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  • Item #: 013676
    ISBN: 9780794535094
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  • Item #: 002151
    ISBN: 9780794537043
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  • Item #: 062674
    ISBN: 9780794534967
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    Blast off for space with your little astronauts using the stickers and scenes in this fun and informational, 24-page Usborne sticker book. Over 250 stickers can be placed to show objects in space; visitors at a space museum; men on the moon; astronauts and their training and much more. There are 14 different scenes in this 9”x 12” book and each has a bit of scene information. Sticker pages are labeled at the bottom with the corresponding scene pages. Let your little ones learn a little more and have a bit of fun. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 007054
    ISBN: 9780794534974
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       If you have ever wanted to be an astronaut – this book is for you! It’s full of lots of good information about how to prepare and live in space. The foreword--by a real astronaut, Cady Coleman--tells the importance of math in learning to fly, and each of the 6 chapters offers helpful tips and information on space life. This 128-page book tells you what it takes to qualify; what training is like; how to live in zero gravity; how and what you’ll eat; exercising; what you will wear and much, much more. You’ll even learn about going to the bathroom in space. Have you got what it takes to fly in space? 5.5x8”, SC. ~ Donna         

  • Item #: 012393
    ISBN: 9780794526269
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    This book is a great way to get your children interested in astronomy, or to feed their already existing curiousity. The topical book is broken up into smaller categories, and information and statistics are provided along with a discussion of each topic. With colorful pictures, diagrams, and charts, this books will capture attention, and then the small and interesting captions and blurbs of information will hold it. See for Yourself boxes throughout give correlating experiments and activities for children to try. However, the most noticeable feature is that the book is internet-linked. While the book can still be used independently because of the good amount of information included, they also provide Internet sites for further education and research. To visit any of the recommended sites, you simply go to the Usborne Quicklinks website and follow the simple instructions you see there. Each topic has several different Internet sites to supply extra details, fun activities, or colorful pictures. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 026171
    ISBN: 9780794521394
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    Providing an entertaining introduction to astronomy, this Usborne book explores the science of astronomy and the mysteries of space, and it even provides a historical overview of space exploration. Brightly illustrated with actual photographs and colorful drawings, children will be drawn into its pages to gain a foundational understanding of the skies. Included are seasonal star charts for the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, a timeline of the history of astronomy (based upon billions of years), a glossary and a topical index. Note this book is from a secular publisher and does contain evolutionary information. 103 pages, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 022049
    ISBN: 9780794513399
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  • Item #: 060898
    ISBN: 9780794533595
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    I don’t know very many children who don’t like stickers. Usborne knows that and they offer over 130 stickers to help children learn about astronomy and space. Every topic is a two-page spread, for a total of 32 pages on which young astronomers can place their stickers. Realistic stickers are labeled so you know on which pages to put them and are large enough for smaller hands to manipulate more easily: 1/2” up to about 5”. Walk with an astronaut on the moon, see the earth from space and see the starry sky from earth, or visit all of our planetary neighbors for a kid-friendly introduction to astronomy and space.

  • Item #: 012202
    ISBN: 9780794528058
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    Provides information and statistics on the sky, telescopes, space missions, astronaut training, satellites, the sun, moon, stars, planets, and more. It also lists Internet sites for additional information.

  • Item #: 030668
    ISBN: 9780794524234
    Retail: $8.99
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    This introduction to astronomy offers readers clear, interesting text, detailed diagrams, interesting facts, and lots of large, full-color photography! Each two-page spread focuses on a different topic related to astronomy, including skywatching, telescopes, the sun, the moon, eclipses, stars, galaxies, constellations, what the night sky looks like at different times of the year, the planets (and finding them in the sky), and much more. Each page features interesting, but more general text on the topic, with plenty of related photos, each with detailed and informative captions. Geared for the beginning sky-watcher, there are lots of tips on finding these heavenly bodies in the sky, and star maps are included for both the Southern and Northern hemisphere at different times of the year. Referenced weblinks (accessed through Usborne's website) are featured with many topics, for further online exploration. 48 pgs. – Jess

