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.
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.
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.
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.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
By Hettie Bingham
Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is today's princess. She is a role model, wife and mother of a future king, and she's a style icon. You can read about her early life - her family, education, and univesity years; and her life as part of today's monarchy - the wedding, public appearances, travels and the work she does today. Find out about the girl under all those fancy hats; the young Kate Middleton, where she went to school, how she met Prince William and how she has coped with being in the public eye. Learn about her life today, as the Duchess of Cambridge, and a new mother. Readers get a great close-up view of Kate Middleton - from her school days to her wedding to the future king - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Catherine quiz, find out about her famous friends and family, and what she likes to do in her spare time. A fantastic resource for biography based project work; full glossary and index 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.
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 A. J. Stones
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away, to a different country, because it was too dangerous to stay in your own country? During World War II, this was the situation millions of people, many of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Kindertransport tells the story of 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. The book explains what happened, why they had to leave their homes, how they came to Britain and what happened to them when they arrived. Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II. This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for the children of the Kindertransport during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Evacuation, tells the story of children evacuated from British towns and cities to the countryside during World War II.
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 Sarah Levete
Kylie Minogue has been in the spotlight since her role as Charlene in the hit Australian TV show, Neighbours. However, the star is best known for her amazing pop persona and sensational sell-out concerts. Find out who the princess of pop really is - discover how she rose to fame, why she and sister Dannii were once TV rivals, where Kylie finds her musical inspiration and how she won her devastating battle with cancer. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By Paul Harrison
Was King John really the cruel and terrible king that history paints him as? This biography explores the life of King John, from his ascension to the throne, through wars with France and his own English barons, to the signing of the Magna Carta. This Great Charter was a turning point is English political history and heralded the beginning of parliament.Through the story of King John, readers will learn about the changing nature of the monarchy in Medieval Britain, and the changing roles of the church and state in Medieval society. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for class discussions.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and lively illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
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
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!
By Katie Woolley, Ryan Wheatcroft
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, Ryan Wheatcroft
Why should I wear a helmet when cycling? How do I cross the road safely? How do I stay safe online? What should I do in an emergency? The answers to these and many other questions about keeping safe can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of safety, whether at home, out and about, near water or online, are complemented by charming, clear illustrations. 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, Keeping Clean, Eating Well, 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+.
A Kids' Guide to London
By Simon Holland
London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful book that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tube station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.
Knights and Castles
By Annalees Lim
Join this crafty adventure in design where you can create all the things you need for a fantastic knight or castle-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.