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Download and read online The Kids Book of the Night Sky in PDF and EPUB Introduces methods for observing the sky at night, the moon, the stars, constellations for each season, and the planets, recounts legends about the sky and the stars from many traditions, and suggests skywatching activities.
Download and read online A Child s Introduction to Art in PDF and EPUB Explores the world of art and artists, including Michelangelo, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent Van Gogh, and features do-it-yourself art projects.
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Download and read online The Stargazer s Guide to the Night Sky in PDF and EPUB "Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quoatations are from the New King James Version of the Bible."--T.p. verso.
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