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Best Careers For Bilingual Latinos (Paperback): Graciela Kenig Best Careers For Bilingual Latinos (Paperback)
Graciela Kenig
R383 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A jobs and career columnist gives practical career advice for bilingual Latinos and Latinas, who constitute the fastest growing minority group in the United States. Kenig explores jobs in "hot" industries, leveraging Hispanic language and culture skills, and handling job interviews.

Spider-Man Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Hero (Hardcover): Dk, Matthew K. Manning, Stan Lee Spider-Man Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Hero (Hardcover)
Dk, Matthew K. Manning, Stan Lee 1
R464 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R147 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover amazing Spider-Man facts and read about every exciting twist and turn in Spider-Man comics, plus secret info on all your favourite Spider-Man characters. Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighbourhood Hero traces the Marvel Comics Super Hero's entire career, from his powers and exciting adventures, to famous battles, loves, allies and enemies. This book includes Peter Parker's exciting move into global hi-tech with Parker Industries, the tumultuous events of Spider Island, Superior Spider-Man and SpiderVerse, a new key issue feature, profiles of new stars Spider-Gwen and Silk, and the latest developments in Spider-Man's costumes and equipment. Learn absolutely everything there is to know about everyone's favourite web-slinger. (c) 2017 MARVEL

Children's Illustrated Thesaurus (Hardcover): Dk Children's Illustrated Thesaurus (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R396 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R144 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ideal reference book for young readers and writers, DK's Children's Illustrated Thesaurus has everything a child needs to develop their vocabulary.

Never be lost for words, with synonyms and antonyms for around four thousand entries. Each entry is supported by a definition and example sentence to help boost a child's confidence in using and choosing words. Plus, attractive "word features" illustrate a range of synonyms or give additional words a child can use when writing about a subject - from types of accommodation to colour shades and animal families.

With its fresh and fun design, the Children's Illustrated Thesaurus will inspire children to build a rich and vibrant vocabulary.

Shark (Paperback): Dk Shark (Paperback)
Dk 1
R150 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R32 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 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.

Willow the Therapy Dog (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids Willow the Therapy Dog (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids; Edited by Paige Towler
R199 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this endearing picture book series about dogs with jobs, you'll join real-life therapy dog Willow as she aids her community and brings smiles to people everywhere. Good dog, Willow! Sometimes it takes a dog to get the job done! Meet helping hound Willow and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of sweet Willow's role as a therapy dog in Washington, D.C. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Willow visits patients at a hospital, helps children read at a library pajama party, and brings smiles to people who need them. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-worthy photographs sure to make dog lovers out of us all.

131/2  Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything (Hardcover): Dk 131/2 Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R534 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R169 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn something about everything with 13 mind-blowing facts plus a little myth-buster about every topic under (and including) the sun! Exploded images of everyday objects from cars and skeletons to pianos and chocolate take young readers on an incredible factual adventure. Did you know that one in every four animals on earth is a beetle? That white chocolate isn't technically chocolate? Or that the planet Pluto is so small that two could sit side-by-side across the USA? 131/2 Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything includes over 1000 facts on 80 different subjects to satisfy a child's thirst for knowledge. Familiar objects - the Earth, a tiger, an Apollo spacesuit, a scorpion - are exploded to reveal their extraordinary insides. Surprising myth-busters give children a wealth of new favourite facts, such as chameleons change colour to stand out not blend in and that sharks only kill 6 people a year while people kill 100 million sharks a year! Awesome images will draw young readers into 131/2 Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything and irresistible information will keep them there.

What's Weird On Earth (Hardcover): Dk What's Weird On Earth (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R445 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R169 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fact-hungry kids will love poring over these warped world maps full of unique and weird data. See how many lightning strikes hit parts of our planet, the wind patterns of the whole world, and even how the world map would look if global warming melted the ice caps!

Covering everything from Pangea to the world's weirdest natural wonders, this is Earth in all its strange glory. What's Weird on Earth is an entirely new atlas adventure, with maps of UFO sightings, popular foods, every country resized according to population density, and their popularity as holiday destinations. Kids can spot the strangest features on every corner of Earth; from ancient patterns carved in the desert sand to the 29,000 bath toys that sailed the world's ocean currents after a shipwreck.

