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There are so many beautiful and interesting books about Earth, that you tend to think you have seen all the pictures, watched all the programmes, read all the books, but when you read this book, you will realise you haven’t even touched the sides. It is a wonderfully eye-popping book. Separated into different areas of the earth, and then sub divided into areas of interest, beauty, and fascination. It sparks an interest, like a free sample into a new experience. On each page there is just enough information to tempt you into finding out more through further reading and research, which as a learning tool in itself, is invaluable. The photography is superb, clear, vibrant and detailed. The whole book is packed with so much wonder. It makes you remember what a wonderful and partly unknown planet we live on, but also that however much we feel we have travelled, most of us haven’t really touched the surface. It made me feel rather ignorant of the world around me. The photography really is quite beautiful and it amazing to think that in over 200 pages, there is only a small boat on p59 and a lone house on p175. The anonymous photographers should be commended.
The big puzzle book is just what it says on the cover. 250 varied puzzles, quizzes and crosswords. It is set out in sections with a variety of activities within a theme; themes such as animals, history and transport. There is a good variety of topics and within each chapter there are word, picture and number puzzles, making it interesting and accessible, something for everyone. The book is not geared to a specific age group but the range of ability within the questions and puzzles covers a wide age range and ability levels. The book is a great size, easy to pick up and perfect for taking on a journey. The pages are laid out in a colourful and attractive way and the illustrations and instructions are bold and clear. I like that it is one in a series, and I would imagine that the other titles are equally fun and entertaining. A fun book to dip into and always good to have the answers at the back to check on. Definitely one for the Christmas stockings!
September 2021 Book of the Month | Warning: this is the kind of book you can get lost in. Open at random for a quick bit of browsing, and you’ll find yourself engrossed, turning page after page to absorb its assortment of marvellous facts and weird true stories. Whatever takes your fancy, whether it’s space, animals, sport, vehicles or words or numbers, you’ll find information herein to boggle the mind, all brightly and attractively presented across large colour pages. Fun to look at, fascinating to read, this will prompt all sorts of ‘Did you know …?’ conversations. Great fun!
Testing friends’ and family members’ knowledge of birds, animals and insects is great fun with this clever riddle book, created by the team at National Geographic Kids. Pages of ‘What am I?’ questions are followed by pages with the answers, each illustrated with attractive colour photos of the relevant animals. The questions are intriguing, designed to get you thinking logically alongside those that are calling up remembered facts. Once thing’s for certain, you’ll learn lots of interesting information about lots of very different animals. Oh, and if you’re thinking about C*******s presents, this is definitely worth putting on a list!
Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold ... you'll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book! Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world's first police force? The 365-day calendar? We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you'll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the low-down on famous battles for power. Discover weird facts about famous people-from Cleopatra to King Tut-and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It's a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilisation!
November 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Numbers are like magic keys to the world’s most exciting things, says Jer Thorp, one of a number of cool people working in maths and numbers interviewed for By the Numbers. That’s certainly the line the book takes, presenting page after page of numbers that amaze and inform us equally. For example, 7 billion people live on Earth and, to give that some sort of perspective, it would take 200 years to count to 7 billion out loud. Different information graphics help bring the numbers to life, so that readers understand the story behind them, and the book explains what infographics is all about too. You’ll look at numbers in a whole new way! ~ Andrea Reece
From sea stars to seahorses to sharks, young readers will be amazed by the diversity of life in coral reefs and by the wonders of our natural world.These engaging Explore My World picture books, on subjects kids care about, combine simple storytelling with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.
In this charming picture book for pre-schoolers, curious kids will learn all about the wild world of lions - one of nature's most fascinating and charismatic creatures.Readers learn how lions communicate, what they eat, and how they play. A habitat map also shows where they live around the world. These engaging Explore My World picture books, on subjects kids care about, combine simple stories with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.
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 "e;Why?"e; questions preschoolers love to ask!This charming reference book answers some of kids' most burning "e;Why?"e; questions. More than 200 colourful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "e;Why do dogs sniff everything?"e; "e;Why do I burp?"e; and "e;Why is ocean water salty?"e; This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.
Fans of American history and the hit Broadway play are sure to enjoy the true story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in this Level 3 biographical Reader from National Geographic Kids.Learn all about the revolutionary life of one of America's most popular historic figures. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. The expert-vetted text, brilliant photos, and fun approach to reading are a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
Dig into the amazing past of ancient Egypt in this new Level 3 Reader from National Geographic Kids.From pyramids and mummies to pharaohs and gods, kids will learn all about the history and culture of this fascinating land. Level 3 text provides accessible yet wide-ranging information for fluent readers. The expert-vetted text, along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
Find out about dragon-like critters in this new Co-reader from National Geographic Kids. Co-readers provide one page of text for adults to read aloud and one page text for kids to read aloud on each spread, building toward a collaborative reading experience.Think dragons exist only in fairy tales? Think again! Meet huge komodo dragons, flying lizards, and all sorts of amazing creatures that really are stranger than fiction. Adult and child readers will learn all about fierce and funny REAL dragons together. Co-readers are designed to be read aloud, with one page for the child who is learning to read and the adjacent page for a parent, caregiver, older sibling, buddy, or other more fluent reader. Expert-vetted text along with brilliant photos and a fun approach to reading are a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
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