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The International Yeti Collective

The International Yeti Collective

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Warm, wise and wonderful Sophie Anderson, author of THE HOUSE WITH THE CHICKEN LEGS and THE GIRL WHO SPEAKS BEAR An epic adventure with big feet and an even bigger heart! Ella is in the Himalayas with her uncle searching for yeti. But what seems like the adventure of a lifetime is cut short when she realizes that these secretive creatures might not want to be found. Tick knows it's against yeti law to approach humans. So when some arrive on the mountain, why does he find himself peering through the trees to get a closer look? What Tick doesn't know is that his actions will set off a series of events that threaten the existence of yeti all over the world. What can he do to make things right? Just when all hope seems lost, help comes in the most unexpected form... For readers of Abi Elphinstone, COGHEART and THE LAST WILD. Praise for THE INTERNATIONAL YETI COLLECTIVE: An adventure like no other Professor Ben Garrod, biologist, conservationist and author Funny, moving and action-packed Sinead O'Hart, author of THE EYE OF THE NORTH and THE STAR-SPUN WEB

A World of Supercars

A World of Supercars

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Enter the super-fast and furious world of supercars A World of Supercars is crammed with amazing, up-close photographs of some of the most famous supercars in the world, and all the top facts and figures about their performance. Get up to speed on engine types, aerodynamics, handling and other tech topics, and meet the stars of the supercar world. Perfect reading for petrol-heads aged 9 and up. Contents list: Just what IS a supercar? The first supercar? Engines Ferrari 812 Superfast McLaren Senna Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta NiO EP9 Aerodynamics Falcon F7 Apollo Intensa Emozione Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari FXX-K Evo McLaren 720S Handling Bugatti Chiron Sport Aston Martin DB10 Ford GT Weight Lotus Exige Cup 430 Pagani Huayra Roadster Lamborghini Centenario 9ff Porsche GTurbo Speed and acceleration Hennessey Venom GT/F5 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Polizia The Ring Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Lamborghini Huracan Performante Dodge Viper ACR Extreme Do you speak supercar? Finding out more Index

Building the World: Engineering

Building the World: Engineering

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover how engineering has shaped the world around us. Find out how we cross rivers, construct roads, build skyscrapers and dig valuable minerals out of the ground. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

Building the World: Power Stations and Electricity

Building the World: Power Stations and Electricity

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover how fossil fuels generate electricity, what reusables are and what goes on inside a nuclear power station. Perfect reading for the next generation of engineers, scientists and innovators aged 9 and up.

The Poo That Animals Do

The Poo That Animals Do

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

A fascinating insight into the world of animal poo - with strange but poo facts, from the smelliest, biggest, smallest, and most expensive poo to poo camouflage and keeping warm, discover all there is to know about animal poop and its uses. Photos combine with the tongue-in cheek humour of Tony De Saulles' illustrations and Paul's Mason's raucous text to enliven even the most reluctant reader. A great book for satisfying the curiosity of 7 to 9 years olds while learning science at the same time!

The Wee that Animals Pee

The Wee that Animals Pee

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Welcome to the weird world of animal wee! Find out which animals are the fastest at peeing, which animals don't actually pee and how animal wee can save the planet! Impress friends with would you wee-lieve it? wacky animal wee facts and discover the fascinating science behind animal wee, with Paul Mason's highly accessible and entertaining text. The Poo that Animals Do illustrator Tony De Saulles combines his trademark humorous artwork with fun, factual photographs to create a bladder-busting encyclopedia of animal wee. Perfect for any curious reader but ideally pitched for 7+

Putting the Planet First: Food and Fair Trade

Putting the Planet First: Food and Fair Trade

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

All sorts of food, from bananas to cocoa beans and coffee, can be grown in fairer and more sustainable ways than has traditionally been the case. In Putting the Planet First: Sustainable Food and Fair Trade, discover how people around the world are working all the time to find new ways to grow and trade food fairly and sustainably. Learn too, what you can do to help the environment, and about small changes you can make that will have a real impact. It's a fascinating introduction to the positive changes people are making to try and live more sustainably, and will inspire children to think creatively about how they can put the planet first!

UFO's and Aliens Investigating Extraterrestrial Visitors

UFO's and Aliens Investigating Extraterrestrial Visitors

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

From Surfing to the Secret Life of Rats, Extreme Science will excite and inspire 8-11 year olds. High-interest topics grab the reader and introduce some key science concepts in an accessible and innovative way. The action-packed pages are designed to motivate struggling and reluctant readers, and a reading age of 7 makes the content super-accessible. Extreme titles are ideal for supporting creative classroom teaching and for spicing up topic libraries.

Building the World: Technology

Building the World: Technology

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover in this book how technology powers our homes, keeps us healthy and helps us to have fun. It also takes a look forward to see how technology might develop in the future, from robot pets to the latest deep space probes.

Building the World: Transport

Building the World: Transport

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

See the world from a whole new angle! This innovative series, illustrated with amazing isometric artwork, reveals the technology, science and engineering behind our world's infrastructure. Discover in this book how transport helps us to travel around the world and the huge range of vehicles we use to move from place to place, from driverless cars to high-speed maglev trains. It also takes a look forward to see how transport might evolve in the future.

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Paralympic Power

Paralympic Power

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2019

A celebration of the Paralympic Games for young readers A celebration of the Paralympic Games! The profile of the Paralympics is on the rise and the 2020 Games in Tokyo are set to be the biggest yet, with over 4,400 athletes taking part in 537 medal events. Paralympic Power gives all the essential background information on the Paralympics, from how they originated to how the different events are categorised and staged. Interviews with Paralympians both past and present reveal the personalities behind the Games. Perfect reading for children aged 8 and up.

