DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. DK maintains a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Reference titles for Elementary students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Spot the Bug
Spot the Bug contains photographic entries for more than 100 insects and creepy crawlies including the honey bee, carpet beetle, field grasshopper, crab spider, housefly, gypsy moth, and more, concise text identifies the main features and information on what the bugs eat, where the bugs live, and whether they are found alone or in colonies.
The Mummy's Curse
The SLIP (Secret Living In the Past) time travelers are back for another action-packed adventure--this time to ancient Egypt. 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. Interspersed throughout are genre spreads that make this a true DK book.
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. Featuring full-bleed photographs, charts, stories, and interviews, this encyclopedia brings children face-to-face with the wonders of space like never before!
How Cool is This?
Why are soccer balls black and white? What makes chewing gum chewy? Why do glowsticks glow? How Cool is This? is a fun-packed compendium of inventions and gizmos ranging from the great and the good to the obscure and offbeat. Each spread features a single brilliant invention, using a colorful graphic approach to explain in an intuitive, visual style how the object works. Simple and engaging text reveals the secret science behind the invention and tells the amazing stories of the inventions that changed the world forever.
Lucy follows her dream to train to be a professional ballerina, and is selected as one of a handful of students into the Ballet Academy. Through the four years, she gets through the tough and pressured training with the support of teachers and fellow students, performs alongside her idol in The Nutcracker and then faces final challenge of getting into the Ballet High School. 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.
Fiction and non-fiction titles with audio from DK for early and emerging readers in the classic Eyewitness style.
The Secret Life of Trees
Why do trees lose their leaves in winter? How do insects hide on bare branches? Let the trees themselves reveal their many secrets to you. Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds.
John has a special delivery today. But there is trouble ahead. Will he make it on time?
My First Ballet Recital
The DK Reader My First Ballet Recital is the story of a girl's preparation for her first ballet performance, where she and her classmates can show off all they've learned!
Let's Make Music
Bang the drum, ring the bells, and shake the tambourine with the Pre-Level 1 DK Reader, Let's Make Music!
A reference series made up of the Eyewitness titles, which typically include labeled photos, fact boxes, and the often imitated DK style.
Without the help of archeologists throughout time, very little would be known about some of the world's greatest civilizations. Archeology, with its carefully developed preservation techniques, is responsible for uncovering artifacts like the Greek sculptures and Native American weaponry we see in museums everyday. Be an "eyewitness" to the fascinating world of archeology. See a loaf of bread preserved for 2,000 years, the first humanskeleton ever discovered, a corroded cannon from a shipwreck, and a reconstructed helmet made of gold, silver and bronze. Learn about carbon dating, how to tell the difference between a fake and the real thing, why tombs were plundered, and the secrets behind standing stones. Discover where the world's first iron bridge was built, how a dig is organized, a "ghost ship'' impression in the sand, how rescue evacuations are carried out, and much, much more!
Here is an original and exciting look at the fascinating history of the Bible Lands. Stunning real-life photographs of everything from swords to statues and ships to seals offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the historical lands of the bible and the people who lived there until the time of Christ. See what Solomon's temple looked like, the earliest human statues ever found, armor from ancient Assyria, the treasure of the kings of Ur, and the plants, trees, and fruits of the Holy Land. Learn how the Phoenicians dyed their clothes, how the people of Abraham lived, what people ate in the Old Testament times, the story of Jericho, and how Canaanite women put on their makeup. Discover who the Israelites were, how the people of the Holy Land defended their cities, how bread and wine were made, how the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and much, much more.
Meet the greatest scientific minds in history, from the first woman to win not only one, but two, Nobel Prizes to the men who discovered the "secret of life." Great Scientists profiles 30 of the most influential scientists throughout history and explores important milestones in science. Each page is brought to life with dozens of full-color images. Discover Einstein's Theory of Relativity, see one of Thomas Edison's early light bulbs, find out why a great French chemist lost his head, and much, much more!
Be an eyewitness to the prehistoric beasts that once ruled the earth and find out how ancient fossils and footprints can reveal their awesome world. From their evolution to their extinction, see what dinosaur skin was like, find out how a fossil can show if a dinosaur was a carnivore or herbivore, study claws and tails and how they were used, and more in this latest edition of an Eyewitness favorite.
Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating world of fish. Striking color photographs of tropical fish, eels, seahorses, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of fish, how they behave and how they survive. See the lethal jaws of a piranha, a porcupine fish "puffing up," how a dogfish swims, growth rings on a fish scale, what a fish looked like 400 million years ago, and a fish with legs. Learn how a school stays together, why some fish swim upside down, how a stingray stings, which male fish can "give birth," how stickleback builds its nest, and why fish need water to breathe. Discover why a shark must keep swimming, how a ray can give an electric shock, what eyespots are for, how an archerfish "shoots" a victim, and much, much more! Discover the amazing world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their weird and wonderful habitats.
Reference titles for MS and HS students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Geography of the World
Global diversity comes alive in Geography of the World, full of fact-packed spreads and full-color photographs. An ideal reference. Details each country’s physical geography, people, climate, culture,and landscape.
Ultimate Dinosaurs is a spectacular show-and-tell experience. Every spread in this incredible book explores its subject in a unique way, through thought-provoking collections of stunning images.
One Million Things: Animal Life
A visually amazing encyclopedia all about animals. Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from cool crustaceans to amazing arachnids, all revealed in a fascinating, exciting, totally different way: it's like a natural history museum, a search engine and the world's biggest zoo all rolled into one.
For every horse fan and any child who's ever dreamed of having his or her own pony, comes this illustrated guide to the amazing world of horses. From wild horses, black stallions and zebras, to Working Horses like the Clydesdale, Shire, Percheron, and to the American Saddlebred, Hackney, Missouri Fox Trotter and other show horses-learn about the history, from how horses evolved and were domesticated, to the world of working horses in the nineteenth century, to the Spanish Riding School's stunning snowy white stallions.
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.