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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.
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.
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.
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.
From dolphins and dories to starfish and stingrays, this book is full of all kinds of sea creatures to colour. The bold outlines are a perfect way to develop pen control and colouring skills, while simple text on each page for parents to read encourages young children to be curious about the world.
There are so many different animals at the zoo, and they each make lots and lots (and sometimes LOTS!) of poo.
So what do zoos do with all of that poo?
This laugh-out-loud picture book explores all kinds of zoo poo, from cube-shaped wombat poo to teeny tiny worm droppings, and all of the places it ends up, including in science labs and your back garden!
Welcome to the wonderful world of poo! Take a whiff and learn something new...
David Attenborough: explorer, broadcaster, natural historian. Explore the beauty of the world we inhabit with national treasure, David Attenborough. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Katherine Johnson: A Life Story Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Serena Williams: A Life Story
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about insects in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about insects! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about sharks in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It's time to learn everything about sharks! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer's corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
What happens when 8-year-old Kate, on safari in South Africa with her family, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide? The two new friends – one from America, the other from South Africa – turn their adventures into a lively book in which they share facts and secrets about the African bushveld. At the same time, they show how young children everywhere can become advocates for wild animals. Let’s Go on Safari! combines daily entries in Kate’s African safari journal with insights from Michelle about the bushveld and wildlife. Kate discovers the wonders of wildlife contrasted with the threats that animals face. She is inspired to make a difference. The book provides examples of small-scale, achievable animal advocacy projects that kids can initiate in their own communities and schools. Let’s Go on Safari! has been endorsed by significant conservation bodies, including the Jane Goodall Institute, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Global Wildlife Conservation, an organisation working around the world to save endangered animals. Sales points: An entertaining account of what happens on a bushveld safari, told by a young nature lover; packed with interesting facts and full-colour photographs, and presented in an accessible journal style; shows young readers that they can play a positive role in saving wildlife; endorsed by global conservation bodies: the Jane Goodall Institute, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Global Wildlife Conservation.
From award-winning illustrator and designer Jake Williams comes a quirky, arty book filled with fascinating information on reptiles - the most remarkable creatures ever. Reptiles are some of the most well-adapted, specialised and remarkable creatures on Earth. They have adapted to live in the most extreme environments on Earth, and they have a number of interesting tricks for catching prey and avoiding becoming it. All sort of strange and wonderful facts are inside, such as why crocodiles swallow stones, why a group of turtle eggs will hatch at the same time, and which is friend or which is foe of the similarly-looking coral and milk snakes. You'll learn about reptiles in soaking rainforests, blistering deserts, and more - and you can find out how you can help preserve these amazing habitats from the greatest danger to reptiles ever - climate change. This beautiful book features a neon orange spine and cover text.
This delightful pack contains a 200-piece jigsaw of a beautifully illustrated world map, complete with all kinds of amazing creatures that can be found across the various continents and in Earth's oceans. It also includes a 32-page Animal Picture Atlas in which children can learn more about the animals and the places where they live.
National Geographic Primary Readers pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with engaging text by skilled authors to help your child learn to read. Developed by education experts, this series of books for beginner readers is spread across four levels: Early Reader, Becoming Fluent, Becoming Independent and Independent Reader. A pair of eyes lurks just above the water's surface - is it a crocodile or an alligator? Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, kids will learn all about these two reptiles, and find out what makes them different. This National Geographic Kids Level 3 Reader provides both accessible and gripping text to captivate the scientists and explorers of tomorrow! Level 3: Becoming Independent books are best suited for kids who are ready for complex sentences and more challenging vocabulary, but still draw on occasional support from adults. They are ideal for readers of Purple and Gold book bands for guided reading. For another National Geographic Level 3 Reader, try Manatees (9780008266691).
Plunge into the diversity of the animal kingdom in this Encyclopaedia of Animals. Packed with over 500 creatures, every one is looked at in detail by a natural history expert. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth. Entries cover habitat, size and behaviour, with zoologist and environmental scientist Jules Howard's expertise brought to life by Jarom Vogel's eye-opening artwork. The book is subdivided into classes of the animal kingdom, including mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and fish. Start at the beginning or dip in and out - whatever page you land on, you're sure to find your new favourite creature! Encyclopedia of Animals is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any amateur zoologist, young or old, guaranteed to broaden horizons and deepen your appreciation of life on our amazing planet. And for those budding entomologists looking to satisfy their creepy-crawly curiosity, be sure to check out Encyclopedia of Insects, from Jules Howard and Miranda Zimmerman.
From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. This vividly illustrated introduction to animal migration across land, sea, and air looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals around the world. From wildebeest to butterflies; polar bears to Leatherback turtles, each animal tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible journey across a variety of terrain at different times of the year. Perfect for young animal lovers!
This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with non-fiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our city landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples. Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren't the only ones who live in them. Given the smallest chance - a park, a garden, a window box; a basement, a subway tunnel, a bridge - wildlife manages to survive in the city. Among colourful illustrated pages buzzing with city life and animal activity, you'll discover the host of wild animals who live among humans: butterflies, bats, spiders, honeybees, coyotes and more. Each animal's story is told through a short poem accompanied by an informational paragraph. Some poems are comical, some poignant, and all make the reader see the world in a different way. After a rousing exploration of animal life, find definitions of the various types of poetry forms used in the book: haiku, cinquain, sonnet, terza rima, villanelle, triolet, reverso, acrostic and free verse. Look around - you may discover neighbours you didn't know you had!
