What distinguishes a mandarin orange from a clementine, an iris from a pupil, a tornado from a cyclone, and a bee from a wasp? The difference is in the details! This content-rich illustrated extravaganza distills the distinctions between an impressive collection of pairs—from animals to food to geography and more—offering enlightening trivia, amusing tidbits, and unforgettable facts in a highly browsable format. Young readers can dip in quickly to feed their curiosity, or delve into the details and stay awhile. With a bold, graphic art style and an accessible, smart text, this miscellany collection will enrich probing minds (or is it “brains”?!).
Travel deep into the forest. What elusive and fascinating creatures will you find there? Delicate, colorful and distinctive, Julia Groves’ illustrations introduce us to the animals that live in this precious and endangered habitat. Wildlife fans will be thrilled to encounter all kinds of rainforest creatures from the familiar species to the more obscure.
A middle grade adaptation of Bergreen’s adult title of the same name, about Magellan’s historic voyage around the globe.
Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours.
Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection.
Travel through time and embark on a chronological journey, charting a brief history of the world and its inhabitants. From dinosaurs to DNA and from reed boats to rockets, this book celebrates the landmarks and inventions that have made our planet what it is today and poses the question: where do we go from here?
A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.