A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky


  • Author : Michael Driscoll
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 157912366X

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A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky Book Description :

Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky  revised and Updated  Book

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky revised and Updated


  • Author : Michael Driscoll
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Astronomy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 076249672X

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A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky revised and Updated Book Description :

This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Child s Introduction to Poetry  Revised and Updated  Book

A Child s Introduction to Poetry Revised and Updated


  • Author : Michael Driscoll
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762469666

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A Child s Introduction to Poetry Revised and Updated Book Description :

This delightful, interactive journey through the history of the world's poetry now includes a removable poster and access to downloadable audio, allowing kids to listen and learn as they experience the magic of the spoken word. Poetry can be fun -- especially when we can read it, hear it, and discover its many delights. A Child's Introduction to Poetry joyously introduces kids (and parents) to the greatest poets in history -- from Homer and Shakespeare to Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou -- and provides excellent examples of their work and commentary on what makes it so special and everlasting. The book covers every style of poem, from epics and odes, to nonsense verse and haikus, and is filled with examples of each one. This multimedia package encourages children to listen, read, and learn, and opens the door to a lifetime of appreciation of a rich literary tradition. Also included is a removable, fold-out poster of "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll, one of history's most iconic poems.

A Child s Introduction to the Environment Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

A Child s Introduction to the Environment


  • Author : Michael Driscoll
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0762499486

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A Child s Introduction to the Environment Book Description :

Explore the water, land, and air around us with this entertaining and informative look at our magnificent planet while learning about climate crusaders like Greta Thurnberg and how experiments, activities, and everyday actions can help save the environment. This book looks at the wide variety of ecosystems and environmental regions of the Earth, from deserts and forests, to cities and farms, to oceans and ice caps, as well as the atmosphere, weather, energy sources, plants, and animals of each area. Michael Driscoll and professor of meteorology Dennis Driscoll explain the changes to our planet that are currently taking place, including rising temperatures and sea levels, and the effects they can have on our environment. They also profile young environmental activists like Greta Thunberg and Isra Hirsi, and highlight important, everyday actions such as water conversion and recycling that kids can do on their own or with their parents. Also included are fun projects and experiments to do at home like brewing sun tea, creating lightning, and making a smog detector. Packed with facts, experiments, and a removable poster with tips on how to save the planet, this comprehensive guide will inspire kids and their families to think about our planet in new ways and help keep it beautiful and healthy for years to come.

They Dance in the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

They Dance in the Sky


  • Author : Jean Guard Monroe
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 0618809120

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They Dance in the Sky Book Description :

The authors combine factual information on both astronomy and native American culture with authentic tales and myths about constellations told by many American Indian tribes. Reprint.

A Child s Introduction to African American History Book

A Child s Introduction to African American History


  • Author : Jabari Asim
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316441834

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A Child s Introduction to African American History Book Description :

A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments from African American history -- from the slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement -- by award-winning author Jabari Asim. Jabari Asim goes beyond what's taught in the classroom to reveal a fact-filled history of African American history through politics, activism, sports, entertainment, music, and much more. You'll follow the road to freedom beginning with the slave trade and the middle passage through the abolitionist movement and the Civil War where many African Americans fought as soldiers. You'll learn how slave songs often contained hidden messages and how a 15-year-old Jamaican-born young man named Clive Campbell helped to create hip-hop in the early 1970's. You'll experience the passionate speeches, marches, and movements of the Civil Rights era along with and the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many others. Along the way there are dozens of profiles of political trailblazers like Shirley Chisholm, the first black women elected to Congress in 1968; dominants athletes like Tiger Woods who, in 1995, was only the second African American to play in a Master's Golf Tournament which he went on to win in 1997; popular musicians like Miles Davis, one the most influential artists of the twentieth century; and inspiring writers like Toni Morrison, the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Filled with beautiful illustrations by Lynn Gaines that bring these figures and events to life, plus a removable historical timeline poster, A Child's Introduction to African American History is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to this often overlooked yet immensely important part of American history.

