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World Book Encyclopedia 2003

General reference encyclopedia

Parents, teachers, and librarians consistently rank The World Book Encyclopedia the best general reference source because of its easy-to-use format that students find so appealing. World Book editors present information in a clear, direct style that makes each article readable. Articles start at a relatively basic level and advance in depth as they progress.

National Geographic Kids

Give youngsters the world with a subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine. It's filled with learning adventures about the things kids love. Features encourage readers to protect the planet's resources and to learn more about geography, adventure, wildlife, science, and their peers around the world.
10 issues per year.
For ages 6 to 12.
Please allow 4–6 weeks for the delivery of the first issue within the U.S. and Canada.

Evolve or die

Why are mutating mosquitoes humankind's worst enemy? Which dinosaurs let loose some deafening farts? Why do rabbits eat their own poo? Get the awful answers to those queasy questions in this horrible book of science.

Animal conflict

'Project X, Origins' is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development.

Environments of Our Earth

Take a world tour between the covers of a book! Environments of Our Earth guides children through six types of regions that are shaped by rainfall--or the lack thereof. Readers take a journey that starts with dense tropical rainforests and woodlands, travels through grassy savannas and prairies, and ends at dry steppes and deserts. 

Food webs : who eats what?

In this book reader are drawn into the battle between predators and prey, discovering useful animal adaptions, the importance of plants, and how food chains and webs work.

Angry animals

Lets you discover who made false teeth for an elephant; where you can find dragons with bad breath; and, which scientist ate a poisonous snake for dinner. This book also features grizzly bears, facts about wolves and some savage shark stories.


Welcome to the museum! There are more than 200 animal specimens to be discovered in 'Animalium', the first in a series of virtual museums. Wander the galleries - open 365 days a year - and discover a collection of curated exhibits on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a different branch of the tree of life, from the simple sponge to the enormous elephant.
Reference book.

Animals Two by Two

Children who love both animals and a rousing game of I Spy will have fun with this book. To give kids practice identifying similarities and differences, the book starts by pairing easy-to-distinguish animals, such as zebras and horses. Then it moves on to duos that are more difficult to tell apart, such as turtles and tortoises and seals and sea lions.

Animals That Walk on Water

This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts. Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.

How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly?

Flies are fast! They can hover, walk upside down, and use their lightning-quick reflexes to escape predators. But rainbow trout, slender lorises, and assassin bugs can catch them. Chimney swifts can, too. How do such diverse creatures manage to capture the same prey? Similar in structure to What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

Rand McNally Children's Atlas of World Wildlife

This atlas brings together the world animals in their habitats, from the African savanna to the Arctic polar regions. Arranged by geographical area, each section shows how various species live and interact within their environment through colorful maps, photographs and illustrations.

Looking for Animals

Now you see them, now you don't! By showing the same creatures in two different settings, this book brings out the detective in young readers. They can investigate the role of protective coloration-- nature's own camouflage--for katydids, crickets, bumblebees, beavers, spiders, and spotted green frogs.

Flight of the Honey Bee

Winter is coming and a bee flies off in search of the last flowers of autumn. Her mission is dangerous but very important. The bees in the hive need the flowers to make honey or they won't survive the long, cold months ahead.

A visual introduction to sharks

This volume takes an in-depth look at the lives and habitats of sharks, exploring a range of species and their behaviour - feeding, courtship, and raising young. It takes an ecological stand-point, and provides information about threats to these animals, and what is being done about them.


This top-selling series introduces the wild creatures of the world and examines the natural world. Good general introductions for ages 10+, these volumes contain the knowledge, personal experiences, and research of leading naturalists and scientists, accompanied by stunning photography. Unless otherwise noted (*), all volumes are sturdy paperback.


This series takes readers on a journey through the night to discover nocturnal animals living in their own backyards at night. Each title focuses on a specific animal, showcasing its behaviour, habitat, and diet.

The Polar Bear

A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about bears that engages the reader's interest in amazing facts as well as their deep sense of wonder.

Famous People

Jane Goodall . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Feb. 2021. Accessed 1 May. 2021.

