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One Red Dot : A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages (Classic Collectible Pop-Up)
David A. Carter (Illustrator)
0689877692
September 20, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–A graphically bold pop-up book that entices readers to find the one red dot that is hidden on each paper sculpture. Going from 1 to 10, Carter creates a visual hide-and-seek game, ranging from flip-flop flaps to fluttering flicker clickers that really click to orbs that tower above the page. Bold primary colors and a silver-black text give the book a very slick, modern feel. However, because of its delicate nature, it won't withstand repeated circulation. Save it for storytimes, classroom use, or special collections.–Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™One...


Collecting Antique Marbles
Paul Baumann
0873498224
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Marbles evoke memories of childhood and simpler times; perhaps this is why they are collected with such enthusiasm! Marble fans won?t want to go without this fantastic reference, which has been the standard collecting guide since its first publication nearly 35 years ago. Collecting Antique Marbles not only provides up-to-date pricing information, it provides collecting tips and advice on the hobby every collector should know.This long-awaited 4th edition provides a full-color look at the rarest and most collectible marbles in the world, aiding in identification and giving marble enthusiasts an eyeful of what?s out there. A history of marble types and manufacturers is included in the book, as well as important information on spotting fakes and reproductions. A new chapter on Carpet Bowls joins updated chapters on...


Timeless Toys
Tim Walsh
0740755714
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book Why Didn't I Think of That! includes the passage "If a toy has magic, when people see it they say, 'Oooh! What is that?' . . . It appeals to the kid in everybody." That same kind of magic captures "the kid in everybody" when they pick up Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them. Timeless Toys represents one of the finest documentaries and displays of modern toys ever written. Author Tim Walsh, a successful toy inventor himself, reveals a world of commerce, toys, and wonder that is equally fun, fascinating, and nostalgic. Readers of every age and background will find it impossible to pick up this book, turn a few pages, and not become spellbound by its insightful stories and the personal memories that the text and 420 brilliantly colored photographs bring forth. Slinky, Lego, Tonka...


The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide
Allan Bedford
1593270542
September 2005
Paperback
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Ink19, September 2005
If you're... a precocious youngster wishing to absorb some formalized knowledge of the system, [this book] fills in the gap.

Brick Journal, October 2005(http://www.legofan.org/brickjournal/)
...mixes the levels of information to allow the book to reach to a broad audience.

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The Small World of Antique Dolls' Houses: Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches- -Even a Zoo!
Flora G. Jacobs
1891105078
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A landmark book by the country's foremost authority on antique dollhouses and their furnishings. Written in delightful prose with wonderful anecdotes and valuable descriptions, this work will become a standard reference for collectors and novice enthusiasts alike.


Warman's Hot Wheels Field Guide
Dan Stearns
0873496221
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Sales of Hot Wheels® toy cars continue to be hot among collectors. This handy book is the perfect resource for collectors to carry along to shows, making on-the-spot identification and valuation easy. More than 500 Hot Wheels® cars made from 1968 to 1999 are listed with up-to-date values, clear photos, and detailed descriptions. Coverage includes Redlines, Blackwalls and Collector Number Variations. • Hundreds of listings include up-to-date values • Features more than 500 photos and descriptions


New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs - a Guide for Parents and Teachers
Sue Schwartz
1890627488
May 2004
Paperback
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ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
The New Language of Toys is a great tool for collaboration between parents and professionals.

Newsline (Federation for Children with Special Needs), Winter 2005 Newsline, Winter 2005
Federation for Children with Special Needs

I highly recommend this book for parents and professionals. It's wonderful when you find a resource such as this...

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The Official Precious Moments Collector's Guide to Figurines (Official Precious Moments Collector's Guide to Figurines)
John Bomm
157432490X
April 15, 2006
Paperback
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Star Wars Vintage Action Figures: A Guide for Collectors
John Kellerman
0972378006
October 2003
Hardcover
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Lee’s Toy Review, June 2004
"…benchmark publication…establishes new highs in research and documentation. It is…the Star Wars collectible reference for years to come."

Star Wars Insider, February 2004
"…essential reference…most comprehensive listing of carded variations ever published…presents in a highly visual fashion…indispensable to vintage collectors."

