Книги издательства Dorling Kindersley

Optical Illusions 2
Optical Illusions 2
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Explore, interact with, and make your own stunning illusions. Get ready to be amazed by an array of mind-boggling illusions, and even recreate them using the materials in the book. Optical Illusions 2 showcases some of the finest visual puzzles ranging from the classical pattern-based illusions and ambiguous drawings to modern 3D masterpieces. The book includes printed card material and clear step-by-step instructions on how to create some of the worlds most dazzling illusions. Children aged 8+ will love making their own coin-shrinking Ames room or creating a hovering 3D dice. Make your own eye-popping illusions with Optical Illusions 2!

Photography
Photography
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Fully updated and presented in a striking slipcase, this fascinating all-in-one guide introduces you to the art, history, and culture of photography, and shows you how to get the very best from your photographs. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures in photography, from 19th-century pioneers to famous photographers working today. The gallery provides fascinating contrasts between such diverse genres as art photography, reportage, portrait, and wildlife photography. The book then tells the story of photography, from its "garden shed" beginnings to the rise of the "selfie" today. The second half of the book introduces cameras, accessories, and software, explaining what they can do and how to use them, then shows how to take better photographs by mastering the technical aspects of your camera; experimenting with composition, colour and light; and digitally enhancing your photos. Inspirational masterclasses covering all genres of photography - landscape, portraits, wildlife, architecture, art - also provide you with an opportunity to apply your newfound skills in a clear and practical way. The section also gives expert advice on showing your work and how to become a professional photographer yourself.

First Words with a Ladybird
First Words with a Ladybird
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Go on a first words adventure with a friendly ladybird as you follow finger trails and explore exciting, peep-through, cut-out pages in this playful learning book. Bright illustrated scenes feature first word topics that stimulate early learning, with clear labels for each picture and fun rhymes to read aloud. See a teddy, doll, ball, dog, and bricks in the playroom, a tree, cat, butterfly, and flowers in the garden, favourite animals on the farm, a car, bus, plane, and train around town, and more. Preschoolers will soon be pointing to all the things and naming them as they follow the finger trails, look through the peepholes, and join in with the first word game. Five popular preschool early learning topics are covered (things in the garden, toys, food, vehicles, and farm animals) and there are more than 35 first words to learn helping language and early reading development. The finger trails and peep-through pages develop observation and book-handling skills, and encourage fine motor control. With an enticing die-cut cover, charming artwork, and exciting, real-life photos that build knowledge, this colourful toddler first word book is a great way to help your little one learn before starting school. It will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers imaginations as they join in with Little Ladybird and say each word!

My First Day and Night
My First Day and Night
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The ideal first book to introduce the concept of time to toddlers, My First Day and Night is packed with colourful images to help build the foundation of early learning. With colourful, bright pictures illustrating the familar events that structure a childs day and year alongside clear word-labels your little one will discover when it is time to get up, mealtimes, bath time and many more. My First Day and Night keeps early learning simple and fun for your little one. Perfect for encouraging children to build vocabulary and language skills, My First Day and Night helps toddlers grasp early concepts. Read it together and help them turn the pages and learn all about day and night.

DKfindout! Solar System
DKfindout! Solar System
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Part of an award-winning book series for children, this is the ultimate guide to our magnificent solar system and the astronauts who explore it. An entertaining, educational adventure for young readers. Engage the senses through vivid deep-space photography, cutaways and illustrations, quiz questions, and quirky fun facts. Its the perfect book for any kid who cant get enough of outer space! Supporting STEM-based learning, this fact-filled book for kids is perfect for ages 6-9 and contains key curriculum information. Although, age is but a number, dont let our recommendations put you off enjoying this absolute masterpiece of extraordinary astrology! This kids educational book is so much more than just another book about space. It allows children to discover the mysteries of asteroids hurtling through space, comets lighting up the sky, and the biggest star in our glorious solar system, the Sun. It also explores the steps weve taken to study outer space, like launching the International Space Station. Not to mention the exquisite photographs of nearby planets, stars, and astronomical bodies. Find stunning details on each of Earths neighbouring planets, including fascinating facts about their moons, mineral makeup, and more. While its packed with a lot of information, it is presented in a way that can be read in snippets that are appropriate to any level of understanding. You can return to it over and over again to enjoy the majestic realm that is outer space in more detail. Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6-9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favourite STEM- and history-related subjects. Find out Amazing Facts About Our Solar System! What is the weather like on Jupiter? Which planet is the hottest? What are Saturns remarkable rings made of? How long would it take to get to Pluto? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Solar System. This incredible book is packed with surprising facts and amazing pictures that are simply put, out of this world! From comets to craters, this book captures the beauty of our celestial system as best as one can without going into space itself. Explore the world of astronomy and travel our solar system as we know it today: -Explore Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto -Learn about Space rocks, ice giants, and asteroid belts -Adventure through space ages, meet alien hunters and go beyond the solar system! DKfindout! Solar System is one title in the DKfindout! series of educational books for kids, and Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 childrens books series category. Kids around the world are obsessed with this gorgeous collection, so much so that a range of massive DKfindout! posters for bedroom walls are sold separately. Add to your collection and nurture your little ones interest in the world. Other titles include DKfindout! Birds, Castles, Climate Change, Pirates, Coding, Ancient Egypt, Engineering, Reptiles and a whole lot more!

