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Ultimate Bodypedia - An Amazing Inside Out Tour of the Human Body (Hardcover): Patricia Daniels, Christina Wilson, Anne... Ultimate Bodypedia - An Amazing Inside Out Tour of the Human Body (Hardcover)
Patricia Daniels, Christina Wilson, Anne Schreiber
R515 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R122 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fun, smart guide to the human body answers kids' questions and engages them with amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams. The kid-friendly journey travels through the body and all its systems and is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top 10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Young readers will learn about age-appropriate medical history and body basics, from cells and DNA to growth and aging.

Children's First Animal Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Claudia Martin Children's First Animal Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Claudia Martin
R317 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R48 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Young readers will delight in this beautifully illustrated animal encyclopedia, containing some of the world's most unusual and magnificent creatures. Each page contains intriguing and memorable facts accompanied by eye-catching photographs. Kids can discover why hummingbirds have such long beaks, how baby kangaroos travel around, and what makes a shark such a good hunter. Covering mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates, this hardback reference guide supports the key stage 1 (KS1) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for introducing children aged 5+ to the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Mythopedia - An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales (Hardcover): Good Wives And Warriors Mythopedia - An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales (Hardcover)
Good Wives And Warriors
R522 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Maths Dictionary (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Peter Robson Maths Dictionary (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Peter Robson
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This dictionary includes explanations of over 200 mathematical words and phrases. Other features include: multiplication tables; table of squares and cubes; frequently-used fractions, decimals and percentages; metric and imperial units; simple coordinate graphs; angle and circle rules.

Electricity (Paperback): Dk Electricity (Paperback)
Dk 1
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Have a lightbulb moment and learn all about the fascinating world of electricity with Eyewitness Eyewitness Electricity is the perfect introduction for children learning about electrical currents, what makes a lightbulb light up and how electricity has changed the world we live in. Children will discover how electricity is measured, how it was discovered, and how it powers everything from houses to vehicles. Packed with over 200 colourful pictures, as well as diagrams and awesome facts about scientists, electrical power sources and even lightning. Eyewitness Electricity provides the perfect combination of information and great ideas and the giant wallchart makes it even more suited for school projects. For any budding scientist, Eyewitness Electricity provides everything they need to spark an interest in this subject. Supports the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2.

Everything Sports - All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Jump! (Paperback, Edition): Eric Zweig, National Geographic Kids Everything Sports - All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Jump! (Paperback, Edition)
Eric Zweig, National Geographic Kids
R234 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R57 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favourite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.

Ocean (Paperback, New Edition): Miranda MacQuitty Ocean (Paperback, New Edition)
Miranda MacQuitty 1
R185 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R37 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the craft that investigated the wreck of the Titanic to how octopuses make use of jet propulsion: Eyewitness Ocean lets your child learn all about the secret watery world that covers most of our planet and the incredible creatures that live within it! Eyewitness Ocean also includes a giant fold-out wall chart full of facts, perfect for bedrooms or classrooms.

Packed with all the essential information from the previous edition Eyewitness Ocean is now more interactive and colourful than ever with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines making the book more engaging and educational for your child.

Animal Record Breakers - Thousands of Amazing Facts and Spectacular Feats (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Mark Carwardine Animal Record Breakers - Thousands of Amazing Facts and Spectacular Feats (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Mark Carwardine 1
R405 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R98 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animal Record Breakers is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. Packed with thousands of amazing facts and the latest discoveries, it features world record holders from each of the main animal groups including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and invertebrates.Find out how the okapi can lick and clean its own eyes.Discover the tiny cat flea that jumps with an acceleration equivalent to over 20 times that needed to launch a space rocket. Marvel at the cross-breasted turtle, from Central America, which locals believe can eat its way out of a crocodile. With stunning photographs throughout, this book is a celebration of creatures both great and small that will appeal to all the family.Previously called Animal Records, this new paperback edition has been revised, retitled and updated with new records and all the latest facts from the animal kingdom. The foreword to the book is by award-winning writer and presenter Mark Carwardine.

First Dinosaur Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback, 2 Ed): Dk First Dinosaur Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Dk
R306 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Help your child meet their favourite dinosaurs face-to-face with First Dinosaur Encyclopedia. They'll discover where dinosaurs came from, how they lived and what happened to them as well as interesting facts like which was the tallest dinosaur and who laid the largest dinosaur egg. From unearthing fossils to well-known dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus rex, kids will love getting their teeth into this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, let your child take a stomp into the prehistoric world!

Little Kids First Big Book of Why (Hardcover): Amy Shields, National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Big Book of Why (Hardcover)
Amy Shields, National Geographic Kids
R320 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R72 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Linking to a popular feature in the super successful "National Geographic Little Kids" magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling "National Geographic Kids Almanac, " to a new audience: preschoolers Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the "Big Book of Why" delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The "Big Book of Why" invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way--the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.

