The History Detective Investigates: Ancient Sumer
By Kelly Davis
Who were the ancient Sumerians? What did they invent? Who discovered the royal tombs of Ur? Why did ancient Sumer end? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more. The detective shows readers how to create their own project about ancient Sumerian writing or mathematics, find out more about the people who first discovered the ruins of ancient Sumerian cities and make a model of a Sumerian temple. 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.
The Human World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Marvel at the world's most amazing man-made features, pioneering technology and engineering, world debt, and how we use resources - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics.The World in Infographics series presents an exciting form of data visualisation using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way.
By Tom Jackson
Some animals have developed astonishing techniques to hunt and kill their prey. From the humpback whale's bubble nets that capture hundreds of fish, to the komodo dragon's deadly saliva, the creatures featured in this book are equipped with hunting abilities that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of predation and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's hunting strategy and killing technique.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.
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.
The History Detective Investigates: Monarchs
By Simon Adams
How has the power of the monarchy in Great Britain changed throughout history? Why does Wales have a prince? Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Why is the royal family named after a castle?This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about monarchs. The detective shows how to create a profile of a king or queen, discover what it's like to work for a monarch and hold a lively debate on the monarchy.Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
The History Detective Investigates: Weapons & Armour Through Ages
By Philip Parker
Why did medieval knights wear such heavy armour? How did weapons change after the invention of gunpowder? Which invention killed millions of soldiers in the First World War? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 to discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about weapons and armour. The detective shows children how to research weapons and armour in their own area, find out how weapons have changed over time and describe a re-enacted battle. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
How to Build Your Own Country
By Valerie Wyatt
For the next generation of world leaders, this is an excellent resource for children aged 9+ who are curious about the world and the rules that govern each of us. Tired of people always telling you what to do? Why not start your own country? The Kingdom of Jack! The Federal Republic of Grace! Let this book be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. An excellent resource for the secondary citizenship curriculum to support learning about UK government and political systems.Contents: STEP 1: Stake Out Your Identity; Naming Your Country; Finding a Population; Designing a Flag and Choosing a Motto; Writing a National Anthem; STEP 2: Run the Country; Setting up a Government; Holding Elections; Writing a Constitution; Making the Laws; Serving Your Citizens; Making Money; Taking a Holiday; STEP 3: Meet the Neighbours; Who's Who?; Keeping the Peace; Put It All Together and You Get
Helping Polly Parrot: Pirates Can Be Kind
By Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Polly Parrot loves being a pirate parrot, but sometimes life on board ship can be quite hard. She has no perch, and every time she lands on a mast it seems a sail is unfurled and she's knocked off. The captain has his bed, the sailors have their hammocks, but poor Polly has nowhere to sleep. One day, Polly is so tired that she goes to sleep when she's supposed to be on lookout. The ship nearly crashes on some rocks, but luckily Nell notices and stops the ship in time. Polly feels awful. But the crew realise that they haven't been very kind to Polly and buy her a new perch so that she can have somewhere to sleep 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.
Healthy Teeth: Do I have to go to the Dentist?
By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
This reassuring picture book helps children to understand the role of a dentist in helping them keep their teeth healthy. They will learn what they need to do to look after their teeth, why it is important to visit a dentist regulary and what to expect when they do. Helpful notes for adults provide ideas for sharing the book with children to encourage them to adopt healthy practices in caring for their teeth.
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.
By Nicola Barber, Paul Harrison
Roman Life is a series that will explore the establishment of the Roman Empire and the notable people of the age, such as Augustus, Virgil and Homer. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Roman age and explore the lives of the different social classes, as well as men, women and children. Readers will learn what it was like to live as a Roman, be able to compare how their present lives have been influenced by the past and learn how much has changed since Roman times.This title explores Roman homes, and the difference between the living situations of rich and poor members of Roman society. It looks at the different types of furniture that Romans had in their homes, how they decorated rooms, what their gardens were like, and also how some Romans had homes abroad.
Helping Out: At the Zoo
By Judith Heneghan
This series introduces young children to looking after animals. Each book follows the day in the life of a child as they help out in a different animal environment, learning about the animals themselves and the roles of the people who care for them.In this book, read about a young boy's day at the zoo, as he carries out lots of exciting tasks, such as meeting the zookeepers, preparing food for the animals, feeding lemurs, and brushing and sweeping the animal enclosures.You will discover amazing facts about life at the zoo, and can follow his experiences first hand with the Diary panel.
By Philip Steele
Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In Hostage-takers, we ask who are today's hostage-takers and what do they want? What drives them to extreme action? We look at how captivity and stress affect the victims and ask whether we should negotiate with hostage-takers. How can lives be saved and how can hostage-taking be prevented in the first place?
How to be a Girl
By Anita Naik
Be the boss of you!How To Be A Girl is an easy-reading journey through girlhood and what it's like to be a girl growing up today. It examines important issues such as puberty, the politics of body hair, female stereotypes, intelligence, physical appearance, double standards and the vernacular used to describe girls and boys. It also looks at the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls by the media.How to Be A Girl is a modern feminist book for today's tweens and teens. It's a call for girls to stop beating themselves up by aiming for a so-called 'beauty ideal', to stop worrying and to start living their lives according to their own agenda. Confidence building and self esteem boosting - How To Be A Girl is not a diatribe on gender differences but a consciousness-raising, articulate and cool walk-through of what it is to be a strong and empowered young girl today.Contains sections on: body image, dieting & eating disorders, media portrayal, plastic/cosmetic surgery, body hair, online porn, dating, self esteem & confidence, discrimination, sexual harassment and empowerment.Be the change.
By Kaye Stearman
Global Issues: Human Trafficking considers the definition of human trafficking, its history and its causes, including a case study of gangmaster Lin Liang Ren, convicted in the Morecambe Bay cockle picker case. The impact of human traffiking, the various responses to it, and human trafficking in the media are also taken into account.
By Rob Scott Colson
An introduction to the world's most popular high-performance vehicles. This title features all the information about helicopters, from early and classic models to the latest high-tech machines.
The Human Body
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 the science behind the human anatomy, genetics, diseases, reproduction and our senses - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics and graphic organisers.
By Liz Gogerly
The Viking Life series explores the everyday lives of people who lived during the Viking era. This title looks at how and where the Vikings built and furnished their homes. It examines how Viking families lived and worked as well as what people ate and how they enjoyed themselves.
By Jane Bingham
This book explores the life of Henry VIII, from his marriages and arguments with the Pope through to his battles and abilities as a soldier.
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.