. There are newborns, infants and adults. It could be fighting or eating, running or sleeping, alone or with its littermates or herd. There are mysterious close-ups to identify. And much more. Concise text identifies the animals and describes the scene. 365 Incredible Animals is bright, colorful, informative and an ideal gift selection, for children especially.
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Discover your amazing world through curious and fascinating up-close photography! Transform the ordinary into something extraordinary with exciting micro and macro photography! Reptiles & Amphibians explores all things cold-blooded, pairing extreme, hyper-detailed images of scaly skin, snake eyes, and webbed feet with fun facts, activities, and brainteasers. So let's turn up the ZOOM and discover a whole new way of seeing the world.
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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.

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Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology, the Knowledge Encyclopedia is a bold new approach to family reference using 3-D rendered images to explore the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail.

Divided into six chapters — Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science & Technology, and History & Culture, plus a reference section — a wide range of topics come to life. Illustrated with fascinating facts, maps, timelines, and graphics, the Knowledge Encyclopedia makes complex subjects easy to understand and is the perfect resource for kids, whether to help with homework or to pique their curiosity.

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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 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 National Geographic

Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created Ultimate 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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Complete ScienceSmart is a workbook series covering the essentials of elementary science. It provides Grades 1-8 students with succinct information and engaging activities to help them master the basic concepts of science and technology, relate science and technology to society and the environment, and develop the skills needed for scientific inquiry. The fun and manageable exercises and activities not only reinforce what children have learned at school but they also help stimulate children’s interest in learning science.

Paperback workbook containing 80 pages.

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By Allen Kurzweil and Son

Mmmmm, science! Irresistibly packaged inside a potato chip bag, Potato Chip Science is the wildly imaginative book and kit that introduces 29 experiments using potato chips, potatoes and chip bags, tubes, and lids. Make a chip that can gobble like a turkey. Ready and fire the pocket-size potato propulsion pipe. Build a balloon-powered chip train. Hook up a working digital clock to the mysterious potato "battery".

Create a shrunken potato head. Set off the bag blaster - and when the weather's right, go fly a chip bag kite! The book is filled with experiments, interesting modifications, and scientific principles. In addition, more than a dozen items used in the "snacktivities" are packaged in the bag: the digital clock, a 100% biodegradable, child-friendly lab knife, caliper gauge, googly eyes, magnet, fingerprint brush, and more. Remember: when it comes to Potato Chip Science experiments, nobody can test just one!

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Perfect for getting children out into the open air to discover nature, this colourful, easy and fun bird guide is ideal for beginning birders! DK Spot the Bird covers more than 100 of the most common North American birds. Each page features one bird, along with a full-colour photograph and clear, concise text to pick out the main identifying features.

Colourful symbols let young naturalists know what the bird eats, where it lives, how many eggs it lays, and whether it will be seen alone or in flocks. To add fun to the challenge of spotting them, all the birds have stickers - when children spot the bird, they can add their sticker!

Softcover containig 120 pages.

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National Geographic brings you 1000 wild and wacky facts and photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction! With a colourful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun!

Enjoy hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. Plus, "Ultimate Secrets Revealed", explaining the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, like how it's possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky!

You'll discover:

  • A dog that can read
  • A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog's back
  • Tornadoes of fire
  • A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
  • A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
  • ...And much, much more!

Hardcover containing 192 pages.

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By Liz Lee Heinecke

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using everyday ingredients. Science can be as easy as baking. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to cook up some physics, chemistry and biology in their own kitchens and back yards. Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

Softcover containing 144 pages.

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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 the editors of Klutz

Get ready to smash, crash, and bash!

Smash Bots are no ordinary paper robots. Build 8 action-packed, 3D papercraft robots that zoom on pullback motors. Then create an entire city and prepare yourself for ultimate mayhem. Topple skyscrapers and wreck ramps in an epic battle between good and evil.

Includes 46-page book, 8 papercraft robots, 2 pull-back motor chassis, 30 papercraft buildings, 2 ramps, 3 air bridges, and glue.

Mixed media book, 46 pages.

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By Catherine D. Hughes, Illustrated by David A. Aguilar

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colourful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colourful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.

Hardcover containing 128 pages.

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