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Shark (Paperback): Dk Shark (Paperback)
Dk 1
R170 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R34 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

How dangerous is a great white shark? How common are shark attacks and how can you avoid them? How big can a whale shark get? In Eyewitness Shark, discover lots of weird and wonderful facts about these fascinating creatures, where they live, why they are hunted, and what is done to preserve them. Did you know, for example, that the first sharks existed before the dinosaurs? And that sharks have a sixth sense that helps them locate prey? Look inside a shark to learn how it eats and breathes. Find out how sharks can swim so fast and how different tail shapes affect the way different shark species move. See how a lemon shark is born, and how to tag a blue shark. Which shark has the strangest look - a hammerhead shark or a horn shark? Eyewitness Shark is packed with exciting information and stunning photography and illustrations. A fact-filled wall chart adds extra educational value. Part of the best selling DK Eyewitness series, it is the perfect reference book for children.

Pocket Eyewitness: Earth - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Earth - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R132 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Become an Earth expert and find out all you need to know about our planet - from the tallest mountain to the deepest ocean trenches - in this brilliant mini-book.

With Earth facts at your fingertips, Pocket Eyewitness Earth makes learning about our blue-and-green planet fun. Bite-sized chunks of information and stunning images help you explore Earth's volcanoes, mountains, rivers, forests, and seas. There are chapters, too, on weather and climate.

Packed with profiles on more than 180 of Earth's major features you'll soon become a know-it-all on all things Earth. Get the facts and stats on the Nile, the world's longest river at 6,650 km (4,130 miles), see incredible pictures of giant crystals that weigh 55 tonnes each, and find out about the Mississippi tornado that tossed a train into the air.

All this and more can be discovered in Pocket Eyewitness Earth, the handy pocket-sized encyclopedia of everything you need to know about our world!

Timelines of Everything (Hardcover): Dk Timelines of Everything (Hardcover)
Dk; Contributions by Smithsonian Institution 1
R623 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R92 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore an illustrated history of the world through more than 130 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.

Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.

More than 130 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.

LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Get to know all the fantastic minifigures who populate the LEGO (R) worldGo on the ultimate LEGO adventure in LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia, with an exclusive minifigure. Meet every single LEGO Minifigure character, including Punk Rocker and Lawn Gnome as well as the DJ and the Pirate Captain.Inside you'll find character biographies, accessories information, and fun LEGO facts - just what is under Bunny Suit Man's ears? And why is the peaceloving hippie carrying flowers? You can also explore themed pages taking you through various locales like a rock concert, a summer party and the beach. With inside information on each minifigure's personality, its likes and dislikes, and real-world information behind its creation, LEGO (R) Minifigures Character Encyclopedia is a must-have for any LEGO fan.

Engineer in Training (Paperback): Cath Ard Engineer in Training (Paperback)
Cath Ard 2
R169 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R35 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Learn how to become an engineer in this exciting title! Packed with bitesize information and fun facts about the life of an engineer, Engineer in Training will tell you how engineers use math and science to create the buildings and machines we see every day!

Simple activities will test your skills and reinforce the information you read in the book. Can you help to repair an amazing vehicle? Or design a skyscraper Or even invent a brand-new machine? Take a look inside to find out!

Ons ongewing (Afrikaans, Paperback): K. Knowles, B. Herbert Ons ongewing (Afrikaans, Paperback)
K. Knowles, B. Herbert
R146 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R11 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Hierdie leesboeke wat plaaslik vervaardig is, is geskik vir Fases 10-14 en is prettig asook lesersvriendelik. Die titels is propvol kleurfoto's en illustrasies, met talle aktiwiteite om leesvaardighede en -begrippe aan te moedig. Ses volkleur feiteboekies is die nuutste toevoeging tot die reeks. Leesoefening in feitemateriaal en kennisuitbreiding word op 'n interessante manier aangepak.

