By Gary Jeffrey
A gripping, action-packed introduction to the medieval period in history through a graphic novel approach.A history of Medieval conflict during key episodes of this era of human development. Each book includes three amazing true stories of the times, from kings to paupers, told in graphic comic book style. Further information, illustrated with maps and artwork, gives the reader a background history on each period. In Graphic Medieval History: Knights, find out how English Longbowmen defeated the French knights at the battle of Agincourt; how the French army, led by a girl known as Joan of Arc broke the English siege at Orléans and which English king was the last to die in battle.
Keep Off the Grass
By Katie Dale, Liam Darcy
Simon and Tariq are best friends. But when Simon starts taking a shortcut through somebody's garden, and Tariq is not happy to do so, their friendship is tested. Then Tariq gets into trouble because of Simon's actions. Will Simon prove to be a good friend after all?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 Liz Gogerly
Journey Through offers young readers the chance to take a trip through exciting world countries using different modes of transport, from train and car to bicycle and private jet. Along the way the traveller visits highlighted places both well known and less known, and learns lots of exciting facts about history, language, culture and much more.Journey Through Kenya offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country in East Africa. Explore the exciting buzz of Nairobi, the beautiful national parks and stunning lake Victoria, sample local delicacies and explore the Masai Mara where you might even spot the 'big five' on safari in this colourful and diverse part of the continent of Africa.
By Katie Woolley
Did you know that Velociraptor was was no bigger than a sheep? Explore the world of meat-eating dinosaurs in Killer Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived... From T. rex to Velociraptor, you'll find out about all kinds of fascinating facts about these fierce and violent beasts. The Dinosaur Infosaurus series presents to you pre-historic beasts in all their terrifying glory, with realistic artwork alongside digestible chunks of information presented as infographics. Perfect for readers aged 7+.
A Kids' Guide to London
By Simon Holland
London is a modern, stylish and ever-changing city and this book takes you on a tour with a vibrant, bold and new approach to information that matches the capital perfectly. Using infographics to bring nuggets of information to life through images and graphics, readers can enjoy hundreds of fascinating facts in a beautiful book that's easy to read and ideal for children. Whether you're visiting, curious from afar or live in London, you can tour its boroughs, ride the transport, look back at London's disease-ridden history, meet the famous residents - past and present - and much more. Find out which tube station has the most escalators, where has a Roman bikini on display and how many executions happened at the Tower of London, all within this packed book. This is non-fiction for the modern generation. With a map of the city and pages filled with vivid colours, graphic visuals and bold designs, this guide brings London's facts, history and events to life like never before.
By Paul Harrison
By Sophie Scott
Learn how to knit from scratch and create awesome colourful projects! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to complete eight fantastic knitting projects, from simple bookmarks to stripy handwarmers and even an animal hat! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. Don't worry if you get stuck - the handy help section at the back will untangle any problems!The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
By Sarah Levete
Singer, actress and TV talent show judge, Kylie Minogue ticks all the boxes. Glamorous and successful, her stellar career has spanned more than 25 years, and encorporated starring in Australian soap Neighbours, seven UK Number One singles and appearing as a judge on The Voice. Real-life Stories: Kylie Minogue gives you the story behind this incredible performer - from her early career as an Australian soap star, through her transformation into a world-famous popstar, to the much-loved icon she is today. It focuses on Kylie's creative vision, and how she and her team put on enormous, spectacular tours. It also looks at the darker times in Kylie's life, including her cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and how having been so ill has affected her outlook on life. Biographical information, and Kylie Minogue quotes, support the narrative. Punchy, fact-filled text make this a fantastic resource for biography based project work for children aged seven and above; a full glossary and index are included. Each title in the Real-life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next. If you've enjoyed reading about Kylie Minogue, why not try finding out about Adele, Banksy, the Duchess of Cambridge, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Brian Cox, Gary Barlow, Will.i.am, Stella McCartney, David Walliams, Alex Ferguson, Malorie Blackman or Steve Backshall, in other titles in the series?
