The Greeks are coming!
By Paul Mason
The terrible Ancient Greeks are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Greeks describes how the Ancient Greeks set up a mighty empire from the viewpoint of a young Persian warrior. The hugely powerful Greek army, Greek daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of the famous battles of Marathon and Thermopylae. The book concludes with a look at Ancient Greece's expansion and eventual decline as the power of the Roman Empire grew. It also assesses Ancient Greece's legacy today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it ended.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the 'smash-hit' story of tennis star Serena Williams and her rise through the rankings to become multiple Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist. 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.
The Romans are coming!
By Paul Mason
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows Harry Kane's story and his journey to becoming Tottenham Hotspur's leading striker and England shooting star. 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 Lita Judge
The dark, captivating story of one remarkable young woman. And her monster.Creative genius...? Inventor of science fiction...? Pregnant teenage runaway...? Who was the real Mary Shelley? Publishing to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary's Monster is the compelling, and beautifully illustrated, story of Mary Shelley - the original rebel girl and an inspiration for everyone from teenage readers to adult. When her fractured bond with her beloved father, and her elopement with the mercurial (and married) poet Percy Bysshe Shelley at the age of 16, led her to Switzerland, few could have imagined the consequence would be such a book. But, in the crucible of societal disapproval and tenuous circumstances, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, and his monster, forged in the fire of her troubled and tragic life. Part biography, part fantasy and part feminist allegory, Mary's Monster is an engrossing take on one remarkable young woman. And her monster.
By Izzi Howell
Read all about Samuel Pepys and the diary he wrote 400 years ago. Find out about the important events he recorded, such as the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague, and why he was known as the 'father of modern navy'. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
By Izzi Howell
Read all about Florence Nightingale and her work during the Crimean War. Find out how she changed the face of nursing from a mostly untrained profession to a highly skilled and well-respected medical profession with very important responsibilities. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!
By Izzi Howell
The fascinating Aztec people of central Mexico dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th and 16th centuries. From warfare to human sacrifice, find out who was who in this time period and about the everyday life of people living there.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.
By Alex Woolf
Did you know that the chocolate bar you can pick up from any corner shop used to be a precious and exotic food that only aristocracy could afford? This book looks at the history of one of our favourite foods, from the ancient civilisations who made the first hot chocolate to today's global sweets industry. Other topics covered are health aspects of chocolate, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations.
the Great Depression?
By Emma Marriott
Look at the events that lead to the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the shockwaves that it sent around the world, leading to economic crisis and financial panic and plunging millions into unemployment, eviction from their homes and grinding poverty. Explore the legacy of the Great Depression internationally, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as political ferment leading to the rise of fascism, and the good things, including the expansion of the welfare state and provision for those in need, technological innovation and the rise of the cinema industry.
the American Civil War?
By Philip Steele
This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?Each book includes a comprehensive overview of the historical event in question, providing background information to help readers understand the issues being discussed. In looking at the consequences of each event, both good and bad, various themes are covered, from politics and society to science, technology and popular culture. The series fits well with the history curriculum at key stage 3, looking at issues in world history and their interconnections with other world developments. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
By Alex Woolf
The little grains you use to sweeten your food every day have an amazing story to tell. Like many other foods, sugar has a fascinating history, spanning centuries, continents and cultures. Wars have been fought over this food, empires conquered and black markets have flourished. This book describes the journey sugar has taken, from the use of sugarcane in ancient India to the staple sweetener in our cupboards today.Other topics covered are health aspects of sugar, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.An ideal leisure read, but also perfect for course work and presentations.
By David West
Learn all about tanks, from first tanks to armoured fighting vehicles.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.