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ABE LINCOLN GOES TO WASHINGTON 1837-1865 by Cheryl Harness. National Geographic Society, 1997. Hardcover with remainder mark on bottom edge. The author has not only painted a verbal picture of the human side of this President's adult life, but she has also painted gorgeous full-page, full-color illustrations to show him in his surroundings in Springfield, Washington, DC, in his travels around the nation as President, and in his final repose after his assassination. The author has also given us some very colorful, annotated, and detailed maps of the parts of the country where Lincoln lived, the entire country, and important places related to the Civil War. Unpaginated. Large format. BTH-1801. Originally $18.00. Now just $10.93-B
ADVENTURES OF THE SHARK LADY: EUGENIE CLARK AROUND THE WORLD by Ann
McGovern. Scholastic, trade paper. Ever wondered what's it like to dive with a great white
shark? Or to be attacked by a giant crab? Eugenie Clark can tell you; she's experience
both!. Learn about her many adventures with the creatures of the sea in this bargain book.
May be light damage to edges.
$4.50 Now just $2.53.
BEHIND THE BORDER: A WRY AND HAUNTING LOOK AT CHILDHOOD IN 1960'S MOSCOW
by Nina Kossman.. A realistic look at the author's life as a five-year-old in the Soviet Union For children 8 and up. BTH-4870.
A CHILD'S PORTRAIT OF SHAKESPEARE, by Lois Burdett, a teacher of Grade 2 students, who takes them back in time every year to Elizabethan England to introduce them to the life and works of William Shakespeare. Her students have even performed at the Stratford Festival. In this book,Burdett has compiled the actual pictures and essays of children to illustrate her own rhymed portrait of Shakespeare. 64 pages, with teaching tips at the end. BTH-2022. List, 6.95. Now, 4.93-B.
REMINGTON by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Library reinforced binding. Franklin Watts, 1994,
first printing. Traces the life of this western artist and the development of his work.
Middle elementary level. Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions. 64 pages.
BTH-4871. List price, 22.00. Now only $10.93-B
SAILED WITH COLUMBUS: THE ADVENTURES OF A SHIP'S BOY, by Susan Martin, illustrated by Tom Padula. Hardcover with jacket. For upper elementary grades and up. Fourteen-year-old Diego
signs on to sail with Columbus and becomes the Santa Maria's youngest ship's boy. He tells
the story of the voyage to America from his viewpoint. Though a work of fiction, the
historical events it is based on have been carefully researched and documented, some from the letters and journals of Columbus himself. 154 pages, including glossary. Contains 32 full color paintings and 22 black and white line drawings.
If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks, by Faith Ringgold. Simon and Schuster. No dust jacket. Unpaginated. This over-sized hardcover picture book illustrated by the author uses a girl's school bus as the vehicle for telling the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott . This important milestone in the American Civil Rights Movement is shown in the context of the segregated South during the period when Rosa Parks began and carried out her activities on behalf of African Americans. Reading level is for about grade 2 and up. Remainder mark on top edge. One or more corners may be bumped. BTH-1774. $9.93-B
INVENTORS: A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BOOK by Martin W. Sandler. HarperCollins, Hardcover with dustjacket. Remainder Mark. 93 indexed pages. This book introduces the groundbreaking inventions and the minds behind them through vintage photographs, posters, paintings, quotes from letters, and speeches. The author shows the evolution of America's greatest inventions and how they paved the way for whole new industries and even more discoveries. Over 100 photographs and illustrations from the Library of Congress help capture the spirit of the great thinkers who brought these exciting inventions to life BTH-4872.
Click on image to enlarge it.
INVISIBLE THREAD: A MEMOIR by Yoshiko Uchida. Hardcover library binding. Yoshiko grew up
in California in the 1930's and suffered much discrimination because of her Japanese
heritage. Like many others, she was forced into an internment camp -- Topaz. She is the
author of JAR OF DREAMS, described above, and many other books. Upper elementary reading
level. 136 pages. BTH-1596. List, 14.00. Now, $9.93-B.
THE OTHER ALICE: THE STORY OF ALICE LIDDELL AND ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Christian Björk and Inga-Karin Eriksson. Translated by Joan Sandin. R&S Books, 1993. Hardcover with Jacket. No remainder mark. 94 pages. Endpapers are colored, illustrated maps of Oxford. Illustrations are photos and drawings in both color and B/W. This biography will delight any "Alice" fan, and the illustrations and format will beckon any young reader old enough to enjoy the "Alice" books. And it will give insight into the author of those stories and his inspiration. Book measures about 8" x 10½." BTH-4886. Was listed at$18.00. Now just $14.95-B
OUT OF DARKNESS: THE STORY OF LOUIS BRAILLE (BTH-2966)by Russell Freedman. Illustrated by Kate Kiesler. H/M Clarion Books, 1997, hardcover with jacket. No remainder mark. Does have the list price of 15.95 inked in on the front pastedown. 82 pages with index.The author, a Newbery Medallist, tells the story of the boy who wanted so much to be able to read that he began to experiment in his dorm room with a system of dots while his friends told him he was wasting his time. We know that his dots later "opened the doors of knowledge to all those who cannot see." Reading level is middle elementary and double-spaced type that is easy for young readers to handle. Illustrations are B/W drawings. Was 15.95. Now just $10.93-B. Out of Darkness, original price written on end paper in ink, BTH-4852.$8.93-B If one copy is no longer available, the other might be. Follow links to find out.
THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT! TRUE STORIES OF THE ATTACKS ON TEN U.S. PRESIDENTS by Rebecca Jones. Troll, trade paper, 134 pages. Light damage to cover may be present. Presidents covered are Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. Contains index and list of reading suggestions for those who want to learn more. For ages 8 and up. BTH-4913. List price, 7.99. Bargain price is just $2.93-B
SKY: A TRUE STORY OF RESISTANCE DURING WORLD WAR II by Hanneke Ippisch. Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996, First Edition. Hardcover with jacket. Remainder mark. My husband read this today and told me it was almost as well-written as Little Britches, but not quite. It's the story of Hanneke Eikema's clandestine activities while she was a teenager in the Dutch resistance movement. Suddenly she became immersed in the life-threatening world of assumed names, clandestine meetings, and perilous missions. She is finally discovered and arrested by German soldiers and she begins a new phase of her life -- struggling to survive a life sentence in prison. When the book was written, 51 years after her release, she shares her remembrances, documents, photographs, verses, clippings, and historical notes about her experiences during the war. My husband, a very demanding critic, declares that this is a great read, very exciting. It should tempt reluctant readers who thrive on action. List price was 16.00. Now just $9.93-B. Supply very limited.
TO BE A SLAVE, by Julius Lester, Hardcover. Lester shares narratives of those who were slaves, told to members of the American Anti-Slavery Society and other abolitionist groups during the first half of the 19th century. Lester has edited these stories to make them easier to read today. 156 pages.BTH-4873. $5.93
WORLD'S GREAT EXPLORERS: MARCO POLO, by Zachary Kent.Top margin of pages
is gray, as if it's a printing defect. Text is not affected. Describes the travels and
adventures of Marco Polo. Includes maps, glossary, index, and timeline.128 pages.
