About Reptiles/Sobre Los Reptiles
Now available in revised and bilingual editions, this guide is a thoughtful first glimpse into the world of reptiles.
About Reptiles explains the basic characteristics that all reptiles share, while offering a look at the animals that fall into this diverse category. An afterword provides further detail on the animals portrayed to inspire young readers to learn more.
Former teacher Cathryn Sill and noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, use clear, informative text and detailed illustrations to explain reptiles and everything that makes them unique.
This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of rodents.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what rodents are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of rodents, from the tiny Eurasian Harvest Mouse to the hefty Capybara of South America. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires young readers to learn more.
Aliens From Earth
Aliens are everywhere!
Batten introduces readers to the serious and ongoing environmental problems caused by invasive plant and animal species. Describing various examples—from the accidental release of the gypsy moth into the United States to the deliberate introduction of rabbits to Australia—the text shows how these foreign intrusions have disturbed the delicate balance of local ecosystems. Back matter includes a glossary and list of ideas that provide more information and ways to minimize human impact on local environments.
Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species
Though people often think of bats as scary, bats are really shy, gentle animals. There are nearly 1000 different species of bats, and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Some are tiny, but the giant flying fox bat has a five-foot wingspan! Popular science author Gail Gibbons also discusses the efforts to protect the world’s only truly flying mammals. A final page offers additional facts.
Bugs Pocket Genius
Whether it’s the industrious ant, the breathtaking Monarch butterfly, or the multi-legged centipede, children will discover the fastest, strongest, and most harmful species in Pocket Genius: Bugs. Profiling more than 200 insects and bugs, from beetles and butterflies to spiders and scorpions, find out what bugs eat, which are poisonous, which live the longest, and which can be found in your own backyard. Plus, learn about the products we get from bugs, such as honey, ink, silk, and jewelry, and how bugs and insects play important roles in our world.
Redesigned in paperback, DK’s best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Computer Coding With Scratch 3.0 Workbook
Kids will easily learn to code games and projects using Scratch 3.0 with this coding workbook, perfect for school projects or just for fun.
Download Scratch, a simple and free programming language, and get programming quickly with DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with Scratch 3.0. It’s the perfect coding book for beginners or Scratch enthusiasts who want to find out how to use all the exciting new features, such as new types of blocks and sound effects, of Scratch 3.0. This new version of Scratch will also let you code and play games on tablets, and play the games you create on smart phones.
In DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with Scratch 3.0, programming for kids is broken down clearly and simply, so children will easily learn how to create their own games, projects, and much more on the screen.
Countdown 2979 Days to the Moon
Powerful free verse and stunning illustrations tell the true story of the American effort to land the first man on the Moon.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced that the United States would try to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. During the two thousand, nine hundred and seventy-nine days that followed his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four hundred thousand people—engineers, technicians, scientists, mathematicians, and machinists—joined Project Apollo in hopes of making the dream a reality.
Award-winning author and former mechanical engineer Suzanne Slade joins up with New York Times best-selling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez to tell the powerful story of the successes, failures, triumphs, tragedies, and lessons learned from Apollos 1 through 10 that led to the first Moon landing.
Crafty Science: Steam Projects to Create at Home
Little crafters will become little scientists as they explore, experiment, make, and create their way through every STEAM project.
This hands-on crafty science book introduces inquisitive children to the wonders of science through craft projects with everyday objects. Award winning author Jane Bull combines arts, craft, and cooking activities with gentle scientific learning, showing children that science, technology, engineering, art, and maths are all around us – and in everything we make and do! Crafty Science contains more than 20 fun-filled projects, each accompanied by a ‘What’s the science?’ section explaining how it works. Children can learn how to make a toy raft and discover what makes their boat float, or how to create an ice sculpture and learn about the changing states of solids and liquids.
With Crafty Science, difficult concepts like buoyancy, gravity, and aerodynamics become meaningful and accessible to young children through play. They’ll discover the world around them like they have never seen it before!
Deadliest! showcases some of the planet’s most threatening creatures. Steve Jenkins's Extreme Animals reader series explores nature's truly superlative animals with the help of illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures while detailing the astounding abilities of critters as small as a frog or as big as a whale. Each installment focuses on truly amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.