Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book

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Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book
The bestselling series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book now adds an elaborate and beautiful children's book with peek-through holes that show the amazing life in the world's oceans.

Discover a world teeming with life beneath the waves, with graceful sea horses, darting tropical fish, electric eels, and humpback whales. A colorful array of sea creatures is brought to life by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup in this delightful, innovative picture book—with peek-through holes that reveal details of life in the ocean with each turn of the page. It's the perfect light nonfiction book for young readers curious about the world around them. And it will spark great conversations about the importance of keeping our oceans clean and protecting the amazing creatures who live there.

Look for all the books in the Peek-Through Picture Book series: Tree, Bee, Moon, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name

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From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name
From an Idea to Disney is a behind-the-movie-screen look into the history, business, and brand of the world's largest entertainment empire. With humorous black & white illustrations throughout, learn about the company behind the world's favorite mouse, Mickey!

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” —Walt Disney

Today, the Walt Disney Company is the biggest entertainment company in the world with theme parks, TV shows, movie studios, merchandise, the most recognizable cartoon character in the world, Mickey Mouse. But a long time ago, brothers Walt and Roy Disney started out with just an idea. Find out more about Disney’s history, the business, and the brand in this illustrated nonfiction book!
Find out what Walt first intended to name his famous mouse. (Hint: It wasn’t Mickey!)
Discover behind-the-scenes magic of how Walt Disney World is run.
Explore the ways the Disney expanded its brand from a little mouse into media, merchandise, and more!

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

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The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean
As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon. Journalist and storyteller Dean Robbins's tale of this extraordinary astronaut is masterful, and artist Sean Rubin's illustrations are whimsical and unexpected. With back matter that includes photos of the NASA mission, images of Alan's paintings, and a timeline of lunar space travel, this is one adventure readers won't want to miss!

Let's Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World

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Let's Celebrate!: Special Days Around the World
Experience 13 special days from cultures around the world with Let's Celebrate!. Rhyming text and vibrant illustrations throughout encourages beginning readers, while educational notes at the end brim with facts about the special days for older children to explore. Complete with a calendar to reinforce learning, Let's Celebrate! makes for a fun and informative companion to the award-winning Barefoot Books Children of the World for families, libraries and more.

Superlative Birds

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Superlative Birds
Explore the fascinating world of superlative birds―from the bee hummingbird, the tiniest bird in the world, to the peregrine falcon, the fastest creature on Earth.
Ever wonder which bird has the loudest voice? Which one builds the biggest nest or has the most feathers? Get to know all about the best and brightest―and smelliest!―denizens of the bird world with this collection of nonfiction science verses. You won’t need your binoculars to observe the superlative characteristics of these avian wonders.
Author Leslie Bulion includes a science glossary, notes on poetry forms, and resources for information about these extraordinary birds in the back of the book. Witty drawings by Robert Meganck add another layer of fun to this humorous and informative gallery of the world’s most accomplished birds.

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