By Moira Butterfield
The lives of the ancient Britons were dramatically different from the lives we lead today. There were no large cities, no written languages and for much of the Iron Age there wasn't even any money. Yet the Iron Age Celts were nothing if not creative and skilled artists, farmers, warriors, traders and craftspeople. Incredible artefacts dug from fields, rivers and graves each tell us something about how they lived their lives, their beliefs and gods they worshipped, and how they fought and died. In Everyday Life, discover how tribes were organised and the roles of warriors, chieftains and druids. Find out what Celtic people actually looked like; the hill forts, brochs and roundhouses they lived in; Celtic names and clothes; gods and goddesses and why the technique of making iron tools and weapons had such an impact on their society.Discover the Celts and the Iron Age is a classic history topic series that takes a look at aspects of life in Iron Age Britain through the objects they left behind. Aimed at readers aged 7+ studying Key Stage 2 history.
Everyday Life, Art and Culture
By John C. Miles
Vikings have a fearsome reputation as terrifying and brutal warriors, raiding other lands and killing without mercy. Yet the Vikings were also incredibly cultured and lived in a complex society. Through artefacts and excavations, Discover the Vikings: Everyday Life, Art and Culture explores the Viking world by examining - among other things - shipbuilding and navigation, longhouses and home life, food and farming and their skills as craftspeople.The book also invites readers to use their own imaginations to think about what it would be like to live in Viking times. Would you be hardy enough to travel far from home in a mighty longship? For readers aged 7+.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst earthquakes in this book from San Francisco in 1906 to Nepal in 2015 .This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
By Clare Hibbert
Get to grips with facts about endangered animals and then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer, perfect for the 7-11 age group. 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.
By Richard Platt, David Lawrence
Written by award-winning author Richard Platt, How They Made Things Work: Egyptians examines aspects of technology in ancient Egypt, including irrigation, cosmetics, building the pyramids, ship-bullding and astronomy.Suitable for Key Stages 2-3, How They Made Things Work looks at how people in history advanced their societies by pushing the boundaries of technology.
By Izzi Howell
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Find out what are and how they are caused. Understand how scientists can measure earthquakes, and what makes some earthquakes so much more destructive than others. Read about some of the most serious earthquake disasters in history, and how people can be better prepared for the future.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
The Early Modern World
By Alex Woolf
What developments in government and society, food and farming, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art and literature, religion, education and entertainment were there in the early modern world of Europe between the years 1500 and 1789, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the early modern world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
By Louise Spilsbury
What does the term 'survival of the fittest' mean and why is life on Earth a battle? Find out in Extreme Adaptations and explore how animals and plants have changed by adaptation to carve out a life in a deadly world. Find out why the black heron uses an umbrella, which animal 'plays dead' and the many ways animals have adapted to keep safe, survive winter, survive the heat and much more. Discover what adaptation means, why it is necessary for survival and how without evolution life on Earth could not continue.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Extreme Food Chains
By Louise Spilsbury
What are the deadliest food chains on Earth and what animals and plants belong to them? Find out in Extreme Food Chains and take an up-close look at the lethal world of predators and prey. From life in the oceans and rainforests to the extreme environments of the Arctic and deserts, discover the world's top predators. Find out how they hunt and what they eat, and learn how their prey in turn eats other organisms for food. Explore the links in nature's most savage food chains!The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Early Islamic Civilisation
By Catherine Chambers
Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East 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.
Extreme Life Cycles
By Louise Spilsbury
Every living thing on Earth is part of a life cycle: the journey from emerging as a new organism, through the stages of growth and development, to becoming an adult that can reproduce new organisms of the same type. The journey is full of big challenges, and this book explores the extreme tactics some organisms use to make sure their life cycles succeed. From a zombie ant fungus to tapeworms that live in intestines, this book is full of fascinating, gory and extreme information.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
By Moira Butterfield
Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Everyday Life offers a look at how both rich and poor people lived from day to day in Anglo-Saxon times. From housing to transport and from cooking to entertainment, young readers can build up a clear picture of everyday life in this vital period of British history.
By Annabelle Lynch
This series introduces young readers to the four different countries of the United Kingdom, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.Welcome to England! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.
By Annabelle Lynch
Come on safari with the biggest land mammals on Earth - elephants.Froglets Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
By Kate Riggs
Learn all about one of the world's most amazing mammals - the elephant! Elephants are one of the world's most intelligent and sensitive creatures. They have amazing features, such as bendy trunks and ivory tusks, but sadly they are also hunted by people for their ivory. Learn all about what makes the biggest land mammal so special.Elephants is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals.
By Clare Hibbert
Elephant Orphans follows the ups and downs of the lives of these special animals as they are cared for at the Nairobi Elephant Nursary in Africa and focuses on both individual animals and the incredible people who look after them. Packed with emotional stories, but these books are also supported by environmental and educational content. Each book touches on issues such as conservation, habitat destruction, poaching, how each animal lives in the wild and how they are cared for in captivity.Animal Rescue, six books for children aged 7-12 studying habitats, wildlife and conservation.
By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
A world of Extreme Earth is waiting to be explored in this exciting book.Volcanoes, earthquakes, deserts and hurricanes are just some of the incredible environments and weather phenomenon you will find inside this book. Discover where they are and how they occur, which ones are the most dangerous and what life is like near them.A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these extreme wonders. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.There are two titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about fearsome Predators and our Extreme Earth.
Energy for Everyone?: The Business of Energy
By Nick Hunter
Energy For Everyone? explores one of the world's most profitable industries. It discovers how the energy industry began and why energy companies can charge so much for their goods. The book also discusses the challenges the energy industry faces as our planet's natural resources are depleted, and the genius solutions businesses have in place to ensure they continue to make billions.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
By Jane Bingham
Exciting Escapes takes a look at some of the most daring getaways in history, from rooftop leaps to canyon rescues. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in extreme survival.In this series, experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.