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Art Alive! with Science

Art Alive! with Science

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Mary Auld, Sue Downing

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Get to know more than 20 crucial art history innovators and experience how art meets science, from cave paintings to today’s advanced tech – then discover their incredible techniques for yourself through 18 different art crafting activities!

In Art Alive! with Science, award-winning author Mary Auld explores moments from art history that have expanded our understanding of the way things work, such as the beautiful balance of forces in kinetic sculpture, the interplay of light and shadow in painting and puppetry and how Op Art tricks our brains and plays with our senses. Playful illustrations by Sue Downing appear alongside photos of each artist’s work, perfect for drawing in readers age 8 and up. Following each case study, there is a creative project that applies the science learning to the reader’s own art practice.

Artists and science topics include: Anatomy with Myron’s Discobolus (Discus Thrower); Flight with Leonardo da Vinci; Light with Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro & wayang kulit shadow puppetry; Colour with expressionism & pointillism; Sound with Paul Klee’s Polyphony; Forces with Alexander Calder; Materials with Anish Kapoor; Chemistry with Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosion events … and many more!
Learn Science with Mo: Machines

Learn Science with Mo: Machines

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Paul Mason, Michael Buxton

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Learn all about the science of machines with Mo the Monster and his friends in this fun first science book for children aged 5+.

Mo and his friends want to build a clubhouse but they have a lot to learn about forces and how machines work before it will be ready. The gang soon discover levers and wedges, pulleys, wheels, screws and much more.

If a monster can understand science, anyone can! Join Mo the Monster as he discovers the basic principles of science. Along the way, Mo is kept focused (monsters are notoriously easily distracted) with the help of simple, clearly presented information, plenty of questions to answer and lots of science puzzles and activities.

The funny, colourful illustrations offer lots of scope for humour and interest to keep children engaged while they learn. Aimed at readers aged 5+.

Titles in the series: Energy/Forces and Magnets/Habitats/The Human Body/Life Cycles/Light and Shadows/Machines/Materials/States of Matter/Plants/The Seasons/Time

Contents
Mo’s clubhouse
Machines and forces
Clubhouse plans
Transporting materials
Levering rocks
Measuring and cutting
Screwing together the frame
Lily gets in gear!
Planks and pulleys
Different kinds of lever
Rescuing Rory!
Walls and windows
Monster marshmallows
Glossary
Books to read and places to visit
Answers
Learn Science with Mo: Materials

Learn Science with Mo: Materials

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Paul Mason, Michael Buxton

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£12.99
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Learn all about materials with Mo the Monster and his friends in this fun first science book for children aged 5+.

Mo and his friend Frankie are on a sailing course today. It’s lots of fun and they are also learning a lot about different materials and their properties. But can Mo stay out of trouble while he’s having so much fun? Don’t count on it!

If a monster can understand science, anyone can! Join Mo the Monster as he discovers the basic principles of science. Along the way, Mo is kept focused (monsters are notoriously easily distracted) with the help of simple, clearly presented information, plenty of questions to answer and lots of science puzzles and activities.

The funny, colourful illustrations offer lots of scope for humour and interest to keep children engaged while they learn. Aimed at readers aged 5+.

Titles in the series: Energy/Forces and Magnets/Habitats/The Human Body/Life Cycles/Light and Shadows/Machines/Materials/States of Matter/Plants/The Seasons/Time

Contents
Mo’s bad day
What are materials?
Material qualities
Sailing kit
Dressed for sailing
HMS Monster
What makes water, water?
On tow!
Wind in the sails
Capsize!
Sail windows
The bell that doesn’t ding
Mo’s missing ice cream
Glossary
Books to read and Places to visit
Answers
A Question of Technology: Can Light Slice Through Steel?

A Question of Technology: Can Light Slice Through Steel?

