A festive guide to Christmas celebrations around the world that is
perfect for children ages 4 and up!
Everyone loves Christmas! But have you ever wondered what Christmas might be like around the world? This book teaches kids about different cultures, leading them to live culturally respectful lives.
In How Kids Celebrate Christmas Around the World, you’ll discover:
Who brings Christmas presents in Italy?
Where can we sunbathe on the beach on Christmas Day?
What is the typical Christmas dish in Japan?
Would you like to spend Christmas day in Ethiopia?
Which goodies are always present on festive tables in Greece?
So much more!
How Kids Celebrate Holidays Around the World
Come abroad, young readers, as we discover holiday traditions and different cultures from around the world!
Good company, great food and drink, and most importantly, lots of fun—we all like celebrating holidays! But have you ever wondered how people spend holidays across the world? In How Kids Celebrate Holidays Around the World, readers will travel the world, experiencing many celebrations and cultures.
In this festively illustrated guide that’s perfect for ages four and up, children will discover and learn:
What Halloween is like in Ireland?
Why Ethiopia celebrates Timkat?
How Brazil celebrates Ash Wednesday
The significance of Eid Al-Adha
The importance of tolerance for other cultures and religion
How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built
We admire the ancient wonders today, but somebody had to build them. No heavy machinery, no semitrucks, no cement mixers. How was it even
possible to build such wonders as pyramids and temples in ancient times?
Each one of the seven wonders of the world is unique, their beauty and magnificence has been lauded by the greatest poets and writers of the ages. In How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built, you’ll learn about the techniques and tools used to build them, what it was like to be there during the construction of them, and more!
We’ll touch on each of the seven wonders of the world:
The Colossus of Rhodes
The majestic Great Pyramids of Giza
The Lighthouse of Alexandria (which withstood earthquakes and gales)
The spellbinding Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The breathtaking Temple of Artemis in Ephesus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
And the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (inspiration for so many myths and legends).
Come with us as we go back in time and learn the secrets of how these gems of ancient architecture were created!
How the New Seven Wonders of the World Were Built
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
In the next book in the How the Wonders were Built series, the new seven wonders of the world are introduced from the architectural point of view in this fully illustrated title.
The Great Wall of China, Petra, The Colosseum, Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, The Taj Mahal, and Christ the Redeemer were selected as the new seven wonders of the world by over 600 million people who participated in a vote between 2000 and 2007. But have you ever wondered how these monumental structures were built centuries ago without using the modern technologies and heavy machinery that is available today? This book will give you the answers you are looking for.
These buildings are a cross-section of world architecture, offering a unique opportunity to compare the approaches, but also cultures of the entire world and different historical periods.
Come and travel with us across the world and time and peek behind the curtain of the creation of the architectural monuments that have helped shape the current world.
Ancient Egypt for Kids
In Ancient Egypt for Kids, the famous ancient civilization along the Nile River is depicted in a novelty format like never before.
Over 5‚000 years ago, a civilization developed along the Nile River whose sights and remnants are still enchanting people from all over the world. Huge, wonderful pyramids, stone temples, decorated tombs, larger-than-life statues of rulers, tall columns, obelisks, and other memorials can be seen in Egypt wherever you look.
Still, many sights are waiting to be freed from the African sands and it remains somewhat mysterious how Egyptian builders could create such towering, beautiful buildings, considering the limited technology of the day.
Let’s take a journey together to see the most wonderful Egyptian sights and learn what life in Ancient Egypt looked like for pharaohs, officials, soldiers, and ordinary people.
Ancient Greece for Kids
In Ancient Greece for Kids, readers will discover everything there is to know about
Ancient Greece told in a novelty format.
Thousands of years ago, the first tribes arrived in the Balkan Peninsula, laying the foundations of Europe’s oldest civilization: Greece, which gave the world democracy, as well as endless knowledge of mathematics, architecture, military affairs, and philosophy.
Modern scientists can all trace their lineage back to Greek mathematicians and philosophers, and modern Greece is littered with the remnants of beautiful temples and ancient buildings that shaped the taste and style of modern architects.
travel far into the past and discover how the Ancient Greeks lived, worked, fought, and created art.
Selected for The Children’s Book Council’s March 2023 “Hot Off the Press” Reading List
Shapes and Patterns in Nature
Perfect for children ages six and up who are ready to dive into the world of diverse shapes and patterns hiding everywhere in nature!
From fish to vegetables, flowers, and shells, you’d be surprised how often the same shapes and patterns are repeated in nature. Even the tiniest ones have a place in nature and a reason to be there.
In Shapes and Patterns in Nature, children and readers will discover the many patterns found in nature and learn what each pattern can tell us about an animal or plant.
Discover the marvelous shapes and patterns nature has to offer!
Colors in Nature
Magnificent, hand-painted illustrations by a rising star of Czech watercolor illustration—perfect for beginning painters!
Nature is teeming with incredible colors. But have you ever wondered how the colors green, yellow, pink, or blue might taste or smell? What could they sound like? Or what would they feel like if you touched them?
Nature’s colors are so wonderful and diverse they inspired people to use the names of plants, animals, and minerals when labelling all the nuances. Join us on a journey to discover the twelve most well-known colors and their shades. You will learn that the colors and elements you find in nature are often closely connected.
Inside you’ll find:
Book filled with magnificent, hand-painted illustrations (in the style of Katie Daisy) by rising stars of Czech watercolor illustration
A great encyclopedia of animals, plants and minerals
Unique interactive concepts: the reader can relate individual shades to plants, animals, rock, and various landscapes of the same color in accordance with their names (e.g. raspberry red, turquoise)
A short lesson on how to mix and combine colors
Will you be able to find all the links in each chapter? And if you are an aspiring artist, take our course at the end of the book and you’ll be able to paint as exquisitely as nature itself does!
Bustling Cities of the World
A unique guide to 30 of the world’s most beloved cities, including 5 U.S. cities, accompanied by more than 1,000 gorgeous watercolor illustrations, matched by a vibrant writing style.
From the rain-soaked streets of London to the blooming cherry blossoms of Kyoto and the sun-scorched alleys of Cairo, this captivating book takes kids on a globe-trotting journey through the world’s most picturesque cities.
It features more than 1,000 individual watercolor illustrations of 30 cities, including 5 cities from the USA:
By being immersed in the vibrant illustrations, kids will feel like they’re right there in each location, whether they’re boarding a red double-decker bus in London or zigzagging through crowds in a tuk-tuk in Cairo. As we stroll along streets steeped in history, we’ll admire ancient monuments and marvel at some wonders of modern architecture. And when we’re ready for a break, we can taste local delicacies, from croissants in France to sushi in Japan.
Atlas of Extinct Animals
The first book in the Large Encyclopedias series presents animals that once walked the Earth but have vanished due to the actions of humankind.
In Atlas of Extinct Animals, award-winning poet Radek Malý tells the stories of forty-one extinct species and studies the causes of their sad demise.
The large-format in Atlas of Extinct Animals is supplemented with beautifully expressive full-page illustrations by gifted artist Jiri Grbavcic and detailed pictures by renowned scientific illustrator Pavel Dvorsky.
The gorgeous, detailed depictions and descriptions of species and their eventual extinction serves as a reminder and a warning of how much life has already disappeared from the Earth.
The atlas also shows that species continue to disappear. As we get closer and closer to present day, we are introduced to creatures that still existed in recent years, like the Zanzibar leopard (until 1996) and the Chinese river dolphin (until 2007). And in the end, we are left with a bitter question: Which creature will next be added to this atlas?
