Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels
By Jon Richards
Have you ever wondered what made human beings want to reach for the skies by building higher and higher? And how they did it? Learn all about the the history of construction in It'll Never Work: Buildings, Bridges and Tunnels, a book that explores the medieval castles, underwater hotels, tunnels under the sea and the successes and failures that have led to the building feats that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
By Paul Mason
Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more!Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.
The Bike Ride
By Jackie Walter, Jem Maybank
Ben is excited when his mums suggest a family day out on their bikes, but his sister Milly thinks it will boring. The day gets even worse when Milly realises she can't get a signal on her phone. But will a family day in the woods turn out to be more fun than Milly thought after all?This story features a family with two mums. For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 6: Orange. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.
Big Truck's Road Adventure
By Amelia Marshall, Dan Bramall
Stunning and inventive photgraphic picture book combining rhyme, storytelling and factual info - perfect to shareIt's busy on the roads with big trucks zooming by - tankers, tip-up trucks, log trucks, rubbish trucks and even a mighty road train! Dive into the world of trucks with this fantastic picture book brimming with busy bright photos and snazzy artwork, accessible read out loud text and playful rhymes.These books offer a unique combination of photgraphic realism and story telling, perfect for children and adults to share and explore together. The books also feature an info-vocab page so the eager reader can enjoy learning and naming the vehicle parts. Perfect to capture a toddler's attention, or a terrific bedtime read for 3+
By Annabelle Lynch
Find out all about funny bugs, from spotty ladybirds to darting dragonflies. Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
By Peter Riley
Discover what happens inside your body; the way muscles and bones work together and what happens to your food as it is digested. Explore the ways you can keep your body healthy and find out about animal bodies and food chains.Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments. Suitable for readers aged 7 and up.Written by an award-winning science author, Peter Riley.
By Catherine Chambers
Benin Empire looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a vast walled city built on trade or objects as beautiful as a bronze plaque, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was who in ancient Africa and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.Perfect for Key Stage 2, each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
Bedtime for Little Bears
By Heather Maisner, Tomislav Zlatic
A search-and-find book with a difference! Children will love spotting the hiding bears, discovering the naughty things they've done and helping Big Bear to put everything back in its place - then flipping the page to see if they were right! It is the perfect interactive story book to share with a young child aged 3+ at bedtime or when discussing why it's a good idea to tidy up!The book has lots of detail and is brightly illustrated to engage small children. It helps them explore their world and stretches their powers of observation, vocabulary and understanding.It is part of a series of charming picture books - why not discover the little bears at school, going shopping and having a picnic.
The Birth of Science: 1500–1700
By Charlie Samuels
A must for Key Stage 3 students aged 11 and up, this engaging book uses timelines to describe scientific and technological advances from 1500 to 1700. The Birth of Science investigates scientific developments in the early modern era and includes the discoveries of important scientific figures such as Galileo, Copernicus and Newton.Each volume in the five-book series examines the story of scientific discovery in a series of timelines and each chapter examines either a particular aspect of science, or the life and work of an important scientist of the time. Parallels with other fields, such as astronomy and mathematics are highlighted so that readers can gain a rounded understanding of how scientists build on what has gone before and how science flourished in different parts of the world, or in different disciplines at the same time.
Bones and Muscles
By Angela Royston
Your body is truly amazing - in this book find out what's going on under your skin from your skeleton that is the frame of your body to the muscles that move your bones. The book is perfect for children aged 7+ who are studying science and the human body. The book is part of the series 'Your body - inside and out' in which photographs and artwork combine to show you how your body works - both inside and out!
By Anne Rooney
Do you know where you can find an upside-down house? Or a hotel made of ice? What about a tree house you can hardly see? No? Then find out in Bizarre Buildings - filled with facts about some of the strangest buildings on Earth.Slipstream is a new generation of reading resources specifically designed for struggling and reluctant readers. Through exciting and carefully levelled texts, Slipstream enables readers to accelerate their reading experience.This book is part of Slipstream LEVEL 2. The 350-word text is levelled for readers with a reading age of 7-9, but its engaging content makes it perfect for a wide range of older readers too.All texts are levelled by reading experts Dee Reid and Diana Bentley.
By Andrew Langley
Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about big machines! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of machines to life - from giant diggers, massive cranes and trains to supertankers and planes - this book will ensure you really do Know It All.Part of the series Know It All - there are eight books in this series covering everything from Cars and Knights to Inventions and Dangerous Animals.
By Annabelle Lynch
Get reading all about big, noisy machines, from tractors to tip-up trucks in this new series of non-fiction readers.Leapfrog Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
By Annabel Savery
Working Wheels takes a look at the exciting world of working machines and the jobs that they do. Bulldozers are big sturdy, earth-moving machines. Bulldozers clear land at construction sites, in mines and in quarries.
By Melanie Palmer
Rhyme and Find board books offer a unique combination of big bold photographs and fun read aloud rhyming text, plus a spot and find panel on each page, perfect for adults and children to share and enjoy. A picture activity at the back brings an extra visual treat!
By Daniel Gilpin
Red-Hot Bikes brings you motorbike facts from the fast lane. Each book is packed with the latest motorbike photography of some of the most important models available today.Check out and compare the model specifications, swot-up using the full throttle facts, and stun your friends with tech talk.Red-Hot Bikes - get your brain into gear!
Brunel The Great Engineer
By Sally Hewitt
Ways into History: Houses and Homes looks at the life and achievements of the great Victorian engineer and architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It also explores his powerful legacy. Several of his main engineering achievements are examined through photographs, drawings and other historical objects, including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Thames Tunnel and the incredible influence he had on the railways, travel by ship and even the Crimean War. A simple timeline helps readers see the span of his achievements over time.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm for British history at Key stage 1. For children aged 5+.Teaching and literacy notes are included to help parents and teachers use the book in a classroom setting and for home learning.
Bang-Sound and How We Hear Things
By Peter Riley
By Kate Riggs
Now That's Fast: Bullet Trains tells us all about these fast machines, looking at the different types of bullet trains and how they are built, powered and used around the world.An exciting, eye-catching series about speedy machines with clear, manageable text and big, attractive images.