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Adam Frost is one of the UK's most exciting new children's writers. His stories can be found in print, online and in exhibitions and installations. He has been nominated for the Ottakar's (now Waterstone's) Children's Book Prize. Read a Q&A with the author here.
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Packed full of interesting facts and quirky details, presented in bite-sized chunks of text and vibrant illustrations The Awesome Book of Space lives up to its name. Adam Frost was the worthy winner of the Blue Peter Best Book of Facts 2016 with The Epic Book of Epicness and brings his eye-catching style and enthusiasm to the subject of space covering space travel, planets and stars but with plenty of bizarre facts too such as on Mars snowflakes are square, Russian cosmonauts change their pants once a week and the most likely day to see 'aliens' is the 4th July! With the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings in 2019 there will be many books published on this subject but for 5-9 year olds you'd struggle to find an more entertaining and informative source.
This is a scrapbook with a difference. Yes, readers are asked to record the usual information about themselves, from their height to what kind of house they live in to their dream holiday, but it also tests how ambidextrous they are, and how embarrassing Mum is. At the same time it’s packed with all sorts of unusual and interesting facts on all sorts of things from swimming pools to board games. It’s great fun and kids are likely to return to this book long after the write-in pages have been completed. ~ Andrea Reece
Pick up this book and just look at what you will find. Crikey! That's dead scary. If all the dead people on earth came back to like as zombies there would be 101 billion zombies in the world. Aagh! Run for your life! Check your worryometer! If you see a tiger shark be very afraid, it will eat you. On the other hand if it's a zebra shark - did you know they don't attack people? Safe! Is there anybody there? Messaging home from outer space can take forever! If you're on Venus, a message sent would reach home in 8 minutes and from Neptune it would take over 4 hours! Better check you're in range. Seeing RED! You'll have to travel all the way to Antarctica to see a red waterfall. It's called Blood Falls and the water is turned red by the element iron. WOW! Top trunks! Find out all the things an elephant does with it's trunk. He would die without it. GAV! GAV! It's barking, literally, a dog bark in Russian. You'll find many of the noises animals make in different languages. WOOF! WOOF! How cool is that!
Prepare to discover the most utterly unbelievable REAL facts about WWII . . . Did you know that onions were given as birthday presents in WWII? Or that exploding camel dung was used as a weapon? Could a leaky toilet force a submarine crew to abandon ship? This is history like you've never known it before! Ask yourself . . . Would you eat squirrel tail soup, cow's udders, or a carrot on a stick? Could you share 12.7cm of bathwater with your WHOLE family - for your weekly wash? If you were a spy, which gadgets and inventions would you choose? From flying tanks to Operation Toenail, read about the daring, tragic and heroic events that shaped one of the most influential conflicts in modern times. With a bold design and colourful illustrations, picture the most amazing, and unbelievable, facts from this world-changing time. Puffin and IWM (Imperial War Museums) are proud to be working together to educate and inspire young readers with tales from the past. Puffin know that stories can take you anywhere. As one of the most beloved children's publishers, we aim to fire every young imagination. Uncovering people's experiences during wartime, from the First World War to the present day, IWM is a family of five museums (IWM London, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, IWM North, and IWM Duxford).
Solving crime in record time! Wily Fox is on the case again. A cursed tomb, some sinking sand and an army of snakes. From the pyramids of Egypt to the Grand Canyon, USA, detective Wily Fox is racing to uncover a Pharaoh's long-lost treasure before Doug Donkey steals it. But there's a bigger plot at work. If Wily can't stop his old enemy Klara Kraftypants and her evil scheme, the world as they know it will be history... Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
Solving crime in record time! A ghastly ghoul, a perfumed letter and a creaky board. From the landmarks of London to the castles of Poland, detective Wily Fox refuses to be spooked by the sightings in a top West-End theatre. Wily's got to find out who's behind it before the entire theatre gives up the ghost... Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
Solving crime in record time! Wily Fox is on the case again. One cooking catastrophe, an army of robotic waiters and a moving maze. From the streets of Tokyo to the beaches of Australia, detective Wily Fox is hunting down the animal chef who's fixing the results of TV cookery show, Megachef . But a deadly ninja is determined to throw him off course. Can Wily keep his cool and solve the case before the villain makes mincemeat of him? Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
Solving crime in record time! A family fortune, a treasure trail and a very special spider... From the skyscrapers of New York to a village in the Amazon jungle, detective Wily Fox is on the trail of missing millionaire Simon Sheep. A con artist has tricked his way into Simon's family with the aim of stealing his fortune. Can Wily prove the impostor is a fake before the villain hits the jackpot? Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
Solving Crime in Record Time! One knock-out perfume, an underground hideout and a string of bogus bank robberies. From the canals of Venice to the mountains of China, detective Wily Fox is on a mission to sniff out the thief of a precious perfume recipe. But the crafty villain is involved in some stinky business and it's getting right up Wily's nose... Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
Solving Crime in Record Time! One priceless painting. A mysterious letter. Some cheese so stinky it's deadly. From the galleries of Paris to the palaces of Moscow, detective Wily Fox is on the trail of a stolen painting. But Dimitri Gottabottomitch is doing whatever he can to throw Wily off the scent. It seems there's more to this painting than meets the eye... Wily Fox is on the case Fun and fast-paced detective stories, perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and The Dragon Detective Agency.
The evil Space Twister has stolen Danny's cosmic remote and is running amok with it. Can Danny's new gadget, the Time Tablet, untwist everything? And what if, with one touch of the screen, Danny could delete the Space Twister for ever?
Danny Danger might just be the luckiest boy alive. He's got a cosmic remote that can muck about with time, getting him into and (sometimes) out of trouble at the press of a button. If you like stories with villainous villains, awesome adventures and gadgets galore, then Danny Danger is your man. Fast-paced and funny, the books are also stuffed full of excellent illustrations so your eyes can take a breather from the action every now and then.
Harry the rabbit's day reaches unexpected heights when he finds himself in a bird nest half way up a mountain thanks to a hungry hawk who fancies rabbit for his tea. Ever the optimist - Harry's soon making furry friends, including Shane the Brainy bunny, and together they escape. But Shane's brilliant ideas don't always go to plan . . . Will the bunnies make it back in time to have dinner rather than be dinner?
Sid is tired of being a slow snail. He wants to be faster than a flash of lightning. So, after consulting a trio of guru snails, Sid sets off to find the legendary Ralph the Magic Rabbit, who has powers to grant wishes. On his journey he meets a crow (called Joe) and a neurotic mouse (Martin), both looking for life-changing experiences too. As the three friends help each other through the various challenges of the forest, including carnivorous slugs and a poisonous swamp, they discover that as long as they've got each other they're happy just as they are. That is, until Joe mentions Al the All-Powerful-Cow . . .