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Clive Gifford

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£8.99
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Uncover the mysteries of machines in this funny technology series

How do fridges stay so… chilled? Can you 3D print a 3D printer? And how on Earth does air smash concrete? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this book!

With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating world of technology. Each spread opens with a simple, quirky question, opening up an exploration of technology and busting some popular myths along the way!

The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making technology fun and accessible for every young reader.

Contents:
What are machines?
How can air smash concrete?
How can light slice through steel?
Why don’t towers topple over?
How can a crane build itself?
Why don’t microwaves escape from ovens?
How can a gale power my console?
How do machines see inside me?
What’s the biggest digger?
How does a mole build a tunnel big enough to drive a train through?
Can you 3D print a 3D printer?
How do machines keep hearts beating?
How can we make machines more green?
Quick-fire questions
Glossary
Find out more
Index

Titles in the series:
How Does a Driverless Car Know Where to Go? (Transport) 978152631994
What’s so Super About Supercomputers? (Computing) 9781526320001
Will Robots Take Over the World? (AI) 9781526320032
How Do You Go to the Toilet in Space? (Space Technology) 9781526320049
Could You Really Break the Internet? (Internet) 9781526320087
Who Invented Inventing? (Inventions) 9781526320063
How Can Light Slice Through Metal? (Machines) 9781526320117
Why Do Telephone Calls Travel into Space? (Electronics) 9781526320124

The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for every young reader.
A Question of Technology: Why Do Phone Calls Travel into Space?

A Question of Technology: Why Do Phone Calls Travel into Space?

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Clive Gifford

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£8.99
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Paperback
Uncover the mysteries of electronics in this funny technology series

How does a rock tell the time? How does an electric guitar rock out? And just WHY can’t you use a touchscreen with gloves on? Find out the answers to these questions and much more in this book!

With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating world of technology. Each spread opens with a simple, quirky question, opening up an exploration of technology and busting some popular myths along the way!

The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making technology fun and accessible for every young reader.

Contents:
What are electronics?
Why won’t touchscreens work with gloves on?
Why do some phone calls travel into space?
How do electric guitars rock out?
How do batteries power electronics on the move?
Why’s it hard to hold up a cash machine?
How do round camera lenses take rectangular photos?
How does a rock tell the time?
Do solar panels work when it’s cloudy?
How do blind people use electronics?
Why is everything through night vision goggles green?
How does my phone know who I am?
Quick-fire questions
Glossary
Find out more
Index


Titles in the series:
How Does a Driverless Car Know Where to Go? (Transport)
What’s so Super About Supercomputers? (Computing)
Will Robots Take Over the World? (AI)
How Do You Go to the Toilet in Space? (Space Technology)
Could You Really Break the Internet? (Internet)
Who Invented Inventing? (Inventions)
How Can Light Slice Through Metal? (Machines)
Why Do Telephone Calls Travel into Space? (Electronics)
Adventures of the Brain

Adventures of the Brain

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Sanjay Manohar, Gary Boller

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£14.99
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Hardcover
A funny, accessible and unique guide to everything the brain is and does, told through comic strip adventures and written by Professor Sanjay Manohar, leading expert in Neuroscience.

Learn all about the most mysterious organ in the human body – the Brain! Adventures of the Brain is a bumper book that follows the everyday escapades of a brain character to explain the brain’s key functions and concepts such as how we remember, learn new skills or even move our bodies! Also discover how we concentrate, handle pain, plan ahead and communicate and the many billions of neurons that make all this possible.

Each cartoon strip adventure is followed by a visually-led information spread to consolidate the learning and reinforce how things work. A Perfect fit for children 8+ and all curious and inquisitive minds.
Zany Brainy Animals: How Animals Defend Themselves

Zany Brainy Animals: How Animals Defend Themselves

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Andy Rowland, Ashley Ward

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£12.99
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Explore the ingenious and funny behaviours found in the animal kingdom.

