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Fact or Fiction?: The truth behind urban myths!

Fact or Fiction?: The truth behind urban myths!

Discover the most unbelievable, mind-boggling facts with Fact or Fiction?

Do head lice prefer clean hair? Is Friday the 13th really unlucky? Can you get sucked into an aeroplane loo? Fact or Fiction?

Look inside Fact or Fiction? and find out whether these common sayings are true or false! Packed with amazing fun facts for kids, unbelievable statistics and common sayings Fact or Fiction? reveals the truth!
Covering lots of weird facts and fascinating topics, for example, did you know that you are taller in the morning than in the evening or that diamonds are made in volcanoes. From animals and people to space and science, each true or false question is proved right or wrong, and accompanied by eye-popping graphics that bring each subject to life! Plus you’ll discover incredible facts and statistics to wow your family and friends too. The perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays this book is packed with fun facts for kids with inquisitive minds.

Remember! Next time you’re told that swimming pool water turns red when you pee in it or that if you sneeze with your eyes open they will pop out make sure you have a copy of this handy!
My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book

My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book

My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activities is an interactive journey through the dangerous world of dinosaurs.
Includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that’s perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons, this book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious children.

Travel back millions of years to learn the facts and figures about the underwater creature that dwarfed the great white shark, how huge a Triceratops’s skull was and build a T-rex’s skeleton out of stickers.

Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Dinosaur Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book

My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book

My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey through the animal kingdom that includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that’s perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. This book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for animal-loving children.

Fly to the moon and swim to the depths of the ocean to learn facts and figures about your favourite friends, including who flies further than any other bird on Earth, how many pandas weigh the same as a crocodile, and the fastest animals on the planet!

Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
Brightly Woven

Brightly Woven

From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of THE DARKEST MINDS comes an extraordinary graphic novel about magic, friendship and discovering your power.

Extraordinary things don’t happen to fourteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabil, a talented weaver who dreams about life outside of her tiny village. But that all changes when a mysterious young wizard named Wayland North appears and asks for Sydelle’s help. He’s got a shocking secret that could stop a war between kingdoms … if he can reach the capital with the news in time.

As Sydelle and Wayland race against the clock to deliver their message, they must contend with wild weather and a dark wizard who will do anything to stop them. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. And as Sydelle discovers more about North’s past and her own strange abilities, she realises that the fate of the kingdom may rest in her fingertips.
Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting

Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting

Fire! FIRE! At the first sign of a fire we call the fire brigade. But what did people do before the fire service existed? Learn about the evolution from the first brigades to the multi-skilled fire services that operate around the world today.

Wayland Books have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: firefighting.

Trace firefighting through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about the Great Fire of London, the man who created the first organised fire service, the evolution of firefighting equipment and the introduction of women to the service.

Today, a firefighter does more than simply put out fires. They play a key role in search and rescue operations, road accidents and disaster relief. Learn about all this and more in Smoke, Flame, Fire!

Includes fire safety advice
Robbers, Cops, Crime

Robbers, Cops, Crime

Discover the amazing history of policing through photographs – from historic invaders to Interpol and DNA profiling in this fascinating children’s book for ages 7+

At the first sign of danger we call 999, but what did people do before the police force existed? Learn about the evolution of the service that protects us – from keeping invaders in order to the first bobbies on the beat and the latest crime-fighting scientific developments.

Wayland have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: policing.

Trace policing through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about Scotland’s first organised police force, smuggling, poaching and street crime, the River police and the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of police vehicles, the world’s most famous detective and the introduction of women to the service.
The Boy Files

The Boy Files

A frank, up-to-the-minute guide to boys’ growing up issues. The Boy Files offers friendly advice, practical tips and support to help boys navigate the physical and mental rollercoaster of puberty and guide them gently through the potential pitfalls. From willy worries, shaving and body hair to girls, spots, bullying and staying safe in a cyber world, The Boy Files‘ chatty, big-brotherly style is a feel-good reference source for ‘tweens and young teens.

Chapters:
Even superheroes go through puberty
The puberty alphabet
All about hormones
Zits, bits and stinky pits
Girls aren’t aliens
Growth spurts, gorilla hair and a voice like VADER!
Sleeping late and controlling the hate
The wandering willy
Staying safe
Live long and prosper

Partner title to The Girl Files by Jacqui Bailey, The Boy Files is written by agony uncle Alex Hooper-Hodson, who is also the author of 52 Teen Boy Problems & How To Solve Them and 52 Teen Girl Problems & How To Solve Them, all published by Wayland.
Magical Museums: Adventures in Technology

Magical Museums: Adventures in Technology

by Ben Hubbard Illustrated by Max Rambaldi
A magical journey of scientific discovery begins here! Four friends, the Museum Kids, are off on an incredible adventure to discover the history of flight and space travel at the Air and Space Museum. A magical lift takes them to the studio of Leonardo da Vinci, to see the Wright Brothers make their first flight, to the International Space Station and many more places. Fun, interactive and with lots of facts to discover, this book is perfect for space fans and all curious kids.