9.95. Now $7.93-B
WORLD'S GREAT EXPLORERS: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, by Zachary Kent, See above for format and defects. BTH-1648. List, 9.95. Now 7.53-B
GET SET.GO! SERIES, paper, Children's Press. This series is designed for
children ages 7-10 to teach themselves various hands-on activities. Each activity is
allotted a two-page spread, one of which is a full-page, color picture of the finished
product. The other page has the name of the project and is divided into three parts: Get
Ready lists all materials that should be laid out before beginning the project. Get Set
summarizes how the project will be accomplished. Go! describes how to finish the project.
All the instructions are very simple. Each 24-page book has large, easy-to-read print with
lots of white space in between lines, and
an index. Available titles were listed at 4.95. Each is now only $3.93-B
SET, GO PAINTING by Ruth
Thomson. This book teaches primary children how to make a variety of painting
projects, including color combing, painting with wood, dot pictures, bubble
patterns, marbling, magic painting, acrylic painting, splatter and drip, and
painting with a roller. BTH-4073. $3.93-B
GET SET, GO DRAWING by Ruth Thomson. This book teaches primary children how to use a variety of drawing methods, including crayons, rubbing doily, making a crayon comb, chalk, candle drawings, crayon resists, pens, making a paper stump, color cutting, and pencils. BTH-4074. $3.93-B
GET SET, GO PUFF AND BLOW (Science of sound waves, introduction to wind instruments, and instruments children can make that play with puffing and blowing); BTH-4072. $3.93-B
GET SET, GO SQUEAK AND ROAR (Teaches children how to make various sound effects to use in plays, etc.) BTH-4071. $3.93-B
GET SET, GO BANG AND RATTLE (This teaches children to make rhythm instruments.) BTH-4069. $3.93-B
KIDS CREATE! ART & CRAFT EXPERIENCES FOR 3-9-YEAR-OLDS, by Laurie Carlson. A Williamson Kids Can! Book. Oblong book, paperback, 11 x 8.5 inches. 158 pages of ideas for projects with paper and paste; clay and dough; printmaking; and sculpture. There is another half of the book arranged by season. From jigsaw puzzles and paper periscopes to pioneer log cabins and wigwams, there's sure to be a paper project to please. Clay and dough projects include coiled pottery creations and salt dough recipes for various projects. Learn to print with fingers, sponges, silkscreen, food, and more. Make papier-mâché and use it for dinosaur projects. In the spring make eggshell art, pinwheels, dried flower projects, and much more. . In summer make a hula skirt and leis of paper, a balloon sculpture a crystal garden, a doggie bank, and more. Autumn arts include stained glass leaf pictures, seed mosaics, Indian corn collage, apple people, corn husk dolls, a Jacob's ladder toy, Halloween decorations, a Pilgrim an Indian Village, dipped candles, and more. In winter make paper/marshmallow snowflakes, a snow globe paperweight, a yarn wreath, a Hanukkah menorah, a caroler, a wall banner, Hansel and Gretel's candy house, and more. BTH-4841. List price is 12.95. Now just $9.93-B
LET'S DRAW BIBLE STORIES: DRAW-ALONG FUN FOR BEGINNING ARTISTS. Paper, workbook size. Colorful instructions for using grids to assist drawing. Several pages of blank grids provided in back of book. 24 pages of instruction. BTH-4895. List price was 4.99. Now just 2.93-B
METROPOLITAN ART SERIES, by Richard Mühlberger. Trade paper with very stiff cover. 48 pages in each book. The books in this series explain and illustrate (with gorgeous art reproductions, most in full color) what makes each artist in the series unique. There is biographical information on the artist, and a discussion of many of the artists individual works. The last page summarizes the main characteristics of that artist's work. Each book begins with a full-page color reproduction of one of the artist's most famous paintings. There is a square peep-hole in the front cover so you can glimpse part of that reproduction before you open the book. List prices range from 9.95 - 11.99. Now each book only 5.93-B. Order by individual title:
What Makes a Raphael a Raphael, BTH-2115, $5.93-B
What Makes a Bruegel a Bruegel? BTH-2121, $5.93-B
What Makes a Goya a Goya?, BTH-2116, $5.93-B
THE WORLD OF MUSIC by Nicola Barber: Hardcover, Silver-Burdett Press, 94 pages. Oversize glossy boards, but no dust jacket. A basic introduction to most music subjects for elementary age children. Chapter headings are Instruments with Strings; Pipes; Percussion; Electronic Music; Medieval and Renaissance Music, Baroque and Classical Music; The Modern Age; Folk Music, Pulse and Rhythm; Pitch and Melody. Besides an index, there is a glossary of musical terms and a glossary of composers. Illustrated in color and B/W with photos, art reproductions, time lines, and diagrams. A wonderful introductory music course for the upper elementary grades. Cat #TxBk. Original list price was 15.95. Now just 10.93-B
History, Culture, and Politics
The Atlas of Ancient Egypt by Neil Morris. Peter Bedrick Books, 2002. First American Edition. Hard cover, illustrated boards, no dust jacket. Illustrated by P. Ravaglia, A. Morandi, and A Cantucci. This stunningly illustrated volume covers 3000 years of Egyptian History, from Predynastic up to modern times. It discusses the Old Kingdom, the Age of Pyramids, the Nile River, Egyptian writing, the Middle Kingdom, gods and goddesses, kings and queens, the New Kingdom, Egyptian art, daily life, women in Egypt, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian way of death, and how Ancient Egypt is still being rediscovered. 62 pages. Published for children but of interest to all ages because of its prolific illustrations and photos of art reproductions. Includes maps and an index. BTH-4006. $9.53-B
The Atlas of the Renaissance World by Neil Grant. Peter Bedrick Books, 2003, first American Edition. Hard cover, illustrated boards, no dust jacket. This atlas covers almost three hundred years of European history, beginning with the city-states of Italy in the 14th century through Galileo and Shakespeare in the early 17th century. It not only provides a historical overview of the era's main events, it explores daily life, the roles of trade, development, art, music, and literature. Organized by region. The engaging and enlightening full-color reproductions and maps make this volume perfect for students seeking more geographical and historical information about the time of the Renaissance in Europe, It will be a valuable tool for research and will Supplement school curriculum in social studies, history, geography, and art. Illustrated by Paola Ravaglia, Studio Stalio, and Luise Della Porta. Originally published in Florence, Italy. BTH-4005. $11.93-B
Castles by David Alderton. Ladybird Books, First American Edition, 1996. Part of the Ladybird Explorer series that helps young readers explore their world and its history. This beautifully illustrated hardcover book is packed with interesting information and a unique center foldout. Glossy illustrated boards. Did not come with dust jacket. 38 pages. BTH-5585. $3.53-B
THE CHEYENNE by Arthur Myers. Franklin Watts, paper, 1992. 64 pages. Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions. Describes the life, customs, history and art of the Cheyenne Indians. Part of the First Books series. For ages 10-12, grades 5-7. BTH-4874. List price, $6.95. Now only 4.93-B
CHIEF: WHO IS IN CHARGE? Illustrated by Toni Goffe. Child's Play, 1993, Hardcover. This picture book deals with political and social leadership, different types and styles of leaders and how they treat their people, what it takes to be a leader, characteristics of a good leader, and the importance of voting for the right leader. Democracy and dictatorship are compared. BT#2420. $6.53-B
Early American Places by Sarah Howarth. Simon and Schuster, 1994. This book describes the kind of places that were familiar to the early settlers in the New World that was to become the United States. These places include the colony, the corn field, the meeting house, the tobacco field, the hunting ground, the street, the church, the university, the post office, the fort, the harbor, and the land they came from -- the mother country of England. 47 pages. BTH-4854. $6.93-B
China, Revised Edition, by Denise Goff. Part of the Civilization Library
series. Gloucester Press, 1986. Library binding. 32 pages. This easy-to-read
edition provides a perfect introduction to the early history of China. It's
simple, lively text, written in consultation with experts, is enhanced with
outstanding color illustrations and diagrams. the author covers the origins of
China, its early history, Imperial life, Chang'an, city life, the peasantry,
science and industry, art, religion and preparations for eternity, family life,
the terracotta army, and a comparison between the ancient and modern China.