To survive in the animal kingdom, creatures big and small have developed clever and sometimes surprising ways to stay alive. Find out how tarantulas shoot arrow-like hairs from their bum when threatened or how the pearlfish hides inside a sea cucumber’s bum to escape predators. When it comes to survival, anything goes!

Written by expert author Dr Ashley Ward, associate professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of Sydney, Australia, this humorous four-book series explores a wide range of animal behaviours from survival skills and animal communication to how animals learn and adapt to live in the most extreme environments.

The Zany Brainy Animals series combines funny and fascinating facts about the animal kingdom and includes behind the scenes stories in the ‘Tales from the lab’ panels about how scientists discover and study the featured animal behaviours. The amusing text covers key science topics such as adaptations, evolution and habitats.

This series isn’t just a catalogue of fascinating animal facts. By including the process of investigation and discovery, this series aims to inspire readers to pursue careers in the field.


Perfect for readers 7+.
Zany Brainy Animals: How Animals Learn

Zany Brainy Animals: How Animals Learn

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Andy Rowland, Ashley Ward

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Explore the ingenious and funny behaviours found in the animal kingdom.

To survive in the animal kingdom, creatures big and small have to learn the tips and tricks that will help them survive, find the best food or just get along with one another. Find out how meerkat parents teach their babies how to hunt scorpions and how a clever blue tit figured how to break into milk bottles and taught all his friends, too. Discover how scientists figured out what great memories chimpanzees have.

Written by expert author Dr Ashley Ward, associate professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of Sydney, Australia, this humorous four-book series explores a wide range of animal behaviours from survival skills and animal communication to how animals learn and adapt to live in the most extreme environments.

The Zany Brainy Animals series combines funny and fascinating facts about the animal kingdom and includes behind the scenes stories in the ‘Tales from the lab’ panels about how scientists discover and study the featured animal behaviours. The amusing text covers key science topics such as adaptations, evolution and habitats.

This series isn’t just a catalogue of fascinating animal facts. By including the process of investigation and discovery, this series aims to inspire readers to pursue careers in the field.

Perfect for readers 7+.
You Choose: Space

You Choose: Space

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Sonya Newland

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£12.99
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Would you rather race around Saturn’s rings or take a tour of Jupiter’s moons? Would you rather visit Mars or the Moon? Behind each of these silly scenarios are some fun facts to help YOU CHOOSE an answer. Which would you rather do?

Full of fascinating facts, this book will keep kids entertained for hours! They can read on their own or have fun asking each other the questions. There are no right or wrong answers but plenty of ideas to think about.

Perfect for readers aged 9+, You Choose is an entertaining and humorous series that encourages children to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills. Full of brainteasers and supported by educational information, readers can learn some bizarre and amazing facts about space.

Read the others titles in the series: Animals, Ancient History, Dinosaurs, Machines, Planet Earth.
You Choose: Machines

You Choose: Machines

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Sonya Newland

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£12.99
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Would you rather ride in a self-driving car or have a robot chauffeur? Behind each of these silly scenarios are some fun facts to help YOU CHOOSE an answer. Which would you rather do?

Full of fascinating facts, this book will keep kids entertained for hours! They can read on their own or have fun asking each other the questions. There are no right or wrong answers but plenty of ideas to think about.

Perfect for readers aged 9+, You Choose is an entertaining and humorous series that encourages children to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills. Full of brainteasers and supported by educational information, readers can learn some bizarre and amazing facts about different types of machine and how they work.

Read the others titles in the series: Animals, Ancient History, Dinosaurs, Planet Earth, Space.
STEM Heroes: Keeping Us Connected

STEM Heroes: Keeping Us Connected

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Tom Jackson, Rea Zhai

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£12.99
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Meet and be inspired by the huge variety of STEM heroes helping us make connections every day. From computer scientists to software engineers, data analysts to neuroscientists – their STEM skills make a real difference!