Magical Museums is a series of picture books that follows the adventures of four children who are exploring museums that have come to life. Together with their guide, the children learn as they explore each museum, but they also have an exciting adventure, escaping dangers, working together and solving problems. Each detailed scene explores a different time period or technological achievement and is packed with fascinating facts. When the adventure finally ends, the gang are keen to take their guide’s quiz to test what they have learned.
Tiny Science: Genes and DNA

Tiny Science: Genes and DNA

by Anna Claybourne Illustrated by Matt Lilly
Tiny Science – giving MINI-scientists MAXIMUM understanding of the MICROscopic – get to grips with our amazing genes!

A fun and visual series exploring the science of things we cannot see with the naked eye, zooming right in on the itty-bitty creatures, objects and machines that have an enormous impact on us and the world around us. Perfect for children keen to get up-close to the building blocks of our world.

Tiny Science: Genes and DNA places our genes UNDER THE MICROSCOPE to find answers to GENE-ius questions, such as …

– Is DNA really written in code?
– How does cloning work?
– Am I honestly related to broccoli?

Fun cartoon-style illustrations interact with real-life pictures of many amazing microscopic features, making this series ideal for engaging readers aged 8 and up.

It’s time to explore the infinitesimal!

Other Tiny Science books in the series:
Germs
Cells
Microscopic Creatures
Atoms and Molecules
Nanotechnology
Above, Below and Long Ago

Above, Below and Long Ago

by Michael Bright Illustrated by Jonathan Emmerson
Produced with the Natural History Museum, this book brings you closer to the wildlife that’s hard to reach – to the animals and plants in the skies, deep underwater, on clifftops, in caves and underground. Find out how plants and animals adapted to these environments and about wildlife from long ago. Filled with stylish linocut prints of wildlife, this is a book you will admire for its beauty as well as for the fascinating information inside.

Discover the snow leopard as it hunts mountain goats and sheep, the ghostly pale, eel-shaped olm and a mysterious orchid that only blooms underground.

With gorgeous linocut prints, this beautiful book reveals the textures and patterns of the natural world.
Go Quiz Yourself!: Outer Space

Go Quiz Yourself!: Outer Space

Learning loads of facts is boring, right?

Not with this book! Get your quiz on to become the ultimate expert on outer space.

This book is the ultimate combination of facts and fun. Each chapter has loads of fast facts followed by a short quiz, which makes it the perfect tool for revising for a test or for becoming the quizmaster of the universe. It covers a huge range of topics, from the Sun and Moon, to early space pioneers and the Moon landings, to black holes, asteroids and the planets in our magnificent solar system.

These books are designed as a companion resource for children studying core curriculum topics. Illustrations, timelines and graphics work with captions and extended texts to challenge the reader’s skills in memory, comprehension and reading. Kids will barely realise they are learning when the competitive element takes over as they aim to become the Quizmaster.

The books contain loads of information, but as the quiz sections are spaced evenly throughout, it can make the challenge less overwhelming. Readers can choose to read a section and then answer those questions, or read the book and then attempt the whole quiz in one go. It can be used to test themselves, test their friends or as a ready-made resource for teachers in need of a pop-quiz for their class.

Suitable for children aged 8+ who are studying Space as part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Also perfect for space-mad kids who devour facts like a black hole devours galaxies.

Other titles in this series:

Around the World
Dinosaurs
Human Body
Science
Sport
Real-life Stories: Alex Ferguson

Real-life Stories: Alex Ferguson

Find out all about football’s most famous coach! Alex Ferguson, has had an amazing career in the beautiful game. He is famed for his dedication to Manchester United, his passion for football and his determination to win. Today, he is widely credited as the most successful coach in English football history.

Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie’s record.

This book gives you the story behind this incredible man – from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world.

It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon – the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, quotes from the man himself, support the narrative.

Discover how Alex began his career as a professional footballer, why he decided to become a coach, how he turned Manchester United into one of the world’s greatest football teams and why Fergie was the most respected manager in football!

A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
Why AI?

Why AI?

All your questions and worries about Al today – the who, what, where, when and WHY – answered by a computer scientist.

