Early Islamic Civilisation
By Izzi Howell
Early Islamic civilisation spread across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia in the 7th and 8th centuries CE, forming a massive empire. Find out about the birth of Islam, amazing inventions and trade across the empire. Read about weapons and war, the city of Baghdad, the life of a scribe, science and medicine and find out how to make an Islamic tile design!Packed with fascinating information, the Explore! series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past. A great tool for readers age 8+ or teachers looking for books to support the new curriculum.
By Kay Barnham
Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rights of women to vote, through the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union, to the triumph following the First World War of the granting of rights for women. Emmeline believed that action was the way to get her cause noticed and to gain support.Through the story of Emmeline Pankhurst's strive for women's suffrage, we learn about the role of women in the society of Victorian Britain and the early 1900s. Looking at the challenges faced by society helps readers to consider their own life and time and how they have been shaped by the actions of individuals in the past. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for classroom discussion.History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and graphic-style illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history. Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work. History VIPs biographies focus on key subjects in the history curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3, exploring the impact of exceptional figures in history and the society and culture in Britain at the time that they lived. Features include:In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject livedTrue or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with. What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
By Izzi Howell
How long do day and night last at the equator? Which rainforest does the equator pass through? Which country is named after the equator?Discover the answers to all of these questions and take a trip around the world and learn about the equator. Discover the nearby habitats, from chilly mountains to tropical islands. See what life is like in the countries along the equator, and meet some of the people who live there.The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Antarctic Expedition
By Anita Ganeri
In October 1914, the explorer, Ernest Shakleton and a team of men, set out on the ship, Endurance, to cross Antarctica via the South Pole. A few months into their voyage, the ship became trapped in ice, eventually sinking.With little hope of rescue, Shakleton's crew lived on the ice, enduring freezing temperatures and with only the food they could catch from the sea. When the ice floes began to crack beneath them, the men undertook a treacherous journey in three small lifeboats across the icy, stormy sea, eventually landing on Elephant Island - a place where no-one lived or was ever likely to visit...Retold in vivid detail and illustrated with contemporary photographs and artefacts, this story recounts one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human endeavor ever recorded.
By Louisa Leaman
Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing elephant rescue, as they invite you to share in their incredible story. Pinkie and Nina are two elephants lucky enough to be rescued. Read their heart-warming stories and, through Born Free's lion character, discover how they should be living in the wild with interesting facts interspersed throughout the text.
Escape from Rome
By Caroline Lawrence
The first in a brand new historical adventure series from million-copy-selling Caroline Lawrence, set in Roman Britain during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian.The year is AD 94. When the evil Emperor Domitian sends soldiers to seize his family's home in the middle of the night, twelve-year-old Juba must escape with his brother and sisters, and journey to distant Britannia on the edge of the known world.His task: To avoid capture and death. His quest: To find a safe haven in Britain.His destiny: To save the children. Brand new exciting Roman series from the bestselling author of THE ROMAN MYSTERIES, perfect for children studying at Key Stage 2. Historical locations featured in book 1 are Rome, Ostia, Londinium and Fishbourne.
By Louise Spilsbury
What does the term 'survival of the fittest' mean and why is life on Earth a battle? Find out in Extreme Adaptations and explore how animals and plants have changed by adaptation to carve out a life in a deadly world. Find out why the black heron uses an umbrella, which animal 'plays dead' and the many ways animals have adapted to keep safe, survive winter, survive the heat and much more. Discover what adaptation means, why it is necessary for survival and how without evolution life on Earth could not continue.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Extreme Food Chains
By Louise Spilsbury
What are the deadliest food chains on Earth and what animals and plants belong to them? Find out in Extreme Food Chains and take an up-close look at the lethal world of predators and prey. From life in the oceans and rainforests to the extreme environments of the Arctic and deserts, discover the world's top predators. Find out how they hunt and what they eat, and learn how their prey in turn eats other organisms for food. Explore the links in nature's most savage food chains!The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
Early Islamic Civilisation
By Catherine Chambers
Early Islamic Civilisation looks at one of the most fascinating and advanced ancient civilisations. Through structures as imposing as a huge minaret or objects as complex as a brass astrolabe for navigation, readers aged 9 and up gain a picture of who was whom in the ancient Middle East and how the civilisation in which they lived really worked.Perfect for Key Stage 2, each book in Great Civilisations approaches its subject through a scene-setting spread Who/where were the... then introduces the achievements of the chosen civilisation through 12 structures or objects, each of which illustrates a key aspect or theme. Writing, architecture, industry, warfare, transport and learning are all covered in the same simple, colourful and engaging way. Fact boxes and panels present incidental information and point the reader to the importance of parallel developments in other parts of the world.
