Ben Hoare: Nature's Treasures (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 4th November 2021
world is filled with curious objects made by plants, animals, and even
by the Earth itself. Dive into this collection of more than 100
intriguing items from the natural world and discover the stories behind
how bristly mouths help huge whales capture tiny animals, how minute
scales make butterflies shine in the sunlight, and how studying a leaf
skeleton can tell us how it transports food. A bird egg, a lump of
coal, a cacao pod, a mermaid's purse, a fossil, a pine cone, an owl
pellet, and a chrysalis - all tell a story. Arranged into four
chapters: Animals; Plants, fungi, and algae; Minerals and rocks, and
Made by nature, objects are shown with truly stunning photography and
colourful illustrations to help explain the science behind them. The
lively descriptions by best-selling nature writer Ben Hoare explore the
remarkable tales of each item and all are packed with fascinating
Nature's Treasures takes
you on a tour of our planet through commonplace-but-incredible objects
made by nature itself. This book is for every inquisitive child who
loves to spot things when exploring outside and wants to know more
about the wonderful and mysterious natural world.
Radzi Chinyanganya: Move Like a Lion (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 7th January 2021
Get up off the sofa and start moving with former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, in his first children's book.
to walk like a crab, swing like a monkey, and slide like a penguin in
this book from the Winter Olympics presenter that helps children have
fun and get active, all the while learning about favourite animals.
Simple exercises show children different activities they can easily do,
any time and any place, with no extra equipment required!
Inside the pages of this entertaining children's book, you'll discover:
- 40 delightful activities where readers mimic the movements of their favourite animals
- A fun fusion of animal facts (science) and physical education to create an engaging and unique experience
- Charming illustrations and step-by-step instructions that show children how to do different poses
of the moves in the book are modelled on the natural movements of the
animals and can be easily integrated into the day, with an exercise to
do when you wake up, suggestions for ones to do during the day, and a
relaxing exercise to help children settle down for bedtime.
wants every child to enjoy the amazing way exercise can make you feel.
Illustrations by Francesca Rosa accompany the exercises, showing young
readers exactly what they need to do for each one. Ideal for both
active kids and children who are a bit more reluctant to go out and
play, this exciting new book teaches them about the natural world as
they have fun moving their bodies.
Jonny Lambert: Bear and Bird - Learn To Share (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 7th October 2021
Journey through the forest with Bear and Bird, and introduce your toddlers to the idea of friendship and sharing with others.
Bear and his best friend Bird. It is beginning to snow, which means it
is almost time to hibernate. So Bear, Bird, and their friends must set
out to collect food to get them through the Winter. But Bear is really
hungry, and wants all the food to himself. Is there enough food for
Bear and Bird on their adventure through the freezing forest to collect
food for hibernation. With stunning illustrations by renowned artist
Jonny Lambert, and an enchanting story, this picture book is perfect
for adults and toddlers to share together. The Bear and the Bird: Learning to Share teaches
little ones vital life lessons about friendship and sharing with
others, and gently introduces them to the idea of hibernation as well.
So come and join the search with this magical bedtime story.
Tamara Macfarlane: Dragon World (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 4th March 2021
Meet the fire-breathing beasts of mythology in this beautifully illustrated book brimming with scaled behemoths.
into the deepest depths of the oceans and the highest tips of the
tallest mountains to discover the fascinating history of dragons! This
illustrated picture book blends fiction and fantasy, separates fact
from myth, and is the perfect introduction to the breathtaking world of
dragons! Ideal for kids aged 7-9 years.
Inside the pages of this captivating fantasy book for children, you'll discover fascinating dragon facts and more!
- Includes 23 profiles of famous dragons
- Discover maps of where dragons originated from across the continents
- Explanations of the historical and cultural significance of dragons around the world
- Informative spreads on the folklore surrounding dragons uncover secrets about dragon eggs, treasure, and history
across continents and discover the most incredible dragon myths and
legends. Prowl through the pages to discover rare dragon species. Find
clues on how to track them and master how to draw them. This
awe-inspiring, magical book will breathe fire into the minds of little
informative text and beautiful hand-painted illustrations bring these
fire-breathing beasts of mythology to life in the most spectacular way!
Up-to-date retellings of classic dragon stories from Asia, Europe,
Africa and North America will boost your child's imagination and keep
It's the ultimate gift for kids who are fascinated by mythical creatures and fans of Harry Potter and How to Train your Dragon.