How to Design the World's Best Bike In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Bike In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a bike. You'd definitely want it to be the best bike in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Champions

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Get up close with the champions of the biggest sporting event in the world! From shot-putters to ice-skaters, the Olympic Games showcase the very best sporting achievements and feature some truly memorable personalities and performances. Discover them in The Unofficial Guide to Olympic Champions! Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents 'Faster, higher, stronger' Athletics (Track): Usain Bolt/Jamaica & Mo Farah/GB Athletics (Field) Valerie Adams/NZ & Carl Lewis/USA Boxing: Nicola Adams/GB & Teofilo Stevenson/Cuba Cycling: Jason Kenny/GB & Anna Meares/Australia Football: USA & Hungary Gymnastics: Simone Biles/USA & Nadia Comaneci/Romania Rowing/canoeing: Steve Redgrave/GB & Michal Martikan/Slovakia Ice skating: Yuzuru Hanru/Japan & Ireen Wust/Netherlands Snowboard/skiing: Shaun White/USA & Marit Bjorgen/Norway Swimming: Michael Phelps/USA & Rebecca Adlington/GB Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee/GB & Simon Whitfield/Canada Olympic not-so-champions Olympic words Olympic host cities Index & Further information

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

The Unofficial Guide to the Olympic Games: Events

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Get inside the events of the biggest sporting occasion in the world! The Olympic Games feature a dazzling variety of sporting events, from sprinting to fencing, and from powerlifting to rhythmic gymnastics. Together, they make for an amazing spectacle. Explore them for yourself in The Ultimate Guide to Olympic Events. Great reading for children aged 8 and up. Contents The changing Olympics Athletics (track) Athletics (field) Ball sports Boat sports Combat sports Cycling Football Gymnastics Multi-sport events Racquet sports Swimming and aquatics New Olympic sports Olympic words Olympic events Finding out more Index

How to Design the World's Best Space Station In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Space Station In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2019

Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps! Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a space station. You'd definitely want it to be the best space station in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape. A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching.'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

The Big Countdown: 34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

The Big Countdown: 34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Do you know for how many years the dinosaurs ruled the Earth? Or how much the hefty Argentinosaurus weighed? Which dinosaur ran 144 per cent faster than Usain Bolt? And do you know how many hours there were in a dinosaur say? Discover the answers to all these questions and much, more more in Big Countdown: Dinosaurs. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Perfect for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

The Big Countdown: 2.67 Trillion Internet Searches Each Year Using Technology

The Big Countdown: 2.67 Trillion Internet Searches Each Year Using Technology

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2018

Do you know how many zeros there are in a duotrigintillion? Or which country has the greatest number of smartphones? Have you ever heard of the 'curiosity gap'? And do you know how fast the speediest passenger zooms over the tracks? Discover the answers to all these and much, more more in Big Countdown: Technology. The Big Countdown looks at popular topics and investigates the great many numbers that make them fascinating. From the mind-bogglingly large to smallest and most precious, this series helps us understand that it's not just our days that are numbered. Ideal reading for number-crunchers aged 9 and up.

Supercars: American Supercars Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford

Supercars: American Supercars Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest American supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT, FORD GT, SHELBY SUPER SNAKE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: On Planet Earth

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: On Planet Earth

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Following a narrative chain throughout every book in the series Cause Effect and Chaos!, each spread focuses on a different action, process or phenomenon with illustrations and arrows guiding the reader through the chain of events. A highly visual approach with simple text makes this a perfect series for imparting important concepts and consequences to struggling readers. With information on the probability of each of the extreme (chaotic) reactions presented as an infographic, the reader will be reassured that chaos is not the most likely outcome. The series reaches into different core areas of the science, geography and history curriculum. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Animal Kingdom

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Animal Kingdom

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Following a narrative chain throughout every book in the series Cause Effect and Chaos!, each spread focuses on a different action, process or phenomenon with illustrations and arrows guiding the reader through the chain of events. A highly visual approach with simple text makes this a perfect series for imparting important concepts and consequences to struggling readers. With information on the probability of each of the extreme (chaotic) reactions presented as an infographic, the reader will be reassured that chaos is not the most likely outcome. The series reaches into different core areas of the science, geography and history curriculum. Perfect for reader aged 9 and up.

Supercars: German Supercars Porsche, Audi, Mercedes

Supercars: German Supercars Porsche, Audi, Mercedes

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest German supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: MERCEDES-AMG GT-S, PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS/918 SPYDER WEISSACH, AUDI R8, GUMPERT APOLLO and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Rainforest

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Rainforest

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

What happens in the rainforest when it gets too hot, animals get hungry or too many trees get chopped down? Actions in the rainforest can have a dramatic effect on the life of creature living there - and for the whole planet! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

How to Design the World's Best Robot In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Robot In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Engineering and Industry

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Engineering and Industry

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

What happens in engineering and industry when machines break down, the wrong materials are used or the weather overpowers your invention? Inthe processes of engineering and industry, the smallest action can have a huge impact - and put your safety at risk! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

Strange But True!: Football

Strange But True!: Football

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2018

Football can bring moments of joy and huge emotion. It can also bring moments of supreme weirdness! Some of football's oddest stories are almost too strange to be believed. From a match halted by bees, to a player being sent off for farting, this book uncovers some of the strangest true stories in the history of the sport. It's a great fun read for any football fan aged 8+. If you enjoyed this book, why not look out for Strange but True: Sport.

