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Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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STORY OF INVENTIONS BOOK

Toasters to Toilets

Start them out right with this (profusely) hand-illustrated, 96-page book: The Story of Inventions. Includes toasters, toilets, television, computers, cars, chocolate bars, dishwashers, pianos, flying machines, bicycles and blue jeans among many others. Includes a timeline, glossary and index. No age recommendations, but we like it for pretty much anyone.

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$10.50 EACH

Author! Author!

Very popular with elementary school teachers, these hardcover blank books let students create their own storybooks. (Middle-schoolers interviewing and making books for primary grade kids is a popular and civilizing project.) Also great for sketching, journaling or scrapbooking. Pure white blank covers with (14) sheets (28 pages) of 80-lb blank paper inside with a sewn-in binding. You pick the 6” x 8” books or the 8-1/2” x 11” versions.

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SMALL BLANK HARDCOVER BOOK

Author! Author!

Very popular with elementary school teachers, these hardcover blank books let students create their own storybooks. (Middle-schoolers interviewing and making books for primary grade kids is a popular and civilizing project.) Also great for sketching, journaling or scrapbooking. Pure white blank covers with (14) sheets (28 pages) of 80-lb blank paper inside with a sewn-in binding. You pick the 6” x 8” books or the 8-1/2” x 11” versions.

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Win Money From Children!

"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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WE DARE YOU SCIENCE BOOK

Win Money From Children!

"WE DARE YOU!" by Vicki Cobb is a 322-page book for children, filled with over (300) scientific challenges and experiments that can be done with ordinary household stuff. A savvy adult could introduce kids to science by betting them their allowance money on the afore-mentioned challenges, including making square eggs without using a square chicken, writing with potatoes, blowing frozen soap bubbles, and a whole bunch more.

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$11.75 EACH
$12.95
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Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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WHIMSICAL THEMED PENCIL ERASERS

Put Some Fun In Your Mistakes

Rubrasers. Maybe it’s a silly name, but they’re very cute. They’re erasers shaped like miniature versions of everyday stuff, and they come (4) to a pack. We'll pick from the Rainy Days pack, including an umbrella and rain boot; the Emergency pack, with an ambulance and fire extinguisher; or the Couch Potato pack, with living-room furniture. Also excellent for doll houses, dioramas or general play.

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$1.00 EACH
$1.95
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Science Without A Lab

50 Science Things to Make and Do is just that, a passel of experiments, all illustratively explained in two facing pages of this big 104-page flip book, and all easily done with common household items. Includes wind and water power, bugs, crystals, paper planes, rubber-band guitars, balances, gloop, optics and a ton of other fun, informative stuff. Officially classified as "cool" by several of our geekiest staffers.

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SCIENCE MAKE AND DO BOOK

Science Without A Lab

50 Science Things to Make and Do is just that, a passel of experiments, all illustratively explained in two facing pages of this big 104-page flip book, and all easily done with common household items. Includes wind and water power, bugs, crystals, paper planes, rubber-band guitars, balances, gloop, optics and a ton of other fun, informative stuff. Officially classified as "cool" by several of our geekiest staffers.

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$9.50 EACH

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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SCIENCE FAIR ALNICO BAR MAGNETS

Alnico Bar Magnet

Pair of alnico bar magnets, each 7/16" x 1/4" x 3". Magnetized end to end with the North pole marked, the North end painted red and the South pole painted blue. Come with a pair of keepers and a wood separator bar.

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$8.00 EACH
$8.95
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Knowledge Is Globular

Our compact 4” dia globes have smooth dual axes rotation and measure 5" wide x 6" high overall, including the nice black stand they’re attached to. All show their features in excellent detail. You pick: the Moon globe, showing craters, seas, rilles, valleys, mountain ranges and landing sites of manned and unmanned missions; the Celestial globe with stars, constellations and celestial images by noted German cartographer Karl Harig; the Political globe with an easy-to-read map indicating political borders and capital cities; the Antique-Style Political globe, which is like the Political globe, but old-time looking; or the Satellite globe, which shows the landmasses and oceans of earth as they appear from satellites. A few different globes next to each other make for a really great display, but they’re all nice enough to stand alone.

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GLOBE, MOON, 4-3/8", DUAL AXES ROTATION

Knowledge Is Globular

Our compact 4” dia globes have smooth dual axes rotation and measure 5" wide x 6" high overall, including the nice black stand they’re attached to. All show their features in excellent detail. You pick: the Moon globe, showing craters, seas, rilles, valleys, mountain ranges and landing sites of manned and unmanned missions; the Celestial globe with stars, constellations and celestial images by noted German cartographer Karl Harig; the Political globe with an easy-to-read map indicating political borders and capital cities; the Antique-Style Political globe, which is like the Political globe, but old-time looking; or the Satellite globe, which shows the landmasses and oceans of earth as they appear from satellites. A few different globes next to each other make for a really great display, but they’re all nice enough to stand alone.

