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Born To Be Free (Paperback): Gareth Patterson Born To Be Free (Paperback)
Gareth Patterson
R145 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R30 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

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.

Willbee the Bumblebee (Paperback): Katz Cowley Willbee the Bumblebee (Paperback)
Katz Cowley; Maureen Thomson, Craig Smith 1
R185 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R70 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 willleave 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.

National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2020 (Paperback): National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2020 (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R302 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R91 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's the 10th anniversary of the world's best-selling infopedia for kids! This year, it includes all new content, interviews with explorers in each chapter, a special look at what was going on in the world when the first National Geographic Kids Infopedia came out 10 years ago, plus the results for the 2019 Infopedia Challenge, and a new challenge for kids who want to get involved. Kids can have fun keeping up with our quickly changing world with the world's best-selling almanac for kids, packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. There's a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics. Practical reference material, including fast facts and maps of every country, has been fully updated.

Purrmaids 3: Seasick Sea Horse (Paperback): Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Purrmaids 3: Seasick Sea Horse (Paperback)
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Illustrated by Vivien Wu
R120 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R35 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part kitten, part mermaid and TOTALLY purrfect! Meet the purrmaids, the CUTEST kitten-mermaids you've EVERseen! The purrmaids have a new class pet and it's a sea horse! Shelly is the first purrmaid to take the sea horse home, but - disaster! - she LOSES him. What on earth will Shelly and her friends do?

The Unexpected Find (Paperback): Toby Ibbotson The Unexpected Find (Paperback)
Toby Ibbotson 1
R169 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by Toby Ibbotson, son of the bestselling author Eva Ibbotson, this exceptional middle grade epic is captivating, heartfelt and brilliant in equal measure. When a storm hits a small and sleepy town, it ravages every living thing. But storms don't just destroy, they uncover. Andwhen a young boy discovers a mysterious object that has lay hidden beneath a centuries-old tree, he instantly knowsthat it's special. What he doesn't know is that his unexpected find will unite him with a girl searching forher missing father and trigger a series of events that will see them travelling across Europe under the most unusual circumstances. Beautifully written, The Unexpected Find is Toby Ibbotson's break-through masterpiece that's a classic in the making.

Little First Stickers Dinosaurs (Paperback): Kirsteen Robson Little First Stickers Dinosaurs (Paperback)
Kirsteen Robson 1
R105 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R22 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Add stickers to bring the prehistoric scenes to life: show T-rex pursuing its prey, and gentle giants munching their leafy lunch, meet some reptiles of sea and sky, and discover what may have happened on the day that sealed the dinosaurs' doom. This book is ideal for keeping children entertained at weekends, on journeys, or in the holidays.

i-SPY Nature - What Can You Spot? (Paperback): I Spy i-SPY Nature - What Can You Spot? (Paperback)
I Spy 1
R70 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R21 (30%) In stock

Search for over 140 sights in nature with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to explore outdoors, from down by the sea to town and country animals, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant colour coded photographs * Learn facts about nature along the way * Points to score from common spots like cumulus cloud (5 points) to top spots such as Daubenton's Bat (30 points). Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!

Sea Change - Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking (Hardcover): Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck Sea Change - Primal Joy and the Art of Underwater Tracking (Hardcover)
Craig Foster, Ross Frylinck
R850 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R162 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sea Change takes you on an evocative journey into the secret life of an almost unknown ecosystem; the beautiful kelp forest of Southern Africa. Craig and Ross spent eight years exploring this sea forest together, diving almost every day. This is the story of what they found in the wild, and how it has transformed their lives.

CRAIG FOSTER is an award-winning filmmaker and avid naturalist. He has received over sixty international awards, including the Golden Panda, the “Oscar” of natural history filmmaking. He grew up foraging and diving on the Cape Peninsula and for the past eight years has pledged to dive in the kelp forest 365 times a year. Craig has worked closely with some of the world’s top kelp forest biologists, archaeologists, anthropologists and San rock art experts. He also spent many years studying with master San bushmen trackers in the Kalahari and it is from these experiences that he formed his underwater tracking method. This is his fourth book.

ROSS FRYLINCK has been exploring the South African coastline as a surfer and free-diver for most of his life. He started the Wavescape Ocean Festival, and has been pioneering ocean conservation and culture in South Africa for the past 15 years. He was once a commissioning editor for Cambridge University Press, and has been telling stories about the sea since his first school essay..

