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Books > Children's & Educational > Reference > Encyclopaedias & reference works

The Polar Bears' Home - A Story About Global Warming (Paperback): Lara Bergen The Polar Bears' Home - A Story About Global Warming (Paperback)
Lara Bergen; Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
R106 R87 Discovery Miles 870 Save R19 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Come along on an Arctic adventure with a little girl and her father and learn all about polar bears This 8 x 8 storybook shows how global warming affects two baby polar bear cubs and their family. Includes tips for kids on what they can do to help slow down global warming.
This 8 x 8 paperback book is perfect-bound and will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.
* A new "green" series : Little Green Books will educate children on what they can do to be more eco-friendly. The books in this line will be made from recycled materials, and the storylines will cover subjects such as improving the environment, learning about endangered animals, recycling, and much more.

Science Dictionary (Paperback): Peter Robson Science Dictionary (Paperback)
Peter Robson
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This reference includes explanations of over 500 scientific words and phrases. It covers biology, chemistry, and physics as well as elementary electronics and astronomy.

The Sea - Exploring our blue planet (Hardcover): Miranda Krestovnikoff The Sea - Exploring our blue planet (Hardcover)
Miranda Krestovnikoff; Illustrated by Jill Calder 1
R369 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. Written by the critically acclaimed TV and radio presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and illustrated by the wonderful Jill Calder, this stunning book will have you diving into the deepest depths of the blue, exploring the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet and discovering the amazing animals that populate our waters, including the largest living animal: the blue whale! An important message in the book is the effects of plastics on our planet and the ways in which scientists are making steps towards tackling this much-talked-about topic. We can all make steps in reducing our own plastic consumption and The Sea will fascinate and inspire families in their quest to understand why it has never been more important to protect our planet. Let The Sea take you on a watery journey through different marine habitats that we know about but who knows what is out there yet to be discovered? Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.

Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover): Dk Picturepedia - An Encyclopedia on Every Page (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R399 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Experience all the world's wonders at once in the ultimate children's encyclopedia. Spilling over with history, science, space, nature, and much, much more, this visual home reference comes complete with more than 10,000 stunning photographs, illustrations, and maps. Every page is a mini-encyclopedia at your fingertips, perfectly designed to educate, engage, and entertain. From microscopic insects to the Big Bang theory, Picturepedia explains every subject under (and including) the Sun to satisfy the curious minds of young readers. Discover the secrets of prehistoric life, explore the inner workings of the human body, and lead an orchestra of musical instruments through breathtaking photographic galleries and detailed graphics that explain every topic in incredible depth and detail. With more than 150 essential topics covered, Picturepedia is ideal for homework, projects, or just for fun. This absolute must-have book is the ideal gift for young people keen to know about everything and anything.

The Boys Body Book: Fourth Edition - Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU! (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Kelli... The Boys Body Book: Fourth Edition - Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU! (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Kelli Dunham
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

You have questions? We have answers! This fourth edition of the #1 bestselling book for pre-teen boys has been fully updated and expanded to include everything you need to know about your changing body, texting and social media, friendship and peer pressure, leadership, and so much more! You update your gadgets, your look, and your fantasy sports teams; now it's time to update your knowledge about the most important person in your life: You! Don't rely on what you hear in the locker room. Find out the truth about your changing body and all that goes with it in The Boy's Body Book, the #1 bestselling book on succeeding during adolescence. Some of the topics covered include: * YOUR CHANGING BODY: From hair care to athlete's foot, a head to toe guide to what's happening with your growing body * YOUR CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS: The care and keeping of parents, siblings, teachers, friends, and coaches * YOUR CHANGING LIFE: From dressing for success to internet safety, making better food choices to dealing with bullies (online or in-person), it's a whole new world out there. We've got your back! There's a lot to learn about this next phase of your life. So what are you waiting for? Let The Boy's Body Book be your guide. Your whole life is waiting for you!

In Focus: Galapagos Islands (Paperback): Clive Gifford In Focus: Galapagos Islands (Paperback)
Clive Gifford 1
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Where would you find the largest tortoise in the world? What is a blue-footed booby? Who discovered the Galapagos? In Focus: Galapagos Islands has the answers!

In Focus is a cool information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them!

Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary and index.

Belly Laugh Beach Jokes for Pirates and Mermaids - 350 Hilarious Jokes! (Hardcover): Sky Pony Press Belly Laugh Beach Jokes for Pirates and Mermaids - 350 Hilarious Jokes! (Hardcover)
Sky Pony Press
R224 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A hilarious collection of 350 hysterical beach jokes for kids (and pirates and mermaids!), complete with hysterical illustrations and a laugh noise button! What's a mermaid's favorite letter? The C! What's a pirate's least favorite letter? RRRRR! Belly Laugh Beach Jokes for Pirates and Mermaids is full of hilarious fun for anyone who loves the beach! From snappy one-liners to hilarious puns, this collection is complete with 350 of the best jokes for ocean-loving kids and is complemented by sidesplitting line drawings. Perfect for long car rides, rainy days on vacation, and hanging out with friends on the shore, this book is sure to bring laughter and fun into your home!

The Complete Guide to Zoning (Paperback): Dwight Merriam The Complete Guide to Zoning (Paperback)
Dwight Merriam
R556 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This title shows how to use zoning laws to get the most out of your property. You need to get more out of your land, but don't know where to start. You have neighbors who are misusing their property and damaging the value of yours. You can simply live with it ...or learn your rights from the nation's leading zoning lawyer. Whether you're a home owner, investor, or developer, "The Complete Guide to Real Estate Zoning" gives you a clear understanding of the sometimes complex zoning laws that apply to your property. In this plain-English guide, zoning wizard Dwight Merriam gives you the tools to not only prevent property depreciation, but add to its worth with improvements and renovations. You'll learn how to maximize your land's value by: quickly obtaining permits and variances for projects; fighting developments that diminish your property's value; and, understanding laws that limit you - and working around them.The book deals with environmental protection restrictions. 'Every planner, property owner, and developer should read this book - it passes on the knowledge of a lifetime's work by the country's acknowledged master of zoning practice' - Richard Codd, former President of the 34,000-member American Planning Association and Manager of The Teleport, the Port Authority of NY and NJ. 'I taught Dwight land use law at Yale Law School twenty-six years ago, and it looks like he's learned a few things since. [This book] is comprehensive, well organized, and well written' - Quintin Johnstone, Professor, Yale Law School.

Greek Myths and Mazes (Hardcover): Jan Bajtlik Greek Myths and Mazes (Hardcover)
Jan Bajtlik; Illustrated by Jan Bajtlik; Translated by Zosia Krasodomska-Jones 1
R484 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fascinating collection of labyrinths and puzzles set in Ancient Greece. Find your way out of a maze on each page in this stunningly intricate book from the creators of Maps.

Discover the legendary labyrinths of Ancient Greece, as well as the myths and stories that have captured readers for thousands of years, in this beautifully illustrated collection of puzzles and facts. From an Ancient Greek theatre, to the Trojan horse and the Minotaur, the book is packed full of history and mythology, and will astound readers of all ages.

National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Board Book: Things That Go (Board book): National Geographic Kids, Ruth Musgrave National Geographic Kids Little Kids First Board Book: Things That Go (Board book)
National Geographic Kids, Ruth Musgrave
R200 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Vibrant photos of race cars, rockets, trucks, trains, jets and more will excite the very youngest travelers as they learn about the many ways that people get from here to there. These sturdy pages showcase the ways people get around across land, water, and the sky with bold photos, supersimple facts, and lively, age-appropriate language to keep babies and toddlers-and their grown-ups-fascinated by every colourful page. Designed to be the stepping-stone to the best-selling National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, the Little Kids First Board Book series takes similar subjects and distills them down to the simplest nonfiction concepts for the youngest audience. Not only will readers learn about several different kinds of transportation, they can also find recurring shapes and patterns in the art, while adults can keep their eyes open for occasional funny commentary from the animals. Sidebar text offers additional learning for older siblings or those ready for more complex information. With their square shape, bright and playful design, awesome photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Books mirror the beloved First Big Books while taking a fresh new approach to excite a baby's sense of wonder and make learning about nature and science fun.

