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Horrible Histories Annual 2008


Terry Deary - 2007
    

Guinness World Records 2006


Guinness World Records - 1954
    From extreme bodies and medical marvels to food feats, natural wonders, and amazing technological advances, here is the latest, greatest, and most astounding of everything from around the world. Did you know... - An American woman holds the Guinness World Record for the most plastic surgery. Cindy Jackson has spent $99,600 on 47 cosmetic operations, including three face-lifts, two eye lifts, liposuction, lip and cheek implants, knee, waist, and abdomen surgery, and semipermanent makeup. - At 175 years of age, the world's oldest living resident is a giant land tortoise named Harriet, collected by Charles Darwin from the Galapagos Islands in 1835. This Guinness World Record holder currently resides at the Australia Zoo. ...and we're just warming up As always, this edition includes Guinness's spectacular photos, plus an all-new Sports Reference section. Packed with breathtaking spectacles and inspiring accomplishments, Guinness World Records 2006 is more awesome than ever

Elton John


Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara - 2020
    As a child, Elton started playing his grandmother's piano in Harrow, London. He could pick tunes out by ear and was soon attending lessons at the Royal Academy. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper, Elton teamed up with a lyric-writing buddy: Bernie Taupin. The rest was history. Elton's songwriting talent, musical skill, and dazzling outfits have made him one of the all-time greats. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the musician's life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Road Builders


B.G. Hennessy - 1994
    Then you'll see all the trucks up close--cement mixers, bulldozers, dump trucks, graders, pavers--and learn what each one does. And finally, you'll watch a bustling new road come to life!"A splendid introduction to a world that many children find riveting."--Publishers Weekly

I Am: Why Two Little Words Mean So Much


Wayne W. Dyer - 2012
    Wayne W. Dyer, is taken from his latest book for adults, Wishes Fulfilled.I AM teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us. In other words, we are not separate from God-we are God! Knowing that God's love and strength is a part of everyone can help kids grow to meet their greatest potential in life. The book uses a rhyme and illustrations to teach this lesson and help children realize that they are greater than they ever imagined! There is also a special section at the end that teaches the important meaning and way to use the words I am to create love, happiness, and greatness in their own lives and the world

Books! Books! Books! Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library


Mick Manning - 2017
    An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint's coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to tales of lost children, magical creatures, haunted moors, and flying machines, award-winning duo Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom bring to life the extraordinary history of the book through the treasures of one of the greatest libraries in the world: the British Library.

Little Kids First Big Book of How


Jill Esbaum - 2016
    More than 100 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "How do chameleons change color?" "How do refrigerators stay cold?" and "How does my body heal?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.

Timelines of Everything


D.K. Publishing - 2018
    From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of robots and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.More than 120 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need--and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.

Fly Guy Presents: The White House


Tedd Arnold - 2016
    With straightforward text, humorous asides, and kid-friendly, full-bleed photographs throughout, young readers will love learning about the presidents and their famous house. Award-winning author/illustrator Tedd Arnold really brings nonfiction to life for beginning readers! And this book has eye-catching holographic foil on the front cover!

Whitaker's World of Facts


Russell Ash - 2005
    It combines the most up-to-date, 'must have' information on every important subject on earth, with lashings of fact files, world record-breakers and 'top ten' style lists -all lavishly illustrated with full colour photographs. Hugely entertaining and informative, this book is a superb reference title for all the family. Praise for the first edition includes: "Russell Ash is the king of lists, the author of reference books that offer a short cut to pub-quiz stardom." The Independent "A Christmas read to dip into again and again. Essential Stuff." The Sunday Times

Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities


John M. Carrera - 2009
    Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinatinghistorical record and a stunning jewel of a book.

The Complete Language of Flowers: A Definitive and Illustrated History


S. Theresa Dietz - 2020
    Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry. For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers like peonies (bashfulness) and tulips (passion).Coupled with stunning full-color illustrations, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.

Walt's Imagination: The Life of Walt Disney


Doreen Rappaport - 2018
    Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Disneyland, and numerous other creations have inspired generations of children the world over. From his childhood in rural Missouri to his legendary stature as a film and television icon, Walt governed his life with imagination, ingenuity, and scrupulous attention to detail. Faced with both public failures and massive success, he revolutionized the art form of animation, always seeking innovative solutions, cutting edge technology, and new ways of storytelling. Devoted to perfection, Walt was not always easy to work with, but no one can deny his profound talent and impact. Charting Walt's progression from farm boy to actor to artist, animator, director, and entertainment celebrity, Walt's own words are presented and contextualized within Doreen Rappaport's signature compelling prose. Illustrated with vivid authenticity by animator/painter John Pomeroy, this stunning entry in the award-winning Big Words series reveals a man of deep and varied passions with a constantly evolving vision, and a storyteller above all.

A Day in the Life of America


Rick Smolan - 1986
    The best 300 of these photographs, in color and black-and-white, are featured in this sumptuous volume. This project will be the subject of a PBS documentary, a feature article in Newsweek, and a traveling exhibit.

Nuremberg Trials: A History from Beginning to End


Hourly History - 2020