By Angela Royston
Plants are brilliant things to study scientifically. They grow, reproduce, make their own food and some can even defend themselves. In Plants you'll delve into the science behind these marvels of the natural world by conducting ten investigations or experiments using the ATOM method - Ask, Test, Observe & Measure - to ensure you're working just like a professional scientist. Work out how leaves function, the strength of the acid in a nettle, and whether plants can grow in cola! At the end of the book, scientific guidelines explain why scientists do things a certain way and the things they look out for or try to avoid. Science Skills Sorted are six topic books for children aged 8+ studying KS2 science. The ATOM method is designed to help readers work scientifically as they are taught to in the classroom, and each of the investigations is accompanied by explanatory text to uncover facts about the topic. A range of experiments in each book means that while some may need a little more equipment than others, there are plenty experiments that are cheap and accessible, using objects easily found in the classroom or at home.
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.
By Leon Gray
The polar lands at and seas around the North and South Poles are one of Earth's most unique and unspoiled habitats. Many plants, animals and people have made these cold, snowy and icy environments their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in a world where freezing temperatures, long dark winters, and fearsome predators are all challenges to survival. Find out about threats to these beautiful environments and why they are so important to life on Earth and how the may be used or may change in the futureBooks aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Habitats explores six main habitats.
The Pet Keeper Fairies
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Learning to read is fun with the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Developed in conjunction with Early Years reading consultants and based on the most up-to-date educational research, the Rainbow Magic Beginner Readers are the perfect way to introduce your child to the magical world of reading.
Pippa Hoppytail's Rocky Road
By Daisy Meadows
In the magical land of Friendship Forest, Lily and Jess are very excited to visit Magic Mountain. It's where all the magic is made! But when wicked witch Grizelda turns up, the animals who live there and their special jobs are all in danger.Can the girls help fluffy bunny Pippa Hoppytail save the Mountain and its magic?
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
By Penny Dolan, Martin Impey
The town of Hamelin has a big problem - there are rats everywhere! When a strange piper turns up and offers to solve the rat problem, the townspeople are eager to agree to his terms. But then they break their promises, and the Pied Piper is furious... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
By Lisa Shea
The fourth book in the fantastically fun Littlest Pet Shop series. Blythe and her pet pals enjoy another adventure in Downtown City.
The Pest in the Nest
By Julian Gough, Jim Field
'Rabbit's Bad Habits is a breath of fresh air in children's fiction, a laugh-out-loud story of rabbit and wolf and bear, of avalanches and snowmen. The sort of story that makes you want to send your children to bed early, so you can read it to them.' Neil GaimanFrom novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend ..."PEACE AND QUIET," shouts Rabbit. "THAT'S ALL I WANT."Owch. He's hurt his own ears again.What with Bear's snoring, and a BANG!BANG!BANG! noise from up in the tree, Rabbit knows that Something Simply Has To Be Done.But high in the branches, perhaps Bear can show Rabbit how to see the world from a different place ...A story of friendship, wisdom, and how to be REALLY NOISY.
Pegasus and the End of Olympus
By Kate O'Hearn
Join Emily and Pegasus one last time, in this epic conclusion to the Pegasus series!After the events in Hawaii, Emily is struggling to adjust. With the blessing of Jupiter and the elder Olympians, Emily decides she must return to Earth one last time, to fulfil a promise made long ago ... But when she arrives, she is horrified to find that the CRU have taken more victims. Emily has no choice but to expose herself, Pegasus, Joel and their close Olympian friends including Lorin, to the biggest danger they've ever faced, as they delve deeper into the CRU and make an astonishing discovery about its origins. A discovery that means Emily will be forced to return to Titus to face Saturn, before an unstoppable force of evil is unleashed on the unsuspecting worlds.Fans of Percy Jackson won't want to miss the Pegasus series by Kate O'Hearn.Have you read the rest of the series?Pegasus and the Flame, Pegasus and the Fight to Save Olympus, Pegasus and the New Olympians, Pegasus and the Origins of Olympus, Pegasus and the Rise of the Titans
Princess Ponies Sticker and Activity Book
The magical kingdom of Equestria is home to the wise and kind princess ponies. Come and meet the royal friends and discover games, puzzles, colouring and over 175 pretty stickers!There's so much to see and do in this fun-filled sticker and activity book: help organise a Princess Party with Pinkie Pie, take a royal roadtrip with Rainbow Dash, have fun at a Princess Picnic with the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and much, much more.With games, puzzles, colouring in, drawing and over 175 pretty stickers, this bright and colourful book is guaranteed to keep little pony fans entertained at home, on holiday and on the move. As seen on Tiny Pop and PopTV. Suitable for 3+.Look out for more My Little Pony sticker activity books:My Little Pony Sticker Activity BookMy Little Pony Super Sticker BookMy Little Pony Princess Pony Wedding Sticker BookMy Little Pony Fashion Boutique Dress-Up Sticker BookMy Little Pony Best Friends Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Holiday Fun Sticker and Activity BookMy Little Pony Super Sparkly Sticker Fun
Puppy Magic – Bumper Special Book!
