A New Friend For Hannah
By Elizabeth Dale, Sarah Lawrence
Hannah doesn't like her new home - she misses her friends. Then she finds a rabbit in the garden, and things begin to look a little brighter.Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
Neil Armstrong and the Moon Landings
By Izzi Howell
Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.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.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
By Kes Gray, Claire Powell
A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens the night before Christmas Eve - from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!'Twas the night before the night before Christmas (That's Christmas Eve Eve). And Santa was wiping his brow on his sleeve.Green elves were sewing, Blue elves were counting, Red elves were carving, The pressure was mounting! It's the day before Christmas Eve and Santa is ever so busy ... he's got presents to wrap, reindeer to wake and a sleigh to start. But has he forgotten something? And, more importantly, will he be ready in time?Inspired by Clement C. Moore's classic festive poem, this hilarious, rhyming picture book is sure to have you ho ho ho-ing!
By Izzi Howell
The Normans invaded countries across Europe and played an important role in the history of England. Find out how the Normans beat the Anglo-Saxons, why William the Conqueror made the Domesday Book, and how they changed the English language. Inside you can read about: invasions and battles how to make a shield the story of the Battle of Hastings castles and cathedrals lords and peasants
By Izzi Howell
Find out about the life of Neil Armstrong, from how he became an astronaut to being the first person to walk on the moon. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 8, purple.The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
The New Age
By Chris d'Lacey
The third in the stunning new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Chris d'Lacey.On Erth, a dark dragon has risen. His return ripples throughout the universe, from the firebirds at the Great Librarium to the dragons on the home world K:imera.Will human boy Ren be able to control the dragon's power? Or will it destroy everything?The epic finale to the Erth Dragons trilogy will take you to new and beautiful worlds and make you see dragons as never before.
Not If I Save You First
By Ally Carter
Dear Logan,Someday I'm going to write a book: How Not to Die in Alaska - A Girl's Guide to Fashionable Survival.I bet you don't know that a hair pin can make an excellent fishing hook. You may think you can use just any kind of mud for mud masks, but trust me, you CAN'T! In a pinch, nothing starts a fire like nail polish remover. Alaska is tough. You might know this, if you ever replied to my letters.After Maddie's Secret Service dad takes a bullet for the president, he takes Maddie somewhere he thinks they'll be safe - far away from the White House and the president's son, Logan. But when Logan comes to Alaska, so does the danger. If there's one thing Alaska has taught Maddie, it's how to survive. And now her best friend's life depends on it ...An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Gallagher Girls
Nadiya's Bake Me a Story
By Nadiya Hussain
In this special mini edition for World Book Day, enoy two stories and two recipes, plus exclusive puzzles, written and devised by Britain's favourite baker, Nadiya Hussain.- Bake some delicious blueberry and orange soda bread and, while it is in the oven, enjoy the story of Little Red Hen and her friends- Meet some very confused elves in 'The Elves and the Chouxmaker', then make the salmon and green bean curry from the storyCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this is a glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories.
By Taran Matharu
By Jessica Townsend
The Nineteenth-Century World
By Alex Woolf
What developments in government and society, industry, exploration and discovery, science and technology, art, architecture and literature, medicine, communication and transport were there in the nineteenth-century world of Europe, and how did these compare with those made during the same time period in the Islamic world and elsewhere in Africa and Asia? What was happening at the same time in the Americas? Packed with beautiful illustrations, this book, in the Parallel History series for readers upwards of age nine, will help you to explore the nineteenth-century world chronologically, with timelines to show you when major events and achievements took place.
By Clive Gifford
Discover the greatest wonders of nature the world has to offer, from the Grand Canyon to Uluru and from the Serengeti Migration to the Aurora Borealis. Get up close to their unique features and marvel at their breathtaking dimensions. What threats and challenges to these special phenomena face, and what is being done to ensure their survival for future generations to enjoy?
By Philip Steele
In an era when the global environment is defined by humans and their activities, humans are destroying natural habitats and resources, often the same ones on which they themselves depend. While humans understand more about the environment and population than ever before, what action are they taking to protect the natural environment for future generations - and is it too little, too late? This book, in the Question It! series for readers upwards of age ten, will explore these important topics in a balanced and objective way, encouraging readers to take a questioning approach to the issues surrounding the treatment of natural habitats.
Naomi's Story - Living with Leukaemia
By Andy Glynne
This powerful and eye opening picture book uses the first-person testimony of Naomi, a 10-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Naomi bravely explains what it was like to find out she had cancer, when she lost all her hair and what it was like spending so much time in hospital.The intimate and direct impact of using Naomi's real first-person testimony encourages us to empathise with her situation, and to understand how some children's lives are very different from their own. Naomi talks about school, family, friends and explains the confusion and chaos caused by cancer.The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child's daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.
The Not-So-Brave Knight
By Kay Woodward, Yuliya Somina
Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader.When Billy is named a Knight he thinks it can't be that hard, until he discovers that he needs to be brave...Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achivement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
NY is for New York
By Paul Thurlby
An incredibly stylish alphabet book - perfect for children and adults alike.See the sights of New York as never before - through the eyes of award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby. Join him as he visits the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and the Yankee Stadium, as well as discovering some lesser known gems. This unique book is packed to bursting with the sights, sounds and smells of the 'Big Apple'!Beautiful and covetable, this book deserves a place on every coffee table - as well as in every nursery.Praise 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
Nadiya's Bake Me a Festive Story
By Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter
Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that the family can enjoy together at Christmas.Christmas is a time when families come together. This unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, brings families into the kitchen to share this special time of year through cooking and stories.- Go on an adventure to the Snow Queen's palace, then make her treacle icecream- Make and decorate cheesy-feet biscuits, then read the story about where all the odd socks go at Christmas time- Meet some very confused elves in The Elves and the Chouxmaker, then bake your own lemon choux buns- Read Nadiya's version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, then cook a scrumptious nut roastCombining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect Christmas gift.
Noddy Saves Christmas
By Enid Blyton
It's Christmas Day and everyone has lovely presents, but Noddy wishes it would snow in Toyland. How can he create a very special Christmas treat? With his new snowglobe, a clever idea and some help from his amazing friends, Noddy makes it a white Christmas for Toyland.
By Roy Apps
This inspirational biography for children, written by award-winning author Roy Apps, follows the jaw-dropping story of Neymar, from his early days playing for Santos FC in Brazil to winning the double with FC Barcelona in Spain. Illustrated with colour artwork by Alessandro Valdrighi, including graphic novel-style panels, this book is perfect for sport-mad girls and boys with a reading age of 7, but will work perfectly well for older readers too. Printed on off-white paper using a reading font approved by the British Dyslexia Association, the Sporting Heroes series brings to life the skill, grit and determination needed to be a world-class sportsperson today. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
The Natural World
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
New to Wayland's highly popular visual literacy programme, Mapographics uses maps as a vehicle to present a wide range of information in a graphic way. A combination of maps, colour coding and graphics give a local or global perspective on a topic, for example the global spread of languages and population, energy use worldwide, or inhabited and uninhabited areas of the planet. The series also looks at information such as the range of crops or jobs within a continent or country. Each spread features a map focussing on one particular topic, supported by infographic panels full of related information. A question panel on each spread encourages readers to think in more depth about the topics discussed.