By Izzi Howell
Find out about the life of Neil Armstrong, from how he became an astronaut to being the first person to walk on the moon. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.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.
The Nineteenth-Century World
By Alex Woolf
What developments in government and society, industry, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art, architecture and literature, medicine, communication and transport were there in the nineteenth-century world of Europe, 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 nineteenth-century world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
Naomi's Story - Living with Leukaemia
By Andy Glynne
This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Naomi, a 10-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Naomi bravely explains what it was like to find out she had cancer, when she lost all her hair and what it was like spending so much time in hospital.The intimate and direct impact of using Naomi's real first-person testimony encourages us to empathise with her situation, and to understand how some children's lives are very different from their own. Naomi talks about school, family, friends and explains the confusion and chaos caused by cancer.The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
The Not-So-Brave Knight
By Kay Woodward, Yuliya Somina
Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader.When Billy is named a Knight he thinks it can't be that hard, until he discovers that he needs to be brave...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jaw-dropping story of Neymar, from his early days playing for Santos FC in Brazil to winning the double with FC Barcelona in Spain. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of using numbers to support your child's early learning. Using familiar animals, objects and concepts each spread takes a thematic approach to learning. Photographs rather than illustrations help to reinforce their learning and the book takes a flexible approach, asking key questions on each page but with enough scope to make up questions of your own.There are four titles in the series, Start To Learn. Alphabet, Numbers, Animals and Words. Perfect for Early Years.
Night of the Toddlers
By Tommy Donbavand
So, your parents have been turned into toddlers by a cranky scientist called Professor Troppy. She invented 'Born Again' cream, which promised to keep people young (they just didn't realise HOW young). What are you going to do? Phone the police - they're toddlers. Call the army - they're toddlers. Even the Royal Family are toddlers! This is exactly what happened to Bobby and Gail, two utterly unloved kids out to save the day. Tommy Donbavand's Funny Shorts is a series of colour illustrated, chapter-based readers published by Franklin Watts EDGE designed to get kids reading with confidence.
North & South America: Brazil
By Jen Green
Welcome to Brazil! In this book, young people 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.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, 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.
North & South America: The USA
By Jen Green
Welcome to the USA! In this book, young people 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.This series introduces readers aged 6 and up to different continents and countries around the world, 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.
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
YOU are a highly trained ninja. When your village is attacked by a warlord called Raiden, only you can stop him. This is a title in the interactive I HERO Immortals series - where the reader is the hero! In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny!Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves), and illustrated by comics legend, Jack Lawrence.
Nick Knight Super Sub
By Sam Watkins
Nick Knight is obsessed with all things Knight! He is NOT interested in football, that is until he is forced to come on as a super sub...!Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
Nature's Record Breakers
By Virginie Aladjidi, Emmanuelle Tchoukriel
Discover the most spectacular and fascinating records of the natural world. From the biggest bird, river, fish to the longest recorded flight or the fruit with the most vitamins, prepare to be amazed! Every record comes with a simple paragraph of fun and informative text and every life form is precisely identified by their common name and scientific name. It is perfect for exploring the wonders of our world be they great or small.The Illustrated Compendiums' beautiful illustrations recall the style used by naturalists and explorers such as Charles Darwin and John James Audubon. Children aged 7 and up will enjoy dipping in and out of these books, inspired by the fascinating illustrations and facts.
A Noble History of Knights
By Izzi Howell
In Knights, find out all about the very first knights who served King Charlemagne. Battle your way through the Middle Ages with spears, swords and lances and find out about Knights overseas, including what happened during the crusades. Discover the samurai and sipahis - knights from Japan and the Ottoman Empire. Find out whether you'd have the skills to keep the peasants in line, to loyally serve your king, or win a jousting tournament.Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the most influential jobs (legal or otherwise!) and gets under the skin of of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and the barmiest people who have shaped history. Take a chronological look at knights, spies, ancient warriors, explorers and more, and discover if you have what it takes to be a pirate on the high seas, an undercover agent or a fearsome gladiator.Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
By Sarah Ridley
Nicolaus Copernicus tells the story of this key scientific figure - covering his origins as the son of a merchant through his education in Poland and Italy, his work in astronomy and mathematics, the development of his theories about the universe and his 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 important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book.
By Annabelle Lynch
Drawing on the new geography curriculum at KS1, Let's Visit aims to encourage young readers to find out about all the great places the UK has to offer, and maybe even get out and experience them for themselves. Along the way, they will pick up some key geography learning.Let's Visit: Northern Ireland explores eight great places to go in Northern Ireland - from the majestic Giant's Causeway to the must-see Titanic Belfast centre.
The Ninjabread Man
By Katrina Charman, Fabiano Fiorin
In a terrific twist on the original well known tale of The Gingerbread Man, follow the amazing Ninjabread Man as he dips and dives out of danger! Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently. This story is perfcet for 5-7 year olds or those reading book band 8.
By Rupert Matthews
The ninja stood still in the shadows. Very still. Footsteps approached, and he held his breath. First two guards, then the warlord. He quickly threw two shuriken, which brushed the guards' necks as if a fly had flown by. Learn all about what makes a great ninja in Fearless Warriors: Ninja. Discover the customs and traditions, the training and the stars of the most secret profession of Japan.The series examines some of history's most fearless fighters. It looks at their training, weapons and fighting methods, as well as examining some of their most famous battles and fiercest warriors. Each title has sections focusing on aspects of their training, their battles or biographies of individual warriors. A useful timeline and a quiz to test your knowledge are at the back of each book. Ideal for readers aged 9 and up.
By Rachel Blount
What's it like to be a nurse? Perhaps one day you might like to become a nurse too? In this book you will meet our nurse, Dominique - and some of her colleagues - and see what she does at work every day. Find out about the patients she looks after, the equipment she uses to do her job and what it is like to work in a hospital.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.
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
By Robyn Hardyman
For much of the twentieth century, history assumed all inventions in electricity and lighting came fromone man, Thomas Edison. His work was remarkable but in fact it was Nikola Tesla who pioneered theelectrical system that is in standard use around the world today. This book explores the life and work of two remarkable scientists, who both changed people's lives but only one found fame and riches in his own lifetime.How have some of the most successful scientific pairings in history changed the advancement of science and led to discoveries that might never otherwise have been made? Dynamic Duos explores the fascinating scientific partnerships between some of the world's leading scientists. From Darwin and Wallace to Einstein and Eddington, without these 'dynamic pairings' some of the most spectacular discoveries and critical theories in the history of science might never have been made. An informative series for children aged 9+.
Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings
By Izzi Howell
Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.