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Charlotte Guillain lives in Oxfordshire, UK. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the picture book Spaghetti with the Yeti, which was shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2014 and has featured in CBeebies Bedtime Stories.
Reading Planet KS2 - Level 7: Saturn/Blue-Red band | Get ready to explore the world of William Shakespeare! Your guide is Kit, one of Shakespeare's oldest friends. He will show you around the famous Globe Theatre in London, and tell you the story of the man behind the plays, from his early childhood and his schooldays, to the incredible legacy of his writing. You'll also get to act out some scenes from his best-known plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth! Read on, and you'll discover why Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers ever.
This is a perfect book for anyone who likes gazing up into the skies above our head and wondering … A foldout, concertina poster format allows readers to soar billions of kilometres above earth and explore our solar system; floating 380,000 kilometres up is the moon, a bit lower are astronauts and cosmonauts working hard on the International Space Station. Beneath the Karman Line, the imaginary line that marks the start of space, the skies are just as busy with man-made machines and birds flying on their journeys. It’s endlessly fascinating, Yuval Zommer’s bold, bright illustrations are full of action, storks and spaceships, meteoroids and window cleaners equally beautifully represented while Charlotte Guillain’s enthusiasm for her subjects is infectious. Eye-opening, mind-expanding!
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | Detailed, ingenious and graphically beautiful this information book opens, as the best do, with an invitation to young readers to stop and wonder as they’re asked to think about what is going on beneath their feet. No ordinary book but a fold-out poster in book form, opening out the pages reveals a huge vertical panorama that takes us down through the different layers and right into the very core of the Earth. Friendly but information-rich text explains the features of the different layers, from the pipes and wires that support our civilisation to old bones, underground rivers, coal mines. The reverse side of the poster takes up back up through the magma, then seams of minerals, limestone, fossils and finally back into the light, this time countryside rather than city street. This beautiful book will expand readers’ knowledge and understanding and inspire them to think more about our planet.
Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and fascinating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. Discover interesting facts about the sky, from clouds and rainbows to stars and planets, in this Sky Bubble non-fiction book.
Shoals of tiny, brightly coloured fish dart through the sun-dappled water. Dazzling royal angelfish nibble the coral. Swim through tropical seas and dive into the darkest depths of the ocean to discover Earth's diverse and delicate ecosystems. From vibrant coral reefs to mysterious deep-sea trenches, this lyrical picture book takes you on an amazing journey. Immerse yourself in different ocean landscapes, learn about the diverse range of species, and understand the importance of maintaining these beautiful, natural habitats. This illustrated, lyrical picture book looks at plants, animals and natural formations in Earth's amazing ocean ecosystems, from the smallest creatures to the largest predators, gently covering the topic of global warming. Most of our planet is made up of the ocean, but it is in trouble. With the climate warming, we're losing the sea ice in the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Every living thing on the planet needs the oceans, including us. This book will inspire you to find out what more you can do to help the oceans, so they can remain wonderful havens of life and beauty that we can all enjoy. Content includes: Coastal Waters Kelp Forests Mangroves Coral Reefs Open Ocean Deep Ocean Frozen Seas The World of Wonder series shines a light on our planet's fragile ecosystems, from majestic mountains, to expansive forests and deep oceans, gently covering important topics such as global warming and the impact of humans on the natural world. Also available: World of Wonder: Mountains 978-0-7112-4353-8
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level When William Caxton brought the printing press to England in 1475 he changed the lives of thousands of people, putting reading and education within their reach for the first time. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet over five hundred years later, he changed the world all over again. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A dual biography. Curriculum links - History: 'the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, ... William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee]. Place the two lives in context with a visual timeline on pages 22-23.
Guess the animal from the clues, then pull a slider to reveal the answer! A brilliant non-fiction board book series perfect for little animal lovers. With vibrant energetic artwork and a friendly rhyming text, these interactive books are great for reading aloud. Each child is thinking of pet . . . What do they look like? What do they eat? And what noise do they make? Follow the simple clues, make a guess, then spot the animal hiding in the beautifully illustrated scene and pull the slider to reveal the answer! With four favourite pets to find - and animal noises too! Other titles in the series include: I'm Thinking of a Jungle Animal I'm Thinking of a Sea Creature I'n Thinking of a Farm Animal
In the 15th century, Christopher Columbus found new lands on the other side of the world. Four hundred years later, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Both men were great explorers. Discover their stories here. Gold/Band 9 fiction books offer developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type - A dual biography. History: 'the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, ... Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong]. Place the two lives in context with a visual timeline on pages 22-23.
March 2021 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2021 | A wonderful introduction to how a modern place somewhere in the UK will have been created over the centuries, this beautiful picture book cleverly records the history of a place as it would look from the perspective of an oak tree. Oaks are famous for the exceptional number of years that they live and their permanence makes an interesting contrast to how frequently humans change the landscape. “I first was an acorn, so tiny and round,/I fell from a branch and sank into the ground./ Then as I grew up, I turned into a tree…/ over hundreds of years! So, what did I see?” Taken together, the simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson. The book ends with a useful timeline: "What was happening in the world while the oak tree grew?". It comes right up to the present with the spreading of the Covid-19 virus!
Step out your front door and begin a journey of discovery around the world! Fold out the richly illustrated pages of this expansive concertina book to clamber over mountain ranges, trek through jungles and sail across vast seas. Spot wildlife, visit amazing cities, experience different cultures and see famous landmarks as you whiz by. With so much to explore on this globetrotting adventure, it's a good thing the book stretches to an incredible 2.5 meters long - you'll get halfway around the world before you even have to turn the page! Stretch out the book's accordion-fold pages and take in the wonders of the world's cities and landmarks - traveling through over 60 countries. Then turn it over and explore the amazing diversity of creatures and landscapes on planet Earth. What can you spot on your travels? Explore even more of the world with the critically acclaimed The Street Beneath My Feet (March 2017) and The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018), companion books from the Look Closer series.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. When Chimp carelessly tosses the skin of his eaten mangoes on the ground, he sets off a chain of events that ripples through the whole jungle! Green/Band 5 offers early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /ai/ ay, ey, a-e /ee/ ea /igh/ i, i-e /oa/ ow, o, oe, ou, o-e Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.
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