By Jon Richards
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Wonder at the depth of the deepest oceans, read about huge grasslands, and discover how living things survive - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about forces has never been more exciting!
By Sonya Newland
Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a pond to going on a minibeast hunt, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about habitats. Find out about food chains, amazing adaptations, classification keys, as well as habitats such as ponds, rock pools. Learn how to become a habitat hero!This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.
By Annalees Lim
Celebrate Halloween with easy, fun and exciting crafts! In easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction it shows children how to snip, stick and sprinkle their way through the festive season, and make some brilliant decorations and gifts along the way.Learn how to make Halloween decorations such as a clay pumpkin, spookily brilliant zombie finger puppets and a black cat lantern, plus lots more amazing Halloween ideas!Using readily available, seasonally related materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
By Anna Claybourne, Tom Morgan-Jones
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Discover the sad tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. The age-appropriate text in Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet introduces readers to the play by re-telling the story in modern English. It's an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for young readers of 9 and above, and perfect for fans of the Tony Ross and Andrew Matthews series Shakespeare Stories.The book also contains notes about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, the Globe theatre, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play, so is a useful resource for project work, or for anyone studying the play itself. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, are also examined.Anna Claybourne's concise, witty text really brings out the humour and the drama of the stories, rendering them as relevant today as they were in Shakespeare's time. Comparisons with themes in modern life: love, revenge, family relationships, political power struggles, etc., serve to reinforce this.The text is supported by Tom Morgan-Jones' fantastic artwork, giving the series real visual appeal. Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories allow children today to be as enthralled by Shakespeare's tales as audiences were 400 years ago. Publishing to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, they are the ideal resource for project work connected to this, or to Shakespeare Week 2015. Other titles in the series include Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.
By Pat Jacobs
Whether they already own one, or beg for one each Christmas and birthday, children love pets, and Pet Pals: Hamster is the perfect title for any animal-loving child out there. From where they sleep to what they eat, and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book provides all the pet care advice you could possibly need. Learn how hamsters communicate, the games they like to play and the treats they like to eat, as well as how to care for them.Adorable photos, and gentle, accessible text, makes this the perfect guide for all hamster carers - whether they own a hamster or not!
Hansel & Gretel and the Ugly Duckling
By Hilary Robinson, Simona Sanfilippo
Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for theirfather, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The ugly duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the ugly duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel? Fairytale Jumbles is a series of four rhyming books for Purple Band 8 of the Start Reading programme.
By Joyce Bentley
Divali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. Discover the origins and traditions behind the festival, how people around the globe celebrate it and what it means to them.Beautiful photography captures the many ways in which this festival is celebrated, and offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most important religious festivals.Customs and rituals are explained, and children can discover how these vary in different countries and ethnic groups. Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies for children aged 5-7.Other titles in the series include: Happy Easter, Happy Eid al-Fitr and Happy Holi
By Joyce Bentley
Easter is celebrated by Christians worldwide to mark the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and this book let's children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of Easter are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
By Joyce Bentley
Holi - the festival of colour - is celebrated by Hindus worldwide and this book lets children discover how people around the globe celebrate this important festival and what it means to them, with age-appropriate language. The history, preparation and celebration of the festival are all visualised with beautiful photography, capturing the many ways in which this festival is marked. This approach offers children a visually arresting and diverse introduction to one of the most celebrated religious festivals.Ideal for leisure reads, use in the classroom and to support cross-curricular studies.
Harry and Meghan
By Izzi Howell
Meghan and Harry are ambassadors for the UK at home and overseas. But what does this mean? What is their role as members of the royal family?This book looks at Harry's and Meghan's very different childhoods, shows how they met, looks at why their wedding day means so much to people, and explains about the many different charities that they support.A timeline at the back of the book shows the full history of the British royal family.
By Honor Head
An ideal introduction to the celebration of festivals for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the festival and how people prepare for Harvest. It shows how people around the world celebrate it and the special foods they eat. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts to give further points for children and adults to discuss.
Having Fun With Paper
By Sarah Medina
Let's Do Art: Having Fun with Paper uses a variety of techniques to carry out a range of simple projects.In doing so readers investigate different kinds of art, craft and design enabling them to explore and develop their ideas eg an event in their lives, or a natural object.Projects are easy enough for children to achieve alone, with minimal adult assistance.
Having Fun With Collage
By Sarah Medina
Let's Do Art: Having Fun with Collage uses a variety of techniques to carry out a range of simple projects.In doing so readers investigate different kinds of art, craft and design enabling them to explore and develop their ideas eg an event in their lives, or a natural object.Projects are easy enough for children to achieve alone, with minimal adult assistance.
By Izzi Howell
A visually playful body and animal bookLearn all about animal and human healthy bodies and their similarities and differences. From breathing and diets to sleeping and keeping warm and clean, explore how humans and animals stay healthy.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
Healthy Teeth: Do I have to go to the Dentist?
By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
A First Look at going to the dentist looks at what it is to go to the dentist. It is a gentle introduction on why you need to look after your teeth and how to do it.
By Sally Morgan
This book shows how we use our sense of hearing to find out about the world around us. Discover how hearing works and find out how humans and other animals use their sense of hearing.
Heave Ho! Pirates Can Work Together
By Tom Easton
This brilliantly funny story about pirates shows how important it can be to work together as a team. A huge storm is approaching the Golden Duck and Captain Cod needs to get the ship's sails down quickly before they are torn apart in the storm. He asks each pirate one by one to pull down a sail. But the pirates struggle on their own and the storm gets worse. Will anyone realise that they need all hands on deck to work as a team to get the job done. Can they pull together in time to save the ship? The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
By Michael Leach
This lovely title follows the life cycle of a hedgehog, from a hoglet's first steps out of its den to finding a mate. You can also find out about some of the different habitats that are the hedgehog's home, the threats facing hedgehogs today and why some people see them as pests. You can also be an 'animal detective' and find out how you can tell if a hedgehog has been in your neighbourhood.Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and 'unusual fact' boxes.
By Cath Senker
This title takes an in-depth look at Heinz and the business behind one of the most well-known and exciting food brands today. Beginning with a single product, horseradish sauce, Heinz has become a multi-national brand boasting many household products, including those favourites Baked Beans and Tomato Ketchup. We cover how Heinz came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Heinz today and those who have helped build the business in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for readers keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include; Manchester United, YouTube, Virgin, Topshop and ASOS.
By Tim Cooke
Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.