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National Geographic Children's Books, Fall 2019

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    9781426335327 Hardback, Library binding, , $39.9 CAD
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Sep 03, 2019 Carton Quantity:10 $25.99 CAD
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The Big Book of Bling
Ritzy rocks, extravagant animals, sparkling science, and more!
By (author): Rose Davidson
9781426335310 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Rocks & Minerals Sep 03, 2019
$25.99 CAD
Inactive 9.44 x 12.25 x 0.71 in | 2.62 lb 192 pages National Geographic Children's Books
Feast your eyes on the most brilliant bling from around the world in this opulent opus, celebrating iridescent animals, things that glitter and glow, a wealth of shiny wonders, and more lavish luxuries from our planet.

Did you know that with its 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies the British imperial state crown weighs more than a guinea pig? Or if you have $3.5 million to spare you can buy a solid gold toilet? Or that there's a cave in Mexico containing giant crystals that are as long as a school bus?

From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with iridesence to confuse predators. Or maybe you'll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world's mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada's million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures.

To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.

ROSE DAVIDSON is an author, researcher, and former editor and digital producer for National Geographic Kids. She loves to write about wacky animal stories and cutting-edge science discoveries. Davidson received degrees in journalism and anthropology from Ohio State University. A world traveler, she has journeyed to far corners of the globe, including to Borneo, where she saw her favorite animal, the orangutan, in the wild.

"Bling is all around us," the author writes. Maybe so…but rarely is the razzle-dazzle this cranked up.Should come with a cautionary note: sunglasses a must!" --  Kirkus

"If it grabs your eye, sparkles, twinkles, or shines anywhere in the universe, you are likely to find it discussed in this book...The reader will find a great many fascinating subjects from rocks, history, science, splurges, lights, and beyond. Young readers will enjoy looking at the pictures, and more advanced readers will find fascinating tidbits to share with their friends. I recommend it for elementary and middle school libraries." Recommended  —School Library Connections



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