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.
Did you Know?
Did You Know? is a children's first reference, bringing nature, science, history, and geography to life with lavish 3-D digital illustrations. It's full of all the key facts you'd expect from a children's encyclopedia--from ancient history to the living world--with spreads based on questions that children ask, such as "why does it rain?" Answers are provided through clear text explanations, with eye-catching CGI artworks and photographs, making it an ideal first reference.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Sharks
An underwater treasure, Everything You Need To Know About Sharks is a vibrant book that redefines reference. From the outset with its attention-grabbing cover, through every exciting page inside, this book combines little-known information with engaging text and innovative, high-quality design. Everything You Need To Know About Sharks dives deep in the pursuit of fascinating facts. It teaches the basics of anatomy and taxonomy, plus how and where sea creatures live.
In the Shadow of the Volcano
This is a modern-day adventure of an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Rosa Carelli, a volcanologist, and her son are caught up in the drama as the volcano re-awakens. The mayor is reluctant to cancel the village festival despite Rosa's warnings of an imminent eruption. 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.
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.
Fiction and non-fiction titles with audio from DK for early and emerging readers in the classic Eyewitness style.
If stormy winds start to twist at incredible speeds, then watch out for some wild weather!
Winking, Blinking, Wiggling & Waggling
Can you flap your ears or wiggle them? Can you see in the dark or in every direction? Read about animals that can in the Level 2 DK Reader Winking, Blinking, Wiggling & Waggling.
On the Move
On the Move is a lighthearted exploration of the world of vehicles and transportation, geared toward the very youngest readers.
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!
A reference series made up of the Eyewitness titles, which typically include labeled photos, fact boxes, and the often imitated DK style.
A fascinating look at the tools and techniques used by forensic scientists in solving crimes, from fingerprint analysis to DNA testing.
Arctic and Antarctic
Discover the icy wastes of the polar regions and the remarkable plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions. Eyewitness Arctic and Antarctic is an exciting and informative guide to the vast, icy wastes at the ends of the earth. Superb color photographs of snowy mountains and frozen seas, rare animals and plants, and the teeming life on and under the ice offer a unique "eyewitness" view of our planet's polar wilderness. See a seal with a "trunk," a bear in a burrow, icebergs bigger than skyscrapers, 200-year-old snow goggles, and a pony's snowshoe. Learn about the northern and southern lights, the crushing power of ice, why Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, how penguins keep warm, and what reindeer eat. Discover why layers of clothing retain body heat, which birds are known as "pirates of the air," which mammals live farthest north, how long a walrus feeds on its mother's milk, whether lemmings commit mass suicide or not, and much, much more!
Named the Dark Continent by 19th-century European explorers because so little was known about it, Eyewitness Africa brings to life the people and pre-colonial culture of the vast continent that is Africa. Rich color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the, houses, tools, and artifacts of traditional African cultures and civilizations. See the gold of King Kofi-Karikari of the Asante, a priest's costume made of bird's feathers, a traveler's magic charm, the flywhisks and crowns of the Obas of Nigeria, and the incredible distorted masks of the Bamileke of Cameroon. Learn how bronzes were made by the lost wax process, about the journey of a slave from Africa to North America, how elephants were trapped by hunter-gatherers, what life in a compound was like. Discover what warriors and their horses wore into battle, how a thatched house is built, the mysteries of the secret societies, how gourds are carved, 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!
Reference titles for MS and HS students with innovative features made famous by DK.
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.
1000 Inventions and Discoveries
Ever wondered who invented the Internet or your Ipod? Published in association with the Science Museum, "1000 Inventions and Discoveries" explores the fascinating history of events that shaped the world as it is today. Relive those Eureka moments: from the discovery of fire right up to present day research into genetic engineering. A timeline runs throughout the book, putting events in context, and feature-boxes explore the more significant inventions in detail.
Heads Up Psychology
"What is insanity?" "Can we trust our memories?" "Who needs parents, anyway?" The answers to these and many other questions we often ask lie in the world of psychology. It is all around us, influencing advertising, politics, and product development. Using engaging graphics, this book explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology, including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders. Heads Up Psychology offers big ideas, simply explained for teen readers.
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.