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All aboard Guinness World Records 2021 for a life-changing journey of discovery!
This year, we're devoting a chapter to the history of exploration, starting with the story of the very first circumnavigation, along with our "History of Adventure" timeline, featuring a host of remarkable achievements. The fully revised and updated best-seller is packed with thousands of incredible new feats across the widest spectrum of topics, providing a whistle-stop tour of our superlative universe. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us and the cosmos beyond.
So join us as we embark on a voyage through the vast panorama of record-breaking in 12 fact-packed chapters:
We've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. But don't just be a tourist: try some of our specially created try-at-home challenges that could see YOU listed in the world-famous book of records. If you want to be one of those lucky few, check out our Against the Clock chapter - we might even see you in next year's edition!
This in-depth guide for younger readers contains everything they need to become true 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia experts. There are team and star-player profiles, complemented by outstanding big-match photographs, as well as a results chart to fill in after each match.
Illustrated with over 120 amazing images, all 32 teams are featured together with profiles of 36 star players who will light up the tournament, including Thomas Muller, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more.
Read special features on the teams and complete the fill-in match schedule as the drama of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) unfolds.
Ever wanted to know the size of the biggest shark? Ever thought where in the world the tallest rollercoaster is? Or wondered astronaut has spent the most time in space? If so, this is the book for you! Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia. Loved by kids and adults alike, it's the perfect stocking filler for this Christmas!
As excitement builds in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup 2019, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for one-day cricket fans aged 7+.
The book is bursting with information about the hosts, England and Wales, plus the grounds, teams profiles, superstar players, Cricket World Cup facts, stats and record breakers, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.
Meet the mammals, reptiles, insects and birds who populate the veld, desert, forests and ponds of South Africa.
From the ant-eating aardvark to the zebra spitting cobra, there is a new friend on every page. Packed with vivid and charming illustrations and includes the scientific name of each animal.
My First South Africa Atlas is a detailed child-friendly atlas, suitable for ages 6-12 years and older.
This educational atlas is filled with 120 maps along with colour-coded content boxes covering information on the following:
There is a graphic timeline across the bottom of each pages including full-colour photographs. The little assistant ‘Lily’ introduces the reader to ‘did you know’ facts about South Africa and neighbouring countries, helping to make learning fun! There is a great overview map, including South Africa’s national anthem, as well as the symbols for each province. Included in the back of the book are educational pages, ‘our planet and showing it on paper, the features of a map, the compass, and finding locations’.
This book is a must-have for any learner in South Africa, as well as a great educational tool to assist teachers and schools.
A fun and exciting trip into Africa.
Discover lands, legends and wonders from the caves to the present.
Bring the world of Harry Potter to life at home with more than 50 brilliant building ideas!
Conjure your own magical world with more than 50 ideas to inspire your own LEGO(R) Harry Potter(TM) models. Plus, a Harry Potter minifigure and all the bricks you need to make an exclusive 2-in-1 LEGO Harry Potter model!
The perfect gift for a LEGO Harry Potter fan, LEGO Harry Potter *Build Your Own Adventure* features model ideas and expert build tips to help you recreate classic movie moments from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Send Hogwarts letters flying in the Dursley's living room. Explore Diagon Alley with Harry and Hagrid.
Cook up a Halloween feast in Hogwarts' Great Hall.
Build your own wizard chess board and Devil's Snare plant.
Exclusive LEGO Sorting Hat spinner model can be rebuilt as a magical, revolving fireplace. LEGO Harry Potter *Build Your Own Adventure* also contains Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore bookmarks and a fun poster.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are (c) & (TM) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR. (s19). (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
Pick up your pens and pencils and get creative - the biggest ever FIFA World Cup is here!
The Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Activity and Colouring Book is packed with star players to colour in, plus spot the difference games, dot to dots and word searches, all based on 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia!
Includes amazing football facts and more than 150 colourful football stickers to use with the activities.
Would the cubs have to spend their entire lives behind bars in a zoo, or would they have a free life in the wild, as George had intended for them?