Glossary and index end the book. May be slight wear to corners.
Fields of Fury: The American Civil War by James M. McPherson. Atheneum, 2002. 96 pages. Hardcover, no dust jacket. A very visual history of the Civil War for those of middle grades and up. Illustrated in color and black and white with maps, photos, and art reproductions. End papers are timelines (and the rear end papers are upside down. At the back are a glossary, a bibliography, a list of web sites, and an index. 10.25" square. Remainder mark on top edge. BTH-1775. $12.93-B
FIRST SOLO TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT: THE STORY OF CHARLES LINDBERGH AND HIS AIRPLANE, THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS by Richard L. Taylor. Franklin Watts, 1995, first printing. Hardcover reinforced binding with glossy illustrated boards. 64 pages including facts and figures chart, index and illustrations. Middle elementary reading level. Part of First Books in Aviation Series. BTH-4875. List price, $22.00. Now only $9.93-B
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY! A series published by Children's Press with hardcover library reinforced binding. Each book in the series focuses on a different country and the various ways its people, especially children, amuse themselves. Children may also get some fresh ideas for their own leisure activities, and teachers will find some good ideas and background information for unit studies on countries. Primary reading level. Great color photos. 64 pages each with glossary, list of additional resources, including some online, and index. Here are the available titles:
China, by Kim Dramer. Covers traditions, traditional games and festivals of China; games of intellect, children's games and amusements; kites, puppets; and sports. Cat. #GROL-203088. List price, $23.00. Now only $8.53-B
India, by Dale E. Howard. Supplies some
background information on India, and then goes into yoga asanas and Surya Namaskar; mass
drills, folk dances and combatives; team tag games; children's games, and international
Cat. #GROL-044370. List price, $23.00. Now only $8.53-B
Mexico, by R. Conrad Stein. Begins with background information on Mexico and then covers team sports, individual sports, bullfighting, Olympic glory, games of the people, and Mexican-American athletes.#GROL-044397. List price, $23.00. Now only $8.53-B
THE GOLD RUSH by Lisa Ketchum, with an introduction
by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns. A companion volume to the Public Television Series: The
West. Little, Brown and Co., trade paper. 118 pages. This book features stories of real
people who lived during the Gold Rush. It's illustrated with more than a hundred period
photographs. It tells the story of those who left everything behind for the chance to
strike it rich, and those whose lives were changed forever because they came. There may be
light damage to book, such as a bent corner. BTH-2370.
The History of Emigration from Eastern Europe by Sarah Horrell. Franklin Watts, 1998. Library binding with glossy illustrated boards. First edition. Part of Origins series. This series looks at the historic, large-scale movement of people from one country to another. These movements of have created the diversity of race and culture we enjoy in the United States. In this book you will find out why people were motivated to leave Eastern Europe, what they found when they got here, and how their origins have continued to affect their lives and those of the generations that followed them. Topics include industrial and social changes, Zionism, War and Revolution, The Second World War, and The Cold War. Includes timeline, glossary, and index. Illustrated with archival photos, art reproductions, and drawings. BTH-4934. $7.93-B
Historic Places of Early America by David Brownstone and Irene Franck. Aladdin, 1989. This book describes places where American History was made, from Indian and Viking settlements through the American Revolution. It includes full-color photographs and informative text on 40 different places where American history happened, both in North American and beyond, including Puerto Rico and Newfoundland. Words and pictures combined give readers the flavor of the places and explain how and why the selected places are important. Most of these places are now American Historic Parks you might want to visit. 56 pages. BTH-4853. $4.93-B
HISTORY US: WAR, BOOK 2: MAKING 13 COLONIES (1607-17320, by Joy Hakim. Remainder mark on bottom.Oxford University Press, 1994, Trade paper. Part of a ten-volume set, which, I believe, is being revised to be more politically correct. Illustrated in black and white with photos, drawings, and maps. This volume covers early colonial life. Reading level is grade 3+. List price for revised version is 13.95 per volume. Now this earlier volume is only 6.93-B
HISTORY US: WAR, BOOK 5: LIBERTY FOR ALL? (1828-1860), by Joy Hakim. Remainder mark on bottom.Oxford University Press, 1994, Trade paper. Part of a ten-volume set, which, I believe, is being revised to be more politically correct. Illustrated in black and white with photos, drawings, and maps. This volume covers the period immediately preceding the Civil War.. Reading level is grade 3+. List price for revised version is 13.95 per volume. Now this earlier volume is only 6.93-B
HISTORY US: WAR, BOOK 6: TERRIBLE WAR (1860-1865), by Joy Hakim. Remainder mark on bottom.Oxford University Press, 1994 . Trade paper. Part of a ten-volume set, which, I believe, is being revised to be more politically correct. Illustrted in black and white with photos, drawings, and maps. This volume covers the Civil War. Reading level is grade 3+. List price for revised version is 13.95 per volume. Now this earlier volume is only 6.93-B
HISTORY US: WAR, BOOK 7: RECONSTRUCTION AND REFORM (1865-1890), by Joy Hakim. Remainder mark on bottom.Oxford University Press, 1994, Trade paper. Part of a ten-volume set, which, I believe, is being revised to be more politically correct. Illustrated in black and white with photos, drawings, and maps. This volume covers the aftermath of the Civil War.. Reading level is grade 3+. List price for revised version is 13.95 per volume. Now this earlier volume is only 6.93-B
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. This book includes letters form survivors of the Donner Party to tell the story of that ill-fated group which endured horrible circumstances while traveling to California in 1846-7. Index. Illustrated in black and white. New book with slight signs of wear to dust jacket. 192 pages. BTH-5136. $10.50-B (list price was $20.00)
PORTRAIT OF A FARM FAMILY
by Raymond Bial. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1995, hardcover with dust jacket. 46 pages. This
colorful photo essay shows the life of the Steidingers, a contemporary dairy
farm family in Illinois, as they manage their farm from day to day, season to
season. It shows each family member's contributions to making the farm produce,
the daily chores each child and parent performs, and the beauty of the land they
work on. The author also discusses the challenges facing the family farm today.
