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The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.
Plus, this year we celebrate the incredible “Maker” movement with a special feature devoted to the inventors, dreamers, crafters and creators who devote their lives to amazing record-breaking projects such as the largest water pistol, a jet-powered go-kart and an elephant-sized hamburger (think you could eat a whole one!?). We take a sneak peak into their workshops to explore these epically big builds, and ask them what inspires them to go really, really large!
Youth Revolution is the inspirational story of how a sixteen-year-old high-school student from Johannesburg, Kiara Nirghin, overcame huge health obstacles to win the grand prize at the 2016 International Google Science Fair for her unique and innovative solution to worldwide drought. Having experienced bacterial meningitis, undiagnosed bilharzia and severe weight loss, Kiara was forced to postpone her school career for hospitalisation, with a real chance of losing her hearing, her sight and the use of her limbs.
Youth Revolution not only covers her journey from the hospital bed to the stage as the winner of the science award, but also looks at issues surrounding stagnant youth innovation, while considering the dangers of lacking diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). It also includes contributions from prominent women in science and education, among them Malala Yousafzai, VP of Education and University Programs for Google and the recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.
Youth Revolution is a deeply human and truly inspirational real-life story that will enthral teenagers and adults alike, and proves that even ‘ordinary’ teenagers can do extraordinary things.
Ever wanted to know the size of the biggest shark?Ever thought where in the world the tallest rollercoaster is? Or wondered astronaut has spent the most time in space? If so, this is the book for you! Top 10 of Everything 2019 is divided into genres including Animal Kingdom, Sport, Forces of Nature, Video Games and Mechanical Creations, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs, charts, graphs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia. Loved by kids and adults alike, it's the perfect stocking filler for this Christmas!
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
We're proud to present the 13th edition of the world's best-selling gaming annual! Gamer's 2020 features all of the most popular videogame characters that our readers know and love.
As an exciting change to our usual structure, Gamer's 2020 has the theme of gaming characters running throughout. Gaming legends such as Super Mario, Spider-Man, Pikachu, Link, Master Chief, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Lara Croft and Crash Bandicoot are all honoured with their own page... and that's just the start. In all, more than 100 of gaming's most popular characters will have dedicated pages. And, if that wasn't enough, even more will be represented in the features, fact boxes and round-ups found throughout the book.
The book's features will transport our readers to more legendary gaming franchises - whether they visit a galaxy far away in Star Wars, get up-to-speed on gaming's latest, greatest heroes, explore the world of e-sports, or explore the history of Assassin's Creed. Our readers will be delighted to discover our special chapter, dedicated entirely to the gaming sensation that is Fortnite. We've worked closely with the game's publisher, Epic, to celebrate the best players, the most popular equipment, and the biggest in-game events.
Readers will also be able to put themselves to the test, by tackling our specially designed Reader Challenges! Gamer's 2020 has something for every gamer on the planet and remains the ultimate guide to gaming! So, press the Start button and find out why!
How did the USA become a superpower? Why do people go to war? And why are some countries rich while others are so poor? The answers to these questions and many more in this eye-opening book, which uses maps to explain how geography has shaped the history of our world. Discover how the choices of world leaders are swayed by mountains, rivers and seas - and why geography means that history is always repeating itself. This remarkable, unique introduction to world affairs will inspire curious young minds everywhere. Praise for Prisoners of Geography: "A fresh way of looking at maps . . . as guideposts to the often thorny relations between nations" - New York Times "One of the best books about geopolitics you could imagine" - Nicholas Lezard, Evening Standard
Numicon builds a deep understanding of maths through a multi-sensory approach, developing children's fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. The box of Numicon Shapes 1-10 is designed for teachers and parents of children in Key Stage 1 and allow each child to have a set of shapes to lay out in front of them and use to respond to questions in class teaching, or when doing Numicon activities at home. The box contains: 1x 1-10 Numicon Shapes. Use alongside the Numicon Teaching Resources for maximum impact in school. Extra apparatus is available separately. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.
Perfect for Harry Potter fans heading back to school! This tri-fold journal contains a notepad packed with lists for fans' top ten favourite characters, movie moments, spells, potions, and more; a wizarding-studies-themed planner to help kids get organised and an activity book packed with prompts and activities!
Take a spellbinding journey through the world of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Join Magizoologist, Newt Scamander, as he embarks on another adventure with his case of magical beasts. Unfold enchanting flaps and reveal favourite scenes from the film. With incredible photos and amazing details, this is theULTIMATE guide for Fantastic Beasts fans of all ages.
