The Old Farmer s Almanac for Kids

Author: Yankee Publishing Inc
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1571985549
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers a compilation of facts and folklore on a range of topics, including weather, astronomy, gardening, animals, history, sports, and health.

The Old Farmer s Almanac for Kids

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1571987177
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment make a winning formula for this biannual series created for kids ages 8 and up. This brand-new edition includes chapters with features on . . . • Astronomy: Earth’s volcanoes and other planetary wonders • Calendar: origin of the birthday cake, why we save daylight time, and more “special” days • Health: fun facts about your brain; uncommon advice for the common cold; why we have burps, gas, and other unmentionables • Weather: wildfire weather, facts about fog • Food: the history of the hot dog, the making of maple syrup, the first frozen dinner, lunchbox recipes • Accomplished Kids: kids who made amazing discoveries, kids who help to make the world a better place • Nature: a bug guide, little-known facts about nuts, poison dart frogs • In the Garden: secrets of composting, growing a bean teepee and other edibles, plus fun crafts • Sports: a wooden car derby, plus adventurers Sam Patch (falls jumper), Jay Cochrane (wire walker), and Charles F. Lummis (cross-country hiker) • Amusement: tips for setting a record, advice for whistlers, and more • Plus too much more to mention!

The Old Farmer s Almanac for Kids

Author: Janice Stillman
Publisher: Yankee Pub
ISBN: 9781571983589
Format: PDF
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The American classic now mixes wacky and wonderful stories, facts, and activities for children, covering weather, astronomy, gardening, history, the outdoors, nature, sports, and more. Original.

Poor Richard s Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780760762011
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Poor Richard's Almanack is one of Benjamin Franklin's most charming creations. He delighted in cloaking his writing behind a variety of literary personas, and Richard Saunders remains one of his most beloved. Some critics have complained that Poor Richard reveals the shallow materialism at the heart of Franklin's homespun philosophy and, by extension, at the heart of America itself. Even so, Almanack holds a central place in understanding Franklin and his evolution from humble tradesman to founding father as well as providing a window into colonial America. Franklin's sharp wit still retains its ability to surprise and delight readers today.

The Old Farmer s Almanac 2008

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Yankee Pub
ISBN: 9781571984265
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information

The Old Farmer s Almanac

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1571985441
Format: PDF, ePub
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A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information

The Old Farmer s Almanac 2016

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1571986766
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As surely as the Sun rises in the east and maple leaves turn color in autumn, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is back—and it’s better than ever! Recognized for generations by its familiar yellow cover, America’s best-loved annual and oldest continuously published periodical (now in its 224th year!) promises to be “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” once again fulfilling both the mission set forth by its founder, Robert B. Thomas, and readers’ expectations. This edition is packed with wit, wisdom, tips, advice, facts, fun, and recipes, including: • traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts • how to make sausages at home • “creatures from hell” • grow your own beer (ingredients) • time- and money-saving tips • unmasked mysteries of plant seed dispersal • bale, key, and concrete block gardens • quirky origins of American horse breeds • history, lore, and more about birthstones Plus, Moon phases and other celestial sightings, tides, gardening tables, best days to do things, and more. Added value this year: • 96 full-color pages • full-color winter and summer weather maps • updated Reference section Often imitated, but never equaled. Accept no substitutes!

Ben Franklin s Almanac of Wit Wisdom and Practical Advice

Author: The Old Farmer's Almanac, Editors
Publisher: Yankee Books
ISBN: 9780899093895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ben Is Back! Ben Franklin's inventiveness made him the greatest American genius of them all. Now, the spirit of Ben meets the challenges of 21st-century living in Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice. With the 1,538 tips in this amazing book, you'll be able to do everything smarter, better, and cheaper-- just like Ben himself! Try these for starters. * Keep eggs fresh twice as long by keeping them in their carton-- not in the refrigerator egg holder-- and stashing them in the lowest part of the fridge. * Make your panty hose last five times longer with a saltwater soak. * Grow your best garden ever-- with toilet paper! * Get your PC screen and keyboard spotless with a used fabric-softener sheet. * Keep ice cream cones from dripping-- even on the hottest days-- by dropping a marshmallow into the bottom of the cone before adding ice cream. * Rub off rust spots on your car's chrome with aluminum foil. * Rid your pets of fleas by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to their food. * Make your plastic containers smell fresh again with the daily news! And look inside for more than 1,000 others! You'll get 365 days' worth of ingenious hints, practical solutions, and delicious recipes, along with a generous portion of Ben's witty maxims, historical tidbits, inventions, and advice. Packed with clever cleaning ideas, kitchen wisdom, smart gardening tips, savvy health hints, easy home-repair advice, weather wisdom, and, of course, money-saving strategies, Ben Franklin's Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice is a book you'll turn to every day of the year.

Home Wisdom

Author: Jon Vara
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780783549378
Format: PDF, ePub
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The editors of "The Old Farmer's Almanac" have collected the best advice about keeping house--along with humorous, interesting digressions on the challenges keeping house has presented through history.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160057212X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.