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Emily Hawkins is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Oceanology, as well as several other titles in the Ology series, which has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. She holds a first-class English degree from Nottingham University, and now lives in Winchester with her young family.
A Collection of Natural Wonders, Marine Marvels and Undersea Antics from Across the Globe | The 5th title in the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series, that has now been translated into 31 languages, is a highly topical guided tour of marine wonders from each of the world’s five oceans, taking the reader from the depths of the Marianas Trench to colourful reefs, kelp forests, tropical beaches and to seabird’s rocky nesting sites. Each featured animal (and often these are often the fascinatingly less familiar examples) is given a double-page spread with a full-colour backdrop illustrating the habitat with illuminating snippets of text invitingly laid out, including useful maps that show the locations of the animals. A stand-out feature of this series is the humorous writing which instantly engages young readers and makes the books accessible to a wide age group. The beautiful illustrations include some fun oddities too- an octopus playing the violin or a penguin with a bucket and spade, and these are listed at the back for readers to search for throughout the book. A recurrent theme is the the dangers of floating plastic and other pollution which comes together at the end in a spread titled “Oceans in Danger.” With an excellent index this is another great example from this team of an invaluable information resource that is an entertaining and absorbing book which can be dipped in and out of and read with great pleasure. A recommended addition to any school library.
A world of prehistoric wonders awaits young readers in this excellent information book. Divided by continent it features maps of each followed by scenes depicting the area’s different dinosaur species in their natural habitats. There are notes on each dinosaur represented with detailed information on 30, from the really familiar – T Rex – to more recent discoveries such as the Gigantoraptor. The information is filled with memorable comparisons such as ‘steak-knife teeth’ and quirky visual jokes too: many of the big predators have got napkins round their necks and one is holding a knife and fork. Lucy Lethbridge’s illustrations capture the essence of the dinosaurs in bold, unfussy but arresting images and this will spark real and lasting interest in its subject. ~ Andrea Reece
This atlas may be pocket sized, but it still packs in all seven continents and provides close-ups on some of the smallest of world’s marvels, from the tiniest animals and insects, to some of Europe’s miniature works of art. There’s a huge amount too in each picture for children to spot, and fascinating snippets of information likely to whet their appetite for exploration and discovery. Lucy Letherland’s illustrations are full of life and humour too, and will inspire many hours of contented browsing – in face, slip this into a Christmas stocking and it might even win you some extra snoozing time on Christmas morning. ~ Andrea Reece
A birthday celebration to be shared by all! Open the flaps and uncover all the presents that Amazing Baby gets on his first birthday. There’s a truck, a duck, a bouncy ball, a toy train and finally, a beautiful birthday cake with just one candle on it. If you’re looking for other great books for this age range then go to our Babies and Toddlers category.
Over 30 minutes of fresh and exciting party songs, perfect for that birthday baby get-together. The book also features bright, bold graphics and chunky tabs for little fingers. If you’re looking for other great books for this age range then go to our Babies and Toddlers category.
look at me! has chunky pages cut into three sections, so you can have hands-on fun flipping back and forth to create a variety of funny baby faces. Includes a mirror at the back to reflect your own amazing baby’s face. A funky format at a great price. If you’re looking for other great books for this age range then go to our Babies and Toddlers category.
Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world's great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you're travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world's oceans with Lucy Letherland's animal characters. A natural history lesson in an adventure book, each spread features 10 captions and and facts about every destination. The 5th title in the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series that has now been translated into 31 languages.
Greetings Cadet! Congratulations on being accepted into the prestigious Astro Academy for math! Now strap on your space boots, secure you helmet and let's get ready for a mathematical journey like no other! Hop on board the spaceship School of Numbers and head off on an intergalactic mathematical journey that will introduce young readers to key concepts including arithmetic, shapes, fractions, percentages, and sequences. Six eccentric professors will teach budding space mathematic Cadets all there is to know about the world of numbers! Meet Captain Archimedes Brown who keeps everyone in order; Lois Carmen Denominator who's got a passion for fractions; Di Ameter who's a stickler for geometry; Al Jabra who loves algebra; Ava Ridge who's looney for statistics; and last but certainly not least, Adam Up who just can't get enough of arithmetic! Float into this gravity-free classroom, prepare yourself for antics aplenty and get ready to see math in action like never before.
Welcome on deck of the Voyage of the Discovery! The year is 1927. Travelling on board with us is an illustrious collection of some of the greatest minds of their generation. From the fields of science, engineering, geography and history, our experts have come together to explain some of history's greatest inventions to improve communication, including the printing press, radio, telephones and television. But there's a conundrum afoot and they need YOU to help them. Can you decipher the puzzles to solve the mystery of the missing movie? The stylish Art-Deco-inspired pages of this lavish volume are strewn with novelty ephemera, from postcards and tickets to booklets, code ciphers and maps, which bring to life the mystery as you solve the puzzles to continue your whistle-stop tour around the world. Full steam ahead for the interactive adventure of a lifetime!
