By Caroline Gray
A celebration of children's special toys and teddies - with a monster twist!Let me be your monster, I'm more fun than you'd think. Don't mind the grime, ignore the slime, you'll soon forget my stink. Pick me! Pick me! All the monsters want to be this child's pet - but which will be chosen?
By Mary-Jane Wilkins
Find out how Earth's Moon formed and what it is made from. Discover how the Moon changes, what happens during an eclipse, and how spacecraft and astronauts have explored the Moon.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; Earth; The Inner Planets; The Outer Planets and The Sun
By Gary Jeffrey
Learn all about one of the largest, most ferocious predators ever seen on Earth in prehistoric times. Follow a Megalodon from birth to adult in this exciting story from the prehistoric past.In the series Graphic Prehistoric Animals, each of the four books centres on an animal from the age of mammals and tells an exciting, fast-paced story full of action and colour. Illustrated in a comic book style these books are an irresistible source of information for readers aged 8 and up, who are fascinated with our long dead megafauna.
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Mary Cassatt, including an examination of paintings such as The Child's Bath, Young Woman Sewing in a Garden, The Letter, The Omnibus, At the Opera, Family Group Reading and The Boat Party. It looks at the techniques and colour palette that Cassatt used in these works, encouraging readers to look more closely at the interesting elements of each painting. It also includes a timeline of her life, information on museums and galleries where her work is currently displayed and a chance for readers to use what they have learned to make their own painting in the style of Mary Cassatt.
By Junko Morimoto
On 6 August, 1945, 13-year-old Junko Morimoto's life changed forever. That was the day that an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the Japanese city where she lived.First published in Australia, widely praised, and subsequently translated into fourteen languages, the picture book MY HIROSHIMA is Junko's powerful and deeply moving story of a period in history that should never be forgotten.
Mang the Wild Orangutan
By Joan Van Loon, John Van Loon
The orangutan is our closest relative, highly intelligent and in critical danger of becoming extinct in the very near future. This poignant picture book tells the story of Mang the Orangutan, taken from the great rainforests of Borneo and now kept in a zoo. A long time ago in Borneo Mang clung tightly to his mother's back, swinging from vines, collecting ripe fruit, honey and insects, and was happy, a master of the trees. Then one day humans come and shoot Mang's mother and capture Mang. Including information about the plight of the orangutan, this information book is a moving account of the story behind one orangutan at the zoo.
By Tom Jackson
From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.
Mother's and Father's Day
By Annalees Lim
Using readily available, seasonally related materials, this series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The projects are explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and are perfect for teachers looking for original ideas as well as time-poor parents. In 10 Minute Crafts: Mother's and Father's Day, children can learn how to make pop-up cards, trinket boxes and photo frames, along with lots of other great Mother's and Father's day gift ideas.
By Annalees Lim
Find out all there is to know about your favourite creepy-crawlies with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make spiders, beetles, dragonflies, termites and much more! You can even create displays for your classroom or at home. Each project uses materials that are easy to source, and you will be introduced to loads of craft techniques.Combines fun craft projects with the science topic of animals.Includes QR codes that link to step-by-step videos, showing how some of the crafts are made.Each project uses a range of everyday materials and clear step-by-step instructions to ensure a great result every time!Includes a wide range of craft techniques - from cutting out and tracing to papier-mâché and painting.
By Chris Martin
Find out how Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, grew from a small tech start-up into a gaming company worth $2.5 billion in under 10 years. Discover some of the brightest business minds behind Mojang's meteoric rise, Minecraft's fan community, and the crucial role it has played in the success of both the game and the company. And take a look at what the future might hold for Minecraft under Microsoft's ownership. From fan conventions to Minecraft on Youtube, this is a fascinating look at Mojang, and the gaming industry as a whole. The Big Brands series delves deep into the amazing stories behind the world's most iconic businesses - their business plan and marketing strategy, and how they present themselves to consumers through logos and advertising campaigns.