LEGO DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia - Includes Exclusive Pirate Batman Minifigure (Hardcover): Dk LEGO DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia - Includes Exclusive Pirate Batman Minifigure (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R533 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R74 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This awesome LEGO book features all your favourite LEGO DC Comics (TM) Super Heroes minifigures, including LEGO Batman, LEGO Superman and all their friends and foes. Plus the book comes with an exclusive LEGO Batman minifigure! Be wowed by incredible facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, The Joker, Penguin, Poison Ivy, Bane, The Flash, Wonder Woman and more. Did you know that Harley Quinn's Hammer Truck has "whack-a-bat" scrawled on it? Or that the Batboat can float, drive on land and fly? Discover all the incredible details in the LEGO DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia sets, as well as the minifigures' special weapons, cool gadgets and amazing vehicles. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. (c) 2016 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under licence from the LEGO Group. Copyright (c) 2016 DC Comics. All related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s16)

Our World (Paperback): Our World (Paperback)
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Ships in 7 - 10 working days
Book of Knowledge (Paperback, New edition): Emma Helbrough Book of Knowledge (Paperback, New edition)
Emma Helbrough
R392 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R98 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a new edition of this incredible reference book, crammed full of fascinating facts about science, technology, the human body, plants, animals and much, much more. It covers an amazing array of subjects from Astronomy to Zoology. Readers will love discovering what's inside the Earth, how food is digested and how televisions and computers work. It is illustrated with stunning photographs, maps, diagrams and charts. It is a must-have for every family bookshelf.

Maps of the World's Oceans - An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live... Maps of the World's Oceans - An Illustrated Children's Atlas to the Seas and all the Creatures and Plants that Live There (Hardcover)
Angelo Mojetta, Enrico Lavagno; Illustrated by Sacco Vallarino
R638 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R118 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This lavishly illustrated, fact-filled atlas-a follow-up to Maps of the World-allows children to discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level. Covering every ocean and major sea in the world, MAPS OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS is a vibrant and comprehensive atlas that children of all ages will love to explore. The dozens of colourful, detailed maps are filled with hundreds of illustrated icons highlighting creatures that inhabit the waters of the world from deep-ocean sharks to sea birds that rely on the water to survive. Also featured are vital vegetation, submerged shipwrecks and icons representing the myths and legends of the various peoples who supposedly lived by the seas. Along the surface, readers will explore ports, lighthouses, famous explorers and voyages, old navigation secrets and more. Flip the next page from any map and the corresponding icon key explains why these fish, animals, various organisms and more are so vital to the oceans and the seas - and therefore the world. Young readers will learn about waves and tides, currents and oceanic ridges and more giving them a complete look at the world's waters. Each map includes a link allowing kids to download a version of them on computers and tablets to explore even further. Captivating and comprehensive, MAPS OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS will entice even the most reluctant young explorer.

General Knowledge Genius! - A Quiz Encyclopedia to Boost Your Brain (Hardcover): Dk General Knowledge Genius! - A Quiz Encyclopedia to Boost Your Brain (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The brilliant quiz book for clever kids - answer the questions correctly on your favourite subjects to test if you're a general knowledge genius.

Children won't be able to resist the General Knowledge Genius brain-busting challenge. For every topic, pages are packed with eye-popping pictures - but do you know what they show? To help you, "Test Yourself" panels list what you're looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there's a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue.

With more than 60 topics, from across the encyclopedia, there's something for everyone. Can you name the most famous rivers worldwide? Do you know your cranium from your clavicle, or do you need to bone up on the parts of the human skeleton? Are you a demon on dinosaurs, and able to spot the difference between an archaeopteryx and an allosaurus? Perhaps you're a brain box and can do all of this standing on your head? You can!

Then what are you waiting for? Open the pages of General Knowledge Genius to find out what you know, and challenge yourself to learn even more!

National Geographic Kids: Why Not? - Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids, Crispin Boyer National Geographic Kids: Why Not? - Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids, Crispin Boyer
R492 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R111 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jam-packed with thousands of fascinating facts and interesting info this fun-filled Q&A book is sure to satisfy the most curious kids (and adults too!). The team that brought you WHY? flips that question around to deliver more than 1,111 more awesome answers, brain-bending breakdowns, and epic explainations to all kinds of burning questions about how the world works.

With the first book in the series, we answered WHY? In this exciting follow-up, we figured WHY NOT? The concept is simple. Got a question? Boy, do we have answers! Over 1,111 of them. Why don't you keep growing your whole life? Check out the human body section. Why aren't we traveling by jetpack yet? Tech has your answer. Why aren't school busses red? Flip to the pop culture chapter. Why aren't dinosaurs still alive? Why can't you walk on clouds? It's all there! With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, we've got the expert information in a fun Q&A format that will keep kids digging for answers. Answers include all kinds of fascinating extra info like top 10 lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities. Now, go stump your parents!

