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Take a tour of planet Earth using this unique map-based encyclopedia showing you what's where in the worlds of engineering and technology, art and culture, history, nature, Earth science, and human populations. With 75 3-D world maps, this book shows you things such as the world's tallest buildings, longest rivers, most dangerous earthquake spots, and even where you can scratch a whale's tongue! And if you have ever wondered where the best places to go diving for shipwrecks are, then look no further. What's Where in the World is filled with state-of-the-art maps that bring each and every page to life, covering diverse topics in six chapters on the Earth, the living world, people and planet, engineering and technology, history, and culture. It is the perfect book for school projects or simply for sating that curiosity.
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.
Celebrate all things Star Wars (TM) decade-by-decade, year-by-year, month-by-month. From the influences and creation of the Star Wars movies, to the toys, books, comics, TV series and games and American pop culture, this beautiful Star Wars encyclopedia covers it all. Painstakingly produced and superbly illustrated, Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History presents a unique Star Wars timeline - the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you've never seen it before, including the Saga's impact on popular culture and world events. This updated edition includes brand new content covering Star Wars The Force Awakens as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Florida and Disneyland California. With a foreword by the creator himself, George Lucas, delve into every aspect of the most famous galaxy far, far away. (c) & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD.
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.
Our planet is packed with the most extraordinary rocks, minerals, gems, shells, and fossils - and you'll find them all in this popular children's encyclopedia. The Rock and Gem Book is full of stunning photography of the world's natural wonders. More than 1,200 full-colour specimens will help you spot sedimentary from sandstone, and metamorphic from marble. The unique qualities of each material are described in-depth, together with their wide-ranging uses in industry, art, architecture, and science. Feast your eyes on a treasure trove of sparkling minerals and gems that any pirate would envy! Travel back to the prehistoric period to find out how fossils are formed, and see all that remains of dinosaurs and other early creatures. Shell seekers can learn to identify all kinds of finds washed up on the shore. Get searching around where you live and start your own personal collection, using The Rock and Gem Book as your essential reference guide.
Ever wish you could speak Emoji? Well, now you can with this entertaining, informative National Geographic Kids guide to the popular digital symbols. An amusing, informative guide to the popular emoji symbols with additional facts, games and tips, designed to entertain as well as encourage digital confidence. Emojis are everywhere on your phone and computer - from winky faces to frowns, cats to footballs. This guide features 100 of the most popular emojis and funny examples of how to use them. With a digital expert as a guide, learn the history of emojis, how they're made, and how they're used around the world. Try telling a story with emoji, make emoji faces with friends, and test your knowledge of the symbols in a quiz. How to Speak Emoji features: * Brightly coloured "emoji dictionary" with illustration, meaning, and example usage * Games and activities: tell a story with emoji and an emoji guessing game to play with friends * Historical timeline, digital insights and fun facts * Internet safety and friendly usage tips
Calling all curious kids! The truth is definitely stranger than fiction in the most jaw-dropping, eye-popping read around. You'll be amazed by this collection of mind-blowing statements, which defy belief but are all completely true. Did you know that the Moon is the same size as Australia? Or that a blue whale's heart is as big as a car? And the colossal squid has eyes the size of beach balls? Prepare to be amazed by the fact-packed It Can't be True!, then get ready to wow your friends at school with this, and much, much more. From the tiniest microchip to heavyweight planet Jupiter, no subject is left unexplored in this groundbreaking reference title. Astounding images, visual comparisons, and informative graphics combine to give young readers an unforgettable learning experience. This page-turner features the most up-to-date, verified facts and statistics available anywhere - you won't believe it until you read it.
The definitive guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Beautiful photography and clear, authoritative text by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo names and explains all the details of costumes, weapons, and accessories. Includes three exclusive, specially commissioned cutaway models produced by Industrial Light & Magic model maker John Goodson. (c) & TM 2015 LUCASFILM LTD.
This is a comprehensive introduction to physical geography including information on the climate, volcanoes, erosion, the weather, ecosystems and humans. It is fabulously illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and illustrations that will capture the imagination of young readers. It comes with internet links to recommended websites with maps, quizzes, games and homework information.
Explore, interact with, and make your own stunning illusions. Get ready to be amazed by an array of mind-boggling illusions, and even recreate them using the materials in the book.
Optical Illusions 2 showcases some of the finest visual puzzles ranging from the classical pattern-based illusions and ambiguous drawings to modern 3D masterpieces. The book includes printed card material and clear step-by-step instructions on how to create some of the world's most dazzling illusions. Children aged 8+ will love making their own coin-shrinking Ames room or creating a hovering 3D dice.
Make your own eye-popping illusions with Optical Illusions 2!
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
Get ready for an expedition to the rainforests of the world with Bear Grylls.
Discover a place where everything is continually growing; the animals, the trees, the vegetation. Find incredible animals hidden deep in the forest - the swinging orang-utans, slithering pythons and hunting tigers. Pack your belongings and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.
Enter a world of insects in this encyclopedia of more than 200 minibeasts.
With amazing stats, close-up photographs, and genius gem facts, Pocket Eyewitness Insects will let you see their true sizes, discover where and how they live and find out which deadly insects to watch out for.
