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Tell Me When? (Paperback): Tell Me When? (Paperback)
R234 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R13 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tell Me When provides fascinating answers to interesting questions which can provide teasing quiz questions, settle arguments and assist with school projects. It is an intriguing reference book for the whole family. Tell Me When: *When do igloos melt? *When is the shortest day? *When do we lose our sense of taste? *When was the television invented? Six fact-packed subject categories boost the general knowledge of your children and even you, helping to engage the whole family.

Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition (Hardcover): National Geographic Kids Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition (Hardcover)
National Geographic Kids
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
First How Things Work Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback): Dk First How Things Work Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback)
Dk 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to flight and search engines, are simply explained in this fun and informative illustrated STEM book for children studying KS1 and KS2 subjects.

First How Things Work Encyclopedia covers everything children aged 5-9 need to know. What makes rockets go? How does electricity work? Why do we sometimes see rainbows in the sky? This book follows the curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 and provides a strong foundation for science and STEM learning through the rest of the school years.

This is the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about the inner workings of the world around them. It introduces exciting areas of science that will get kids hooked on learning about how things work, including levers, light bulbs, engines, and roller-coasters.

This book sits in DK's popular First Reference series, which is perfect for kids who want to explore the world around them.

Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! - Over 60 Prehistoric Creatures as You've Never Seen Them Before (Hardcover): Dk Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! - Over 60 Prehistoric Creatures as You've Never Seen Them Before (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R405 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R32 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Imagine walking in the formidable footsteps of dinosaurs. The closest you'll come is between the pages of this landmark visual encyclopedia that brings prehistoric creatures to life in jaw-dropping detail. This wonderfully realistic and completely comprehensive guide covers the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. Travel back millions of years to meet legendary dinosaurs in spectacular 3D, including terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, spiky Stegosaurus, and vicious Velociraptor. Full of facts and the latest updated information, Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! explores how the dinosaurs evolved, lived, and died. A reference section at the end explains our incredible knowledge of dinosaur evolution, behaviour, and habitats thanks to fossils, research, and computer modelling techniques. Whether dipping in and out or reading from start to finish, dinosaur enthusiasts need look no further.

Fashion Doodles (Paperback): Anita Wood Fashion Doodles (Paperback)
Anita Wood
R369 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R79 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Martin's Dream (Paperback, Aladdin Paperba): Jane Kurtz Martin's Dream (Paperback, Aladdin Paperba)
Jane Kurtz; Illustrated by Amy June Bates
R88 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R5 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand.

Die storie van sjokolade (Afrikaans, Paperback): K. Knowles, B. Herbert Die storie van sjokolade (Afrikaans, Paperback)
K. Knowles, B. Herbert
R139 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R10 (7%) 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.

First Human Body Encyclopedia (Paperback, Ed): Dk First Human Body Encyclopedia (Paperback, Ed)
Dk 1
R286 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R32 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn everything there is to know about the amazing human body with this fact-filled encyclopedia. Did you know that every part in your human body is made of tiny, microscopic cells? Did you know your body is organized into distinct systems that have different functions? Learn more about this and much more with the First Human Body Encyclopedia. Know what is inside your bones, find out about how joints move and how muscles work. Peek into the control centre of the body - the brain. Explore all the senses including touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Find out how our organs, such as heart and lungs, work. You will also see how your body changes as you grow older and hormones develop. Discover how your body fights against germs and allergies and explore how we express and communicate. Then test yourself - and your friends and family - with the quiz pages in the end. First Human Body Encyclopedia is the perfect home resource for young children to start learning all about how our bodies work.

Science - A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition): Dk Science - A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardcover, Revised Edition)
Dk 1
R591 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get children excited about science with this essential, encylopedic introduction to physics, chemistry, and biology.

What makes a firework bang? How do plants use sunlight to make food? What is the mysterious force that makes a magnet cling to your refrigerator? With astonishing images, simple graphics, and crystal-clear text Science A Children's Encyclopedia will explain the answers to all these questions, and many, many more.

Find out how chemistry begins with matter - the stuff we and our world are all made of - and the building blocks of atoms, so super-small there are about one million, million atoms on the dot of this "i". The science of physics explains forces, energy, light, electricity, and magnetism. Forces are the hidden power behind everything on Earth, and the Universe beyond. It's the force of gravity that keeps you stuck on Earth's surface, so it's pretty important to understand. Biology is all about how living things work, from tiny germs, to giant trees, to you! Did you know your amazing body has more than 1,000 parts, including bones, muscles and other organs?

