Auckland Libraries: Kids nonfiction new titles

Kids nonfiction new titles

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Have a flick through our fascinating collection of new nonfiction books for kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Wild animals, dinosaurs, sea creatures  by Claire Stamper

Wild animals, dinosaurs, sea creatures

Claire Stamper

Graphic novel

"Inside this fun-packed book, young readers can spot all their favourite wild animals, from tigers and elephants to foxes and owls - and even dinosaurs! This colourfully illustrated book is filled with things to search and find, including beautifully...

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The magic school bus explores human evolution  by Joanna Cole

The magic school bus explores human evolution

Joanna Cole

Book

"When Arnold wishes he had more information for his family tree, Ms. Frizzle revs up the Magic School Bus and the class zooms back to prehistoric times. First stop: 3.5 billion years ago! There aren't any people around to ask for directions. Luckily ...

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Peaceful like a panda  by Kira Willey

Peaceful like a panda

Kira Willey

Book

"A collection of mindfulness exercises to help kids calmly and mindfully navigate their day. With sections dedicated to key activities in a child's routine-waking up, traveling, learning, playing, eating, and bedtime-kids can learn techniques for man...

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There's no ham in hamburgers  by Kim Zachman

There's no ham in hamburgers

Kim Zachman

Book

"Why is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza to the invention of chicken fingers, this book has all the ingredients for an entertaining read about the...

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Protest!  by Alice Haworth-Booth

Protest!

Alice Haworth-Booth

Book

"Illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from 1170 BCE to the present day. Protest has changed the planet - from Roman times to today, o...

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Maths lab

Maths lab

Book

"Get hands-on with 27 creative projects and experiments that will turn you into a maths whizz. Explore the exciting world of numbers. Whether you're a maths geek or prefer practical hands-on projects, this book combines creativity with calculations. You...

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Take me home  by Pavla Hanáčková

Take me home

Pavla Hanáčková

Book

"Come around the world with us and get to know the different types of waters and their inhabitants as well as plants. Our animal friends will join you on this journey. They're having the adventure of a lifetime: they want to go home. But what if they...

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Eyes open  by Susan Meiselas

Eyes open

Susan Meiselas

Book

"Twenty-three enticing projects help inspire a process of discovery and new ways of telling stories and animating ideas. Eyes Open features photographs by young people from around the globe, as well as work by professional artists that demonstrates how...

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Where is Claris  by Megan (Fashion illustrator) Hess

Where is Claris

Megan (Fashion illustrator) Hess

Graphic novel

"Claris, the chicest mouse in Paris, is setting off for a fun-filled day in the Big Apple! Can you find Claris and her friends in fabulous New York places such as Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Met?"--Provided by publisher.

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Skygazing  by Anna Claybourne

Skygazing

Anna Claybourne

Book

" With a double cover, one half of the book is focused on the sky during the day, while if you turn the book over the other half focuses on the sky at night. Inside, readers can discover all about airborne wildlife, weird weather, aircraft, stars and...

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It's a numbers game!  by James Buckley

It's a numbers game!

James Buckley

Book

"In soccer, numbers are everywhere! So lace up your cleats and get ready to be wowed by all the stats, digits, and dimensions you'll need to become the cleverest kicker out there!"--Publisher's description.

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She shoots, she scores!  by Catriona Clarke

She shoots, she scores!

Catriona Clarke

Book

"She Shoots, She Scores! tells the empowering story of how women's football has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Written by acclaimed YA novelist Catriona Clarke and with a foreword by England captain Steph Houghton, it is sure to...

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At the zoo  by Gareth Lucas

At the zoo

Gareth Lucas

Graphic novel

"Densely packed with vibrantly coloured zoo animals that fill each page. Each array of animals is full of things to find, similarities to spot, differences to detect, and lots of other delightful details to talk about. Whilst scouring the pages, young...

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Kids vs. plastic  by Julie (Children's author) Beer

Kids vs. plastic

Julie (Children's author) Beer

Book

"A fact-filled guide to the role plastic plays in environmental pollution draws on illuminating interviews with leading researchers and National Geographic experts to outline simple, tangible ways that everyday kids can make informed choices and reduce...

