Press Out and Build Dinosaur
With this prehistoric press-out and build kit you can slot together your own full colour, 90cm Tyrannosaurus rex and learn about the terrible lizards in an illustrated 24-page book full of facts about these amazing creatures. The boxed set contains 20 sheets of card with the press-out, slot-together model, assembly instructions and Dinosaur Fact Bites. Adult assistance, but no glue required. Age 8+
Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing
Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language
Daniel Tammet, author of the bestselling memoir Born on a Blue Day, here draws on his own experiences as an autistic person and a polyglot to explore what the intricacies and oddities of human language can teach us about ourselves. His 15 essays cover such topics as the art of translation, sign languages, the music and patterns of words, the grammar of telephone conversations and the rules that prescribe acceptable Icelandic names. Slightly off-mint.
Junior Illustrated Dictionary
Designed to help new readers to develop their linguistic, spelling and vocabulary skills, this illustrated dictionary focuses on the words that children use in everyday life. Each entry defines the word clearly (plus the pronunciation for harder words), identifies the part of speech, gives an example sentence and includes synonyms and antonyms where appropriate. Age 6+
Advice, Puzzles and Activities to Keep our Brains Active in Later Life
The acclaimed puzzle and brain training expert, author of The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book and the BrainedUp.com website, Dr Gareth Moore has devised activities and puzzles to help ageing brains stay sharp and reduce the memory-related effects of getting older. After a simple introduction to how the brain works and how it changes, there are chapters on keeping your brain fit, and advice and exercises for memory, learning, staying positive and concentration.