Weather and the Seasons
Weather and the Seasons
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Nature-loving and crafty 3-5 year olds will love finding out all about weather in this charming crafty science book. From sun and snow, to thunder and lightning, children will find out what goes on up in the sky, and why. Theyll discover simple answers to difficult questions - What makes a rainbow? Why do the seasons change? With vibrant photography and playful illustrations, Weather and the Seasons introduces geography in a way thats fun and accessible to early learners. Then they can get creative and explore weather and seasons further with simple hands-on crafts and activities, bringing the information to life. Children will love making an ice sun-catcher and seeing how it melts, or making their own weather vane to check wind direction. Amazing facts combined with fun activities reinforce information while also boosting memory, brain development, and dexterity.

Graphic Design For Everyone
Graphic Design For Everyone
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Use design to transform your ideas into powerful visuals that connect with the right audience, define your brand, or take your project to the next level. Students, entrepreneurs, community groups, social media influencers, bloggers or campaigners: this practical guide is for you, and everyone else who wants to learn how to communicate visually, combining the building blocks of type, photography, illustration, and colour to create designs that inform, influence, and enthral. All the key principles of graphic design are explained via a series of specially created, beautifully streamlined graphics that show, rather than tell, you what you need to know. In addition, detailed how-to demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and inspirational galleries of the best design will help you to achieve your aims, from creating a brand identity or setting the right mood by choosing the best typeface, to organizing the elements of a layout to boost your message and meaning. Ten step-by-step projects help you create your own bespoke designs - for websites, digital newsletters, e-commerce, invitations, posters, sales materials, and more. Theres also plenty of practical advice, including tips on publishing online, dealing with printers, commissioning professionals, and finding free design tools. If youre ready to use the power of design to take your personal project or burgeoning business to the next level, Graphic Design for Everyone is a one-stop resource to becoming an effective, inspirational visual communicator.

The Big Book of Planes
The Big Book of Planes
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Travel through history and reach new heights with this breath-taking childrens reference book, all about jets, planes, and other sensational flying machines. Hop aboard the agile blackbird spy plane as you become a pilot for the secret service, perform loops and flips in the streamlined stunt plane, and compete against the best of the best in the magnificent microlight plane, in this informative childrens reference book. Touch the skies and discover all about the different features of these aerodynamic aircrafts, and what makes them so exciting. With fascinating facts, and beautiful, close-up photography, this childrens book brings these wonderful flying machines to life, and captivates and inspires its young readers. Did you know that some jumbo jets can carry up to 660 passengers? Or that the blades on a chinook helicopter spin at around 225 times per minute? There are thousands and thousands of winged machines in the world, both past and present, so there is plenty to explore in this kids plane book. Whether they are budding pilots, or airplane enthusiasts, this reference book is perfect for young readers with an appetite for information all about planes, jets, and other magnificent machines that defy gravity.

100 First Words
100 First Words
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Platinum winner for both Best Baby Book and Best Activity Book in the LovedByParents Awards 2017. Silver Winner and Consumer Choice Winner in the Best Baby Book in the Mumii Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2017. Bronze Winner for the Best Baby Book in the Junior Design Awards 2017. Help little ones build vocabulary with this baby first words book thats filled with animals, toys, clothes, things that go, bedtime words, and more. Part of a beautiful series of first word board books that are cleverly designed to inform and entertain, 100 First Words is the start of your babys learning adventure - the world is amazing, beautiful, fascinating, and fun! Babys favourite things are labelled on every page, and little ones will love pointing, naming, and talking about everything they see. Theres a lively mix of real world photos and entertaining illustrations - from friendly farm animals and a big red tractor to a funny mouse climbing a ladder to reach the height of a giraffe! The first 100 words have been chosen with the help of a leading educational consultant and cover all the familiar topics babies and toddlers are interested in from My Body, My Clothes, and Food to My Toys, Colours, At the Farm, Wild Animals, and Bath Time. With so much to talk about, learn about, and smile about, this colourful picture book for babies is great for sharing, and makes an attractive newborn baby gift.

