By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
This bright and attractive book introduces the key concept of learning to use words to support your child's early learning. Using familiar animals, objects and concepts each spread takes a thematic approach to learning. Photographs rather than illustrations help to reinforce their learning and the book takes a flexible approach, asking key questions on each page but with enough scope to make up questions of your own.There are four titles in the series, Start To Learn. Alphabet, Numbers, Animals and Words.
Where People Work
By Jen Green
Full of hands-on activities to help you learn all about map skills whilst also learning about the features of where people work. This book will show you what a bird's-eye map is by looking at aerial photos; how landmarks can be shown as symbols; how to measure scale and distance; what map plans are; how compass points show you how to find directions; how to follow pathways and roads; how to use grid references; looking at landuse; and looking at transport maps.Illustrations by Sarah Horne in an amusing and lively style are combined with photographs to really capture a child's attention helping them to learn these important map skills.
A World War II Evacuee
By Alan Childs
Spend a day in the country with a young evacuee. Eat a rationed breakfast in a strange home. Try on a gas mask on your first day at the local school. Then watch the Home Guard search through the evening for a missing enemy pilot.By following a day in the life of an evacuee, this book looks at homes and schools, gas masks and shelters, food and rationing, security and entertainment. The wartime countryside is brought to life through beautiful colour artwork and quotes from the age.A combination of fictional narrative and quotes from the age focus on a day in the life of a particular character.
By Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury
Wetlands are incredibly rich biomes that brim with life. Find out about the different animals and plants that live in wetlands, how they survive in these watery worlds and how they have changed over time to be able to make a home for themselves in some of the most diverse places on Earth.
By Chris Colfer
The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's No.1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated finale, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters - heroes and villains - are no longer confined within their world!With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for fans old and new.
By Philip Steele
Water keeps us and our world alive. Without it we couldn't exist. Water and climate influence every aspect of human life. They affect where and how we live, our health, farming and food, our energy and our industry. The world's climate is changing. The amount of water we use is changing and the population is growing. But water is finite. There is only so much of it to go round, and we cannot make any more of it. 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 global water supply.
Where's Horrid Henry?
By Francesca Simon, Tony Ross
A fun-packed full colour Horrid Henry picture book with illustrated scenes, stuffed with tricky things to search for and find. Featuring 32 pages of fiendish things to spot, join Henry and his friends (and evilest enemies!) on their awesome adventures - from birthday parties and camping trips to hiding out at a spooky haunted house. With a challenging checklist of things to spot, this is Henry's most horrid challenge yet!The question is, where's Horrid Henry?Perfect for existing Horrid Henry fans, as well as fans of activity books such as WHERE'S WALLY?, WHERE'S THE MEERKAT? and WHERE'S SANTA?
Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear
By Mick Inkpen
From the creator of Kipper, this picture book shows that it is what's inside that matters.Wibbly Pig has a new friend - a bear so BIG, he can hardly fit on the page. He does not know how to brush his teeth or comb his hair and he can't even use a spoon. But Wibbly loves him just the same!A heart-warming story about loving friends for who they are from the award winning Mick Inkpen.'A simple story about love and friendship, happiness and loss.' Mail on Sunday
Weather and Seasons
By Nancy Dickmann
Have you ever wondered why we have seasons, where the wind comes from or how we predict the weather? Read this book to find out about weather and how our planet changes throughout the year.Why is the sky blue? How long does a forest take to grow? Is it Mist or Fog? These are a few of the questions that are answered in the illustrated series Curious Nature. Natural phenomena are introduced as questions and answered in a simple and comprehensive way. Perfect for readers aged 6 and up.
When I'm Surprised
By Moira Butterfield
My Feelings is a beautifully expressive but playful series looking at the most common, everyday feelings that young children have but often don't know how to channel or express. The first-person accounts of everyday situations that take place in a small child's life make this series appealing, and the clever use of background imagery, illustrative details and small speech bubbles make it unique and fun! When I'm Surprised looks at good and bad everyday surprises that children encounter such as finding a spider in the bath, getting a present or hearing a loud noise , then goes on to suggest ways to channel the emotion through activities and discussion. Each title has an interactive Do It! spread and teacher/parent's notes at the back of the book which get children imagining or role-playing situations - an excellent 'way in' to parental, one-to-one, group or class discussion. There are also further activities to try and examples of further reading. Downloadable material available.