The second hilarious book for curious kids from the UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian, Dara O Briain! So you think everyday life is boring?! WHAT?! Hoo-ee, are you wrong! No, seriously. There's so much EXTRAORDINARY science going on right from the minute you wake up to when you go to sleep.Actually, while you're asleep, too. Science is a non-stop EVERYWHERE, everything adventure with some incredibly cool stuff going on, too. You've got your incredible brain, which has worked out how to read these words and make playing a video game feel as EXCITING as real life; you've got aeroplanes that can somehow get from the ground into the sky with all those people AND their luggage on board; you've got electricity and artificial intelligence and GPS and buses coming in threes (that's science too) and LOADS more. In Secret Science, Dara O Briain takes you on a journey from the comfort of your favourite chair to the incredible science behind your everyday life and on into the future!
Discover everything you need to know about the magical world of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! From Newt Scamander to Albus Dumbledore, New York to Paris and Nifflers to Kelpies, find out about your favourite characters, locations and magical creatures. With amazing photos and details from the film, this is the perfect companion handbook.
Join Chase, Marshall, Rubble and the whole team on a PAWsome maths adventure! Practise with the pups as they write and count numbers up to 20. PAW Patrol is here to help!
It's time for an awesome alphabet adventure! Join Chase, Marshall, Rubble and the whole PAW Patrol team as they help children practise writing upper and lower case letters.
Filled with all the festive facts every HORRIBLE HISTORIES reader wants to know! The complete horrible history of Christmas tells tales from the dark days when the Puritans tried to abolish Christmas, to Christmas in the trenches whenthe British and Germans traded bullets for footballs. Plus dreadful jokes, rotten recipes and a Christmas quiz!
Meet the Beanie Boos! They're cuddly, they're cute and they can't wait to meet YOU! The Beanie Boos are colourful soft toys with big eyes and even bigger hearts. This sweet book is packed with fun facts about your favourite Beanie Boos, including Dotty the one-of-a-kind leopard, Fantasia the fanciful unicorn and Kiki the cuddly kitten. These beloved Boos can't wait to be your friend!
A children's cookbook with an Indian twist! Tasty recipes accompanied by heart-warming stories. Discover the Magic Spicebox and unlock a whole new world of flavours. Experience the exciting tastes of chilli, cardamom, cumin and many more amazing spices in this collection of recipes, inspired by a traditional Indian spicebox. From a chocolate mousse with a kick to a tasty coriander curry, this book is packed with sweet treats and simple meals to prepare, along with heart-warming stories that introduce each new spice. A brilliant first cookbook for young chefs!
Is jy ’n nuuskierige agie wat wil weet…
… of dinosourusse ooit gekloon sal word? Of hoeveel verf nodig is om ’n Boeing in sy kleure uit te dos? Het jy al gewonder hoekom kruisies soene simboliseer? Of waarom mans vandag steeds dasse dra? Bestaan daar nog regte hekse? En het mense mekaar met blomme gegooi tydens die Tulpoorlog?
Hierdie boek sal jou help om uit te vind of jy bietjie slimmer is as ’n sjimpansee – of dalk baie intelligenter as ’n neurochirurg! Dit gee ook wenke oor hoe om ’n entrepreneur te word. En dit vertel jou alles oor hoe DNS die eerste keer gebruik is om ’n moordenaar vas te trek.
Die legendariese opvoedkundige Riette Hugo het vir RSG antwoorde op dié vrae, en nog vele meer, saamgestel. Vrae en feite vir nuuskierige agies #2 is propvol inligting, riglyne en wenke vir kinders van alle ouderdomme wat slimmer as selfs Oupa en Ouma is.
Waarskuwing: Moenie jou boek uitleen nie! Dalk kry jy dit nooit weer terug nie.
Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking...
A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters.
As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months.
If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!
This 4 book bundle consists of 4 totally wild books: one animal atlas featuring an awesome fold-out map of the world and three Scary Creatures books: Big Cats, Hippos and Hyenas.
Totally Wild Fact-packed, Fold-out, Animal Atlas
Scary Creatures: Hippos
Scary Creatures: Big Cats
Scary Creatures: Hyenas
Readers can discover all the foul facts about the TERRIBLE TUDORS, including why Henry VIII thought he'd married a horse, all about terrible Tudor torture and which shocking swear words the Tudors used. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
Be the reason your students succeed. .
