Children's Encyclopedias

  • NGKI 9 years +
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    A 'zombie star' is a surviving fragment of a star that exploded; wild mushrooms can be boiled to produce beautiful, natural cloth dyes; the phrase 'bring home the bacon' started after a 12th century priest rewarded a married couple with a side of bacon.

    Children can learn a whole host of weird-but-true facts, read some incredible animal stories and find things to do, places to see and explore ways in which they can change the world. This book contains games, jokes and activities and features over 500 photographs.

    The National Geographic Kids Infopedia 2019 is a New York Times bestseller packed with photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities and articles about animals, science, nature and technology.
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    From prehistoric times through to the Viking era and the history of cinema, this book provides children with a selection of exciting timelines based around world history.

    It's packed with facts and details and plenty of trivia (e.g. the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints) to pore over. All of the timelines are accompanied by stunning illustrations and accessible text.

    From the key breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution to the defining moments in fashion history, this is a diverse introduction to various aspects of history.
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    This Guinness World Records book covers the biggest, smallest, fastest, deadliest and downright weirdest creatures from the animal kingdom.

    There are stories and first-hand accounts about the animals from zoology experts including Sir David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, Steve Backshall and the Irwin family. All of these famous figures also offer tips for budding conservationists.

    From gentle giants to powerful predators, this is a fascinating account of some of our strangest and most incredible wildlife. It includes a chapter dedicated to the animals that lived when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
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    Kay Woodward's What Would She Do tells the stories of 25 women whose actions changed the world and then asks what each one would do if they were caught up in a current situation and how they would deal with each predicament.

    Compiled by an all-female team and with artwork by extremely talented illustrators, this book features the likes of Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai and explains what they did and why they have inspired so many to follow in their footsteps.

    Celebrating all of these women's achievements, this book reveals how they had to overcome issues many girls all over the world are experiencing even now: inequality, gender stereotyping, bullying and body shaming. It shows girls of all ages they can also achieve great things by following in these brilliant women's footsteps.
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    All the electricity powering the internet weighs the same as an apricot; the world's biggest truck could carry 90 elephants; and the average person walks up to a distance of more than 64,000 miles in their lifetime.
    DK's It Can't Be True 2 is full of facts that are strange but true - and many of them are backed up by awe-inspiring visual comparisons.

    Mind-boggling from start to finish, this fascinating non-fiction book reveals how all of the world's continents can fit into the pacific ocean; the world's trees could fill North and South America; and a hippo's mouth can open wide enough to swallow a car whole.

    Ideal for those who prefer non-fiction, this is a book that will delight adults just as much as children with its jaw-dropping visuals and incredible facts.
  • Parallel History - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164304
    PRLL 9 years +
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    This series of books gives children an insight into the events that were happening all around the world during different eras in history.

    All the way from the ancient world to the modern day, via Medieval times and the 19th century, these beautifully illustrated books are packed with facts and will inspire children to embark on a chronological journey.

    Perfect for dipping in and out of, the timelines in these books look at the major developments in civilisations all across the world that happened at the same time.
  • Infographics Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171330
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    Covering evolution, endangered animals and the human body among other topics children will be learning about at school, this collection presents awe-inspiring scientific facts in an informative and visually engaging style.

    The infographics books are image-led titles that combine accessible and factual text with modern graphics so that children can learn about different scientific areas in bite-sized chunks.

    The appealing visual style is sure to be a handy study aid as children get to grips with more complex scientific issues.
    Format: paperback
  • The Animal Box Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241329856
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    Covering living things ranging from invertebrates, fungi and plants to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, this 10-book collection from DK will delight young nature lovers.

    These books are bursting with full-colour photographs of their subjects and easy-to-follow explanations about what each one is and their traits. There are even double-page photographs that highlight the species in their natural habitats.

    Related species are shown in proportion across the page that show children their varying sizes.
    Format: hardback
  • Strange Science Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781912171262
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    The Strange Science and Explosive Experiments series of books explores the grim, gruesome and grizzly side of science.

    Exploring the brutal elements of the body, the evil side of the ecosystem and sounds that shatter, these books are refreshing and explore a whole new ? gross, grizzly and gruesome ? side to science.

    Some of the books' observations are marvellously messy, too.
    Format: paperback
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    From the earliest cave paintings to the street art of today, this book charts the evolution of art.

    Featuring paints, sculptures and photography, it covers everything from the Mona Lisa to Michelangelo's David and the Terracotta Army.

