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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.

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.

Timelines of Everything (Hardcover): Dk Timelines of Everything (Hardcover)
Dk; Contributions by Smithsonian Institution 1
R465 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.

Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.

More than 130 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.

When Washington Crossed the Delaware - A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (Paperback, Reprint ed.): Lynne Cheney When Washington Crossed the Delaware - A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
Lynne Cheney; Illustrated by Peter M Fiore
R192 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now in paperback, Lynne Cheney's dramatic and New York Times" bestselling account of a great leader's patriotic feat.
Christmas night, 1776, was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision. He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces.
Washington and his men were going against the odds. It seemed impossible that the ragtag Americans could succeed against the mightiest power in the world. But the men who started across the icy Delaware loved their country and their leader. Under his command they would turn the tide of battle and change the course of history.
Now in paperback for the first time, this story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in 1776 will teach readers about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them.

Pocket Genius: Cats (Paperback): Dk Pocket Genius: Cats (Paperback)
Dk
R142 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R27 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
100 Facts Plant Life (Paperback): Miles Kelly 100 Facts Plant Life (Paperback)
Miles Kelly
R201 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R36 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

100 Facts Plant Life is bursting with detailed images, fun activities and exactly 100 amazing facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about our green planet. 100 Facts Plant Life contains key topics about the plant kingdom in mind-blowing numbered facts. Each fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs, which add visual meaning to the information for kids. This is a fascinating plant book for kids aged 7+. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Plant Life: - The seven functions of a plant, which include photosynthesis and pollination - Plants in different environments such as forests, jungles and underwater - Animal friends, enemies and how plants use their appearance as a trap Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - Squirting cucumbers can shoot their seeds 5 metres away. Their seedpods are full of water and explode at the slightest touch. - Nearly half of all the trees that are cut down are used to make paper - more than 300 million tonnes every year. - Sea otters wrap strands of giant kelp around themselves so they don't float away while feeding on sea urchins or resting. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Sprinkle mustard or cress seeds on a damp piece of cotton wool and leave on a saucer in a warm place - the seeds will start to germinate after a day - Light and dark! Find out the effect of sunlight and lack of sunlight on a living plant by placing a piece of card on a leaf and looking at what happens after a few days. - Quiz question: Roots grow towards light. True or false? Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere Consultant: Barbara Taylor Pages: 40 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848106154

Astronaut in Training (Paperback): Cath Ard Astronaut in Training (Paperback)
Cath Ard; Illustrated by Sarah Lawrence 1
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Find out how to become an astronaut in this interactive title for curious kids.

Packed with bitesize information and fun facts about the life of an astronaut, this book will tell you all about space, astronomy and life on the International Space Station.

Simple activities will test your skills and reinforce the information you read in the book. Can you help to repair the ISS on a spacewalk? Or collect samples on the Moon? Or even spot constellations in the sky? Take a look inside to find out!

The Alarming Animal Collection (Hardcover): John Wood The Alarming Animal Collection (Hardcover)
John Wood
R376 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Will you find your phobia lurking in its corridors? Learn the science behind why we get scared, but be careful, only the bravest can make it to the end of the book. Come and see the entomophobia exhibit on the 2nd floor, it has 200 types of insect. Check out the thalassophobia exhibit in the basement, you'll find out what that means when you get thereaEURO|

The Harrowing Human Gallery (Hardcover): John Wood The Harrowing Human Gallery (Hardcover)
John Wood
R376 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Will you find your phobia lurking in its corridors? Learn the science behind why we get scared, but be careful, only the bravest can make it to the end of the book. Come and see the entomophobia exhibit on the 2nd floor, it has 200 types of insect. Check out the thalassophobia exhibit in the basement, you'll find out what that means when you get thereaEURO|

Pocket Eyewitness: Sharks - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Sharks - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R115 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R23 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Dive into the world of the shark, one of the ocean's most awesome predators, in this mini encyclopedia of some of the world's most magnificent marine creatures.

Pocket Eyewitness Sharks gives you fast facts at your fingertips and includes pictures to make learning about these extraordinary creatures even more fun. Did you know that the gentle whale shark has more than 300 rows of tiny teeth? Or that some hammerheads roam the seas in schools of more than 500 sharks? No? Then you need this book with its profiles of over 170 marine creatures, including sharks and rays, skates, and their relatives. Find out the secrets of their watery habitat - from where they swim to what they eat - and learn about the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young shark fans, Pocket Eyewitness Sharks will tell you everything you need to know about sharks in one pocket-sized book.

Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! - The Animal Kingdom as you've Never Seen it Before (Hardcover): Dk Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! - The Animal Kingdom as you've Never Seen it Before (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Take a walk on the wild side with this amazing animal encyclopedia for children. From anteaters to zebras and everything in between, the jaw-dropping, heart-stopping world of the animal kingdom is explored in unforgettable images and comprehensive detail. Knowledge Encyclopedia: Animal! is the perfect home-study aid, showcasing the range of life soaring the skies, climbing the mountains, stalking the grasslands, and swimming the seas. All kinds of species are seen in spectacular 3D images, alongside accessible fact files and supporting information about biology, habitats, and ecosystems. This standout DK home reference encompasses a whole history of evolution and extinction, the classification of animals, the reasons insects are the world's most successful creatures, the threats facing endangered animals, and a complete timeline of life on Earth. This beautiful book brings the natural world into your home, sparking a love of animals in children that will last a lifetime.

Race: A History Beyond Black and White (Hardcover): Marc Aronson Race: A History Beyond Black and White (Hardcover)
Marc Aronson
R543 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R42 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Race. You know it at a glance: he's black; she's white. They're Asian; we're Latino.
Racism. I'm better; she's worse. Those people do those kinds of things.
We all know it's wrong to make these judgments, but they come faster than thought.
Why? Where did those feelings come from? Why are they so powerful? Why have millions been enslaved, murdered, denied their rights because of the color of their skin, the shape of their eyes?
Acclaimed young-adult historian Marc Aronson tackles these and other questions in this astounding book, which traces the history of racial prejudice in Western culture back to ancient Sumer and beyond. He shows us Greeks dividing the world into civilized and barbarian, medieval men writing about the traits of monstrous men, until, finally, Enlightenment scientists scrap all those mythologies and come up with a new one: charts spelling out the traits of human races.
Aronson's journey of discovery yields many surprising discoveries. For instance, throughout most of human history, slavery had nothing to do with race. In fact, the idea of race itself did not exist in the West before the 1600s. But once the idea was established and backed up by "scientific" theory, its influence grew with devastating consequences, from the appalling lynchings in the American South to the catastrophe known as the Holocaust in Europe.
With one hundred images, this is a dynamic, thought-provoking work-history as quest, written as only Marc Aronson could do it.

Dino Records - The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth! (Paperback): National Geographic Kids Dino Records - The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth! (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R308 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R73 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Curious which creatures ruled when dinosaurs roamed the Earth? Get ready to meet the record-setters, including the biggest, smallest, smartest, weirdest, deadliest, most notorious, and most mysterious of all time. You'll find fantastic firsts, including the first dinosaur fossils found and the first dinos in space. And you'll meet other rad, remarkable creatures that lived before, after, and alongside them. Did you know that the largest fish, the largest turtle, and the largest flying animal that ever existed lived during the time of the dinosaurs? Or that mammals - no bigger than a small dog when dinosaurs roamed - eventually evolved into massive land animals? See who wins in head-to-head species smack downs and enjoy games that complement the records.

Dino Record Breakers - The biggest, fastest and deadliest dinos ever! (Paperback): Darren Naish Dino Record Breakers - The biggest, fastest and deadliest dinos ever! (Paperback)
Darren Naish
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Check out the greatest record-breakers in history - the dinosaurs! Millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, you had to be extreme to survive. That's why these incredible creatures racked up so many awesome records. This incredible wire-bound book is packed with cool facts and stats about dinosaur record breakers. Discover the fastest, the biggest and the deadliest dinosaurs! Bite-size facts and trivia for the ultimate in playground currency.

Know Your Nature: British Wildlife (Board book): Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington Know Your Nature: British Wildlife (Board book)
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington 1
R273 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R58 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Space - a children's encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Space - a children's encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R465 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R94 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Space- A Children's Encyclopedia is completely revised and updated for 2020, with new images and information to cover the latest developments in all things space-y. From Space travel and exploration, to the wonders of the Solar System such as the Moon and the Sun, and the mysteries of the Universe such as dark matter and black holes - this book covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets and have now left the Solar System, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art science laboratory orbiting Earth - as well as future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to work out the constellations and where to look for prominent stars and planets in the night sky, such as Venus and Mars, and how galaxies such as our Milky Way work and were formed. Part of a series of award-winning, best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space- A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.