This book was selected by White Ravens 2020 for the annual catalog of book recommendations in the field of international children’s and youth literature.
Henry the Snail
Selected for The Children’s Book Council’s June 2023 “Hot Off The Press” Reading List
A gentle story about a little snail called Henry who was born without slime and therefore will never be like everyone else.
When Henry finds out he is missing the most important element for snails—their slime—giving up is not an option for him. He tries to find ways to be able to climb things just as the other snails do. He struggles a bit before he finds the right solution, but in the end, he becomes the inspiration for his fellow snails and makes a lot of friends along the way, teaching us that far from being an obstacle, a difference may prove to be the key that opens new horizons.
Using a simple story and a sympathetic hero the kids learn social-emotional skills and are better prepared to cope with everyday life situations.
Famous Finds and Finders
This engaging book for young adventurers features 40 historical discoveries, from tiny artifacts to entire cities, including the people and circumstances behind their uncovering.
In Famous Finds and Finders, young readers are taken on an adventurous journey back through time as they learn about the field of archeology and its role in uncovering the secrets of our past. Emphasizing the importance of preserving and recording moments in history, it encourages children to consider their own place in the ongoing story of humanity.
Kids will also learn about the tools and techniques (from crude to state-of-the-art) that archeologists and paleontologists use, as well as about the challenges they face in uncovering fragments of the past buried in the ground or under the ocean.
The discoveries are divided into 5 categories:
People and Animals
Towns and Cities
Works of Art
Under the Sea
Tutankhamun’s Tomb: An Ancient Egyptian burial chamber discovered by archeologist Howard Carter in 1922, famous for its magnificent treasures.
Lascaux: A complex of caves in France containing some of the most well-preserved prehistoric cave paintings in the world, discovered in 1940 by exploring four teenagers.
The Titanic: A British luxury passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg, resulting in the loss of many lives.
Lucy: A partial skeleton of a female Australopithecus afarensis hominin, discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 by a paleoanthropologist from the University of Cleveland.
Ötzi the Iceman: The mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE, discovered in 1991 in the Alps by hikers who thought he was a deceased modern climber.
Whydah Gally: A pirate ship discovered by an underwater explorer off the coast of Cape Cod in 1984.
Terracotta Army: A collection of earthen sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China, discovered by local farmers in 1974.
Miss Ardi: The oldest known hominid skeleton, providing insights into human evolution.
Chinchorro Mummies: The oldest artificially preserved human remains, found along the coast of present-day Chile and Peru.
Altai Princess: The well-preserved mummy of a young woman who lived over 2,500 years ago in Siberia.
Sue the Rex: The most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered.
Angkor Wat: A historic temple complex in Cambodia built in the 12th century – one of the largest religious monuments in the world.
Pompeii: A Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, preserving it and providing insight into ancient Roman life.
Troy: An ancient city in Turkey, best known for the Trojan War described in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad.
Babylon: A city in ancient Mesopotamia, located in present-day Iraq, known for its legendary Hanging Gardens.
Port Royal: A major center for piracy and commerce in the Caribbean, destroyed by an earthquake in 1692.
Bust of Nefertiti: A sculpture of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, created in the 14th century BCE and discovered in 1912 by a German archeologist.
The Venus de Milo: The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue of Aphrodite, discovered by a poor farmer on the island of Milos in Greece in 1820.
Lighthouse of Alexandria: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, constructed in the 3rd century BC on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt.
This book highlights some of the most significant archeological discoveries of all time, introducing young readers to some of the key figures in the field. It provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn about historical discoveries and the people who made them, and will inspire them to continue exploring the world with a sense of wonder and curiosity.
Filled with evocative illustrations and informative content, Famous Finds and Finders is perfect for children aged 9–12 who are curious about history and the world around us. Whether they are a student of history, a budding archeologist, or simply curious about the world around us, this book is the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of archeology.
A sequel to Atlas of Extinct Animals and Atlas of Endangered Animals, this large-format encyclopedia focuses on the world’s largest group of animals—insects.
Insects are the most diverse and abundant creatures on Earth, yet we often overlook their critical role in our ecosystem. Insectopia, the third book in the Large Encyclopedias series, invites young readers to explore the fascinating world of insects with expert entomologist Jiří Kolibac and the stunning illustrations of Pavel Dvorsky and his wife Pavla Dvorsky.
With 96 pages of engaging content and lifelike full-page illustrations, Insectopia provides an immersive journey into the realm of these tiny creatures, whose behavior, shapes, and colors surprise us with their complexity. Kids will learn about the full range of topics related to insects, including complex rituals of courtship, tender care for offspring, organization of insect states, wars over food sources, and various insect features (scents, colorful wings, sharp mandibles, etc.).
Anatomy and Body Structure of Insects: How insects have a segmented body with a hard exoskeleton.
Orders of Insects: The best-known groups of winged insects and their common and scientiﬁc names.
Biology and Development of Insects: How insects undergo various metamorphoses.
Evolution of Insects: The evolutionary relationships of insects.
Evolutionary Tree of Insects: A tree graph showing the evolutionary relationships among different insect groups.
Dawn of the Insects: The evolution and diversification of insects during various periods, including the emergence of flight and the extinction of certain insect orders.
Diversification of Insects: The development of insect life through different geological periods, including their coevolution with plants and their rise to dominance.
Courtship and Nuptial Gifts: How male insects often present a nuptial gift to the female, who chooses the suitor with the largest or most alluring gift.
Adapting to Island Life: How isolated islands are home to unique plants and animals, some of which undergo insular gigantism, and are threatened by introduced predators.
Fighting for the Female: Insects often engage in contests to produce offspring with a female, with the best-performing male often winning.
Flying Acrobats: Dragonflies are ancient predators with exceptional flying abilities.
The Short Life of the Mayfly: Mayflies have a brief lifespan of just a few hours to a few days, during which they mate, lay eggs, and die.
Insect States: Termites live in large colonies with specialized castes, with worker termites providing food and defense and soldier termites fighting spraying predators.
Slave-Makers, Slaves, and Warriors: Ants engage in aggressive behavior and interspecies wars.
Courtship in the Hills: Insects gather on the tops of hills to find a mate, with males competing for the most visible spots, and this also attracts insectivorous birds and predators.
Life in Darkness: Caves are home to uniquely adapted insects that are fairly different than those that live in the daylight.
Farmer Ants: How large ant colonies are complex “state” organizations comprised of workers, soldiers, a queen and her entourage, nurses, foragers, and other occupations.
Coexistence: How anthills are places where ants and other insects form complex relationships of mutual benefit or parasitism.
In addition to exploring this complex world of insects, young readers will also discover the importance of insects to humankind and all life on our planet. They will learn about how insects are found everywhere, from arid deserts to freshwater pools, and how they play a crucial role in pollination, decomposition, and pest control.
Written for children aged 12–15 who are nature lovers, biology enthusiasts, or just curious about the world around us, Insectopia is an essential addition to any young reader’s library. This informative and beautifully illustrated encyclopedia highlights the importance of insects and their contribution to our world. Whether used as a reference for school or as a fun read at home, Insectopia is a must-have resource for any young nature lover.
How Not to Kill Your Plant
A comprehensive guidebook for kids on proper houseplant care, featuring bold illustrations and engaging infographics.
