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How many double-decker buses could have fit into Noah's Ark? Which Bible character is mentioned most times in Scripture? Where should you look in your Bible when you need peace? Who were the judges of Israel, and what did they do? Answers to all these fascinating questions and many more are to be found in this treasury of Biblical information, designed for beginners, but useful for all students of the Bible.
Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.
With more than 100 popular topics arranged alphabetically, and illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs and illustrations, My First Encyclopedia is the perfect reference for children who are just learning to look up information for the first time. Information is presented in age-appropriate text with vocabulary pitched for young readers. Cross-reference boxes link related entries, and children will enjoy using them to find their favourite topics throughout the book.
This fun, photo-filled, and fact-packed guide to trees will make kids stop and look up at the trees towering over them right in their own backyards From maple to birch, pine to cherry, kids will learn how and where to spot these trees all over the United States. With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect companion for backyard or field trips, camping or vacation. Durable and portable, it's just right for your pocket or backpack!
Fans of Disney Pixar's Finding Dory and Finding Nemo movies will love meeting the real underwater critters behind the film in this colourful, fact-filled nonfiction book. From life in coral reefs, to sharks and rays, to sea birds, kids will meet incredible sea-based animals in action, including the blue tang fish and clownfish. It's all captured with beautiful underwater photography and features cool info about our oceans - including fascinating facts, maps, and marine conservation tips and efforts.
Colourful encyclopedia for kids with exciting 3D digital illustrations that bring key topics to life! The perfect first reference book that answers trivia questions for kids with exciting and colourful 3D digital illustrations. Did you know? Encyclopedia brings key subjects such as science, geography and history to life, through beautiful 3D images and a fun interactive question and answer format, making facts for kids fun and engaging. Did you know? Encyclopedia focuses on the subjects that kids really want to know about and the questions that they ask helping them easily learn new facts. From space and earth to people and nature, Did you know? Encyclopedia is packed with colourful 3D images to engage kids and help them understand the answer to their questions. Kids can look inside a volcano or into a beaver's lodge with the amazing pictures which show more than normal photographs ever could. Get your children learning with this amazing kids encyclopedia packed with awe-inspiring 3D images which answer puzzling trivia questions for kids.
Calling all dog lovers! Join the adventure as National Geographic Kids Chapters presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of canine heroism. From Glory the bloodhound, who saves lost pets, to terriers who help raise orphaned hippos, these brave pups are sure to inspire young animal lovers.
This is a world encyclopedia of amphibians, reptiles and mammals with over 500 detailed illustrations. This is a fully illustrated encyclopedia of over 350 amphibians, reptiles and mammals from the world. It includes the venomous western diamondback rattlesnake of the southern United States; the tree-dwelling flying lizard of South-east Asia, the extraordinary egg-laying platypus of Australia. This is a natural history guide that focuses on how animals have adapted in terms of anatomy, senses and survival skills, and describes the varied habitats in which animals live. This is a fabulous, accessible natural history reference for both families and schools. The first section of this incredible illustrated reference book focuses on the diversity of life in the animal kingdom, looking at the habitats in which animals live and how they survive. It also includes a guide to a mphibian, reptilian and mammalian anatomy and senses. The rest of the book is divided into three chapters, each focusing on a different area of the world: the Americas; Europe and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Each animal is accompanied by a colour illustration and a specification panel giving information about distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and more. With over 900 magnificent colour illustrations and photographs, and packed with fascinating facts, this book is a must-have family reference for anyone interested in wild animals, where they live and how they survive.
Welcome to this collection of amazing plants from all over the world, chosen for their unique traits and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet the 'evergreens', the 'edibles' and the 'elderly' plants that have outlived the dinosaurs in this alphabetically-ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating flowers, curious crops and wonderful weeds, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. A fantastic follow-up to smash-hit Creaturepedia.
Did you know that thousands of years ago the ancient Chinese found dinosaur fossils and thought they were dragon bones? Or that everyone thought the coelacanth fish had been extinct for 66 million years, and then in 1938 living coelacanths were discovered off the coast of Africa? Fossils are the remains of animals and plants that lived thousands or millions of years ago and are the best way for us to understand how we, and other species, have evolved over time. This comprehensive and accessible introduction to palaeontology shows the beliefs and myths that have advanced - and inhibited - our understanding of evolution. Full of facts and photos of real-life excavations from all over the , world, it gives advice on where to find fossils and how to treat ancient remains with care. A brilliant first introduction to palaeontology, featuring awesome photography that captures ancient fossils.
**SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018 WINNER - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY** "A lavishly illustrated, 90-page compendium of the sort of jaw-dropping statistics which children love to outdo each other." - Daily Telegraph "Did you know that you can fit two football teams on the tongue of a blue whale? Did you know that the Samoan moss spider is as small as a grain of salt? Find out about these - and lots, lots more amazing information - in The Book of Comparisons. Perfect for fact fans!" - The Week Junior ""The Book of Comparisons is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant stats to compare and in the process simplifies science." - How it Works magazine "This lovely book, with great illustrations by Paul Boston, is packed full of the sort of facts children love. The large pages are stuffed with extraordinary details, comparing everything from animals, to space to machines. Aimed at 7+, this seems like a book that could last for years, as it is so full of interesting little tit bits." - Reading Zone "The Book of Comparisons is a crazy good fact nugget tomb!" - WRD Magazine "Definitely a book to dip in and out of, with lots of engrossing information to captivate young and old. The facts are astonishing." - Parents in Touch Did you know that a cheetah and a Porsche can both accelerate from 0 to 70 mph/112 kph in just three seconds? That the moon is only slightly narrower than the width of Australia? That the tallest tree in the world, the giant sequoia, is the same height as a 26-story building? Or that length of a blue whale is the same as 19 humans swimming one behind the other? This exciting picture book for curious kids measures and compares a huge variety of different subjects: the strongest animals, the biggest poopers and eaters, the amount of water in the oceans, the most deadly creatures and disasters, extreme journeys, altitudes and depths, the power of natural forces, dimensions of manmade structures, speeds of the fastest vehicles, and the capabilities of super machines. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, you'll never look at the world in the same way again once you've read this book!
Packed with information, this book takes a detailed look at the human body, from body structure and anatomy to health and medicine. Accessible bulleted facts, photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams throughout make this series a fantastic resource for school projects or homework.
100 Facts Inventions book for kids is bursting with exactly 100 fascinating facts, awesome images and fun activities to help children learn everything they need to know about discoveries, developments and creations. 100 Facts Inventions book for kids covers key topics about the history of inventions in simple numbered facts. Every page is covered in fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Inventions: - Inventions through the ages such as fire in the Stone Age and smartphones in the Modern Age - Progression in communication, transport, weapons and household appliances - The technology of the future Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: - The earliest steam engine was totally useless. Around 2000 years ago a Greek engineer invented a steam machine with a spinning metal ball. Unfortunately no one could think of any use for it. - A 15th-century Chinaman, Wan Hu, tried to make a flying machine out of 47 rockets and two kites. His servants lit all the rockets at the same time, and Wan Hu disappeared forever! - Some Stone Age people invented the first fridges! They buried spare food in pits dug in ground that was always frozen. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: - Quiz question: Were early refrigerators dangerous because (a) they blew up or (b) they leaked poison gas? - Make a shadow clock using a garden cane stuck in a flat piece of ground. Measure the shadow every hour using a marker, from 9am to 4pm, and note which hour casts the shortest shadow - Rub your hands together really fast to feel how they become warmer. Rubbing things together is called friction, and friction causes heat Author: Duncan Brewer Consultants: Barbara Taylor, Steve Parker Pages: 48 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848106284
Discover the animal kingdom's greatest talents in this encyclopedia of curious creatures! Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours. The perfect gift for any young animal lover!
What causes earthquakes? Where do they happen most? What should you do if you feel the earth shake? Just follow the friendly crow-in-the-know for all the answers! Kids are fascinated by the amazing power of earthquakes - one of nature's most dramatic displays. Colourful illustrations and kid-friendly text make complex geological science fascinating and easy to understand. Every Jump Into Science book ends with a hands-on experiment to fully engage readers and extra material to further stimulate learning.
A new green series : Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will be made from recycled materials, and the storylines will cover subjects such as improving the environment, learning about endangered animals, recycling, and much more.Meet Max the Little Monster. He is a cute, furry green monster who is an environmental nightmare. Among other things, he leaves on all the lights, keeps his computer plugged in, blasts the TV, hoards his old toys and uses so much toilet paper it clogs the toilet until finally, his excessive ways cause a power outage. With no TV to watch, computer to play on, video games to play with, Max finds there is a whole big world outside that he can make a difference in the environment.Kids can follow Max the Little Green Monster's journey to environmental awareness and learn tips on how they can become little green monsters themselves. A kid-friendly glossary of terms is included in the back of the book.This 8x8 paperback is perfect bound and will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.
National Geographic has inspired generations of explorers. Now it's your turn! Learn what it takes to be a real-life explorer in this fun and action-packed guide to discovering the world around us. Unearth ancient mummies and lost treasures, encounter wild animals and learn how to protect their habitats, and shoot for the stars with the latest technologies in space travel. Amazing stories, fantastic photos, and hands-on-activities inspire curious kids to start discovering on land, air, and sea. Profiles feature National Geographic explorers of all kinds: palaeontologists, biologists, photographers, artists, writers, activists, conservationists, and more. Kids are inspired to follow their passions into careers and introduced to the first steps to take to achieve their dream.
Start exploring with the latest Ultimate Explorer guide to spotting, discovering, and identifying bats, badgers, chipmunks, and hundreds of other mammals in and around your own backyard.
Inspire kids to get outside with this photo-filled and fact-packed guide to common mammals. Kids will learn how, where, and when to spot these animals, from chipmunks to mountain lions, (and how to keep a safe distance when necessary). With tons of info and interactivity prompts, it's the perfect hands-on companion for garden or field trips, camping, or holidays. Durable and portable, it's just right for your pocket or backpack!
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.
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