Mad About: Swimming
If you're mad about swimming, this book will help you make the most of your favourite sport. Find out how to perfect your strokes, swim competitively for a club and expand your abilities into water polo, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Mad About: Dance
If you're mad about dance, this book will help you make the most of your favourite hobby. Find out how to perfect your skills, whether you're dancing salsa, ballroom, tap or bhangra, and expand your abilities into taking part in dance shows and competitions.
The Mystic Moustache
By Kate Pankhurst
The eighth novel from the MacMillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration's winner Kate Pankhurst. The perfect book for 7-9 yr olds who love funny stories with quirky illustrations like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the DORK DIARIES and CLARICE BEAN.Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged nine and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast.There's strange goings-on at the Young Super Sleuth convention, could it be something to do with the mysterious Mystic Moustache?Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy and Tom Gates.
Mad About: Football
Find out how to perfect your skills, from dribbling and passing to scoring and saving goals, play competitively for a club and expand your abilities into captaining a team. Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a champion footballer.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about football you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartoons to football and gymnastics.
Mad About: Cartoons
Find out how to create your own cartoon characters and comic strips, draw manga-style artwork and expand your abilities into computer-generated animations. Whether you're new to cartoons or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to create cartoons and animations to discovering what it takes to become a famous cartoonist.Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about cartoons you really are!The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartooning to football and gymnastics.
Monsters and Robots
By Paul Gamble, Paul Gamble
11 crazy monsters and robots feature in this step-by-step guide. Compose Compacto the Crusherbot, recreate a Retro Robot and draw a dragon 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 Helen Greathead
Would you rather be run over by a monster truck or a supercar? Would you drive a dragster or a tank? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some rubber-burning, tyre-screeching situations from the world of planes, trains and cars, and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
My Art Book to Colour: Mandalas
Immerse yourself in a beautifully illustrated world of mandalas with this stunning, colouring book. Containing more than 60 intricate illustrations, it gives free rein to add your own creative touch with colours or line drawing. It offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws on creativity and hones your focus as you fill the pages with colour. A textured cover and round-edged pages make this a great book to take with you wherever you go.
By Stephanie Turnbull
Circus Skills will show you how to get started in this dynamic and varied performance art, encouraging you to develop a range of techniques and skills. Packed with ideas, it includes tips and advice on a whole range of essential skills, such as tumbling, plate spinning and clowning. From learning to master juggling - it even shows you how to make your own soft juggling balls - to more complex balancing techniques and using props, this book is designed to inspire the next generation of circus performers. The book also suggests ways in which these skills could turn into a future career. Part of the series, Superskills. Six books packed with tips on how to improve your technique in a range of creative fields aimed at children aged 9+.
Make a Podcast!
By Matt Anniss
Got something interesting to say? Find out what it takes to make a podcast with this brilliant book. Packed with Hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy!A brilliant guide for people who want to get their message out there. What will your podcast be about? Is it informative about something your passionate about, a story that you want to tell in bite-sized instalments, or is it pure entertainment to make people laugh? Whatever you have to say this book will take you through the steps You'll need to make your podcast and hopefully get yourself noticed!Find Your Talent is an exciting resource of six books for young teenagers who might need a bit of help breaking into some competitive and creative industries. Hints, tips and inside scoops encourages them to experiment and will help them to refine their techniques.
Make an Animation!
By Sarah Levete
Have you got a passion for all things animated? Find out how to create animations from drawing characters to filming with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy! Guiding you from first concept through to finished animation, the insider knowledge is invaluable. Part of the Find Your Talent series. Books to help young people get a head start in aspirational careers in some of the toughest industries to crack.
Make a Film!
By Jim Pipe
Have you got the talent to make a film? Find out what it takes to make a film with this brilliant book. Packed with hints, skills and tips to get you noticed, this book will help you to focus all of that creative energy! Guiding you from first concept through to finished film, the insider knowledge is invaluable. Part of the Find Your Talent series. Books to help young people get a head start in aspirational careers in some of the toughest industries to crack.
A Monster Helping of Horrid Henry 3-in-1
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
A collection of twelve classic stories about everyone's favourite horrid boy, including the one in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie, The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die.
Moody Margaret's Makeover
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Mobile Phone Photography
By Janet Hoggarth
This series offers a shortcut to instant expertise! Quick Expert's Guides are aimed at teens and 'tweens who are keen to know more about a popular topic but who may be put off the idea of having to read wordy or technical guides. Each title includes features that break down technical/scientific/complex aspects of the subject, inspirational case studies, activities and a final project to test the reader's new skills. Chapter round-ups also offer tips on key words and phrases as well as boosting self esteem and confidence, in order to walk the walk and talk the talk of a true expert.
Moody Margaret Casts a Spell
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Horrid Henry is a master hypnotist, and he's delighted when he puts Moody Margaret under his spell. But will she really do whatever he asks?Full colour illustrations from the fabulous Tony Ross on every page!
By Clive Gifford
With informative but accessible text, the sport is brought to life. An indepth look at the sport, from its history and beginnings to the modern game, how it's played, who plays it and the rules that govern it. Packed with facts, stats and full-colour photographs, this is the essential guide.