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There are so many beautiful and interesting books about Earth, that you tend to think you have seen all the pictures, watched all the programmes, read all the books, but when you read this book, you will realise you haven’t even touched the sides. It is a wonderfully eye-popping book. Separated into different areas of the earth, and then sub divided into areas of interest, beauty, and fascination. It sparks an interest, like a free sample into a new experience. On each page there is just enough information to tempt you into finding out more through further reading and research, which as a learning tool in itself, is invaluable. The photography is superb, clear, vibrant and detailed. The whole book is packed with so much wonder. It makes you remember what a wonderful and partly unknown planet we live on, but also that however much we feel we have travelled, most of us haven’t really touched the surface. It made me feel rather ignorant of the world around me. The photography really is quite beautiful and it amazing to think that in over 200 pages, there is only a small boat on p59 and a lone house on p175. The anonymous photographers should be commended.
The big puzzle book is just what it says on the cover. 250 varied puzzles, quizzes and crosswords. It is set out in sections with a variety of activities within a theme; themes such as animals, history and transport. There is a good variety of topics and within each chapter there are word, picture and number puzzles, making it interesting and accessible, something for everyone. The book is not geared to a specific age group but the range of ability within the questions and puzzles covers a wide age range and ability levels. The book is a great size, easy to pick up and perfect for taking on a journey. The pages are laid out in a colourful and attractive way and the illustrations and instructions are bold and clear. I like that it is one in a series, and I would imagine that the other titles are equally fun and entertaining. A fun book to dip into and always good to have the answers at the back to check on. Definitely one for the Christmas stockings!
September 2021 Book of the Month | Warning: this is the kind of book you can get lost in. Open at random for a quick bit of browsing, and you’ll find yourself engrossed, turning page after page to absorb its assortment of marvellous facts and weird true stories. Whatever takes your fancy, whether it’s space, animals, sport, vehicles or words or numbers, you’ll find information herein to boggle the mind, all brightly and attractively presented across large colour pages. Fun to look at, fascinating to read, this will prompt all sorts of ‘Did you know …?’ conversations. Great fun!
Testing friends’ and family members’ knowledge of birds, animals and insects is great fun with this clever riddle book, created by the team at National Geographic Kids. Pages of ‘What am I?’ questions are followed by pages with the answers, each illustrated with attractive colour photos of the relevant animals. The questions are intriguing, designed to get you thinking logically alongside those that are calling up remembered facts. Once thing’s for certain, you’ll learn lots of interesting information about lots of very different animals. Oh, and if you’re thinking about C*******s presents, this is definitely worth putting on a list!
Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold ... you'll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book! Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world's first police force? The 365-day calendar? We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you'll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the low-down on famous battles for power. Discover weird facts about famous people-from Cleopatra to King Tut-and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It's a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilisation!
November 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month Numbers are like magic keys to the world’s most exciting things, says Jer Thorp, one of a number of cool people working in maths and numbers interviewed for By the Numbers. That’s certainly the line the book takes, presenting page after page of numbers that amaze and inform us equally. For example, 7 billion people live on Earth and, to give that some sort of perspective, it would take 200 years to count to 7 billion out loud. Different information graphics help bring the numbers to life, so that readers understand the story behind them, and the book explains what infographics is all about too. You’ll look at numbers in a whole new way! ~ Andrea Reece
