The Houses We Build
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to the houses we live in? How can we build enough safe, comfortable and energy-efficient homes for everyone who needs them without contributing to climate change and habitat destruction? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
Heroes of Light and Sound
By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
What if you could be invisible or have super vision and hearing? You'd be a superhero BUT are these superpowers feasible in the real world? Superpower Science: Heroes of Light and Sound tells you all about the reality of these superpowers when looked at through a scientific lens.The series Superpower Science focuses on the superpowers commonly associated with superheroes and reveals just how scientifically realistic they could be to us mere humans. Each title focuses on four superpowers and explains which science principles would come into action if the superpower existed and what effect these science principles would have on the body. Momentum builds through each superhero story as we question everything and clearly explain the science behind their powers as they would exist in real-life.The comic book format and vintage-looking colourful illustrations paired with quirky and humorous explanations turn what would be considered by many as dry physics principles into high interest exciting books. By pointing out the physical limitations of superpowers, the series aims to fix them, not crush children's dreams but inspire them to be interested in science. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.
How to Survive in the Arctic and Antarctic
By Louise Spilsbury
Learn about the dangers that lurk in the Arctic and Antarctica and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the ice.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
How to Survive in the Ocean
By Louise Spilsbury
Learn about the dangers that lurk in the ocean and how people have devised ways to survive and live in the water.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
What makes humans, human? And how do organs work, and our bodies fight off invaders - and what about our brains? Whether it moves, growls, beats or splurts, Infomojis: Human Body is all about exploring the bits that make us, in a fun and engaging way. Each book features custom-made 'infomojis' - presenting the information with real personality! So inject fun into facts, and take your young biologist to the next evolution in infographics. Perfect for readers aged 8+.
How to Design the World's Best Robot
By Paul Mason
Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.
Heroic Leaders and Activists
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
In Heroic Leaders and Activists you will meet the early feminists who first stood up for women's rights around the world, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Qiu Jin. Read about the astonishing Helen Keller, who despite being born deaf and blind, became a political activist and writer. Discover the women who have used their art to promote social justice, such as poet Maya Angelou. These inspiring activists for peace, human rights and the environment have all, in their own ways, made their mark on history. Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
By Joyce Bentley
Holi - the festival of colour - is celebrated by Hindus worldwide and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Finding out about how the human body works has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you say WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at band 12: Brown.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
By Pat Jacobs
Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Hamster is the perfect title for any animal-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Learn how hamsters communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all hamster carers - whether they own a hamster or not!
By Joyce Bentley
Easter is celebrated by Christians worldwide to mark the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of Easter are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
By Jon Richards
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Wonder at the depth of the deepest oceans, read about huge grasslands, and discover how living things survive - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about forces has never been more exciting!
How to Build Your Own Country
By Valerie Wyatt
For the next generation of world leaders, this is an excellent resource for children aged 9+ who are curious about the world and the rules that govern each of us. Tired of people always telling you what to do? Why not start your own country? The Kingdom of Jack! The Federal Republic of Grace! Let this book be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. An excellent resource for the secondary citizenship curriculum to support learning about UK government and political systems.Contents: STEP 1: Stake Out Your Identity; Naming Your Country; Finding a Population; Designing a Flag and Choosing a Motto; Writing a National Anthem; STEP 2: Run the Country; Setting up a Government; Holding Elections; Writing a Constitution; Making the Laws; Serving Your Citizens; Making Money; Taking a Holiday; STEP 3: Meet the Neighbours; Who's Who?; Keeping the Peace; Put It All Together and You Get
By Izzi Howell
Learn all about animal and human healthy bodies and their similarities and differences. From breathing and diets to sleeping and keeping warm and clean, explore how humans and animals stay healthy.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
Homes Around the World
By Moira Butterfield
Take a journey around the world to discover the homes of children just like you!Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands?Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?Find out in Homes Around the World!Children will love reading about the homes of their contemporaries in other countries; from underground homes and floating homes, to eco-homes, and the most unusual homes.Includes Art Station activities where readers are encouraged to use their new knowledge creatively!
By John Malam
Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! Our first stop is intimidating Maiden Castle: shaped like the coil of a giant snake, Britain's largest hill fort is the size of 26 football pitches! Britain is brimming with these battle-worn hill forts, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society, technology and enemies of their builders. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real evidence that archaeologists have discovered, from Iron Age coins to stockpiles of ancient weaponry!Hill forts are tremendous landmarks holding their ancient ground at many sites across the British Isles. Not only do they show the great skill and ingenuity of Iron Age man, but they hold ancient evidence of their way of life. It's time to take a closer look at these Iron Age fortifications - sculpted into the landscape by our ancient ancestors - and the evidence that tells us how they were built and why, and how they were used. Learn about Maiden Castle, Danebury, Crickley Hill and many more hill forts and Iron Age sites that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people. There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
Happy Eid al-Fitr
By Joyce Bentley
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan fasting and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
By Joyce Bentley
Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate it and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies for children aged 5-7.Other titles in the series include: Happy Easter, Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holi
Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together
By Tom Easton
This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? 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.
A History of Britain Through Art
By Jillian Powell
This book discusses the history of Britain, from ancient settlements right up to our own times. Some of the pictures show momentous events such as the invasion of England by William the Conqueror or the Battle of Britain, which has shaped the history of the country. Other pictures reflect the life of a nation, such as the splendid architecture of a medieval cathedral, the Fire of London and travel in a Victorian omnibus. This approach provides an insight into the history of Britain as seen through the eyes of artists.