How to Design the World's Best Skatepark In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Skatepark In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Invaders and Raiders: The Anglo-Saxons are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Anglo-Saxons are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

The fierce Anglo-Saxons are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Anglo-Saxons describes how the Anglo-Saxons invaded and conquered much of Britain. Anglo-Saxon ships, raids and fighting style are all explored, alongside their beliefs and ways of life, to build up a true picture of these famous invaders. The book concludes with a look at the Anglo-Saxons' legacy in Britain today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book in the series describes a famous civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and its eventual decline.

Invaders and Raiders: The Vikings are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Vikings are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

The terrifying Vkings are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Vikings describes how the Vikings invaded and conquered much of Britain, and voyaged far and wide. Viking longships, raids and fighting style are all explored, alongside their beliefs and ways of life, to build up a true picture of these most famous invaders. The book concludes with a look at the Vikings' legacy in Britain today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book in the series describes a famous civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and its eventual decline.

How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Supercars: British Supercars McLaren, Aston Martin, Jaguar

Supercars: British Supercars McLaren, Aston Martin, Jaguar

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest British supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: ASTON MARTIN V12 ZAGATO, MCLAREN 12C, NOBLE M600, JAGUAR F-TYPE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

Supercars: Italian Supercars Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani

Supercars: Italian Supercars Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hotest, fastest Italian supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: FERRARI 488GTB/F12 BERLINETTA/LAFERRARI, LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO/HURACAN LP 610-4/VENENO ROADSTER, MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Human Body

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In the Human Body

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2018

What happens to the human body when a bone gets broken, it gets a shock or has an allergic reaction? The human body reacts in all kinds of ways - and not all of them pleasant! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Outer Space

Cause, Effect and Chaos!: In Outer Space

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2018

What happens in outer space when a star explodes, a spacewalk goes wrong or a meteor falls towards planet Earth? Actions in outer space can be jaw-dropping - and sometimes deadly! Cause, Effect and Chaos! explores the relationship between things, their actions and reactions, and what happens when processes don't go according to plan. From the unfortunate to the truly catastrophic, discover how things work in the world and beyond. Each spread follows a narrative chain with fun illustrations and arrows leading the reader through a different action, process or phenomenon. This highly visual approach, with simple text, makes it the perfect series for imparting STEM and geography concepts.

Shark! World's Weirdest Sharks

Shark! World's Weirdest Sharks

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2018

Shark! How Sharks Hunt

Shark! How Sharks Hunt

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2018

Shark! Sharks in Danger

Shark! Sharks in Danger

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2018

Shark! Shark Attack

Shark! Shark Attack

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2018

Invaders and Raiders: The Romans are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Romans are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2018

The fearful Romans are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Romans describes the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain from the viewpoint of a native Celt. The all-conquering Roman army, Roman daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of fierce fighting, surrender and life under Roman rule. The book concludes with a look at the Roman legacy in Britain and the eventual fall of the Roman Empire. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it ended.

Invaders and Raiders: The Greeks are coming!

Invaders and Raiders: The Greeks are coming!

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2018

The terrible Ancient Greeks are coming! Invaders and Raiders: Greeks describes how the Ancient Greeks set up a mighty empire from the viewpoint of a young Persian warrior. The hugely powerful Greek army, Greek daily life and customs are all explored against a backdrop of the famous battles of Marathon and Thermopylae. The book concludes with a look at Ancient Greece's expansion and eventual decline as the power of the Roman Empire grew. It also assesses Ancient Greece's legacy today. Illustrated with a mix of illustrations and found objects, each book describes a great civilisation, its customs and organisations, how it began and expanded, and finally how it ended.

Skate Monkey: Kidnap

Skate Monkey: Kidnap

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! Kidnap sees the friends caught up in a frightening plot to capture a girl. Using their magic powers and some friends at the zoo, will they defeat the evil villains? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). The Skate Monkey stories can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Lime

Skate Monkey: Demon Attack

Skate Monkey: Demon Attack

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In Demon Attack, the friends are called to investigate when a headteacher is acting strangely. There are some very creepy goings-on behind the scenes. Will they uncover what is happening and defeat the mysterious villain? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font,Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages)and reading age (7+). The Skate Monkey stories can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Lime

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2017

This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

The Unofficial Guide to the World Cup

The Unofficial Guide to the World Cup

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Get inside the life and history of the most popular sporting event in the world Whether you're a first-time fan or you've been watching for years, this book is a mine of fascinating facts, interesting insights and tremendous trivia into the world of the football World Cup. It explores the tournament's history, its biggest successes, controversies and flops and looks forward to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup's top teams and players are also profiled. A good introduction to the World Cup, suitable for all fans, new and old ... plenty here for the most ardent fan, with super action photos. - Parents In Touch

Sports Skills: Gymnastics

Sports Skills: Gymnastics

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Looking to take up a new sport? Or just thinking about ways to keep fit and healthy? This book is a great introduction to all the important gymnastics skills you'll need. Full of skills tips and photos showing key techniques, you'll discover everything - from training to competing - while also finding out something about gymnastics stars of the past and present.Perfect for readers aged 9 and up. The series Sports Skills covers rules, equipment, famous competitors and major competitions through specially commissioned, step-by-step photography that clearly shows skills and techniques needed for a sport.

