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?
A kids’ guide to life without meat…
The book takes you through the costs and benefits of this change in lifestyle. It includes a section on food groups and information about how you can adapt your diet to get all the right nutrients (such as iron).
The book goes on to give tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for the whole family, specially created by vegetarian blogger Jacqueline Meldrum of www.tinnedtomatoes.com. The recipes include dairy but not fish or meat.
Following the success of Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week Politics for Beginners, Usborne has produced this no-nonsense, easy-to-understand guide to what business is all about – a must-have for school libraries…
With bright, infographic pictures, Business For Beginners describes how to start your own business, manage your money and beat the competition and explains global supply chains and interest rates. Includes links to websites to find out more.
Wide Eyed are the new Dorling Kinderlsley of illustrated non-fiction and one of the reasons why non-fiction sales have been so buoyant in the children’s sector.
Harry Bloom the illustrator deserves star billing as so much rests on the detail he manages to include in. his illustrations. He has done this before in Prates Magnified, and triumphs again with a title on a subject that never fails to entrance.
Explore ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, and learn what life was life for pharaohs, slaves and scribes in this fascinating search-and-find adventure. Use the magnifying glass to spot over 200 things in each eye-boggling illustration.
Packed full of wow-inducing facts and trivia, this colourful book offers much more than the average flag book. Find out how Lichtenstein and Haiti discovered they shared the exact same flag and which national flag was designed by a 15-year-old schoolgirl in this comprehensive and entertaining read.. Features 268 flags, including the national flag of every country in the world,an atlas-style chapter for each continent exploring the history of significant flags, and themed sections that introduce the many different types of flags, plus great moments in flag history (flags at the poles and in space for example) and how we communicate using flags.
A friendly and entertaining guide to help young people cope with puberty, peer pressure and other growing-up concerns.
The book kicks off with a good definition of worry as overthinking. The risk with books such as this is that they end up instigating just that level overthinking they set out to suppress.
Good to see the illustrator – Tanja Stevanovic – being given equal billing on the cover.
In her middle-grade memoir Path to the Stars, Sylvia Acevedo draws a straight if improbable line from her childhood as a Mexican American girl in New Mexico through a career as a literal rocket scientist to her current post as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. Horn Book
Read this special feature of the author in conversation with Roger Sutton, Horn Book editor.
“This appealing page-turner helps fill the void of biographies on Latina women. Girls, boys, scouts, non- scouts–all will be inspired by Acevedo’s story.”–Booklist, STARRED review
“Those seeking stories of female STEM trailblazers will find much to love here. Encouraging and uplifting.”–Kirkus
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