By Izzi Howell
Read all about rainforests, where in the world you can find them, what animals and plants live there and how they are dependent on each other. Learn about food chains, deforestation and what we can do to protect this important habitat.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.
By Louise Spilsbury
What is it like to live and work deep within Earth's rainforests? How many mysteries do these ancient forests hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching them? Explore how research conducted in rainforests can help with conservation, increase our understanding of climate change, and expand our knowledge of medicines, biodiversity and habitats. It can reveal untapped resources, and unknown eco-systems. Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating exploration of one of Earth's most extreme environments.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
Rationing in World War II
By Martin Parsons
Why was there a shortage of familiar foods like bacon, butter and bananas? How did people make their rations go further? What did it mean to 'Dig for Victory'? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like when food and other supplies were rationed. The detective shows readers how to create their own project about rationing, discover what it meant to 'Dig for Victory' and find out how ration books worked. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum for 2014.
Razia's Ray of Hope
By Elizabeth Suneby, Suana Verelst
Reminiscent of Malala Yousafzai's campaign for female education in Pakistan, 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...Exploring the themes of education, war, poverty and cultural traditions, 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. Beautifully illustrated, with gentle, accessible text, this is the perfect book to spark discussion with children about education and cultural differences around the world. Children will relate to, and identify with Razia and her story, making this an ideal resource for promoting cultural awareness and tolerance. Razia Jan, who appears in the story, founded the Kabuli Education Centre in Afghanistan to offer local girls an education.
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
From the deadliest to the loudest and from the largest to the fastest, this book looks at the amazing record-breakers of the animal kingdom. It uses stunning icons, graphics and visualisations to show how these amazing creatures raise the bar in the natural world.See which birds have the largest wings and how they use them!Discover which animals make the loudest sounds and why!See how big bugs can grow!Read about which animals would win in a sprint race!
By Gabrielle Woolfitt
This photographic series looks at the colour red around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
Refugees and Migrants
By Ceri Roberts, Hanane Kai
The Children in Our World 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 who refugees and migrants are, why they've left their homes, where they live and what readers can do to help those in need. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise who refugees and migrants are, in 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 Refugee Week and discussions on current affairs.
By Kay Barnham
A fun and interactive beginners look at amazing events and people in history.
By Sarah Wilkes
The Classifying Animals series welcomes readers 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 reptiles, and the orders, families and species within it. Find out about the characteristics that distinguish the reptiles in different groups and compare the differences in their life cycles. Discover the various ways in which reptiles have adapted to life in different climates and habitats on land and in water.
By Daniel Gilpin
By Hettie Bingham
Did you know that car-mad Richard Hammond worked in radio before that all-important audition for Top Gear? And there is more to him than just cars... he has presented science shows, a challenge game show and nature documentaries.Find out all about the man nicknamed The Hamster by his co-presenters: what inspires him, who his celebrity mates are, just how many cars he owns, what his favourite food is, and much more. A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
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!
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.
Rocks and Soil
By Alice Harman
This colourful book introduces young childre to rocks and soil. Looks at topics such as what's inside the Earth, igneous and sedimentary rocks, types of rock, rocks and minerals, life in the soil, types of soil, soil layers and erosion. Includes a quiz, a step-by-step recipe to make chocolate igneous rocks. Free downloadable worksheets available.
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.
By Peter Hepplewhite
Discover the answers to fascinating questions in these new titles from the History Detective Investigates series. Follow Sherlock Bones on the detective trail and find out more about Roman Britain, from how the Romans invaded Britain, to what life was like in a Roman town and who Boudicca was. Study original quotes and learn how archaeological evidence offers clues about the past to help you create your own project on Roman Britain.
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.
By Jane Bingham
Learn all about the mighty Romans with this brilliant photographic book. From the rise of Rome and the growth of the Roman Empire to the great emperors, such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. We look at the powerful Roman army and how the civilization spread across Europe. Find out how we know about the Romans today, from the amazing buildings that are still standing to the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then take a look at Roman gods and godesses, and the entertainments, food, artists, musicians and medicines of the time.Read about the games that took place in great amphitheatres, such as the grand Colosseum, the gladiator fights and exciting chariot races. Then, learn about home and family life of people in ancient Rome. You can even read about a day in the life of a Roman child, and design and make your own mosaic with our brilliant activity page.Discover amazing facts about the Roman civilization!
Romans In Britain
By Bob Fowke
Did you know that some Roman generals would execute their own sons if they were disobedient?They had gory gladiators and evil emperors, they threw up at banquets and worshipped strange gods - but what else did the Romans do when they invaded Britain? Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what the Romans were REALLY like ...
By John Malam
Through examining primary evidence, such as coins, helmets, remains, sculptures, buildings and mosaics, the reader will be introduced to this historical age. Find out what toys roman children played with, what clothes people wore and what religion romans followed. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.