Supercars: American Supercars Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford

Supercars: American Supercars Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford

Author: Paul Mason, Franklin Watts Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Get your young petrolhead into gear with the perfect introduction to the newest, hottest, fastest American supercar marques on the planet. Featured inside are: CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1, DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT, FORD GT, SHELBY SUPER SNAKE and more! Written specifically for car lovers aged around 9 years old, this series is ideal for reading on the go and to encourage reading for pleasure. Each title features superb photography and easy-to-read, informative text.

Be a Rugby Expert

Be a Rugby Expert

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

Be Expert Rugby takes a light-hearted look at rugby that features all the facts and stats, lists and essential data that readers of all ages love, as well as an overview of how to play the game. Great players, memorable matches and the best quotes all also feature to bring the great game to life. The book concludes with a big quiz so that young readers can challenge each other to see who is the real rugby expert! Suitable for readers aged 8 and up.

Bug Club NF Green C Materials Around Us

Bug Club NF Green C Materials Around Us

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2017

This title is part of Pearson's Bug Club - the first whole-school reading programme that joins books and an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Green C level book: Cotton, rubber, paper, metal and glass make up lots of things around us - but how are these material made? Find out how plants and rocks become your toys, books and clothes!

Skate Monkey: The Cursed Village

Skate Monkey: The Cursed Village

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In The Cursed Village, something is very wrong in Weston. People are living in fear of the half-zombies, half-vampires that are roaming the streets. Can the friends save the village from the monsters? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Skate Monkey: Fear Mountain

Skate Monkey: Fear Mountain

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In Fear Mountain, beastly cries, giant footprints and mysterious events at a funfair are causing trouble every night. Can the friends find out what is going on, and save the day? Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font, Skate Monkey is aimed at readers aged 8+ and has a manageable length (72 pages) and reading age (7+). This collection of stories can be read in any order. Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. Book band: Lime Ideal for ages: 8 + Reading age: 7+

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Truth or Busted's Animals title explores popular myths and legends about the animal kingdom in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'Goldfish only a have 3-second memory' or 'Cow farts are destroying the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Sports Stadium In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a sports stadium. You'd definitely want it to be the best sports stadium the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Growing Body and Clever Reproductive System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Growing Body and Clever Reproductive System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Growing Body and Clever Reproductive System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the human life cycle - how we are born, grow, age, and about the reproductive system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Babies have around 60 more bones than adults! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the body's growth and reproductive systems work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Growing Body and Clever Reproductive System looks at the body's developmental stages through life and how humans reproduce. How do babies grow inside the womb? What happens at puberty, and how is it different for boys and girls? Why are the first years of learning so important? How likely is it that a woman will have twins or triplets? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. The Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

How to Design the World's Best Robot In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Robot In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a robot. You'd definitely want it to be the best robot in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Barmy Biogs: Bonkers Boffins, Inventors & other Eccentric Eggheads

Barmy Biogs: Bonkers Boffins, Inventors & other Eccentric Eggheads

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Find out which world-famous inventor's last breath has been captured in a test tube, which boffin loved nothing more than a roasted armadillo for lunch, and which scientist fell in love with a pigeon. The books in the Barmy Biogs series are full of the facts that history books don't mention about some of the most famously crackpot characters in world history! Read them and history will never be the same again... Other titles in the series: Crackpot Kings, Queens & other Daft Royals Dastardly Dictators, Rulers & other Loony Leaders Potty Painters, Writers & other Barmy Artists

Your Brilliant Body: Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the lungs and how and why we breathe. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - An average person breathes around 8,000-9,000 litres of air in a day! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the body's lungs and respiratory system work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System looks at the structure of the lungs and the process of breathing. What happens when we breathe in? What actually is a sneeze? Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. The Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

Olympic Expert

Olympic Expert

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2016

Published to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games, this books gives young readers all the facts and stats, lists, quotes and trivia that they need about the Olympics. It will also take a look back at the history of the Olympics, as well as looking forward to the events and people that will light up the 2016 Olympics, and inspire a new generation of athletes and sportspeople. A great resource for readers aged 8+, Olympic Expert offers information on the great variety of different Olympic events, highlighting some 'must-see' moments, while famous Olympians through history are celebrated with quote and mini-biographies. The book concludes with a big quiz.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the digestive system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your tongue print is just as unique as your fingerprint! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of the different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System looks at the organs of the digestive system and how they work together to get the most out of our meals! What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. The Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Brilliant Bones and Marvellous Muscular System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Brilliant Bones and Marvellous Muscular System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Brilliant Bones and Marvellous Muscular System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the skeletal and muscular syetems. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your bones are stronger than some kinds of steel! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how body's bones and muscles work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Brilliant Bones and Marvellous Muscular System looks at the structure of the bones and muscles and how they work together to support the body and keep it moving! What are bones made of? Which is the biggest and which is the smallest? What different types of muscle are there, and what jobs do they do? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. The Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2016

Transform a fantasy design into a design for a real-world product in just ten simple steps! Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape. A dynamic and engaging resource for STEM teaching. 'Work it out' panels involve readers in solving problems and finding solutions to challenges faced by designers. Detailed artwork shows how aspects of a design can be reshaped and refined, and photographs show world-leading examples of each product. Perfect for readers aged 9 and up.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System takes a different approach to teaching the reader about the heart and circulatory system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your heart generates a tiny electrical charge each time it beats! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the heart and circulatory system work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Tumping Heart and Battling Blood System looks at the structure of the heart and how it works to keep blood flowing around your body. What is blood made of? Is blood always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. The Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System takes a different approach to teaching readers about the brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your amazing brain generates enough electricity on its own to power a light-bulb! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the brain and nervous system work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System looks at the structure of the brain and what the different parts of the brain are responsible for. How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. ThThe Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