STEM Heroes introduces you to essential jobs and diverse STEM skills, highlighting the key details of each role. The series also includes information on what subjects to study if you want to be a STEM hero, too! Perfect for inspiring readers aged 7 and up, and book banded to reading level Book Band 12 Brown.

Books in the series:
Keeping Us Connected
Keeping Us Moving
Keeping Us Healthy
Keeping Us Safe
STEM Heroes: Keeping Us Moving

STEM Heroes: Keeping Us Moving

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Tom Jackson, Rea Zhai

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£12.99
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Meet and be inspired by the huge variety of STEM heroes keeping us moving every day. From roboticists to mechanical engineers, geologists to seismologists – their STEM skills make a real difference!

STEM Heroes introduces you to essential jobs and diverse STEM skills, highlighting the key details of each role. The series also includes information on what subjects to study if you want to be a STEM hero, too! Perfect for inspiring readers aged 7 and up, and book banded to reading level Book Band 12 Brown.

Books in the series:
Keeping Us Connected
Keeping Us Moving
Keeping Us Healthy
Keeping Us Safe
I Bet I Can: Fly a Plane

I Bet I Can: Fly a Plane

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Tom Jackson, Pipi Sposito

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£12.99
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This series looks at how things work such as how a plane can fly or a boat can float through the
comical endeavours of an inventor who tries to replicate what he sees without knowing the science,
with hilarious results. We discover what went wrong and why through the scientific explanations
that follow each attempt, making tricky concepts accessible and entertaining in equal measure.
I Bet I Can: Build a Bridge

I Bet I Can: Build a Bridge

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Tom Jackson, Pipi Sposito

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£12.99
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Hardcover
This series looks at how things work such as how a plane can fly or a boat can float through the
comical endeavours of an inventor who tries to replicate what he sees without knowing the science,
with hilarious results. We discover what went wrong and why through the scientific explanations
that follow each attempt, making tricky concepts accessible and entertaining in equal measure.
The Wow and How of Dinosaurs

The Wow and How of Dinosaurs

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Susie Williams

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£12.99
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Become an expert on incredible WOW dinosaur facts and know the HOW behind them!

Dinosaurs are AMAZING! Dinosaurs lived on Earth for around 165 million years – WOW! We know about them because of HOW paleontologists have studied their fossilised bones.

Did you know that dinosaurs could swim and make music? Or that dinosaurs had feathers? And some walked on tiptoe – ALL the time!

Read more amazing facts about dinosaurs including some that may challenge what you thought you knew. Find the science behind the facts to understand more about dinosaurs and how they lived.

Packed with facts and supported by science, the text has been checked by Dr David Hone, palaeontologist and writer, specialising in dinosaurs.

The WOW and HOW series will intrigue and entertain children aged 7+.

Find the other titles in the series too:
Planet Earth, Robots and AI, Space, Transport, Weather
The Wow and How of Planet Earth

The Wow and How of Planet Earth

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Annabelle Lynch

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£12.99
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Become an expert on incredible WOW planet Earth facts and know the HOW behind them!

Our planet Earth is AMAZING! It is the only planet in the known universe that has plants and animals – including us – living on it. WOW! We are able to live on Earth because of HOW it was formed. Our planet contains many wonders such as rivers, mountains and forests.

But did you know that rivers can flow backwards? Or that the Earth isn’t really round? Or that mountains can grow and shrink?

Read more amazing facts about planet Earth including some that may challenge what you thought you knew. Find the science behind the facts to understand more about the world we live in.

Packed with facts and supported by science, The WOW and HOW series will intrigue and entertain children aged 7+.

Find the other titles in the series too:
Dinosaurs, Robots and AI, Space, Transport, Weather
Why AI?

Why AI?

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Dr Dharini Balasubramaniam

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£14.99
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All your questions and worries about Al today – the who, what, where, when and WHY – answered by a computer scientist.

