Related to: 'Art, Craft and Music'

Franklin Watts

Hippo's Birthday

Jill Atkins, Steve Cox
Contributors:
Jill Atkins, Steve Cox

In this story, it is Hippo's birthday and she really wants to make a birthday cake. But all her friends are busy and it looks as if they have forgotten. The Hippo receives an invitation...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading Green stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 5 (Green) in classroom reading lessons.

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I Am Here, Where Are You?

Anita Jones, Sarah Horne
Contributors:
Anita Jones, Sarah Horne

In I Am Here, Where Are You? Ollie tells the reader where he is. Using this simple premise, Ollie starts off in the room in his house, then zooms out from this location to his road, his town, county, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy and finally universe.For readers aged four and up, I Am Here, Where Are You? follows the simple structure of "This is the House that Jack Built". Photographs and gorgeous artwork by the super-funky Sarah Horne combine to give children a sense of their place in the world by zooming out from their own location. It provides a springboard for discussion of the reader's location and explores concepts of cultural diversity, extended family, time zones and conservation of the planet we all share. Finally, it invites the reader to practise writing their own address, finishing at The Universe. The book provides great support for the geography curriculum at key stages 1 and 2.

Franklin Watts

The Halloween Book

Annalees Lim
Authors:
Annalees Lim

Have a fantastic Halloween with this fun and informative book filled with Halloween facts and activities to celebrate this spooky festival. The Halloween Book brings together lots of ideas for Halloween costumes, crafts, recipes and games, along with poems and spine-tingling ghost stories. It also takes a look at Halloween traditions around the world. Ideal for readers aged 7+ who love craft activities.

Franklin Watts

The Artist in You

Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood
Authors:
Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood

Taking some the world's greatest art and artists as its starting point, this visually stunning and absorbing book is a perfect way to get children aged 10 plus into art and creating their own work. It has two objectives. One is to introduce the basics of art and the art making process in an easy and accessible way with fun and engaging projects, while exploring various techniques and mediums, including photography and printmaking. Secondly, it introduces much of the basic art terminology to give the reader the vocabulary to discuss and share their appreciation of art. The authors, both artists and art teachers themselves, convey their enthusiasm with a voice that is simple, direct and full of fun.The projects cover a high level of art education and in fact self-learners, teachers and students of all ages will learn a lot from it. Students who complete these projects will command outstanding abilities and knowledge of the fine arts. Learners will gain important first hand skills and insights into the language of art necessary to work and communicate in this challenging field.

Franklin Watts

Easter

Jasmine Brooke
Authors:
Jasmine Brooke
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Chinese New Year

Robyn Hardyman
Authors:
Robyn Hardyman
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Polar Lands

M J Knight
Authors:
M J Knight
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Deserts

M J Knight
Authors:
M J Knight
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Christmas

Robyn Hardyman
Authors:
Robyn Hardyman
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Divali

Robyn Hardyman
Authors:
Robyn Hardyman

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated for five days with various activities and food. This book explores the festival and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world decorate their homes with lights and rangoli patterns, and how they end the Diwali celebration with a special day for brothers and sisters. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Diwali school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.

Franklin Watts

The Somme

Sarah Ridley
Authors:
Sarah Ridley
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Romans

Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson
Authors:
Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson

History Showtime brings a fresh new approach to history, combining essential learning with the fun of drama and music.History Showtime: Romans looks at who the Romans were and describes their everyday life, such as what they ate, what they wore and their beliefs. Alongside this key information are four songs, unique to this series, which bring the facts to life. At the end of the book is a simple playscript for children to act out, which explores Roman coming of age rituals.

Franklin Watts

Ancient Greeks

Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson
Authors:
Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson
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Ancient Egyptians

Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson
Authors:
Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson

History Showtime brings a fresh new approach to history, combining essential learning with the fun of drama and music.History Showtime: Ancient Egyptians looks at the history of this great civilisation and describes the everyday life of its people, such as what they ate, what they wore and their beliefs. Alongside this key information are four songs, unique to this series, which bring the facts to life. At the end of the book is a simple playscript for children to act out about the death of Tutankhamun and subsequent discovery of his tomb.

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Vikings

Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson
Authors:
Liza Phipps, Avril Thompson

History Showtime brings a fresh new approach to history, combining essential learning with the fun of drama and music.History Showtime: Vikings looks at the history of these famous invaders and describes their everyday life, such as what they ate, what they wore and their beliefs. Alongside this key information are four songs, unique to this series, which bring the facts to life. At the end of the book is a simple playscript for children to act out, which enacts a dramatic Viking sea journey to a new life in Britain.

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Arts and Music

Dan Lyndon
Authors:
Dan Lyndon

The Black History series brings together a wide range of events and experiences from the past to promote knowledge and understanding of black culture today. This book looks at the influences and key movements in the development of black artists and their work across the generations.

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The Story of Rock Music

Matt Anniss
Authors:
Matt Anniss

From its roots in the blues sound of black American jazz in the 1930s to the stadium-rocking megastars of today. This book tells you how rock music has evolved, been influenced by and influenced other musical genres. The invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s was a turning point for music. It opened up genres such as jazz and country music and helped them evolve into an edgier, rockier sound. Featuring the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, glam rock stars like David Bowie and Mark Bolan, the legendary Led Zeppelin and the stadium rockers of the 1980s and 90s, right through to modern rock stars like the Queens of the Stone Age and Jack White, they all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.

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The Story of Pop Music

Matt Anniss
Authors:
Matt Anniss

From the music halls of the 1920s to the everchanging hottest pop stars of today, this book tells you how pop music has evolved, influenced and been influenced by other musical genres. Elvis Presley, the Beatles, motown stars of the 1960s, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the huge synth pop of the 1980s and modern artists like Justin Bieber, Psy and Rihanna all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.

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The Story of Dance Music and Electronica

Matt Anniss
Authors:
Matt Anniss

From the earliest DJs mixing records for clubbers in the 1970s to the superstar DJs of today. This book tells you how dance music has evolved and influenced other musical genres. House music, warehouse parties, raves; hugely influential bands such as Kraftwork and The Chemical Brothers and the superstar DJs such as Fatboy Slim and David Guetta all feature in this brilliant journey through musical history.The Story of Dance Music and Electronica is part of the series, Pop Histories, which takes a similarly detailed look at other popular musical genres.

Author Spotlight with Graham Marks

Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi started out with every intention of following a carer as an artist; that did not turn out to be what happened, and now she is now an award-winning and critically acclaimed YA author - as well as being a teacher. Here she talks to Graham Marks about her fascinating and well-travelled life, and the story behind her latest novel, Siege…