DESERTS
Deserts

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes deserts and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography—from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the desert to inspire readers to learn more.

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DINOSAURS POCKET GENIUS
Dinosaurs Pocket Genius

Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs profiles more than 140 prehistoric animals and features fossils, skeletons, anatomy, and history as well as species including dinosaurs on land, winged pterosaurs in the sky, and a range of sea monsters in the ocean. Find out what they looked like, where they lived, how they ate, and about the fossils they’ve left behind and their relatives that still roam the Earth today.

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.

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DK FIND OUT:  ROBOTS
Dk Find Out: Robots

Discover robots and robotics with this children’s book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges—from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK’s free online resource for kids.

Did you know that 3,500 people compete in the annual RoboCup soccer tournament? Or that the code that runs Google is two billions lines long? Find out why!

Perfect for budding scientists who want a highly visual robotics book to increase their STEM smarts, DK findout! Robots is sure to inspire the next amazing school project or robotics-club activity. Inside, author Dr. Nathan Lepora breaks down what robots are and why they’re so important.

With this DK findout! book, you will:

– Discover what robots are and the amazing jobs they do, from building cars to exploring space and fixing our bodies
– See early robots from the year 1206 and find out how robotics has changed over time
– Understand how different types of robots are built and coded to perform certain tasks
– Learn about animatronics, humanoids, drones, and artificial intelligence, and peek into the future of robotics
– Hear from real-life expert Dr. Mara Matarić, robotics professor at the University of Southern California
– Fold out the cover for a robotics quiz and timeline
– and find out much, much more!

The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about robotics—and everything else—at www.dkfindout.com, the award-winning free educational website.

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DOGS
Dogs

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world and Seymour Simon provides useful tips and guidelines for any kid looking for a new pet. Lavishly illustrated with full-color, appealing photographs, Seymour Simon captures dogs as they work, and play.

Ages: 5 - 8

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DOGS POCKET GENIUS
Dogs Pocket Genius

Ideal for every young dog lover, Pocket Genius: Dogs is packed with information that makes learning about dogs even more exciting. How did dogs evolve? Find out! Read about dog anatomy, their senses, and their intelligence. With 194 catalog entries of individual dog breeds from Great Danes to tiny terriers, Pocket Genius: Dogs details each group from working dogs to companion dogs and explains domestication and breed classifications.

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.

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EARTH POCKET GENIUS
Earth Pocket Genius

A visual look at the planet we call home, Pocket Genius: Earth delves into Earth’s geology and geography, examining oceans, mountains, deserts, clouds, and more. From sky-high mountains to deep, dark oceans and densely packed forests, Pocket Genius: Earth profiles more than 180 of Earth’s features including volcanoes, rivers, and weather and answers questions like What causes an earthquake? Where is the world’s largest glacier?, and Why is climate change happening?

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.

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FOREST
Forest

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the forest biome and showcases its striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what forests are and how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show the characteristics of different types of forests – from the cold boreal forests of the northern hemisphere to the warm tropical forests near the equator. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about forests to inspire readers to learn more.

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Hey Daddy!

In the animal kingdom, mommies are often solely responsible for the upbringing of their young. But daddies can, and do, help in a variety of surprising ways.
In this natural science book for children, award-winning writer Mary Batten offers a fascinating and entertaining look at paternal behavior in the animal world. From birds and amphibians to small mammals and primates, numerous examples of males caring for their young are presented in accurate and clear language. Factual information on animal development and behavior is provided throughout the text.
Illustrator Higgins Bond’s realistic and detailed illustrations accurately depict the animal families in their natural habitats, and warmly bring to life the animal daddies interacting with their babies.

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HUMAN BODY POCKET GENIUS
Human Body Pocket Genius

Focusing on bones and joints, blood and the heart, lungs and breathing, the digestive system, brain, nerves, senses, and the life cycle, Pocket Genius: Human Body is a head-to-toe look at our body and how it works. With images and content appropriate for young readers, Pocket Genius: Human Body looks at this amazing machine from the outer skin to the tiniest cells and tackles tough questions like, What are reflexes? Why do we need food? and How does the heart beat?

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.

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HURRICANES
Hurricanes

What in the world is a hurricane? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons’ informative introduction to hurricanes, with safety tips included, answers that question.

Imagine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, create waves as high as eighteen feet, and change the shape of a shoreline. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things. In this newly revised edition, Gail Gibbons introduces readers to the concepts of hurricane formation, classification, weather preparedness, and the ever-evolving technology that helps us try to predict the behavior of these powerful storms. Extensive updates include refined definitions for hurricane-related vocabulary, updated information about the wind speeds that define hurricane categories, information on emergency preparedness, and more. As these weather disturbances become more frequent and more powerful, Hurricanes is the perfect introduction for children to this important and timely topic.
Praise abounds for Gail’s nonfiction books, including:
  *  The Washington Post said, “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”
  *  Booklist said, “Gibbons is a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.”
  *  Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”
  *  “Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons uses a picture-book format to detail their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening. . . . [An] intriguing introduction.”–Booklist<

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Kishina

Through observing Kishina, one of the first gorillas born in captivity, researchers realized that gorillas, much like humans, should live in families and communities in order to thrive and reproduce.
This is the true story of how one young gorilla helped us learn about her species and its preservation. Kishina was the first gorilla born in Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. Through observing Kishina, researchers realized that gorillas, much like humans, should live in families and communities in order to thrive and reproduce.
With the outside world rapidly encroaching on the gorilla’s natural homes, it is becoming even more important for humans to understand these magnificent animals and to strive to find more ways to ensure their survival. Kishina, whose name means “the source” in Swahili, was the source of valuable knowledge that lead to the creation of natural habitat zoos and animal parks.
Award-winning science writer Maxine Rock, whose daughter was born at the same time as Kishina, devoted years of research to this book, which will introduce young readers to the world of the gorillas, and to the evolution of the study of gorillas, one of human being’s closest animal relatives.

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MOUNTAINS
Mountains

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of mountains and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.
In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of mountain landscapes—from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about mountains to inspire readers to learn more.

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