Favourite Stories of Courageous Girls
By Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, E. Nesbit, Charlotte Bronte, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Brothers Grimm, L.M. Montgomery
This wonderful anthology features the stories of some of the best-loved heroines in children's books. From Jo March who sells her hair to raise money for her family, to George's single-minded commitment to protecting her island in The Famous Five to Bobbie's quick-thinking action that prevents a train crash in The Railway Children, these girls demonstrate courage beyond their years. Each of the 24 chapters contains an introduction about the courageous girl featured and a satisfying extract from the original book. These fictional heroines will inspire young readers with their stories of expectations defied, fears faced and obstacles overcome. This collection is also bound to tempt readers to discover these classic novels for themselves.Classic novels featured include Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Five on a Treasure Island, The Railway Children, Jane Eyre, A Little Princess, Pollyanna and The Wizard of Oz, as well as beloved fairy tales from diverse cultures such as The Snow Queen, Kate Crackernuts and White Chrysanthemum.
From Prejudice to Pride: A History of LGBTQ+ Movement
By Amy Lamé
A rare and inspiring retelling of the LGBTQ+ movement's struggle for civil rights.From Prejudice to Pride looks at the rise and achievements of the LGBTQ+ movement and the different communities, pioneers and stories of heartbreak and courage that have marched alongside it. Perfect for readers aged 11 and upwards, this book will inspire courage and pride in young LGBTQ+ people and help answer questions for all readers interested in gender and identity.Follow LGBTQ+ history from ancient civilisations to the present-day, and learn about key events including the trial of Oscar Wilde, the Stonewall riots, the AIDS crisis, same-sex marriage and changing laws that have impacted on LGBTQ+ life. Gain insight into the shifting attitudes that have challenged lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the experiences that help us understand what it means to be LGBTQ+ today.Filled with photographs documenting LGBTQ+ life from the past and present, and from around the world.
By Honor Head
First Man on the Moon
By Ben Hubbard
A gripping illustrated account of the historic first moon landings in July 1969An exciting narrative non-fiction account of the first moon landing, designed to publish in time for the 50th anniversary of this historic milestone in space exploration Pacey, accessible text recounts the story of the first moon landing, from its beginnings in the Space Race, to early missions, the successful Apollo 11 voyage, Armstrong's legendary first steps on the moon and the astronauts' heart-stopping return to EarthFully illustrated throughout, with fresh, modern artwork breathing new life into this famous story. Perfect for readers aged 8 and up.
Far From Home: Refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty
By Cath Senker
A sensitive and accessible account of the refugee crisis facing millions around the world.What if you had to leave your home and you could never go back? What do you think that would be like?For millions of Syrian and Iraqi citizens (and for people from many other nations around the world), these are the question they face. The current, desperate situation in their homelands and the mass migrations from the Middle East is both shocking to us, and sadly nothing new. Far From Home addresses the clear need for a balanced and informative book on this complex topic. It examines the root causes of mass migrations from both a historical and current perspective. Historical sources and first-hand accounts are used to explore racism, religion, life in refugee camps and the challenges migrant and refugees face on arrival in new lands, alongside the response of host countries. The book will also look at the difficult and dangerous journeys people make in an attempt to reach a safe haven and life in refugee camps, with the constant struggle to access shelter, warmth, food, medicine and education.Designed to be accessible to both children and adults, this book is an open and balanced tool for opening discussions around these sensitive issues. For children aged 11+.Author Cath Senker is an expert on writing in this area. She has housed refugees in her own home and is active in helping to provide education to those arriving in Britain.Winner of The Society of Authors ALCS Educational Writers' Award, 2018.
By Teri Terry
Don't miss this prequel to the multi award-winning SLATED trilogy by Teri Terry, queen of the teen thriller!I'm just one girl. What can I do?Sam's cosy life as daughter of the Deputy Prime Minister is about to end. These are turbulent times. Borders have closed and protests are turning violent. The government blames the country's youth, and is cracking down hard. Mobile phones are blocked, gatherings are banned and dissent is brutally crushed.Sam is torn between family loyalty and doing what is right. When she meets Ava and Lucas her mind is made up.One girl, one choice. She can make a difference: she must. Even if her life - and her heart - are on the line ...A red-hot thriller packed with secrets and revelations that shines a new light on the award-winning SLATED trilogy.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall
By Patricia Levy
High-drama history, describing moment-by-moment the fall of the Berlin WallThirty years ago, on 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. This historic event is described in detail, focusing not only on the day itself, but also what led to the wall being there in the first place. It looks at the history of the Wall, explaining why it was built, as well as looking at the implications of what happened in the wider context of 20th century history. Real life accounts are included in moment-in-time boxes, acting as a freeze frame of people's thoughts, emotions and experiences as those from West Germany were at last free to travel to the East and vice versa.Complete with photographs, maps and a timeline, this is a fascinating insight into 20th century history.An ideal book to support the study of modern history in schools
Food and Eating
By Anna Claybourne
Food can be confusing! There's a lot of information out there about which foods are 'good' or 'bad' for you - and it seems to change every week! And people can sometimes get very stressed about food and eating, and how it affects their bodies. This book for children aged 9+ explains how food works, so they can make their own decisions armed with all the facts.Is is part of the series Healthy for Life, which gives factual information on a range of health issues so young people can get the information they need to be healthy. The books feature fun infographic style illustrations. Why not seek out another title from the series: Puberty and Growing up; Food and Eating; Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol; Keeping Fit; Sex and Relationsips; Self-esteem and Mental Health.
