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Search for over 140 trees with this i-SPY guide. This fun activity book encourages kids to explore outdoors, from parks and gardens to woods and forests, in search of i-SPY points. A fun, interactive way to encourage curious children to learn about the world around them. What can you spot? Get i-SPYing with these features: * Vibrant photographs * Fact file about each tree, with name, height, shape, leaves, seeds, bark and more * Points to score from common sights like silver birch (10 points) to top spots such as cabbage tree (25 points) Children love these fun and fascinating i-SPY activity books - discover over 30 other i-SPY guides in the series!
In gentle rhyme, It Starts with a Seed evocatively explores the growth of a tiny sycamore seed. Taking a journey through the seasons and years, we follow the seed as it transforms from a seedling to a sapling, then a young tree, until it becomes a large tree with its branches and roots filling the page. As the tree grows, it is joined by well-loved woodland creatures - squirrels and rabbits, butterflies and owls - who make it their home. Beautiful and evocative, It Starts with a Seed is a factual story that will touch children with its simple but enchanting message of life and growth. Beautifully presented, It Starts with a Seed has a gold embossed front cover, gatefolds, textured paper and specialised etching technique, hand made by the illustrator throughout. It Starts with a Seed was the winner of the inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction.
Vanaf die vroegste tye verken mense al die aardbol op soek na nuwe plekke om te bewoon, verleidelike skatte, asemrowende vergesigte of die roemryke voorreg om die eerste mens op ’n hoe bergpiek te wees. Hierdie boek vertel die verhale van onverskrokke ontdekkingsreisigers wat dit tot by die ysige pole gewaag het, bloedig warm woestyne oorgesteek het, riviere vol krokodille trotseer of vir die eerste keer reg rondom die aarde geseil het.
From 'What is a rock?' to dinosaur fossils and meteorites, this stunning book explores everything you ever wanted to know about rocks and minerals. With its sparkling cover, out-of-this-world artwork from Anna Alanko and expert content written by two geologists, this is the book all rock-crazy kids need. Rocks are all around us, from explosive volcanoes, magnificent mountains and sandy deserts, to muddy sea floors, winding river valleys and even asteroids in outer space! They are also in our computers, smartphones, medicines, buildings, airplanes and space shuttles. Understanding how rocks form helps us to understand how the Earth and the solar system work, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years and how it might look in the future. This dazzlingly illustrated guide covers every aspect of this important topic: Igneous rocks Sedimentary rocks Fossils Metamorphic rocks Space rocks Gemstones Did you know that there is a bus-sized potassium crystal feldspar in Russia? Or that most of the gold, silver and platinum found at the Earth's surface is thought to have arrived on meteorites from outer space? Complete with fascinating side notes, an illustrated explanation of the rock cycle, a geological timeline, beautiful images of a vast array of rocks and gems and a helpful glossary at the back, The Rocking Book of Rocks will captivate and astound rock-lovers of all ages.
Weather is all around us. It affects everything we do, from the way we travel and the houses we live in, to the food we eat and the clothes we choose to wear. My First Fact File: Weather is a first introduction to the fascinating subject of weather for children aged 5 and up. Learn about how the seasons impact on weather around the world. Find out what causes different kinds of weather to happen, from tornadoes and hurricanes to rain and snow. Discover how extreme weather, such as droughts and floods, affect our world, and what we can do to combat climate change. Packed with missions, projects and activities, readers will learn everything they need to know about the amazing world of weather.
My First Fact File: Oceans is the perfect introduction to life underwater for readers aged 5 and up. Read about the coral kingdoms beneath the waves and the incredible creatures that live within them. Discover how the gravitational pull of the Sun and moon controls the tides on Earth. Learn how we can work to protect our amazing oceans from the harmful effects of pollution. The world underwater is fascinating, deep and dramatic. Get ready to dive in and explore!
