Books & Toys
Slide 0: Smithsonian 2018 Engagement Calendar
Smithsonian 2018 Engagement Calendar
This week-at-a-glance datebook evokes the diversity, beauty, and immensity of the Smithsonian Institution's collections. A weekly treasure for the person who finds wonder and beauty in the world. The Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution 2018 Engagement Calendar highlights a spectacular array of riches from the Smithsonian's 20 museums and galleries, in addition to the entries from the National Zoological Park and Smithsonian research centers. Each spread features a full-color photograph of an object from the Smithsonian's vast holdings, along with detailed information about the object and its origins. From American crafts to African sculpture to aeronautical wonders and everything in between, this Smithsonian 2018 Engagement Calendar truly has something for everyone. The calendar also features information, phone numbers, and Web site addresses for all the Smithsonian museums and research centers.
Slide 1: 300 Piece, 36 Dino Jigsaw Puzzle
300 Piece, 36 Dino Jigsaw Puzzle
This highly detailed 300-piece puzzle depicts 36 different dinosaurs. Unbreakable board pieces are printed with soy-based inks. Dino naming sheet included with this 300 Piece, 36 Dino Jigsaw Puzzle.
Slide 2: Robot and Rocket Multi-Colored LED Night Lights
Robot and Rocket Multi-Colored LED Night Lights
Help little ones sleep with these innovative Robot and Rocket Multi-Colored LED Night Lights. Remote control for selecting one of 12 soothing colors (or a continuous cycle through each). 4 dimming positions. Sleep mode. Automatic shut-off sleep timer.
Slide 3: Plush Portable Dino House
Plush Portable Dino House
Kids will love tucking in and taking out the five colorful and cuddly soft 6"l. baby dinos—two T. rexes, and one each triceratops, stegosaurus and brachiosaurus—that live so harmoniously in this portable egg home. This Plush Portable Dino House is perfect for playing on-the-go. Washable poly plush, bean-filled interiors. Convenient carrying handle. Imported.
Slide 4: Smithsonian® Planetarium Projector
Smithsonian® Planetarium Projector
Emulate the Smithsonian’s Albert Einstein Planetarium experiences by projecting a rotating star pattern of the northern sky. 24 HD space images of planets, nebulae, moons, asteroids, astronaut, spacecraft and more create over 50 possible images. Auto shut-off electronic timer. This Smithsonian® Planetarium Projector requires 3 AA batteries (not included). Plastic, electronics, metals.
Slide 5: John F. Kennedy Superman Comes to the Supermarket
John F. Kennedy Superman Comes to the Supermarket
John F. Kennedy: Superman Comes to the Supermarket, written by Norman Mailer (who claimed his pre-election article Superman Comes to the Supermarket was critical to Kennedy's win), is a commemoration of JFK's 100th birthday and is a frank portrait of him as he campaigns for the White House. Includes 300 photographs by illustrious photojournalists.
Slide 6: Plush Panda Backpack
Plush Panda Backpack
What could be more fun than this soft, cuddly Plush Panda Backpack for stashing snacks, show-and-tell items, or schoolwork to share with Mom and Dad? Designed with a full-closure zipper and 2 straps for easy carrying, this fully lined Plush Panda Backpack is made of soft swirl polyester. Imported.
Slide 7: Travel Tic Tac Toe Coin Set
Travel Tic Tac Toe Coin Set
Amuse restless kids and adults alike with this Travel Tic Tac Toe Coin Set. Genuine, acrylic-cased Jefferson nickels and Lincoln pennies replace X's and O's. History card tells about the coins and relates interesting facts about Jefferson and Lincoln. Certificate of Authenticity.
Slide 8: Scrappy Dog Stuffed Animal and Monkey Puppet Kits
Scrappy Dog Stuffed Animal and Monkey Puppet Kits
Kids will love cutting and sewing their own one-of-a-kind Scrappy Dog Stuffed Animal and Monkey Puppet Kits. Reclaimed wool fabric, pattern, instructions, needle, and thread included. These cuddly pals are 100% eco-friendly. (Scrappy Dog’s clever gable box can be turned into a doghouse.) Wool colors and patterns will vary, so each will be one of a kind.
Scrappy Dog Orig. $35.00 NOW $19.99
Monkey Puppet Orig. $25.00 NOW $11.99
Slide 9: Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion
Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion
Sumptuous illustrations of fabulous Japanese kimonos from one of the world’s finest collections trace the evolution of kimono style and color. Written by a team of international experts, Kimono: The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion traces works from the imperial court and samurai aristocracy of the 17th and 18th centuries to bolder contemporary designs of the late 20th century.
Slide 10: Grace Kelly Style
Grace Kelly Style
Grace Kelly Style has sumptuous illustrations and fascinating backstories to capture her classic, yet accessible, style, as she transforms herself—couture dress by couture dress—from Hollywood star to royal bride and beloved princess.
Slide 11: Bonsai and Penjing
Bonsai and Penjing
In Bonsai and Penjing: Ambassadors of Beauty and Peace enjoy amazing stories of bonsai and penjing (the Chinese art of cultivating and displaying miniature trees) curated by the National Arboretum. Discover their valuable role in international diplomacy, including the initial gift of 53 trees from Japan in 1976.