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STEM Activity: Sensational Science (Paperback): Steph Clarkson STEM Activity: Sensational Science (Paperback)
Steph Clarkson 4
R215 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R59 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An inspiring and colourful range of write-in puzzles and activities designed to engage and entertain enquiring young minds. Accompanied by easy-to-understand text explaining scientific facts and stats, and relating them to the real world.

STEM Activity: Sensational Science will inspire your Key Stage 1 and 2 children with a range of fun and educational science activities and puzzles that you can do at home - learn all about atoms, genes, gravity, acids, magnets, and more!

Bite-size facts explain the scientific theories, scientists and discoveries behind them, making it easy to home school and keep your children busy while you work from home.

Complete the electrical circuits, unscramble the renewable energy sources, spot the differences in the space station, test your magnet knowledge, colour in the shapes to reveal the awesome x-ray! These are just some of the write-in activities featured in STEM Activity: Sensational Science.

Also available: STEM Activity: Amazing Maths, STEM Activity: Extreme Engineering and STEM Activity: Terrific Technology.

Inventors, Bright Minds And Other Science Heroes Of South Africa (Paperback): Engela Duvenage, Tumi K. Steyn Inventors, Bright Minds And Other Science Heroes Of South Africa (Paperback)
Engela Duvenage, Tumi K. Steyn
R330 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this book you will read all about inventors, bright minds and other brilliant science heroes of South Africa. You'll read the stories of people who made medical breakthroughs. Stories about people who love animals and plants. Stories about people who try to understand the secrets of the sky. Stories about people who made interesting discoveries about fossils, the earth, water and the climate. This is a truly South African book that will inspire all readers to question, to explore and discover, and to create.

The Incredible Talking Machine (Paperback): Jenni Spangler The Incredible Talking Machine (Paperback)
Jenni Spangler; Illustrated by Chris Mould
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pull back the curtain and enter a world where mystery and magic take centre stage in a gloriously gothic adventure from Jenni Spangler, illustrated by Chris Mould. Twelve-year-old Tig works at Manchester's Theatre Royale, cleaning, selling tickets and doing anything else that is asked of her by her tyrannical boss, Mr Snell. Tig will do whatever it takes to get closer to her dream - to become a Stage Manager and spend her days inventing new ways to imagine and build the intricate machinery and props that bring the exciting productions to life! But when a strange new act - a talking machine - arrives at the Theatre Royale, it moves and behaves in a way that Tig just can't work out. It's as though it's alive somehow . . . And when the machine appears to be hiding a dangerous secret, Tig must race against time to solve the mystery, before everything and everyone she cares about is lost forever. A Victorian adventure full of ghost, gadgets and shifty villains, from the critically-acclaimed Jenni Spangler, who's debut The Vanishing Trick, was selected as Waterstones Book of the Month. Praise for THE VANISHING TRICK: A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!' Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic 'A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure' Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse 'A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

The Adam Silvera Collection - Three much-loved hits from the international No.1 bestselling author! (Paperback): Adam Silvera The Adam Silvera Collection - Three much-loved hits from the international No.1 bestselling author! (Paperback)
Adam Silvera
R542 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R102 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the INTERNATIONAL NO. 1 BESTSELLING author, Adam Silvera, comes three sensational books guaranteed to stay with you long after reading, including THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END, which has clocked up 60 million views and counting on TIKTOK! THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END When Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to tell them they're going to die today, two total strangers meet up through the Last Friend app to live a lifetime in a single day . . . and maybe even fall in love while they're at it. HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME After Griffin loses his ex-boyfriend and first love, Theo, grief and worsening OCD become all consuming. But Theo's most recent boyfriend provides unexpected comfort. As their relationship becomes complicated, Griffin must make a choice: confront the past or miss out on the future. MORE HAPPY THAN NOT Aaron Soto hasn't been happy since his father's suicide, but he can't deny how much better he feels around newfound friend, Thomas. With his feelings throwing up confusion, he turns to a memory-alteration procedure to straighten him out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is . . . Praise for Adam Silvera: 'Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief.' Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything 'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson, author of Clean 'There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages.' Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go

When We Got Lost in Dreamland (Paperback): Ross Welford When We Got Lost in Dreamland (Paperback)
Ross Welford
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The landmark new novel from Ross Welford, one of the fastest-growing and most critically acclaimed middle grade authors in the UK, this funny, moving and brilliant sixth book cements his position as the most exciting storyteller around for readers of 10+. When eleven-year-old Malky and his younger brother Seb become the owners of a "Dreaminator", they are thrust into worlds beyond their wildest imagination. From tree-top flights and Spanish galleons, to thrilling battles and sporting greatness - it seems like nothing is out of reach when you can share a dream with someone else. But... impossible dreams come with incredible risks, and when Seb won't wake up and is taken to hospital in a coma, Malky is forced to leave reality behind and undertake a final, terrifying journey to the stone-age to wake his brother...

