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This blast of a book represents children’s non-fiction at its finest. It’s packed with inspirational interstellar facts about the first moon landing, all delivered in a well-considered, scrapbook-style design that enhances the subject matter, from the retro typewriter font, to the easy-on-the-eye information boxes. Covering everything from why the moon mission happened in the first place, to astronaut training, lift-off preparation, life on board, exploring the moon, and much more, the book’s USP is its emphasis on how it felt to be in Neil, Buzz and Michael’s moon boots. It provides answers to questions all space-obsessed kids will devour: how did the astronauts get to the moon? How did they go to the toilet? What did they eat? What were their space suits like? What work did they have to do on board? How did they actually land? With an inspiring introduction by Helen Sharman, the first Briton to travel to space, this is perfect for fact-loving young readers to launch into, and should be on the shelf of every school library.
Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things - but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun.
Popular children’s characters the Twirlywoos make learning to recognise and name colours fun and enjoyable. This sturdy board book, just the right size for little hands, shows them having an exciting if typically messy time with paint. It’s an eye-catching, giggle-inducing and memorable way to introduce colours to children who will enjoy learning alongside these familiar, jolly little creatures. ~ Andrea Reece
Colourful, appealing and packed with information, this lovely book will make any family trip to the park, countryside or seaside even more enjoyable. It’s full of facts about the birds you could see, from robins and blackbirds, to skylarks and kingfishers, as well as tips on how to spot them, what to look for, and general bird-watching behaviour. There are stickers to add to record birds spotted, and lots of extra activities to do when you are back at home, from craft projects and board games, to recipes, and you can even learn to play a simple bird-song on the recorder. ~ Andrea Reece
Whether you want to learn about different bugs, find out how to spot insects, or take part in creepy-crawly inspired activities to brighten up a wet day, this We’re Going on a Bear Hunt inspired guide will get you going. It’s full of information about the bugs that share our gardens, parks and houses, and those that live by rivers or in woods. There are four pages of stickers so that you can record what you’ve seen, and lots of suggestions for fun bug-related things to do both in the house and outside. Clearly and attractively laid out, it’s very accessible for children and great both for school projects and fun family days out. ~ Andrea Reece
One of our special picks for Valentine's Day This beautiful little book from the Moomins is the perfect way to say 'I love you!'. Our Special Valentine's Day Picks Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal Love from the Moomins by Tove Jansson I Love You, Stick Insect by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros The Poesy Ring by Bob Graham
Fans of Paddington and his new film will have great fun with this quality activity book. As well as 150 different stickers with which to decorate a variety of scenes, there are cut-out postcards, door hangers and a mask, plus a board game, wordsearches, puzzles and much, much more. The illustrations are taken from the film and look very good indeed. Paddington himself graces most spreads, looking as cute and cuddly as he ever has and look out for special appearances by Aunt Lucy too. Lots of fun and Paddington’s world is particularly appealing. Andrea Reece
Paddington’s new big-screen adventure offers lots of excitement, action and, of course, laughs. Children (and adults too) will love it, and this full-colour storybook is both a lovely souvenir and a way for them to enjoy it all again and again. The story is told through a combination of short paragraphs of text and lines of dialogue plus lots of stills from the movie. It’s bright, attractive and fun to read, Paddington is his warm-hearted, cuddly little self throughout. Andrea Reece
Paddington’s new adventures on the big screen have reminded everyone of just why the little bear from Darkest Peru is such a favourite in his adopted homeland. Paddington is generous, warm-hearted, an innocent who brings out the best in those around him (even hardened criminals in this new story), but inadvertently causes chaos on a regular basis. That’s certainly the case in this new story and film. The plot hinges on a beautiful pop-up book of London: Paddington wants it for Great Aunt Lucy, but someone a lot less nice is after it too. Anna Wilson’s lively story version captures all the fun and excitement of the film, and all that we love about Paddington too. Andrea Reece
Paddington’s adventures in his new film stem from a book, a beautiful pop-up book of London in times gone by. Now here is a beautiful pop-up book of London for fans of Paddington and the film to treasure. Readers can explore olden days London with Paddington and his Great Aunt Lucy, as six stylishly illustrated scenes pop up before their eyes, from Piccadilly Circus to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. They’ll be able to spot Paddington and his aunt in the scenes, riding on buses (one-and-a-half-bears please, asks Paddington politely) and amongst the crowds, and the spectacular paper-engineering will make them feel they are really part of it too. A gorgeous book which will provide readers with many, many hours of pleasure. Andrea Reece
