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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 | As befits its subtitle ‘A Children’s Book of Mindfulness’, Happy is a sensitive and calming introduction for young readers on how to engage with the beauty of the world to help them to deal with the big emotions of life. Through its poetic text matched with warmly domestic illustrations it takes readers on a journey from ‘Mindfulness’ to ‘Happiness’ allowing space to reflex on topics such as ‘Listening’, ‘Relaxing, ‘Feeling’, ‘Loving’ and ‘Smelling’
The human body is amazing, ‘the most incredible machine on Earth’ says this book, which explains exactly how it works, from the inside out. Over colourful, clearly designed pages, featuring detailed illustrations, it peels back the layers of the human body to examine the individual body systems, from the integumentary system (skin, hair and nails), through the muscular system, skeletal system, digestive system, right up to and including DNA, in a chapter What makes me who I am? Questions are asked throughout in fact, making it highly interactive and engaging, and some of them provoke the response, ‘Yuk’ (Is it true you can drink your own urine). With a neat reference guide to the body tucked inside the front cover, and useful glossary at the back, this book is well thought out and informative from beginning to end.
You're my little honey bunny, There's no one else like you. You're brave and bright and funny, You make me feel brand new. Celebrate your little honey bunny with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book.
You're my little Christmas wish. You glitter on my tree. I wished on you, and here you are, All cosy next to me. Celebrate your little Christmas wish with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book.
It's okay to enjoy roaring loudly. We all deserve some time to play. But all lions should practice those soft growls, For the quieter times of the day. Welcome to the jungle! It's full of misbehaving animals, from messy monkeys to grumpy grizzly bears but with the help of our quirky, memorable rhymes and adorable animal illustrations, your child will enjoy learning why it pays for pandas to say `please', and how good manners make the world go round.
Learn all about the farm with this colourful and interactive first book of magnets. Place eight farm magnets in the appropriate scenes and have fun with your favourite farmyard friends.
We breathe deep and expand like the galaxy, We breathe out many thousands of stars, And if ever we start to feel panicky, This reminds us of just who we are. The perfect soothing read for quiet time, Happy gently encourages young readers to explore their emotions and the beautiful world around them. This poetic journey to a place of happiness and calm will inspire and empower your child to enjoy the practice of mindfulness.
When the day's at an end, up to bed we will go, The sky becomes dusky and so the night grows. When the bright golden sun sheds the last of its light, We turn to each other and we say, Goodnight! Learn how to say goodnight in a variety of world languages as you share this gentle rhyming bedtime read with your little one.
Cheerful chicken clucks hello! She has four fuzzy chicks in tow. Which other farmyard favourites can you find in this adorable animal board book with chunky peek-through flaps?
As we delve into the magical realm that is our universe at night we discover what makes it so extraordinary...from moonbows to shooting stars and from the polar night to the northern lights. Experience how different habitats from the city to the ocean, come alive when the sun sets. Meet animals that make their own elaborate beds and others that sleep while swimming or flying. Explore the history of human sleep across the globe and dive into a world of dreams...
Learn all about dinosaurs in various prehistoric habitats with this colourful and interactive first book of magnets, which comes with eight dinosaur magnets to place in the scenes.
Discover some of the most incredible creatures on Earth in this interactive atlas of world wildlife. Featuring over 180 animals from a variety of habitats, lift the flaps to explore the Amazon Rainforest, Madagascar, the Great Barrier Reef and many other wonders of the natural world.
Explore the amazing animal kingdom with over 70 fun flaps to lift. See who's hiding in the kangaroo's pouch and who's rustling around in the rainforest. Packed with facts and bright, beautiful artwork, this multi-layer flap book will keep your little one entertained for hours!
Tortoise always takes last place Who shoots past him in the race? Who's the fastest animal around? Peek under the flaps in this adorable animal board book to discover the answer!
It's okay to enjoy roaring loudly. We all deserve some time to play. But all lions should practice those soft growls, For the quieter times of the day. Welcome to the jungle! It's full of misbehaving animals, from messy monkeys to grumpy grizzly bears. But with the help of our quirky, memorable rhymes and adorable animal illustrations, your child will enjoy learning why it pays for pandas to say `please', and how good manners make the world go round.
Who's up at the crack of dawn, skipping through the trees? It's little deer, she's happy here, kicking up the leaves. Lift the flaps to discover which forest friends are popping off the pages.
You're my little ladybird, You brighten up my day. With rosy cheeks, you smile at me, And chase my blues away. Celebrate your little cuddle bug with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book.
Get under the skin of the human body with this interactive and informative book. Explore each of your body's organ systems with our pull-out booklet and get the answers to questions you've always wondered about: How does skin heal itself? What is blood made of? What happens to food when we eat it? How does memory work? Packed with original illustrations, this book covers everything from what makes your heart beat to how DNA makes you who you are.
Have you ever wished there was a word for friends who are like family to you, or for the way you hesitate when you've forgotten someone's name? Did you know there was a special word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing the toilet? Or for when you search for something in the water using only your feet? This hand-picked collection of untranslatable worlds from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.
The sun's golden rays sink low in the sky, Soon the bright stars will be shining up high. At last it is bedtime for all dinosaurs. The air will soon echo with loud dino-snores! Snuggle up with Sleepy Stegosaurus and his dinosaur friends for a gentle bedtime read with rhyming text, a variety of touch-and-feel textures, and charming illustrations.
Children will love learning about animals with this colourful and interactive first book of magnets. As well as placing favourite animals in the appropriate scenes, children can expand their early-learning vocabulary with a variety of first words. The book includes eight individual magnets and introduces kids to the core concepts of colours, numbers and opposites in a fun and accessible way, with bright artwork and lots to spot.
A study of the properties and uses of paper, for children between the ages of five and seven. It features colour photographs of children involved in activities to make them more accessible. The content supports schemes of work for science at Key Stage 1, and there are pages of notes for parents and teachers with information about scientific principles. The volume is part of a series in which children are encouraged to ask questions about what different materials are like, formulate ideas about how a material might behave, and test out these ideas for themselves. There is an index of key words and ideas.