Based on the new Star Wars Cartoon series, this is a pop-up book of dreams! The pages have several smaller pops as well as the big ones that spring on every turn. There are Battle Beasts, Destroyer Droids, ETR Interceptor, and Lord Darth Vader with his light saber that actually changes colors! Whoa! The ultimate gift of the year for Star Wars fans of all ages.
Age: Early School Years, Later School Years, Tweens, Teens, Adult. Award Year: 2012.
Just in time for the Olympics, here's a way to share more details about this great city. Most text is hidden under the flaps, but the wonder here is having some of London's landmarks, including London Bridge pop-up off of the page in 3D.
Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: . Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Five truly remarkable pop-up trucks spring from the pages of this amazing new book. A garbage truck, monster truck, concrete transport, car transporter, and truck train lift up as you read about the work they do and how they do it. Like most elaborate pop-ups, this is one you will want to keep on a high shelf to share when you can supervise, unless you are not going to be very upset when little hands do what little hands do. That said, this is also a good opportunity for teaching kids about gentle ways with delicate things.
Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
The masters of the pop-up book, deliver yet another spectacular title that features all things dragons and monsters throughout history. Once you get passed the wow factor, you'll see that this is really a first look at mythology as well as Eastern and Western folk lore. It's just this type of book that can get a reluctant reader engaged! Marked 5 & up, but the subject matter is really more for older school aged kids.
Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
It is not an exaggeration to say that this is one amazing pop-up book. Each page has a working machine that becomes a play setting with moving parts. The text folds out and tells what the machine does. It's hard to say which of these is the mast awesome—the dump truck, bulldozer, tractor, forklift or tower crane. There are extra play pieces in pockets and even directions for making each machine work. They say 4 & up, but we’d say you will need to supervise the way this is handled to avoid tears over broken machines. This is a work of paper engineering art!
Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2010. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Kids often don't even think about the fact that there have not always been zippers, email, mirrors or soap. In a clever pop-up format, Crowther creates six typical rooms of a house and labels the many typical items in each room with thumbnail bits of information about inventions. This update is not radically different from the original. It's still a fun book for sparking an interest in history and how things were. 6 & up.
Age: Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.
Age: Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2002.
With handsome pop-ups to add to the drama, Ships takes young readers on a voyage through the history of ships that move with oars, sails and engines. It’s a good introduction to some big ideas about how ships are powered and what they have been used for through the ages. 7 & up.
Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.
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