By Adam Sutherland
This title takes an in-depth look at Manchester United and the business behind one of the most well-known football brands in the industry. From small beginnings, this club has found international success and a global fan base. We cover how the business came into being, the successes and failures over the years, key facts about the industry and their impact on the global market. Readers will learn about branding and the business world with Business Matters features. Each one looks at a different aspect of business and explains it in a clear and concise way for young readers to follow. Key features give information about the Brains Behind the Brand, bringing to the forefront those who run Manchester United today and those who have helped gain glory in the past. Ideal for budding young entrepreneurs with an eye for opportunity! A brilliant read for Manchester United and football fans keen to find out how the business behind the brand works. Other titles in the series include: Virgin, YouTube, Topshop, Heinz and ASOS.
Machines and Motors
There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How to make a bicycle goHow to stop a bicycleHow a crane liftsHow a digger digsHow a car goesHow to make electricityHow to harvest a cropHow to dig a tunnelHow a plane fliesHow a submarine divesHow a hovercraft fliesThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body
Meet the Ancient Romans
By Alex Woolf
You can learn a lot from what archaeologists and historians have uncovered about the past, but what would the people who actually lived at the time be able to tell you? Meet the Ancient Romans does just that! This book will transport you to the capital of the Roman Empire, Rome!. A city where you will meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. Senators, slaves, gladiators and soldiers will answer your questions and give you the inside information of what it may have been like to live at this time, before you are then transported back to your own era. Encounters with the Past is a brilliant series designed to shine a light on historical ideas about subjects such as medicine, science, religion, food, magic and society. Perfect for readers aged 9-11 who want a more personal account of these fascinating times.
By Gary Crew, Shaun Tan
In 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Internationally acclaimed author, Gary Crew, and multi-award-winning illustrator Shaun Tan have created a powerful picture book to help us all remember.When the soldiers return in 1918, a memorial tree is planted... 'Lest we forget'. But generations later, what do those who pause in the shadows of the tree's immense branches remember? A message we should never forget.Memorial serves as a reminder of the lessons to be gained from the past and examine the significance of conservation, respect and remembrance.
MotoGP Rider - Marc Marquez vs Valentino Rossi
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 qualifying, grid line-up 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.
Mangy Mummies, Menacing Pharoahs and Awful Afterlife
By Kay Barnham, Tom Morgan-Jones
Welcome, reader, to Ancient Egypt! Take a trip back in time with us and find out what it was like to live in this powerful civilisation - from fear-inducing pharaohs and grotesque gods to extraordinary embalming techniques and amazing architecture!Did Cleopatra really bathe in milk? How did Egyptians try to cure poor eyesight? And what did the weighing-of-the-heart involve? Hilariously illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, and crammed full of fascinating (and gruesome) facts, this is high-interest history for children of 9+.
By Annabel Savery
Can you believe that one monster has the head of a lion, a tail that ends in a snake's head and the head of a goat on its back? Find out more amazing information like this inside It's Amazing: Monsters!Bright, fun books on topics that young children love to read about, from supercars to princesses. Accessible text and colourful design make these ideal first topic books.
By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
11 manga characters feature in this step-by-step guide. Create a Cat Girl, sketch a Samurai and mimic a Mini Monster with professional guidance.Whether you can already draw really well or whether you think you can't, Paul Gamble's guides will help you create amazing cartoon-style illustrations of popular animals, superheroes, monsters and more. Once you've mastered these, you'll be inspired to create even more!Six books that will help children aged 6+ improve their art skills. The projects are specially designed to be easy for young readers to reproduce by building up simple lines and curves.
By Alice Harman
How old is the Moon? Could we live on the Moon? How does the Moon move the Earth's oceans?Discover the answers to all of these questions and read about how the moon brightens up our skies. Read about the first Moon landing, and discover if the Moon is really made of cheese!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 Clive Gifford
Did you know that the world's tallest rollercoaster has a vertical drop that's the height of a 45-floor building? Or that the world's biggest helicopter has been used to transport a frozen woolly mammoth?This book contains stunning pictures and amazing record-busting facts about the biggest, fastest and most powerful machines in the world - plus many others! The Record Busters series is perfect for capturing the interest of both young general readers and older reluctant readers.