It’s here and it’s not going away – AI is on everyone’s mind, but many of us don’t know what it is never mind what to think about it! Why AI? is a question-and-answer based exploration of the topic for ages 8 and up, from Dr Dharini Balasubramaniam, a computer scientist at University of St Andrews and a passionate advocate for ethics and education in her field.

Dr Balasubramaniam’s clear and balanced explanations put our mind at ease, while challenging readers to consider how far AI can and should go in certain areas. She introduces us to the history of the concept of machine learning, the pioneers in the field of AI and the amazing AI doing good in the world today. The book includes case studies on fascinating topics, such as search-engine AI and exciting robotics, and answers questions, such as:

What did AI start?; Why do we need AI?; What can AI DO?; What should AI do?; What is the future of AI?
Get Your Animals in Order: Classifying the Animal World

Get Your Animals in Order: Classifying the Animal World

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Michael Bright, Gavin Scott

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£14.99
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Animals are so familiar but what makes an animal an animal? Produced in partnership with the Natural History Museum (NHM), this clever and clear explanation of animal classification puts your animals in order and explains why classifying animals is important.

From whales to worms and snakes to stinkbugs, every creature ever discovered has been identified and added to a group within the animal kingdom. Scientists use this classification system to help them research, discover and save species. This children’s book showcases the amazingly diverse range of animals found around the world and the different features that help determine their place in the animal kingdom. We see the similarities, differences and connections between animal groups, and discover how classification helps scientists conserve animals and their habitats.

‘Odd-one-out’ examples tell of peculiar animals that don’t quite fit the natural order, such as egg-laying mammals and fish that climb trees.

Includes a zoology timeline of the people and places that have influenced the study of animals
Space Station Academy: Destination Asteroid Belt

Space Station Academy: Destination Asteroid Belt

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Sally Spray, Mark Ruffle

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£8.99
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A graphic novel, story-based approach to learning all about our solar system through the fun adventures of the Space Station Academy students and their teacher, Dr Bott.

Join the Space Station Academy students on their expedition to the Asteroid Belt where they’ll find out how the asteroid belt was formed, have fun examining different shaped asteroids and dodge whizzing meteorites.

The Space Station Academy series presents each planet and celestial object in our solar system through fun adventure stories. Gain key science learning about each planet and our solar system alongside bright illustrations, a humorous narrative and interactive activities at the back of the book. This is guaranteed to keep young minds entertained and engaged while they explore outer space.

Aimed at readers aged 7+ and book banded for children reading at level 10: White band.
Space Station Academy: Destination Dwarf Planets

Space Station Academy: Destination Dwarf Planets

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Sally Spray, Mark Ruffle

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£8.99
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A graphic novel, story-based approach to learning all about our solar system through the fun adventures of the Space Station Academy students and their teacher, Dr Bott.

Join the Space Station Academy students on their expedition to the Dwarf Planets where they’ll find out how many dwarf planets orbit our solar system and how they were formed, they’ll have fun throwing frozen methane lumps on Makemake and learn about the little girl who named Pluto.

The Space Station Academy series presents each planet and celestial object in our solar system through fun adventure stories. Gain key science learning about each planet and our solar system alongside bright illustrations, a humorous narrative and interactive activities at the back of the book. This is guaranteed to keep young minds entertained and engaged while they explore outer space.

Aimed at readers aged 7+ and book banded for children reading at level 10: White band.
Dinosaur Science: Are Chickens Really Dinosaurs?!

Dinosaur Science: Are Chickens Really Dinosaurs?!

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Dave Smith, Dave Hone

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£8.99
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Explore the science behind the world of the dinosaurs in this fantastically funny first introduction to palaeontology!

Travel back to the Mesozoic era and discover how dinosaurs have evolved and adapted to ever-changing planet Earth. Learn how birds are related to dinosaurs.

