SCIENCE POCKET GENIUS
Science Pocket Genius

Covering the basic principles of science, including matter and materials, energy and forces, and the living world, Pocket Genius: Science is a junior look at science, teaching young readers what things are made of, how things move, and how life works. Touching on biology, chemistry, physics, and more, Pocket Genius: Science answers questions such as Why do lemons taste sour? Where does electricity come from? How do plants make their own food? and more to help explain everyday science 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.

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SCRATCH CHALLENGE WORKBOOK
Scratch Challenge Workbook

Perfect for budding computer whizzes ages 6–9 who are ready to move on from coding beginner projects in Scratch, this highly visual workbook is filled with challenges utilizing the free computer coding programming language.

A great second step after DK’s beginner Scratch workbooks, DK Workbooks: Scratch Challenge Workbook shows kids how to create even bigger and better projects in Scratch through fun, hands-on learning experiences, but with the same easy-to-follow directions and fun pixel art. All they need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an Internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can be done without download on https://scratch.mit.edu.

Kids can make their own music, build more intricate computer games, and even use their webcam to be a part of their own projects. This workbook is filled with open-ended projects that use art, music, sound effects, and math and can be shared online with friends. Kids can even test their coding knowledge with written vocabulary and programming quizzes at the end of each challenge.

Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK’s computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.

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SEA CREATURES
Sea Creatures

Dive into the wonderful world under the sea with Sea Creatures, a gorgeous informational picture book from award-winning science writer Seymour Simon!

Ranging from tiny single-celled creatures to the larger-than-life whales, the ocean is filled with life. Some sea animals live in the darkest depths of the ocean, while others live close to sunlight. From camouflage to way of communicating to existing symbiotically, sea creatures are some of the most adaptable animals on Earth.

With clear, simple text and stunning full-color photographs, readers will explore the deep blue sea and meet all types of aquatic friends.

This book includes an author’s note, a glossary, and an index and supports the Common Core State Standards.

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SHARKS POCKET GENIUS
Sharks Pocket Genius

From the great white to the tiny dwarf lantern, Pocket Genius: Sharks profiles more than 150 sharks and rays and tells what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim. Young readers will discover fascinating facts about these predators of the ocean including which species are the fastest, the largest, the smallest, and which are the hunters and the hunted.

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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SLIME BOOK
Slime Book

More than 30 gloopy, gooey, colorful DIY slime recipes will mesmerize kids by showing them how to make slime!

Play, poke, push, pull, and pop awesome easy-to-follow slime recipes, all of which use inexpensive, accessible, and safe everyday products. Create Monster Slime with googly eyes, chow down on some yummy edible chocolate slime, and see the rainbow with unicorn slime!

All projects in The Slime Book are shown with clear step-by-step images and a vibrant final image of the slimy stuff. Learn the science behind these slime creations with amazing fact boxes, and continue the fun with recipe variations. The latest addictive kids’ activity, making your own slime is the ultimate sticky and squishy fun – are you ready to create slime? Then get goo-ing!

All slime recipes are borax-free.

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Sniffer Dogs
Sniffer Dogs

Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door.  But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their "sniffers" to work.  Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest.

A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see the small letters on an eye chart from four (four!) miles away.  Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells? 

In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners.  Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike. 

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Sobre Los Mamíferos

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the diverse and natural world of mammals.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mammals are, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the huge variety of mammals, from the tiny White-footed Deermouse to the large American Bison. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires readers to learn more.

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SPACE POCKET GENIUS
Space Pocket Genius

From marvelous galleries of the Big Dipper, Little Dipper and other constellations to in-depth looks at Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and to the moons of Jupiter, comets, and galaxies — not to mention entries on rockets and spacecraft — Pocket Genius: Space opens up the vast and mysterious expanse of space. What is a nebula? Why does an eclipse occur? How does a telescope work? Featuring more than 170 planets, stars, rockets, and rovers, Pocket Genius: Space answers the questions young readers want to know.

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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SPEEDIEST!   19 VERY FAST ANIMALS
Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals

Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins is back with more Extreme Animals, perfect for young readers looking for accessible nonfiction chock full of incredible art. Speediest! will focus on the fastest members of the animal kingdom. 

Through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures, readers will see how big each animal is compared to humans, where it lives on the globe, and just how quickly it can move! 

With his signature art style, Steve Jenkins' Extreme Animals reader series explores nature's truly superlative animals. These readers are fact-packed and span the globe, detailing the astounding abilities of every shape, size, and species. Each installment focuses on amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.   

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STRIPES OF ALL TYPES/ RAYAS DE TODAS LAS TALLAS
Stripes of All Types/ Rayas De Todas Las Tallas

A patterned parade of animals comes to life!
Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide range of striped animals. Susan Stockdale’s bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons stripes are so often found in nature. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end!

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SUPER SLIME
Super Slime

Perfect for taking slime creation to the next level

The amazing slime recipes in this book are sometimes gross, sometimes sparkly, sometimes edible, but ALWAYS loads of fun. More than 30 innovative recipes, using inexpensive, accessible, and safe ingredients, will teach you everything you need to know about how to make slime.

Create amazing Halloween and Christmas-themed slime, set off a slime avalanche, and create slime from unexpected everyday ingredients such as banana and even toothpaste! Every project is easy to follow, with clear step by step instructions and photographs, and spectacular final images to show you how your slime should look. Recipe variations provide an opportunity to put your own fun twist on the activities, and science information boxes explain the STEM behind the slime.

Children will adore making and playing with these super slimes, and getting involved in the trend which has taken the internet by storm. Warning – playing with this squishy, gloopy, gooey substance is seriously addictive, no matter how old you are!

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TORNADOES
Tornadoes

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

Tornadoes form when hot, humid air rises from the ground and meets with the cooler, denser air that is falling back to Earth. The two airstreams begin to swirl, pulling in more and more air to form a funnel-shaped cloud. The winds can swirl faster than 261 miles per hour! Using her praised combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and the safest places to go in case one should happen near you.
  *  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.”
  *  Gail Gibbons’s books have won many honors, among them the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book awards.
  *  Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”

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