Babies are born in love with the natural world, and we want to keep that growing. So we’ve collected an assortment of gift items, for kids of all ages, to keep that love flowering as they explore and learn on a continuous adventure, which helps to maintain a youthful spirit!
Piece together a fascinating visual exploration of the natural world. Featuring illustrations from Julia Rothman’s best-selling book Nature Anatomy, this jigsaw puzzle will open your eyes to new ways of seeing earth and sky, flora and fauna. With each of the 500 pieces you put in place, nature’s wonders unfold: the crystalline structure of a single snowflake, the different types of feathers on a bird, a constellation of stars. A distinctive blend of art and science, this sweeping study of the universe will delight, educate, and enlighten.
Also offered are: the Nature Anatomy: Birds Puzzle, a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring a selection of Rothman’s colorful illustrations of birds, nests, feathers, and more, and Ocean Anatomy Puzzle, featuring the full range of ocean-dwelling creatures. These make great gifts for nature enthusiasts, design fans, homeschooling families, and curious learners of all ages.
Enlightening, illuminating and visually extravagant, Maia Toll’s Wild Wisdom series sheds light on the magic and mystery that abounds in the natural world — animal, vegetable and mineral, and features the opulent art of Kate O’Hara. We are offering all three of the stunning 750-piece puzzles from O’Hara’s fabulous illustrations!
Scary? Maybe. Cool? Definitely. Author Pat Stadille used to be terribly afraid of these eight-legged daddies, until he started learning more about them. Now spiders are his best friends! As a nature enthusiast, we have a feeling you’re going to feel the same way, once you hear about their silky skills, hunting habits, and generally shy and gentle nature. Learn about jumpers, wolf spiders, tarantulas, and, of course, the black widow!
Spiders in Your Neighborhood features detailed drawings and photos of the critters you’ll find, and sections on types of webs, how and where to discover spiders, spider anatomy, common and odd relatives. So, grab a flashlight and your sleuthing kit and join Pat “Spiderman” Stadille on a journey around your backyard that will leave you spinning with excitement. This small book is suitable for any age.
Over 40 new pages in this exciting expanded edition! More delightful spiders to love, plus nature-journaling ideas and easy, fascinating spider science activities. Pat even shows you how to study and draw your spider friends. Written with such personable warmth and wit that readers will find themselves charmed, and eager to explore the spider world!
Children have a lively interest in the natural world. They love vivid pictures, but they are bored if we dumb it down for them. We offer children’s books that are fascinating even for adults, full of in-depth science, but graphic and fun—many with projects and activities that make facts real. Also, great story books, beautifully and cleverly told and illustrated.
In addition, we have youth orientated interactive items that put kids in touch with nature and teach about nature and natural history. Come in to see our selection!
Mikl enjoys the search for the best children’s books, and delights in artful and expressive illustrations
and well-written text. This year he has brought in these gems for our Holiday Gift Market:
Everyday Life in the Ancient World: A pictorial history researched by 9 expert historians. Not a recounting of wars and events, but of crafts, cultures, and everyday activates. Includes do-it-yourself projects linked with each culture. Fun and educational!
Little Animal Landscapes: Children can punch out and put together animals and their 5 habitats, unique and creative.
Wind in the Willows: A classic, peopled with delightful and complex animal characters and full of exciting adventures. Funny and heartful, and with the original illustrations. One of my favorite books growing up.
Charlotte’s Web: Everybody loves this story of a little girl, a runt pig, and a big spider! By famed E.B. White.
Lighter than Air: Part of an inspiring true story of the courage to go beyond what people thought a woman could do, and what humans can do.
Journey: An imaginative journey without words riding on wonderful illustrations.
Bird Talk: Wonderful illustrations and insights into bird behavior. Includes descriptions and glossary.
Animal Kind: A wordless journey through 300 beautiful prints that invite us into the diversity and awesome forms of living beings in our world.
The Tale of Despereaux: A heroic tale of a mouse, a princess, a poor deaf serving girl, and treachery – goodness and courage outsmarting evil. Winner of the Newberry Medal for children’s literature.
Make and Move Mega: Five paper dinosaurs, press out, fold and slot together. For ages 8 & up.
Little People, Big Dreams: The rising successes of Rudolph Nureyev, Audrey Hepburn, and Georgia O’Keeffe who each had faith in their vision and the strength to see them to fruition.
This very small, extremely high quality 12x power magnifier is great for getting a closer look at what’s bugging your plants, taking out splinters, or helping to identify flowers.