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A Chef (How We Work series), Florian, Douglas
1 A Chef (How We Work series) Florian, Douglas
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1992 Greenwillow Books. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. Language: English. For ages ca. 4-8. 'Florian describes the work of a restaurant chef in simple, spare language. He takes readers through a typical workday asshe shops, plans, and prepares food, with the help of her assistants, to be served that evening. A large pen-and-ink and watercolor illustration on each page extends the text, as a multiethnic kitchen crew is seen cleaning large quantities of fish or vegetables. The exaggerated colors of the crudely outlined figures are striking and effective. Cooking utensils and herbs are shown, as is a step-by-step description of the pastry chef making deep-dish blueberry pies. Although this book describes the duties in a restaurant, the presence of chefs in schools, hospitals, and other settings is mentioned.' --Carolyn Jenks, School Library Journal, 1992. Keywords: juvenile, occupation, cook, cooking, cookery, job, meal. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A First Thesaurus, Wittels, Harriet; Greisman, Joan
2 A First Thesaurus Wittels, Harriet; Greisman, Joan
Like New. 
Paperback. Softcover 1997 Golden Books. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Gift-giving condition. 126pp, B/W line drawings. Language: English. For ages ca. 9-12. 'More than 2000 entries with an average of 3 synonyms per entry. Many of the entries include an antonym printed in red type. A section entitled Using the Thesaurus explains entry words, guide words, synonyms and antonyms. It also elaborates upon words with more than one meaning and words that are spelled alike. The format is open and non-threatening, making the book accessible to young readers. ... A handy and valuable reference book.'--Jean M. Silady, School Library Journal, 1986. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island Martin, Amelia; Hesse, Karen
Very Good. 
Paperback. Very clean; unmarked. Small SCRATCH on cover. Language: English. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille, Adler, David A.; Wallner, John and Alexandra (illustrators)
4 A Picture Book of Louis Braille Adler, David A.; Wallner, John and Alexandra (illustrators)
0823412911 / 9780823412914 New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1997 Holiday House. Only light store shelfwear. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Gift-giving condition. 34 pages; color illustrations; Braille alphabet. For ages ca. Grades 1-4. Language: English. 'An appealing introduction to the Frenchman who invented the raised-dot alphabet/code now used around the world by blind and visually impaired readers. The text is simple yet informative, tracing Braille's life from the childhood accident that caused him to lose his sight through his career at the National Institute for Blind Children in Paris. Adler sprinkles in interesting facts about early 19th-century France that help readers better grasp Braille's world. The development of the alphabet/code is a major component of the book and is explained in an understandable manner. Primitive alphabet systems for the blind are discussed along with Braille's determination to replace them with his less cumbersome one. Readers can feel the alphabet and numbers from 1-10 at the back of the book. Softly colored illustrations in line and watercolor add visual clues for younger children. An excellent resource.'--Maura Bresnahan, School Library Journal, 1997. Keywords: juvenile, biography. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Shaker's Dozen, Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen; Rocheleau, Paul
5 A Shaker's Dozen Thorne-Thomsen, Kathleen; Rocheleau, Paul
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition large hardcover with dustjacket 1999 Chronicle Books. Only light wear to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Ca. 26 pages (pages not numbered); color photos. For ages ca. 3-5. Language: English. NOTE: Oversize format; cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope. A counting book of numbers 1 through 12, using handsome photographs of Shaker items such as dolls, tools, pies, and rugs. Includes brief historical text for older readers. Keywords: juvenile, children's books, count, educational, antiques, collectibles, American, arts and crafts. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Sweet Smell of Roses, Johnson, Angela; Velasquez, Eric (illustrator)
6 A Sweet Smell of Roses Johnson, Angela; Velasquez, Eric (illustrator)
