By Peter Riley, Krina Patel
Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.The Human Body looks at some of the amazing parts of your body, some that you can see and some that are hidden inside you. Find out why your skin is so elastic, how your senses work and why yucky things like spots and sweat are actually important for a healthy body. Children will love discovering a bit more about the science behind what makes their own body so special. Books that are brimming with science and encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.
How to Design the World's Best Space Station
By Paul Mason
Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps!Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a space station. You'd definitely want it to be the best space station in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching.'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
How Big is Our Baby?
By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Britta Teckentrup
When a new baby is on the way, siblings-to-be have lots of feelings and plenty of questions. But whether they're impatient, curious or a little worried, this friendly and reassuring guide explains each step of the pregnancy journey and helps little ones feel involved and excited. With a month-by-month approach that compares the size of the growing baby to something familiar to the young reader, such as a speck of sand at the seaside or an egg, readers also find out about how Baby is developing, from when the heart might first beat to when they'll be able to feel it kick. The book also includes information about how life might change once Baby arrives, and how exciting it will be to have a new baby brother or sister.
Happy to Be Me
By Emma Dodd
A fun-filled, rhyming book celebrating bodies of all kinds, from Emma Dodd, the bestselling author-illustrator of Forever and Sometimes.Thank you, hands, you touch and hold.Ears, you hear the things I'm told.Thank you, eyes, you let me see. Oh, I'm so happy to be me!Emma Dodd's simple, heartfelt story offers children and their parents a way of talking easily, and with gratitude, about their bodies and the wonderful things they can do. This is the perfect way to build body confidence and self-esteem in even the youngest children!'With simple, rhyming text and bright, colourful artwork, this delightful picture book ... reminds us that each and every body is different, with its diverse cast of young friends including a wheelchair-user, a child with a hearing aid and characters with glasses. Another success from the bestselling author-illustrator' BookTrustLook out for these other amazing books from Emma Dodd (written by Giles Andreae):I Love My MummyI Love My DaddyI Love My GrandmaI Love My GrandadI Love My Teacher
Horrid Henry Early Reader: Horrid Henry’s Injection
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Number One for Fiendish Fun! This full-colour Early Reader brings the utterly horrid and totally brilliant Horrid Henry series to a new generation of readers!Learn to read with Horrid Henry! Each Early Reader contains vibrant full-colour illustrations and age-appropriate text developed in conjunction with Early Years Reading Consultants.An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.
Horrid Henry: Up, Up and Away
By Francesca Simon
Number One for fiendish fun! Horrid Henry takes to the skies in UP, UP AND AWAY!Horrid Henry is back and cheekier than ever in this brand-new book from the internationally bestselling author Francesca Simon. Contains four brand-new stories, featuring Horrid Henry wreaking havoc on an airplane, being forced to write an essay about the Tudors, sabotaging the school play and sneaking on to a forbidden rollercoaster.Illustrated by Tony Ross, these timeless stories offer an irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure, featuring one of the best-loved characters in children's fiction.
By Cath Jones, Anne Defreville
It's the school talent show, and a famous celebrity is coming to judge. Max's friends are excited and long to take part, but Max feels far too shy. Friendship and understanding help her work through and ultimately overcome her anxiety.This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 9-10. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Heroic Leaders and Activists
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli
In Heroic Leaders and Activists you will meet the early feminists who first stood up for women's rights around the world, including Mary Wollstonecraft and Qiu Jin. Read about the astonishing Helen Keller, who despite being born deaf and blind, became a political activist and writer. Discover the women who have used their art to promote social justice, such as poet Maya Angelou. These inspiring activists for peace, human rights and the environment have all, in their own ways, made their mark on history. Curious, provocative, engaging, brave, and funny - women who change the world are diverse, intriguing and brilliant. Created by an all-women team and filled with wonderful illustrations, and engaging activities that will nurture your own varied skills, the Brilliant Women series compiles the stories of inspiring women from every field. Retelling their triumphs and adversities, this beautiful series of four books reveals and celebrates the women who have shaped the world we live in now. Perfect reading for the next generation of brilliant girls and boys. Suitable for readers aged 9 and up.
By Angela Wood, Emma Trithart
What is a mandir for? Who is Shiva? What is a murti? How do Hindus pray? All these questions and more are explored in this first introduction to the religion of Hinduism.The We Worship Here series introduces children aged 6+ to the main religions of the world. Each book features information about beliefs, values and the ways people worship. The books are clearly and sensitively written and the text is supported with beautiful illustrations.
