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    Scientists Who Dared to Be Different Emily Holland, Salini Perera Canada
    9781838576011 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 8 - 12 Publication Date:October 15, 2020
    $12.95 CAD 6.89 x 8.46 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      This innovative and boldly visual book will inspire children to pursue careers in scientific fields and spark their curiosity about the history of science.

      Explains the groundbreaking contributions made by these revolutionary men and women in a clear and informative way.

      It is a fascinating look at the most important scientists and their discoveries and is the perfect way for kids to meet science's most influential individuals.

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      Emily Holland is the author of five children's fiction titles, four under a pseodynm and one, Mud, which was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal in 2019, under her married name of Emily Thomas. She has also worked in publishing as an editor for over three decades, in both adult and children's fiction and non-fiction and across a variety of genres and subjects. Emily is now a freelance editor, non-fiction writer and copywriter, as well as a novelist, and she lives in South London.

      Salini Perera
      is a freelance picture book illustrator based in Toronto, Canada, who was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Scarborough, and has been making art for as long as she can remember.

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    9781839406560 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities Age (years) from 7 - 11 Publication Date:October 01, 2020
    $7.95 CAD 5.28 x 7.44 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      This delightful activity book features a wide variety of themed wordsearches. Featuring cute and funny cartoon illustrations, this collection provides a fun way for young readers to build their vocabulary and general knowledge.

      Puzzle themes include:
      • Polar Animals
      • Countries of the World
      • Famous Places
      • Sports

      Presented in an affordable, compact format using high-quality paper, this puzzle book is perfect for vacations, rainy days, and long journeys. Suitable for readers aged 7+.

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      Ivy Finnegan is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for children and adults, specialising in puzzle and activity books. She has been compiling puzzles for more than 10 years. She lives in London, England.
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    Rainbow Unicorns Activity Book Samantha Hilton, Camilla Garofano
    9781839405914 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books Age (years) from 7 - 11 Publication Date:October 01, 2020
    $12.95 CAD 9.06 x 10.24 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      Discover a magical world beyond the clouds, where rainbows shimmer and unicorns play all day!

      This adorable activity book is absolutely overflowing with enchanting puzzles. Young readers can join unicorn friends Rosie, Violet, and Amber as they explore Rainbow Land and face various challenges.

      Activities include:
      • Wordsearches
      • Spot-the-difference
      • Number puzzles
      • Drawing projects
      • Mazes

      Featuring spectacular full-color illustrations by Camilla Garofano, this activity book is a great way for kids to improve problem solving and observation skills. Perfect for ages 7+.

      Bio

      Camilla Garofano was born in Empoli, Florence, in 1985, and until 2010 was convinced that she wanted to design theatre costumes for the rest of her life. On turning 26, however, she decided to fulfill her childhood dream, and started to draw little creatures and imaginary worlds. Now she works with digital media and especially loves drawing for children because they always understand everything, even things that seem absurd to adults.

      Samantha Hilton
      is an experienced children's writer and editor. She has three children and is based in London.

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    Amazing Nature Activity Book Eilidh Muldoon, Anna Brett, Penny Worms
    9781839405907 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books Age (years) from 7 - 11 Publication Date:October 01, 2020
    $12.95 CAD 9.06 x 10.24 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      This brilliant book allows kids to have fun solving puzzles while learning about the world around them.

      Perfect for long journeys, rainy days or school holidays, the Amazing Nature Activity Book will keep kids entertained for hours on end.

      Eilidh Muldoon's gorgeous artwork brings the world to life.

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      Eilidh Muldoon is a freelance illustrator and designer who has worked with clients such as the Scottish Book Trust. She lives in Edinburgh.
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    9781839406553 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Games & Activities Age (years) from 7 - 11 Publication Date:October 15, 2020
    $7.95 CAD 5.28 x 7.44 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      This charming, fully illustrated activity book is packed with wordsearch puzzles that will keep kids busy for hours. With a variety of fun themes, this collection is a great way of building vocabulary, developing problem-solving skills and boosting general knowledge.

