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ABCs of Economics

by Chris Ferrie
edition: Hardcover
tagged: alphabet

A new book in the bestselling series with simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius!

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! The ABCs of Economics introduces babies (and grownups!) to a new economic concept for each letter of the alphabet. From asymmertric, business cycle, and captial, all the way to zero sum. It's n …

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Bayesian Probability for Babies

by Chris Ferrie
edition: Hardcover
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Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room by introducing them to Bayesian probability with the next installment of the Baby University board book series!

Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning with the next installment of the Baby University board book series. Full of scientific information from notable expe …

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Seaside Treasures

A Guidebook for Little Beachcombers

by Sarah Grindler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

A day of beachcombing is a day filled with salty sea air, enchanting seashells, and exciting discoveries. The ocean holds so much beauty and adventure, and it leaves so many treasures on its shores. Let's explore these seaside treasures.

An essential sea glass–hunting handbook for kids. With helpful advice, like "make sure no one's home!" before …

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Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue

illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers, by Robert Budd
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: colors, seasons

Praise for Hello Humpback!, the inaugural title in the First West Coast Books series:

“Graceful, well-constructed rhymes pair with First Nations artist Vickers’s crisp, luminous scenes… It’s a gorgeous glimpse of the distinctive landscapes and creatures of the Northwest, and it will enchant residents and nonlocals alike.”

—starred review, …

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Sarah Jacoby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: literary, women, books & libraries

What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?

In 42 inspired pages, this biography by award-winning writer Mac Barnett vividly depicts one of the greatest children’s book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Little Fur Family. Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacob …

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A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies (English)

by Mia Pelletier, illustrated by Danny Christopher
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: zoology, butterflies, moths & caterpillars, polar regions

About fifty species of butterflies live in the North American Arctic. Where most Arctic animals have warm, woolly coats or thick layers of blubber, butterflies have only their fluttering, delicate wings. The hardy butterflies that live in the Arctic have had to find clever ways to keep themselves warm in cool summers and survive icy cold winters. …

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On the Run in Ancient China

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: history, time travel, asia

It's the tantalizing smell of Chinese food that's enticed the Binkerton children back into the creepy Good Times Travel Agency. Sure, the fried noodles are delicious, but then the shop owner pulls another one of his mysterious guidebooks off his shelf and before they can stop him, he's sent the children hurtling back in time once again. This time t …

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Beastly Puzzles

A Brain-Boggling Animal Guessing Game

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Byrom Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: activity books, zoology

This book asks children: If you're given a list of features and characteristics, can you guess which animal they make? This might seem easy enough. But solving the puzzles in this book is deviously, outrageously, almost impossibly tricky! Though the thirteen animals included are easily recognizable --- such as polar bear, snail, ostrich, pufferfish …

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My Great Bear Rainforest Bundle

photographs by Ian McAllister, by Nicholas Read
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, photography, bears, marine life, wolves & coyotes

This collection of four nonfiction picture books showcases the wild inhabitants of the Great Bear Rainforest. Each book focuses on one kind of animal—wolves, bears, seals and whales—but also includes photographs of many other creatures who share the Great Bear Rainforest. Perfect for young readers who want to know more about the natural world, …

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