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Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife (Paperback)

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's WildlifeFor: Grades 3 to adult / Ages 8 to adults
Subject: Animals
Rating: 5 stars (67 reviewers)
Price: $29.95
Page: 624 PAGES
By: David Burnie (Author), Don E. Wilson (Editor)

A book for everyone, young like old. This book will appeal to everyone who like to read about animals. With descriptive pictures, this book will even appeal to the younger ones who can’t read yet but can appreciate the beautiful wildlife illustrations from all around the world.¬† This book is an amazing reference on animals and contains detailed information. Your child will enjoy exploring all the scientific and technical informative topics that relates to animals and their environment. And we can assure, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa will also find their share of interest into that huge amount of information and facts about wildlife. This book certainly stands apart from all other books for animals, and will serve as a main reference book about animal for your child for the coming years. Everybody simply loves this book! If your child has a fascination with animals, this book has more species and pictures of animals than they can ever dream of. A book that will fill your child imagination for years. With over 600 pages and costing under $30, this is The animal book to give your child this coming Christmas. Review
Over 2,000 species, from the tiny spider mite to the massive blue whale, are profiled in DK’s astonishingly wonderful Animal, produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution and more than 70 expert zoologists. To call this book “profusely illustrated” is to seriously underrepresent page after page of breathtaking photos capturing each creature in sharp images, thrumming with life. Even the page borders are covered with collages of animal skins to indicate (more…)

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series) (Paperback)

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)For: Preschool-Grade 1 / Ages 2-6
Subject: Biology, Human biology
Rating: 4.5 stars (226 reviewers)
Price: $7.95
Page: 27 PAGES
By: Taro Gomi (Author) & Amanda Mayer Stinchecum (Illustrator) 3gadf5xsyz

This book is a wonderfully illustrated book for every young toddler. Everyone Poops is a great book to teach your children about the basics of human and animal biology. A great book to have when you start potty training your child. A book all kids will enjoy, and that will help their parents get more comfortable about talking about #2 ūüėČ

Some parents will be put off by some of the explicit but fun images, but this book shows the reality as is : Everybody poops! In a world where too many parents are embarrassed to ask their doctor about colonoscopy, it is important to educate your child that it is okay to talk about any problems related to our daily #2! Everyone Poops, a great educational and entertaining book for kids ages 2-6, but also for the prudish parents!

From Publishers Weekly
“An elephant makes a big poop. A mouse makes a tiny poop,” and so the text goes, describing all sorts of creatures and people who eat and thus defecate. Ages 18mos.-4yrs. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1– Well yes, they do, but does anyone really need an entire book on the subject? In this Japanese import, readers are informed on page one that “an elephant makes a big poop, a mouse makes a ti (more…)

Grossology (Paperback)


For: Grades 3-7 / Ages 8-12
Subject: Human biology, funny book
Rating: 5 stars (10 reviewers)
Price: $9.99
Page: 80 PAGES
By: Sylvia Branzei (Author) & Jack Keely (Illustrator)

This book is a classic of modern gross scholarship… If you have kids and can’t get them to read books (whether it’s science books for kids, or any other types of books), this will probably become your child’s favorite book. Kids are simply nuts over that book, which has an impressive array of information on fun subjects, such as barf, farts, BO, burping, bad breath and everything else boys seem to just love. The book is so interesting, especially to boys, that there won’t be any complain when reading time comes! And what to say about your happiness when you will see your boy or girl laugh hysterically at the images and comments. Definitely a must have book for any child.


The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids (Paperback)

The New York Public Library Amazing World Geography: A Book of Answers for Kids
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Nature, Planet Earth
Rating: N/A
Price: $12.95
Page: 176 PAGES
By: The New York Public Library & Andrea Sutcliffe

Follow the Ring of Fire from New Zealand to South America. Navigate the Blue Nile and walk the Great Wall of China. Meet the first person to reach the South Pole and witness the “Green Revolution” in India. Explore the people, landscapes, and languages of our fascinating planet and uncover the answers to all your questions about world geography . . . How old is the earth? See page 8. Can volcanoes form underwater? See page 14. What are maquiladoras? See page 50. (more…)

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts (Paperback)

Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Human biology, Human body, Anatomy
Rating: 4.5 stars (11 reviews)
Price: $14.99
Page: 127 pages
By: Linda Allison

Brown Paper School Book – Blood and Guts discusses the elements of the human body. It also includes extra suggestions for related experiments and projects. This is an excellent book. Use it for home schooling or simply to give some extra knowledge about human biology to your child, who will simply love the book, the writing and the illustrations! The author puts in simple words the complicated world of human biology, in a way not only kids can understand and enjoy, but also adults! You will find lots of experiments to try, and easy to do with stuff you can find around the house. that we actually do because they’re just plain fun and the equipment is easily found around the house. This book is great for kids, but also for young teenagers, and can serve as a reference for people of all age! Keep it next to your encyclopedia, other adults may want to have a quick look at it!