When I'm Sad
By Moira Butterfield
My Feelings is a beautifully expressive but playful series looking at the most common, everyday feelings that young children have but often don't know how to channel or express. The first-person accounts of everyday situations that take place in a small child's life make this series appealing, and the clever use of background imagery, illustrative details and small speech bubbles make it unique and fun! When I'm Sad looks at everyday situations that children encounter such as a broken toy or a painful fall, then goes on to suggest ways to channel the emotion and resolve it through activities and discussion. Each title has an interactive Do It! spread and teacher/parent's notes at the back of the book which get children imagining or role-playing situations - an excellent 'way in' to parental, one-to-one, group or class discussion. There are also further activities to try and examples of further reading. Downloadable material available.
Wolf by Wolf: Blood for Blood
By Ryan Graudin
The thrilling conclusion to Ryan Graudin's Carnegie Medal 2017 nominated alternative history and fantasy epic, WOLF BY WOLF. In 1950s Germany, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun . . .There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it. With their mission to overthrow the Nazis in danger, Yael and the resistance are ready to fight. Forced to run, life in the shadows for Yael, Luka and Felix isn't easy, especially when their enemy seems to know their every move. And when each step uncovers dark secrets and even darker truths, each must find a way to navigate right and wrong, past and future, life and death, if they are to survive at all.A captivating story of survival, love and freedom in a gripping, fantastical alternate universe from WOLF BY WOLF and THE WALLED CITY author, Ryan Graudin.
We Like to Play
By Barrie Wade, Melanie Sharp
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.Independent Reading Pink 1B stories are perfect for children aged 4+ who are reading at book band 1B (Pink) in classroom reading lessons.In this story, everyone likes to play - even Teddy!
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 wildfires in this book from the Peshtigo Fire in the USA in 1871 to the wildfires in Indonesia of 2015.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.
What is Consent? Why is it Important? And Other Big Questions
By Yas Necati, Louise Spilsbury
What is consent? Why does it matter? How does it affect our daily lives? Why is it such a grey area, sometimes? The concept of consent is easy to oversimplify - yes means yes, and no means no. Often, though, it isn't that black and white. Have you ever said 'yes' to something when, really, you wanted to say 'no'? Or have you ever tried to convince someone to do something they don't want to? What is Consent? explores how consent works, and why it matters. It explains how consent plays a part in almost every interaction or relationship we have, and how it affects almost every area of life, from healthcare to the law. The book encourages children to think about what consent means to them, and about the importance of personal boundaries - both knowing your own, and respecting other people's. It talks about how to say no, and what to do if you feel your consent has been violated. The book also includes contributions from people such as David Bartlett, chief executive of the White Ribbon campaign, and Zara Todd, a youth worker and activist, about what consent means to them.Broad and far-reaching, and simultaenously gentle and accessible, this is an important book, vital for giving young readers the necessary understanding to build and develop healthy relationships.
What Shape Is It?
By Jackie Walter
What Shape Is It? looks at different shapes and encourages children to spot them in the environment. It introduces language for discussing shapes, for example faces and sides, and promotes thinking creatively about which shapes fit together well.Bright, eye-catching and clear photographs encourage children to look at Maths in their environment and makes the books accessible for a wide age range. Simple text incorporates mathematical terms and builds children's awareness of numbers and counting. Great for preschoolers.
The Wheels on the Bus
By Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
The Wheels on the Bus combines lively pictures with a classic 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 as the big bright bus trundles 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: Hey Diddle Diddle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm
By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim
Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it's weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish, or leaping boldly into a new situation, the animals in our world can teach us a lot about problem-solving. As with the stunning You Are Stardust, the creators use lyrical text grounded in current science, alongside wonderfully detailed art, to present problems as doorways to creative thinking. Wild Ideas encourages an enquiry-based approach to learning, inviting readers to indulge their sense of wonder and curiosity by observing the natural world, engaging with big ideas and asking questions.Praise for You Are Stardust:'This glorious synthesis of art and science invites discussion about our place in the world, where we come from, how we change and what makes us feel alive ... A terrific book for nurturing curiosity and fostering a feeling of enchantment.'(Playing By The Book)
We Love School
By Lucie Billingsley
Today's the day, it's the first day of school. It's a little bit scary, but it could be cool.In WE LOVE SCHOOL, eight adorable puppies are having their first day at school. From art time, to lunch, to storytime, this book covers all the parts of a typical school day, to help teach kids what to expect at school. Lucie Billingley's puppies are both endearing and realistic.For more information about Lucie visit her website (http://www.lucie.com.au).
Why Am I Angry?
By Oscar Brenifier, Jacques Després
In Why Am I Angry?, the monkey is wreaking havoc making Hugo and his friend very angry. But what is anger? This book explores the effect of anger, the situations in which it arises and encourages children to think about what anger is and how to deal with it.This series introduces children to philosophy by exploring different emotions and ideas through a variety of amusing and familiar situations. Children will recognise the characters from the Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. Each book aims to promote thinking skills in its readers developing their questioning of the world around them and encouraging them to make up their own minds.