  • Item #: 056133
    ISBN: 9780794534554
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    Fun on every page and a surprise under every flap – children will learn about our universe. Only 12 pages in length, but over 70 flaps throughout! Flaps of all shapes and sizes – long flaps, round flaps, big flaps over little flaps, and odd-shaped flaps, reveal important facts about the universe in which we live. The pages are constructed of sturdy cardboard for repeated flap-lifting to find answers to questions about the universe – where are we located, how the universe got here, what is the universe made of, and many more questions. In true Usborne fashion, children will be intrigued by the illustrations and have hours of fun as they See Inside the Universe. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 000413
    ISBN: 9780794513795
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    This inexpensive reference is packed full of project ideas and background material about many types of lettering. The book begins by introducing students to lettering techniques, including spacing tips, hints for keeping even heights/widths, and information about pencils and italic pens. The rest of the book focuses on different lettering styles, such as Gothic Script, comic strip lettering, "graffiti" styles, magazine and newspaper fonts, and italic. Each style is explained in detail, with instructions for creating that style and examples of its usage in ancient or modern times. Plenty of hands-on project ideas are included throughout the book: poster projects, creating magazine and newspaper layouts, fabric art (lettering on t-shirts and banners), making a printing block, and more. Like all Usborne books, colorful illustrations enhance every page and provide inspiration for creativity. The back of the book contains four reference lettering charts, ideal for tracing or copying: Roman, Gothic, Italic, and Art Nouveau. Index included. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 060900
    ISBN: 9780794534349
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    Mazes help kids develop skills they don’t even realize. Add to the fun with these 30 tear-off, fun mazes to solve. The top cover is detached so kids can easily tear the sheets from the pads. Pages are multicolored and mazes are varied. In addition, each big page features things to spot and places to fill in with drawings. The back is made of sturdy cardboard so it can be used just about anywhere. Scenes include a range: outer space, nature, modern and ancient, etc. Note: includes one spooky streets scene with zombie-like characters. In the back, you’ll find smaller, full-color images pictured with answers. Keep some on hand in the car; they would make great placemat activities at restaurants, for example. 14” x 11”. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 046552
    ISBN: 9780794521035
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    It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy this book! With over 500 stickers and 13 colorful scenes, you can enjoy a picnic in the park, a day on the beach, or a local fair regardless of the weather. Most scenes cover a two page spread and all contain an illustrated background (such as trees, water, coral reefs, people, and animals), but with plenty of "open space" to decorate with your stickers. The stickers vary in size and shape (most are at least a couple of inches), with cute cartoon illustrations of teddy bear families, dogs, children, fish, monkeys, crocodiles, insects, boats and more. The stickers are grouped and assigned to specific scenes, but of course you can mix and match! Book measures 12" x 9 ½". 24 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 027912
    ISBN: 9780794529970
    Retail: $19.99
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     Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the Bard’s stories featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (an illustrated biography, list of plays and Quicklinks website suggestions). 415 pgs, hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 043855
    ISBN: 9780794532376
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       Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the classic myths featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Wooden Horse, Minotaur, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Perseus and the Gorgon, and the Odyssey. Includes a guide to the gods, Roman names for the Greek gods, a map of ancient Greece, and Quicklinks which include an online pronunciation guide to the Greek names as well as other informational websites. 350 pgs. hb  ~ Janice

  • Item #: 059673
    ISBN: 9780794525552
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  • Item #: 007023
    ISBN: 9780794533724
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       I really like Usborne books, but this is one is a favorite. Intended for a younger audience, this 8-page, large format (9.5 x 11.75 inches) book introduces children to the world of space – the sun, planets, super stars, galaxies, space exploration, space travel, and the constellations of the night sky. All of the information is printed in small snippets, so as not to be overwhelming, and on heavier cardstock pages – and four of the pages even fold out for a grander view. Very sturdy for younger hands and the book presents just facts. There is no theory or conjecture about how it all came to be, just good information to introduce little ones to the topic of space. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 012399
    ISBN: 9780860206118
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    This book discusses the earth, sea and sky, rockets and space flight, the sun, moon, and planets, weather, space shuttles, satellites, moon missions, comets, galaxies, and more.

