By Clive Gifford
Discover the greatest manmade wonders the world has to offer, from the Empire State Building to the Sydney Opera House and from the Eiffel Tower to the Large Hadron Collider. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy? Perfect for readers 9 and up.
By Lita Judge
The dark, captivating story of one remarkable young woman. And her monster.Creative genius...? Inventor of science fiction...? Pregnant teenage runaway...? Who was the real Mary Shelley? Publishing to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, Mary's Monster is the compelling, and beautifully illustrated, story of Mary Shelley - the original rebel girl and an inspiration for everyone from teenage readers to adult. When her fractured bond with her beloved father, and her elopement with the mercurial (and married) poet Percy Bysshe Shelley at the age of 16, led her to Switzerland, few could have imagined the consequence would be such a book. But, in the crucible of societal disapproval and tenuous circumstances, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, and his monster, forged in the fire of her troubled and tragic life. Part biography, part fantasy and part feminist allegory, Mary's Monster is an engrossing take on one remarkable young woman. And her monster.
By Georgia Amson-Bradshaw
Finding out about our material world has never been so engaging. This book is full of exciting experiments, fun puzzles, quirky humour and science facts to make you saw WOW ... it's science with a BOOM! For children progressing through Book Bands, it is suitable for reading at level 12: Brown.Why not look out for the other BOOM SCIENCE titles? This fun series for children aged 6+ explores key science topics including Electricity, Forces, Human Body, Light, Materials, Plants, Seasons and Sound.
Making with Forces
By Anna Claybourne
Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about FORCES by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Build a car ramp and experiment with acceleration like Galileo Galilei- Be inspired by artist Lin Emery to build a kinetic sculpture- Make a hot air balloon like the Montgolfier brothers ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
Making with Light
By Anna Claybourne
Be a SCIENCE MAKER by experimenting, tinkering and building to discover the wonders of science!Learn all about LIGHT by following in the footsteps of famous scientists, artists, engineers and inventors.- Make sun prints like photography pioneer Thomas Wedgwood- Be inspired by artist Tracey Emin to make your own neon sign- Create your own fibre optic lamp like engineer William Wheeler ... and much more!Each title in this series contains ten 'makes', prompted by featured profiles of great scientists, artists and engineers. Children will learn about and create the experiments and builds that have led to world-changing discoveries, amazing machines and inspiring artworks. Perfect for KS2 science and technology classes aged 9 and up.
By Rosemary Hankin
Explore the history, produce and festivals of different areas of Mexico and find out how these influence the food people eat and the meals they prepare. Then learn how to make well-known Mexican dishes such as enchiladas, guacamole and tomato salsa to share with your family and friends.
The Modern World
By Alex Woolf
Since 1900, the world has undergone many changes and seen some huge technological leaps. War became far more deadly during the modern era and tens of millions died in two world wars. Mass media, telecommunications, the Internet and social media all helped spread knowledge and create a more globalised culture. Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the major events and developments of the modern era, with timelines to show you when they took place around the world.
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 Izzi Howell
Find out about the life of Mary Seacole. Read about her childhood and discover how she learned about herbal medicines. Learn about her hotel and shop and find out how she helped soldiers on the battlefields of the Crimean War. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read. A perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Broad-ranging appeal for nursery age through to Key Stage 2.
By Jane Lacey, Venitia Dean
Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children aged 7+ to make this decision and find out about and understand life in a step family. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of stepfamily issues from a girl who doesn't want to share to a boy who is worried because he likes his stepdad more than his 'real' dad. The end of the book features a short playscript to act out and discuss. The book has engaging illustrations throughout.In this series case studies combine with sensible, practical advice to help children find out what to do in difficult situations.
By Claudia Martin
Melissa's Story - Living with HIV
By Andy Glynne
This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Melissa, a child living with HIV. Melissa explains what HIV is, how she was diagnosed, the medication she takes and the physical effect of the virus. We read about her fear of telling people and the stigma that made her feel early on that her condition must be kept secret. Melissa explores everyday relatable circumstances; school, family and talks in depth about her friendships. The open and clear text encourages students to empathise with other children's differences and recognises the similarities between their own lives and hers. The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
By Cath Senker
Mexico: the Land and People takes you on a whistlestop tour around this most incredible country. Explore its rainforests, deserts, mountains and beaches, and meet some incredible wildlife along the way. Marvel at the vibrant street life, the amazing food and the diverse, multiethnic culture, and delve into the country's rich history.Discover what it's like to grow up in Mexico - school, family life, socializing and religion - and find out how life is for the richest and the poorest members of society. With the USA across the border, what's it like to live with with a superpower as a neighbour? Learn about Mexico's booming economy, and the industries that fuel it. Celebrate Mexican culture with mariachi music, sugar skulls and fiery-hot chilis. Amazing photographs transport you to the very heart of this busy, colourful, visually-exciting country. Crammed full of facts, stats and incredible information - and much cheaper than a plane ticket - this is the perfect introduction to Mexico!
By Caryn Jenner
Your body has lots of different parts. Why not make a jigsaw puzzle of your body, use a mirror to draw your face or help a poorly teddy?Learning through play helps children make sense of their world. The 'Play and Discover' series is perfect for developing their natural curiosity. There is lots to talk about and great ideas for creative play. Each book includes notes for parents and teachers with further activity ideas. Perfect for Early Years.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Discover how animals and plants in mountain environments survive in these often hostile and challenging places. Learn what each organism eats, the techniques it uses to survive in the mountain and how it has cleverly adapted to make a life in its beautiful but sometimes deadly home.
A Muslim Life
By Cath Senker
The faith you follow is with you from the moment you are born, until the moment you die and beyond. Following a Faith: A Muslim Life explores some of the cornerstones of what it means to be a Muslim today, through Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha celebrations, christening and wedding ceremonies, what happens in a mosque and why many Muslims go on a pilgrimage known as Hajj.This book supports the national curriculum guidelines for religious education for children aged 8+, and promotes religious tolerance and consideration.Following a Faith looks at the rich, cultural and colourful traditions, events, rituals, celebrations, foods, buildings, clothing and more that make up a major religion. Beautiful, bright, bold and modern - these books bring religious non-fiction right up to date and make them relevant and essential reading for followers of a faith and for anyone interested to learn what a religion is all about.
Muscles and Movement
By Izzi Howell
Learn all about animal and human movements and muscles and their similarities and differences. From muscles, bones and exoskeletons to running, jumping swimming and flying, explore how humans and animals move and use their muscles.The Human Body, Animal Bodies series looks at the features and function of the human body in isolation and also in comparison to those of different animals, looking at similarities and differences. The end of each book will look at sorting the featured creatures into their animal groups, using the classification information learnt throughout. Perfect for readers aged 5 and up.
By Jon Richards
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information in a whole new way. Read about the states of matter, find out how substances change state, and discover the different properties of materials - all visualised in beautifully designed infographics. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and science geeks of all ages, finding out about materials has never been more exciting!
The Medieval World
By Alex Woolf
What developments in government and society, food and farming, architecture, science and technology, art and literature, medicine, education and entertainment were there in the medieval world of Europe and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the medieval world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
My First Easter Book
By Jane Winstanley
Find out all about Easter and enjoy making cards, presents, tasty treats and lots of other fun activities with this first Easter book. From making pancakes and decorating Easter eggs through to creating your own flower garden and chocolate nests, you'll be all ready for an amazing Easter. The book includes an illustrated re-relling of the Easter story. Perfect for an activity hungry 5-6 year old!Why not take a look at My First Christmas Book too?