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Tracey Turner has written more than 50 books for children. As well as the Hard Nuts series, she has written the Comic Strip History of the World and other Comic Strip titles, and the Lost series of choose-your-own adventure books. Tracey lives in Bath.
First Names is a series of fun, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduces some truly amazing individuals who lived incredible lives, to an audience of young readers. And Elon Musk is definitely one to watch - he's a multi-billionaire, mega-brain entrepreneur who's building the world's biggest space rocket and some awesome electric cars too. And those are just a couple of Mr Musk's many projects. Find out what drove him to shovel gloop, how parties helped fund his college years and why he wants to move millions of people to Mars. Get to know Elon on first name terms!
This joke book is full of side-splittingly hilarious jokes and fascinating facts about civilisations found in the British Museum. Full of bite-size facts about amazing ancient worlds and jokes that will have you howling, Maurice the Museum Mouse's comical collection is just as entertaining as the British Museum's own collection.
May 2015 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month What a great, fun way to get a young mind enthused in history. Read all about history's toughest kings and queens. Who were the most ruthless, brave, fearless and intrepid monarchs from throughout history. You will find it chock full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite-sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. These and many more Fascinating Facts can be found in Hard Nuts of History: Kings and Queens 1. Which King of England had 6 wives and had more than 50,000 heads chopped off during his reign? 2. Montezuma II was ruler of which South American people? 3. Mary I in the 16th century was also known by which nickname? 4. Which Queen in the 16th century fought the Spanish and won? 5. What was the name of the French duke who invaded England in 1066? 6. What battle happened in 1066? 7. Who remains one of the most famous warrior queens over 2000 years one? 8. Who was the first female ruler of ancient Egypt? 1.HENRY VIII, 2.THE AZTECS, 3.BLOODY MARY, 4.ELIZABETH I, 5.WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, 6.BATTLE OF HASTINGS, 7.BOUDICA 8.HATSHEPSUT
Find out all the really important things about the First World War with this brilliant book of questions and answers on World War One in association with Imperial War Museums which was founded during World War One to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and wartime experience.
Fun for all readers, this is an excellent, accessible, highly illustrated and hugely entertaining introduction to the most famous Greek myths which have delighted listeners for centuries. No punches are pulled as the stories are told and their meanings are easy to understand from clues given in both text and illustrations. There is a useful Who’s Who of mythical monsters and gods at the beginning which provides a handy reference to the intricate relationships within the stories as they unfold. The LoveReading Comment: Murder, revenge, war, monsters, shipwreck, large wooden horses . . . the Greeks did it all first. It’s always extremely handy to know about Greek myths. Not only are they everywhere – books, films, language, the collective subconscious – it will also make you look clever. Now from Jason and the Argonauts to Helen of Troy (via Achilles’ Heel), all the essential myths – plus a few brilliant but less well-known ones – have been condensed in one hilarious volume. Featuring eye-gouging, baby-eating, liver-pecking and wooden horses, these are some of the most exciting and satisfying tales ever told . . . from the stories that created Heroes, invented Amazons, and brought you the Cyclops, centaurs and ladies with snakes in their hair. Just click here to view the other titles in the brilliantly comic ‘Comic Strip’ series, perfect for anyone from 8 to 80.
Mankind has always been fascinated by space - prehistoric man built temples to honour the moon and sun, early civilisations developed theories about what went on up there, and scientists and philosophers from Pythagoras to Copernicus have been drawn to it ever since. Our obsession has led us in to space itself. Not to mention the numerous amazing books, films and UFO 'experiences'. Everything there is to know about space is here. With pictures. It's very very funny.
Attractively produced, this is a neat pocket book stuffed full of extraordinary facts about all kinds of unusual things. Set against a background of strong photographic images, the sections in this book cover many things including Weird Encounters, Weird Behaviour and Weird Science. An index helps readers find their way to the details of the specific topics they want to delve into. Lovereading comment: Whitaker’s World of Weird is an irresistible, interactive guide to the world’s weirdest phenomena, facts and figures. Every spread reveals a new surprise, including weird things to make and do, from divination to levitating your arms. The text is arranged in short, punchy sections and quirky design features add an extra layer of intrigue.
Everything important that’s happened in the world – in pictures, brilliant! Lovereading comment: If you’re not into history but feel you need to know just a little bit more than you do, then this is the book for you. The entire world history from how the world began (probably) through Ancient China, the Dark Ages and the Aztecs to the French Revolution, the British Empire and even beyond the 21st Century is encapsulated into less than 100 pages and all in cartoon graphic style. By the time you’ve dipped into it you’ll know what year the first European settlers arrived in America and just who was Attilla the Hun and lots lots more.