$17.00. Now just $9.93-B
SCIENCE IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA by Carol Moss. Franklin Watts, 1998, first printing. Hardcover reinforced binding with glossy illustrated boards. 64 pages including glossary, resource lists, index and illustrations. Middle elementary reading level. Part of Science of the Past Series. Discuses the development of writing, ancient healing, developments in math, astronomy, biology, chemistry and the study of the earth. BTH-4896. List price is 22.50. Now just 9.93-B
A SOLDIER'S LIFE: A VISUAL HISTORY OF SOLDIERS THROUGH THE AGES, by Andrew Robertshaw. Trade paper, 8½ x 11. This book describes the uniforms, weapons, food, and supplies of 35 different kinds of soldiers from many periods of history. You'll find Roman soldiers and Viking warriors, American and British soldiers from many historical periods, French soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars, a Cheyenne brave, many soldiers from countries involved in the World Wars, and more. Plentiful color illustrations enhance the text. My husband says this will appeal to both boys and their fathers. For upper elementary ages and above. 48 pages, including glossary, time line, and list of places to visit. BTH-537. List price, 7.99. Now 4.53-B
A SOURCEBOOK ON THE CIVIL WAR: 1863: THE CRUCIAL YEAR. Edited by Carter Smith. An American Album from the Collections of the Library of Congress. Millbrook, softcover. 96 indexed pages. Contains a timeline of major events, and a rich assortment of source materials -- historical prints, maps, photographs, and journals, from the Library of Congress. May be light wear to cover.BT-871
Sourcebooks on the Civil War: The First Battles, edited by Carter Smith, Millbrook Press, 1995. American Album from the Collections of the Library of Congress. Describes events leading up to the Civil War and then the first battles up until the end of 1862. Contains a timeline of major events, and a rich assortment of source materials -- historical prints, maps, photographs, and journals, from the Library of Congress. 96 pages. BTH-4887. Originally $8.95. Now just $5.53.
NEW ENCHANTMENT OF AMERICA: CALIFORNIA by Allan Carpenter, hardcover library binding, Children's Press, Revised Edition, 1978. Out of print, but I have a few on hand. This is a historical and geographical description of the state and an account of the people who have lived there. It includes recent industrial and cultural development. Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions. Contains handy reference section of California facts, a California history chronology, lists of governors and other famous Californians, and an index. Upper elementary reading level. 96 pages. BTH-4880. $6.93-B
BOARD THE TITANIC: What it was like when the great liner sank, by Shelley Tanaka.
Paintings by Ken Marschall. Hyperion, trade paper. An "I Was There" book.
Oblong. May have bent corner. Although a historical fiction approach is employed in the
narrative, the characters who "tell" the story of the sinking ship are real and
did survive. The book recreates that night that the world's biggest ship
the bottom of the ocean. It is illustrated with magnificent paintings, photographs, and
diagrams. There is one very intricate illustration showing the ship from both the inside
and outside with the use of a cut-away so you can "see through" the ship's side.
It also puts the ship's size into perspective. 48 pages with glossary.
PEOPLES OF THE PAST SERIES: These 64-page books on ancient history focus on everyday life in ancient civilizations. Unlike Usborne and similar highly graphic books, the focus of these books is on the text. Although the text is supported by several color pictures on each page, the effect is much less busy than that of the Usborne books. These books are designed for those in the fourth grade and up. Order by series name and title. Available titles are The Romans: Life in the Empire; The Ancient Egyptians: Life in the Nile Valley; The Arabs in the Golden Age, and The Ancient Greeks: In the Land of the Gods. List price was 7.95 each. Now just 4.93-B each , or only 14.93 for the set of four.
Set of all four, BTH-2118. $14.93-B
THE PUEBLOS by Suzanne Powell. Franklin Watts, paper, 1993. 64 pages. Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions. Describes the life, customs, history and art of the Pueblo Indians. BTH-4876. List price, 6.95. Now only 4.93-B
THE ROMAN EMPIRE, part of the World Heritage Series from Children's Press. Hardcover. A brief history of the Roman Empire, illustrated with color photos of important historical landmarks. Glossary and index. 35 pages. BTH-4851. List, 20.00. Now 6.93-B.
SADDLEBAG SALESMEN by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Franklin Watts,1995, first printing. Hardcover reinforced binding with glossy boards. 63 pages, illustrated. Middle elementary reading level. Traces the history of the traveling pioneer peddlers in America and describes their importance in American history and their lifestyle. BTH-4879. List price is 22.00. Now just $9.93-B
STEPPING THROUGH HISTORY SERIES: Each book in the series traces the history of its subject from its beginning until the 1990's. Hardcover, illustrated boards, no jacket. Illustrated in both color and B/W. Reading level is about grade 4. Each book has a timeline, glossary, and index. 32 pages. Available Titles are NEWS; WRITING; TRAVEL; and SHOPS AND MARKETS. $8.93-B
Stepping Through History: News by Peggy Burns. Wayland, 1994. This book traces the history of news from early cave drawings to modern satellite broadcasting. BTH-4889. $8.93-B
Stepping Through History: The Post by Peggy Burns. Wayland.
Stepping Through History: Shops and Markets by Peggy Burns. Wayland, 1995. This book traces the history of shopping and the exchange of goods from before there were shops and markets through its various stages of trading until the large shopping malls of today were built. BTH-4890. $8.93-B
Stepping Through History: Travel by Peggy Burns and P. Chrisp. Wayland, 1995. This book tells the story of the development of transportation from the earliest times until technology was developed that enabled space travel. It discusses the sailing ships of old, the development of roads, canals, coaches, steam engines, railroads, automobiles, and aviation. BTH-4891. $8.93-B
Stepping Through History: Writing by Peggy Burns. Wayland, 1994. This book traces the history of writing from early cave pictures, to written language to alphabets, codes, shorthand, the invention of paper and early writing tools, the development of books, the invention of the printing press, and finally the computers we enjoy today. BTH-4892. $8.93-B
Homework Survival Guide American History: A Reference for Students and
Parents by Susan Kantor. Troll, 1999, soft cover, 64 pages. This handy
homework reference summarizes the important periods of America's history, along
with colorful historic maps. There is also a section on U.S. government,
including the Constitution with a chart on checks and balances, the order of
succession for the presidency, and the steps for how a bill becomes a law. There
is an appendix with facts about the individual states and another on our
presidents up to Bill Clinton.
The Wampanoag by Craig A. and Katherine M. Doherty, Franklin Watts, 1995, soft cover, 64 pages. This book explains the history, religion, social structure, and daily life of the Wampanoag people, who lived in what is now Massachusetts, are part of a large group of tribes that are known as the Eastern Woodland Indians. Many Wampanoag people still live in that area today. This book for elementary children vividly describes their history, life, customs, and art, as well as telling us what the people who currently describe themselves as Wampanoag are doing in modern times. Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions.BTH-4877. $4.93-B
THE WEST: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY FOR
CHILDREN by Dayton Duncan, with an introduction by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns. A companion
volume to the Public Television Series: The West. Little, Brown and Co., trade paper. 136
pages. This has the stories of real people who tried to claim what is now the American
West before it was part of America. It was the Americans who came last and who named
this vast territory The West,and then made it a part of their young nation.The last
chapter covers the period between 1887 and the 20th century. The book is illustrated with
over 100 period photographs. There might be slight damage to cover. BTH-3621.