The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Chris Barker The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Chris Barker 1
R565 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia is a major new children's learning resource, with 160 pages of fascinating information and images of prehistory's mightiest beasts. Using original CGI models and stunning paleoart, the whole world of dinosaurs has been recreated. Thanks to groundbreaking recent research, some of these dinosaurs have never been seen on the page before. Going beyond the page, many of the dinosaurs have been enhanced with Augmented Reality. View the page through the free app and you'll see dinosaurs spring to life, complete with interactive notes - and you can even view them as terrifying life-size models. Dynamic videos play on the page when viewed through the app, allowing readers to see dinosaurs move within a book for the first time.

Encyclopedia of Animals - Contains 300 Species! (Hardcover): Jules Howard Encyclopedia of Animals - Contains 300 Species! (Hardcover)
Jules Howard; Illustrated by Jarom Vogel
R580 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R106 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, every one is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth. Entries cover habitat, size and behaviour, with zoologist and environmental scientist Jules Howard's expertise brought to life by Jarom Vogel's eye-opening artwork. The book is subdivided into classes of the animal kingdom, including mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and fish. Start at the beginning or dip in and out - whatever page you land on, you're sure to find your new favourite creature! Encyclopedia of Animals is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any amateur zoologist, young or old, guaranteed to broaden horizons and deepen your appreciation of life on our amazing planet. And for those budding entomologists looking to satisfy their creepy-crawly curiosity, be sure to check out Encyclopedia of Insects, from Jules Howard and Miranda Zimmerman.

First Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback): Jane Bingham First Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback)
Jane Bingham; Illustrated by Tjarda Borsboom, Beatrice Tinarelli; As told to Caroline Young 1
R285 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children can write with confidence with this brightly illustrated thesaurus. Words and synonyms are organised by type (adventure words, etc.) or by topic (in a city, under the sea, etc), with both simple words and more advanced vocabulary included. A handy word finder at the back allows children to look up a word and find its synonyms. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Atlas of Adventures - A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the... Atlas of Adventures - A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globe. (Hardcover)
Lucy Letherland 1
R608 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R163 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or taking a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age. Celebrate the great diversity of our planet: with every turn of the page, you'll come across different animals, people and sights unique to each of the locations. Look out for two adventurers in every scene as you travel through the book. Discover with them hundreds of things to spot and learn about. Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating locations. You'll get to go to sleep under the Northern Lights, meet millions of monarch butterflies in the boreal forests of Mexico's volcanic mountains, shower with an elephant in Chiang Mai and go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, among many other amazing adventures. Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that London's Big Ben clock bell weighs as much as a small elephant? Or that more than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawai'i? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured people, animals and things. With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.

Doodle Lit (Paperback): Jennifer Adams Doodle Lit (Paperback)
Jennifer Adams
R481 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R124 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
They're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express (Paperback, Original): Cheryl Harness They're Off!: The Story of the Pony Express (Paperback, Original)
Cheryl Harness
R188 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1860, with North and South about to be divided by war, East and West were united through an extraordinary venture -- the Pony Express. Over the course of ten days in April, eighty riders and five hundred horses delivered mail between California and Missouri -- a mission that took three weeks by stagecoach.

Although it existed for only a year and a half, the Pony Express remains a legendary chapter in American history and a symbol of the bold, adventurous character of the Old West. The spirit of the brave riders and their ponies is captured perfectly in Cheryl Harness's lively, brightly illustrated, and information-filled account.

Shark (Paperback): Dk Shark (Paperback)
Dk 1
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

How dangerous is a great white shark? How common are shark attacks and how can you avoid them? How big can a whale shark get? In Eyewitness Shark, discover lots of weird and wonderful facts about these fascinating creatures, where they live, why they are hunted, and what is done to preserve them. Did you know, for example, that the first sharks existed before the dinosaurs? And that sharks have a sixth sense that helps them locate prey? Look inside a shark to learn how it eats and breathes. Find out how sharks can swim so fast and how different tail shapes affect the way different shark species move. See how a lemon shark is born, and how to tag a blue shark. Which shark has the strangest look - a hammerhead shark or a horn shark? Eyewitness Shark is packed with exciting information and stunning photography and illustrations. A fact-filled wall chart adds extra educational value. Part of the best selling DK Eyewitness series, it is the perfect reference book for children.

First Science Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback): Dk First Science Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback)
Dk
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Help your child learn all about science with First Science Encyclopedia. Filled with fun science facts about many different subjects, from the human body and animals to facts about space and matter. From the blood and breathing to rocks and minerals, kids will love getting to grips with this exciting encyclopedia. Perfect for homework or just for fun, First Science Encyclopedia is the ideal starting place for young scientists aged 5 and up.

What Presidents Are Made of (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Hanoch Piven What Presidents Are Made of (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Hanoch Piven
R191 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R12 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In paperback for the 2012 election, this sophisticated and playful look at U.S. presidents includes a new portrait of President Obama.
See America's presidents as never before--made of objects Using everything from blue jeans to boxing gloves, Hanoch Piven "builds" the characters of eighteen of our nation's leaders. Revealing anecdotes accompany the creative collages and lend insight to the charismatic personalities of prominent presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama, resulting in an irresistible resource that transcends party lines.

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