World Politics in 100 Words - Start Conversations and Spark Inspiration (Hardcover): Eleanor Levenson World Politics in 100 Words - Start Conversations and Spark Inspiration (Hardcover)
Eleanor Levenson; Illustrated by Paul Boston
R532 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R71 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How do you sum up world politics in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From activist to wealth, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word long description and beautiful illustration, providing a thoughtful, unbiased introduction to key political terms and ideas to help the young (and not so young) get to grips with the subject. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell. Along with some expected words, such as government and vote, you'll also discover less predictable words that will give you a fresh perspective. With utopia and dystopia, try to imagine a perfect world and then its opposite. Through equality, explore what it means for everyone to have the same rights and responsibilities. With words such as nation, empire, rights, corruption, pundit, debt, citizen, tax, nationalism, and military, gain perspective on the many facets of world politics. Finally, you'll be asked, "If you were to choose the 100 words, which would you pick?"

Medical Terminology Demystified (Paperback, Ed): Dale Layman Medical Terminology Demystified (Paperback, Ed)
Dale Layman
R624 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R109 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Medical Terminology Demystified covers all the basic terms of disease and injury, abnormal anatomy and physiology, surgical techniques, drugs, and other therapies--in the context of real, practical health issues. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports - For Little Athletes and Fans Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover): Dk My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sports - For Little Athletes and Fans Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover)
Dk
R570 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R66 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
General Knowledge Genius! - A Quiz Encyclopedia to Boost Your Brain (Hardcover): Dk General Knowledge Genius! - A Quiz Encyclopedia to Boost Your Brain (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The brilliant quiz book for clever kids - answer the questions correctly on your favourite subjects to test if you're a general knowledge genius.

Children won't be able to resist the General Knowledge Genius brain-busting challenge. For every topic, pages are packed with eye-popping pictures - but do you know what they show? To help you, "Test Yourself" panels list what you're looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there's a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue.

With more than 60 topics, from across the encyclopedia, there's something for everyone. Can you name the most famous rivers worldwide? Do you know your cranium from your clavicle, or do you need to bone up on the parts of the human skeleton? Are you a demon on dinosaurs, and able to spot the difference between an archaeopteryx and an allosaurus? Perhaps you're a brain box and can do all of this standing on your head? You can!

Then what are you waiting for? Open the pages of General Knowledge Genius to find out what you know, and challenge yourself to learn even more!

First Big Book: Little Kids First Big Book of Science (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids First Big Book: Little Kids First Big Book of Science (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This lively introduction to the fascinating world of science explores the different kinds of science, what scientists do, and the amazing things that scientists study: animals and plants; oceans and space; earthquakes and volcanoes; sound and light; inventions and more!

Make sure kids' first experience of the wonders of science is a thrilling eye-opener with this fun reference book. Fun activities, games, and simple experiments encourage interactive learning, showing kids that anyone can use scientific observation and experimentation to be a scientist and discover new things. With bright images and age-appropriate text, this book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them. And, maybe even grow up to be a scientist one day, too! Topics touched on include astronomy, botany, paleontology, malacology (that's the science of clams, snails, and other animals with shells!), zoology, and more.

Developing Numeracy: Primary Maths Dictionary (Paperback): Garda Turner Developing Numeracy: Primary Maths Dictionary (Paperback)
Garda Turner
R235 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This dictionary is an essential guide to the language and concepts used in Key Stage 2 mathematics. It gives clear, straightforward and concise definitions accompanied by many colourful diagrams and photographs to aid understanding. Worked examples offer further explanation. The words included come from all five strands of the Framework for Teaching Mathematics and cover all the words listed in the National Numeracy Strategy's Vocabulary Book.

Hoe leef ons? (Afrikaans, Paperback): K. Knowles, B. Herbert Hoe leef ons? (Afrikaans, Paperback)
K. Knowles, B. Herbert
R146 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R11 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Hierdie leesboeke wat plaaslik vervaardig is, is geskik vir Fases 10-14 en is prettig asook lesersvriendelik. Die titels is propvol kleurfoto's en illustrasies, met talle aktiwiteite om leesvaardighede en -begrippe aan te moedig. Ses volkleur feiteboekies is die nuutste toevoeging tot die reeks. Leesoefening in feitemateriaal en kennisuitbreiding word op 'n interessante manier aangepak.

