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Children's Encyclopedia of Technology (Hardcover): Anita Loughrey, Alex Woolf Children's Encyclopedia of Technology (Hardcover)
Anita Loughrey, Alex Woolf
R270 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
My Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Alain Gree My Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Alain Gree
R364 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R125 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Containing a beautiful and eclectic selection of many of Alain Gree's most well-known and loved images, this book covers a huge range of subject areas, including insects, birds, animals, fish, weather, farming, trees, flowers, transport and space. The book provides the ideal opportunity for parents and young children to discuss the many subjects covered, giving children a wonderful platform to learn and ask questions about the world around them.

First Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback): Jane Bingham First Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback)
Jane Bingham; Illustrated by Tjarda Borsboom, Beatrice Tinarelli; As told to Caroline Young 1
R235 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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

Pocket Eyewitness: Earth - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Earth - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R95 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R33 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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!

Volcano & Earthquake (Paperback): Dk Volcano & Earthquake (Paperback)
Dk 1
R175 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R56 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What happens when volcanoes erupt and why do earthquakes hit particular places? What was it like in Pompeii when Vesuvius exploded? How does a tsunami work? In Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake, discover everything about volcanoes around the world - from the largest, such as Hawaii's Mauna Loa, to the most active, including Kilauea in Hawaii and Etna in Italy. Did you know that Indonesia has over 125 active volcanoes, and that there is one in Antarctica, too? Explore the hot spots of the world, including the Pacific Ring of Fire. What does an earthquake feel like? And how long does it last? Read all about the devastating earthquakes that have hit San Francisco, the stages of an earthquake, and how dogs can help to rescue people. Learn all about tectonic plates, what causes magma to escape from deep inside Earth, and how eruptions affect our climate. Find out what a volcanologist does, and how scientists can predict the timing and measure the magnitude of an earthquake. Eyewitness Volcano and Earthquake is packed with scary and fascinating facts 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.

Oxford Student's Science Dictionary (Paperback): Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Student's Science Dictionary (Paperback)
Oxford Dictionaries 1
R249 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R28 (11%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

The Oxford Student's Science Dictionary supports the curriculum and gives comprehensive coverage of the key scientific terminology that students in secondary school need for GCSE and beyond. The dictionary contains over 1000 scientific words and phrases in alphabetical order, with related words listed under each headword. There are feature panels on key topics such as electricity, classification, metals, and the periodic table, all fully supported by 2-colour diagrams and illustrations. Clear, accessible definitions and cross referencing give full clarity to complex scientific entries. It is the ideal companion to the Oxford Student's Mathematics Dictionary. Downloadable learning resources, activities, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

Tiger the Police Dog (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids Tiger the Police Dog (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R199 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this addition to National Geographic Kids' super-cute series about dogs with jobs, you'll join real-life police dog Tiger as he protects his city and his human handlers. Good dog, Tiger! Sometimes it takes a dog to get the job done! In this endearing picture book, readers meet courageous canine Tiger and follow him as he spends an exciting day with the police in the US capital Washington D.C. Gorgeous photography depicts brave Tiger's role as a police dog, and simple, lyrical text lets readers journey along as Tiger visits a police academy, trains to sniff out important items, patrols famous landmarks, and keeps us all safe. Young readers will fall in love with the witty tale, daring story of heroism, and aww-worthy photographs sure to make dog-lovers of us all.

First Children's Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback): Dk First Children's Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback)
Dk
R359 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R101 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Ocean A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Ocean A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R492 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R157 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for children. Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, this detailed and beautiful encyclopedia lets your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, it will dazzle your child with everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes, and high-quality photographs. This fascinating book is the perfect guide for students working on school projects or curious minds of any age who can read it from beginning to end!

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3 (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3 (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R479 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R200 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More fun than a barrel of monkeys and more interesting than reality TV- this brain candy-filled book is an explosion of information about sensational topics kids love: royalty, gravity, bioluminescence, sloths, wildfires, bubble-gum, cars, breakfast, aliens, you name it! It's a fantastic, fact-filled edition with all-new info on hundreds of topics, and the same great design that captures kids' attention and keeps them yearning for more.

Space A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Space A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R472 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R147 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

First Encyclopedia of Animals (Hardcover, New edition): Paul Dowsell First Encyclopedia of Animals (Hardcover, New edition)
Paul Dowsell
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 animal world. Filled with information on mammals, birds, reptiles, creepy-crawlies and waterlife, this book answers such questions as 'Which animal has a tongue as long as its body?'; 'How does a whale breath?'; 'How does a snake see in the dark?'; and, 'Why do zebras have stripes?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.

London: Panorama Pops (Hardcover): Sarah McMenemy London: Panorama Pops (Hardcover)
Sarah McMenemy 1
R138 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An enticing slipcased 3D foldout of London's most celebrated sites makes the perfect gift or memento for Anglophiles or travelers to London.
From a posh department store to a palace, from a bustling city square to a hushed cathedral, from Shakespeare's historic Globe Theatre to the exciting London Eye, this delightful pull-out view of London's most treasured attractions folds up, accordion-style, to tuck away in a stylish slipcase. Featured are twelve of London's famous sites, including the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Observatory, and several more must-sees in the U.K.'s marvelous capital city.

