DK's aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. DK maintains a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Reference titles for Elementary students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Children's Illustrated Dictionary
DK's well-loved Children's Illustrated Dictionary, now revised and updated! New photography and added words bring this classic book up to date.
Lucy follows her dream to train to be a professional ballerina, and is selected as one of a handful of students into the Ballet Academy. Through the four years, she gets through the tough and pressured training with the support of teachers and fellow students, performs alongside her idol in The Nutcracker and then faces final challenge of getting into the Ballet High School. The narrative and dialog are fictional, and read like the novels that this age group is just beginning to discover, but the books are filled with nonfiction facts and information about the topic at hand.
Spot the Bug
Spot the Bug contains photographic entries for more than 100 insects and creepy crawlies including the honey bee, carpet beetle, field grasshopper, crab spider, housefly, gypsy moth, and more, concise text identifies the main features and information on what the bugs eat, where the bugs live, and whether they are found alone or in colonies.
How Things Work Encyclopedia
The How Things Work Encyclopedia takes a look at the technology all around us-and then explains how it works. In each themed section of the encyclopedia, inventions are unpacked to show how and why they work the way they do. Readers can lift the hood of a car engine, get inside a TV set, and discover the power of invisible microwaves. Photographs of the inventions and discoveries, with close-ups, cutaways, and diagrams, bring the technology to life so children can really see and understand what's going on inside.
Dinosaur! is the perfect book for children who love dinosaurs, with spectacular pictures and fun facts on every dinosaur from T. rex to Triceratops. Packed with the most realistic dinosaur images ever published in a children's book, this lavishly illustrated, fact-filled dinosaur encyclopedia brings the lost world of Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, and other prehistoric monsters back to life as never seen before.
Fiction and non-fiction titles with audio from DK for early and emerging readers in the classic Eyewitness style.
In this Level 4 DK Reader, meet dastardly pirates from all across the sea, from Captain Blackbeard to Henry Morgan. Learn about the dangerous lives of these swashbuckling villains and find out who got away with murder - and who had to walk the plank.
Learn the courageous story of Pocahontas in this DK Level 2 Reader eBook! Famous for helping maintain peace between the English colonists and Native Americans, this brave Indian woman befriended the settlers at Jamestown, saving the life of their leader, Captain John Smith.
Which animal enjoys breakfast in bed? Which ones eat all the time? Discover how African animals find their food. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 ebooks-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning.
If stormy winds start to twist at incredible speeds, then watch out for some wild weather!
The Secret Life of Trees
Why do trees lose their leaves in winter? How do insects hide on bare branches? Let the trees themselves reveal their many secrets to you. Longer sentences and an expanded vocabulary make this series of 48-page books slightly more challenging: Level 2 is appropriate for children who have started to read but still need help. Information boxes full of background information will stimulate inquisitive minds.
A reference series made up of the Eyewitness titles, which typically include labeled photos, fact boxes, and the often imitated DK style.
From the chemicals Egyptians used to embalm their mummies, to the artefacts buried with bodies to take into the afterlife; let your child learn all about the varied and fascinating ways people have preserved the dead.
Be an eyewitness to Christian life, beliefs and culture around the world. Discover the different ways Christians worship and pray. See how people celebrate Christian festivals, take a look inside a monastery, and find out about the amazing stories in the Bible.
Take a look behind the walls of these fascinating fortresses and learn how they were built to house hundreds of people and animals, how a young boy rose from lowly page to noble knight, and what life was like for the castle residents.
A compelling guide to the exciting world of the emergency rescue services. Dramatic full-color photographs of real incidents, equipment, clothing, and rescue techniques offer insight into the dangerous work of the heroes who risk their lives to save others. See the protective clothing that firefighters wear, the first rescue vehicles, how animals can save people's lives, and what equipment an ambulance carries. Learn how to survive until help arrives, about the work of international aid organizations, how passengers were rescued after the Titanic sank, and how people survive in times of war. Discover how rescuers locate people in collapsed buildings, why radio became essential for rescue services, how mountain rescue teams operate, what happens when a plane crashes, and much, much more.
Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of ecology. Superb color photographs of animals, plants, and ecosystems reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of life around us. See how plants store their food supply, how dung enriches the soil, how biodiversity is measured, the damage caused by acid rain, and a field-digger wasp capturing a fly. Learn how plants create their own food, how and when the world's human population "exploded," and how your backyard provides a small-scale model of life all over the Earth. Discover the links in the seashore food chain, how the buffalo was saved from extinction, why insects such as locusts are subject to population explosion, and much, much more!
Reference titles for MS and HS students with innovative features made famous by DK.
Pocket Genius: Bugs
Whether it's the industrious ant, the breath-taking Monarch butterfly, or the multi-legged centipede, no bug is left unexamined in this visual encyclopedia.
Amazing Space Q&A
Amazing Space Q&A explores the final frontier, from cosmic dust to supergiant stars. Bursting with eye-opening questions and revealing answers, the book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the universe (but were afraid to ask!).
Pocket Genius: Animals
From the tiny firefly to the mighty elephant, in Pocket Genius: Animals discover the lives of nearly 200 animals — what they eat, what eats them, where they live and how big they are.
Pocket Genius: Space
From marvelous galleries of The Big Dipper, Little Dipper and other constellations, to in-depth looks at Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, to the Moons of Jupiter, comets and galaxies-not to mention entries on rockets and spacecraft-this visual encyclopedia opens up the vast and mysterious expanse of space.
With Danger!, readers will tour the adrenaline-filled worlds of animals, nature, space, science, the human body, and more. Discover animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention some of the world's most accident-prone humans and the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. An encyclopedia like no other, this guide will captivate kids of all ages as they explore the dangerously exciting world around them.