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Brain candy 2  by Kelly Hargrave

Brain candy 2

Kelly Hargrave

Book

"Unwrap even more tantilizing tidbits about all kinds of topics to boost your brainpower in the second yummy little fact book. So you know that the speed of light is fast: 229,792,458 miles per second. But what does that really mean? It means that at...

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巴黎圣母院  by David Hawcock

巴黎圣母院

David Hawcock

Book

本书是一本立体书,介绍了巴黎圣母院这座著名的哥特式教堂从建造至今的历史,建筑的魅力和艺术性,所经历的重大历史事件和它所扮演的重要文化角色.

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大洋洲与极地  by 黄宇

大洋洲与极地

黄宇

Book

本书介绍了澳大利亚,新西兰,斐济,巴布亚新几内亚,南极洲,北极的地理风光及民俗文化.

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LOOK!各種角度看名畫  by Gillian Wolfe

LOOK!各種角度看名畫

Gillian Wolfe

Book

Introduces some great paintings and encourages children to use their eyes to see paintings in a variety of ways.

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DNA  by Nicola Davies

DNA

Nicola Davies

Book

An introduction to genetic code combines simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations to explain how biological life grows and changes and how DNA combines to make humans both unique and connected to all life on the planet.

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金瓜石  by 施政廷

金瓜石

施政廷

Book

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創生 = Creation  by Bhajju Shyam

創生 = Creation

Bhajju Shyam

Book

On the beliefs of Gond life as narrated by the illustrator.

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The times machine!  by Danica McKellar

The times machine!

Danica McKellar

Book

"Unleash the magic of math with Danica McKellar, her friends Mr. Mouse and Ms. Squirrel, and the exciting contraption the Times Machine!"--Publisher's description.

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Pet records  by Julie (Children's author) Beer

Pet records

Julie (Children's author) Beer

Book

"Pets are more than just our animal besties. They're totally extreme! From the largest to the smallest, the biggest braniacs to the most awesome athletes, discover the amazing talents of all kinds of animals, including dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, re...

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The Orvis kids' guide to beginning fly fishing  by Tyler Befus

The Orvis kids' guide to beginning fly fishing

Tyler Befus

Book

"Tyler Befus has grown up fly fishing and in his twenty-three years of experience has gained many tips and trick to help young anglers begin their fly-fishing adventure. In this guide, Tyler shows that fly fishing is easy to learn for anglers of any age!...

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The Skulduggery Pleasant grimoire  by Derek Landy

The Skulduggery Pleasant grimoire

Derek Landy

Book

"An unmissable paraquel to the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire is at once a thrilling recap of the books so far, a reference guide to characters, and a treasure-trove of bonus content. As the...

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Awesome art Indonesia  by Yvonne Yanmei Low

Awesome art Indonesia

Yvonne Yanmei Low

Book

"Jump into the awesome world of art! Traverse through the amazing archipelago of Indonesia with 10 captivating works of art. This journey is a deep-dive into art history, from paintings inspired by the ancient epics to innovative performances that get...

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Chance  by Uri Shulevitz

Chance

Uri Shulevitz

Book

"From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story. With backlist sales of over 2.3 million copies, Uri Shulevitz, one of Farrar, Straus and Grioux’s most...

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Star signs  by Sara Stanford

Star signs

Sara Stanford

Book

"Take the ultimate personality test to reveal hidden truths about your unique self - it's written in the stars! Discover key facts about each astrological sign, including constellations, birth stones, elements, ruling planets, as well as more in-dept...

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Fetch!  by Aubre Andrus

Fetch!

Aubre Andrus

Book

"Whether you brought home a puppy who needs to learn how to walk on a leash or you're trying to teach an old dog some new tricks, this guide covers it all, including more than 40 different training activities. With tips from veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman,...

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Little kids first big book of reptiles and amphibians  by Catherine D. Hughes

Little kids first big book of reptiles and amphibians

Catherine D. Hughes

Book

"Get ready to meet a variety of awesome animals, from frilled lizards to giant tortoises to goliath frogs. This reference book for the younger set answers questions that range from "What is the biggest reptile in the world?" to "How can a boa constrictor...

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Pounce!  by Tracey West

Pounce!