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Schroeder's Collectible Toys: Antique to Modern Price Guide (2006 Edition)
Sharon Huxford (Editor)
1574324799
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Of the many toy books on the market today, only one tackles this enormous and varied field head-onSchroeders Collectible Toys, Antique to Modern! This large format, 512-page book contains values for over 20,000 toys in every category imaginableaction figures, cast-iron and paper lithographed toys, wind-ups, Barbie dolls, model kits, diecast banks, games, playsets, character toys, and many other categories of childrens playthings dating from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Compiled by the editors of the countrys bestselling antiques price guide, Schroeders Collectible Toys has been highly acclaimed and enthusiastically accepted by toy collectors and dealers all over the country for ten years! Backing the editors is a fantastic team of researchers and advisors who carefully check every line for...


Hot Wheels the Ultimate Redline Guide
Jack Clark
1574324411
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Warman's PEZ Field Guide
Shawn Peterson
0873499069
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
PEZ has been a part of the American landscape for over 50 years, adding new designs as the popular icons of our time have changed. These beloved candy dispensers have become hot collectible items and Pezheads worldwide won't want to go without this portable pocket guide to the hobby! Veteran collector Shawn Peterson, author of the Collector's Guide to PEZ, has compiled this reference, with hundreds of listings of the most collectible PEZ dispensers and rare variations, as well as the latest PEZ releases. A history of PEZ accompanies a vibrant illustrated glossary, with over 200 highly detailed, full-color photos.


Automata and Mechanical Toys
Rodney Peppe
1861265107
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
A lavish guide to the ingenious design and beauty of automata and mechanical toys, including their history, an explanation of their mechanisms, a survey of the leading makers, step–by–step instructions for making mechanisms, and 160 color photos.

From the Publisher
No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. Automata and Mechanical Toys is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for...


Ready-to-Use Teddy Bear Illustrations
Ted Menten
0486249433
September 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Nearly 300 copyright-free teddies in every conceivable pose and activity: boy and girl bears with bows, hats, sweaters, hearts, and bouquets; teddy carrying a birthday cake, juggling, holding a megaphone, dressed in tails and top hat; plus dozens of designs with framed space for written messages.


Les Jouets/Toys
Clare Beaton (Illustrator)
0764126121
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Preschool children get an early introduction to a second language when their parents show them books in the charming Bilingual First Books series. This titles is bilingual in English and French, and gives toddlers a head start in learning a foreign language at the same time they are learning their own. Charming two-page spreads show color pictures of familiar objects all relating to the book’s general theme. The word on the left for parents to read aloud is in English, and the word on the right is its French equivalent. The last page of each book aids parents with a list of all words introduced in the book plus easy pronunciation rules. (Ages 2 and older)


Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969
David Doyle
0873498909
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Electric train enthusiasts won?t find a more comprehensive listing for the Postwar Era (1945-1969), the ?golden age? of Lionel Trains. Each locomotive, car, accessory and catalog produced during this time is carefully documented with detailed descriptions and vibrant full-color photographs ? over 800 in all.Collectors will be able to accurately date and find values for their Lionel trains from this great period and also learn the history behind the company that produced the popular collectibles. Additional sections include instructions on operating the classic trains, as well as how to repair minor damage and keep collections sparkling. Lionel enthusiasts and collectors won?t want to go without this unique reference.


Warman's Lionel Train Field Guide: Values And Identification
David Doyle
0896892999
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Lionel is the king of electric toy trains, and its collectors are among the most loyal "conductors" around. This handy, full-color guide is the perfect size to take with you to shows, club meetings and the hobby store. This expertly written pocket-sized reference helps you: - Easily identify various models using 800 detailed color photos - Fine-tune your Lionel knowledge with 2,000 listings - Confidently price trains using the three grades of current market values included in this book - Make savvy decisions during the thousands of daily online auctions devoted to Lionel trains Portable and precise, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for any Lionel Train collector.


Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains: Pocket Price Guide 1901-2006
Manufactured by Kalmbach Publishing Company
0897785320
October 2005
Paperback
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The Big Book of John Deere Tractors
Don MacMillan
0896587401
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Green Magazine
. . . Don has provided accurate insight and interesting facts . . . . there’s a little bit of everything in this book."

Successful Farming
". . . a must-have for Deere collectors. . . ."

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Star Wars Force FX Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber
Staff of Master Replicas
1400628431
May 2005
Other Format
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Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942
David Doyle
0896892395
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Collectors of Lionel Trains will be quick to hop on board the ultimate resource for the first name in electric toy trains. The most complete reference of its kind, Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942, delivers meticulous descriptions even Lionel founder Joshua Lionel Cowen would admire. Readers will explore pre-war era Lionel Trains through exhaustive descriptions and 1,100 stunning full-color photos of favorite o-gauge and standard trains like the original Electric Express. Current values, scarcity ratings and operating tips make this companion piece to Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1946-1969 the one reference collectors, train aficionados and retired locomotive operators won't want to be without! -Features accurate and up-to-date pricing for Lionel trains of 1900-1942 -1,100 full-color detailed photos...


