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  • Item #: 034513
    ISBN: 9780794500078
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    This mini book answers many questions about the world around us and explains the science that we see everyday. Like most Usborne books, it is crammed with practical information and colorful illustrations. It is divided into eight sections: counting and measuring, heat and energy, forces and machines, light and color, sound and hearing, atoms and molecules, electricity and technology, and lists and tables. There are simple experiments throughout the book that can be done using everyday items. Some of the pages have quiz questions to test children's comprehension. (Answers can be found in the back of the book.) The back of the book also includes a few more resources. Short biographies of famous scientists and inventors can be found in alphabetical order, and interesting charts and tables display scientific data. A full glossary and index close out the encyclopedia. This book may be small in size (only 5 1/2" x 7"), but it is a huge source of scientific knowledge. 128 pgs, hc. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 028433
    ISBN: 9780794528430
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    Paperback. 7.5" x 9.75"

  • Item #: 012204
    ISBN: 9780794502157
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    This book is broken down into five main sections, which cover mammals, birds, reptiles, creepy-crawlies, and water life. Children will learn more about familiar animals and discover some fascinating new creatures.

  • Item #: 000980
    ISBN: 9780794535285
    Retail: $39.99
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    This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content). There is a small format version(pb). This large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 002465
    ISBN: 9780794528751
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    Hardcover. 8.75" x 11.25

  • Item #: 040736
    ISBN: 9780140515435
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    This massive all-in-one encyclopedia gets away from all the children's encyclopedias we carry and caters to the older and more academic crowd. While not flashy or colorful, this tome focuses solely on providing concise and accurate information on thousands of entries. Over 27,000 topics are up for discussion within, written by more than 350 specialists in a variety of fields. The entries, while thorough, are intended to be brief, accessible and to-the-point. This would be a handy desk reference for any student (whether in high school or college) or teacher or to grace the shelves of your homeschooling library. Hardcover, 1698 pages. ~ Megan
  • Item #: 056109
    ISBN: 9781465451699
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    A wealth of well-illustrated information at your fingertips – and a safe internet path for adding to that wealth. What more could you want? This children's encyclopedia from one of my favorite publishers, DK, is a delight. From Bees and Wasps to Ecology and Food Webs to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Pirates, there are 380 topical entries and thousands of subentries. One of the things that sets this DK book apart from other children’s encyclopedias is the meaty content and the abundance of photos (as opposed to drawings and illustrations). In short, it’s a great reference choice. Please note; however, that there is a fair amount of evolutionary content. 600 pgs, hc with dust jacket. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 012401
    ISBN: 9780794527846
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    Usborne's Living World Encyclopedia provides a great introduction into the amazing world of nature. The first section of the book covers living things and their environments. This section serves to present general information in the areas of: the history of the Earth, environments, cycles in nature, seasonal changes, and long-term changes. The remaining sections explore animals and plants by environment. Plants typical to the environment are introduced, and the lifestyles of animals (how they find food, attract mates, escape enemies, and adapt to varying habitats and climates) are examined. Environments covered include: seas and oceans, islands, grasslands, forests, deserts, polar regions, mountains, rivers and lakes, and rain forests. Additional sections on people and endangered species are included. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 061058
    ISBN: 9781465414250
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    Children’s encyclopedias are a great way to encourage independent learning. I remember having a book quite similar to this as a child and flipping through it to practice reading or to learn a little bit about a lot of topics. Read a page a day together, use as a general reference or anything else you can think of. Filled with easy-to-read text and lots of colorful photos and graphics. 77 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 016325
    ISBN: 9780756671396
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    How big is the Sahara? Which products are in greatest demand around the world? You just might need a good reference book to come up with the answers to these and many other questions. The First Earth Encyclopedia by DK has the same visual appeal as other DK products and is packed full of information and interesting facts for children from a secular perspective. Every page is laid out in a scrap booking style with photographs and accompanying text. An extension question is printed at the bottom of each evenly numbered page and the answer can be found at the bottom of the odd numbered pages (upside down). A 'Curiosity Quiz' will send you searching through the pages for answers, 'Become an Expert' tells you where to look for additional information within the book, and 'Hands on' activities show you how you can try some things for yourself. You will find these scattered through the color-coded pages of the book. Children will find information on the world's physical geography, our living world (ecosystems), human geography, and maps. A reference section at the back of the book includes a map of the world, photos of unique locations on earth, a view of the earth at night, and a glossary. I'm always a fan of the DK photography, and it has great appeal for even non-reading, younger children - this hardcover, 120+ page book is no exception. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 018008
    ISBN: 9780794523558
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book is obviously an Usborne book; it's overloaded with interesting information and tons of color pictures. But it also has something else: internet links. A great deal of science is packed in the book, with even more available online at the many quality websites chosen by Usborne. More than 1,000 internet links and 180 QR links are included. Perform more than 120 experiments and activities, and see video clips, diagrams, pictures, and other helpful online highlights. Sites allow you to see video clips of animals, hear animal sounds, build your own roller coaster, dissect a virtual frog, relive the story of landing on the moon complete with sounds, images, and slideshows, and so much more. All of science is covered in this book: physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences, astronomy, anatomy, zoology, and Earth conservation. A wonderful resource even for those without online access. This book is available in two sizes (with identical content).The small-format paperback version measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2". The large-format hardcover version measures 8 3/4" W x 11" H. 448 pgs. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 057968
    ISBN: 9781426309489
    Retail: $24.95
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    Stunning photography and original art work take you on a tour of "space… the final frontier." This tour will take you through the facts and fiction of space study.