A richly illustrated, informative, and entertaining book about the ways that young people and their families live around the world. It reveals the animals, plants, and weather conditions that the inhabitants encounter, and introduces readers to a world of fascinating customs. Each of the 20 location spreads focuses on one place and one individual to give a strong sense of personality and place. Locations are: Sundarbans (Bangladesh/India); Amazon rainforest; Arctic Circle - Norway; New York City; rock houses of Cappadocia, Turkey; South Pacific island; African savanna; rural Japan; Venice; Sahara desert; Siberian tundra; Alaskan wilderness; Mongolian plains; mud-brick city of Djenne, Mali; Australia's Red Centre; floating village, Cambodia; Andes mountains, Bolivia; Beijing; Outer Hebrides/Shetland Islands, UK; Supai village, Arizona, USA
This compelling, mind-blowing book of lists about the wonderful world of animals is un-put-down-able! Filled with details on topics from the most shudder-inducing bugs and the most popular breeds of cat to which animals can't fart and how to escape from dangerous forest animals, this will be a must-have book in every child's collection! The pages are beautifully illustrated with the colourful and intricate artwork of popular illustrator Caroline Selmes. A great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
Do you want to know about nine popular hair styles from history, how digestion works in six easy steps, and eight questions about the human body that have no answers? Then look no further because The Curious Book of Lists - Human Body by Rachel Delahaye is absolutely bursting with eye-popping and informative lists about your body, guaranteed to keep you entertained and increase your general knowledge at the same time! Discover your body's most curious bits and pieces, the most muscly gymnastics events, freaky human body museums ... and the worst cures for the Black Death. With quirky, colourful illustrations by Caroline Selmes, this is a great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
Do you want to know about eight of the world's deadliest snakes, forty-nine countries without a coastline and five fearless female warriors? Then look no further because Lists for Curious Kid by Tracey Turner is absolutely bursting with eye-popping and informative lists from around the world, guaranteed to keep you entertained and increase your general knowledge at the same time! Discover Ancient Greek monsters, presidential pets, dizzying mountain peaks, super-fast animals ... and what not to mention at a donkey's house. With quirky, colourful illustrations by Caroline Selmes, this is a great gift purchase but also a book to buy for yourself!
How Many Mice Make an Elephant? And Other Big Questions about Size and Distance introduces children to this tricky maths concept in a fun, relatable way. Fantastically written by Tracey Turner, questions such as 'How many high jumps to the moon?' and 'How many ice cubes make an iceberg?' get children to think about just how high, how big and how far things are, as well as teaching them the maths to work it out! The logic behind each comparison is explained in clear, simple steps for children to follow along, helping them to reach the answer. Beautiful illustrations by Aaron Cushley couldn't be further from a maths text book, making learning maths a truly fun experience. This wonderfully illustrated take on maths-by-stealth includes an introduction by Kjartan Poskitt, author of the bestselling Murderous Maths series.
Discover how wheels make the world go round! Written by Tracey Turner, this fact-packed book takes young readers on a colourful journey through the subject of wheels of all kinds, from Roman chariots to driverless cars, via rollercoasters, cogs and gears, monster trucks and much more. Find out about wheels that whizz you around at fairgrounds, how to ride downhill on a penny-farthing, and why wheels can even help you decorate your bedroom! With Fatti Burke's stylish and colourful illustrations, Wheels is a wonderful journey of discovery.
Ever wonder who made the most discoveries in science? Or who was the most intelligent of all the scientists from throughout history? Look no further - Superheroes of Science is jam-packed full of awesome facts, full colour artwork and fantastically funny quizzes! Find out: Which scientist had his brain removed Who lost his nose in a sword fight And which scientist pretended to be mad for six years! If you've ever wanted to land on the Moon, make a telescope out of horse manure, or discover Uranus, read on...
Ever wonder who made the most discoveries in science? Or who was the most intelligent of all the scientists from throughout history? Look no further - Superheroes of Science is jam-packed full of awesome facts, full colour artwork and fantastically funny quizzes! Find out: Who found a leech in her teapot How a shark bit a scientist whilst she was driving a car Why one scientist burped at gorillas If you've ever wanted to make friends with an orangutan, communicate with ants, or look a shark directly in the eye, read on...
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