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Chess For Kids

by Mary Ling Michael Basman

Learn the basics, strategies, and gamesmanship in this fascinating guide. Includes an informative section on chess history.

Eye Wonder: Space

by Mary Ling Simon Holland Carole Stott

Open your eyes to a world of discovery. Travel from Earth to the ends of the known universe. Space is a colorful first guide to astronomy packed with facts about space exploration, the solar system, planets, stars, galaxies, and much more. Dramatic, atmospheric photography provides a wealth of visual information. Packed with facts and written in an accessible style, Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. A groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world for children starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books.

See How They Grow: Butterfly

by Mary Ling

See how I grow from a wriggly caterpillar into a graceful butterfly. Watch the animals grow in this series of natural history books for the very young.

See How They Grow: Calf

by Mary Ling

The growth and development of a calf from the moment it is born through its early stages of life.

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