10 Minute Crafts: Spring
By Annalees Lim
Make your own handmade plants, a bark rubbing collage, shadow flowers or a twig hanging, plus many more!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is an ideal and fun introduction to the spring season for young children. The crafts are explained in easy to follow step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents.
By Hettie Bingham
Want to find out stacks of facts about Adele? How she went from posting a demo on Myspace to becoming an international singing mega-star? Then this behind-the-scenes biography is all you need! Step inside the world of the famous songstress and discover all you've ever wanted to know about the golden-voiced singer! From shooting to fame in 2007, at the age of 19, to becoming the chart-topping star she is today. Find out about the woman behind the microphone; what inspires Adele, where she grew up, her interests, and her contributions to charitable causes. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By Richard Spilsbury
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.
By Sarah Eason
Find out all about football's most famous coach! Alex Ferguson, has had an amazing career in the beautiful game. He is famed for his dedication to Manchester United, his passion for football and his determination to win. Today, he is widely credited as the most successful coach in English football history. Until his retirement in 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson was the most famous football manager in the world. During his time at Manchester United, the club won the Premier League 13 times and the FA Cup five times, as well as numerous other titles and trophies. No other football manager has come close to equalling Fergie's record. This book gives you the story behind this incredible man - from his upbringing in a tough part of Glasgow, through his career as a football player in Scotland, to his 26 years in charge of one of the most famous and successful football clubs in the world. It focuses on his management techniques and his star players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, and explains how he transformed Man Utd into a global phenomenon - the club every footballer wanted to play for. Biographical information, quotes from the man himself, support the narrative.Discover how Alex began his career as a professional footballer, why he decided to become a coach, how he turned Manchester United into one of the world's greatest football teams and why Fergie was the most respected manager in football! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs
By Clive Gifford
Learn about operating systems, computer programs, sorting and storing files, databases, and the programs that allow users to have fun with words, pictures and sounds. The computers that are used in schools, homes and businesses around the world rely on computer programs. Discover the amazing variety of these programs today and how they can be used from everything from the most complicated finances to simple word processing. Exercises teach key skills such as word processing, creating documents and using databases. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. This title explores the world of information technology from the inside out, breaks down this new curriculum subject computing into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks. Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Awesome Algorithms & Creative CodingAmazing Applications & Perfect ProgramsComputer Networks
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.
By Kathryn Walker
Emergency 999! Ambulance explores all aspects of the ambulance service from the types of emergencies paramedics attend, what uniform they wear and the equipment they use to save lives.
By Honor Head
This books tells young readers all about the Ambulance Service, from who are the crew to what happens in an emergency. Looking at the ambulance's equipment, first responders, how to call for an ambulance and the St John Ambulance.Includes a picture quiz and free downloadable activities.
By Clive Gifford
Amir Khan is a world champion boxer, who, in 2004 at the age of just 17, won a silver medal at the Athens Olympics. He is involved in several charitable projects, in Britain and around the world. Let his amazing story inspire you! Top tips give advice on how you can succeed in sport. Inspiration panels show who and what motivated Amir to reach his goals. A Day in the Life feature gives an insight into how Amir might spend his time.Discover more about key figures in the public eye with the Inspirational Lives series. These fascinating biographies focus on influential people, important for their achievements and contribution to their time and industry.Other titles in the series: Andy Murray, David Attenborough, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners-Lee and many more.
By Izzi Howell
What makes an amphibian an amphibian? Read all about amphibians, find out where they live, how they breathe and what they eat. How are amphibians born and how do they grow and learn?A simple fun quiz helps readers recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop shop for help with homework assignments!
By Sarah Wilkes
The Classifying Animals series welcomes you to the world of classification, in which about 2 million different organisms have been identified and sorted into groups. This appealing and attractive book looks at the class of amphibians, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the amphibians in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which amphibians have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
By Stephen Savage
Classification: Focus on: Amphibians shows children how to identify and group amphibians according to their characteristics. It answers questions such as what is an amphibian? Where do amphibians live? What do amphibians eat? And how do amphibians keep cool? Along with many others.The book looks at amphibians from frogs and toads to newts and salamanders and their young, as well as some more unusual amphibians such as caecilians and axolotls. It also offers advice on keeping amphibians as pets. The book also contains a useful scale to demonstrate the size of many amphibians in comparison to a human hand, along with a topic web, a glossary and some suggestions for extension activities.Other titles in the series include Classification: Focus on: Birds, Classification: Focus on: Insects, Classification: Focus on: Reptiles, Classification: Focus on: Mammals and Classification: Focus on: Fish.
