By Sean Connolly
Different countries are governed in different ways. Theocracy is a way of governing a country and it's people using religion as the basis of it's laws. This book offers a detailed and non-judgemental look at specific countries that are governed in this way. It explores how this system becomes established and what it means to be governed in this way in the past, present and into the future.Part of the Systems of Government series, this balanced book places Theocracy 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.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star combines lively pictures with a classic nursery rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition, making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Hey Diddle Diddle, Old Macdonald had a Farm
By Cat Clarke
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.They didn't mean to kill her...now the guilt will tear them apartAlice King isn't expecting the holiday of her dreams when she sets off on a trip to the wilderness with her mates. But when her best friend Cass decides to teach mean girl Tara a lesson, Alice finds herself in a nightmare she can't escape.Now Alice is the guardian of a secret too horrific to tell; and a secret too terrible to keep. A secret that will change all of their lives for ever...
Tiana the Toy Fairy: The Land of Sweets
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Another brand-new Rainbow Magic story featuring YouTube star Tiana from Toys AndMe!Join Kirsty and Rachel for another adventure with Tiana the Toy Fairy! When Jack Frost steals Tiana's magical candy key, the magical Land of Sweets is under threat. Can the three friends get it back before Fairyland turns sour?
To the Rescue!
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. Sam's final quest is the hardest yet. With his cousin Prune by his side, he's going to have to use all his knightly skills as he heads into the Fearsome Forest. The wolves live there - and, high in the trees, even more terryifying creatures ...Beautifully illustrated throughout by David Melling.
Tally and Squill and the Scent of Danger
By Abie Longstaff
The second book in an illustrated series by Abie Longstaff, featuring a quick-thinking orphan girl and her pet squirrel. Together, they solve crimes, with the help of a secret library full of magical books. Perfect for readers of Holly Webb or the Hetty Feather series.If you wanted to find Tally you would have to go down the hall...down the spiral staircase... into the kitchens...and then find the scullery.Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollett Manor - and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden underneath the manor's grounds. Along with her squirrel friend, Squill, she uses the enchanted books to help others and solve crimes. So when Lord and Lady Mollett's new puppy, Widdles, is kidnapped, it's up to Tally and Squill to save the day!With the help of her magical Secret Library, she discovers how a bloodhound uses its extra-sensitive nose to pick up on scents. Tally makes herself a paper super-nose of her own track the burglar. Will Tally manage to rescue Widdles? And what fascinating facts will she learn along the way? (Did YOU know that a bloodhound's flappy ears help direct scents to its nose?)
By Victoria Munson
Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common trees.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Talent Fright: Sam, Lin and Danny put on a show for the Hangem High School talent night. It's going to be a real show stopper...with eye-popping results!Talent Fright has been levelled at book band 7 Turquoise.Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.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 Tapper Twins Go Viral
By Geoff Rodkey
Music videos, internet stars, and blackmail - join Claudia and Reese in the fourth hilarious TAPPER TWINS tale from author and scriptwriter, Geoff Rodkey.The time is right for Claudia to share her music with the world, to take her career to the next level, to become a star! But why is no one watching her video? And how did her brother Reese become internet-famous - overnight - without even trying? The Tapper Twins are at war again and this time it's going viral. An up-to-the-minute middle-grade comedy with integrated illustrations, perfect for fans of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Natural disasters devastate communities. They reshape the landscape and can alter people's ways of life in an area for years after the event. Learn all about the 10 worst tsunamis in this book from the Tokaido tsunami in Japan in 1923 to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.This series explores the world's top ten worst recorded disasters, explaining how and why they happen and where in the world they have taken place. The series also invites the reader to examine what they have learnt about natural disasters and to apply that knowledge by answering critical thinking questions at the end of each book. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
Tom the Outback Mailman
By Kristin Weidenbach
Tom Kruse was a real Australian hero. He delivered the mail to outback stations and towns all along the Birdsville Track. It was a tough job, but Tom was even tougher, making sure that the mail got through no matter what.Based on her bestselling book, MAILMAN OF THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK, Kristin Weidenbach has written a lively, engaging version for younger readers, capturing the humour, excitement and ingenuity of a classic slice of Australia's fast-vanishing history. Timothy Ide is a South Australian illustrator with a genuine feel for the beauty and hardship of life in the Australian outback.TOM THE OUTBACK MAILMAN is the Winner of the 2013 CBCA Book of the Year, Eve Pownall Category.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
By Mandy Foot
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,How I wonder what you are!Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky.When the blazing sun is gone,When he nothing shines upon,Then you show your little light,Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.When a baby pygmy possum wanders off into the night, a very special star guides him home. Along the way, he encounters many other Australian animals. This lushly illustrated book is perfect for bedtime!