100 First Things to Know
100 First Things to Know
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100 carefully curated, useful things that will stimulate your baby or toddlers natural curiosity about the world around them... Help your little one learn important vocabulary and build knowledge with this first word and picture book. Cleverly designed to inform and entertain, 100 First Things to Know takes your little one on an exciting learning adventure. As they point to the pictures and say the words, children can soon recognise colours, shapes, and patterns, count to 10, learn about life cycles, and name weathers and seasons. They will also be introduced to words from the worlds of art, music, maths, and science. Part of an award-winning first word book series that mixes engaging, real-life photos with entertaining illustrations, 100 First Things to Know has big, colourful, toddler-tough pages showing lots of things to talk about, learn about, and smile about! The clear word labels encourage naming and picture-and-word association, building language and reading readiness, and every page is a visual treat, making this beautiful look-and-point board book an attractive baby, toddler, or preschool gift.

Touch and Feel ABC
Touch and Feel ABC
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Learn all about the alphabet with touch and feel textures in this chunky board book Learn your ABC with the twinkly, bumpy, scaly, silky, sandy, sticky and shiny textures in a chunky package that will help your child discover all about the alphabet. A is for apple - but how does it feel? Touch the skin on C (for crocodile) - its bumpy! Let their little hands roam, read it together - theyll learn as they play. These Touch and Feel chunky padded board books will help encourage your childs early learning and language. Perfect for encouraging tiny fingers to explore and great for sensory development.

Art
Art
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Experience the power of art and take a unique guided tour around 2500 of the worlds most influential paintings and sculptures. From cave paintings to modern masterpieces, this absorbing and beautiful art book gives you unparalleled insight into the worlds most iconic artworks. Beautifully presented as a chronological catalogue, this guide helps you discover the most remarkable moments in the history of art. From the Italian Renaissance to the masters of Impressionism. This is an invaluable reference book for any art lover! Get to know over 7000 famous artists through close-up analyses of their masterpieces, from Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso, to Van Gogh and Monet. This reference book will help you understand the artists origin, influences, and techniques. Before diving into the history of art movements, youll be welcomed by an introductory chapter called "Looking at Art". This chapter takes you through art vocabulary, art and understanding the artists vision. The Ultimate Artistic Journey Across Time Truly comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major art movements throughout history, from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the masters of Impressionism. Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf. Journey through the most prominent artistic movements: - Prehistory to 1400CE - 15th and 16th centuries - 17th and 18th centuries - 19th century - Early 20th century - 1945 onwards Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, the book has been edited by British art history expert and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.

Harry Potter
Harry Potter
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Bring a little magic into your life with this brand-new sticker collection featuring more than 1,000 stickers of LEGO Harry Potter minifigures, vehicles, and amazing locations. Journey to Hogwarts with LEGO Harry Potter and all of your favourite minifigure characters, including Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Professor Dumbledore. Jump aboard the LEGO Hogwarts Express, attend magical classes, join in a thrilling Quidditch match, and help defeat evil Lord Voldemort. With all-new LEGO Harry Potter sets to celebrate, LEGO Harry Potter Ultimate Sticker Collection makes the perfect gift for fans of Harry Potter and LEGO bricks alike! HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are (c) & (TM) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR. (s19). (c)2019 The LEGO Group.

The Secret Explorers and the Comet Colli
The Secret Explorers and the Comet Colli
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Blast-off into space in this second adventure with The Secret Explorers, a brand-new fiction series. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission thats out of this world - literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With the clock ticking, its a race against time for the Secret Explorers as they dodge asteroids, complete daring spacewalks, and use all their skills to complete their mission. Packed with fun illustrations and facts about real-life missions to Jupiter, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story, such as how spacesuits work. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about space even more fun! Also available as an audiobook, narrated by actor Alfred Enoch.

Stephen Biestys Incredible Body Cross-Se
Stephen Biestys Incredible Body Cross-Se
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A book that actually takes you inside - and around - the human body to see how it works, with the help of some truly unique illustrations and some very small people! Explore your brain, your bones, and everything in between in incredible cross-section drawings of all the body systems. Inside each one are teams of tiny characters busy at work, and explaining whats going on. Every page is packed with jaw-dropping facts. Did you know that the skin is your largest organ - in an adult its 2 sq m (22 sq ft). Have you ever thought about how heavy the brain is? Well, its about 1.4 kg (3 lb) and is crammed with 100 billion nerve cells that help you think and move. And by the time you turn 75, your heart will have pumped blood around your body 4,000 million times! With the challenge of finding two tiny explorers making their way through the body, learning about anatomy has never been so much fun!