Houseplants can add a touch of green to any living space, and caring for them can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby. For kids interested in learning more about plant care, this comprehensive guidebook covers all the basics and more, teaching kids all about the different types of houseplants, their growth habits, and the best practices to care for them. Divided into three sections, How Not to Kill Your Plant provides all the information kids need to ensure their houseplants thrive:
The Basics of Care: Learn about the essential elements of plant care, including watering, lighting, and soil.
Encyclopedia of houseplants: Identify and learn about common houseplants, including their ideal growing conditions and common issues to look out for.
Cultivation practice: Discover tips and tricks for repotting, propagation, and other plant care techniques.
A glossary of basic plant terminology (e.g., substrate, fertilizer, humidity, etc.)
Step-by-step instructions for taking care of houseplants
Advice on choosing the right plant
Various problems you can expect to encounter – and ways to solve them
Images accompany the text in a fun yet logical and orderly fashion, such as this numbered list for repotting:
Water the plant well the day before repotting. This will make it easier to remove it from its pot.
Remove the plant from its pot.
As you carefully release the roots, remove old, excess soil from the plant.
Remove old, rotting roots.
Having selected a pot with a drainage hole and of appropriate size, wash this pot in soapy water.
Put a drain (e.g., a layer of expanding clay balls or pebbles) in the bottom of the pot. (Plants watered in a tray do not need a drain.)
Add a small layer of the new substrate.
Place the plant in the new pot.
Fill any remaining space in the pot with the new substrate.
Tamp the soil down gently with your fingers, ensuring that the plant is well anchored. Don’t fill the pot with soil right to the top, but to 1 cm below it – you must leave space for watering.
Water the plant well (unless it is a cactus or succulent – in which case wait 2 weeks before watering).
Your plant has been potted. Hurray!
Plant care instructions are likewise fun yet clear and actionable, such as this one for the Cactus:
Fertilize max. 1x per month with special fertilizer for cacti.
In spring or summer, transplant to a terracotta pot. Do not water for 2 weeks after repotting.
Propagate by offsets.
It needs an airy, permeable substrate, like one with sand.
Filled with clear and concise advice, this book is much more than just a practical guide. It features fresh, modern illustrations that bring the information to life, as well as engaging infographics that make the information easy to understand and remember.
How Not to Kill Your Plant is suitable for children aged 6–9 interested in growing houseplants. Geared toward kids who love plants and want to develop a lifelong hobby of plant care, this guidebook is ideal for any young ones looking to green up their home, as well as adult readers and flower shop patrons.
Tibbles the Cat
Featuring quirky, vintage-inspired illustrations, this charming story tells the tale of a cat moving to a new island home, where things take an unexpected turn.
When a curious cat named Tibbles and her owner move across the world from England to a new home on a small island off the coast of New Zealand in 1894, everything seems idyllic at first. Then things go horribly wrong. In this charming little story, the oblivious, amusing hero, Tibbles, discovers a rare species of flightless bird that had never previously been described – the Stephens Island wren. Unfortunately, Tibbles also becomes the cause of the bird’s extinction by preying on them.
Beneath the surface of this whimsically told story is a sophisticated tragicomic plot with a foundation in Greek tragedy. Tibbles’s killing of the Stephens Island wrens led to the eventual extinction of the entire species, and the tragedy is heightened by the fact that Tibbles was not a malicious or malevolent creature, but rather a normal cat behaving according to its instincts. To add insult to injury, Tibbles is not only innocent and ignorant about the effects of her actions; she is also silly, care-free, and wildly unconcerned. This book presents a true story in a subtly comedic light, but the underlying tragedy is still present, emphasizing the unintended consequences of human actions on the environment.
Ultimately, the tale of Tibbles the cat had a silver lining – it brought global awareness to the dangers of introducing non-native animal species to other continents. Beautifully illustrated in a vintage style, with heavy graphic novel elements, this quirky, captivating tale will take readers on an emotional, darkly funny journey of discovery and consequence, all while teaching valuable lessons about the environment and the human impact on it. The book also includes interesting facts about the Stephens Island wren and its discovery.
Tibbles is perfect for children aged 6–9 inclined towards funny stories and deep lessons. Through this unique, engaging, and darkly comedic story, kids will be entertained as they learn about history and conservation, with humor being the sugar that helps the environmentalist medicine go down. Laughing one moment and considering serious issues the next, children will learn about the impact of humans on animal species and the importance of protecting wildlife.
2021 Muriel Award – Best Comics for Children
2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award – The BRAW Amazing Bookshelf
Words About Where
In this illustrated preposition book, kids will learn English spatial prepositions with visual examples and fun games to test their knowledge.
With simple explanations and lots of fun, colorful illustrations, this fully illustrated book uses visual examples to teach children how to use 8 basic prepositions of place in everyday situations:
In front of
Having been introduced to these 8 basic prepositions of place, the child reader then remembers them and learns to use them in everyday life. Each preposition contains a visual aid showing a blue box and a red ball (or multiple balls) located somewhere in relation to (i.e., in, on, under, above, next to, between, behind, in front of) the box. Each preposition takes up a page featuring the visual aid plus a large representative image on the left and four additional examples of the use of the preposition on the right.
For example, UNDER contains 5 fun images with the following text:
Lucy and Eddie are playing under the umbrella.
The bug is under the rock.
The presents are under the tree.
The ball is under the car.
The whale is under the boat.
Through this simple method of repetition, children will learn to commit the prepositions to memory. But this learning process doesn’t have to be boring. In addition to the visual examples, this book also includes a little game at the end (titled: WELCOME TO OUR ROOM. CAN YOU TELL WHERE EVERYTHING IS?) to help reinforce the concepts learned.
Words about Where is ideal for children aged 3–6 who want to master English spatial prepositions – an excellent resource for kids learning English as a second language, as well as for young native speakers looking to improve their understanding of prepositions. Young readers will enjoy spotting and naming the prepositions in the pictures, and will be able to exercise their new knowledge in an exciting and engaging way. With its fun approach and helpful exercises, this book makes prepositions easy and enjoyable to learn.
The Four Seasons
A little story with cute characters explaining the basics of seasons and the weather in an interactive format accompanied by a search-and-find game.
In this engaging story, young readers will learn about the four seasons and the different types of weather that accompany each one. Talia and her beloved pets – Coco the cat and Moon the dog – will take children on a journey through the year, exploring the unique characteristics of each season and how they impact the world around us. Along the way, children will discover interesting facts about the Earth and the sun and why we have seasons.
This book also includes a search-and-find game, adding an extra layer of fun and engagement to the learning experience:
Can you spot?
A purple butterfly
This book is a great addition to any young reader’s collection, offering a fun and engaging way to learn about the seasons and the weather. Ideal for children aged 3–6, it is designed to be both entertaining and educational. With charming illustrations and a playful tone, The Four Seasons is perfect for children who are curious about the world around them and interested in the weather.
With detailed illustrations, this conceptual book provides young readers with a playful, geometric adventure in a fun world of shapes.
Shapes provide space and offer boundaries, allowing kids to let their imagination run wild and watch all the shapes come to life. In this captivating book, children will enter a world of shapes and imagination to learn about geometry. Using the following basic geometric shapes as a foundation…
…children will experience an array of colorful and detailed illustrations that feature various structures and locations, such as:
A representative example is:
The tent looks like a triangle
A triangle in a backpack? That must be a tent! Packed on your back, it travels the world with you. And when you get tired of walking, you just take it off. And there it is . . . A whole home squeezed into a triangle. Small but cozy, you can fit in everything you need! You, your friend, your things, especially your essential map.