It’s here and it’s not going away – AI is on everyone’s mind, but many of us don’t know what it is never mind what to think about it! Why AI? is a question-and-answer based exploration of the topic for ages 8 and up, from Dr Dharini Balasubramaniam, a computer scientist at University of St Andrews and a passionate advocate for ethics and education in her field.

Dr Balasubramaniam’s clear and balanced explanations put our mind at ease, while challenging readers to consider how far AI can and should go in certain areas. She introduces us to the history of the concept of machine learning, the pioneers in the field of AI and the amazing AI doing good in the world today. The book includes case studies on fascinating topics, such as search-engine AI and exciting robotics, and answers questions, such as:

What did AI start?; Why do we need AI?; What can AI DO?; What should AI do?; What is the future of AI?
The Wow and How of Planet Earth

The Wow and How of Planet Earth

Become an expert on incredible WOW planet Earth facts and know the HOW behind them!

Our planet Earth is AMAZING! It is the only planet in the known universe that has plants and animals – including us – living on it. WOW! We are able to live on Earth because of HOW it was formed. Our planet contains many wonders such as rivers, mountains and forests.

But did you know that rivers can flow backwards? Or that the Earth isn’t really round? Or that mountains can grow and shrink?

Read more amazing facts about planet Earth including some that may challenge what you thought you knew. Find the science behind the facts to understand more about the world we live in.

Packed with facts and supported by science, The WOW and HOW series will intrigue and entertain children aged 7+.

Find the other titles in the series too:
Dinosaurs, Robots and AI, Space, Transport, Weather
The Wow and How of Dinosaurs

The Wow and How of Dinosaurs

Become an expert on incredible WOW dinosaur facts and know the HOW behind them!

Dinosaurs are AMAZING! Dinosaurs lived on Earth for around 165 million years – WOW! We know about them because of HOW paleontologists have studied their fossilised bones.

Did you know that dinosaurs could swim and make music? Or that dinosaurs had feathers? And some walked on tiptoe – ALL the time!

Read more amazing facts about dinosaurs including some that may challenge what you thought you knew. Find the science behind the facts to understand more about dinosaurs and how they lived.

Packed with facts and supported by science, the text has been checked by Dr David Hone, palaeontologist and writer, specialising in dinosaurs.

The WOW and HOW series will intrigue and entertain children aged 7+.

Find the other titles in the series too:
Planet Earth, Robots and AI, Space, Transport, Weather
I Bet I Can: Fly a Plane

I Bet I Can: Fly a Plane

by Tom Jackson Illustrated by Pipi Sposito
This series looks at how things work such as how a plane can fly or a boat can float through the
comical endeavours of an inventor who tries to replicate what he sees without knowing the science,
with hilarious results. We discover what went wrong and why through the scientific explanations
that follow each attempt, making tricky concepts accessible and entertaining in equal measure.
You Choose: Machines

You Choose: Machines

Would you rather ride in a self-driving car or have a robot chauffeur? Behind each of these silly scenarios are some fun facts to help YOU CHOOSE an answer. Which would you rather do?

Full of fascinating facts, this book will keep kids entertained for hours! They can read on their own or have fun asking each other the questions. There are no right or wrong answers but plenty of ideas to think about.

Perfect for readers aged 9+, You Choose is an entertaining and humorous series that encourages children to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills. Full of brainteasers and supported by educational information, readers can learn some bizarre and amazing facts about how people lived in ancient civilisations.

Read the others titles in the series: Animals, Ancient History, Dinosaurs, Planet Earth, Space.
You Choose: Space

You Choose: Space

Would you rather race around Saturn’s rings or take a tour of Jupiter’s moons? Would you rather visit Mars or the Moon? Behind each of these silly scenarios are some fun facts to help YOU CHOOSE an answer.Which would you rather do?
Full of fascinating facts, this book will keep kids entertained for hours! They can read on their own or have fun asking each other the questions. There are no right or wrong answers but plenty of ideas to think about.

Perfect for readers aged 9+, You Choose is an entertaining and humorous series that encourages children to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills. Full of brainteasers and supported by educational information, readers can learn some bizarre and amazing facts about how people lived in ancient civilisations.

Read the others titles in the series: Animals, Ancient History, Dinosaurs, Machines, Planet Earth.
Learn Science with Mo: Materials

Learn Science with Mo: Materials

by Paul Mason Illustrated by Michael Buxton
Learn all about materials with Mo the Monster and his friends in this fun first science book for children aged 5+.

Mo and his friend Frankie are on a sailing course today. It’s lots of fun and they are also learning a lot about different materials and their properties. But can Mo stay out of trouble while he’s having so much fun? Don’t count on it!