How to Design the World's Best Skatepark In 10 Simple Steps

How to Design the World's Best Skatepark In 10 Simple Steps

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a skatepark. You'd definitely want it to be the best skatepark in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Great Scientists

Project X Origins Graphic Texts: Dark Red Book Band, Oxford Level 18: Great Scientists

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2016

Project X Origins Graphic Texts can help children to reach higher standards in comprehension. This non-fiction text told in graphic form looks at the lives of some of the worlds most important historical figures. Take a trip to the science museum and learn about some of the greatest ever scientists and their ground-breaking discoveries, from Isaac Newton, to Albert Einstein, and Alan Turing. This book also contains notes on the inside front and back covers with advice on supporting older children with their reading, ideas for follow-up activities and higher-level comprehension questions.

EDGE: The Inside Track: Rally Driver - Sebastien Ogier vs Sebastien Loeb

EDGE: The Inside Track: Rally Driver - Sebastien Ogier vs Sebastien Loeb

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2016

Using a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From shakedown to the starting line, stage victories to the winners' podium, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: The Inside Track: Kart Racer - Lando Norris vs Callum Ilott

EDGE: The Inside Track: Kart Racer - Lando Norris vs Callum Ilott

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2016

Using a classic race as the foundation for the individual stories, this high-energy narrative non-fiction series pitches together two hot racing rivals. From practice to grid position, race tactics to crossing the finish line, each book features easy access text in short manageable paragraphs for readers who love their motorsport, but who perhaps shy away from reading. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Understanding Computer Search and Research

Understanding Computer Search and Research

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This book looks at the basics of computer search and research. It explains the difference between search and research, how to search and how to organise the results of a search to turn them into research. It describes how search engines work, and how to get the best results from your search. There are tips for successful searches including how to spot plagiarism and how to acknowledge sources. Try This features give suggestions for practising search techniques, and there are fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.

Understanding Computer Safety

Understanding Computer Safety

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

This book looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a website is safe to visit. It also explains about computer etiquette and cyber bullying. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and examples of searches, and there are do's and don'ts and fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.

The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase

The Twins and the Wild Ghost Chase

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

A funny, ghostly tale, packed with adventure and a sprinkling of history (including a starring role for the ghost of the Duke of Wellington). With hilarious illustrations from Mike Phillips, this warm-hearted story is the perfect way to help build children's reading confidence. There's something unusual about Stella and Tom's friends - they're all a little bit dead! The Duke of Wellington and the other ghosts in the castle are feeling homesick and so a ghostly road trip is the only cure. Can Stella and Tom get their friends home without the interfering ghost catcher, Stoneyheart, catching up with them? Funny, exciting or a little bit spooky, Black Cats are fast-paced stories with short chapters and illustrations throughout: perfect stepping stones to reading confidence.

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Castle Kingdom: The Jousting Handbook

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Castle Kingdom: The Jousting Handbook

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. Have you got what it takes to be a knight at a joust? Find out in this non-fiction book in the Castle Kingdom zone. In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for introducing children to non-fiction texts.

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Benin. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.

Training For Sport: Improving Strength and Power

Training For Sport: Improving Strength and Power

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Whether you are a weight lifter, gymnast, kayaker or javelin thrower, strength and power are crucial to you performance and technique. This book provides the science, training advice and exercises to help you improve at your sport. * Understand the difference between strength and power and how important they each are for your performance. * Test your core stability, the most important form of strength for all sportspeople, and improve it by following step-by-step excercises. * Learn how to apply biomechanics to your training in order to use your strength and power most effectively. * Read about powerful sportspeople, such as Chris Hoy, Matthias Steiner and Stepanka Hilgertova. Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.

Training For Sport: Improving Flexibility

Training For Sport: Improving Flexibility

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

It's not just gymnasts and ballet dancers who need to be flexible. Sports such as rock climbing, Judo, diving and cricket rely on flexibility to be performed well and reduce the risk of injury. This book explains the science behind flexibility, provides exercises and explains the effects diet has on muscle performance. * Test your flexibility and follow professional step-by-step exercises to improve it. * Discover how your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons work together to enable the body to be flexible. * Understand how to stretch to avoid injury and what the difference is between static, dynamic and assisted stretching. * Read about sportspeople such as Tom Daly, Lynn Hill and Rafael Nadal, whose flexibility has helped them to excel. Combining sports science, nutrition, training programmes and exercises, the Training for Sport series of books is a complete guide to raising performance for children aged 9+.

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Forbidden Valley: Dino Detectives

Project X CODE Extra: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Forbidden Valley: Dino Detectives

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2016

Project X CODE Extra introduces more exciting adventure stories and stimulating non-fiction texts into the Project X CODE series. Become a dino detective in this Forbidden Valley non-fiction book. In line with the phonic, vocabulary and comprehension progression in Project X CODE, this book is ideal for additional practice outside of the core intervention sessions and for introducing children to non-fiction texts.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Did Anything Good Come Out of... the Cold War?

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2015

This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Daily Life in Ancient Benin

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in Ancient Benin. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.

