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.
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.
First Dinosaur Encyclopedia
From the first sea mammals to fierce dinosaurs, this inspiring reference book takes students on a fantastic journey into the prehistoric world. Quiz bars on every page make learning interactive and fun.
Children's Illustrated Dictionary
DK's well-loved Children's Illustrated Dictionary, now revised and updated! New photography and added words bring this classic book up to date.
First Nature Encyclopedia
This fun-packed nature encyclopedia introduces students to every aspect of the natural world. Includes close-up photography and full-color illustrations. Features detailed information boxes and curiosity quizzes.
Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia
Employing a dynamic visual approach, HUMAN BODY: A VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA explains how the body works through pictures, making the subject matter accessible and intuitive to readers of all ages. The accompanying text is simple and lively and packed with amazing facts and surprising stories that appeal to curious minds.
Fiction and non-fiction titles with audio from DK for early and emerging readers in the classic Eyewitness style.
Bugs Hide and Seek
This is a story about a leaf bug who introduces other bugs that also have great camouflage. Readers will have great fun trying to find the camouflaged bugs before they reveal themselves.
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.
From crazy clowns and puppet shows to decorating the invitations and blowing out the candles on the cake, the excitement and fun of a party is the perfect way to motivate young children to start to learn to read.
Lucy, Emma, and Tom are getting ready for the horse show. Whose horse will win the ribbon? Find out what happens when the big day arrives in the DK Reader Horse Show!
A reference series made up of the Eyewitness titles, which typically include labeled photos, fact boxes, and the often imitated DK style.
Discover the origins of life on earth-from the first bacteria, through the age of giant dinosaurs, to the coming of humans. Eyewitness Prehistoric Life is an exciting introduction to what life was like many millions of years ago. We know about the great diversity of early life through fossils found in many different countries; this book describes how these fossils fit together into a giant jigsaw puzzle. Using reconstructions and authentic models, such fascinating creatures as the great dinosaurs, the ferocious sabertoothed tiger, and the giant woolly mammoth are brought vividly to life.
Farming is an integral part of life that has become one of the most valuable and relied upon resources ever. Discover its historical roots and learn about the future of farming in this comprehensive guide. Superb color photographs give the reader a unique "eyewitness" view of farm animals, crops, machines, harvesting, and every other aspect of farming. See all kinds of farm animals, both new breeds and old, a seed drill and a steam threshing machine, a sheep being shorn, an early tractor, a reaper-binder in action, a massive combine harvester, and horses at work. Learn how a cornstack is built, how wheat is separated from chaff, how genetic engineering affects farm animals, when the first plows were made, and what organic farmers do. Discover what silage is, who grew potatoes first, the inventions of the Egyptians, why dibblers walk backward, where corn is stored, what different animals eat, and much, much more!
From the incredible train that has no wheels to the world's great subway systems; let your child discover the amazing story of trains, from the days of steam to the high-speed marvels of today and the future.
After two centuries of research and experimentation, electricity has revolutionized the way we live and become an indispensable part of scientific progress. Eyewitness: Electricity brings vividly to life our exploration of this powerful natural force. It is a vital part of the living world. Our eyes receive light rays and turn them into tiny electrical signals that pass along our nerves to the brain. The chemicals in batteries create power for such things as toys and flashlights. The invention of electric motors enabled the creation of a whole range of household appliances that have shaped the modern world. See how electricity works nerves and muscles and what causes lightning. Learn how electricity can transmit voices and images across an ocean and what makes a silicon chip work. Discover the amazing speed of charged atoms, what happens when you tune in the radio, and much, much more!
Butterfly and Moth
Beautiful in their simplicity, the lives of butterflies and moths have long fascinated scholars and children alike. Here is a rich and innovative look at their natural history. Stunning real-life photographs provide a unique eyewitness view of the behavior of these complex and vividly beautiful insects, their structure and life cycle, where they live and feed, and how they protect themselves. See a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, how silk-moths make silk, a caterpillar eating its own eggshell, and butterflies that have become extinct. Learn how a caterpillar can frighten off predators, why some adult moths never eat, which butterfly migrates the length of a subcontinent, and how to breed butterflies and moths, and much more!
Reference titles for MS and HS students with innovative features made famous by DK.
With Danger!, readers will tour the adrenaline-filled worlds of animals, nature, space, science, the human body, and more. Discover animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention some of the world's most accident-prone humans and the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. An encyclopedia like no other, this guide will captivate kids of all ages as they explore the dangerously exciting world around them.
Pocket Genius: Dinosaurs
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.
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.