Travel back in time to discover maps from previous centuries or turn the globe upside down - literally. Planet Earth will never seem the same again!

Encyclopedia of the World Religions (Paperback, New edition): Susan Meredith Encyclopedia of the World Religions (Paperback, New edition)
Susan Meredith
R280 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R60 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A thought-provoking book offering a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of the major world religions and many lesser-known faiths. Beautiful photographs and engaging illustrations, maps and diagrams compliment the informative text.

Explanatorium of Nature (Hardcover): Dk Explanatorium of Nature (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R625 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R230 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Jaw-dropping, up-close photography shows the natural world and animals as you've never seen them before.

From fruit to flowers, from shells to sharks, from ants to elephants, this extraordinary new encyclopedia will keep animal and nature enthusiasts from ages 9 to 109 utterly absorbed by amazing, close-up images.

Did you know that baby foxes are born with blue eyes which later turn golden? Or that reptile scales are made from keratin, the same material as your hair and nails?

Explanatorium of Nature is the perfect way to find out how everything in nature works and why fungi, plants, birds, invertebrates, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and ecosystems exist and what they mean for our world. Discover how spiders spin webs, how flying works, how snakes kill, and much, much more.

Children will spend hours poring over the incredible details from nature, from the spines on a stinging nettle and lichen growing on a tree to the suckers on an iguana's feet. Using never-before-seen cross sections, macro, and electron microscope images, this is your chance to truly get up close with our natural world.

It Can't Be True 2! - More Incredible Visual Comparisons (Hardcover, 2 Ed): Dk It Can't Be True 2! - More Incredible Visual Comparisons (Hardcover, 2 Ed)
Dk 1
R345 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R103 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All the amazing facts in this book are strange but true - and there are pictures to prove it. These clever, yet easy-to-understand visual comparisons help you make sense of things that seem too bizarre to be real. In It Can't Be True! 2, you can see a hippo's mouth large enough to swallow a car, a truck big enough to carry 90 elephants, and a jellyfish longer than three blue whales. Plus, did you know that all the world's continents can fit into the Pacific Ocean? Or that all the world's trees can fill North and South America combined? These concepts are brought to life with CGI artworks. Find out how much paper you'd need to print out the World Wide Web (hint: it's a stack taller than the height of Earth's globe), how much sweat your feet produce in a day (it could fill a glass), and much more in this collection of weird facts and world records from planet Earth and space, animals and plants, people, and technology. If you think it can't be true, It Can't Be True! 2 will prove that it is!

Heads Up Sociology (Hardcover): Dk Heads Up Sociology (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Gain an insight into the issues that matter today, such as who owns the media, who decides what is news, and the super-rich. This is the ultimate tool to help you get to grips with sociology in time for exams, from gender and identity to welfare and consumerism.

Sociology is the study of how societies are organised and what helps them function or go wrong. Why do people commit crimes? Who decides if someone has a mental illness? What's work for? Does aid do any good? Heads Up Sociology explores these fascinating questions plus all the key sociology topics, including poverty, gender, class, and crime.

Fascinating biographies give you insights into the lives and work of key players such as Judith Butler and Howard Becker, and case studies and real-life scenarios bring the ideas to life. Heads Up Sociology is an essential read for anyone keen to ask the big questions about the society we live in today.

Sportopedia - Explore more than 50 sports from around the world (Hardcover, First Edition, New Edition): Mark Long Sportopedia - Explore more than 50 sports from around the world (Hardcover, First Edition, New Edition)
Mark Long; ADA M. Skinner 1
R385 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R72 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before, like kabaddi and boccia. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes - male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians - and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share.

DK Braille It Can't Be True! (Hardcover, Braille edition): Dk DK Braille It Can't Be True! (Hardcover, Braille edition)
Dk 1
R508 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R166 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Packed with astonishing facts and astounding world records,DK Braille It Can't Be True is a fascinating book designed especially for visually impaired readers. In over 70 pages you will find the world's weirdest wonders and unbelievable facts described in both braille and large print, paired with tactile images that demonstrate just how unusual the objects and events being described really are. Through the use of detailed embossing, you can feel the world's largest hailstone (three times larger than a tennis ball!) and a bird so small it can sit on the end of your thumb. Fully endorsed by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), DK Braille It Can't Be True will keep you entertained and amazed for hours.

