By Rachel Minay
Humans are creating more pollution than ever before and this is threatening the balance of our planet and its perfect conditions for life. This book looks at the causes and effects of different types of pollution, considers the greenouse effect and what is being done to tackle climate change. It asks readers to think about what they can do to reduce pollution and live sustainably, for example by buying locally and being energy-wise.
By Katie Woolley
Did you know that Stegosaurus's brain was no larger than a plum? Explore the world of plant-eating dinosaurs in Gigantic Dinosaurs. Learn about their special features, how much they ate and when they lived. From Diplodocus to Stegosaurus, you'll find out about all kinds of fascinating facts about these gigantic but gentle 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+.
By Clive Gifford
Great Games and Amazing Animation encourages readers to imagine and design their own computer games, including mazes, Pong and Space Invaders! It will take them through all of the creative steps involved, from initial idea to designing characters and learning the types of code that are used to bring these games to life. Features give practical activities for readers to try. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. Real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for animators and games developers today.Provides support to many teachers who are not subject specialists in this area and who can use this book for ideas, inspiration and materials. The book doesn't rely on a particular software/OS.Other titles in the Get Ahead in Computing series: Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs; Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding; Computing and Coding in the Real World; Super Social Media and Awesome Online Safety; The Science of Computers; Web Page Design
A Guide to Britain and Ireland
By Kevin Pettman
Britain and Ireland form a group of small but fascinating countries, teeming with ancient history, impressive landmarks, stunning scenery and famous faces, and this pocket-sized guide is perfect to discover all the hidden wonders of these islands. Resident, visitor, or simply curious from afar, this books allows you to tour England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Wales. Marvel at the long history from dinosaurs to inventors, avoid the queues and see stone circles and skyscrapers close up, try the local food, get drenched by the famously bad weather, meet bold British and iconic Irish people from the past and present, and much more, all within this one packed book. This glorious guide book is brought to life in bold, bright graphics, maps and fun visuals. A real treat for curious kids and a perfect pocket-sized travel guide for holidays!
Giant Meat-Eating Dinosaurs
By David West
Professor Pete knows lots about all sorts of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Learn all about meat-eating dinosaurs from pronouncing their difficult names to facts about their weight, what they eat, how fast they can run and where they used to live in the world. Children will soon become dinosaur experts.Following the same style as Nora the Naturalist's Animals and Safari Sam's Wild Animals, Professor Pete's Prehistoric Animals are brilliant introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of dinosaurs.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Supporting the geography curriculum for KS2, this beautiful book gives readers core information about grassland biomes - where they are found and what their geography is like, the special adaptations of the vegetation and animals, how people live in these regions and how human influences on the environment have ramifications for the future.
By Sarah Ridley
Galileo Galilei tells the story of 'the father of science' - covering his origins as the son of a musician through his work in astronomy and optics, his troubles with the Church and his enduring legacy today.Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Breakthrough panels highlight key discoveries or invite children to try out simple related experiments. Ideal for children aged 6 and up.
Ground Control to Major Tim
By Clive Gifford
Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this 32-page book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.
The Great Fire of London
By Emma Adams, James Weston Lewis
In 1666, London's citizens woke to see the skyline above their city's cramped wooden houses ablaze. The Great Fire of London is a hauntingly beautiful visual re-telling of one of the most well-known disasters in the city's history. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the fire, powerful and sumptuous drawings from the new east London illustrator, James Weston Lewis, bring the events of November 1666 to life in this stunning gift book.Lewis's drawings take readers on a journey, from the single smouldering coal that falls out of the baker's oven to the swirling clouds of ash that engulf the city and then in to the very heart of the fire itself. As the pages turn, you can witness London burning to the ground and then rebuilding again. Children will love examining the rich detail of each spread, from the detailed city map to the drawings of London before, during and after the fire took hold. This book takes the dramatic historical information surrounding the Great Fire of London and transforms it into a breathtaking story that will transfix readers of all ages.