Curious Universe Kids: Incredible Earth (Kit, 2nd edition): Hinkler Pty Ltd Curious Universe Kids: Incredible Earth (Kit, 2nd edition)
Hinkler Pty Ltd
R299 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Kids will love discovering the wonders of the earth as they make their own earthquakes, replicate a geyser and experiment with weather!

Perfect for inquiring young minds, the activities in this kit are fun and educational, providing a strong introduction to the wonders of science. By combining the items in this kit with common household objects, the Incredible World book shows science enthusiasts how to do super-exciting experiments, simply and safely, at home. This kit includes materials to create your own earthquake table!

  • 4 rubber balls
  • 5g (0.17oz) red modelling clay
  • Black card 15 x 15cm (5.9 x 5.9in)
  • 1 CD
  • 6 washers
  • 6 large rubber bands
  • Cardboard earthquake table pieces
  • Cardboard hook
  • 24-page book
Curious Universe Kids: Making Machines (Kit, 2nd edition): Hinkler Pty Ltd Curious Universe Kids: Making Machines (Kit, 2nd edition)
Hinkler Pty Ltd
R299 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Kids will love discovering the wonders of machinery and robots as they construct a catapult, make their own machines and experiment with basic robotics and physics!

Perfect for inquiring young minds, the activities in this kit are fun and educational, providing a strong introduction to the wonders of science. By combining the items in this kit with common household objects, the Making Machines book shows science enthusiasts how to do super-exciting experiments, simply and safely, at home. This kit includes materials to create your own medieval catapult!

  • 10 split rings
  • 1 straw
  • 2 wooden dowels
  • 4 packets of air-dry clay
  • 3m (10ft) cotton string
  • 1 bolt
  • 3 nuts
  • 10 washers
  • Cardboard pincer pieces
  • Cardboard trebuchet pieces
  • 24-page book
Curious Universe Kids: Discover Electricity (Kit, 2nd edition): Hinkler Pty Ltd Curious Universe Kids: Discover Electricity (Kit, 2nd edition)
Hinkler Pty Ltd
R299 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Kids will love discovering the wonders of electricity as they make their own amazing lemon-powered clock, create electric circuits and experiment with static electricity.

Perfect for inquiring young minds, the activities in this kit are fun and educational, providing a strong introduction to the wonders of science. By combining the items in this kit with common household objects, the Understanding Electricity book shows science enthusiasts how to do super-exciting experiments, simply and safely, at home. This kit includes materials to create your own lemon battery with a clock!

  • 1 battery holder
  • 2 light globes
  • 2 light globe holders
  • 4 alligator leads/clips
  • 1 felt cloth
  • 3 galvanised metal nails
  • 1 LCD display clock
  • 3 copper discs
  • 2 aluminium plates
  • 1 Styrofoam plate
  • 24-page book
Around the World in 80 Days - The children's classic with 20 hands-on STEAM projects (Hardcover): Jules Verne, Katie Dicker Around the World in 80 Days - The children's classic with 20 hands-on STEAM projects (Hardcover)
Jules Verne, Katie Dicker
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fire up young readers' imagination and creativity with this classic story featuring added STEAM activities. This beloved children's adventure is retold with vivid and engaging new illustrations - and at the end of every chapter, there are exciting new science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities, themed around the events in the book. The activities range from simple puzzles to fun, dynamic experiments, so there's something for every enquiring mind. It's the ideal combination of enchanting story and stimulating science fun.

Alice in Wonderland - The children's classic with 20 hands-on STEAM projects (Hardcover): Lewis Carroll, Katie Dicker Alice in Wonderland - The children's classic with 20 hands-on STEAM projects (Hardcover)
Lewis Carroll, Katie Dicker
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fire up young readers' imagination and creativity with this classic story featuring added STEAM activities. This beloved children's adventure is retold with vivid and engaging new illustrations - and at the end of every chapter, there are exciting new science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities, themed around the events in the book. The activities range from simple puzzles to fun, dynamic experiments, so there's something for every enquiring mind. It's the ideal combination of enchanting story and stimulating science fun.