Tracey West

Book

"Guide to training a cat for kids, based on scientific information about felines"--Publisher's description.

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Animal showdown. Round three  by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Animal showdown. Round three

Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Book

"Get ready to sink your teeth into more epic animal matchups in this exciting sequel to Animal Smackdown, where even more awesome creature contenders go head-to-head to see who reigns supreme! A great white shark vs. a saltwater crocodile battling it...

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Out of the blue  by Elizabeth Shreeve

Out of the blue

Elizabeth Shreeve

Book

"Clear and inviting nonfiction prose, vetted by scientists--together with lively illustrations and a time line--narrate how life on Earth emerged "out of the blue." Learn how and why creatures began to emerge from the deep--from the Cambrian Explosion...

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My first book of sea creatures  by Zoë Ingram

My first book of sea creatures

Zoë Ingram

Book

"Illustrated in a bright, contemporary style, this modern guide to twenty of the most interesting marine animals from all around the world is packed with information and fun facts – everything you need to know to help you learn about and identify our...

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Look inside football  by Rob Lloyd Jones

Look inside football

Rob Lloyd Jones

Book

"This fun-filled book celebrates the world's most popular sport played by women, men, boys and girls all over the world. Learn about the history of the game, how footballs are made, and how YOU can become a top professional player. Find out how your local...

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King Tutankhamun tells all!  by Chris Naunton

King Tutankhamun tells all!

Chris Naunton

Book

"An entertaining new illustrated book for young readers that brings King Tut back to life so he can share his own version of history. What would happen if the famous people of ancient Egypt were given the opportunity to tell their version of historic...

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Once upon our planet  by Vita Murrow

Once upon our planet

Vita Murrow

Book

"This illustrated treasury brings together a dozen original stories - each set in a different location around the world, from the Arctic to the Amazon - to throw the spotlight on 12 unique environments under pressure from climate change. Master story...

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Me, microbes & I  by Phil Bunting

Me, microbes & I

Phil Bunting

Book

"A fascinating and informative look at microbes inside us, including viruses and bacteria, with fun illustrations and weird facts guaranteed to enthral kids!"--Publisher's description.

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The Great Barrier Reef  by Helen Scales

The Great Barrier Reef

Helen Scales

Book

"In waters where Australia meets the vast Pacific Ocean, grows the world's most famous reef. Schools of fish dart among the colourful corals, octopuses hide in dark corners and sharks patrol the clear waters above. Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef. In...

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Feast your eyes on food  by Laura Gladwin

Feast your eyes on food

Laura Gladwin

Book

"Fall in love with food with this beautiful compendium that celebrates the rich variety of more than 1,000 delicious things to eat. Learn how flour and water were revolutionised as you pore over different pasta and noodle shapes, discover how cheese is...

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The fantastic book of feelings  by Marcia Williams

The fantastic book of feelings

Marcia Williams

Book

"Get to know all your feelings and how to look after them in this positive and practical guide from beloved author-illustrator Marcia Williams. How do you feel today? Whether you're happy, sad or anything in-between, this book is the perfect guide to...

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Earth's aquarium  by Alexander C. Kaufman

Earth's aquarium

Alexander C. Kaufman

Book

"Explore 15 different water worlds and discover the incredible wildlife living there. From seagrass nurseries to the open ocean, from deep-sea vents to tropical coral reefs, from mangroves to coastal estuaries, 15 different habitats - both freshwater...

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A child's introduction to the environment  by Michael Driscoll

A child's introduction to the environment

Michael Driscoll

Book

"This book looks at the wide variety of ecosystems and environmental regions of the Earth, from deserts and forests, to cities and farms, to oceans and ice caps, as well as the atmosphere, weather, energy sources, plants, and animals of each area. Mi...

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A child's introduction to Egyptology  by Heather Alexander

A child's introduction to Egyptology

Heather Alexander

Book

"Get ready to go back in time to discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations -- Ancient Egypt! Packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more, this illustrated introduction to Egyptology is perfect for curious kids ages...

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The deep blue  by Charlotte Guillain

The deep blue

Charlotte Guillain

Book

"Swim through tropical seas and dive into the darkest depths of the ocean to discover Earths diverse and delicate ecosystems. From vibrant coral reefs to mysterious deep-sea trenches, this lyrical picture book takes you on an amazing journey. Immerse...

