The goal of The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos rhyming series is to introduce deep human history to kids in a fun and whimsical way. This third book, The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: Planets, portrays the Earth as our spaceship and gives life to the idea that we may not be the only living creatures in the universe! These books are meant to stimulate curiosity about the natural world, not teach technical scientific concepts. The intention of The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos series is to start a conversation about science and spark ambitious questions.
The latest from New York Times bestselling author, Douglas E. Richards, Out of This World is a wildly entertaining science fiction/fantasy adventure for kids and adults alike.
Ages 9 to adult
To save their parents they will have to travel to unknown worlds. Too bad the natives on each world all seem to want them dead . . .
Zachary and Jenna Lane are a brother and sister pair who would much rather tease and trick each other than work together. But when their parents vanish before their eyes through a mysterious shimmering portal, the two kids join forces and adventure through a series of fantastic worlds in an effort to rescue them. But each world is more treacherous than the last, and staying alive for even a day will prove to be the ultimate test of their wits, courage, and determination.
Most children are enthralled by nature, specifically outer space and various weather conditions. Because not everyone lives in a geographic region that experiences tornadoes and hurricanes, picture books are a great way for children to learn about these events. A well illustrated picture book can help students understand how tornadoes and hurricanes are formed, and can help them overcome their fear of these extreme weather situations. When students who have been impacted firsthand by a major storm are able to see the explanation in a neutral, scientific way, it may provide a way for them to heal from their traumatic experiences.
A Foundational Fairy Tale by Master of the Genre, George MacDonald “Seeing is not believing - it is only seeing.” ― George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin George MacDonald's novel, The Princess and the Goblin is a charming fairy tale of a young girl who sets out for adventure, meets a young miner boy, and helps save the kingdom from destruction by Goblins. Beneath the simple story is Christian symbolism and imaginative writing. Many writers such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, and Lewis Carroll have been influenced by George MacDonald and The Princess and the Goblin.
The Sequel to The Princess and the Goblin “Remember, then, that whoever does not mean good is always in danger of harm. But I try to give everybody fair play, and those that are in the wrong are in far more need of it always than those who are in the right: they can afford to do without it.” ― George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie
In this fantasy adventure story, Princess Irene and her friend Curdie must save the king by challenging his poisoning ministers. Filled with magic and wisdom, The Princess and Curdie is a fairy tale story with suprising depth that makes for a lovel read aloud to children.
Animal Stories, Songs and Folklore from the American South “You can't run away from trouble. Ain't no place that far.” ― Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris Uncle Remus is a collection of African-American stories, songs and oral folklore collected by Joel Chandler Harris. Uncle Remus is a fictional storyteller who shares stories about Br'er Rabbit, a trickster who is often opposed by Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. Uncle Remus was adapted in the controversial Disney film, The Song of the South and the story characters are still feature in the Disney ride, Splash Mountain.
A bear with a beard? It isn't that weird!
In this delightful and fun story written and illustrated by Jeremy Billups you'll get to meet a bear with a beard and tag along as he becomes rich and famous, wins beard-wrestling matches, gets knighted by a queen and meets other animals from all over the world with beards of their own.
How long is this bear's beard? Are there really other animals with beards? And what exactly is this bear keeping tucked away in his beard?
In this book, you’ll learn how to:
- Quickly and confidently move each piece from Pawn to King
- Set up the board from memory quickly and correctly every…single…time
- Use my step-by-step method for commanding the puzzling Knight
- Harness the power of your own mind to visualize the board and gain an edge over your opponent
- Learn the little-known reason why most beginners lose and how to use it to your advantage
- Employ a three-question checklist to ensure you don’t lose your pieces for no good reason
- Blow your opponent’s mind! Predict your opponent’s strategy three moves ahead and stop their plan before they’ve even tried it
An extremely relevant history book during our tough times of economic recession.
Experience America during the booming twenties and Great Depression thirties. Gangsters, jazz and the Prohibition await you on your journey!
Simple history gives you the facts, simple!
Thanks to Edison, we now enjoy electric light, movies, recorded music, and much more.
Read this educational children's book and discover...
- Who was Thomas Edison and why is he so important?
- What was Thomas like as a little boy and how did this influence his later accomplishments?
- How Edison overcame his lack of formal education to become one of the most important people in history.
- How Thomas took a crippling disability that would have crushed most people and used it to his advantage.
- How Edison transformed himself from a curious youth to the inventor that helped usher in the modern world as we know it.
- Why one of Thomas' invention was over a century ahead of his time.
- How Edison's laboratories set the standard that modern tech giants like Google and Intel still follow to this day.
- ...and Much, Much More!
