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The Story of Paintings

By Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning
Illustrated by:
Brita Granström
The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world's most famous artists and few a less well-known ones. The artists featured include van Eyck, da Vinci, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Velázquez, JMW Turner, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Jackson Pollock as well as Dame Laura Knight and Kalan Khan. The friendly text and illustrations help children to appreciate the art, highlighting interesting biographical details and picking out key details to spot. The book's large format means the art is reproduced on a wonderfully impactful scale. This really is a book to give and treasure. The creative team of Mick Manning and Brita Granström are well-known for their ground breaking children's information books. Their many awards range the TES Information Book Award for What's Under the Bed? and the English Association Non-fiction award for Charlie's War Illustrated.
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  • Dance

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
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  • Art

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    This is your chance to get the inside track on the hottest street scenes today. - Incredible installations- Hot video links- Inspirational photos- Star artists- Art stylesCould you be a street art star of the future?EDGE Street Art is written specifically for readers who struggle with longer sentences and paragraphs, but who want to find out more about this dynamic high-interest area.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
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  • Cards and Wrapping Paper

    By Rita Storey
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    Rita Storey
    Why hunt for the perfect card to send to someone when you can make it yourself? It's much cheaper - and more fun! I love Craft: Cards and Wrapping Paper features instructions for creative craft projects, from monster hug and swimming fish cards to marbled wrapping paper and party bags. The projects cover different techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Masks

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Making masks is easy with these creative projects which are explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.I love Craft Masks features instructions for making fantastic masks. You could be a fairy, a pirate, a dragon or a cat. You could even make crazy glasses or a carnival mask! The book is part of the I love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • The Seaside

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What do you know about the seaside? Explore the amazing variety of habitats, plants and animals that call coastlines around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. Explore what makes sand such an amazing material, food chains, seashells and seaweed. Discover why beaches and seaside resorts are such popular holiday destinations and the jobs that people do there..Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Plants

    By Jen Green
    Authors:
    Jen Green
    What are plants? Do you know the difference between an evergreen tree and a deciduous tree? How do insects help pollinate flowers and what role do birds and other animals have in helping plants? Explore the amazing variety of plants and the habitats they grow in and find out how plants get nutrients, which they need to grow and stay healthy. Discover why plants are so important to us - for food, medicine and clothing, too.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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    The Artist in You

    By Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood
    Authors:
    Julie Brunelle, Peter Wood
    Taking some the world's greatest art and artists as its starting point, this visually stunning and absorbing book is a perfect way to get children aged 10 plus into art and creating their own work. It has two objectives. One is to introduce the basics of art and the art making process in an easy and accessible way with fun and engaging projects, while exploring various techniques and mediums, including photography and printmaking. Secondly, it introduces much of the basic art terminology to give the reader the vocabulary to discuss and share their appreciation of art. The authors, both artists and art teachers themselves, convey their enthusiasm with a voice that is simple, direct and full of fun.The projects cover a high level of art education and in fact self-learners, teachers and students of all ages will learn a lot from it. Students who complete these projects will command outstanding abilities and knowledge of the fine arts. Learners will gain important first hand skills and insights into the language of art necessary to work and communicate in this challenging field.
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    A Robot World

    By Clive Gifford
    Authors:
    Clive Gifford
    In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. This is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.
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  • Knitting

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Would you like to try knitting but don't know where to start? This book is perfect for beginner knitters. It features fantastic projects that will be the envy of your friends. I Love Craft Knitting features instructions for creating 12 knitted crafts from a finger-knit brooch, a scarf and mittens to a family of owls, you'll be amazed how creative you can be. The projects cover different knitting styles and include clothes, accessories and toys so there is something for everyone. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Painting and Drawing

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    I love Craft: Painting and Drawing features instructions for 13 fantastic beginner craft projects, from a fabric wall hanging and pop art poster to bubble painting and bunting. The projects cover a wide range of different painting and drawing techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Why not get out your paintbrushes and pencils and have a go? The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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  • Rainforests

    By Jillian Powell
    Authors:
    Jillian Powell
    What is a rainforest? Do you know the difference between a tropical rainforest and a temperate rainforest? Explore the amazing variety of plants and animals that call rainforests around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. From giant trees and carnivorous plants to monkeys, birds, frogs and minibeasts. Discover why we need to protect these rich habitats from deforestation and why they are called the 'lungs of the world'.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Space

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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    Photos First

    By Ruth Thomson
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    Ruth Thomson
    Photos First brings together an inspiring collection of some of the world's most engaging and iconic photographs, spanning the history of photography. Divided into themes of portraits, nature, art and documentary photography, the book tells the stories behind memorable photographs, chosen for the vividness or importance of their subject matter, their pioneering technique or their historic significance. Discover photographs that are shocking, moving, dramatic or manipulative. Find out how the camera can tell a lie but can also reveal extraordinary truths. Included are photographs by Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Hockney, Gursky, Doisneau, Salgado and Martin Parr. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
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  • Recycling and Reusing

    By Louise Spilsbury
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    Louise Spilsbury
    Designed to get kids thinking about the materials we use every day, where they come from, what we use them for and ways in which we can recycle and reuse them to help save our planet's natural resources. Exploring each of the main materials: glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles and how food waste is turned into compost, each section ends with a fun craft activity to reinforce their learning.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Weather and Seasons

    By Jillian Powell
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    Jillian Powell
    What is weather? Why do we have seasons? Explore the amazing variety of weather that can be experienced on our planet and why the seasons are so important for life on Earth. From beautiful sunny days to raging storms; from the blossoming of life in spring to the cold, icy winter, this book explains why the planet needs to undergo all of these changes throughout the year.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
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  • Music Technology

    By Tom Jackson
    Authors:
    Tom Jackson
    From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
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  • Easter

    By Jasmine Brooke
    Authors:
    Jasmine Brooke
    This book explores the festival of Easter and the story behind it and features six simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Easter both in church and at home. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Easter school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. A religious and interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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  • Chinese New Year

    By Robyn Hardyman
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    Robyn Hardyman
    This book explores the festival of Chinese New Year and the story behind it and features eight simple origami projects for your own festive fun! The book shows how people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and what the Chinese calendar and the animals of the zodiac are. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential book for children celebrating or learning about the festival. The origami activities are accessible to all and are explained with step-by-step illustrations. Your fantastic creations can be used as decorations for the festival, for presents, to impress your teacher for a Chinese New Year, or China, school project or simply to wow your friends!The book is part of the Origami Festivals series, which bring religious festivals to life through origami art. Each festival is examined in detail, from its history to its significance today and the manner in which people worldwide celebrate it. Origami craft activities engage the reader in each festival and add a fun art and design element to the series. An interactive craft series for children aged 9+.
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  • Sewing

    By Rita Storey
    Authors:
    Rita Storey
    Would you like to try sewing but don't know where to start? This book is full of brilliant beginner sewing projects that will be the envy of your friends. 'I Love Craft Sewing' features instructions for fantastic sewing projects from a needle case and yo-yo necklace to a flower cushion and a shoe bag. Each craft is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions.The book also provides instructions for the different sewing stitches, sewing on a button and fastening off. The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
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