By Adam Sutherland
Find out how Amazon grew from an innovative way to sell books into a giant of the technology industry in such a short space of time. It looks at the brightest business minds behind Amazon's meteoric rise, the technological innovation driven by Amazon, from the Kindle to the Fire Phone and what the future might hold for Amazon from drone delivery to space travel!From the battle for eBooks to the company's marketing strategies, this is a fascinating look at Amazon and at the eCommerce industry as a whole. Ideal as a leisure read to accompany Business Studies GCSE or A Level, or for cross-curricular biography and literacy work at KS2.
Archie & the Babysitter
By Anne Rooney
Archie gives the babysitter and his little sister, Lucy, a real run for their money when Mum and Dad go out for the afternoon!
Are We There Yet?
By Jillian Powell, Stefania Colnaghi
Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. Rosie's Rides is at Book Band 3 in the Start Reading series. Rosie is going on all sorts of Rides, rollercoaster rides, pony rides, jeep rides and train rides. All have their adventures.
At the Park
By Annemarie Young, Louise Redshaw
The children are at the park where they find all sorts of things.Each story in the Outdoor Fun series follows the adventures of two children and their family as they explore the outdoors.
Bad Dog, Digby!
By Claire Llewellyn, Jacqueline East
Start Reading is a new series of highly enjoyable books for beginning readers at KS1. They have been carefully graded to correspond to the Book Bands now widely used in schools. This enables readers to be sure that they choose books that match their own ability. There is very careful and gentle graduation from Band to Band. The books can be shared with an adult or read independently. They promote the enjoyment of reading through reading real, satisfying stories with a beginning, a middle and an end. This is a series of 4 books at band 3 of the Start Reading programme. Pip's Pets is about Pip and his pets- Coco the cat, Digby the Dog, Sid and the snake and the perfect pet.
Bangers and Cash
By Tom Easton, Matt Buckingham
Captain Flint and the Poor Pirates have just captured a ship and stolen lots of gold, as well as a whole sackful of sausages!
Bella's Birthday Bounce
By Jill Atkins, Eleftheria-Garyfalia Leftheri
Mad Uncle Albert loves making machines and inventions for his family, but they don't always turn out as they should. Luckily Uncle Albert manages to save the day...
Book and Magazine Publishing
By Sarah Medina
This series takes a look behind the scenes at a variety of creative and media industries. The books give an overview of the various jobs available and features first-hand accounts of people working in each industry. 'Planning ahead' panels encourage readers to think about their interests and talents in relation to the skills needed in different jobs and frequently asked questions are addressed in an 'Any Questions?' feature. Each book features a comprehensive glossary and page of further information.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
By Rob M Worley
The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.
By Bob Fowke
'Who's Who in British History' contains biographies of 250 of the most important people in British history. Written in an informal, friendly style, the book provides essential information about their lives. Aimed at children of 8-12 years, the book is easy to use, with cross references, a glossary and an index. The text is interspersed with appealing cartoon-style illustrations.Includes a huge range of biographies from kings and queens, artists, saints, writers, inventors, sporting heroes, explorers, politicians and statesmen, philanthropists, pilots, rebels and villains, pretenders to the throne to teachers, warriors and fashion victims.Expert consultant: Dr Miles Taylor of King's College, University of London.
Clean and Tidy
By Claire Llewellyn
Clean and Tidy looks at how to keep clean, neat and tidy, from brushing your hair to having a bath. This non-fiction series of four books is at band 3 of the Start Reading programme.
The Cowardly Lion
By Joe Hackett
Latif the Lion is afraid of everything. How can his friends help him become a real lion?Every story in the Animal School series centres around the animals at Animal School. Each character is the opposite of what you would expect- a cowardly lion, a speedy tortoise, a pig who doesn't like getting dirty and a frog who is afraid of the water.
Dance Just Like Me
By Jillian Powell, Amanda Gulliver
Clap you hands just like me, point your toes just like me, nod your head just like me, dance just like me!
Danger in the Forest
By Penny Dolan, Kirsten Richards
The children head off into the forest to find some berries for dinner. But as they wander into a clearing a large boar rushes out from the trees. How will the children get away?This story is perfect for learning about life during the Stone Age.
By Sarah Levete
Author, actor, comedian, charity fundraiser, TV talent show judge - David Walliams ticks all the boxes! Having shot to fame in TV comedy Little Britain, David has since won legions of fans, both for his appearances as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, and for his children's books, from Mr Stink to Demon Dentist and Gangsta Granny. Real-life Stories: David Walliams gives you the story behind this incredible man - from the schooldays that gave rise to his love of acting and writing, through his time at the National Youth Theatre, to the TV star he is today. It also looks at David's commitment to charity work - he has swum the English Channel and the full length of the River Thames, and cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End, all to raise money for Sport Relief. Biographical information, and David Walliams 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 David Walliams, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Steve Backshall, Stella McCartney, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Kylie Minogue, in other titles in the series?
By Pippa Goodhart, Sue Mason
The stories follow the adventures of Jake and his friends. Jake learns to swim and be good at PE. The children have great fun creating an obstacle race and going on a nature trail.
The Dragonfly Kite
By Liss Norton, Emma Mccann
When Fergus and his best friend, Doris, hear a strange noise, they fly off to investigate. They find a little girl sitting all by herself in the playground and resolve to help her!
The Elves and the Emperor
By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
The Elves are helping to make the Emperor a brand new set of clothes.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition
By Anita Ganeri
In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking.With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.
The Fact or Fiction Behind Shakespeare
By Kay Barnham
Truth or Busted's Shakespeare title explores popular myths and legends about the world's greatest playwright in a tongue-in-cheek, humorous way that kids will find unputdownable! Alongside features such as 'The Bard's Best Bits' in which we learn that Shakespearean quotes and phrases are still part of our everyday language, Truth or Busted statements such as 'The Queen Loved Shakespeare's Bottom' or 'Shakespeare Burned Down the Globe Theatre' are explored. We look at where the idea came from, whether it has any basis in truth, or whether they can be consigned to folklore. Finally, each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation! A must for anyone studying Shakespeare at school!