By Rosie Banks
A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! This book is a special long length for even more magical fun. In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friends and Secret Princess trainees, Charlotte and Mia, have to help Princess Ella get her wand back by granting four animal-related wishes. Can they help Tessa complete puppy obedience school so that she can take her puppy on holiday with her family? Or will Princess Poison and her pet, Crusher, spoil everything?
Princess Cadance and the Glitter Heart Garden
By G M Berrow
A brand-new My Little Pony adventure inspired by the hit TV show!Princess Cadance is determined to bring love back to Equestria. But when she creates the Glitter Heart Garden, the plants have a rather unusual effect on the ponies... Can she and her pony friends fix everything and bring happiness back to the kingdom?Free colour activity pages at the back of the book!
Puss in Football Boots
By Sam Watkins, A O'kif
When a young boy asks his gran for a football kit, he is surprised to receive a cat instead! But the Puss wants to help his young friend make his dream football team - all he asks for is a pair of football boots! Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for 5-7 year old children starting to read independently.
The Princess and the Pea
By Jackie Walter, Jane Cope
The prince must find a wife - but he just cannot find a real princess to marry. Then a dirty, wet and smelly girl arrives at the castle, claiming to be a princess. The queen decides to test her... A beautifully illustrated retelling of this favourite traditional story. Must Know Stories includes favourite tales, celebrating the diversity of our literary heritage. Level 2 stories are told in chapters in under 1000 words.
By Rosie Banks
A magical new series where best friends become Secret Princesses! In the sparkly second series, Princess Poison has stolen Princess Ella's magic wand. Without it, Princess Ella won't be able to grant any animal-related wishes. Best friend and Secret Princess trainees, Charlotte and Mia, have to help Princess Ella get her wand back by granting four animal-related wishes. Can they help Grace with her pony competition and make her wish come true?
Pirate Hank's Plank
By Penny Dolan, Nacho Gomez
Pirate Hank's Plank is an exciting story for all pirate fans who are beginning to read independently. It is perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band green 5.Pirate Hank tells everyone to walk the plank. Joe wants to go first, and he has a great idea. The pirates have never had so much fun!The Froglets series is perfect for children aged 5-7 who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words. A reading game at the end of each book encourages retelling the story and boosting vocabulary. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
By Izzi Howell
A fantastic resource for children aged 6-8, the Fact Cat series makes a perfect one-stop-shop for help with homework assignments! Why do flowers smell nice? How big is the largest flower in the world? Which plant eats insects? Find out about plants and learn how they grow and reproduce. Follow the life cycle of a plant, see how they make their own food and discover some of the most unusual plants in the world. A simple fun picture quiz helps readers to recall what they have read.
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!
By M J Knight
Take an dip in the freezing waters of the poles and discover some of the amazing creatures that survive in these icy, seas and frozen lands. Hooves that dig, thick fur and swimming skills are just some of the special features these creatures have to help them hunt for food and stay alive. Some even huddle together to stay warm, but they all have bodies that are adapted to this unique habitat.What Animals Live Here? is a series of four books that explore four of the Earth's most interesting biomes and the variety of animals that live in them. Readers will encounter some familiar and some strange mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, insects and other invertebrates and learn about some of their incredible adaptations that mean they can survive in these environments. Short and simple blocks of text make these perfect books to dip into at random or read from cover-to-cover for readers aged 5+.
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.