0689832524 / 9780689832529 New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new, 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2005 Simon and Schuster. SIGNED by award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez on title page. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Gift-giving condition. Ca. 30 pages (pages not numbered); black-and-white charcoal illustrations, some with a touch of red. Language: English. For ages ca. 5-8. NOTE: Large book -- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. 'This quiet, gentle story pays tribute to the many unnamed children who participated in the African-American struggle for civil rights. It opens: After a night of soft rain there is a sweet smell of roses as my sister, Minnie, and I slip past Mama's door and out of the house down Charlotte Street. They head toward the curb market where folks, mostly adults, are gathering to listen to and march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Large, powerful charcoal images dominate the pages with particular attention paid to facial expressions. The artist shows the strength and resolve of the marchers in the face of people who scream, shout, and say, 'You are not right. Equality can't be yours.' Once the speeches are over, the sisters race home and are met at the door by their worried mother, And as we tell her about the march, the curtains flow apart, and there is a sweet smell of roses all through our house. The only color that appears in this book is the deep red of the ribbon around the neck of Minnie's teddy bear, the U.S. flag, and the roses. Without going into much detail, this book nonetheless drives home the fact that children were involved in the movement and makes the experience more real for those just learning about this chapter of American history.'--Mary N. Oluonye, School Library Journal. Keywords: juvenile, educational, picture book. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Weekend with Picasso, Rodari, Floridan
7 A Weekend with Picasso Rodari, Floridan
0847819205 / 9780847819201 Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1996 by Rizzoli. Noticeable average wear: crease to cover corner also affects page corners throughout book. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading/research copy. 64 pages; color and black-and-white photos; Important Dates in the Life of Picasso. Language: English (translated from the French). For ages ca. 9-12. Written in first person as if by Picasso; explains his artistic process and development, with biographical details within the commentary. 'It's the weekend -- time to rest -- but as you can see, I'm working. We artists never take time off, we're always thinking about what we're going to do next! Even when we seem to be resting, our brains are going a mile a minute, and very often, late at night, when everyone else is in the house asleep, we go back to the studio . . . I can't help myself -- when my hands want to create something there's just no stopping them. They grab whatever's within reach -- paper, modeling clay, old rags, bits of wood or cardboard -- and they shape, fold, paint, carve, cut, nail, or glue them together . . . or they sign my name, which you may very well know . . . Picasso.' -- from back cover. Keywords: children, juvenile, Pablo Picasso, art, educational, biography, 20th century, cubism, modernism, art history. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Airplanes and Other Things That Fly, Kelley, Steve; LaPadula,Tom (illustrator)
8 Airplanes and Other Things That Fly Kelley, Steve; LaPadula,Tom (illustrator)
0307178676 / 9780307178671 Very Good. 
Hardcover. Large hardcover published 1992 by Golden Books. Glossy picture cover; no dustjacket. Only light wear to cover. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 45 pages; large, detailed, appealing color illustrations on every page. Language: English. For ages ca. 4-8. Size 12 x 10.5 inches. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; requires additional international postage. '[T]races the development of all kinds of aircraft --including simple kites, hot-air balloons, propeller planes, fighter planes, passenger planes, satellites, and rockets.' --from back cover. Keywords: children, juvenile, educational, picture book, flight, aeronautics, aviation. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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An Educational Coloring Book of Dolphins, Spizzirri, Linda (editor); Spizzirri, Peter M. (illustrator)
9 An Educational Coloring Book of Dolphins Spizzirri, Linda (editor); Spizzirri, Peter M. (illustrator)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover coloring book 1986 Spizzirri Publishing. Very clean; no marks or coloring; no deep creases; pages bright; binding tight. No additional printings indicated. 32pp. Language: English. Wonderfully detailed full-page drawings show dolphins swimming, diving, leaping, etc. Facing each drawing is a full page of information about that particular kind of dolphin, including its coloration. For ages ca. 4-8. Keywords: juvenile, color, marine, mammal, underwater, ocean, sea, animal, science. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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An Educational Coloring Book of Primates, Spizzirri, Linda (editor); Spizzirri, Peter M. (illustrator); Fuller, Glenn W. (illustrator)
10 An Educational Coloring Book of Primates Spizzirri, Linda (editor); Spizzirri, Peter M. (illustrator); Fuller, Glenn W. (illustrator)
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover coloring book 1981 Spizzirri Publishing Co. Very clean; no marks or coloring; pages bright; binding tight. Light crease to front cover corner. Silver foil publisher's price label on front shows 1.49. No additional printings indicated. 32pp. Language: English. Wonderfully detailed full-page drawings show the animals in natural native habitat. Facing each drawing is a full page of information about the animal, including its coloration. Includes gorilla, baboon, various monkeys, macaque, orangutan, gibbon, mandrill, and more. For ages ca. 4-8. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Are Those Animals Real?: How Museums Prepare Wildlife Exhibits, Cutchins, Judy; Johnston, Ginny
