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  • Item #: 062679
    ISBN: 9780794532512
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    ISBN: 9780794529666
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  • 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 #: 062682
    ISBN: 9780794530402
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  • Item #: 063018
    ISBN: 9780794516062
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  • Item #: 063020
    ISBN: 9780794532147
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  • Item #: 026275
    ISBN: 9780794527464
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    This attractive book provides a thorough introduction to art and its history. The book is arranged chronologically, divided into five different time periods covering ancient and medieval art, the renaissance, baroque and rococo periods, the revolution, and modern world art. Each page in these chapters is covered with interesting text, lots of pictures of paintings, and brief captions. While I enjoy art books anyway, this one is especially attention holding and very reader friendly. Techniques and other signs of the times are pointed out in the paintings so readers can see how the painting process changed and developed over time, including the way people were painted as well as the fashions and other preferences of each period. Aside from these main sections, there are two other section, one at the beginning and on at the end, which provide an introduction and a look behind the scenes, giving students even more information about the subject. Also, internet links where readers can find more information about paintings or artists are scattered throughout the pages. Please note that some of the paintings portray nudity. 144 pgs, sturdy pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 020836
    ISBN: 9780794536886
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  • Item #: 059661
    ISBN: 9780794516024
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  • Item #: 059683
    ISBN: 9780794537821
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  • Item #: 003121
    ISBN: 9780794517106
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    This Usborne book is filled with details about various inventions throughout the ages, from ancient times to those still in development. Inventions in transportation, food, communication, clothing, medicine, and much more are included. For each invention, the book provides a short history of why and how the item was invented, people who contributed, and ways the invention has changed since it was first developed. Cartoony illustrations are scattered throughout the pages, adding lots of interest and providing captions with descriptions showing how the inventions work. Additional text boxes add even more interesting information. Like all Usborne books, this one provides tons of fascinating tidbits of facts that are sure to entertain while educating. Students will enjoy learning about the invention and development of things like the bicycle, chocolate, dishwashers, computers, jeans, x-rays, books, and so much more. Includes a timeline, glossary, and index. By Anna Claybourne & Adam Larkum, 96 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 059678
    ISBN: 9780794534097
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  • Item #: 059656
    ISBN: 9780794534400
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  • Item #: 059682
    ISBN: 9780794534608
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  • Item #: 059657
    ISBN: 9780794534769
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  • Item #: 021997
    ISBN: 9780794535681
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    This book contains the same colorful illustrations and captivating descriptions as other Usborne books, but feature large font and simple text to make the information accessible and captivating to new readers. Detailed and interesting facts tell of daily life for people, places, and things of long ago. Includes a glossary and index.

  • Item #: 059681
    ISBN: 9780794537586
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  • Item #: 059684
    ISBN: 9780794530211
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  • Item #: 059679
    ISBN: 9780794534103
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  • Item #: 062684
    ISBN: 9780794521219
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    Think you could be the next Stan Lee or Paul Dini? Why not give it a shot with this handy guide to making your own cartoons! The fun workbook style shows you different story ideas, drawing and character creation tips and other tricks of the trade all while giving you plenty of room to come up with you own stories. There are even over 130 stickers of sound effects, speech bubbles and more to help get you started. A really fun hands-on introduction to creating comics. 96 hardcover spiral bound pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 062673
    ISBN: 9780794534417
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    Punch out and assemble the sturdy pieces, then have a battle! This building set has over 90 pieces that are printed on both sides and are die cut (the castle pieces as well as two opposing armies’ worth of soldiers). They assemble with slots and the directions are pretty simple to follow. The pieces themselves are like a layer of craft foam sandwiched between two layers of cardstock. The included 40 pages softcover book contains info about the different kinds of soldiers included (axe men, kings, queens, knights, assassins, archers, and more!) as well as life in the castle. Everything fits nicely inside of a colorful box for safe keeping. Great for your castle enthusiast or as a way to bring history to life! – Laura

  • 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 #: 018008
    ISBN: 9780794523558
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    This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content).The small-format paperback version measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". The large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 059659
    ISBN: 9780794528706
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  • Item #: 059662
    ISBN: 9780794528744
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  • Item #: 059686
    ISBN: 9780794534158
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  • Item #: 059669
    ISBN: 9780794523596
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  • Item #: 059671
    ISBN: 9780794531577
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  • Item #: 059673
    ISBN: 9780794525552
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  • Item #: 059685
    ISBN: 9780794534141
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