A well-presented autobiography by someone who became a star on YouTube. Riga says in the blurb: “You’re not only getting my story – you’ll also learn to write well, from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, published [author].”
Younger readers’ edition.
Wide-Eyed Editions deploy the the tried-and-tested pedagogical ploy of intentional errors in this historical survey of key periods in time. Each historical period is given a big double-spread illustration which includes 20 ‘mistakes’ and on the following double-[age spread the 20 errors are clearly identified and explained. Even the front cover has ten visual anachronisms. A good way to learn a lot about the past.
See how early scientific observations made by ancient civilizations went on to shape our world today…
10 breakthrough moments are identified for each of 10 key scientific discoveries. Dense with information, though some of the text and captions are not so easy on the eye against the muted pastel background colours.
Target audience children aged 7 – 12. Introduces readers to many different genres of music. There are activities to help reinforce the 40 ‘lessons’ and QR links to music samples on line.
form the author: “Let’s face it, doing it can be tricksy. I don’t know anyone (including myself) who has sex all figured out. So I’ve written a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions and revelations. And because none of us have all the answers, I’ve invited some friends and fellow YouTubers to talk about their sexuality, too. We talk about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you’re ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want. So. Let’s do this …”
Contributors include Holly Bourne, Juno Dawson and Erika Lust.
Hannah Witton is a “sex-positive vlogger”, and was heralded Best Sex and Relationships Influencer at the 2016 Cosmo Inlfuencer Awards.
A stylish and engaging new maze book. Described as “The biggest maze book to hit shelves this year!” Explore worlds made of plants, giant skyscrapers, wild habitats, and futuristic cities.
This is rather cool! A continuous illustration, showing all that lies beneath the street’s surface, opens concertina fashion and can be laid out flat upon the floor (it extends for 2.5 metres), or examined two pages at a time in conventional picture book spread fashion.
Recommended non-fiction title for KS2 and KS3 readers aged 7 – 14 packed with information about the chosen 50 women of science, many previously unknown to me.
The book has a straightforward format. A biographical-dictionary style entry on the right, with marginal illustrations giving additional information, alongside a a full-page illustration on the left. Both text and illustrations are the work of Rachel Ignotovsky.
The book is designed, I suppose understandably, to appeal to girls, with a profusion of pastel shades on black backgrounds and a fancy font used for page titles.
Two new editions to this excellent series of illustrated biographies for young readers, beautifully page-designed and printed. Each book contains a timeline at the back.
Highly recommended non-fiction for the younger primary age groups (Y1-Y4) and must-have titles for school libraries. To be appreciated for the artwork as much as the information.