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From slithering snakes and scaly lizards to bumpy frogs and spotty salamanders, this addition to the hit Little Kids First Big Book series explores the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians. Get ready to meet a variety of awesome animals, from frilled lizards to giant tortoises to goliath frogs. This reference book for the younger set answers questions that range from "What is the biggest reptile in the world?" to "How can a boa constrictor fit a deer into its mouth?" Readers explore what makes an animal a reptile or an amphibian and learn about more than 45 different creatures. Packed with more than 250 stunning colour photos, the book also provides information on animal habitats, characteristics, and behaviour. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning, it is sure to become a favourite with budding herpetologists and their parents.
Look out for dinosaur bones, footprints and fossil feathers on your dinosaur dig site, before opening the gatefolds and uncovering the creatures to whom they once belonged, in three incredible, expansive panoramic scenes. Travel through Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras, hunting for fossils and then learn about each amazing prehistoric creature, before testing your knowledge with a fun dinosaur quiz. Grab your paleontologist's tool kit and get stuck in with facts, stats and colourful illustrations to amaze any young dinosaur enthusiast.
An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
The best of both worlds: a traditional reference book to keep and pore over, plus the best and most up-to-date information on the web, accessed via the Usborne Quicklinks site and QR codes. A reference book for young readers covering a wide range of topics from art and animals to new technology. Arranged thematically and illustrated with over 1500 photos, illustrations and diagrams. QR codes allow readers to access hundreds of carefully selected websites, downloadable pictures and quizzes - straight to a mobile phone or tablet. All internet links are thoroughly researched, checked and monitored for quality and online safety.
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.
A book about the most interesting thing on earth--you! What happens to food after you eat it? Why is your blood red? How do your bones grow? Your body is an amazing machine. Every second of the day and night--without you even knowing it--your body is busily working to keep you running smoothly. When you think about how complicated the human body is and how little goes wrong, it is really an incredible feat! So how does your body do it all? The Everything Kids' Human Body Book is the expert answer to all your questions--from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, you will learn the hows and whys of the human body. Author Sheri Amsel takes you on a journey through the body, with information on: The muscles--from your biceps to your heart Your nerves and how they transmit messages How your skin heals itself Bones, joints, and other things you shouldn't break Blood, guts, and the circulation system How your body digests food (it's not always pretty!) Why you need air and how breathing works With more than 30 different puzzles and games about the human body, plus information on how to take care of your own body with good nutrition, exercise, and more, The Everything Kids' Human Body Book is the ultimate way to learn how the body works--inside and out!
Following up on the best-selling Little Kids First Big Book of Why, the next book in the hit Little Kids First Big Book series features even more of the endless "Why?" questions preschoolers love to ask! This charming reference book answers some of kids' most burning "Why?" questions. More than 200 colourful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "Why do dogs sniff everything?" "Why do I burp?" and "Why is ocean water salty?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.
The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic in this colourful book for the very youngest dinosaur lovers! Bursting with stunning illustrations, each spread in this sturdy book features a different dinosaur, along with supersimple facts and lively, age-appropriate language to keep babies and toddlers-and their grown-ups-fascinated by every colourful page. Designed to be the stepping-stone to the best-selling National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, the Little Kids First Board Book series takes similar subjects and distills them down to the simplest nonfiction concepts for the youngest audience. Not only will readers learn about a variety of dinosaurs-and how to say their names-they can also find recurring shapes and patterns in the art, while adults can keep their eyes open for occasional funny commentary from the animals. Sidebar text offers additional learning for older siblings or those ready for more complex information. With their square shape, bright and playful design, awesome photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Books mirror the beloved First Big Books while taking a fresh new approach to excite a baby's sense of wonder and make learning about nature and science fun.
Discover everything you need to know about football with the 2020 edition of The Football Encyclopedia. Capturing the triumph and despair of key moments in world football, this book is packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skillful footballers - old and new - from Beckham to Messi, Pele to Ronaldo, Rooney to Neymar. Over 40 of the best international and national teams to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including Brazil, Manchester United, Barcelona and Spain. All the drama of the 'beautiful game' is fully analyzed with dynamic full-spread photos and digital artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, while each chapter includes links to websites, providing a valuable access point to databases of players, international results, all the major tournaments, and club histories. Includes in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills; fans and the media; managers and tactics. Packed with the latest statistics on the 'beautiful game', including an updated report on EURO 16, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family. Includes a pull-out Euro 2020 wallchart to fill in as the tournament progresses.