Get ready for the journey of a lifetime... up in the sky! Bird's Eye View: The Natural World takes you on an amazing, fact-filled aerial journey around the world with stunning views of its landscapes, and the animals and plants that live in them. Three of the twelve soaring panoramas fold out on each side to create fabulous double-wide vistas. Discover the incredible natural world as you float over: The Florida Everglades Tropical South America Coral islands in the Pacific Ocean Uluru rock in Australia China's magical Guilin Hills The Central Asian steppe The Himalayas The African Serengeti A Welsh river Northern Scandinavia Sea cliffs of the Irish coast French countryside Each gorgeous spread introduces a new region from above, with text describing its key geological features and inhabitants. Along the bottom of the page, illustrations identify a selection of the location's animals and plants, and a globe pinpoints where it is on the map. Included in the scenes is evidence of the damage that humans can do, like oil pollution in the Arctic ocean and deforestation in the Amazon. Join the great white egret as you fly over the Everglades and the whooper swans as you soar over the Arctic. Spot the gray reef sharks swimming the lagoon of a coral atoll, the red kangaroos bounding across the Australian desert, the herds of wildebeest migrating across the Serengeti and the snow leopard prowling the foothills of the Himalayas. Look at the world differently, with a bird's eye view.
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.
Hoe oud is die aarde? Waar kom die son vandaan? As jy graag wetenskaplike antwoorde wil he op vrae soos die, hoef jy nie verder as hierdie boek te soek nie. Op ’n gemaklike verteltrant en met hope foto’s en illustrasies neem Die storie van Planeet Aarde die leser op reis deur die geskiedenis: vandat ons blou planeet maar net ’n stoffie was, tot by die komplekse, steeds veranderende planeet wat dit vandag is.
A boy. A drone. And the danger below ... Ever since the accident, Tom's struggled with his mobility. But he has a secret escape: Skylark, his drone - through this technology, he can fly above his Lake District home, exploring his world from a totally different perspective. But when he stumbles upon a terrorist plot, he knows no one will believe him. Maggie and Joel, a sister and brother on holiday in his aunt's cottage, are the only ones who can help ... but can they stop the plot in time?
Join the LEGO(R) minifigures on a journey to the bottom of the sea. See cool sea creatures and find out the latest bigocean facts. You'll find great LEGO building ideas, too! LEGO(R) minifigures show you the world in a unique non-fiction program. This leveled reader is part of a program of LEGO non-fiction books, with something for all the family, at every age and stage. LEGO non-fiction books have amazing facts, beautiful real-world photos, and minifigures everywhere, leading the fun and discovery. Other books in the LEGO nonfiction programme include: LEGO: Knights and Castles LEGO: Planets LEGO: Dino Safari
Did you know that rain sometimes falls red? Or that the equivalent of one truckload of plastic is dumped in our oceans every minute? This visually stunning book is filled with 100 fascinating facts, bright, infographic illustrations, information on ways we can help our planet and links to specially selected websites to find out more.
Dress the dolls for feeding their kittens, a trip to the vet, taking their cats to a cat hotel and lots more in this adorable activity book. Perfect for young animal lovers, there are over 250 reusable stickers of cats and kittens, and delightful outfits and accessories for their owners, so the book can be enjoyed time and again.
Step inside the butterfly house, where wonderful, winged insects await. Spot the sleepy oranges mud-puddling, the monarchs migrating, or the green swallowtail beating its shimmering wings. With information on many butterfly and moth families, this gift package is the perfect introduction to the world's most beautiful insects.
What are rainbows made of? How hot is the sun? When do hurricanes happen? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating information book, with over 60 flaps to lift. There's also a quiz, a make your own water cycle experiment, and Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites for more amazing facts.
What is the toughest mineral on Earth? What are meteorites made of? Which rock forms long, hairlike strands? Learn how to find and identify different rocks, minerals and fossils with this handy spotters guide. Search for precious metals, compare different rocks from all over the world and identify everything from serpentine to slate. This book will get kids outdoors, helping them learn about the natural world - and become a rock spotting expert!
Grab a pen and tackle nature-themed puzzles, mazes, spot the difference, colouring in and lots more in this write-in activity book. Learn about animals and plants too, from bugs in the garden to turtles and dolphins in a coral reef. With answers at the back of the book and links to websites with video clips, fun facts and even more activities.