Children's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Hardcover): Clare Hibbert Children's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (Hardcover)
Clare Hibbert
R304 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! (Paperback, 1st Aladdin ed): Howard Goldsmith Thomas Edison to the Rescue! (Paperback, 1st Aladdin ed)
Howard Goldsmith; Illustrated by Anna DiVito
R106 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R6 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Level 2: Reading Independently

• More complex stories
• Varied sentence structure
• Paragraphs and short chapters


One day while young Tom Edison hands out sandwiches on the Mt. Clemens railroad platform, he sees the station telegraph operator's son, Jimmy, playing on the track. When a boxcar comes rolling toward Jimmy at top speed, it's Tom to the rescue -- and the deed is rewarded with some telegraph lessons that will change Tom's life forever.

How to Find Hidden Real Estate Bargains 2/e (Paperback, 2nd edition): Robert Irwin How to Find Hidden Real Estate Bargains 2/e (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Robert Irwin
R451 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the bestselling author of Tips and Traps When Buying Your Home



Robert Irwin has been one of the nations top real estate authors for more than 20 years. His 1991 bestseller, How to Find Real Estate Bargains, continues to be one of the most popular guides to finding real estate bargains and buying them at rock-bottom prices. Thoroughly updated and revised, this new edition is for reader in the market for a bargain home for themselves or as an investment for resale profit.



Irwin fills readers in on everything they need to know to quickly decide if a propertys potential payoff outweighs its risks. With nearly 50 percent all-new material, the second edition features new chapters on:



  • All types of repos, including HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FDIC, GSA, and SBA
  • Property tax, ATF and IRS, p robate, bare land, and Recreational property sales
  • Finding bargain properties in strong markets by working directly with sellers
  • Using the Web to find the hottest bargains

The Big Book of the UK - Facts, Folklore And Fascinations From Around The United Kingdom (Hardcover): Imogen Russell Williams The Big Book of the UK - Facts, Folklore And Fascinations From Around The United Kingdom (Hardcover)
Imogen Russell Williams; Illustrated by Louise Lockhart 1
R372 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome...
Fáilte...
Croeso...
Fair faa ye...

to the United Kingdom!

The Big Book of the UK introduces readers to customs and culture of the United Kingdom. Learn about the sport of "dwile flonking" and find out where black diamonds come from. Meet the supernatural animal that haunts the Scottish Highlands and discover the British sweets that helped Hillary and Tenzing scale Everest.

Filled with facts about wildlife, food, sports, geography, language and some very silly place names, this book will help you uncover national secrets and unearth local legends from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Explanatorium of Science (Hardcover): Dk Explanatorium of Science (Hardcover)
Dk; Foreword by Robert Winston 1
R465 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R98 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Welcome to the Explanatorium - the only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work.

Open up this book to reveal how science really works! Watch as mixtures merge and matter changes state. Discover how some chemical changes can be reversed, yet others can't, and why some reactions produce a bang! See bacteria at work in the world around us, and even inside the human digestive system. Understand the tricks that light plays and unlock the secrets of electricity to find out how it powers your home.

Whether it's elements, evolution, or energy, the world of science is brought to life by stunning photographic explanations that answer the biggest and smallest questions about our Universe.

Packed full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals - For Little Animal Lovers Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover): Dk My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals - For Little Animal Lovers Who Want to Know Everything (Hardcover)
Dk
R250 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R31 (12%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Gold Winner for the Best New Book in the Smallish Design Awards 2017. Silver Winner for the Best Children's Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017. Take a walk on the wild side with this exciting children's book that takes you on a nature-packed journey into the animal kingdom. Part of the popular My Encyclopedia of Very Important... series, this visually stunning encyclopedia for kids is a beautiful gift package with a padded jacket, and is something every young animal lover will want to own. Easily accessible to young readers through a balance of striking, colourful images and conversational, age-appropriate text, this animal encyclopedia will tap into every child's natural curiosity and answer all their biggest wildlife questions. Bursting with fun animal facts and photographs, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals includes everything from an in-depth exploration into different types of animals as well as what they eat and where they live, to detailed profiles of amazing animals such as polar bears, chameleons, orangutans, and much, much more - making it the perfect book for children who love animals.

