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.
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.
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
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.
By Philip Steele
In an era when the global environment is defined by humans and their activities, humans are destroying natural habitats and resources, often the same ones on which they themselves depend. While humans understand more about the environment and population than ever before, what action are they taking to protect the natural environment for future generations - and is it too little, too late? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the treatment of natural habitats.
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.
By Jane Bingham
Read all about Neil Armstrong, discover how he became an astronaut and learn about the project to send men to the Moon. Follow the progress of the Apollo mission to the Moon and read about Armstrong's famous Moon walk.A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments!Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
Noah's SO Noisy
By Judith Heneghan, Jack Hughes
Noah is a noisy dragon. He roars, he shouts and he loves to stamp about. When his friends are listening to a story, Noah keeps interrupting. But if he can't keep quiet, how will he discover what happens at the end?Read about good manners and behaviour in these delightful stories.
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+.
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 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.
Notes on Being Teenage
By Rosalind Jana
How would you describe yourself? Do you like to stand out, or fit in? Are you an Instagram junkie, or is Snapchat more your thing? Are you watching Zoella on YouTube, or reading Rookie on your phone? We're all different, and no-one's teenage years are the same. But we do all have one thing in common - being a teenager is about discovering who we are, and who we want to be. It can be tricky, building and forming your own identity and sense of self, and sometimes, advice from someone who has been there and done it in the not-too-distant past can come in useful. Enter Rosalind Jana, who's crammed more into her 20-odd years than most (including winning the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writers AND 'Well Dressed' at the Observer Ethical Awards, but don't tell her we told you that...). Notes on Being Teenage covers all aspects of teenhood, from the serious (mental health issues, bullying, staying safe online), to the slightly-less-so (dating, style, fashion, starting a blog) and everything in between. Rooted in her own experiences as a blogger, part-time model and eco-fashion-expert, but also as a teen who struggled with scoliosis, bullying and her dad's depression, Rosalind is well-placed to offer advice and guidance to anyone navigating their teenage years. She's also spoken to loads of teens about their experiences, too, and their stories, problems, advice and wisdom are gathered here as well, along with interviews with inspirational and interesting people like Louise O'Neill, Juno Dawson and Rosianne Halse-Rojas. All this combines to form a warm, witty, wise book not just on how to survive but how to thrive as a teen. Essential reading for smart girls of any age.
By Damian Harvey, Mike Phillips
Neil Armstrong was involved in one of the most memorable events of the twentieth century - the moon landing!Find out more about how he got to become one of the first to set foot on the moon.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
By Ann Kramer
Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa, the book traces the course of Mandela's life - his legal studies, helping to found the ANC, freedom fighting, trial for treason and harsh imprisonment. The story continues with Mandela's release from prison, the incredible story of the defeat of apartheid and his election as president, retirement, humanitarian activities and his death and funeral in 2013.
Not Fair, Won't Share - A book about sharing
By Sue Graves, Desideria Guicciardini
Miss Clover has made a space station. Posy, Ben and Alfie must take turns to play with it. But Posy doesn't want to share, and everyone gets cross. Can the children learn to enjoy it together?This series introduces young children to different aspects of our emotions and behaviour. A fictional story is backed up by suggestions for activities and ideas to talk about, while a wordless storyboard encourages children to tell another story related to the subject, encouraging speaking and listening skills.Supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
No Hitting, Henry
By Lisa Regan
Doing the right thing isn't always easy! Like all children, Henry sometimes gets angry when things don't go his way, and sometimes he hits, too! For example, if he's feeling left out of a game, or if he's bored at the shops with his dad. But how can he stay calm?This book explores different scenarios that would make a child want to hit or pinch and then give three possible ways of dealing with this, one of which is right and the other two are wrong. Can you decide which is the right thing to do?
North and South Korea
By Cath Senker
The background, history and key events of conflicts are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.
By Sarah Ridley
An engaging first-look at some of the most important and influential people in history. Nelson Mandela is famous for his passionate fight against aparthied in South Africa, becoming its first black president.He is one of history's most important leaders.
By Honor Head
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Near Water raises children's awareness of how to stay safe when playing in or by water. It also includes a safety quiz at the end of the book.