Matthew Henson was simply an ordinary man. That was, until Commander Robert E. Peary entered his life, and offered him a chance at true adventure. Henson would become navigator, craftsman, translator, and right-hand man on a treacherous journey to the North Pole. Defying the odds and the many prejudices that faced him to become a true pioneer. This is his incredible and often untold story. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women’s foundation. 10% of the RRP for each copy sold will be donated by the publisher to the Girl Up charity.
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Take a tour of the United Kingdom as you’ve never seen it before in this fully illustrated set of county maps.
The contemporary and the historical, the significant and the insignificant rub shoulders with one another in such a way that trivia-minded children (and adults) will find addictively fascinating.
A fascinating introduction to the probable sequence of evolution, with chapter titles, like
When Fins Became Feet
When Reptiles Grew Wings
When Birds Stopped Flying
Published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, whose trustees have provided the authoritative text to accompany Dieter Braun’s distinctive illustrations, this is going to be a title with wide gift appeal. Some will find a mismatch between the colourful and fantastical dinosaur pictures aimed a the declared 6-9 age range readership and the small-print information entries which make no concessions to reading age. But this will give the book longevity on a child’s reading shelf. The 6 year-old can use the book as a visual and naming reference, while the 10 yr old will still be finding fascination in the detailed descriptions.
A book that aims to develop talents by drawing inspiration from twenty-six of the world’s greatest geniuses. It’s filled with ideas for boosting creative, inventive and critical thinking skills.
Recommended for school libraries and as a choice for a quirky book gift.
“Ever wondered what makes a mandarin different from a clementine? A nectarine from a peach? A tornado from a cyclone? Then this is the book for you! It’s a simple but glorious concept that is a lot of fun for both parents and children. ” BookTrust
Illustrator website: Guillaume Plantevin
For centuries, mankind has gazed up at the Moon in awe and wonder. It has been a source of both aspiration and inspiration to astronomers, poets, mathematicians and artists alike. But how much do we know about our closest neighbour? In this book, you’ll discover the history of man’s relationship with the Moon – the science, the myths, the facts and the fiction – and how it affects our everyday lives and the world around us.
Why do octopuses have eight arms?
Why do crabs run sideways?
Are jellyfish made of jelly?
Yuval Zommer’s beautiful new book provides the answers to these and many more fishy questions. His wonderfully quirky illustrations show off all kinds of slippery, shimmery and surprising sea creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, rays and seahorses. Chatty, funny and full of amazing facts, it will be devoured by children eager to find out about the most exciting creatures from the deep blue.
Dreamers, leaders, fighters for our rights… meet 40 amazing activists for peace! From Martin Luther King’s dream to Gandhi’s protest to Nelson Mandela’s struggle, discover how each of these people dedicated their lives to making the world a better place in their own unique, and peaceful, way. Learn how these heroes from history changed the world in this inspiring book packed with hundreds of incredible facts. Who will you choose as your hero?