Part of the stable of pre-school TV characters for children created by the godmother of the genre Anne Wood, the endearing, bird-like Twirlywoos are huge favourites with the very young, and they will love this really big Big Book. Ideal for use at nursery or in school, it will also be fun to prop up at home or to lay flat on the floor so that each double page becomes a map of learning and adventure. The Twirlywoos explore first concepts such as numbers, colours and the alphabet and there are things to learn on every page. The emphasis is on building children’s confidence, as they work things out for themselves with the help of the friendly, reassuring characters making this a useful and very effective first learning book. ~ Andrea Reece
Have a very Twirly Christmas with the Twirlywoos in this gorgeous board book with a shiny foiled cover! This is perfectly packaged for small hands, filled with colour and the friendly, familar Twirlywoos that little CBeebies fans will know and love. The Twirlywoos receive a surprise when a box is delivered to their door and soon a whole lot of festive fun follows. A perfect book to share in the run up to Christmas. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.
This clever interactive board book is just the thing to get everyone smiling in the run up to Christmas. Turning the pages really does wake up Santa, thanks to a neat bit of paper engineering. Readers can wake up an elf too, and watch Rudolph’s nose light up, before a teddy gets ready to play. The artwork is bright and lively, full of things to spot, count, name and discuss and it’s a really useful first book as well as being a fun introduction to the festive season. ~ Andrea Reece
One of a series of unusual first concept books, this board book introduces children to colours using objects from the British Museum’s collection. Each one of the dozens of items featured is beautiful to look at, from the green porcelain bowl (China 18th century), to the gold Roman coin (AD 125) to Grayson Perry’s yellow Rosetta Vase (2011). They clearly have stories to tell too and more information is available by scanning a QR code featured at the back of the book. Child-focused and useful the book successfully introduces not just colours but a first sense of history and the dynamic ever-changing cultures and civilisations of our world. ~ Andrea Reece
A pocketful of Paddington will make any day or journey better. This dinky little slipcase contains four sturdy board books, each with a short but satisfying narrative. Using stills from the hugely popular film, the books describe Paddington's manners, introduce the Brown family and show him exploring his favourite bits of London. They are small, lots of fun and full of marmalade, just like Paddington himself in fact. ~ Andrea Reece
Black, white; empty, full; cold, hot: this striking book introduces children to the concept of opposites, and to simple first words. However, by using objects taken from the collection of the British Museum it will also awaken their curiosity and inspire a first fascination with history. No-one looking at these beautiful objects and paintings could fail to be struck not just by their beauty, but also by the sense of stories they contain (more information is readily available via a QR code printed on the back page). Child-focused and thoroughly useful, this will also be a fascinating book to share with children and should inspire happy visits to museums and galleries. ~ Andrea Reece
There’s hours of fun for young Paddington fans to be had in this sturdy sticker book, based on the new film. Paddington and his world look very appealing in the new screen versions of his stories and are reproduced with care here. Scenes to decorate with photographic stickers include Paddington Station, Paddington’s favourite café, 32 Windsor Gardens, a London tube train, the Natural History Museum and of course Mr Gruber’s antique shop. The stickers are jolly and very varied, and this is further proof that there isn’t a setting anywhere that can’t be improved by the addition of a marmalade sandwich. Andrea Reece
Inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic Picturebook and the new TV version this is a lovely book to take outdoors whether you’re on a country walk or in the local park or just the back garden. It encourages children to look closely at the natural world around them and record their discoveries in a very attractive journal. There are suggestions for things to do, from planting sees to a bit of soil analysis and lots of opportunities for sketching too. A lovely looking little book that will make outdoor play into a proper adventure and even more fun and rewarding. ~ Andrea Reece
Inspired by and featuring artwork from the animated special, this field guide to the natural world is informational and fun. Eager readers will discover a wealth of facts about plants and animals, bugs and birds, clouds, the night sky, the weather and so much more. The book features facts galore, but also recipes, science projects and tips for how children can help protect the environment. Whether swishy-swashing through the grass, or squelch-squerching through the mud, there's something here for everyone. You might also like We're Going on a Bear Hunt Colouring Book and We're Going on a Bear Hunt Sticker Activitiy Book! The original edition of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has sold over nine million copies worldwide, and was winner of the 1989 Nestle Smarties Book Prize and 2011 Mumsnet Best Award. The animation created by Walker Productions and Lupus Films aired at Christmas on Channel 4 was viewed by over 6 million people, and is now available on DVD from Universal. There is a new website celebrating 25 years Bear Hunting - visit www.jointhebearhunt.com for everything a bear hunter could need including activities, videos, competitions and tour dates.