The illustrations are packed with interesting details, entertaining situations, and plenty of things to discover. There is even a little search-and-find game throughout the book where children can look for a hidden teddy bear on each spread. Along the way, children will be able to recognize shapes quickly and easily, while having lots of fun doing so. This unique approach to storytelling stimulates children’s imagination while helping them to uncover new levels of perception. Not only will they learn about basic shapes, but they will also improve their visual perception and attention to detail.
With this book, children will recognize shapes quickly and easily and have lots of fun along the way. With its whimsical illustrations, Shapescapes is sure to capture the hearts and minds of young readers aged 3–6, making this an ideal book for any child who loves to learn and have fun at the same time. The illustrations are enchanting and will keep children engaged for hours.
What Should I Wear Now?
A funny little book for funny little fashionistas about choosing the right clothes and accessories for different events and occasions.
Thirteen silly characters have gotten their clothes and equipment all mixed up for various events and occasions, causing them all sorts of trouble. Young readers are encouraged to pick out the correct clothing and equipment for each occasion, making for a fun, zany, and interactive experience. To save the day, kids will help the following characters in crazy outfits find the proper attire:
People dressed in regal period costumes to go to the theater
A woman wearing a wedding dress while playing tennis
A couple in snorkeling gear attending a wedding
A couple dressed like rodeo cowboys at a fancy restaurant
An office worker in her work clothes attending Carnival
A woman in a fancy ball gown playing soccer
Kids still in their pajamas in the classroom
A guy fully decked out in winter gear lying in bed
A girl in a tennis outfit on a dirty farm
A painter covered in paint and hiking in the rain
A woman in a fancy dress figure skating
A man dressed as a mermaid while swimming
A man in a nice suit getting his paints everywhere while painting
With these wacky and colorful illustrations depicting funny situations and crazily dressed people, kids will be drawn into various scenes and encouraged to help the zany characters pick the right clothing and accessories for each event. Along the way, they will learn about appropriate attire for different occasions. Silly questions such as, "Is it okay to go to school in pajamas?" and "What is it like to play soccer in slippers?" are explored, adding a fun and lightly educational aspect to the book, which offers an interactive experience that encourages creativity and problem-solving.
This book is perfect for young readers aged 3–5 who enjoy funny situations and are interested in fashion, clothing, and what we wear in different circumstances. Equally suitable for a parent looking for a fun activity to share with their child or a teacher seeking a unique way to teach about professions, this book offers an opportunity for children to learn about different types of clothing, accessories, and events while also improving their decision-making skills. The colorful and engaging illustrations will captivate children immediately, making this book a great addition to any young reader’s collection.
Shapes, Shapes Everywhere
An original concept where geometry is explained on real life situations showing the practical usage of shapes in our everyday lives.
Geometry is usually considered a demanding, boring or even a scary subject. But shapes are all around us and we use them constantly without even realizing it. Various usage of shapes in different environments is presented in 17 chapters and the book ends with a double-spread where kids can try out their newly gained knowledge.
The aim of this book is to show geometry as a fun and useful subject that can be comprehensible and that helps us in many ways on a daily basis.
Numbers, Numbers Everywhere
An original concept where math is explained on real life situations showing the practical usage of numbers in our everyday lives.
Math is usually considered a demanding, boring or even a scary subject. But numbers are all around us and we use them and math constantly without even realizing it. Various usage of numbers in different environments is presented in 17 chapters and the book ends with a double-spread where kids can try out their newly gained knowledge.
The aim of this book is to show math as a fun and useful subject that can be comprehensible and that helps us in many ways on a daily basis.
Where Kids Go to School Around the World
In this book we visit 15 schools in various corners of the world to see how kids learn in different countries or cultures.
Kids go to school all around the world, but the types of schools or the school systems vary from place to place. Would you like to see where kids in Japan or in Himalayas go to school? Would you like to know how a school on a boat works? Or what a school in a rainforest looks like? This book will show you that while some schools are pretty similar to what you know, others can be completely different and surprising.
In each chapter a local kid poses as a guide who introduces us to the type of school or a school system of a certain country or culture. Kids will learn that every nation has its own way of learning and that difference is what makes each culture special.
Our Cat's Day
One day in a life of a little boy and his pet cat is portrayed in this poetic picture book with dreamlike illustrations.
In this book the readers follow the actions of a little boy and his kitten in the course of one day and during this time we discover that there are more similarities between humans and animals than we would think—from sleeping and eating to playing and taking care of yourself. On each spread there is a question asking the readers about the topic concerned on the given page and making the reading experience interactive. Also, there is a little hidden object game throughout the book.
The lovely illustrations by a world-renowned Japanese artist Iku Dekune in combination with text by Czech contemporary poet Radek Maly makes the book Our Cat's Day irresistible.
The Language of Plants
Wood Wide Web: Understand how plants communicate!
Plants—nice but boring? This book will change your mind! Open it and see how they talk without tongue, listen without ears, see without eyes, breathe without lungs, and behave intelligently without brain. Recent scientific findings will make you treat the plants with respect and admiration.
Do plants have superpowers we have overlooked? Recent scientific findings have shaken our traditional view of plants. Now we know that plants not only take an interest in the world around them, but they react to it too. Explore with us the depths of the plant soul, and learn how plants converse, help one another, fight together, what they remember, and how plant mail works.
How Kids Play Around the World
In this book we visit 15 different countries or continents to find out what games and fun activities the local kids like to entertain themselves with.
Children like to play above all else, either alone or with friends. But how and what they play varies from place to place. Would you like to know about games played in Africa, New Zealand, South America, or Vietnam? This book will show you that some games are pretty much the same wherever you go, while others are completely different and unfamiliar.
In each chapter a local kid poses as a guide who introduces us to the typical and most popular games and plays of certain country or culture. Kids will learn that every nation likes to have fun in their own way and that difference is what makes each culture special.
The Big Book of Jobs
This fully illustrated career guide helps kids find out what their future profession might be based on their hobbies. Let them find their dream job!
After answering questions provided on the content page that offers a variety of different interests, kids can skip to pages with the most suitable jobs for them. For example: if a kid loves drawing and making things, they can become a painter, of course, but also a tattoo artist, a make-up artist, a restorer, or even a scenographer! Is the kid interested in animals? Then a veterinarian is not the only option. What about a wildlife photographer, a zookeeper, an animal trainer for people with disabilities, or a wildlife rehabilitator?
Fourteen chapters provide over 150 possibilities on what to do from classic well-known jobs to the most recent and modern professions.
The Origins of Sports
This beautifully illustrated book covers 10 most popular sports and how they developed during the history, including the rules, equipment, and the star players.
From the prehistory until today, this book provides young readers with a comprehensive overview of the most popular sports disciplines. Find out where the idea of a goal came from, and what the origin of the ball is. How did the first tennis racket look like? And did you know that hockey was played in Ancient Egypt? A lot of new information as well as fun facts from the world of sports is awaiting you on these pages.
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How Plants Talk
This cute little book with flaps tells a story of a group of plants that are being moved to a new flower shop.
In this brightly illustrated book the basics of plant communication are being introduced to little kids using a simple narrative. As the story goes, kids will learn how plants communicate without words, what they do when they are under stress, how they defend themselves when in danger, and also how they help each other. By opening a window on each double-page spread, the kids will find out what the plants are talking about.
