By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
Prepare to take a chronological journey, from over 200 million years ago, when tiny Saltopus hopped around in search of food, and pterosaurs took to the skies, through to huge dinosaurs such as Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period. Travel right up to the mass extinction event of the Cretaceous Period, which wiped out three quarters of all life on the planet...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about the time of the dinosaurs, and their evolution over millions of years.
By Izzi Howell
Find out about the work of doctors who work in surgeries and hospitals, including what happens at a check-up, the instruments a doctor uses and the work of specialists. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 10, white.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
By Clare Hibbert
From scouring the skies for pterodactyls to dodging the booming brontosaurus, there are plenty of dino facts to whet the appetite of all dinosaur fans!Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge. Top writing tips and 'wow' words inspire easy to achieve writing projects, a fantastic way to improve literacy skills. A great book for 7-9 year olds or those working at Key Stage 2.
By Rachel Blount
When was the last time you visited your dentist? Perhaps one day you might like to become a dentist too? In this book you will meet our dentist, Paul - and his team - and see what he does at work every day. FInd out about the special tools he uses and the surgery he works in.Here to Help is a brilliant introductory series books for very young readers (aged 5 and up) that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Additional question boxes encourage the reader relate the information they are reading to their own experiences. Each book concludes with some advice on the type of person suitable for each job and the education and training you will need to qualify. Specially commissioned photographs of real professionals ensure the books are accurate and a true representation of what it is like to work in a range of public-facing jobs.
By Hannah Phillips
When was the last time you visited your doctor? Perhaps one day you might like to become a doctor too? In this book you will meet Doctor Mani - and his team - and see what he does at work every day. FInd out about the special tools he uses and the surgery he works in.Brilliant introductory books for very young readers that follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
By Sean Connolly
Dictatorship reveals the inner working of this type of government, setting it in the context of history and relating it to today's current affairs. Readers will learn how a dictatorship functions internally and within the wider world community. They will also encounter some of the dilemmas, contradictions and compromises that seem to be an essential part of even the most idealistic political systems. Part of the Systems of Government series, these books feature fact boxes, timelines and carefully chosen images that complement informative text that is packed with case studies and first-hand accounts. Voting Booth panels invite readers to consider thorny issues, both historical and current, and to form their own opinions. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
By Sean Connolly
By Sarah Ridley
David Attenborough tells the story of this colourful scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a Cambridge don through his work in natural history and broadcasting, his famous educational documentaries and his enduring scientific and popular legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was vital. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
By M J Knight
Dive deep into the oceans and discover some of the strange fish and other sea creatures that survive in these murky depths. Huge eyes, grabbing tentacles and razor-sharp teeth are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. Some can even make their own light and others have really weird bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
By Annabelle Lynch
Discover the prehistoric world with the dinosaurs, from the speedy velociraptor to the fierce Tyrannosaurus rex.Tadpoles Learners are an ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.
By M J Knight
Take a journey through dry deserts and discover some of the strange mammals, reptiles and insects that survive in these tough habitats. Huge ears, crafty camouflage and acrobatic abilities are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. All these animals have bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
Does It Really Rain Frogs? Questions and Answers about Planet Earth
By Thomas Canavan
How much of the Earth is covered by ice? When will we run out of oil? Can plants turn to stone? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about planet Earth. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the world we live in.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
Do Plants Really Eat Insects? Questions and Answers About the Science of Plants
By Thomas Canavan
Why do nettles sting? Do plants poo? How do plants know which way is up? Find out the answers to these questions and lots of other incredible facts about plants and trees. Bitesize chunks of information mean this book is full of stuff you've never even thought of on everything that is unique or impressive about the plants on Earth.Science FAQs is a series of 6 books that answer questions on everything from black holes to plant-eating insects in a fun and engaging way.
Dinosaurs From Head to Tail
By Stacey Roderick, Kwanchai Moriya
Guess which prehistoric creature each of the eight colourful close-ups belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fun facts. Discover eight more awesome dinosaurs at the back of the book.
The Digital Age: 1947–Present Day
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 1947 to the present day. The Digital Age investigates recent scientific developments, including major scientific advancements of the understanding of human genetics and the invention of the Internet. 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.
Dinosaurs in our Street
By David West
Welcome to a world where dinosaurs have suddenly appeared on our city streets. No one knows how they got here but now they are everywhere! Big scary, meat-eating ones like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Giganotosaurus; giant, long-necked ones like Diplodocus; noisy, trumpteting ones like Parasaurolophus; spiky armoured ones like Stegosaurus; and packs of dangerous little ones with sharp claws like Velociraptor (look out, they are stealing your football!). Fantastic, realistic graphic art combines with lively text to reveal the dinosaurs as they really might appear on our streets, accurately showing their size and colours, and helping young dinosaurs imagine what a real-life, face-to-face encounter with their favourite dinosaur might be like!A unique book that imagines what it would be like if dinosaurs lived on our streets today. Perfect for young dinosaur enthusiasts aged 7 and up, giving them the facts and stimulating their imaginations.
The Deepest Sea
By Jinny Johnson
Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of fish, mammals and other animals and plants. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make the deepest seas and oceans their home. Find out how they are adapted to survive, what they eat and what eats them!Six books in the series Watery Worlds is an accessible range of titles for children studying habitats at KS2.
By Andrew Langley
Impress your friends (and yourself) with just how much you know about dinosaurs! Loads of facts and stats will bring the world of these amazing creatures back to life - from the massive and fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex to flying reptiles and the extinction event that wiped them out - 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 Sonya Newland
Desert Animals explains how some of the world's most unusual creatures have come under threat and what we are doing to save the extreme desert environment in which they live.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.
By Leon Gray
Deserts are one of the harshest environments on Earth, but many plants, people and animals have made deserts their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive the raging hot sun, icy nights, sandstorms and of course, very little (and sometimes no) rain. Read on to find out how they do it! Deserts are also changing. Some are being irrigated and used to grow crops, or they can be used for sport and leisure. Find out what changes we can expect for the deserts of the future.Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.