My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs
A children’s book that takes you back in time to dig up dazzling dinosaurs, learn facts about fossils, practice your paleontology, and go on a journey of dinosaur discovery.
The latest title in the popular My Encyclopedia of Very Important… series, this visually stunning dinosaur book for children is a must-have for fact fanatics everywhere. Easily accessible to young readers through a balance of striking images and conversational, age-appropriate text, this dinosaur encyclopedia will tap into every child’s natural curiosity and answer all their biggest questions about this amazing lost world.
Bursting with up-to-date facts and discoveries, this exciting dinosaur encyclopedia includes everything from an in-depth exploration of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods and how fossils are made, to detailed profiles of popular dinosaurs such as the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, to more unfamiliar species such as the mini Microraptor. Covering a huge range of topics, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs is so much more than an ordinary kid’s book–it’s the book that every young fossil hunter and dinosaur enthusiast will want to own.
Nature's Deadliest Creatures Visual Encyclopedia
Come face-to-face with 150 of the world’s scariest killer creatures, from the lion and great white shark to the tarantula, anaconda snake, golden eagle, vampire bat, and even the fierce ant!
The book profiles every kind of animal–mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, insects, and arachnids. Chapters are arranged according to how these dangerous predators kill. Do they use jaws and claws, venom, stings, traps, tricks and cunning, or mass invasion?
With more than 200 spectacular photos in the book, every page has a stunning image of the animal in action, with data files giving a visual guide to its size, distribution, diet, and habitat, as well as a rating of its “scare factor.”
Each profile features bite-size text that will appeal to all readers. Discover key facts about how the animal lives (is it solitary or a pack animal?), intriguing anatomy (the platypus is famously one of the few venomous mammals, but did you know that the venom comes from the hind leg on the males only?), and of course, their method of attack (such as chasing prey to exhaustion, launching an ambush, or paralyzing with poison).
Further fascinating facts can also be found in the reference section at the end of book, including deadly defense, family trees, toxins, and prehistoric deadly creatures that are no more.
A thoughtful yet entertaining glimpse into the amazing world of the ocean for young children.
In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what oceans are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. A glossary and afterword provide readers with further fascinating details.
Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers an informative and entertaining first glimpse into ocean habitats.
Our Food: a Healthy Serving of Science and Poems
Award-winning author Grace Lin joins science writer Ranida T. McKneally to get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and what a healthy meal looks like. Answering questions like “why are so many vegetables green?”, “What’s the difference between brown bread and white bread?”, and “Why do beans make you gassy?”, cheerful haiku poems and a simple Q&A format make this book a nutritious treat.
The information in this book aligns with both the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate guidelines and back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.
Place for Bats
This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of bats includes a call to action to protect these creatures and their habitats.
Part of the acclaimed series from this author and illustrator team, A Place for Bats uses simple yet informative language to introduce young readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect bat populations. Describing various examples, the text provides an intriguing look at bats, the ecosystems that support their survival, and the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the award-winning author, Melissa Stewart offers readers suggestions for what they can do to help protect these special creatures in their own communities.
Place for Fish
Fish make our world a better place. But sometimes people do things that make it hard for them to live and grow. In this simple introduction to fish and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of fish and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats.
Children learn basic facts about fish, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on human action that has harmed fish and on the many ways people can protect threatened fish populations, such as by preserving reefs and other marine habitats and by restricting overfishing in sensitive areas. Pointers on how youngsters can help fish in their own community are also included.
Place for Frogs
This fact-filled, colorful book looks at the amazing world of frogs.
Stewart provides an intriguing look at frogs, the ecosystems that support their survival, and the efforts of some people to save them. Glorious full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict frogs and their surroundings.
A Place for Frogs opens readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues, and provides instruction on how to help protect frogs in their communities.
A Parents’ Choice Award Recommended Book!
The most clever, fun, and exciting book of kids’ science experiments ever! This book is perfect for kids who like the excitement of exploding things, boiling things, and generally making a mess while learning about science.
Get ready for amazing projects like:
-Slime Party! Make slime with Elmer’s Glue.
-Mentos Diet Coke Geyser
-PVC Rocket Launcher
-Puffy Paint in the Microwave
-Solar Oven S’mores
-Homemade Light Saber
Random Body Parts
Take a free-form trip though the human body with these humorous riddle poems.
Which body part, if spread out flat, would cover a tennis court? Stretched end to end, which body parts would wrap four times around the equator? What’s the hardest substance in the human body?
In these pages you will discover the astonishing answers to these questions —and many more! Put your cerebral cortex to work. Follow the anatomical, poetic, and visual clues to make a guess, then read the science notes to check your powers of riddle reasoning. You’ll even find hints from the greatest poet of them all —William Shakespeare!
Rocks and Minerals Pocket Genius
Profiling nearly 200 types of rocks and minerals from volcanic rocks and granite to sparkling diamonds and explosive sulfur, Pocket Genius: Rocks and Minerals digs deep beneath the surface, informing young readers what each rock is made of, how they are formed and what they are used for, how to be a rock collector, and how to identify rocks and minerals. Also highlighting landmarks such as Devils Tower, Giant’s Causeway, and Shiprock Pinnacle, this Pocket Genius title shows how rocks and minerals play a part in the formation of each.
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.