Let's face it. Even as babies, we humans pay close attention to faces. Observing another person's features and expressions tells us whether they are happy, angry, excited, or sad. And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive. Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous—and very true—explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.
Underneath the hood of every car there's a lot of fast, furious, and spectacular science going on. G-force, combustion, power: you name it, a car's got it. Help your child discover all about the science of cars with this explosive tour of automobiles in Car Science.
Find out how cars revolutionized the world and see how a car functions with jaw-dropping diagrams, cutaway drawings and cool graphics. Steer to the fundamental science behind the mechanics and then sit back for an exciting look into the future of minimal emissions, maximum fun.
Discover the secret underwater world of submarines and submersibles
It's never too early to learn computer coding. My First Coding Book is a playful introduction to offline coding and programming that will give young children a head start. Filled with puzzles, mazes, and games to teach the basic concepts of sequences, algorithms, and debugging, this book will help children develop critical thinking, logic, and other skills to cement lifelong computer literacy, which is extremely valuable and sought-after in today's world.
With its unique approach and colorful and creative imagery, My First Coding Book makes learning and fun one and the same and will have children playing their way to programming proficiency.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons, fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore, exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers and includes the story of the history of transportation--from the first wheel to the latest hybrids--giving this book a special appeal to reluctant readers.
Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is the fastest route to take young readers on a journey to learn about all things that go.
These help foster critical thinking skills and creativity in toddlers and pre-schoolers. Both parents and teachers will find these activities great for learning games for kids, as fun toddler games and activities as well as fun preschool craft ideas for kids.
Youngsters can play these little kids games indoors or outdoors.
These include games to help children learn the basic colors, learn new words, learn shapes, learn to correctly put puzzles together, match similar items and much more.
All games and activities combine doing with learning. Kids learn as they do something. They'll learn that colors have various shades, and how to pick out a specific color in their indoor and outdoor environments. Fun activities include art drawing and making a collage.
The new words games focus on kids' interaction and problem solving skills as well as putting a focus on responsibility. Find fun money games for kids, nutrition games for kids, problem solving activities and fun spelling games.
There are also many activities for kids to learn shapes and sizes which hone in on children's cooperation, concentration and discovery skills.
You'll find animal games for kids, art games for kids, card games for kids, counting games, kids memory games, matching games and much more.
Preschool educational games include Christmas activities for kids, cooking games for kids, Easter games for kids, Halloween kids games, kids science games and lots more fun activities including making colorful paper chains and play dough.
Little kids love, and want, to learn! Once learning is made fun for them and incorporated into everyday living, they'll be eager for more learning each day.
When children develop a solid understanding of science, they’re preparing for success. Spectrum Science for grades 3-8 improves scientific literacy and inquiry skills through an exciting exploration of natural, Earth, life, and applied sciences. With the help of this best-selling series, your little scientist can discover and appreciate the extraordinary world that surrounds them!
How Cool Is This? is a fun-packed compendium of inventions and gizmos ranging from the great and the good to the obscure and offbeat. Touching on a very wide range of key curriculum science topics, each spread features a single brilliant invention, using a colorful graphic approach to explain in an intuitive, visual style how the object works. Simple and engaging text reveals the secret science behind the invention and tells the amazing stories of the inventions that changed the world forever. How Cool Is This? will appeal not only to scientific minds but also to children with a sense of wonder or curiosity about the world around them.
Innovative series for young children, acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon and Nicole Fauteux encourage children to explore the world around them as they play. Each book contains tips for parents and caregivers on how to create positive learning experiences for even the littlest of scientists.
Global events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid?s daily life might be like in the year 2030. Inspired and informed by trends and scientifi c and technological research, 2030 is not only a peek at some cool future gadgets (talking dog collars, cars that drive themselves), but also a thoughtful examination of how our lives might be impacted as we adjust to environmental change.
Built on the basics of coding, each project follows simple, logical steps that are fully illustrated. Kids learn a new, important language through simply explained projects, with key coding concepts broken out in separate panels and illustrated with Minecraft-style pixel art. Learn how to create animations, build games, use sound effects, and more before sharing projects with friends online.
Coding Projects in Scratch is highly visual and unique step-by-step workbook will help beginners with no coding skills learn how to build their own projects without any instructions, and helps them develop key programming skills that will last a lifetime.
the amazing mind of one the world’s greatest inventors.
Let's Look: Colors and Shapes uses the essential tools for building vocabulary and helps toddlers develop important observational skills.
This title invites kids to experiment on their own with 25 simple projects that will “spark” their learning and enthusiasm, including making their own clothespin switch, lemon battery, compass, electromagnet, and flashlight, as well as generating their own “lightning.” These hands-on activities combined with informational text will excite kids about STEM? the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.