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  • Paul Mason

    Olympic Expert

    A stand-alone guide to the greatest sporting event in the world - the Olympic Games. Published to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games, this books gives young readers all the facts and stats, lists, quotes and trivia that they need about the Olympics. It will also take a look back at the history of the Olympics, as well as looking forward to the events and people that will light up the 2016 Olympics, and inspire a new generation of athletes and sportspeople. A great resource for readers aged 8+, Olympic Expert offers information on the great variety of different Olympic events, highlighting some 'must-see' moments, while famous Olympians through history are celebrated with quote and mini-biographies. The book concludes with a big quiz.
  • Mick Manning and Brita Granström

    The Brontës – Children of the Moors

    A highly-illustrated retelling of the Brontë sisters life in Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales told from Charlotte Brontë's point of view Produced to coincide with 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, this book introduces the three extraordinary Brontë sisters: Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We also meet their brother Branwell. With a mix of strong story-telling and wonderful illustration, Mick Manning and Brita Granström relate the sister's tragically short lives in the remote village of Haworth in the Yorkshire Dales. They explore how the girls were inspired to become writers and the sensation their books caused when people realised they had been written by women. Each of the sister's greatest novels, Jane Eyre (Charlotte), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne) and Wuthering Heights (Emily), are simply retold in engaging comic-strip form. The illustrations and text of this book really capture the life of the children of the moors and how the magic and wildness of their surroundings inspired their work. It is perhaps not surprising as Mick Manning was born and brought up in Haworth and, as a child, even played a shepherd boy in a BBC adapation of Wuthering Heights.
  • Rita Storey

    How To Build Aircraft

    Build and test a range of REAL working models in this series aimed at inventors and engineers of the future So you want to build your own aircraft models? Real ones that you can power and fly? Well now you can, with How to Build. Inside you'll find simple instructions, equipment lists and templates to help you make working models, including a hot-air balloon, hammer glider, Bernoulli glider, roto-copter, rubber-band aeroplane and a catapult glider. This series is aimed at budding inventors and engineers of the future, and contains builds which require adult supervision. It supports design and technology skills and learning, and is ideal for use at home, school and at STEM clubs.
  • Kath Shackleton

    Survivors of the Holocaust

    An extraordinary, beautifully illustrated graphic novel that looks at the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of children and young people who lived through it Based on a series of a BAFTA-nominated animated documentaries, the artwork in Survivors of the Holocaust has been reinvented to bring together six different real-life survivors' account of the Holocaust. Every word rings with truth, whether it describes the bleak fear of arriving at Auschwitz or the sheer terror of Kristallnacht, and is complemented by dazzling, clever artwork. This unique children's book aims to bring the survivors' stories to a new audience. It is an important, timely reminder of the horrors that can be inflicted on innocent people and a reflection of the Holocaust's legacy today. The Holocaust is an important part of the history curriculum at Key Stage 3.
  • Anna Claybourne

    The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare

    Award winning, beautifully illustrated guide celebrating William Shakespeare; vividly brings to life his most famous plays, the time in which he lived and the story of his life. Award-winning, beautifully illustrated introduction to William Shakespeare for children; celebrating his life, his most famous plays and the time in which he lived. Vividly brings to life Shakespeare's school days in Stratford-Upon-Avon, what it was like to live in Elizabethan London and the world of Tudor theatre in Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Fun, charming summaries of some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays help make the works of our greatest playwright accessible for children and introduces them to his most famous characters. Much more than a biography, this is an entertaining, informative look at our most celebrated playwright. The perfect guide to help children be part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations in 2016 and to open up the magical world of the bard for them. Won the Judges Highly Commended Award at the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards and has been shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. Can be used to support the teaching of Shakespeare in the classroom and ahead of taking children to the theatre to see one of his plays for the first time. Suitable for children aged 7+ . Fun activity sheets and other resources to accompany the book can be found at http://www.shakespeareforschool.uk/the-book.html

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