The Chinese Empire
By Ellis Roxburgh
The Shang disappeared from history for millennia before chance discoveries in the early 20th century revealed a glimpse of China's first great dynasty. More than 3,500 years ago, the Shang created a state on the Yellow River from where they came to dominate an extensive empire. As this book reveals, over the last 100 years, historians have built a detailed picture of a highly sophisticated civilisation, which laid the foundations for much of modern Chinese life.Each book in the Great Empires series covers a particular empire or regional series of empires, charting its history from its rise to its eventual fall. Concise text and supporting boxes explore the reasons for the empire's success-and its failure-and explain the mechanics of governing the empire and the experience of living under it.
By Sean Connolly
Different countries are governed in different ways. Communism is a way of governing a country and its people. The basis of this type of government is the idea that one person is not more important than any other and all citizens work for the benefit of everyone, not just for themselves This book offers a detailed and non-judgemental look at specific countries that are governed in this way. It looks at how communism becomes established, problems and successes that it may encounter and what the future may hold for communism.Part of the Systems of Government series, this balanced book places Communism within a wider world context and looks at the effect this type of government has on its citizens, wealth and industry. Perfect for readers aged 12 and up.
The Complete Guide to a Dog's Best Friend
By Felicity Gardner, Felicity Gardner
An older, wiser dog offers hilarious advice to puppies about how to be a pet, including quickly grabbing any snacks left laying around before your owner changes their mind, helping out by 'sorting' the rubbish and always leading the way on walks.All dog-lovers will laugh with recognition at this very funny story from a talented husband-and-wife duo.
Come On, Let's Play!
By Cheryl Orsini
'Everyone's home, there's no school today.There's so much to do. Come on, let's play!The grown-ups hide, and the kids all seek. First we count to a hundred - and promise not to peek!'You don't have to go out to have an adventure, a day at home can be just as busy and exciting as any trip away. From pillow forts and painting to a living-room concert and a bedtime story, this busy family shows how it's easy to fill the day with fun! Cheryl Orsini's gorgeous watercolour and gouache illustrations capture all the liveliness and warmth of family life.PRAISE for Cheryl Orsini's previous books: 'Cheryl Orsini's absolutely divine illustrations are some of my favourite in a picture book this year. From the endpapers, through the book proper and the covers, too, her utterly whimsical illustrations are so eye-engaging, it's a delight to turn each page and witness a new surprise.' blog.boomerangbooks.com.au on POM POM'Little kids love to move and race and dig, and this book by illutsrator Orsini will help them with just that. A great book to share with little ones just before sending them out to play in the backyard, it vividly depicts how all sorts of machines move and work ... Orsini beautifully creates a lively game of pretend, with bright colours and movement providing inspiration for active outdoor games.' Weekend West, Perth on THE ABC BOOK OF CARS, TRAINS, BOATS AND PLANES
By Cheryl Orsini, Cheryl Orsini
Three friends in Spring - Dave, Sam and Joe -with faithful caravan Fran in tow,were heading north for a holiday,off to the seashore, far away.Three friends have an unexpected adventure while on their way to the beach in Caravan Fran. When Fran hits a bump in the road, the friends' dog, Ray, tumbles out and falls in the creek. Sam jumps in to rescue Ray ... then Joe jumps in to rescue Ray AND Sam. Eventually they all make it safely to the seaside - just in time for dinner!A gorgeously illustrated celebration of holidays and friendship told in rhyming text.
Colour with Splosh!