Nerdy Babies - Ocean (Hardcover): Emmy Kastner Nerdy Babies - Ocean (Hardcover)
Emmy Kastner; Illustrated by Emmy Kastner
R309 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
LEGO Big Book of Animals (Hardcover): Scholastic LEGO Big Book of Animals (Hardcover)
Scholastic 1
R288 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R74 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore the amazing world of animals with this brilliant tried-and-tested format. Big Book of Animals is bursting with photographs of everyone's favourite cuddly creatures, along with some unusual animals and all kinds of fun facts. LEGO (R) minifigures guide the reader through the animal kingdom using all of their trademark antics and humour. There are vignettes, mini comic strips and infographics on every spread to engage children and reinforce the great information. This new format for the LEGO (R) non-fiction line is an ideal gift for any child curious about the incredible world of animals.

Little Lift and Look Garden (Paperback): Anna Milbourne Little Lift and Look Garden (Paperback)
Anna Milbourne; Illustrated by Sarah Allen 1
R130 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R27 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Follow an inquisitive little mouse as it scampers through a garden, and lift leaves and petals to meet lots of other garden creatures along the way. This charming book for little children has lots to discover and talk about on every page, from butterflies and dragonflies to frogs, birds and snails.

The Cantankerous Molly Darling (Paperback): Alvy Carragher The Cantankerous Molly Darling (Paperback)
Alvy Carragher 1
R192 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Perfect for fans of Louise Rennison! Molly Darling wants life to be as simple as wellies and porridge - this is rural Ireland after all. Instead, Mum's hiding in the attic; Dad's run away, leaving only a PowerPoint to explain; her sister has a ham sandwich for a fiance; there's a boy and THE silence; her BFF will stop at nothing to go viral; and the chickens are missing. It's enough to make any girl cantankerous. But she'll fix it all. Easy, right?

Lift-the-Flap Nature (Board book): Jessica Greenwell Lift-the-Flap Nature (Board book)
Jessica Greenwell; Illustrated by jean claude 1
R219 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R72 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

See how nature changes with the seasons, find out which creatures live in the garden and learn how flowers grow in this beautifully illustrated introduction to nature, with over 80 flaps to lift. There are counting and matching activities, and lots of things to look at and talk about on every page.

Poppy and Sam's Fingerprint Activities (Spiral bound): Sam Taplin Poppy and Sam's Fingerprint Activities (Spiral bound)
Sam Taplin; Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Join Poppy and Sam for lots of fingerprinting fun in this entertaining activity book, with its own brightly coloured inkpad of seven colours. Decorate the scenes with flowers, chicks, piglets, rabbits and much more. There are simple instructions showing how to fingerprint each scene and the book has a spiral binding so that it lies flat.

I Am Water (Afrikaans, Paperback): Thembinkosi Kohli I Am Water (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Thembinkosi Kohli
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) Shipped within 11 - 17 working days

In this exciting new children’s book, Thembinkosi Kohli’s illustrations encourage young readers to connect with the world they live in. His bright and cheerful images, which are accompanied by short bursts of text, explain in an easy to understand visual language not only the importance of water for the world but its uses in our everyday lives. This story is a great read for the whole family, especially children aged 4 – 8 years old.

I Am Earth (Afrikaans, Paperback): Thembinkosi Kohli I Am Earth (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Thembinkosi Kohli
R80 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R11 (14%) Shipped within 11 - 17 working days

In this exciting new children’s book, Thembinkosi Kohli’s illustrations encourage young readers to connect with the world they live in. His bright and cheerful images, which are accompanied by short bursts of text, explain in an easy to understand visual language not only our connection to the earth as human beings but its importance in our everyday lives. This story is a great read for the whole family, especially children aged between 4 – 8 years old.

Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback): Sarah Roberts Somebody Swallowed Stanley (Paperback)
Sarah Roberts; Illustrated by Hannah Peck 1
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Plastic bags don't belong in the sea!" Everybody has a taste for Stanley, but he is no ordinary jellyfish. Most jellyfish have dangly-gangly tentacles, but Stanley has two handles. Other jellyfish have a magical glow, but Stanley has stripes. A powerful message about plastic pollution from environmental expert Sarah Roberts.

LEGO Non Fiction: Bug Off! (Hardcover): Scholastic LEGO Non Fiction: Bug Off! (Hardcover)
Scholastic 1
R123 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R35 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What's the buzz on bugs? Let the LEGO (R) minifigures take you on an adventure to learn all about the world's tiniest critters. The expertly written and levelled narrative non-fiction contains the most important and the most fun facts about every kind of insect and bug. LEGO (R) Minifigures hooks kids and reinforces information through original illustration of vignettes, mini comic strips, and story-telling filled with trademark humour. These LEGO (R) non-fiction readers are an exceptional offer: the world's most powerful toy brand with the most trusted name in children's publishing.

