When? Where? What? Why? This stimulating and comprehensive encyclopedia for children provides answers to all the questions kids love to ask.Each chapter is jam-packed with maps, charts, timelines, diagrams, beautiful images and amazing facts. Did you know, for example, that a single drop of blood contains around five million blood cells? Or that there are areas of desert in all seven of Earth´s continents?Prepare to build your knowledge on a wide range of topics - including Earth and beyond, plants and animals, history and politics, science, technology, and the human body - arranged thematically with more than 9,000 indexed entries and 2,500 colourful images. Cross-reference icons encourage children to explore and discover linked information, feeding their curiosity and building their general knowledge.The New Children´s Encyclopedia, which has sold almost 500,000 copies worldwide since 2009, has now been fully updated in line with the latest knowledge and research. Developed, written, and checked by experts this is the must-have reference book for every child´s library.
Set in a darkly glamorous world, New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi´s The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure.When the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay, an historian who can´t yet go home, a dancer with a sinister past, and a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they´ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Tierisch toller LEGOę-Spaß!Jeder liebt LEGOę! Denn mit den berühmten bunten Bausteinen lassen sich ganze Welten erschaffen. Dieses Buch vereint 40 tolle Projekte aus dem Tierreich. LEGOę-Fans ab 6 Jahren können mit den klassischen LEGOę-Bausteinen einen Löwen, eine Hummel, einen Frosch, einen Hai und viele andere Tiere erschaffen. Für die meisten benötigt man weniger als 100 Steine, und alle sind in genauen Schritt-für-Schritt-Bauanleitungen dargestellt. Begleitet werden die Projekte von kleinen informativen Texten zu jedem Tier.Warren Elsmore is an artist working in a unique medium-LEGO bricks. Based in Edinburgh, he´s been in love with the plastic brick since the age of 4. Since rediscovering his love of LEGO at the age of 24, Warren has never looked back and now works with a number of commercial companies to realize their dreams in plastic.Warren´s first book, Brick City, immortalized more than one hundred global icons in LEGO bricks, with instructions to allow you to build many of them with your own parts at home. Since the book´s release, the models have gone on tour throughout Europe and have been made into collectable models, gifts, and heavily covered in the national press. Warren followed the publication of Brick City with Brick Wonders and Brick Flicks.Warren has produced a number of models focusing on recreating real buildings using only standard LEGO bricks. His aim is a balance of realistic re-creation, coupled with a recognizable ´LEGO´ style. His knowledge and skill of his medium allows him to see the essence of a building and faithfully recreate its most recognizable aspects with LEGO bricks.Warren also organizes ´AFOLCON´ and The LEGO Show-a dedicated LEGO fan convention, followed by the largest public LEGO event in the UK which attracts many thousands of fans, young and old. These events showcase the very best model making in LEGO-whether they be ultra-realistic recreations or just a flight of fantasy.
Our world is constantly changing and this refreshed atlas from the map experts at National Geographic captures the state of the planet with colorful maps, easy-to-grasp stats, and lots of fun facts--the perfect reference for young kids and students.Learn all about the people, places, animals, and environments of our world in the fourth edition of this engaging atlas. It´s got a fresh, kid-friendly design, fun, lively photos, and all the latest, greatest geographic and political information that make this such a valuable resource. It´s the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away--ideal for classroom use, homework help, and armchair exploration.National Geographic is a recognized authority in mapping excellence. For 120 years the Society´s maps have helped spread geographic knowledge to people around the world. A multimillion-dollar database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. Meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is second to none.
From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during World War II in Shanghai, one of the only places Jews without visas could find refuge.Warsaw, Poland. The year is 1940 and Lillia is fifteen when her mother, Alenka, disappears and her father flees with Lillia and her younger sister, Naomi, to Shanghai, one of the few places that will accept Jews without visas. There they struggle to make a life, they have no money, there is little work, no decent place to live, a culture that doesn´t understand them. And always the worry about Alenka. How will she find them? Is she still alive?Meanwhile Lillia is growing up, trying to care for Naomi, whose development is frighteningly slow, in part from malnourishment. Lillia finds an outlet for her artistic talent by making puppets, remembering the happy days in Warsaw when her family was circus performers. She attends school sporadically, makes friends with Wei, a Chinese boy, and finds work as a performer at a ´´gentlemen´s club´´ without her father´s knowledge.But meanwhile the conflict grows more intense as the Americans declare war and the Japanese force the Americans in Shanghai into camps. More bombing, more death. Can they survive, caught in the crossfire?★ ´´DeWoskin explores a rarely depicted topic. . .A beautifully nuanced exploration of culture and people.´´ -Kirkus Reviews, starred review★ ´´An unusual portrait of what war does to families in general and children in particular . . . affirms the human need for art and beauty in hard times.´´ -Booklist, starred review´´A provocative exploration of what resilience means when you´re pushed to the edge.´´ -BCCBRachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera that inspired her memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing . She is the author of Repeat After Me and Big Girl Small , which received the American Library Association´s Alex Award for an adult book with special appeal to teen readers, Rachel´s conversations with young readers inspired her to write her first YA novel, Blind . Rachel is on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where she teaches creative writing. She lives in Chicago with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two daughters.Rachel and her family spent six summers in Shanghai while she researched Someday We Will Fly.