Count along with lions, elephants, meerkats, and more in this colorful book that introduces babies and toddlers to awesome African animals and makes it fun to learn to count! Little learners are invited to start counting from 1 to 10 on this fun-packed tour through the savanna and jungles of Africa. Each spread introduces a new number and corresponding images of amazing African animals along with super-simple facts. Toddlers will be delighted by the variety of wild creatures featured and ready to learn. Designed to be the stepping stone to the best-selling National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, the Little Kids First Board Book series takes similar subjects and distills them down to the simplest nonfiction concepts for the youngest audience. With their square shape, bright and playful design, awesome photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Books mirror the beloved First Big Books while taking a fresh new approach to excite a baby's sense of wonder and make learning about nature and science fun. Complete your National Geographic Little Kids First Board book collection with these titles: Little Kids First Board Book Animals On the Go Little Kids First Board Book Space Little Kids First Board Book Ocean Little Kids First Board Book Wild Animal Sounds Little Kids First Board Book Things That Go Little Kids First Board Book Dinosaurs Little Kids First Board Book Weather Little Kids First Board Book Trucks Little Kids First Board Book Birds
Dig into the amazing world of dinosaurs! This one-of-a-kind atlas from National Geographic is packed with eye-popping illustrations, incredible fossil finds, and fascinating maps custom made for kids by the world leaders in mapmaking and exploration. More than 250 million years ago, our planet looked and felt a lot different from how it does now. The seven separate continents we have today hadn't yet taken shape. Instead, there was only one supercontinent called Pangaea. This was the beginning of the time of the dinosaurs. Journey from the Triassic to the Jurassic to the Cretaceous to find out how Earth slowly shifted over time, and how the variety of dinosaurs ruling the planet changed too. Discover how some of these creatures took to the land and others to water or air, and what their habitats were like. Explore how these prehistoric lands correspond to current locations, and hear from paleontologists about the groundbreaking discoveries they are making in these fossil-rich places today. Experience the Mesozoic world of the dinosaurs as never before. This is one atlas to sink your teeth into! You'll find: * Newly interpreted findings and new art of fan favorites such as T. rex, Triceratops, and Spinosaurus * New info and more recently discovered dinosaurs from less explored parts of the world * Profiles of more than 75 prehistoric creatures * Custom-made, kid-friendly maps of every dinosaur-inhabited continent, from the Pangaea to the modern day, that explain which creatures lived where, what the habitats were like, and where dinosaur bones are being found today. * Eye-popping, full-color illustrations of dinosaurs and the worlds they inhabited.* Profiles of diverse paleontologists from around the world * Special sections introducing the dinosaur family tree, a prehistoric era timeline, the geography of the prehistoric globe, what happened to the dinosaurs, and a dinosaur dictionary. Young paleontologists may also enjoy these other National Geographic books: * You Can Be a Paleontologist! by Scott Sampson * 1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Prehistoric Life by Patricia Daniels * National Geographic Kids Readers: T. rex by Andrea Silen * National Geographic Kids Readers: Dinosaurs by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld * Everything Dinosaurs by Blake Hoena * Weird But True: Dinosaurs * Dino Records: The Most Amazing Prehistoric Creatures Ever to Have Lived on Earth * Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever * National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
Get ready for a whole bunch of fascinating facts and staggering stats! Bursting with 150 fun and fact-filled lists about animals, space, the world, history, technology and lots more. * Explore the top ten coolest caves * Reach new heights with the world's tallest buildings * Discover the cutest critters on planet earth * Marvel at the cleverest computers ever made With 1500 amazing facts to wow family and friends with, it's sure to be a top ten with kids!
Did you know that a grizzly bear's bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball? Or that a breed of dog yodels instead of barking? How about that wombat poop is cube-shaped? Bursting with fascinating, fun-tastic facts, this treasure trove of all things animals leaves no habitat unexplored or unusual animal ability unmentioned! Ever wonder how smart a chicken is? Why a tiny island is home to thousands of venomous snakes? What sound a rhino makes when it's happy? Find these answers and 4,997 more in this captivating and colorful collection! Featuring vibrant photography and a bold, eye-catching design, this treasure trove is perfect for both the casual browser and the truly fact-obsessed! Complete your collection with: 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 3
Through famed National Geographic photographer Steve Winter's legendary, award-winning lens, readers will get up close and personal with the 'big four'-lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards-presented against their stunning natural landscapes, and go beyond to explore other show-stopping wild cats like snow leopards, cheetahs. A LEOPARD LEAPS into a tree with prey twice its weight. A LION lets out a ROAR and lunges at a wildebeest across the golden plains. A JAGUAR silently STALKS a deer through the dense, dark jungle. Through information-packed profiles and loads of super-cool stats and wow-worthy fun facts, kids will become mini experts on their favourite feline predators. From the fastest cat on the plains to amazing feats and adaptations, from who's King of the pride to hide-and-seek champs, this will be the ultimate book for animal lovers of all ages!