By Tim Cooke
Life in the past was in many ways very different from life today, but in one way it was very similar.There were always some people who were wealthier, more powerful or more famous than everyone else- and it was those early celebrities who set the fashions of the age and who got tongues wagging withearly celebrity gossip. At Home With... uses a magazine approach to reveal what fashionable life was like in various societies.Each book in the series focuses on a highly popular and widely studied period of history. The subjects include famous individuals and their homes, fashions, pastimes, food and drink, ways of getting around - and the must-have possessions of the day.
By Jillian Powell
Covering different historical eras, this informative series details all the topics one would expect to find in a history series, such as family life, food, religion, entertainment and warfare. However, it focuses on the most gruesome parts of these topics.
By Izzi Howell
The fascinating Aztec people of central Mexico dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th and 16th centuries. From warfare to human sacrifice, find out who was who in this time period and about the everyday life of people living there.Ideally suited for readers age 8+ or teachers who are looking for books to support the new curriculum. Other titles in the Explore! Series include: Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Mayans, Early Islamic Civilization and The Indus Valley.
Aye-Aye Captain! Pirates Can Be Polite
By Tom Easton, Mike Gordon
Captain Cod is finding that his crew aren't being very polite to him. When he orders Peter to hoist the main sail, he just gets grunted at. When he helps Sam bake biscuits, Sam doesn't even say thank you. And when Davy Jones walks into the captain's cabin without knocking, it's the final straw. After all, he was in his bath!When the ship is attacked by a band of Rotten Pirates, the crew don't know what to do. They rush to the Captain's cabin to ask for advice, but his door is locked and he won't answer. Will the ship be overrun with Rotten Pirates or will they find a way to repel them?The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices.Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
By Mwalimu, Adrienne Kennaway
Aardvark's snoring keeps the other animals awake night after night. Something has got to be done! Mongoose calls on the others for help, but it is not until the termites get involved that the problem is solved.This is the story of how Awkward Aardvark came to sleep during the day and eat termites at night.
The Awful Orphan Elf
By Gillian Johnson
Alfonse, a one-eyed orphan elf, has arrived at Monster Hospital by helicopter. He's a football star, but a troll sat on his head and now he's seeing double! Can four naughty children help him get better - and rescue him from his greedy leprechaun manager?This book follows the first three Monster Hospital adventures, THE BIG, FAT, SMELLY OGRE, THE DISASTROUS LITTLE DRAGON and THE YUCKY YODELLING YETI, and is written and illustrated by the acclaimed author-illustrator of the THORA books.
The Awful Astronaut
By Damian Harvey, Davide Ortu
Horrible Histories meets Wimpy Kid in these funny stories mismatching characters with careers. The stories are colour chapter books perfect for the independent reader. In this story, Sam Jones cannot wait to be an astronaut but there is a problem; in fact there are many: he is very clumsy, gets travel sick, and is generally disaster prone! Race Further with Reading is a series designed to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, which encourage a sense of achievement at completing each one. They follow on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words. The books are perfect for children aged 6-8 or who read book band 11.
The Awesome Night Sky
By Kay Barnham, Maddie Frost
Look up into the night sky and learn all about constellations, shooting stars and satellites.This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the glorious night sky.'Look and Wonder' is a fresh, bold and bright, narrative non-fiction picture book series, for children aged 4 and up, introducing children to life cycles and the natural world. The eye-poppingly colourful digital illustration style will explain the scientific concepts while the light and fun text-style will make these books real home and classroom favourites.Other titles in the series:A Stroll Through the SeasonsA Wonderful World of WeatherIncredible RainforestsThe Amazing Butterfly Life Cycle StoryThe Amazing Plant Life Cycle StoryThe Awesome Night SkyThe Great Big Water Cycle Adventure
Awesome Animals: Facts, Stats and Quizzes
By Tracey Turner
Stat Attack is irresistible to fact fiends, providing A-Z lists, top tens, etc, and focusing on mind-boggling information about the subjects that really interest them. Fascinating lists are meticulously researched and backed up with supplementary information. The books lend themselves to statistic games and comparisons, and are illustrated in an infographic style.
