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Rainforests

Jen Green
Authors:
Jen Green

Read about where in the world rainforests are located, what scientists have discovered about the rainforest, the animals and people that live there and the issues they face, debate the importance of rainforests to local people and loggers, make a rainforest recipe, learn about how rainforests are disappearing and find out what conservationists are doing about this.

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Chocolate

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

From cocoa beans to factory to shop to home, discover the wonderful world of chocolate! Read about where cocoa beans grow, what difference fair trade chocolate makes to people, why ancient Mayans were drinking chocolate in the 6th century, how you can celebrate with chocolate, debate if chocolate is good for you, read an interview with a chocolate taster and learn how to bake the perfect chocolate cake.

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Circuses

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Roll up, roll up! Discover the fantastical world of the circus! Learn about the beginnings of the circus, circuses around the world and their incredibly skilled performers. Learn how to juggle, read an interview with an underwater performer and find out amazing circus facts and stats.

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Fair Trade

Jillian Powell
Authors:
Jillian Powell

From chocolate and tea to flowers and cotton, discover the history of fair trade and its products. Learn what difference fair trade makes to the people producing the goods, what the ten princlples of fair trade are, and how fair trade practices affect the environment. Read an interview with a worker from a fair trade project in India, debate the issues surrounding fair trade, make a fair trade ice cream sundae and find out amazing fair trade stats and facts.

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London

Liz Gogerly
Authors:
Liz Gogerly

Welcome to London! Learn about the amazing history of England's capital, from the Romans, the Middle Ages, Tudor times and the Victorian era, to the World Wars and up to the present day. Discover all about sport in London, its communities, and its cultural life - from fashion capital to centre of the arts.

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Fairgrounds

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Welcome to the world of fairgrounds! Learn about the history of fairgrounds around the world, their art and music, and the people who run them. Find out about the science behind fairground rides, read an interview with a girl who grew up in a showman community, make your own fairground ride and discover amazing fairground facts and stats.

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Victorians

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Explore the Victorians who lived in a time of great progress and change. Find out how factories and towns grew incredibly fast, and the British Empire reached its largest size. Discover the advances in transport, industry and architecture, and learn about the lives of both rich and poor.Read about Queen Victoria's long life and reign, the great Victorian buildings, ideas and inventions. Discover the working conditions in the mines and factories and a day in the life of a Victorian schoolchild. The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design and technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.

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World War One

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This photographic book gives you an overview of World War One. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front and how people recorded the war in paintings, poems and diaries. You can also find out how to send a message in Morse code.

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World War Two

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This photographic book gives you an overview of World War Two. From how the war began to how it spread worldwide, the new technology that was used in war for the first time, how women's roles changed in society because of the war, what life was like on the home front, and how the war was recorded in pictures, diaries, poems and stories. You can learn about key figures, such as Winston Churchill, and events, such as The Holocaust. You can also read a diary entry from the Blitz and learn how to create your own secret code.

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Tudors

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Explore the Tudor age, a brilliant time for trade, exploration and the theatre. Find out about the reigns of the five Tudor monarchs, how England changed under their rule, and how ordinary people lived in Tudor times.Read about what life was like for both the rich and the poor including a day in the life of a kitchen maid. Find out about the mighty King Henry VIII and his six wives and the long and eventful reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Also includes a recipe for Tudor gingerbread!The Explore! series delves into the most fascinating topics around for children at Key Stage 2, looking at the topic through a variety of subjects including design and technology, geography, art, literacy and numeracy.

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Shakespeare

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This photographic book gives you an overview of Shakespeare and the time that he lived in. From his upbringing and family life, to his world famous plays and the Globe Theatre. Learn about the world in the time of Shakespeare from London and England to the wider world. You can read about a day in the life of a boy actor, and even learn how to make your own model theatre.

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Ancient Egyptians

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

This photographic book gives you an overview of Ancient Egyptians. From the early kingdoms to the mighty pharaohs that led the Eqyptian world. Learn about Egyptian religion and beliefs, life for ordinary people and the brilliant buildings. We also look at the food, medicine, science, music and art of the time. You can read about a day at temple school and learn to write in hieroglyphics.

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Romans

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Learn all about the mighty Romans with this brilliant photographic book. From the rise of Rome and the growth of the Roman Empire to the great emperors, such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. We look at the powerful Roman army and how the civilization spread across Europe. Find out how we know about the Romans today, from the amazing buildings that are still standing to the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then take a look at Roman gods and godesses, and the entertainments, food, artists, musicians and medicines of the time.Read about the games that took place in great amphitheatres, such as the grand Colosseum, the gladiator fights and exciting chariot races. Then, learn about home and family life of people in ancient Rome. You can even read about a day in the life of a Roman child, and design and make your own mosaic with our brilliant activity page.Discover amazing facts about the Roman civilization!

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Ancient Greeks

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Learn all about the amazing Ancient Greeks with this photographic book!We give an overview of the Ancient Greek world, from the early peoples to the rise of the great civilization. We take a look at the famous thinkers, writers and artists of the age, what everyday life was like and how Greek architecture still amazes people today. Learn about the great rulers and warriors of this ancient world, about the gods and goddesses that they believed in, and the life of ordinary people. Take a look at the food, buildings, science, medicine of the Greeks and find out how we know about them today. You can read about the Olympic Games, including a letter from a spectator, and the other entertainments, such as the theatre, that the Ancient Greeks enjoyed. You can even design and make your own theatrical mask.Discover amazing facts about the Ancient Greek civilization! Great for homework help and project work!

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Anglo Saxons

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Travel back to the time of the Anglo Saxons! Who was Alfred the Great? Where did the Anglo Saxons come from, and what traditions and beliefs did they bring with them? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out how we know about the Anglo Saxons, and how archaeologists and historians have pieced together their story from the evidence and artefacts found. Learn about the Anglo Saxon way of life -how they farmed and feasted, what they believed and where and how they lived. Information about their songs, music, poems, arts and crafts will help you to picture yourself among them. Read an Anglo Saxon warrior's letter, and try your hand at making an Anglo Saxon helmet!Readers will enjoy the bright design and photographic approach.

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Celts

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torch!A great tool for project work at KS2!

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Vikings

Jane Bingham
Authors:
Jane Bingham

Travel back to the time of the Vikings! Where did they come from and where did they settle? What beliefs and traditions did they bring with them? How do we know about the Vikings? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of they way of life.

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Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

Sonya Newland
Authors:
Sonya Newland

Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6,000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.

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Mayans

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

The Maya were an advanced civilisation that built magnificent cities in the rainforests of Central America. Find out about Mayan numbers, bloodletting rituals, and why the Maya disappeared.Inside you can read about: calendars and astronomy; how to make a mosaic mask; writing and crafts; the life of a ballplayer; city-states and the elite.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.

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Ancient China

Izzi Howell
Authors:
Izzi Howell

The Shang dynasty ruled over ancient China for over 500 years. Find out why the Shang changed capital cities, how Shang kings fought in battle, and how the Shang spoke to their gods. Inside you can read about dynasties and kings; how to make a Shang bronze pot; oracle bones and fortune-telling; the life of a craftsman; burial and the afterlife.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.