By David Melling
This bright, bold, rhyming story from the creator of Hugless Douglas is a wonderfully funny introduction to colours for the very young and great to read aloud.Small children will fall in love with Splosh as he searches for his fluffy duck friends and discovers colours along the way!Don't miss Splosh! - the first book in the series and a brilliant introduction to counting.Praise for Hugless Douglas: 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration. Daily Mail
Celeste Sails to Spain
By Alison Lester, Alison Lester
What does Clive do at the park? How does Rosie celebrate? Where does Celeste go in her dreams? Follow everybody's favourite children as they go out into the world.Children will have fun asking themselves what their favourite activities are while following the adventures of Frank, Clive, Nicky, Tessa, Ernie, Rosie and Celeste. Each character enjoys some fun activity, such as visiting the museum, the park and having celebrations. Applauding individuality, Celeste Sails to Spain will incite questions and comments from young audiences. Children will delight in Alison Lester's cheerful artwork and simple text that is filled with familiarity.Celeste Sails to Spain is an interactive book that depicts seven children happy in their own uniqueness.
The Case of the Hiding Pirates
By Enid Blyton
Meet Noddy the wooden boy who comes to life in Enid Blyton's most enduringly popular creation, now starring in a brand-new TV animation.The second fun-filled mini-storybook for fans of the brand-new CGI TV Noddy Toyland Detective series, screening on Milkshake from May 2016.Noddy is Toyland's new detective. If there's something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the Car are the investigating dream team who find out what's going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where book, Noddy asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mystery and save the day.
Clever Crafts For Kids
By Annalees Lim
This book is full of fun, child-friendly craft ideas for home or school projects. Have fun making a colour wheel, a farmyard from hand prints, a wax crayon batik owl, finger print fireworks, a scrunched seascape, snowflake wrapping paper, a 3-D rainbow, river reflection painting and foil print birthday cards.Easy to follow instructions guide you through the makes in 5-6 simple steps.The fun crafts use inexpensive, easy-to-find materials.The crafts will appeal to both boys and girls.
By Sonya Newland
Travel back to the time of the celts! Who were the Celts and who were their leaders? Why did they come to the British Isles and how did they live? Explore this ancient civilisation to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Find out all about the lives of the Celts - from the well-known leader Boudicca, to the Druid priests that were highly important in Celtic society. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life, and how historians have pieced together the evidence of their lives. Learn about the homes and communities that they lived in, the food that they ate, how they travelled and worshipped, and the influence of the Romans on their society. And try your hand at making your own Celtic torc!A great tool for project work at KS2!
By Pat-a-Cake, Villie Karabatzia
Help toddlers discover and learn about the world around them with these essential board books.Colours helps busy, curious toddlers explore their world and develop their vocabulary by introducing lots of wonderful colour words. This robust board book will withstand many happy hours of looking, holding, exploring and reading, while the playful, witty illustrations will be loved by parents and children alike. A brilliant fold-out surprise at the end adds a fun recap of all the learning in the book. Also available: 123, Animals, ABC
Cerise and the Beast
The second chapter book in a series that's perfect for the younger fans of Ever After High. These stories put a spelltacular spin on classic fairytales - this time based on Beauty and the Beast!Things have gone topsy-turvy at Ever After High. After Faybelle casts a spell on the midterm hexams, the students unhexpectedly find themselves inside the wrong storybooks. When Cerise Hood and Dexter Charming realize they're in the story of Beauty and the Beast, they both think it's a royal fairy fail. Cerise would rather run outside than stay in a castle, and Dexter is worried that he'll never escape his big brother's shadow. But when they discover that they'll need to make it to the end of the story to return to school, Cerise and Dex are determined to fit in - even if they're better off being themselves. Will this team find their fairy own hextraordinary way to a Happily Ever After?© 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
Join Twilight Sparkle and her My Little Pony friends for hours of magical colouring and stickering fun! This fun-filled book is packed with pretty pony pictures, waiting for a touch of colour to bring them to life. So grab your pens and pencils and take a colourful trip into Equestria, meeting all your favourite My Little Pony friends along the way. Stickers also included!As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV.
By Dawn McNiff, Karl West
Chicken Tricken loves to play tricks! He is very good at tricking Goosey Loosey and Ducky Lucky out of their food. But what happens when he comes across the hungry fox?Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children 5-7 year olds starting to read independently.
