Featuring 26 creatures from around the world, each amazing animal architect tells its own ‘micro story’ about its impressive architectural skills in this delightfully unique wildlife book.
A deluxe new collector’s edition, from Bodleian Library Publishing, of this title, first printed in 1914, with a new introduction by Marina Warner, in which she writes, “These are not fairy stories with happy endings, but wisdom tales of marvellous surprising twists and turns, which wonder at the inequities of existence and pose open questions.”
A sumptuous gift for both young and older adults.
A unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors.
When they got in the lift that morning, they were strangers. Sasha, who is at the UK’s biggest TV centre desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he’s by far the richest – and best-looking – guy in the lift; Velvet, who regrets wearing the world’s least comfortable shoes to work experience; Dawson, who isn’t the good-looking teen star he was and desperate not to be recognized; Kaitlyn, who’s slowly losing her sight but won’t admit it, and Joe, who shouldn’t be there at all, but who wants to be there the most.
And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year . . .
Really useful set of nature activity cards for primary aged children (from Laurence King Publishing), pleasingly designed by the illustrator Chakrabarti with inviting accessible instructions and information written by experienced non-fiction author, Anna Claybourne.
There are 20 double-sided, sturdy thick cards in total categorised into
PARK & GARDEN
FOREST & TREES
Perfect to share between groups of children and a handy aid for KS2 classteachers.
Two board books (the first in a new wildlife series from QED), introducing nature to toddlers – simple, entertaining storylines with an animal character as the focus.
Bird is illustrated by Olivia Cosneau who lives and works near Nantes, France.
Rabbit is illustrated by Magali Attiogbe.
The poetry is stark, fluently using line breaks and page-turns for dramatic effect; the last of these reveals the best closing line of a novel this season. Read alone (though best aloud), the novel is a high-stakes moral thriller; it’s also a perfect if daring choice for readers’ theater. The Horn Book Magazine
There’s something not quite right about Stick Insect’s new sweetheart, and Butterfly seems to have spotted the problem …
Pleasingly silly, and lending itself to over-the-top performances from those reading aloud
Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian Review
Colourfully presented treatment of the folktale told every year at Chinese New Year.
Using easy-to-find objects from around the home and following illustrated step-by-step instructions, design and build working models that move, fly, tick or light up! Develop your design, creative thinking and problem solving skills to make zip wires, vibrating brush monsters, computer controlled fairground rides and much more. Take on challenges such as building a lolly stick bridge and testing it to destruction or making a 10-second marble run.
Alliston is an engineer and technical author best known for her Technology For Fun series of project books and teacher resources.