Volcanoes (Paperback): National Geographic Volcanoes (Paperback)
National Geographic
R109 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R18 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber's narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.

National Theatre: All About Theatre (Paperback): National Theatre National Theatre: All About Theatre (Paperback)
National Theatre 1
R345 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R60 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. Described by Benedict Cumberbatch as "a brilliant introduction to theatre", this fascinating book by the National Theatre shows how plays like War Horse and many others are made. The book is packed with interviews with famous directors and actors, like Lenny Henry, Meera Syal, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw, and productions like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and One Man, Two Guvnors. Hear from experts at the world-famous National Theatre about every aspect of stagecraft, including prop-making, set building and lighting design, and discover, from first idea to final curtain, how plays are made.

Atlas of Ocean Adventures - Plunge Into the Depths of the Ocean and Discover Wonderful Sea Creatures, Incredible Habitats, and... Atlas of Ocean Adventures - Plunge Into the Depths of the Ocean and Discover Wonderful Sea Creatures, Incredible Habitats, and Unmissable Underwater Events (Hardcover)
Lucy Letherland; Emily Hawkins
R846 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world's great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you're traveling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world's oceans with LucyLetherland's animal characters. Each section begins with an infographic map of the ocean it explores--Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Southern and Arctic--followed by richly detailed two-page spreads exploring its depths and the denizens within, as well as seabirds, coral reefs and shoreline critters. Discover saltwater crocodiles lurking in the Andaman Islands, hammerheads gathering in the Atlantic, and the awe-inspiring colossal squid that calls the Ross Sea home. Lucy Letherland's illuminating artwork shows how these oceans teem with life, forming part of complex and fascinating ecosystems, all in a quirky, characterful style. Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that spinner dolphins can swim up to 400 kilometers a day? Or that some sea snails can grow up to half a meter long? Or that in the deepest depths, fish can glow in the dark? A natural history lesson in an adventure book, each spread features 10 captions and and facts about every destination. The 5th title in the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series that has now been translated into 31 languages. A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured scenes and scene-stealers. Children and adults alike will be amazed by the incredible creatures that await in the world's oceans.

My Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Alain Gree My Illustrated Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Alain Gree
R412 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R120 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Containing a beautiful and eclectic selection of many of Alain Gree's most well-known and loved images, this book covers a huge range of subject areas, including insects, birds, animals, fish, weather, farming, trees, flowers, transport and space. The book provides the ideal opportunity for parents and young children to discuss the many subjects covered, giving children a wonderful platform to learn and ask questions about the world around them.

Dino Record Breakers - The biggest, fastest and deadliest dinos ever! (Paperback): Darren Naish Dino Record Breakers - The biggest, fastest and deadliest dinos ever! (Paperback)
Darren Naish
R155 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R31 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Check out the greatest record-breakers in history - the dinosaurs! Millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, you had to be extreme to survive. That's why these incredible creatures racked up so many awesome records. This incredible wire-bound book is packed with cool facts and stats about dinosaur record breakers. Discover the fastest, the biggest and the deadliest dinosaurs! Bite-size facts and trivia for the ultimate in playground currency.

Goin' Someplace Special (Paperback): Patricia C. McKissack Goin' Someplace Special (Paperback)
Patricia C. McKissack; Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
R202 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R32 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

There's a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what their skin color...and 'Tricia Ann knows exactly how to get there. To her, it's someplace special and she's bursting to go by herself.
When her grandmother sees that she's ready to take such a big step, 'Tricia Ann hurries to catch the bus heading downtown. But unlike the white passengers, she must sit in the back behind the Jim Crow sign and wonder why life's so unfair.
Still, for each hurtful sign seen and painful comment heard, there's a friend around the corner reminding 'Tricia Ann that she's not alone. And even her grandmother's words -- "You are somedbody, a human being -- no better, no worse than anybody else in this world" -- echo in her head, lifting her spirits and pushing her forward.
Patricia C. McKissack's poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkney's rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom.