11 Are Those Animals Real?: How Museums Prepare Wildlife Exhibits Cutchins, Judy; Johnston, Ginny
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1984 Morrow. Heavy wear to jacket: several archivally-repaired rips; chunk gone from top corner. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. Note: This is NOT the revised/updated edition. 75 pages; Glossary; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Foreword by Ralph J. T. Bauer. A behind-the-scenes introduction to the methods and materials museum artists use to prepare animals for display in dioramas and exhibits. For ages ca. 9-12. Keywords: zoological, specimens, models, taxidermy, collection, preservation, design, building, construction, sculpt, sculptor, casting, molds, paint, painter, realistic, scenes, wild, natural, history, habitat, exhibition, career, juvenile. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Arthur Miller, Glassman, Bruce S.
12 Arthur Miller Glassman, Bruce S.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover 1990 Silver Burdett Press. Light wear; 2 cover corners bumped. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 128 pages; Index; Bibliography; Chronology; black-and-white and color photos. Language: English. From the 'Genius! -- The Artist and the Process' series. Discusses the life of the major American playwright and examines the common themes explored in his works. Young Adult level. Keywords: Death of a Salesman, Crucible, juvenile, older readers, literary, biography, biographies, writer, author, dramatist, theater, theatre, Marilyn Monroe, American, United States, 20th, twentieth, century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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August Martin Activities Book, No author stated.
13 August Martin Activities Book No author stated.
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding, reprinted 1993 by U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Aviation Administration. Light corner creases to covers and throughout. Very clean; no marks; pages bright. 20 pages; black-and-white illustrations. Size: 8.5 x 11 inches. Card-stock covers. Educational activity book about Augie Martin, the first black captain of a U.S. scheduled airline. Includes word puzzles (seek-a-word, crossword, etc.), math problems, grid drawing, more. For ages ca. 10-up. Keywords: juvenile, children, African American, history, achievement, history, 20th century, New York City, airplane, pilot, flying, flight, plane, DeWitt Clinton High School, government publication. No ISBN. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Baby Bears and How They Grow, Buxton, Jane Heath
14 Baby Bears and How They Grow Buxton, Jane Heath
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 1986 National Geographic Society. Glossy picture cover-- no dustjacket. NOTICEABLE AVERAGE WEAR to cover corners. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 32 pages; action-packed color photos. Language: English. For ages ca. 4-8. Books for Young Explorers series. Keywords: polar, grizzly, black, brown, cub, hibernating, hibernation, ursus, juvenile, children, educational, science, nature, animals, mammals. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Barbara Frietchie, Whittier, John Greenleaf; Parker, Nancy Winslow (Illustrator)
15 Barbara Frietchie Whittier, John Greenleaf; Parker, Nancy Winslow (Illustrator)
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1992 Greenwillow. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Light shelfwear to jacket edge. 32pp, color art, maps, Civil War flags on endpapers. Langauge: English. 'Grade 1-6-- Using the same format that she employed to interpret Longfellow's Paul Revere's Ride, Parker presents Whittier's well-known Civil War poem. A stage-setting preface, a map, the poem itself, and some concluding notes to explain references in the text are combined with the illustrator's instantly recognizable artwork. Brief biographical sketches of the poet and of Stonewall Jackson are included as well. The poem, with the accompanying historical notes, provides good supplementary material for social-studies units. In her preface, Parker mentions the controversy over whether or not the memorialized incident ever occurred. Narrative poems like this one are good choices for illustration, and Parker's deceptively simple style works successfully with Whittier's verse. A well-crafted volume for libraries with a demand for illustrated poems or material for whole-language classrooms.'--Elaine Fort Weischedel, School Library Journal, 1992. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Big Book of Time: A Magical Adventure Through the Seconds, Seasons, and Light Years of the Universe, Edmonds, William; Marsden, Helen (illustrator)
16 Big Book of Time: A Magical Adventure Through the Seconds, Seasons, and Light Years of the Universe Edmonds, William; Marsden, Helen (illustrator)
Like New. 