  • Item #: 028443
    ISBN: 9780794516291
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    Sometimes a clear diagram or picture can make all the difference, especially in the study of math. After looking at several similar products, this one stands out among the rest because of its high-quality graphics. This colorful reference is packed with over 500 math terms, 300 diagrams, and 100 worked examples. Alike topics are grouped together into 4 main sections (numbers; algebra; shape, space and measures; and handling data) and extensively cross-referenced at the bottom of each spread. 128 pgs.

  • Item #: 052093
    ISBN: 9780794529468
    Retail: $15.99
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    What could be a boring overview of the different branches of science (materials, plants, anatomy, light, sound, forces, earth and space) truly comes to life in this engaging Usborne presentation. The study book is made up of 8 two-page spreads, each of which allows the reader to discover more about each topic through the lively illustrations, short captions, and over a hundred flaps, fold-outs and tabs. Even more fun are the "flaps within flaps," each of which encourage the reader to dig a little deeper and rewards them with additional fun details. For example, one page on materials is illustrated to look like a shelf, with different objects (a purse, beakers, a vase, a scarf, etc.) labeled with what they are made out of. When you lift the beaker flap, it shows beneath how glass is made from sand which is heated and shaped. Beneath that flap is another illustration that shows why glass is useful for making windows. For only having 13 pages, this is one book that can provide hours of browsing for the curious (and tactile!) learner! – Jess

  • Item #: 034942
    ISBN: 9780794519858
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    A book that young children will pick up for the pictures, and older children will enjoy for both the photos and the text, this is an amazing and attractive guide to some of science's most fascinating topics! Nine chapters cover topics such as atoms, matter, materials, energy, motion, electricity, light, technology, and the human body. Although reading the topics may make you yawn, simply crack open this book to any topic, and you'll quickly see how cool science can really be! Each page includes awesome photos, many of which have been taken from electron microscopes, or at least at very high magnification, which shows how awesome some of these "hard-to-imagine" things are, like viruses, spider spinnerets, strands of nylon, cables, cells, and more! Also notable are the detailed diagrams, photos, and images of other, larger items. Each page features general information about the topic, followed by more specific information on subtopics in a smaller font. The section on the internet includes some general information on the internet, and how it is used today, followed by some short sections on internet connections being included on common household appliances, how faster Internet connections are designed, internet communications to outer space, and cyber criminals. Most pages also feature a link to a cool website (through Usborne's own site, so that they can be continually updated), which allows kids to access interactive websites that feature a related activity or additional information. Incorporating the newest technology with some of the neatest concepts in science, this volume is sure to grab - and hold - kids' attention, even ones that don't think they're interested in "science." 96 pgs, sturdy softcover. - Jess

  • Item #: 013763
    ISBN: 9780794523244
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    Whether you are traveling cross-country, abroad, or simply enjoying a stay-cation this year, this fantastic activity book may be exactly what you are looking for to combine fun with learning while keeping little minds and hands busy. Activities vary from stickers (includes over 150!), doodling/drawing, puzzles, mazes, and lots, lots more! Not just your typical activities, kids will learn interesting things about different countries and use their math and logic skills too. Activities will take you across the world and even into outer space. With all the great discoveries found here, your children will have little time for boredom! Answers included. Another quality learning resource from Usborne. 96 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 051084
    ISBN: 9780794531263
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    The latest addition to the What's Science All About? series, this reference guide branches out to the field of mathematics. Author Alex Frith tackles questions such as "Who does math?" and "What's the point?" This 96-page Usborne guide features highly readable text and cute, colorful illustrations that help explain: What are numbers? Exploring the unknown (algebra); Shape, space, & measurement (geometry); Facts & figures (statistics), Take a chance (probability), and more. ~ Anh
  • Item #: 028448
    ISBN: 9780794517380
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    The updated version of Usborne's popular Mysteries and Marvels of Nature has been reorganized, has traded in many of its detailed illustrations for eye-catching full-color photos, and now also features internet links where readers can see nature in action. While the original version organized its six chapters around different species, such as "Ocean Life," "Plant Life," and "Bird Life," the updated version focuses on particular life science topics, such as feeding, movement, communication, and relationships, and examines each topic through each group of organisms. For example, under "Feeding," readers flip through the section to see how (carnivorous) plants, fish, reptiles, birds, mammals and insects all find or capture the food they need to survive. While this approach makes it more difficult to see each aspect of a group of organisms side-by-side, it does make for interesting comparison with other groups of organisms. In general, I would say that there is a little less text in this version than in the older one, since more page space is occupied by the photographs. Some animal examples used are similar to the ones in the original book, but plenty of new material has been included as well. One other small difference here is the lack of the "True or False" quiz questions scattered throughout the original version. Instead, with this version (and internet access) readers can listen to humpback whales sing, find out what the world looks like to a bee, and go on a safari in the Kalahari Desert by visiting the suggested internet links. I'd venture to guess this one would hold the attention of young readers longer, with its abundance of huge, sharp, dramatic animal photos to enjoy! 128 pgs, hc. - Jess

