By Nancy Dickmann
By Max Wainewright, John Haslam
Discover how today's amazing inventions and technologies work while developing your coding skills!Recreate the technology that lives in robots with code. Learn about sensors, create a robot arm game, program a robot and much more!Each book goes inside a different machine or technology and explains the key computer code and systems that are controlling them. Step-by-step activities teach you how to create your own versions of these machines on screen, and bring them to life - with code! The focus is placed on modern technologies that actually use code to work, rather than looking back at steam engines, etc. This will keep the practice of coding firmly in the contemporary. The series uses Scratch as the coding language, as this is still the most used, user-friendly and flexible in building projects, however no prior experience of Scratch is expected.Perfect for exploring STEAM and other high-interest topics. Great for readers aged 9 and up.
A Robot World
By Clive Gifford
In today's wired world, robots are everywhere, from movies, in space, computer games - maybe even walking among us. Aimed at readers aged 7 to 11, this is a look at the rise of robots: how they've developed over time, from early sketches to terrifying battlebots and factory operatives, to the latest AIs running free from their workshops. Presented chronologically, this robot history will focus on landmark robots that have captured the imagination, including creations from popular culture.
Rockets and Space Travel
By Jon Richards
Have you ever wondered what made human beings think they could go to the Moon? The idea of exploring space started with fiction and science-fiction written by authors like Jules Verne and H G Wells. Little did they know that space travel would become a reality! It'll Never Work: Rockets and Space Travel explores the history of space travel and spaceships, the successes and failures that have led to the very recent Pluto flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
By Liz Gogerly, Rob Hunt, Oivind Hovland
Prepare to take a chronological journey, from the first roots grown by newly evolved plants and trees, through blazing fires and climatic changes, to an explosion of flora and fauna as the rainforest blossoms with life. Travel right up to the modern-day, as humans arrive in the lush habitat, changing the rainforest and its inhabitants forever...Perfect for readers aged 7+ who want to find out more about how this huge biome develops, and the different animals that call it their home over millions of years.
Rocks and Fossils
By Peter Riley
Have you ever looked at the objects inside a curiosity box? What did you see and what did they feel like? Did you recognise some of them or were there things in there that you'd never seen before? Books that take the magical charm of collecting curiosities, joined together with the science behind some of the wonders of the natural world. Children will be inspired to take a closer look at objects and the world around them and begin to question how and why nature designs things in certain ways.Rocks and Fossils focuses on the different types of rocks found on Earth and their different properties, such as granite, slate and sandstone. It looks at how rocks form deep inside the Earth and how important volcanoes are. Fossils are also revealed, including trace fossils, such as dinosaur footprints, and how fossils such as ammonites are formed.Books that are brimming with science and that encourage KS1 pupils to engage with core science and nature topics, while developing other key skills in thinking and reasoning in an utterly absorbing and charming way.
A Roller-coaster Ride Around The Body
By Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow
Jump on board and take a ride around the human body on our read-aloud, rollicking rollercoaster. Created by CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominees Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow, prepare to take your inquisitive youngster on a visually led, fast-paced rhythmic trip, from bones to muscles, feelings to sleep. This book is bursting with energy and fun - the perfect way to introduce your enthusiastic little one to a key school topic. Roller-coaster Ride Around the Body has been designed to promote learning through imagination and humour, building visual and auditory memory, in addition to stimulating questioning and enquiry skills. It is particularly suitable for reading together with pre-school children, individually and in groups, and as a starting point for physical-led expression.
By Lauren Sharkey, Manjit Thapp
'We're not the future. We're doing it right now.' Young girls and women are uniting across the world to create change, have their voices heard and stand up for what they believe in.In this bold and brilliantly inspiring book, Lauren Sharkey profiles the powerful stories and achievements of 52 young campaigners, who are working to improve the lives of people across the globe. Some are active in feminist issues like period poverty or political problems such as police brutality and LGBT+ rights; while others are working in science, conservation and diversity. Yet whether it be Twitter campaigns or life-saving apps, their great ideas are all changing the world as we know it. Illustrated by Manjit Thapp, this is a must-have for young women who would like to dare to make a difference and become empowered to be the change.
By Rachel Blount
Ever wondered about the people who keep our streets clean and take away our rubbish? What is it like to work as a refuse collector? In this book you will meet our refuse collector - Tex - and travel with him on his rubbish truck to see what he does at work every day. Find out about the different equipment and vehicles refuse collectors use, how they stay safe at work and what happens to our rubbish once it has been collected.The Here to Help series of books are for very young readers aged 5 and upwards. The books follow real professionals around their place of work to give a flavour of what it means to work in a particular job.
