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 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.
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 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?
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.