By Clive Gifford
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the life of Ellie Simmonds, the troubles she has overcome and the sacrifices she has made to become the swimming champion that she is today. Learn about her performances at the Beijing Olympics and at London 2012, and how she has made an impact on Paralympic sport.
By Jane Bingham
Exciting Escapes takes a look at some of the most daring getaways in history, from rooftop leaps to canyon rescues. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in extreme survival.In this series, experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children.
By Tim Harris
Planned with reference to the Key Stage 2 national curriculum, this title looks at how elephants work together to survive in their habitat. It explains how they find food, bring up their young and defend themselves against predators. It also shows how factors such as the environment and the availability of resources shape the physical and behavioural characteristics of elephants. Pages are illustrated with full colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks suitable for readers of seven and above.
By Alex Woolf
This book gives readers an in-depth look at education in medieval times. You can learn about the different kinds of schools and discover why the church played an important role in the development of education. Discover who went to schoool and the subjects they learned. Find out about the first universities in Europe, and how education progressed in five hundred years of medieval living. It includes contemporary written evidence, colour photographs and maps, a timeline, glossary and index.
By A. J. Stones
Can you imagine leaving your home and your family, and moving hundreds of miles away to live with strangers, because it was too dangerous to stay in your hometown? During World War II, this was situation millions of people, the majority of them children, faced. Stories of World War II: Evacuation tells the stories of these children: where they came from, where they went, who looked after them, what they ate, and how they went to school, along with many other details about their lives as evacuees.Much of the material on which the book is based comes from The National Archives, and so is made up of government documents and reports from during World War II. This gives the book a real grounding in fact and in history - it is a true account of what life was like for evacuees during World War II.The other book in the series, Stories of World War II: Kindertransport, tells the story of Jewish children evacuated to Britain from Germany, Holland and Austria before the outbreak of World War II.
By Jillian Powell
Energy looks at the ways that we create energy from many different sources, such as wind, water, fossil fuels, electricity, the Sun and food. It also explores why we need to save energy and how this is being done.
By Camilla De La Bedoyere
This title looks at Egypt through a variety of themes such as location, landscape and climate, population and health, settlements, family life, religion and beliefs, education and learning, employment and economy, industry and trade, farming and food, transport and communications, leisure and tourism and environment and wildlife.Includes maps, statistics panels and simple graphs and charts; and a topic web showing links with this series to other subject areas.
By Damian Harvey, Rupert Van Wyk
Elizabeth I ruled during a turbulent time in Tudor history. Find out about her highs and lows from being imprisoned in the Tower of London to inspiring victory over the Spanish Armada.Discover the stories of people who have helped to shape history, ranging from early explorers such as Christopher Columbus to more modern figures like Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.These chapter books combine historical fact with engaging narrative and humourous illustration, perfect for the newly independent reader.
Expedition to the Arctic
By Alex Woolf
Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar bears survive living on pack ice and ice floes, and what life is like for Arctic explorers who brave 24-hour darkness and treacherous conditions to learn more about this challenging climate.
Experiments With a Ruler
By Angela Royston
In this book about rulers you can:Find out about forces, levers, friction and air pressureDiscover how quickly you reactMake a catapult and much more!The One-Stop Science series is bursting with ideas for real experiments using everyday objects and materials.
By Paul Harrison
If extreme supercars are your thing, then you'll love this book. A look at some of the most amazing and iconic extreme supercars in the world. From the incredible Bloodhound SSC, a future record-breaking car to classic Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches and everything in between, learn about what makes these cars so powerful and what makes each of them so unique.Mean Machines is a series of books that take a close look at some of the most stylish, powerful and incredible vehicles on the planet.
Experiments With a Lemon
By Angela Royston
It's amazing how many experiments you can do with a lemon! This book features lots of exciting experiments including planting seeds, making a fizz in a cup, blowing up a balloon, writing secret messages and using a lemon to make a battery.It is part of the series 'One-stop science' which features simple experiments using everyday objects. Each book includes step-by-step photographs and explanations behind the science.
Ear-splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises
By Anna Claybourne
Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From electricity to sound and from light to forces, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles.
By John Hawkins
Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural forces we are likely to experience on Earth. They can devastate entire cities and kill thousands of people. They can also trigger (and be triggered by) other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.Earthquake Disasters first explores the science behind these powerful events - with an overview of tectonics and the continental plates moving, types of fault lines and how scientists (seismologists) study and predict the occurrence of earthquakes all over the world. Some famous earthquakes are then explored in detail, explaining how, why and when some of the world's biggest and most famous quakes occurred. From the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010, to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and as far back as the quake that devastated Antioch in Turkey in CE 526, the power and devastation of these fascinating natural disasters will make for compelling reading.Part of a series of 6 books, Catastrophe! uses historical reports, eyewitness accounts and expert opinions to explore incredible natural and man-made disasters.Suitable for KS2-3 these are excellent reference books for teachers and students.
By Alice Harman
Find out about the people and places of Egypt. Looking at topics such as land and sea, weather, town and country, homes, shopping, food, sport, holidays and festivals. Learn how to speak Arabic. Have fun making a pharaoh's headdress.
By Carol Ballard
Learn all about batteries, simple circuits, conductors and insulators. Find out how to be safe around electricity, and the best ways to save electricity to help the environment.The topic of electricity is approached in a simple and clear way. The concepts are complemented by new artwork and specially-commissioned photography featuring children. Each step-by-step experiment has been tried in the classroom and is illustrated with photography which encourages children's understanding. Each book is bright, colourful and simple in its design.
The Ethics of War
By Patience Coster
Is it ever right to go to war? What is a 'just war'? Where should the moral line be drawn in an armed conflict? People have been fighting each other, and discussing the rights and wrongs of warfare, since the beginning of human history. It's time to consider Both SIdes of the Story.The Both Sides of the Story series explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils
By Anna Claybourne
Disgusting and Dreadful Science features a look at the weird, revolting and shocking aspects of science for children at KS2. From electricity to sound and from light to forces, the books offer Wow! fascinating facts, fun examples and true-life stories to provide ways in to understanding solid scientific principles. Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils offers a look at currents, switches, batteries, lightning and much more.
By Susannah Blake
Inspire children with a love of cooking and baking with this colourful children's cookery book, packed full of easy, step-by-step recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Why not make some delicious recipes from around the world? Yummy Italian foccacia, Mexican quesadilla or American soda bread.Cook up some healthy lunchbox snacks or some chocolate chip cookie treats. Why not bake a vegetarian meal to share with friends?