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Jonathan Litton has written numerous children's books in prose and verse. He loves using his science background to write about sea creatures, space and saving the planet, but is also fond of penning stories about pirates, princesses and picnics. When not writing, he can usually be found on his bike.
July 2018 Book of the Month | This clearly written visually stunning book will have children jumping in to learn all about a wide variety of topics – history, nature, science, medicine, even philosophy: who’d have thought that holes could contain so much? They are a passion of the author and his enthusiasm spills onto the pages. Whether he’s looking at natural holes, manmade holes, holes in humans (mouth, nose, eyes, bottom), or the ways holes have been described in maths and philosophy, the information presented is fascinating and often dramatic. The painterly illustrations match the text for depth, and are often quite beautiful to look at. Like the best non-fiction, this is full of answers but will leave readers ready to ask more questions.
This fine, beautifully illustrated book does everything an information book should. Its subject is the amazing expeditions taken by men and women over the centuries. Some subjects will be familiar – Shackleton, Marco Polo, Amelia Earhart – while others will be less well known, such as Ibn Battuta who travelled though Africa, Central Asia, Afghanistan and India in the 1300s. Travelling, he’s quoted as saying, ‘turns you into a storyteller’, and the stories told in this book are proof that truth is at least as gripping as fiction. Young readers will be left not just informed but inspired to find out more, and with a bigger view of the world. ~ Andrea Reece 360 Degrees is a non-fiction imprint of the Little Tiger Group. Each book is unique in subject and presentation style. 360 Degrees’ main objective is to create accessible and unique non-fiction books, ensuring the highest production values and attention to creative detail.
April 2017 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month This beautiful information book explores all aspects of our planet, this ‘tiny sphere that orbits an ordinary, middle-aged star in a quiet backwater of the Milky Way’. It examines the inner workings of the Earth; looks at life, from the smallest beings to the mightiest, past to present; opens up the huge variety of ecosystems; and ponders the impact humans have had and are having. The tone is one of conversation as author Jonathan Litton explains often complex topics in relaxed and accessible language. Thomas Hegbrook’s soft, ethereal images do more than illustrate the text. An inspiring book to send readers exploring even further. ~ Andrea Reece
As much an atlas as a language learning book Hello World is a clever way to stimulate children’s interest in the world and the many different peoples who share it and if they read it from start to finish, children will be able to say hello to people in every country in the world! Stylish and clearly designed pages illustrate the continents and outline the different countries highlighting not cities or landscape features but the people who live there and their word for hello. Under neat little flaps are pronunciation guides and facts about the language. There are some mind-boggling pieces of information, for example there are over 1,300 different languages in Australia and the isles of the Pacific, almost a fifth of the world’s total among a tiny population. An unusual and very rewarding information book. Click here to download a brilliant free teaching resource linked to this book.
Lift the giant flaps to find out which colourful and quirky jungle animals are popping out at you! This exciting pop-up flap book features cute and clever rhymes and a cast of jolly jungle characters.
What on Earth? The Environment is a simple first introduction to the environment - the air, soil, water, plants and animals. How do we as humans slot into the natural world around us and how do our actions affect the environment? What on Earth can we do about it? The book contains three different types of pages: Explore, Investigate and Create. This structure provides a child-led and hands-on way for children to learn about the world around them. Create pages consist of fun crafts and activities to give children a chance to play and have fun while learning.
Brainy babies will love learning all about engines, bridges and tunnels, and how they are made.
From stocks and shares to supply and demand, tiny tots will discover just how simple economics can be.
Brainy babies will love learning all about different types of buildings and how they are made! This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!
Brainy babies will love learning all about animals, their homes and their habitats! This engaging, tongue-in-cheek board book also features a surprise lift-the-flap ending!
Max and Suzy are bored and wish they had a playground in the garden - can the dynamic duo use their engineering know-how to build a swing, slide and see-saw? Challenges include: choosing the best material to use, how to measure things and work out how to test their designs. Next steps at the end of the book detail the engineering behind the story, with hands-on activities for children to experiment with the concepts explained, and find out for themselves how things work. STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces the concepts of planning and implementing a project. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of engineering.
Max and Suzy are entered in the Great Go-kart Race and all is going well until... they get stuck in the mud! Help them overcome several obstacles en route, such as a punctured tyre and a flat battery, in this fun, interactive science story! Will the dynamic duo find the solutions to all the problems and win the race? STEAM Stories is a series of interactive picture books, each introducing a different STEAM topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Join dynamic duo Max and Suzy in these action-packed problem-solving adventures which introduce children to key STEAM concepts through a gripping, interactive story. A review section at the back of each book highlights the key topics, invites children to relate the story to their own experiences and improves reading comprehension. This STEAM story introduces the concepts of pushes and pulls, sources of energy and different materials. Together with Max and Suzy, young learners will explore the wonders of science.