By Izzi Howell
The Normans invaded countries across Europe and played an important role in the history of England. Find out how the Normans beat the Anglo-Saxons, why William the Conqueror made the Domesday Book, and how they changed the English language. Inside you can read about: invasions and battles how to make a shield the story of the Battle of Hastings castles and cathedrals lords and peasants
By Clive Gifford
Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
By Philip Steele
In an era when the global environment is defined by humans and their activities, humans are destroying natural habitats and resources, often the same ones on which they themselves depend. While humans understand more about the environment and population than ever before, what action are they taking to protect the natural environment for future generations - and is it too little, too late? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the treatment of natural habitats.
The Natural World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
New to Wayland's highly popular visual literacy programme, Mapographics uses maps as a vehicle to present a wide range of information in a graphic way. A combination of maps, colour coding and graphics give a local or global perspective on a topic, for example the global spread of languages and population, energy use worldwide, or inhabited and uninhabited areas of the planet. The series also looks at information such as the range of crops or jobs within a continent or country. Each spread features a map focussing on one particular topic, supported by infographic panels full of related information. A question panel on each spread encourages readers to think in more depth about the topics discussed.
By Jane Bingham
Read all about Neil Armstrong, discover how he became an astronaut and learn about the project to send men to the Moon. Follow the progress of the Apollo mission to the Moon and read about Armstrong's famous Moon walk.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
By Annalees Lim
Make tasty cakes and delicious biscuits without turning on an oven! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show children aged 5+ how to bake their way through the book, creating and improvising as they go, to create a range of tempting treats.Learn how to make chocolate-drizzled lemon meringue bites, create sprinkle-covered cake pops and prepare rocky road packed with marshmallows and chocolate chips!Using readily available and seasonal materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
Noah's SO Noisy
By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
Noah is a noisy dragon. He roars, he shouts and he loves to stamp about. When his friends are listening to a story, Noah keeps interrupting. But if he can't keep quiet, how will he discover what happens at the end?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran
By Andy Glynne, Jonathan Topf
This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to flee Iran as there were threats on his life.Told in Navid's own words, the story highlights the terror and hardship that Navid and his mother suffered in their long journey to follow his father to a safe place, and the strange feelings that Navid had towards him when they were reunited.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
By Kay Barnham
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency. It also looks at Mandela's death, the aftermath and memorial service that followed and how his legacy lives on.
Notes on Being Teenage
By Rosalind Jana
How would you describe yourself? Do you like to stand out, or fit in? Are you an Instagram junkie, or is Snapchat more your thing? Are you watching Zoella on YouTube, or reading Rookie on your phone? We're all different, and no-one's teenage years are the same. But we do all have one thing in common - being a teenager is about discovering who we are, and who we want to be. It can be tricky, building and forming your own identity and sense of self, and sometimes, advice from someone who has been there and done it in the not-too-distant past can come in useful. Enter Rosalind Jana, who's crammed more into her 20-odd years than most (including winning the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writers AND 'Well Dressed' at the Observer Ethical Awards, but don't tell her we told you that...). Notes on Being Teenage covers all aspects of teenhood, from the serious (mental health issues, bullying, staying safe online), to the slightly-less-so (dating, style, fashion, starting a blog) and everything in between. Rooted in her own experiences as a blogger, part-time model and eco-fashion-expert, but also as a teen who struggled with scoliosis, bullying and her dad's depression, Rosalind is well-placed to offer advice and guidance to anyone navigating their teenage years. She's also spoken to loads of teens about their experiences, too, and their stories, problems, advice and wisdom are gathered here as well, along with interviews with inspirational and interesting people like Louise O'Neill, Juno Dawson and Rosianne Halse-Rojas. All this combines to form a warm, witty, wise book not just on how to survive but how to thrive as a teen. Essential reading for smart girls of any age.
The Natural World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! Marvel at evolution, life cycles, record-breaking animals and plants, micro-organisms and reproduction - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. The World in Infographics series presents an exciting form of data visualisation using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way.
By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Fully updated in 2015, this book examines the debates surrounding nuclear power, an important non-renewable energy resource. It looks at why it is central to the debate about future power supplies because of its much smaller impact on global warming than fossil fuel power. Are the benefits of nuclear power outweighed by its environmental impacts? How does it compare with renewables as an economic alternative to fossil fuel power? Find out in this in Let's Discuss Nuclear Power!Let's Discuss Energy is an innovative series of books that examines the issues and changing technologies that surround the use of renewable and non-renewable resources for world power needs. An excellent study tool for children at Key Stage 2.
By Alice Harman
Read all about Northern Ireland, its location within the UK and Europe, its history, geographical features, landmarks, capital city, people and industry, weather, coasts, towns and countryside areas.This series uses maps and atlases to look at the locations, geography and weather patterns.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Key Stage 1 of the curriculum focuses on the study of Great Britain - an excellent classroom resource.Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and 2.
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 to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at fascinating facts and about natural resources - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
No Hitting, Henry
By Lisa Regan
Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Henry sometimes gets angry when things don't go his way, and sometimes he hits, too! For example, if he's feeling left out of a game, or if he's bored at the shops with his dad. But how can he stay calm?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child want to hit or pinch and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
By Alison Brownlie Bojang
This title looks at Nigeria 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.
By Elaine Jackson
This title looks at Norway 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.
By Jack Gillett, Meg Gillett
By Jane Bingham
This title looks at New Zealand 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.
By Adam Sutherland
The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.