From the team behind the best-selling Atlas of Adventures comes this prehistoric journey of discovery. Travel back in time to lock horns with a triceratops, stalk prey with a T-Rex, and learn to fly with a baby Pteranodon. With hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn, this is the biggest Atlas adventure yet!
Welcome on board the Discovery Express! The year is 1937 and a conundrum is afoot: a professor on the verge of a brilliant discovery has disappeared. Can you help to solve the clues on this time-travelling adventure and track down the missing scientist? On your voyage, you'll travel the world, see some of the most important moments in the history of transport, meet the most brilliant engineers of all time, and ultimately unveil the design of the world's first jet engine! With clues to solve on every page, this interactive lift-flap adventure is sure to spark the imaginations of aspiring scientists and engineers everywhere, as you travel back in time to discover the history of transport.
Discover the world's smallest adventures with this beautifully illustrated journey around the world from the award-winning team behind Atlas of Adventures. Explore seven continent maps and learn about the best small-scale adventures on Earth - whether you're taking a ride on the world's largest miniature railway, sending a letter with the world's smallest post office or cruising coral reefs with the smallest seahorse, this book brings together best miniature adventures from the four corners of the globe. Set off on your own mini adventure and see where it takes you!
From the team behind the bestselling Atlas of Adventures, this journey of discovery takes you in large format through 31 of nature's most unmissable animal events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviours and Herculean habits. There are hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn. Celebrate the incredible ways in which animals survive in the wild: with every turn of the page, you'll meet another of nature's most adventurous creatures, learning about their amazing behaviours and habitat. Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating creatures. You'll get to run with the wildebeest in Kenya, nest with the puffins in Iceland, parade with the peacocks in India, hit the dance floor with the birds of paradise in New Guinea and go north with the narwhals of Canada, among many other adventures. The quirky illustrations make the animals' lives relatable to our own with humorous surprises: a drone bee delivering a bunch of flowers to his queen, polar bears using binoculars to watch for seals, cold-blooded iguanas basking in the sun on beach blankets. Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that a Zambian fruit bat can gobble up to twice its body weight in fruit each night? Or that elephants have longer pregnancies than any other land animal - about 22 months!? Or that, at only one day old, a caribou calf can outrun a human? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured animals and objects. Children and adults alike will find inspiration in the extraordinary feats of these wonderful creatures.
In 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle published his widely acclaimed novel, The Lost World. Little did his fans know that his tale of a South American plateau where dinosaurs had survived was based on the real-life adventures of his friend Percy Fawcett. In this long-lost expedition journal, readers are introduced to a wealth of living, breathing dinosaurs, as our intrepid explorers study them in their natural habitat.
The colourful Pop-Up Stories series combines fun rhyming texts and bright, bold pop-up art to captivate and delight young readers. In The Lonely Crocodile, Clarence sets off on a stomp through the swamp to try to find a friend, but everyone he meets runs away in fright. Will he ever find a playmate? Right at the very end, there's a wonderful pop-up surprise: another snappy crocodile who's also looking for a friend, and the two of them frolic in the sun! Young readers will relate to this heartwarming tale of friendship.
Illusionology reveals the practical science of magic. Purportedly written in 1915 by one of America's top scientists, William Schafer, the book is an expose of the tricks of the masters for new initiates of the Illusionists' Guild. As well as revealing inside info about many famous tricks - levitating a lady, making things disappear and mind-reading, among others - and providing instructions, it gives explanations of the science that makes the magic possible. In the course of the book, we learn that Schafer has been perfecting a machine that exploits 'radiant matter' to effect the full dematerialization of a person. On the final spread, Schafer tries out the invention - and is never seen again!
This gift book uses changing pictures to tell the story of the first Christmas, from the point of view of a special star who has an important role to play.
This title showcases a lovable bunch of baby animals. Meet baby elephant, monkey, crocodile, zebra and giraffe in this touch-and-feel treat.
Meet a feisty bunch of mice who share a taste for daring exploits. When ancient Egypt is struck by famine, the wise pharaoh must dream up a cunning idea to keep his mousy subjects well-fed.
Meet a feisty bunch of mice who share a taste for daring exploits. Can tiny Squire Titchington bring Sir Squeakalot down a peg or two? Join these pint-sized heroes in a pop-up adventure to find out which little knight will win the big fight.
The simple rhyming text leads you from spread to spread, where babies will discover a colourful toy hidden under each birthday-present flap, with a sparkly foiled cake on the final spread.
As well as a 30-minute CD of 12 well-loved children's party songs, 'Party Time!' features bright, bold graphics and chunky tabs for little fingers.
The traditional nursery rhyme is given a modern, funky twist with bright, bold 'Amazing Baby' graphics and touch-and-feel animal fur patches.
In 'Oceans' amazing lenticular pop-ups with changing colours show hunting, defence and attraction in action under the waves. Packed with amazing animal facts, this is a series where the natural world really does come to life!
'Up and Down!' explores opposites, arousing baby's curiosity with peephole die-cuts and sparkly foil.
'Shape Up!' uses clever, layered die-cuts and bright, bold colours to draw baby into a world of shapes.