Do you remember that teacher who literally changed your life? Most likely, it wasn't the teacher who stood in front of the class and lectured every day, filling your little head with information. In fact, you probably can't even remember specifically "what" you learned in the class, only that you had some sort of awakening. As coauthor Tommie Lindsay points out, a great teacher doesn't merely provide knowledge but rather "takes away the barriers to learning.," .
"It Doesn't Take a Genius" will help you become that teacher. Written by two nationally acclaimed educators, this inspirational collection of real-life lessons takes you past the long hours, low pay, and school politics that come to dominate the job and provides a refreshing reminder of why you entered the profession in the first place: to change lives for the better. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" will also help parents identify and break through that seemingly invisible barrier preventing their kids from reaching their highest potential.. .
Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have divided their book into five sections, each focusing on a single "truth" they believe will motivate students and forge them into individuals who want to be engaged in their education and the outside world.. .
These five "truths" will aid you in being the model all kids need and deserve--regardless of their background. The authors' ideas, presented in short, easy-to-digest articles, are complemented with first-hand success stories written by former students who defied the odds, including inner-city kids with at-risk backgrounds.. .
Every student has a purpose in this world, and it's one of life'sgreat gifts to help him or her find it. Practical and insightful, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" arms you with realistic strategies to create students who will go out into the world not only smarter but--more important--motivated, confident, and curious.. .
Learn how to become the teacher you always wanted to be and to help your students realize their potential. .
Each and every student is fertile ground for learning, even those who seem bored, distracted, or even bitter. All they need is care and attention. Whether you are a struggling teacher or frustrated parent, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" helps you foster success in even the most apathetic of students.. .
The authors, who hold numerous teaching awards, share their secrets of turning kids from all walks of life into successful students who go on to lead fulfilling, productive lives in adulthood. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" is organized into five universal "truths" behind making great possibilities come true. Accompanying the authors' inspiring ideas are first-hand accounts from their former students describing how they turned their lives around to become successful lawyers, playwrights, professors, and more.. .
Written with affection and sincerity--and featuring cartoons by acclaimed cartoonist Sidney Harris--"It Doesn't Take a Genius" is a refreshing response to detached behavioral theory, dry teaching manuals, and negative media stories concerning teachers and our education system. It provides the tools you need to help students unlock their enormous potential. Best of all, you'll come away with the very real but often forgotten fact that the desire to build students into curious, caring members of society isn't a pipedream. It's a calling.. .
The world is rich with marvellous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi and minute creatures that populate them. Learn all about the woods, experience each sound and smell and explore all the hidey-holes and cosy dens of its dwellers with this big and beautiful book all about forests, published in partnership with The Woodland Trust, the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes small creatures' homes. Spot a bald eagle soaring high up in the winter sky through the towering green giants of the redwood forest. Discover all the noises in the Amazonian rainforest, where most creatures live in the tree canopy together, creating a symphony of sounds. Each forest has something special to offer and is invaluable. Into the Forest is a celebration of trees and wildlife all around the world. Children will find out how trees change colour through seasons, how to plant their own trees and the importance of protecting our forests through sustainability. At the end of the book there's a glossary, full of fun trees with surprising names!
Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates world. Learn how to play all your favourite songs from the series with REAL notation for: - Guitar - Ukulele - Piano - Recorder And with notation for drums and tips and tricks for vocals!
Welcome to the Museum of Dead Things. Your expert guides are here to introduce you to the exhibits, from fierce dinosaurs to exploding dead stars. The Big Book of Dead Things is a funny, stylishly-illustrated non-fiction guide to all things dead and gone. The stylish illustrations and engaging animal characters bring a broad range of topics alive, from dinosaurs and prehistoric animals to astronomy and ancient history. Meet Ancient Egyptian mummies and learn their secrets; romp through prehistoric worlds with dinosaurs, and learn all about the death of stars.
Meet the world-famous waistband warrior. the amazing Captain Underpants! Class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins love pulling pranks. and making comics. So what happens when they accidentally turn their mean old principal into a comic-book hero who fights villains using wedgie power? Well, Jerome Horwitz Elementary School - and the world - will never be the same! In this book, you'll get up close and personal with these two practical pranksters. and spend some quality time with Captain Underpants and the kids of Jerome Horwitz Elementary. Plus, you'll meet brand-new villains like the Vile Vimpire, Queen Tootenfarti, the Homework Hydra, DJ Drowsy Drawers, and many more! It's your must-have guide to the hilarious hit TV show.
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