Rivers and Coasts
By Izzi Howell
Learn about rivers and coasts and how water shapes the landscapes in different ways. Follow rivers from their source to the sea and explore coasts around the world. Find out how erosion creates stunning waterfalls and see how water affects our lives, from tourism and industry to the risks of flooding.Geographics is an engaging series with colourful infographics and photos used to illustrate universal geography topics such as volcanoes, rivers and earthquakes. Perfect for the geography curriculum at KS2 the series is suitable for children aged 8 and up.
Reptiles Have Scaly Skin
By Sarah Ridley
This book explores what makes an animal a reptile - how their characteristics are different from other groups of animals. It shows many examples of different types of reptiles in their natural environment. The simple text, suitable for children aged 5+, is accompanied by large, attractive photographs. For children progressing through book bands it is suitable for reading at level 8: Purple.This book is part of the 'In the Animal Kingdom' series which explores the classification of animals. Why not look for them all: Amphibians Live on Land and Water; Birds Have Feathers; Fish Live in Water; Reptiles Have Scaly Skin; Invertebrates Have No Backbone; Mammals Have Hair.
By David West
Introduces children to the anatomy of animals with cutaway illustrationsDiscover all sorts of fun facts about reptiles including what a turtle looks like inside, how a chameleon uses its tongue and where a snake's venom is kept! Perfect for any curious 6-8 year old or budding scientist.
Roots and Shoots
By Judith Heneghan
This non-fiction storybook for children aged 5+ introduces the natural world and explains concepts such as germination and fertilization through a lyrical narrative. It looks at an amazing array of flowers and plants from all around the world and the many ways roots and shoots seek out water and anchor the plant.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Science really rocks! If you're feeling ignorant about igneous, or muddled about metamorphic rocks, read this book. You'll soon recognise a slate from a sandstone, and understand all about fossil formation.This essential KS2 series for children aged 7 and up covers all the key science topics in energetic, quick-fire way, aiding clear comprehension by getting straight to the point! Each spread starts with a 'flash' or headline, summing-up succinctly the science information to follow. Attractive and light-hearted illustration visually conveys the information, adding depth and detail to engage children. Also includes fun jokes and cartoons to keep even the most reluctant readers entertained.
By Clare Hibbert
Wander through wild rainforests and discover facts about who and what lives there, then become a word wizard and dazzle everyone with your newfound knowledge.Write On is a high interest information series with a difference, designed to help the newly independent reader become a confident writer. Eye-catching photos and accessible text help build knowledge and the varied design includes easy to digest bullet points of information. Top writing tips and 'wow' words will inspire writing project ideas and improve literacy skills. The Writing school section at the back of the book helps transform the factual information in a variety of ways from comic strips to blogs. The books will be a perfect literacy aid for 8-11 year olds.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
By Rebecca Rissman
All sorts of things can be recycled, and turned into something new. Did you know recycled drinks cans can be used to make cars, for example, or that old drinks bottles can be turned into fleece for jackets and coats?!In Putting the Planet First: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to re-use and recycle materials, and reduce waste. 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 Anita Ganeri
Journey Through Russia offers a look at the geography landscape, culture and people of this country that makes up a huge part of the Asian continent. Experience the exciting buzz of St Petersburg and Moscow, mountains and plateaus, and the amazing tundras as you explore this fascinating country, finding out about its wildlife, people, geography and economy along the way.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. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
By Izzi Howell
Read all about Russia, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. You will learn about Russian people and their lives and culture.Simple quiz questions at the back help readers to remember what they've just read.
By David West
Learn all about racing cars, from the first racers to the drag racers.Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.
The Revolution Handbook
By Alice Skinner
Seen the news? Hate it? Don't know what to do next? Start a revolution with artist and activist Alice Skinner's guided journal, in the vein of Wreck This Journal. Perfect for anyone who dreams of a better world and wants to help make it a reality. With dozens of prompts that are both snarky and practical, The Revolution Handbook will get you to stop yelling helplessly at your news feed and start planning your resistance. Fill the interior pages to track the movements you admire and want to join. Set out your arguments on paper BEFORE you get tongue-tied at the dinner table. Plan your protests, make time for self-care, catalogue the heroes you want to remember and even sew Trump's mouth shut. Inside you can:- Play protest march bingo- Design your own political party- Rewrite the headlines that aggravate you every day- Reflect on how YOU can help change the world- Daydream about your activist heroesSo what are you waiting for? It's time to grab a pen and start your revolution. Get all your thoughts and emotions out - and get ready to change the world!