By Annalees Lim
Join this crafty adventure in design where you can create all the things you need for a fantastic pirate-themed party!Brimming full of ideas for crazy costumes, glorious games and delightful decorations to perfect party food, this series ensures you'll host the perfect party, fill a rainy day, or help you create designs that last happy ever crafter.Bright and buzzing illustrations support the step-by-step instructions, plus there are fun facts and joyful jokes to boot. Perfect for all budding craft makers, but especially suited to the 7-9 age group.
By Izzi Howell
A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Why do flowers smell nice? How big is the largest flower in the world? Which plant eats insects? Find out about plants and learn how they grow and reproduce. Follow the life cycle of a plant, see how they make their own food and discover some of the most unusual plants in the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
Paper Print Stamp
By Susie Brooks
A collection of simple but aspirational, inexpensive craft projects ideal for time-poor parents and budget-challenged schools, promoting reuse and recycling. Beautifully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and engaging artwork, each activity is straightforward and achievable, and as such is therapeutic for stressed or anxious children, allowing them to make things by themselves, and to have confidence in their own abilities.Paper Print Stamp shows you how to make bottletop balloons, a broccoli jungle, cork stamps, bubblewrap dinosaurs and much, much more. Techniques include printing, stamping, monoprints and simple collographs - used in ingenious ways for fantastic results!There's a whole load of upcycling fun to be had, so let's make art!
People and Planet Earth
By Michael Bright
People and Planet Earth takes readers back to our first steps as Homo sapiens, and examines how we've evolved from cavemen to the dominant species on Earth. Take a closer look at the Bronze and Iron Ages, how we went from small settlements to super cities, our impact on the Earth and the Sixth Major Mass Extinction. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, People and Planet Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
Pioneers of Science and Technology
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
In Pioneers of Science and Technology you'll say hello to Hypatia, an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer. You'll learn about Lise Meitner, the heroic Jewish physicist who escaped the Nazis. You'll join Jane Goodall who lived in the jungle studying apes. These women are just a few of the many who followed their passion for science and technology, and weren't put off by people telling them they couldn't or shouldn't. And along the way they discovered radiation, wrote the first computer program, expanded our knowledge of the universe and flew into space. 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 Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Finding out about the life of plants 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 10: White.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 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. Read about the tallest and the smallest plants, see how flowers produce seeds, and discover how plants make energy - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about plants has never been more exciting!
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Paul Cézanne, including an examination of paintings such as The Château of Médan, The Card Players, The Lake of Annecy, The House of the Hanged Man, Mont Sainte-Victoire, Still-Life with Apples and Oranges and Woman with a Coffee Pot. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cézanne used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Paul Cézanne.
Players and Skills
By Clive Gifford
Cricket is a game steeped in history and tradition. But it is also one of the most exciting, and rapidly changing, sports in the world. New, fast-paced, forms of the game such as the IPL have attracted a younger fan base, and sponsorship deals and increased media coverage mean that top cricket players are some of the best-known, highly paid, sports stars on the planet. Generation Cricket celebrates the rejuvenation of the game, giving readers a sense of the drama, action and skill involved in playing the game.Generation Cricket: Players and Skills looks at everything involved in playing cricket, from batting, fielding and bowling to scoring, equipment and the pitch. The rules of the game, including the ever-complex LBW law, are explained, along with how runs are made, and the numerous ways a player can be 'out'. The book also looks at some of the key people involved in a cricket match, including the umpire, wicket keeper and captain. Different bowling and batting techniques, from seam, swing and spin bowling to cover drives and hook shots, are also explained. Star Player features provide information about the men and women at the top of the sport both now and in the past, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ashton Agar, Charlotte Edwards, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitheran. A comprehensive guide to the players, skills and tactics involved in a game of cricket, Generation Cricket: Players and Skills is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.
The Poo That Animals Do
By Paul Mason, Tony De Saulles
A fascinating insight into the world of animal poo - with "strange but poo" facts, from the smelliest, biggest, smallest, and most expensive poo to poo camouflage and keeping warm, discover all there is to know about animal poo and its uses. Photos combine with the tongue-in-cheek humour of Tony De Saulles' fabulous illustrations and Paul's Mason's raucous text to enliven even the most reluctant reader. A great book for satisfying the curiosity of 7 to 9 years olds while learning science at the same time!