Jane Goodall

Η Jane Goodal είναι μία Βρετανίδα ζωολόγος, που ειδικεύεται στους χιμπατζήδες. Τους μελετάει για περισσότερα από 55 χρόνια στην Τανζανία. Τα βιβλία που είναι διαθέσιμα και αφορούν τη ζωή και το έργο της είναι το The Watcher by Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) και το Me... Jane by Patrick McDonnell.

David Attenborough . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Feb. 2021. Accessed 1 May. 2021.

David Attenborough

Ο David Attenborough είναι ένας Άγγλος ραδιοτηλεοπτικός εκφωνητής και συγγραφέας που φημίστηκε για τα καινοτόμα εκπαιδευτικά του προγράμματα στην τηλεόραση για τη φυσική ιστορία. Μέσα από το βιβλίο του David Attenborough by Ridley, Sarah, μπορείτε να μάθετε για τη ζωή και το έργο του.

Charles Darwin

Ο Κάρολος Δαρβίνος, ήταν ένας Άγγλος επιστήμονας που μελέτησε τη φύση και είναι γνωστός για τη θεωρία της εξέλιξης. Τα βιβλία που είναι διαθέσιμα και αφορούν τη ζωή και το έργο του είναι το Who's who in science and technology by Oxlade, Chris και το One Beetle Too Many by Kathryn Lasky; Matthew Trueman (Illustrator).

Rosalynn Carter . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Feb. 2021. Accessed 1 May. 2021.

Rosalynn Carter

Η Rosalynn Carter ήταν η Πρώτη Κυρία των ΗΠΑ (1977-1981), σύζυγος του Προέδρου Jimmy Carter. Το πάθος της για τις πεταλούδες την έκανε να ασχοληθεί με την κηπουρική. Το βιβλίο Mrs. Carter's Butterfly Garden by Steve Rich αναφέρεται στη ζωή της και την δημιουργία του δικού της κήπου με τις πεταλούδες.

Wangari Maathai . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Feb. 2021. Accessed 1 May. 2021.

Wangari Maathai

Ο Wangari Maathai ήταν πολιτικός της Κένυας και περιβαλλοντολόγος. Αγωνίστηκε μεταξύ άλλων για την προστασία του περιβάλλοντος και ήταν η πρώτη αφρικανική γυναίκα που κέρδισε το βραβείο Νόμπελ. Τα βιβλία που είναι διαθέσιμα στην βιβλιοθήκη, είναι το Wangari Maathai by Franck Prévot; Aurélia Fronty (Illustrator) και το Women who changed history by Sutherland, Adam.

Jacques Cousteau . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Feb. 2021. Accessed 1 May. 2021.

Jacques Cousteau

Ο Jacques-Yves Cousteau ήταν γνωστός εξερευνητής του γαλλικού ωκεανού. Ήταν επίσης σκηνοθέτης ντοκιμαντέρ για τη θάλασσα και παρακίνησε τους ανθρώπους να προστατεύσουν και να διατηρήσουν τη θαλάσσια ζωή. Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για τη ζωή και το έργο του, μπορείτε να βρείτε σε αυτόν τον σύνδεσμο.

Σύνδεση στην Britannica School

Για να έχετε πρόσβαση στην βάση δεδομένων της Britannica School και Britannica Image Quest, εισάγετε τα στοιχεία που έχετε για την πρόσβαση στους Η/Υ του Κολλεγίου (όχι τα στοιχεία του email σας).

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με την απομακρυσμένη πρόσβαση, μπορείτε να επισκεφθείτε της οδηγίες σε αυτή την καρτέλα.


Εξερευνήστε τα ζώα σύμφωνα με την ομάδα στην οποία ανήκουν.

Κάνοντας κλικ στην παρακάτω εικόνα, μπορείτε να έχετε πρόσβαση στην Britannica School Elementary, και να εξερευνήσετε τους διαφορετικούς τύπους ζώων και πως αυτοί σχετίζονται μεταξύ τους. Για να μάθετε περισσότερα, για το πως οι επιστήμονες τοποθετούν τα ζώα σε ομάδες, διαβάστε τις πληροφορίες εντός της εικόνας.


