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This fun, fact-filled book for kids ages 6–9 is the ultimate guide to three great civilizations of the American continents—the Maya, Incas, and Aztecs. Entertaining and educating young readers through a combination of close-up images, quirky trivia facts, quiz questions, and fascinating tidbits, it’s the perfect book for any kid who can’t get enough of ancient history.
Why was gold sacred to the Incas? Which modern city grew where the Aztec settlement of Tenochtitlan used to sit? How did the Maya and Aztecs first create drinking chocolate? Find out the answers to these questions and more in DKfindout! Maya, Incas, and Aztecs, which features photographs of artifacts, weapons, and personal property from throughout the reign of these awe-inspiring peoples. “Interviews” with inhabitants from each civilization give insight into their daily lives, like what they ate and which religions they followed, while sections on medicine, art, and technology show how these cultures’ achievements have influenced modern society. From Chichen Itza to Machu Picchu, kids will uncover every corner of these amazing civilizations as they flip through the pages of DKfindout! Maya, Incas, and Aztecs.
Vetted by educational consultants, the DKfindout! series drives kids ages 6–9 to become experts on more than 30 of their favorite STEM- and history-related subjects, whether Vikings, volcanoes, or robots. This series covers the subjects that kids really want to learn about—ones that have a direct impact on the world around them, like climate change, space exploration, and rapidly evolving technology—making learning fun through amazing images, stimulating quizzes, and cutting-edge information. The DKfindout! series is one that kids will want to turn to again and again.
About the Author
Author Brian Williams is a former teacher and history writer of more than 200 books for children.
Historical consultant Dr. Caroline Dodds Pennock is Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield. She was previously a Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and is the author of a number of books and articles on Aztec and Atlantic History.
Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.
“High-interest topics, an abundance of eye-catching photos and visuals, and accessible text are a mainstay of DK titles, and the entries in this DK findout! series are no exception” –Booklist
“Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews… [A]n engaging, accessible format” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with the beautiful photographs that DK is known for, plus a multitude of facts, prepare to not see your child for a few hours as they pore over these gorgeous books.” –Brightly