    This hardcover 190-page resource will take you from the Big Bang, through a tour of our solar system. It will also discuss space travel through the stars and neighboring galaxies, enter into speculation about alien life, and where we might be headed in the future of space study and travel. Along with the visual tour, you will read explanations and facts concerning space objects and interesting conjecture about the space we don't know. 192 pages, hc. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026242
    ISBN: 9780794524692
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    I have always been a fan of the Usborne books, and this one is no exception – you'll not be disappointed with the beautiful photography and the plethora of facts. This encyclopedia is completely focused on earth science and includes chapters on planet earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, weather, plants and animals, shaping the land (soil/weathering/erosion), and rivers and oceans. Scattered throughout the book, along with the information provided, you will find recommended websites where you and your child can find out more. The pages will draw you in, no matter your age, as you learn about our planet Earth. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 028439
    ISBN: 9780794530433
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    Explains many of the fascinating areas of science. Children will explore our earth, space, weather, force, atoms and molecules, friction, magnets, electricity, color and light, the brain and senses, and many other topics of science through interesting text and fun, simple science experiments. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations and awesome pictures to make every inch engaging; not a lot of white space here!

  • Item #: 009558
    ISBN: 9781465424457
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    Your body: have you ever considered the amazing, astounding “machine” that is your human body? Stunningly illustrated, this new resource from DK Publishers provides children with a “Why you are awesome...” perspective, including a look at the unique abilities of the body at higher elevations, in marathon running and while experiencing adrenaline rushes. Also includes human reproduction and developmental phases, DNA and genetics, and cells, as well as the 11 systems of the human body and their “super powers and abilities.” Interesting tidbits include such intriguing facts as marathon running uses as much energy as contained in 12 slices of pizza, or there are 5 million sensory nerve endings in the skin. Many other fascinating pieces of information about our human body are also included as well as an intriguing futuristic look at technology and the human body, possibilities of life in space and genetic engineering. Colorful diagrams, vibrant photography and images, and concise, easy-to-understand text will quickly make this a favorite ‘go-to’ resource for children of all ages. Secular book with evolutionary references. Includes glossary and index. Would make an excellent library resource or coffee table book. HC. 207 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 035055
    ISBN: 9780794511418
    Retail: $19.99
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    Like all other Usborne books you've ever seen, this colorfully detailed encyclopedia is packed with info and ready to be explored. Well laid out on eye-catching pages, the history of the ancient world is detailed from the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia 
(the book first has a few pages about early farmers and towns of 12,000 years ago)
 to the end of the Roman Empire in the early centuries AD. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions illustrate the book as you learn about Egypt, Greece, and other civilizations. The last section is an ancient world fact finder, with a "who's who in the ancient world", a time chart, a glossary, and an index. Web links mentioned in the book are routed through an Usborne site so they can be kept up to date. This small-format version is 7.5" x 9.5" and will complement any history program or be a great read all on its own. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 014569
    ISBN: 9780756619725
    Retail: $21.99
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    Although most Dorling-Kindersley books are known for their gorgeous photography and eye-catching layouts, this encyclopedia is downright amazing. It is packed to the gills with close-up photos of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, with plenty of fascinating details on every one. The first part of the book presents general animal topics, including classification, senses, communication, camouflage, birth and growth, habitats, ecology and much more. The second part of the book, which is the largest portion, presents over 2,000 animal species, organized alphabetically by common name. I love this aspect, as it makes it very easy for children to look up the animals they are familiar with, whether they are dogs or penguins. A variety of species for that general name are presented within, so children can see the diversity that exists within each animal group. Most topics and animals are given a two-page spread which features a mix of general text, captioned full-color photos and illustrations, and often a striking, full-page photo of the animal as well. Fact boxes scattered throughout offer a succinct list of information on animal family, habitat, distribution, food, and approximate size for each group of animals. Although enjoyable purely for browsing, an index and glossary are also included. This "feast for the eyes" could easily capture the attention of your resident animal-lover for hours! 376 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 012203
    ISBN: 9780794502164
    Retail: $9.99
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    Addresses topics such as day and night, the seasons, storms, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, oceans, caves, rainforests, deserts, cities, and much more. An included world map illustrates the different climates around the world.

