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Reference titles for Elementary students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters
Discover the adventures of heroes and monsters! Stories have been told on every continent since the dawn of time, and some have lasted for thousands of years. These stories tell us about amazing worlds, wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. This book helps understand storytelling and cultures from around the world.
Everything You Need to Know About Snakes
From speedy slithering creatures and living dragons to snakes that fly and shed skin, Everything You Need to Know About Snakes explores the fascinating world of reptiles. Readers will discover how far a cobra can spit, a gallery of fangs, how to survive a snake attack, the life cycle of a snake, and the Titanoboa-a 50-foot-long prehistoric snake- while also learning about lizards, crocodiles, tortoises, and turtles. Packed with incredible images, fun games and quizzes, plus shocking facts on anatomy, diet, and behavior.
First Earth Encyclopedia
Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. This title covers topics as where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire students to think about their own place in the world.
Clash of the Gladiators
In Clash of the Gladiators, the SLIP (Secretly Living in the Past) team journey to ancient Rome, where the mighty gladiators are getting ready to stage a huge spectacle at the Colosseum. But something is afoot at the amphitheatre. Will the SLIP team manage to foil an evil scheme? The narrative and dialog are fictional, and read like the novels that this age group is just beginning to discover, but the books are filled with nonfiction facts and information about the topic at hand.
Terrors of the Deep
These books are perfect for elementary and middle grade students who can read alone confidently. The narrative is fictional, but is filled with nonfiction facts and information about the topic at hand. In Terrors of the Deep, two marine biologists set off to explore the deepest ocean trench in the world. This book discusses ocean geology, plant life, ocean zones, fish and sea life, how submersibles work, and more.
Fiction and non-fiction titles with audio from DK for early and emerging readers in the classic Eyewitness style.
Spiders' Secrets takes a look at all kinds of spiders from around the world, from hairy tarantulas to eight-eyed jumping spiders.
Learn the courageous story of Pocahontas in this DK Level 2 Reader eBook! Famous for helping maintain peace between the English colonists and Native Americans, this brave Indian woman befriended the settlers at Jamestown, saving the life of their leader, Captain John Smith.
Compiled in close consultation with leading literacy experts. In the book, Dinosaur's Day, children follow a day in the life of a Triceratops, as he wanders away from his herd and has an encounter with a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex.
Ponies and Horses
Ponies and Horses introduces the very youngest readers to the exciting world of ponies, horses, and the people who ride and care for them.
Have you ever heard of a hotel made of snow? How would you put a building in space? And who washes the windows on the tallest skyscrapers in the world? Learn about the world's most famous and unique structures, from the ancient Colosseum to eco-friendly stadiums in the Level 2 DK Reader Amazing Buildings.
A reference series made up of the Eyewitness titles, which typically include labeled photos, fact boxes, and the often imitated DK style.
From why horses have worn "shoes" for hundreds of years, to how horses were used in spectacular medieval jousts: let your child learn all about the fascinating world of horses and ponies, from their origins and breeds to their role in human history.
Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of ecology. Superb color photographs of animals, plants, and ecosystems reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of life around us. See how plants store their food supply, how dung enriches the soil, how biodiversity is measured, the damage caused by acid rain, and a field-digger wasp capturing a fly. Learn how plants create their own food, how and when the world's human population "exploded," and how your backyard provides a small-scale model of life all over the Earth. Discover the links in the seashore food chain, how the buffalo was saved from extinction, why insects such as locusts are subject to population explosion, and much, much more!
Here is an original and exciting look at the fascinating world of sound and music. Superb real-life photographs of instruments ranging from zithers and panpipes to electric guitars and synthesizers offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ancient and contemporary music. See how strings vibrate to make a note sound, how an invisible "column" of air sounds a pipe, which instrument resembles a peacock, how sousaphone players wear their instruments. Learn who invented an important new key system, how to master the bagpipes, why pipe organs have "ears" and "mouths", and why French horns are "doubled up". Discover how a vegetable gourd charms snakes, why tangled fingers led to the invention of the piano, why spiders add a "buzz" to xylophones, where reindeer toe-bones were used as whistles, and much, much more!
Eyewitness: Chicago offers readers a unique look at the history, geography, and interesting facts about the city of Chicago, from how Chicago got its name to explorations of Downtown and the North, South, and West sides to the industrial development to the Great Fire, to famous people and landmarks found only in Chicago. Fully illustrated with colorful maps, photographs, and illustrations, this book will appeal to readers ages 8 and up.
The skeleton is the framework of the body. It supports, moves, and protects, allowing us to walk, run, jump, and swim. Eyewitness Skeleton brings its complexity and ingenuity of design vividly to life. Starting with the human skeleton, it explains how each set of bones functions. It examines in detail the construction of the skull, spine and rib cage, hands, arms, legs, and feet. Comparisons are drawn with the bones of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mammals. See the 206 different bones in the human body, how your skull differs from a lion's or a chimp's, how teeth grow, and what the inside of a bone looks like. Learn how bones mend themselves when they break, why your hands and feet contain half the bones in your body, how many toes a horse has, and what has happened to the tail you once had. Discover which are the smallest bones in the human body, why some creatures wear their skeletons on the outside, what animal once owned the oldest bones ever found on Earth, and much, much more!
Reference titles for MS and HS students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Pocket Genius: Space
From marvelous galleries of The Big Dipper, Little Dipper and other constellations, to in-depth looks at Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, to the Moons of Jupiter, comets and galaxies-not to mention entries on rockets and spacecraft-this visual encyclopedia opens up the vast and mysterious expanse of space.
Super Nature Encyclopedia
Super Nature Encyclopedia, is a look at the "wow" factor of the natural world-spotlighting Great White Sharks, African Elephants, Emperor Moths, Howler Monkeys and more of the world's most fascinating and surprising animals in remarkable detail. Visualized with incredible 3D animal models with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can explore every essential detail of the animals' anatomical features and learn why their bodies work the way they do.
How to be a Genius
This incredible book tells you how the brain works, how it helps you survive in the world, and how it makes you the person that you are. You can study the different functions, areas, and states of the brain, and at each stage, there are cool games, quizzes, puzzles, brain teasers, and more! The activities show readers how their brains can work even better, making this a challenging, informative, and practical book; truly a unique book.
Pocket Genius: Earth
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.