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WEST WATERWAY: RIVERS AND U.S. EXPANSION by Nicholas Nirgiotis. Franklin Watts, 1995, first printing. Hardcover reinforced binding with glossy illustrated boards. 64 pages including glossary, index and illustrations. Middle elementary reading level. Discusses the importance of rivers and inland water transportation in exploring and settling the American West and discusses many kinds of water transportation: keelboats, canoes, flatboats and steamboats. Describes the use of aqueducts, canals, and locks and the practice of portaging. BTH-4897. List price 22.00. Now just 9.93-B
What You Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks by Patricia Lauber. Illustrated by John Manders. Aladdin, 2000. First paperback edition. This humorously illustrated book traces the history of how people get food in their mouths from fingers to chopsticks to forks. There is also a short section on table manners for today's children at the end of the book. Unpaginated. Has bent corner tip. #0689-844123. $3.53-B
WHO CARES ABOUT LAW AND ORDER? Illustrated by Pam Adams. Hardcover with glossy boards and no jacket. Explains to children Why we have laws, why we need to to obey them, how they are enforced, and what happens when we can't settle a dispute over a law or agree about whether a law was broken or who broke it. BT#2421. $6.53-B
THE WORLD IN 1492, by Jean Fritz, Katherine Paterson, and others. Hardcover with jacket. 168 pages, including index. These famous authors introduce the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and the Americas during the fifteenth century. Illustrated with maps, photos, art reproductions, and drawings. This book aims to show that more was going on in the world at this time than the explorations of Columbus and other Europeans. We learn what was going on in less-studied parts of the world, as well. For upper elementary and older students. List price is 19.95. Now just 11.93-B
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: LET'S GO! by Karin Badt. Children's Press, paper. 32 pages including glossary and index. Compares and illustrates various modes of transportation throughout history and in a variety of cultures. Illustrated with photos, most in color. List price, 6.95. Now just 4.93-B
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: PASS THE BREAD! by Karin Badt. Children's Press, paper. 32 pages including glossary and index. Defines bread and describes its importance through history and in many different cultures. Illustrated with photos, most in color. List price, 6.95. Now just 4.93-B
The Zunis by Craig A.
and Katherine M. Doherty, Franklin Watts, 1993, soft cover, 64 pages. This
book explains the history, religion, social structure, and daily life of the
Zuni Indians, a Pueblo tribe living in New Mexico. For ages 10-13, grades 4-7.
Illustrated with color photos and art reproductions.BTH-4878. $4.93-B
SCIENCE BOOK OF NUMBERS by Jack Challoner. Gulliver Books, glossy hardcover, no jacket. First U.S. edition. This book includes simple activities that illustrate some of the ways we use numbers. 29 pages. Colorful step by step directions for such projects as making an adding machine with beads and string; using numbers to play music; making a sundial from a flowerpot, pencile and piece of cardboard, and more. Original price was $9.95. Now just $5.93-B
Practical Skills and Reference
CHARM SCHOOL: A MANUAL OF
ETIQUETTE WITH 101 RULES AND TIPS FOR LIVING,
illustrated by Toni Goffe. Hardcover with illustrated boards, no jacket. This shows elementary children the why and how of manners, and a little of their history. The main idea is that since the Middle Ages manners have helped people live together and interact with less friction than they might without them. Though customs and specifics of etiquette may vary from age to age, the purpose of good manners is still to put people at ease with one another. Humorous color pictures enhance the text. BTH- 2112. $4.93-B
CHESS, SIMON AND SCHUSTER POCKET BOOK OF, by Raymond Keene. Trade paper. For ages 9 and up. A clear, well-illustrated introduction to one of the world's oldest games, it's basic rules, moves, and strategies. 192 pages. Remainder mark. Was 8.95. Now just 4.53-B
CHOSEN PUPPY: HOW TO SELECT AND RAISE A GREAT PUPPY FROM AN ANIMAL SHELTER, by Carol Lea Benjamin. Trade paper. Illustrated with simple line drawings. Tells how to temperament-test and select the right puppy from the shelter, and how to care for it once it's home. 87 pages. Remainder mark on bottom edge. BT-2413, 2414, or 3531. (Individually listed, follow number links for availability and condition. Was 7.95. Now only $4.48-B
COMPLETE GUIDE TO PUPPY CARE by Mark Evans. Hardcover with jacket. Howell Book House, 1996.128 pages. Covers even more than a new puppy owner needs to know, including the evolution of the pet dog. It covers a dog's life from conception to a year old. The author explains how to understand dogs, how to be a good owner, how to find the puppy and prepare the house and garden for its homecoming. It then explains the nitty gritty of training -- toilet training, exercise and play, leaving the puppy and taking it with you, and what to do if your puppy is missing. The last part of the book deals with the puppy's health and grooming. Physical Description: Remainder mark on bottom edge. Very light wear to jacket. Glossy boards match jacket. BT#2415. Was $19.95. Now $8.93-B
A DOG OF YOUR OWN: How Young Tom Found the Dog of His Dreams, by Bob Adams. Trade paper. Macmillan. 1996. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Written for young people who want a canine companion in the words of Tom, a young man who went through the whole process from deciding on a breed,visiting puppies, choosing the right one for him, giving it early training while setting up a work / school / puppy schedule. In the process, he found his best friend. 217 pages. BT#2412. Was 14.95. Now only $7.93-B
ENCHANTED GARDENING BOOK: IDEAS FOR USING PLANTS TO BEAUTIFY YOUR WORLD, BOTH INDOORS AND OUT, by Alice Herch. Illustrated by Linda Graves.Random House, HC with jacket. Discusses basics for beginners and then goes on to exciting projects such as a doll's garden, a miniature rainforest, a secret garden (with literature tie-in) garden windows, butterfly and bird garden, and more. Lovely color illustrations enhance the text. Would make a great gift book, but is very feminine in format and will appeal more to girls than boys. Grades 3 and up. 39 pages. List price is 14.99. Now just 5.93-B
FIRST PETS: CATS, a Watts/Glouscester Library Edition, hardcover. 24 pages, including index. An introduction to the world of pet cats for children 4-8. Wonderful photographs with simple information about the habits of cats and how one should treat them. 4.93-B
FLYING FIREFIGHTERS, by Gary Hines. Glossy hardcover. If there's any season to be interested in how firemen fight brush and forest fires with helicopters, this is it. Your children can watch all the excitement in this book. 32 pages, primary reading level, full-page, action-filled pictures. Amazon's price is 10.47. Ours is $6.23-B
KITTEN TRAINING AND CRITTERS, TOO! by Judy Petersen Fleming and Bill Fleming. A picture book that teaches young children the basic steps in training their pet kittens just the way professional keepers train all kinds of young animals. There are photos of children with their kittens and photos of trainers with various other animals in zoos and wildlife parks: tigers, monkeys, dolphins, and more. 40 pages. Hardcover with jacket. Only 6.93-B
MAKING CENTS: EVERY KID'S GUIDE TO MAKING MONEY, a Brown Paper School Book
by Elizabeth Wilkinson. Paper, 128 pages, illustrated with cartoons and photos. This book explores the concept of money and then presents a variety of ways kids can earn money - anytime, on the weekends, for special occasions and holidays, and seasonally. Includes how-tos and advertising ideas. Remainder mark is black marker line on edge. Some books may have slight damage such as creased corners. List price is 8.95. Now only 5.93-B.