Kids of very young age will learn that people and animals are not the only ones capable of interactions, and that plants, trees, and fungi all around us can communicate in their own way as well.
Means of Transport That Almost Changed the World
Realistic illustrations accompany the stories behind various more or less peculiar vehicles that were invented but in the end, they did not make the cut.
We all travel sometimes—by car, by public transport, or by plane. But there are some means of transport that we will never be able to use. Let’s open this book and learn how come we don’t travel in flying cars, why trains don’t ride on a single rail, or why there are no life-size remote control cars.
You’re about to be flooded with infamous ideas, prototypes, and crazy attempts at coming up with something new over the course of the last century. The means of transport presented in this book may have not led to a technological revolution but did help us progress. After all, people learn from their mistakes.
An encyclopedia of vertebrates that comprises of the most interesting and fascinating facts from the animal world combined with a fresh and modern look.
Vertebrates are one of the largest animal groups and it includes cartilaginous fish, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. What do they have in common? What is typical for their body? Are you shaking your head in confusion, telling yourself that you don't know? Shaking your head is a sign that you are a vertebrate. Because backbone and cranium are typical for them. Did you know that African ostriches run at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour, which is the average speed of a car? Or that kiwi birds stopped flying because they had no natural enemies? Dive into the animal world and find out more.
This book provides readers with information about the vertebrate family in a readable and comprehensible way, while staying scientifically accurate.
Grandad's Pink Trousers
A picture book telling a story of a grandpa wearing pink trousers. Why is he doing that? Is he crazy? Or a hero? Sometimes quiet heroism can be more effective than a thousand grand gestures. The grandfather of our story isn’t like other grandparents. He wears pink trousers! And that’s not all that’s strange about him. People say that he’s a strange old codger altogether. Some even think that he’s grumpy. But as his grandson grows up, he comes to understand why Grandad does strange things like refusing to give up his silly trousers. The child reader of this thought-provoking story will learn that quiet heroism can be more effective than a thousand grand gestures.
Opposites – Opuestos
What is hard and what is soft? What is curved and what is straight? What is safe and what is dangerous? Learn these and many other opposites in English and Spanish in the bilingualtitle Opposites-Opuestos.
Can you name something fragile, something fast, and
something loud? And do you know what opposites are? The world around us is
filled with them! When you look closely at things, you will learn that they can
be cold, light, pointed, or even stinky. Each of these things has an
opposite—something hot, heavy, rounded, or fragrant. And there is much, much
more to discover in this book!
My Cup of Art
pop-up book by artist Katerina Karolik is about a seemingly ordinary object—the
tea or coffee cup. Seen through an artist‘s eyes, however, everyday items can take
on new and unexpected forms.
If you are curious about what a cup by Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Piet
Mondrian or Kazimir Malevich might look like, read on! You are sure to enjoy
this playful and imaginative book about an item found on every kitchen table
that still has the power to surprise.
Patti at the Music Shop
Vibrant colors of tones and rhythms. A career starter for all musicians dreaming to become Carol Kaye. This picture book tells the charming story of little Patti, who dreams of being a bass guitarist.
Some children like to visit toy shops, others prefer candy shops, and there are some who like going to parks. But a little girl named Patti loves to visit music shops. One very special day, her dad took her to the greatest music shop in town . . .
Encyclopedia of Ordinary Living
A sequel to Encyclopedia of Ordinary Things, which appeared in Wall Street Journal review.
We live in our houses, cook in our kitchens, relax in our living rooms. But how did people live before the invention of the bathroom? What was the bedroom like in ancient times? Did our ancestors use wallpaper? How was prehistoric laundry done, and when did people first cook on a real stove? Inquisitive readers large and small will find reliable answers to these questions and many more in this very book, so pull back the curtain on the history of the ordinary house and the things inside it.
A picture book with a cute teddy bear in the main role showing us that sometimes the truth is hidden deep down and you need to be patient to get it revealed.
"How lovely it is!" rejoiced the bear, on discovering a strange plant in his garden. Every day he watered it and shielded it from the sun with a parasol, and he never forgot to say "Good night" to it before bedtime. But the plant didn’t react. "Why won’t you bloom?" brooded the little gardener. But little did he know what was going on underground!
Bella and the Lost Ball
One lost ball. And so many adjectives to describe it . . .
Wanted: a beautiful ball. What does it look like? How many adjectives will Bella need to describe her ball, so that her friends can visualize it properly and help her find it? And will she even succeed?
The sun is lovely and warm, so Bella runs outside to play with her ball. But where has it rolled to? With the help of a butterfly, Mitzi the cat, Ally the dog and an inquisitive bunny hopping around the garden, will Bella be able to find it?
Healthy as a Dragon!
Fearless princess and a whining dragon? What sort of a fairy tale is this? Not a fairy tale at all! A fully illustrated self-care guide for kids.
“Ow! Ow! That hurts!” Just listen to that wailing. A little Dragon from a cave has a toothache—and no idea that a headstrong little Princess is about to take him in hand. Now, now, little Dragon, that’s enough of that! Take this toothbrush and toothpaste and our lesson can begin. The next thing we know, the weeping, messy little Dragon will be a friend for all seasons! Thanks to the Princess, he will learn the right way to wash his hands and brush his teeth, and a little about keeping things clean and tidy. He will eat green vegetables and exchange his boredom for sports.
Would you like to join the Dragon in learning about a healthy lifestyle? You would? Well then let the little Princess show you how it’s done.
World of Extreme Adventures
„To everyone who can see the world as a big adventure.“ Planet Earth is a place of extreme temperatures, poisonous creatures, impassable vegetation, mysterious caves, bottomless abysses, and loads more complications . . . If this doesn’t make you close your eyes in fear, but instead makes you dream of a total adventure, open up this book and allow this group of four brave children, with cameras, lenses, and diaries in hand, to invite you on fascinating travels at the limits of human possibility. You will get to know places that ordinary tourists never reach and also learn how to photograph and record your own adventures best. Freezing cold, unbearable heat, cage diving, bungee jumping, forest fire, kayaking with whales, archaeological excavations, motorcycle rally, astronomical observation, sandboarding . . . No, this is not an action movie, this is an illustrated diary and guide for all adventure lovers packed with plenty of interesting and useful information on extreme activities as well as tips on how to document everything on camera. Follow a group of four kids on their expedition to 9 extreme places on Earth to discover the local attractions as well as local cuisine (such as fried giant Amazon Ants, snake soup or stinky durian) and learn how to take photos of extremes sports, the night sky, underwater and how to protect your equipment from various weather conditions. This book with very graphic illustrations resembling comic books will captivate the readers from the first page until the last. Includes information about travel preparations and packing checklist.
The Hand Book
Handy hands. What a unique tool! Explore the hand from a range of expected and unexpected aspects.
Did you know that sign language varies from country to country? Have you ever wondered why some of us are left-handed while others are right-handed? Can you imagine how the hand of a sculptor differs from that of a pianist or a bricklayer? Sure you can't applaud with one hand, but there are still many things you can manage with just one hand. Find out in this book with original design and tactile cover.
I Shall Awaken
This young adult mystery horror takes us to a remote borderline village in an intentionally unspecified place and time where people still live by their own rules and still believe in old gods.