Best Careers For Bilingual Latinos (Paperback): G. Kenig Best Careers For Bilingual Latinos (Paperback)
G. Kenig
R439 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A jobs and career columnist gives practical career advice for bilingual Latinos and Latinas, who constitute the fastest growing minority group in the United States. Kenig explores jobs in "hot" industries, leveraging Hispanic language and culture skills, and handling job interviews.

The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters (Hardcover): Megan Miller The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters (Hardcover)
Megan Miller 1
R380 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R76 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters is a complete collection of players' hacks for Minecrafters organised in an easy-to-reference A-Z encyclopaedia. It covers everything players need to know from the ins and outs of the game and how to survive and thrive, to specific mods that can improve play. Top tips include: How to spawn and kill the Wither boss How to rescue a baby zombie villager How to make a portal without a diamond pickaxe How to make a secret passageway using paintings. Illustrated with screenshots throughout, this book makes it easy for new and experienced Minecrafters to build, protect and fight in their creative worlds!

What's So Special About Ankylosaurus (Paperback): Nicky Dee What's So Special About Ankylosaurus (Paperback)
Nicky Dee; Illustrated by Gary Hanna 1
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R132 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Become a space traveller and explore our Solar System and the Universe beyond in a cool mini encyclopedia that's packed with pictures.

With space facts at your fingertips, Pocket Eyewitness Space makes learning about space fun. With more than 170 profiles on planets, stars, meteorites, and moons, you'll soon become an expert on all things space. Look closer at amazing planetary features, such as Jupiter's Red Spot and Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our Solar System. Find out, too, about the scale of the Universe, how telescopes work, see the life cycle of a star, the probes exploring other worlds, and life on the International Space Station orbiting our planet.

All this and more can be discovered in Pocket Eyewitness Space, a pocket-sized guide that's out of this world!

Marine Reptiles (Hardcover): Pegasus Marine Reptiles (Hardcover)
Pegasus
R177 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R33 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover, New Edition): Dk Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover, New Edition)
Dk 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Do you know your Mike from your Mater? Or your Evelyn from your EVE? Dive into the wonderful world of Disney.Pixar with this colourful, fact-filled guide to your favourite Pixar characters. Find out more about the greatest and funniest heroes, villains, sidekicks and oddballs from across all 21 movies - including the newest characters from Toy Story 4. Whether your favourite character is Woody, Dory, Lightning McQueen, Edna, Bing Bong or Dante, the Disney.Pixar Character Encyclopedia lets you relive their best movie moments and latest adventures, discover special "did you know?" facts, and much more. Now featuring more than 290 characters, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include characters from Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Coco, The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4. Wondering what breed of dog lovable Dug is, or who first owned Mrs. Potato Head? Or how far Elastigirl's limbs stretch, or what Sadness does in her spare time? The Disney.Pixar Character Encyclopedia is the book for you!

Everything Reptiles - Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and Fun (Paperback): Blake Hoena, National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles - Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and Fun (Paperback)
Blake Hoena, National Geographic Kids
R220 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scaly, slithery, toothy, or shelled, reptiles have been around for a long time. So it's no wonder these cool, crazy critters have some pretty incredible looks and skills. Readers won't stop until they've learned everything there is to know about reptiles in this bold, bright book, packed with photos, facts, and fun

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary (Hardcover, New Edition): Dk LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary (Hardcover, New Edition)
Dk 1
R627 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R169 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy with this visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Star Wars saga. Discover every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, and find out about all your favourite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey to Darth Vader. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team.

The LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary - New Edition has been fully updated and expanded to cover the latest LEGO Star Wars sets, and to tell you everything there is to know about LEGO Star Wars. The book also comes with an exciting exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigure!

©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Previous edition: 9781409347309

Hunt with Newton - What are the Secrets of the Universe? (Paperback, New edition): Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner Hunt with Newton - What are the Secrets of the Universe? (Paperback, New edition)
Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner; Illustrated by Brett Hudson 1
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join Harriet, Darwin's pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger's indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together. Throughout the centuries humans have been looking for answers to BIG questions - how did the universe start? Is there a God behind it? Has science explained away the need for a God, or can faith enhance scientific discovery? On this adventure, Harriet and Milton are investigating the beginning of the modern scientific age - experiment with Boyle and Hooke, and meet Newton. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.

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