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Usborne Time Traveler Book

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  • Item #: 003382
    ISBN: 9780746033654
    Retail: $22.99
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    This combined volume of all four Time Traveler books focuses on everyday life in various periods in history. Like the Book of World History it contains interesting text and captivating illustrations (in typical Usborne style!).

    So, how is it different? The World History book goes through history, looking at different civilizations during each period. The Omnibus focuses in on specific time periods in history and examines in detail the lives of fictional characters who could have lived during that time. My (then) 12 year old daughter recommended reading through the World History volume first, then the Time Traveler's Omnibus to "zoom in" on certain historical periods. She says this book will "give you a better understanding and appreciation of how it was to live during that time - it's the next best thing to being there."

  • Item #: 060903
    ISBN: 9780794532871
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  • Item #: 021630
    ISBN: 9780486444567
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    This small, pocket-sized (4.2â₝ x 5.75â₝) book can lead to a large imagination! With a theme focused on methods of travel and fun places to go, the book features mazes, connect the dots, crosswords, word searches, decoding messages, and many other fun activities. Interspersed throughout is information about the different ways people travel. The pages are black and white and can be colored with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Solutions are included in the back of the book. There are 48 fun-filled activities and word games included in all. An inexpensive and fun travel-time filler, perfect for your next road trip. 64 pgs, pb. *Jon
  • Item #: 042303
    ISBN: 9780794515195
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  • Item #: 040252
    ISBN: 9780794513191
    Retail: $9.99
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    Looking for ideas for those long (or short) car trips? This fantastic pack of cards from Usborne is full of fun things to do while traveling. Just choose one of the 50 colorful cards and follow the instructions on the back. The majority of the games are for 2 or more people and all you'll ever need for the activities is paper and writing utensils (sometimes not even that). Examples of games include "Find the Words" where players think of one word and then have a set amount of time to create as many words as they can using the letters from the original word; "Word Bugs" which is like Hangman, but with a bug instead of a body; "Snapping Mouth" which is like an origami project; "First to 50" where players choose one thing to count and try to be the first to find 50; and many many more. Some standard games like Rock Paper Scissors and Single Word Stories (where players take turns saying one word in a story) are also included. Cards are 3.75" x 6." ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 023655
    ISBN: 9780471215950
    Retail: $16.00
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    Subtitled "40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for Kids," this book contains an assortment of activities to take kids back in time, allowing them to recreate the discoveries of the past, or use what was "new technology" back then. The activities are arranged chronologically through time, with each activity given an introduction, list of (common) materials, a step-by-step procedure, and a fairly lengthy explanation. Additional ideas for extending your investigation through each period of history are also offered, as well as other timely, relevant facts for each activity. After reading about a Mesopotamian soap recipe, kids gather a few materials to see for themselves exactly how soap works. We've all heard of Archimedes' great discovery made in his bathtub, now kids can recreate and experiment with this concept - no bath necessary. And although readers may be surprised to know that the ancient Egyptians made and used glue, they can whip up some of their own to use. The equipment used is nothing fancy (chances are if the ancient Egyptians owned it, so do we!), and the simple procedures are easy enough for most kids to work through on their own (although adult help is noted in several activities). While the results of these experiments won't necessarily come as a surprise, participants are able to put themselves in the place of that time period or civilization, and imagine that what they're accomplishing was at one time regarded as a very sophisticated method! Please note that the book is from a secular publisher, most noticeable in the dating terminology used (B.C.E./C.E.) and in the first section of the book on early humans. However, we feel that the value of the book's activities overall outweighs these easy-to-omit features. - Jess

  • Item #: 006688
    ISBN: 9780794533458
    Retail: $9.99
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    Challenge yourself with this book of Animal Mazes, Monster Mazes, and Treasure Mazes. Each of the three sections feature 12-14 colorful mazes, often on a two-page spread, other times with just one maze per page. Each maze comes with a little storyline about the main characters, Cat and Mouse, and you must help them find their way wherever they are going or help them solve different puzzles. Their adventure takes them to many different scenes and lots of different challenges. Will you help them get all the way from the beginning to the end of the book (and their big adventure)? Answers are included at the end of each section. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 040724
    ISBN: 9780141366302
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    This edition features a short introduction about the author, larger print, and 346 pgs.