By Philip Steele
Find out about 12 of the most incredible expeditions in history, from the ancient Egyptian voyage to the land of Punt around 1470 BCE to the Apollo mission to space in 1969; taking in Marco Polo's journey to China, the great 15th-century Chinese voyages, the Portuguese sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, the New World voyages, the circumnavigation of the globe, the mapping of the Pacific, the exploration of the American West, the exploration of Africa, the race to the South Pole and the descent into the Mariana Trench on the way. Discover the dates and location of each expedition, the people involved and the distances travelled. Find out about the expedition leaders, Hatshepsut, Marco Polo, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Captain James Cook, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Dr Livingstone, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Kingsley, Robert Scott, Roald Amundsen, Jacques Picard, James Cameron, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. Epic: Explorers also looks at the technology and vehicles involved in each expedition, from the Chinese treasure ships and the American canoes to the skis and dog sleds used on the South Pole expedition, and the rocket that carried the astronauts to the Moon. The dangers the adventurers faced are also catalogued, from the deserts, robbers and storms Marco Polo braved on his journey to China, to the lions, crocodiles and diseases Stanley and Livingstone battled in Africa. A perfect resource for project work on exploration, geography or history, or simply a great leisure read, for children aged 9 and above. For more epic events, try reading the other titles in the Epic series: Animal Migrations, Battles and Empires.
Extreme Life Cycles
By Louise Spilsbury
Every living thing on Earth is part of a life cycle: the journey from emerging as a new organism, through the stages of growth and development, to becoming an adult that can reproduce new organisms of the same type. The journey is full of big challenges, and this book explores the extreme tactics some organisms use to make sure their life cycles succeed. From a zombie ant fungus to tapeworms that live in intestines, this book is full of fascinating, gory and extreme information.The Savage Nature series explores life science and life on Earth at its most extreme, from the fight for survival from birth to death through to the way that organisms have adapted to survive in extreme habitats. The series offers high-interest, engaging information, fascinating fact boxes and an in-depth exploration of the most exciting aspects of life science. A high-interest look at the natural world for children aged 9+.
By Moira Butterfield
Discover the Anglo-Saxons introduces young readers to key figures, aspects and themes of Anglo-Saxon Britain. The books feature an appealingly graphic, young, colourful approach, with one large image per spread plus fact and feature boxes, timelines, places to visit and further resources.Everyday Life offers a look at how both rich and poor people lived from day to day in Anglo-Saxon times. From housing to transport and from cooking to entertainment, young readers can build up a clear picture of everyday life in this vital period of British history.
By Annabelle Lynch
This series introduces young readers to the four different countries of the United Kingdom, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.Welcome to England! In this book, young readers tell you all about what makes their country special, from its great capital city, to the landscape, people, food and things to see and do.
Early Islamic Civilization
By Claudia Martin
How did Islam start? What weapons did Islamic warriors use? Where was the 'Round City'? Who invented the elephant clock? This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about early Islamic civilization. The detective shows readers how to create their own project reimagining a stroll through Baghdad, interview their favourite scientist or inventor from the Islamic world and spot the key features of mosques. Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.
By Annabelle Lynch
Come on safari with the biggest land mammals on Earth - elephants.Froglets Learners offer fun facts in accessible text, perfect for building reading confidence.
By Alice Harman
Where in London does the Queen live? What do people like to eat on Sundays? What is the Jurassic Coast famous for?Discover the answers to all of these questions and learn all about England and the people who live there. Find out what it's like in English cities such as London, Liverpool and York. Explore the farms and landscapes of England's countryside, and see the wild animals that live there. Read about the amazing history of Stonehenge, and discover the thrill-seeking sport of mountain biking!The Fact Cat series takes children at nursery age through to Key Stage 1 and above on a journey to discover the world around them, learning about a vast array of subjects on the way from space and science to ancient history and geography!
By Stephen White-Thomson
A fun and interactive beginners' look at some of the most amazing people that have shaped history. This book tells the story of Queen Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors. Find out about her long and exciting reign, read about the Spanish Armada and Drake's exploration of the world, and follow a simple activity to make a Tudor knot garden.
By Kate Riggs
Learn all about one of the world's most amazing mammals - the elephant! Elephants are one of the world's most intelligent and sensitive creatures. They have amazing features, such as bendy trunks and ivory tusks, but sadly they are also hunted by people for their ivory. Learn all about what makes the biggest land mammal so special.Elephants is part of the series Animals Are Amazing - a big picture introduction to some brilliant animals.
By Clare Hibbert
Elephant Orphans follows the ups and downs of the lives of these special animals as they are cared for at the Nairobi Elephant Nursary in Africa and focuses on both individual animals and the incredible people who look after them. Packed with emotional stories, but these books are also supported by environmental and educational content. Each book touches on issues such as conservation, habitat destruction, poaching, how each animal lives in the wild and how they are cared for in captivity.Animal Rescue, six books for children aged 7-12 studying habitats, wildlife and conservation.
By Toby Reynolds, Paul Calver
A world of Extreme Earth is waiting to be explored in this exciting book.Volcanoes, earthquakes, deserts and hurricanes are just some of the incredible environments and weather phenomenon you will find inside this book. Discover where they are and how they occur, which ones are the most dangerous and what life is like near them.A detailed fact file containing measurements, statistics and environmental issues will help you discover and learn about these extreme wonders. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.There are two titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about fearsome Predators and our Extreme Earth.