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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
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.


$3.99
$2.79
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 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
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.


$6.95
$1.99
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! 2
National Geographic Kids Myths Busted! 2
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This is the book that will put to rest rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat out lies that you hear everyday—also known as the book your mom never wanted you to see. Want to make that face for hours? Go ahead, it'll never freeze like that. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and go swimming immediately after? A-ok. Have your dog eat off the same plate as you because his mouth is cleaner than yours? Better think twice on that one.


$7.99
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
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
National Geographic Kids: Just Joking Collector's Set
National Geographic Kids: Just Joking Collector's Set
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National Geographic Kids: Just Joking Collector's Set is packed with three books of 900 silly jokes that kids love, paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people. Featuring National Geographic Kids' signature square size and candy-colored palette, each hilarious party-starter is perfect for tossing into a backpack to share with friends at school or camp. The set also includes a free poster that kids can hang in their room, locker, or anywhere they choose.


$23.95
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
National Geographic Readers: Trains
National Geographic Readers: Trains
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Choo Choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky? In this Level 1 reader, young readers will discover a whole new way of looking at trains!


$3.99
My Amazing Life
My Amazing Life
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Forget what you know about traditional photo albums. You know the ones. You've sat through slideshows of your friends' photos... this person at a party, this person on a trip—but your photos deserve a better fate. Don't just send them into your computer's deep archive. Turn them into a fun and exciting keepsake, a scrapbook all about you!


$6.95
$3.99
The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders
The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders
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This rich and nostalgic book of wonders is a collection of art, literature, and activities custom-made for the family bookshelf. It is broken into five sections that illuminate a child's world and interests—Magic and Make-Believe, Outdoor Exploring, Crafts and Construction, Yummy for the Tummy, and Bedtime, Bathtime, and Dreamtime. Children and parents will share together as they read poetry selections and nursery rhymes at bedtime, pull out the book on a rainy day for instantly accessible activities, or simply browse and savor the lovely art at any time. Childhood Wonders is a unique and lasting gift for kids, families, and new parents and grandparents.


$19.95
$13.96
Why'd They Wear That?
Why'd They Wear That?
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Move over Project Runway. Get ready to chuckle your way through centuries of fashion dos and don'ts! In this humorous and approachable narrative, kids will learn about outrageous, politically-perilous, funky, disgusting, regrettable, and life-threatening creations people have worn throughout the course of human history, all the way up to the present day. From spats and togas to hoop skirts and hair shirts, Why'd They Wear That? is an illuminating way to look at the social, economic, political, and moral climates throughout history.


$19.99
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
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
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.


$17.95
$8.99
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
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Shapes!
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Shapes!
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In these 24-page board books, young children will learn important skills such as naming, sorting, rhyming, counting, matching, and finding through fun, interactive games and activities. These popular games featured in National Geographic Little Kids magazine use beautiful National Geographic photography to demonstrate early concepts.


$6.95
National Geographic Kids: Just Joking 3
National Geographic Kids: Just Joking 3
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Q: What sound to porcupines make when they kiss?
A: Ouch!


$7.95
National Geographic Little Kids Wild Tales: Charlie and the Banana Monster
National Geographic Little Kids Wild Tales: Charlie and the Banana Monster
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Charlie the chimpanzee explains to his little brother what a monster is. How silly for his baby brother to believe in scary monsters! But as Charlie's tummy grumbles, he heads to his secret stash of bananas. Scary noises are all around him—even in the bushes hiding his pile of delicious bananas. It can only be a monster! Or is it? Read the story and lift the flaps in this adorable, colorful, and engaging story to find out!


$9.99
The World Is Waiting For You
The World Is Waiting For You
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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility—so simple and so profound.


$17.95
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
National Geographic Kids: Everything Money
National Geographic Kids: Everything Money
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All you need to know about money can be found in the pages of this colorful, energetic, and accessible book. Kids will also learn about money around the world from a National Geographic expert, featured in "Explorer's Corners" throughout the book. Packed with fun facts and amazing photographs, this book gives kids an in-depth look at this facinating and important topic.


$12.95
Just Joking 4
Just Joking 4
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The fourth book in this successful series delivers 300 new laugh-out-loud knock-knocks, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, and more! Just Joking 4 is packed with 300 more of the silly jokes that kids love, paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people. Featuring National Geographic Kids' signature square trim size and candy-colored palette, this hilarious party-starter is perfect for tossing into a backpack to share with friends at school or camp.


$7.95
Angry Birds Playground: Atlas
Angry Birds Playground: Atlas
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Follow along with your favorite Angry Birds characters as they fly around the world discovering continents, countries, and cultures. Kids will be hooked on a wacky search for the Angry Birds' eggs as they seek out clues that lead them to amazing discoveries. Readers analyze and observe the world from a global perspective as they build basic skills. Packed with learning exercises and fun activities, Angry Birds Playground: Atlas will transform kids into explorers and leave them wanting more adventure.


$14.95
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
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: People!
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: People!
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In this 24-page board book, young children are able to learn important skills such as naming, sorting, rhyming, counting, matching, and finding through fun, interactive games and activities. Children will also learn the basic understanding of simple patterns and how to identify them. Through photography, colorful designs, and simple text children are able to learn quickly with this exciting and approachable tool. Parents are also able to become involved within the learning process as they guide their toddlers through the book, and proudly watch them evolve and absorb new concepts.


$6.99
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.


$17.95
$13.99