Selfie: The Changing Face of Self Portraits
By Susie Brooks
'Selfies' are everywhere - from Kim Kardashian, queen of the selfie, to the Queen of England photobombing the Australian hockey team's selfie in 2014, you can't open a newspaper, or visit a news website, without seeing one. Recent technology, such as the selfie stick, and camera phones, have helped make the selfie a global trend, so you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a modern trend. But in fact, the first known selfies date from about 40,000 years ago and are hand stencils, discovered on a cave wall in Indonesia. Produced in conjunction with the Art Archive, Selfie charts the progress and the development of the self portrait, from Indonesian caves, through famous self-portrait artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso and the invention of the camera, to iconic modern selfies such as the 2014 Oscar photograph. It looks at trends, techniques and the tales behind some famous self portraits - do you know why Van Gogh was driven to cut off a chunk of his ear? Or how Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's stormy marriage affected their painting? Which teenage member of the Russian royal family sent a selfie she had taken in a mirror to a friend in 1914? And how are Andy Warhol's photographic techniques still influencing selfie-takers today? Selfie has the answers to all these questions, and many more! Packed full of fascinating information and incredible images, this is a must-have book for selfie-lovers of all ages!
By Louise Spilsbury
What makes our solar system special? Do you know why our Sun is so important to life on Earth? Explore the amazing variety of planets and other objects in our solar system, such as the Moon, comets, meteors and our own amazing planet, Earth. Then discover even more about space by making the space-related crafts in this fun and fact-filled book.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
By Cath Senker
Find out how Samsung grew from a small food export company to become the manufacturer of so many of the must-have gadgets in just 50 years. This title looks at:· Some of the brightest business minds behind Samsung's meteoric rise· How the company consistently stays at the cutting edge of technological innovation· The marketing and PR strategies that have built Samsung into the powerful brand it is todayFrom Samsung's battle with Sony to what the future could hold for the tech company, this is a fascinating look at Samsung, and the technology industry as a whole.
Stinky Skunks and Other Animal Adaptations
By Barbara Taylor
A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of animal adaptations and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning.Stinky Skunks investigates disgusting animals and animal habits from around the world, including feeding, nasty teeth and claws, poo, camouflage and, of course, scents and smells.It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
Slimy Spawn and Other Gruesome Life Cycles
By Barbara Taylor
A quirky, colourful guide to the horrible, shocking and disgusting aspects of the science of life cycles and a fantastic way to inspire children in science learning.Slimy Spawn investigates a world of disgusting life cycles, from hungry bed bugs to slimy frogs and from disease-carrying rats to slithery snakes.It is part of the Disgusting and Dreadful Science series, which features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. It feature child-friendly text and amazing photographs and diagrams. From plants and life cycles to the human body and animal adaptations, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
SUVs and Off-Roaders
By Rob Colson
From super cars such as the Bugatti Veyron to the luxury Bentley, Mercedes and BMW, this series looks at the most incredible cars in existence! Top Marques: SUVs and Off-Roaders looks at the history of SUVs, and at some of the most cutting-edge 4x4 vehicles around, from the Porsche Cayenne to the Range Rover SDV8, the Nissan Navara, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, the Jeep Wrangler and the Mercedes Unimog. A 'High Spec' panel on every spread details some of the jaw-dropping features of these cars, and a 'Fast and Furious' feature explains the basic science behind how prestige cars perform and are powered, such as G-force, combustion, friction, acceleration, and aerodynamics. Finally, discover amazing 'Turbo Facts' such as, for example, why a F1 car could drive on the ceiling!Incredible, full-bleed photographs and punchy, fact-filled text make this the perfect series for all car fanatics aged 7 and above.Racing cars are just some of the prestige cars around. Why not learn about more, in the other books in the series: Top Marques: Racing Cars, Top Marques: Luxury Cars and Top Marques: Supercars.
The Solar System, Meteors and Comets
By Clive Gifford
Explore our stunning solar system and learn about its eight planets, from mini Mercury to giant Jupiter. Find out about marvellous moons and mighty meteorites, and discover curious comets and eccentric exoplanets. Get the answers to questions such as:* How old is the Earth?* Which probe took a space selfie?* Why is Jupiter stripy?* What is a hairy star?* Where might it rain glass? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures for all aspiring astronaughts and science whizz kids.
Songs About a Girl
By Chris Russell
Heartbreak, romance, fame and pop music - for anyone who's ever dreamed of saying 'I'm with the band'. From a Zoella Book Club friend.Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band, Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance. Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman Gabriel West and his boy-next-door bandmate, Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mindblowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs ...'A thoroughly absorbing tale of family relationships, friendship and betrayal. Fans of Non Pratt will love it' - School Librarian'The ending was a fantastic cliff-hanger and definitely has me eager for more - WHEN WILL THE SEQUEL BE IN MY LIFE?' - Queen of Teen Fiction'Songs About a Girl is more than music, its about growing up, dealing with issues that others face every day, its about becoming a stronger person for yourself and never giving up on your dream. It's a book that you can fall into and never want it to end, and I really need the next installment now please' - Much Loved Books
Stars, Galaxies and the Milky Way
By Clive Gifford
Discover the sparkling world of stars, from their beautiful births to their dramatic deaths. Learn about our very own star, the Sun, as well as best-friend binary star pairs and dense neutron stars. Gaze at gorgeous galaxies and marvel at the Milky Way. Find out the answers to questions such as:* What's inside the Sun?* Where are the Pillars of Creation?* Why do stars twinkle?* How fast does a pulsar spin?* Which galaxy is a cannibal? * How long would it take to travel across the Milky Way? Perfect for the new curriculum, this fascinating title is packed full of astounding information and number-based jaw-dropping facts and figures to inspire future astronauts and space scientists.