From exploding violets to swimming water lilies, from bouncing conkers to hitch-hiking burdock, plants go on amazing journeys! Discover the many wonderful ways that seeds can travel and watch as they grow into brand new plants.
A facsimile edition of the tattered notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer, this love letter to the wild details everything you need to know about how to live and thrive in nature, from the principles of treehouse building to wilderness first aid. If you are reading this, it means my notebooks have been found. I am leaving them here at camp for safekeeping along with a few other belongings that I won't be taking with me. The notebooks are a lifetime's worth of knowledge, which I'm passing on the you. So reads an excerpt from the weatherworn letter discovered by nature enthusiast Teddy Keen on a recent trip to the Amazon, along with sketchbooks filled with details of extraordinary adventures and escapades, expedition advice and survival methods, annotated with captivating coloured-pencil drawings. It is thought that the sketchbooks were created for two young relatives of the author. Drawing on Teddy's knowledge of the outdoors, the pages of the sketchbooks have been carefully transcribed for young readers, as they were originally intended. You'll be transported by riveting adventure tales from around the globe, like being dragged off by a hyena in Botswana, surviving a Saharan dust storm, being woken by an intrepid emperor penguin in Antarctica and coming face-to-face with a venomous bushmaster (one of the most dangerous snakes on the planet) - all told in lyrical prose and illustrations that wonder at the mysterious beauty of the wild. Having inspired the adventurous spirit in you, the Unknown Adventurer encourages you to set out on your own adventure with information on wild camping, rafting, exploration, and shelters and dens, plus tips on first aid and tying knots. Expert instructions on wilderness basics, like building a fire, what to do if you get lost, and how to build various types of shelters are accompanied by more specific skills culled from many years of experience, like baking campfire bread, creating a toothbrush from a twig, making a suture from soldier ants and even how to pan for gold. Find your way back to your primal self with the immersive text and glorious colour artwork of this one-of-a-kind adventure book. REMEMBER: be good, be adventurous... and look after your parents.
This engaging picture book for little children is full of ideas for things to see and do outdoors. Charming illustrations cover simple activities from bird watching to beachcombing while clear labels explain basic facts about the weather, wildlife and staying safe outdoors.
Splish and splash and bring playful scenes to life in full color just by wetting the pages of this clever bath book. Who loves pets? Meet the colorful pet characters from cheeky cat to beautiful bunny, happy lovebirds to friendly dog.Bath time becomes a magical experience like no other with these stunning books from Wee Gallery that are durable and safe to withstand hours of splashy fun, time and time again.
Ontmoet 36 van Suider-Afrika se mees algemene en interessante slange in hierdie lewendige en boeiende kindergids. Ontdek die besondere kenmerkende gewoontes van slange – waar hulle woon, hoe hulle jag, watter gevare hulle bedreig, en hoe hulle hulself beskerm. Meer as 250 bekoorlike foto’s ondersteun die teks. ’n Volledige inleiding tot heelwat kenmerke van die gedrag van slange ontsluit die betowerende wêreld van hierdie wydverspreide reptiele.
Make fun animals and objects from nature's finest materials! Collect twigs, pine cones, feathers, leaves, shells and pebbles from your garden, park or holiday and create animals and objects with them. Stunning projects include a bird nest bowl made with feathers and leaves, a nut mask and feather mask, seed pod flowers and pine cone owls, a feathery bird bookmark, fir cone fish mobile, painted snail shells and twigs, and a twinkling night light jar. The perfect opportunity to learn about the nature around you whilst being creative, this unique book features over 40 crafty makes and a well-balanced mix of techniques, materials and colours that are great for parents and children to do together.
From giant tortoises to chameleons, learn everything you ever wanted to know about reptiles with this handy pocket-sized guide. Written by a natural history expert, this fascinating guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the families of reptiles. Features well-loved creatures such as sea turtles, giant tortoises, iguanas, chameleons and much more it's the perfect introduction to reptiles for young animal lovers. Get reading and then take your book out into the wild and see what you can spot!
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