By Izzi Howell
Find out about the country of Japan with this fun and engaging first information book. Topics include the country's geography, major cities, people and interesting places. 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.
Julius Caesar and the Romans
By David Gill
Julius Caesar was the most famous of all the great Roman leaders. His military exploits were legendary and he added land, riches and prestige to the vast, powerful Roman empire. However his power came at a terrible cost, as he was brutally murdered at the hands of his most trusted friends and advisors.Suitable for readers aged 8+, each book in History Starting Points explores the life and times of a key historical figure, from Alfred the Great to Hatshepsut. It tells the story of the subject's life, using vital primary source material, such as what contemporary people wrote about the figure. Alongside this, each book builds up a vivid picture of the historical era in which the person lived, from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the civilisations of ancient Greece and Egypt. Included throughout are cross-curricular links to other key subject areas such as literacy, science or geography, and the text is supported by cartoon, myths and legends and fun craft projects to make.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the dream-come-true story of Jamie Vardy and his amazing rise to become a star striker in Leicester City's Premier League-winning side and top England goalscorer. 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.
Journey Along the Nile
By Sonya Newland
Travelling Wild: Journey Along the Nile follows a traveller on a fictitious journey by boat up the world's longest river. It uses the information you would consider when planning a trip, such as the weather, climate, dangers and key sights, to present geographical information in a highly accessible and enjoyable way.Discover the countries the Nile traverses, the wildlife to watch out for, how the river is used, the environmental issues facing the Nile, how people live and farm on its banks, and much, much more. There is a survival aspect to the book, too, with boxes containing tips on how to fend off a crocodile attack, repel insects and make water safe to drink, among other things. Packed to the brim with colourful, exciting photographs, maps and fascinating facts, the book allows you to explore and discover the incredible River Nile without leaving your seat!
By Susie Brooks
Japan: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its islands, mountains and volcanoes, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the sleek, shiny skyscrapers, the high-tech transport systems and the world-famous food, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in Japan - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is in a society that has a futuristic outlook while honouring its historic traditions. Learn about Japan's booming economy, fuelled by innovative designs and cutting-edge technology. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this unique, fascinating, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Japan!
By Hettie Bingham
Jeremy Clarkson is the original petrolhead! Driving the latest, fastest cars, taking on incredible challenges, and travelling all over the world is all in a day's work for him. Known to be funny, honest and outspoken, the famous ex-Top Gear star leaves people in no doubt as to what he thinks!Find out about the man behind the wheel: what inspires Jeremy, where he went to school, how he went from selling teddy bears to TV presenter and even what he has for breakfast! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By David West
Safari Sam knows loads about all sorts of jungle animals. From orangutans to chameleons and everything in between. Find out about jungle predators, swinging chimpanzees and brightly coloured parrots and frogs through the simple text and other bite-sized facts.Safari Sam's Wild Animals (and Nora the Naturalist's Animals) are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of popular animals.
By Simon Hart
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the background, life and achievements of Jessica Ennis - it details how she overcame injury and despair at missing Beijing to become the face of London 2012, and focuses on how she conquered Super Saturday.
By Brian Moses, Mike Gordon
Gracie Grumposaurus is a very grumpy dinosaur. From first thing in the morning until last thing at night, Gracie is a grump! Her parents try everything to cheer her up, but nothing works. Will anything make her smile?If you've got a child who's feeling sad or struggles with bad moods, this book will surely cheer them up. Written by Brian Moses, this funny picture book explores different things that might make children grumpy and sad, such as getting up early, not getting their favourite food or being bored. Different ways of dealing with these situations are explored, helping children to understand that it's okay to be grumpy, but that they shouldn't take their feelings out on other people - and that there are strategies to help you come out of a 'grump'. The clever and funny illustrations, by internationally renowned illustrator Mike Gordon, bring a light touch to the story, helping children to learn about their feelings in a fun and light-hearted way.Includes excellent notes for parents and teachers on how to share this book to help children learn about their feelings and emotions. Other books by Brian Moses and Mike Gordon: I Feel FrightenedI Feel AngryI Feel JealousI Feel SadIt's Not FairI Feel BulliedWilliam WorrydactylSamuel ScaredosaurusJamal JealousaurusAnna AngrysaurusSophie Shyosaurus
By Adam Sutherland
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Jay-Z. It examines his impact as a megastar rapper and multi-million-dollar brand as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success.
Journey Along the Amazon
By Alex Woolf
Follow a traveller's diary of a trip along the entire length of the Amazon, discovering all about the unusual animal and plant life, landscape features, climate, industry and peoples. Find out how to survive the perils of the Amazon: crocodiles, piranhas, leeches, whirlpools and rapids!
Jive and Street Dance
By Rita Storey
Do you want to learn to dance? This book features two dances that are danced by amateurs and professionals around the world: the jive and street dance. Find out where the dances originated and learn some simple steps and then put your own routine together!
By Tracey Turner
Have you ever:Paddled down the Amazon River?Been stung by a scorpion?Gone without food for a day?If you answered NO to all of the above then this is the book for you!Terrified of bugs? Great! Feel sick about travelling? Fantastic! Inside you can read about loads of crazy stuff and how to survive - or avoid it.Love your inner wimp!Inside:Surviving - Water, Shelter, FoodJungle Animals - Creepy Crawlies, Spiders, Big Cats, Gorillas, Killer Birds, Piranha, Electric Eels, Toxic Frogs, Snakes, Crocs, Alligators and CaimansDisgusting and Deadly Diseases - Your Guide to Fatal Diseases, Jungle Sickness, Unpleasant ParasitesThis title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
By Cath Senker
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.
By Susan Crean
Each title looks at each country through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
Jump for Glory
By Shoo Rayner
Olly is desperate to finally beat Spiro in the Boys' Jumping Competition, but he just can't seem to go far enough! To make matters worse, his sister, Chloe, is better than him too! Can Olly use his brains to triumph over Spiro's strength?
Jack Draws Anything
By Jack Henderson
After a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p, six-year-old Jack came up with the idea to "draw anything" in return for donations to the hospital that treats his two-year-old brother. His parents set up a website and thought they might make £100. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and had raised over £22,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.Parents Ed and Rose with Jack, Toby and Noah appeared on the Fern Britton Show and Jack's project was featured on Russell Howard's Good News four times. Coverage by STV news, BBC news, and CBBC Newsround have all helped spread the word about this creative and generous little boy. Jack is slowly but steadily drawing the requested pictures which range from a "dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly" (#1) to "my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man" (#80). He doesn't draw every day, only when he wants to, and his parents estimate that he'll finish at the end of August. For the latest drawings, or to make a donation yourself, visit jackdrawsanything.com.
By Jim Pipe
Countries in Our World focuses on the countries that shape and influence our modern world. Each book examines physical features, daily life, industry, media, leisure and much more. Each title in Countries in our World is a mine of useful information ideal for school and project work.
By S I Martin
Jupiter and his brother Patrick are about to embark on a merchant ship bound for home in Sierra Leone, but are set upon by a vicious Navy pressgang. The brothers are beaten, bound, imprisoned at bayonet point, and finally marched to join a Royal Navy Frigate, the Boneta. In word and deed, they are now prisoners of his Majesty King George. They have no idea where they are, or where they are heading. The Boneta is a ship full of secrets, and it's on a mission. Enemies are swiftly made, and the brothers can trust no one. Amid the mystery and danger, Jupiter will need all his strength and wits to survive - and, most surprising of all, some very strange and new technology. What they discover hidden in the holds of the ship, will propel Jupiter and Patrick into an entirely unforeseen battle for their lives ...