Animal-loving kids, take a walk on the wild side! Get up close and personal with hundreds of animals around the globe via The Smithsonian Animal Box
, a collection of photo-rich volumes devoted to amphibians and reptiles, birds, fish, fungi and plants, insects, invertebrates, and mammals. The boxed set of ten hardcover books (about thirty pages each) comprises "a visual encyclopedia of life on earth,"
its spectacular photographs paired with cool scientific facts sure to keep kids transfixed for hours. And as a bonus, five 16"x19½" wildlife posters are tucked inside. Grab the set for the curious children in your life, or gift it to the dedicated teacher you know to add to their classroom library. For ages 6 and up. (KG)