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Halloween Book of Fun!
Halloween Book of Fun!
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National Geographic Kids gets a spooky twist, just for Halloween. The National Geographic Kids Halloween Book of Fun! will keep kids and families entertained for the entire fall season. Packed with 80 colorful pages of Halloween-themed mazes, hidden picture games, pumpkin carving crafts, Halloween recipes, and more, this exciting activity book for kids ages 6 to 12 will feature the bold illustration style and amazing photography that they have come to love in National Geographic Kids magazine, the nation’s top-selling consumer magazine for children. Kids will have a blast navigating through a spooky pumpkin patch maze, hunting for hidden pictures in a haunted house, or trying out new costume creations and pumpkin carving ideas—every page delights with spooktacular fun! This hands-on book is sure to be a thrill at home and is the perfect Halloween gift for young ghost and goblin friends.


$6.99
National Geographic Little Kids Look And Learn: Colors
National Geographic Little Kids Look And Learn: Colors
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In these 24-page board books, young children will learn important skills such as naming, sorting, counting, matching, as well as basics such as colors, letters, and numbers, through fun, interactive games and activities in these photographically illustrated titles. In this book, children will learn colors by grouping colors in isolation, and then in context.


$6.99
Weird But True: Stupid Criminals
Weird But True: Stupid Criminals
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Did you hear the one about the crook who broke into a vending machine and then left a trail of cheese curls all the way to his hideout? Or the burglar who left his wallet in an apartment he robbed, and actually went back to get it? Or how about the runaway criminal who got stuck in a drainpipe? Based on the successful "Stupid Criminals Busted!" column in National Geographic Kids magazine, this book is the newest extension of the blockbuster National Geographic Kids Weird But True franchise. This collection of chuckle-worthy stories about stupid criminals and the ridiculous ways they gave themselves away is illustrated with wacky collage art, and sprinkled with more than 150 weird-but-true facts about crime, including: funny laws; hilarious costumes criminals have worn while robbing banks; animal crimes and midemeanors; strange food crimes; great escapes; and more...


$7.95
Christmas in Williamsburg
Christmas in Williamsburg
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Bring the warm glow of Christmas past into your home with nostalgic Williamsburg flavor. The perfect holiday gift, this gorgeously illustrated, handsomely designed book will become a family keepsake and a seasonal celebration of our nation’s past. Packed with traditions, crafts, recipes, and customs that span three hundred years of American Christmases, this volume traces the rise of the holiday from colonial times to the present. Exclusive reenactment photograps and beautifully illustrated history bring traditions of yesteryear such as make-a-wish holiday tree tags, handcrafted hot chocolate, Victorian style paper chains, and handcrafted clove orange pomanders straight to your family’s living room for a more meaningful family holiday season.


$17.95
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring
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In the style of the Picture the Seasons books, Cherry Blossoms Say Spring looks at the life cycle of a cherry tree, the history behind the gift of the Japanese cherry trees to our nation's capital, and the association of cherry trees and spring. Vibrant scenes from the Cherry Blossom Festival and the flood of visitors to the Tidal Basin are balanced with shots of the natural beauty of these trees. Nothing captures spring quite so iconically as cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and this portrait of them evokes the awe countless Washington, D.C., visitors and residents have experienced over so many years.


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$3.99
Toot & Puddle: The Mystery of the Disappearing Swing
Toot & Puddle: The Mystery of the Disappearing Swing
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It's a hot, hot day in Woodcock Pocket. Perfect weather for the swing that Puddle has made beside the pond for his friend Opal. But when they return for a swing and a splash, all that's left is the rope. The tire is gone! They attach another tire but the very next day, it happens again...and again! Toot and Puddle have a mystery to solve: The Mystery of the Disappearing Swing.


$3.99
$2.79
That's Gross!
That's Gross!
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Tired of having to contain your hidden urge to fart and finger-pick? Can't get enough of foul food and flies? Get ready to gross out all of your friends with these hysterically nauseating facts about all things gross and gruesome. Bringing together the slimiest, smelliest, and stickiest topics imaginable, That's Gross, is chock-full of foul facts that are guaranteed to make your stomach churn. Each chapter is packed with icky information, wacky and colorful pictures, and sickening sidebarsthat will make you say "That's Gross!" Hold on to your stomach while we explore the world of barf, bugs, boogers, and other things your parents won't like.


$12.95
National Geographic Readers: Halloween
National Geographic Readers: Halloween
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From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this level one reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.


$3.95
One World, One Day
One World, One Day
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Through exquisite storytelling and moving photographs, this book conveys a simple yet profound concept: we are one global family.


$17.95
Children's Songs from Afghanistan
Children's Songs from Afghanistan
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Editor Louise Pascale has recreated the collection of Afghan children's songs she compiled while teaching in Kabul in the 1960s. A few years ago, upon discovering she still had her copy, she vowed to return the songs to Afghan children.


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Toot & Puddle: Get with the Beat
Toot & Puddle: Get with the Beat
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Toot is off to the Congo on an African adventure. "Be sure to listen to the music of the jungle!" Puddle reminds Toot as he takes off, but Toot isn't so sure he's good at listening to the music.