Packed with the essential information that every curious child needs to understand how our extraordinary world works, Science A Children's Encyclopedia should be in every family library.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics (Hardcover): James S. Tanton Encyclopedia of Mathematics (Hardcover)
James S. Tanton
R2,229 R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Save R232 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia designed for high school through early college students. More than 1,000 entries, more than 125 photographs and illustrations, and numerous essays cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this ""new"" area of science. This valuable resource unites disparate ideas and provides the meaning, history, context, and relevance behind each one. The easy-to-use format makes finding straightforward and natural answers to questions within arithmetic - such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, combinatorics, numbers, logic, calculus, and statistics - simple. Encyclopedia of Mathematics also gives historical context to mathematical concepts, with entries discussing ancient Arabic, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, and Mayan mathematics, as well as entries providing biographical descriptions of important people in the development of mathematics.

Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures - Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Dk Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures - Visual Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R374 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Swimming with sharks sounds a terrifying prospect, but not when it is from the comfort of your living room. This comprehensive visual encyclopedia takes you deep into the world's waters to meet the deadliest ocean predators - without you even getting wet! Do you know which creature has tentacles longer than a bus? Or what was the largest shark that ever lived? Where does the tiger shark get its name? Which fish has the deadliest venom? And which fish has the strongest bite of anything on Earth? Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures answers all these questions and many, many more. ?More than 200 fierce fish from the past and present are featured in fact-packed profiles. You'll come face to face with great white sharks, manta rays, saltwater crocodiles, giant squid, biting barracudas, and predatory piranhas all shown with exciting CGI technology and stunning photography. You'll learn about shark anatomy, behaviour, and habitats alongside fun, factual text presented in an easily accessible format.? Whether you're a water baby or simply studying for a school project, this is your one-stop shop for sharks and other deadly ocean creatures."

Abigail Adams - First Lady of the American Revolution (Paperback): Patricia Lakin Abigail Adams - First Lady of the American Revolution (Paperback)
Patricia Lakin; Illustrated by Bob Dacey, Debra Bandelin
R111 R105 Discovery Miles 1 050 Save R6 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Abigail Adams was born, women were expected to be just wives and mothers. But Abigail turned out to be so much more. Read all about the fascinating life of our nation's second First Lady -- a woman who helped shape the early history of the United States.

The Little Book of Trees (Hardcover): Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington The Little Book of Trees (Hardcover)
Caz Buckingham, Andrea Pinnington 1
R222 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R39 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
What's Weird On Earth (Hardcover): Dk What's Weird On Earth (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R446 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fact-hungry kids will love poring over these warped world maps full of unique and weird data. See how many lightning strikes hit parts of our planet, the wind patterns of the whole world, and even how the world map would look if global warming melted the ice caps!

Covering everything from Pangea to the world's weirdest natural wonders, this is Earth in all its strange glory. What's Weird on Earth is an entirely new atlas adventure, with maps of UFO sightings, popular foods, every country resized according to population density, and their popularity as holiday destinations. Kids can spot the strangest features on every corner of Earth; from ancient patterns carved in the desert sand to the 29,000 bath toys that sailed the world's ocean currents after a shipwreck.

Travel back in time to discover maps from previous centuries or turn the globe upside down - literally. Planet Earth will never seem the same again!

Rocky Road to Galileo - What is Our Place in the Solar System (Paperback, New edition): Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger... Rocky Road to Galileo - What is Our Place in the Solar System (Paperback, New edition)
Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner; Illustrated by Brett Hudson 1
R162 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R25 (15%) 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 our place in the universe. Step into Harriet and Milton's time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery - from the Islamic Golden Age to the Renaissance, and meet Galileo! Written by Julia Golding, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006, and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2006.

I Wondered About That Too - 111 Questions and Answers about Science and Other Stuff (Hardcover): Larry Scheckel I Wondered About That Too - 111 Questions and Answers about Science and Other Stuff (Hardcover)
Larry Scheckel
R585 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R115 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here you'll find entertaining and expansive answers to 111 questions you didn't even know you had, such as: What color is my brain? Which is the deadliest snake? How high do birds fly? Is Jell-O really made from horse hooves? The wide-ranging questions and answers will make readers eager to learn more.