60-Second Genius - Technology - Bite-size facts to make learning fun and fast (Paperback): Mortimer Children's Books 60-Second Genius - Technology - Bite-size facts to make learning fun and fast (Paperback)
Mortimer Children's Books
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Become a techno-genius in 60 seconds! This book contains everything you need to know about the world of technology and engineering, broken down into fun, fascinating bite-size facts. Key subjects are clearly explained using colourful graphics and easy-to-follow text. Scattered throughout the book are 'Now Try This!' panels where readers can take their understanding even further by carrying out simple activities and projects. There's even a pullout wallchart to record their progress in each subject. It's the ideal way to become an expert in technology in record time!

60-Second Genius - Planet Earth - Bite-size facts to make learning fun and fast (Paperback): Mortimer Children's Books 60-Second Genius - Planet Earth - Bite-size facts to make learning fun and fast (Paperback)
Mortimer Children's Books
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Learn everything about Planet Earth in 60 seconds! This book is packed with a huge amount of information about the planet we live on, broken down into fun, fascinating bite-size facts. Key earth sciences like geography, geology, ecology and natural history are clearly explained using colourful graphics and easy-to-follow text. Scattered throughout the book are 'Now Try This!' panels where readers can take their understanding even further by carrying out simple activities and projects. There's even a pullout wallchart to record their progress in each subject. Readers will learn everything there is to know about their planet in record time!

Lewende planeet - Verstaan en bewaar biodiversiteit (Afrikaans, Paperback): QA International Lewende planeet - Verstaan en bewaar biodiversiteit (Afrikaans, Paperback)
QA International
R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Kom ontdek die aarde se uiteenlopende landskappe en interessante bewoners in hierdie leersame boek. Ook al is die teks met jong lesers in gedagte saamgestel, is hierdie die perfekte bron van inligting vir enigiemand wat belangstel om ons planeet se unieke biodiversiteit te verstaan en te bewaar. Die kombinasie van leersame, toeganklike inhoud (nagevors deur kenners verbonde aan die Montreal Biodome) en treffende visuele materiaal gee lesers 'n naby blik op ons verstommende planeet en gee ook noodsaaklike insig in die invloed wat menslike aktiwiteite op die aarde het.

Reading Champion: Wheels - Independent Reading Pink 1B Non-fiction (Hardcover): Jackie Walter Reading Champion: Wheels - Independent Reading Pink 1B Non-fiction (Hardcover)
Jackie Walter
R245 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R26 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This non-fiction text explores different objects and vehicles with wheels. This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. Perfect reads for children aged 4-5, reading at book band pink.

Future Friend (Hardcover): David Baddiel Future Friend (Hardcover)
David Baddiel; Illustrated by Steven Lenton
R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud and inspiring new adventure for all readers of 8 and up that is ahead of its time - 1,001 years ahead, to be precise... The year is 3020. Pip@256X#YY.3_7 is lonely and bored: she goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses, she only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can't even leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside. Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and finds herself in a warehouse, in 2019. Where she meets boy-inventor Rahul - who is also lonely and bored. Together, Rahul and Pip are no longer lonely. But they have a whole load of new problems, including hiding talking animals from Rahul's parents, and finding a way back to the future. Plus - just maybe - saving the world... Future Friend is a terrifically entertaining time-slip adventure that combines action, laugh-out-loud humour and the importance of friendship, in a story that asks the question - what would happen if your best friend came from the future?

Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes (Paperback): John Farndon Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes (Paperback)
John Farndon
R208 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R35 (17%) In stock

Imagine facing a wall of water 9 metres high or winds of 300 km/h. When an extreme storm hits one thing is certain the damage and destruction will be extreme. The unleashed power can flatten homes drown low-lying land in torrential rain and throw cars about like toys.

Make Your Own Nerf Launchers: Kris Hirschmann Make Your Own Nerf Launchers
Kris Hirschmann
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Have a blast with this kit that includes everything you need to create and use catapults, slingshots, and other NERF approved launchers! Everybody loves NERF blasters, and with good reason! What else gives you the ability to send zippy-but-harmless foam darts flying across the room? Nothing, that's what. It's NERF or nothin'!In this book, you'll learn how projectiles-like those supercool blasters-actually work. You'll even be able to invent your own! This guidebook will help you learn to make and use object-flinging beasts like catapults, slingshots, and crossbows, along with a bunch of other launchers. You're going to blast NERF darts, foam balls, and maybe even a marshmallow or two. Sound awesome? It is. Get ready to have a real BLAST!This kit includes: -Make Your Own NERF Launchers Guidebook-Punch-out catapult-Punch-out slingshot-Air-powered dart launcher-3 NERF foam darts-1 foam balls-5 rubber bands

Do No Harm - A Painful History of Medicine (Hardcover): Nick Arnold Do No Harm - A Painful History of Medicine (Hardcover)
Nick Arnold; Illustrated by Stephanie Vonreiswitz
R334 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R70 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For the gruesomely curious or medically minded, this romp through the history of medicine packs in the fascinating and often macabre ideas and practices employed during humanity's constant battle against illness and injury. Discover the pills and potions that often did more harm than good, the bizarre treatments and torturous surgeries. As well as finding strange and little-known stories, readers will also develop a deeper understanding of the pioneers and pivotal discoveries that paved the way for the modern medicine we often take for granted today. Delightfully Gothic illustration brings the information to life, complemented by photographs of key artefacts.