Matt Ralphs: Norse Myths (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 1st July 2021
A beautiful collection of illustrated Norse myths and legends retold for a new generation.
tales of extraordinary creatures and compelling gods, goddesses, and
heroes come to life in this compendium of Norse myths. Explore the
ancient stories told by the Vikings in this exciting new retelling -
it's the perfect introduction for kids aged 7-9 who have an interest in
Inside this stunning illustrated storybook for kids you'll discover:
Compelling profiles of a wide variety of characters of Norse legends,
complete with a reference section that sets the stories in context
- 20 enthralling myths - some well-known, some less well-known - from Odin to Baldur
- More than a collection of myths - also includes a map of the Norse lands and a pronunciation guide
Original and stylised illustrations by award-winning artist Katie
Ponder on every page - a perfect gift book for kids interested in art,
myths, or history
into the mythical world of Nordic folklore! Children can explore the
stories of mythical figures like Thor, the god of thunder who disguised
himself as a bride to seek revenge and retrieve his powerful hammer,
Mjölnir, and how Sif, the goddess of fertility, had her long golden
hair cut off by Loki, the trickster god. Engaging imagery for each myth
by multi-award-winning artist Katie Ponder will immerse readers into
Norse mythology book for kids also includes feature pages profiling the
featured gods and goddesses, giving context to the historical context
behind the myths. A reference section provides key background
information, such as Norse cosmology, facts, and a pronunciation guide.
Featuring beautiful foil lettering on the cover and stunning
illustrations throughout, Norse Myths is the perfect gift for kids to explore the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories.
If you loved Norse Myths, be sure to check out the other title in this series called Greek Myths.
This volume explores more than 30 enthralling Greek myths - and some
you may not have heard before! It's complete with a reference section
to provide context and a handy pronunciation guide.
Prof. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 16th September 2021
Travel back to the time of dinosaurs and marvel at the wonders of prehistoric life!
Tyrannosaurus rex, sabre-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and ferns, this
dinosaur book for kids is packed with a collection of amazing plants
and prehistoric animals. Every page will captivate young readers who
are interested in fossils and natural history!
Inside the pages of this luxurious dinosaur encyclopedia, you'll discover:
A captivating story of a wide range of species from the past. Each
entry is complete with a stunning photograph of a fossil, and a
gorgeous illustration of the organism
Core reference information included in the chapter openers, topic
spreads, and a visual index that shows all the species in one place
A quality gift to be passed down through the generations: metallic foil
all over, satin ribbon, metallic edges, and head and tail bands
on a time-travelling adventure through Earth's primeval past! This
compendium includes remarkable fossils with stunning photographs and
illustrations that children will love pouring over time and again.
Written in a storybook format, young palaeontologists will discover the
myths and legends and key facts surrounding their favourite organisms,
as well as some they have never heard of!
out more about why Pachycephalosaurus had such a thick head, how a
coral fossil can be used to work out how long a prehistoric year was,
and which fossil was thought to protect people from poison. Kids can
delve into the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras right through to
early humans. It's perfect for storytime and independent exploration.
The 4th publication in DK's luxurious Anthology Series,
with foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your
place, Dinosaurs and other Prehistoric Life makes a beautiful gift book
for any child who can't get enough of the wonderful world around them!
Be sure to check out the other books in this collection: An Anthology of Intriguing Animals, The Wonders of Nature and The Mysteries of the Universe.
Dorling Kindersley: My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans
Published 16th September 2021
This exciting introduction to oceans will take curious minds on incredible adventures across the seven seas!
charming children's encyclopedia is full to the brim with fascinating
facts about life on and under the waves. Little learners can dive in
and learn the most important things about the curious creatures that
call the oceans home, their habitats and how to conserve them.
Inside the pages of this ocean encyclopedia, you'll find:
A vibrant encyclopedia for curious 5-9-year-olds filled with fun facts
about weird and wonderful ocean creatures, unbelievable deep-sea
adventures, essential conservation efforts, and much more!
- The perfect balance between text and images while seamlessly blending photography with illustration
Content that is comprehensive, detailed, and educational written in a
friendly, witty, and fun manner accessible to young readers but doesn't
talk down to them
the birds that fly high about the sea down to the tiny creatures
lurking on the ocean floor, this sea book for children will take kids
on an adventure into the great unknown! My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans is
an exciting introduction to life in earth's oceans. Little adventurers
can explore forgotten shipwrecks, swim with fabulous fish and other
weird and wonderful underwater animals!
all about the famous pirates who ruled the ocean in the past and the
scientists and explorers who unlocked many mysteries of the deep! This
reference book for kids will also explore the very important underwater
jobs and introduces them to the concept of ocean conservation and how
they can protect the earth's precious oceans.
Packed with fun facts and colourful illustrations, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans will feed your imagination and quench your thirst for knowledge. Be sure to explore the other titles in this series by DK: My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs and more!
Jess French: Earth's Incredible Oceans (Dorling Kindersley)
by 1st April 2021
Enter the world of oceans and discover all the interesting animals that live in them!
with jellyfish, wonder at the busy life of a seagrass meadow, and fence
with narwhals. Children will be delighted to learn about life under the
sea and how to conserve it for generations to come.
