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Steve Martin (London, UK) is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children's books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys' Book of Adventure, Numberland, and Ivy Kids' Astronaut Academy.
Children fascinated by TV cookery programmes will learn just what’s involved in being a chef from this book, as well as lots about nutrition, hygiene and even kitchen equipment. The introduction explains that being a chef is not just about making delicious food, though obviously that’s important, but is also about managing a team of cooks, buying the best ingredients and making sure that your restaurant is a success – leadership skills and an understanding of maths and science are all part of that. No wonder then that the book is so varied, full of all sorts of interesting information presented over appealing, colourful pages. Children are invited to observe what’s in their own kitchens, as well as given write-in challenges to complete. There are a couple of simple but tasty recipes to follow too. Fun and informative. ~ Andrea Reece Every country has its own different kinds of food. Download a map of the world featuring some of the most popular dishes across the globe. How many have you tried? One of a number of titles in the Academy series. To go to our special Academy series category click here.
Well laid-out, and packed with information and interactive tests and activities to develop skills and understanding, this is just the book for anyone interested in becoming a pilot. It will tell them everything they need to know about flying helicopters, jets and commercial aircraft, from what the controls on a helicopter do, to the make-up of a jet engine. There are practical projects to try and readers can make a rotocopter or a string radio, and work out how much fuel you would need to pilot a plane round the USA. Once each section is complete, children add a sticker before graduating to the next task. Added extras in this terrific book include a press-out and make model plane. ~ Andrea Reece One of a number of titles in the 'Academy' series. To go to our special 'Academy' series category click here.
Handsomely presented and full of information, this is an excellent book for any young person interested in a career in medicine. It’s divided into three sections: People Skills – described as the most important part of any doctor’s work; General Practice, full of information on the body, the special terms and language doctors use, and ways diagnoses are made; Surgeon, which describes what goes on in a hospital, with detailed looks at X-rays and keeping germs at bay. ‘Students’ of the academy learn by completing sets of activities and there are interactive tests throughout as well as practical activities like wrapping a sprained wrist, or identifying bones on an X-ray. Once each section is complete, children add a sticker before graduating to the next task. Added extras include a press-out model of a skeleton. ~ Andrea Reece One of a number of titles in the 'Academy' series. To go to our special 'Academy' series category click here.
This cleverly designed, attractive book will catch the imagination of all children, even those who wrongly believe that they don’t have what it takes to be a scientist. It explains that the key attribute for scientists is curiosity and then stimulates that in young readers by giving them a variety of fun, practical exercises and experiments to do. There are sticker rewards for each completed task and the experiments themselves will give children a real sense of satisfaction and achievement. A fun, inspiring way to get children thinking about how our world works and a great book to provoke understanding of the different types of scientific activity. ~ Andrea Reece Download a Scientist Academy Activity sheet here! One of a number of titles in the Academy series. To go to our special Academy series category click here.
There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you'd love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What's it really like, and do you have what it takes? Learn the essential skills to start your own engineering journey with this fun and engaging title. One of a number of titles in the 'Academy' series. To go to our special 'Academy' series category click here.
Entertaining, educational, and engaging, Vet Academy makes veterinary science fun and accessible for kids who love animals. You will also learn about animal body language, exercise, and keeping animals happy and healthy! Key skills are practised with a variety of fun activities, including observation, speed and accuracy tasks, and matching and finding games. One of a number of titles in the Academy series. To go to our special Academy series category click here.
Do you love animals and dream of working with them when you grow up? If the answer is yes, then this book is for you! In this entertaining and informative book, children who love animals can find out all about the future careers they can choose from. From being a zoo vet, a police dog handler, a marine biologist, a guide dog trainer, to a pet photographer and many more, this book will take you through a day in the life of 25 animal workers, showing you how each job unfolds on a typical working day. You'll learn what it takes to get the job, what duties and tasks are involved, and discover a world of opportunities. Turn the pages and find out the best part of a pet vet's day and what really bugs an entomologist... HINT: it involves insects flying up their nose! With a variety of careers covered, from jobs in science, the police, charity and many more, this book is sure to inspire children's ambitions and get them excited for their futures. Aimed at animal loving readers aged 7 and older the illustrated narrative approach tells the story of each career and helps introduce children to the world of work in a playful, engaging way. When they've finished reading, children will have gained an overview of each of the featured jobs and will have discovered that you can turn a passion, an interest or a hobby into a rewarding career. If readers want to know more about the opportunities ahead they can check out That's a Job? I Like Sport, or That's a Job? I Like being Outdoors and discover even more of the world's coolest jobs.
Kids will enjoy a hearty three-course meal at Chef Academy. First they learn about food, then how to manage a kitchen and lastly how to run a restaurant and create imaginative food. Filled with facts about nutrition, food preparation and international cuisine, there are fun activities for kids to enjoy, such as designing the perfect three-course meal, making a chef's hat, and much more.
Start to learn the basic skills needed to become a doctor with this unique activity book. Kids can qualify in three areas: in People Skills, as an Internist and a Pediatrician, and as Surgeon. The fun activities include making a stethoscope, wrapping a sprained ankle, and making a healthy living poster. Young readers will be inspired by the fun craft activities, cool quizzes, and games. Once kids have worked their way through the book, they can delve into the Doctor's Bag section, which contains all sorts of goodies - stickers, a poster, and a game to play with friends.
Kids can learn the essential skills to start their own scientific journey with this fun and engaging title. Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, this book guides young readers through different strands of science: Laboratory, Investigative, Space, Earth, and Life. Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce skills of the sort required by real-life scientists, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. Create a pendulum, investigate a crime scene, uncover some fossils, and study the solar system. The sky's the limit!
Are You Ready for the Challenge? There are so many different types of engineer you could be, whether you'd love to work with jet engines, robots, racing cars, or even space stations! What's it really like, and do you have what it takes? Learn the essential skills to start your own engineering journey with this fun and engaging title. Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, this book guides readers through each strand of engineering science - Mechanics, Aerospace, Robotics, Energy, and Materials. Practical projects, each carefully designed to introduce skills of the sort required by real-life engineers, help kids pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. Design a robot, learn how to construct a simple car, create your own levers and pulleys, and build paper planes, plus many other educational and inspirational activities - the sky's the limit!
Perfect for any child who wants to stay one step ahead of their classmates, this fantastic book is packed with informative titbits that will fascinate and enthrall young minds. I Wish I Knew That is full of interesting stuff that parents and grandparents used to learn at school that every child ought to know today. From classic books children should read, a quick grammar guide, an introduction to foreign languages, who that Pythagoras chap was, to a look at all the kings and queens, countries and their capitals, an introduction to classics and much more, it covers all subjects.
Discover the essential skills required on the way to becoming an architect in this innovative activity book. Architect Academy gives kids the know-how to plan and draw all sorts of structures, from bridges and schools, to parks and pyramids. Activities range from designing a residential street, and your perfect play park to learning some of the maths skills used by architects, how to read floor plans, and the basics of interior design. The Architect Toolbag section contains all sorts of goodies, such as Architect Task stickers to use when a challenge is completed, a pull-out poster, and press-out game cards to share with friends. Encourages imaginative play and problem solving Fresh, contemporary artwork helps to make basic design and space-planning concepts accessible Includes loads of great extras: stickers, a pull-out poster, a game, and cards to play with
Getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Celebrated writer and performer Steve Martin and dynamic artist C. F. Payne (illustrator of John Lithgow's children's books) have teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Undoubtedly a new classic for readers of all ages, Late to School is the perfect gift to be read again and again.
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