For budding palaeontologists aged 6 and up, this series explores all things dinosaur: from fossil finds and coprolites (that’s poo) to exploring the mind-boggling stats of these huge reptiles. But let’s not forget the science, too, as we’ll learn about dinosaur biology, motion, evolution, classification, among other things along the way.

Humorous illustrations and speech bubbles take this exciting topic to the next level!

Written by Dr Dave Hone, palaeontologist and senior zoology lecturer at Queen Mary University of London; a specialist in the behaviour of dinosaurs and pterosaurs who has named 18 species of extinct reptile to date.
Dinosaur Science: Who Ate the Dinosaurs?!

Dinosaur Science: Who Ate the Dinosaurs?!

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Dave Smith, Dave Hone

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£8.99
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Explore the science behind the world of the dinosaurs in this fantastically funny first introduction to palaeontology!

Travel back to the Mesozoic era and discover what life was like in the time of the dinosaurs. Learn about the other living things that roamed Earth alongside the dinosaurs, from non-flowering plants and giant flying and marine reptiles to the mammals and insects. And find out about the animals that ate dinosaurs!

For budding palaeontologists aged 6 and up, this series explores all things dinosaur: from fossil finds and coprolites (that’s poo) to exploring the mind-boggling stats of these mega-reptiles. But let’s not forget the science, too, as we’ll learn about dinosaur biology, motion, evolution, classification, among other things along the way.

Humorous illustrations and speech bubbles take this exciting topic to the next level!

Written by Dr Dave Hone, palaeontologist and senior zoology lecturer at Queen Mary University of London; a specialist in the behaviour of dinosaurs and pterosaurs who has named 18 species of extinct reptile to date.
First Steps in Science: What's a Force?

First Steps in Science: What's a Force?

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Kay Barnham, Marcelo Badari

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£8.99
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Fundamental and FUN first science concepts for kids, and the great thing is: there are robots!

What’s a Force? … a snow-day adventure! is a fun story that leads children through the idea of forces in everyday life. Zeb and Astro, the super-powered robot siblings who star in this story, learn these fundamentals of science as they spend an awesome day riding a sledge, building a snowman and throwing snow balls!

In the First Steps in Science series, children are encouraged to become super scientists with the help of various colourful and friendly robots, who are all going on awesome adventures. Children as young as 3-5 years old learn science through stories with bright and cheerful illustrations.

Interactive elements throughout each book encourage hands-on engagement from children, and each story finishes with a creative activity to cement their science learning.

A parent, carer and teacher’s guide at the back of each book makes this a great resource for home school and classroom learning.

Titles in the series include:
First Steps in Science: What’s a Force? … a snow-day adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Energy? … a Sports-Day adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Matter? … a nature adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Motion? … a cycling adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Light? … a sunny sea-side adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Sound? … a superstar adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Sound?

First Steps in Science: What is Sound?

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Kay Barnham, Marcelo Badari

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£8.99
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Fundamental and FUN first science concepts for kids, and the great thing is: there are robots!

What is Sound? … a superstar adventure! is a fun story that leads children through the sources and features of sound, on tour with their favourite robot rock band: BOOM! Flash, Bolt, Jet and Volt, the super-powered robots who make up the band, learn these fundamentals of science as they spend an awesome day preparing for a big show on their world tour.

In the First Steps in Science series, children are encouraged to become super scientists with the help of various colourful and friendly robots, who are all going on awesome adventures. Children as young as 3-5 years old learn science through stories with bright and cheerful illustrations.

Interactive elements throughout each book encourage hands-on engagement from children, and each story finishes with a creative activity to cement their science learning.

A parent, carer and teacher’s guide at the back of each book makes this a great resource for home school and classroom learning.

Titles in the series include:
First Steps in Science: What’s a Force? … a snow-day adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Energy? … a Sports-Day adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Matter? … a nature adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Motion? … a cycling adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Light? … a sunny sea-side adventure!
First Steps in Science: What is Sound? … a superstar adventure!
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