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Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
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Imagine living on the moon. What would you eat? Where and how would you make your home? Written by a former NASA mission controller with firsthand knowledge of the space program, this intriguing book combines a vivid description of humankind's race to the moon with a detailed vision of the moon as our next frontier. Dyson packs lots of moon science into this futuristic vision, presenting kids with key facts in many fields—from geology to engineering to astronautics. Actual images of the moon from NASA's extensive files are paired throughout with imaginative yet accurate artistic renditions of how a moon colony might look. And four fun, hands-on activities make even the most difficult concepts easy for kids to grasp.
$18.95
Moon - Softcover
Moon - Softcover
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Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that a full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how about that Man on the Moon? If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straight—straight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is.


$6.95
National Geographic Kids Look And Learn: Things That Go
National Geographic Kids Look And Learn: Things That Go
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The interactive Look and Learn series is a multilayered, skill-building approach that introduces concepts with context reinforcement so learning sticks. These eye-catching books make early learning fun! Filled with colorful photographs inspired by National Geographic Little Kids magazine, curious children are introduced to vehicles on the move—trains, planes, and trucks.


$6.99
An Invisible Force
An Invisible Force
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Follow the quest to understand the laws of motion and gravity—to formulate the ups and downs of physics and solve the mysteries of the strange forces that propel all objects on Earth.

An Invisible Force traces the historical and scientific path to man's understanding of motion and gravity. From stargazing astronomers to a look at accelerating future developments, young readers are drawn into an age-old science quest.


$17.95
National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book
National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book
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An exciting interactive title chock-full of stars, planets, aliens, and everything out of this world brings National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format. For kids who love our universe, this book features the coolest science kids can't get enough of: our planet Earth, cool asteroids, fun aliens, comets, and so much more. Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more, kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun.


$6.99
National Geographic Readers: Planets
National Geographic Readers: Planets
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This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children's natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level two reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorrow!


$3.95
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes
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Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years.


$3.99
The Bones You Own
The Bones You Own
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Why does a baby have about 350 bones, while her mom has just over 200? Why are our bones hidden—not like a skeleton's? Kids will learn answers to these questions and more in this engrossing book.


$16.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
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This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful 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.


$14.95
Are You
Are You "Normal"?
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Can you rub your belly and pat your head? Do you like pepperoni on your pizza? Are you normal? In the spirit of National Geographic Kids popular Weird But True series, author Mark Shulman has pulled out all the stops breaking down the facts on our silliest secrets. Did you know about twenty percent of 10-year-old kids probably still suck their thumbs and about two thirds can roll their tongues? This engaging book, full of colorful and witty illustrations, delivers a light-hearted approach to our most silly and sensitive traits. Perfect for tweens grappling with the transition into their teenage years, this book celebrates individuality and is a great reminder that “normal” is relative!


$12.95
The Planet Gods
The Planet Gods
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With the addition of Ceres and Eris to our solar system, every library, school, and space-gazing, mythology-loving kid needs an updated look at the planets and the gods they represent.


$7.95
Extreme Weather - Hardcover
Extreme Weather - Hardcover
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Huge hurricanes, devastating droughts, ferocious blizzards. What's going on? Scientists around the globe are focusing on extremes of weather, both past and present. Join the weather scientists who are using modern technology, including satellites and supercomputers, predict the climate changes that may be on the horizon.


$17.95
Earth In The Hot Seat
Earth In The Hot Seat
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A stunning book that celebrates the Earth and clearly explains the dangers and challenges of our warming planet. Librarians and teachers will appreciate a book that explains the science of climate change succinctly and visually, and is a call-to-arms to help the Earth.


$19.95
What's In The Egg?
What's In The Egg?
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How come some birds' eggs are huge and others' are tiny? How do chicks come out of them? Imagine if humans were born from eggs! WOW! This book answers those questions and more.


$16.95
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
Animals on the Edge
Animals on the Edge
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Animals on the Edge aligns young readers with scientists, conservationists, and educators who are committed to the preservation of animals around the world. The informed and educational narrative examines numerous threats to animals in the wild, raising awareness of each species, and detailing the extent and urgency of the problem. The book also encourages young animal lovers to take an active role in the preservation of creatures great and small.


