Ground Control to Major Tim
By Clive Gifford
Aimed at children inspired by Major Tim Peake's adventures in space, this book looks at the history-making career of the man who, in 2016, became the first British astronaut to live and work on the International Space Station. During his time on board the ISS, Tim Peake carried out experiments, performed a crucial spacewalk and took some awesome photographs. He also found time to run a marathon, present an award to Adele and read a bedtime story to children listening 400km below him on Earth. Packed with amazing photographs, this book reveals how Major Tim's fascination with flight and science began and how his career as an astronaut developed, documenting his inspirational journey into space.
Goodnight, Baby Flurry Heart
By Michael Vogel, Amy Mebberson
By Nancy Dickmann
This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Greek mythological stories. From daring heroes to scheming gods and goddesses and terrible monsters such as cyclops, there are exciting adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a 'Who's Who' of the culture's myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters' personalities to come through.The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an "In His Own Words" section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and "Not to be confused with...". This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.
Incredible stats and facts tell you all about the greatest footballer players in the world. From the Premier League to the Bundesliga, Champions League winners to World Cup winners, find out what makes a truly inspirational player. From amazing goalkeepers such as Thibaut Courtois, Iker Casillas, David de Gea and Hope Solo, Central defenders such as Vincent Kompany and Thiago Silva; full backs like Philipp Lahm and Serge Aurier; midfielders such as Frank Lampard, Arturo Vidal and Toni Kroos; Wingers like Franck Riberty, Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, attacking players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and strikers like Luis Suarez and Wayne RooneyRead about football icons, such as Peter Schmeichel, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini and Pele.Then answer the quiz questions: How many seasons in a row did Cristiano Ronaldo score 50 goals or more; which player has scored more goals for their national team than any other? and many more!Whether you're an armchair fanatic or a football player, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the world's greatest players right here!
By Gabrielle Woolfitt
This photographic series looks at the colour green around the world, from colour in food, animals, nature, everyday objects, historical objects, in festivals and in habitats.Written by a science teacher, these books contain questions throughout to give children a chance to think about and discuss colours around them.
The Great Treasure Hunt
By Chris Mould
In an old junk shop sits a dusty ship in a bottle. And when the world isn't watching, a tiny pirate crew comes out to explore. They're smaller than a teacup, but these scurvy sailors have a HUGE appetite for adventure! The Pocket Pirates have left the safety of their shelf to search for GOLD ... but dangers await them. The skirting-board mice are on the prowl, and the shopkeeper has an unwelcome surprise in store! Treasure hunting is a risky business ...The fourth in an unmissable series about tiny pirates who have BIG adventures, with gorgeous black and white artwork throughout, from the illustrator of A Boy Called Christmas.
The Gift of Nothing
By Patrick McDonnell
A warm and captivating tale of friendship from internationally acclaimed MUTTS cartoonist, Patrick McDonnell, which makes a perfect gift all year round.Mooch needs the perfect present for his best friend, Earl, but what do you get the dog who has everything? Well, how about nothing? The only problem is, nothing is difficult to find in a world full of somethings . . . Proving that love doesn't need to be gift-wrapped, A Gift of Nothing is a simple and heartwarming story of friendship and togetherness featuring characters from Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS cartoons - described by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz as "One of the best comic strips of all time."
By Gitty Daneshvari
When readers met twelve-year-olds Jonathan and Shelley, they had just been recruited to join the League of Unexceptional Children. This covert spy network is comprised solely of kids who are so average and nondescript that they are utterly forgettable, and who makes a better spy than a kid no one remembers?To everyone's surprise, Jonathan and Shelley saved the day in Book 1, and as a result they have been loaned to MI5: the United Kingdom's leading spy organization. The kids' mission is to recapture a missing vial of LIQ-15, a virus that makes people lose IQ points. Relying on only their complete lack of skill, Jonathan and Shelley must once again stop an evil plan in its tracks.In a sequel that gives readers more of the spy tricks and adventure they love but that can stand on its own as a complete mystery, Get Smart-ish is a laugh-out-loud story starring two exceptionally unexceptional characters.
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai
The Children in Our World picture book series helps children make sense of the larger issues and crises that dominate the news in a sensitive and appropriate manner. With relatable comparisons, carefully researched text and striking illustrations, children can begin to understand what war and conflict are, how they affect people and how readers can help those who are affected. Where issues aren't appropriate to describe in words, Hanane Kai's striking and sensitive illustrations help children visualise what war and conflict are, in images that are suited to their age and disposition. The series forms an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at refugees, war, poverty and racism making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week and dicussions about current affairs.
Get the Measure
By Rob Colson
Do you want to get the measure of the world around you? This book explores many aspects of measurement from the size of an atom or how to calculate a country's coastline to finding out the speed limit of the universe or how a computer tells the time. It explores all the different measures we use for lengths, areas, volumes and speeds, and shows you how to calculate them. The book is part of the Maths is Everywhere series, which demystifies all aspects of maths and shows how it relates to your everyday world with fun, colourful graphics. These are fantastic books for children aged nine plus who are studying maths, or for anyone who wants to get to grips with maths in a fun way.
