The Spanish Armada
By Gillian Clements
In 1588 the Spanish Armada set sail for English shores. What followed was one of the most important sea battles in Elizabeth I's reign. There are some moments in history that are so dramatic or important that people remember them forever. In words and pictures, Gillian Clements tells the stories of these Great Events. These books are perfect for the emerging independent reader at upper Key Stage 1.
Say No to Bullying
By Louise Spilsbury, Mike Gordon
Bullying today comes in many forms, from being picked on to verbal, physical, emotional, homophobic, racist and cyberbullying. This book examines all the types of bullying, looks at the reasons people bully and the variety of ways that you can combat bullying. With endorsement from Kidscape, the children's charity against abuse and bullying.
By Jillian Powell
Using specially commissioned photography, this series introduces the reader to common new and first experiences. The choice of titles reflect the most common types of experiences. The series uses the perspective of another child to tell the 'story' of a particular experience and explores how they feel by the event. At the end, advice will be given to help deal with difficult situations such as feeling scared because they are starting a new school.
By Adam Sutherland
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This book looks at the background, life and achievements of Steve Jobs. It examines his impact on the communications industry and popular culture as well as detailing the everyday facets of his job and how he gained such success.
Stem Cell Research
By Pete Moore
This series shows balanced arguments for and against issues affecting our modern world. The books study each argument in detail and explore the history of each topic. The use of case studies throughout bring the issues to light.
By Adam Sutherland
This title looks at key sports figures from black history such as Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt. Biographies of each individual detail their childhood, struggles and achievements, looking at the legacy they have left behind today.
Soldiers of the First World War
By Simon Adams
Soldiers of the First World War employs short extracts from diaries and letters to recount the experiences of the men from around the world who took part in this massive conflict. Linked by common experiences, such as 'in battle' or 'losing a friend', Soldiers of the First World War is an invaluable resource for any child studying the conflict.
By Laura Durman
Have you ever wondered what a medieval siege was really like? In Siege you'll learn tactics for capturing and defending a castle and find yourself at the heart of the battle. Discover what sorts of weapons and armour were used and why castles often surrendered.Part of the series Knights and Castles, you can find out the answers to all of these questions and much more!
Same-Sex Parents: This is My Family
By Pat Thomas, Lesley Harker
This reassuring picture book introduces children to same-sex parenting. It shows that all parents love, care and support their children in the same way. Young children learn to respect people's differences and treat all types of families fairly and without discrimination.Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.Written by a trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children's book artist, this is part of an acclaimed and successful series of picture-book non-fiction for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents, and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.
By Kate Purdie
'Being Healthy, Feeling Great: Safety' covers a wide range of health topics to show readers what it takes to lead healthy lives. It encourages readers to understand why it is important to be healthy and safe from a young age and how this will stand them in good stead as adults. The book features a magazine-style design to engage readers, with a quiz at the end. Topics are dealt with in a sensitive tone, making the subjects accessible.
Sex, Snogs, Dates and Mates
By Anita Naik
How do you deal with dating and build good relationships? How will you know when you're ready to have sex? Can you resist the pressure and say no if you're not? Designed to make sex education easier for teenagers and their parents and teachers, this age appropriate guide will give you the facts and answer all the questions on sex and relationships you didn't like to ask, from periods and puberty, crushes and contraception to health and harrassment. Topical and helpful, the book includes quotes from teenagers about their own experiences, and is written in a down-to-earth and friendly manner by highly respected author and agony aunt Anita Naik. The chapter listing is as follows: Your changing body; Sex education - what's it all about?; Love and relationships; Thinking about sex; Having sex; Life after sex; Bigger problems.
Self-Esteem and Being YOU
By Anita Naik
Are you scared to take risks in case you make a fool of yourself? Do you need other people's approval? If someone likes you do you think there must be something wrong with them? Do you hate your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this essential guide will help you to turn your opinions around. It will boost yourself esteem and encourage you to believe in who and what you are.
By Kevin Crossley-Holland, Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Empress Zoe, ruthless and cruel, rules the eastern Mediterranean. To fight her battles, she employs an army of Vikings - the most fearsome warriors of their time. Led by the legendary Harald Hardrada, these mercenaries will do whatever it takes to win. Hiding in their ranks is Solveig - a fifteen-year-old girl. Amid the excitement and danger of combat, she must face terrible truths about the brutality of her people - and of her father. And, in the end, she will have to choose between all she holds dear, and what she believes is right. An epic adventure about Vikings and Saracens, ship battles and land-raids, loyalty and sacrifice.
By James Nixon
By Sally Hewitt
Ways into History: Florence Nightingale tells the story of the famous nurse and her battle to make nursing a respected profession. It also looks at why we remember Florence Nightingale today. It includes a timeline of key events, buildings and inventions that changed holidays over the years at the back of the book.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm. The series encourages Key Stage 1 readers aged 5+ to begin to think like a historian and look for clues in descriptions and pictures that will help them answer questions about the past. The books include 'Talk About' sections that encourage readers to describe events or what people might have thought or felt at the time. Teaching and literacy notes help teachers and parents get the most out of the curriculum links in these books in a classroom or at home.
By Nicola Barber
School charts the development and changes in the education of all children over the Victorian Age. The book explores the different types of schools depending on class as well as the different subjects taught to boys and girls.. The text will chronicle the features and characteristics of the Victorian age to explore the effect of social and economic changes on the lives of the different social classes and genders.
By Moira Butterfield
Each title of The Olympics examines the the Olympic Games from ancient times, then the revival of the 1890s through to today's multi-million pound business. From the history of the games to which events are included and why, and from scandals to record breakers, The Olympics puts the reader at the centre of the action with fact-packed text, dramatic full-colour photos, facts and statistics.
The Sewer Demon
By Caroline Lawrence, Helen Forte
At the end of book 17 of the Roman Mysteries, Caroline Lawrence introduced us to Threptus - a young beggar boy. In this fun and fabulous new series, Threptus starts work with his mentor - the soothsayer, Floridius - and together they must solve their first mystery...Can they rid a rich woman's house of the demon that haunts it in the dead of night? What is the true nature of the demon? And is it really a supernatural being?Threptus is a brave, funny and loveable hero and each story is a mini-mystery perfect for readers aged 7 up.
Swim for your Life
By Shoo Rayner
Olly is excited about watching the Great Swimming Race in the river Alpheios. But legend says that the water holds many dangers - including a terrible monster! Can Olly escape?
Sudan and Peoples in Conflict
By Philip Steele
The background, history and key events of conflicts are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.