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The Childhood Of Famous Americans Series
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
Where would you find the largest tortoise in the world? What is a blue-footed booby? Who discovered the Galapagos? In Focus: Galapagos Islands has the answers!
In Focus is a cool information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them!
Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary and index.
Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is
that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog?
Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and
curiosities right at your fingertips Featuring 2,500 species and
packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps,
and more, the new "National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia" is
the most comprehensive on the market today, amazing and
entertaining readers, while providing them with authoritative
information about the animal kingdom. Kids love to look at animals
and this book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs
as only National Geographic--the leader in wildlife
photography--can. Thematic spreads take readers through animal
homes and habitats, senses and communication, life cycle and
babies, movement and migration, defenses, camouflage, and
adaptation, and endangered animals and conservation. Special
features in each section include ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that focus
in-depth on a particular animal and ANIMAL RECORDS spreads that
highlight superlatives such as fastest, tallest, smallest, etc.
Exclusive FROM-THE-FIELD reports, that focus on National Geographic
explorers and their stories about the animals they study, can only
be found in "this" animal encyclopedia, adding to its entertainment
and educational value.
Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1023-2, $33.90/$39.00 Can
They're SSSSLITHERY! SLIPPERY! They creep us out! But get to know them and you'll find snakes private, quiet types who just want a cool, shady place to call home. From the tip of their forked tongues, to skin that sheds, to the rattles on certain tails, these creatures have secrets all kids will love. Cool photos and fun facts slip us inside their surprising world.
The Earth is populated by numerous species of animals with incredible characteristics and this book allows the reader to discover them all through the many illustrations. The map of the continents will make it possible to locate them precisely, while on the following pages the most important aspects, their unusual characteristics and their behaviour are explained. Interesting information and curiosities are given for the most unusual and important animals. A precious volume, with beautiful illustrations by Giulia Lombardo, easy to read, giving precise and useful information about the most fascinating animals on the planet
From the bestselling author of Tips and Traps When Buying Your Home
Robert Irwin has been one of the nations top real estate authors for more than 20 years. His 1991 bestseller, How to Find Real Estate Bargains, continues to be one of the most popular guides to finding real estate bargains and buying them at rock-bottom prices. Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition is for reader in the market for a bargain home for themselves or as an investment for resale profit.
Irwin fills readers in on everything they need to know to quickly decide if a propertys potential payoff outweighs its risks. With nearly 50 percent all-new material, the second edition features new chapters on:
The perfect encyclopedia for any information-hungry kid who wants to boost their general knowledge, this pocket-sized book is packed full of facts. From earthquakes to Marco Polo, magnets to how the brain works, this fully updated book of knowledge covers just about every topic that a curious child will want to learn about. The perfect resource for school-aged children, this book will be a reference point for years' worth of homework, research, and school projects. Updated photography and illustration are combined to show what others only tell you. Annotation points out the details that you might miss at first and gives you a detailed overview of every subject you can think of. A whole world of discovery awaits in the Big Book of Knowledge, and it will keep curious kids endlessly entertained and captivated.
Become an expert on sports, just in time for the 2016 Olympics! From archery to zip lining this book covers EVERYTHING about the world's favourite team and individual sports. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about the history, rules and regs, training, and practice of dozens of athletic pursuits. Includes popular sports such as baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, and quirkier sports such as fencing, curling, and table tennis.
He's quick. He's silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark--the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say "gulp!" He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark's world. Fun facts go deep into the shark's scary science.
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.
Welcome to a world of wonders! In this enormous book about the Earth there is so much to explore! Readers can marvel at the physical planet, travel back in time to primordial Earth, explore all branches of the tree of life, discover habitats from oceans to deserts, learn how the weather works and take a tour of the human planet from the Maasai steppe to Manhattan.
Can you spot the truth from a lie? Kids can test their sleuth skills in this gut-bustingly funny follow-up title in the exciting Real or Fake series. Can you detect a hoax from the real deal? See right through photo trickery? Spot the phony logic in a story in seconds? Put your sleuthing skills to work in this riotously fun book! See if you can find the truth behind bizarre stories, faulty facts, iffy lists, news headlines, and more. Check the Fib-o-Meter to find out! Complete with incredible photos and quirky collage art, this is another Nat Geo Kids book you have to read to believe...or disbelieve!
Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It's the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts.
THINK AGAIN! is a title that will take readers on a wild ride through history, science, the natural world and the human body in search of... the TRUTH! Conspiracy theories, popular trivia, old wives' tales, common misconceptions, misinterpretations and other regular falsehoods will be explored to find out why they are wrong, and exactly how and why they may have been adopted as fact. Unlike other information books, aimed at adults and lacking a background context and explanation, this big compendium of curriculum-led subjects will be firmly targeted at today's internet-savvy children by fully detailing the myth or error, plus its historical or scientific background, and then debunking it with a full, clear explanation of the true facts. This is all done in a thoroughly entertaining fashion, using fun typography, fast-paced text, light and fascinating side-stories, and lively, photo-montaged illustrations. Each main entry varies in length based on its importance, complexity and level of interest.
Introduce children to a world of learning, from Earth to space and everything in between Big Book of Knowledge, fully revised and updated, is a unique look at learning that covers pretty much anything you could hope to know about. This encyclopedia may be small in size, but it's big on information. The chunky edition crams a world of facts into 480 pages, presented in four broad chapters, which are all divided into smaller sections. Children will love learning about everything on the planet and out of it. Earth and space; the natural world (from plant life to sea life; insects to dinosaurs); the human body; how people in the past lived; the arts and entertainment; and science and technology, all brought fully up to date. Every page is packed with colourful pictures and illustrations, all fully explained with clear notes and fun facts. Big Book of Knowledge also has a full index, so tracking down subjects for school projects and homework has never been easier.
This dictionary is an essential guide to the language and concepts used in Key Stage 2 mathematics. It gives clear, straightforward and concise definitions accompanied by many colourful diagrams and photographs to aid understanding. Worked examples offer further explanation. The words included come from all five strands of the Framework for Teaching Mathematics and cover all the words listed in the National Numeracy Strategy's Vocabulary Book.
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.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography from NASA, the Hubble Space Telescope and other space missions. From the big bang to black holes, and from starships to supernovas, this book is guaranteed to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
Find out all the facts you have ever wanted to know on your favourite subject with this wonders of learning title
Perfect for anyone who wants to know more about their favourite stars. Tapping into the incredibly successful vlogging trend, VLOG IT! presents all the info on the most popular vloggers, videos, and more: categorized, rated and gathered into one awesome book. Featuring up-to-date news on Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Tyler Oakley, PewDiePie, Caspar Lee plus many more, this colourful, family friendly book is the ultimate 'who's who' guide to vlogging which fans will just have to have.
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