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
Sportopedia is your ultimate guide to the exhilarating world of sport. Learn amazing facts about all your favourite sports, and discover new ones you may not have come across before. Whether you're into team sports, target sports, track and field, or aquatic sports, this book showcases a diverse array of athletes - male, female, able-bodied and Paralympians - and celebrates the unique talents of sportspeople everywhere, making it a treasure trove for all the family to share. Covering ball sports, such as soccer, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse, rugby and cricket; racket sports such as tennis, table tennis and badminton; athletics and gymnastics; target sports such as shooting, archery and golf; as well as combat sports such as judo, karate and boxing, this book covers everything from very well known activities to the more niche sporting hobbies such as boccia and kabaddi. Sport-loving kids will find hours of entertainment and fascinating information in this awesome encyclopedia.
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.
Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a fact-packed guide to the prehistoric world, from the Triassic to the Cretaceous - as well as from A to Z. Learn about the biggest, most fearsome, and strangest dinosaurs that ever lived, with up-to-date facts from real dino-experts. Featuring firm favourites such as T. rex, Ankylosaurus and Triceratops, as well as lesser-known beasts like the Baryonyx, the Rugops and the Shanag, there's no dino left behind in this comprehensive guide. Dictionary of Dinosaurs also includes a timeline, showing which dinosaurs lived when and where, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years. A 'How to Use this Book' page explains all you need to know for this to become your go-to guide to the dinosaur kingdom - each entry includes a fact file, scale diagram, Latin names and pronunciations. Best of all, each page is filled with colourful, eye-popping illustrations of the dinosaurs, based on the most modern research. Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of any budding dinosaur-expert.
In Pirates: Dead Men's Tales, we explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. We come face-to-face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorised the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. Lavish hand-drawn illustrations bring the real life stories of legendary pirate-rogues to life. With in-depth pirate profiles and highly visual maps and explore all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.
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
A world of wizards, witches and magic awaits!
The brilliant quiz book for clever kids - answer the questions correctly on your favourite subjects to test if you're a general knowledge genius.
Children won't be able to resist the General Knowledge Genius brain-busting challenge. For every topic, pages are packed with eye-popping pictures - but do you know what they show? To help you, "Test Yourself" panels list what you're looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there's a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue.
With more than 60 topics, from across the encyclopedia, there's something for everyone. Can you name the most famous rivers worldwide? Do you know your cranium from your clavicle, or do you need to bone up on the parts of the human skeleton? Are you a demon on dinosaurs, and able to spot the difference between an archaeopteryx and an allosaurus? Perhaps you're a brain box and can do all of this standing on your head? You can!
Then what are you waiting for? Open the pages of General Knowledge Genius to find out what you know, and challenge yourself to learn even more!
This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core National Curriculum subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson. This handy guide will be a sure-fire hit with school students learning these core subjects for the first time, as well as a useful reference guide and reminder for older secondary school and university and college students looking for a revision guide.
The entries are organized alphabetically, and cover all the topics you would expect to find in a core science book, from acids and atoms to X-rays and zygotes. Break-out feature spreads cover more complex, high-interest topics such as Forces, Great Scientists, Organs and Planets.
**SAINSBURY'S CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2018 WINNER - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY** How many people could fit on a blue whale's tongue? Is a hovercraft faster than a tank? And what grows quicker - toenails or fingernails? Discover the answer to these questions and so much more in The Book of Comparisons. Brimming with incredible facts to wow your family and friends with, this book will help you to understand extraordinary things in our world, by comparing them with other things! Through awesome comparisons, you'll learn about: The strongest animals The fastest vehicles The biggest poopers in the world The most extreme journeys ever taken The awesome power of natural forces Filled with amazingly detailed illustrations and fascinating nuggets of information to 'wow' family and friends with, this fact-packed book is sure to keep the whole family entertained. Absorbing, entertaining, and surprising, once you've learned how comparisons can work, you'll never look at the world in the same way again! 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 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 A lavishly illustrated, 90-page compendium of the sort of jaw-dropping statistics which children love to outdo each other. - Daily Telegraph The Book of Comparisons is so compelling. Gifford finds some brilliant stats to compare and in the process, simplifies science." - How it Works magazine
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How does a rainbow form? What causes it to snow? What makes the wind blow? This adorable reference book introduces young children to every aspect of weather and answers the questions curious kids want to know! Always an important topic for young kids, they'll learn how all the various types of weather systems work, from droughts and deserts to snowflakes and blizzards. Stories are accompanied by 100 colourful photos that capture the awe and wonder of our natural world. This charming book is sure to capture kids' imaginations and become a favourite at Storytime, bedtime, and anytime.
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