Celebrate Passover - With Matzah, Maror, and Memories (Paperback): Deborah Heiligman, National Geographic Kids Celebrate Passover - With Matzah, Maror, and Memories (Paperback)
Deborah Heiligman, National Geographic Kids
R159 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R33 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most celebrated holiday in the Jewish year, Passover commemorates the Exodus of Hebrew slaves from Egypt to freedom over 3,500 years ago. This colourful book explores the many forms that this weeklong celebration takes worldwide. Deborah Heiligman's rich text details the long lavish meals called seders, at which Exodus is recalled in ritual, prayer, song, and story. The historical significance of the food at these Passover feasts is also explained, and delicious recipes encourage readers to experience the full flavours of this internationally observed holiday. Rabbi Shira Stern's informative note provides parents and teachers with a historical and cultural background of the celebration of Passover. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition (Hardcover): Dk Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition (Hardcover)
Dk
R462 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R55 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback): Dk Encyclopedia of Animals (Paperback)
Dk; Edited by Jayne Parsons
R569 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R77 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover why some birds fly, but others don't. Get close to bugs and beetles you never knew existed. Swim with fish and sea mammals. Fall in love with baby animals. Go on an African safari. Meet the tiny things you can't see, but live closer to you than you could ever imagine! Featuring more than 2,000 animal species, from aardvark to zebra, this animal encyclopedia for children is packed with stunning close-up photographs of animals and awesome facts. You'll discover how animals and plants live together in their natural habitats and how we can help endangered species. There's so much to discover about the animal world, so dive in and see what you can find out.

Wild Animals Best Ever Box of Books (Paperback): Barbara Taylor Wild Animals Best Ever Box of Books (Paperback)
Barbara Taylor
R428 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R70 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a fabulous collection of eight wildlife books with fascinating facts and over 1600 amazing photographs. Find out fantastic facts about your favourite animals in this collection of eight books. It helps you learn all about bears and pandas, big cats, elephants, monkeys, sharks, snakes, whales and dolphins, and wolves. It offers a fascinating exploration of the incredible wildlife of land and sea: habitats, hunting, communication, reproduction and survival. It helps you investigate how animals work and compare how they have uniquely adapted to their environments. It provides over 1600 fabulous colour photographs, illustrations and inside-view artworks of nature in the wild Children love animals, and love to learn about them. This set of eight books lets children find all their animal favourites in an enjoyable, easy and captivating way, by laying out the information in the form of fun facts, focus features, folklore and myth boxes, 'Did You Know?' highlights, and bite-sized lessons of all kinds. It enables you to discover amazing facts about animal bodies and behaviour. For example, did you know that a lion will cleverly flip a porcupine on its back to avoid the sharp spines, that the blue whale's tongue weighs as much as an African elephant, or that rock pythons can kill and eat crocodiles? Every volume in this collection examines each animal in turn and takes a detailed look at how they function, from their physical make-up such as bones, teeth, skin, scales or fur to how they use their brain and senses to find food, communicate and survive. Thousands of fascinating animal facts are accessible in one place with this exciting and colourful set of books. It is an invaluable read for all young natural history enthusiasts, supporting school studies on animal biology and behaviour. Ideal for home study or school use, these are stimulating and accessible reference books for all 8- to 12-year-olds.

In Focus: Rocks and Fossils (Paperback): Chris Oxlade In Focus: Rocks and Fossils (Paperback)
Chris Oxlade
R216 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is a meteorite? Why can you find seashell fossils on Mount Everest? What are gemstones made of? In Focus: Rocks and Fossils 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, 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.

Communication (Paperback): Pawanpreet Kaur Communication (Paperback)
Pawanpreet Kaur
R123 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R22 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ages 8 to 10 years. This series offers a comprehensive approach to give young readers precise information in a pictorial format for better understanding. The books in this series carry various eye-opening exciting facts with bold illustrations and photography which will enhance the child's technical knowledge for a particular subject. Not only that, there are more pictures other than those in relation to the text which give additional facts. The series presents a source of accurate information in a beautiful way.

In Focus: Big Beasts (Paperback): Barbara Taylor In Focus: Big Beasts (Paperback)
Barbara Taylor
R216 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Which animal is the biggest on the Earth? Where do the most big beasts live? Which big animal is the most dangerous in Africa? In Focus: Big Beasts 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, 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.

101 Awesome Women Who Transformed Science (Paperback): Claire Philip 101 Awesome Women Who Transformed Science (Paperback)
Claire Philip; Illustrated by Isabel Munoz
R225 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R34 (15%) Out of stock
In Focus: Intelligent Animals (Paperback): In Focus: Intelligent Animals (Paperback)
1
R216 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do you measure an animal’s intelligence? Can animals learn a language? Which animals use tools? In Focus: Intelligent Animals has the answers!

In Focus is a cool, new 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.

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