Kids ages 8 - 14 will get a kick out of the fun facts and photos in the book whether they are preparing for a Washington DC vacation with the family, or simply wanting to learn a little more about Washington DC attractions.
Hey Kids! Did you know...
- There's a mall in downtown Washington DC that doesn't sell anything?
- There's a place in DC where you can see US currency (paper money) printed!
- There's a name for the odd shape of the Washington Monument?
- The National Cathedral is filled with stained glass windows depicting American History?
- Washington DC is home to Bao Bao - one of only 12 giant pandas in the US?
"Suddenly Mother jumped to her feet and ran to one of the trees, a three-hundred-foot-tall redwood.
''Forever tree! Forever tree!'' she cried, smiling. She swept the skinny girl up into her arms. The child s pale skin shimmered in the golden forest light.
''Forever trees, forever trees,'' they sang, spinning in circles. The memory melted into the fog, and Eliza felt very tired. The question came again to her. It appeared out of the gray, out of the damp, out of the cold corners of this new house. The question whispered it always did the kind of whisper that sounded very loud indeed: Where had Mother gone?
Shadows appeared and disappeared in Eliza's mind. Still, she couldn't remember. She simply could not remember anything after that last story in the forest. For some reason, she wasn't terribly worried. She was a little worried, for sure, but not terribly worried, because a strange calm held the shadows and the question. It held Eliza, too.
Because love is forever.
Age Level: 5 - 12
Will Kathryn’s Dream come true?
Kathryn, a kind and sweet girl from Velvet Boulevard, finds herself in tears because she can’t afford ballet class. One day, at the beach, something magical happens. Find out how Kathryn’s dream comes to life with the help of a new found friend.
Age Level: 9 - 14 | Grade Level: 3 - 8
- Cleopatra’s family
- Early conflict
- A young queen
- Conflict with the Gabiniani
- Competition for the crown
- Relations with the Roman Republic
- Cleopatra in the Roman Civil War
- Cleopatra and Mark Antony
- Murder on Sacred Ground
- Queen of Kings
- Fall from grace
- The Battle of Actium
- Death of Cleopatra
- Video Page
When mice turn 100 years old (in mouse-years, of course) they get to visit the Queen of England. When Charlie journeys across the countryside for his grandmother’s visit, he discovers that even little creatures can have big adventures.
Aesop's Fables Vol. II is a vividly illustrated collection of three of Aesop's most popular fables. This collection includes three charming Children's stories all in one book. Volume II includes: The Goose and the Golden Egg, The Dog in the Manger, and The Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing. This is the second volume in the series of 3-in-1 children's classics.
Aesop's fables all include a short story followed by a lesson learned in each at the end of the story. These fables and their lessons learned are valuable assets that never grow too old to share with your children.
• This e-book publication is unique which include Illustrations.
Age Level: 3 - 7 | Grade Level: P - 2
This is the story of a lovely furry creature living inside a willow tree. The boy who lives next to this tree, hears voices coming out of it and tries to get to know this creature. Develop your kid's imagination, while using rhymes and some new words.
Age Level: 6 - 10 | Grade Level: 2 - 6
Witty and at times lough-out-loud funny, this book tells all there’s to know about Planet Pluto - the most hilarious planet of them all. I bet you didn’t even know that Planet Pluto had so much comic potential.
You’ll learn a bunch of important facts like:
- Where does its name come from?
- Is it really a planet?
- How weird is its orbit?
- Just how cold is there?
- And many more...
Age Level: 0 - 6 | Grade Level: P - K
The First in the series (I Want To Travel To …). Here is a delightful tale about friendship and new experiences. Come along for a magical journey around the world, this time to Paris! In "I Want To Travel To Paris", meet Cece and her special friend – Fredd - helping Cece achieve her dream adventure. Will they visit the Eiffel tower? What will they eat? This fun and interesting adventure story provides great opportunities for knowledge and skill development, with the promise of pleasure for parent and child alike.
What are you waiting for? Join the journey...
Age Level: 9 - 12 | Grade Level: 4 - 10
Green Book Festival 2013 Winner - YA Category
UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner
Two kids, two bikes, and an idea they can change their world. It's 2077. There's no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare's world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.