By Chris Oxlade
Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important cricket skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about cricket stars of the past and present.
Claude Going for Gold!
By Alex T. Smith
Claude, the bestselling beret-clad canine hero, is aiming for the gold medal - winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award and soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior.When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, the Richard and Judy Book Club and is soon to be a TV star on Disney Junior with 52 episodes airing in 2017. Claude Going for Gold! is the winner of the 5-9 fiction Sainsburys Children's Book Award. Alex T. Smith was the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Enjoy further Claude adventures: Claude in the City, Claude on Holiday, Claude at the Circus, Claude in the Country, Claude in the Spotlight, Claude on the Slopes, Claude Lights! Camera! Action!, Claude Going for Gold, Claude All at Sea, Claude Doodle BookPraise for Claude: '...illustrated with humour and elegance...' The TimesFollow the author at http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk and http://twitter.com/Alex_T_Smith
By Martin Ford
Learn how to fish with this easy-to-follow guides. Tips show you the best places to fish, equipment you'll need and advice. Find out about the most common fish found in Britain oday. Full descriptions of each, along with their scientific name, size, family and food. Beautiful, large colour photographs will make identification easy. Become a nature detective and explore the natural world around you. If you enjoy this book, then why not search out the other titles in this series: British Birds; British Mammals; British Trees; British Wild Flowers and British Insects.
Cheer Bear and the Treasure Hunt Storybook
By Care Bears
Full of adventure and fun, this book is perfect for fans of Care Bears. Watch the new Care Bears TV series on Netflix and Tiny Pop.Ready, steady ... oops! It's the day of the Rainbow Race and the precious Care Crystal has been lost. But don't worry, Care Bears. If anyone can save the day, it's Cheer.Guaranteed to keep Care Bears' fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move.The Care Bears are back with more fun and hugs than ever, and celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2017! Ready for a new generation to fall in love with Tenderheart, Grumpy, Cheer, Funshine, Share and Wonderheart, and their message of caring and sharing feelings. Look out for more Care Bears titles - from board books and sticker activities to bumper books and young readers filled with adventure and fun, and the Care Bears special brand of caring.Watch the Care Bears and Cousins and Welcome to Care-a-Lot TV series on Netflix. Welcome to Care-a-Lot is also available on Tiny Pop.Visit the Care Bears at www.carebears.com as well as:https://www.youtube.com/user/carebearshttps://www.facebook.com/CareBearshttps://www.instagram.com/carebears/ https://www.pinterest.com/carebearsagp/meet-the-care-bears/https://twitter.com/carebears
Combat at the Castle
By Vivian French, David Melling
A funny, exciting series for younger readers, by the bestselling Vivian French and David Melling.Sam J. Butterbiggins has one wish: to become a Very Noble Knight. But he's been packed off to his aunt and uncle's castle where knightly activities are not allowed.With the help of his cousin Prune, Sam has discovered a magical scroll that tells him the six quests he must complete to become a knight, and he's already finished four! For his fifth quest, Sam must defeat a fearsome foe. But it's a snowy day, and he and Prune are stuck inside. There are no enemies to be found - until Uncle Archibald sends them to the cellar ...
Can I Tell You a Secret?
By Anna Kang, Chris Weyant
A charming tale about being brave and sharing your worries, from the author and illustrator of You Are (Not) Small and That's (Not) Mine!Pssst! Monty the frog has a secret. Promise not to tell? He can't swim! And he's terrified of water! What is he going to do?Luckily, when he's persuaded to tell his parents, they are very understanding. In fact, his dad has a secret of his own...The simple text from Anna Kang and bold illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about sharing your worries and facing your fears. Visit Christopher at www.christopherweyant.com. Praise for You are (Not) Small: "Charming characters, a clever plot and a quiet message tucked inside a humorous tale." Kirkus Reviews