Twinkle Makes a Wish
By Katharine Holabird, Sarah Warburton
From the author of the global success Angelina Ballerina, comes the fourth title in this delightful series for all those who love fairies, friendship and pink! Tomorrow is Twinkle's birthday and she and her friends are planning a super-sparkly party in the Fairy Glen. But when a big storm blows through the forest that night, their careful preparations are ruined - including Twinkle's pinkberry birthday cake! Can the fairies save Twinkle's party?Illustrated by the bestselling illustrator of Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Sarah Warburton and Katharine Holabird are an exciting new picture book team.Praise for Twinkle: 'This looks like the start of another success story!' - Parents in TouchRead more about Katharine Holabird on katharineholabird.com, and follow Sarah Warburton at sarahwarburton.blogspot.co.uk.
Times Tables Flash Cards
By Pat-a-Cake, Becky Down
Give your children a head start at primary school with these essential flash cards.These fun and engaging Times Tables Flash Cards will give children a head start as they get to grips with learning their times tables at school. Designed to complement the National Curriculum, and covering times tables from 1 to 12, these flash cards are perfect for learning and practising times tables together.Educationally sound flash cards, brilliantly illustrated with funny pictures that children will love. The first steps to school success! Also available: First Phonics Flash Cards, First Phonics, First Writing, First Day, First Numbers
By Stephanie Turnbull
You don't need to spend a fortune on your own cool, custom-made stuff. Ingenious ways to use inexpensive materials - many of which you may already have lying around mean you can bake, sew, make and grow loads of brilliant things. Four lovely step-by-step books that encourage readers to use the materials and environment around them to encourage creativity. Can also be used to demonstrate ways to recycle and reuse everyday materials and encourage discussions around wasting food and other resources. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.
By Jane Bingham, Ruth Nason
This book is an engaging exploration of the history toys from the wooden and metal toys of the 19th century, through the emergence of plastic toys to the development of electronic toys today. It considers toys as varied as Noah's ark and dolls and encourages children to use their knowledge of materials and technology to date the toys they are considering.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.
The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit
By Peter Bently, Garry Parsons
The hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas.The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?!Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas:'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins
By Sam Hay, Melanie Sharp
Tom's Tooth is a fun story for all children expecting a visit from the tooth fairy and who are beginning to read on their own. Perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 2 red.Tom wiggles and jiggles his wobbly tooth until it's out. He's so happy but, at bedtime, he cannot find it. Can his brother and sister help?The Tiddlers series features fun stories with a word count of fewer than 50 words for children who are just starting to read. A word list at the beginning of the story allows for a quick check of the reader's ability to read and understand words before reading, and a spot the picture puzzle at the end of the story encourages rereading for pleasure. Compiled in consultation with Catherine Glavina, PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, The Centre for Professional Education, University of Warwick.
By Tim Harris
Rainforests are one of the most amazing environments on Earth and many plants, people and animals have made rainforests their home and are adapted to living there. They have to be tough to survive in the dense jungle, whether they live on the forest floor or high up in the canopy, what they eat and how they are adapted to survive in this hot and humid place, and of course avoiding the variety of predators that live there. Read on to find out how they do it! Books aimed at KS2 readers wanting to find out a bit more about world environments. Amazing Biomes explores six main habitats.
By Anita Ganeri
How many taste buds does the human tongue have? Why do some things taste good and some taste bad? Why is your tongue so long and bendy - and which other parts of the body help us to taste things? All these questions and more to help you really understand what the sense of taste 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 thought-provoking way.Suitable for KS1.