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Weird, wild & wonderful  by James Carter

Weird, wild & wonderful

James Carter

Book

"Welcome to the weird, wild and wonderful world of James Carter! Expect to hear the moon speak, explore a magic wood and play air guitar. You'll meet wolves, elephants and a dung beetle; you'll get close to a gorilla and sing a lullaby to a woolly mammoth;...

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Stars with flaming tails  by Valerie Bloom

Stars with flaming tails

Valerie Bloom

Book

"Look out for best friends, pancakes, and Grandad singing; discover a river dolphin, a poison dart frog and the most dangerous animal in the world; imagine a talking nose, meet the Zimbats of Zingley Dell and find the colour of your dreams"--Publishe...

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Climate action  by Seymour Simon

Climate action

Seymour Simon

Book

"Everyone is affected by climate change. Reading Climate Action: What Happened and What We Can Do is the perfect introduction not only to the dramatic effects of climate change, but to the solutions. Learn how our behavior and actions have led us to ...

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Pearl Harbor  by Kate Messner

Pearl Harbor

Kate Messner

Book

"A highly-designed and illustrated (including graphic novel panels) overview of the truths and lies about the attack on Pearl Harbor"--Publisher's description.

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Homecoming tales  by Tama Fortner

Homecoming tales

Tama Fortner

Book

"With stories of inspiration and adventure, doggy profiles and fun facts, sweet tales of older dogs' adventures, a full-color photo insert, and plenty of canine kisses, Homecoming Tales is sure to follow your young reader home"--Publisher's descripti...

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Timelines from Black history

Timelines from Black history

Book

"Amazing visual timelines take readers through the people and the issues that have shaped Black history. Erased. Ignored. Hidden. Lost. Underappreciated. No longer. Delve into the unique, inspiring, and world-changing history of Black people. From Fr...

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Origami  by Lisa Miles

Origami

Lisa Miles

Book

"The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and each project ends with a photograph of the finished piece so the reader can see clearly what it should look like"--Publisher's description.

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最美的海洋  by Amandine Thomas

最美的海洋

Amandine Thomas

Book

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我的第一本音樂小百科

我的第一本音樂小百科

Book

Provides introductory knowledge of ballet music, some instruments and their sounds in the ensembles with sound recordings build-in.

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农耕图  by 蒋军晶

农耕图

蒋军晶

Book

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星空和大地藏着那么多秘密  by 参商

星空和大地藏着那么多秘密

参商

Book

我们头顶的天空,藏着许多秘密:白矮星、褐矮星、超新星、比邻星……这些奇怪的名字都是什么意思?除了地球之外,广阔的宇宙中还会有其他生命吗?如果有,它们可能会是什么样子?我们能去寻找和拜访外星生命吗?

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恐龙、蓝菌和更古老的生命  by 史军

恐龙、蓝菌和更古老的生命

史军

Book

在这本书里,来自古生物研究领域的科学家们想和你聊聊那些古老的生命——恐龙,更老的蓝菌,还有我们目前能找到的、最早最早的生命形态。

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跟着节气读唐诗

跟着节气读唐诗

Book

将时下热点节气与唐诗相结合, 以便更好的理解传统文化.

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花花草草和大树, 我有问题想问你  by 史军

花花草草和大树, 我有问题想问你

史军

Book

这本书为小读者带去探究的快乐,也传达了保护植物、保护自然的理念——我们身边很多的“我以为”,其实“原来是这样”! 科学就是这么好玩,还有那么多的“为什么”,等待着你去探索和发现。

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生物饭店  by 临渊

生物饭店

临渊

Book

在这本书里,来自动物研究领域的科学家虚构了一个热热闹闹的生物饭店,讲述了生物们奇特的、难以想象的特殊饮食习惯,以及为什么它们会有这么特别的口味。 科学就是这么好玩,还有那么多的“为什么”,等待着你去探索和发现。

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我们身边的奇妙科学  by 史军

我们身边的奇妙科学

史军

Book

这本视角独特、非常好玩的科普书,献给小学段的、对世界和生活充满好奇心的孩子们。

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动物界的特种工  by 临渊

动物界的特种工

临渊

Book

动物是人类最好的朋友——可是,你真的了解这些朋友吗?它们通过漫长进化获得了非常特别的生存能力,身上还藏着许多科学秘密——动物朋友们身上藏着那么多我们还不知道的秘密,让我们一起去寻找、去惊叹吧!

