The I Wish I Knew That series, from Reader’s Digest, is perfect for kids who love to learn. With fun illustrations and humorous text, these books aim to keep kids entertained while they’re soaking up knowledge. From the series:
Have you ever been excited to find out you knew something the other kids in your class didn’t? Then just think about how you would feel if you knew hundreds of fascinating tidbits-on everything from art, literature, and history to geography, science, and math-from just one quick-and-easy read crammed with fun and cool stuff you shouldn’t have to wait to find out about. With I Wish I Knew That you will speed through science, whiz through history, and take a dip into the classic Greek and Roman myths in no time at all. Inside, learn all about…
• Classic Reads: A guide to classic children’s literature such as Call of The Wild, Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in The Willows, Little Women and Shakespeare.
• How Land is Shaped and Changed: Erosion, Glaciers, Volcanoes and the world’s tallest mountain, largest sea, and longest river.
• Math Stuff: Jump Into Geometry by learning that the three points of a triangle, whose angles always add up to 180º – make measuring more precise.
• Science at a Glance: The Periodic table, which was invented by Dmitri Mendeleyev, and beginners’ Biology
• History Stuff: Early explorers, important wars, all the Presidents and British Kings and Queens as well as the names of the countries and their capital cities.
• Bonus sections include Poet’s Corner, Brief History of Music, The World Of Art and Geological Time, In Brief
Where on Earth will you find a more exciting look at the world around us?
Explore the world’s continents, countries, and capital cities, and marvel at the planet’s most extraordinary physical features—from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans—in a lighthearted mix of text, diagrams, maps, and amusing illustrations that will captivate children and encourage them to keep trekking. Divided into bite-size chunks, this book presents kids with a world of knowledge in the coolest ways possible and includes:
• a whirlwind tour of what planet Earth is made of and its position in the solar system.
• a look at the continents, with a listing of all the countries and their capital cities.
• forest fun facts and “tree-via.”
• a chart of the world’s largest deserts and the venomous animals that live there.
• an exciting journey across the ocean floor.
Filled with hundreds of cool ways to remember the tallest, largest, longest, and most desolate, I Wish I Knew That: Geography is the perfect companion to help kids get a grip on the globe.
Whether it’s facts about dinosaurs or a myth about oceans that they always thought was true, the fun facts in this book are guaranteed to amaze kids and parents alike. From weird animal behavior to ancient civilizations, from mighty dinosaurs to fabulous inventions, kids can discover the remarkable truth or uncover amazing myth busters. First, they can test their knowledge at the beginning of each chapter and then turn the page to find out what is true and what is false.
• True or False: Cockroaches can survive without their heads – True! Since they can survive for many days without food, cockroaches don’t need their heads to keep going. Unlike humans, cockroaches breathe through parts of their body, there is no nose on their heads. It can survive for weeks without one. Talk about a brawny bug!
• True or False: An avalanche can happen if someone yells on a snow-covered mountain – False! In movies and TV shows, avalanches are triggered when someone shouts or fires a gun. In reality, this isn’t powerful enough to start one. Many avalanches are caused when the weight of a person crossing an unstable slope dislodges the snow so it rushes down the mountain, often taking the person with it.
• True or False: The first explorer to reach the South Pole was Robert Falcon Scott – False! In 1912, when Robert Falcon Scott made a grueling trek to the South Pole, he found himself in a race with a team of Norwegians, led by Roald Amundsen. Both men were determined to reach the Pole first. When Scott’s team finally reached their target, to the dismay they found the Norwegians had beaten them to it – by a month! On the return journey, Scott and his team perished from starvation and frostbite.
Whether you’re writing a report or a creative essay, the more you understand about the workings of the English language, the better you’ll do. Write (Or Is That “Right”?) Every Time provides a fun-and-easy way to tackle tenses, sort out spelling slip-ups, put a full stop to punctuation problems, and conquer clauses. The book is divided into bite-size chunks, including:
• Goodness Gracious Grammar: Fun ways to tackle the parts of speech, tenses, conjunctions, and clauses, with rule breakers and amusing examples of bad grammar.
• Spelling Made Simple: Easy techniques to learn the rules—and exceptions—so you can become a spelling wiz (or should that be “whiz”?).
• Punctuation Perfection: Effortless ways to conquer those punctuation dilemmas. From exclamation points, colons, and hyphens to all the commas in between.