The Orchard Book of Goblins Ghouls and Ghosts and Other Magical Stories
By Martin Waddell, Tony Ross
Martin Waddell has brought together fourteen tales of goblins, ghouls, ghosts and other mysterious spirits, skilfully retelling them today's children. Tony Ross's lively, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the spirit of the stories, in this rich and varied collection that's guaranteed to make you shiver.
By Michelle Paver
By Anthony Masters, Tim Sell
The waves in the Southern Ocean started to build -- soon they were huge. Tony's boat rocked, then suddenly CRACK, the boat overturned. Freezing water flooded in, filling the cabin. How would he survive the cold? Would anyone hear his distress signal?
By Penny Worms
A look at the most exciting vehicles on the road today.
The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
By Martin Waddell, Emma Chichester Clark
Welcome to the wonderful fairytale world of Hans Christian Andersen . . . retold for today's children by Martin Waddell, the much-loved author of Owl Babies and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?This classic collection brings together nine favourite stories, from the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes, to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid. With a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.
By Stephen Savage
Discover the exciting world of the owl, from remote woodlands to inner-city gardens - explore some of the different habitats that are the owl's home. Have you ever seen inside an owl's nest? Do you know what owls eat? Would you recognise their call? Follow the owl's life cycle, from the first few hours of a new-born chick to finding a mate.Find out about the threats facing owls today and what can be done to protect them.Includes an animal map, locator map, life cycle summary and 'unusual fact' boxes.
By Sonya Newland
Ocean Wildlife investigates how climate change, overfishing and pollution affect the creatures that inhabit our underwater world, and looks at what is being done to repopulate our oceans.It is part of the Saving Wildlife series, which investigates the world's endangered species in the context of their different environments.
Outdoor Explorers: Shape and Patterns
By Sandy Green
It's easy to be an outdoor explorer! You can find out how in this action-packed book. Find circles all around you, do a leaf rubbing, create a natural collage, make your own spiderweb and much more!Shapes and Patterns is part of the Outdoor Explorers series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.
Once there was a Seed
By Judith Henegan, Mike Gordon
How does a seed grow into a plant that then forms new seeds? It's one of nature's miracles!This book tells you the life story of a seed through the eyes of a little girl and her green-fingered granddad.
By Ann Kramer
Taking Part in the Second World War offers a history of the war told through the words of the people who took part. From airmen to cooks and from ambulance drivers to front-line soldiers, the books explain how ordinary people coped with extraordinary situations: the Blitz, rationing, the fierce fighting of D-Day or the Battle of the Atlantic. Author Ann Kramer skilfully weaves the threads together to build up a portrait of not only the events of the war, but also of those who served future generations so well.
By Clive Gifford
So you think you all about the Olympics? Have a go at these:Which country's population was granted a day's holiday when its men's football team won gold at the 2000 Olympics?At the 2012 games, only two stadiums used for the football events are Premier League grounds. Can you name both?Name one of the three sports that George Eyser, a man with a wooden leg, won at the 1904 Olympics.Whether you want to test your knowledge or are keen to learn more about the biggest sporting event EVER, here are over 1000 Olympic teasers that cover everything from the history of the games and sports knowledge to weird and wonderful trivia that will put even gold medallists to the test and will make sure that you're ready for this summer's olympics!
By Jen Green
Find out how people react and rebuild their lives and the environment when a large scale Oil Disaster occurs and what communities and the emergency services do in response.
Our Local Area
By Louise Spilsbury
Ways into Geography: Our Local Area explores the various places where we all live, and looks at how we can help to keep them nice. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
On the Race Track
By Steve Parker
In this series, you get behind the wheel of vehicles that rule! Discover just what machines can do, and take a look at what makes them work.Machines Rule: On the Race Track takes a close look at the machines that zoom round the race track, from Formula 1 cars to dragsters.
By Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
The Outer Planets
By Giles Sparrow
Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a `travel guide` format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.
Outdoor Explorers: Minibeasts
By Sandy Green
A series for young children featuring activities for learning outdoors. Each book provides step-by-step instructions and talking points. At the end 'notes for adults' gives tips for getting high-quality learning from the activities. The books are a brilliant resource for an outdoor classroom setting and for children visiting a forest school.
Occupation and Resistance
By Simon Adams
Each book focuses on an aspect of World War II through exploration of a wealth of primary source material. A factual presentation of each topic is given alongside personal accounts and case-studies giving the reader an insight into the period. Evidence is explored and assessed throughout each book, which encourages children to debate and evaluate different sources.
Out and About
By Honor Head
'Out and About' has a lively design, engaging text and features a 'What's Safe and What's Not?' activity at the end of the book. The title has been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
The Orchard Book of Funny Fairy Tales
By Laurence Anholt, Arthur Robins
From 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' to 'Cinderella' and 'The Billy Goats Gruff' to 'Hansel and Gretel', Laurence Anholt's lively retellings are full of fun and silly humour and perfectly complemented by Arthur Robins' brilliantly funny illustrations. Storytime has never been such fun! Contents: Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Billy Goat's Gruff, the Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel.