By Tim Cooke
Tanks are the most feared of all land weapons. Main battle tanks are heavily armoured but fast, and their main guns fire explosive shells that can destroy virtually any target - including other tanks. This book reveals just what makes tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) such formidable weapons on the battlefield. Find out about leading tanks from around the world - including their technical specifications. Learn about the history of tanks - from their first use in World War I through incredible developments, right up to the latest, cleverest machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an up-close look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.
By Anita Loughrey
Get kids engaged in maths with real life problem-solving. In each fully illustrated title maths topics are carefully explained in different scenarios. Children are then given problems to solve around the scenario. Topics covered include measurement (inches and centimetres, to litres and millilitres and units of time and days of the week), problems with numbers (by adding, subtracting, division and multiplication and using roman numerals), how to use fractions, decimal places and percentages, shapes (2-D and 3D) and statistics, such as tables, bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs. The level of maths progresses as you go through the book, building a sense of achievement. It includes tips and tricks to make maths problem-solving easy.Each book is framed around a high interest area, perfect for children aged 7-11.
The Top Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking
By Roy Apps
Explore the history of codes from The Haircut Code, used by the Persians to convey messages in war, to Ancient Hebrew ciphers, pictorial codes of the Egyptians and Mayans to letter codes in ancient Rome and substitution ciphers used in Tudor England when the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots was being planned. Find out about modern-day codes, such as tennis players Laura Robson and Heather Watson's 'back slang' when playing doubles and computer codes in the 21st century including the safety of passwords.This book features strange-but-true facts that are real-life extraordinary stories of codes and their code breakers and 'Code Cracker' practical activities show how you can build or solve your own codes!
Toys and Games Around the World
By Moira Butterfield
Take a journey around the world to discover the toys and games of children just like you!Where in the world do children play 'the blanket toss' game?Where do children practice their skills for fierce kite fighting tournaments?What's inside a Russian matryoshka doll?Find out in Toys and Games Around the World!Children will love reading about the toys and games that their contemporaries in other countries play; from children who make their own toys to computerised robots and remote-controlled flying quadcopters! Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
Transport Around the World
By Moira Butterfield
Take a journey around the world to discover the transport methods used by children just like you!Where in the world do children learn to run their own railway?What is the best way to travel across a sandy desert?What colours are the cable cars of La Paz, in Bolivia?Find out in Transport Around the World!Children will love reading about the transport that their contemporaries in other countries use; from boats paddled between houses and carts pulled across busy cities, to riding reindeer and the fastest trains!Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
By Victoria Munson
A fun guide to nature for young children. From mighty oaks to spiky moneky puzzle trees, discover fun facts to help you identify these amazing trees. Which tree's wood is used to make cricket bats?Which tree's seeds are good to eat?Find out about different types of tree, where they grow and how to identify them. Simple descriptions mixed with beautiful photographs make this a great children's first guide to British trees. If you like this title, why not search out the others in the series: Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Minibeasts, Seashore.
Thomas Crapper, Corsets and Cruel Britannia
By Peter Hepplewhite, Tom Morgan-Jones
Welcome to the incredible Industrial Revolution! Grab a pie, peruse the past with us and discover all there is to know about the Victorians: from pioneering plumbing and constricting corsets to choking chimneys. Why were pea-soupers perilous? Why were Victorian streets teeming with turds? Who spent their childhood up chimneys? Dig into this diary of days gone by and find the answers to these valuable Victorian questions and many more...
By Alex Woolf
Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.
Treasure Ahoy! Pirates Can Share
By Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Bad luck hits the ship, the 'Golden Duck' when, during a storm, the captain's wooden leg is broken, Polly Parrot is hit by lightning and loses all her feathers and Nell loses her only bandanna.While they are anchored by a small island for repairs, Sam goes ashore to find supplies. He finds a bag of coins which he keeps secret from everyone else. When they set sail again, he is torn between wanting to buy things for himself or wanting to buy things for his friends. When they reach the mainland shops, what will Sam choose to do?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Battles and Wars
By Kay Barnham
True or false?Ancient Greek armies were squareElephants were excellent warriorsMaori warriors danced on the battlefieldHitler wanted to blow up the Eiffel TowerExplore the facts behind some of the most famous conflicts in history, blow the myths and legends wide open, and uncover loads of mind-blowing and downright bizarre stuff about battles through the ages...The Truth or Busted series explores the fact or fiction behind stuff you THINK you know in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable!
Toys, Play, Tidy Away!
By Debbie Foy
Explore simple tidy up routines in a positive, rewarding and engaging way that young children will love!With fun rhymes and bright, friendly pictures, the All By Myself series helps to nurture your child's sense of pride and growing independence. It features fun, subject-specific learning elements based around counting, colours, shapes, and basic time concepts.
Top Jobs: Being a DJ
By Matt Anniss, Lisa Regan
Featuring internationally acclaimed DJs such as David Guetta, Felix Da Housecat and The Chemical Brothers as well as turntablists such as Grandmaster Flash, this title takes a look at all facets of professional DJ-ing. It covers music genres from house, techno and drum and bass to hip-hop, reggae and dubstep, and looks at what it's like to be a professional DJ.The Radar series delivers streetwise, hot-topic reads for kids aged 9+. With bold, fresh design and topics that have bags of kid-appeal, Radar will encourage children to read - and keep reading!
Tapestries and Textiles
By Louise Spilsbury, Rob Childs
Featuring six tapestries and textiles from around the world, this book explores the stories told through the art form, from medieval legend in The Lady and the Unicorn to biblical tale in Harriet Powers' Bible quilt. Each tapestry and textile is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides historical context.Fun, step-by-step projects show children how to create their own stained glass windows, using the techniques of the art form. Print a pattern, make a Ghanaian Fante flag or weave your own tapestry!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.
By Alice Harman
A fun and interactive introduction to the amazing Tudor period, from Tudor kings and queens to home life, children, Tudor clothes and food, what the Tudors did for fun and where the Tudors lived. Famous Tudors are looked at and a fun, simple activity spread shows you how to make a Tudor rose.
By Jillian Powell
Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Tudor Times, you can learn how to make a Tudor rose, a masquerade mask, a jester's crown, a jester's stick, a tussie mussie, a model of a Tudor house, a ruff, a stained glass coat of arms, a Tudor cap, a ship's figurehead, a cup and ball and a peg doll!Fun facts on every spread give background information about the Tudor era and its people, from Kings and Queens and the Royal Court, to the lives of everyday people.A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the Tudors.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
By Sally Morgan
This book shows how we use our sense of touch to find out about the world around us. Discover how touching works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of touch.
By Sally Morgan
This book shows how we use our sense of taste to find out about the world around us. Discover how taste works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of taste.
By Heather Morris
This title looks at all the significant individuals and events of the Tudor era: Henry VIII, Thomas More and the break with Rome, Francis Drake and the Armada; the reign of Elizabeth and the roles played by Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Essex. Everyday life is discussed, including life for rich and poor, differences between town and country life, education, ships and seafaring, food and entertainment, medicine and health, art, theatre and exploration.
By 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.
By Liz Gogerly
Find out about train drivers and conductors. Follow step-up-step activities to dress like a train driver, make a ticket machine and a driver's control panel. Then set up your own train carriage and follow simple role plays to act out the part of a train driver!