$17.95
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Space Adventure
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Space Adventure
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Hop on board your brand-new spaceship. You've been selected by world leaders to explore strange new worlds, meet new alien beings, and even taste some of their food. What happens next is up to you! Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring...you! Combining photography from National Geographic Kids, and illustrations in colorful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to alien beings from across the universe, and invites you to enter their worlds imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.


$4.99
$2.99
Human Footprint Book
Human Footprint Book
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What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Makes you want to step more lightly on the planet! This book doesn't preach or judge, but simply shows kids—in an exciting, visual way—how humans interact with the environment and how we can lessen our impact. Astonishing photography captures the full picture of consumption, documenting all the diapers you wore as a baby, the bread you'll eat in a lifetime, and the cans you'll recycle, based on national averages. Human Footprint is colorful and fun—yet also manages to be a powerful tool for kids to visualize the dimensions of consumption.


$6.95
Weird But True! 5
Weird But True! 5
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Presenting all-new, brain-bending facts and eye-popping illustrations on science, animals, food, space, pop culture, geography and everything else imaginable. Did you know lemons can power light bulbs, or that some goats and climb trees? Find 300 more outrageous and unbelievable facts like these in fifth installment of the Weird But True! series.


$7.95
SuperStars
SuperStars
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Everyone knows that those bright, white dots in the night sky are stars; but how many of us really know what stars are, how they are born, how their lives affect ours, and how they die. SuperStars! is a book to expand the knowledge and fire the imaginations of stargazers everywhere. Expert David Aguilar guides young readers through a galaxy of stars, including the biggest, wariest, and most explosive, not to mention star daycares and "diamonds in the sky". SuperStars! is a title that will intrigue kids and bring all those mesmerizing little dots of light in the night sky to life.


$16.95
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
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Spectacular images, detailed diagrams, and fact-filled narrative combine to bring readers up close and personal with some of Earth's most dynamic forces. Through interviews with scientists in the field, author Catherine O'Neill Grace reveals how volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornados occur and what's being done to predict when they will strike so lives can be saved.
$17.95
Volcano - Softcover
Volcano - Softcover
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The Jump into Science series offers engaging picture books on introductory science topics that will captivate and engage 4- to 8-year olds. Each book includes a do-it-yourself experiment with easy-to-follow, illustrated steps and combines important scientific information with colorful, kid-friendly illustrations. Reviewed by early childhood experts for age-appropriate vocabulary, concepts, and relevance to K–2 science curriculum standards including Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Science in Personal & Social Perspectives.


$6.95
Stars
Stars
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Where do stars go in the daytime? How far away are they? What stories can they tell us? Marvel at the mythic stories of the constellations and try finding your own patterns in the sky. Think beyond our sun and wonder what other planets might be circling other stars and what, or who, might be on them. Open the book and blast off to the stars.


$6.95
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Count
National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Count
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Kids never get tired of counting and neither does National Geographic Little Kids. Introducing National Geographic Little Kids Look & Learn: Count! This first installment in the Look & Learn series will keep kids engaged for hours. Using gorgeous animal photography, children will learn number recognition through observational learning in isolation and in context—an important early learning concept. Each animal appears isolated on the page and associated with a number, and on the following page, the same number of animals appear in their natural environment. Parents will love watching their kids grow and learn with this fun new companion that is the perfect size for little hands to take everywhere.


$6.99
13 Planets
13 Planets
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First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris…and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book—and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories—plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.


$16.95
Planets, Stars, and Galaxies
Planets, Stars, and Galaxies
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Finally, it's here—the farthest reaches of our universe captured in atlas form for young readers. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies is the space book that pushes the boundaries of man's ultimate frontier.


$24.95
Dirt - Softcover
Dirt - Softcover
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What is soil? Who lives in dirt? How does earth help things grow? The answers are within this fun– and fact–filled picture book. Just follow the gardening star–nosed mole in the colorful outfits… and dig in!


$6.95
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals
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Kids will gravitate to Steve Tomecek's humorously illustrated guide, which surveys the earth's astounding variety of rocks and minerals and the fascinating ways people have transformed them into usable materials. From talcum powder to silver jewelry, it all comes from inside this great big rock we live on. A high-interest topic for youngsters as well as an important segment of the elementary science curriculum, this book is in a kid-pleasing format and includes a bonus activity.


$16.95
Space Encyclopedia
Space Encyclopedia
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Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.


$24.95