      Themes include:
      • Transport
      • In the Jungle
      • The Solar System, and many more!

      Presented in an affordable, compact format using high-quality paper, this wordsearch collection is perfect for vacations, rainy days, and long journeys. Ideal for readers aged 7+.

      Bio
      Ivy Finnegan is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for children and adults, specialising in puzzle and activity books. She has been compiling puzzles for more than 10 years. She lives in London, England.
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    How Your Body Works The Ultimate Visual Guide for Children Penny Worms
    9781839404191 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 8 - 12 Publication Date:October 15, 2020
    $16.95 CAD 8.66 x 10.63 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      The text is broken into bite-sized paragraphs: clear, highly informative, short and to-the-point.

      The appealing and modern visual style mixes photographs, infographics, cartoons and computer rendered diagrams to explain clearly and effectively how the body works.

      The book is broken down into these chapters:
      BUILDING A BODY (cells, DNA, general overview, reproduction)
      FUELLING THE BODY (digestion and waste)
      BONES AND MUSCLES
      HEART AND LUNGS
      CONTROL CENTRE (brains and senses)
      DEFENCE SYSTEMS (repelling diseases)

      Encourages STEM learning.

      Bio
      Penny Worms is a children's book editor and writer whose book credits include The Gruffalo Child's Sticker Activity Book (Macmillan), My First Creativity Book: Dinosaurs (Carlton), and a number of books for the ever-popular Wallace & Gromit.
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    9781838576806 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature Age (years) from 8 - 12 Publication Date:October 15, 2020
    $19.95 CAD 8.86 x 11.02 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      This comprehensive encyclopedia presents in-depth information in a way that is engaging and accessible to young readers.

      Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs.

      Includes detailed factboxes summarising each experiment.

      The Children's Encyclopedia series has been translated into 16 languages and sold over 715,000 copies worldwide!

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      Thomas Canavan is an award-winning author who has written numerous books for Arcturus, including Miraculous Magic Tricks and The Amazing Book of Science Questions and Answers.
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    Magical Christmas Activity Book Sam Loman, Gemma Barder
    9781839406096 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Activity Books Age (years) from 6 - 10 Publication Date:October 31, 2020
    $12.95 CAD 9.06 x 10.24 in Canadian Rights: Y Arcturus
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      Packed with varied and fun activities such as spot the odd one out, coloring activities and number puzzles.

      Illustrated in a colorful, friendly way with favorite Christmas characters such as Santa, his elves, the reindeer, snowmen and many more.

      Sam Loman's titles published by Arcturus have sold over 750,000 copies worldwide!

      Bio

      Sam Loman studied Illustration at the academy of arts in Rotterdam. Since then she has expanded her creative skills to include graphic design, photography, product design and writing children's and non-fiction books. She lives in Rijswijk, Netherlands.

      Gemma Barder is an author and editor living in South Leicestershire with her husband, two daughters and a mischievous cocker spaniel. She has written activity books, novels and picture books.

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    Amazing Art for Creative Kids Turn everyday stuff into a monster-size Maché Dinosaur, a Plant Pot Chimpanzee and much more. 1st edition Emily Kington
    9781913440435 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Crafts & Hobbies Age (years) from 7 - 11 On Sale Date:October 11, 2020
    $25.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 1.2 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Beetle Books
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      Everyone can be a great artist with easy to follow, step-by step instructions and clear illustrations, to make over 30 spectacular models and sculptures out of practically nothing.

      . Get ready for Halloween and make Beastly Bats and spook up your wardrobe with a Frankenstein coat hanger.

      . Create your own Cardboard City.

      . Brighten up your bookshelves with Funky Chicken Bookends.

      . Need a Monster Greedy Bin to keep your room tidy? Look no further!

      It's fun to make things with paper maché and other cool art techniques. Unplug and recycle cardboard, paint brushes, tins and bottle tops into awesome stuff. Make some artistic animal themed projects to use, keep, or give as presents. Famous artists have made wonderful art from a whole range of wildly random objects. well, so can you!