Twelve years ago, four children suddenly disappeared without trace. Now during the winter solstice, three of them returned out of nowhere as teenagers with no memory of what happened to them. Astrid, Tom and Sonja have to unite to face the prejudice of the villagers and to find out, what happened to them and where the fourth missing child is—Astrid’s brother Max. Twelve nights after the winter solstice is the most dangerous time of the year as the border between human world and underworld is thin. And the kids—now adults—will discover that the ghosts from their nightmares are real and waiting for them.
Encyclopedia of Birds for Young Readers
Learn how to classify various birds from big-sized illustrations!
We all know that there are many birds up in the sky, but did you know that there is a similarly vast number down here on the ground? The bird kingdom is weird, wonderful, vivid, and fascinating. This encyclopedia will introduce you to over a hundred of the world’s best-known birds, and it will give you a clear idea how birds are classified. You will find an attractive selection of birds of prey, parrots, penguins, songbirds, and aquatic birds from practically every corner of Planet Earth. The magnificent full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text make this book a handy guide that all preschoolers and young children will enjoy.
A flightless bird that wishes to fly into space? Our kiwi bird Karl will show you that you can literally reach the stars, if you are determined and work hard to follow your dreams. Together with him, the readers will learn about rockets, space travel and space itself.
Is space the number one topic you’re interested in? Would you like to learn what breathtaking objects and man-made machines are flying around out there? Would you like to become an astronaut and see everything with your own eyes? Karl the kiwi bird is interested in just that. His biggest dream is to visit space as an astronaut. Together you’ll learn many interesting things about all kinds of spacecraft. You’ll meet the most famous types and also catch a glimpse of what goes on before you even get to go to space—astronaut training and liftoff included! Join Karl in his spacecraft, get to know the solar system, and even more! Who knows what is hiding beyond our galaxy . . .
Amazing Plants of the World
41 plants that will literally take your breath away. Or even eat you!
There are many books about Plants. This title does not show the best known, but the most weird and phantastic ones.
Welcome to this botanical garden, where human feet have not trodden for many years. Actually, one has-or rather a pair of them have. They belong to a passionate botanist who spends all his time in the company of flowers. He does not seem interested in people, as he feels himself to be a plant rather than a member of the species homo sapiens. He may seem strange-or even scary, like anything unknown-but rest assured that he is completely harmless just like his plants are . . . unless you’re a fly or a beetle, which his carnivorous plants love to eat, that is. No worries, those meat lovers might possibly snatch at your snack if you have a ham sandwich or a sausage in your bag, but that’s all. Though some of the plants from this forgotten botanical garden look predatory at first sight, even spooky, they are still just plants that can never catch you. Enough talking, though! Keep your hats on as our tour of the botanical garden begins . . .
Means of Transport That Changed The World
We start our journey on boats and we end up in the space. A history of transport told by terrific illustrations.
Travel back with us as we explore the world‘s most important milestones in the development of travel and transportation. From little-noticed ideas that launched a technological revolution, through expeditions that reached for the stars, to tragedies that ended vast projects once and for all. As this book will show, every ending stands at the beginning of something new. Take a ride with us on the fastest, greatest, most awesome, most controversial machines that moved humanity forward.
Atlas of Cats
How many cat breeds are there? Let's find out! This book belongs to all cat lovers!
Did you know that some cats don't have five fingers, but six? We're not pulling your whiskers—it's true! Whether you have your own pet at home or whether you just like these adorable little rascals—read our illustrated cat atlas, which will introduce you to the most interesting, lazy, cuddly, and wild cat breeds in the world, from the common European tabby to the silky-haired Persian cat and the unusual Lykoi. And don't worry, that one over there isn’t a tiny werewolf—it just looks like one. And if you enjoy bedtime stories, don't forget to cuddle up in bed and immerse yourself in the Meow News, a newspaper that comes with the atlas. It contains many stories, interviews, and news from around the world of renowned feline celebrities, as well as lesser-known cat heroes and heroines.
Parts of a Whole
Did you know that you can find 76 objects just in one doll's house? Find out how many things you need to compose one different thing.
You may be surprised to learn how many individual parts make up the things around us. Do you know all the things that go into alphabet soup, a sandpit, or a clock? Can you imagine how lovely all the parts look when sorted and arranged side by side? You can’t? Well then come with us and let an inquisitive cat named Ada show you what makes up lots of ordinary and special things and places.
Encyclopedia of Animals for Young Readers
Learn how to classify various animals from big-sized illustrations!
Vast numbers of animals live here on Earth, from tiny insects to large mammals. The animal world is varied and quite interesting. This encyclopedia will introduce you to several hundreds of the best known and most interesting animals on the whole planet, and to top it off , it will help you put each one of them into the right group. This book will show you an attractive selection of mammals, rodents, ungulates, primates, predators, cetaceans, birds, fish, cartilaginous fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and other animal groups that can be found all over Earth. Beautiful illustrations and simple texts make this book indispensable for all children.
Encyclopedia of Plants, Fungi, and Lichens for Young Readers
Learn how to classify various plants from big-sized illustrations!
This planet of ours is teeming with vast numbers of plants, from small flowers to giant trees. And there are fungi and lichens too. With this encyclopedia, you will get to know a few hundred of the best known and most interesting plants from all over the world. What’s more, this book will show you groups in which plants, fungi, and lichens can be classified. It will introduce you to mysterious lichens, edible and inedible mushrooms (as well as poisonous ones), and flowering and non-flowering plants. You will also learn about trees, bushes, and herbs from all corners of the globe.
With its magnificent full-color illustrations and simple explanations, this book is not only useful; it is an essential learning companion for young readers.
What Things Come From Nature?
Look under the flaps and find out what does nature give us. Have you ever wondered, how long does a tree grow before it becomes the chair you’re now sitting on? Or how did cow’s milk turn into the ice cream that cools you off in summer? Explore the origin of things we use in everyday life.
Have you ever wondered how many of the things around us come from nature? There are so many things, including wooden furniture, metal utensils, beeswax, and bread. We rarely—if ever—think about how diffi cult all this was to make. How long did a tree grow before it became the chair you’re now sitting on? How did a cow’s milk turn into the ice cream that cools you off in summertime? This book will show you which materials go into making the stuff we use in our everyday lives. Look beneath the fl aps and fi nd out what we’re sourcing from the natural world around us.
What Goes Inside?
Tetris challenge accepted! Find out what goes inside a fridge, a school gym, or a music band van!
There are so many things around us that we cannot see inside. All those cabinets, suitcases, and closed doors—be they small, big, mysterious, or even quite plain, they make you wonder what’s inside them. Food goes inside a fridge. Laundry goes inside a washing machine. That’s obvious, right? But what about a fire truck? Not to mention a garden shed or a henhouse? What goes inside them? Join Bruno the curious dog and let’s find everything out together. You’ll have loads of fun!
Humans and Animals
Enter a world where we shine a light on the similarities between ourselves and other living beings. Like us, many animals learn and can use tools. They experience emotions, have friends and show their love for one another.
They can construct majestic buildings that provide shelter for many families. They can also communicate with their companions and do all kinds of different jobs. Do you know who we’re talking about? If you guessed humans, you are mistaken. No, in this case we’re talking about termites! Humans have much more in common with them and other creatures than it might seem at first glance. And that’s exactly what this book is about. Enter a world where we shine a light on the similarities between ourselves and other living beings. Like us, many animals learn and can use tools. They experience emotions, have friends, and show their love for one another. Open your mind and your heart, and learn to treat the living creatures around you with the respect and reverence they deserve. They have much to teach us!
Plane or Boat?