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$2.79
National Geographic Readers: Trucks!
National Geographic Readers: Trucks!
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Who can resist trucks? They're loud, complicated, and have wheels twice as tall as your dad! Trucks! has many cool images of the trucks we know and love. There are also curiosities like the $3 million mining truck that's "like driving a house."


$3.99
Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr - Softcover
Celebrate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr - Softcover
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Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to holidays around the world. This diverse, informative series introduces children to a varied selection of religious and cultural holidays presented from a global perspective. Vivid photography accompanies author Deborah Heiligman's lively text on ceremonies and celebrations worldwide.


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Celebrate Easter - Softcover
Celebrate Easter - Softcover
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Celebrate the joyous feast of Easter in its global perspective with this National Geographic volume featuring over 25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe; with traditional Easter dances in Africa and Easter feasts in Australia; and the universally popular coloring of eggshells worldwide.


$6.95
Celebrate Passover - Softcover
Celebrate Passover - Softcover
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The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colorful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long, lavish meals called seders, at which the Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. With historical significance of traditional Passover feasts, delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavor of this internationally observed holiday.


$6.95
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
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One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaustion, and violence. His wife, Martha, endured similar hardships. In this memorable book, the two convey the best of African values while relating searing accounts of famine and war. There's warmth as well, in their humorous tales of adapting to American life. For its importance as a primary source, for its inclusion of the rarely told female perspective of Sudan's lost children, for its celebration of human resilience, this is the perfect story to inform and inspire young readers.


$15.95
Bury the Dead
Bury the Dead
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Ceremonies for the dead have always fascinated people of all ages. Now, discover the ancient rituals of the Neanderthals, Egyptians, Mayan, Sythians and others of burying their dead and what they meant for the living. Children will learn how archaeologists gain knowledge of the ceremonies through studying remains and graves of long dead humans. 64 pages with full color pictures and illustrations throughout.
$18.95
Muckrakers
Muckrakers
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Hold the presses for the sensational story of investigative journalism in America. At the turn of the 20th century, news reporters and monthly magazines collaborated to create a new kind of journalism—in-depth, serialized exposés of corporate, labor, and political corruption. Many of these stories became instant bestsellers such as The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's classic account of corruption in the meat-packing industry.


$21.95
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
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George Mallory tried to climb Mount Everest three times, dying on his final attempt. Whether he reached the summit before he died—which would have made him the first human known to do so—remains a mystery. But Mallory's larger-than-life personality and spirit of adventure captured the imagination of his generation. With duo-tone photographs, compelling text, and quotes from Mallory, this book paints a vivid picture of the explorer. From Mallory's youthful romping in the Welsh foothills to his incredible perseverance in attacking the world's highest mountain, young readers follow the exploits of this dashing adventurer who possessed equal drive and charm.


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Celebrate Valentine's Day - Hardcover
Celebrate Valentine's Day - Hardcover
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The history of the holiday is shrouded in mystery, but we do know that Valentine's Day wasn't always a time for red roses and candy hearts. In Celebrate Valentine's Day young readers learn that some historians trace the feast of the patron saint of love to ancient Greek and Roman festivals that signaled the beginning of spring.


$15.95
Celebrate Diwali - Softcover
Celebrate Diwali - Softcover
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Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to the Indian holiday of Diwali. Learn how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali, marking the triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness. It's a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts.


$6.95
Celebrate Halloween - Hardcover
Celebrate Halloween - Hardcover
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Trick or treat? Celebrate Halloween is a real treat. Vivid images and Deborah Heiligman's lively, inviting text illuminate the spookiest night of the year. The book spirits readers on a front-seat tour of Halloween celebrations around the globe as it explores the rich history of this holiday, the creepy creatures associated with it, and the origins of such customs as carving jack-o'-lanterns and trick-or-treating. Halloween folklore, food, games, costumes, and traditions all combine in a most bewitching brew.


$15.95
$9.95
My Weird But True Fact-a-Day Fun Journal
My Weird But True Fact-a-Day Fun Journal
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Life's weird sometimes! Here's a chance for Weird But True fans to keep their own personal diary about the weird and wacky world around them. For inspiration, there's a Weird But True fact a day, plus a daily place for kids to report on all the WBT stuff they observe and experience on their own 24/7. It's a year's worth of fun to enjoy, record, and remember.


$12.99
Monumental Verses
Monumental Verses
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Award-winning poet J. Patrick Lewis invites readers to climb aboard for an eye-opening, lyrical journey to some of the world's greatest monuments. Celebrating 13 of mankind's awe-inspiring wonders, the book dedicates two pages to each poem and monument, including lush photographs, some taken by National Geographic photographers. With his clever, catchy verse, Lewis is adept at building kids' appreciation for renowned places like the Taj Mahal, Mount Rushmore, and the Great Wall. The back matter features a map showing each site's location, historical information, and a brief history of the photographs. Teachers looking to integrate language arts into their social studies lessons will find this book a delight.
$16.95
$8.99