By Izzi Howell
The Normans invaded countries across Europe and played an important role in the history of England. Find out how the Normans beat the Anglo-Saxons, why William the Conqueror made the Domesday Book, and how they changed the English language. Inside you can read about: invasions and battles how to make a shield the story of the Battle of Hastings castles and cathedrals lords and peasants
The New Age
By Chris d'Lacey
The third in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey.On Erth, a dark dragon has risen. His return ripples throughout the universe, from the firebirds at the Great Librarium to the dragons on the home world K:imera.Will human boy Ren be able to control the dragon's power? Or will it destroy everything?The epic finale to the Erth Dragons trilogy will take you to new and beautiful worlds and make you see dragons as never before.
By Jessica Townsend
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.
By Clive Gifford
Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
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 Natural World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
New to Wayland's highly popular visual literacy programme, Mapographics uses maps as a vehicle to present a wide range of information in a graphic way. A combination of maps, colour coding and graphics give a local or global perspective on a topic, for example the global spread of languages and population, energy use worldwide, or inhabited and uninhabited areas of the planet. The series also looks at information such as the range of crops or jobs within a continent or country. Each spread features a map focussing on one particular topic, supported by infographic panels full of related information. A question panel on each spread encourages readers to think in more depth about the topics discussed.
Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories From the Old Testament
By Enid Blyton, Sam Loman
A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition of the best-known Old Testament stories retold with clarity and empathy by Enid Blyton, the world's best-loved storyteller.'For the child in all of us, however old we are, this book is a real treasure' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes.The stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts, black and white illustrations and the following stories:Adam and Eve in the Beautiful Garden Noah's Ark Joseph's Amazing Journey The Baby in the Bulrushes Moses and the Burning Bush A Path through the Sea Bread from the Sky Samson, the Strong Giant Gideon, the Brave Soldier Daniel in the Lion's Den The Little Slave Girl David, the Shepherd Boy The Giant, Goliath
Navid's Story - A Journey from Iran
By Andy Glynne, Jonathan Topf
This picture book tells the story of Kurdish Iranian refugee, Navid. When Navid was four years old his father was forced to flee Iran as there were threats on his life.Told in Navid's own words, the story highlights the terror and hardship that Navid and his mother suffered in their long journey to follow his father to a safe place, and the strange feelings that Navid had towards him when they were reunited.The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world.The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.
By Kay Barnham
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. Each book looks at the background, life and achievements of a personality, their impact on popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of their job and how they have gained such success.This title explores how Nelson Mandela became one of the most influential political leaders in the world, from his origins in a South African herding village, through to his arrest for political activism, his imprisonment at Robben Island and his eventual release and presidency. It also looks at Mandela's death, the aftermath and memorial service that followed and how his legacy lives on.
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.
Naughtiest Girl Collection - books 8-10
By Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.Book 8: Well Done, The Naughtiest GirlElizabeth is desperate to play the piano in the end of school concert. But Arabella is very good, and so Elizabeth spends every waking minute practising. But what about all the exams? Will the Naughtiest Girl have to stay in First Form another year?Book 9: Naughtiest Girl Wants To WinWhen new girl and famous young actress Kerry becomes head girl, Elizabeth is convinced that the seniors have been swayed by her acting skills alone. The real Kerry is a nasty piece of work - but how can she prove it? Book 10: Naughtiest Girl Marches OnElizabeth is overjoyed to be appointed monitor again. But one of the second form boys is turning all the other boys against her, starting with a nasty note in her desk. Can she find out who has a grudge against her - and why?Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. This edition is unillustrated.
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+.
By Enid Blyton
For new girl Darrell Rivers, there are friends to be made, pranks to be played and fun to be had at Malory Towers in Enid Blyton's best-loved boarding school series.In book seven, Darrell has left Malory Towers and her sister Felicity takes over as head girl. But the other girls are determined to cause trouble. Will Freddie and June ever stop playing tricks? And what's Amy's strange family secret?Expect more drama at Malory Towers!Between 1946 and 1951, Enid Blyton wrote six novels set at Malory Towers. Books 7-12 are authorised sequels of the series written by Pamela Cox in 2009 and focus on the adventures of Felicity Rivers, Susan Blake, and June Johns. This edition is unillustrated.
The Natural World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! Marvel at evolution, life cycles, record-breaking animals and plants, micro-organisms and reproduction - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. The World in Infographics series presents an exciting form of data visualisation using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way.
The Nightmare Clock
By David Logan
Since running away from home at the age of 13, Junk has jumped through space and time to find his sister Ambeline ...Or has he? When Junk wakes up to find himself locked in a high security facility, he starts to question everything he believed to be true. But there is one thing he is sure of: he didn't kill his sister, and he needs to find her. In this high-octane finale to the League of Sharks trilogy, Junk and his friends find themselves battling more than just the odds. They're running out of time. A nightmarish countdown has begun.
By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
Fully updated in 2015, this book examines the debates surrounding nuclear power, an important non-renewable energy resource. It looks at why it is central to the debate about future power supplies because of its much smaller impact on global warming than fossil fuel power. Are the benefits of nuclear power outweighed by its environmental impacts? How does it compare with renewables as an economic alternative to fossil fuel power? Find out in this in Let's Discuss Nuclear Power!Let's Discuss Energy is an innovative series of books that examines the issues and changing technologies that surround the use of renewable and non-renewable resources for world power needs. An excellent study tool for children at Key Stage 2.
By Dereen Taylor
Food is something that we all have in common. We all need to eat to stay alive but the staggering variety of foods eaten around the world and the variety of ways in which they are cooked makes for a fascinating read. Do you know your kilishi from your dodo? There's much more to Nigerian food than cassava and rice! Discover all about the types of food Nigerian people eat - from the traditional to the modern - and read about how food is used in cultural and religious celebrations, by families, in different regions and at different times of the year. Then have a go at making a Nigerian dish of your own using one of the step-by-step recipes.A series of eight titles that explore food from eight very different countries around the world. Each book gives a brief overview of the history of food in each country before you delve deeper into what makes each a unique eating experience.
By Edward Godwin
Wacky, cartoon-style books that help you improve your mental agility...flex those brain cells! Have a go at solving these puzzles all based around numbers and sequences. Use your maths skills and powers of deduction to work out the answers. Fun and rewarding number-based problem-solving books that encourage and develop lateral and systematic thinking skills.Four books in the series are aimed at KS2 maths students aged 8-11, or for kids that just can't get enough of puzzles.
The Naughtiest Girl Collection 2
By Enid Blyton, Anne Digby
In Enid Blyton's bestselling school series Elizabeth Allen is sent away to boarding school and makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been.Book 4: Here's the Naughtiest Girl There's a new boy in Elizabeth's class, who'll do anything to show her up. It's hard for the naughtiest girl to keep her temper when faced with such a challenge ...Book 5: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret Elizabeth's efforts to put her naughty days behind her are threatened when John trusts her with a secret. She finds herself in more trouble than ever before.Book 6: The Naughtiest Girl Helps a FriendIt's hard to be good at camp with Arabella in the same tent. She's causing all sorts of problems for Elizabeth and her best friend Joan.Book 7: The Naughtiest Girl Saves the DayElizabeth is a suspect when some plants are vandalised. She isn't to blame - and who would want to get her intro trouble? With help, she vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.Between 1940 and 1952, Enid Blyton wrote four novels about Naughtiest Girl, Elizabeth Allen. Books 5-10 are authorised sequels of the series written by Anne Digby in 1999. Both cover and inside illustrations were created by Kate Hindley in 2014.