Junior Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback): James Maclaine Junior Illustrated Thesaurus (Paperback)
James Maclaine
R244 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Words and their synonyms are organised by type (colours, characteristics, etc) or by topic (under the sea, pirates, etc). A handy word-finder at the back allows children to look up a particular word and find the page which features its synonyms. Also includes ideas for creative writing: story starters, character names, writing tips and word games. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

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
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

The ultimate guide to the LEGO (R) DC Comics (TM) characters and their universe. This awesome LEGO book is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics (TM) Super Heroes minifigures, including LEGO Batman, LEGO Superman and their friends and foes. Featuring facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe - including Green Lantern, The Joker and Wonder Woman - LEGO DC Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia details the sets where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets and amazing vehicles. Plus, it includes a new and exclusive LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigure. 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)

Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R95 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R33 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Become a space traveller and explore our Solar System and the Universe beyond in a cool mini encyclopedia that's packed with pictures.

With space facts at your fingertips, Pocket Eyewitness Space makes learning about space fun. With more than 170 profiles on planets, stars, meteorites, and moons, you'll soon become an expert on all things space. Look closer at amazing planetary features, such as Jupiter's Red Spot and Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our Solar System. Find out, too, about the scale of the Universe, how telescopes work, see the life cycle of a star, the probes exploring other worlds, and life on the International Space Station orbiting our planet.

All this and more can be discovered in Pocket Eyewitness Space, a pocket-sized guide that's out of this world!

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (Paperback): National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids 1
R404 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R103 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Filled with photographs, this beautifully designed book is organized into two-page spreads that each focus on a different topic, making it easy and fun to read." --Redding.com
Presenting the next must-have, fun-filled gift book from the team that created "Ultimate Weird But True," "5,000 Cool Facts About Everything" treats kids to brain candy and eye candy all rolled into one treasure trove of high-interest fascinating facts.
Lively and information-packed, this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.

My First Dictionary (Paperback): My First Dictionary (Paperback)
R155 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R33 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Little Kids First Big Book of Why (Hardcover): Amy Shields Little Kids First Big Book of Why (Hardcover)
Amy Shields
R264 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover): Dk Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R399 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R100 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Explore the wonders of history, science, space, nature, and more with the ultimate encyclopedia for children. Packed with more than 10,000 stunning photographs, illustrations, and maps, it's a mini-encyclopedia for kids on every single page! From tiny insects and spy technology to the Big Bang theory and violent volcanoes, Picturepedia explains every subject under (and including) the Sun to fascinate inquisitive young readers. Uncover the secrets of prehistoric life, explore the inner workings of the human body, and discover more than 50 musical instruments through beautiful photographic galleries and detailed graphics that explain subjects in amazing depth. Broken down into more than 150 absorbing topics, Picturepedia is ideal for homework, projects, or curious young minds, making it a must-have children's book for anyone who wants to know everything about anything.

National Geographic Kids: Captain Aquatica's Awesome Ocean (Science Superheroes) (Paperback): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids: Captain Aquatica's Awesome Ocean (Science Superheroes) (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R300 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R71 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Take to the seas with marine conservationist and shark researcher Captain Aquatica and her hammerhead shark sidekick, Fin, to explore the ocean's wettest and wildest depths and get the latest facts from the field!

Scientist Jessica Cramp illuminates her work studying sharks and protecting our amazing ocean, with in-depth scientific info and comic-book flair. Cramp's conversational and witty explanations will make kids want to dive right in. Colorful side stories in graphic novel-style (featuring Cramp's character, Captain Aquatica, and her sidekick shark, Fin) help make big concepts accessible and interesting to kids of all levels. Amazing photography and cool content draw kids into the subject and story, attracting STEM fanatics and reluctant readers alike.

First Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover, New edition): Paul Dowsell First Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover, New edition)
Paul Dowsell
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Mini Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, New edition): Mini Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, New edition)
2
R152 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R41 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Packed with facts, this miniature encyclopaedia is designed to be both fascinating and fun to use and covers a vast scope of information, from the Earth, its plants and animals, to its people and discoveries.

National Geographic Kids Readers: Penguins (Paperback): Anne Schreiber National Geographic Kids Readers: Penguins (Paperback)
Anne Schreiber 1
R93 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R28 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

They waddled into stardom in National Geographic's March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature's ROCK STARS! If you're age 5, you're probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all! This is a high-interest non-fiction book that combines the brilliance of National Geographic photographs of penguins with informative texts written to inspire, inform, and excite young readers.

Modern Flights - Where next? (Paperback, New edition): Julia Golding Modern Flights - Where next? (Paperback, New edition)
Julia Golding; As told to Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner, Brett Hudson
R139 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R34 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? Take to the skies in this adventure and zoom off into space , exploring the scientific discoveries of the technological age. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.

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