  • Item #: 012393
    ISBN: 9780794526269
    Retail: $14.99
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    This book is a great way to get your children interested in astronomy, or to feed their already existing curiousity. The topical book is broken up into smaller categories, and information and statistics are provided along with a discussion of each topic. With colorful pictures, diagrams, and charts, this books will capture attention, and then the small and interesting captions and blurbs of information will hold it. See for Yourself boxes throughout give correlating experiments and activities for children to try. However, the most noticeable feature is that the book is internet-linked. While the book can still be used independently because of the good amount of information included, they also provide Internet sites for further education and research. To visit any of the recommended sites, you simply go to the Usborne Quicklinks website and follow the simple instructions you see there. Each topic has several different Internet sites to supply extra details, fun activities, or colorful pictures. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 028440
    ISBN: 9780794530600
    Retail: $9.99
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    Each bold, colorful page holds easy text and plenty of images to uncover each part of the human body. From the way it looks, inside and out, to its place in the body, to its function and how it works, each body part is explained in detail. Simple, fun experiments are spread throughout, as well as Usborne-recommended websites that let children explore the human body further.

  • Item #: 025727
    ISBN: 9780881108330
    Retail: $12.99
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    Usborne's Starting Chess Kid Kit combines their Starting Chess book (above) with a 7 ½" magnetic fold-up chess board and pieces. Now as kids learn how to play chess, they can practice right along with the book!

  • Item #: 012202
    ISBN: 9780794528058
    Retail: $9.99
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    Provides information and statistics on the sky, telescopes, space missions, astronaut training, satellites, the sun, moon, stars, planets, and more. It also lists Internet sites for additional information.

  • Item #: 018005
    ISBN: 9780794528331
    Retail: $19.99
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    This book covers it all, from the dawn of history right up to the year 2000, for all the major civilizations, all the rulers, and all the events in world history. Pages are filled with clear, interesting accounts of historical events, realistic reconstructions of scenes, and tons of incredible photographs. More than 100 charts and maps are included, allowing you to see exactly where events took place. Besides being an intriguing book to read, this is also your link to world history on the web. After reading about a subject, go online; every link leads you to a website where you can read additional information, watch video clips, play games, see photos, and use other unique website features to experience "virtually" all of world history. I was never much for history, but I wish I had this book when I was younger; these websites look really intriguing. For a study of the ancient world you can get virtual tours of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a virtual walking tour of Rome and Athens, learn to speak Ancient Greek, write in hieroglyphics, take interactive tours of museums, explore the Valley of Kings in Egypt and learn about the pharaohs buried there and their tombs through photos and panoramic movies, view profiles of famous Romans and Greeks, explore a clickable Roman marketplace, and loads more. Some sights are interactive, where you can, for example, reenact the Battle of Hastings, and some are treasure troves of information, maps, timelines, and diagrams.