Hardcover. Supersize 11x14-in. hardcover with dustjacket 1994 Reader's Digest Kids. Pristine; no marks; only light shelfwear. Gift-giving condition. 46pp, color illustrations. Language: English. Ages 7-12. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. 'In this lively, oversize volume, Edmonds tackles the intangible concept of time--in his words, one of the trickiest, most slippery of all ideas. Illustrated with Marsden's busy, lighthearted pictures and peppered with anecdotes, historical facts and trivia, the narrative approaches the subject in increments. The reader moves through moments, seconds, hours, weeks, months, decades, centuries, millennia, ages, light years and, finally, forever. Along the way, Edmonds covers such topics as how individuals throughout history have told time, the world's time zones, the stages of the lunar month, how various seasonal holidays are celebrated, how distances in space are measured and the Big Bang theory. Avoiding complex scientific explanations, the author keeps his language direct and informal'.--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Building Homes, Rickard, Graham
17 Building Homes Rickard, Graham
Good. 
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover 1989 Lerner Publications Co. Glossy picture cover -- no dustjacket. Previous owner's name written on 1st blank page. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear; 2 tiny punctures near spine. 32 pages; Glossary; Index; color photos and diagrams. Language: English. For ages ca. 9-12. From the Houses and Homes series. '[H]ow people in different parts of the world build their homes using local materials available to them -- mud, bricks, animal skins, wood, stone, concrete, and metal.'--from back cover. Keywords: juvenile, children, educational, architecture, dwelling, shelter, technique, construction. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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ButterflyMobile / BookMobile, Cohn, Amy (editor)
18 ButterflyMobile / BookMobile Cohn, Amy (editor)
New. 
Hardcover. Brand-new 1994 small fold-out book (ca. 3.75 x 3.5 inches) in little slipcase. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never used. Unusual accordion foldout format ca. 2 feet long. Gift-giving condition. Great color photos and fun facts. Language: English. Unfolding Natural Wonders from Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History. Glorious images unfold to chronicle the life of the butterfly from the caterpillar to the beautiful winged creature. Hang by a string for a mobile or stretch out to create an interactive sculpture. Keywords: science, juvenile, Butterfly Mobile. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Cathedrals (First Discovery series), Delafosse, Claude; Pommier, Maurice (illustrator)
19 Cathedrals (First Discovery series) Delafosse, Claude; Pommier, Maurice (illustrator)
1851032363 / 9781851032365 Very Good. 
Hardcover. Small hardcover book published 1996 by Moonlight Publishing, London. Only light wear: A few tiny dents in the transparent overlays. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 24 unnumbered pages; detailed color illustrations on every page; plus 6 bound-in transparent overlays printed on both sides that transform the pictures. Language: English (translated by Clare Best). For ages ca. 7-12. Size: 7 x 6.25 inches. A very engaging introduction to how medieval European cathedrals were built: from design to carpentry, masonry, craftwork, and artwork, showing many of the tools used. Printed in Italy. Keywords: children, juvenile, picture book, educational, architecture, history. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Cesar Chavez: Fighter in the Fields, Matthews, J. L.
20 Cesar Chavez: Fighter in the Fields Matthews, J. L.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover 2003 Capstone Press. Glossy picture cover--no dustjacket. Nice blank bookplate covers donation inkstamp on 1st blank page. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. 48pp, Glossary, Bibliography, Websites. Language: English. High Five Reading series. For ages ca. 9-12. Profiles the founder of the United Farm Workers, focusing on his advocacy for Hispanics and farm workers and his nonviolent fight for justice through strikes and demonstrations. Keywords: union, juvenile, young adult, California, grapes, huelga. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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