  • Item #: 029301
    ISBN: 9780528008313
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    Looking for a bunch of activities to keep your kids quiet and happy for extended periods of time? The activities themselves aren't really travel-themed, but they certainly would keep kids entertained during long rides or flights. The book includes pictures to color, mazes, dot-to-dots, hidden-picture drawings, color-by-number scenes, riddles to solve, and more. Cut back on all the "Are we there yet?" questions with the mountain of activities in this book. By Rand McNally, 256 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • 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 #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 059957
    ISBN: 9781426318993
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  • Item #: 062843
    ISBN: 9780763661786
    Retail: $14.99
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    Waldo sure does get around, doesn't he? This was the first Waldo book I have ever looked at. He is so hard to find!! The book is small format, so you may want to add a magnifying glass if you are giving this as a gift. Seriously! This collection has all 7 Waldo books in one volume. At the beginning and end of each adventure is a flap with a checklist of all you have to find: hundreds more things, actually! Not just Waldo! I was totally lost, but I can see where a kid would find this a fun challenge. Maybe my eyes are too old to find poor Waldo. The compact version makes a great book to keep in the car or a backpack, even a purse. It has a sturdy soft cover with an elastic place holder. Over 170 pages include enough to keep a kid looking for what's-his-name for a long time! 6" x 7.5" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057626
    ISBN: 9781630588274
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  • Item #: 042301
    ISBN: 9780794512064
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  • Item #: 004115
    ISBN: 9780794534035
    Retail: $7.99
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    Learn how to tell time with colorful, reusable activities! This dry-erase workbook has sturdy laminated pages, a wipe clean pen, and a fun monster theme. Each page features practice activities to help kids master the skills of time-telling. Many of the exercises involve tracing or writing specific times upon analog clock faces in response to prompts. Students are also asked to look at clocks, then write out the time in words or numbers. (These activities tend to be fill-in-the-blank for the first half of the book.). Digital clocks are covered as well. Brief instructional material is provided to introduce a concept, but most of the workbook consists solely of practice exercises. The colorful, friendly monsters will hold kids' interests as they complete activities such as recording the times Spud the monster performs daily activities (ie. eating, shopping, bedtime) or writing departure times at the train station. A "Your day" section invites kids to write down the times they do certain tasks during the day, too. 22 pgs. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 002387
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    No doubt you've heard this question hundreds of times - on every trip! I have even asked it myself on countless occasions. We don't try to intentionally irritate our parents with "how much longer" and "I'm bored." And it's hard to play many games on the road because pieces get lost, upset, stepped on, dirty, or broken. Are We There Yet? is different because it is very adaptive to length of trip, season, and lost cards, and it has no small pieces. It is now in a new, more attractive packaging and includes three languages - English, Spanish, and French. The box contains five hundred cards: 450 categorical cards (people, animals, signs, vehicles, and objects) and 50 Shortcut cards. Players have to spot things like drivers with one hand on the steering wheel, people waving at them, and various landmarks. Additionally, the instructions include 10 variations of the basic game to keep players entertained for hours on end. You may even want to take trips. - Megan

  • Item #: 029832
    ISBN: 9780525464389
    Retail: $24.99
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    Amazing is a good adjective for this book. Incredible is another. Awesome works pretty well, too. Let me just say that I am long past third grade, but I could spend a few more hours lifting every flap, pulling every tab, reading every speech bubble, and turning pages to find another pop-up mountain or volcano. This book is so much fun to look through; every page is chock full of information presented in an inspiring, unique, and entertaining way. Covered is our place in space, sunshine, continents and oceans, rivers and mountains, countries, Europe, natural disasters, world distances and traveling times, and inhabitants. Another cool feature is the pop-up globe, made from stiff card, which is flat in the book but pops into a more-or-less round globe - it's really quite something! It is attached to the book by an elastic cord, so it won't get lost either. Learning geography can be a lot of fun, especially when kids are enjoying themselves - and they really can't do anything but that when they open this hardcover book. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 007358
    ISBN: 9780312367541
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    Meg and Charles Wallace, along with their friend, Calvin, search for their scientist father. Traveling through space, they finally find him on the planet of Camazotz. How will they rescue him from his evil captors?

