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Would you brave blizzards, starvation, unknown territories, and Indians to build a better life for yourself and your family? Journey west with America’s pioneers on foot, on horseback, and in covered wagons―from the Mississippi River to the Oregon Trail―in these true stories of courage and survival that shaped our nation.


In words and pictures, this book captures all the excitement and adventure of the Wild West. Gibbons’s colorful watercolors deftly recreate cowboys clothing, equipment, and lifestyle, and the lively text includes descriptions of famous cowboys and cowgirls, as well as historical facts. Full color.


Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating lives of cowboys from around the world. Stunning real-life photographs of horses and cattle and branding irons and lariats offer a unique “eyewitness” view of life on the range. See what an authentic chuckwagon looks like, how an expert ropes a calf, a rodeo rider in action on a wild steer, how a saddle is made and a Mongolian herdsman lassoing a wild horse. Learn where wild horses and bulls live in France, why cowboys wear Long Johns, how to tame a bucking bronco and why a gaucho decorates his belt with silver coins. Discover how Annie Oakley got her nickname, why an Australian saddle has no horn and how the cowboy’s romantic image influenced music and films, and much, much more!


The I Want to Be… series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults. Easy-to-read captions and color photographs of women and men from different cultures help children understand what’s involved in each occupation. Young readers learn to respect the importance of doing a job well and appreciate the contributions these workers make to our life and the world around us.

These books are perfect for reading alone or in group story times. They are certain to spark questions and encourage dialogue and prompt children to learn more about these occupations.


Takes you on a journey of discovery through a thrilling period of American history. This book contains 100 facts accompanied by detailed artwork. It reveals how ‘wild’ western America really was.


This series of educational products is comprised of sturdy metallic boxes that each contain 40 cards with multiple-choice questions about scientific topics. Each card has two questions on one side and the answers on the reverse, making this collection a fun way for kids to quiz themselves or to play with friends and family.

Children will learn more about horses and ponies with the cards included in this deck, which feature questions such as What do you call the metal piece that you put in a horse’s mouth? and What do you sit on when riding a horse?

Esta colección de productos didácticos consta de sólidas cajas metálicas, cada una de las cuales contiene 40 tarjetas con preguntas de selección múltiple sobre temas científicos. Cada tarjeta tiene dos preguntas por un lado y las respuestas al dorso, convirtiendo a esta colección en una manera divertida para que los niños evalúen su propio conocimiento o para jugar con amigos o en familia.