The Big Toy Box At Sears
Inc. Classic Toy Soldiers
0971428409
June 21, 1996
Paperback
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Plastic Figure and Playset Collector News, June 1997
"The photos are crisp, sharp and well defined. You'll have no trouble feeling like a kid again....."

Book Description
The Big Toy Box At Sears is a compilation of the Sears Christmas catalogs from 1951 to 1969, boy's toys only. It is printed on stock very similar to that originally used by Sears and the book is the same size (11"x8.5") as the original catalogs. It is 582 pages long, of which 172 pages are in color. It pictures trains, playsets, toy guns, trucks and countless other boy toys from the Baby Boom Era. An excellent resource and fun to look at. (All products pictured in The Big Toy Box At Sears are no longer available.)

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Robert Sabuda
0689847432
October 2003
Pop Up Book
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 6-Sabuda brings Alice's world to life with breathtaking, three-dimensional images that are incredibly imaginative, intricately detailed, and perfectly executed. Carroll's text has been significantly abridged, and although some scenes are a bit choppy, the quickly paced narrative retains the flavor of the original. Sabuda's illustrations pay homage to John Tenniel's artwork, while providing a fresh look at the story and offering details that add greatly to the reading experience. The events unfold in six glorious spreads, each featuring a large pop-up and a narrow booklet that opens into several pages containing the text as well as additional pop-ups. The first scene depicts Alice and her sister on the riverbank, and the faces of several Wonderland characters are camouflaged among the...


Mastering the Universe
Roger Sweet
1578602238
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Mastering the Universe illuminates the creation, rise, and fall of one of the top-selling product lines in what is arguably the world’s most competitive industry, toys—and it does so from the perspective of Roger Sweet, the man who originated He-Man for Mattel. He-Man and the product line that grew out of it, Masters of the Universe (MOTU), created a fantasy world for boys that, at its height in 1986, reached $400 million in U.S. sales, only to plummet to $7 million the following year. During its six-year run, the MOTU line sold $1.2 billion worldwide and spawned a syndicated cartoon series and a major motion picture—a feat not even the venerable Barbie can claim. Mastering the Universe explores the phenomenon of He-Man’s popularity, as well as the shocking reasons behind the toy’s rapid...


Marbles: Identification and Price Guide
Robert Block
0764315749
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Here again is the fascinating world of marbles, newly revised. Indians, Aggies, Steelies, and more...every major category of marble is presented in this new and exciting guide. Included are old handmade marbles of glass, earthenware, minerals, and steel; machine-made marbles and their manufacturers; and contemporary handmade glass marbles by artisans recapturing the old styles and creating exciting new styles all their own. Marble pricing is explained in detail. The author describes the four factors to look for when determining the value of a marble, and presents an accurate guide to today's market.

About the Author
Robert Block has been collecting, appraising and dealing in marbles for many years. He has spoken to numerous historical societies and marble meets, and runs live...


Hot Wheels Variations
Michael Zarnock
0873497384
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
More photographs, updated prices, added information-collectors will be racing to tear into the new edition of this best-selling title! For most, when receiving a new toy, half the fun is ripping open the package and playing with it. However, the growing appeal toward the line of Hot Wheels® Collector Number Packs-a numbered line of cars distributed by Mattel with slight variations, where the color, wheel, interior or window might have been altered-is them remaining in the original packaging. Author and Hot Wheels® collector, Michael Zarnock expands coverage of the most comprehensive identification and price guide available to include variations found in blister packages from 1989-2002. More than 2,500 cars and their variations are listed and nearly 2,500 are pictured in clear, large full-color photographs....


Ultimate Lego Book: Discover the Lego Universe
Foreword by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
078944691X
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
"This book is not a book about a toy. It is a book about an idea, a set of values, and a long-term commitment to empowering children to use their creativity and build their imagination." So states Lego Group president Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen in his introduction to this fascinating, visually exciting tribute to Lego bricks and the people who play with them. Lego "maniacs" are no mere invention of Lego Group's industrious marketing machine. Enthusiastic fans of the ingeniously designed, colorful plastic building blocks do indeed exist, and in vast numbers--as of 1996, an estimated 300 million children and adults had played with Lego bricks since the first one rolled off the presses in 1949. (How many yellow knob-headed Lego people populate the earth today? A cool 2.3 billion.)

The visual wizards at Dorling...


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