Players and Skills
By Clive Gifford
Cricket is a game steeped in history and tradition. But it is also one of the most exciting, and rapidly changing, sports in the world. New, fast-paced, forms of the game such as the IPL have attracted a younger fan base, and sponsorship deals and increased media coverage mean that top cricket players are some of the best-known, highly paid, sports stars on the planet. Generation Cricket celebrates the rejuvenation of the game, giving readers a sense of the drama, action and skill involved in playing the game.Generation Cricket: Players and Skills looks at everything involved in playing cricket, from batting, fielding and bowling to scoring, equipment and the pitch. The rules of the game, including the ever-complex LBW law, are explained, along with how runs are made, and the numerous ways a player can be 'out'. The book also looks at some of the key people involved in a cricket match, including the umpire, wicket keeper and captain. Different bowling and batting techniques, from seam, swing and spin bowling to cover drives and hook shots, are also explained. Star Player features provide information about the men and women at the top of the sport both now and in the past, including Sachin Tendulkar, Ashton Agar, Charlotte Edwards, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitheran. A comprehensive guide to the players, skills and tactics involved in a game of cricket, Generation Cricket: Players and Skills is ideal for cricket lovers aged 9 and above, either for project work or simply as a great leisure read.
P is for Paris
By Paul Thurlby
A richly illustrated alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of Paris as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of this unique and stunning city.Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Also look out for: L is for London and NY is for New YorkPraise for 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
By Jen Green
What are plants? Do you know the difference between an evergreen tree and a deciduous tree? How do insects help pollinate flowers and what role do birds and other animals have in helping plants? Explore the amazing variety of plants and the habitats they grow in and find out how plants get nutrients, which they need to grow and stay healthy. Discover why plants are so important to us - for food, medicine and clothing, too.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
By Pete May
A fun look at the World Cup that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that boys (and lots of girls!) of all ages love. This book counts down the ten best players in World Cup history, from Maradona to Manuel Neuer, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2018 World Cup. Written by a successful journalist and social commentator with a particular interest in football, each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real Football Expert! Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
Painting and Drawing
By Rita Storey
I love Craft: Painting and Drawing features instructions for 13 fantastic beginner craft projects, from a fabric wall hanging and pop art poster to bubble painting and bunting. The projects cover a wide range of different painting and drawing techniques and each is explained with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Why not get out your paintbrushes and pencils and have a go? The book is part of the I Love Craft series - fantastically fun project craft books for children aged 7+.
By Annalees Lim
Find out all there is to know about your favourite pets with these exciting craft projects! Follow the step-by-step instructions to make cats, guinea pigs, lizards, dogs 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.
Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists
By Adam Sutherland
Discover all about the fascinating lives of some of the most unusual, quirky and eccentric characters in world history! Learn about the horror story writer who was afraid of the dark, find out why one famous artist paid workers to dig up a corpse, and how one of Britain's most famous authors managed to publish 80 books without writing a single word. Peppered with Crackpot Quiz questions and Mad, Bad and Truly Sticky Endings features this book is enthralling, entertaining and educational all at the same time!
Play the Part: Doctors and Nurses
By Liz Gogerly
Find out what a doctors and nurses do. Follow step-up-step activities to dress like a doctor, make a stethoscope and doctor's surgery. Then follow simple role plays to act out the part of a doctor or nurse!
By Ruth Thomson
Photos First brings together an inspiring collection of some of the world's most engaging and iconic photographs, spanning the history of photography. Divided into themes of portraits, nature, art and documentary photography, the book tells the stories behind memorable photographs, chosen for the vividness or importance of their subject matter, their pioneering technique or their historic significance. Discover photographs that are shocking, moving, dramatic or manipulative. Find out how the camera can tell a lie but can also reveal extraordinary truths. Included are photographs by Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Hockney, Gursky, Doisneau, Salgado and Martin Parr. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
Putting on a Play: The Great Fire of London
By Tony Bradman, Tom Bradman
A great tool for children to use to stage their own play! Set during the Great Fire of London in 1666, it has parts for a group of children and extras with notes on staging, costumes and props. It is great for reading for fun or performing as a group. When Will Farriner wakes to the sound of crackling flames and the smell of smoke, he knows something is terribly wrong! As is family escape the flames engulfing their bakery, Will realises he must stop the fire from spreading. But what can be done before all of London goes up in smoke?
