No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Lucy Brownridge is an author and editor of children's books based in London. She writes books for children about history of art, history, animals and science. She has an MA in history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a BA in history of art from the University of Bristol. Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Wired, Frame, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper 'Jungla' won the 2012 Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Wallpaper.
November 2019 Book of the Month | Prepare to explore ten of the most haunted places on Earth in this striking book, and then to learn their secrets ingeniously with the help of coloured lenses. With the naked eye, the huge colour illustrations are just a jumble of lines; enticing, but baffling. View the same pages through one of three different coloured lenses, and suddenly a whole new vista springs into life. The red lens shows the people who inhabited these special places (ranging from Bran Castle, Romania to San Juan Chamula Cemetery, Mexico), the green lens shows us the place and its surroundings in detail, while best of all the blue lens magics up the ghostly and supernatural beings that haunt it. Short, sharp snippets of information accompanying vignettes on the following page tell us more about our discoveries. It’s a treat to explore, deliciously spooky and the illustrations are super stylish.
A beautifully told art story for children, looking at Georgia O'Keeffe's life through her masterpieces. Accompanied by stunning original illustrations from Alice Wietzel. - The Portrait of an Artist series is an excellent introduction to art and its importance to our world. Georgia O'Keeffe is known as the Mother of American Modernism, discover why in this first story book about Georgia O'Keeffe. From humble beginnings living on a prairie farm, to taking the New York art scene by storm, to living a solitary life in the New Mexican desert, find out how Georgia's extraordinary life unfolded and how each place changed the ways her paintings came out. See how her life shaped her much loved masterpieces and find out why she is such an important figure in the history of art. An O'Keeffe masterpiece is featured on every spread. This art story also includes a closer look at 10 of O'Keeffe's masterpieces at the back.
A beautifully told art story for children, looking at Claude Monet's life through his masterpieces. Accompanied by stunning original illustrations from Caroline Bonne-Muller. - The Portrait of an Artist series is an excellent introduction to art and its importance to our world. Claude Monet is one of the best loved artists of all time. Find out how this special young painter strove to capture light and feeling in his paintings and how together with a group of talented friends, he came to start the most famous art movement of all time, Impressionism. In his long life he experienced war and heartbreak, love and the joy of family. See how his life shaped each piece of art he made and that throughout it all he never stopped trying to paint the ever changing light and glimmering water. In the end he built himself a garden filled with both, with waterlilies floating on dappled ponds setting the scene for his last, infamous masterpieces. A Monet masterpiece is featured on every spread. This art story also includes a closer look at 10 of Monet's masterpieces at the back.
Science tells us that young children develop best when they are read to. In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales and fables from around the world paired with images of Chloe Giordano's charming hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth. Every tale is the perfect length to read aloud to your toddler before bedtime and carries a message of empathy, friendship and care for the world around us. Bond with your toddler and help them grow as you read to them these timeless stories:THE THREE WISHES, Scandinavia THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, Ancient Rome BRER RABBIT AND THE WELL, North America HOW THE BEAR LOST HIS TAIL, Iroquois THE MAGIC PEAR TREE, China WHY THE BANANAS BELONG TO THE MONKEY, Brazil THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE, Syria THE STONECUTTER, Japan THE RAINBOW SERPENT, Indigenous Australia THE CLEVER LITTLE TURTLE, Mexico THE SCRUFFY DUCKLING, Denmark THE LION AND THE THORN, Ancient Greece ANANSI AND THE TURTLE, Caribbean KING MIDAS, Ancient Greece A BAG FULL OF STORIES, Cambodia THE MICE AND THE ELEPHANTS, India SNOWFLAKE, THE SNOW CHILD, Russia WHY CATS CHASE MICE, Nigeria HOW THE WREN BECAME KING OF THE BIRDS, Ireland THE FEAST, Mali