    This is an essential introduction to the world of art for children. As well as painting, it also discusses photography including pinhole cameras, digital imagery and iconic photography.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Complete Key Stage 1: Ages 5-7 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279946
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    This huge 30-book collection covers a wide range of subjects and topics that children will be studying at Key Stage 1 level.

    It includes workbooks, non-fiction books and even a visual dictionary. There are two workbooks each for Science, Maths and English, while there are also books to help with spelling, handwriting and even telling the time.

    Topics including animals, the rainforest and history are also covered throughout this huge collection of learning books which are perfect for helping with homework. It has more or less everything children need to know for school!
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • The Human Body: A Family Reference Guide - Hardback - 9781445484716
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    From head to toe, this book takes the whole family on a journey through the natural wonder that is the human body.

    Comprehensive and fully illustrated, it explains all aspects of the anatomy with detailed and informative text and each of the body's individual systems and functions are described in colour-coded sections.

    Written by medical experts and consultants, the text in this book is clear and concise and there are also full-colour diagrams to pore over.
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    This title offers everything you ever wanted to know about space. Take your child on a journey to space and beyond, they'll learn what space is and take a whirl around the sun, moon and stars. Packed with out-of-this-world pictures from space, kids will explore our universe as never before. Exclusive interviews, eyewitness accounts, incredible facts and more will teach them everything they need to know. It's an incredible look at the universe in which we live - perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers.
  • AMBVJ 7 years +
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    Make science fun with 101 amazing step-by-step science experiments for kids that are safe and easy to do at home. Be the next Albert Einstein with these cool science experiments for kids and discover how to bend light, weigh air and even make a rainbow! 101 Great Science Experiments is bursting with fun experiments for you to try out at home revealing the secrets of science through practical and exciting projects. Find out how to use everyday objects to discover the principles of science. With 101 science experiments for kids inside covering topics such as colour, magnets, senses, electricity and much more you'll be discovering the laws of science before your eyes. See sound, build a buzzer and even make an underwater volcano! Each science project is explained simply and clearly plus specially commissioned photography shows how each project should look making the experiments clear and easy-to-follow for kids.
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    Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers, now in paperback. Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed "How Things Work Encyclopedia", which shows and explains everything. They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there 's a lot to see and explore. This title is perfect for homework or just for fun. Let your child find out more about how things work in our incredible world.
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    Welcome to this collection of best-loved animals from all over the world, chosen for their special talents and characteristics, with fun illustrations by Adrienne Barman. Meet 'the architects', the 'noisy neighbours', the 'homebodies', the 'forever faithfuls', the 'champions of forgetfulness' and more in this alphabetically ordered encyclopedia. Filled with fascinating facts, curious creatures and characterful cartoons, this book will keep young explorers busy for hours.
  • AOMAB 7 years +
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    This book explores the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!
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    This is a thrilling introduction to prehistoric times. It has fabulous illustrations and clear, simple text. It is an ideal reference book for school projects. It features a glossary, index and facts and records. It presents internet-links to amazing websites. What was the biggest dinosaur? When was the ice age? Why did the dinosaurs die out? Find out in this lavish and lively book. Simple text, beautiful illustrations, stunning photographs of dinosaur models and links to exciting recommended websites introduce young readers to the wonder of the prehistoric world.
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    This is an excellent reference for school projects. All major topics are explored. It includes free downloadable pictures. Why do things float? What happens to the food you eat? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this lively book that introduces young readers to the wonders of science. It comes with simple text, amazing photographs and illustrations, fun science activities and exciting recommended Web sites.
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the human body. Filled with information on the brain, respiration, circulation and the senses, this book answers such questions as 'Where does your food go?' 'How many bones are there in your body?' and 'What are eyelashes for?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
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    This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the past. Filled with historical information from the first people, farmers, cities and civilisations all the way to the World Wars and the modern day, this book answers such questions as 'What were the pyramids for?'; 'Who lived in the Forbidden City?'; and, 'When was the World Wide Web invented?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.
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    This is a far-reaching history of Ancient Greece, from the early Minoans to the rise of Classical Greece and its conquest by the Macedonians. It includes detailed information on the key figures, battles and geography of the Ancient Greek Empire, as well as information on the day-to-day life of its citizens, including Gods and Goddesses, education and the foundation of the Olympic games. It features stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions that create a vivid picture of life in Ancient times. A comprehensive factfinder section includes a time chart, who's who and glossary, making it perfect for reference use. It is internet-linked to recommended websites to encourage further learning.
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    This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. You can discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. It includes internet links that offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.