The Real: UK

The Real: UK

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2015

Is there somewhere you really want to travel to, or just yearn to know better? Do you want all the essential facts about the UK at your fingertips? If you want to know what it's really about (rather than the things your parents think you should see!), The Real UK is a great place to start. What's hot: UK highlights you really won't want to miss Take a walking tour of London - with a difference! Check out the UK's music scene, including the Glastonbury Festival and the music you should be listening out for Explore the mysterious standing stones and other spooky sites The best places to check out next year's fashions - today! Need-to-know information about internet access, mobile networks, dialling codes and more Whether you are planning a trip or a holiday, just day-dreaming about one or simply need to know the facts, The Real UK is your essential guide. It is part of a series of books that help young people find out what a country is really about.

Get Outdoors: Mountain Biking

Get Outdoors: Mountain Biking

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2015

Packed with information for children aged 9-11 on mountain bike set-up, equipment, skills and techniques, trails and competitions. Filled with thrilling action-packed photographs, it guides through the process of buying a first bike, explains how to ride efficiently and shows how to progress to the next level.

Your Brilliant Body: Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Your Brilliant Body: Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Packed with amazing facts and eye-grabbing images, Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System takes a different approach to teaching readers about the brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body - for example - Your amazing brain generates enough electricity on its own to power a light-bulb! - then goes on to explain how scientifically this is possible. By exploring these attention-grabbing sections, readers will build up their understanding of how the brain and nervous system work. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively, factual text. Your Mind-Bending Brain and Nifty Nervous System looks at the structure of the brain and what the different parts of the brain are responsible for. How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Answers to all these questions and many more can be found in this fascinating title. ThThe Your Brilliant Body series includes: 'See for Yourself' features - practical activities that help readers understand key ideas Amazing fact panels to intrigue the reader Advice on keeping in good shape, and warnings about common health problems.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 20: Generation Energy

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 20: Generation Energy

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Generation Energy enrols the reader in the Energy Force - a team of agents dedicated to spreading the word about sustainable energy and looking after the planet. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Understanding Computer Search and Research

Understanding Computer Search and Research

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This book looks at the basics of computer search and research. It explains the difference between search and research, how to search and how to organise the results of a search to turn them into research. It describes how search engines work, and how to get the best results from your search. There are tips for successful searches including how to spot plagiarism and how to acknowledge sources. Try This features give suggestions for practising search techniques, and there are fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.

Understanding Computer Safety

Understanding Computer Safety

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This book looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a website is safe to visit. It also explains about computer etiquette and cyber bullying. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and examples of searches, and there are do's and don'ts and fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Space: How to Bluff Your Way into Space

Project X Origins: Dark Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 16: Space: How to Bluff Your Way into Space

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Training to be an astronaut is tough it can take ages and you still might not make it into space. Imagine if you could just bluff your way into space instead. Tempted? Take a look inside this non-fiction book How to Bluff Your Way into Space to find out more. Each book also contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Could a Walrus Play the Saxophone? And other questions about Animals

Could a Walrus Play the Saxophone? And other questions about Animals

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Could a walrus play the saxophone? Could an earwig crawl into your ear? Can cows forecast the weather? This book takes a fun look at animals by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre facts about animals that readers will be sure to find captivating.

Did the Romans Eat Crisps? And other questions about History

Did the Romans Eat Crisps? And other questions about History

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Did the Ancient Romans eat crisps? Who was the first queen to use a toilet? Have a city's streets ever been paved with gold? This book takes a fun look at history by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre facts about history that readers will be sure to find captivating.

Scientists Who Made History: Isaac Newton

Scientists Who Made History: Isaac Newton

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This title describes the life and career of Sir Isaac Newton, including explanations of the Laws of Motion and his other great discoveries and an analysis of his legacy and contribution to science. It compares the world before and after his life - giving the clearest possible impression of his impact and legacy. Science boxes explain the science behind his discoveries, and quotation boxes present extracts from letters, diaries and notebooks. Towards the end of the book Newton's impact on subsequent world history is discussed, allowing the reader to appreciate the impact one individual can have on the history of the world.

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: Fight for the Future Ant vs the Collector

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: Fight for the Future Ant vs the Collector

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In this non-fiction title, follow Ant in Fight for the Future and find out how YOU can stop the Collector's terrifying scheme for Planet Earth.

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: Space Holidays and other freaky futures

Project X Origins: Dark Red+ Book band, Oxford Level 20: Into the Future: Space Holidays and other freaky futures

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Discover which future predictions are future fantasy and which are future fact in this non-fiction title, Space Holidays and other freaky futures.

Dogs

Dogs

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, from wolves down to tiny chihuahuas. Join your canine guide for a trip through his family album. You'll meet all sorts of interesting breeds along the way, and find out a few family secrets as well!

Horses and Ponies

Horses and Ponies

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Horses come in all shapes and sizes, from giant draft horses down to tiny ponies. Join your equine guide for a trip through his family album. You'll meet all sorts of interesting breeds along the way, and find out a few family secrets as well!

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

Truth or Busted: The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Truth or Busted's Urban Myths title explores popular myths and legends, sayings and notions in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'You can get sucked down an aeroplane loo!' or 'Your fingernails keep growing after you die!' are examined, as well as where the ideas came from, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply myths. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

Could a Walrus Play the Saxophone? And other questions about Animals

Could a Walrus Play the Saxophone? And other questions about Animals

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Could a walrus play the saxophone? Could an earwig crawl into your ear? Can cows forecast the weather? This book takes a fun look at animals by asking and answering a series of quirky yet thought-provoking questions such as these! Although primarily a recreational read, the book nevertheless contains a wealth of fascinating information and bizarre facts about animals that readers will be sure to find captivating.

