Children's Activity Atlas
An Interactive and Fun Way to Explore Your World
From wildebeest in Kenya to shrinking ice seas in Antarctica, these twelve double-page maps, each one surrounded by information and activities such as completing the maps with stickers, are a colourful journey around the world for young explorers-to-be. Inside the front cover is a pocket with a passport, six postcards and more than 250 stickers of flags, wildlife and landmarks. Age 5+
My Little Book Of Trains
From early steam engines to Hyperloop trains of the future, this information book offers descriptions of the different types of train, introducing some special locomotives, their history and the jobs they do, accompanied by colour photographs and a glossary and index. Age 4+
Ocean (Topsy Turvy World)
Hammerhead sharks are afraid of the dark, anglerfish wear lipstick and an octopus’s tentacles get tied up in knots when the ocean world is turned upside down. When young readers have delighted in the quirky pictures and funny rhymes, there are suggestions for creating their own books and facts about some of the sea creatures they have encountered. Age 4+
A Journey Through Nature
Meet a possum in the city and a tiger in the mangroves… This visual safari travels through various habitats to introduce the animals that live there, with simple descriptions, bright illustrations, a fun quiz and activity, and a jacket that unfolds into a colourful poster. Age 5+
Animals (Topsy Turvy World)
The world is turned on its head in this rhyming picture book for young readers, where polar bears try to fly, hippos play football and meerkats walk on stilts. After enjoying the weird and wonderful animal antics, children are encouraged to imagine their own topsy-turvy day and even write a poem about it. Age 4+
How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons
From how to use a knife, to juicing, whipping, steaming and kneading, these ten cookery lessons provide basic skills for preparing a range of dishes. Each skill is utilized in the recipes that follow, such as Super Fruit Salad, Beef Tacos and Seeded Bread Rolls. With photographs, diagrams and clear explanations, this spiral-bound guide is an ideal starting point for any young cook.
A Maritime History of Scotland, 1650-1790
Colourful characters and dramatic events abound in the history of Scottish seafaring during the period 1650 to 1790, whether the raids of John Paul Jones, the press gangs of the Royal Navy, English wars or trade wars. In this illustrated study Graham traces the development of the Scottish marine and argues that state intervention and warfare at sea in the pursuit of mercantilist goals largely determined Scottish maritime fortunes.
Rubik's Quest: Cube Countdown
The Rubik’s-cube core of the world’s most important computer has been stolen, and it’s the reader’s mission to recover it. Rather than reading from front to back, young adventurers must use their knowledge of shape, geometry and patterns – as well as their common sense – to solve the puzzles and plot their own unique path through the story. Age 7+
Dinosaurs inhabiting colder areas (such as Australia 110 million years ago) may have hibernated in the winter months like some modern mammals, and tyrannosaurs regularly broke and re-grew their teeth, like sharks. This colourfully illustrated children's book introduces the world of dinosaurs through such facts, exploring the different species, their habitats, food sources and way of life, and explaining how palaeontologists learn about them from fossils. Age 7+
Great Walls and Linear Barriers
Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China are world famous, but they are not exceptional phenomena. This impressively researched volume shows how, throughout history and across the globe, societies have built such barriers to reinforce their control over territory. Illustrated with numerous photographs and specially commissioned maps, the book ranges from Mesopotamia to Kievan Rus to examine their construction and strategic function, and identifies a recurrent theme: the separation of nomadic peoples from areas of settled agriculture.
Collection of Curiosities: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
Among mazes, spotting and word puzzles, colouring and sticker activities, this collection introduces different types of dinosaur, ancient predators of the sea and sky, some of their mammal contemporaries and a 521 million-year-old trilobite that pre-dates them all.