What’s roaring and whirring over here? Cars zoom back and forth along the highway, ships roll over the water, and planes fly overhead. There’s so much to hear and see! With this board book, kids will learn to name various modes of transport that move in water and on land. This way, children will learn their first words with us! On every page, there is a little surprise waiting for them: thanks to the cut-outs on every spread, one image transforms into another as the page turns. Combined with thoughtful and lively illustrations, this book is perfect for little ones!
How Do Animals See?
We know what we see. Do we know what they see?
Did you know that most animals do not recognize red colour?
Did you know that a bird that may only seem uninterestingly black to you can be painted in the most beautiful colours for members of its own species?
Have you ever wondered how animals perceive the world around us? Whether they see the same colors we see? Whether the vision of a fish is blurry underwater like ours? Or whether dogs like to watch TV, or cats really can see in the dark? If you have ever wished you could ask the animals themselves, don’t worry, because the book you are holding in your hands holds the answers to these questions and many more.
Big or Small?
Books with a playful mechanism introducing young readers to some basic concepts. Is the house big or small? Is the ball clean or dirty? What’s the difference between old and new? In this board book, kids will learn the basic opposites they meet on an everyday basis! This way, children will learn their first words with us! On every page, there is a little surprise waiting for them: thanks to cut-outs on every spread, one image transforms into another as the page turns. Combined with thoughtful and lively illustrations, this book is perfect for little ones!
Sheep or Cow?
Amusing illustrations metamorphosing into different objects from one page to the next. Lots of animals live on the farm, but it can be difficult for young children to name them all. What about the one with the yellow beak that lays eggs? Is it a hen? Or perhaps a duck? With this board book, kids will learn about the animals that live on the farm. This way, children can learn their first words with us! On every page, there is a little surprise waiting for them: thanks to cut-outs on every spread, one image transforms into another as the page turns. Combined with thoughtful and lively illustrations, this book is perfect for little ones!
Sunny or Cloudy?
What’s the weather like today? Is it hot or cold outside? Or is it windy or rainy? And what if a storm is coming? With the board book Sunny or Cloudy kids will learn to name various types of weather and observe how it affected a curious little fox, a cute rusty guide of this book.
This way, children will learn their first words with us! On every page, there is a little surprise waiting for them: thanks cut-outs on every spread one image transforms into another as the page is turned. Combined with thoughtful and lively illustrations by Veronika Zacharová, this book is perfect for little ones!
Animal Adaptations: Extreme Conditions
Look through the cut-outs and guess who it is! First a game, then plenty of funny and interesting animal facts.
Find out how frogs survive in the desert, how otters have adapted to life in the water, and which bird can fly the highest. What other extreme conditions can animals survive? Thanks to the fun layout with cut-outs, at first only a part of the animal’s body is revealed on the page. Will the young reader be able to tell which animal that tail, that fur, or those legs belong to? All you have to do is open up the page and the animal appears in all its glory, with the child learning why the animal looks the way it does. So let’s get started!
Animal Adaptations: Unique Body Parts
This playful series introduces children to various evolutionary traits that have helped animals adapt to their environment or way of life.
Why does a peacock have such extravagant tail feathers? Why do crocodiles have eyes on the top of their heads? Which animal is a master of camouflage? And who has legs not made for walking? Discover the coolest animal anatomy tricks! Thanks to the fun layout with cut-outs, at first only a part of the animal’s body is revealed on the page. Will the young reader be able to tell which animal that mouth, skin, or eye belongs to? All you have to do is open up the page and the animal appears in all its glory and the child learns why the animal looks the way it does. So let’s get started!
Whose Track Is It?
A story of a lost little fawn. Following a trail of his mom in the soil we can learn a lot about the animals in the forest and their footprints. An exciting exploration with animals hidden under the flaps.
A little fawn gets lost in the forest . . . Anxious and confused, he leaves in search of his mom, following a trail in the soil of the forest. But were these tracks really left by Mother Deer? Maybe someone else went this way. On his expedition, the fawn learns a lot about all kinds of animals. What makes the squirrel such a great climber? What do the tracks of a horned owl look like? Do you know which animal is the quietest when it’s moving? Or how a duck uses its legs to swim? If you help the fawn find his mom, a surprise will await you under every flap. And maybe you will recognize some tracks left in the soil or in the snow on your next walk!
Whose Home Is It?
A funny story about a snail trying to find his perfect home. Come explore this board book—with animals hidden under every flap!
Most animals have a place they call home. But what do you do when you don’t have a clue where that place is? This is exactly what happened to one helpless little snail who decided to find his perfect home. What do you think it will look like? Will anyone take him in? The snail learns what kind of dwellings wasps build for themselves, what it is like for the mole to live underground, and which animals build nests. And he finds that perhaps, while looking for a house, he doesn’t have to look very far. Come join the snail on his adventure and learn about the homes of different animals and what it is like to live in them.
Encyclopedia of Ordinary Things
Who said ordinariness is boring? This book shows ordinary
things, along with their origins and inventors, in a new light. Come explore
They’re all around us. We use them daily, pass them by, and it
never occurs to us to stop and think about where they came from. What, you
ask? The most ordinary things in the world, of course! Shoes, umbrellas, toothbrushes, toothpicks, socks, dolls, and so on and so
forth. How did they come to be? Who invented them, how did they develop and
change over time? If you’d like to know the answer to these questions, to
peek behind the curtain that drapes the most ordinary stuff in mystery, then
definitely read on and learn the story of common things.
Atlas of Endangered Animals
This sequel to Atlas of Extinct Animals maps out the fates of 40 endangered species that are on the brink of extinction due to human actions.
There are many kinds of animals and species that once walked the Earth, but didn’t survive until the present day. And you may be surprised, how many of the existing animals are about to face the same fate. This book is about the most significant creatures that might not see the light of next century. Read about them now, because the next moment, they might belong to the past.
The author Radek Malý encourages people to think about their actions. The ambitiously conceived atlas is accompanied by remarkable fullpage illustrations by Pavel Dvorský, supplemented by scientific illustrations by his wife Pavla Dvorská.
This book provides both a wake-up call and hope. If we behave responsibly toward nature, these species can still be saved.
How Kids Live Around the World
From a skyscraper to a houseboat, kids live in all kinds of places. Peek inside their dwellings across the globe and see their amazing cultures!
Have you ever wondered how kids live in other countries? This book gives you a great opportunity to look inside homes on all continents and discover how different kids’ lives can be. People build their homes for comfort and to suit local conditions. Do you know how children live in Mongolia? Or what life’s like in an icy igloo? How about in a rainforest? Come with us to take a look at homes in all parts of the world, and to make new friends who’ll tell you all about their culture.
Take Me Home - Waters of the World
Bite-sized facts about bodies of water from around the globe, pointing out the animals and plants found in them, as well as the unique features and inner workings of these environments.
Go around the world with us and get to know different types of waters and their inhabitants as well as plant. Our animal friends will join you on this journey. They’re having the adventure of a lifetime: they want to get to the home they belong to. But what if they don’t know where their home is? Luckily, they have Annie. She’ll accompany them on their journey to see and discover various waters—from polar waters to the Amazon river—to find which one is the right one for each of them. And what happens after they reach their final destination? We’ll sure the animals will love to tell you. Join us on our journey along which you’ll learn many new things!
Learning about the Garden with Sleeping Beauty
Roses were very dangerous for Sleeping Beauty—that everybody knows. But do you know other flower beauties from her garden as well? This combination of encyclopedia and fairy tale will help you!
