Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or that the deadliest creature in the world is smaller than a pencil eraser? In this level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by more than 12 species that you better hope you'll never come across, and some you just can't avoid. Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more - these creatures are among the most dangerous - and interesting - on the planet.
This title satisfies the craving for dolphin facts! This is the most exciting, dynamic, most informative, and most fun to read book on dolphins on the market today. Kids learn how they can become dolphin experts as they browse the incredible, eye-popping photographs and absorb the layers and layers of authoritative information made extra fun through a lively and humour-filled presentation.
This title includes everything you want to know, see and find out about Science. Explore a visually amazing encyclopedia in "Wow! Science." Crammed full of incredible stuff to dip into, from the intricate structures of the human brain and how we hear sound, to what causes different types of weather and explosive chemical reactions: it's like a science lab, a search engine and our incredible universe all rolled into one. There are loads of science-related topics, hundreds of pictures, thousands of words and loads of amazing things f... read more
Sirocco the kakapo is a superstar he has 10,000+ followers on Facebook and almost 4000 followers on Twitter. And you may have seen the incredible footage on Youtube of him trying to mate with a BBC presenter's head. Not only is he one of the last 131 of his species left on the planet, he has a very special role to play promoting the recovery of his kind and in conservation in general. This book tells the story of the remarkable parrot who has become a worldwide sensation. The narrative follows Sirocco's journey from sick chick ... read more
A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, scariest, smelliest... Things on the planet. What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? ; Each page is dedicated to a theme: Animal Experiences, Deadly and Dangerous, .. ; Quirky graphics, illustrations and photographs capture these extreme themes from a child's point of view.
This is a brand new series from the home of humour for children! "Inventions" is all about weird, wild and frankly bonkers inventions. Some that never made out of the inventor's brain, some that never made it off the drawing board and some that really shouldn't have made it but did.
Just what is the difference between a meteor and a meteorite, a germ and a virus, or rugby league and rugby union? This mad miscellany is for anyone who has found themselves pondering the exact qualities that make a stoat a stoat, and not a weasel, or what makes a bear grizzly. This title is written by Tracey Turner, author of "Wee on a Jellyfish Sting" and "How to Build Stonehenge Out Of Biscuits".
Ever wondered why you never see dinosaurs in the zoo? Or how big a dino poo is? And when dinosaurs made noise, what did it sound like? This book answers a wide range of questions that children ask about dinosaurs, and provides supporting, fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge in a fun and gentle way.
Can you imagine what it's like to be caught in an ice storm? To hang from a trapeze? To come face to face with a great white shark? From the wobbliest bridges to the scariest storms, from deadly animals to killer viruses, this is your ultimate guide to venomous snakes, towering cliffs, revolting rats, precarious bridges, dangerous sports, extraordinary feats, mightiest monsters, raging storms, alien intruders, deadliest spiders, freakiest events, terrifying rides and much more! Each horrifying topic includes a 'fear factor' rating,... read more
Can you imagine what it's like to stand on top of the world's tallest building? To ride in a rocket plane? Or to witness the biggest waves on the planet? From the highest mountains to the deepest canyons, from the most powerful engines to the fastest trains, this is your ultimate guide to everything - tallest buildings to coolest creatures, hottest deserts to creepiest mummies, and much more! Each amazing entry includes an 'awesome' rating and all the incredible details you need to picture being there yourself. A spotters' guide to... read more
Take an original look at how bodies work - both human and animal. Did you know that we have the same number of bones in our neck as a giraffe? That dogs can smell 25 times better than us and that sheep need about half as much sleep as we do? In "Animals and Me", discover fascinating similarities and surprising differences between the human body and animals. Up-close photos will grab children's attention while fun facts will capture the imagination. Marvel at the amazing facts about how our brain sizes differ to various animals and ... read more
Discover all of the amazing things that can happen around the world in just one day! You already know all of the amazing things that can happen in just one minute on Earth, so think of what could happen in a whole day! Your taste bud cells are replaced at a rate of 50,000 a day. Almost 40,000 trees are cut down every day just to make paper bags. And a mayfly lives its entire life in a single day. This book is full of fun facts about space, technology, pop culture, food, animals, sports, the human body, and more!
The First World War was only meant to last six months. When the Australians and New Zealanders arrived at the Western Front in 1916, the fighting had been going for a year and a half and there was no end in sight. The men took their places in a line of trenches dug throughout Belgium and France from the North Sea to the Swiss Alps. Beyond the trenches was no-man's-land, and beyond that was the German Army. The Anzacs had sailed for France to fight a war the whole world was talking about. Few who came home ever spoke of it again. ... read more
Ever wondered what your body does when you are asleep? Or why people snore? And what happens to food once it has been eaten? This book answers a wide range of questions that children ask about the body, and provides supporting, fun-filled facts. Appealing artworks help explain the answers, allowing children to build up their knowledge in a fun and gentle way.
Take a first look inside the human body - now in paperback. From the pumping power of your heart, to the awesome ability of the brain, the "Human Body Encyclopedia" is packed with answers. Discover how the body manages to stay upright, what happens to your food after you have eaten and why we hiccup and cough. Major body systems such as digestion and the skeleton are explored and 'curiosity' quizzes keep enquiring young minds interested. You'll never look at yourself in the same way again! Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizze... read more
Starting to have periods is something all girls face. This book explains exactly what periods are, why they happen, and how they will affect you - asking all the questions and giving all the answers simply and openly, with plenty of practical advice.