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A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky Revised and Updated

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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky

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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky revised and Updated

Author : Michael Driscoll
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This charming exploration of the night sky -- featuring a star finder and glow-in-the-dark stickers -- which has more than a quarter of a million young astronomers enjoying the night sky in countries around the world, is now completely revised and updated. A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

Exploring the Night Sky

Author : Terence Dickinson
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A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.

The Best of Rocky Mountain National Park

Author : Alan Leftridge
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Make the most of your trip to Rocky! This handy guide covers everything you need to know. Find the best hikes, best picnic spots, best places to watch wildlife, best wildflowers, best waterfalls, best activities for kids, and more. Compiled by a former park ranger, with beautiful color photographs, locator maps, and clear, concise directions.

Star Stories

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Follow an epic animal race, a quest for a disembodied hand, and an emu egg hunt in constellation stories from diverse cultures We can see love, betrayal, and friendship in the heavens, if we know where to look. A world expert on cultural understandings of cosmology, Anthony Aveni provides an unconventional atlas of the night sky, introducing readers to tales beloved for generations. The constellations included are not only your typical Greek and Roman myths, but star patterns conceived by a host of cultures, non‑Western and indigenous, ancient and contemporary. The sky has long served as a template for telling stories about the meaning of life. People have looked for likenesses between the domains of heaven and earth to help marry the unfamiliar above to the quotidian below. Perfect reading for all sky watchers and storytellers, this book is an essential complement to Western mythologies, showing how the confluence of the natural world and culture of heavenly observers can produce a variety of tales about the shapes in the sky.

A Child s Introduction to the Environment

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Discusses a variety of environmental sciences topics, including global warming, food chains, and desertification, along with a collection of experiments and conservation activities.

Imagine Childhood

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A treasury of crafts and activities celebrates the wonders and adventures of childhood with options designed to enhance a child's interactions with the world, suggesting a range of imaginary play and exploration games, including several outdoor ideas. Original.

A Child s Introduction to Natural History

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In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Natural History introduces readers ages 8 to 12 to the fascinating wonders of our natural world.Highlighting every kingdom of life--plants, bacteria, mammals, birds, amphibians, insects, rocks and minerals--the book is also full of charming and witty illustrations by Meredith Hamilton plus 30 photographs throughout. The book delves into topics like geology; prehistoric times, including fossils and dinosaurs; how animals move and fly; evolution; biomes; and more. Sidebars throughout offer biographies of naturalists like Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, Thomas Henry Huxley. Also includes fun, hands-on projects for kids to do on their own or with adults and 5 origami patterns to create your own paper dinosaur, whale, penguin, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, this is an entertaining and educational look at our natural history.

Constellations

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Provides an introduction to constellations that blends storytelling with basic astronomical facts, revealing the myths of the gods and heroes whose names are on today's star maps, and includes glow-in-the dark illustrations.

A Child s Introduction to Art

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The newest volume in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning Child's Introduction series explores the fascinating world of art and artists and includes do-it-yourself art projects throughout. In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Art introduces kids ages 9 through 12 to the art world's most famous painters, styles, and periods, all brought to life through full-color photographs of 40 masterpieces, as well as charming original illustrations. The book highlights 40 painters and sculptors, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Diego Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Mary Cassatt, and Andy Warhol, providing information on their life, inspirations, influences, technique, and a full-color photo of one of their signature works of art. It also includes an overview of various styles and periods (Renaissance, Impressionism, Cubism, etc.), instruction on how to view and appreciate art, and information on the color wheel and other tools artists employ. Fun art projects throughout, such as Can You Find It?, Q-tip pointillism, making a stained-glass window with tissue paper, and Spatter Paint like Pollock, allow kids to learn about painting techniques and explore their own artistic abilities. Also includes five masterpiece paintings to color. Meredith Hamilton's witty illustrations add another dimension to the excellent text and photographs.

Children s Books in Print 2007

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Quill Quire

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A Child s Introduction to Poetry

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Provides an introduction to different poetry genres, including nursery rhymes, ballads, and free verse, along with examples and excerpts from such poets as Homer, John Milton, Emily Dickinson, and Maya Angelou.

Starfinder

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Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete practical kit for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you’ll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the interactive planisphere to navigate the entire sky any time of night, throughout the year. Plus, 44 double-sided cards and a mini torch reveal how to identify each constellation, with hints and tips on special features to look for in each formation. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an accomplished astronomer, this is your up-to-date guide to exploring the cosmos.

A Child s Introduction to Torah

Author : Shirley Newman
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A retelling of the first five books of the Bible which serve as the religious structure of Judaism.

Hello World Solar System

Author : Jill McDonald
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"Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them. Hello, World! is a new series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. a Narrated in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. Each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. a Every young child loves to look up at the moon in the night sky. Now here's a book that can teach toddlers about the sun, moon, stars, and planets-with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts (oCan you point to the red planet? That's Mars!o). It's a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops."

The British National Bibliography

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Introduction to French Poetry

Author : Stanley Appelbaum
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Works by Villon, Ronsard, Voltaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, many more. Full French texts with literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical, critical information on each poet. Introduction. 31 black-and-white illustrations.

Constellations for Kids

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Discover the stars and explore constellations--a kid-friendly guide to navigating the sky Over thousands of years, stargazers have noticed shapes in the stars, also called constellations. Different cultures have seen mythical animals and heroes within these constellations, and many travelers have used the stars as a guide for their journeys. This book will show young astronomers how to read the night sky as they discover more than 20 unique constellations. From Canis Major to Cassiopeia, each constellation includes easy-to-check sky maps with bright illustrations and guidance on the direction and how high from the horizon you'll need to look. You'll also find step-by-steps on how to use other stars to guide the way, plus a look at the mythology behind each constellation. Constellations for Kids includes: Reach for the stars--A brief intro to the night sky covers the basics you need to know to understand how to find the constellations. Connect the dots--Find each constellation with ease using tables telling you where to look, maps with simple illustrations, and easy steps linking other stars to lead the way. Stellar stories--Did you know Lyra is the only Greek constellation that is a musical instrument? Explore cool celestial facts and fantastic mythology. Discover the stories written in the stars with this fun exploration of our constellations.