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ADOLPH--MASON JAR SCIENCE
Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more.

ISBN-10: 1612129862
ISBN-13: 9781612129860
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Storey Publishing

161212986
Reg. Price: $14.95
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BANG!
When a man with a pistol meets a man with a Winchester, you might say that the one with the pistol is a dead man, unless his pistol is a Volcanic, In the wild west, the Outlaws hunt the Sheriff, the Sheriff hunts the Outlaws, and the Renegade plots in secret, ready to join one side or the other. Before long, bullets start to fly, Which gunmen are Deputies, ready to sacrifice themselves for the Sheriff? And which are the merciless Outlaws, looking to gun him down? The world's best-selling wild west card game is back in a new, richer format. Easier to learn and play than ever before, Game Contents: 7 Role Cards (1 Sheriff, 2 Deputies, 3 Outlaws, 1 Renegade), 16 Characters, 80 Playing Cards, 7 Summary Cards, 7 Player Board, 30 Bullet Tokens, Rulebook in Full Color.
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Reg. Price: $30.00
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BRUNELLE--TURN THIS BOOK INTO A BEEHIVE
What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here's a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book's cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world--building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations. Written by Lynn Brunelle, author of Pop Bottle Science, whose gift for making science fun earned her four Emmy Awards as a writer for Bill Nye the Science Guy, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! introduces kids to the amazing mason bee, a non-aggressive, non-stinging super-pollinator that does the work of over 100 honeybees. Mason bees usually live in hollow reeds or holes in wood, but here's how to make a home just for them: Tear out the perforated paper--each illustrated as a different room in a house--roll the sheets into tubes, enclose the tubes using the book's cover, and hang the structure outside. The bees will arrive, pack mud into the tubes, and begin pollinating all the plants in your backyard. Twenty experiments and activities reveal even more about bees--how to smell like a bee, understand the role of flowers and pollen, learn how bees communicate with each other through "dance," and more. It's the real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.

ISBN-10: 1523501413
ISBN-13: 9781523501410
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Workman Publishing

152350141
Reg. Price: $19.95
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GATT--ROLLER COASTER MARBLE RUN
Get ready for fun with this easy-to-build marble run that's over two feet tall! Let the races begin, with this amazing marble run roller coaster! It's so simple to build: just press out the model pieces, assemble the marble run using glue or adhesive tape, and you're ready to go. The track has a switcher and two funnels--plus a gravity-defying loop-the-loop, fun steps, and amazing slopes--so the winning marble will always be a surprise. The base of the book becomes a secure stand for your model, and you get easy-to-understand explanations of the physics and engineering involved.

ISBN-10: 1783122684
ISBN-13: 9781783122684
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Carlton Kids

178312268
Reg. Price: $19.95
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GEOTOYS--USA GEOBINGO
GeoBingo USA is a new twist on a classic game and a new way to make geography fun! The goal of GeoBingo is to get 5 countries in a row on one of the 8 GeoBingo Boards. 50 state cards show the capital, land area, population, and nickname. Made in Germany, Ages 4 and Up.
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Reg. Price: $19.00
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GLOOM
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. Play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions. Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it! The second edition includes sturdy new packaging, rules fixes, timing icons, reminder cards, and more; plus it's fully compatible with the first edition game and supplements. It's sure to delight even the most despondent Gloom fan!
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Reg. Price: $28.95
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GYRATING HAMSTERS
Gyrating Hamsters is a hilarious, fast paced, interactive, hamster themed card game. Gyrating Hamsters is designed for 2-4 players and takes about 30min to play. The object of the game is to grow your hamster horde to the hamster threshold. Card Type: With 5 unique card types and numerous variations there is light strategy with heavy replayability. Card types include Horde Hamsters, Attack Hamsters, Actions Cards, Chaos Cards, and of course, the Gyrating Hamster. Gameplay: Each turn consists of drawing and playing combinations of hamsters and actions to build your own Hamster Horde, while depleting other Hordes. At the end of their turn, players have the option of combating opponents directly in winner-take-all battles. Strategy: To be successful, players must balance building their horde, managing their hand, defending their hamsters, and attacking their opponents. The game is over when the threshold of hamsters is obtained by 1 player. Designer : Andrew Gerbsch Number of players : 2-4 Playing time : 20-30 minutes Recommended ages : 13+
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Reg. Price: $25.00
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I CAN'T EVEN WITH THESE MONSTERS
I CAN’T EVEN is a series of card games that all share one rule: The player with the highest odd score wins! For example, if the game ended with players at 9, 16, 20, and 22 points, the player with 9 points would win! Each game is standalone or can be shuffled together. I Can't Even With These Monsters has 49 monster cards: Amalgam, Blob, Ghost, Ichthid, Mummy, Vampire, Werewolf, each appearing seven times.
000010311
Reg. Price: $27.50
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JENGA THROW N GO
All the fun of Classic Jenga,® but now with a colorful twist!!! One of most eye catching Jenga® games ever sold! Get ready for more color and more complicated choices – whether you roll the die and have a simple move to pull out the purple block on the end....or a more challenging move with the blue block tightly sandwiched in the middle, forcing you to inch it out ever...so...s-l-o-w-l-y.
000010293
Reg. Price: $35.00
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LOWERY--KIDS AWESOME ACTIVITY BOOK
Pure interactive fun between two covers! A book that begs to be doodled in with 96 wacky prompts, games, and crafts, and adorable creatures to boot, The Kid's Awesome Activity Book is packed with activities that take delightful twists and turns, inviting kids to design, draw, and dream--and encouraging creativity on and off the page. Enter an ancient cave to decode a mummy's message. Find your way through a beehive maze. Write a song for a cat rock band. Design a personalized spaceship--and so much more. Plus, plenty of goodies to return to again and again for hands-on play: paper dolls, finger puppets, bonus stickers, and a giant pullout poster designed to kindle curious minds and active imaginations. A great boredom-buster for travel or rainy days, and a fun birthday or holiday gift. From the author and illustrator of the Doodle Adventures(R) series and based on the Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar, the book showcases Lowery's inimitable quirky style and humor that clicks with all ages--get the whole family in on the fun!