  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
    Retail: $14.99
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 006643
    ISBN: 9780794515584
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    My eight-year-old's first reaction to this book was an emphatic "Cool!" Brilliant color pictures and graphics welcome you to the world of the microscopic. What would a DNA strand look like if magnified 7 million times? How about greatly magnified parts of plants, insects, and the human body? Find out here. Each section shows amazing color pictures of dramatically magnified objects and organisms. For example, the Plant and Fungi chapter shows a greatly enlarged picture of water plants called desmids and diatoms. Instructions are given for collecting pond or lake water so that you can view the microscopic life in a drop of water. Although much of the book depicts and describes the microscopic world, the latter part of the book is devoted to how microscopes work, from a standard lens microscope to the electron- scanning microscope. Pointers are given for buying a microscope and using advanced techniques for preparing various types of slides and mounts. A wonderful resource for any student interested in the "hidden" world around us. - Jerry

  • Item #: 038738
    Retail: $14.99
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    This is one of those perfect little games for a child to play in the car or while waiting for their lesson time with Mom or Dad. The seven colorful pieces look like lifesavers candy stuck together in different configurations (not in a roll, side by side!) and have oval openings in the center in different orientations. The frame has little pegs that are placed at different angles, and the book of 60 puzzles of 5 levels of difficulty challenges you to fit combinations correctly within the frame. It is really fun! The frame has a clear lid that fits snugly, making it contained and portable. ~ Sara
  • Item #: 026229
    ISBN: 9780794525422
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    This hardcover book is filled with 35 famous paintings arranged chronologically, covering many of the most famous artists in history. Each two page layout contains a piece of art, information about the techniques used by the artist, and interesting information about the time period, subjects used, historical facts, and other details. There are also two fold out pages for Monet's Water Lilies and Picasso's Guernica. Though geared towards adolescents, the information is interesting to all ages and would make a great addition to an art appreciation class or as a coffee table book. 80 pgs. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 038705
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    Logic puzzles are a great way to pass time while developing critical thinking skills. Inside the sturdy case is seven colorful game pieces, four barriers, and a game book with 120 challenges of various levels of difficulty. Pick a puzzle, set up the barriers, then add the rest of the pieces until the entire board is covered. A simple concept that requires a decent amount of thinking. - Laura
  • Item #: 050831
    ISBN: 9780794535667
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  • Item #: 037103
    ISBN: 9781420639483
    Retail: $13.99
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    When you hear the words "book report," what comes to mind? Boring… mundane… busy work? Well, what if I told you that book reports could be fun, creative, and engaging? This workbook by Teacher Created Resources is full of ideas for book reports and literary projects that your children will never call "boring." These reports go beyond the typical one page essays and challenge your children to not only read the book and apply what they read, but to also think creatively and use their imagination. The best part is the fact that the work is done for you (the teacher), as all you need to do is find the title you would like your child to read, select a project that best goes along with the title, and then photocopy the worksheets that contain the instructions and writing space needed to complete the project. This workbook also makes finding good books to read easier as there are Newbery Award Winners, California Young Reader Medal Winners, and Caldecott Medal Winners listed on the last few pages! As I was skimming through this workbook I found all sorts of fun projects that I would have loved to do. Idea #21 suggests your child read a book about a famous historical character. Then they create a History Interview Chart where they list things that were different or unique about the person or character's life in comparison to today. Next they interview an adult member of your family, such as a grandparent, and report on the similar things they recorded in regards to the character of the book they read. Idea #14 prompts your child to write a commercial regarding a book they just read to try and get others to read it. Other projects have children designing compare and contrast charts, timelines, puzzles, trading cards, puppets, masks, and other fun creations. Several projects also include your child playacting, interviewing, packing their bag for faraway travel, filling a time capsule, and writing their own version of the story. Most of the projects stand well on their own in regards to educational content, but some of the ideas are more entertaining than educational, so you may want to tweak them a bit by adding a writing assignment or combining it with another project. The possibilities are endless! Who knew book reports could be so fun? 112 pgs, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 015689
    ISBN: 9780794520373
    Retail: $12.99
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    Enjoy 16 pages jam-packed with valuable information and over 70 flaps to flip for further fun facts! (Try saying that 3 times fast.)

  • Item #: 000413
    ISBN: 9780794513795
    Retail: $5.99
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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 #: 003983
    ISBN: 9781921049668
    Retail: $7.95
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    Kids can travel through history as they work through the twelve mazes in this book. Each maze is 2-page spread and features a time period like Ancient Greece, Medieval France, Ming Dynasty China, American Gold Rush, etc. The full color mazes are packed with buildings, people, and objects from the featured time period and solvers must navigate around these obstacles to solve the mazes. Interesting factoids about the featured time period are included, and there are additional activities for each page (like searching for objects and counting how many of certain items there are). Kids will love making their way through the colorful mazes and just exploring the pages of fun and colorful illustrations. By Anna Nilsen, 32 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 050840
    ISBN: 9780794531317
    Retail: $6.99
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