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Heather Alexander was born in New York City, and now lives in New Jersey. She began her career editing children's books such as Goosebumps and Fear Street, before moving into writing. She has written over 40 books for children.
March 2017 Book of the Month Unless they are regular visitors to the countryside it can be hard for children to connect the milk in the two litre cartons on the supermarket shelves or in their fridge with a cow in the field; this book will address that. Over colourful, busy pages it takes children round a working farm, and in the process answers 100 questions, from who lives in the barn, to how do seeds grow, to how does flour become wheat. The answers are often hidden behind flaps making this a fun, interactive reading experience as well as an informative one. ~ Andrea Reece
This is a typically informative and cleverly designed book from Wide Eyed Editions, one of our leading new publishers of non-fiction. Over 16 spreads, it asks 100 questions about the human body, from what are my bones made of, to why do I have a spleen, to what does my brain look like. The answers are often hidden behind flaps – there are 70 of these - for example you can open up the heart to examine what’s on the inside, and peep inside the eye. The flaps make this a fun, interactive reading experience as well as an informative one. ~ Andrea Reece
A state-by-state compendium of weird laws, quirks, one-offs and unusual records only to be found in the wonderfully wacky US of A. Only in America! explores the strangest claims to fame and the most unusual place names every state has to offer. Visit the city of Dinosaur, drop by the Pizza Museum, find out where it is illegal to feed a pig without a permit and check out the world's only 'carhenge' (that's right, Stonehenge reconstructed using cars). Among many other marvels, discover: The longest gum wrapper chain (over 32 kilometers!) Which state has the highest ratio of cows to humans in the country The origin of shoo-fly pie, a molasses cake baked in a pie crust The world's largest (fake) bug, a 16.5-meter blue termite Where 'dinner' means lunch and 'supper' means dinner Illustrated by the brilliant Alan Berry-Rhys in a bold graphic art style that evokes vintage Americana, the book is arranged state by state, giving key facts about each and presenting an alternative and hilarious look at quirky phenomena that are truly only in America. The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps and infographics bring the places to colourful life. Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book and We Are the 50 States.
Life on Earth: Planet Earth is the perfect introduction to geography for 5+ year-olds. Lift the flaps to find the answers to common questions, such as, 'Why do we have day and night?', 'How are rivers made?' and 'What is the equator?' With 100 questions and 70 flaps to lift, Life on Earth: Planet Earth provides the perfect way to keep engaged while learning. Topics covered include the solar system, the continents, plants and animals, how maps work and world landmarks, among many more. Scientific details are turned into simple, bitesize facts that the reader lifts the flaps to discover. Heather Alexander's colourful illustrations make each fact memorable, and the sturdy, boardbook format means that even the most hands-on learners will have fun playing with the book day after day. Perfect to read out loud to your toddler, or to let them explore on their own, Life on Earth: Planet Earth offers a simple, fun way into geography for little readers.
When was the wheel invented? How fast is a bullet train? What makes a car go? Find out in this interactive book with 100 questions and answers, and 70 lift-flaps to explore. Lift the flaps to look inside a car's engine, learn about farm machines, find out about aircraft, see the fastest vehicles, and take a closer at emergency vehicles, construction machinery and submarines.
Taking a flight is always exciting, and On the Plane Activity Book is the perfect companion for your journey. Play 'I Spy While I Fly', take a multiple-choice quiz and spot the identical pilots on their way through the airport. Packed with plenty to keep kids occupied at the airport or during the flight, this book also includes planes to decorate, matching games, fill-in-the-face drawing tasks, true-or-false airplane and flying facts, and behind-the-scenes diagrams to explore. All children need to do is grab some pens and pencils, get ready to draw, write and play, and let their creativity soar!
How do fish breathe? Why is the ocean salty? Why is a whale not a fish? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this brilliant interactive lift-the-flap fact book. Embark on an epic journey under the sea looking for fish and other ocean creatures beneath the waves, learn what shells are for, find out which sea creatures are the most dangerous, and take a closer look at a coral reef. This fascinating fact-filled book is the perfect introduction to life under the sea.
Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to NASA. The reply was a flat out rejection: the space program didn't take women. It was a critical moment for the young girl, one that made her realize the world she lived in needed changing and that she had better try to make those changes happen. Clinton's life has been a thrilling series of firstsFirst Lady of the US, then first First Lady to become a US Senator, Secretary of State, and possibly the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for President. This easy-to-read biography gives readers a firm grounding not only in Clinton's life history but the history of the times in which she's lived. It comes out as she makes her historic run for the White House.