From Armpits to Zits: The Book of Yucky Body Bits

From Armpits to Zits: The Book of Yucky Body Bits

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2013

Full of humorous illustrations and text, this book seeks to explain and demystify the strange, and sometimes disgusting, actions of the human body.

BC NF Orange B/1A Skateboarding

BC NF Orange B/1A Skateboarding

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

BC NF Gold A/2B The Truth About Fish and Chips

BC NF Gold A/2B The Truth About Fish and Chips

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

BC Red (KS2) A/5C Howzat! BC Red (KS2) A/5C Howzat! Red (KS2) A/5c

BC Red (KS2) A/5C Howzat! BC Red (KS2) A/5C Howzat! Red (KS2) A/5c

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

BC NF Purple A/2C When Animals Attack

BC NF Purple A/2C When Animals Attack

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle

The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Two abandoned children make their home in a castle - which turns out to be haunted by the Duke of Wellington! The ghost is a particularly determined spook who helps them hide from the castle's caretaker. But when developers want to turn their home into a spa, everyone who loves the castle must band together to save the day. Comic ghostly fun for newly confident readers aged 8+ and those looking for a fast, fun read.

Iraq

Iraq

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2012

Iraq offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.

Motorsports: Formula 1

Motorsports: Formula 1

Author: Paul Mason, Clive Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2012

This book takes you to the centre of the action of one the most exciting motor sport events in the world: Formula 1. It includes stunning photgraphs that capture the thrill of Formula 1, with a manageable amount of text to be accessible to children aged 7+.

BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C What Makes a Rollercoaster Roll? BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C What Makes a Rollercoaster Roll? NF Red (KS2) A/5c

BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C What Makes a Rollercoaster Roll? BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C What Makes a Rollercoaster Roll? NF Red (KS2) A/5c

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2012

Schools across the UK are catching the Bug, and now so can kids at home! Bug Club is one of the best-loved reading programmes in primary schools and kids just love reaching for the bookshelves to find their favourite Bug Club book. Here's some of the great things people have been saying about Bug Club: They are so used to TV, DVDs and everything else, that getting them interested in reading is really hard. But Bug Club had children laughing, engaged and begging for more! - Wendy Jenkins, Bangor Central Integrated Primary School Bug Club deserves gushing praise It will help children get the best possible start in their reading journey and enjoy page after page of reading success. - Teach Primary Magazine When the books went home, the response from parents was tremendous. Bug Club has been an inspiration to the whole school family. - Tristran Roberts, Headteacher Ysgol Kingsland, Holyhead

Bike Mechanic

Bike Mechanic

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Amaze your friends (and annoy your enemies) with your expert knowledge of a massive range of subjects! Instant Expert takes the hottest topics for ages 12+ and turns readers from novices into knowledge-gurus. Jam-packed with information, each book offers practical, hands-on advice from insiders - people who know the subject best. Want to know how to stop your bike's brakes squealing? The best compound wheels to use for ramp skating? Or how to defend yourself if you are attacked? Instant Expert guides will show you how. Illustrated with a combination of high-impact images and step-by-step photos, these books are designed as a resource that readers will be able to return to again and again, as well as being useful for a single hit of knowledge. Exciting online video links are also provided to carefully demonstrate techniques, enabling readers to watch an expert and see how it's done.

Iraq War

Iraq War

Author: Paul Mason Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2012

In The Iraq War, significant events that shaped the war are explored, including the background to war, the clashes over weapons inspections, the fall of Saddam Hussein, the worsening violence inside Iraq, the Iraqi elections, and the withdrawal of troops.

Surfing The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques

Surfing The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to catching big air on a snowboard in the half-pipes of Whistler, Canada. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

Want to be a Knight? Age 6-7, below average readers

Want to be a Knight? Age 6-7, below average readers

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

From boyhood to knighthood, becoming one of the king's men is not an easy journey. Find out about one knight's personal tale, and decide if you really still want that suit of armour. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 6+

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayaking and Canoeing

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to catching big air on a snowboard in the half-pipes of Whistler, Canada. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

Minibeasts Age 5-6, average readers

Minibeasts Age 5-6, average readers

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

From spiders and scorpions to beetles and centipedes, how do you fancy keeping one of these minibeasts as a pet? This book shows you how to care for your minibeast to make sure it has a happy home. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Book band: Turquoise Ideal for ages: 5+

Pirate Adventures! Age 5-6, above average readers

Pirate Adventures! Age 5-6, above average readers

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2011

If you want to be the most famous pirate ever known, you've got a lot of work to do! Find out about the most mad, bad and famous pirate adventures in history with this swashbuckling book. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. It has been created to appeal to children and reflect the range of texts in the real world, from guidebooks to cookbooks. Covering a wide range of topics at different reading levels, these books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context. Book band: Purple Ideal for ages: 5+

Skateboarding

Skateboarding

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Wind and sea, California, to catching big air on a snowboard in the half-pipes of Whistler, Canada. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

101 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime BC NF Grey B/4C 101 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime NF Grey B/4c

101 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime BC NF Grey B/4C 101 Ways to Save the Planet Before Bedtime NF Grey B/4c

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 4 Grey B (NC level 4c) non-fiction book... Did you know that flying tomatoes were bad for the planet? Or that making friends with a spider could save the Earth? These are just two of the 101 things you can do to save the planet RIGHT NOW. All it takes are a few small steps to save the world. So what are you waiting for?