Discover the greatest wonders the ancient world has to offer, from Stonehenge to Angkor Wat and from Machu Picchu to the Great Wall of China. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy? Perfect for readers 9 and up.
By Jillian Powell
Each book in this delightful, child-friendly series focuses on a different period in history, from Ancient Egypt right up to World War 2. Children will love learning about each era, and then following the simple instructions to make useful or interesting objects from that time. Age-appropriate and accessible, the books are jam-packed with great ideas and perfect for use at home or in the classroom. In Craft Box: Ancient Greeks, you can learn how to make theatre masks, a a fish dish, a Medusa headdress, an Olympic torch, a perfume bottle, a golden wreath, a fibula, a Hoplite's shield, a Greek arm guard, a gable decoration, a discus and pan pipes!Fun facts on every spread give background information about Ancient Greece and its people, from food and everyday life to the Olympics and religion. A Further Information spread suggests age-appropriate websites and books, so children can go away and learn more about the ancient Greeks.A glossary explains any tricky words, and will help to further increase children's knowledge and understanding of the era.
By Clive Gifford
Andy Murray: Olympic gold medal winner, record-holder of the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon men's single final, and ambassador of charities that raise money and encourage children to take up sport. Find out more about his amazing story!Get advice on how to succeed as a tennis player, find out who and what motivates Andy to reach his goals and get an insight into how Andy spends his time.
By Wayland Publishers
My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book is an interactive journey through the animal kingdom that includes more than 200 stickers and printed on high-quality paper that's perfect to colour in with felt-tips or crayons. This book is ideal for long journeys, rainy days and a great gift for animal-loving children.Fly to the moon and swim to the depths of the ocean to learn facts and figures about your favourite friends, including who flies further than any other bird on Earth, how many pandas weigh the same as a crocodile, and the fastest animals on the planet!Packed with fact-based stickering, colouring and searching activities to help you remember all of the fascinating facts, My Animal Infographic Sticker Activity Book is a bold, bright and beautiful book that will take your imagination on an exciting journey.
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the world of animals - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014.
By Camilla De La Bedoyere
Epic: Animal Migrations focuses on 12 of the most remarkable animal migrations in the world, from the monarch butterfly, which weighs no more than a pea, but journeys all the way across North America each year, to the leatherback turtle, which migrates across an entire ocean to breed. Infographic elements on each spread present information in a simple and highly visual way. Clear, concise text and a bright, appealing design make the book the perfect resource for project work on habitats, adaptation, genetics and inheritance, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above.The book details the timespan and location of each migration, the reasons involved and the method used. A timeline on every spread gives the time frame for each migration, and what happens when. Additional background information to each animal is also provided, including the wildebeest, the Arctic tern, the caribou, the gray whale, the European eel, the Sockeye salmon, the dragonfly, the straw-coloured fruit bat, zooplankton and the Christmas Island red crab. Epic: Animal Migrations also looks at the science behind each migration, and how the animals know where and when to go. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Battles, Empires and Explorers.
By Raphaël Martin
Discover the strongest, biggest, fastest, scariest, smartest and most poisonous animals, and many more, in this beautiful book all about wild animals and their incredible powers! Find out why a bear's nose is its secret weapon, how a great white shark's electromagnetic sensors help it to hunt, and how long a hippo can hold its breath for. Beautifully illustrated, fact-crammed spreads also give the average lifespan of each animal, how fast it is, how much it weighs, what it likes to eat, its biggest flaw and its most impressive skill. Stunning artwork and clear, accessible information will capture the attention of all animal-loving children, and the fascinating facts and stats will engage animal lovers of all ages!Lovely to look at and engrossing to read, this is an animal information book with a difference!
By Leon Gray
Discover the incredible superpowers displayed by creatures in the natural world. Find out how scientists have harnessed or mimicked these superpowers to create amazing developments in technology and medicine. Explore how the creations of animators and filmmakers have been influenced by these superpowers.