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Educational Magazines

Items in the Educational Magazines category include those magazines that are both educational and timeless. They provide in-depth information about a specific subject in Science, History, or Social Studies. These magazines make great foundations for unit studies, and in many cases, the publisher websites have companion educational materials.

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  • Zoobooks: Birds of Prey (Paperback)

    Zoobooks: Birds of Prey (Paperback)


    Birds of prey come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some of them can live to be over 70 years old! More facts about Birds of Prey are included in this ad-free magazine for children ages 6-12.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Titanic (Paperback) [1126]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Titanic (Paperback) [MC]


    "The great ship's story is a drama with a little of everything: heroism and fear, humility and arrogance, wealth and poverty, life and death." — from "'Iceberg! Right Ahead!'" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Spiders (Paperback) [1124]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Spiders (Paperback) [1124]


    "Many people are afraid of spiders. Yet it's hard to understand why. Most spiders are helpful." — from "World Wide Web" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Microbes (Paperback) [1115]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Microbes (Paperback) [1115]


    "Billions and billions of microbes are crawling, squirming, and squiggling all over your body right now!" — from "It's a Small World" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Wright Bros. (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Wright Bros. (Paperback) [MC]


    "Today we hardly notice jets streaking through the sky. ... But just over a hundred years ago, anybody who talked about humans flying in machines was thought to be not just odd, but crazy." — from "The Wright Brothers" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Tornadoes (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Tornadoes (Paperback) [MC]


    "Tornadoes command our attention, and even our respect. Take a look—from a safe distance—at the storm that packs the swiftest and strongest winds of any storm on earth." — from "Tornadoes" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine:  Birds (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Birds (Paperback) [MC]


    "All 50 states have their own official bird, and the bald eagle reigns as our national bird." — from "Our Fine Feathered Friends" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine:  Insects (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Insects (Paperback) [MC]


    "Hundreds of years ago, a disease called the plague killed millions of people. The organism that caused all those deaths was carried by a tiny flea." — from "It's a Big Small World" (page 3)

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    Kids Discover Magazine: Earth (Paperback)


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    "Spread out a map of the world. What you see on it depends on the kind of map you have...The variety of features is so great that one map just can't handle them all."—from Our Planet (page 2) The section also asks the question "Is Earth perfectly round?" The answer is on the back cover.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Hawaii (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Hawaii (Paperback) [MC]


    "Say 'aloha' and your mouth just naturally forms a smile. Aloha is a Hawaiian word with many meanings. Hawaiians use it to say hello—and goodbye. Literally, it translates as..."—from The Aloha State (page 2) You'll have to read this Kids Discover to find out. You can also learn which would be higher, Mt. Everest or Mauna Kea if Mt. Everest were sitting on the ocean floor.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Ice Age (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Ice Age (Paperback) [MC]


    "Imagine you are living some 20,000 years ago. You are huddled in a dark cave, covered by reindeer or bison skins. As you peak out at the icy surroundings, you worry that you might have to share your shelter with a cave lion or cave bear."—from Brrrr! (page 2) Learn about the creatures that roamed the world during this time of extreme cold and how man survived. Find out which was the coldest century since the big Ice Age.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback)


    Who invented the lightbulb? Edison—wrong. Who invented the automobile? Ford—nope. But Robert Goddard invented the rocket right?— Only if he were born 700 years before he actually was. If you want to learn more of the origins of today's most vital inventions, you should read this Kids Discover. Find out who laid the ground work for those great men to improve upon. Oh and in case you're wondering, the first computing machine was built circa 1830.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Jackie Robinson (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Jackie Robinson (Paperback)


    "In keeping his promise, Jackie Robinson showed the world that he was not only a great baseball player but, more importantly, a great man." — in "A Legend in His Own Time" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Paperback) [MC]


    "And when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'" — Martin Luther King, Jr. in his "I Have a Dream" speech, August 23, 1963.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Oceans 2 (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Oceans 2 (Paperback)


    This issue is a follow-up to the Oceans issue that was published earlier. They make a great pair of resources for a unit study centered around our world's oceans.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Samurai (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Samurai (Paperback)


    "The private armies of the most powerful clans fought one another. The soldiers in these armies promised complete loyalty to the clan leader. These warriors called themselves samurai, or 'those who serve.' Soon, samurai armies became the most powerful forces in Japan." — from "Samurai & Shoguns" (page 6)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Space (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Space (Paperback)


    "Walking in space, man has never looked more puny or more significant." — Alexander Chase as quoted on the centerfold poster

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Space Exploration (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Space Exploration (Paperback) [MC]


    This issue includes a brief interview with Colonel Pamela Ann Melroy, a decorated Air Force pilot, combat veteran, and astronaut, who piloted two space shuttle missions and helped to assemble the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Antarctica (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Antarctica (Paperback)


    Do you like subzero weather? How about six months of darkness each year? Do howling blizzards make your day? Does a long walk in hurricane-force winds sound like fun? If so, then Antarctica is the place for you.—from "Icy Land of Extremes" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Wetlands (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Wetlands (Paperback)


    "Because they occur at the intersection of two different worlds—wet and dry—wetlands are rich in plant and animal life. For the same reason, they also harbor some deep human mysteries." — from "Wild and Wondrous Wetlands" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Telescopes (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Telescopes (Paperback)


    "While astronomers can peer far out in the universe, humans haven't yet learned how to travel the vast distances of space. Until they do, telescopes will remain our guides to the wonders of space." — from "Seeing the Light" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Sun (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Sun (Paperback)


    "For centuries, most people assumed that the Sun traveled around Earth. It seemed like an obvious fact, proven by every sunrise and sunset. Then, in 1543, the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus declared that the Earth actually revolves around the Sun!" — from "As the World Turns" (page 6)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Spiders (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Spiders (Paperback) [MC]


    "Many people are afraid of spiders. Yet it's hard to understand why. Most spiders are helpful." — from "World Wide Web" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Sacagawea (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Sacagawea (Paperback) [MC]


    "Sacagawea was born around 1790 in the eastern part of what is now the state of Idaho." — from "Child of Two Tribes" (page 4)