By Cath Senker
Russia: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this fascinating country. Explore its varied landscapes, from massive lakes to frozen tundra, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the brightly painted domes of St Basil's Cathedral and ornate palaces of St Petersburg, and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage.Discover what it's like to grow up in Russia - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how Russians have a strong sense of who they are, taking pride in their links with the land. Learn about Russia's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it, and get ready to celebrate the year's festivals, Russian-style. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, changing, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Russia!
By Izzi Howell
Find out about the exciting life of Rosa Parks. Read about her childhood and discover what life was like during segregation in the USA. Learn about her brave bus protest and see how she inspired the amazing events of the civil rights movement. 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 Izzi Howell
What makes a reptile a reptile? Read all about reptiles, find out where they live, how they move and what they eat. How do reptiles use their senses and protect themselves?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
Race and Crime
By Philip Steele
Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Race and Crime, we ask why headlines often link these issues and question some assumptions. Are some crimes carried out by one ethnic or racial grouping more than by others? What parts do policing, prisons, the immigration system and the media play? We examine abuse and hate crimes linked to race, such as slavery or genocide. Who are the perpetrators and who are the victims?This book includes quotes from key figures, opinions from all sides of the argument and debate panels that invite readers aged 12+ to discuss the issues that shape our world. Other titles in the Behind the News series: Global Financial Crisis, Hostage Takers, School Shootings, Uprising in the Middle East and Violence Against Women
By Izzi Howell
Take a look at how a robotic arm is designed, how engineers are devising examples that can be controlled by the human brain just like a real arm, and how the science of electronics allows the robot to interpret electrical signals and move in response. Find out about sensors, code and programming, explore fascinating robots from drones and space rovers to medical robots, and meet some of the world's most famous robots. Try activities such as designing your own rescue robot to squeeze into small spaces.Inject some fun into STEAM topics, with these lively examinations of buildings, robots, computers, vehicles, materials and space! This bright, colourful new series aims to inspire children aged 8 and up with a lifelong love of STEAM subjects.
Rivers and Lakes
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Discover the creatures and plants that live in rivers and lakes and how they have all become perfectly adapted to life in their beautiful but sometimes dangerous home. How has human activity affected river and lake biomes and what is being done to repair the damage before it's too late?Other titles in the At Home in the Biome series: Coral Reef, Mountains, Rivers and Lakes, Wetlands
By Susie Brooks
The Where on Earth? Book of Rivers takes you on a journey along the world's rivers, from the Amazon to the Nile, answering questions such as how old is river water? Where can you hear a river wave ROAR? And which river creatures spell DANGER? Along with many others. It looks at flesh-eating turtles, river festivals, the Grand Canyon, the world's biggest waterfall, the water cycle and much, much more. Crammed full of ferocious fish and weird water facts, geography has never been so exciting!Packed to the gills with far-out facts and fascinating information, the Where on Earth? series of four books make standard KS2 geography topics lively, fun, pacey and interesting.
By Nancy Dickmann
All sorts of natural power can be harnessed to make energy, from the sun and the tide to wind and waves. In Putting the Planet First: Renewable Energy, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to create energy without harming the environment or using fossil fuels. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
By Izzi Howell
Read all about Russia, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Russian people and their lives and culture.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
By Rob Colson
Find out what rats are like as pets and what care they will need. Information is provided on housing, feeding and grooming and other essential elements of pet care. Learn all about rats with advice from how to choose the right breed and find the right cage, to keeping your rat happy and healthy. Also included are amazing fact files about specific breeds. Fantastic photographs bring the animals to life!
Robbers, Cops, Crime
By Roy Apps
At the first sign of danger we call 999, but what did people do before the police force existed? Learn about the evolution of the service that protects us - from keeping invaders in order to the first bobbies on the beat and the latest crime-fighting scientific developments. Wayland have partnered with The National Archives to bring you this incredible photographic record of one of the most revered professions around: policing. Trace policing through history, beginning with the Romans. Then learn about Scotland's first organised police force, smuggling, poaching and street crime, the River police and the Industrial Revolution, the evolution of police vehicles, the world's most famous detective and the introduction of women to the service. Learn about all this and more in Bobbies, Cops and Crime: An Illustrated History of Policing!
Racism and Intolerance
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
The Children in Our World non-fiction 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 racism and intolerance are, how they affect children, adults and daily life, and how readers can help. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator, Hanane Kai, uses striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise they ways in which racism and intolerance affect people all around the world 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 making them ideal for tying into discussions on race, ethnicity and current affairs.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
By Rebecca Rissman
All sorts of things can be recycled, and turned into something new. Did you know recycled drinks cans can be used to make cars, for example, or that old drinks bottles can be turned into fleece for jackets and coats?!In Putting the Planet First: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to re-use and recycle materials, and reduce waste. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
By Pat Jacobs
Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Rabbit is the perfect title for any bunny-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 rabbits 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 rabbit carers - whether they own a bunny or not!
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.
By Susie Brooks
Go on a journey through the world's rainforests, from the Amazon rainforest to Costa Rica, answering questions such as why on Earth does it rain so much? Where are there forests in the clouds? And how can a tree cure disease? Along with many others. It looks at medicines, monkeys, poisonous snakes, venomous spiders, stinky flowers, enormous trees, and much, much more. Crammed full of amazing animals and astonishing plants, geography has never been so exciting! Packed to the gills with far-out facts and fascinating information, the Where on Earth? series makes standard KS2 geography topics lively, fun, pacey and interesting.
By Izzi Howell
Read all about Early Britons with the Fact Cat! The Romans came to Britain in AD 43 and with legions of professional soldiers conquered the south of England making it part of the vast Roman Empire. At the time, Britain was occupied by the Celts, so how did these warrior tribes react to the Roman invasion? Follow the Fact Cat on a journey through Roman Britain; find out where and how they lived, what they built, and why they left. Learn how we know about life in Roman Britain with the evidence of artefacts and ancient sites that have been discovered. Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.Perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
Royals, Rebels and Horrible Headchoppers
By Peter Hepplewhite, Tom Morgan-Jones
Welcome to the world of the terrible Tudors! Grab a galleon and sail back in time with us to discover everything about the terrifying Tudors: from horrible King Henry and the perilous plague to roasting the religious. Why did doctors wear beak masks? Why were cats buried under Tudor homes? What did Tudor tennis involve? Dip into these annals of Tudor times and find out the answers to all these intriguing imponderables and many more...
Razia's Ray of Hope
By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
Razia's Ray of Hope is the story of one girl's dream of getting an education and attending a new school in her village in Afghanistan. But her father and brother are against the idea. Can she persuade them that it is a good idea?Razia falls asleep every night dreaming of going to school like her brothers Jamil and Karim. So when she learns that a girls' school is being built just down the road from her home, she is filled with hope...This is a compelling story of one girl's aspirations to go to school in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime. It is a moving account of how she finally persuades her father and older brother to let her go. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education in a story reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan.
By Paul Mason
Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster 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.