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January 2015 Non-fiction Book of the Month There is something incredibly satisfying about baking your own bread and this book is a great introduction to the art of bread-making, perfect for children and beginners of any age. This is a book that will inspire children to get into cooking and baking and to become more intrigued to know what goes into our food. Its very clear layout and instructions will ensure the perfect bake every time with minimal (even no) help from an adult.
A simple, jargon-free cookbook packed with delicious recipes for cakes and cookies, ranging from iced fancies, cakepops and mini eclairs to yoyo cookies, mini macaroons and chocolate-dipped shortbread fingers. Each recipe is fully illustrated with mouth-watering colour photographs and clear step-by-step diagrams. Spiral binding makes the book practical and easy to use in the kitchen.
This title features eighteen different cake recipes that will impress your party guest but which are surprisingly easy to make. Extensively tested recipes are explained with step-by-step instructions makes this lovely baking book fool-proof, even for beginner cooks. It is packed full of ideas for decorating cakes including icing and piping techniques, how to make decorations from marzipan and chocolate, and even how to make your own paper confetti, flags and cake toppers.
From dramatic sieges to jousting battles, little children can bring medieval scenes to life with this exciting activity book. There are over 180 rub-down transfers of knights, armour, weapons and dragons to decorate scenes including knight school, going on a hunt and a royal feast. There's lots of information about life in medieval times, too.
Enjoy all the fun of a trip to your favourite shops in this charming sticker book. Fill a bakery with delicious treats, decorate a florists with beautiful flowers, fill a department store with clothes and lots more. There are over 300 reusable stickers, and a fold-out back cover to store stickers when not in use.
Brush water over the black and white illustrations and watch as the magical creatures and animals burst into dazzling colour! Sixteen detailed scenes include unicorns, narwhals, a phoenix, dragon and lots more. With a handy fold-out back cover to prevent colours running through to the page beneath.
Bring the magical world of fairies to life in this gorgeous activity book. There are over 400 delightful transfers of fairies, flowers, butterflies, ladybirds and more to decorate scenes including a fairy tea party, magic academy and a starlight ball. For each scene, there is a fairy picture to colour, too.
Discover how scientists changed the world, from inventing life-saving medicines and probing the secrets of the smallest particles to sending people to the Moon - and how ground-breaking scientific theories changed our world again and again. With illustrations, photographs and links to specially selected websites for more information.
Step inside a beautiful Georgian family home with this fascinating picture book. Each page shows a different area of the house, from a dining room laid for an elegant dinner party to the housekeeper's room and kitchen garden. With contents and index pages for easy reference, and links to websites with video clips and virtual tours of famous houses.
This title is in the same series as 'Gardening for Beginners', but it's exclusively about growing edible plants, from fruit and vegetables to mustard and cress, sprouting beans and edible flowers. As with the previous book, everything is grown in containers and many of the projects can be grown on a windowsill or small balcony, so you don't need a garden.
Using the stickers provided, children can show off their design skills and decorate this doll's house to their own personal taste. Young children can decorate their very own doll's house with this charming sticker book. Little children will love decorating this beautiful doll's house and can get creative with the interior to make the perfect doll's house. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
Now that Bake Off has turned us all into wannabe star bakers, this sturdy little box of goodies will be more tempting than ever to young cooks. Inside are two biscuit cutters, in the shape of stars and Christmas trees, some pretty little cupcake cases and a recipe book with twenty different cake and cookie recipes. The instructions are very clearly explained, with illustrations to show you exactly what to do. Alongside favourites such as mince pies and ginger bread are more unusual treats including Kringle, a Danish bread flavoured with lemon and cardamom, which looks delicious! On your marks, get set, bake! ~ Andrea Reece
A richly illustrated book that takes readers back in time to the dangerous Middle Ages, and the castles that people built and lived in. Children can discover who built castles, the weapons used to defend them and how everyday life was conducted, from feasting to fun to religious ceremonies.
This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about what it was like to live in a castle. Little ones can find out about kings, queens, knights, banquests, jousting and lots more - whilst learning lots of interesting new words. This delightful book is full of scenes of medieval castle life, from delicious feasts to life under siege. Each page covers a different element of castle life, from different rooms like the dungeon and the guard room to castle animals such as horses and falcons. Illustrations: Full colour throughout
An interactive history book for young children, looking at life in a town travelling back in time from modern times to the stone age. With over 80 flaps to lift.
Perfect for budding green-fingered kids or indeed to get kids enthused in discovering how plants grow - and where food comes from - by growing their own fruit and vegetables. This is the perfect introduction for absolutely beginners, covering all the basics plus lots of hints, tips and ideas. No garden is required as there are lots of ways to grow plants in pots, jam jars, plastic containers inside, on windowsills or balconies.
An illustrated sticker book that shows what it was like to live in a castle in the dangerous Middle Ages. With over 100 detailed stickers including photographs and illustrations of knights and castles, armour, weapons, shields and treasure, it is full of facts about castles and castle life, battles, coats of arms, tournaments and feasting.
A stylish collection of festive scenes to colour in, perfect for keeping children occupied in the busy run-up to Christmas. Features beautiful drawings of traditions such as a Christmas market, gingerbread house and Santa's grotto.
From the Battle of Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, this book tells the unique story of Medieval Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees. Includes links to websites to find out more information via the Usborne Quicklinks Website as well as lists of places to visit throughout Britain.
This is an engaging history of Western Art from cave paintings through to modern times, plus information about the artists and their lives and techniques. It is illustrated with a combination of full colour reproductions of the original works of art and humorous line drawings. Internet links lead to a range of fascinating websites, including online art galleries and lots more about the artists featured in the book.
This is a new book full of delicious ideas for baking and decorating a huge variety of yummy cakes. Recipes are divided into three mouth-watering sections: Big cakes include coffee and walnut sandwiches, chocolate gateauxs and pineapple cakes; Little cakes include cupcakes, muffins and mini cheesecakes, while Tray cakes include Swiss rolls, chocolate brownie bites and apple loaf. Something for everyone! Instructions for decorating techniques and recipes for different icing and topping recipes help make each tasty treat look like it's straight out of the baker's. Each recipe is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations to ensure spectacular results. It includes decorating and wrapping ideas for boxes, ribbons and jars to help make each cake into a lovely gift.
This is a comprehensive book covering all the basics of cooking, perfect for children or beginner cooks of any age. It is fully illustrated with colour photographs, and clear step-by-step diagrams show what to do at each stage of a recipe. Dishes included range from simple sandwiches, salads, soups, stews and desserts through to straightforward classics such as roast chicken, homemade bread, sponge cake, chocolate chip cookies and even profiteroles. Each recipe is marked clearly with allergy advice, and variations on recipes are also included to cater for different food preferences and tastes. Each recipe also comes with a difficulty rating, indicating clearly which are very easy and which require a bit of extra time or effort.
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