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Is it far to Zanzibar? Around the cosmic corner to Mars? When did dinosaurs roam the earth? Who first charted courses by stars?

Click MagazineClick
Magazine for Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Subscription Price: $32.97
A monthly publication for young children focused on the natural world. Cartoons, stories, nature articles, activities, and a pull-out section for parents are included in each issue .



Sally Goes to the Mountains

Book for Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Hardback Price: $17.95
Join Sally, a curious black Labrador, on her first camping trip to the mountains.

Uncommon TravelerUncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley in Africa
Book for Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Hardback Price: $16.00
Undaunted by heat, insects, or crocodiles climbing into her canoe, Mary Kingsley embraced explorations almost unknown for a female of her day.

Mountain Town
Book for Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Hardback Price: $16.00
This picture book's detailed, meticulous color etchings draw us into the mountain town the author and illustrator have created, inviting readers to explore this unique bit of Americana.

Is It Far to Zanzibar?
Book for Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Hardback Price: $15.95
In lively, rhythmic, humorous poems, the author captures the ambience of East Africa and its flora and fauna.

Beginner's World AtlasNational Geographic Beginner's World Atlas
Book for Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Editor: National Geographic Society
Hardback Price: $17.95
An acceptable young children's guide to understanding maps. Color photos illustrate the text and add interest to this well-organized first atlas.


Around the World

Audio for Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $15.00
Del Bianco's gift for creating a variety of comic characters makes this well-produced album an around-the-world, tale-spinning tour.

World Playground Multicultural Activity Kit
Doing/Learning Audio for Ages: 5 - 12 yrs.
CD Price: $19.98
This activity kit for families includes an activity guide, songs from 6 continents, lyrics and translations, color n' paste multicultural artwork, cultural and historical information, and a Passport Journal for children.

GeoSafari USA Search
Toy for Ages: 7 & Up
Price: $99.95
Touch a special pen to the 12 x 18-inch interactive map in order to access ten quizzes (for one or two players); a road trip game using longitude, latitude, and directional clues; and historical explorations. Accompanying booklet contains a detailed map and pencil-and-paper activities.

Carmen SandiegoWhere in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Treasures of Knowledge

Software for Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Price: $24.95
Help the ACME Detective Agency follow and foil globehopping super thief Carmen Sandiego's latest criminal escapade across several continents--all the while learning history, geography, map reading, data collection and research, among other skills.

Archaeology's DIG
Magazine for Ages: 8 - 14 yrs.
Subscription Price: $19.95
Unearth the fascinating world of archaeology, paleontology and earth sciences with this colorful, engaging magazine.

National Geographic WORLD Magazine
Magazine for Ages: 8 - 14 yrs.
Subscription Price: $17.95
Children discover the more fascinating aspects of our planet through animal articles, activity pages, coverage of extreme sports, spotlights on technology, color photos and weird and wonderful facts.

World Book 2002 Deluxe EditionWorld Book 2002 Deluxe Edition
Software for Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $22.99
A rich multimedia experience, this latest version of the student-level encyclopedia contains all of the articles from its 22-volume print edition. Interactive mapping features, video and sound clips, timelines and homework wizards make this a remarkable resource for students.

USA Trip 50 & World 7 Solitaire
Software for Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $8.95
Following the format of a rummy-type card game, players work to connect all of the cards in their hand in a continuous chain of states. Detours, speeding traps, and other "kickers" provide challenges along the way.

Borderline USABorderline USA Edition
Game for Ages: 8 & Up
Price: $9.95
Parents' Choice longtime Toy Editor Ruth B. Roufberg wrote that Borderline "is one of the three best geography games ever invented." Children work to match the borders of the state cards they hold with those in play.

Great Wonders of the World
Book for Ages: 8 & Up
Hardback Price: $19.95
This visually exciting book explores ancient sites, views the modern world's tallest building, and makes you marvel at nature's most miraculous creations.

Amazing Pop-Up Geography BookThe Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book
Book for Ages: 8 & Up
Hardback Price: $22.99
Ingenious paper mechanics pique kids' curiosity and give geography lessons 3-D pizzazz.

 


The Blackbirch Kid's Almanac of Geography

Book for Ages: 10 & Up
Author: Alice Siegel and Margo McLoone
Hardback Price: $39.95
By using an innovative, kid-friendly format, thousands of geographical facts are brought into instant focus.

Amazing Africa Card GameFast Track Learning Amazing Africa Card Game
Game for Ages: 11 & Up
Price: $9.95
Kids become experts on the African continent as they work to match people and places to corresponding maps and locations.

A Child's Celebration of the World
Audio for Ages: All Ages
CD Price: $15.98 Tape Price: $9.98
Children celebrate the world through a variety of musical styles brought to life by well-renowned musicians. Fun, funny, and educational, many of the songs break into multi-lingual verses including French, Japanese, Swahili, and Spanish.

 


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