Awesome Algorithms & Creative Coding
By Clive Gifford
Discover how computers work and learn about computer coding languages. The bright and engaging book guides readers through clear explanations of binary code, simple algorithms and computer language. With real-life examples, readers learn about the development of coding using simple decision-making processes. Looks at programming languages that readers can use themselves, including Scratch and LOGO. 'Stretch Yourself' features give practical activities to help readers explore and test key principles. These 'try at home' examples help reinforce learning and are not linked to specific software or operating systems. 'True Story' features give real-world anecdotes from the world of information technology. 'Computer Hero' features look at the forerunners of digital technology that have paved the way for scientists today. A practical and much-needed resource for the KS1-2 computing curriculum exploring all aspects of computational thinking. The series breaks down this new curriculum subject into four titles covering key topics: computer science, algorithms & coding, applications & programs, and computer networks. Other titles in the series: The Science of Computers, Amazing Applications & Perfect Programs, and Computer Networks.
By L J Smith
A phenomenally popular vampire romance sequence - now showing on ITV2 - from the best selling author of Night World, L. J. Smith.The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena's life for ever ...The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. But these brothers hide dark secrets and a tragic past that threatens them all. Damon wants to lead Elena astray - and he'd rather kill Stefan than let him possess her ...
By Paul Bryers
Jade is the avatar. Snatched from her home, family and friends she is imprisoned in the remote Castle of Demons and forced to become the reluctant heroine of a computer game. Entrapped in a world of virtual reality she engages in a deadly battle with killer rats and dogs, and the even more deadly humans that she encounters in her travels through cyberspace. But what is real and what is imagined? Who is the mysterious Doctor Kobal: enlightened man of science or dangerous criminal? Who is the sinister warrior monk who pursues her from fantasy into reality? And what happens when you can no longer separate the two? In Avatar, Book 2 of the Mysteries of the Septagram, Jade explores a parallel world in a bid to find her lost family - and even more importantly, to find herself.
Ava the Sunset Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Kirsty and Rachel are thrilled to be at Camp Stargaze. But Jack Frost has stolen the Twilight Fairies' magical bags, causing night-time chaos! Can the girls help Ava the Sunset Fairy find her bag of sunbeam dust, so the sun can finally set?
Ava Fluffyface's Special Day
By Daisy Meadows
Welcome to a magical world where animals talk and play - just like you and me!Join Lily and Jess at Spelltop School, where they learn all about the magic of Friendship Forest. But when lessons are disrupted by a mysterious spell, the girls must work together to find out what's happening. Can gorgeous kitten Ava Fluffyface help them figure it out before it's too late?An enchanting series full of adorable animals, magic and friendship - from the creator of RAINBOW MAGIC, the UK's bestselling series for girls aged 5-7.
Autumn Glory the New Horse
By Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Tilly's friend Mia is desperate for a horse of her own, just like Tilly and her beloved Magic Spirit. But finding the perfect horse is difficult and Tilly wonders if Mia's dream will ever come true.From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
By Rita Storey
Get outdoors and unlock your creative side with these fantastic art projects for autumn. Follow the step-by-step photographs to make a bug hotel, water colour leaves, a seed picture and lots more. Plus, find out all about autumn with the seasonal fact panels. Perfect for kids aged 5 and up, The Outdoor Art Room is designed to get children out into the fresh air and interacting with nature. A range of simple arts and crafts projects as well as fun activities help them discover new things about their environment and the seasons at the same time as being active and having fun. Care is taken to ensure that these projects do not create any adverse environmental impact.
By Clare Collinson
Explore all the different things that make us think about Autumn - from the weather to tastes and sounds. The friendly text, suitable for children aged 5+, includes seasonal poems and is illustrated with beautiful large photographs and works of art. It is perfect for a seasonal topic in an early years, or key stage 1 setting. Question panels encourage readers to relate the ideas in the book to their own experiences of Autumn. Teacher's notes and activities help you make the most of the book.Is is part of a series 'Thinking about the seasons'.
By Kay Barnham
The 'Popcorn' series aims to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. Each title has a lively design, engaging text and features an activity at the end of each book. The titles have been written in conjunction with a literacy consultant to ensure the text is completely appropriate for the age-range.
By Paul Humphrey
In this book find out about all the things that happen during the wet and windy months of autumn.it is part of 'The Changing Seasons' series, which looks at how plants, animals and people adapt to the different seasons. Each book has a simple text, with one sentence per page and stunning large photographs. They also feature fantastic project ideas. They are ideal books for young children studying the seasons. Each book also features useful teaching and literacy notes for teachers or parents.