Lion expert Gareth Patterson rescues George’s cubs and, by living as a human member of the little pride, Gareth prepares to introduce the young lions back into the wild.
This heart-warming book tells the true story of lioness Rafiki, her sister, Furaha, and her brother, Batian.
Kinders van ses tot nege jaar oud is die teikengroep vir diť eg Suid-Afrikaanse boek oor groentetuine. Hulle sal leer hoe om ’n tuin uit te lÍ, die soorte grond en hoe om grond voor te berei, plant en saai, snoei en oes van hulle eie gesonde groente, slaai en kruie. Daar is ook handwerkprojekte wat met tuinmaak verband hou en maklike resepte.
Die boek is in twee dele: die eerste oor grondvoorbereiding, saai en omsien na die plante terwyl hulle groei; herwinning, die seisone, insekte en voŽls en natuurlike siklusse. Die tweede deel sal kinders inspireer om hulle groente-oes te geniet. Elke groente word op ’n dubbelblad gewys, met inligting, foto’s, illustrasies en maklike resepte daarby.
Kinders sal trots wees op groente wat hulle self geplant en versorg het, en hulle gaan sommer ook lus wees om minder bekende groentes te probeer as hulle betrokke was by die plant en oes daarvan! Dis ook ’n wonderlike manier om kinders van die rusbank af tot in die tuin te lok, en ’n heerlike aktiwiteit vir gesinne om saam te doen.
Fassinerende en interessante feite wat die nuuskierigste kind (en grootmens!) vasgenael sal hou! In†Hoekom nie?†is daar 1,111 fantastiese antwoorde en verduidelikings vir al daardie vrae waarop weetgierige kinders antwoorde soek: Hoekom hou ons nie aan met groei nie? Hoekom vlieg ons nie rond in straalpakke nie? Hoekom is daar nie meer dinosourusse nie? Om alles te kroon is daar ook nog top 10-lyste, raar-maar-waar feite, profiele van ontdekkingsreisigers en cool aktiwiteite!†
The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside.
Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet's most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik's Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You'll also find all your favourite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year's most significant sporting achievements. Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes - both fictional and real-world - so look out for our feature chapter charting your favourite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You'll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange!
Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You'll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com!
From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There's only one book where you'll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that's Guinness World Records 2018!
The sixteenth title in the bestselling series, from the brilliantly talented Liz Pichon. When Mum and Dad forget it's half term, what's Tom going to do to keep busy over the break?! All his friends are away or busy and he doesn't want Delia left in charge! So he's finding lots of EXCELLENT things to do... It's a weeks' worth of doodling, games, stories and woolly monster making (because everyone needs one of those, don't they?)! includes pages of doodling activities to keep Tom Gates fans happy for hours ABOUT THE SERIES: Written in diary form Full of Tom's doodles and pictures & his amazing sense of humour The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, was the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! Perfect gifts for boys & girls who love to laugh themselves silly
From the bestselling author and illustrator behind the million-copy The Wonky Donky book comes Willbee The Bumblebee, a catchy rhyme with endearing illustrations that will leave you buzzing! "With his new jersey on, he got back his hum, all his bits were warmed up... even his bum!" Willbee the bumblebee is so embarrassed when he realises that his stripy jumper has caught on a rose thorn and completely unravelled, showing his bare bum! With help from Monica the butterfly and Steve the spider, Willbee recovers his jumper and is back to buzzing around the garden in no time. The viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading The Wonky Donkey story to her grandchild has been viewed over 3 million times, and the picture book, based on the popular song, has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The third book in the series, Grinny Granny Donkey, will release in November 2020.
It's time to party with Waffle the Wonder Dog! Join the Brooklyn-Bells family in this hilarious book of the much-loved television programme Waffle the Wonder Dog as they embark on life in their new home. It's Jess's birthday party and another chatty pet is getting all the attention! But Waffle surprises the guests with a show-stopping performance.