Look & Learn: Pets (Board book): National Geographic Kids, Ruth A. Musgrave Look & Learn: Pets (Board book)
National Geographic Kids, Ruth A. Musgrave
R188 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From adorable dogs to cuddly kittens to friendly fish, young readers are introduced to popular family pets and how to care for them.

Using simple, age-appropriate text paired with colorful photos, Look & Learn books introduce children to a subject on one spread and then show it in a real-life context on the next.

Star Wars Block - Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know (Board book): Lucasfilm Ltd Star Wars Block - Over 100 Words Every Fan Should Know (Board book)
Lucasfilm Ltd; Illustrated by Peskimo 1
R368 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R74 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The world of Star Wars is rich with content, from its iconic characters to its stunning locations. This sixth title in the Abrams Block Book series takes readers on a tour through Star Wars, featuring popular characters and moments from all films, up to and including Rogue One. As in previous Block Book titles, Star Wars Block includes die-cut shapes on every spread and the charming art of British design team Peskimo. Additionally, each spread features important words every Star Wars fan, from the littlest Skywalker to the most seasoned Kenobi, should know.

National Geographic Kids: Absolute Expert - Dolphins (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids, Jennifer Swanson National Geographic Kids: Absolute Expert - Dolphins (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids, Jennifer Swanson
R354 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R80 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kids who have a laser focus on dolphins will learn everything they've ever wanted to know about them in an eye-catching, page-turning book for aspiring experts, featuring exclusive content from a National Geographic explorer currently in the field.

Hey, dolphin fin-atics! Get ready to dive into the world of your favourite fabulous marine mammals in this action-packed book chock-full of awesome facts, photos, and fun! Join National Geographic explorer and dolphin expert Justine Jackson-Ricketts to get the latest, most up-to-date dolphin intel straight from the field, plus fun facts, in-depth info, and awesome trivia about every kind of dolphin under the sun (and beneath the waves). It's the ultimate book to help YOU become an absolute expert on one of your favourite topics.

Sport en speletjies (Afrikaans, Paperback): K. Knowles, B. Herbert Sport en speletjies (Afrikaans, Paperback)
K. Knowles, B. Herbert
R146 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R11 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Hierdie leesboeke wat plaaslik vervaardig is, is geskik vir Fases 10-14 en is prettig asook lesersvriendelik. Die titels is propvol kleurfoto's en illustrasies, met talle aktiwiteite om leesvaardighede en -begrippe aan te moedig. Ses volkleur feiteboekies is die nuutste toevoeging tot die reeks. Leesoefening in feitemateriaal en kennisuitbreiding word op 'n interessante manier aangepak.

Maak dit self (Afrikaans, Paperback): K. Knowles, B. Herbert Maak dit self (Afrikaans, Paperback)
K. Knowles, B. Herbert
R146 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R11 (8%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Hierdie leesboeke wat plaaslik vervaardig is, is geskik vir Fases 10-14 en is prettig asook lesersvriendelik. Die titels is propvol kleurfoto's en illustrasies, met talle aktiwiteite om leesvaardighede en -begrippe aan te moedig. Ses volkleur feiteboekies is die nuutste toevoeging tot die reeks. Leesoefening in feitemateriaal en kennisuitbreiding word op 'n interessante manier aangepak.

Apples (Paperback): Ken Robbins Apples (Paperback)
Ken Robbins; Ken Robbins
R341 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

Apples
Apples
Apples
Crunchy and tasty, sweet and tart, in colorful shades of red, yellow, and green -- sometimes all three -- everyone loves apples In this lively and vibrant book, young readers will learn how apples grow, from the planting of a tree, to the pollination of buds by bees, and on to the harvest. And then comes the fun part as apples are used to tease the taste buds in so many ways -- in pies and strudel, in cider and applesauce, but most of all, in that one simple crunch when one bites into an apple's crisp sweetness. Ken Robbins's hand-colored photographs will make you want to take a bite yourself

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