Players and Skills
By Jon Richards
Fully updated for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, this book is packed with information on the different players on a team, including their roles and the skills they need to succeed.Specially commissioned photographs demonstrate key rugby skills and strategies and advice gives tips on how to improve and develop into a top rugby player! The four books in the Rugby Focus series takes an in-depth look at one of the world's best-loved sports. Find out everything you need to know about rugby, from the players and laws of the game to the teamwork involved in winning the ultimate tournament - the Rugby World Cup.Great for readers who play the game or avid fans!
By Paul Rockett
Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation.Pieter Bruegel is famous for his paintings of sweeping landscapes and peasant life. He created visions of harmony and horror that have dazzled artists and viewers with their detail, ambition, humour and skill, and have inspired artists as wide-ranging as LS Lowry, Gerhard Richter and Grayson Perry.
By Helen Greathead
Would you climb Mount Everest, or dive in the Mariana Trench? Would you rather be lost in the jungle or the desert? 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 dastardly situations from places all around the world and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
By Susie Brooks
Inspiring Artists is a series of children's biographies that tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. When people first saw Paul Cézanne's paintings, they criticised, rejected and even laughed at him! He went on to change the art world forever. His pictures of apples and mountains paved the way for a new approach to painting. Today he's widely celebrated as the 'father' of modern art, inspiring artists as diverse as Pablo Picasso and Jasper Johns.These lavishly illustrated books are a visual treasure trove, with famous paintings alongside lesser-known works. Aimed at readers aged 9+, the content has been expertly checked by the ex-Head of Education at the National Gallery in London.
By S. L. Hamilton
Kick excitement into high gear with this extreme title! Short, easy-to-read text pairs with full-colour, action-packed photos to introduce young adventurers to polar exploration. Readers will learn about the tools and equipment used in exploring the North and South Poles, as well as dangers and safety tips. They are introduced to transportation methods and conditions at each pole, including animal life and ice formations. Extreme facts supplement the text, leaving future explorers excited for an polar adventure!
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.
People on Earth
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to The World in Infographics! Infographics are an exciting form of data visualisation, using icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a way that is fun and easy to understand.Want to compare production around the world? Or to understand our bone structure? Or find out how the earth is changing?This fantastic title looks at science, technology, life sciences and natural history - visualising amazing data in beautifully designed infographics. Key scientific concepts and ideas are explained with instant clarity and visual appeal.Marvel at the technology we use every day, learn about the the world's biggest machines, find out about the countries of the world and discover fascinating information about the planet we live on - all with the help of graphic organisers.A full index and glossary make this book an invaluable learning tool.
By Annalees Lim
This print-based craft book will have you making a range of unique - and useful - homemade creations. Prints to customise clothes, shoes, bags and more are included in this brilliant step-by-step book.Part of a series of six titles, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids with a style to match. The instructions are easy to follow and positively encourage experimentation and customisation.
It's time to be a hero! By day, they are Connor, Greg and Amaya, but by night they are Catboy, Gekko and Owlette, the PJ Masks. This cool adventure storybook is based on the episode 'Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder' - when the PJ Masks discover that their super vehicles have gone missing, they must rely on their bicycles to catch Romeo and get them back. Catboy is not sure that he will be able to catch Romeo on his bicycle, but eventually the PJ Masks work together to beat the baddie. PJ Masks all shout hooray!Also available: PJ Masks: Battle of the HQs and PJ Masks: Meet the PJ Masks sticker book, PJ Masks: Annual 2018 PJ Masks (c) Frog Box / Entertainment One UK Limited / Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014
Planting and Growing
By Sandy Green
A series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.