MY FIRST GARDEN BOOK, A STEP-BY-STEP NK VISUAL GUIDE. Avon Books, trade paper. 80 pages. This book contains17 original stories , accompanied by easy projects, written to introduce children to the wonders of gardening. First read the stories to your children, and then supervise the garden-oriented activities: drawing faces for pumpkins; making boats from fresh cucumbers; toasting home-grown sunflower seeds; making animals from carrots; using flowers to make simple jewelry; planting cactus gardens in small containers; making a seed race track; planting a popcorn garden; and more. The idea is to grow what is needed for each project first, and there are simple, illustrated instructions that are so easy even adults can follow them. $3.93-B
THE SENSES: A LIFT-THE-FLAP BODY BOOK by Angela Royston.
Illustrated by Edwina Riddell. Barron's, glossy hardcover, no dust jacket. As
children lift the flaps, they discover how each of their five senses make them aware of
what's happening around them. Primary reading level. Answers such questions as
"What's inside my eye?," "What are sounds?," " How do I smell
things?" and more.BTH-4926.
$13.95. $4.93-B. Click on image to
YOUNG READER'S THESAURUS by George Beal. Trade paper, Simon and Schuster. Remainder mark. May have some slight damage or defects. This has been one of my best sellers. Has synonyms for other 6,000 words with an antonym for each list of synonyms. Homonyms are printed in capital letters. Its digest size makes it easy for young readers to carry and use. For ages 8 and up. BTH-4884. List price is 8.95. Now just 5.53-B
Preschool and Early Childhood Learning
EENIE MEEINE MINEY MATH: MATH PLAY FOR YOU AND YOUR PRESCHOOLER. A Brown Paper Pre-school Book, Little, Brown and Co. 1993. This book is filled with games and activities to enhance mathematical play based on daily events such as a walk, a trip to the market, and other things you do anyway. Paper with self-flaps. Remainder Mark. 48 pages. BTH-4858. Was 8.95. Now 4.53-B
PINT-SIZE SCIENCE: FINDING-OUT FUN FOR YOU AND YOUR YOUNG CHILD: part of the Brown Paper Preschool Book Series, Little, Brown and Co. 1994. This book is just the thing to help you explore science ideas with your preschooler. You won't need special knowledge or equipment. There are activities for while you wait; in the car; in the bath; in the kitchen; outdoors; and much more. Remainder mark. 48 pages. BTH-4856. Was 8.95. Now only 4.53-B
RAZZLE DAZZLE DOODLE ART: CREATIVE PLAY FOR YOU AND YOUR YOUNG CHILD, part of the Brown Paper Preschool Book Series, Little, Brown and Co. 1994. This book is full of art projects for preschoolers some suitable for the backseat of the car or the doctors office waiting room, or even the kitchen sink. You probably already have the materials, and many of these projects take very little grown-up help. Helps children explore hands-on creativity, learn the meaning of marks and symbols, discover how parts and patterns fit together, and experiment with cause and effect. Remainder mark. 48 pages BTH-4857. List price is 8.95. Now only $4.53-B
WORDSARONI: WORD PLAY FOR YOU AND YOUR PRESCHOOLER. Part of the Brown Paper Preschool Book Series, Little, Brown and Co. 1993.. A collection of reading, writing, talking, rhyming, making sense (and nonsense) language activities that you and your preschool child can enjoy together almost anywhere anytime you have a moment. Very little preparation is needed, and you already have the materials on hand. Paper with self-flap. Remainder mark. 48 pages.BTH-4855. Was 8.95. Now only 4.53-B.
Science and Nature
ARMOR TO VENOM: ANIMAL DEFENSES by Phyllis J. Perry. Trade paper, Franklin Watts, 1997, first printing. 63 pages including glossary index. Describes how many kinds of animals defend themselves from their enemies. Enhanced by full color photos, many close up. List price, 6.95. Now only 4.93-B.
CHILD'S FIRST LIBRARY OF LEARNING: INSECT WORLD, Time-Life Books, hardcover, oversize format. 88 pages. Remainder stamp on rear free end paper. This highly visual full-color interactive book is intended to be used by parents and young children together. Each double-page spread asks a question in bold giant print, such as "Why Do People Kill Termites?" This is followed by a brief answer in large print. The rest of the spread is devoted to close-up pictures of the insects in their natural habitat with some labels and notes for parents in small print scattered among the pictures. There are some pages at the back for recording your own child's questions and discoveries in the insect world. Here are some more questions the book answers:
Why does everyone hate cockroaches?
Why do fireflies glow?
Why do moths fly around lights?
How can flies stand upside down on the ceiling?
What do earthworms eat
Changes: From Metal to Music, A Photo Essay by Wendy Davis. Children's Press, 1997, First printing, Library binding. The author shows how copper ore is mined and mixed with zinc to form brass, molded into sheets and tubes, and sent to a factory. At the factory they are transformed into various kinds of brass band instruments. Every important step in the process is photographed and explained in simple, easy-to-read words for elementary readers. 32 pages. BTH-540. $9.93-B
Changes: From Wheat to Pasta, A Photo Essay by Robert Egan. Children's Press, 1999, Second printing, Library binding. The author shows how wheat grows in the sun, is harvested and milled until it is ground into flour. It is then transported to a baker who goes through the steps needed to turn it into pasta, which is then packed, shipped to stores, bought, and brought home for cooking. Every important step in the process is photographed and explained in simple, easy-to-read words for elementary readers. 32 pages. BTH-541. $9.93-B
CHOMP! A BOOK ABOUT SHARKS
by Melvin Berger. A Hello Reader Book, Level 3,
for grades 1 and 2. Great shark pictures with easy-to-read text to explain them.
very light damage and line through bar code BTH-4931.
Habitats: Saguaro Cactus by Paul and Shirley Berquist. Grolier, first printing, 1997. Library binding. This informative picture book portrays the life cycle of the saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert with large color photographs. It also shows how the saguaro itself is a habitat for the many small creatures who live in it, as well as those who live in and feed on it after its death until it decomposes and enriches the earth. A wonderful resource for those of elementary age who are studying the desert. 32 pages. BTH-542. $9.93-B
JIM ARNOSKY'S NATURE NOTEBOOKS with Illustrated Instructions on How to Keep You Own Wildlife Diary. Flexback. 64 pages each. Jim Arnosky give his tips on making a nature sketch book in the student's field of interest. Each book also has the author's beautiful detailed sketches to both instruct and offer examples, and there are also decorative blank pages for students to make their own notes and sketches. Order by series, title and price code. These were listed at 7.95. Now they are only $4.93-B each. Available titles include:
Bug Hunter: Jim Arnosky shows
children where and how to hunt for bugs, how to protect themselves from ticks and other
harmful insects, and how to record their findings.