Μπορείτε επίσης να κάνετε κλικ στην παρακάτω εικόνα, και να μάθετε για τους βιοτόπους και τις διαφορετικές κατηγορίες ζώων που ζουν σε αυτούς. 

Cheetah. Photography. Britannic Image Quest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 18 Sep 2017.

Useful websites

Below you can find many interesting websites on animals and nature. They include useful information, videos, quizzes, games and more. 

Animals Book List (Non Fiction)

Πατώντας στην παρακάτω εικόνα, μπορείτε να δείτε όλα τα διαθέσιμα βιβλία που υπάρχουν στην Βιβλιοθήκη του Δημοτικού, στην κατηγορία Animals.


Animal Snoops: The Wondrous World of Wildlife Spies

You might not imagine that animals can be highly sophisticated spies and snoops, yet nature is filled with them. Scientists are discovering that creatures—from bugs to baboons—are experts at watching, listening and prying into the lives of other animals. This fascinating book investigates how animals use secret-agent skills to find a mate, locate food and outsmart predators.

Baby Animals Playing

Around the world, baby animals use play to learn and practice important skills. Whether it’s baby lemurs climbing trees, giraffe calves galloping in the grass, or cheetah brothers wrestling, baby animals at play are not only adorable — they can teach us about animal behavior, too.

Black Beauty (Read-Along)

The story of a beautiful thoroughbred horse abused by its owners is also a story of courage and love. One of the greatest children's classics.

Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?: How Animals Keep Warm

When winter arrives, animals living in cold environments need to cope to survive. Do polar bears build homes? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! But their homes aren’t made of wood, and they don’t cuddle on a couch. Instead, these animals and many more have adapted in amazing ways to survive chilly weather.

Salmon Bears: The Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest

Great bears need a great rainforest to survive. Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia.

The Jungle Book

For the past one hundred years, Rudyard Kipling's classic tales of Mowgli, the lost boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India, have captivated children and adults alike. Mowgli's days are filled with danger, wonder, and excitement. He learns the ways of the jungle from the wise old bear, Baloo, and the great black panther, Bagheera. 

Good Rosie

Rosie is a good dog and a faithful companion to her owner, George. She likes taking walks with George and looking at the clouds together, but the closest she comes to another dog is when she encounters her reflection in her empty dog bowl, and sometimes that makes Rosie feel lonely. 

The Last Loon

Evan goes out on a limb to save a lone loon. Spending Christmas holidays in the wilderness with his ex-con aunt Mag is not Evan's idea of a good time. What's worse is that everyone he meets-even his new friend Cedar-is making a big deal about a loon that is hanging around on the lake. Why should Evan care about a dumb bird? When he discovers that the loon will die without help, he realizes he does care, but rescuing the wild bird turns out to be whole lot harder, and more dangerous, than he expected.


Cheetah is the small spotted frog Amelia brings home in a macaroni container. Amelia longs to keep Cheetah forever, but over the course of a week, she comes to understand that his place is back in the wild. Cheetah is based on a true story, and all the characters are real.


American Crocodiles

Critically endangered, the prehistoric-looking American crocodile struggles to survive in pockets of shrinking habitat.

Animals: Black and White

Find the answers to seven black-and-white riddles in a beautiful book of nature's bold designs! What cuddly giant loves to chew bamboo? What mammal swims with its friends in a school? What bird "flies" gracefully through the water?

Animals in Camouflage

Incredible illustrations highlight this striking book introducing animals in camouflage. The lush illustrations alone will enthrall readers, but clues to seven remarkably well-hidden animals will draw them into new worlds. Further explorations of the habits and lives of these animals is provided in the back of the book.

Baby Elephants

Baby elephant, you're such a hoot! So very wrinkly, and so cute!

Bactrian Camels

Bactrian camels are hardy animals that dwell in the deserts of Central and East Asia.

Bowhead Whale

Now here's a question: How can a creature like the bowhead whale, which has no teeth, get to be 60 feet long and weigh up to 60 tons? Find out!v

Clouded Leopards

Learn about the beautiful and rare Clouded Leopards.


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