Then one day Clare meets an old woman who teaches her about seeds and real food. The woman (Ana) tempts Clare with the notion that food exists other than the square, processed, packaged food she has always known. Under Ana's tutelage, Clare and her friends learn about seeds and gardening despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.
When the authorities discover the children's forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called "The Garden State," and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually. Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?
Treasure is a gentle dystopian, frightening only is the possibility that we may not be far from the future it paints.
Life is complicated for the average tween, but try being the smallest girl in 7th grade and navigating the choppy waters of middle school without a mom. Such is the plight of Penelope “P” Ziegler, until she decides to take matters into her own hands and find a wife for her hopelessly quirky dad. Despite Dad’s objections, P is sure—with all her heart—that there’s a woman out there who will make them both very happy!
Age Level: 6 - 12 | Grade Level: 2 - 6
Once Tawny decides to do something, there’s no holding her back. So when her best friend Jenny dares her to eat dog kibble, down it goes. Little does she know how that dusty, tasteless lump will change her life. Suddenly she can hear what dogs have to say and talk back to them too! This might not be such a big deal, except that her own dog, an enormous Great Dane named Dinky, has a LOT to say. He lets her know right away that his fondest dream is to be a teeny tiny lap dog. Tawny promises to help him, and her life nearly goes to the dogs. A story about friendship and family, Book 1 in the Kibble Talk series will have everyone howling with laugher.
Did you know that there is a snake that can see with its tail? Are you aware that there exists a large mammal that can jump distances of up to fifty feet? How about the virus that turns caterpillars into zombies? The Amazing Animal Superbook has all of this and much, much more. Filled to the brim with over 1,000 incredible and compelling animal facts as well as 350 beautiful full-color photographs and multiple bonus features, no book covers the wide range of the animal kingdom in a more entertaining and informative way.
When Magdelan Pierce moved to Hillcrest, Wisconsin she wasn't looking forward to being the new girl in sixth grade, but it didn't take long for life to get interesting. Her classmates drink cheese flavored pop, there is a cute boy who seems to like her and people say there are bones in the lake. She finds letters that may hold the key to the town's unsolved mystery and to proving the innocence of a man who has been in prison for thirty years. While she's investigating, life gets a little sticky. In the middle of all of this, Maggie begins to learn what it means to talk to God about her fears and struggles. She finds the Bible to be more helpful than she ever expected. Set in 1988, readers will get a taste of music, style, and daily life from the past. It's a great story for parents to read with their 9-12 year old children. The story leads to a lot of good discussion. Reading Level: 4.7
Age Level: 5 - 13 | Grade Level: K - 6
When little nightingale sees a friend at school being bullied, he is too scared to say anything to stop it, and soon after loses his ability to sing altogether. The forest animals must then work together to help him find his song. Join Nightingale and his friends as they discover the significance of courage and its magical influence in beautifying our speech and inspiring the hearts of those around us. This story goes beyond teaching children how to defend themselves from bullying to focus on how they can create an environment in which bullying is not accepted by anyone. It helps children realize that to speak out requires courage and the power of speech –a gift that we all have and can use to defend the truth. This story of learning and the wisdom of friends will captivate the imagination of young and old alike, and is useful for both parents and teachers to highlight an important lesson about bullying.
This book is intended for children 5-9 years old or may be read to a younger child by a parent or older sibling. Take a delightful journey with Hoparoo the Kangaroo to learn the history of the kangaroo, how they grow and how they get around and the foods they eat. It is written in a friendly tone that encourages you to relax and have fun.
Most kids feel nervous when they go off to summer camp by themselves for the first time. Not Abby Riley. At the age of nine, she’s already a church camp expert, having tagged along every summer with her pastor father, who runs the week for junior-high-aged kids in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is the summer Abby has been waiting for, the summer she finally gets to be a “real” camper at elementary camp instead of just her dad’s guest.