      Bio
      Emily has worked in publishing and children's books for over twenty years. She loves art and is passionate about making art accessible for children and engaging them in a variety of different art forms. Emily lives in England with her husband and two children and loves outdoor sports, travelling and good food.
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    Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids Donna McKinney, Tom Casteel
    9781619309401 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 3 - 4 On Sale Date:October 15, 2021
    $18.95 CAD 8 x 10 in | 96 pages Canadian Rights: Y Nomad Press
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      A full-color introduction to the engines that power our world, packed with STEM activities and text-to-world connections that invite kids ages 7 to 10 to discovery the wonderful world of engines and motors!

      From ancient times to now, engines have powered the activities of people’s lives. Engines! With Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines through hands-on STEM projects that deepen their understanding of engines, what makes them hum, and all the special jobs they do for humans.

      Interact with engaging text that’s reinforced with 25 hands-on, science-minded projects, including building a catapult, a milk-carton conveyor belt, and a magnet-powered car, while fascinating trivia, essential questions, links to online resources, text-to-world connections, and even jokes help support deeper learning!

      About the Explore Your World series and Nomad Press

      Nomad Press books in the Explore Your World series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

      All books are leveled for Guided Reading level and Lexile and align with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

      All titles are available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook formats.

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      Donna B. McKinney is the author of more than 10 nonfiction books for kids on topics ranging from science and technology to history to sports. Some of those titles include STEM in Snowboarding; Careers for Tech Girls in Graphic Design; Getting to Know JavaScript; and It’s Great to Be a Fan in North Carolina. Before she wrote for children, she spent many years writing about science and technology topics, including chemistry, space science, and robotics, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. She has a BA in English from Campbell University and an MA in Professional Writing and Editing from George Mason University. She lives in North Carolina.

      Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist that graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.

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      Praise for Explore Electricity!

      National Science Teachers Association Recommends
      Explore Electricity is written for an elementary age level, but middle school students would enjoy learning about historical background on electricity while completing the electricity projects. The contents of this book will captivate students with the electrifying topics. This book is a well-written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”


      Praise for Explore Simple Machines!

      National Science Teachers Association
      “This is not your usual activity book. Written for the student, with inquiry in mind, the explanations are simple and easy to follow, and there is an explanation of what is happening and questions to extend the learning. I would use [Explore Simple Machines] with young scientists in my class, and I would also put the materials in a center for young children to explore, make, and do . . . I honestly didn't think simple machines were fun or easy to understand. This book changed that for me and for my students.”


      School Library Journal

      Gr 3-5–An anthropomorphic beaver and snail provide a brief history of engines and 25 hands-on activities that demonstrate the concepts presented. A time line at the beginning of the text spotlights key advancements in engine engineering. An introductory chapter quickly explains the use of catapults and siege engines, the earliest steam engines, and modern engines. Subsequent chapters focus on clockwork motors, heat, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic engines. Sprinkled throughout each chapter are illustrations and photographs, definitions of key terms, QR codes to access video content, additional fact boxes, and jokes and riddles provided by the snail. Each chapter ends with several projects that, as the topics progress, become more challenging and will require adult assistance in addition to trips to the hardware store, pharmacy, and possibly the grocery store. Concepts are presented succinctly with real-world applications, A glossary, metric conversions, additional books and websites, and an index can be found in the back ­matter. ­VERDICT An additional purchase where STEM materials are in high ­demand.


      Praise for Explore Electricity!

      National Science Teachers Association Recommends
      Explore Electricity is written for an elementary age level, but middle school students would enjoy learning about historical background on electricity while completing the electricity projects. The contents of this book will captivate students with the electrifying topics. This book is a well-written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”


      Praise for Explore Simple Machines!

      National Science Teachers Association
      “This is not your usual activity book. Written for the student, with inquiry in mind, the explanations are simple and easy to follow, and there is an explanation of what is happening and questions to extend the learning. I would use [Explore Simple Machines] with young scientists in my class, and I would also put the materials in a center for young children to explore, make, and do . . . I honestly didn't think simple machines were fun or easy to understand. This book changed that for me and for my students.”

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