Shore Walker. The author shows students how to identify a selection of shells and plants, how to stay safe while walking along the shore, and how to record their findings.
Animal Tracker: The author shows students where to look for animal tracks, how to identify animal prints, and how to record their findings.
KEEPING MINIBEAST: LADYBUGS, a Franklin Watts library edition. A nature series that shows in close-up color photographs and simple text how to care for small creatures which are easily found in gardens, parks, and open spaces. Each book shows how to find, house, feed, care for and observe a particular minibeast. Titles currently available: LADYBUGS. 3.93-B each
KIDS' SCIENCE BOOK: CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR HANDS-ON FUN by Robert Hirschfeld and Nancy White. A Williamson Kids Can! Book for children ages 4-10 and their families. The authors take science out of the lab and put it right into every child's real world. Children will learn the tools of science -- to question, observe, predict, and estimate. There are over 100 exciting activities dealing with Science All Around You; Plant Power; Crafty Creatures; Water, Water, Everywhere; The Air Around Us; The Sky Above; The Earth Below; The Light of Our Life; and May the Force Be With You. Some activities include Make a Measuring Wheel; Using a Microscope; Sprout Art; Coloring Cut Flowers through the Stems; Making Water Climb Upwards; A Garden Without Soil; Origami Whale; 3-D Woven Fish; "Stained-Glass" Butterfly; Making Climbing Spiders; Making Indoor Rain; Making Marbled Paper with Floating Oil on Water; Making Giant Floating Bubbles; A Hot-Air Powered Mobile; making a Windmill; Making a Sun Clock;Making Sandscapes; Making a Blow-Your-Top Volcano; making a Shadow puppet Theater; Bending Light; Moving Marbles;Making a Compass, and many more. 158 pages. List price, $12.95. Now just $8.93-B
LADYBIRD EXPLORERS: A series that helps young readers explore their world and its history. Discover spectacular natural phenomena and awesome animals. Each beautifully illustrated hardcover book is packed with interesting information and a unique center foldout. These books are secular and contain the usual old-earth and evolutionary assumptions. Titles available are DINOSAURS ; PLANETS ; VOLCANOES AND EARTHQUAKES; FLIGHT; SHARKS; OCEANS; and WHALES AND DOLPHINS. Was 4.99. Now 3.53-B each.
The Life and Times of the Peanut by Charles Micucci. Houghton Mifflin,1997. 32 pages. This hardcover book contains all any child would want to know about the origins, growth, harvesting, and uses of the peanut. It has the words and music to the song "Goober Peas" by A. Pindar. It tells how Spanish explorers in the 1500s shiped peanuts from the New World to Europe, Asia, and Africa and includes and illustrated map. And, of course, it explains how George Washington Carver's experiments made the peanut more useful and popular. My copies have minor defects. Most have the original price written in black marker on the inside front cover. There might be a tear in the jacket or other light damage to the jacket. In the image, the bottom edge doesn't show because the book was larger than the scanner. BTH-358. $8.93-B
Lightning by Seymour Simon. Morrow, 1997. Hardcover. First printing. This book explains the phenomenon of lightning -- its causes, its effects, Ben Franklin's experiments with it, new types which have been discovered, and, of course, Simon's spectacular color photographs of it throughout. A glorious picture book for use in studies of weather. Condition is fair because of defects noted: Remainder mark. Boards are lightly bent. Both Jacket and book are bumped on spine bottom, and jacket has small tears and creases at edges.. BTH-543. $7.93-B
MAGIC AND PERCEPTION: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FOOLING THE SENSES by Bob Friedhoffer. For ages 10 and up. Reading level is for grades 5-8. The author, a magician, reveals the secrets of some favorite magic tricks to demonstrate the ways that magic tricks fool the human mind. He describes the brain's role in interpreting the information it receives from the senses, and weaves entertaining directions for performing the tricks with the biology and psychology of perception. List price was 6.95. Now 3.93-B
MY LITTLE BOOK OF BURROWING OWLS by Hope Marston. Illustrated by Maria M. Brown. Children can watch two burrowing owls search for and make a home, bear young, and observe the owl family's life and adventures as the owlets grow up and begin to search for homes of their own. The large color illustrations surrounding the clear easy-to-read print make this book hard for young readers to resist. Trade paper, square picture book. BT-1964. Was 4.95. Now only 3.93-B
MY LITTLE BOOK OF WOOD DUCKS by Hope Marston. Illustrated by Maria M. Brown. Trade paper, square picture book. Children can watch two wood ducks flit through the trees, searching for a home, and finally deciding to settle in an old woodpecker whole in a rotting oak tree. That is where they make a next and lay eggs.Before long, the ducklings hatch and begin the process of growing up. The large color illustrations of the antics of the ducklings and the clear, easy-to-read print make this book hard for young readers to resist. Was BT-1965. $4.95. Now only 3.93-B
PROJECTS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS: A series published by Franklin Watts to aid high school students in preparing for science fairs or in exploring science with hands-on activities. Each book in the series explains what a science project is and how to do one, discusses science fairs, and suggests numerous ideas for science projects suitable for class assignments or science fairs .At the back are supplier lists for equipment, suggestions for further reading, and an index. Illustrated with diagrams and black and white photos. Print is clear and easily read. Average length, 135 pages. Order by title. Price Not all have links yet to e-commerce site. Titles available:
Biology Projects for Young Scientists,
Biotechnology Projects for Young Scientists, $6.93
Engineering Projects for Young Scientists, $6.23
Geology Projects for Young Scientists, BTH-116, $6.93
Health and Medicine Projects for Young Scientists, BTH-4827. $6.26*
Science Experiments You Can Eat, by Vicki Cobb. A "lab manual" of edible experiments. You can turn your kitchen into a laboratory your children will love. Kids spend their own money on these books at school book fairs. Discover how cabbage can detect acid, how bacteria makes yogurt, and much more. Revised to reflect advances in scientific knowledge and the invention of the microwave. Remainder: New book with light wear to cover and black marker line on bottom edge. For grades 4-6. 214 indexed pages. BTH-3487 $3.53-B
The Skeleton Inside You by Philip Balestrino. Harper Collins, Revised Edition, 1989. HC, no dust jacket. Illustrated boards. Part of "Let's Read and Find Out" series for beginning readers. This is an introduction to the human skeletal system and it explains how the 206 bones of the skeleton join together, how they grow, how they help make blood, what happens when they break, and how they mend. 32 pages. BTH-5584. $5.23-B
SHARKS by June Behrens. Children's Press, paper. Very large print and lots of white space to encourage beginning readers. About third grade reading level. Describes physical characteristics, behavior, and different species of sharks. Great color photos. 48 pages with glossary and index. BTH-4933. Was 5.95. Now only 3.53-B
TOTALLY AMAZING SPIDERS, Golden Books, paper, large format. Has great color close-ups of all kinds of spiders going about their daily lives and lots of awesome facts. Graphics are sure to appeal to spider fans between 7and 11. Book may have some light damage, especially at corners. 32 pages with index. Just $2.53-B
Wildlife for Kids Series: These books explore their subjects with one or a few simple paragraphs of engaging text and at least one page of color photograph or illustration per double page spread. These are aimed at children ages 7-12. Each book has some unique aspects which will be described by individual title.
