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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!


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$3.99
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
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
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
That's Creepy
That's Creepy
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In a world where werewolves rule and vampires are just the boy or girl next door, kids love anything that will scare the pants off them. But how do you separate fact from fiction? Do haunted houses, spooky ghosts, and UFOs have a place in history, or is it all just a bunch of hooey? Crawling with spine-tingly facts, eerie anecdotes, and fun information, this book is all about everything creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky. It's a perfect book for the bathroom library or to read by flashlight under the covers. Just don't tell kids how much real science and history they're actually learning!


$12.95
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 6
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 6
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Get ready to ROTFL! The sixth book in this successful series delivers 300 new laugh-out-loud knock knocks, question-and-answer jokes, tongue twisters, and more. Silly jokes paired with photos of laughing animals and funny people are guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of kids everywhere.


$7.99
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
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie
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Pumpkins! Who can resist the sight of big, round, orange pumpkins ripening in a field? Everyone knows the sight of kids picking theirs in the field or the store, then carving out funny faces, smiles, or scary frowns to illuminate Halloween doorsteps. In this book, pumpkins aren't just a fruit, they're a symbol, a scent, a flavor of the entire season.


$5.95
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
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
A Cool Drink of Water - Hardcover
A Cool Drink of Water - Hardcover
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An Italian boy sips from a fountain in the town square. A hiker takes a refreshing drink from a mountain stream. Black-robed women in India stride gracefully through a field with brass water jugs balanced on their heads. Whether they squeeze it out of a burlap bag, haul it home from a communal tap, or get it out of their kitchen faucet, people all around the world are unified by their common need for water. Barbara Kerley brings home this point simply and eloquently in this beautiful picture book that combines striking National Geographic photographs with a poetic text to show how people in various cultures use and conserve this vital resource.


$25.95
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
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!


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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
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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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
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
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: All About Me
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: All About Me
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Filled with gorgeous photographs inspired by National Geographic Little Kids magazine, curious children are introduced to physical diversity and cultural differences within families around the world.


$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.


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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
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2
National Geographic Kids Just Joking 2
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Q: What sound to porcupines make when they kiss?
A: Ouch!


$7.95