    Note: The first 100 or so pages of the book discuss the "Prehistoric World" (starting 4,550 million years ago with the Big Bang and proceeding to 12,000 years ago when the last ice age came to an end). This section outlines evolution and likely contains objectionable material. However, the rest of the sections (Ancient World, Medieval World, Last 500 Years) are more factual and make up for the first. A colorful, captivating book. 416 pages. Stephanie

  • Item #: 035965
    ISBN: 9780753468135
    Retail: $12.99
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    From oceans to planets (and everything in between), this universe-in-a-book will delight curious readers. This colorful encyclopedia is arranged thematically into ten core subjects: Planet Earth, Space and the Stars, Living World, Animal Life, Body Science, Story of the Past, People and Society, Arts and Entertainment, Science and Technology, and Communication. The information is presented in an exciting, visually appealing way, with over 1000 illustrations and photographs. Short, simple-to-read sections highlight essential topics. Step-by-step sequences and diagrams help students understand structures and processes. For example, in the "Rocks and soil" chapter, clear diagrams demonstrate the Mohs scale (rating minerals from softest to hardest), the rock cycle (formation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks), and soil composition. Other interesting topics covered include: types of seeds, nature classification, human anatomy, the Industrial Revolution, world religions, sports, decorative arts, the Globe Theater…and much more! Color-coded sections, a glossary, and index help students find relevant information quickly. This encyclopedia covers such a wide variety of disciplines that it will come in handy for many a unit study or research project. But your kids will likely enjoy browsing just for fun, too. (Please note: evolutionary content and human reproduction are covered; you may wish to preview before handing to younger students.) 320 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 013953
    ISBN: 9780794527532
    Retail: $14.99
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    Have you ever heard of Zoroastrianism? It is fascinating how many different religious beliefs, (such as Zoroastrianism), reflect Biblical truths. This book is FULL of color and very well laid out, showing beautiful pictures of members of the various religions and religious artifacts. Maps here and there identify in what part of the world the religion is practiced. As it shares about a particular religion, this book often relates a story, parable or saying from that religion. For example, when explaining some of the beliefs of the Pacific Islanders, a Maori saying is quoted: "Feed a man with fish, he will live from day to day. Teach him how to fish, he will live forever." As well as doing a detailed analysis of the main religions and touching on many minor ones throughout the world, this book tries to answer the question "What is religion?" at the beginning and also makes commentaries about religion in society at the end. While stating that they are not trying to promote any particular belief or viewpoint, there is a natural tendency, and I would suggest that theirs is not Christian. This comes through, for example, in the use of BCE and CE in preference to BC and AD and independent references to things over 6,000 years old. A treatment like this of world religions by a non-Christian does smack a wee bit of the scenario between Satan and Eve in the Garden of Eden, "Here are your options: now choose one." While the book does often hit the nail on the head with its descriptions of the different religions, it sometimes misses the boat in its broad sweeping definitions (for example saying that some religions wear headcoverings as a sign of modesty and equality and not mentioning submission). Needless to say you and your students will need to use discernment and turn to Scripture as to whether something is true or not. Some very nice features of this book are the time line and index, and every page directs you to a website to surf for further information. 127 pgs, pb. - Genevieve

  • Item #: 014636
    ISBN: 9780753468142
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    No child's education is complete without access to a comprehensive reference. This encyclopedia is designed with children in mind, as it is both easy-to-use and stimulating. It covers a wide range of topics from ancient history to up-to-the-minute developments in technology; from animal and plant life on Earth to plans for the next millennium in outer space. Key educational areas such as geography, science, religion, and the human body are also covered. All the topics are easy to find as they are listed in alphabetical order. The information is presented in a clear and friendly way that is perfect for experienced or beginning readers. Students will also be drawn in by the illuminating photographs and lavish illustrations that accompany each topic. This book also includes useful web links to encourage further research. Many of the subjects have fact and figure boxes to help bring attention to key dates, events, and statistics; and cross-reference boxes reveal related topics to research. A detailed index, maps, and fact sheets are also provided at the end of the book. This encyclopedia is a perfect resource to aid your child in his schoolwork, or just as a book to browse in their free time. Hc, 192 pgs. ~ elise

  • Item #: 028380
    ISBN: 9781465428431
    Retail: $29.99
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    By David C. King, this reference covers American history from 1000-2002. It features ample photographs, illustrations, charts, and maps to appeal to the visual student as well as the essential information on the topic to make this a useful research tool for assignments. This is not an exhaustive reference, but like other single volume encyclopedias, this book provides a synopsis of each topic as a starting point for further exploration elsewhere. 304 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.09
    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 011250
    ISBN: 9780794533663
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.19

    Exactly the same as the above in content, but less than half the size at 5 5/8" x 7".

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