By Louise Spilsbury
What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
By Brian Moses, Marcela Calderon
This anthology of poems, compiled by Brian Moses, contains a mix of light-hearted poems and more serious ones, poems that rhyme and those that don't. There are plenty of good 'read alouds', thumping choruses, and the sort of poems that children can use as models for their own writing. Poetry is a key feature of the new National Curriculum and these fantastic poems are perfectly suited for this.Beautiful illustrations bring each poem vividly to life.Poems include: Are We Nearly There Yet? by Brian Moses; Beach Counting by Tony Mitton; I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside by John A. Glover-Kind; The Seagull's Song by June Crebbin; Seagulls With Everything by Brian Moses; Seaside Sounds by John Foster: A Single Wave by Ian Souter; The 7th Wave by Jan Dean; There's An Ocean in this Seashell by Graham Denton; Shells by Debra Bertulis; Skimming Stones on the Sea by Jane Clarke; Treasure Chest Mystery by Kate Williams; Playtime Pirate (Action Rhyme) by Tony Mitton; Letters in Bottles by Clare Bevan; The Bucket by James Carter; Rock Pool by Matt Goodfellow; The Friendly Octopus by Mike Jubb; Crab by Irene Assiba D'Almeida; Man on the Beach by Joshua Seigal.Read poems compiled by Brian Moses on other topics such as Poems About Animals; Poems About Seasons and Poems About Festivals.
By Anita Ganeri
What happens when you smell something you like? How does your body tell you when a smell could harm you? Which other parts of the body help you to smell - and how does your nose work? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of smell is all about.The series, Senses, is an engaging exploration of the senses for young readers. A mixture of photographs and illustrations clearly and simply help children understand the five senses in a though-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.
By Victoria Munson
Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common birds.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.
By Rob Colson
Find out what snakes are like as pets and what care they will need. Information is provided on housing, feeding and grooming and other essential elements of pet care. Learn all about snakes with advice from how to choose the right breed and find the right cage, to keeping your ferret happy and healthy. Also included are amazing fact files about specific species. Fantastic photographs bring the animals to life!
Strytor the Skeleton Dragon
By Adam Blade
Battle Beasts and fight Evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up!The Well of Power is guarded by the dragon Strytor. To prevent Evil Wizard Jezrin from drinking at the well and becoming invincible, Tom and Elenna must battle this deadly foe. But how can they stop an unkillable Beast?There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Quarg the Stone Dragon; Korvax the Sea Dragon; Vetrix the Poison Dragon and Strytor the Skeleton Dragon
Something's Amiss at the Zoo
By Jen Breach, Douglas Holgate
Two zookeepers just can't figure out what's wrong at the zoo. The spider monkey won't spin a web, and he seems scared of the other spiders. The tiger shark doesn't seem comfortable in the jungle enclosure, and the elephant beetle is in danger of being crushed by the other elephants. Only one person can help: the kid! He soon sets the zookeepers straight, but one mystery remains: how did these two ever manage to pass zookeeper school?A series of hilarious of mix-ups and misunderstandings, from acclaimed comics collaborators creating their first picture book together.
Shut the Duck Up
By Mandy Foot
In SHUT THE DUCK UP, Indie dreams of being able to fly - but as an Indian Runner Duck, he can't. Up late to practise his flying technique, he spots a fox and raises the alarm. No one believes him at first, but eventually Indie sets a trap that catches the fox - and makes himself a hero. Bestselling illustrator Mandy Foot's colourful, kid-friendly illustrations bring to life the farmyard chaos.
So Much To Tell You
By John Marsden
'I don't know what I'm doing here. Well, I do really . I have been sent here to learn to talk again. Sent here because my mother can't stand my silent presence at home. Sent here because of my face .' She watches; she dreams. She sees more than they realise. She has worries and fears, hopes and desires. She is troubled; she is angry. Above all, she is lonely. She may be someone you know. She may be you. In SO MUCH TO TELL YOU she tells her story - with humour and insight, with sensitivity and strength, with painful honesty. You will never forget her.
By Marcus Sedgwick
A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by PRINTZ MEDAL winning and CARNEGIE MEDAL, COSTA BOOK AWARD and GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION PRIZE shortlisted novelist, Marcus Sedgwick. Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - twenty metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian.
