By Jane Bingham
This title looks at New Zealand 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 Adam Sutherland
The books cover how the business came into being, the entrepreneurs behind the success of each brand, the key facts about the industry and their impact in the global market.
North and South Korea
By Cath Senker
The background, history and key events of conflicts are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
By Clive Gifford
Netball is played in many schools, but it is a far bigger sport than that. Boys and girls, men and women in over 70 countries enjoy its fast action and how the sport demands excellent teamwork. This book will help learn how to play netball using step by step images and detailed descriptions of the sport's skills.
By Honor Head
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Near Water raises children's awareness of how to stay safe when playing in or by water. It also includes a safety quiz at the end of the book.
By Edward Way
This book tells you all you need to know to help you start playing netball. Step-by-step photos will show you the moves you'll need, there are top tips on improving your game and pro play panels show top players demonstrating their skills in matches.
Not Giving Up: I Can Do It
By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
A beautifully illustrated picture book about perseverance and not giving up. It explains that most of us don't get things right first time, and shows young children how learning to do new things, with a little patience, can make life more rewarding. Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class. Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this title is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues.
By Paul Harrison
This book divides the River Nile into five sections and each section begins with a map showing the area that will be covered. Map references are highlighted within the text to show the reader where they are on their journey.
The Normans and the Battle of Hastings
By Philip Parker
Who were the Normans and why did they invade England? What was it like to fight in the Battle of Hastings? How did the battle change the history of Britain?THE HISTORY DETECTIVE INVESTIGATES helps children discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by visiting Norman castles and churches, looking on the Internet and finding clues about the Norman and Anglo-Saxon rulers of the past. The detective shows how to: Create a project about England in the dramatic year 1066. Discover the Norman past in your area. Find out what has been discovered about the Normans - and the Anglo-Saxons who fought them.There are also mysteries and puzzles to solve as you follow the detective's trail back to the Norman world.
By Laurence Staig, Doffy Weir
These ghostly adventures and spine-chilling stories are great for reads for reluctant readers. Written by well-known authors and illustrated by much-loved illustrators, this series will appeal to boys and girls.
A New Baby Arrives
By Nicola Barber
This photographic book tells the story of the arrival of a new baby into the family, and explores the confusing and often worrying feelings that a child might experience when a younger brother or sister comes along. It provides an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences.'The Big Day' series is aimed at helping young children to understand and cope with change. Using simple sentences, the books offer guidance through first experiences such as moving house, starting school and going to hospital.
By Ewan Mcleish
A topical new series that addresses the pros and cons of all energy courses. Each book looks at the fundamentals of each energy type with information on how they work, their benefits and limits, examples from around the world and the current and future questions. Debates run strongly throughout as readers are encouraged to look at how the type of energy affects people and planet Earth.
A New Pet
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.