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!
Behind The Scenes: 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.
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...
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
Find out all about one of Britain's most popular and best-loved comedians. David Williams is a multi-talented star, a successful children's book author, a famous comedy actor, and star of the smash-hit TV show, Britain's Got Talent. Discover how David began his comic career, where he finds inspiration for his hilarious children's books, his important charity work and what the future could hold for this talented funny man. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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.
The Emperor's Head: A Roman Play
By Julia Donaldson
Arthur Godbold discovers a bronze head of the Roman Emperor Claudius. As he tries to figure out how the head ended up in a Suffolk river, the dramatic story of the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds in front of his very own eyes. Emperor Claudius, British Queen Boudicca, ordinary Roman soldiers and British slave girls are all involved in this exciting play, providing a variety of opportunities for KS2 classes to explore both historical and literacy topics in an involving and creative setting.A fantastic resource for studying the Romans in Britain - perfect for the new National Curriculum.
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.