18 Children's Books for 2018

18 Children's Books for 2018

Make this a year of reading! Check out our picks for the best books to help them learn, create, and grow. Explore some of the children's books we're most looking forward to in 2018.

The Bee Book

The Bee Book is a wonderful introduction to the humble honeybee: nature's hardest worker, and much more than just a provider of honey! Bees are incredibly industrious, brilliant at building, super social, and-most importantly-responsible for a third of every mouthful of food you eat! Find out how bees talk to one another, what it takes to become a queen bee, what the life of a worker bee is like, and more. 

 

 

 

LEGO® City Busy Word Book

LEGO® City is the perfect place for early readers to encounter lots of exciting words for the first time. LEGO® City Busy Word Book has more than 500 words about vehicles, buildings, jobs, and people labeling colorful LEGO® scenes and minifigures to help kids learn the building blocks of language.

 

 

 

 

DK Readers L3: The Story of Civil Rights

Learn all about civil rights-what they are, and why they're important. This book covers the history of civil rights in the US, including slavery and the abolition of slavery, and segregation. It discusses the momentous Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins and protests, to marches and inspirational speeches, to legislation for equality. There's also information about modern-day issues, and how children can use their voices to become activists in their own communities. Perfect for 7-9 year olds starting to read alone.

 

 

 

100 Scientists Who Made History

Full of the true-life stories of scientists and innovators who have shaped our society and how we see the world around us, this book puts major scientific discoveries into context. STEAM concepts come to life, engaging readers of all ages as they learn the life stories of scientists and innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and more.

 

 

 

 

Cooking Step by Step

Perfect for budding young chefs looking to cook with confidence, this book will help make sure all your meals hit the spot. Cooking Step by Step is packed with 50 mouthwatering recipes that are easy to make and tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

DK Workbooks: Computer Coding with JavaScript Workbook

Perfect for beginner coders, this highly visual workbook builds basic programming skills using JavaScript, a key language for coders looking to expand their knowledge and move on from Scratch and Python.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Be a Fashion Designer

Design, style, and accessorize clothes with this fun guide full of practical fashion design ideas for kids. Packed with tips and inspiration, children can enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Illustrations mixed with photography show kids how to do simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. Content supports the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) approach to cross-curricular learning.

 

 

 

Is It Warm Enough for Ice Cream?

A simple and fun introduction to beginner science, covering the themes of weather, temperature, plant life, and the animal kingdom. Winter, spring, summer, and fall are each represented by a vibrant outdoor scene revealing seasonal changes, from ponds freezing over, to baby birds leaving their nests for the first time. And with changes in weather come new things to try: it's windy enough to fly a kite and spin pinwheels; it's rainy enough to splash in puddles, use an umbrella, and search for worms; it's snowy enough to build a snowman, go sledding, and drink hot chocolate. But is it warm enough for ice cream? When we reach the bright sun of the summer spread, we hear the answer: Yes it is!

 

 

 

DK Readers L1: LEGO® Women of NASA: Space Heroes

Meet four amazing women – astronauts, scientists, and mathematicians – who helped make space travel a reality. Illustrated with photography from the new LEGO® Ideas Women of NASA set, this book for children learning to read is a fun way to discover the achievements of some of space travel’s greatest pioneers.

 

 

 

 

Video Ideas

Inspirational and fun, this action-packed book explains the video-making process from script to screen, with techniques to try out and practical tips to produce exciting projects at home. Discover how to get the best angles, lighting, and sound quality, and add special effects when recording using phone, webcam, camera, or camcorder and turn footage into a finished product by adding visual effects with editing software, and find out how to format, upload, and premiere the masterpiece.

 

 

 

Maker Lab: Outdoors

Twenty-five science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning.

 

 

 

 

 

DK Braille: LEGO® DUPLO®: Farm

Explore the fun on the farm with LEGO® DUPLO® in this first custom braille LEGO® book for readers with visual impairment.

 

 

 

 

 

100 First Animals

Cleverly designed in a large trim size to inform and entertain, this board book is the start of your baby’s learning adventure and introduces them to the words for their favorite animals. Crystal-clear photos show the wonder of the animal world, while engaging illustrations tell simple stories that stimulate talking. Clear word labels encourage pointing, naming, and talking, aiding in early identification and language skills.

 

 

 

What's Weird on Earth

Weird and wonderful facts about our extraordinary world–such as all the wind patterns on the planet or each country’s national dish or the most bizarre rock formations on each continent–are shown visually on world maps, making them easier to understand and amazing to behold.

 

 

 

 

Colors with Ladybug

Perfect for hands-on learning, this book follows a ladybug on a magical adventure where she learns colors with her animal friends. The exciting peep-through cover and tactile glittery finishes on every page inspire interactive learning. Written in rhyming verse, the ladybug's journey and colorful characters will appeal to a child's imagination and promote a love of books.

 

 

 

 

DK Reader L3: Women in Science

Women in Science includes scientific pioneers who came up with incredible ideas that changed the world; women who work in the fast-paced world of technology; amazing engineers who build incredible structures; and mathematical geniuses. Perfect for 7- to 9-year-olds starting to read alone, Level 3 titles include in-depth information presented through more complex sentence structure with an increasing amount of text to expand the reader’s general knowledge and confidence in reading. Additional information spreads are full of extra facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as fliers, instructions, and record-breaker statistics.

 

 

 

I Can Grow a Flower

Teach your child how a tiny seed grows into a flower in this fascinating lift-the-flap garden story. A pullout height chart ends the book–a great way for children to remember how a sunflower grows, and to measure how fast your child grows, too! Through illustrations, photography, and flaps, sixteen delightful board book pages reveal the wonder of how plants grow as you follow the story of a mystery seed. 

 

 

 

Play with Art

The perfect starting point for teaching your little one about all types of art, delve into more than 50 fun art projects for kids. From handprinting and sponge painting to mapmaking and origami animals, this is the perfect book for a little learner starting on their art journey. Play with Art is simple and fun, and it's packed with fun and creative hands-on activities to share and enjoy. This is a perfect addition to any classroom's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) library or home book collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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