If you look high up in the sky (I'm talking higher than a parrot) You'll see a root veg flying by (and no, I do not mean a carrot) ... Join Santa Baked Potato as he makes Christmas wishes come true (and delivers plenty of presents!) in this fun-filled festive follow-up to the chart-topping Thank You, Baked Potato. Accompanied by a spud-tacular Christmas song, composed and performed by Matt Lucas! * With fabulous festive foil on the cover * Entertaining and educational' Independent on Thank You, Baked Potato Matt Lucas is the new co-host of The Great British Bake Off, as well as the creator of Little Britain, alongside David Walliams, and star of Bridesmaids, Alice in Wonderland, Paddington and Doctor Who, among many other film, TV and stage appearances.
Meet Waffle the Wonder Dog! Join Waffle and the Brooklyn-Bells family in this sticker activity book of the much-loved CBeebies show. When the Brooklyn-Bells discover a puppy in need of a home, they soon discover the newest member of the family has a special skill... Waffle can talk! Children will love this adorable activity book with fun puzzles and over 200 stickers!
Meet Waffle the Wonder Dog! Join the Brooklyn-Bells family in this hilarious book of the much-loved television programme Waffle the Wonder Dog as they embark on life in their new home. When the Brooklyn-Bells discover a puppy in need of a place to stay, they soon discover the newest member of the family has a special skill... Waffle can talk!
Prank with the Joker, stay cool with Mr Freeze and cut loose with Harley Quinn. Includes buildable Cheetah minifigure! The official LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes, er, super-VILLAINS guide to being BAD as told by the villains themselves! How come Super Heroes get to have all the fun? It's time for the bad guys to get a chance! Learn how to be bad in this fun guide to the super-villain side of life. Told with classic LEGO humour, this unique guide reminds us that sometimes, it's good to be bad!
Howl with laughter with the FIFTH book in the hilarious full-colour illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour pages throughout.
What did the rancor say when it ate the Wookiee?
Dig into the fossil science that made Jurassic World possible! Includes two real fossils to uncover. In this non-fiction companion to Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, discover real fossil science, including different fossil types, how they form, what they can say about creatures that have long been extinct - and how that knowledge led Jurassic World scientists to bring dinosaurs back to life. Plus, take a closer look at fossils of dinosaurs, such as the Velociraptor, Triceratops and T. rex. Illustrated with tons of pictures from the films! Includes: two real fossils in two carving blocks digging tool brush full-colour 48-page book.
The original storybook that inspired the hit new TV show on Disney Channel! Go Away, Unicorn! is the snarky yet sweet story of Alice, a young girl who finds a best friend in the most unlikely of places. Go Away, Unicorn! is a funny, quirky book about the misadventures of an independent young girl, Alice, and her unicorn best friend, who constantly pops in and out of her life unannounced. Alice isn't interested in things like rainbows, glitter, the colour pink and unicorns. So her life is turned upside-down when a real-live unicorn shows up at her birthday party and decides to be her best friend. Unicorn is a wild, wacky, party animal who does everything he can to inject fun into Alice's day. Though she would never admit it, Unicorn's zany and unpredictable personality is the perfect addition to Alice's busy life. While it's hard for her to refuse his bubbly and sparkly personality, he can really be a horn in her side. And that's when you'll hear her say, "GO AWAY, UNICORN!"
Join Detective Pikachu and become a super-sleuth!
Learn the tricks of the trade from the best (and only) Pokemon private eye, Detective Pikachu. Shock and awe your friends with your super sleuthing skills - become a master of disguise, an immense interrogator and a crafty code breaker. Filled with amazing activities, fantastic facts and lots of fill-in fun, this Detective Pikachu Movie Journal gives everyone the chance to transform into a master detective! Detective Pikachu arrives in cinemas May 2019! Join the lightning-tailed sleuth, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), on a thrilling adventure through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City, a modern metropolis where humans and Pokemon live side by side. Uncover a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokemon universe! Live action talent includes Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Rita Ora, and Kathryn Newton. Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale, Monsters vs Aliens).
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