By Philip Steele
The world's population is growing, and with this growth comes an increased pressure on the resources, such as food, water, land for housing and energy sources, we need to live. The way in which humans are treating the planet they live on is having a significant effect on the global climate. This matters because the future of life on Earth, no less, depends on our understanding of the problem and the actions we take. 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 global population.
Proud to be Deaf
By Ava Beese, Lilli Beese, Nick Beese, Romina Martí
Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf - and she's proud of it. She loves her Deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people. In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people - and introduces some of her deaf heroes who have achieved amazing things. She talks about her experiences at school making friends with hearing children, and teaches readers the BSL alphabet and BSL phrases. Featuring photos of Ava, her friends and family throughout, plus illustrations of hand signs.
Poverty and Hunger
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what poverty and hunger are, how they affect people in countries all over the world and how readers can help those affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winnning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise the people and situations impacted by poverty and hunger with images that are suited to their age and disposition.The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism, and this book is ideal for tying into discussions on food, wealth and current affairs.
By Annalees Lim
Find out all there is to know about your favourite pets with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make cats, guinea pigs, lizards, dogs and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Includes QR codes that link to step-by-step videos, showing how some of the crafts are made.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists
By Adam Sutherland
Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the horror story writer who was afraid of the dark, find out why one famous artist paid workers to dig up a corpse, and how one of Britain's most famous authors managed to publish 80 books without writing a single word. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
People That Changed The World
By Ben Hubbard
For thousands of years, humans and their actions have shaped our history. But some people have such a profound and at times devastating influence, they not only change the course of history, they also manage to leave a legacy so powerful, it can be called world-changing. This book looks at 10 of these people - from discoverer Christopher Columbus who brought about a radical change to the face of the American continents, to Osama bin Laden who masterminded the devastating attacks of 9/11, which ushered in a new era of warfare and terrorism.Each of these 10 world-changing people is examined in detail - what were their circumstances; what turned them into a world-changing figure; what kind of a legacy have they left; and how is it still relevant to us today? Spanning a significant portion of human history, from the ancient world of Alexander the Great, to the age of discovery in the 15th century, the World Wars, and the end of Apartheid, this book not only examines the people themselves, but also places them in the context of other historical events and developments. It includes scientists, dictators, civil rights activists, terrorists and politicians.Perfect for course work and cross-curricular activities spanning history, politics and science; the book includes 10 further highly influential people, as well as a timeline that places them in the context of world history.
By Suzie Hubbard
Learn photography from scratch and take amazing pictures! Simple hints, tips and tricks help you to master ten different subjects, from portraits to reflections and even night-time light graffiti! Each project will introduce a new concept for you to think about, like composition and storytelling. Don't worry if you don't have a fancy camera - a simple compact or cameraphone is all you need!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, Knitting.
By Izzi Howell
Which is colder - the North Pole or the South Pole? What is the colour of polar bears' skin? Who was the first person to visit both poles?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and explore the poles. Discover the wildlife that can survive in these icy habitats and their extreme seasons. Travel back in time with the explorers who rushed to be the first to the poles, and find out about the people who live there today.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
By Jo Dearden
My Planet Earth Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey across our amazing planet. This book includes more than 200 stickers and is printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. It's ideal for environment-conscious children, long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for curious kids.Children can build a barrier reef with stickers, discover which animals travel the furthest, and compare the tallest mountain with the deepest ocean trench. Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the interesting information, My Planet Earth Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take children's imagination on an exciting journey.
By Paul Harrison
In 2013, following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, a little-known cardinal from Argentina was elected Pope. Jorge Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope from the Americas, the first Pope from the southern hemisphere and the first non-European Pope in over 1,000 years. But what is the background of this extraordinary man? And how did he go from Argentinian nightclub bouncer to Pope Francis, the leader of one of the most widely-practised religions in the world.The Pope looks at his remarkable story, and how, as Pope Francis, he has become such a popular and widely-celebrated leader. His humility, and his concern for the poor are examined, along with his views on the issues facing the Catholic Church.The Catholic faith, and the role it plays in the lives of people around the world, is explained, as is the Church's place in the 21st century.Some of the more complex terms and processes of the Church, for example the way in which a pope is elected, are explained in separate boxes on each spread.