The Stone Age and Bronze Age
By Jen Green
What do you know about the Stone Age and Bronze Age? Explore the incredible history of Britain during these times and find out how people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Hunter-gathering, stone tools, cave paintings and of course crafting objects from bronze are all covered in this book, along with extra information about the era, such as the ice ages and the invention of the wheel. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. You can make: a 'stone' axe, a cave art-style handprint painting, a 'bronze sword', a wheeled cart, a pot and a model of Stonehenge.Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Eight books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.
By Sarah Levete
As the daughter of music icon Paul, Stella McCartney was born into stardom. Today, she has found fame and fortune in her own right as one of Britain's top fashion designers. Her clothes are worn and loved by people all over the world.Find out why Stella loves making beautiful clothes, where she learned the tailoring skills that have her famous, and how she has become a star of the British fashion industry! A fantastic resource for biography based project work!
Search and Rescue Pilot
By Louise Spilsbury
Discover the heroic work of search and rescue pilots in this book. It explores how brave men and women begin a career in search and rescue, the skills they need to carry out their job, the types of planes they fly and the equipment they use to save lives and the risks and rewards of their life-saving work. The book includes advice for children who wish to be a search and rescue pilot, and explores whether they are likely to be suited to the job.What are the careers that make a difference to other people and improve or save their lives? Careers That Save Lives explores the world of jobs that save or change lives, offering readers an in-depth look at these worthwhile and fulfilling roles. The series invites children to consider why each job is so important and what characteristics people might need to carry it out. An interesting and reflective career series for children aged 9+.
By Sarah Levete
Find out about the work of elite soldiers, who undertake specialised military missions including dramatic rescues and intelligence gathering in war zones. Who are the people who defend their countries and what are the skills they employ to do so? Elite Defenders explores the challenging and exciting world of the armed forces, examining how members carry out their jobs, the sacrifices they make and skills they utilise to defend their countries. The series invites children to answer 'Take the Test!' questions at the end of each chapter, to find out how much they have learnt. A high-interest and interactive series for children aged 9+.
By Paul Calver, Toby Reynolds
What is Space? This is the question that will be explored in this exciting book. Planets, asteroids, space travel and exploration are just some of the incredible topics you will learn about in this book. Discover what they are, what we know about them and how scientists intend to find out more about them.There are eight titles in the series Visual Explorers. High-impact books with incredible information about the world around us. Perfect for KS2 and children aged 7+ with an interest in natural phenomenon and natural history.
Seven Quintillion, Five hundred Quadrillion Grains of Sand on Planet Earth
By Paul Rockett
You can count numbers all around you, from the eight legs on a spider to the one nose on your face. But can you count the stars in the sky or the fish in the Amazon? Find out all about PLANET EARTH in THE BIG COUNTDOWN, including types of rock and how they are formed, the longest river and smallest mountain, earthquakes and volcanoes, the water cycle and Earth's atmosphere and how we can really count the grains on sand on our planet.The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered.
By Helen Greathead
Would you rather be hit by a baseball or a tennis ball? Would you tackle a sumo wrestler or a rugby player? These diabolical situations and more will have you running for cover as you plunge into a series of fiendish questions and answers. Brilliant author, Helen Greathead, has plucked some sticky situations (and some sweaty ones, too!) from the world of sport and mashed them up into brain-tastic challenges. All you have to do is choose!So, come on, what would YOU choose?
How many Earths could fit inside the Sun? What is a solar eclipse? How does the Sun affect the Earth's seasons?Discover the answers to all of these questions and explore the star at the centre of our solar system. Find out how the Sun gives heat and light, and why all planets and animals need it to stay alive.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 Angela Royston
What is it like to live and work in space? How many mysteries does the universe hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching it? Could space science unlock the answer to one of mankind's greatest questions - are we alone in the universe? Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating examination of the most extreme environment ever explored by man.The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth's most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching 'on the edge'.An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.
By Timothy Knapman, Kelly Canby
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A green Early Reader is a first factbook.Come and explore outer space. . .There are so many things to see - ride in a space ship to visit stars, galaxies and planets!Discover the Universe around you in this brand new non fiction Early Reader from Timothy Knapman, with full colour illustrations from Kelly Canby on every page.
By Richard Spilsbury
Featuring six sculptures from around the world, this book explores different types of story, from religious tale in the statue of Hindu god Ganesh to political recount in the Marine Corps War Memorial. Each sculpture is looked at in detail, and a more general introduction to the medium provides historical context. Step-by-step projects show children how to create their own masterpieces, using the techniques of the art form. Learn how to sculpt figures and make your own totem pole!The Stories in Art series explores the narratives told through different art mediums. A great introduction to the history of art for children at Key Stage 2.