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 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 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!
By Rita Storey
Features a wide range of exciting step-by-step projects to make your own toy, including techniques from simple sticking and pasting to more difficult techniques such as papier-mâchè and sewing. Supports the design and technology curriculum for KS2. Crafts include making a yo-yo, a beanbag frog, a racing car and a kaleidoscope.