Inside the pages of Earth's Incredible Oceans, you'll discover:
- Fascinating information about oceans that supports and goes beyond the national curriculum
Fun and unusual facts for curious 7-9 year-olds about amazing sea
creatures, underwater habitats, and how we can bring about
Compelling and factual text written by animal expert Jess French, and
beautifully detailed ocean-themed illustrations by Claire McElfatrick
go on an underwater adventure! From glowing jellyfish to deep-sea
dwellers, they'll discover the incredible secret world of life under
the sea. This ocean book is filled with colourful visuals that will
delight and inspire kids - teaching them the importance of the ocean
and how we can help to take care of it.
sharks, whales, and invertebrates swim through the pages of this
colourful ocean book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos
to help young enthusiasts learn all about the world's oceans. Children
will learn interesting facts, and explanations about how the ocean
functions, such as, how underwater plants and species rely on each
other, and how ocean animals have fun and look after their young. This
beautiful book is the perfect gift for young animal and conservation
Ryan Dykta: Casper and Daisy's Big Day At The Park (Dorling Kindersley)
Published 8th July 2021
the dynamic doggy duo - chatty collie Casper and his loyal friend Daisy
as they head off to the park and learn all about the power of kindness
on a big adventure to the park with dynamic duo Casper, a talkative
border collie and his best friend, Daisy. On this action-packed
excursion, Casper and Daisy will show little ones the power of
friendship and kindness.
This adorable adventure story is perfect for little animal lovers between ages 3-5! It includes:
- Beautifully illustrated spreads, with an inspiring, underlying message
- Simple, engaging text ideal for reading aloud and for a bedtime story
- Colourful illustrations capturing the characters of these delightful doggies
the border collie, is not your typical puppy! Chasing woolly sheep and
gnawing on tasty bones is alright, but Casper has one dream above all
else - he wants to be able to talk to his owner. On an eventful trip to
the park with his best friend Daisy, Casper finds a mysterious alphabet
ball. In this magical moment, all Casper's dreams come true!
Written by the creator of the successful "Casper the Dog" social media account, Ryan Dykta, Casper and Daisy's Big Day at the Park is
an inspiring and positive board book that will teach people of all ages
what it means to be kind. It is complete with stunning illustrations
and a heartwarming rhyming story - a perfect bedtime storybook for kids!
Casper and Daisy's Big Day at the Park is
a delightful book for toddlers, the first of a soon-to-be series that
follows Casper and Daisy on their epic escapades filled with fun and
friendship! It's the ultimate dog book for kids.
Dorling Kindersley: Pop-up Peekaboo Dragon
Published 28th October 2021
Go on a magical adventure with five special dragons through Dragon Kingdom in this fun pop-up book.
will love lifting the flaps and finding each surprise in this adorable
read-aloud children's book. Find all four of Flash's new friends as he
adventures through the exciting world of dragons.
This magical baby board book about dragons includes:
Five big lift-the-flaps and five fun pop-ups. Large, safe, sturdy flaps
with pop-up surprises underneath! Perfect for hands-on preschool play
and developing early book skills
- Sturdy board book with rounded corners, thoroughly safety tested for babies and toddlers
- Part of the successful DK Pop-up Peekaboo! series
your little one to Flash the dragon and all of his friends! There is
Daisy discovering a bubbling volcano, Dougie making a wish in the
magical waterfall, Dotty the dancing dragon and Dash speeding over the
Dragon Kingdom. Who will be your favourite dragon? There are so many to
as your child lifts big flaps and find the five peekaboo surprises pop
up from the pages in this exciting dragon book. Each page has fun and
lively read-aloud rhymes encouraging literacy and early learning. Your
little dragon-lover will have so much fun as they guess who's hiding
under each flap and lift them to find adorable dragons and magical
creatures playing peekaboo!
Enjoy hours and hours of hide-and-seek surprises with the Pop-up Peekaboo! series from DK! There are more titles to explore. Go on a cute and cuddly puppy adventure with Pop-Up Peekaboo! Puppies. Follow adorable little monsters as they hide around the house in Pop-Up Peekaboo! Monsters.
Dorling Kindersley: Lego Hogwarts at Christmas
Published 30th September 2021
Explore the magic of Christmas at Hogwarts! Features Harry Potter minifigure in Yule Ball robes.
the festive world of LEGO® Harry Potter™ and visit Hogwarts for a
spellbinding Christmas. Celebrate the season with your favourite LEGO
Harry Potter minifigures and join them for a feast in the Great Hall.
Admire the castle's Christmas decorations and get ready to hit the
dance floor at the Yule Ball. Head to the Gryffindor common room to
play a game of wizard chess, warm up in front of a roaring log fire,
and join Harry as he exchanges gifts with friends.
with festive scenes and the latest LEGO Advent Calendars, sets, and
minifigures, this is the perfect gift for young LEGO Harry Potter fans.
LEGO Harry Potter: Hogwarts at Christmas comes with a Harry Potter minifigure in Yule Ball robes.
Dorling Kindersley: Lego Minifugure Mission
Published 21st October 2021
Do you have what it takes to help a LEGO® minifigure with your LEGO building skills?
LEGO® minifigure is lost and needs to get back to the safety of the toy
shelf with his other LEGO friends. But it will take some quick thinking
and solid LEGO building skills for this tiny toy to make it there
safely! Grab your LEGO collection and build your way through this
a bridge to traverse the depths of the kitchen sink. Build a roller
coaster to distract the spooky hallway monsters. Help the minifigure
escape the claws of a plush toy cat with a brick-built helicopter and
much more as you help him build his way home. With a minifigure,
accessories, and plenty of building tips and inspirational photos,
build yourself an adventure as you save the day.
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