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$13.50 EACH
$14.95
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Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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LEGO® KINETIC KIT

Lego® Gets Kinetic

Make a whole bunch of fun and instructive Lego® machines/chain reaction models like marble runs and mousetraps involving ramps, buckets, funnels balances and much more. Comes with (33) Lego® elements, (6) Lego® balls, a dozen paper props, and a 78-page instruction booklet for (10) machines. You add a few common household items. Includes suggestions for more complicated devices if you have your own Lego® pieces, and if you don't, what are you waiting for? Ages 8+.

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$21.95 EACH

"Hit Me Again, I'm Still Stupid"

Learn atomic weights while winning money from your classmates. Here’s a double deck of (104) cards plus (4) jokers all stored in a stylish box because no one wants to lose their gold, krypton or rubidium. In addition to the standard playing card values, the decks cover the periodic table of elements. Each card includes one element’s atomic number, symbol, series, melting and boiling points, period/group, uses, est. atomic weight, standard state, and the element’s name in English. Includes instructions for (2) educational games if you aren’t in the mood for canasta or two games of hearts. Up to date 6th Edition for all your fraction of a second elements.

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ELEMENTAL CARDS 2 DECK SET

"Hit Me Again, I'm Still Stupid"

Learn atomic weights while winning money from your classmates. Here’s a double deck of (104) cards plus (4) jokers all stored in a stylish box because no one wants to lose their gold, krypton or rubidium. In addition to the standard playing card values, the decks cover the periodic table of elements. Each card includes one element’s atomic number, symbol, series, melting and boiling points, period/group, uses, est. atomic weight, standard state, and the element’s name in English. Includes instructions for (2) educational games if you aren’t in the mood for canasta or two games of hearts. Up to date 6th Edition for all your fraction of a second elements.

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$14.00 EACH
$15.50
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Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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3" COW MAGNET

Mooooo!

This is your chance to own a genuine cow magnet. Fed to cows by vets and farmers to attract the odd metallic parts of cows' diets (they tend to scarf up nails, staples and other stuff with the grass) and prevent bovine traumatic reticuloperitonitis, also known as hardware disease. Used for lots of magnetic lab experiments because they're so handy. In plated alnico, 3" long x 1/2" dia in a rounded tubular shape. Approx a 5-lb pull.

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$7.25 EACH
$7.95
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The Joy Of Writing

We usually have pens, but we usually don’t have (40) packs of Paper Mate® Inkjoy pens in various colors all contained in a sort of tall, plastic peanut butter-type jar with a screwcap. These are long-lasting ballpoints with 1.0mm tips and caps with pocket clips. You’ll get (4) pens each in black, brown, blue, red, magenta, purple, green, lime green, turquoise and orange.

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40 ASSORTED PAPER MATE INKJOY PENS

The Joy Of Writing

We usually have pens, but we usually don’t have (40) packs of Paper Mate® Inkjoy pens in various colors all contained in a sort of tall, plastic peanut butter-type jar with a screwcap. These are long-lasting ballpoints with 1.0mm tips and caps with pocket clips. You’ll get (4) pens each in black, brown, blue, red, magenta, purple, green, lime green, turquoise and orange.

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$9.50 PKG (40)

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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SCIENCE FAIR TELEGRAPH KEY

Simple Circuit

An easy way to light up the kids' eyes! Teach them to wire a simple circuit with our basic components.

  • The knife switches are mounted on a plastic bases.
  • The miniature plastic socket holds a standard flashlight bulb with a 14 mm dia screw base.
  • We pack 6 volt and 3 volt round bulbs, or 1.5 volt bell-shaped bulbs, (5) to a package.(Bulbs are rated slightly higher to prevent them from burning out.)
  • Hook up the black plastic and metal 2" x 4-1/4" telegraph key with brass contacts and (2) terminal posts with nuts.
  • Our blue-plastic holder for (1) "D" battery has a small tab at each end to hook a lead to, and a 1/8" square mounting hole at each corner.
  • You add the mounting surface and the know-how.
  • Actual bulb voltage listed in parenthesis.

