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February 4, 2017

The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy


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History isn't always made by great armies colliding or by great civilizations rising or falling. Sometimes it's made when a chauffeur takes a wrong turn, a scientist forgets to clean up his lab, or a drunken soldier gets a bit rowdy. That's the kind of history you'll find in The Greatest Stories Never Told.

This is history candy -- the good stuff. Here are 100 tales to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy: more than two thousand years of history filled with courage, cowardice, hope, triumph, sex, intrigue, folly, humor, and ambition. It's a historical delight and a visual feast with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that bring each story to life. A new discovery waits on every page: stories that changed the course of history and stories that affected what you had for breakfast this morning.

Consider:

  • The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer
  • Some Roman officials were so corrupt that they actually stole time itself
  • Three cigars changed the course of the Civil War
  • The Scottish kilt was invented by an Englishman

Based on the popular Timelab 2000® history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston on The History Channel®, this collection of fascinating historical tidbits will have you shaking your head in wonder and disbelief. But they're all true. And you'll soon find yourself telling them to your friends.


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February 4, 2017

The Scrambled States of America


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A wacky cross-country adventure starring the fifty states!

"Well, it was just your basic, ordinary day in the good old U. S. of A. States all over the country were waking up, having their first cups of coffee, reading the morning paper, and enjoying the beautiful sunrise.

All the states, that is, except for Kansas."

At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.


This title has Common Core connections.


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February 4, 2017

“The Psalms in Color” Inspirational Adult Coloring Book


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The Book of Psalms is featured in this beautifully crafted Christian Adult Coloring Book. The pages include a variety of delightful patterns, designs, motifs and ink drawings that incorporate Scripture from Psalms. Rejoice in the songs of praise while you put color to the pages to create your unique work-of-art. Because the one-sided pages are perforated, you can share the joyful pastime of coloring and display or share your artwork as a source of inspiration. The book is bound in heavy-duty stock with embossed text and design and lavish applications of spot-varnish and silver foil.

  • Perforated One-Side Printed Sturdy Pages
  • Designed for Fun - Serenity - Calmness & Quiet Inspiration
  • 56 Full Page Ink Drawings With Scripture From Psalms
  • Includes 7 Pages With Gift Tags - Bookmarks - Cards to Color
  • Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Inch
Perforated One-Side Printed Sturdy Pages
Designed for Fun - Serenity - Calmness & Quiet Inspiration
56 Full Page Ink Drawings With Scripture From Psalms
Includes 7 Pages With Gift Tags - Bookmarks - Cards to Color
Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
8 1/2 x 11 Inch
$9.99
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February 4, 2017

Marvel Encyclopedia


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Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about more than 1,200 iconic Marvel characters.

Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, the Marvel Encyclopedia features new entries on the latest characters and teams, updated facts on existing ones including their latest looks and story lines, and expanded entries on major superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Special double-page features have also been added highlighting recent major crossover events in the Marvel Universe, such as Fear Itself, and the Marvel Now series.

The book is packed with comic book imagery and organized in an easy-to-find A-Z style. PopMatters.com says, "This coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match."

The Marvel Encyclopedia is an essential book for new fans and for anyone who grew up loving the excitement, heroism, and humor if the Marvel Universe.

© 2016 MARVEL


$27.48
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