Kart Racer - Lando Norris vs Callum Ilott
By Paul Mason
Using a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to grid position, race tactics to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Virginia Boecker
The usurperElizabeth Grey's former master Blackwell, now revealed as terrifying dark wizard, has crowned himself King of Anglia.The healerAnd little did she expect that handing over the powers of her stigma to save the life of the boy she loves would change him beyond all recognition.The assassinWith only her own strength and skill to rely on now, can Elizabeth hope to overcome Blackwell?And must she sacrifice herself in the attempt?
Kings and Warriors
By Moira Butterfield
Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Kings and Warriors offers a look at the role of kingship and military culture in Anglo-Saxon society, focusing on individuals (eg Alfred the Great) as well as the importance of warlords, private armies, weapons, fortifications and battles in this vital period of British history.
Katie: Katie's London Christmas
By James Mayhew
Discover the magic of London at Christmas time with this classic Katie picture book.When Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? 'Wonderful ... magical ... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift' - Parents in Touch.
By Julia Jarman, Claudia Venturini
King Midas is rich but very greedy. He wishes for everything he touches to turn to gold! But when his wish is granted, perhaps this gift is not as wonderful as it first appears...A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite Greek myth. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in short chapters, with under 1000 words.
By Peter Hepplewhite
Explore the world of some of the toughest, scariest and most fearsome fighters. Facts and stats on training, weapons and fighting styles will tell you everything you want to know about our Greatest Warriors!
By A. J. Stones
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away, to a different country, because it was too dangerous to stay in your own country? During World War II, this was the situation millions of people, many of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Kindertransport tells the story of the Jewish children who left Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland without their parents in 1939, before the outbreak of World War II, and came to Britain on the Kindertransport. The book explains what happened, why they had to leave their homes, how they came to Britain and what happened to them when they arrived. Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II. This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for the children of the Kindertransport during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Evacuation, tells the story of children evacuated from British towns and cities to the countryside during World War II.
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Killer Sharks survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about survival. Different sharks will use different techniques for killing their prey. Some hunt in shoals and others hunt alone. All sharks are carnivores, but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.al.
Katie: Katie and the Dinosaurs
By James Mayhew
Come on a prehistoric dinosaur-packed adventure with Katie!When Katie visits the Natural History Museum with Grandma, she finds a very mysterious door . . . and steps back in time to the world of the dinosaurs! Katie helps a baby dinosaur find his family, rides on the back of a Brontosaurus, and has a picnic with a Triceratops. But just what will she feed a very hungry and fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex?Katie has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 books in the series?
By Alex Woolf
If you ever wanted to know how Spiders survive in the wild, find out in this fascinating book about their hunting techniques. Catching prey in sticky webs, trapdoors and even fishing are spider specialities! All spiders, have to hunt and kill prey to stay alive but which animals will they hunt and eat? A high-interest, magazine style series of books about some of the world's most dangerous and famous predators for readers aged 9+.
By Alex Woolf
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
By Hettie Bingham
Kate Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is today's princess. She is a role model, wife and mother of a future king, and she's a style icon. You can read about her early life - her family, education, and univesity years; and her life as part of today's monarchy - the wedding, public appearances, travels and the work she does today. Find out about the girl under all those fancy hats; the young Kate Middleton, where she went to school, how she met Prince William and how she has coped with being in the public eye. Learn about her life today, as the Duchess of Cambridge, and a new mother. Readers get a great close-up view of Kate Middleton - from her school days to her wedding to the future king - with interesting facts, fun trivia and quotes. Have a go at the Catherine quiz, find out about her famous friends and family, and what she likes to do in her spare time. A fantastic resource for biography based project work; full glossary and index included. Each title in the Real-Life Stories series looks at a celebrity who is at the top of their game and the height of their career. We take a look at how they got to where they are today, what their daily life is like and where they are going next.