Far, far away after crossing nine mountains and nine rivers lived a charming princess Sleeping Beauty and her great passion was gardening and taking great care of all plants that surrounded her palace. The princess was cursed when she pricked her finger on a thorn one day. She fell fast asleep, and the entire garden became shrouded in brier roses, hawthorn, and weeds. How will the charming princess save her garden? Discover the princess’s story, and find out about the wonderful world of gardening with this richly illustrated book with seven gatefolds on each spread.
Take Me Home - Forests of the World
Bite-sized facts about forests from around the globe, pointing out the animals and plants found in them, as well as the unique features and inner workings of these environments.
Go around the world with us and get to know different types of forests and its inhabitants as well as plant. Our animal friends will join you on this journey. They’re having the adventure of a lifetime: they want to get to the home they belong to. But what if they don’t know where their home is? Luckily, they have Charlie. He’ll accompany them on their journey to see and discover various forests to find which one is the right one for each of them. And what happens after they reach their final destination? We’ll sure the animals will love to tell you. Join us on our journey along which you’ll learn many new things!
A book about the extraordinary bond between humans and animals, which is everlasting—animals as hard workers, friends, and faithful companions.
They have been with us since time immemorial. Some are close to us, others we treat with great respect. And they help us: dogs as guides, elephants as warriors, cats as gods, cheetahs as hunters, pigeons as postmen, horses as therapists, dolphins as rescuers, pigs as truffle hunters, geese as guards, camels as racers, and cows as carriers. To find out more, open this book, feast your eyes on its pictures and read the stories about how wild animals became helpers and true friends of humans.
Observing the Plants of the Forest with Hansel and Gretel
Get to know the plants of the forest with Hansel and Gretel on their exciting way to the gingerbread house and back in this mix of encyclopedia and fairy tale!
Not far from a deep forest there lived mom, dad and their two children—little boy Hansel and little girl Gretel. And because Hansel and Gretel had always been little fidgets, it was no wonder that one day they got lost deep in the woods and while trying to find their way home they came upon a witch’s house made of gingerbread! What plants did they see during their wandering in and out of the forest and how did it turn out? You can read the whole story and also get really interesting information about the forests, fields, and meadows in this richly illustrated book with seven gatefolds on each spread.
Amazing Animals of the World
Welcome to our crazy circus! A unique survey of the most weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the land and waters of our planet.
Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, roll up, roll up! You will hear things you have never heard before, and you will see things you have never before seen, like a frog with a handsome moustache, a butterfly that looks like a bird, a fish with its own light, or a three-eyed lizard. Allow our book to present to you all these and many more marvelous creatures, large and small, from all over the world. Take a seat, make yourself comfortable, turn the page, draw aside the curtain, and let the show begin!
Atlas of Dogs
A unique collection of over 200 breeds of dogs, with fun facts and witty illustrations, accompanied by heroic stories from the exclusive Dogs’ Post Daily newspaper!
Paw on the heart that you can‘t guess how many dog species there are in the world. In our well-arranged atlas, you can find them all, from the smallest Chihuahua to the hairiest Komondor. Learn basic information about their natures and find your dream dog. Each breed is playfully introduced, and you will have the opportunity to find out which dogs are among the bravest and most devoted, who is the biggest barker, or who snores loudly when dreaming of a juicy bone. Use our dog to human years converter to discover how old your dog actually is. And, last but not least, if you like bedtime stories, read the Dogs’ Post Daily—a spectacular dog newspaper with a lot of stories, interviews, and reports from the lives of famous dog heroes and heroines!
Observing the Animals of the Forest with Little Red Riding Hood
Get to know the most famous animal inhabitants of the forest. Little Red Riding Hood will guide you through this mix of encyclopedia and fairy tale!
Once upon a time, there was a very curious little girl with a red cap whom everybody called Little Red Riding Hood. You may have heard about her going to the grandmother’s and meeting the wolf on her way there. But only few people know that on her adventurous journey she met also other forest animals like singing birds, a squirrel, deer, ants, and many others. What are these animals and how do they live? You can find out on the pages of this richly illustrated book with seven gatefolds on each spread.
Discovering the Underground with Snow White
There are not only dwarves in the underground. This hidden kingdom is full of interesting animals, things, and phenomena, as this mix of encyclopedia and fairy tale will show you.
Once upon a time there was a Queen who only cared about her looks. She believed she was the most beautiful woman in the world, except for her stepdaughter Snow White. She was more beautiful and the jealous queen could not accept it, so she decided to get rid of Snow White. And what happened to the beautiful princess and her evil stepmother? In addition to the well-known fairy tale there are seven richly illustrated gatefolds where you can also learn about what lies underground, who works there apart from the seven dwarves, and which animals live there. You can also learn about underground structures and other curiosities associated with the realm below the Earth’s surface.
The Stories of Musical Instruments
A comprehensive overview of the origin of the world’s best-known musical instruments, presenting many fascinating facts along the way.
Niccolo the cricket would like to become a musician. But which instrument should he start with? The violin? The guitar? The trumpet? All at once? Well, he does have six limbs, so why not? In any case, Niccolo and his trusty companion Luciano the nightingale travel the world as they learn about musical instruments of all kinds, from simple drums to the most sophisticated church organs. Do you know what didgeridoo, shamisen, or vozembouch are? Would you rather become a member of symphony orchestra or a rock band? Let´s find out! If you are interested in music at least a little, join Niccolo and Luciano and learn the stories of musical instruments along with them.
Childhoods of Famous People
We have all heard of famous people like Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Cleopatra, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and William Shakespeare. But what do we know about their childhoods?
Play a game and guess which celebrity is hidden on each spread. Clues from their childhood will help you to discover them! There are twenty-five celebrities waiting for you to uncover them. Rulers, inventors, scientists, musicians, and many others lead you through their childhoods and show you what life was like back then, what they liked to play with, and what their interests were—but they will keep their names to themselves. Each character gives hints to help you figure out who they are. Then lift the flap and find out whether you guessed correctly.
Colors of Habitats
The sequel to a well-reviewed bestseller that has been translated into fifteen languages, this time focused on bright colors and various habitats.
Every habitat in the wide world has been painted by nature’s unique color palette. The frosty polar landscape glitters with blue-white tones, the jungle dances wildly in the colors of tropical fruits, and the grassy savannah silently hides in beige and khaki. Take a walk with us through the farthest places and discover colors that are connected to them. With our book, you’ll have them right in front of you! Throughout this colorful adventure, you will imagine all sorts of sounds, tastes, and smells. Can you hear the mud bubbling silently right in the middle of the bog? And do you feel the sun warming up every stone in the desert? We had better cool ourselves down in the ocean! And after a walk, whenever you want, you can learn to match colors as harmoniously as nature can.
World Record Animals
Superheroes, record holders, and fascinating facts from the animal kingdom! Welcome to our animal Olympics!
The animal world has almost infinite variety. Many of its creatures have strengths similar to superheroes. The world’s fastest animals can move at the speed of a race car; one small creature has the strength of a trained weightlifter; the world’s strongest animal can lift many times its own weight; and the longest-lived animal survives for several hundred years.
Fastest, slowest, strongest, largest, smallest, longest living, furthest jumping, most dangerous, most beautiful, ugliest, deepest diving—these and many other record holders from the animal kingdom fill this book with unexpected, fascinating facts.