With its up to the moment content and engaging style, this major reference book is an essential resource that helps children relate today's news to the events of the past. Focusing on the who, what, when, where, and how, DK's Children's Encyclopedia of American History is published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution to present a completely unique survey of the story of America. Featuring more than 1,000 stunning photographs, plus maps, charts, and profiles of famous Americans, this book has been painstakingly designed with a cutting edge visual style to pull in even the most reluctant readers.A Main Selection of Children's BookoftheMonth ClubBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2003Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
In this fully revised edition of DK's classic Children's Illustrated Jewish Bible, more than 70 of the greatest stories from the Bible are retold for young readers. All-new text by Jewish authors Laaren Brown and Lenny Hort tells the stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Exodus, the Ten Commandments, Samson, Ruth and Naomi, Solomon, Daniel, and many, many more. Lavish illustrations by Eric Thomas add to the rich experience, while maps plus glowing full-color photographs of places and artifacts help children understand biblical events in historical context. A bonus audio CD, featuring read-alongs of sixteen best-loved stories, is perfect for bedtime or any time.Filled with the spirit of Jewish tradition, The Children's Illustrated Jewish Bible captures the richness and power of the greatest Bible stories while making them accessible to children everywhere.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/19/2007Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Written in conjunction with educators, scholars, and religious advisors, this retelling of favorite Old and New Testament stories retains the original feel and poetry of the Bible while appealing to contemporary young readers. DK's Children's Illustrated Bible features some of the best-known Bible tales, including, the Birth of Jesus, Jacob's Ladder, Noah's Ark, and the Resurrection, written especially for children in a clear, easy-to-understand tone. A "Who's Who in the Bible Stories" section and quotations from the King James Bible, listed by chapter and verse, add even more value to this unique resource.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/2/2004Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
This engaging guide takes children on an international tour of the world's greatest art, from the first daubs of paint in prehistoric caves to today's performance art. It includes all of the important art movements, from Renaissance to Rococo, as well as the great painters from all these eras. However, the approach is to look at art as an international exchange of ideas, not a straight history of western art. The book includes art from all countries, from aboriginal art to totem poles.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/21/2009Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
When a fisherman called Huw falls in love with a selkie half-woman, half-seal she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love. She bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people. A few years later a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, and Ffion and Morlo remember their mother's stories of the glittering cities underwater. Will they be able to find those places, and their mother? This lovely, lyrical story of love and freedom was inspired by Welsh myth and a real deserted village in west Wales.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/24/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
This revised edition of DK's groundbreaking 2003 atlas has been refreshed with beautiful, bright, new maps, a topical introductory section, and an interactive CD. Facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories make this book a global yet personal experience taking the reader on the ultimate round the world journey from Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/16/2011Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Open your eyes to a world of discovery. Enter the extraordinary empire of the creepy-crawly. From dung beetles to dragonflies, meet the neighbors you rarely see -- but are essential to your life. A wealth of facts, combined with dramatic photography, ensures that Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. Eye Wonders is a groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world for children starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2002Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children from 192 countries around the world tell us about their homelands in words and pictures. Children of the World celebrates and teaches through photographs, fun facts, maps, artwork, and poems created by children around the world. With this book, families learn a little of the geography, traditions, and peoples of 192 countries around the globe--including our cultural similarities and differences--ultimately discovering that children everywhere draw, smile, play, and rejoice in their different backgrounds and in their universal friendship. On every page, the lives of children in a different country come to life.More than 18,000 children in more than 300 schools participated in a U.N.-sponsored school visitation program between 2005 and 2009, and each was asked what it means to be a child in his or her own country. Selections from their answers in firsthand reflections--poems, drawings, and paintings--as well as photographic portraits allow families a glimpse into vastly diverse cultures and a chance to have a virtually global group of friends. The proceeds from this book will contribute to implementing U.N. and Art in All of Us programs in classrooms around the world.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/13/2011Pages: 416
Here is the dramatic and moving story of one child's transformation from a normal, middle-class kid from the suburbs to an activist, fighting against child labor on the world stage of international human rights. Making headlines around the globe, Graig Keilburger and his organization, Free the Children, which he founded at the age of twelve, have brought unprecedented attention to the worldwide abuse of children's rights. Free the Childrenis a passionate and astounding story and a moving testament to the power that children and young adults have to change the world, as witnessed through the achievements of one remarkable young man.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/17/1999Pages: 321
The United States and its allies invaded Iraq seven years ago. Today the country is still at war, and no one can claim that true democracy has come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced, and about half of them, unable to flee the country, are now living in remote tent camps without access to schools, health care, or often even food and clean water. In Children of War, a companion title to Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war Iraqi children. She interviews two dozen young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Their frank and harrowing stories reveal inspiring resilience as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they play no part.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
In this book, children follow a day in the life of a Triceratops, as he wanders away from his herd and has an encounter with a deadly Tyrannosaurus rex.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/21/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Historical photographs show what life was like for pioneer and Indian children growing up in the American West during the late nineteenth century.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1990Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This book does something we sometimes take for granted: it methodically teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young children. This is of no small importance because, as we learn from the first chapter of Romans, this Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. It has a color picture for each major point and then has a page at the end with just the pictures as a memory device to help children recall these truths.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2008Pages: 40
Focusing on favorite meals and snacks to inspire young chefs who are ready to learn new skills, the DK Children's Cookbook is loaded with accessible recipes. Children will learn to enjoy preparing food safely as they experiment with new flavors and have fun in the kitchen!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/4/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
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