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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series.

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Chunky Baby

Baby Sparkle

DK Essential Skills

DK Step by Step

Amazing Giant

LEGO Build Your Own Adventure

Little Hide and Seek

Noisy Peekaboo!

One Million Things


Pull the Tab

Help Your Kids

Who Am I?

DK Nature Guide

Sophie la Girafe

DK Braille

DK findout!

DK First Reference

Pop-Up Peekaboo!

Knowledge Encyclopedias

Nature Explorers

How Things Work

Baby Touch and Feel

Big Ideas

DK Adventures

DK Art School

DK Biography

DK Essential Managers

Children Just Like Me

Complete Language Pack

Everything You Need to Know

DK Eyewitness

DK Toys & Games

DK Bilingual Visual Dictionaries

Eye Wonder

DK Eyewitness Video

Fun Flaps

Math Made Easy

My 1st T&F Picture Cards

My First

Pocket Genius

My First Tabbed Board Book

Things That Go Board Books

Touch and Feel

Ultimate Sticker Book

Simple Steps To Success

DK Smithsonian Handbook

Soft-to-Touch Books

Ultimate Sticker Collection

Wheelie Books

101 Essential Tips

Eyewitness Explorers

English for Everyone

Heads UP

Visual Encyclopedia

Careers for Kids

Computer Coding for Kids

10 Minutes a Day

Everything About Pets

Where on Earth?

Did You Know?

It Can’t Be True

Utterly Amazing

Really Feely Board Books

Baby’s First Holidays

Baby’s First Board Books

Noisy Pop-Up Books

Pick Me Up!

100 First

Life Cycle Board Books

Storytime Lap Books

Learn with a Ladybug

Sticker Encyclopedias

Follow the Trail

Skills for Starting School

100 in History

DK Readers Level 1

DK Readers Level 2

DK Readers Level 3

DK Readers Level 4

DK Readers Pre-Level 1

Look! I’m Learning

DK Workbooks

My Very Important Encyclopedias

Spot the Difference

Super Encyclopedias

Big Questions

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