Guinness World Records 2018
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. 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!
Ripley's Believe It or Not 2018
Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world's biggest computer, Ripley's compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family. Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley's bonanza!
How Does My Home Work
The third title in a series of process books, this stylishly illustrated book explains how our homes are supplied with electricity, water and gas. A sequel to Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food and Where Do Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth and Lucia Gaggiotti, this stylishly illustrated book explains the mechanical processes required to produce the things our homes needs to keep us happy and comfortable - electricity, water and gas. Chris Butterworth traces the journey of water, describing how it falls from the sky as rain then gets collected up in reservoirs and sent to factories to be treated and tested, before it can finally be piped to our homes. She also simply and clearly explains how electricity is made and where the gas we use in our boilers comes from. This fascinating process book succeeds in being young, child-centred and friendly, but also packs in an enormous amount of technical information.
Weird But True! Annuals 2018
This bulging compendium is loaded with jaw-dropping, eye-popping, brain-bending facts and bright, bold photography! Based on the popular National Geographic Weird but True! Series, this new annual pairs the planet’s quirkiest, wackiest facts with the coolest and strangest true stories. Ranging from geographical curiosity to animal wonders, gross inventions to weird food, the Weird but True! Annual 2018 sparks children’s natural curiosity about the world around them. Features include: • Facts and stories about geography, biology, the animal kingdom, social sciences, human achievement and innovation (Did you know the world’s biggest passenger jet weighs as much as 100 hippos?) • Infographics and fact files • Bright, bold photography and illustration • A fact-finding index
Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body!
The ultimate head-to-toe guide to the human body for kids. Incredible computer-generated images reveal the amazing inside story of what goes on under our skin. All-new 3D illustrations offer a unique, strikingly realistic close-up of this fascinating, complex machine - what it looks like and how it works. Every image is supported with easy-to-understand explanations and a wealth of fascinating facts and figures. Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! allows you to take a closer look at the amazing world of your own human body and is perfect for children aged 9 and up.
Dinosaur Encyclopedia Reissue
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to dinosaurs for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. From feathered dinosaurs to marine reptile giants, the latest dinosaur discoveries from around the world are sure to keep children engaged. 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.
Encyclopedia of Everything Reissue
This amazing 320-page volume is the perfect guide to everything for children aged seven plus! It is packed with colourful illustrations, step-by-step sequences and the latest photography. From glaciers and galaxies to computers and chromosomes, it's sure to keep children engaged. Arranged thematically into key areas, covering core curriculum subjects, 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.
3D Locomotive (Travel, Learn and Explore)
Discover the history, operation and technology of trains-one of the most widely used means of trasportation in the world!!This set includes a 14-page book on the fascinating history of trains and 5 boards with all the pieces to build a 3D model of the Jupiter locomotive! Size: 34.5cm x 3.5cm x 24.5cm
Space (Travel, Learn and Explore)
Take a journey into outer space. Put together the 205 pieces of a fantastic puzzle, read the included book and learn all about our universe. What are Saturn's rings made of? How many moons does Jupiter have? Look how big the Milky Way is, observe the craters on the moon, follow comets as they sail through the sky and let your imagination race through the galaxies! Size: 27.5cm x 23.5cm x 9cm
Ronaldo (Ultimate Football Heroes)
As he walked up to take his spot-kick, Cristiano knew that Real would win the trophy if he scored. He had the chance to be the hero yet again.' Escaping the hot streets of Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo first proved himself as a wonder-kid at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before becoming a legend for Real Madrid and Portugal. This is the story of how the gifted boy became a man, a team-player and a legend. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
Messi (Ultimate Football Heroes)
The Barcelona fans were already standing they had seen the things that Lionel could do with the ball at his feet.' Lionel Messi is a legend Barcelona's star player and the world's best footballer. But when was young, he was so small that his friends called him Little Leo and coaches worried he wasn't big enough. Yet through bravery, talent and hard work, he proved them wrong. Messi tells the magical story of how the tiniest boy in South America grew up to become the greatest player on earth. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.
Lift-The-Flap First Questions & Answers About Nature
Why do spiders make webs? Where do clouds come from? And how many leaves does a tree have? Inquisitive young children can discover the answers to these questions and many more in this beautifully illustrated information book, containing over 60 flaps to lift. A fascinating introduction to the natural world.
Such Stuff: Story-Maker's Inspiration
Michael Morpurgo, the nation's favourite storyteller and author of War Horse, shares the secrets and inspirations of his novels. This insightful collection is the perfect gift for Michael Morpurgo fans who want to understand how writing works and where stories begin. Revealing essays from Michael about more than twenty of his most popular novels are combined with key extracts from his books along with historical context and illuminating background information from Michael's brother Mark. Stunning illustrations from Michael Foreman, photographs and facsimiles complete the immersive experience.
Discover the remarkable power of the world around us with SuperEarth. Take a journey through colourful coral reefs, see the drama of a volcanic eruption and discover castle-like ice caves in this thrilling guide packed with incredible facts and stats. SuperEarth reveals the wonders of our world as you've never seen them before - looking down from above, deep underground, and from the middle of a raging hurricane. With amazing CGI artworks taking you closer than ever before to Mount Etna, the Great Blue Hole, the Great Barrier Reef and many more, you'll see the world in a different light.
Art: Children's Encyclopedia
This beautiful art book for children charts the evolution of the greatest cultural achievements in painting, sculpture and photography. Art: A Children's Encyclopedia traces the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art. Get to grips with world-famous sculptures, including the Terracotta Army and Michelangelo's David. Find out about photography, from pinhole cameras to digital imagery and iconic photography such as Neil Leifer's Ali versus Liston. With amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, Art: A Children's Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the art world for children.