Using black line illustrations on framed acetate pages, this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films at home with a torch. Discover Dobby the house-elf, Buckbeak the Hippogriff and other fascinating creatures from the wizarding world in this unique book. In a dark room, shine a light through the window on each page to project incredible scenes on the wall or ceiling. Read along and experience extraordinary moments from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World like never before. Lovereading Review to follow.
T's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! All young children will love this bright, appealing book, packed with age-appropriate, Easter themed games and activities designed to reinforce their understanding of simple concepts and the world around them. With over 100 stickers and a beautiful egg-shaped jigsaw to complete, this will delight any Twirlywoos fan.
You can enter the exciting world of Lego(registered) The Batman Movie books filled with adventure and peril! This new book from the Lego(registered) The Batman Movie series is filled with exciting activities in Gotham City, where the good guys Batman and Robin battle against super-villains like The Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Scarecrow. Lego(registered) The Batman Movie: Chaos in Gotham City includes all-action comic strips and fun puzzles to entertain all Batman fans. It comes with an exclusive Batman minifigure to collect! Other available. Lego(registered) The Batman Movie books available from January 2017 include: Lego (registered): The Batman Movie I Am Batman! The Dark Knight's Activity Journal Lego(registered) The Batman Movie Choose Your Super Hero Doodle Activity Book Lego (registered) The Batman Movie Ready, Steady, Stick! Also available Lego (registered) DC Comics Super Heroes books include: Lego (registered) DC Comics Super Heroes: The Otherworldly League (Activity Book with Superman minifigure); Lego (registered) DC Comics Super Heroes: Enter the Dark Knight (Activity Book with Batman minifigure) and Lego (registered) DC Comics Super Heroes Batman Ready, Steady, Stick! (Sticker Activity Book).
Belle dreams of adventures like the ones she reads about in her books - until she becomes the prisoner of a fearsome Beast in a mysterious, enchanted castle. But life in the castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines, and soon she realizes there is more to the Beast than first meets the eye. Experience this tale as old as time about adventure and love, about looking past first appearances, about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us. Disney Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film is based on the live-action film starring Emma Watson.
With its pretty but accurate illustrations of familiar birds, bugs and animals this is a lovely way to teach children about the natural world around them. Fun, simple activities encourage them to spot and name different birds, to closely examine different types of insect, and match animals to their footprints. There are also hundreds of colour stickers – birds, bats, bees, butterflies and more – that they can use to decorate outdoor scenes. A fun and informative indoor book to encourage an interest in the outdoors and enrich trips to the park, countryside, or even just days in the garden. ~ Andrea Reece
If everyone’s getting a bit over-excited, Colour Together Christmas will provide a lovely way to calm things down. Cleverly designed for adult and child to colour in together, with intricate designs on one side, and simpler ones on the other, it’s full of very pretty festive scenes, from Christmas decorations and reindeer, to snow globes and even Christmas knitwear, so why not put aside the shopping and to-do lists and enjoy doing something peaceful and creative together. ~ Andrea Reece
Meet the Twirlwoo’s - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! in this gorgeous, bright board book. The Twirlwoos are having fun playing ball. Perfect for young readers and small hands, they’ll love discovering their favourite characters from CBeebies through the pages of this lovely book. Say hello to your favourite TV characters in this fun book and plush toy set!