Set off on a supernatural journey to visit the most haunted places on Earth in this follow-up to the bestselling Illuminature, Illumanatomy and Illuminatlas. Use your three-color lens to explore each place: use the green lens to see the location, the red lens to see remnants from its history and the blue lens to reveal the supernatural things that lurk behind the shadows. Packed with historical facts, rich folklore from around the world and plenty of mystery, Milan-based design duo Carnovsky have created a haunted compendium like no other. For thousands of years, people from every corner of the globe have told stories, folk tales and legends about unnerving encounters with the supernatural. Often, a haunted place has a rich history we can see in our earthly world. And sometimes this history echoes on in the form of ghosts or supernatural spirits. Here, incredible interactive illustrations reveal the history and haunted secrets of the 10 most haunted places in the world: * Hermitage, Russia * St Therese Shipwreck, Greece * Bran Castle, Romania * Salem, Massachusetts, USA * Tower of London, UK * Bhangarh Fort, India * Black Forest, Germany * San Juan Chamula Cemetery, Mexico * Picton, Australia * The Giza Pyramids, Egypt Look through the green lens to see the place and its surroundings by day. See which plants and animals, buildings and cultural artefacts you can spot on the map. Use thered lens to learn about the history and real-life inhabitants of this place. Then turn the page to learn more about the cultural highlights and natural wonders in the field guide. If you dare, look through the blue lens to reveal the hidden horrors, supernatural goings on and ghosts who haunt this place. There's so much more to the world around us than meets the eye. 'Dazzling' - Publishers Weekly 'Readers will find chills and chuckles alike' - Kirkus 'Multidimensional and other worldly' - The Wandering Bookseller 'A truly immersive experience' - Picture Books Blogger
A beautifully told art story for children, looking at Vincent van Gogh's life through his masterpieces. Accompanied by stunning original illustrations from Edith Carron. - visually stunning account of Van Gogh's life - Perfect introduction to the artist and his work - A wonderful resource for parents and teachers. - sensitively written Vincent van Gogh was born in the Netherlands and today is one of the world's best-loved painters. But during his lifetime, Van Gogh struggled to find fame and fortune through his art, making very little money from his paintings, which now sell for millions of dollars. This book tells the story of Van Gogh's life through his own artworks, and shows how he came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world, including the Sunflowers and Starry Night. Learn about the importance of brotherly love, his struggle to find the right path and the lasting impact he had on the history of art in this book that brings his work to life. A Van Gogh masterpiece is featured on every spread. This art story also includes a closer look at 10 of Van Gogh's masterpieces at the back. 'A thoughtful and colourful biography' - Kirkus
A beautifully told art story for children, looking at Frida Kahlo's life through her masterpieces. Accompanied by stunning original illustrations from the award winning Sandra Dieckmann. - absolutely stunning - perfect for budding artists - A wonderful resource for parents and teachers. - the perfect amount of girl power Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and today is one of the world's favourite artists. As a child, she was badly affected by polio, and later suffered a terrible accident that left her disabled and in pain. Shortly after this accident, Kahlo took up painting, and through her surreal, symbolic self portraits described the pain she suffered, as well as the treatment of women, and her sadness at not being able to have a child. This book tells the story of Frida Kahlo's life through her own artworks, and shows how she came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world. Learn about her difficult childhood, her love affair with fellow painter Diego Rivera, and the lasting impact her surreal work had on the history of art in this book that brings her life to work. 'A thoughtful and colourful biography of one of Mexico's most prolific artists.' - Kirkus
See the animal kingdom as never before, in this unique scratch and discover format. Every spread visits a different habitat to scratch and explore. From the rainforest to the ocean, all the world's best-loved animals and habitats are featured. An appealing, interactive first introduction to animals.
See space as never before, in this unique scratch and discover format. Every spread explores a different space theme. From building space rockets, to exploring our solar system, collecting moon rocks and whizzing through the asteroids - this is an appealing, interactive first introduction to space that kids will love.
Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.