A Heroic History of Gladiators and Ancient Warriors
By Rachel Minay
Blast Through the Past takes a look at some of the weird jobs people in the past had to do and the skills they needed to order to explore new lands, win battles or make amazing breakthroughs in science. Get under the skin of the most famous and infamous, the cleverest and some of the the barmiest people who have shaped history.Take a chronological look at a whole host of ancient warriors. From the earliest civilisations of ancient Sumer, to the seafaring exploits of the Vikings, blast around the world visiting the fighting pharaohs, the fearless Spartans, the ruthless Romans and their love of Gladiators entertaining them in staged battles, the bloodthirsty Mayans and more. Discover if you would have had what it takes to be a legionnaire, a wild celtic warrior or even be as successful a leader as Alexander the Great!Blast Through the Past is a series aimed at children aged 8+.
Horses & foals
By Annabelle Lynch
Animals & Babies: Horses & Foals explores how foals grow from wobbly newborns into strong, independent horses - with a little help from their mother!Animals & their Babies: Horses & Foals is part of an early years photographic series that looks at the unique relationship between a parent and its baby, tracing their journey together from birth to adulthood. The idea of every animal having a lifecycle is brought to life by big, beautiful images and explained in very simple text of no more than one or two sentences per spread. A large format makes these books perfect for sharing and group discussion for young readers, but particularly those aged three to five.
By Sonya Newland
Get outside and do some fun science experiments! From making a pond to going on a minibeast hunt, these simple activities are quick and easy to do, using easily found equipment. This book tells you all you need to know about habitats. Find out about food chains, amazing adaptations, classification keys, as well as habitats such as ponds, rock pools. Learn how to become a habitat hero!This series is perfect for Outdoor Classroom Day, but can, of course, be used at any time of year! Being outdoors helps children focus, boosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun! Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.Suitable for the key stage one and key stage two science curriculum.
How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World: 1001 Stickers
Based on the billion dollar DreamWorks franchise, join Hiccup and Toothless in this fun-filled sticker activity book - with over 1000 stickers!A dragon-filled activity book perfect for fans of How To Train Your Dragon! This sticker book is packed with games, activities and over 1000 stickers of all of your favourite Dragons characters. Look out for more How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World books:How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1001 StickersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Dragon GlidersHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Glow in the Dark Sticker BookHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World The Story of the FilmHow to Train Your Dragon Ultimate Movie GuideHow to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise. How to Train Your Dragon 3 is scheduled for release in 2019 and the TV series Defenders of Berk can be seen on CBBC and Netflix.
How to Survive on a Desert Island
By Jim Pipe
Learn about the dangers that lurk on a desert island and how people have devised ways to survive and live there.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
The Hen Who Cried Fox
By A.H. Benjamin
Hen is bored on the farm. Then she has an idea, and it involes tricking the other animals..but who will have the last laugh? Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
How Do Plants Grow?
By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon
This lovely picturebook story tells the story of two children who find out about how plants grow.Ideal for home or classroom, this book contains notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to explore scientific topicsIllustrated by the ever-popular and award-winning illustrator Mike Gordon.This book is part of a series of stories about feelings and emotions for children aged between 4 and 8. Other titles are: What are forces? What is light and sound? What is electricity? What are materials?
Having a Disability
By Louise Spilsbury
How do you help a young child deal with disability or explain what that means? This hands on picture book is designed to help children with their questions and feelings about tricky topics that can be hard to talk about. The exquisite and approachable illustrations to give a comforting story book feel. A perfect aid to help children open up and explore how they feel and steps they can take to help them cope.
How to Survive in the Rainforest
By Angela Royston
Learn about the dangers that lurk in the rainforest and how people have devised ways to survive and live there.This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes.Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
Hey, You! Gordon Goat!
By Ann Bryant
Gordon the Goat is on the hunt for a new home after a big digger tears away his old one. But no where he finds seems quite right ...Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
By Tim Cooke
Helicopters can deliver soldiers or supplies where no other transportation can. This makes them key on remote battlefields. Choppers carry special forces into warzones, perform search and rescue, and carry out reconnaissance. They also pack a punch: Helicopter gunships carry a fearsome load of guns, bombs and missiles. Find out about leading helicopters from around the world - including their technical specifications.Learn about the history of military helicopters - from their first use, through incredible developments in technology, right up to the latest, cleverset machines around today. Ultimate Military Machines delves into the incredible world of fighting machines and takes an upclose look at the latest technology used by the army, navy and air forces today. Each title takes an indepth look at one type of military vehicle - from its first use in warfare up to recent conflicts.