The Secret Seven Collection 4
By Enid Blyton
The Secret Seven are siblings Peter and Janet, and Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time - in Enid Blyton's classic series of 15 mystery novels.Book 10: Puzzle For The Secret Seven (first published in 1958) In book ten, the gang witness the horror of a house going up in flames. Then there's the theft of a very valuable violin. Are the two incidents connected? The Seven mean to use all their detective know-how to find out!Book 11: Secret Seven Fireworks (first published in 1959) In book eleven, Jack's little sister, Susie, is so annoying! The Secret Seven are furious when they discover she's formed her own "detective gang"! Then some money is stolen, and Susie is a chief suspect. The Seven can't quite believe it - Susie wouldn't do anything that bad... would she?Book 12: Good Old Secret Seven (first published in 1960) In book twelve, there are strange happenings indeed at Torling Castle! Someone is hiding out in the ruined tower, making the resident jackdaws very unsettled. Who is it, and what do they want? The Secret Seven are on it.This collection features the original text and artwork.
Sugar and Spice
The fifth book in the fantastically fun Littlest Pet Shop series. Blythe and her pet pals enjoy another adventure in Downtown City.
By Moira Butterfield
Stone Age takes you on a journey through Britain between 2.5 million and 4,500 years ago, allowing young readers to imagine themselves taking part in life in the Stone Ages.Britain in the Past aims to give younger children an understanding of everyday life in Britain for both rich and poor through fact-filled text, exciting illustrations and photographs of artefacts and re-enactors. Feature boxes, maps and lists complete the picture. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages
By Sonya Newland
Travel back to the time of the stone, bronze and iron ages! What was Britain like over 6000 years ago? Who lived on the island and what was it like? Explore these ancient civilisations to understand how prehistoric people have influenced the way we live today. Discover the artefacts that give evidence of their way of life.The Explore! series takes an all-round, hands-on approach to history, making the subject relevant to all area of curriculum learning - geography, art, literacy and numeracy. Each book features a diary entry, a fun craft-based activity, and a quiz.
Seven Days of You
By Cecilia Vinesse
It's Sophia's last week in Tokyo, and she's going to make it count...Sophia has spent her life ping-ponging between different countries and schools, so, in theory, saying goodbye should be easy. But now she's leaving Tokyo - the place that finally felt like home. The only way she can get through this is to make her final week perfect.Then Jamie Foster-Collins shows up, just in time to ruin everything. Jamie and Sophia used to be friends . . . and his return stirs up feelings she thought she'd forgotten.Suddenly, hours and minutes become meaningless. Only time spent together, exploring the hidden streets of the city they love, is real.
The Silver Unicorn
By Jessica Ennis-Hill, Elen Caldecott, Erica-Jane Waters
The first in a magical, exciting series by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill. Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and My Little Pony! What if you had a special bracelet that gave you the power to talk to animals? One morning Evie gets a parcel in the post from her Grandma Iris in Jamaica. Inside layers of tissue and colourful ribbons is a beautiful bracelet! Evie's going to need the bracelet - and a brave heart - when her friend meets a frightened silver unicorn. But she's always ready to have some magical adventures! This is the first in a sensational seven-book series by Jessica Ennis-Hill, World Book Day ambassador and inspiration for kids everywhere.
Stories From West Africa
By Robert Hull
From the story of Anansi and Hate-to-be-contradicted, a tale from Ghana of a man who hates it when people disagree with him, to the spine-tingling story Down to Deadtown from Nigeria, Stories from West Africa takes the reader on a journey into the heartland of the country, capturing the imagination and the essence of traditional stories, each of which is distinctively illustrated by Tim Clarey.A rich, imaginative and colourful book that children and adults alike will cherish.
Spoonful for Bunny
By Emma Dodd
What is the perfect recipe for a happy baby? Find out in this tactile board book with cut out shapes for little hands to explore on every page, sweet and colourful pictures and a gentle read aloud rhyme. From the illustrator of the popular I Love My . . . series - including the award-winning I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - comes Sprinkle with Kisses, a new series of board books for the very young. Share cosy time together with this special book and help your baby take the first step towards a love of reading.
Sweet Dreams, Baby
By Emma Dodd
What is the perfect recipe for a happy bedtime? Find out in this tactile board book with cut out shapes for little hands to explore on every page, sweet and colourful pictures and a gentle read aloud rhyme. From the illustrator of the popular I Love My . . . series - including the award-winning and bestselling I Love My Daddy and I Love My Mummy - comes Sprinkle with Kisses, a new series of board books for the very young. Sharing cosy time together with this special book anf give your baby the first step towards a love of reading.