The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6 (Paperback)

The Complete Book of Science, Grades 5-6
For: Grades 5-6 / Ages 10-12
Subject: Activity book / plants, animals, Earth, environment, air, water, sound, biology, etc
Rating: 4.5 stars (17 reviews)
Price: $14.95
Page: 352 pages
By: School Specialty Publishing

The Complete Book of Science for grades 5 to 6 teaches children important science skills! Children complete a variety of exercises that help them develop a number of skills in this 352 page workbook. Including a complete answer key this workbook features a user-friendly format perfect for browsing, research, and review. Over 4 million in print! The best-selling Complete Book series (more…)

Math To Know: A Mathematics Handbook

For: Grades 1-3 / Ages 6-8
Subject: Math
Rating: 4.5 stars (6 reviews)
Price: $26.60
Page: 483 pages
By: Mary C. Cavanagh

This book is one that every elementary school teacher, parent or grand parent should have on their book shelf.¬† When you seem to can’t explain a math concept to a child, you can simply rely on Math to Know to help you, which will do a super job and will put those concepts in terms easy to understand. A wonderful reference tool for all adults who have to deal with children every day. teachers. The entire series is a must for all teachers of Math. more…

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books) (Paperback)

Me and My Place in Space (Dragonfly Books)
For: Kindergarten – Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Space
Rating: 4.5 stars (12 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 32 pages
By: Joan Sweeney

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-The creators of Me on the Map (Crown, 1996) trump Robin Hirst’s My Place in Space (Orchard, 1990) by adding a tour of the solar system to their young narrator’s cheery recitation of her place in the universe. Donning an imaginary space suit and dashing off childlike crayon drawings as she goes, the russet-haired tour guide takes viewers past the Moon, Sun, and each planet, then out to the Milky Way and beyond. At each stop, she furnishes (more…)

The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive (Paperback)

The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive
For: Preschool-Grade 3 / Ages 4-8
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviews)
Price: $6.99
Page: 48 pages
By: Joanna Cole (Author), Bruce Degen (Illustrator), Bruce Degan (Illustrator)

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4. Nobody can organize a field trip like the indomitable Ms. Frizzle! This time out she introduces her class to the insect kingdom via an excursion through a honeybee hive. Garbed in bee costumes complete with antennae, and sprayed with the proper pheromones, the students are accepted by the workers and allowed to perform such chores as foraging for nectar and pollen, building honeycombs, making honey, and feeding larvae. They also have the opportu (more…)

Basher Science: Periodic Table (Paperback)

Basher Science: Periodic Table
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Chemistry
Rating: 5 stars (18 reviews)
Price: $8.99
Page: 128 pages
By: Adrian Dingle & Simon Basher

From Booklist
The scope and qualities of this unique book are summed up better in its subtitle¬†than¬†in its title. While Dingle does little to explain the periodic table, he shows all the elements of the periodic table on a chart with very original graphics and spotlights 64 of the elements for closer examination on single pages or double-page spreads.¬†Placed against a¬†list including an element’s symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, color, standard state, and classification, the (more…)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies (Paperback)

Science Dictionary for Kids: The Essential Guide to Science Terms, Concepts, and Strategies
For: Grades 4-7 / Ages 9-12
Subject: Dictionnary
Rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Laurie Westphal

Packed with more than 350 illustrated science definitions that every child must know…this is the ultimate science homework helper! Science Dictionary for Kids provides hundreds of science terms with kid-friendly definitions and illustrations, perfect for any teacher of science or parent helping a child with science homework. From the basic science equipment, to the physical sciences, to Earth science, kids can flip to one of eight science categories to find the definitions they need (more…)

I Love Animals Sticker Book (Paperback)

I Love Animals Sticker Book
For: age 3 and up (small pieces, need parents supervision for children under age of 3)
Subject: Animals
Rating: 4 stars (3 reviews)
Price: $3.95
Page: 20 pages
By: Roger Priddy

Ideal for children aged 3 and up¬†Fun rhymes to read and listen to¬†More than 30 stickers. You child will love that book! Children will bring this book with them at all time. A great book to keep your child entertain in the car and while waiting for you appointment at the dentist or doctor’s clinic. A great book your child will never get tired of, and a fantastic way to learn all sorts of of animal names.


Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less (Paperback)

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
For: Grade 2-4 / Ages 7-10
Subject: Activity book (air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more)
Rating: 4.5 stars (5 reviewers)
Price: $12.95
Page: 144 pages
By: Jean Potter

From School Library Journal
Suitable for grade 2-4. This book is a collection of simple projects. Experiments are easy and uses every materials that can easily be found in the house. Different topics for different areas of science, from gravity, to water or light. They all can be follow in a matter of minutes. Comes with detailed instructions and illustrations. The experiments are easy to understand. Some experiments require the help of an adult, and are well mentioned in the book. Each experiment has a some good science explanation behind it, the why, the what should had happened and many explanations. At times these explanations involve concepts that (…Find other similar books…)