ISBN-10: 0761187189
ISBN-13: 9780761187189
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Workman Publishing

076118718
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MANLAPI--EPIC CARDBOARD ADVENTURES
The creator behind the blog Pink Stripey Socks brings her crafting talent to cardboard! With these easy-to-make, imagination-growing cardboard crafts, kids can put on a show, travel back in time, and even rocket to outer space!

ISBN-10: 1623709318
ISBN-13: 9781623709310
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Capstone

162370931
Reg. Price: $14.95
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MEXICAN TRAIN (TIN BOX)
Mexican Train is a fairly recently developed variation of Dominoes train type games that has become extremely popular. Because of its simplicity and interaction, it can be played by nearly anyone, anywhere. Depending on the type of game you play, it can last from a single, 20-minute game to a 12 round game lasting hours. Although Mexican Train can be played with a standard set of Dominoes, branded versions usually include a range of parts to facilitate play and highlight the theme, such as a train station, train pieces to mark players' trains and the "Mexican train", and a "woo woo!" train whistle. It is typically played with a set of double 12 dominoes (although double 6 and double 9 sets can be used with fewer players), and there are a variety of sets packaged by various manufactures as "Mexican Train Dominoes" that include all the necessary components to play.
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Reg. Price: $33.95
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MOON--ROAD TRIP USA
The Road Awaits! Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA! Inside you'll find: • A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries • Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and more • Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the country • Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now • Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop • Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!

ISBN-10: 1640493840
ISBN-13: 9781640493841
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Moon Travel

164049384
Reg. Price: $29.99
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MULLER--BIKING THROUGH HISTORY
The Great Allegheny Passage Trail is a world class biking, hiking, and recreational gateway that stretches nearly 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, where it connects with the C&O Canal Towpath to reach Washington, DC. Showcasing all the natural beauty of the region, this former Indian path, trade route, military road, railway link, and portion of the original National Road is also a journey through American history. The book's engaging narrative is complemented by the nature photography of Paul g Wiegman and an extensive selection of historical illustrations, all of which reveal the stunning scenery and history of the biking trail. This book captures the essence of the trail as a journey through both time and space, one that evokes all of the heritage and beauty of a region that would grow to prosper and help forge a nation. Formerly titled An Uncommon Passage: Traveling through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, this is an updated paperback version with a revised introduction and new material that includes the completed trail area in the city of Pittsburgh.

ISBN-10: 0822964031
ISBN-13: 9780822964032
Release Year: 2016
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

082296403
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC--GUIDE TO SCENIC HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
This fully updated edition of the best-selling guidebook from National Geographic showcases 300 of the best scenic drives across the United States. The fifth and latest edition of National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you're looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you'll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America's regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor. Suggested drives include Maine's rocky coastline, the Southeast's mystical swamplands, the Southwest's striking red-rock plateaus, the West's majestic mountains, and many more. Veteran National Geographic authors with deep knowledge of each area employ superb storytelling techniques to enliven your journeys. Each drive features mile-by-mile directions, as well as all the practical info you'll need to make your next road trip an experience to remember.