Bison for Kids by Todd Wilkinson. Northwood Press, 1994. This is a great introduction to this magnificent mammal. The text is more engaging than some of the other books in this series (Although Raccoons for Kids shows the same imagination in the writing.) The author traces the history of bison, describes it's habitats, physical characteristics, and habits. One thing I really liked about the book were the humorous drawings by John F. McGee, often right beside the color photographs by Michael J. Francis. I learned to appreciate the bison much more, and now know why my husband was trembling when he saw our son pet one on a hike on Catalina Island, where the buffalo were still roaming. Anyone interested in bison and their relationship to the land and it's other inhabitants, among them man, will enjoy this book -- even grown-ups. 48 pages. BTH- 5072. $4.93-B
Raccoons for Kids by Jeff Fair. Photography by Alan and Sandy Carey. Northwood Press, 1995. Trade paper. For all ages. If you or anyone in your family likes raccoons, you've got to have this book. The author relates his experiences after adopting an orphaned raccoon. He explains how intelligent she was: she could turn on water faucets and unlock the door of her pen, etc. Partly personal experience, and part education, this naturalist's story, along with the gorgeous color photos and whimsical illustrations, will prove a rare combination of warmth, information, and entertainment. Please don't confuse it with the rather unimaginative nonfiction series books about animals that the major publishers have in their backlists. This one begs to be read. I couldn't resist it, and read it from cover to cover while I waited for scans last night. 48 pages of pure delight. Trade paper. Back cover is probably wrinkled -- appears to be publishing defect. But it won't keep you from reading and enjoying this treasure. BTH-4807. Was 6.95. Now just 4.93-B
Wild Horses for Kids by Mark Henckel. Photography by Michael H. Francis. Northwood Press, 1995. In this book, ten-year-old April, who is in a wheelchair, has persuaded her parents to take a vacation in the West so that she might be able to see some wild horses. She meets 15-year-old Matt, hoping he's a cowboy who can take her to a place where the horses can be seen. As the two converse, it's evident that April knows more about wild horses than Matt, since she shares the information she's been learning for years. But Matt has actually observed the horses, and knows how hard it will be for April to find and get close to them, even with his help. So he tells her what he's learned by observation and offers to make an attempt to show her some wild horses before she leaves, but he nixes the idea of her trying to ride one -- another part of her dream. He does offer to let her ride one of the horses at her father's ranch. And she makes it clear that her wheelchair is no problem to her being able to race, swim, play basketball -- or ride horses. Illustrated with color photos and drawings. 48 pages. BTH-5070-B. $4.93. May have light signs of wear.
Wolves for Kids by Tom Wolpert. Northwood Press, 1997. This book is strictly nonfiction -- no story line. But it has a lot of interesting facts for young wolf fans, and the photographs are spectacular. It begins with basic physical facts about wolves, and then shows us a pregnant wolf digging her den and explains the characteristics of the pups when they are born and as they grow. It also shows how they are fed, protected by and become part of the pack as they grow up. Some special features of this book are the italicized words in the text which are defined in an index on the last page, and , also on the last page, a list of parent / child interaction questions. This book counteracts some of the myths about wolves which are perpetuated in fairly tales. 48 pages. BTH-5071. $4.93-B. May have light signs of wear.
Technology, Engineering, and Computers
HOUSES: STRUCTURES, METHODS, AND WAYS OF LIVING, by Piero Ventura. Hardcover. Printing ink is smeared on some letters on book jacket flaps - a publisher defect. The author/illustrator traces human progress from the first straw huts to medieval castles to modern-day apartment buildings. His illustrations, finely detailed, and filled with humor, show the construction process and external and internal views for the structures presented. This is a large format book that will appeal to all ages with its visual impact. Upper elementary reading level is necessary to enjoy the text. 64 pages. Glossary at end. List, BTH-4888. $16.95.Now 8.53-B
MY FIRST BOOK OF SPACE Coloring and Activity Book for Space Explorers 6 and Up: Contains 160 big pages of space-related activities and stories to color, word searches, mazes, models to construct, puzzles, games, and more. In addition it contains two big coloring sections: one tells the story of Apollo II and man's first moonwalk; the other describes a futuristic shuttle flight to a manned space station. Was 6.95. Now only 2.53-B
HOW IT GOES: This series explores the way modern machines work. Stunning illustrations and large, clear text provide a step-by-step guide to each machine.
How It Goes: Helicopters by Kate Scarborough. Barron's, 1994. In this book Mr. Fixit, the mechanic, explains the working parts of the helicopter from the controls to the landing gear. Facts and figures and an index are also included. Will appeal to visual learners in grades 3 and up. Younger children might enjoy just looking at the pictures while you read the text to them. BTH-4830. $3.53-B
How it Goes: Racing Cars by Ian Graham. Barron's, 1996. In this book Mr. Fixit, the mechanic, explains the working parts of racing cars. The book also offers a look at sports cars, Grand Prix and Indy car racing, race tactics, and racing safety. Facts and figures, a glossary, and an index are also included. Will appeal to visual learners in grades 3 and up. Younger children might enjoy just looking at the pictures while you read the text to them. BTH-4830. $3.53-B
ONE GIANT LEAP, by Mary Ann Fraser. Hardcover with jacket. Jackets may have minor damage. This is a moment-by-moment picture book re-creation of the first space flight to the moon, culminating in Neil Armstrong's step onto it's surface. The last two pages trace the history of space flight leading up to the Apollo II moon mission and beyond. Special features include diagrams of the rocket and spacecraft, a moon map, and diagrams of the Apollo II flight profile and an Apollo spacesuit. List price is 15.95. Now just $4.93-B
STUNT PLANES, by Rosemary Grimm. Hardcover library binding, illustrated boards, no jacket. Describes the sport of stunt flying, including its history; the most popular stunt planes, basic stunts, and stunt-flying contests. 48 pages with glossary index. For grades three and up. $4.93-B
Troll Homework Survival Guide: Science: A Reference for Students and Parents by Mary Dylewski. Troll, 1989, soft cover, workbook size. Corner may be bent. For grades 4-6. Is full of handy reference material on the classification system, plants, animals, biomes, rocks and fossils, weather and bodies of water, geology and the Geologic Timescale used by secular scientists, the solar system, matter and its composition , light and sound, electricity and magnetism, and forces and machines. 64 pages including index answers to questions presented. #08167-55264. $3.93-B
A Walk Through a Rain Forest: Life in the Ituri Forest of Zaire
by David adn Mark Jenike. Franklin Watts, 1995. This book for older children
introduces one of the most diverse communities of life on earth -- the dense
tropical Ituri Forest of Zaire. In it are clusters of Lese farmers and Efe
foragers; an abundance of colorful, thriving plant species; and an amazing array
of animal life that includes bongos, okapis, chimpanzees, duikers, forest
elephants, vipers, and many more. Each plant and animals is introduced with
full-color photograph and a fact box that tells all about it -- range, habitat,
size, weight, food, life span, reproduction facts, rain forest level, and a
paragraph or two about its unique characteristics. 64 pages. BTH-4912. $5.93-B
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