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马小跳爱科学.

马小跳爱科学.

Book

本书精选了我国各地区的经典历史故事和名胜古迹,沿着时间顺序编写,故事和地理知识均有生动的插图,让孩子抓住历史的发展脉络,同时了解更多地理知识,从“时间+空间”的角度打开认识世界的大门。

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马小跳爱科学.

马小跳爱科学.

Book

本书收集了世界各国流传的神话故事,在每一个故事后边安排了一篇科学知识介绍,用简单易懂的文字,为小朋友解答与神话有关的小知识。书中有丰富精美的插图,可以看到神话故事中的精彩画面,而科学知识的页面上用了清晰的实物图片,让小朋友直观地认识科学。

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马小跳爱科学.

马小跳爱科学.

Book

本书收集了我国不同地区流传的神话故事,在每一个故事后边安排了一篇科学知识介绍,用简单易懂的文字,为小朋友解答与神话有关的小知识。书中有丰富精美的插图,可以看到神话故事中的精彩画面,而科学知识的页面上用了清晰的实物图片,让小朋友直观地认识科学。

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躲在秦朝的成语  by 林汉达

躲在秦朝的成语

林汉达

Book

本书从林汉达通俗历史故事文本中精选了立木南门,围魏救赵,狡兔三窟等20个发生在秦统一六国过程中的成语故事.每个成语故事均配合历史,文化小贴士,成语解释等附加值.

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马小跳爱科学.

马小跳爱科学.

Book

本书精选了世界各地的经典历史故事和名胜古迹,按照历史发展的顺序编写各个篇目,故事和地理知识均有生动的插图,让孩子了解历史的同时,了解更多地理知识,从“时间+空间”的角度打开认识世界的大门。

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哈利·波特电影宝库. by Jody Revenson

哈利·波特电影宝库.

Jody Revenson

Book

揭秘"哈利˙波特"经典文学跃上大银幕震撼全过程,书中有海量(其中有很多十分罕见)电影剧照、概念艺术作品、设计手稿、分镜蓝图、花絮趣闻与电影制作人的独到见解。读者在全面畅游哈利˙波特魔法世界同时,亦可学习电影知识,欣赏美丽艺术图片。

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哈利·波特电影宝库. by Jody Revenson

哈利·波特电影宝库.

Jody Revenson

Book

揭秘"哈利˙波特"经典文学跃上大银幕震撼全过程,书中有海量(其中有很多十分罕见)电影剧照、概念艺术作品、设计手稿、分镜蓝图、花絮趣闻与电影制作人的独到见解。读者在全面畅游哈利˙波特魔法世界同时,亦可学习电影知识,欣赏美丽艺术图片。

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哈利·波特电影宝库. by Jody Revenson

哈利·波特电影宝库.

Jody Revenson

Book

揭秘"哈利˙波特"经典文学跃上大银幕震撼全过程,书中有海量(其中有很多十分罕见)电影剧照、概念艺术作品、设计手稿、分镜蓝图、花絮趣闻与电影制作人的独到见解。读者在全面畅游哈利˙波特魔法世界同时,亦可学习电影知识,欣赏美丽艺术图片。

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哈利·波特电影宝库. by Jody Revenson

哈利·波特电影宝库.

Jody Revenson

Book

揭秘"哈利˙波特"经典文学跃上大银幕震撼全过程,书中有海量(其中有很多十分罕见)电影剧照、概念艺术作品、设计手稿、分镜蓝图、花絮趣闻与电影制作人的独到见解。读者在全面畅游哈利˙波特魔法世界同时,亦可学习电影知识,欣赏美丽艺术图片。

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Rebel animals at risk  by Kimberlie Hamilton

Rebel animals at risk

Kimberlie Hamilton

Book

"Discover secrets, stories, and facts about the world's most at-risk animals! Packed with over 60 real-life courageous creatures, from Diego, the age defying tortoise, to Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language. These...

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