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Food is such an important part of family life, and this attractive book is a lovely way to teach children new words, and for them to learn about what we eat. Each page has a different theme – a colourful spread of fruit is followed by a page of vegetables, rows of greenery suddenly brightened by a purple aubergine, or bright red tomato. Root vegetables are shown growing in the ground, so that children will think about where food comes from; similarly a label next to the sausages and bacon shows a pig. There are pages on meals and cooking, and with over 250 different illustrated words this is fun to browse and an excellent book to build vocabulary. ~ Andrea Reece
This beautifully illustrated book is packed with woodland scenes to decorate and fill with deer, foxes, squirrels, badgers and more woodland creatures. Children can use the stickers to bring each page to life.
When war was declared in September 1939, young people around the world were expected to put on a uniform and fight in a conflict not of their making. They may have been dressed in regulation khaki or air force blue, or restricted by rationing, but driven by angst, patriotism and survival, they took every opportunity to express themselves by adapting their clothing. Away from the war their lives were shaped by swing music and its fashions, allowing individualism to flourish despite repression and offering a rebellious reaction to the fearful sound of jackboots marching in unison. It was a time of new identities, factions and hierarchies. From the British Tommies and the American GIs, to the 'Glamour Boys' of the RAF, the 'Spitfire Girls' of the ATA and members of the French Resistance, Kitted Out is a fresh take on the history of the Second World War through a fashionable eye. The poignant and inspiring stories behind the uniforms, styles and self-expression in Britain, the United States, North Africa and occupied Europe will be painfully resonant to a new generation of young people.
This friendly wipe-clean book is filled with comprehension-based activities that allow children to practise understanding, analysing and interpreting different kinds of writing. Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school. The wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.
Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school, this book is filled with activities that use basic comprehension skills to understand written English including stories, poems, instructions and more. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.
Rome in the 1950s: following the recovery from fascism and Nazi occupation during the Second World War, the city is reinvigorated. The street cafes and nightclubs are filled with movie stars and film directors as Hollywood productions flock to the city to film at Cinecitta Studios. Fiats and Vespas throng the streets, and the newly christened paparazzi mingle with tourists enjoying la dolce vita. It is a time of beauty, glamour - and more than a little scandal. Caroline Young explores the city in its golden age, as the emergence of celebrity journalism gave rise to the ultimate film icons: Ava Gardner, Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Elizabeth Taylor. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Italian capital, the story follows their lives and loves on and off the camera, and the legendary films that marked their journeys. From the dark days of the Second World War through to the hedonistic hippies in the late 1960s, this evocative narrative captures the essence of Rome - its beauty, its tragedy and its creativity - through the lives of those who helped to recreate it.
Young writers can learn a range of writing skills with this fun activity book. Join a group of friendly animals at the fairground and design a ride, describe how to make an ice cream sundae and write a blog post about the big day out. The activities are presented in an approachable, engaging way and each focuses on a different writing skill.
With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains how we can stay healthy. Covering everything from diet, exercise and hormones to mental health, hygiene and sleep, this is an essential book for young people and includes links to websites to find out more.
Part of the Usborne Key Skills series that supports the English lessons children learn at school, this entertaining book is filled with prefix and suffix related activities, including giving words opposite meanings, adding word endings and using apostrophes. Wipe-clean pages offer endless practice, and answers and secret notes for grown-ups are at the back.
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