The Girls' Guide to Growing Up
By Anita Naik
A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair and personal hygiene, puberty and parenting expert Anita Naik addresses any worries that girls may have relating to what is 'normal'. She reassures readers and boosts their confidence, encouraging them to feel positive about the changes they will experience as they go through puberty. The book also includes lifestyle advice on topics like healthy eating and exercise.Topics covered:What is puberty?Your puberty timelineBreasts and brasSame age, different stageSkin changesSweat, smells and personal hygieneHair in new placesDown thereWhat are periods?The practical side of periodsCoping with periodsSex explainedMaking babiesNew feelingsManaging your moodsHealthy eatingThe power of exerciseSelf-esteem and body imagePrivacy and your bodyPuberty for boysBoys have worries, too
By Robert Muchamore
The Rock War TV show is the most-watched reality show on British telly, and it's only halfway through. Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands have all made it past the tough boot camp stage, and now the last six will fight it out until the season's finale, live on Christmas Eve.But it's not all about the music. Summer was hit by a motorbike at the end of boot camp. Jay's brother Theo can't keep out of trouble - or out of handcuffs. And Dylan, the outsider, is investigating corruption within the workings of the competition itself.They've got everything to play for ...The dramatic third book in this spectacular series from Robert Muchamore, bestselling author of CHERUB.
By Judith Heneghan
Learn how to grow beautiful plants and delicious food! Simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to plant and care for ten different plants, from pretty daffodils to tasty herbs and even juicy strawberries! Each project will introduce a new technique for you to practise and includes a variation to try once you've mastered the skill. Don't worry if you don't have a big garden - most of the plants can be grown entirely indoors, so long as they have a patch of sunlight.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, Knitting, Baking, Drawing, Photography.
Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot
By Izzi Howell
Find out why we remember the famous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, where Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament - with the king inside!This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.
Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles
By Steve Antony
A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the bestselling author of The Queen's Hat and Please Mr Panda.The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. But why? They fight and fight and fight - can they find a way to live peacefully side by side despite their differences?The perfect platform to start conversations about the futility of war, this brave and brilliant story is visually stunning and full of clever details to pour over. Steve Antony is the winner of the Oscar's First Book Prize and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. 'A visually entertaining story of war and peace.' - Kirkus Review
Granny Bit My Bum!
By Tommy Donbavand
One minute I'm lying on the floor reading a book, the next minute I've got my granny's teeth clamped to my bum. Yoweeeee! But that's only the start of the weird stuff! You just wait and see.Soon, Billy is feeling grumpy, and his hair has turned grey. Plus he's wearing VERY big pants! It can only mean one thing - TA - DA - DAR - Billy is a weregranny!Written by celebrated children's champion, Tommy Donbavand, this is one book in his series of colour illustrated, chapter-based readers which kids won't be able to resist. So make sure to check them all out (the books that is, not Tommy's actual shorts).This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get kids reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Goldie The Sunshine Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Jack Frost has promised not to trouble the Rainbow Fairies again, but he didn't say anything about the Weather Fairies! Now he has stolen the feathers from Doodle, the weather-vane cockerel in charge of the weather. It's up to Rachel and Kirsty to get each of the feathers back from Jack Frost's goblins, with a little bit of help from the weather fairies. Goldie the sunshine fairy is all hot and bothered without her shimmery sunshine feather. Can Rachel and Kirsty seek it out and put a stop to a sticky situation?
Great Fire of London Activity Book
By Sally Jane Morgan, James Weston Lewis
Following on from the striking retelling of The Great Fire of London (9780750298209) by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis, this activity book takes the story further with fiery facts, magnificent mazes and marvellous makes. Children can bake bread, find the fire engines, navigate the streets of London, make a water bucket out of paper, redesign the city, learn fire safety and much more in this packed book. Using favourite artwork from the original, and featuring beautiful brand-new illustrations, this book transports children back in time to learn what London life was like 350 years ago, and of the details surrounding the Great Fire. The perfect activity book to teach KS1 children about the curriculum topic, this book brings history to life with illuminating illustations, amazing activities and incredible information.
Gort the Deadly Snatcher
By Adam Blade
Max and Lia's underwater adventures continue, as a terrifying new set of Robobeasts is unleashed in the oceans of Planet Nemos. Can our heroes defeat their enemies and restore the aquatic worlds to safety? There are four thrilling books to collect in this series!
The Great Fire of London
By Stewart Ross
The Great Fire of London in 1666 is one the most remembered events of British history. This book simply retells the events of the fire, from its start in Pudding Lane to the reconstruction of London by Christopher Wren when it was all over. It considers how the wooden houses of the time allowed the fire to spread and how we know what happened from eyewitness accounts such as in Samuel Pepys' diary.Start-Up History is a series of 6 titles looking at everyday objects and events from their historical perspective and encourages readers to ask questions about what they can see on the page and how that might relate to their own experiences building skills and historical vocabulary. Perfect introductory history texts for 5-7 KS1 readers.