  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
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    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 012407
    ISBN: 9780794513016
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    This is a general guide to things you can see in the sky at night. It covers when and where to look for constellations, planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, and other night sky sights (Aurora Borealis/Australis, vapor trails, etc.). The provided scorecard allows you to keep track of your night sights. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 020821
    ISBN: 9780794533717
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    Forget those other paper airplane books with only a couple dozen planes to fold — how about 200? This book contains 200 patterned tear-out sheets, with cool designs like space ships, jets, and camouflage. There are seven models to make: the Dart, Coaster, Bug, Mantis, Jet, Shuttle, and Glider. Follow the tips to fold the perfect paper plane, launch it, and have a successful landing. Guidelines are provided on the patterned paper, but the folding instructions for the seven plane types are located on fold-out flaps on the book cover (so you can keep on folding, even when you run out of the patterned paper). With so many patterns to choose from, you can create an entire fleet of high-flying planes! –Chad
  • Item #: 055198
    ISBN: 9780794532956
    Retail: $9.99
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    I would have loved this book as a kid! Not only did I love stickers, but I also enjoyed learning about pretty paintings and different parts of the world. Everything from the font used in the text to the illustrations is done to appeal to kids. Ten pages of full-color stickers and 31 pages of interesting tidbits about the art and artists combine when students are asked to place the sticker on the muted-color version of the artwork. Information about the artist, the materials they liked to use, where they are from and how they liked to paint are in small captions of text among pictures. It is very insightful and would be a great start to a biographical study of an artist. Since there is no space for drawing within the sticker book itself, you may want to hand your students a sketchpad and some colored pencils to unleash their creativity—they will surely be inspired! This great visual supplement for art or world history class would also make a fine gift for your favorite art aficionado. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052639
    ISBN: 9780794528072
    Retail: $9.99
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    Clever, colorful wipe-off cards will make tricky words less of a chore to learn. Each card has 3 words at the bottom and 3 spaces to write at the top. A guide tells kids how to use the cards. Look at the word first, read it carefully. Say the word and try to remember how to spell it. Cover the word and write it in the box at the top of the card. Check your answer by revealing the word. More tips include learning words in groups with similar letter combinations. Think of an expression using the word to help you remember it. Picture the word in your head or break the word into smaller bits. Cards are color coded by spelling rules so you could cover one color per week. Examples of the words on the cards are: happiness, receive, Wednesday, knuckle, sphere, and lightning. You get 50 cards (300 words) and a wipe-off marker. ~ Sara

    Improve students' spelling and writing as they read jokes, cartoons and riddles. It's a fun and interactive way to practice lessons independently using a Hot Dots pen (#26290, not included in either set). Kids get instant feedback. As they press the pen to the right answer, they are rewarded with a green light. An incorrect answer makes the pen glow red. It also gives out encouraging phrases and fun sound effects. Each set has 100 grade level words. Grade 1-3 Set works on short/long vowels, r-controlled vowels, blends/digraphs, sight words, plurals, contractions, homophones, and more. Here is an example. (Riddle): "What animal is ___ all the time? Answer: A blue whale!" The dot choices are: a. sade, b. sadd, c. sad, d. sed. Grade 4-6 Set provides practice with special vowel combinations, contractions, plurals, suffixes, homophones, silent letters, and more. An example: "What does a caveman give his wife on her ___? Ughs and kisses!" Choose from: a. burthday, b. berthday, c. birfday, d. birthday. ~Sara