At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices (Hardcover, Library binding): Louise Peacock At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices (Hardcover, Library binding)
Louise Peacock
R484 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ellis Island was the gateway to America and the promise of freedom for thousands. Its walls are rich with stories. Its walls are rich with stories. In this book we hear myriad of those voices. First we follow a young person today. Her great-great-grandmother entered America through Ellis Island. As this young girl walks the halls of the famous site, she wonders about the past, the people, and their hopes, dreams and challenges.

Here, too, is the voice of Sera, an Armenian girl from the early 1900s. Fleeing the unthinkable in her home country, she longs to join her father in America. As Sera enters the halls of Ellis Island, she "lives" those same hopes, dreams, and challenges.

The voices of real immigrants -- their suffering in steerage, their first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, and their journey through the Great Hall -- complete this touching look into an important part of America's history. A pivotal time and place is brought to life through a combination of many voices speaking in harmony.

Everything Predators - All the Photos, Facts, and Fun You Can Sink Your Teeth into (Paperback, Edition): Blake Hoena, National... Everything Predators - All the Photos, Facts, and Fun You Can Sink Your Teeth into (Paperback, Edition)
Blake Hoena, National Geographic Kids
R234 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R57 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What do great white sharks and pygmy hedgehogs have in common? They're both predators! Big and small, the predators in this book have developed some cool, amazing, and sometimes freaky skills to keep them on top of the food chain. Readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about predators in this bold, bright book, packed with photos, facts, and fun.

Our Colonial Year (Hardcover): Cheryl Harness Our Colonial Year (Hardcover)
Cheryl Harness
R480 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R35 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Colonial America
there were no big grocery stores.
No microwaves to serve up
dinner piping hot.
And no dishwashers
for cleaning up.
So what chores "did"
colonial children do?
From quilting bees and
maple sugaring in winter,
to tilling the earth in spring,
to harvesting an autumn feast,
storyteller and historian
Cheryl Harness tells a
month-by-month story
of a brand-new nation and
the children in every city and farm
whose hard work
built America.
Readers of all ages will delight
in this vibrant folk art
chronicle of one indelible
nation way back when.

Jesus (Hardcover): Demi Jesus (Hardcover)
Demi
R592 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Presented in the language of the New Testament from the King James Version of the Bible, this inspirational picture book biography takes readers from Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary to Jesus's crucifixion. Full color.

Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Runner (Paperback, 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed): Jo Harper Wilma Rudolph - Olympic Runner (Paperback, 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed)
Jo Harper; Illustrated by Meryl Henderson
R187 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R12 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The inspiring story of American track-and-field athlete Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to win three Olympic gold medals, is told. Illustrations.

The Great Irish Science Book (Hardcover): Luke O'Neill The Great Irish Science Book (Hardcover)
Luke O'Neill; Illustrated by Linda Fahrlin
R694 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R132 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small - vast galaxies to microscopic atoms - travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself. How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations, experiments you can do yourself, and heaps of fun facts.

Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover): Dk Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need To Know (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R415 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R152 (37%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

A feast of fun facts about the heroes and villains of the Marvel Comics Universe. How many lives has Spider-Man saved? How does Hulk floor foes without touching them? What keeps Wolverine looking young? How did a frog gain Thor's superpowers? Marvel fans of all ages will find plenty of incredible info and uncanny trivia to astonish, intrigue and entertain in Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know! It's packed with handy facts, quotes, bizarre-but-true tales and quirky insights into your favourite Marvel characters. Discover their most heroic achievements, their most dastardly deeds, their craziest adventures - and also their worst disasters! (c) 2016 MARVEL

LEGO Minifigure Handbook (Paperback): Hannah Dolan LEGO Minifigure Handbook (Paperback)
Hannah Dolan
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Meet the coolest LEGO (R) Minifigures ever! The strange, the spooky, and the silly - all of your favourite LEGO (R) minifigures are here. Go back in time with retro minifigures from the LEGO archives. Meet new characters from fun LEGO themes, including LEGO (R) NINJAGO (R), LEGO (R) City, and LEGO (R) Collectible Minifigures. Your guide to more than 300 awesome minifigures! (c)2020 The LEGO Group.

First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life (Hardcover, New edition): Sam Taplin First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life (Hardcover, New edition)
Sam Taplin
R351 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R117 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.

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