By Susie Brooks
Discover the art movements that shaped our worldWhen the Impressionists first started exhibiting, they shocked the world with their bold brushstrokes and compositions and their adventurous use of colour. Today, over 150 years later, Impressionism is celebrated as an international success story, making artists such as Monet, Renoir and Degas household names. For readers aged 9 and up, Inside Art Movements provides an accessible and in-depth guide to some of the most popular and significant art movements.
Into the Night
PJ Masks are on their way, into the night to save the day! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. Colour, stick and play in this interactive sticker book featuring everyone's favourite nocturnal heroes, their super-cool vehicles and of course those pesky villains, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. With over 125 stickers - including amazing stickers that glow in the dark! - there are hours of PJ Masks fun to be had!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs and PJ Masks: Meet the PJ Masks sticker book, PJ Masks: 1001 Super StickersPJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
A is for Art
By Paul Thurlby
A beautiful and informative alphabet book created in association with the National Galley - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of the National Gallery as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. From Da Vinci to Monet, from medieval masters to the French Impressionists, come on a inspiring tour of one of the world's most-visited museums. Enjoy masterpieces like Van Gogh's Sunflowers and Constable's The Hay Wain as well discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the world's greatest paintings and the stories behind them.Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
In the Picture With Edouard Manet
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.
In the Picture With Leonardo da Vinci
By Iain Zaczek
This title looks at the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, including an examination of paintings such as The Last Supper, Mona Lisa, The Annunciation, Lady with an Ermine, Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and The Virgin of the Rocks. It looks at the techniques and colour palette da Vinci 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 Leonardo da Vinci.
Improving Strength and Power
By Paul Mason
Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport.· Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance.· Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises.· Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively.· Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
By Paul Mason
It's not just gymnasts and ballet dancers who need to be flexible. Sports such as rock climbing, Judo, diving and cricket rely on flexibility to be performed well and reduce the risk of injury. This book explains the science behind flexibility, provides exercises and explains the effects diet has on muscle performance.· Test your flexibility and follow professional step-by-step exercises to improve it.· Discover how your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons work together to enable the body to be flexible.· Understand how to stretch to avoid injury and what the difference is between static, dynamic and assisted stretching.· Read about sportspeople such as Tom Daly, Lynn Hill and Rafael Nadal, whose flexibility has helped them to excel.Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.
I Made That: The Kids' Big Book of Craft Ideas
By Susannah Blake
Over one hundred pages of beautifully depicted creative ideas that both children and adults will love. Written by Susannah Blake an experienced author who has travelled extensively and devised this craft book with inspiration from her travels. This book takes an eco friendly approach to craft making and gives interesting information on why it's important to reuse and recycle. This is an excellent informative craft book for children aged 9+. A great book that is guaranteed to keep crafty children busy! This book makes an ideal present for children who love crafts.
I'm Good At Music, What Job Can I Get?
By Richard Spilsbury
The different careers that lead on from an interest or aptitude in music are explored. Many occupations are examined, including being a musician, festival promoter, music journalist, sound technician, composer, DJ, A&R rep and many more. It provides an inside glimpse at what the job involves and the special skills that are needed to succeed.
In the Second World War
By Peter Hepplewhite
This book draws on a range of evidence to describe the lives of men, women and children during the Second World War. left behind. It examines how they lived, studied, fought and worked for the war effort, worshipped and played. There are also short stories about real people who lived during this period of history, such as Winston Churchill, land girl Pat Kemp and Agnes Conway, an 11-year-old evacuee.
In Anglo Saxon Times
By Jane Bingham
What jobs did Anglo-Saxon people do?What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?How did the Anglo-Saxons use songs, poems and riddles?This book looks at the everyday lives of men, women and children in Anglo-Saxon times. Drawing on evidence the Anglo-Saxons left behind, it examines how they lived, studied, worked, played and worshipped. Go back in time and read stories about the key figures of the time, such as Alfred the Great, Kenelm, a young prince and Easwida, a girl who refused to marry.
By Rob Bowden
In-line skating is one of the ultimate extreme sports. It really has no limits! Whether you are an experienced skater or just starting out this book will help you to find out more about the world of in-line skating. The book is full of spectacular photographs, hints to improve your in-line skating skills and invaluable advice -- from stretching to skate parks.'No limits' is an action-packed series on extreme sports. The stimulating text and photographs will inspire any action sports enthusiasts.
By Anita Ganeri, Rachel Wright