Now a Musical with Music from Tori Amos! “One day [the prince] lost sight of his retinue in a great forest. These forests are very useful in delivering princes from their courtiers, like a sieve that keeps back the bran. Then the princes get away to follow their fortunes. In this they have the advantage of the princesses, who are forced to marry before they have had a bit of fun. I wish our princesses got lost in a forest sometimes.” ― George MacDonald, The Light Princess
When a princess is cursed to lose her "gravity" she loses both her wit and her ability to keep her feet on the ground. This short (43 page) novel makes an enjoyable read for children and adults alike. In this book, a familiar fairy tale (Sleeping Beauty) is twisted into a funny, lyrical and wise story about a young princess who saves the prince.
Lisa, a young pretty panda, is bored staying at her house. She started to look around and she found a book about a panda that became invisible.
Lisa always wanted to be a detective and she decided to find the mysteries around this invisible panda. When she started asking the elderly pandas in her town if they had remembered this invisible panda, they all told her to stop looking that she would get in big trouble or be hurt, if she continued her quest.
This spiked her interest even more and we follow her search for the mysteries of this invisible panda.
This is for the 5 to 8 year old reader
The Lil Super Snoopers Club is a mystery novel series about four young girls living in the inner-city of Los Angeles that decides to start a detective agency using forensic science to solve crimes. This book is written for elementary school aged children and is a good resource to get students excited about Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).
Shocking news on a snowy night when Juli's policeman father doesn't come home is followed by more trouble than she feels she can handle: The need to change schools. Then, her Mom is forced to return to teaching. There are UPS trucks everywhere Juli goes, and a "gray man" lurking in the shadows--a man only she can see. When things come to a boil, Juli realizes nothing is ever as it seems
Mystery fans of all ages will love this series of fun, whodunnits with Juli and her high school friends. If you love Nancy Drew and Scooby Do, these are the books for you.
This book covers a range of exciting topics including:
- Introduction – What Is A Mountain?
- What Are Some Common Features Of Mountains?
- Where Are Mountains Found Around The World?
- How Many Mountains Are There?
- How Are Mountains Made?
- Are There Different Types Of Mountains?
- What Are Fold(ed) Mountains?
- What Are Volcanic Mountains?
- What Are Fault-Block Mountains?
- What Are Dome Mountains?
- What Are Plateau Mountains?
- Tell Me About A Few Famous Mountains
- What Is A Mountain Range?
- Do Many People Live On Mountains Worldwide?
- What Is The Tallest Known Mountain In The World?
- What Is The Smallest Known Mountain In The World?
- What Is The Oldest Mountain Range In The World?
- What Kinds Of Trees Are Found On Mountains?
- What Kinds Of Animal Life Are Found On Mountains?
This book covers a range of exciting topics including:
- What Are Rainforests?
- What Are Temperate Rainforests?
- What Are Tropical Rainforests?
- Does It Always Rain In Rainforests?
- Why Does It Rain So Much In Rainforests?
- What Is The Largest Rainforest In The World?
- What Kinds Of Animals Live In Rainforests?
- What Types Of Plants Are Found In Rainforests?
- Tell Me A Little Bit About Rainforest Trees
- Do People Live In Rainforests?
- Who Are The Pygmies, Huli And Yanomami People?
- Why Do Scientists Find Rainforests To Be So Fascinating?
- What Types Of Useful Medicines Have Humans Found In Rainforests?
- Are Rainforests Becoming Extinct?
- Besides Climate Change, What Are Some Other Contributing Factors To The Depletion Of Rainforests?
- Why Are Rainforests Important?
- What Can I Do At Home To Help Preserve The Rainforests?
- Tell Me About The Most Popular Rainforest In The World
- Which Rainforest Receives The Most Tourists Each Year?
This book is a collection of plays that have been adapted from Aesop's most famous fables. They can be used as performance plays, readers theatre or just used to promote reading in groups. Each play is between five and ten minutes long. The plays can be adapted to suit the various needs of the group. The cast list is very flexible – more characters can be added. Characters can be changed or omitted. In addition, the teacher/group leader can assume the role of the storyteller if the children are unable to read or not at the reading level required. Also included in this book is a variety of drama activities. These activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable as well as promoting group cohesion, character development and creativity.
The plays in the collection are:
- The Lion and the Mouse
- The Ants and the Grasshopper
- The Hare and the Tortoise
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
- Belling the Cat
- The Miller, his Son and the Donkey
- The Fox and the Crow
- The Cockerel and the Fox
- The Goatherd and the Wild Goats
- The North Wind and the Sun
- The Fox and the Cat
- The Fox that lost his tail