Go inside five amazing animal habitats around the world in this giant pull-out guide. Study an animal environment, peer through die-cut windows to more animals inside, then slide the large format page extenders and get a whole new perspective on life in the wild. Habitats include: the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, a North American Forest, the Arctic and the African savanna. Each scene is brought to life with amusing illustrations that show in detail how animals live. Multi-layered geographical information on similar habitats around the world add to the wonderfully lively scenes.
Celebrate the most spectacular species in the animal kingdom with this amazing book of animals, illustrated by Tor Freeman. 'entertaining, engaging and charming illustrations' 'too adorable to pass up' 'great for the classrooms, inspiring for teachers and children' Fifty fantastic creatures are awarded prizes to celebrate their most dazzling talents and some unusual skills. Roll up, roll up! The Animal Awards are about to begin. Who will win the Terrific Teeth Award? Who will claim the title of Most Smelly? Who will win the prize for Best at Pretending To Be A Plant? Celebrate with 50 brilliant animals from around the world who represent nature's rich tapestry. Featuring: Mound-building termite - great bustard - chimpanzee - peregrine falcon - deep-sea anglerfish - giant octopus - emperor penguin - African elephant - wandering albatross - earthworm - leaf-cutter ant - Cuvier's beaked whale - lion - chameleon - honey bee - naked mole rat - honey badger and honey guide bird - wolf - bat - skunk - tiger - electric ray - giant panda - humpback whale - European eel - Arctic tern - caribou - beaver - orb-web spider - kangaroo - giraffe - mosquito - lyre-bird - pistol shrimp - woodpecker - blacksmith bullfrog - cheetah - dung beetle - vulture - tortoise - ostrich - leaf-tailed gecko - flounder - false coral snake - cuttlefish - lion's mane jellyfish - axolotl - giant clam - polar bear
Life on Earth: Planet Earth is the perfect introduction to geography for 5+ year-olds. Lift the flaps to find the answers to common questions, such as, 'Why do we have day and night?', 'How are rivers made?' and 'What is the equator?' With 100 questions and 70 flaps to lift, Life on Earth: Planet Earth provides the perfect way to keep engaged while learning. Topics covered include the solar system, the continents, plants and animals, how maps work and world landmarks, among many more. Scientific details are turned into simple, bitesize facts that the reader lifts the flaps to discover. Heather Alexander's colourful illustrations make each fact memorable, and the sturdy, boardbook format means that even the most hands-on learners will have fun playing with the book day after day. Perfect to read out loud to your toddler, or to let them explore on their own, Life on Earth: Planet Earth offers a simple, fun way into geography for little readers.
Meet the animals that come out at night in this nocturnal adventure across the globe's habitats, including a glow-in-the-dark poster of the deep sea. See the jaguar prowling the Amazon rainforest, spot the lion pride on the African savannah, and visit a turtle nesting beach under the stars. Then, turn off the lights to see the ocean creatures glow on the 640 x 296 mm tear-out poster. (Be sure to charge it in the light first.) Each spread features an enchanting illustration of a different nighttime habitat animated by a description of the activities of its various creatures, told in lulling prose. Fact boxes call out the names of the different animals and their unique qualities. Learn about the rainforest mammals called kinkajous, who slurp flower nectar by night and nest in tree hollows by day, and the rare and mysterious night parrots, who emerge after sunset in the Australian outback to feed on the seeds of spinifex bushes, among many other amazing nocturnal creatures. The wonderful starlit habitats you'll explore: City Rainforest Beach Australian outback Woodland Arctic Mountains Mangrove forest Desert Coral reef Savannah
It's time to rewild the child! This book of outdoor activities, crafts, nature information and inspiration ties into the burgeoning interest in forest schools and 'rewilding the child', with the aim of reconnecting children to nature and the outdoors. The book is divided by season, providing a year-round resource for families. While all crafts and activities are designed to be carried out outside, these are interspersed with factual pages about forest flora and fauna, which can be enjoyed at home or used as a field guide while out and about. A beatuifully illustrated and informative title to spark children's imagination and free-thinking. With forest school-themed crafts and activities for all seasons, outdoor exploration can be enjoyed twelve months of the year, always with something new to see.
Peep into the forest to discover twittering birds and busy bugs, sleepy bears and a spring-cleaning badger in this charming book filled with intricately cut flaps and holes to peep through. Little children can see how the forest changes through the seasons, find out what happens to autumn leaves and discover a bird sitting on the eggs in her nest.
Should a butterfly be big or small? Should it be bright and bold, or perfectly pale? A joyous, imaginative, yet informative non-fiction picture book about what it takes to be a butterfly - body parts, behavior and life cycle - with the underlying message that diversity is a wonderful thing and that, in fact, there are 20,000 ways to be a butterfly! Not only beautiful to behold, butterflies provide an opportunity to introduce a variety of environmental topics. Serving as key indicators of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, they face threats of extinction due to climate change and habitat destruction - all vital subjects for children today. With stunning illustrations displaying a colourful array of different butterfly species, each labeled with its scientific name, and fascinating details about their anatomy and life cycle, there is plenty for young nature lovers to spot and explore time and again.
National Geographic Primary Readers pair magnificent National Geographic photographs with engaging text by skilled authors to help your child learn to read. Developed by education experts, this series of books for beginner readers is spread across four levels: Early Reader, Becoming Fluent, Becoming Independent and Independent Reader. Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this National Geographic Kids Level 4 Reader, children will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you'll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more - these creatures are among the most threatening - and interesting - in the world! Level 4: Independent Reader books are 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 book bands for guided reading. For another National Geographic Level 4 Reader, try Elephants (9780008266813).
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