By Mary-Jane Wilkins
Find out how Earth formed and what makes it different from all the other planets. Discover why we have summer and winter and day and night, and learn how spacecraft from Earth explore the solar system.Part of the Our Solar System series of books that explore the exciting topic of space and are specially written for younger readers. With stunning photographs and explanatory artwork, the books are the perfect introduction to our solar system. Other titles in the series: Asteroids, Comets and Meteors; The Moon; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
Early Life on Earth
By Michael Bright
Early Life on Earth tracks the evolution of life on Earth, from its origins up to the imminent arrival of the dinosaurs. Take a closer look at the first multi-celled forms, the Cambrian explosion, the age of fish, giant insects and amphibians and the mass extinction that paved the way for dinosaurs. Using stunning photographs and graphic 3-D images, Early Life on Earth brings core curriculum subjects to life with an engaging design.Written by bestselling author Michael Bright, his digestible approach to science makes this the perfect book for project work or interest reading.
Extreme Earth Facts, Stats and Quizzes
By Tracey Turner
Do you know why the Dead Sea is famous? Or which volcano is the most dangerous in the world? Stat Attack Extreme Earth is more fun to read than vaulting down a volcano in Venezuela!Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style. Ideally suited to readers who love fact-based books but prefer to dip in and out. Tracey Turner is the highly acclaimed author of "Wee on a Jellyfish and Other Lies..." and "Ultimate 20". Reading Age 8, Interest Level 7-12.Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association
By Nancy Dickmann
This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Egyptian mythological stories. From mere mortals to demons, gods and goddesses and the sphinx there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.It is part of the Stars of Mythology series, which explores great myths from around the world.
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Edouard Manet, including an examination of paintings such as Music in the Tuileries Gardens, Monet in his Floating Studio, Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Gare Saint-Lazare, Portrait of Emile Zola and The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Manet used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of his life, information on museums and galleries where his work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Edouard Manet.
By Philip Steele
Epic: Empires focuses on 12 of the biggest and most incredible empires in the history of the world, from the first Babylonian Empire, founded in 1792 BCE, to the British Empire, which ended formally in 1997. On the way, it takes in ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the early Indian empires, Imperial China, ancient Rome, the Mongols, the Ottoman empire, the Aztecs, the Inca, the Spanish empire and the British empire. The book details the dates, location and extent of each empire, along with its most famous rulers. A timeline on every spread gives the key dates from each empire, and what happened when. Additional background information to each empire is also provided, including how each one came into being, who its enemies were, the gods its people worshipped, and how it met its downfall. Epic: Empires also looks at the technology, advances and inventions that came out of each empire, from the paper, fireworks and compasses of imperial China to the sewers, roads and aqueducts of ancient Rome. Infographic elements on each spread present information in a simple and highly visual way. Clear, concise text and a bright, appealing design make the book the perfect resource for project work on geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above.For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Explorers.
By Annalees Lim
Celebrate Easter with easy, fun and exciting crafts! Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show children how to snip, stick and sprinkle their way through this festival, and make some brilliant decorations and gifts along the way. Learn how to make a felt chick card, design an Easter egg pin badge, and turn an Easter egg into an Easter bunny, plus lots more amazing Easter ideas! Using readily available and seasonally related materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
By A. J. Stones
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away to live with strangers, because it was too dangerous to stay in your hometown? During World War II, this was situation millions of people, the majority of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Evacuation tells the stories of these children: where they came from, where they went, who looked after them, what they ate, and how they went to school, along with many other details about their lives as evacuees.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 evacuees during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Kindertransport, tells the story of Jewish children evacuated to Britain from Germany, Holland and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.
By Alice Harman
Which is the nearest planet to Earth? How old is the Earth? What are the Northern Lights?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn about our wonderful planet. Investigate what the Earth is made of, and why it is the only planet that is home to living things - including you!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!
By Alix Wood
Great Artists introduces young readers to some of the world's great artists. The books feature easy-to-read text and some of the most famous examples of each artist's work, as well as photographs of places and people of importance.
Evacuation in World War II
By Martin Parsons
Why were thousands of British children evacuated from their homes in 1939? Where did these evacuees go? Who looked after them? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions by exploring real-life accounts, looking on the Internet and finding clues about what life was like for thousands of British children. The detective shows how to create a project on evacuation, discover information about the Anderson Committee, who planned the evacuation scheme and learn about the reasons why the biggest evacuation ever to take place in Britain took place. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new KS2 curriculum for 2014.
A modern twist on a childhood favourite - rediscover your love of colouring with this stunning new range of colouring books for all ages. Let your imagination run wild with shapes, patterns and designs from the world's most marvelous magical mandalas, all ready to be filled with colour.Key scenes are partially coloured to inspire creativity. The perfect way to practice mindfulness and let your inner artist glow.
Energy for Everyone?: The Business of Energy
By Nick Hunter
Energy For Everyone? explores one of the world's most profitable industries. It discovers how the energy industry began and why energy companies can charge so much for their goods. The book also discusses the challenges the energy industry faces as our planet's natural resources are depleted, and the genius solutions businesses have in place to ensure they continue to make billions.Discover the world's biggest money-making industries and the secrets of their success in Big-time Business. From the pharmaceutical industry and entertainment world through to the business of beauty, banking, social networking and energy, find out why these enterprising worlds have a grip on the global economy and are considered the biggest money-generators on the planet. A high-interest exploration of the business world for 9+ readers.
Early Islamic Civilisation
By Anita Ganeri
Each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.
Enid Blyton's Famous Five
By Clive Gifford
What is the name of the first book in the Famous Five series? Who is NOT a member of the Five: Julian, Nora or Anne? What does George's father do for a living? So you've read the books, maybe more than once, but how much do you really know about the adventures of the Famous Five? Revisit their best moments and meet all your favourite characters again in this brilliant quiz book.
By Paul Harrison
If extreme supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic extreme supercars in the world. From the incredible Bloodhound SSC, a future record-breaking car to classic Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and what makes each of them so unique.Mean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
The Easter Book
By Rita Storey
Have a great Easter with this bumper book, containing all you need to have an egg-stra special time! In here you will find the Easter story, hot cross buns, Easter bonnets, eggs galore and much, much more! Impress everyone with your Easter knowledge and entertain them with your Easter jokes. This book is packed with craft activities and recipes, so that you can make Easter gifts for all your friends and family.Suitable for readers aged 6+.
By Nicola Barber
Homes chronicles the various types of entertainment popular in the Tudor period, examining the differences across age groups, social classes and those who lived in towns and cities and those who lived in the country. It includes music, dance, festivals, masques, theatre, childhood games, and a very gory pastime: public executions!
The Eastern Front
By Peter Hepplewhite
Each book focuses on an aspect of World War II through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of each topic is given alongside personal accounts and case-studies giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.
Earth and the Inner Planets
By Giles Sparrow
Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.