A Child s Dream of a Star Book

A Child s Dream of a Star


  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Genre: Children
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWHS3V

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Imagine a Day Book
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

Imagine a Day


  • Author : Sarah L. Thomson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442436787

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Imagine a Day Book Description :

Imagine a day when your swing swings you higher than the highest treetops. Imagine a day when you can ride your bike up a path of falling leaves into the very tree they are falling from. Imagine a day when you release a handful of blue balloons into a cloudy, gray sky to create a postcard-perfect day. Imagine a day when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary...a day when anything is possible. Imagine a Day is the companion book to the critically acclaimed Imagine a Night, which School Library Journal declared "a fascinating foray into the imagination." Renowned Canadian artist Rob Gonsalves once again stretches the limits of visual exploration with his breathtaking paintings and encourages parents and children alike to look beyond the limits of the everyday world and imagine.

A Child s Introduction to Ballet  Revised and Updated  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Child s Introduction to Ballet Revised and Updated


  • Author : Laura Lee
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762469659

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A Child s Introduction to Ballet Revised and Updated Book Description :

This enchanting introduction to the wonderful world of ballet has been updated to include a removable poster and access to 25 downloadable music tracks. Young dancers have fallen in love with this charming, illustrated exploration of the world's great ballets. Featuring twenty-five famous and beloved pieces such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf and Fancy Free, these stories bring iconic performances to life, and inspire readers to listen and dance along to the music that has made them enduring classics. Woven into these tales is a captivating history of ballet, filled with information and profiles of the world's greatest dancers, choreographers, and composers. Young readers will also enjoy fun facts and dancing how-tos all while listening to excerpts of classical music. Also included is a removable, fold-out poster depicting the five positions of ballet.

The Young Birder s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Young Birder s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


  • Author : Bill Thompson, III
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0547119348

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The Young Birder s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America Book Description :

Featuring an abundance of color photographs, drawings, and maps, this ultimate birding resource is jam-packed with information on more than two hundred species.

The Snow Child Book
Score: 4
From 253 Ratings

The Snow Child


  • Author : Eowyn Ivey
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316192958

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The Snow Child Book Description :

In this magical debut -- a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize -- a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

The Lost Daughter Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451035

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The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Basis for the upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal film starring Olivia Colman: An edgy tale of mixed feelings and motherhood by the author of My Brilliant Friend. Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home to live with their father in Toronto. Enjoying an unexpected sense of liberty, she heads to the Ionian coast for a vacation. But she soon finds herself intrigued by Nina, a young mother on the beach, eventually striking up a conversation with her. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina’s family in this “arresting” novel by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan Novels, which have sold millions of copies and been adapted into an HBO series (Publishers Weekly). “Although much of the drama takes place in [Leda’s] head, Ferrante’s gift for psychological horror renders it immediate and visceral.” —The New Yorker “Ferrante’s prose is stunningly candid, direct and unforgettable. From simple elements, she builds a powerful tale of hope and regret.” —Publishers Weekly

The Story of the Orchestra Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Story of the Orchestra


  • Author : Robert Levine
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1579121489

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The Story of the Orchestra Book Description :

Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.

Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies


  • Author : Ann Turner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1992-11-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780064433082

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Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies Book Description :

A boy who came from far away to be adopted by a couple in this country remembers how unfamiliar and frightening some of the things were in his new home, before he accepted the love to be found there.

A Kid s Herb Book Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Kid s Herb Book


  • Author : Lesley Tierra
  • Publisher : Author's Choice Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1885003366

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A Kid s Herb Book Book Description :

A creative blend of information, projects, activities, preparations, colour-in artwork, stories, songs, lore and interesting herbal tidbits. This book will help parents and their children learn about herbs.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book
Score: 4.5
From 108 Ratings

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon


  • Author : Grace Lin
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0316052604

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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Description :

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Once More We Saw Stars Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Once More We Saw Stars


  • Author : Jayson Greene
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524733537

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Once More We Saw Stars Book Description :

"A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss." --Cheryl Strayed For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief. As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once More We Saw Stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.

Treasury of Greek Mythology Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Treasury of Greek Mythology


  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426311918

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Treasury of Greek Mythology Book Description :

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Bartholomew and the Oobleck


  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385379328

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Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book Description :

In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, join Bartholomew Cubbins in Dr. Seuss’s classic tale of one king’s magical mishap. Bored with rain, sun, fog, and snow, King Derwin of Didd summons his royal magicians to create something new and exciting to fall from the sky. What he gets is a storm of sticky green globs called Oobleck, which soon causes a royal mess. But with the assistance of the wise page boy Bartholomew, the king (along with young readers) learns that the simplest words can sometimes solve the biggest problems.

The Glass Castle Book
Score: 4.5
From 151 Ratings

The Glass Castle


  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-01-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544661

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The Glass Castle Book Description :

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.