Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
By Hettie Bingham
Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a role model, mother of a future king, and a style icon. Read all about her childhood and university years and her life as part of today's monarchy, supporting charities and representing Britain. Find out all about the duchess and role model: how she grew up, what inspires her, her interests and family life with Prince William and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By Katie Woolley
Why do I have to wash? What's wrong with biting my nails? Why can't I pick my nose? Why can't I wear the same socks each day? The answers to these and many other questions about hygiene can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of keeping clean is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations. This book is designed for children to begin to learn about the importance of being healthy, and the ways in which we can look after our bodies to keep fit and well. A clean body is very important for keeping illnesses atbay and for feeling good about yourself. Creating good hygiene habits from an early age is vital.At the back are notes for parents and teachers that provide additional advice and support as well as further activity ideas and information.These titles support the science curriculum at Key Stage One and Key Stage 2, as well as PSHCE topics.The Healthy Me series is aimed at children aged from 5 and up to explain how people can keep fit and be healthy, forming habits that will last a life time. Other titles in the series are: Exercise and Play, Eating Well, Keeping Safe, Taking Medicines, Resting and Sleeping.
By Katie Woolley
Did you know that Velociraptor was was no bigger than a sheep? Explore the world of meat-eating dinosaurs in Killer Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived... From T. rex to Velociraptor, you'll find out about all kinds of fascinating facts about these fierce and violent beasts. The Dinosaur Infosaurus series presents to you pre-historic beasts in all their terrifying glory, with realistic artwork alongside digestible chunks of information presented as infographics. Perfect for readers aged 7+.
By Paul Harrison
By Sophie Scott
Learn how to knit from scratch and create awesome colourful projects! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete eight fantastic knitting projects, from simple bookmarks to stripy handwarmers and even an animal hat! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. Don't worry if you get stuck - the handy help section at the back will untangle any problems!The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
By Sarah Levete
Singer, actress and TV talent show judge, Kylie Minogue ticks all the boxes. Glamorous and successful, her stellar career has spanned more than 25 years, and encorporated starring in Australian soap Neighbours, seven UK Number One singles and appearing as a judge on The Voice. Real-life Stories: Kylie Minogue gives you the story behind this incredible performer - from her early career as an Australian soap star, through her transformation into a world-famous popstar, to the much-loved icon she is today. It focuses on Kylie's creative vision, and how she and her team put on enormous, spectacular tours. It also looks at the darker times in Kylie's life, including her cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and how having been so ill has affected her outlook on life. Biographical information, and Kylie Minogue quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Kylie Minogue, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Stella McCartney, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Steve Backshall, in other titles in the series?
The Kids' Book of Everyday Science
By Kelly Doudna
Can you move a mug using a balloon? Make a square bubble? Can you turn soap into salt? How much water is in a plant?This book includes 40 simple science activities using everyday items to do experiments about temperature, pressure, water, air, heat, plants and many more. Using everyday items such as balloons, bubbles, plants, potatoes and popcorn, each fun and easy activity includes how-to photos, step-by-step instructions and simple explanations of the science behind the experiments. Supply and tool lists and safety information are included, and tips and extra information are provided to extend and expand the scientific experience.Get kids thinking like scientists in no time at all!
The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook
By Caroline Craig, Joe Archer
This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes. By having fun growing different plants, children won't be able to wait to try their tasty produce, encouraging great, healthy eating habits.Learn all about how plants grow, from seeds to seedlings, watering and weeding, to harvesting and composting. Information on minibeasts and garden creatures show how nature works together to help plants grow.Includes advice on cooking tools and utensils and healthy and balanced diets.For inspiration in the garden and the kitchen ... a how-to guide to growing and eating your own fruit and vegetables - Daily ExpressColourful and beautifully illustrated, it is a great aid for fostering a love and understanding of fresh produce and an awareness of a healthy diet - The LadyIf your small child is even vaguely interested in helping you in the garden, or on the allotment, then I'd urge you to get him/her this great book... - Judy Bown, Dig my Veg
By A. J. Stones
Read about the Jewish children who left Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland without their parents in 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, and came to Britain on the Kindertransport. Find out what happened, why they had to leave their homes, how they came to Britain and what happened to them when they arrived. Produced in conjunction with The National Archives and using much of their material including government documents and reports from the time, Stories of World War II is a fantastic series of two photographic books that help children to learn about two very different stories of evacuation. A great tool for KS2 History projects!
Knights and Castles
By Jorge Santillan
Learn to Draw: Knights and Castles shows children how to draw six medieval things, from knights on horseback and coats of arms to fortified castles and fortresses. Each drawing is broken down into seven simple, easy-to-follow steps to help children create, and then colour in, their own knight and castle pictures. Fact boxes on each spread provide information about knights and castles, allowing children to learn about, as well as to draw, them. A glossary at the back of the book explains any complicated words, and a 'More Information' section gives suggestions as to how children can find out more about knights and castles.If children have loved learning to draw knights and castles, why not try learning to draw dinosaurs, dragons, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, baby animals, pirates and pirate ships in other titles in the series?
By Robyn Hardyman
This series introduces the topics of exercise, nutrition, rules for basic safety, the dangers of household products in the home, personal hygiene, common illnesses and disease and making and maintaining healthy relationships. Simple sentence construction and low level words to make the message as simple as possible for 6 to 8 year olds.
By Lorna Brash
This incredible guide for foodies will have young scientists making yoghurt, exploding cupcakes and ice cream in a bag! While young readers are creating these fun recipes they will also learn about the science behind our food. Readers will learn about what heat does to food molecules, mixing and un-mixing, emulsifying liquids, spreading solids and liquids and so much more. It explores the basic principles of the really cool science of everyday foods, such as why jelly sets, why popcorn pops or why beans give you wind! Recipes included: Pop-tastic popcornSmashing caramel shardsIce cream in a bagDouble-dipped mallow cookiesMini superhero piesGold bullion honeybomb barsBig dipper breadsticksSticky burger stacksTex-mex taco bowl saladPosh fish 'n' chips 'n' dipSuperfood cannelloniChocolate chilliRed velvet whoopee piesChocolate choux puffsExploding cupcakesCustard tartsVery berry chocolate ripple meringuesKitchen sink pot piesHot ice creamSuper seedy flowerpot breadStack 'em high cheesy puff pieBlack & blue bunsStained glass cookiesTropical fruit with gooey chocolate dipIncredible edible tie-dye icesIcy watermelon slicesHot pineapple 'lollies'Super blueberry cheesecakeWobbly strawberry mousse'Magic' apple & blackberry puddingSummer fruit jellyInstant frozen yoghurtSticky banoffee cones
By Simon Hart
The titles explores the life of one of the most influential women in British sport, from her childhood and early years, her time in the Army, and her life-changing decision to pursue her athletics career at the Olympics. Full of information about what inspired her to get to the top, her achievements and honours, this book is a fascinating profile of one of the most inspirational people in sport today.
A Killer Shark
By Tom Jackson
Follow a great white shark's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of sharks: how they sense the world, find their food, reproduce and communicate with each other. Sections of the text are written in first-person narrative, giving a clear understanding of the way sharks behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.
The King in the Forest
By Michael Morpurgo, Tony Kerins
As a boy, Tod saves the small white fawn from certain death. They grow up together but when the fine stag leaves, Tod could never have predicted that he would become so powerful that he becomes King. And no kingdom can have two kings.
By Paul Harrison
Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.