But when Abby gets to camp, she discovers that life as an elementary camper is nothing like hanging out at camp as a dean’s kid. Elementary camp is full of rules, rules, and more rules! She has to follow a strict schedule, swim only in the shallow, roped-off area, and share a tiny cabin with a bunch of strangers. Worst of all, the counselors and campers at elementary camp are all new faces—none of the camp friends she already knows. She can’t even complain to her best friend Carin about camp because Carin is in love with both camp and their cute, seventeen-year-old counselor.
What Abby really wants to do, for the first time in her camp life, is pack her suitcase and go home, but she decides that she needs to stay and change things at this strange elementary camp. Will Abby change camp, or will camp change her?
Based on a true story about a young boy growing up under the Third Reich.
Karl Veth, the oldest of three children, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. By the time he was old enough to start school and begin his education, Hitler had already established a firm death-grip on the country. Children were fed a steady diet of Nazi propaganda and were often encouraged to turn on their family and friends but contrary to popular belief, not all of them bought into it.
Karl is an intelligent young boy who strives to excel in his studies, but he questions everything. Dangerous questions during a time when people are closely monitored. Karl’s father and grandfather are not blind followers and they have their own opinions about Hitler and his regime. The lessons they teach Karl often contradict what he is taught in school, yet they also inspire him to think on his own and form his own opinions.
German law mandates that all children must become members of the Hitler Youth and at the age of 10, Karl enters the Jungvolk, the junior branch of the Hitler Youth. He must wade through the propaganda and everything he is taught to decide for himself what is right and what it wrong. Little does he know at the time, but many of his grandfather’s predictions about the future of the Third Reich will eventually come to pass. The lessons he learns now and the opinions he forms will determine his fate in dangerous times ahead.
Though it is now widely believed that rats and fleas spread the disease by carrying the bubonic plague westward along well-established trade routes, and there are now vaccines to prevent the spread of the plague, the Black Death gruesomely killed upwards of 100 million people, with helpless chroniclers graphically describing the various stages of the disease. It took Europe decades for its population to bounce back, and similar plagues would affect various parts of the world for the next several centuries, but advances in medical technology have since allowed researchers to read various medieval accounts of the Black Death in order to understand the various strains of the disease. Furthermore, the social upheaval caused by the plague radically changed European societies, and some have noted that by the time the plague had passed, the Late Middle Ages would end with many of today’s European nations firmly established.
The Battle of Tippecanoe, fought on November 7, 1811 near present-day Lafayette, Indiana, involved forces of fewer than 2,000 Native American warriors and white soldiers, and only about 300 men were killed or wounded on both sides. Given those numbers, it’s apparent that the battle was far from being a Saratoga or a Gettysburg in terms of its scale or significance as an historical turning point, yet it was one of the most important battles in shaping American history during the early 19th century. The battle also involved an epic confrontation between two important American figures: William Henry Harrison, who would become the 9th president of the United States by running on his success in the battle, and the Shawnee war chief Tecumseh, arguably the most famous Native American leader in American history.
If you are a parent you probably worry about what your children get up to when they are on the internet. Sure, it’s essential that we all do use the internet to run our lives and for the children it’s mainly entertainment though potential dangers lurk everywhere particularly for naive and trusting children or younger teenagers. They can easily be caught out by their inexperience and naiveté and that possibly can cause harm to them, your computers and indeed yourself as a parent as you use the internet too.
That’s why we put this book together as a guide to the potential dangers on the internet and how you as a parent can take steps to help protect your children’s internet security and indeed your own.
The topics that are brought up in this book:
Groceries and cooking: Families in the US use to spend an average of on grocerie $140 - $290 every week. The tips in this book might help you to save a lot of money when it comes to groceries.
Toys And Clothes Clothes are essential as well as toys. Cut costs by buying clothes in the proper time and finding toys within the right places. Consider the advices within the book.
Have you ever been unhappy with your child's school and felt like you could give them a better education at home?
Do you want to homeschool your child but have no idea how to get started?
Would you love to have your child home with you every day so that you could guide them in their education and help provide them with a firm foundation for life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you...
Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Is homeschooling right for you?
- Where to get homeschool information in your area
- How to set homeschooling goals
- How to set up a study space
- How to timetable your schooling
- Keys to homeschooling success
- Much, much more!