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The Week Junior AnnualThe Week Junior Annual

The Week Junior Annual

The Week Junior 2019

From the makers of the award-winning children’s magazine, The Week Junior Annual 2017 is packed with 100s of amazing facts, incredible stories, fantastic photos, inspiring ideas and lots of stuff to write, draw and do. It includes in-depth features and need-to-know information on everything from the most extreme places on Earth to the secrets of special effects and some of the weirdest wonders of the world. There are plenty of puzzles and things to do on the page, too; if you’ve ever fancied making your own movie, inventing something incredible or becoming a junior journalist then this is the book for you.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Dennis Publishing UK
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IN THIS ISSUE

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hello!

HERE’S ANNA!ANNA BASSIEDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE WEEK JUNIORWe started working on this book back in spring 2018 and spent the summer writing, designing and checking every page to make sure that they were all perfect before the annual was printed in the autumn. That’s not all we’ve been doing in 2018, though. As well as making the weekly magazine, the multi-talented The Week Junior team have been out and about, meeting our readers and telling people about what we do. Members of the team have hosted workshops at festivals around the country, visited schools, spoken to students and celebrities, participated in podcasts and radio shows, judged competitions and presented prizes. We even launched a brand new monthly magazine called Science+Nature, which we are immensely proud of. I hope your 2018 was just…

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20 questions

WOW!The origins of the song Happy Birthday date back to 1893, when a teaches came up with a tune to greet her class, called Good-morning to All.DID YOU KNOW?The Guinness World Record for the longest line of sandwiches was set on 3 March 2018. The line was just over 4,000 metres long and used 8,100 baguettes, 2,600 kilograms of cheese and 500 litres of mayonnaise. ■…

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around the world

CANADA’S MYSTERIOUS BUBBLING LAKEEvery winter, Lake Abraham in Alberta, Canada, creates a natural spectacle that looks like gems trapped under the ice. These beautiful blobs are frozen bubbles of methane gas, produced by bacteria after they consume dead animals or plants at the bottom of the lake. ■…

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uncontacted tribes

There are more than 100 uncontacted tribes on Earth. They are groups who do not have any peaceful contact with anyone from the outside world. They live in their own community, with their own language and way of life. These tribes might not have mobile phones or use modern medicines, but they choose to live like this – so it is wrong to refer to them as “lost” or to view their societies as less developed than ours. Some tribes have lived for years in the same way, passing on knowledge about their environment to the next generation. Yet their way of life is under threat as other people battle over the land these tribes call home.Where do they live?Most of the uncontacted tribes in the world live in the…

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around the world

Fisherman’s friendsA fisherman and his cormorants on the Li River in Guangxi, China.Nature’s fountainThe Fly Geyser in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, US.Multicoloured mountainRainbow Mountain, or Montaña de Siete Colores, in Peru’s Cusco region.Out in the coldAn elevated dormitory at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station in Antarctica.Seeing redLake Natron in Tanzania is a patchwork of red water. Minerals flowing into the lake create the colour.Contacting the ancestorsA shamaness (someone who is believed to communicate with spirits) conducts a ritual in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.A drop of waterThe breathtaking Havasu waterfall on the Havasupai reservation in Arizona, US.DID YOU KNOW?Mongolian horsemen may have invented ice cream. One theory suggests the travellers would carry cream in containers and it would freeze in the sub-zero temperatures. ■…

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the most amazing sights in the world

When you think of the greatest wonders of the world, what comes to mind? You might picture Stonehenge in Wiltshire or the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt – awe-inspiring buildings or monuments that demonstrate something fascinating about the way humans live. With so many places to choose from, there isn’t one official fixed list; there are lots, created by different people and organisations. So we’ve created The Week Junior’s top six sights – places and events you’ll want to visit, experience and marvel at.Building into the skyBurj KhalifaThe Burj Khalifa towers above other skyscrapers in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates. Almost three times higher than the Eiffel Tower and visible from nearly 60 miles away, at 830 metres it’s the tallest building in the world. It…

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