ISBN-10: 1426219059
ISBN-13: 9781426219054
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: National Geographic

142621905
Reg. Price: $28.00
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PAHIGIAN--ULTIMATE BASEBALL ROAD TRIP
They've done it again! Years ago two baseball fanatics set out to create a comprehensive guide to all the diverse and fascinating ballparks throughout the country. What they created--part travel manual, part ballpark atlas, part baseball history book, part restaurant and city guide--is every baseball fan's epic adventure. On this, their second Ultimate Baseball Road Trip, the authors updated their information on every venue from Boston to L.A., and they wrote brand new chapters for the brand new parks--the new Yankee Stadium, Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Mets' Citi Field, San Diego's Petco Park, Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., the Twins' Target Field, and Miami's Marlins Ballpark. Plus, they've added loads of information on how new technology has enhanced the fan experience and changed the game. And they've recorded their very own colorful real-time stories and dialogue at the parks, among the local fans, and hanging out in the Big League cities. It's like you're right there with Josh and Kevin watching the game and yucking it up! Ticket and travel information - The best and worst seats in each park - Folklore and statistics on each park - Each park's trademark foods - Profiles of nearby sports bars and baseball attractions - All the information you need to navigate Major League Baseball on the Internet! Funny, irreverent, and loaded with more than 100 photos, The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip is the go-to guide for every fan's armchair or real-life baseball road trip.

ISBN-10: 0762773405
ISBN-13: 9780762773404
Release Year: 2012
Publisher: Lyons Press

076277340
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PYRAMID POKER
Pyramid Poker is a two-player design that consists of 54 wooden rectangular blocks, 52 of them with the standard card deck distribution (2-A in four suits) on one side and two of them with a pharaoh on one side. To set up the game, place all of the blocks face down and shuffle them. Each player then takes fifteen blocks and turns the blocks so that only they see what's on them. They take turns placing the blocks into a two-dimensional pyramid-shaped structure, again seeing only their blocks, then they take turns removing any one block from the pyramid and placing it into one of three poker hands that they're constructing. Each poker hand is competing against the one opposite it that's being built by the opponent. If a player draws a pharaoh, they draw three face-down blocks that weren't initially chosen, discard two of them, then add the third block to one of their poker hands. Once all the blocks have been removed, the player who wins two or three of the poker hands wins!
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SMIT--50 WAYS TO DRAW YOUR BEAUTIFUL, ORDINARY LIFE
In its innovative magazines and books, Flow celebrates creativity, mindfulness, and the pleasures of paper through a uniquely appealing marriage of ideas and visuals--beautiful illustrations and paintings created by a group of talented professional artists. Now those same artists have opened up their toolkits, sharing secrets, techniques, and point of view to teach the creatively curious how to draw. Here are 50 easy, illustrated step-by-step lessons on how to draw a whimsically curated list of the things we see and interact with every day: a bouquet of flowers, a watering can, a cat, mittens, favorite plants and vegetables, a cup and saucer, a kitchen table, fruit wrappers, a seagull, a dress collar, an apple tree. The lessons take us line by line from early sketch to finished drawing, with space alongside for the reader to draw the same. And unlike other beginner's drawing guides, every lesson stems from each artist's particular sensibility. This book is not about learning shapes, but how to create beautiful images with quirkiness and personality. The focus is not on perspective or shading, but the mindful pleasures of doing creative work. Included are special paper goodies, from the instructional (sheets of tracing paper, watercolor paper, colored paper for a singular effect) to the purely joyful--postcards, a 32-page booklet with bellyband, paper doll foldouts, and more.

ISBN-10: 1523501154
ISBN-13: 9781523501151
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Workman Publishing

152350115
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STOREY PUBLISHING--BACKPACK EXPLORER: ON THE NATURE TRAIL
Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 and up. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are -- whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard. Seek-and-find lists, on-the-trail art projects, and discovery games get kids engaged in hands-on learning about nature, and a real pull-out magnifying glass helps them get a close-up glimpse of leaf veins, seed pods, and tiny insects. Filled with activities, checklists, and stickers, this interactive nature guide belongs in every kid's backpack.

ISBN-10: 161219013
ISBN-13: 9781612129013
Release Year: 2018
Publisher: Storey Publishing

161212901
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