By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Which ancient cultures enjoyed a bit of sporting competition? Who won the first marathon? How hard do top tennis players hit the ball, and which is the most dangerous sport? Whether you hit it, bounce it, run at top speed or ride in or on it, Infomojis: Sports is all about exploring sport in a fun and engaging way. Core scientific areas of investigation are covered, such as how streamlined F1 cars are designed to reduce drag and why athletes' bodies need muscle power to compete!The book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young astronomer to the next evolution in infographics. Infomojis is a series of ten books that are perfect for curious readers aged 8+.
Stories From China
By Saviour Pirotta, Tim Clarey
This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.There are stories of how the world began, Chinese dragons, zodiac monkeys, legendary monsters, Chinese New Year and hopping ghosts.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced writer of stories for the young, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
Stories From India
By Vayu Naidu, Rebecca Gryspeerdt
This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds. There is a story from the Ramayana, a story of Tenali Rama, and stories of common sense and of ghosts at noon.Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.Retold by an experienced storyteller and actor, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information about sport to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at world records, the science of sprints, the technology and science used by paralympians and fascinating facts about football - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
Survivors: The Holocaust: A Young Boy's Story
By Stewart Ross
Bandi Guttmann is a 14-year-old Hungarian Jew, living in Budapest in 1944. German forces have occupied the city and life for Bandi and his family is about to become unbearable. Set apart from the rest of the Hungarian community, and denied basic human rights, the family's only weapon is their determination to survive. But in the face of mindless hatred, will the Guttmann's strength, love and courage be enough to hold them together?Based on the memoirs of Andor Guttmann, a survivor of the Holocaust. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
Survivors: A Victorian Mine Disaster: A Young Boy's Story
By Neil Tonge
It's the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For young John Elliot and his family, life in the shadow of the grinding colliery wheel has always been hard, but there is no alternative for them. The risks are huge and the rewards are few. Part of a unique collection of fictional stories about young people caught up in real-life conflicts and disasters. Through their eyes we experience the day-to-day hardships and dangers of living through troubled times from throughout history.
Spoon, Cup, Dinner's Up!
By Debbie Foy
Explore simple mealtime 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.
By Edward Way
How do you swim front crawl? What other strokes can you use? What can you do to win a swimming race?This book tells you all you need to know to help you start swimming. Step-by-step photos will show you the strokes you'll need, there are top tips on improving your technique and pro play panels show top swimmers demonstrating their skills in competitions.
Safe Social Networking
By Anita Naik
A perfect guide to becoming safe and savvy social networkers for children aged 12+. It shows how they can make the most of social networks and dodge the pitfalls - master the privacy settings, control how much they share, and avoid peer pressure so they that have the best time online.
By Clive Gifford
Packed with information for children aged 9-11 on different ski disciplines, indoor and outdoor ski resorts, plus the equipment they will need to stay safe and comfortable. Filled with plenty of action-packed photographs, it will guide them through their first skills and techniques on the piste and shows how to progress to the next level.
If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
By Susie Porter
This book is full of information on how to get into sailing, including finding a sailing school, understanding the wind, the equipment needed and how to stay stafe on the water. Packed with lively, step-by-step photographs, it will guide you through learning first skills and techniques, and show you how to progress to the next level.Although each of these sports require a variety of different skills and techniques, they all have the love of outdoors in common. They are also accessible to all - from young to old and able-bodied to disabled. The series is inspirational for those readers who want to explore the sports and it also offers information on how to get started and how to participate in the sport, including step-by-step instructions for the key techniques.
Sport What Job Can I Get?
By Richard Spilsbury
The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in sport are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being an athelete, sports journalist, physiotherapist, lifeguard, sports agent, sports manager, sports coach and many others. It provides an inside glimpse into what the different jobs involve and the special skills that are needed to succeed in a chosen area.
By Shannon Eric Denton
These classic fairy tales provide young children with an essential introduction to storytelling. Strikingly illustrated, each story brings the fantasy world of fairy tales to life for emergent readers.
By Adam Sutherland
This title looks at key sports figures from black history such as Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.
Street Sports: Freestyle BMX
By Isabel Thomas
The high-adrenalin thrill of freestyle BMX is creating a stir on the extreme sports scene. Make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find the real life story of young BMX pro, a 5-minute interview with a biking expert who provides the low-down on this awesome sport, plus step by step guides to super BMX stunts and moves! Are you on the radar?
Street Sports: Street Football
By Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
The awesome creativity of street football is taking the world of urban street sports by storm - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to find a real life story of a young, talented street footballer, a star story featuring a world class professional street footballing duo and a 5-minute interview with an expert in the street football scene. Are you on the radar?
Street Sports: Free Running
By Paul Mason, Sarah Eason
The acrobatic sport of free running is taking the urban landscape by storm - make sure it's on your radar! Look inside to the real-life story of an awesome, adrenalin-fuelled free runner, a star story featuring a Hollywood actor who pulls cool street stunts and a 5-minute interview with a free running expert. Are you on the radar?
The Steel Whale
By Tom Easton
Sea Force Four are called to the rescue when some sea urchins are trapped under a big metal object in the water. All the sea creatures are scared and no one knows what it is! Blob the pufferfish thinks it might be a whale made of steel...
By Clive Gifford
Learn all about swimming - the disciplines, the techniques and the ideal training and drills. This book uses specially comissioned photography to illustrate all you need to know in order to perform well at your favourite sport.