Brain Candy 3 (Paperback): National Geographic Kids Brain Candy 3 (Paperback)
National Geographic Kids
R206 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R52 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Get a sugar rush from some more seriously sweet facts on all kinds of topics to boost your brainpower in this third delectable Brain Candy book. Elephants have thick skin, but just how thick? Turns out it's 50 times thicker than human skin and can add as much as 900kg to the weight of this massive animal! Earth's smaller animals offer some sweet surprises, too. Hop on a honeybee to discover just how hardworking these fast-flying insects are. They beat their wings 200 times a second as they fly about. And no wonder they're so busy-they need to pollinate two million flowers to make just one pound (.45 kg) of honey. Brain Candy books take a novel approach to learning by serving up an appetising assortment of facts and numbers, then diving deeper into each topic. Like learning cool facts and how they're connected to the bigger picture? Treat yourself to a little Brain Candy! Sure to be an addictive addition to the bookshelves of Weird But True! and Just Joking fans and curious kids everywhere. Complete your fun fact book collection: Brain Candy and Brain Candy 2 Ultimate Weird But True! Ultimate Secrets Revealed!

Screws (Paperback): John Wood Screws (Paperback)
John Wood; Designed by Amy Li
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you met the Fixer? He can build and fix anything. He has written this book (well, we wrote it for him, he doesn't have any hands) to tell you how to put your building and engineering skills to the test. Featuring simple layouts and lovely illustration, this book will teach you how to build toys and machines using simple mechanics and engineering.

Wedges (Paperback): John Wood Wedges (Paperback)
John Wood; Designed by Amy Li
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you met the Fixer? He can build and fix anything. He has written this book (well, we wrote it for him, he doesn't have any hands) to tell you how to put your building and engineering skills to the test. Featuring simple layouts and lovely illustration, this book will teach you how to build toys and machines using simple mechanics and engineering.

Axles (Paperback): John Wood Axles (Paperback)
John Wood; Designed by Amy Li
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you met the Fixer? He can build and fix anything. He has written this book (well, we wrote it for him, he doesn't have any hands) to tell you how to put your building and engineering skills to the test. Featuring simple layouts and lovely illustration, this book will teach you how to build toys and machines using simple mechanics and engineering.

Levers (Paperback): John Wood Levers (Paperback)
John Wood; Designed by Amy Li
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you met the Fixer? He can build and fix anything. He has written this book (well, we wrote it for him, he doesn't have any hands) to tell you how to put your building and engineering skills to the test. Featuring simple layouts and lovely illustration, this book will teach you how to build toys and machines using simple mechanics and engineering.

Pulleys (Paperback): John Wood Pulleys (Paperback)
John Wood; Designed by Amy Li
R236 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Have you met the Fixer? He can build and fix anything. He has written this book (well, we wrote it for him, he doesn't have any hands) to tell you how to put your building and engineering skills to the test. Featuring simple layouts and lovely illustration, this book will teach you how to build toys and machines using simple mechanics and engineering.

Future Friend (Paperback): David Baddiel Future Friend (Paperback)
David Baddiel; Illustrated by Steven Lenton
R180 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R36 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From million-copy bestselling author David Baddiel comes a laugh-out-loud and inspiring new adventure for all readers of 8 and up that is ahead of its time – 1,001 years ahead, to be precise…

The year is 3020.

Pip@256X#YY.3_7 is lonely and bored: she goes to virtual school on her G-Glasses, she only has a talking cat and parrot to hang out with, and she can’t even leave her LivingSpace due to the extreme heat and floods outside.

Until the day that Pip explores a glowing ring in a lab and finds herself in a warehouse, in 2019.

Where she meets boy-inventor Rahul – who is also lonely and bored.

Together, Rahul and Pip are no longer lonely. But they have a whole load of new problems, including hiding talking animals from Rahul’s parents, and finding a way back to the future.

Plus – just maybe – saving the world…

Future Friend is a terrifically entertaining time-slip adventure that combines action, laugh-out-loud humour and the importance of friendship, in a story that asks the question – what would happen if your best friend came from the future?

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