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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine
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The first thing one notices about this publication is the high quality of its writing, which is crisp, clear, engaging, and informative (not to mention entertaining). The second is the diverse range of Computer Science topics covered in a single issue - highly absorbing and entertaining pieces such as those covering artificial intelligence, classic video game consoles, and automobile computers, among others. ...Read More
Leap
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Age 4-8 yrs.

Leap

Leap is the charming adventure tale of a boy who passionately dreams of going to the moon. Readers accompany this would-be rocketeer as he lays out plans before less-than supportive classmates, builds a rocket ship out of a dump truck, pilots it to the moon, and returns to a hero's welcome. Each page is a delight, humorously conveying the boy's exuberance through buoyant illustrations and clever words. Ingeni ...Read More
Martin Finds a Way
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Age 4-8 yrs.

Martin Finds a Way

'One fine day, with little to no fanfare, a really nice kid named Martin began a journey.' Thus begins the fabulous 'Martin Finds a Way,' a book about individuality, openness, self-discovery, acceptance, and the multitude and diversity of paths we all encounter in life. That's a tall order for any book to fill, but 'Martin Finds a Way' does so with great artistry. Which is not to say it is heavy-handed, quite ...Read More
Science Stumpers
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Age 8+

Science Stumpers

Children and adults can learn quite a lot from this fun-filled collection of bite-sized science mysteries. Each brain teaser-like Science Stumper consists of two pages. The first page provides the set-up, a mini-story that uses fictional characters to describe a set of events that often have counterintuitive results. Each set-up ends by inviting the reader to speculate on the mysterious outcome that, as it t ...Read More
Sight Words Smart Cards
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Age 4-8 yrs.

Sight Words Smart Cards

Sight Words Smart Cards is a systematic and oh-so-effective way to teach kids sight words while enhancing reading and comprehension skills. It was developed by a pair of very smart moms and educators who noticed how difficult it is for children to learn certain words using commonplace, but often ineffective, memorization drills. Each Smart Card is cleverly and playfully illustrated and incorporates activities ...Read More
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