Whales - Level 4 (Paperback): Laura Marsh Whales - Level 4 (Paperback)
Laura Marsh
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Over the course of their 70-year life-span, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate. Males will travel as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as Antarctica in order to find enough food to sustain their ways of live - up to 700 squid a day! Along the way, these massive beasts battle 30-feet-long giant squids, and each other, to sustain their ways of life. Find out all about the life journey of sperm whales in this photographic book. Level 4: Independent reader Perfect for kids who are reading on their own with ease and are ready for more challenging vocabulary with varied sentence structures. They are ideal for readers of White and Lime books.

Amazing Animal Journeys - Level 4 (Paperback): Laura Marsh Amazing Animal Journeys - Level 4 (Paperback)
Laura Marsh
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Every year like clockwork, animals both big and small are driven by a natural instinct to move in order to survive. On both land and sea, they fight the odds and the forces of nature to breed, feed, or lead and carry on for future generations. This level 4 reader is an introduction to the treacherous trek of the zebra, walrus, and Christmas Island red crab to overcome obstacles that include hungry cheetahs, stinging yellow crazy ants, and even their fellow species to make the often impossible journey of their lives. Level 4: Independent reader Perfect for kids who are reading on their own with ease and are ready for more challenging vocabulary with varied sentence structures. They are ideal for readers of White and Lime books.

DKfindout! Birds (Paperback): Dk DKfindout! Birds (Paperback)
Dk 1
R202 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R101 (50%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This children's book covers everything you need to know about birds, from eagles, owls, and parrots, to hummingbirds, penguins, and birds of paradise.

Find out how birds from around the world fly, feed, sense the world, communicate, build nests, protect their eggs, raise chicks, keep their feathers in top condition, defend themselves, and travel in search of food and nesting sites.

Packed with information, photographs, and colourful illustrations, DKfindout! Birds is the ultimate kids bird book.

The DKfindout! series introduces children to a range of exciting topics in a fun, engaging way. Checked by specialist consultants and an educational expert this is not only a source of information you can trust, but one that is age-appropriate and supportive of schoolwork. Ranging from core topics, to more specialized subjects, the DKfindout! series will inspire and delight kids.

Kinders se Slange van Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): Johan Marais Kinders se Slange van Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Johan Marais
R130 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R27 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Ontmoet 36 van Suider-Afrika se mees algemene en interessante slange in hierdie lewendige en boeiende kindergids. Ontdek die besondere kenmerkende gewoontes van slange – waar hulle woon, hoe hulle jag, watter gevare hulle bedreig, en hoe hulle hulself beskerm. Meer as 250 bekoorlike foto’s ondersteun die teks. ’n Volledige inleiding tot heelwat kenmerke van die gedrag van slange ontsluit die betowerende węreld van hierdie wydverspreide reptiele.

Ninita's Big World - The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset (Hardcover): Sarah Glenn Marsh Ninita's Big World - The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset (Hardcover)
Sarah Glenn Marsh; Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
R332 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R79 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Storms - Level 2 (Paperback): Miriam Busch Goin Storms - Level 2 (Paperback)
Miriam Busch Goin
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

National Geographic Primary Readers is a high-interest series of beginning reading books that have been developed in consultation with education experts. The books pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with lively text by skilled children's book authors across four reading levels. Storms are SCARY! But it's cool to understand what's going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightening, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes... the facts and photos in this level 2 book will blow kids away! Level 2: Becoming fluent These books are a good match for kids who are developing reading stamina and enjoy a longer book. They are ideal for readers of Green, Orange and Turquoise books.

A First Book of Animals (Paperback): Nicola Davies A First Book of Animals (Paperback)
Nicola Davies; Illustrated by Petr Horacek 1
R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A dazzling collection of poems by Nicola Davies, featuring over fifty different kinds of animals – beautifully illustrated by Petr Horacek.

Nicola Davies, the award-winning author of A First Book of Nature, presents a spellbinding treasury of poems about the animal world, illustrated in breathtaking detail by Petr Horacek. Polar bears playing on the ice, tigers hunting in the jungle, fireflies twinkling in the evening sky and nightingales singing in the heart of the woods – there are animals everywhere. From blue whales to bumblebee bats and everything in between, A First Book of Animals takes you all over the planet to visit all kinds of different creatures. This book is a glorious celebration of life in the wild in all its variety and splendour, and belongs on every child's bookshelf.

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