Basher Science: A to Z of Science (Paperback): Tom Jackson Basher Science: A to Z of Science (Paperback)
Tom Jackson; Illustrated by Simon Basher 1
R257 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R59 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core National Curriculum subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson. This handy guide will be a sure-fire hit with school students learning these core subjects for the first time, as well as a useful reference guide and reminder for older secondary school and university and college students looking for a revision guide.

The entries are organized alphabetically, and cover all the topics you would expect to find in a core science book, from acids and atoms to X-rays and zygotes. Break-out feature spreads cover more complex, high-interest topics such as Forces, Great Scientists, Organs and Planets.

Find Your Voice - A Teen's Guide to Public Speaking (Paperback): Joy Jones Find Your Voice - A Teen's Guide to Public Speaking (Paperback)
Joy Jones
R297 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R111 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scared of speaking in public? You're not alone! This accessible guide, written by a former teacher and poetry slam coach, will help tweens and teens find their voice! If you have weak, wobbly knees and a pounding heart when you face an audience--don't worry, that's good! Joy Jones is here to show teens and tweens that stage fright is your friend. With its funny, friendly, slightly irreverent approach, Fearless Public Speaking helps young people feel more comfortable and confident in front of a crowd. Jones covers it all, from how to write and organize your speech, to how to deliver it and use audiovisual equipment, to how to troubleshoot when things go wrong.

The LEGO Book (Hardcover, New Edition): Daniel Lipkowitz The LEGO Book (Hardcover, New Edition)
Daniel Lipkowitz 1
R405 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R91 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Celebrate and explore the incredible story of the LEGO Group and its much-loved bricks, sets, minifigures, movies, games and more.

Take a dazzling visual tour through all the groundbreaking moments in LEGOŽ history, from the company's humble beginnings in a carpenter's workshop to the invention of the iconic LEGO brick and LEGO minifigure, through to the stunning toys, video games and movies of today, including LEGOŽ Star Wars™, The LEGOŽ NINJAGOŽ MOVIE™, and LEGOŽ Dimensions.

This special edition of The LEGOŽ Book has been fully updated and expanded with the latest LEGO sets and fascinating facts to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the LEGO brick and the 40th anniversary of the minifigure. Go behind the scenes to learn how LEGO bricks are made; find out how amazing fan creations become real-life LEGO sets, and marvel at how LEGO bricks made it to the computer screen and the big screen.

Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group, The LEGOŽ Book is a treasure trove for LEGO fans of all ages - and this very special edition comes with an exclusive 60th anniversary printed brick.

Previous edition ISBN 9781409376606

Š2018 The LEGO Group.

First Encyclopedia of History (Hardcover, New edition): Fiona Chandler First Encyclopedia of History (Hardcover, New edition)
Fiona Chandler
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the past. Filled with historical information from the first people, farmers, cities and civilisations all the way to the World Wars and the modern day, this book answers such questions as 'What were the pyramids for?'; 'Who lived in the Forbidden City?'; and, 'When was the World Wide Web invented?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.

Encyclopedia of World History (Paperback, New Edition): Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler, Sam Taplin Encyclopedia of World History (Paperback, New Edition)
Jane Bingham, Fiona Chandler, Sam Taplin
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An incredibly valuable overview of the history of the world from prehistoric times up to the year 2000.Magnificantly illustrated with a wealth of images depicting key events and everyday life in times gone by. With hundreds of links to specially selected websites, available through Usborne Quicklinks.

Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback): Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Paperback)
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A maths dictionary full of clear explanations of the key terms and concepts from Key Stage 2 and up. Each concept is explained alongside worked examples of alternative methods as well as hints, tips, shortcuts and strategies.