By Tim Cooke
Explore everything there is to know about the quickest of all military machines, the fighter jet. When it comes to aerial fighting, split seconds make the difference between life and death. This book follows the history of fighters from duelling pilots above the trenches of World War I to modern stealth aircrafts that enter enemy territory at speeds faster than the speed of sound.The Ultimate Military Machines series gives an up-close look at the most powerful weapons and fighting vehicles in the world and explains what makes them so lethal.
Food: From Field to Plate
By Michael Bright
Where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges and fills the supermarkets come from?Food is one of the most important resources to man, and over the years, methods of growing, using and delivering food have changed. Find out about the history of food production and the present day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery and the processes that are used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, then food preparation and food safety. Finally, we consider food as a global resource and the impact of global food consumption around the world.Source to Resource is an incredibly valuable series in today's fast-paced world where natural resources are in such constant demand. Many people don't stop to think about where these resources come from and the journey they take from the raw material or element to the useful product that reaches us at home, school or work. Source to Resource provides that information as well as the chance to stop and think about our use of resources and the implications of the use of these for future generations. Other titles in the Source to Resource series include:From Oil Rig to Petrol PumpFrom Raindrop to Tap From Sunshine to Light Bulb
The Food We Eat
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
What are the problems and challenges we face around the world when it comes to food and the materials we use to package it? How can we produce food without causing pollution and habitat destruction? How do we eat healthily and minimise food waste? Interactive 'Solve It!' design challenges give readers the information they need to develop sustainable solutions to the problems discussed, and step-by-step 'Test It!' activities encourage them to explore putting principles into practice.
First Writing Wipe Clean
First in a brand-new series of PJ Masks wipe clean titles, this book is perfect for young PJ Masks fans who are just setting out on their own super writing adventure.Come with Catboy, Owlette and Gekko on this first alphabet adventure, with letters to trace, wipe and trace again! Packed with favourite heroes, pesky villains and super-cool super vehicles, this activity book makes learning to write easy peasy lizard squeezy, and lots of fun! Also available for little learners: PJ Masks: Early Reader
Fantastic Forces and Motion
By Joy Lin, Alan Brown
Food and Fair Trade
By Paul Mason
All sorts of food, from bananas to cocoa beans and coffee, can be grown in fairer and more sustainable ways than has traditionally been the case. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Food and Fair Trade, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to grow and trade food fairly and sustainably. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!
By Annalees Lim
Join this crafty adventure in design where you can create all the things you need for a fantastic fairy-tale themed party! Brimming full of ideas for crazy costumes, glorious games and delightful decorations to perfect party food, this series ensures you'll host the perfect party, fill a rainy day, or help you create designs that last happy ever crafter. Bright and buzzing illustrations support the step-by-step instructions, plus there are fun facts and joyful jokes to boot. Perfect for all budding craft makers, but especially suited to the 7-9 age group
By Paul Mason
Football can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of football's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From a match halted by bees, to a player being sent off for farting, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of the sport. It's a great fun read for any football fan aged 8+.If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Sport.
By Jenny Oldfield
A family marooned on an island finds loveable dolphins to help them survive: classic adventure from million-copy-selling Jenny Oldfield. Shipwrecked near a tiny island in a vast ocean, the Fisher family are guided to safety by a small pod of dolphins. Fleur, Alfie, Mia and their parents must learn to build shelter, find fresh water and hunt for food. Each of the children forms a special bond with one of the family of dolphins. Fleur adores the fun-loving, tail-walking Jazz. Mia names her dark-grey dolphin friend Stormy. And Alfie is saved from the shipwreck by Pearl, who always looks out for him. Danger is on the island: from sharks near shore, to a mystery presence on the island itself. Day-to-day survival is everything ... and the dolphins are there to help! Jenny Oldfield strikes gold in this beautifully illustrated, exciting adventure story, the fourth in the Dolphin Island series.The full series: Shipwreck, Lost at Sea, Survival, Fire!, Missing, Storm Clouds.
By Rob Colson
What are fractions and how are they used? What is the smallest fraction ever? This book explores the maths of fractions and shows how it relates to the everyday world with fantastic appealing visuals.The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
PJ masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Join them in this super-cool adventure story book based on the episode 'Feathered Friends' - Owlette really wants a pet, but when a bird arrives in the PJ Masks' HQ, Owlette gets more than she bargained for. Luna Girl has been up to something, and the PJ Masks must work together - and with Birdy - to save the day. PJ Masks all shout hooray! Also available: PJ Masks: Mayhem at the Museum and PJ Masks: Into the Night Glow-in-the-Dark sticker book PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
By Rob Colson
How does the greenhouse effect warm our planet? What happens inside a nuclear reactor? How can magnets help generate electricity? This book explores energy and power - and how they affect our everyday lives - with engaging visuals. This book is part of the Science is Everywhere series, which demystifies the key science topics and shows how they relate to the world around us with fun, colourful graphics. These books are ideal for children aged 9 plus who are studying science, or for young readers who want to get to grips with science in a fun way.