A Visit to the Seaside
By Louise Spilsbury
Ways into Geography: A Visit to the Seaside explores the different kinds of coastlines around the world, and looks at the jobs that people who live by the seaside do. It also looks at what activities we can do by the seaside and explains how we can all take care of our coastlines. Ways into Geography is an ideal introduction to geography. It combines simple text and colourful illustrations to teach basic geographical skills and build up confidence and enthusiasm.
By Alison Cooper
See for yourself what life was like in Victorian times! Spend a day in the life of a Victorian servant, climb aboard a steam train and take a ride through a Victorian street on a horse-drawn cart. Find out more about homes, food, schools and jobs in Victorian times.
The Very Clever Aliens
By Joan Stimson
The Very Clever Aliens are on their way to Earth - what do they want? Find out in this fun rhyming adventure!
The Vampire of Highgate
By Asa Bailey
Gripping, atmospheric and sexy, this is British horror at its best. Kathy Bilic is adopted. Until now, she's had only a vague memory of her real family. But terrifying dreams and visions of her sister Amber are waking her in the night. When Amber starts giving her messages, Kathy gets a sickening sense that her sister is in danger - from a deadly, inhuman source. Kathy hits London to find her sister - but when she arrives at her aunt's house in Highgate, she is actively dissuaded from pursuing the mystery. Undeterred, Kathy's trail leads her through a bloody murder in the British Museum to a charged meeting with the mysterious, hypnoptic Antwain and a final confronation with her sinister father. Before long, Kathy uncovers the full horror of her heritage and her sister's fate at the hands of the Vampire of Highgate.
By Tim Locke
Much of the evidence we have of past times comes from the buildings people left behind. Their homes, villages and towns give us clues that help us find out about the way they lived. History On Your Doorstep explores different periods of British history through our building heritage.
By Jenny Vaughan
Welcome to Teen Stars! Whether you're already a fan, or just want to find out more, this series has something for everyone who's into the teen celebrity scene.
The Vampire Hunter's Guide
By Otto De'ath
Over thousands of year, tales of creatures lurking in the night have haunted people's dreams. Arm yourself against the spirits of the night with the Vampire Hunter's Guide.A fantastically visual series of books, the Monster Tracker's Guides will chill as well as entertain.
Vanessa the Dance Steps Fairy
By Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Kirsty and Rachel are in for a surprise when their fairy friends whisk them off to the Fairyland Music Festival, only for Jack Frost and his goblins to strut onto the stage! The naughty gang have stolen the Pop Star Fairies' magical clef necklaces, and Jack Frost intends to use them to become the biggest star in the world.In this third book of the magical series, the girls must help Vanessa the Dance Steps Fairy get her clef back, or dancers everywhere will be no more graceful than an elephant on stage!
By John Malam
Through examining primary evidence, such as, pots, swords, remains, artwork, buildings and tapestries, the reader will be introduced to each historical age.
By Nicola Barber
Homes Around the World looks at different homes in geographically-diverse locations. Each book encourages readers to ask questions about their own homes and looks at the different ways in which people live across the world, thus devloping awareness of the wider world.Village Home looks at locations from Turkey to Canada, from Africa to Russia. The variety of homes and how they are built is focused upon, together with the themes of weather, environment, travel, work, school and play in a village setting.
By Angela Royston
Through examining primary evidence, such as books, photographs, artwork, buildings and inventions, the reader will be introduced to each historical age. Find out about victorian children and their families, about inventions and discoveries, about the Industrial Revolution and about houses and homes. Do the multiple choice quiz at the end to find out what you have learnt.
By Gary Crew, Shaun Tan
Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated. Tristan becomes more and more drawn in to the world of the disks, and eventually disappears. The book is full of metaphors and symbols of seeing and watching, circularity and never-endingness, in a complex, fantastical tale, which was Shaun Tan's first picture book.
By Fiona Dunbar
Hey, Kitty Slade here. Just hanging out, doing ordinary things. You know, like seeing ghosts. It's been happening for a while now, but this time - this time is different...When Kitty sees a ghost ship, she knows her spooky powers are growing stronger. Plunged into a dark mystery from long a go, she soon encounters Beth, a lost soul who drowned on board. Kitty must uncover the secrets buried at the bottom of the sea - before it's too late...The thrilling sequel to Divine Freaks and Fire and Roses.
By Stephanie Turnbull
Vampires and Volts
By Marcus Sedgwick, Marcus Sedgwick, Pete Williamson
Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand.It's Halloween and the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. And there are preparations to be made for the Great Halloween Ball. Minty is all a-fluster. Solstice is busy spraying fake cobwebs everywhere. Valevine is in charge of disorganising everyone's carefully laid plans, and Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and oddly preoccupied with 'fresh brains'. In fact when Silas, Valevine's long lost brother, turns up with Samantha, the Otherhands would be well-advised to check out their guests. It's not long before wily Edgar works out that there's a preponderance of vampires and not all of them have false teeth. Just when he's about to solve the latest mystery at Otherhand Castle, the lights go out...Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk
By Kate Jackson Bedford
This series allows the reader to explore the past through the eyes of a child. Discover what it was like to go to school, play and grow up during some of the most exciting periods of history. Fascinating images and artefacts transport readers back in time, while feature boxes examine present-day legacies and allow children to sift the evidence for themselves.Victorians takes an in-depth look at what it was like to grow up - both rich and poor - in the 1800s.
By Christopher Pike
They just wanted to finish high school, but high school might finish them ...The sinister death at Jessica's party has everyone on edge. What if it is wasn't suicide? Will the death toll rise at the homecoming dance? Michael Olson needs to find out who the killer is, before another victim is claimed at graduation. But will he be too late?
By Christopher Pike
They just wanted to finish high school, but high school might finish them ...When Jessica Hart decides to throw a party in order to get to know some of the hot new guys at school, she could never have predicted that by the end of the night someone would be dead...Most people figured it was suicide ... they figured wrong.
By Kate Jackson Bedford
This series allows you to explore the past through the eyes of a child. Discover what it was like to to go to school, play and grow up during some of the most exciting periods of history.Children in History: Vikings offers a look at how Norse children lived through the use of images, artefacts and feature boxes, allowing the reader to travel back in time.
By Sarah Ridley
History Snapshots: The Victorians brings history alive by combining simple text and fascinating photos to reveal how everyday people lived in the past.