Unleash a world of pure imagination and write and draw your way through this fun collection of activities inspired by and featuring some of Roald Dahl’s most famous characters including Matilda, the BFG, Willy Wonka and Fantastic Mr Fox. With illustrations by the one and only Quentin Blake this splendiferous scribble book will inspire hours of phizz-whizzing fun.
Bring your own unique colour and life to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Charlie's glorious golden ticket, the BFG's magical dream jars and many other classic Roald Dahl scenes inside this beautiful, intricately illustrated colouring book. This scrumdiddlyumptious colouring book will be irresistible to all Roald Dahl fans, young and old.
Join the endearing Twirlwoos as they feature in their very own annual. This bright, colourful book is full of Twirlywoo stories, activities and exercises and will encourage children to learn simple concepts through play, fun and silly humour. Visually a treat, this will be a delight to share together. Silly, fun and full of surprises!
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! It's the Twirlywoos - Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick, and Peekaboo too! Join the Twirlywoos as they learn about wrapping up presents and even themselves. Exploring simple concepts in a funny and engaging way, this latest Twirlywoos board book is sure to appeal to young fans everywhere. Join the fun in this gorgeous book, based on the hit CBeebies show.
This is the official Minecraft Survivors' Book of Secrets from Mojang. The resource that no serious Minecrafter can be without. Who better to ask for survival tips than the Survivors[unk] These underground Minecraft experts have been around since the days of Alpha. Written by the Chief - the leader of the group - it contains their most cunning plans and their most ingenious inventions. On the home front, you'll learn what kind of base best suits your needs, what to stock in your arsenal and how to protect your base with imaginative defensive features. Out in the field you'll learn how to stalk your enemies, how to master the art of practical munitions and how to crush any opponent in hand-to-hand combat. The Chief also shares little-known tips for how to thrive in the Nether and End, and, once you're really confident, how to attempt a speed run to the End dimension. This is the definitive guide to survival in Minecraft from the experts who've lived to tell the tale. Study it carefully and you might just manage to stay alive as long as they have. Be sure to look out for the rest of the Minecraft series. Minecraft Blockopedia Minecraft Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft Beginner's Handbook, Minecraft Construction Handbook, Minecraft Combat Handbook Minecraft Redstone Handbook Minecraft is a multi-platform block-based gaming sensation available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and mobile devices. Whether you're in Creative, Survival or Hardcore Mode, the Minecraft books contain all the advice you need to survive and thrive.
Daddy Pig is an expert on many things - looking after Peppa and George, DIY, cooking and much more. Find out his top tips and celebrate all the things that are wonderful about daddies with this perfect gift for children to share with their fathers. Based on the hit preschool animation Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.
It is Halloween and Peppa's family are having a Pumpkin Party! Everyone comes to play in their spookiest costumes, even Madame Gazelle!A brand new board storybook. Based on the hit preschool animation Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five's Milkshake and Nick Jnr.
It's Easter time and Grandpa Pig has organized a special Easter Egg hunt. But Peppa Pig and her friends find more than chocolate eggs at the end of the garden...This brand new board storybook featuring Peppa and George is perfect for sharing with little Peppa Pig fans and makes the ideal gift this Easter. Look out for more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird including: Treasure Hunt! Sticker Book, My Granny and many more!
This adorable book is brought to you by the best-loved characters from the number one award-winning preschool children's TV show on Channel 5 and Nickelodeon - Peppa Pig ! The perfect present for Daddy Pig's and children everywhere, this cute book talks about how much Peppa and George love their daddy, with all his little quirks.
This delightful new book for children takes the reader on a colourful trip through the history of painting with Picasso as guide. It reproduces some of Picasso's most famous works alongside the paintings that inspired them, fromVelazquez's Meninas to Manet's notorious Dejeuner sur l'Herbe, exploring why Picasso loved them so much and how he re-created them in his own inimitable style. The book ends with an activity section in which children can use their own pencils and brushes to distort, reshape and paint what they feel - just like Picasso!
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