If a monster can understand science, anyone can! Join Mo the Monster as he discovers the basic principles of science. Along the way, Mo is kept focused (monsters are notoriously easily distracted) with the help of simple, clearly presented information, plenty of questions to answer and lots of science puzzles and activities.

The funny, colourful illustrations offer lots of scope for humour and interest to keep children engaged while they learn. Aimed at readers aged 5+.

Titles in the series: Energy/Forces and Magnets/Habitats/The Human Body/Life Cycles/Light and Shadows/Machines/Materials/States of Matter/Plants/The Seasons/Time

Contents
Mo’s bad day
What are materials?
Material qualities
Sailing kit
Dressed for sailing
HMS Monster
What makes water, water?
On tow!
Wind in the sails
Capsize!
Sail windows
The bell that doesn’t ding
Mo’s missing ice cream
Glossary
Books to read and Places to visit
Answers
Learn Science with Mo: Machines

Learn Science with Mo: Machines

by Paul Mason Illustrated by Michael Buxton
Learn all about the science of machines with Mo the Monster and his friends in this fun first science book for children aged 5+.

Mo and his friends want to build a clubhouse but they have a lot to learn about forces and how machines work before it will be ready. The gang soon discover levers and wedges, pulleys, wheels, screws and much more.

If a monster can understand science, anyone can! Join Mo the Monster as he discovers the basic principles of science. Along the way, Mo is kept focused (monsters are notoriously easily distracted) with the help of simple, clearly presented information, plenty of questions to answer and lots of science puzzles and activities.

The funny, colourful illustrations offer lots of scope for humour and interest to keep children engaged while they learn. Aimed at readers aged 5+.

Titles in the series: Energy/Forces and Magnets/Habitats/The Human Body/Life Cycles/Light and Shadows/Machines/Materials/States of Matter/Plants/The Seasons/Time

Contents
Mo’s clubhouse
Machines and forces
Clubhouse plans
Transporting materials
Levering rocks
Measuring and cutting
Screwing together the frame
Lily gets in gear!
Planks and pulleys
Different kinds of lever
Rescuing Rory!
Walls and windows
Monster marshmallows
Glossary
Books to read and places to visit
Answers
Kid Detectives: The Peculiar Affair of Cloudy Water

Kid Detectives: The Peculiar Affair of Cloudy Water

Illustrated by John Haslam by Adam Bushnell
Join a group of four kid detectives and help them find out about STEM while developing problem solving, observation and deduction, and investigating skills.

Our Kid Detectives Isla, Farah, Sam and Mohammad are planning a fishing trip at their favourite spot at the local river. They take a detour on their way back from school to show the spot to Sam, who has never been. They notice how the usually crystal clear river is cloudy. The children decide to investigate what has caused this and find out that a chemical has leaked into the river further upstream. They see the effects this has on the animals and plants that live in or beside the river.

The children decide to find out where the chemical has come from. They report the pollution to the council who sends someone to take water samples. The children meet this person and she tells them about different kinds of river pollution. She takes samples of river water for testing. When she returns to the river, she tells the children that the pollution is from a farm. The children do a ‘stakeout’ and spy on the farm. They see the farmer using a fertiliser on his field. The children work out this is what is causing the pollution. But the farmer spots them and angrily asks what they’re doing. The children explain and the farmer sees the effects his fertiliser is having on the environment. He agrees to use a more environmentally friendly fertiliser to stop polluting the river.

Featured interactive elements:
Looking for clues in the illustrations
Spotting how the river has been affected by the pollution
Spotting what is causing the pollution
Gathering crucial information from information panels about pollution

Through interactive adventures that combine facts, brain-teasing puzzles and lively illustrations, the books impart STEM knowledge in an original way to inspire a love of the subject. The story in each book will have the reader solving puzzles, finding clues, cracking secret codes and uncovering mysteries.

Perfect for aspiring detectives aged 7+.
Forest Fun: Bugs in the Mud

Forest Fun: Bugs in the Mud

by Susie Williams Illustrated by Hannah Tolson
Forests are full of life and fun to investigate! Find out about the bugs that live in a forest. See how bugs find food and shelter. Learn how they help keep forests tidy. Then do a fun nature activity to find out more!

Helping children to explore forests and learn more about the natural world, the Forest Fun series shows children about life in a forest. Connecting animals with life processes, children can find out about seasons, animal homes, micro-habitats and life cycles. Perfect for children aged 5+.

Read the other titles in the series:
Animals in the Undergrowth, Birds in the Trees and Insects in the Flowers.
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