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$5.25 EACH
$5.75
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Go Outside And Play

Our grandmother used to tell us that all the time, and we might have learned something while we were out there if she’d given us The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature, this 120-page paperback from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chock full of information, photos and illustrations for exploring nature in both the city (includes pigeon info!) and the countryside, and in all four seasons. They might stay out of your hair until supper.

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KIDS NATURE GUIDE BOOK

Go Outside And Play

Our grandmother used to tell us that all the time, and we might have learned something while we were out there if she’d given us The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature, this 120-page paperback from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Chock full of information, photos and illustrations for exploring nature in both the city (includes pigeon info!) and the countryside, and in all four seasons. They might stay out of your hair until supper.

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$11.75 EACH
$12.95
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Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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HORSESHOE MAGNET

Ponyshoe Magnet

Little-bitty horseshoe magnet, for traditionalists. Just 1-1/4" across x 1" x 5/16" thick. Red-painted Alnico, with approx 2.9 lbs of pull (ignore the 2 lb on the label) it includes a little steel keeper for when it's not sticking to a tiny horse's foot.

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$6.00 EACH
$6.75
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Artsy & Sticky

Like Martha Stewart if you poured honey all over her. Also like these little 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” hardbound books of art-themed sticky notes honoring Bob (The Joy of Painting) Ross. The approx (240) notes are in large and small sizes with Bob, his easel or landscape scenes like the ones he painted.

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BOB ROSS STICKY NOTES

Artsy & Sticky

Like Martha Stewart if you poured honey all over her. Also like these little 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” hardbound books of art-themed sticky notes honoring Bob (The Joy of Painting) Ross. The approx (240) notes are in large and small sizes with Bob, his easel or landscape scenes like the ones he painted.

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$7.50 EACH

CHICKEN PLUCKING IN IGLOOS

OK, chicken plucking and how to build an igloo, but you could combine them if you needed to. How To is a book of wilderness skills with instructions on over (75) things you might need to know someday, including the two above, plus opening coconuts with a rock, sheep-shearing, crossing deserts (with the associated treating a snakebite), surviving bear attacks, starting fires in the rain, cleaning fish, tanning hides, and shoeing horses. Takes a nice, fun look at desperation in the woods. We've already used a bunch in the office.

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WILDERNESS HOW-TO-BOOK

CHICKEN PLUCKING IN IGLOOS

OK, chicken plucking and how to build an igloo, but you could combine them if you needed to. How To is a book of wilderness skills with instructions on over (75) things you might need to know someday, including the two above, plus opening coconuts with a rock, sheep-shearing, crossing deserts (with the associated treating a snakebite), surviving bear attacks, starting fires in the rain, cleaning fish, tanning hides, and shoeing horses. Takes a nice, fun look at desperation in the woods. We've already used a bunch in the office.

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$12.95 EACH

How Does It Work?

Why does it do that? Develop an elemental understanding of magnetism, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, radio, thermodynamics, light and optics. Simon Quellen Field's 228-page paperback, Gonzo Gizmos, Projects & Devices to Channel your Inner Geek explains processes, equipment and scientific terms -- and then, for starters, tells you things like how to make a rotary steam engine in 15 minutes from a soda can, a candle and a few scraps of rubber tubing. It's the favorite of our resident geeks -- but not for kids unless they're working with an adult. That would be a mature adult. An insured, mature adult.

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GONZO GIZMOS BOOK

How Does It Work?

Why does it do that? Develop an elemental understanding of magnetism, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, radio, thermodynamics, light and optics. Simon Quellen Field's 228-page paperback, Gonzo Gizmos, Projects & Devices to Channel your Inner Geek explains processes, equipment and scientific terms -- and then, for starters, tells you things like how to make a rotary steam engine in 15 minutes from a soda can, a candle and a few scraps of rubber tubing. It's the favorite of our resident geeks -- but not for kids unless they're working with an adult. That would be a mature adult. An insured, mature adult.

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$15.25 EACH
$16.95
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See Your Pencils

This handy translucent plastic pencil case, approx 7" x 2-1/2" x 1” deep, has a slide-out bottom, like a desk drawer. The construction method is very origami-like, which will make you want to store other things in it, or just slide the bottom in and out. Call it the zen of small organizers. You’ll get (4) per order. Give a bunch to someone who has small things to organize.

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TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC PENCIL CASE

See Your Pencils

This handy translucent plastic pencil case, approx 7" x 2-1/2" x 1” deep, has a slide-out bottom, like a desk drawer. The construction method is very origami-like, which will make you want to store other things in it, or just slide the bottom in and out. Call it the zen of small organizers. You’ll get (4) per order. Give a bunch to someone who has small things to organize.

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$3.95 PKG (4)

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