By Hettie Bingham
A member of the group Take That, as well as a solo artist, Gary Barlow is one of the biggest names on the music scene today. He is known for his amazing musical talent, his appearance on The X Factor and much more. Find out everything about the man behind the microphone; his inspirations, where he grew up, his interests, his charity work, and even what his first toy was! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
By Cath Senker
This book will help you to hunt for flowers in the garden and become a flower expert! You'll find out what happens in the different seasons, how flowers live and reproduce and find out what are annuals, biennials and perennials. You can even make your own mini flower garden. Plus, there are lots of fun puzzles to help your garden plant observation skills. It is part of The Great Nature Hunt a series of books for children aged 7+ which are a great resource for the Science curriculum. They help children make systematic and careful observations, gather data and record their findings. Each book is full of puzzles and challenges through which children can learn, while having fun.
By Valerie Bodden
Giraffes are one of the world's most amazing animals! Immerse yourself in their African world where you can learn all about how they raise their young, what they eat for dinner and why they have such long necks. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these incredible and beautiful mammals.Giraffes is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
By Clive Gifford
Grab your suitcase and prepare to explore Germany: its major cities, culture, way of life, food, language, and history. Find out about German fashion, music, popular culture and sport, as well as quirky facts and bite-sized information on Germany's customs and everyday life.
By Alice Harman
Why was Ghana called the Gold Coast long ago? Which Ghanaian won the Nobel Peace Prize? What's Ghana's most popular sport? Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about Ghana, what continent it is on, what countries surround it, what natural resources it has and what the landscape and climate is like. Explore the capital city of Accra and head into the wilds to meet the animals that live in the rainforests and grasslands. Find out about traditional foods and crafts, and discover what happens at the biggest Ashanti festival of the year.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
Gay People Who Changed History
By Adam Sutherland
Learn about the actions of gay history makers in this book, ranging from the pioneering campaigning of Henry Gerber and Larry Kramer to the Stonewall community's expressions of protest and the groundbreaking artistic careers of Oscar Wilde, Ellen DeGeneres and Sir Elton John. Explore the lives of those who made their mark on history, from political protest to raising millions for charity and from celebrating identity to speaking out against injustice.The History Makers series looks at the lives of significant figures from the past and present, who, by their ideas and actions, affected the course of history in their own countries and across the world.
By Stephen White-Thomson
A fun and interactive Key Stage 1 beginners look at Guy Fawkes, and the Gunpowder Plot.This book tells the story of Guy Fawkes and his part in the Gunpowder Plot. Find out about Guy Fawke's early life, how and why he joined the plot to kill James I and what happened afterwards.The book contains fun activities for history classroom projects when studying this Key Stage 1 topic, including how to make your own Guy Fawkes hat.
By Kate Riggs
Gorillas are one of the world's most amazing animals! Learn all about how they eat, communicate, socialise, live and raise their young with this book. Stunning photographs are accompanied by a simple yet informative text, which will inspire children to learn about these endangered animals.Gorillas is part of the series Animals are Amazing - a big picture look at some fascinating animals aimed at 5-7 year olds.
Gadgets and Inventions
By Mike Hobbs
Find out what it takes to become a successful inventor, from coming up with an idea all the way to launching the next big thing. Get tips from those who have succeeded and follow our challenges to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club!
By Mike Hobbs
Find out what it takes to become a successful green technology innovator, from coming up with an idea all the way to launching the next big thing. Get tips from those who have succeeded and follow our challenges to join the Young Entrepreneurs Club!
By Paul Manning
River Adventures takes intrepid young explorers on fascinating journeys of discovery along some of the world`s major rivers, from source to mouth. Along the way, readers find out about geography, settlement and trade, history, buildings and culture and much more.Ganges takes the reader on a journey along the Indian subcontinent's most famous river from its sources in the Himalayas, through the searing heat of the plains to its wide and important delta.