What do insects eat? Which ones are poisonous? From the flower chafer to the giraffe weevil, Pocket Eyewitness Insects is packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about insects even more intriguing. Many-legged millipedes, dazzling dragonflies, and beastly bed bugs all are brought to life in amazing detail.
Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young enthusiasts, Pocket Eyewitness Insects uncovers everything you need to know about nature's cutest and creepiest bugs in one pocket-sized book.
This is a book for all the curious kids whose parents won't let them take apart the family's brand new digital camera. The stuff around us has some pretty cool insides that we don't usually get to see. That's why National Geographic Kids is dissecting all kinds of things in How Things Work: Inside Out! Read along as we dissect, explore, and explain how things do what they do. Complete with exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, How Things Work: Inside Out explains cell phones, 3D printers, lava lamps, skyscrapers, and everything in between.
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This early learners children's encyclopedia from DK is perfect for key stage 1 learners. It's packed with information about a variety of subjects from prehistoric life to space travel, bacteria to the human brain help your child discover all about the world we live in.They'll discover how life on Earth began, how the human body works, how people lived in Ancient Egypt, why some dinosaurs were so huge, what makes machines work, the countries of the world and much, much more.
In the follow-up to the hit book Bet You Didn't Know, discover even more incredible facts and mind-boggling tidbits to stun your friends and wow your teachers! Did you know that scallops have dozens of tiny blue eyes? That glass can form when lightning strikes sand? Or that Formula 1 race cars could theoretically drive upside down at superhigh speeds? There's a lot to know, and we bet you'll have fun learning it all in the second book in this super series from National Geographic Kids! Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of awesome categories, from fire to reptiles to candy. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, What's the Difference, and more. Bold, colourful photographs in a supersize format and spectacular information create a winning combination for curious kids who can't wait to learn more about the world.
Gotta catch 'em all! Immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe with this ultimate guide to the Pokemon animated series. Become a true Pokemon expert with this ultimate guide to the Pokemon animated series! 272 pages jam-packed with Pokemon stories, lessons, facts and figures, this amazing book features Pokedex references of each explored region, and the Pokemon encountered throughout Ash's incredible journey. The Pokemon Encyclopedia is the definitive reference for key characters, battles and places - it's an absolute must-have for all Pokemon fans. Immerse yourself in the Pokemon universe and learn the highest levels of Pokemon training. Gotta catch 'em all!
Become an Earth expert and find out all you need to know about our planet - from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean trenches - in this brilliant mini-book.
With Earth facts at your fingertips, Pocket Eyewitness Earth makes learning about our blue-and-green planet fun. Bite-sized chunks of information and stunning images help you explore Earth's volcanoes, mountains, rivers, forests, and seas. There are chapters, too, on weather and climate.
Packed with profiles on more than 180 of Earth's major features you'll soon become a know-it-all on all things Earth. Get the facts and stats on the Nile, the world's longest river at 6,650 km (4,130 miles), see incredible pictures of giant crystals that weigh 55 tonnes each, and find out about the Mississippi tornado that tossed a train into the air.
All this and more can be discovered in Pocket Eyewitness Earth, the handy pocket-sized encyclopedia of everything you need to know about our world!
X-kit Literature Guides explains the history, environment and the story of the text in broad terms. It discusses every major character and theme in the text in detail using pictures and diagrams to explain concepts. X-kit Literature Guides provides plenty of practise questions and answers and tips on how to tackle your literature exam.
In this endearing picture book series about dogs with jobs, you'll join real-life rescue dog Stella as she protects her community and finds lost people. Good dog, Stella! Sometimes it takes a dog to get the job done! Meet courageous canine Stella and follow her as she spends an exciting day at work with the search-and-rescue department. Gorgeous photography brings to life the true stories of brave Stella's role as a search-and-rescue dog in Virginia. Simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Stella trains to track scent trails, rides in a helicopter, and saves a lost hiker. Young readers will fall for this witty and daring tale of heroism, along with aww-some photographs sure to make dog lovers out of us all.
Blast off into space and discover the planets in our Solar System and beyond in this jam-packed encyclopedia for children. Learn what living in space is like for an astronaut, then take a whirl around planet Earth and the moon. Then go beyond where any human has gone before, and marvel at the red, rocky landscape of Mars and the truly magnificent icy rings of Saturn. Venture onwards to the farthest depths of the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond to the biggest and brightest stars light years away. Packed with out-of-this-world pictures from NASA and ESA missions, kids will explore our Universe as never before. With exclusive interviews, incredible facts, coupled with awesome photographic spreads, Space A Children's Encyclopedia will teach children everything they need to know about space. This incredible space book is perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers. It contains everything you ever wanted to know about space.
The ultimate head-to-toe guide to the human body for kids. Incredible computer-generated images reveal the amazing inside story of what goes on under our skin. All-new 3D illustrations offer a unique, strikingly realistic close-up of this fascinating, complex machine - what it looks like and how it works. Every image is supported with easy-to-understand explanations and a wealth of fascinating facts and figures. Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! allows you to take a closer look at the amazing world of your own human body and is perfect for children aged 9 and up.
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