How to be a Sports Star BC NF Brown A/3C How to be a Sports Star NF Brown A/3C

How to be a Sports Star BC NF Brown A/3C How to be a Sports Star NF Brown A/3C

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 3 Brown A (NC level 3c) non-fiction book... Have you got what it takes to be an Olympic Star? Find out what it takes to be an amazing Olympic athlete. Learn how to cope with early mornings, competition nerves and how to defeat the chimp! Then take the quiz to see if you have what it takes.

BC Blue (KS2) A/4B Kura's Story

BC Blue (KS2) A/4B Kura's Story

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 5 Blue A (NC level 4b) fiction short story collection ... The decision to leave your home is a hard one to make. You are giving up what you know, for a future that is uncertain. Yet that is exactly what Kura's family decide to do. Will they survive the dangerous journey to their new home? And what strange creatures will Kura find there? This is her story...

BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C How to be a Detective

BC NF Red (KS2) A/5C How to be a Detective

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 6 Red A (NC level 5c) non-fiction book... Have you got what it takes to be a detective? Would you be able to spot a lie and catch a criminal? Find out what it takes to be an amazing detective. Learn top sleuthing skills like surveillance and fingerprinting. Find out what it takes to make an arrest and get a confession. Then take the quiz to see if you have what it takes.

What's Going On in WW2 Age 10-11, average readers

What's Going On in WW2 Age 10-11, average readers

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

What's Going On in WW2 contains information in the form of articles written from the perspective of children experiencing life during World War II. This book provides a fresh and exciting insight into the history of World War II. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. These books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context.

Rainforest Rough Guide Age 10-11, average readers

Rainforest Rough Guide Age 10-11, average readers

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Rough Guide is a collection of letters from an explorer based deep in the rainforest, which are full of facts and details about the life of an explorer and his exciting discoveries. This book provides a fresh and exciting insight into global geography. White Wolves Non-fiction is a guided reading scheme which takes a high-interest approach to core geography, history and science topics. These books are ideal for classroom and topic libraries, and for teaching non-fiction literacy skills in a curriculum context.

BMX and Mountain Biking

BMX and Mountain Biking

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to sailing the Whitsundays, Australia. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Each World Sport book reveals an ideal location for learning a particular technique essential for mastering the sport, from trimming a surfboard along a wave in Windansea, California, to sailing the Whitsundays, Australia. Opening with perfect beginner locations and techniques, the complexity develops, leading readers through to expert-only locations and techniques, building an understanding of technique and equipment as they go.

To The Limit: Mountain Biking

To The Limit: Mountain Biking

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

From learning how to deal with extreme terrain to tips on the perfect set-up for your style of riding, this title offers the best advice, coolest photos, the biggest stars and much more. Take your pick: full-speed runds down a specially built down-hill course, jumps and tricks in the street where you live, or all-day epic rides that last for miles and miles. All this and more is part of the modern mountain-biking scene.

Sydney

Sydney

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2007

Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the center of the country's economic activity. It has a comfortable climate, easy access to beaches, good public transportation, and a cosmopolitan and ethnically varied population with relatively few racial tensions. Because of these attractions, Sydney is considered one of the best cities in the world in which to live. However, it is not without its problems. There are very high levels of traffic congestion, which in turn contribute to severe air pollution. Water shortages are a growing threat in such a dry climate, and as the city grows so do its demands on a limited water supply. Hardworking text, inquisitive interviews, and a strong visual content displaying full-color maps and specially commissioned photographs are featured in Sydney, which shows how this global city is working to meet its challenges.

London

London

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2006

The capital of the United Kingdom, London is a leading business, political, and cultural center, as well as one of the world's four major cities (along with New York City, Tokyo, and Paris). London is the most ethnically diverse in Europe, with more than 300 languages spoken within its boundaries. A third of its area is green space, so residents are never far from a park. To meet the challenges of the future, the mayor's office has initiated the London Plan, with the goal of making the metropolis an exemplary, sustainable world city. This engaging geography book, packed with full-color photographs, interviews with locals, and fact-filled study features, is an ideal introduction to the issues facing this historic city.

World's Fastest Machines

World's Fastest Machines

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2006

Can machines travel faster than sound? How fast is the world's fastest machine? Using the report text type, this title features supersonic planes, high-speed boats, and even the world's fastest elevator! Readers who love speed and technology will race t

Population

Population

Author: Paul Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2006

With more than six billion people in the world today, the human population is placing unprecedented demands on the Earth's resources. Developed countries continue to use more and more global resources, even as human necessities such as clean drinking water are not available for millions of people. This title examines the causes of population change and its effects on individuals, countries, and the world, and looks at what we can do to control the growing crisis.

A World Class Mountain Biker

A World Class Mountain Biker

Author: Paul Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2005

Looks at how people succeed and reach the top of their chosen sport and what it takes to be World Class. Includes information from basic aptitude and ability, to techniques, fitness, diet and more. Contains fascinating facts about all aspects of each sport. Includes case studies, photographs and diagrams. Features champions and competitors from around the world.

Space Busters Space Race

Space Busters Space Race

Author: Paul Mason, David Jefferis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2003

What is a big bang? How heavy is a white dwarf? What is it like to be an astronaut? From aliens to astronauts, and mission control to meteorites, space is exciting and full of drama, mystery and discovery. This fantastic series also available in hardback takes a look at space and all of it's fascinating properties and possibilities. Each book contains a table of contents, glossary and an index.

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