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.
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.
By Suzie Hubbard
Learn photography from scratch and take amazing pictures! Simple hints, tips and tricks help you to master ten different subjects, from portraits to reflections and even night-time light graffiti! Each project will introduce a new concept for you to think about, like composition and storytelling. Don't worry if you don't have a fancy camera - a simple compact or cameraphone is all you need!The Get Into series is designed to get kids excited about being creative. Fun, easy to follow and with colourful illustrations and photography, each book is a comprehensive introduction to a popular hobby. Other titles available: Sewing, Gardening, Baking, Drawing, Knitting.
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?
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 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!
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.
Passing and Dribbling
By James Nixon
Learn how to keep possession of the ball and become a midfield maestro. The books shows you how to improve skills, such as ball control, long passing, team play, dribbling tricks and much more!The Football File series shows you how to master the beautiful game. Each book has tips for training and playing, as well as an introduction to some of the stars of the sport.
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 Cruyff, and looks forward to the games and players that will light up the 2014 World Cup. Each book includes a big quiz so that readers can challenge their friends to see who is the real World Cup Expert!
By Daniel Gilpin
Perfect for capturing a young general reader's or an older reluctant reader's interest, these hi-lo titles feature gripping, minimal, fact-based text, dramatic and impactful pictures, to reveal fascinating facts about the strongest person, or those who undertook the longest unicycle jump, highest shallow dive, deepest free dive or spent the longest time in space! Packed to the brim with facts and figures this title is an unputdownable read!
By Nick Hunter
This book looks at the Paralympics, from the athletes and the sports to the stadiums and the spectators!
Popcorn: Seasons: Spring
By Kay Barnham
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
By Sally Gardner
The perfect collection of rhymes for children to sing, count, hop, skip, jump and dance to. Chosen with the help of infant school teachers, the 37 rhymes include all-time favourites such as 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Old MacDonald had a Farm', 'If You're Happy and You Know It' and 'Ten Fat Sausages'. It is just right for any family with young children, or for use by playgroups and reception classes.With its big square format and lively, imaginative pictures full of funny scenes and characters, PLAYTIME RHYMES, one of the first books by the immensely popular Sally Gardner, has already shown its enduring appeal.
The Poetry Store
A one-stop collection of poems on a wide variety of themes to appeal to children aged 8-12 and a staple resource of topic-based poems for KS2 teachers. By the compiler of the best-selling THE WORKS (100,000 + copies since publication in August 2000), this book complements THE WORKS and THE WORKS 2 which are organised by form and curriculum subject respectively. But it also has direct appeal to children and families too by virtue of being subject focussed.Contains approximately 40 headings of 8-10 poems each making about 350 poems grouped in categories such as:School, home, brothers and sisters, parents, teachers, friends, hobbies, football, feeling happy, feeling sad, animals, nature, space, love, feeling angry, feeling afraid, our bodies, senses, festivals, seasons, food, weather, holidays, pets, sport, computers, television, toys, transport, magic ...In addition to the usual indexes of first lines and authors, an index of forms will enable teachers to locate haikus, sonnets, kennings, riddles, acrostics etc for Literacy Hour purposes.