F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment (Hardcover): Carolyn Suzuki F is for Feminism: An Alphabet Book of Empowerment (Hardcover)
Carolyn Suzuki 1
R226 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R113 (50%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This bright and bold dictionary of twenty-six thought-provoking words from A-Z is perfect for equipping girls, boys and everyone with the words they need to empower themselves. Including:

- Activism: trying to change something important by making your voice heard

- Brainpower: your ability to come up with brilliant ideas

- Compassion: caring about other people's suffering

- Diversity: including all kinds of different people

- Equality: when everyone is treated in the same way

- Feminism: fighting for equality between girls, boys and everyone

With bright and inclusive artwork from illustrator Carolyn Suzuki, F is for Feminism is a great conversation starter, and will inspire and motivate activists of all ages.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback): Dk Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Dk 1
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

With more than 380 fascinating topics over 600 pages, this must-have children's encyclopedia is perfect for curious young minds aged 9 and over. Ideal for projects, or just for fun, this fact-filled kids' book of general knowledge features bite-size chunks on the Arctic and Aztecs, X-rays and zoos, plus everything in between. From glaciers, insects, and myths to scientists, space missions and world wars, this comprehensive encyclopedia is brimming with topics to wow young readers. DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia brings history, nature, geography, and science to life with a clear, child-friendly style and more than 3,000 illustrations, photos, cut-aways, and maps. It has been fully updated to include all the latest political, social, and cultural events as well as scientific breakthroughs. With 3 million copies sold since its first edition, Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia covers everything a kid needs to know.

Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas (Hardcover): Dk Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas (Hardcover)
R338 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R103 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bring the amazing world of wildlife right into your home. Packed with animal facts for kids and more than 40 colourful maps that detail the countries they where live. Each colourful map is bursting with information, combining illustrations of animals with photographs showing key habitats and locations for each country. The atlas also includes a colourful world map pull-out poster showing all the countries of the world and their key animals. Through each map children are shown how to read a map and use a key, compass and scale. Charming and informative, the Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas is a delightful addition to every child's library.

Dictionary of Dinosaurs - an illustrated A to Z of every dinosaur ever discovered (Hardcover): Dieter Braun Dictionary of Dinosaurs - an illustrated A to Z of every dinosaur ever discovered (Hardcover)
Dieter Braun; Edited by Matthew G. Baron 1
R376 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R72 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Find out about every dinosaur that's ever been discovered in this brilliant dictionary full of dinosaurs! From the Aardonyx to the Zuniceratops, discover when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and much more! Jam-packed full of fascinating facts from top dino experts and epic illustrations of all the world's best loved dinosaurs including Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops,Velociraptor, Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus. This comprehensive fact file of every dinosaur to have been discovered is a must for any budding paleontologist or young dinosaur fan!

DK Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk DK Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R753 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R290 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia full of information and amazing images on over 250 key topics arranged from A to Z. This is the book that explains everything for kids aged 7 to 9.

Packed with thousands of incredible and essential facts on favourite - and KS2 - subjects, DK Children's Encyclopedia covers nine different colour coded subject areas: art, people, history, earth, nature, science, technology, space and human body.

Arranged alphabetically, every page in this children's encyclopedia is packed with fun facts and amazing photographs. Your child can dive straight in working from the front to the back or jump to a page that catches their eye to discover all about our wonderful world. If they are not sure where to go next, the 'See also' boxes will suggest related topics. This lets children make links across topics and subject areas and create their own journey through DK Children's Encyclopedia.

There are also comprehensive content and index pages and a glossary which lists of some of the more difficult words with an explanation. While the reference section contains useful lists, diagrams and tables, including a map of the world and lists of great artists, scientists and writers. Finally there are 'The Story of...' pages which bring together information about different subjects to get children thinking about things from lots of different angles.

Inspiring and informative, the DK Children's Encyclopedia is a classic encyclopedia and a book of wonder that will absorb and engage children for many hours.

National Geographic Kids: Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids: Little Kids First Big Book of Pets (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Playful puppies! Cuddly kittens! Beautiful birds! Learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells–and how to find and care for the perfect family pet.

Whether cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, fish, snakes or others, this adorable reference book introduces kids to a wide variety of family-friendly pets. Readers learn which kinds of animals make good pets and which ones are better off staying in the wild, along with how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays. Packed with more than 200 colourful photos, the book also provides information on animal breeds, characteristics, and behavior and includes tips for training pets. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning, this book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, or any time.

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